Services


Olympic Hills Boys & Girls Club

The Olympic Hills Boys & Girls Club is a state licensed before and after-school child care center. We serve children in grades K-5, and are open from 7 - 9:00 a.m. in the morning and 3 - 6:30 p.m. in the afternoon. The Boys & Girls Club is a positive place for kids;each day we provide a snack, outside play time, a counselor-led activity, homework help, and plenty of time for child-directed play. The staff here is dedicated to the mission of the Boys & Girls Club,and we welcome all families and children to our program. If you have any questions or would like to register, please stop in at P2 on the north side of Olympic Hills or contact: Tanya Bergman, 206 363-3717, tbergman@positiveplace.org.

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Head Start

Head Start is a federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to 5 from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development.

Olympic Hills has been a Seattle Public Schools Head Start site for the past 13 years, serving children ages 3-5. As part of the District, Head Start teachers, family service providers and administrators work together with school staff to provide children and families with a connected Pre-K – 5th grade school experience.   Head Start uses are search-based curriculum, Developmental Learning Materials, and also incorporates on-going child assessments to identify areas of strength and opportunities for growth. Lesson plans are individualized to meet the need of each student.

Parents are an integral part of the Head Start program. Each site elects a representative to be the “voice” of the families for the program’s Policy Council. This Council of parents provides input and feed back to the program administrators, and participates in an annual Self-Assessment process. All parents are encouraged and supported to become advocates for their children.

For many children, Head Start is their introduction to a structured school environment. The program provides education and resources to enhance all areas of a child’s life, including health and dental screenings, developmental screenings, social emotional, physical and academic assessments, and family partnerships and trainings. 

For more information, please contact Meagan Green, Family Service Provider at 206-252-4313.

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Healthy HIPS Packs Program

The Healthy HIP Packs Program, a weekend food back pack program, provides an important food resource for Olympic Hills students who are at risk of hunger when school meals are not available.

HIP Packs provide nutritious and kid-friendly foods,enough for six meals and two snacks per child. When choosing foods to include in the pack, HIP creates complete meals and emphasizes whole grains, milk, high quality proteins, fresh fruits, and products with no added sugars. The packs are also a great way to share information with families on free community events, nutrition tips, and local resources.

Hunger Intervention Program provides meals and nutrition education to the Lake City community and beyond. For more information on ways to support the program or get involved please visit http://hungerintervention.org 


Team Read

is an after school program that pairs up second and third grade readers with trained middle and high-school tutors. Tutors work one on one with their readers focusing on comprehension, fluency, decoding and vocabulary. Twice a week you can find students engaged in reading Just Right books from the Team Read library. Each session is outlined in students’ Power Reader Journals which  provide not only a scaffold for the sessions but a space for keeping track of attendance,sight word progress and vocabulary words student readers are learning in their books. Tutors receive ongoing guidance and training from Olympic Hills staff who supervise and coach into tutoring partnerships during each session.


Roots of Empathy

is a program at Olympic Hills Elementary that promotes kindness, compassion and healthy conflict resolution. Every month, the class is visited by their baby and that baby's family. The students discuss issues such as communication, developmental milestones and safety while observing and learning about a baby's growth and development. This program, originally started in Canada, has been successful in reducing bullying incidents and helping students develop empathy for one another. 


Olympic Hills Academy (OHA)

is an after-school enrichment program through the University YMCA. Y Director, Nicole Andes, oversees the programming and implementation of OHA. The academy will provide a select group of students with academic assistance in Math, Science, and Literacy as well as provide enrichment with content ranging from cooking to arts and crafts.

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