Spotlight on Genesee Hill Sponsor: Schoeb Chiropractic

Thank you, Molly and Ryan

Molly and Dr. Ryan Schoeb are thrilled to be open in West Seattle for almost one year!

Schoeb Chiropractic, PLLC is a family friendly chiropractic office that specializes in sports injury treatment, pregnancy pain, headaches, disc injury, and back pain. Full term pregnant patients can lay face down on our adjusting tables!

Come check out the clinic in person or at




Spotlight on Genesee Hill Sponsor: Snip-Its Kids Salon & Spa

Thank You, Duc and Brian

Snip-Its Kids Salon & Spa is a Silver Fox Sponsor for the Genesee Hill PTA. Duc and Brian are dads to kindergartner, Justine. They opened Snip-Its to provide a fun and magical place for kids to get their hair cut that was also relaxing for parents. Snip-Its turns an ordinary haircut into an adventure. From the bright colors to the cast of characters, there’s no mistaking they’re all about kids.

The fun starts with an adventure club pass that kids wear around their wrist while sitting in a styling chair that’s just their size. The stylists are specially-trained to work with kids of all abilities and offer kid-friendly fun, such as crackers, lollipops, bubbles, and tablets to ensure a great haircut. And at the end of the haircut, kids turn in their adventure pass for a prize from the Magic Box. Snip-Its is a walk-in salon, so no appointment needed.


May Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Olga Hasty, our May Volunteer of the Month.

Our volunteer of the month is Olga Hasty. Olga attended the very first Coffee with the Principal on her daughter’s first year at Schmitz Park Elementary and signed up immediately with a volunteer role as the Art Room Coordinator. Since then, she has been involved in the classroom and various areas throughout the school. Most recently in her role as Fundraising Chair on the PTA Board, she has helped the school raise $600K over the past two years.

A little about Olga: Olga is mom to Callum (1st grade) and Iliana (3rd grade). Before becoming a full time parent, she worked at REI and the National Geographic Society. She feels very fortunate to be able to volunteer directly in the kids’ classrooms and to support the entire school through PTA events. Though born and raised in Russia, Olga has been calling West Seattle home for the last 10 years.



Roll your way to school with family and friends as Genesee Hill celebrates national Bike to School Day!

Wheeling or walking, Bike to School Day is all about getting our bodies moving in environmentally friendly and healthy ways – and is open to all parents, staff, and students, culminating in a before-school party with snacks, giveaways, music, and high-fives all around. Get this on your calendar – your students won’t want to miss the most fun commute of the year! (Map of route idea below)


Great events like this don’t happen with volunteer support – SIGN UP to take this day and our kids fun to the next level!


Route Ideas



Thank you, Angela and Jeff!

Here at Genesee Hill, you may recognize Angela and Jeff as the parents to Samantha (4th grade) and August (kindergarten). Outside of Genesee Hill, you definitely know them as the owners of Hotwire Coffee, Flying Apron, The Shack, and Havana Social Club. At Coffee with the Principal, you can thank them for the delicious coffee!

A little about Angela and Jeff:

Angela and Jeff have owned Hotwire for about two years, but were long-time regulars and personal friends of the previous owner and staff. They jumped at the opportunity to purchase their beloved coffee shop and they’ve been running the show ever since.

Jeff moved to Seattle, WA in 1992, planting roots through music, family, and various business investments (including building a small coffee/baked-goods empire). For those tuned into the local music scene, you’ll know Jeff as the drummer in local rock band, Hobosexual.

Angela was born and raised in West Seattle, attending Schmitz Park Elementary, Madison Middle School, and West Seattle High School. She was one of the first members of a little-know Seattle-based startup called… Six years and two kids later, Angela decided to leave Redfin to join Jeff in running their various businesses, pursue a black belt in martial art of Tang Soo Do, and (of course) shepherd their children, Samantha and August.

Other than Hotwire, the pair own and operate The Shack and Flying Apron, and are silent owners of Havana Social Club, employing over 50 people in the area! Jeff and Angela are entrenched in (and constantly seeking) new challenges and adventures with the goal of keeping Seattle truly locally owned.

Tap into their local roots at one of their delicious businesses:


Spotlight on Genesee Hill Sponsor: West Seattle Bowl

Thank you, Andy and Cheri of West Seattle Bowl

West Seattle Bowl has been a Genesee Hill sponsor for the past five years. Owners Andy and Cheri Carl (parents to 4th grader Ryan) and Mike Gubsch believe in giving back to the community and support fundraising and local schools through discounts for charity bowling events and in-kind donations. Annually, this support totals nearly $100,000.

This is the 6th year for their Kids Bowl Free Program, which gives kids two free games of bowling, every day, all summer long. Click here for details.


Staff Appreciation Week 2018

May 7 – 11, 2018
We have a fun week full of celebration planned for our hard working Genesee Hill staff, but we need lots of parent help to pull it off with success!
It’s never too early to plan, so please take a look at these two Sign Ups for ways to help out!

Spotlight on Genesee Hill Sponsor: The Law Offices of Susan Carroll, PLLC

Thank you, Susan Carroll (Silver Fox Sponsor)

Susan Carroll is mother to Benjamin (2nd grade). She and her two associates, Betsy Crumb and Amy Kahler, focus their practice on family law, helping clients with stressful times when families and law intersect. With skill and compassion, they assist with divorces, estate planning, child custody, child support, prenuptial agreements, mediation, collaborative divorce, property agreements, third party custody, adoptions, anti-harassment protection, and domestic violence cases.

For more information, please see or check out the firm’s Facebook page.