Check out these fun ideas to keep your kids learning all summer!  Thank you to Principal Miner, Tom Doggett, Katherine Henson, Frank Kleyn, Polly Olson, Lori Scobie, and Amy Wilcox for providing these suggestions and resources. 


A list of ideas, games, puzzles and links to resources.


A list of ideas, supplies, links and more!

Learning by Age

Quickly hone in to age-appropriate websites for summer learning.


Information on the KCLS (LFP) Summer Learning Program, access online books and audiobooks, search events, learn how to get a library card and find book recommendations.

Computer Programming & Coding

Access to Code Academy,, Khan Academy, Scratch Programming and Coder Dojo (free coding classes on Saturdays). **Scroll down page for links

Mrs. Miner’s Guide to Preventing Summer Slide

Creative learning ideas that might not always look like learning (a lemonade stand!) plus how to use your family vacation to enhance learning.

Prevent Tweens from Backsliding

Fun and creative ideas to keep your child engaged with learning over summer break.

Prevent Summer Backslide

Quick and helpful tips to keep your kids from experiencing a ‘summer backslide’

Walk in Nature

It may seem obvious, but walking in nature is one of the very most salutary things that people can do, and instilling it in your kids at an early age is vital.

Screen Time

Parents are encouraged to minimize screen time, as it can encourage life-long habits that will be very problematic. What goes naturally along with less screen time, of course, is more time interacting as a family, which is another incredibly important thing for developing healthy humans!

Bright Ideas Summer Projects

Age-specific projects and activities (some with online interactive tools!) to boost summer learning.


The Lake Forest Park Elementary Parent-Teacher Association (LFP PTA) supports our teachers, families and school through community-building events, classes, services and more. Our organization is part of the National PTA, Washington State PTA and the Shoreline PTA Council.
Jun 25
Jul 1
Shoreline PTA Council meeting
Shoreline PTA Council meeting

Monday, June 26
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Kindergarten Summer Playdates
Saturday, June 17, from 10am - Noon
Saturday, August 19 from 10am - Noon
Wednesday, August 30 from 6:30-8:00pm (bring a picnic dinner!)
We warmly welcome all our incoming Kindergarten families to join us on the school playground. Come play with other young Dolphins and meet the families of your incoming class. Consider exchanging phone numbers and emails with each other so that you may continue to meet throughout the summer. We hope to see you all there! Questions? Contact Casie.

Free Summer Meals for Kids!

Looking for free meals for your kids this summer? Shoreline has five different sites serving free lunch for children under 18, and one site that does breakfast! Click here for more information. Questions? Contact Katherine Henson.

Shoreline School District Back to School Event
August 26, 2017 | 12:30-4:00pm
Ridgecrest Elementary School

The Back to School event is a community effort that provides school supplies, haircuts, and clothing assistance for families in the Shoreline School District who are living with a low income and/or experiencing circumstances in their life that make it challenging to prepare their children for going back to school in the fall. For more information, click here, or click here to register for the event. Want to know how you can help? Click here for information on items you can donate.

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Introducing our Family Buddy Program!

Want to play a role in building our wonderful LFP Elementary community? The Family Buddy Program is for you! We're looking for family volunteers to "buddy" up with new families that join our community. We'll do our best to match you up with a family that has kids in similar grades and then you reach out -- connect for a playdate, share, and encourage participation in upcoming school events, act as a resource for all those questions that arise when you're planting roots in a new community. Contact Angie or Carrie with questions or to sign up!

Interested in Being a POD Parent?

If you would like to support your child’s teacher and foster classroom community, please consider being a POD Parent for your child’s class next year.  To volunteer or get more information on being a POD Parent, please email Katie O’Dell.

Volunteer Opportunity - Auction

This year's auction was such a fun and successful event! We're already working on next year's auction and are looking for energetic & passionate parents to help put on our biggest fundraiser of the year. Next year’s auction is scheduled for March 31. We would love your help with this great event! Please email and let us know if you are interested!

First Day of School Volunteers Needed!
It's time to start preparing for a fun and safe return to school for our students in September! Many hands are needed for this to go smoothly. We need at least five volunteers for each of these duties:

Envelope stuffing- Help prepare the back-to-school envelope that each child takes home. This takes place at school sometime the week before the first day.
Greeters/Guides- Assist students in finding their classrooms, mostly the younger ones from the busses to the front of the school where they line up.
Bus riders- Take the bus to school with your child to help ease their first day jitters and those of others.
Coders- Assist with collecting those yellow cards our students bring in and compile lists for the teachers as to how each child goes home. This can take several hours but even a half hour of help is very appreciated!

Contact Heidi Durall at if you can volunteer in any of these areas.

Shop Amazon? Do it through this link to support LFP PTA

Bookmark this Amazon link, and every time you purchase, a portion will be donated to our school!


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