Welcome future Olympic Hills families!

Family Online Tours for Incoming Students

Families of incoming preschool, kindergarten, or new students – Please join us on February 4th for our online family tours at 10:00am or 5:30pm.

If you are unable to make it, please watch the Olympic Hills tour video here.

Olympic Hills School Tour

Kindergarten and New Student Enrollment

For families with incoming kindergarten students or students new to Seattle, registration is now open. Please help spread the word and encourage friends and neighbors to register their children for school. All new student registration, including kindergarten, is completed online at Enroll My Student webpage.

Holiday Gift Drive

Holiday Donations
 Olympic Hills is partnering with Wedgwood Elementary to collect donated gift items to offer help for families in need this winter season.

If you are able to contribute, please consider donating:

-gift cards to Target, QFC/Fred Meyer (Kroger), or Safeway

-art kits/arts and craft supplies

-science kits/Stem activities

-family and kid games


-kid books

-preschool toys

All donations received at Olympic Hills will go directly to Olympic Hills families.

Items can be purchased from our Amazon Wish list and will be delivered directly to Olympic Hills during office hours.

*You may also drop off donation items at Olympic Hills M-F 9am-2pm starting today through Wednesday 12/16. For health and safety, please ring the bell, let front office know you are dropping off, and leave item(s) outside main door. Someone will come out and pick items up.

If these times do NOT work for you, please email Melissa Teuton, RN (meteuton@seattleschools.org) to make alternate arrangements.

If you would like holiday support for your family, contact Angeline Nguyen at aanguyen@seattleschools.org.

It’s time to order Otter Gear!

Have you seen the Olympic Hills Elementary Otter shirts and always wanted one?  Now is your chance!  It’s Otter Gear Time!  Purple t-shirts with yellow writing are available in youth ($6), Women’s ($9), and Unisex ($9) sizes.  You can order a shirt through this online form: OHE Otter Gear Order Form or by filling out a paper order form available at the OHE lunch site.  Scholarships are available, just fill out the form!  Orders are due by November 12th.  

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


  • 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.”