Kona Ice is offering Kurbside Kona and is bringing Kona Shave Ice right to your door. This Wednesday, June 10th get Kurbside Kona Ice delivered to your home between 11am-7:30pm, while supporting Lava Ridge PTO! Kona Ice is taking pre-orders all week for deliveries to the Lava Ridge Neighborhoods on Wednesday the 10th of June and 10% of sales go back to our PTO!
Please take a minute to vote for next school year PTO Executive Board Members: Click here to vote
Parents or guardians of students at Lava Ridge have until 5pm tomorrow, Thurs. 6/4/2020 to vote!
The board will work over the summer to create a budget in light of the COVID-19 situation we are in and it will be presented at the first open meeting of the school year.
We still have coordinator opportunities, many of which can be done from home and on a flexible schedule (examples: Volunteer Coordinator, Conference Dinner Coordinator, Donation Coordinator, etc). Please let us know if you’d be interested in helping in this way, we could still use a few more hands! Email us at email@example.com
Last but not least, thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who made this current school year happen. We have some incredible coordinators who work so hard behind the scenes to bring programs to our school, and we are so grateful for you all!
Today, May 1st is the start of a cool new at home fitness challenge, Marathon in May! Lions have the opportunity to earn their Lava Ridge Running Club marathon T-shirt! Information should be included with your recent packet pick-up, but if not no worries, attached are the forms with all the info. Any questions can be sent to Running Club (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the PTO Facebook page.
Did you hear? You can celebrate your Kindergarten and 5th grade moving on to their next grade level with these LION PRIDE Yard Signs. By supporting your kiddo you’re supporting PTO too, we receive $5 from each sale… Link to order below.
Kona Ice is offering Kurbside Kona and is bringing Kona Shave Ice right to your door. This Friday, May 1st get Kurbside Kona Ice delivered to your home between 11am-7:30pm, while supporting Lava Ridge PTO! Kona Ice is taking pre-orders all week for deliveries to the Lava Ridge Neighborhoods on Fri 5/1 and 10% of sales go back to our PTO!
Please observe social distancing and remain in your driveway – Kona Ice will come to you. For sanitation reasons, no cash can be accepted. Kona Ice is certified Microshield360 clean.
In addition, Kona Ice is also trying to support the local families that are in need of food and they will be accepting canned food and non perishable donations at the back of their truck. Anyone that donates a can can get a FREE upgrade. All food collected will be donated to our local food bank.
We hope you all are starting to get more comfortable with distance learning and the daily routine of staying home. We understand these times can be frustrating and emotionally exhausting not just for us (parents/guardians) but our staff as well. This year Lava Ridge PTO has planned a virtual Staff Appreciation week for our AMAZING Staff. Staff Appreciation week is Monday, May 4th thru Friday, May 8th.
Staff Appreciation Slideshow
We will be creating a slideshow to wrap up Staff Appreciation Week and would love your help making it special. Please send us a picture of your student(s) with a sign telling the staff what they appreciate most about them (this includes the admin team, janitorial staff, specialists, nutrition services, teachers, etc). Photos can be submitted through Google drive, head here to access the google drive link. All submissions are due by Sunday, May 3rdby midnight. We will share the final product on social media as well as email it to the staff.
Ideas for making the picture extra special: Include family and pets, wear Lava Ridge Gear, be creative with your sign or your message, and of course- smile BIG! 😊
Monday, May 4: Teachers Make Us Bloom
Send our Teacher a Virtual flower: Fresh, Fake or Hand Made/Drawn take a picture of the flower and email/share/post the picture to your teacher virtually.
Wednesday, May 6: Teachers Brighten Our Rainbow
Wear your teacher’s favorite color. To find out your teacher’s favorite color, either reach out to your room parent or visit our staff appreciation list on the website at https://lavaridgepto.org/teacher-appreciation/. Take a picture and send a little message via email/social media of one thing you miss about your teacher. Or if you have a virtual meeting with your class on this day plan to wear their favorite color to the meeting.
Friday, May 8: Lava Ridge Staff is Noteworthy
Each student is encouraged to write a little note of appreciation to their teacher and/or other staff members at school.
Can you send staff members a special gift?
While traditionally we like to shower our staff with gifts of their favorite treats, places to eat or school supplies, this is a bit harder with school closed. However, if you are able to and feel like sending staff member a little something extra, please consider mailing a gift card to the school.
Lava Ridge Elementary
Attn: (Enter staff member name here)
20805 Cooley Rd
Bend, OR 97701
We will plan to send out a reminder about each day too. Let’s make this week extra special for our wonderful staff.
Lava Ridge PTO
Bend-La Pine Schools will serve free “grab and go” meals for kids 18 and under at five locations throughout the district from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20 andMonday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31:
Meals will be served on dates that were scheduled school days prior to the statewide closure order. Visitors are asked to enter through designated doors, pick up a meal from the cafeteria and then take the meal to go. Gathering inside the school will be discouraged.
Bend-La Pine Schools custodial staff will be cleaning before and after each meal.