Please join us October 20th for our General Membership meeting and Family Resource night from 6:30-7:30!

Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Mission / Who we are / What we do!
  • Overview of Social Justice Curriculum
  • Update from Principal DeBell
  • PTA Business
  • bienvenida 
  • nuestra misión, quienes somos, que hacemos 
  • revisión del syllabus del justicia social 
  • novedades de la directora debell 
  • agenda de financiera del pta  

Please email us or send us a message on Facebook if you would like the link to join our zoom meeting!


Envíenos un correo electrónico o envíenos un mensaje en Facebook si desea el enlace para unirse a nuestra reunión de zoom.

Update from Principal DeBell 8/31/2020

Good evening Olympic Hills families,

As I mentioned last week, I may send more emails as we get closer to the start of school! I want to apologize my last email did not go out translated as it usually does. Please see below for updates (some new and some repeated):

  • Family Information Sessions Wednesday 9/2: Administration will share start of school information about remote learning, schedules, technology, etc. with time for questions. Both sessions in English and Spanish. 
  • Class assignments are ready! Your child’s teacher will reach out to you by Wednesday.
  • Strong Start Sept 4th-10th: Students have class 8:30-10:30 with two hours of independent work in the afternoon. Class will include social emotional learning, virtual routines, introduction to Microsoft Teams and Seesaw, literacy activities, and introductions to specialists such as art, music, and PE. Each family will have a Family Connection Meeting with their teacher during the week.
  • Schedules will be posted on our website Wednesday.
  • Device Distribution: If you are new and do not have a device for Strong Start, please let your child’s teacher know when they reach out to you tomorrow or Wednesday, and we will have some available this week. Laptops will be handed out to 3rd-5th graders September 9th. We anticipate iPads for PreK-2nd will be available in the next two weeks. 
  • Welcome Back Event September 9th:  Please join us from 4pm-7pm for a socially-distanced opportunity to meet your teacher and pick up school supplies! Families will drive (or walk) by the cafeteria, and staff will greet and hand out supplies, including a bin, pencil pouch, pencils, crayons, white board, and white board markers.
    • 4pm-5pm: PreK, K, 3rd
    • 5pm-6pm: 1st, 4th
    • 6pm-7pm: 2nd, 5th
  • Contact Information:

Please reach out with any questions or feedback!

Libby DeBell

Principal, Olympic Hills Elementary School

e: ecdebell@seattleschools.org | m: (206) 556-6296

Olympic Hills Elementary… Where Kids and Teachers Love to Learn and Grow

Welcome to our 2020 Kindergartners and soon-to-be Otter Families!

Here is some important information on the welcoming of kindergartners to Olympic Hills Elementary in a few short weeks! We are so excited to welcome you to our school and amazing community.

Families are invited to our Jump Start welcome party!

Tuesday Aug 11, 2-4 PM. Stop by the circular drive at school to register your child, meet the teachers, pick up school supplies and receive technology and internet support.

If you are unable to make this time, please reach out the Jump start teachers (emails below) or reply to the email from a OHE teacher to arrange a different time for a socially distancing welcome.

Zoom parent information meetings:

Session 1: Monday 8/17 @ 10:45 AM

Session 2: Monday 8/17 @ 5:30 PM

Join us virtually to hear plans for Jump Start and the year ahead. Bring your questions!

Jump Start: Will occur virtually daily August 17-21

Student sessions will be held daily, 10:00-10:40 am, the week of August 17-21. Zoom will be our virtual learning platform for these sessions.

Still have questions? Please email our Jump start lead teachers:

Ms. Fuller (vnfuller@seattleschools.org)

Ms. Morris (mmmorris@seattleschools.org)

Chalk the Walk

ALL are invited!  Please join our Olympic Hills Elementary PTA, students, staff, families, and community and CHALK the WALK from June 15th through June 19th with messages and pictures of support for justice and equality.  We hope this will spark urgently needed conversations with kids about racial injustice while allowing everyone in our community to participate.

Let’s create some bold, artful messaging for everyone in our community. What matters to you right now? What kind of change do you want to see in the world?

For health and safety, this event will happen on our own sidewalks, driveways, apartment common areas, closed Stay Healthy Streets, and at the times that work for each family.  

FREE sidewalk chalk will be available at the Supply Station at OHE starting on Monday, June 15th.  Teachers will also be delivering chalk to families at apartments near OHE.

**SEND US PHOTOS** of your Chalk the Walk social activism and we will post them on the @OlympicHillsElementary PTA Facebook Page throughout the week.  Photos can be sent to olympichillspta@gmail.com or use the hashtag #otterschalk on social media! Please note that submissions will appear on our public Facebook page.

