WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is a K-12 program that makes it easy for fathers (or father figures) to spend meaningful time with their children in a school setting. 

Volunteers are asked to spend at least one day (or 2 half-days) at Lake Wilderness Elementary supporting students and being a positive male role model through: Monitoring school property, helping with bus duty and greeting students as they arrive, working one-on-one or in small groups, reading, assisting with assignments, lunch, refereeing games, listening ears, and other student related needs. WATCH DOGS can volunteer any day they are available during the school year.

If you're interested in being a Watch DOG or getting more information, email Robert  to get connected! 

All WATCH DOGS must be cleared by the Tahoma School District. Fill out your volunteer application here!

Teacher Appreciation!

Upcoming Events:

Don't forget to join PTSA!

​Receive both Washington State PTA and National PTA Benefits  More details here!

Do you have any FUN ideas? Of course you do!

Please let us know how you would like to use your talents and make Family FUN Nights the place to be!

Volunteers Needed:

Popcorn Fridays

Consider this your personal invitation to be a part of popcorn Fridays! Each week LWES PTSA sells popcorn and fruit leather to students during recess. Volunteers are needed every week to make this happen: 

  • Two volunteers are needed on Thursday afternoons  from 1:10PM - 3:00 PM to pop popcorn​.
  • Two volunteers are needed on Friday mornings from 9:20AM – 11:00 AM to sell fruit leather and popcorn during all first recesses. Please arrive at 9:00 AM to set up your table and chairs (undercover) so you are ready by 9:20 AM.

This is a fun volunteer opportunity and the kids love it!

SIGN UP HERE to help!​

(Must be a PTSA member to handle money.)

(Must have a valid Food Handlers Permit to pop)

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Family Fun Nights - Bats and Boos Bingo!​​


             7-11th             Missoula rehersals

             10th                 Individual Picture Day

             12th                 Missoula performance "Gulliver's Travels"  3 pm and 5:30 pm

             13th                 Spiritwear orders due - website closes 11:59pm

             21st                 Reflections Projects Due

             25th                 Spirit Day - theme TBD

             29th                 Bats and Boos Bingo!


                5th                    PTSA Board Meeting

             7th                    PRRR Reading Logs Due

             8th                    Veteran's Day Assembly/Red, White and Blue Spirit Day

            11th                   No School - Veteran's Day

            20-22nd            Half Day Early Release for Conferences - 12:40 Dismissal

            25-27th             Half Day Early Release for Conferences - 12:40 Dismissal

            28-29th             No School - Thanksgiving Break






Local Unit #9.14.7 - Proudly Serving Lake Wilderness Elementary in Maple Valley, Washington

This site is a volunteer created website and is not an official LWES nor Tahoma School District website.

The Tahoma School District does not sponsor or endorse any of the organizations or businesses listed on this site.

We LOVE our volunteers! Adults who volunteer in the classroom, chaperone field trips, help during field day, or work directly with students in any way (including PTSA after school events), are required to complete Tahoma’s background check and be cleared to volunteer. The background check process is done entirely on line (there is no longer a paper packet to fill out). If you have NOT completed an ELECTRONIC background check, please click here and complete it ASAP. Thank you!