Do you love numbers and spreadsheets? Looking for a behind-the-scenes way to make our school great? The PTA is looking for a first year Treasurer for the 21-22 school year. This position is a 2 year commitment and works closely with the second year treasurer. The first year is largely spent learning the ropes in preparation for the second year. No PTA board experience or accounting/finance experience necessary. It's a great way to learn more about all of the things the PTA does as well as to help influence our direction and decisions without being out in front of the crowd. Our current PTA board is welcoming and friendly. All are welcome - please join us!
The PTA needs you! Want to get an inside look at all of the things the PTA does to support our school? Come join us as next year's Co-President! This is a 2 year commitment and a co-position, so you've always got a partner to help solve problems and find the answers. No prior experience on the PTA board is necessary - your first year will be spent learning the ropes. A lot has changed over the past two years - come help us guide our programs to continue to support our school in the best way possible. All are welcome!
If you participated in the Virtual Science Fair this spring, then you earned a prize voucher for $10 to spend at Math 'n' Stuff ! Voucher codes are posted in Flipgrid as a "comment" on each video submission, so you should see it when logged in. (If your friend uploaded your video, ask them to log in and let you know your voucher code).
You can redeem your Voucher in-person at Math 'n' Stuff in the Roosevelt neighborhood, or order online and pick up curbside.
Any questions or trouble accessing Flipgrid, please email Kim Decker. Great work, Green Lake Dragons!
Now that the weather is nice, it’s time to dust off your social skills and meet us at the park!
The PTA will be hosting park playdates throughout the rest of the school year so that kids can get together and play, and parents can socialize. Everyone is welcome at any (or all!) of the playdates. Look for the Green Lake Elementary t-shirts and stop by to say hi! Playdates will be held every Wednesday evening and Saturday (alternating mornings and afternoons) at various neighborhood parks for the rest of the school year.
Let us know you’re interested by signing up here!
**Although it is helpful if you let us know which playdates you are planning to attend so we can plan accordingly, it's not required. All are welcome and we'd love to see you even if it's a last minute decision. Hope to see you at the park!
Sat 5/22, 10am @ Green Lake Playground
Wed 5/26, 5pm @ Maple Leaf Playground
Sat 5/29, 3pm @ Meridian Playground
Wed 6/2, 5pm @ Wallingford Playground
Sat 6/5, 10am @ Cowen park Playground
Wed 6/9, 5pm @ Green Lake Playground
Sat 6/12, 3pm @ Maple Leaf Playground
Wed 6/16, 5pm @ Gas Works Park
Due to COVID, student photos were not taken at school this year. The PTA has coordinated with Yuen Lui to offer an optional independent photo event for families who wish to commemorate this year with a student photo.
Families who would like to order photo packages can choose between 2 sign up days to photograph students at their studio. Sessions are timed in 5-minute increments for social distancing, and masks should only be removed for the photo. These photo sessions are completely optional and will not be used for the yearbook (unless submitted by a family), nor will they be used in any official capacity in the school system.
Photo packages can also be preordered at the link below.
Tuesday, May 25th, and Thursday May 27th 3pm-7pm
Yuen Lui Studio
924 NE 63rd St
Seattle, WA 98115
Sign up for a photo time slot: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4caca72fabf5ce9-green
Order your picture packages today on the Yuen Lui website: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000858066#login
The PTA is in planning mode for next year and we need your help! Tell us what worked this past year, what didn’t, and any ideas you have for next year. Please take a few minutes to fill out our feedback survey – it can be done anonymously and is open to all parents/guardians, teachers, and staff at Green Lake Elementary regardless of PTA membership status. We’re diving deep into planning starting Monday so we’d love to have your response by this Sunday the 16th. Thank you!
GLES PTA 20-21 Feedback survey
Join Jen McCormick, clinical director at the Healing Center Seattle, in a 2-part series hosted by the Green Lake Elementary PTA.
April 8th and 22nd from 6:30-7:30pm. Adults only, please.
Pre-register for the link at: email@example.com
We did it! Not only did we hit the fundraising goal, we surpassed it! We received so many donations in response to our call for help and we remain eternally grateful to be a part of this amazing community. Thank you for helping us to fund additional school staffing, student scholarships, family support, classroom reimbursements, library books, and so much more.
Now that we are finished fundraising for the general fund, please be on the lookout for a survey to help us plan our budgeting priorities for next year.
