Category Archives: Events

Happy Hour fund raiser

Lake City’s Hellbent Brewing company is having a happy hour fundraiser to benefit our school.

On Wednesday, November 16th, from 5-9pm, $1 of every pint will be donated to Olympic Hills Elementary PTA.

We use these funds primarily to subsidize scholarships for after-school programs for families who otherwise cannot afford after-school enrichment programs.

See you at the brewery!  13035 Lake City Way NE

Lake City Future First Conversation on Seattle Public Schools

Lake City Future First is hosting a Community Conversation on Achieving Equity and Excellence in our Public Schools on April 6. The meeting will be at the Lake City Community Center from 5-7pm with free refreshments. Kids and families are encouraged to come! The topic will be Seattle Public Schools.

LCFF is working in collaboration with City Departments and the Mayor’s office to take part in the community conversation schedule that is happening around the city to inform the Mayor’s Education Summit taking place on April 30th.

We hope you can attend! Click here for more information

Race, Equity, and OH 2017 Boundaries: Community Meeting on 2/9

COMMUNITY MEETING TO CONFRONT RACE AND EQUITY ISSUES CREATED BY OLYMPIC HILLS ELEMENTARY 2017 BOUNDARY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2016

Olympic Hills Elementary Parent Teacher Association invite media to attend a Seattle Public Schools community meeting to discuss race and equity issues surrounding 2017 boundary changes February 9th, 6:30-7:30pm in the Cedar Park Elementary cafeteria.

The Growth Boundary Plan enacted in 2013 creates inequities and imbalances in the Olympic Hills and Cedar Park attendance areas for 2017-2018 when the new Olympic Hills building opens. This meeting offers an opportunity to address the following issues:

  • Significant over-enrollment at Cedar Park: CP is overcrowded at 300 students; the district anticipates 375 students assigned to Cedar Park in 2017.
  • Significant under-enrollment at Olympic Hills: the district anticipates only 214 students at Olympic Hills, built for 600+, in 2017.
  • The boundaries as drawn create an ultra-high-poverty school with a reasonable prediction of 90% of students receiving free and reduced-price lunch. When population heat maps superimposed over district-adopted 2017-2018 boundaries are reviewed it is clear that almost every student receiving English Language Learner services in the Lake City area is reassigned to Cedar Park for 2017-2018. While English Language Learner services are not a proxy for free or reduced-price lunch, there is a high correlation in our community, nearly 1:1.
  • The new Olympic Hills will house a health center for families living in poverty, small-group spaces for supports for our English learners, a kitchen space dedicated to families and community members, a large counseling area, and many other features specifically designed to support our school’s community. Every year just under 80% of our students receive free or reduced-priced lunch, over a third receive English Language Learner services, and approximately 20% typically receive special education services. The boundaries as drawn separate the new building from the population it was designed to serve.

This skewed enrollment will overwhelmingly impact our minority and high-poverty students, a violation of district policy as well as Seattle Public Schools best practice.

CONTACT

Helen Joung
Olympic Hills Principal
206-252-4300

Kevin Hilman
Building Leadership Team
206-388-2473

Maggie Cheung
Olympic Hills PTA Communications Liasion
206-619-4285

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Community Meeting 2/9 – We Need You!

The Olympic Hills community has the opportunity to have a face to face conversation with Seattle Public Schools staff about the boundary issues for 2017 and we need you to be there! Please come to the school cafeteria on FEBRUARY 9 from 6:30 to 7:30PM to give your feedback. This meeting will give families an opportunity to voice their concerns and let the district office know that all of our students deserve the best learning environment. Please come!

For background information, data, and maps on this issue, check out this previous post. Have questions? Email us! olympichillspta@gmail.com or call the school at 206-252-4300. If you’re wondering how you can advocate for our kids, the BEST thing you can do right now is attend the February 9 meeting to show your support. THANK YOU!

 

Bookfair continues on line and at University bookstore Through Sunday

If you missed the bookfair tonight, forgot to get a book on your list, or just want to buy more, you still can benefit Olympic Hills Elementary School’s library by purchasing your books at the University Book Store or online at ubookstore.com through Sunday, October 12. Use Promotion code OHE at the checkout. More details found in this Book Fair Flyer.

Thank you for supporting Olympic Hills Elementary.

PTA Meeting Thursday September 18, 6:00-7:30pm

All Olympic Hills Elementary Families, Staff, teachers, and community members are invited and welcomed to attend our Fall kick off meeting on September 18.

Potluck dinner starts at 6, please bring a main dish or side dish to share.

Meeting 6:30-7:30, childcare provided. Spanish Interpreter available.

Please come find out what we’re all about, and learn how you can get involved and connected with the Olympic Hills Elementary community.

Bring $10 per person if you want to join the PTA, Membership forms available on the PTA bulletin board in school or at the meeting.

Hope to see you there!

 

PTA membership is not required to participate or volunteer.