100th day puts a personal face on the school year
On Thursday, my elementary-aged children marked the 100th day of school with their classmates by decorating a collage poster with 100 items and wearing personalized 100 shaped glasses. At Lake Grove Elementary, the hallways are filled with creative posters celebrating achievements made so far this year and those yet to come.
The Lake Oswego School Board didnt make a poster to commemorate our first 100 days, but yet there are many things worth celebrating and looking forward to:
This Saturday, Lake Grove Elementary will come alive for Cougar Day, the second annual walkathon. Parent volunteers have been working tirelessly for many months to make this event a success. Thanks to them, attendees will enjoy the food, prizes, entertainment, a silent auction and more. This event supports the Lake Grove PTA, another vital entity that keeps our schools strong. While the LOS Foundation supports teachers, the PTAs/PTOs/PTSOs in our district provide money for books, curriculum materials and field trips.
Both the foundation and the parent clubs are volunteer-driven organizations. Volunteers are the glue that binds the support system together. Without their tireless efforts, our community would not be as it is. It is a pleasure to work alongside such thoughtful, informed and engaged citizens who care for our community and our students.
Please support your parent clubs if you have a student enrolled in our schools. Whether or not you have a child or grandchild in Lake Oswego schools, please donate to the LOS Foundation to help ensure a world-class education for every child in the district. Visit LOSFoundation.org to make a tax-deductible gift today.
Sarah Howell, Lake Oswego, is a member of the Lake Oswego School Board.
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