Originally delivered on 8/28/2022 8:01 pm

SUBJECT: LTMS PTO Newsletter - August 2022

Message from the PTO President

August, 2022

Hello Parents!

We achieved a great milestone getting through the first couple weeks of school, so a big congratulations to everyone is in order. The 2022 Knight Games and Roundup events were a huge success thanks in part to the awesome staff led by our new Principal, Rebecca Hudson, and our terrific PTO volunteers. Walking through the halls a few weeks ago was so great as we connected new families and reconnected with the returning families. Seeing students interacting with each other about their classes, lockers, and lunchtimes was especially welcomed.

As a reminder, Mrs. Hudson's Knight News (S'mores newsletter) are full of valuable information, so be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the newsletter to stay up-to-date. Curriculum Night is scheduled for Thursday, September 1st from 5:30-7:20pm. If you have any questions, please reach out to the school. Our PTO is excited to see you all there, so look for our table.

The PTO will be hosting a Meet and Greet event on the morning of Friday, September 9th at the Hill Country Galleria Plaza (next to the great lawn in front of The League). For complete details, see the Meet and Greet details below. 

On behalf of the PTO, I would like to convey our sincerest appreciation to those who have expressed interest in volunteering with our PTO. We will be in touch soon and we can hardly wait to get started. We have a few committee openings available, and we would be incredibly excited to have you join this team of awesome parents that help make the year a success. We can use your help planing and hosting student events, fulfilling valuable campus requests, and organizing teacher appreciation days.

As part of the “No Hassle Fundraiser”, your donations combined with the sales from the LTMS Spirit Store have helped us get closer to reaching. our PTO fundraising goal of $8,000. With your continued support, the funds raised will help cover the cost of activities that we have planned for the entire school year. We've almost reached our goal, so if you have not yet made a donation as part of the “No Hassle Fundraiser”, or if you would like to purchase some of the great-looking apparel from our Spirit Store, it is not too late. The pre-sale on hoodies is open until this Wednesday August 31st, so place your order NOW.  Note: Hoodies orders will be ready for pickup in October.

If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter, have access to volunteer sign-ups, access Membership Toolkit (MTK) notifications through the app, and participate in surveys and polls, we encourage you to join our PTO communications platform by creating Membership Toolkit (MTK) account. If you have any questions about PTO membership or with the MTK tool, please reach out to our Membership Coordinator, Erika Franklin.

In closing, we would like for you to join us for our first General Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 9:00am. We encourage you to bring your ID to school office so that you can get registered into the Raptor system before entering the school. The guests at this month's meeting are LTMS Principal Rebecca Hudson, the LTMS PTO Board, and Lake Travis ISD Superintendent Paul Norton who will be joining us to speak about the upcoming election which includes voting on the LTISD bond measure.

Thank you for your support and best wishes for a great year!
Freda Collier
LTMS PTO President

Upcoming Events
Thursday, September 1
5:30p Curriculum Night
Thursday, September 15
5:00p Spirit Night @ Chick-Fil-A
Thursday, September 22
9:00a General PTO Board Meeting & Principal's Coffee
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Lake Travis ISD Mobile App

The Lake Travis ISD Mobile App for both iOS and Android devices is available for download. With the app, you can set your preferences so that you can receive notifications from more than one school, access SMART tag and txConnect parent portal pages, view lunch menus and account balances, and easily access district and campus event calendars. 

Search your app store for Lake Travis ISD and look for the LT logo to ensure that you are downloading the correct app.

Curriculum Night - September 1st

Print this schedule template fill in the blanks with your child's schedule. Bring the schedule with you to the Curriculum Night event on September 1st from 5:30-7:20pm to walk your student's schedule, and to meet their teachers as they present a an overview of what will be covered this year in their class. You will start in the Main Gym at 5:30pm with the Principal's Welcome.

At the end of the event, stop by the PTO table to purchase Knights gear, make a donation as part of this year's Hassle Free Fundraising drive, or to find out how you can volunteer or become a member of the LTMS PTO. If you want to purchase some Knights gear, you can skip the line and place your order online so that you can pick up your items Thursday. Note: Hoodie Pre-sale orders will arrive in October. If you have any questions, please let us know.

PTO Meet and Greet

You're invited to come to the Hill Country Galleria Plaza in Bee Cave on Friday,September 9th from 9:00-10:30am for a Meet and Greet with your 2022-23 PTO Board members.

Get through those drop-off lines and come grab a cup of coffee, sit, relax, and meet your PTO Board. At this meeting, you will learn about the various student and teacher activities we have planned this school year, and and how you can help.

