Holiday shopping at

Do you shop at  Many of us do so what better way to raise money for Lum PTA!  Simply use our Lum PTA link and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase total to our school.

Bookmark this link so you can instantly earn money for Lum each time you shop.  Share the link with your friends, family, and coworkers so we can earn even more money for our kids.  Fundraising doesn’t get easier than this!  Happy shopping!

December Coffee with the Principal

Join Principal Woodward and fellow Lum families for PTA’s Coffee with the Principal on Friday, December 9th, following Morning Message.  Enjoy a cup of coffee and visit with your friends.  Learn more about what’s happening at Lum!  Smaller siblings welcome.

Games and Puzzles Family Fun Night

Join your Lum friends for a fun evening of games and puzzles for all Lum families.  On Friday, December 9th, 6:00-7:30 pm, in the MPR, Lum PTA will host Games and Puzzles Family Fun Night.  Bring your family’s favorite board/card games and puzzles and challenge each other!  Pack a dinner or purchase pizza for just $1/slice.  Complimentary beverages and popcorn provided by PTA.  Don’t forget something sweet–buy dessert from the Bake Sale.  Individually-wrapped baked goods can be delivered to the school office during the day or bring directly to the event.  See you for the fun!

Reflections Art Program

These Lum Bears will be moving on to the Alameda-wide Reflections Art Program!

Primary Division (K-2nd grades)

Visual Arts        Dawit Chong   “I love camping in the Redwood National Park”

Intermediate Division (3rd-5th grades)

Visual Arts       Niranjana Kumar          “My Beach Sunset”
Literature         Althea Welter                 “My Story”
Photography    August Welter                “New Beginnings”

CONGRATULATIONS to all the Reflections participants!!

Ain Chong                    Ananya Kumar            Enzo Magabo               Fisher Tomlinson
Haley Wellnitz              Hana Kaci                   Kylie Zorn                    Tarek Kaci

Jog-a-thon Winners

Everyone is winner because we surpassed our $10K fundraising goal.  By raising nearly $13K, the Lum Bears earned an Ice Cream Dance Party!!  Congratulations to Ms. Ratto’s first grader for raising $1,400!  So proud of our top runners:

TK:      Koen S, Hope W,

K:        Harry D, Brent M, Russy, D, Grant S, Thomas D, Andrew P, Colin T, Maise W,

1st:        Ricky D, Riley L, Annie Z, Omar, Sebastian E

2nd:      Connor M, Mylee B, Jagger A

3rd:       Oscar M, Ali A, Milo H, Kiely W, Tad W, Cassie

4th:      Elijah L, Fisher T, Jack B, Tarek K

5th:      Gaius M, Max C, Jacob W, Tito P-B, Zeke S, Abreheem A

Teachers:       Ms. Bianchi, Mr. Douglas, Ms. Wold

PTA Meeting

Everyone is invited to the next PTA Meeting on Wednesday, November 16, 6:30-7:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room.  Learn more about upcoming PTA events, ongoing programs, fundraising efforts, and how you can make a difference for our children.  Refreshments will be served and children are welcome.  Our Reflections Art Program entries will be on display and the students will be recognized for their hard work and creativity.  We will also recognize former Lum student Navraj Singh and his Boy Scout troop for their planter box donations to our school.   Finally, we will discuss how to make the most of Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Detailed Agenda

Kids’ Movie Night

PTA is hosting Kids’ Movie Night this coming Thursday, November 10, 5:45-8 pm in the Multipurpose Room. All proceeds will benefit the Lum Library and Media Center. Parents can drop-off their Lum students for pizza dinner and a movie for only $15 per student ($10 each additional sibling). Space is limited and kids must be signed-up in advance. Complete the Reservation Form (download here) and return to school office with full payment. Questions? Email

Movie Night form

Panera Dine & Donate – Tues Nov 29

Enjoy a meal while supporting our school! Panera restaurant is generously hosting our next Dine & Donate fundraiser on Tuesday, November 29. Panera will generously donate up to 20% of food and beverage sales to Lum PTA from any customer that presents the attached flyer between 4PM and 8PM. The more participation the better – the donation given will be based on the number flyers submitted:

  • 20-30 flyers: 10% of net sales
  • 31-49 flyers: 15% of net sales
  • 50+ flyers: 20% of net sales

Panera is located at 2249 South Shore Center in Alameda. Meet up with your Lum buddies and have a great night out. See you there

Print and bring with you: Dine & Donate flyer (may also show electronic version to cashier).

First ever Jog-a-thon at Lum

Lum School will be holding its first ever Jog-a-thon! This event will take place during the school day of Oct. 31st. It’s a great way for students to raise money for our school while promoting health and fitness. 100% of the proceeds will help fund Field Trips, Technology, Media Center, PE Equipment, and supplies for our classrooms that are no longer funded by the school district. If we reach our fundraising goal, all students will be rewarded for their effort and participation with a School-Wide Ice Cream / Dance Party! The main goal of the Lum Jog-a-thon is not only to raise money and promote a healthy lifestyle, but most importantly to instill a sense of community in our children by working together towards a common goal…helping our school!

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