PACE 4th graders Cranberry Relish Recipe

November 12, 2023.
Fresh cranberries are back in stores and Thanksgiving Holiday is around the corner. Our amazing 4th grade teachers and students would like to share with you a recipe for a Fresh Cranberry Relish. Each November it is a tradition that our 4th graders make this relish during their Food Docent class. It is fairly simple to make and only requires few ingredients. We encourage you to give it a try.

Cranberry Relish (courtesy of Ms. Tradal and PACE 4th graders)

4 cups fresh cranberries (washed),
2 medium oranges (washed with skin, cut in to small chunks, remove seeds),
2 cups of granulated sugar.

Place your cranberries, oranges and sugar in a blender or food processor. Blend for few minutes until oranges are well chopped to small pieces and entire mixture resemble relish or jam. Move to clean jars or container with lid and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving. It is wonderful addition to a holiday dinner or as a gift for friends and family. Enjoy!

PACE Dad’s Night Out

November 8, 2023
An evening for the dads. Come grab a beverage of your choice, a bite to eat, and good conversation @ Stoup Brewing in Kenmore – 6:30 pm. 

PACE Fall Festival 2023

October 31, 2023.
An exciting and interactive Fall Festival fun afternoon. Each PACE classroom held a variety of engaging crafts, games and activities for all the PACE students to enjoy. Students had so much fun crafting, taking photos at our fall photo booth, face painting, pine-cone bird feeder making, fall crafts making, bingo game excitement and yummy snacks in each classroom. A wonderful way to celebrate together fall and harvest season. We introduced this new tradition 3 years ago throughout Lockwood and it seems that it became PACE students’ favorite.  

Thank you to our Fall Festival Lead – Raminta, festival team and all parents / caregivers participating to make this event happen.

Annual Apple Cider Pressing with Mr. Wallace

October 27, 2023 @ Lockwood.
Each year, weather permitted one of our PACE teachers treats all interested Lockwood classes to a unique experience – fresh apple cider pressing. It is a tradition loved by all at Lockwood. Nothing better than freshly pressed apple juice that you helped to squeeze it.
BIG Thank You to Mr. Wallace and his family for sharing his tradition and his family apple press. It is handmade press from a hardy walnut wood that has been passed in generations.

This year’s winner in Tastiest Apple Competition was Sugar Bee.  The competition was really tight between Sweet Tango, Sugar Bee and Envy apples, but by highest vote Sugar Bee apple won again. This type of apple was also the last year winner.  

Decorate Your Pumpkin – PACE Community Event

October 25, 2023.
Our Pace families met up in Brier Park to decorate their pumpkins, enjoy hot cocoa or hot cider and delicious treat, but the best of all was the time spend playing together at the park playground. Mummy brownies, witches’ hats or spider cookies did not scared PACE families from enjoying a sweet treat while demonstrating their creative ideas and fun ways to decorate their pumpkins.
Thank you to Cristi and Community Events Team for setting up this fun event for our kids to enjoy.

BE SMART – Free Parent Education Webinar

Monday, October 16th, 7 pm.
Northshore Council PTSA webinar.

The presentation outlines simple steps that all adults—whether they own guns or not—can take to keep our children and communities safer.
SMART stand for:
S– secure
M – model
A – ask
R– recognize
T– tell
For more details and to register visit Be-SMART-Webinar.

PACE New Family Desert

A “sweet” event for our new Pace families, full of information, Q&A, and deserts! What better way to talk all PACE then with a nice cup of hot beverage and a treat.
Tuesday, October 10th,  6:00 – 8:00 pm. 

More information in PACE Newsletter and email from your Classroom Coordinator.

PACE Mom’s Bunco Night

October 6, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
What a fun night chatting, snacking, meeting new Pace ladies and learning new games. Lots of laughter, sweet treats and excitement rolling some dice is the best way to end a very busy week. Thank you Cristi for organizing and hosting.

PACE Outdoor Ed

October 6, 2023.
A day of learning, exploring and having fun in the park in Seattle.
A full day of fresh air and hands-on learning. Our students learned how to build a shelter in the forest, how to journal, how to cook meal on a stick over the fire, how to tie proper knots, weaving, Puget Sound Marine life, just to name a few. We also made tie dye shirts and pained rocks. The weather was cold and crisp but sunny – perfect for outdoor education. The event ended with a visit from The Reptile Man. Zoologist, educator, and author, Scott Petersen, presents 12 live reptiles and taught us the importance of all animals in nature. Students were able to touch, pet or even hold some of his reptile visitors. Ending the Outdoor Ed on a high note.

PACE Family Camping

September 22 – 24, 2023.
We had 48 or so PACE families come and camp with together or visit for a day during our annual PACE Family Camping in the greater PNW.  We are blown away by the support, comradery, joy, & new memories made.  We saw friendships strengthened and new connections forged.
Thank You to the Community Events Team and our Camping Committee for all the planning, prep work, ideas, and execution. Thank You to the volunteers who helped with breakfast, coffee, hiking, crafts, games, wrangling, set-up, clean-up, donated snacks, firewood, lights, canopies, baked goods, drinks, time and energy! We couldn’t have it done without you.

We hope our PACE families had fun while staying safe, and braving the rain while pivoting seamlessly to our NEW Saturday Night Dance Party tradition. 


Curriculum nights happen during month of September and are a great opportunity to see your child’s classroom, hear from your teacher about their teaching philosophy and what academic growth is expected from each student based on their grade. You will learn what happens in the classroom, what field trips are planned for the classroom and possible volunteer opportunities.
It’s a “no kids” meeting. Please contact your Classroom Coordinator or your child’s teacher directly should you not be able to attend this meeting.

Tuesday, September 12  // 1st Grade at 6pm, 3rd Grade at 7pm

Tuesday, September  19 // 2nd Grade at 6pm, 4th Grade at 7pm

Tuesday, September 26 // Kindergarten at 6pm, 5th Grade at 7pm

First Full Week of School

𝐋𝐔𝐂𝐊𝐘 and Lockwood Principal and Vice-Principal were at school in the morning to welcome our Lockwood Leopards to their first FULL week of the 2023-2024 school year!

Our school schedule is:
𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐃𝐀𝐘: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
𝐓𝐔𝐄𝐒𝐃𝐀𝐘: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
𝐖𝐄𝐃𝐍𝐄𝐒𝐃𝐀𝐘: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm (early release)
𝐓𝐇𝐔𝐑𝐒𝐃𝐀𝐘: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
𝐅𝐑𝐈𝐃𝐀𝐘: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Kenmore Children’s Business Fair

On Saturday 9/9/23 Kenmore hosted a Children’s Business Fair. Event like this is a great opportunity for kids of all ages to experience the excitement of starting their own small business.
There were close to 50 vendors selling their products at this year’s fair!

We were excited to see several Lockwood and PACE students participating. These young entrepreneurs worked really hard creating, making signs, planning selling strategy and deciding on the value of each art piece they made. It is a wonderful experience for our children and fun opportunity for us to stock up on fun holiday gifts while supporting our Young Leaders.