Prep for the 2019 GLES Tree Sale is underway! We thank you in advance for volunteering for this wonderful all school fundraiser! Please note that each week has been assigned grades but please pick what works best for your schedule!
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* Grades K/1 Dec 1-7
* Grades 2/3 Dec 8-14
* Grades 4/5 Dec 15-21 (or when trees run out!)
Questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The PTA needs your help! If you’ve ever considered volunteering for a role with the PTA, now is the time as we have several important roles that need to be filled. Many of these roles have a small time commitment and can be done without physically being at the school. Below is a short summary of open positions. Please reach out to Amy or Sarah at email@example.com with any questions or for more information!
Board Positions: Take a seat at the table! Join the PTA board and learn about all of the different things the PTA does for our school.
Multi-Arts Chair – In charge of vocal music, artist-in-residence and 2-3 enrichment assemblies. The planning has already been done for this year so it’s a perfect time to learn the role with a minimal time commitment!
Facilities Chair - Serves on the school safety committee as the liaison between SPS and PTA regarding safety and building issues. Attends periodic GLES safety meetings and PTA board meetings. All year long commitment but only a few hours a month.
Volunteer Coordinator – Help lead the charge in finding volunteers for some of our biggest events! Our current volunteer coordinator has been in the role for many years and will work concurrently with the new person for the rest of the year – a perfect opportunity to get involved if you are new to the school!
Reader board – great for someone who is regularly at the school, maybe for drop off or pick up. The reader board is the big green sign in front of the school. It is updated with predetermined messages twice per month.
Staff Appreciation – Help us show our teachers how great they are! This position organizes several staff appreciation lunches throughout the year. Generally the food is donated by parents and there is a small budget to help fill in any gaps in donations.
Courageous Cross-Cultural Conversations
When: Tuesday, November 19th at 7p-9p
Where: GLES cafetorium 2400 N 65th
Who*: all adults are welcome (including those not involved with the GLES community)
Why: We can all learn to be better communicators and listeners
Note* This discussion is geared for adults only. Childcare will only be provided for GLES students.
Donald Felder, Delbert Richardson, Tilman Smith
What happens when we find ourselves in the middle of a conflict with someone we are in community with? This workshop will focus on those instances when we feel deeply attached to our view points and have difficulty imagining and navigating differing perspectives. These moments can be especially challenging when the disagreements are cross-cultural and deeply connected to our realities and lived experiences. Borrowing from the work of Glenn Singleton and Cultures Connecting, and focusing on individual and collective values concerning school climate, Dr. Felder, Delbert Richardson, and Tilman Smith will provide a model for navigating these moments as well as opportunities for participants to practice new skills that can lead to desired goals for the school community.
Individual retakes are tomorrow and we need 1-2 people to help facilitate from 8-10am. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or to volunteer your time!
It's that time of year and the folks at Tree Sale Central need YOU to help with Tree People (Lead) positions!! Join us Tuesday, November 5th, 6:30-8:30p at Latona Pub to sign up for shifts and learn about the super important role!! email TreeSale@GreenLakeDragons.org for more information or to let us know you are game!
GLES families have been invited by the West Woodland Elementary PTA to hear a presentation by Sharon H. Chang tonight, 10/10 from 6:30 - 8:30 at West Woodland Elementary. Please see below for description of event provided by West Woodland Elementary. Please note, no childcare will be provided for GLES students.
Over the last two decades the multiracial population has expanded at lightning speed. From 2000 to 2010, those who reported they were multiple races grew by 32 percent. It is estimated the mixed-race population will grow 176 percent over the next four decades, more than any group by far. And yet, while we are seeing the increased use of multiracial bodies in advertising, we are not seeing a corresponding representation of authentic multiracial stories and lived lives. Mixed-race children are still the least represented in children's literature. Young multiracial adults cannot earn a degree in Critical Mixed Race Studies at any higher institution in the US. As parents raising this rapidly growing Mixed generation, we have a huge gap to fill. Come join author Sharon H. Chang to learn about multiracial experiences and how to support our children in developing positive mixed-race identity.
Reminder that this Friday is our annual Walk & Roll-a-Thon! Fixed pledge amounts can be donated online here. Pledges on a per lap bases should be reflected on the form sent home with students last week. All pledge sheets & donations are due by Oct. 18th.
Remember this event happens rain or shine! If it's projected to be a rainy day, maybe consider sending a change of clothes to school with your student...
Here's this year's schedule:
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This Friday, Sept 20 is the GLES Family Potluck (5:30-7:30pm in the Cafetorium). This is a welcome to school for our new families and welcome back to returning families; a casual get-together to strengthen our school community. Families are encouraged to bring any dish they'd like to share (kid friendly food encouraged).
