The GLES PTA Social Justice and Equity Committee is excited to share our very first joint newsletter with our partner school -- Van Asselt @ African American Academy! Check out the story and many plans for our unique partnership. In particular, note that we are announcing our partnership kick off community picnic on June 9th, 2-4PM at Jefferson Park. Please save the date and plan to join us for food, fun, games, and shared community. More details to follow.
This, and all future issues of our Equity Partnership Newsletter, can be found here.
Green Lake Elementary's partner school, Van Asselt Elementary, is performing Disney's The Lion King, Jr. starting this Thursday and running through Saturday. Ticket information can be found below and may be purchased at the door.
Van Asselt Elementary @ African American Academy’s stage & gym
8311 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
Come listen to some live music by our resident teacher band and hang out with the Green Lake community to help raise money for our playground fund. The master plan is complete, now it is time to build the fund to get phase 1 going.
Music by Some Who Ain’t (the resident teacher band at Green Lake Elementary)
When: Friday April 26th, Doors open at 7:00, music starts at 8:00, end around 10:00
Where: Eagles Hall Aerie No. 1
8201 Lake City Way NE, Seattle WA 98115
Suggested donation: $10.00-$20.00 (or anything you want to donate!)
Can't make the concert but would like to contribute to the cause? Cash donations can be processed via PayPal, here.
Questions, contact John Leahy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our school is sponsoring a Diaper Drive to support families in need in our community. FamilyWorks in Wallingford hands out over 1,800 diapers and 30 packs of wipes per month (!) and they need help getting supplies to families. Our goal is to supply them with at least 2 months of diapers (that's 3,600 diapers!) and 60 packs of wipes. There are three ways to help out. Questions? Contact: email@example.com
(1) Donate funds - Just $15 can supply 80 diapers! Contributions for diapers can be made via the FamilyWorks website as a one-time or monthly contribution with “GLES Diaper Drive” in the ‘honor of’ box on the donation page - https://www.familyworksseattle.org/donate-online *Contributions are tax deductible.
(2) Donate diapers & unscented wipes - Add it to your Costco list! A donation box is available inside the GLES front doors until April 19th. Bring donations when you come to Literacy Night (April 2nd) or volunteer for Young Author's Day (April 3rd). Sizes most in need include Size 1, 3, 5, 6 and both 2T-3T and 4T-5T pull-ups. Diapers and wipes must be in sealed packages. For sanitary reasons, open packages cannot be accepted.
Use the GLES Amazon site to purchase diapers and make a contribution to GLES too! https://www.amazon.com/?tag=greendrago-20 Value brands: Amazon Brand (80 diapers for $15!), Pampers, Huggies
(3) Donate time - Parents and kids are invited to volunteer on Saturday, April 20th, for a 1 hour shift. Two shifts are available: 10am-11am and 11am-12pm at FamilyWorks (1501 N 45St). Volunteers will make diaper bundles and repackage wipes. We are looking for 10 volunteers for each shift right now but that number may increase depending on the number of diapers donated. FamilyWorks' Food Bank will also be open that day and families will have the chance to see how it operates. Sign up to volunteer today - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e49acaa22abf58-gles
Join us tomorrow night to review the final design plans for the GLES playground! Every person in attendance counts toward matching funds - bring the whole family and be sure to sign in so your presence counts! Immediately following this meeting, we will hold a very short PTA meeting. No childcare provided, but kids are welcome to stay.
Playground mtg @ 6pm
PTA meeting @7pm
Ticket Sales for the 2019 Annual Auction are now closed!
An online copy of the auction catalog can be found here.
We're still looking for a few volunteers to round out our event. Please take a look and see if there's anything you might be able to help with! Volunteer sign up info can be found here.
We look forward to seeing everyone Saturday at the big event!
Playground Community Meeting #2
Tuesday, February 26th 6-8pm
Green Lake Elementary Cafetorium
Please join us tomorrow night to participate in REVIEWING design ideas for the playground at Green Lake Elementary. This is a community event for adults and children. Snacks and beverages will be provided along w/ child care. The task for the evening is to review multiple design ideas that have been gathered from the community and provide input for a final design to be developed. Our goal is to have 100+ attendees to meet our volunteer obligations. Your participation is appreciated!
