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.


Fright Night in Lake City

As with many elementary schools in the area, costumes are not allowed on Halloween at school. If you’re looking for a place to show off your costume, trick or treat, and enjoy a family friendly party, then check out Fright night!

FRIGHT NIGHT Trick-or-Treat Walk

Friday, October 31, 2014 5:15–6:15 p.m. walk begins.

Treat bags and maps are available at North Seattle Family Center 2611 N.E. 125th St., Suite 145, Seattle.

The Trick-or-Treat Walk to local businesses ends at the Fright Night Party.

Fright Night Party Sponsored by the Lake City Lions: 6:30–8 p.m.

Lake City Community Center 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle.

Includes games, food, crafts, costume contest, prizes, and a haunted house. The event is fun and safe for the entire family, especially for ages 2 to 12.

Monsters University at Olympic Hills, Friday October 24


This Friday October 24 6p.m 
Monsters University at Family Movie Night

Come see Monsters University (G) on the big screen in the school cafeteria with other O.H. families!

Bring a pillow, blanket and picnic supper if you like.
Popcorn and snacks for sale.
$5.00 donation per family.
Mike Wazowski piñata to raffle off for $1.00 per ticket, Made by our very own Ms. Cat.
Doors open at 5:40.  See you there!

HIP Summer Volunteer Training


HIP’s second volunteer training is this Wednesday, June 11th 12 – 1 pm. All volunteers new and old are required to attend a training. If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, please email Julia at so we know how many to expect.

New Training Date Available!

Upcoming Trainings***
Wednesday, June 11th 12 – 1 pm
Wednesday, June 18th 6 – 7pm (newly added training date!)
Wednesday, July 9th 3 – 4 pm

Location: Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 NE 123rd Street, Seattle 98125

For more information on HIP’s Summer Meals Program, visit at our blog — The HIP Stockpot

***If you can’t make these training dates but still want to help,
please contact Julia to arrange alternate trainings as needed at or (206) 457-2871

Safe Routes to School: new sidewalk construction begins

Originally posted at Lake City Live:

Construction has started on a new sidewalk on the south side of NE 130th Street between 25th Avenue NE and 28th Avenue NE. The stretch of sidewalk will connect existing sidewalks and will provide a safer route for pedestrians walking between Olympic Hills Elementary and the Lake City Library and Community Center. Currently pedestrians must walk in the street to travel between the facilities.

For more read the full post at Lake City Live.


JAMS: Parent Core Team seeks OH parents

JAMS Principal Paula Montgomery is putting together a “Parent Core Team” to help guide the planning and design of the new middle school.  She is looking for 1-2 parents from each of the elementary schools feeding into JAMS, which includes Olympic Hills.

See the announcement on the JAMS SPS page which has more details, the application and contact info for Paula Montgomery:

Jane Addams Middle School: Community Meeting

The principal of the new Jane Addams Middle School (JAMS) is holding some community meetings to give an overview of the plans and progress towards opening JAMS for next school year.

While Paula was at our latest PTA meeting to discuss similar topics, this meeting will have more details and more opportunities for Q&A.  So if you missed our PTA meeting or just want more details.  This is the meeting.

When: Wednesday, December 18 6:30-8:00
Where: Jane Addams Library


  • Overview of timeline , teacher hiring, and spring processes
  • Review of facility work
  • Q & A
  • Opportunity for parents and community to give first input into the educational design
  • Brief school tour