KING5 news covers coding camp

Over the winter school break, the PTA partnered to offer a FREE computer coding camp, and KING5 news covered it.  Watch the video and read the full story on KING5 (video starts with an advertisement).

Special thanks to Creative Coding 4 Kids who are running the camps, and the sponsor of the event, UW Alumni Katherine A. Hitchcock, whose recently released memoir, Atypical Girl Geek, describes her career as a programmer.

Buy a t-shirt! Show your support for Olympic Hills Elementary


It’s Olympic Hills T-shirt Time!
Es hora de que Olympic Hills camisetas!

When: ASAP! This order form and payment is due by Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Cuando: lo antes posible! Este formulario de pedido y el pago se debe martes, 15 de diciembre.

Cost: $5 per t-shirt, $7 per XXL Shirt, $18 per Sweatshirt, not available in XXL
sudaderas estan disponibles en tamaños para adultos y de los niños, no esta disponible en XXL

PAYMENT: Please submit cash or check written to Olympic Hills PTA with this order form,
Por favor, envíe efectivo o cheque escrito a Olympic Hills PTA con esta forma de orden.

***OHE PTA breaks even on the t-shirts offered to our families. If you are a community member, please consider adding a $5.00 donation to your order to support Olympic Hills PTA.


Science Fridays

Did you know that every Friday lunchtime recess includes a fun weekly science experience? The goal is to show how fun science can be and to practice using the scientific process. So far we have checked out many areas of science including: chemistry, physics, weather, and physiology. Based on the crowds of kids, cheering, and amazing questions, it’s a pretty big hit.

To inspire your young scientists over vacation, we will be sending home a booklet of all the things we have studied so far.

We are always looking for new ideas so if you have an interesting idea, skill or job related to science let us know. We would love to include you in a future Science Friday. Contact Stephanie Frans at

Safe and Active Transportation to Schools: Happy Hour and workshops for parent champions

Are you a parent or teacher with a passion for walking or biking? Are you looking for a launching pad for your ideas and resources to make them happen in your school community?  Join the Cascade Bicycle Club on Wednesday, January 13 near Magnuson Park for drinks and snacks and learn from experienced community leaders about what it takes to start a Bike to School program, and walking school bus, organize a community bike event (bike rodeo),  or how to start a student safety patrol.   Free and open to the public.
RSVP to Clarissa at

5-5:30 p.m.      Happy Hour/Networking
5:30 – 6 p.m.    Welcome/Resources for starting and sustaining programs
Concurrent sessions
6 – 7 p.m.         Starting a Bike/Walk to School Program—learn tips from experienced leaders about starting a program or a walking school bus or bike train
6 – 7 p.m.         Bike Rodeo Community Event—learn how to organize a community event and set up bike skills stations  (hands-on demo)
6 – 7 p.m.         School Crossing Guard training—learn how to serve this important safety role in your community or organize a student safety patrol (presented by Dan Coon from AAA Washington)