If you cannot attend the Meet and Greet but are interested in finding out more about volunteering, click HERE to let us know.

Volunteer with PTO

Are you interested in joining the LTMS PTO? There is something for everyone to enjoy, so let us know what your time and talents are, and we'll get you placed in a role that supports the activities at LTMS.

Some of the board positions we are looking to fill for this school year include: 

  • Treasurer
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Knights In Service 
  • Dads In Service Coordinators.

There are other opportunities available, so CLICK HERE to send us your information, and we will follow up with you.

Teacher Appreciation

LTMS teachers and staff enjoyed lunch from our PTO with help from Mandola's Italian on Monday, August 15th while they readied their classrooms for students arriving the next day. Our PTO was happy to serve and support them. Thank you for your donations to our PTO to help make these events happen. Look for upcoming ways to donate and sign up

On Friday, August 19th, we treated the LTMS staff with a bagel and coffee breakfast bar to end a great first week back at school. We sincerely appreciate everything everyone has been working so hard on to make this time special, and to run as smooth as possible for our students and family. We hope everyone has a fun and safe school year ahead! GO KNIGHTS!

Treasurer's Snapshot

It’s been a busy start of the school year with fundraising events including the No Hassle Fundraiser, School Supplies, and Spirit Store sales. This year, our No Hassle Fundraiser goal is $8,000.

You can help us achieve this goal, by registering on Membership Toolkit (MTK), logging in and selecting My Account to update your Family Information. After that, you can shop the Spirit Store and a make a donation.

If you are already registered with MTK, simply click here to donate. Funds raised benefit our teachers and students by helping fund staff appreciation events, grade level activities, and school wish list items.

Spirit Night

LTMS PTO Spirit Night is on Tuesday, September 15th from 5pm to 8pm at the Lakeway Chick-fil-A. Place your order using the Chick-fil-A app, and the LTMS PTO gets 10% of the proceeds.

We appreciate your support in our fundraisers, so watch for more Spirit Nights this year and enjoy dining out at all the local community partners that help support our PTO.

2022-23 School Supplies

The LTMS PTO School Supply Fundraiser is now closed and all extra kits are sold out. Go to Sprout School Supplies website for the lists (Code LTMS001) or follow this link for LTMS grade level copies to print. Please separate student & bulk items to make sorting easier and have your student bring everything to school for teachers to store and have on-hand throughout the year.

If you order supplies from Amazon, please set your Amazon Smiles charity to LTMS PTO!

These grade specific & teacher approved lists are finalized, but not always encompass every supply need. If your child is in any special electives (Band, Orchestra, Art, etc.), those classes may have separate supply needs & those teachers will send those requests home with students.

If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher or school office.  You can also send your questions to info@ltmspto.org.

Fundraising Opportunities

Not sure how else to help the LTMS PTO raise funds? Here are just a few more examples of how you can help:

Community Partners

Do you own a local business and wish to partner with us to impact the programs and activities provided to our students and teachers? Then join our Community Partner Program. As a valued business sponsor you will be recognized through various benefits depending on the sponsorship level you choose. Sponsorships will be active for a period of one school year and may be renewed on an annual basis. Contact us for information on how to become a sponsor today.

Double Your Donation

Increase the impact of your PTO donation with a matching gift. Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible non-profit organizations like LTMS. A simple and effective way to double a contribution at no additional cost to you. Details here

Volunteer Grants Make a Difference

Volunteer grants are corporate giving programs in which companies provide monetary donations to non-profit organizations where employees volunteer regularly. If you volunteer at LTMS, it’s an easy way to provide the school with additional financial support at no cost to you. Details here.

Passive Fundraising

Earn money for LTMS every time you shop. This is an easy way to earn money for our school while doing something you already do. Please take a moment to sign up for these programs, which donate a percentage of your purchases back to our school or PTO. The more families that participate, the more we earn. Details here.

Spirit Store
We've Got Spirit, Yes We Do!

This Thursday look for the PTO Table at Curriculum Night so you can donate, purchase Knight gear, and signup to volunteer. The Spirit Store is open, so order online now & pickup on Thursday night to skip the line & save time! (Note: Hoodie pre-sale orders placed now will be delivered in October.)

No matter the season, Spirit Store is OPEN! and stocked with shirts, stickers, and other LTMS swag.

Purchases of LTMS gear support PTO fundraising efforts to help reach our fundraising goal of $8,000. Thank you for your generosity!

Community Partners

Thank you to our wonderful PTO sponsors. Please take time to patronize our Community Partners who have been generous in their support to our school!

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor or know a business that would, please let us know: fundraising@ltmspto.org or visit our Community Partners page for more information.

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