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A big pancake thank you

Thank you to those of you who joined us for the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday. We raised  $1,438 for the PTA! A big thank you to the Lake City Lions Club for hosting and in particular to Chuck Dickey who organized it and the folks who cooked and served all of the delicious food. Thanks too to our wonderful teachers and volunteers who helped out on the day and to Bronwen Houck and Maggie Cheung for displaying student work from the after school Coloring and Art Clubs, and Michael Holland and the Olympic Hills Choir for their wonderful music and singing! 

It’s pancake breakfast time!

Join us this weekend for pancakes, eggs, and turkey sausage (GF pancakes available!) as we celebrate the end of a great year and raise money for the next. We’ll enjoy a performance from the school choir as well as check out what the after school photography, art, and color clubs have been up to!

This event is sponsored entirely by the Lake City Lions Club and all proceeds go to Olympic Hills. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for kids, or $20 for a family of two adults and two or more kids. Tickets are available at the door.

Bring your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, even your soccer team for great food and fun!

Principal evaluation survey for current OH parents

Interviews are getting underway for the OH principal position this Saturday, March 18. The PTA Board would like to provide the hiring team with parent feedback about our interim principal, Stacy Crum. Please fill out this PARENTS ONLY principal evaluation survey by this Thursday evening, March 16.

Know a parent who doesn’t check FB and isn’t a member of the PTA? Direct them to this link!

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/35PS6PH

JAMS looking for PTSA leaders and volunteers!

Current and Future Jane Addams Middle School Families: Now is the Time to Nominate Next Year’s PTSA Leaders (2017-18)!

The Jane Addams Middle School (JAMS) PTSA invites families to join our board.  Anyone can join the board, and the more diversity the better! Nominate yourself or a friend for one of the following key leadership positions.

There are also openings for other positions including Traffic & Transportation Chair(s), Volunteer Coordinator(s), Assistant Treasurer, Communications, Fundraising and PTSA Membership.

The Nominating Committee is seeking volunteers for all positions for next year’s leadership! Get involved! This is an amazing opportunity to work closely with Principal Montgomery and her amazing staff! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about ways to be part of the team!  Thanks for your participation! NCJAMSPTSA@gmail.com.

 

Nominating Committee Call for Volunteers17.18

Kindergarten tour dates

Hello families! It’s time to register that little one for kindergarten! To make the transition easier on both parents and kids, Olympic Hills is offering tours for prospective families. These are tours of our interim location at Cedar Park. Our new building will be ready for your kindergartner in Fall 2017.
Daytime Tours:

Friday, January 27th from 8:40 to 9:40 a.m.
(All school assembly from 8:10-8:30, visitors are welcome to come watch)

Wednesday, February 8th from 8:10 to 9:10 a.m.

Thursday, February 16th from 8:10-9:10 a.m.

Evening Tour/English Language Learner Info Night:

Tuesday, January 31st from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

We welcome all families!  No sign-up needed.  Please arrive a few
minutes before the start time so you can check in and start learning
about this amazing place, as well as our new building opening this
fall!   You are welcome to bring your child with you as long as you
can supervise him/her.  We look forward to seeing you.

Stacy Crum
Principal
Olympic Hills Elementary
206-252-4300

Olympic Hills, We’ll Shout Loudly!

Olympic Hills’ status as a Top Puget Sound-area elementary school made it into the Puget Sound Business Journal.

“This list aims to identify schools that have found success with students from a variety of backgrounds. It’s easy to see how schools like Medina Elementary and Blackwell Elementary, both with fewer than 2 percent of students receiving free and reduced lunch, rank high on lists of top schools. These are students whose parents are actively involved in their education, who read to them every night, who help them with their homework.

It’s rare to see these schools mixed in with schools like Olympic Hills Elementary and Van Asselt Elementary, both in Seattle, where three-quarters or more of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch.”

Read the whole thing here

New traffic plan for drop off and pick up

Please read the following letter to OH families and the surrounding community around Cedar Park regarding new traffic procedures!

Dear OHE Families and Community,

Thanks for being a part of our school community. We encountered some challenges our first year in Cedar Park and we are glad to report that we thrived! As we embark on a new year, we will continue to grow and improve together.

One area of improvement we have addressed for the new school year is traffic safety. You spoke, you swerved, you honked. We listened. OHE staff, PTA, Lake City Greenways, and Seattle City officials have collaborated to come up with ways to improve our drop-off procedures. We now have a plan that we hope will address the issues and ensure that students get to school safely.

Beginning Wednesday, September 7, we will implement a new morning drop-off policy between 7:15 and 8:00 AM. The most important changes

• Between 7:15 am and 8:00 am NE 135th ST will become one way on the block adjacent to the playground and school (between 37th and 39th)

• No U-turns will be permitted.

• No parking will be permitted on the north side of NE 135th St.

Please carefully review the attached map. Over the next few weeks, we will be communicating via many different channels in an attempt to make sure everyone is aware of the changes. If you have any questions, please call the office at 206-252-4300 or email jerothmeyer@seattleschools.org

Sincerely, Stacey Crum, Interim Principal, Olympic Hills Elementary Dedy Fauntleroy, Planning Principal, Cedar Park

All the details HERE

Map HERE

Final PTA Meeting Thursday June 16

Join us for our last PTA meeting of the school year. Thursday June 16.

Stephen from Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) will present information for where to find free summer lunches for kids as well as information on how to volunteer.

We will wrap up business, discuss some plans for next year.

And present the Acorn Award.

We will finish out the evening with a cake and ice cream social.

6:00 Potluck dinner (please bring a main or side dish to share)
6:30-7:25 meeting/social Free Childcare provided.

Hope to see you there!