April 17 Message from Principal King

Lister Families,

District Spirit Day: Our district wide school spirit day this month is on April 22nd and is music day! Represent your favorite artists, genres, instruments, etc.

Swan Creek Park Celebration: Lister is partnering with Metro Parks to celebrate the new Swan Creek Park. On Saturday, April 30th, from 10:00AM to 1:00PM, Metro Parks will be providing free food, nature walks and more. Join us at the new entrance off of T Street. The entrance is located behind Lister. Head down T Street like you would be entering Lister’s back parking lot and valet area but keep going straight instead of turning into Lister. Save the date! We hope to see you there!

Preschool applications Open: Tacoma Public Schools is now accepting applications for our 2022-23 preschool programs, which are free to qualifying families.

We offer half day and school-day programs across the district. Children must be three or four years old by Aug. 31 to participate, and not yet kindergarten eligible.

Complete a pre-screening application

Brown Bear Car Wash Tickets: Lister is selling Brown Bear Car Wash Tickets for an ASB fund raiser! The tickets are $10 each and they can be redeemed at any location throughout Washington state. There is no expiration date. You can come to the office and pay cash, credit or check or you can purchase through the Family App and My School Bucks and then pick up in our main office.

 Individual Picture Retake: There is another opportunity to do individual picture retakes if your child has not had their individual pictures done yet this year on Saturday April 30th from 10:00am-2:00pm at Leo’s photography in Auburn. The address is 341 E Main Street, Auburn, WA 98002.

College tours for students and parents: From April 21 through May 24, Tacoma Public Schools is sponsoring in-person tours of some of our outstanding local colleges. We will provide transportation to and from each institution, or people may use their own transportation and meet us at the college. 

Tours are open to all TPS students and their parents or guardians.

Each visit includes a customized tour and presentation from college staff on the admissions process, financial aid and scholarships and college life unique to each school.

Register here

Upcoming immunization event: In partnership with MultiCare's Center for Health Equity & Wellness, Tacoma Public Schools invites students and families to participate in free immunization events.  

The next event is from 3:30-6 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at Lincoln High School. 

The free back-to-school immunizations are available for students ages 4 and up. COVID-19 vaccines are available for students ages 5 and up, TPS families, and community members. COVID-19 boosters are available for students ages 12 and up, TPS families, and community members.

TPS Vaccine Events

Have a great day Lister Lions.

Kristi King


Lister Elementary