This has been a year unlike any other. Despite the overwhelming stress, change, worry, and fear, our community has held strong, lifted each other up, and inspired us all to get through this beast of a year together. Now that the return to school is approaching, the PTA acknowledges that the decision to return carries many mixed emotions and we fully support and respect the choices each individual will make. We will continue to support our kids and our educators, whether in our building or staying remote.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Green Lake.
The final, direct ask fundraising campaign for our general PTA fund is happening for one week only, from March 17th to March 24th. Because we cannot gather for an auction this year, this is our last chance to hit our fundraising goal, and we need your help! Donate here.
Although this year has been anything but typical, the bulk of our budget has still gone to supplemental staffing, teacher supply reimbursements, the library, family support, and Social Justice and Equity. Did you know that SPS does not provide guidance counselors for most elementary schools? Please help us continue these important programs for next year.
Multiple your donation! We have a donor willing to match your tax deductible donations (dollar for dollar) until we hit our goal. Please take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to close the gap and fund our students' programs. While a $75 donation per family will get us to our fundraising goal, donations of any amount and truly appreciated. Every dollar counts!
For those who qualify, don't forget to submit your donation for an employer match and make your dollars count even further.
Donate here or via Paypal here.
Checks payable to Green Lake Elementary PTA can be dropped off at the school.
But don't stop there. We also need your voice! SPS is facing major funding shortfalls this year. Join us in advocating for the state to fully fund all Seattle schools. "Fund Our Schools" postcards and instructions are available to pick up at the school. Your voice is important!
Please join us for our next PTA general meeting, Wednesday, March 17th at 7pm. Our focus this month is on school funding. Come learn where our PTA dollars are going, and how to advocate for more state spending on education. School staff will be speaking about the Professional Development training paid for by PTA funds last spring. We will also be discussing our current advocacy campaign to encourage legislators to fully fund our schools – we need everyone’s voice!
*Check the Dragon Newsletter for the Zoom link*
Green Lake students are learning about density, acids and bases, and different kinds of chicken nuggets in the Virtual Science Fair! See what your friends are working on and submit your video by March 21 at Flipgrid.com. Ask your teacher or room parent for the Join Code.
Click here for all details.
Contact Kim Decker, PTA STEM Committee Chair, with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
School funding in our state is currently in a dire situation. The funding gap all of our schools are facing is unprecedented, and our students are likely to suffer the consequences.
There are bills currently proposed to address that, but we need your help to help make these bills the law.
The PTA has supplied FUND OUR SCHOOLS postcards, available to be picked up at the school, along with a printed sheet of information about the current legislative bills and representative contact information (in link below). Please pick up a few to write to your representatives ASAP - let them know that school funding is important to everyone in our district.
*Click the file below to read more about these bills and for the representative's contact information.
Seattle Schools Visual & Performing Arts/The Creative Advantage secured funds for schools to purchase instructional materials for visual arts programs. We were able to use these funds to purchase additional art supplies creating individual Art Totes for each GLES student. Ms. Hammer and Mr. Salcedo will instruct your student on how to use the items in the Art Tote as soon as next week!
The supplies are ready for pick-up in the school covered entryway starting today, Wednesday Feb. 24th, during the following times:
*We are hoping all totes will be picked up by March 5th.*
We can’t meet for STEM Night this year, but we can still share our projects, experiments, and research from home in a Virtual Science Fair. Submit your video by March 14 at Flipgrid.com. Please ask your teacher or room parent for the Join Code.
The final product will be a Flipgrid page that all Green Lake students and teachers can access to watch and learn what their peers have discovered! You can comment or ask questions of other presenters, just like at STEM Night. Participants will be entered to a raffle for prizes!
Choose your Topic or Question:
Dig in to your Topic:
Recording your Video:
Submitting your Video:
Check out the Flipgrid page for video examples!
Contact Kim Decker, PTA STEM Committee Chair, with questions: email@example.com
The Drama Dragons are back in Action and this time the casting call is open to all ages and schools!
We will be changing actors every scene to minimize in-person interactions so there are lots of parts big and small for all. We are casting ALL AGES (with priority given to 5th graders and then 4th graders from the last film project). So get a friend or 2 together and do a scene from "The Princess Bride" and have fun performing again.
