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 email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!
Washington State PTA Recognizes GLES PTA with Gold Membership Growth Award
The Green Lake Elementary PTA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Gold Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling members equaling at least 110% of their previous year’s total membership. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2018-2019 PTA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support for our PTA and all it does for GLES. Join here.
Looking for a local, family friendly event? Join Kaleidoscope Dance Company Sunday, December 2 as they present the Gift of Dance; an afternoon of original modern dance works, choreographed by youth ages 6-17, inspired by world proverbs. Mosaic Junior Company also performs.
Sunday, December 2 - 3:30pm (Silent Auction/Concession Sales begin at 3:00pm )
Adults: $12/Youth: $7
Shorewood Performing Arts Center - 17300 Fremont Ave. N, Shoreline, WA
Tickets: brownpapertickets.com and at the door
Green Lake Elementary's 2nd largest fundraiser is powered by YOU, our wonderful families. It's a great opportunity to meet other GLES families & members of the community, while raising funds to support many programs within our school.
We ask that each family, if possible, sign up for a shift (or 2, or 4!). Your Room Parent will be your point person in making sure your class has the opportunity to sign-up. If families from each class sign-up for 9-10 shifts, we will have the entire schedule covered! All kids, friends, and family are welcome to chip in on shifts!
Start date: day after Thanksgiving 11/23/18
End date: when we run out of trees! (mid-December)
PTA Gift Card Drive for Thanksgiving – Let’s Support our fellow GLES Families!!
We are accepting donations of grocery gift cards now through Wednesday 11/14/18 for GLES families that may need financial support during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Donations of grocery gift cards from Safeway, QFC, Fred Meyer, and Target may be turned into the GLES office. Please note the dollar amount on each card. Thank you so much for your support!!
Who: Green Lake Elementary families
What: Thanksgiving Gift Card Drive (Fred Meyer, QFC, Safeway, Target)
When: Needed now for Thanksgiving by Wednesday 11/14/18
Where: Bring to main office
Why: To show we care