 Thank you for participating!  Let’s go!

Todos están invitados! Únete a nuestro pta, estudiantes, familias, comunidad y a todos el equipo de ohe en el evento pintado con tizas en las veredas; este 15 y 19 de junio. Este evento los invita a crear mensajes e imágenes de igualdad y justicia. Esperamos que esto sea una buena oportunidad para crear conversaciones sobre los temas de injusticia racial. Este tema es sumamente urgente de entablar una buena comunicación y entendimiento con los niños. Con una buena participación y conversación, crearemos una comunidad súper saludable y acogedora para todos nuestros vecinos.

Esperamos crear mensajes audaces e ingeniosos para todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad estudiantil. Por qué es importante en estos momentos? Qué tipo de cambios quieres ver en el mundo? Para la salud y seguridad de todos, este evento se realizara en nuestras propias aceras, entradas de vehículos, áreas comunes de apartamentos, calles cerradas que ya están marcadas con las señales de Stay Healthy, y  en los horarios que mejor funcionen para cada familia.

Nosotros proveeremos las tizas y estará disponible en la estación de suministros en nuestra escuela a partir del lunes 15 de junio. Los maestros también entregaran tizas a las familias…

Envíanos fotos de tu mensaje social y las publicaremos en nuestra página del Facebook de @olympichillselementary pta y estarán disponibles durante toda la semana. Las fotos pueden ser enviadas a olympichillspta@gmail.com es importante recalcar que estas fotos serán publicadas al público en general en nuestra página del Facebook.  Gracias por participar! Que empiece la fiesta!!!

Black Lives Matter

Dear OHE community:

We support our Black students, families, and staff and believe that OHE students are responsible, safe, kind, and helpful and are great forces for love and change in our world. You can print these signs, which were made available by signsforprotest.com to show your support at the OHE Staff Caravan on Wednesday at 7PM. There will also be copies available at the Supply Station at OHE on Wednesday during lunch service.

OHE PTA stands with our Black students, families and staff.

Olympic Hills Elementary School PTA

Much appreciated!

For Teacher Appreciation Week teachers and staff received a postcard from the PTA with comments from students and their grown-ups. Scroll down to read some of them! Thank you everyone for sharing and submitting the lovely quotes.

Here are some fun quotes sent in by parents and students.  Enjoy!

“The most important thing I learned from my teacher is reading, writing and correcting my spelling when I made a mistake.”

“Because of the teachers and staff at OHE, they all help people when they are hurt, taking them to nurse’s office. They help other teachers do their work and help each other, they work all day.”

“If the teachers and staff at OHE were plants, theyd be sunflowers because every teacher is like a sunflower at school! ❤🌻

“The most important thing I have learned from my teacher is math, because I LOVE math! If the teachers and staff at OHE were plants, they’d be flowers, because they’re BEAUTIFUL!”

“Because of the teachers and staff at OHE, we have an amazing school community filled with thoughtful self-managers, inquisitive minds, and responsible young humans!”

“My favorite thing about the OHE Teachers and staff is how kind they all are!”

“My favorite thing about the OHE Teachers and staff is…How kind all of them are!”

“My favorite thing about the Olympic Hills Teachers and Staff is that they seem to know everyone even if the student isn’t in their class. I would describe Olympic Hills Teachers and Staff as highly supportive.”

“My favorite thing about the Olympic Hills Teachers and Staff is that they go above and beyond in so many ways to instruct, celebrate, and support their students.  I would describe Olympic Hills Teachers and Staff as kind, creative, and amazing dancers.  If the OH Teachers and Staff were superheros, they would be The League of Extraordinary Educators.”

“My favorite thing about OHE teachers and staff is that they are kind and they teach math and everything else. If they were superheroes they’d be Spiderman, Spiderwoman and Batgirl because they’re brave and fearless!”

“My favorite thing about Olympic Hills Teacher and Staff is that they are friendly and caring towards every student. If I describe them, I would say they have the ability to build caring relationships with each student. If OH Teacher and Staff were a superhero’s, they would be Champions of OH🤘.”

“My favorite thing about the Olympic Hills Teachers and Staff is that they make learning fun.”

“I would describe Olympic Hills Teachers and Staff as very loving and caring.”

“If the OH Teachers and Staff were a superhero, they would be the best superhero ever.”

“What I love about OHE Teachers and Staff is that they are focused on learning and they are helpful and kind.”

