Join the LWSD Equity team

Do you have ideas you would like to share about increasing equitable practices and improving student experiences and outcomes in the district? Have you not have had the opportunity to have your voice heard before on these topics? Are you willing to engage in conversations about race, gender, sexual orientation, different abilities, etc.? Are you willing both to speak up and to listen? Do you represent the diversity of our district including diverse racial backgrounds, language expertise, Special Education and ELL services, diverse socio-economic backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, etc.?

We are seeking additional members for the Lake Washington School District Equity Team. We encourage all staff, family members, and community members to indicate their interest here, particularly those who may not have had the opportunity to be represented previously.

Questions? Contact Keriann Levinson in the Equity and Family Engagement department.

WSPTSA Focus on Advocacy Week

The Washington State Legislature will convene in January 2022, however, the campus is closed to the public. As part of the WSPTA’s ongoing “Focus on Advocacy” program to keep members informed and engaged throughout the session, WSPTA will be holding its annual Focus on Advocacy Day (Monday, January 17, 2022) and Focus on Advocacy Week (January 17-21, 2022) virtually this year. Learn more on the WSPTA website.Save the dates for Advocacy Week: January 17 – 21, 2022. Subscribe to the WSPTA Action Network so you can participate from home or wherever you may be.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Ages 5-11

It’s finally here! With the authorization of pediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for 5 to 11 year-old children, families can now make appointments for their children at the following locations:

Want to Send a Teacher or Staff a Gift?

Are you thinking of sending your child’s teacher or a staff member at Clara Barton a holiday gift? Or maybe something special for their birthday? Wondering what their favourite colour is or where they like to shop?

Your PTSA has compiled a list of favourite things for each staff member at Clara Barton to help you find a gift for them. The staff and teachers have all worked so hard this school year so let’s shower them with some appreciation!

Staff Appreciation Holiday Cookie Exchange

Let’s celebrate our amazing teachers and staff at Clara Barton Elementary! On December 15th we will be having a cookie exchange! All teachers and staff will be able to select from a variety of cookies/treats and each person will hopefully be able to take a dozen home to enjoy.  Please sign up to bring in 2 dozen of your favourite cookies or treats. Homemade treats are acceptable!

Thank you for your willingness to help and show appreciation to the wonderful people that work with our children!

Register for Math Challenge Tournament 2021

The Math Challenge Tournament, a national mathematics competition, provides a valuable and fun opportunity for our students to showcase their skills in a variety of math topics.

Note: The Tournament is different than the biweekly Math Challenge and requires registration by Monday, November 29.

Who: Grade 2-5 students (Grade 1 students are welcome to participate, but will be competing at a Grade 2 level)
Where: Online. You will receive details in your email after registration.
When: Saturday, December 11, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Duration: 1 hour long test.
Cost: $20 per student. Please register with the Clara Barton PTSA give back CODE: 214, so that our PTSA receives 15% of the registration fee. Thank you!

Register for the 2021 Math Challenge Tournament or email us if you have questions.

– Poornima Shankar/ Naga Lavanya Reepaka, PTSA Math Challenge Co-chairs.

Spirit Wear Pop-Up Shop is Open until Nov 8

Bobcat merchandise is now available for purchase at our first pop-up store event this 2021-22 school year. We have an all-new Bobcat logo, proudly displayed on a wide variety of items. Your order will be delivered to school FOR FREE with the promo code DELIVER at checkout.

The store is open until Monday, November 8. Please don’t delay with placing your order! For general questions, email Order-specific questions can be sent to

Order Spirit Wear Now

Note: A portion of the proceeds are donated to our PTSA to help financially support our amazing programs for our students. Submit your order today and remember to wear your spirit wear every Monday!

Volunteer at Fall Festival

It’s the best Fall Festival on Education Hill! The festival at Clara Barton Elementary includes a costume parade and fun-filled stations staffed by volunteers during school hours. Join the fun on Friday, October 29 by adding your name to the volunteer sign up.

All volunteers must be approvedby LWSD. Please apply to be a LWSD volunteer now if you haven’t already. Beginning October 18th, all LWSD volunteers must also be vaccinated.

Sign up to volunteer at the Fall Festival

Questions? Please contact the PTSA Event Chair, Velyn Sepulveda