Originally delivered on 10/1/2022 9:01 am

SUBJECT: LTMS PTO Newsletter - September 2022

Message from the PTO President

September 2022

Hello and Happy Fall, Y'all!   

Cooler morning temperatures are starting to greet us, welcoming us into Fall. If you’re driving your student athletes to school early in the morning, you know what I mean. Sports are in full swing and our LT teams are achieving amazing results--GO KNIGHTS! Our fine art students have already began hosting concerts and performances; the Halftime Showcase last Wednesday at Cavalier Stadium was amazing!

Your new PTO Board had their first Executive & General Board meetings to start planning all of the activities slated for this school year. In order to fulfill all those events and plan even more, we still need your donations.

We would like to express our sincerest appreciation to those who have joined our PTO. The donations made as part of our “No Hassle Fundraiser”, and the sales from the LTMS Spirit Store are helping us get closer to our PTO goal of raising $8,000. We have a little more to collect its reach our goal, so if you have not yet made a donation as part of the “No Hassle Fundraiser”, or you would like to purchase some of the great-looking apparel from our Spirit Store, it is not too late.

The first Principal's Cookout is this Thursday, and we still need food items donated as well as a few more volunteers.  If you missed curriculum night, or haven't had a chance to meet all your child's teachers, this is a great way to do that. This is a fun time visiting with staff and enjoying time together. SignUp HERE!

If you have not registered with Membership Toolkit(MTK) or taken the time to update your Family Information, we encourage you to do so. Members receive our monthly newsletter, have access to volunteer sign-ups, Membership Toolkit (MTK) notifications through the app, and participation in surveys and polls.If you have any questions about PTO membership or with the MTK platform, please reach out to our Membership Coordinator, Erika Franklin.

Please join us for our next General Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 9:00am. We will start with our Principal's Coffee with a campus update from Principal Hudson and then start our General PTO Board meeting thereafter.  We hope to see you there!



Freda Collier

LTMS PTO President

Upcoming Events
Thursday, October 6
11:00a Principal's Cookout
Tuesday, October 11
Register to Vote Deadline
Monday, October 24
Early Voting Begins
Tuesday, October 25
5:00p Spirit Night @ P. Terry's
Thursday, October 27
9:00a General PTO Board Meeting & Principal's Coffee
Friday, November 4
Early Voting Ends
Tuesday, November 8
Election Day
Thursday, November 17
8:00a Pie Market Day!
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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.

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: 

  • School Supply Coordinator
  • Round-Up Coordinator
  • Spirit Store Sales Coordinator
  • Dads In Service Coordinator

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

Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? Deadlines is October 11th!

If you are new to Texas, have recently moved, or want to check poll locations & hours, visit:


Principal's Cookout

The Staff Appreciation Committee is back at it and would love your help! The fall Principal’s Cookout for our fabulous LTMS faculty, administrators and staff is this Thursday, October 6th from 11am – 2pm. 

We would love it if you could donate and/or volunteer your time. Please sign up using the SignUp Genius link below. Thanks in advance!


Coffee Bar Cart

With the help of generous parents and community members, our PTO was able to create an awesome coffee bar for teacher's lounge.

If you would like to continue to help stock supplies for this, please email info@ltmspto.org for donation details!

Birthday Basket Treats

The monthly Birthday Basket Treats have started. Friday, our parents were able to setup a table & fridge full of LTMS favorite snacks and beverages for everyone to enjoy over the coming weeks. We are celebrating birthdays of those in August, September, and October.

If you would like to contribute to this monthly SAC initiative, please signup to donate any remaining few items or send $$ to help start next month. A new SignUp will go out with more items for November & December birthday donations in late October. Thank you for your support!


In Search Of Volunteers

Our PTO is looking for parent volunteers that would like to join the Dads In Service Team.  We need a team leader or leaders to help coordinate parents volunteering on campus.

In particular, we need parents to assist in the Cafe during the three lunch periods from 11:15am until 1:45pm.

We would also like to assemble a car line assistance team for both mornings and afternoons.

If this is something you would like to help out with, please contact our PTO at: info@ltmspto.org

Our PTO is looking for parent volunteers that would like to assist with painting the cork boards in grade level house neighborhoods.  This is where student work and announcements are displayed.  We already have a teacher leading this initiative, we just need parent support!

If this is something you would like to help out with, please contact our PTO at: info@ltmspto.org

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.

Thank you!

We are very grateful to CraigO’s, Kona Ice Hill Country and Chick-fil-A for hosting our first few Spirit Nights of this school year, and for all the LTMS families that participated. With your participation, we earned a total of $739.19 from sales. We are thankful for your support and partnership! Hope to see you at the next one!

Upcoming Spirit Night

P. Terry’s Burger Stand is hosting our next Spirit Night! Please join us on Tuesday, October 25th, from 5-10pm. 10% of the evening’s proceeds will benefit our Knight community! 3311 Ranch Road 620 S., Austin TX, 78738.


Thanks to everyone who has selected the LTMS PTO as your supported nonprofit on AmazonSmile! The program brought in $99.88 last quarter. Click here for more information on how to make LTMS PTO your preferred charity.

Spirit Store
LTMS Spirit Store

No matter the season, Spirit Store is OPEN! and stocked with shirts, stickers, and other LTMS swag. You will receive email notification when your order is fulfilled and ready for pick up at the school. Show off your Knight pride! (Note: Hoodie orders will be delivered in October.)

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

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? As a valued business sponsor you will be recognized through various benefits depending on the sponsorship level you choose. We hope your business will join us in supporting education in our community.
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 Fundraisers

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 minute 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.

From Our Gold Sponsors
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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