Back to School!

I know it feels like we just got out of school, but it’s time to go back!

This year Lava Ridge is having a Back to School night on August 31st from 3-5 pm.

Come meet your teacher, drop off school supplies, meet the PTO and grab a cool treat.

We can’t wait to see all of your little lion cubs back at Lava Ridge…this year is going to be great!


Read-a-Thon Results

Now that the dust has settled and all the prizes have been distributed…  we wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all the students, parents, staff and special sponsors- Hoodoo and Cascade Indoor Sports – for reading or donating to the 2017 Read-a-Thon!

We brought in just over $15,000 (net proceeds) and read 194,416 minutes.  WAY TO GO!!!! A special congratulations to Kasey Booster for winning the kayak, Isaac Miller who took home the Kindle Fire and Mrs. Kamasz’ class for winning both the pizza party and doughnut party.


Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teacher Appreciation Week

Next week (May 1-5) is teacher appreciation week! You should all be seeing fliers and information coming home about what we have planned to spoil our teachers! Just in case you don’t see it in your child’s backpack…or it’s a wrinkled mess like most of my kid’s stuff is, here are some information and print-outs you can print at home!

Teacher appreciation

Thank you Teachers Note

Book Dedication

And here is a list of your teacher’s favorite things for gift giving options, so you don’t have to guess if they will like it or not! (If you are on the site, just click teacher appreciation)

Every morning our Lion Leaders will have an appreciation station set up to write thank you banners for our staff. Remind your child to stop by each day and write a quick note to whomever we are appreciating that day (see the flier for who it’s for each day) so we can fill the halls with a HUGE banner of gratitude…and feel free to come in and make some too!

We LOVE our staff at Lava Ridge!


Time To Turn It In!

Read-A-Thon Reading Logs and Pledge Money are due Monday May 1st. Please make sure your student’s name and student’s teacher’s name is clearly on the front of the envelope.

Looking forward to getting all the prizes out to all our great readers!!

Bend Lapine School District Bond Measure

Last PTO meeting we were privileged to hear from our superintendent about the proposed bond coming up in this May 16, 2017 election. We were able to hear about the needs for new schools, safety improvements. classroom renovations and preservation.

Please take a moment to go over the facts of what they are trying to get passed, and the whys.

2017 Bond Measure

This link provides all the information you will need to make an educated vote…and PLEASE get out and vote. One of the things we learned at the meeting is that the majority of the voters in Bend, do NOT have children in our school district. Let’s make sure our voices get heard so that our students can have the best education.

As your PTO board for Lava Ridge we will be voting in favor of the bond measure and hope you will join us.

Thanks for your support.

Do you own a business or restaurant?

We are looking to do some fun things for teacher appreciation week and would love to host either a breakfast or lunch each day for our staff. We will need to feed 70+ people each meal. If you own a restaurant or would like to sponsor a meal for our staff during the week of May 1-5 will you please contact the PTO ASAP? Thank you so much!