Who: all students and their families
Location: Cafetorium & Olallie Garden
The GLES Active Transportation Group is calling for Volunteers to help with the Bike Rodeo. No experience necessary. We are looking to have 6 or 7 stations and each station needs about 2 volunteers to help organize / corral / instruct / our young cyclists and make this a safe and successful event. If you are planning on attending with your student, perhaps consider coming a half hour earlier to help set up and learn how you can staff a station. The Bike Rodeo is this Saturday, 9/21 from 2pm to 4pm on the Green Lake Elementary School Playground. Contact Douglas Dohan - email@example.com or text 206.321.3642
Come to the Green Lake Elementary School Playground any time from 2-4 to join in the Bike Safety Rodeo. The Bike Safety Rodeo in a fun opportunity for young riders to learn and practice important bicycle safety skills and techniques in the controlled environment of the school playground. Students learn how to check their bikes prior to riding, approach intersections, scan the road for cars and obstacles, ride in straight and predictable manner all while having fun. Below are some of the stations planned
With the start of a new year, the PTA wants to ensure that all families are aware that we have a monthly newsletter to consolidate information regarding upcoming events, current happenings at the school and sources for getting more information, etc. Please note, all GLES family members can receive our newsletter, regardless if they have opted to join the PTA. However, you must sign up to receive it. Please sign up for the GLES PTA newsletter below. Subscribe here
Also, a reminder that the GLES Facebook group (join here) is an additional resource for information. *If requesting to join our private Facebook page, please answer both screening questions to ensure a quick approval from an admin*
Sept 17 (Tue) @ 6:00-8:30pm (Cafetorium) - GLES Boundary Change Meeting & PTA Meeting - The Seattle School District is proposing boundary changes that will impact GLES. District officials will be at GLES to present and answer questions. Directly after is the first PTA meeting of the year. This is a great way to find out what's happing at GLES. *The PTA provides free childcare for school-age children in the gym.
Just a reminder that Kindergarten Curriculum night is Thursday, 9/12, from 6 - 7:30pm. Curriculum night will be held in the Kindergarten classroom.
The GLES Active Transportation Group is holding an organizing meeting this Wednesday, September 11th at the Latona Pub at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting to discuss activities for the 2019-2020 school year, in particular the Bicycle Safety Rodeo that is scheduled for Saturday September 21st 2-4 PM. The Rodeo will need about 7-8 additional volunteers to help out with the rodeo. We are also looking for people interested in helping grow the Walking School Bus and Bike Train groups throughout the year.
If you are interested in joining please email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 206.321.3642
Just a friendly reminder that our first day back, Wednesday, 9/4, is a full day of school. Students will be dismissed at 2:25 pm.
For drop off in the morning, please remember, all students in 1st through 5th grade should go directly to the playground unless they are arriving early to have breakfast. Those picking their students up after school will need to park and meet their students on the playground for dismissal.
Just a quick reminder that this Thursday, Aug. 29, is Taking Care of Business! So stop by the school and join us in the cafeteria any time between 3 and 6:30pm. TCOB is your chance to:
We hope to see you there!
After-school Enrichment Classes will start the week of October 14th. Registration is October 7th at 12pm, and it is on a first come first served basis. The mid-October start date is due to restrictions from SPS Building Rentals. Because of the late start date, we are running classes all the way up to winter break. The last week of classes will be December 16, except for Friday classes. There will be no enrichment classes on Friday, December 20. It is a 1-hour early release day.
Please understand that after school enrichment programs are sponsored by the PTA, but individual class providers are responsible for your child. Make sure all contact and medical information is up to date in 6crickets. You are also responsible for picking up your child on time. Many providers have late pickup policies. The school office is not available to class providers or students after school hours.
Sign up & view class details at www.6crickets.com. Email email@example.com with questions & for scholarship info.
Please select grade below for link to supply lists provided by Seattle Public Schools:
1st (note; the first grade teachers have opted to utilize a Donors Choose campaign in order to raise funds to purchase all supplies (in bulk) for 1st graders. ***Your donations, to be put toward purchasing your student's supplies are tax deductible***)
Reminder that this Thursday, 6/27, is the last day of the school year! Students will have early release at 1:25pm.
Regarding report cards, end of year report cards will be sent home with students this week. Report cards for students absent after June 21st will not be mailed home; if you cannot come prior to the office closing for the summer, you will be able to pick report cards up mid-August (office will be closed as of July 1st).
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