Welcome to the Olympic Hills Elementary (OHE) Parent Teacher Organization (PTA)! Our mission is to work together to support, inform, and connect the diverse community of Olympic Hills Elementary by investing in our children’s education, safety, and wellbeing through fun and inclusive community activities, after school enrichment programs, and fundraising. We rely entirely on volunteer help from parents, guardians, and community members, so come join the fun! Our meetings start with a potluck dinner and social time. We also offer FREE childcare during meetings to make family participation as easy as possible.
Membership is encouraged and required in order to vote, but optional and not necessary in order to attend the meetings. We’d love to welcome new families to our organization and you can find a membership form here. Our volunteer form is here (also in Spanish). We do a lot more than provide funding for classroom supplies, after school programs, and support for Camp Orkila every other year check out our list of events, projects, and past achievements!
PTA EVENTS & PROJECTS
Family Movie Nights
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week: first week in May
OHE Spirit Tshirts: Orders taken in fall and winter
Memory Books: Orders taken in spring
After School Enrichment Program: Chess Club and STEM (science, technology, engineering & math)
Science Fair: March
FUNDRAISING FOR THE PTA
Pancake Breakfast: (Date TBD) Located at Lake City Community Center. Approximately $1400 was raised last school year.
Student Walkathon: (Spring) Students collect donations and pledges from family and friends for the number of times they walk around the track. The PTA also hosts a party for the students after all the donations are collected. We raised approximately $4500 last year and had a great time!
Amazon Fundraising: When you use the link from the fundraising page on our website to buy something from Amazon, a percentage of your purchase goes to the OHE PTA! http://olympichillspta.org/fundraising
Box Tops: Receptacle in front hallway for collecting Fred Meyer Rewards Card: Register your card to benefit Olympic Hills PTA (organization # 84933)
PAST SUCCESSES OF OLYMPIC HILLS PTA
Logo and Motto Contest: In Fall 2015 the PTA sponsored the Logo and Motto Contest that decided the final design now featured on our letterhead, tshirts, and sweatshirts.
Science Fair: Members of the PTA researched, initiated, and planned our now annual Science Fair.
After School Enrichment: The PTA expanded the after school enrichment program by soliciting grants and other funds.
Educate: The PTA plans to invite speakers to help educate our parents on topics of concern. Exact topics to be announced. Inform: Our website, email list, FB page, and newsletters and meetings will have information about events, projects, and issues.
Connect: Our focus this coming year will be to connect with the various language groups in our school.
Prepare: We hope to help prepare our community for the upcoming transition from one to two schools: For the 2017-18 school year Olympic Hills returns to the original Olympic Hills site, and Cedar Park opening as a new neighborhood school.