Time Commitment: Each scene will have 1 or 2 Zoom rehearsals in March, will meet once in April on location (in masks) for in person blocking rehearsal and possible costume fitting and then will film over 1 or 2 days on location in May. The film will have a summer release if all goes well. So if you are in only one scene it is a 4-5 day commitment with the time being less than an hour except the film day which might be longer.
The cost is $150/student, $100 for siblings. Please register here by March 1st.
Check out the script link here
List of parts link here
**For Green Lake Families: If the cost presents a hardship for your family please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for scholarship assistance.**
The last film, Adventures of a Comic Book Artist, was a huge success! If you haven’t already, donate here to view it!
Contact Molly Goldman email@example.com with any questions!
Green Lake Elementary's new playground isn't done yet, and we're just a few weeks away from our fundraising deadline. We've raised over $170K since September and need just another $50K by April 1st to get our ADA ramp and accessible hillside play structures in time for the new school year.
Please share this message with your friends, family, neighbors, and workplace. Tell everyone to visit our GoFundMe page to learn more and donate today!
Contact Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Looking for a fun activity to do during Mid-Winter Break? Look no further! This worked so well during winter break we are offering it again! Join us daily at 12pm to watch a movie with other GLES students! Parents, please enter your email information in the Form link here or below to be included on the distribution list for secure movie links.
Monday 2/15 - Turbo (PG, 1hr 36min) Tuesday 2/16 - A Shawn the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (G, 1hr 26min) Wednesday 2/17 - Muppets Most Wanted (PG, 1hr, 49min) Thursday 2/18 - Latte and the Magic Waterstone (TV-Y, 1hr 22min) Friday 2/19 - Puss in Boots (PG, 1hr 32min)
Note: Chat will be monitored and if unkind or inappropriate content is used, the movie will be shut down. Please follow up with your kids on expected behavior.
Please enter your email in the below form to be included in the secure distribution list! https://bit.ly/3ryeRml
Email Jennifer at NewFamilies@greenlakedragons.org with any questions!
Dig into Science, Engineering, or Math and get ready for the 2021 Virtual Science Fair! In early March, students will be invited to submit a short video describing a project, experiment, or question they investigated. These videos will make up our 2021 Virtual Science Fair, since we can't get together in person this year. All students in K-5 are welcome to participate. Teams are okay - just stay safe in your pods or bubbles. All types and scopes of project are encouraged - the only requirement is to be curious about something and dive in to figure it out! Did we mention there will be prizes?
*For more info contact Kim @ email@example.com
There's still time! Show your Green Lake school pride by purchasing some awesome new GLES apparel and other fun Dragon items. Ship directly to your home or pick-up at the school in the large group order. Sale ends Sunday February 15th so get your's now!
Contact Jen Seibert firstname.lastname@example.org for
There will be 2 Virtual Tour/Open Houses starting Feb. 3rd (10:00 am) and tomorrow Feb. 4th at 5:00 pm. These will also be recorded and posted afterward for those who cannot come. This is a good opportunity to learn more about our school, which is especially helpful if you have an incoming kindergartner next year. Enrollment for new students (including kindergarten students) for 2021-22 started Monday, January, 4, 2021. Open enrollment for School Choice will
be February 1-19, 2021.
*You will need to RSVP to these events. GLES New Student/Family Tour RSVP.
The final date for school choice is Feb. 19th.
If you weren't able to pick-up your t-shirt yesterday - no problem! They will be available starting tomorrow and all of next week at the office during office hours (Mon-Thurs 8-2:30pm and Friday 8-1:00pm). Swing on by and get yours!
Just like last year, the PTA's Social Justice & Equity Committee will be sponsoring the cost of these t-shirts for all students, teachers, and staff to wear during Black Lives Matter at School week, which is Feb 1-5, to ensure we can all stand in solidarity. For those who are able, willing, and wanting to make a donation toward offsetting that cost -- We thank you in advance. You can donate to the SJE committee here: greenlakeelementary.schoolauction.net/fundraisers2020/sje
Looking to learn more about the national movement, Black Lives Matter at School Week, and its origins right here in Seattle Public Schools? Take a look here. And feel free to reach out to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or pick-up timing conflicts.
-GLES PTA Social Justice & Equity Committee
general pta meetings
The last meeting is June 9th at 7:00pm
All are welcome!
The 3rd Wednesday every other month
Check the calendar to view the dates