Hello OHE PTA Members and Families!

Hello OHE PTA Members!

We hope that you had a wonderful summer and are having a good start of the school year!  The PTA is preparing for a great year ahead with lots of fun programs for our kids and opportunities for families to be involved with our amazing school.  Check your student’s backpack this week for a Membership Form, Volunteer Form, and more info about upcoming programs and events.

Here are a few things to consider as we kick-off the year:

ALL volunteers must complete the required Volunteer Application before volunteering at the school or chaperoning field trips.  Applications are available online here or you can get a paper copy from Ms. Joyce in the main office.

We’d love to help you find a volunteer opportunity that will be fulfilling and fun, have a great impact on our students, and fit your schedule!  You can fill out the Volunteer Form here and we’ll be in touch with details soon.  Please note that the form will help us get an idea of volunteer interest and availability but will not lock you into a specific task or date.

Our first PTA Meeting will be on Thursday, October 4th and we would love to see you!  We’ll start with dinner at 6PM (details to follow soon!), conduct a little bit of PTA business at 6:30PM (Standing Rules!  Financial Review! Budget!), and then hear from our Art Docent Team and new art teacher, Ms. Nancy Smith, on how they are working together to bring art to EVERY student at OHE!  And then… WE GET TO DO ART! Ms. Smith will lead us through a fun project to give us a taste of what our kiddos get to do at school. Free childcare and Spanish interpretation provided.

Let’s advocate for our kids!  Please take a few moments and fill out the Washington State PTA Legislative Assembly Survey and have a voice in naming the Top 5 Advocacy  Issues for Washington State PTA. Your results will help our Legislative Chair represent our community at the Legislative Assembly.  Please submit by Oct. 5th!

Please check out  http://olympichillspta.org and like us on Facebook @OlympicHillsElementary to stay up to date with events and announcements.  If you have any questions or feedback, please email the PTA at olympichillspta@gmail.com and we’ll get your note to the appropriate person.

The board is  always happy to connect with you and answer any questions!

President: Jennie Guiley

Vice President and Volunteer Coordinator: Karoliina Kuisma

Treasurer: Sean Dawson

Secretary: CJ Cousins

Teacher Liaisons: Allison Halley and Julie Solarek

Building Leadership Team Representative: Ann Hilman

Membership Chair: Brandi Forray

Community Liaison: Josh Finkelstein

Legislative Chair: Sanjay Mishra

Communications Chair: Mariah Voutilainen

Internal Outreach and Diversity Chair: Julia Sandler

Thank you for all that you bring to our school community!  We are honored to work with you to serve ALL of our kids and look forward to a great year of community building and collaboration.

In partnership,

Jennie Guiley and the OHE PTA Board