LWPTSA Council is hosting a two-part workshop, “The Journey to Becoming an Anti-Racist Family” with Kenesha Lewin, May 11 and 18 at 7:00PM. With a diversity-centered approach, Kenesha specializes in education training, community organizing, coaching, restorative practices, and racial justice consulting. The journey is long and it’s never too early to start conversations of being anti-racist. Register here: https://tools.ptoffice.com/Communicator/tinyurl.com/Anti-Racism-Talks

Questions? Contact Irene Neumann and Hae Sue Park, LWPTSA Council Parent Ed Co-Chairs.

Congratulations, Ashwini Suresh, the May PTSA Volunteer Spotlight! Ashwini was nominated for her contribution as Spelling Bee Co-Chair. She has also volunteered as a Parent Helper and a Hearing & Vision Screening volunteer. Outside of CBE, Ashwini enjoys cooking, reading, and teaching. She has a 1st grade student at CBE. CBE PTSA is grateful to have dedicated volunteers like Ashwini. Thank you, Ashwini, for making this year’s Spelling Bee A-W-E-S-O-M-E for students!

Have you seen a staff member going above and beyond this school year? Know a volunteer who’s always there keeping our PTSA programs running remotely? Help us shine a light on these hardworking individuals by nominating them for a PTSA Award! The following awards will be presented at the Clara Barton End of Year Assembly:

Golden Acorn Award
-Outstanding Educator Award
-Bronze Bobcat Award
-Bobcat Legacy Award

Submit the PTSA Awards Nomination Form by Friday, May 21 and help us recognize amazing volunteers and staff. Questions? Contact PTSA Events VP Cami Miller at events@clarabartonptsa.org.

Say “thank you!” during Clara Barton Educator Appreciation Week

In recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Day, join Clara Barton PTSA in celebrating educators. The Clara Barton Educator Appreciation Week kicks off Monday with suggestions to appreciate all teachers and staff.

Monday, May 3: Be Your Teacher’s Biggest Fan! Wear your teacher’s favorite color. Click below for a list of Staff Favorites.
Tuesday, May 4: Thanks A Latte for All You Do! PTSA will host a coffee espresso bar and treats for our amazing teachers and staff.
Wednesday, May 5: More Caffeine to Espresso Our Thanks! PTSA will host Starbucks coffee, tea and treats to continue our appreciation on asynchronous day.
Thursday, May 6: Express Your Appreciation with THANK-YOU Notes! Write a note or an e-mail to teachers and staff to let them know how great they really are. Click below for templates and email addresses.
Friday, May: Thanks Are in The Cards! Send a teacher or staff a gift card. Click below for Staff Favorites.
Please join us for any or all days, or to celebrate educators in any way you prefer.


Questions? Contact PTSA Educator Appreciation Week Chair at masami.amit@gmail.com.

Announcing the Yearbook Cover Contest! Bobcats may submit a work of art that represents this year’s theme, “Together We Rise”. The winning collage, computer-generated image and graphics, drawing, painting or printing will be featured on the yearbook cover. The time to pounce is now. The submission deadline is Monday, May 10. Click below for contest rules.

Student photos, Virtual Costume Parade, Bobcats Fun Run, Art Docent, Book Fair Extravaganza, and more. This is a year to remember! The 2020-21 Clara Barton Yearbook is available for pre-order until Monday, May 10.

Contest rules and yearbook orders here: https://clarabartonptsa.org/yearbook/

May for Math

Crunch numbers and sharpen math skills with fun, interactive games at this virtual math night event presented by Clara Barton PTSA in partnership with Mathnasium.

May for Math breaks students into groups of 8 for a 45-minute session to participate in hands-on math activities.

Registration is FREE to Clara Barton Elementary students. For more information, visit May for Math

LWSF is excited to celebrate the changes that allowed the foundation to positively impact more than 30,000 kids and families in LWSD. Student mental health and nutritional stability have never been so important. Register here today to attend the LWSF annual fundraising event, Be the Bridge, on Thursday, April 29 at 7:00-8:00PM. You’ll hear stories of ingenuity and determination, laugh with celebrity guests, and discover how your contributions make a difference for students.

Please show your support and join us at the Clara Barton table! Questions? Contact LWSF Ambassador and Clara Barton Virtual Table Captain, Taunya Covington.

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Join us this Friday for The Virtual Zaniac Show, a family-friendly action comedy event.
Friday, April 23
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84595666184

This event is sponsored by the PTSA and all Clara Barton families are invited.

Have fun! We hope to “see” you there.

Jay Lippe
VP of Fundraising
Clara Barton Elementary PTSA

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Spring Enrichment brings back student favorites! Re-enroll for the next-level Roblox, Minecraft, or Python; or sign up for a beginner-level Python class. Or celebrate Spring with Chef Erica Weisman from Canlis, Seattle Cucina for “Eat the Rainbow” with new healthy and happy recipes. Debate offers classes for grades 2-3, 4-5, and Advanced. Also back is the Clara Barton Chess Club. More information about Clara Barton PTSA Enrichment Classes and registration is available here: https://clarabartonptsa.org/programs-events/enrichment/