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 to get connected! 

Ready to volunteer? Sign up HERE!

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

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

September 18 - 22, 2017

The book fair isn't possible without volunteers. Please click the link below to help out. Thank you!

Volunteer Here​​

Book Fair

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 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM on Stage B to pop popcorn​.
  • Two volunteers are needed on Friday mornings from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM to sell fruit leather and popcorn during all first recesses. Please arrive at 9:45 AM to set up your table and chairs (undercover) so you are ready by 10:00 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.)

Volunteer's Needed:

Don't forget to join PTSA!

​Washington State PTA Benefits and

More details here!

Upcoming Events:

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Tuesday, September 12th: First Day of Kindergarten!

Tuesday, September 12th: PTSA Board of Directors Meeting, 7:00pm @ LWES Library

Monday, September 18th - 22nd: LWES Book Fair​​. Sign up here to volunteer!

Wednesday, September 20th: LWES Open House, 6:00pm

Friday, September 22nd: LWES Mariners Night, 7:10pm @ Safeco Field

Saturday, September 23: Lifting Literacy Seattle Seahawk Style, 12:00pm @ Maple Valley Library


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!   

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.

Click here to access 2017-2018

School Supply Lists.

Click here to access the 2017-2018

School Year Calendar.

Lake Wilderness PTSA

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