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    Posted on 10/22/2017
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    , 2017


    Nov 17th - 8:30am-9:00am – Pastries with the Principal in the Library

    Nov 20th-22nd – Parent/Teacher Conferences – No school for students

    Nov 23rd - 24th– Thanksgiving Break – No school for students and staff

    Nov 28th –Picture Retake Day!  This is also for new students!

    Nov 28th, 6:00pm-7:30pm – Art Docent Planning Meeting

    Nov 28th, 6:30pm-7:30pm (Potluck at 6:00pm) – PTA Event – Comite Hispano del PTA de OHE Dec 2nd, 9:00am-11:00am – Pancake Breakfast at the Lake City Community Center       


    Olympic Hills families,

    We are so proud to announce that Olympic Hills has been named a SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION by the Center for Educational Effectiveness. We are one of eight schools recognized in Seattle Public Schools for sustained performance improvement in English Language Arts and math for all students over a five-year period, as measured by the Smarter Balance state assessment. This is the fifth time Olympic Hills has received a School of Distinction award, including 2007, 2010, 2015, 2016, and now 2017. This award ranks Olympic Hills in the top 5% of elementary schools in the state for performance improvement. Please join me in celebrating the amazing hard work of our students, staff, and families! Go Otters!


    Mrs. DeBell




    • Dress for the Weather!Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.A warm coat, raincoat, and gloves a hat and sturdy shoes are important especially with the changing weather.Also, keep in mind; students do go outside at recess even when it is raining.


    • Parent ESOL (English as a Second/Other Language) classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am-10:00am in the meeting room across from the main office.FREE Multilevel English class for all parents of students who attend at Olympic Hills Elementary School!  We do reading, writing, speaking, and listening.Students come from many different countries and all are welcome! Topics include parent/teacher conferences, reading to children, calendar/numbers, health/emergency, and more.

      Monique McFadden, Parent ESL Coordinator Literacy Source

    • Wednesday Early Dismissals:Every Wednesday there is an early dismissal time of 1:10pm for students.Please remember to be on time to pick your child from school, as we do not provide day care services.


    • Lost and Found:Please check the Lost and Found located in the hall to your left just before you go into the Ottertorium (Cafeteria).


    • Volunteering at Olympic Hills: Seattle Public Schools requires ALL volunteers to complete a list of requirements BEFORE you can volunteer in the school building. The information regarding this is in the front office and you can find the list online: communities/volunteer


      Our school nurse, Katie Poinier, will be conducting vision and hearing screenings: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13th, 8:00am-10:00am and 12:00pm-2:00pm, WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15th 8:00am-10:00am and 12:00pm-1:00pm, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27th 8:00am-10:00am and 12:00pm-2:00pm, and WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 29th 8:00am-10:00am and 12:00pm-1:00pm. To make everything run smoothly, we need 3-4 volunteers each day.  All the necessary training will be provided. If you haven't already signed up and want to help for one or more of these times slots, please email or leave a note with your contact information in the school office. You'll be contacted with more information.

      PICTURE RETAKE DAY will take place on Tuesday, November 28th. If you can help with taking students to/from their classrooms, please let Ms. Joyce in the front office or email her at


      Many thanks to all volunteers who during the month of October put in 66 working days to help out in multitude of ways! We appreciate you!


    • Upcoming PTA Family Education / Resource Nights / Meetings: December 14th, January 11th, February 8th, March 8th, April 19th, May 10th, June 14th.
    • COMITE HISPANO del PTA de OHE:  Please join us on Tuesday, November 28th for the first meeting of the Comite Hispano del PTA de OHE (OHE  Spanish Committee of the PTA).  Potluck dinner at 6pm and meeting from 6:30pm-7:30pm. The meeting will be led in Spanish by Veronica and Gregorio Lara.  Free childcare provided. 


    • ART DOCENT PLANNING MEETING: All interested parents, guardians, and community members are invited to the next Art Docent Planning Meeting where we'll introduce our second lesson of the year and prep our volunteers to teach and assist in art class. December's project will focus on Dale Chihuly and 3rd-5th grade students will be making their own "glass" sculptures with Shrinky Dinks! Join us on Tuesday, November 28th in the art room from 6:00pm-7:30pm to learn more about our program, our plans for the year, and play with art supplies. 


    • ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST! The 12th annual Olympic Hills Elementary Pancake Breakfast will be on Saturday, December 2nd, 9:00am–11:00am.  The Lake City Lions Club hosts the breakfast and all proceeds benefit Olympic Hills Elementary. The breakfast takes place at the Lake City Community Center located at 12531 28thAvenue NE. Tickets are $6.00 per adult$4.00 per child and $20.00 per family ticket (2 adults and 2+ kids), available at the door.  The Taiko Drummers will provide entertainment and student artwork will be on display! Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors to share in this fun event!  Contact Sam Redsell if you have any questions or wish to volunteer at the event:


    • OHE Movie Night - ‎ Frozen: Una Aventura Congelada (in Spanish)The second Olympic Hills movie night of the year will be Friday, December 8th, and will feature Disney’s Frozen: Una Aventura Congelada (in Spanish). All are welcome—Spanish speaking or not, we hope you’ll join other OHE families to watch this 2013 instant classic slightly differently than you may have seen it before!  The doors will open at 5:30pm and the movie will start at 6:00pm.  Feel free to bring a blanket, pillow and picnic supper.  There is a $5.00 suggested donation per family.  Popcorn, snacks, baked goods and traditional Mexican treats will be available for purchase, with all proceeds benefiting the new Comite Hispano del PTA de OHE.  Please note that supervision is not provided; an adult must accompany all students.  We hope to see you there!  ¡Esperamos verte ahí!


    • Lake City Community Conversation: Wednesday, November 15th, 6:30pm-8pm at the Lake City Community Center 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125.Disasters happen. We want you to be prepared. Learn how to access information during a disaster, purify water, control utilities, and make an emergency kit and much more! Thank you, Lake City HUB, for partnering with Lake City Future First on this important event.


    Past Family Newsletters

    Newsletter 11-7-2017.pdf

    NEWSLETTER 10-31-2017.pdf

    NEWSLETTER - 10-24-2017.pdf

    NEWSLETTER - 10-17-2017.pdf

    OLYMPIC HILLS NEWSLETTER - 10-10-2017.pdf

    OLYMPIC HILLS NEWSLETTER - 10-3-2017.pdf


    NEWSLETTER 9-19-2017.pdf

    Newsletter 9.12.17.pdf