Thursday March 7, 6:00 - 7:30pm in the Cafetorium
Time to start creating, exploring, researching, testing, and having fun with learning.
Online Sign Up Form: Link to http://bit.ly/gles-stem-night-sign-up
The Zimbalist family and Green Lake Elementary School community want to honor and celebrate Mika and the joy he brought to all of us.
The GLES PTA has established this fund on behalf of the family to create a memorial in his honor while serving the school and community that he loved.
Please include a message to the family and we will notify the family of your donation and kind words.
We are honored to be working with the family on this memorial and will notify you upon its completion.
Please click here to make a donation via PayPal
The Social Justice & Equity Committees have been hard at work and want to ensure parents and students are able to stay informed and get involved. Attached please find the most recent SJ&E Meeting notes, as well as some recommended readings and events. To make these committees and their missions a success we need as much support as possible; we'd love for parents to take a look at it and HOPEFULLY sign up for some volunteer work and more. As always, if you would like to get involved with these committees, or have any questions, please feel free to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com.
The PTAs Social Justice and Equity Committees have received an invitation from our sister school, Van Asselt Elementary, to attend their Kids & Race presentation: Weds, February 6th, 5:30-7pm. Donations are welcome. Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org We would love to see you there!!
Dawn, Jamie and Marta
SPS budget talks are happening and cuts to librarians and library programs are on the table. In response, we are inviting students, families, and teachers to share the impact of their work every day to email@example.com by February 4th. Collecting stories, notes, and art into a ZINE which will be digital and hard copy!!!
Venture through the Wardrobe to the magical land of Narnia. Join the Green Lake Elementary 4th and 5th graders as they perform The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Performances are at Eckstein Middle School on Thursday, January 31st at 7pm, Friday, February 1st at 7pm and Saturday, February 2nd at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are by donation at the door ($10-$15 suggested). For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After school enrichment classes start today, 1/14! We are changing the student pickup procedure - be sure to pick up your student in their enrichment classroom after class. Outdoor Wilderness meets in the Garden, and Ultimate (starting 2/26) will meet in the front hallway or Mr. Leahy's room.
Registration is still open! Many classes still have some spots left.
Registration for after school enrichment classes starts Monday, 1/7 at 12pm! Sign up and view class details at www.6crickets.com. Email email@example.com with questions and for scholarship info. There is also a correction to the flyer that went home for the Stage Design Class. The session dates for Stage Design are 3/1-6/7.
Also, after-class pickup location will change starting this session. Please pick up your child in their enrichment classroom.
GLSA, the childcare across the street, invites you to participate in their Giving Tree Program this holiday season to benefit families in our Green Lake Elementary community. A tree is located across the street at GLSA and filled with 'ornaments' that list items to be purchased for families from within our school community for the holidays.
It's easy to participate...beginning Dec. 4th...
1. Stop by GLSA during the hours of 6:30am-8:30am and 2pm-6pm)....
2. Choose an ornament form the tree and purchase item
3. Attach gift receipt to ornament and tape both to UNWRAPPED gift
4. Return unwrapped gift with ornament and receipt to GLSA no later than Dec. 14th
Wishing you all a bright holiday season!
Spring Boys Lacrosse Registration is now open! Props Lax is recruiting all boys for recreational lacrosse, Grades K-8. All new and returning players are welcome. No prior experience necessary, regardless of age. Registration is open until practices begin on February 3rd, games start in early March!
Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in America, and Seattle. Lax is great at a young age. We work on hand eye coordination and we do lots of running (we start practice with a 400m) and strength building, we do push-ups every day.
For more information, please visit the club page - http://www.propslacrosse.org/ Questions? Contact Marcos Dachary or submit an inquiry via website.
PTA's Social Justice Committee has exciting news! We have officially partnered with Seattle Public Library's Green Lake Branch to bring exclusive reading offerings to your children, with special focus on diversity and inclusion and getting great conversations started at home (and beyond). With the assistance of SPL, a cultivated list will be updated monthly. By using this link, you will have the ability to place books on hold. What a great way to get your 20-minutes of reading in!!