It’s time to order a Memory Book! Please submit your order and pay by May 11th. Es hora de pedir los libros de recuerdos. Envié su pedido y pagué antes del 11 de mayo.

Dear OHE Families,

This year’s Memory Book has wonderful photos of a very memorable year–we hope your kids will love seeing their friends and teachers!  You can use the attached online order form and pay with check (payable to OHE PTA) or PayPal.  Memory Books are $15 and scholarships are available!  Please submit your order and pay by May 11th.  More information is in the form.  Thank you!

Click HERE to order.

***ALL 5th grade students will receive a FREE book as a graduation gift from the PTA.  You do not need to order a book for your 5th grade student.***
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Estimadas familias del OHE,

Los libros de recuerdos de este año tienen fotos maravillosas. Esperamos que a sus hijos les encante ver a sus amigos y maestros. Use el formulario para pedir electrónicamente o envié un cheque (a nombre del pta de oh) o también lo puede hacer por paypal. Los libros de memoria cuestan $15.00 y también tenemos becas disponibles! Envié su pedido y pagué antes del 11 de mayo. Tenemos más información adjunto al formulario. Gracias!

Haga clic aquí para ordenar.

***Todos los estudiantes del 5to grado, recibirán un libro gratis como regalo de graduación del pta. No es necesario pedir un libro si su estudiante es del quinto grado.***

Ways to Help Our Community

Dear Members,

 Thank you to all of you who have offered to help our community during the school closure.  Here are some ways you can support our students and families right now:

 1) Bring books, puzzles, and games to the Free Library set up outside of the lunch room doors in the drop off zone at school.  We started the library with donations from the Seattle Public Library and want to keep it full of books to keep our kids reading and engaged.  Please swing by and grab some new books for your kiddos, too! We’d love to have more books for older students (middle school and high school) as well.

 2)  We’ll be setting up a Free School Supply Station soon!  Here is a link to our Amazon Wish List but you can also bring in any extra supplies you may have at home.  All Amazon packages will be delivered to a board member’s home and then the station will be re-stocked every week as needed.  And if you need any supplies, please make sure to stop by and load up! There have been some issues with the delivery address and I’m so sorry if this added confusion and stress.  Everything is now fixed!

 3)  Olympic Hills Elementary School is incredibly lucky to work with many nonprofit organizations who provide services to meet the needs of our school community.  If you are looking to make a financial donation to an organization that is serving our community, please consider donating to:

  • Hunger Intervention Program (HIP): HIP’s innovative programs bring cooking demonstrations to local food banks and vital meals to neighbors in need through our Summer Meals for Kids and our recently established weekly Senior Community Lunch. Our Healthy HIP Packs program provides vital weekend food support to children at risk of hunger when they are out of school.  Donations can be made directly to HIP HERE.
  • Food Is Love: Right now, people are struggling to eat and restaurants are struggling to stay open. With your donations, Food Is Love is pairing the two to help both survive.  This program has recently been expanded to North Seattle and local restaurants in the Lake City area are providing nutritious meals to families from several North Seattle schools.  It’s a win win! Donations can be made directly to Food Is Love HERE.  You can specify Food Is Love in the designation field.
  • North Helpline: North Helpline believes that all deserve adequate food, housing, and respect.  They assist our neighbors in obtaining basic needs that affirm their human dignity and worth.  North Helpline directly serves our Olympic Hills and Lake City community and donations can be made directly to North Helpline HERE.

4)  The district is working hard to offer online learning opportunities to students.  And parents/adult family members can help! Are you able to offer remote technical support to parents/ caregivers within your area?  If so, please fill out THIS FORM from the Seattle Council PTSA and they’ll help connect you with parents who need assistance.

5)  If you are looking to make a donation to help provide devices to support distance learning for Seattle Public Schools students, you can donate directly to the Alliance for Education (Seattle)  HERE. 

6) Seattle Council PTSA has put together THIS FORM to match those with resources to help and those who need support during this time.  And it’s working! Please consider filling it out if you either need support (groceries, help with errands, remote tutoring for your students, etc.) or if you can provide support.  They’ll reach out to you when a match has been made. 

 Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help you in any way.  We miss you all and hope that you are healthy and well!

 Take care,

 Jennie and the OHE PTA Board

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Queridos Miembros,


gracias a todas las personas que han ofrecido ayudar a nuestra comunidad durante el cierre temporal de la escuela. Hay muchas formas en las que puedes apoyar a nuestros estudiantes y familias en este momento.


