The prestigious Golden Acorn Award is presented by our LTES PTA to a school or community volunteer in recognition of her or his dedication and service to children and youth!

Since the beginning of this program in the 1930s, more than 54,000 Golden Acorn Awards have been presented to volunteers throughout Washington state. Recipients receive a certificate and pin, and a contribution is made in their name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program that benefits students.

The next winner of this award will be announced at the General PTA meeting on 4/21/2020 and posted here shortly after.

The ’19-’20 school year winner of the prestigious Golden Acorn Award!

This award is is presented by a local PTA or council to a school or community volunteer in recognition of her or his dedication and service to children and youth. The Golden Acorn acknowledges excellence in service to the schools and the community. Recipients of this award receive a certificate and pin, and a contribution is made in their name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program that benefits students.


Dani Peri is the ’18-’19 school year winner of the prestigious Golden Acorn Award!

This award is is presented by a local PTA or council to a school or community volunteer in recognition of her or his dedication and service to children and youth. The Golden Acorn acknowledges excellence in service to the schools and the community. Recipients of this award receive a certificate and pin, and a contribution is made in their name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program that benefits students.

Dani is being honored today for her commitment to the LTES PTA, she built the Emergency Prep program from scratch and ran it amazingly. Her consistency in assisting with RAH each month, a huge support and yet another example of the hard work she has put in in our schools. Dani also ran the Book Fairs, all of the students favorite week long activities. Making sure that every student has a change to read, nurturing their love for reading and encouraging students to try something new. Her easy with books and love for helping our children is amazing, we are all so very thankful for her efforts!

Thank you again, Dani for all the hard work, time, and heart give in supporting our kids and community!


Michele Brown is the ’17-’18 school year winner of the prestigious Golden Acorn Award!

This award is is presented by a local PTA or council to a school or community volunteer in recognition of her or his dedication and service to children and youth. The Golden Acorn acknowledges excellence in service to the schools and the community. Recipients of this award receive a certificate and pin, and a contribution is made in their name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program that benefits students.

Michele is being honored today for her commitment to the NTMS and LTES PTA’s, her volunteer hours in her children’s classrooms, and her long-standing dedication to the RAH program. Michele has been described as an “unsung hero, working behind the scenes”. One of the people who nominated her described the way she runs the program as “flawless”. She has given “blood, sweat, and tears” according to another of her supporters. Everyone understands that the RAH program is a huge undertaking and we honor Michele for her hard work. This program nurtures our children’s love of reading, for which we are all thankful!

Thank you, Michele for your hard work, your time, and the love you put into your support of our children and our community!