Community meeting, School playground

On Tuesday, January 6th, there will be a community meeting to discuss the park/playground at Cedar Park, where Olympic Hills students will attend for 2 years while our new building is being built.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 6th   6:30-7:45pm
WHERE: Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 NE 123rd St

See the full flyer here.

Background: The School Public Schools (SPS) owns the site including the school building and the park and playground, but Seattle Parks department has a lease agreement allowing them to  maintain and upgrade the park and playground.  SPS and Parks are in the process of (re)negotiating that lease which will have serious implications on what kids of upgrades can be made, and who pays for them.   Parks is soliciting feedback from the community on how to proceed.

And more meeting details, from Jeron Gates, Seattle Parks Dept:

Seattle Parks and Recreation will hold a community meeting on the evening of Tuesday, January 6th to inform and gather input from its constituents on the direction of Cedar Park. Seattle School District (SSD) staff will be present and assist in facilitating the discussion.

Seattle Parks and Recreation along with School District staff will attempt to answer the following questions, which will inform and guide the discussion during this public forum.

  1. Why are swings and sand boxes not allowed on Seattle School District property?
  1. Will the playground be available to general public for use?
  1. If Parks decides to invest funds in Cedar Park, what improvements will occur?
  1. If Parks does notinvest in the Cedar Park playground, then what?
  1. What is construction timeframe? And impact to opening of school in September?

9th Annual Pancake Breakfast, Saturday December 6, 9-11am

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The Lake City Lions Club hosts their 9th Annual Pancake Breakfast for Olympic Hills Elementary on December 6, 2014

When: Saturday, December 6, 2014 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Where: Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle

Tickets for the breakfast are $6.00 for adults; $4.00 for children, to be purchased at the door.

The Lake City Lions Club are once again sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast to raise funds for Olympic Hills Elementary School. The breakfast takes place at the Lake City Community Center and will include pancakes, turkey sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. Live entertainment provided by the Taiko Drummers and the P4 Singers; a Comic Book Club display, and a book give-away for all children.

Olympic Hills Elementary is a small, neighborhood school with a wonderfully rich and diverse population of students, representing 30 different countries and 18 languages. Their vision for the community is for all its members to embrace and value the worth, dignity, and diversity of all people. Their commitment is to provide a differentiated and rich educational program that promotes self-respect, respect for others, encourages social responsibility, and prepares students to be intrinsically motivated leaders in an interdependent global community.

The Lake City Lions Club has supported a number of local schools over the years and is part of an international service organization founded with a desire to serve their community. The club has many fundraising projects for both adults and children alike and meet the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month.


December General Meeting, Tuesday December 2

Please join us at the PTA meeting on Tuesday, December 2nd, 6:00PM-7:30PM. at Olympic Hills Elementary. All families, staff, and community members are welcome to attend. This month we will discuss upcoming events, such as our Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, December 6.

We will elect our nominating committee. If you have any interest in serving on this committee, please submit your name for consideration at the meeting.

We will hear about the library services available for kids and families from special guest Nancy Pew of the Lake City library.

We will also hear from our school counselor, Kathy Hanson about clothing donations and a partnership with Value Village.

Potluck dinner at 6, Please bring a side dish or main dish to share. Business meeting starts promptly at 6:30. Childcare provided. Spanish language interpreter also available.