1) Puede traer libros, rompecabezas y juegos a nuestra biblioteca gratuita que se encuentra  cerca al portón del comedor en la zona donde puedes dejar y recoger a tu estudiante. nuestra biblioteca, empezó con las donaciones de la biblioteca pública de seattle y nuestra meta es mantenerla llena de libros para que nuestros niños/as puedan leer y participar. Puede venir y tomar algunos libros nuevos para sus hijos/as. nos encantaría tener más libros para los estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria, si tiene algunos, no dude en donarlos a nuestra biblioteca escolar. 


2) Pronto abriremos una estación de suministros escolares completamente gratis! aquí hay algunos enlaces en nuestra lista de deseos de amazon, pero también puede traer cualquier tipo de donación de suministro, las cuales lo  pueden tener en casa. Todos los paquetes de amazon serán entregados en la casa de uno de los miembros de la junta y luego la estación repondrá cada semana según sea la necesidad. Si ud. necesita algunos suministros, asegúrese de pasar y recogerlos! Tuvimos algunos problemas con las dirección de entrega y lamentamos mucho si esto agrego confusión y estrés a algunos de ustedes. Pero ahora, ya todo esta arreglado!


3) Nuestra escuela primaria – Olympic Hills esta increíblemente afortunada de trabajar  con muchas organización sin fines de lucro que brindan muchos servicios para ayudar a las necesidades de nuestra comunidad escolar. Si tiene intenciones de hacer donaciones financieras a una de las organizaciones que actualmente esta ayudando a nuestra comunidad, por favor considere donar en:

  •  HIP – Programa de Intervención Contra el Hambre – el programa hip lleva demostraciones de cocina a los centros de alimentos y comidas que son vitales para los vecinos mas necesitados. así como también preparan comidas para los niños todos los veranos y almuerzos semanales para los mayores de edad. nuestro programa healthy hip pacs brinda apoyo durante el fin de semana a todos los niños que por alguna razón, padecen de hambre y están fuera de la escuela – toda las donaciones se pueden hacer directamente al HIP – aquí.
  • Food Is Love – en estos momentos existen tantas personas que necesitan comer y los restaurantes necesitan mantenerse abiertos. Con cualquier tipo de donaciones, food is love, ha establecido una manera de ayudar a ambos. este programa ha expandido su asistencia hasta el norte de seattle y los restaurantes locales de nuestra área lake city y están proporcionando comidas muy nutritivas a muchas familias en el norte de seattle. Es una gran alegría! Las donaciones se pueden hacer directamente aquí- food is love  ahí pueden especificar food is love en el área especificado.
  •  North Helpline –  es la consigna de línea de ayuda en el norte – que todos merecen vivienda, respeto y una alimentación adecuada. ellos ayudan a nuestros vecinos en obtener suministros básicos para así darles una vida digna y valor humano. North Helpline ayuda directamente a nuestra comunidad de Olympic Hills y Lake City, ustedes pueden hacer donaciones directas a North Helpline aquí.

4) El distrito se encuentra constantemente trabajando en ofrecer oportunidades de aprendizaje virtual a todos los estudiante, padres y familiares. Si puedes ofrecer asistencia técnica remota a los padres que se encuentra en tu área, por favor complete es formulario del PTSA – del consejo de Seattle, y ellos se pondrán en contacto para conectarles con padres que necesitan ayuda.

5) Si desea hacer donaciones de dispositivos electrónicos para ayudar con el aprendizaje virtual/a distancia de las escuelas publicas de Seattle. Puede hacerlo directamente en la alianza para la educación – aquí.

6) El consejo del PTSA de seattle, ha preparado este formulario para informar a todos aquellos que cuenten con recursos para así ayudar a los que lo necesitan. Y esta funcionando! No dude en completar este formulario si necesita ayuda de alimentos o de tutorial remota para sus estudiantes o cualquier otro tipo de ayuda que necesite. Y si usted puede ayudar, el consejo se comunicara con usted en cuanto alguien necesite de la ayuda que usted ofrece.

Por favor, no dude en hacernos saber si tiene pregunta alguna o si lo podemos ayudar de una u\otra manera. Los extrañamos tremendamente y esperamos que todos estén sanos y bien.

cuídense,

Jennie y la Junta de la PTA de OHE

Let’s Move Olympic Hills!

Our PE teachers, Ms. Stephenson & Ms. Meyer are missing our energetic, kind and responsible students. They have created this Facebook page and hope to connect with many of the students and families! Follow the link for ideas on how students can have the ability to stay active at home with FRIENDS & FAMILY. The teachers will be posting different activities for STUDENTS, FRIENDS & FAMILIES to do together.