Lakeridge PTA events
Your contributions to our Lakeridge PTA help support these community events for our Lakeridge families. (Learn more about your impact here.)
Below is a snapshot of major PTA-sponsored events you’ll find throughout the year. These are approximate times of the year that the events happen. Please refer to the calendar for a full list of events (both school and PTA sponsored) throughout the year.Did you know there is difference between PTA and SCHOOL (district) sponsored events? Sometimes it’s confusing to know who’s in charge of what. As volunteer parents, we feel it’s important to communicate about everything happening at the school. If it’s a district-sponsored event (paid for by school), we’ll refer you to the link where they have more information. If it’s a PTA-sponsored event (paid for by PTA funds), it will either be in this website or in the Lion’s Roar newsletter. Below are mostly PTA events for the year.
Welcome Coffee: Typically held the first day of school. Come and meet other parents, find out about clubs, after-school activities, ways to get involved, etc.
Fall Family Picnic: This is a family favorite. It’s a community building event that kicks off the new school year with a way to reconnect with friends that you haven’t seen over the summer. You’ll also meet new friends. There are bouncy houses, food, music, games and more. Come start the year off with some community fun!
New Family Coffee: Come meet other new families new to the school or the district. It’s a good networking opportunity. This is separate from the whole school welcome coffee and is specifically for new families to Lakeridge.
5th Grade Camp Overnight: Fifth graders get a special 2-3 day trip and is a joint effort by both the teachers/district and PTA to help organize.
3rd Grade Bike Rodeo: This annual fun and educational event occurs during the school day. Third graders bring their bikes to school and learn about bike safety. After the rodeo and with parent approval, they are qualified to ride their bikes to school. More
Kindergarten Story Night: Your kindergartner gets to come hear stories read by our librarian and our principal. It’s quite a treat.
Parent Social: Book your sitters and come out for a fun evening and get to know your fellow Lakeridge parents. More
Fall Pancake Breakfast: Come have breakfast with your friends and teachers before school. Pancakes, bacon, fruit and of course coffee for the parents. This is a community-building event not to be confused with the Mercer Island Schools Foundation fundraiser drive (so you don’t need to bring your checkbooks!)
Island Books Fundraiser: Get gifts early for the holiday season and support Lakeridge at the same time. You will support both a great local bookstore and your school. A portion of the money spent at Island Books goes directly to Lakeridge. There is generally time in the morning and again in the evening.
International Night: Come experience your friends’ various cultures. If you have an international background that you’d like to share, volunteer to host a booth. You can share your ethnic food, cultural traditions, and interesting facts about where you or your family comes from. We have so many countries represented. There is music and tasty food!
Family Bingo Night: An evening event for Lakeridge students and families to play bingo and win prizes. A great tradition at Lakeridge!
5th Grade Musical: Come see the 5th graders perform in a musical show. See how hard they work all year! This is a joint effort by both the music teachers and PTA volunteers.
Mercer Island Fine Arts Showcase: This all school event occurs over two evenings in March at Mercer Island High School, and features visual arts from all the elementary students in the district, as well as musical performances and visual arts from Islander Middle School and MIHS students. More
Science Fair: Kids come up with a science project that they share with judges. More.
5th Grade End-of-Year Celebration: More
All School Musical: This is mainly run by the music teachers but the PTA will put together a slide show for all the outgoing 5th graders. It’s also a time to thank some of our outstanding volunteers.
Go to the Calendar page to view the live calendar with specific dates and times for the current school year.