Lake Elkhorn Middle PTSA

Lake Elkhorn Middle PTSA

The purpose of this Page is to provide information about and from the LEMS PTSA to enable parents and staff to participate in and support the PTSA.

Meetings: 2nd Thursday of the month, 6:30pm

PTSA Board 2016-17:

President: Jennifer Tucker
Vice President: Duane Smith
Treasurer: Kioko Moore
Secretary: Melody Stonewald

The overall purpose of our PTSA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Collaboration: We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals.

Commitment: We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family, and community involvement.

Accountability: We acknowledge our obligations. We deliver on our promises.

Respect: We value our colleagues and ourselves. We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others.

Inclusivity: We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.

Integrity: We act consistently with our beliefs. When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends

5th Annual Howard County STEM Festival, June 4

Tomorrow at HCC! Presenters include FIRST Robotics, Space Telescope Institute, HCPSS ARL, IEEE, HCC, American Institute of Architecture, Robinson Nature Center, Maryland Science Center, Urban Video Game Academy, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Peabody Institute, Future City, and Under Armour. Students will be able to…

[05/30/17]   Hello LEMS families, a quick reminder that PTSA elections are coming up! If you are interested in being more involved and helping support our great students and staff, please let us know! Thank you 🙂

Grassroots is a 24 hour resource to individuals and families in need of immediate assistance with a personal, mental health, family, or shelter crisis. They are seeking donations of any or all of the items listed below. Items can be dropped off any time at their main location at 6700 Freetown Road in Columbia.

Meals Needed Grassroots has already spent all of the money in its food budget and there are still three months left in the fiscal year! Prepared dinner meals for Grassroots’ 50 residents can be scheduled or brought in frozen to be used when needed. Contact Kitchen Manager Dorothy
Howard, 410-531-6006,, for more information and to schedule a meal.

Immediate Needs - The following are items that we particularly need this month:
In the Kitchen:
• Large size apple and grape juice
• Snack foods for after school
(puddings, apple sauce, granola
bars, canned fruit, chips, Capri sun
drinks etc.)
• Ground Coffee for Automatic Drip
• Canned soups and microwavable
• Sugar, Splenda, and coffee creamer
In the Shelter:
• Hypo-allergenic baby wipes (for our
• Sunscreen
• Diapers (Size 3)
• Toothbrushes and toothpaste
• Clorox or Lysol Wipes
• Laundry detergent and bleach
• Body Wash (Full Size)
• Deodorant for men and women
For Crisis Services:
• For Crisis Pantry: Progresso soups, shelf stable milk, jelly, tuna, pasta, pasta sauce,
canned fruit.
• $10-$20 Gas Cards for walk-in clients needing help with gas to get to work
• 10-$20 Gift Cards to Giant or Walmart for walk-in clients needing food

Thank you for your support. Please check back next month as our immediate needs change regularly. If you have any questions, please contact the Shelter Office at 410-531-6006.

[05/09/17]   The end of the school year is sneaking up on us, which means it's time for PTSA Board elections. If you would like to be more involved in the school community and to help steer opportunities for the students, please don't hesitate to submit your name for office! Elections will be held at our June meeting, and the new board takes over July 1st. Even if you aren't up for volunteering to be on the board, we hope to see you at the meeting and to get your votes counted. All members have a vote in everything we do!

If you aren't sure what a board position entails, please join us *tomorrow* at 6:30 for our May meeting. I'd love to chat with you about it!

Thank you to our LEMS teachers and staff, and thank you to our wonderful parent volunteers!

Staff Appreciation Week Lunch

Our Staff Appreciation week lunch is THIS WEDNESDAY and we have a lot of slots left to fill! We hope you can volunteer, and please share the link with other LEMS families. Items can be left in the office in the morning if you can't be there at 10. Thank you!! makes it easy to coordinate school events & classroom activities, fundraisers, snack schedules, potlucks & more!

Tomorrow is our Greene Turtle restaurant night! Bring this flyer in to support LEMS and share with your friends. Promotion is good all day, dine in and carry out.

Staff Appreciation Week Lunch

Staff Appreciation Week is almost here, and as a thank you to LEMS staff we are having a picnic themed lunch on May 3rd. Lots of slots available to bring sandwich fixins and more! Please sign up and share- we appreciate YOU and your support!

**EDIT: start time is 10:30, set up will begin at 10** makes it easy to coordinate school events & classroom activities, fundraisers, snack schedules, potlucks & more!

[04/19/17]   Hello LEMS families! We hope you had a wonderful spring break. Help us kick off a great 4th quarter by coming to our April restaurant night at Greene Turtle (McGaw location) on April 25th. That is next **Tuesday** and the fundraiser will be an all day event. Flyers will need to be presented. Keep a look out for it on this page, in your email, or in the front office!

[03/13/17]   If we don't get snowed out, our March meeting will be tomorrow at **Oakland Mills Middle School** media center at 6pm. We are meeting at OMMS this month because immediately following there is an Information Night for the joint Getting Ahead group partnership between LEMS and OMMS. So join us and stick around to hear what they have to offer the community. Thank you!