Volunteer Spotlight: Anne Jensen

Anne has lived in Houghton since 1993. She has been involved at Lakeview since 2005 when her son Kendell began kindergarten. One year Kendell got to don the “Ped Bee” costume during walk-to-school week! Anne’s son is now a junior at LWHS and daughter Lily is in Essig’s 5th grade class. While her children have attended Lakeview she has seen five principals at Lakeview’s helm, including Steve Thatcher.

Anne is currently the PTSA fundraising chair. She planned and ran the Skeleton Skurry Jog-a-thon this year. The Jog-a-thon is the PTSA’s primary fundraiser and supports all PTSA programs from field trips to Zeno Math to the Art Docent program to Family Dance Night and many other things in between!

Anne has worn many volunteer hats over the years including: field trip chaperone, classroom volunteer, room parent, party planner, popcorn maker, kiln operator, playground renovation committee member, room photographer, and graduation celebration committee member. She has volunteered at following events: marathon, auction, walk to school week, science fair, dance week, carnival, make-it-take-it craft fair, rummage sale, and is serving her 4th time as a play chaperone. In her “spare” time outside of Lakeview she enjoys running, group exercise or indoor cycling. One of her favorite Seattle places is the Woodland Park Zoo — the whole family loves it.

We asked for her favorite Lakeview memory and as you can imagine she has a few including: watching the kids roll at Skate King; dancing together with parents at Family Dance Week; volunteering at the top of the giant inflatable slide at the carnival; and viewing the school plays back stage. However nothing topped watching the kids run with fervor in their costumes at this year’s jog-a-thon!

In thinking about the future of Lakeview she states, “My hope for Lakeview is that parents will maintain if not increase involvement in different activities because the kids notice, value and appreciate the involvement. Also the students and school benefit enormously when different brains with fresh perspectives are engaged in problem solving.”

Thank you Anne for all you do and have done at Lakeview!

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