We would like to take a moment to thank Mr. Gorde and the amazing Lake Elmo teachers and staff who stepped up in an enormous way to support our students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We also want to recognize all Lake Elmo families who have had to share the role of educator as students shifted to learning at home.  It was a difficult adjustment for everyone, but we are so proud and relieved to say-



We hope everyone has a safe and healthy summer. 

No matter what decisions are made for the return of school in the fall, remember we are all in this together!



The carnival raffle was held on Friday, May 22nd.  We will be contacting prize winners the week of May 25th and will attempt to mail as many prizes as possible to the mailing address listed on the raffle ticket.  Please check this list of winners to see if your student sold any of the tickets and email carnival volunteers at lakeelmoelementarycarnival@gmail.com for more information or to claim your prize.  


Our focus now shifts to the silent auction that had also been postponed.  At this time, we are exploring our options and are considering holding it online sometime in the near future.  Stay tuned for more details later this summer. 





Lifetouch has not yet given us a ship date for yearbooks.  In addition to pre-purchased books, we will also receive a number of extra yearbooks for sale.  You may purchase them here.  Once we know when they will be delivered, we will set a date and time for pick-up.  We will have an update for you once we get more information. 





Despite having to cancel our spring carnival, the Lake Elmo PTA still had a successful year, thanks to the generosity of our families and the community. 


In addition to providing stipends to teachers and specialists; funding programs and services, such as field trips and our artist in residence, Karron Nottingham; and providing free family events like the Back to School Block Party, movie nights, and Midwinter Madness; this year we were also able to provide:

  • More than $12,000 for technology, which includes a touch display monitor for the Media Center, Chromebooks, document cameras, as well as improvements to the movie projector in the gym.
  • $6,000 to replace and buy leveled library books for K-2nd grade classrooms
  • $1,100 for wobble stools for 5th graders 
  • $430 for reusable book bags for the Spanish immersion classrooms



When you shop smile.amazon.com and select Lake Elmo Elementary PTA as your charity of choice, a small percentage of your purchase price will go to Lake Elmo PTA.  It is the same as shopping on Amazon’s regular website and you may use your existing Amazon account. 

NOTE: You must be on smile.amazon.com in order for Lake Elmo PTA to receive the donation. 




Box Tops have moved to a mobile app and it’s now easier than ever to earn money for

Lake Elmo PTA just by going grocery shopping!


1) Download the free app: Box Tops for Education.
2) Create an account.
3) Search for and select "Lake Elmo Elementary".
4) Scan your receipt which includes the items with the box top logo.


You’ll earn 10 cents for each Box Tops product purchased plus extra earnings for any Bonus Box Tops opportunities.  The app will automatically add Box Tops to our earnings online. 

[NOTE: We will also continue to collect physical Box Tops as that version of the program phases out.]



In order to sign up for volunteer opportunities at Lake Elmo or to participate in the online fundraiser, we ask you to register on our website and complete two required forms - Parent & Student Information and the Directory & Publish Preference forms.  Registering is free and takes just a few minutes of your time.   


 (registering is not a commitment to join the PTA)






Membership Toolkit App is now available on the App Store and Google Play!

Download the FREE app and log in using your Lake Elmo Elementary PTA user account log in information! Access all the information you see here on our website, on your mobile devise. Get important updates, place orders, sign up to volunteer and much more at the touch of a button! 


Thank you for your continued patience.  We are still hard at work updating this site to make it more informative and more user friendly.  If you have any questions or helpful suggestions, please reach out to lakeelmopta@gmail.com