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.


March For Our Lives Seattle

On March 24th, families and kids will be taking to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority, and that we end this epidemic of mass schools shootings. To support “March for Our Lives,” there will be marches held nationwide, including Seattle.

Genesee Hill families are coordinating efforts to get downtown together. The plan is to meet at the school at 9 AM, and then drive down to the Sodo light rail on 5th and Lander. They will then take the light rail up to Capital Hill. The starting place for the march (Cal Anderson park) is a very big space and there is no designated meeting place, but the Genesee Hill families will try to be towards the south/west end of the park. Look for the Genesee Hill banner (we hope to have it with us)!

If you have specific questions, feel free to reach out to Marisa ( or Rachel ( for more details.

Details on Seattle’s march can also be found on its Facebook event page HERE.

The march will begin at Cal Anderson Park and will end at International Fountain at Seattle Center. The most recent logistics information is copied below (collected from the Facebook event page):

*****Logistics Information*****

PROGRAM FOR 3/24: (updated 3-21-18)

(8:00 AM Signmaking party courtesy of our friends at Seattle Pride)
(9:00 AM Voter Registration and Fundraising Booths Open)

Cal Anderson
10:00 AM Introduction from Founders/Mission Statement
10:15 AM Speakers – to be announced!
10:45 AM Onstage Mass Voter Registration (more info coming)
10:50 AM Final Announcements
11:00 AM March Begins!
(1 Hr March)
International Fountain, Seattle Center
12:00 PM Youth Performances
12:25 PM Special Guest/More Speakers
1:00 PM Musical Guest
1:50 PM Call to Action
2:00 PM March Ends


Participants are encouraged to participate to whatever extent they can – we are committed to making this march inclusive to all.

TRANSPORTATION (updated 3-21-18)

For Transit users, we recommend downloading the TransitGo App and buying a day pass to speed up transit. More information in this link: >>>…/…/fares-orca/transit-go-ticket.aspx

We recommend Seattle-area high school and college students use their free Orca cards to reduce the cost of getting to the March. For participants using rideshare services, please select a drop-off point near a Link light rail stop to reduce congestion along the March route.

We would like to thank Lyft for offering March participants a discounted rate. For more information on this offer, please refer to the following link. Those who wish to redeem this offer must RSVP and receive a promo code.>>

After the March concludes at Seattle Center, Metro will have shuttle buses from 1st Ave N and Harrison St (outside KeyArena) to 3rd Ave and Pine St, adjacent to Westlake transit station. These shuttles will indicate “DOWNTOWN” on the lighted displays, and Metro staff will be on hand at Key Arena to assist with boarding. This is one block away from the Westlake Center light rail, which goes to Capitol Hill or the International District.

We realize this transportation plan has several legs, but will go a long way towards reducing congestion and the impact on the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Thank you!


  • TO YOUTH: Bring your driver’s license/learner permit so you can register to vote!!
  • We will have signs from our friends at Amplifier that are creating designs to be used nationally and also ones created at sign making parties at our booths that will be distributed, first come first serve
  • We’re still fundraising! Proceeds go towards march related expenses and any extra goes to local organizations and Parkland victims. Link:
  • Please keep in mind your impact on the community! Stay clear of their windows and front areas, clean up all litter, and return to businesses in the area after the march to compensate them for the lost business. Special mention goes to Molly Moon’s and Sugarpill, who have been adversely impacted in the past. Help us be good neighbors!
  • Dress for the weather! Current forecast is 47 and partly cloudy, and always a chance of Seattle rain
  • Those with clear backpacks are encouraged to use them! They are not required.

Spotlight on Genesee Hill Sponsor: Nakean Media

Thank you, Nakean Wickliff

Nakean Wickliff is a Silver Fox Sponsor and father to a 1st grader. He produced our amazing Move-A-Thon video and you may have noticed him Saturday night taking pictures at the auction. Nakean also produced this year’s Raise the Paddle video (password: 2018Raisethepaddle) – you can view the video below.

A little bit about Nakean:

Nakean Wickliff is father to 1st grader Craiggan. He is a local Seattle photographer specializing in outdoor portrait and landscape photography. If you need headshots, portraits, or just need to cover some wall space, he is your guy! Check out his portfolio at



March Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Erika Rasmussen, our March Volunteer of the Month.

The Volunteer of the month for February is Erika Rasmussen. In February alone, she volunteered 67.61 hours. She is a room parent, volunteers in the classroom, is our PTA Board Vice President (and incoming President), and she spent February working on art projects for the Auction.

A little about Erika:

Erika Rasmussen is mom to Hannah (Kindergarten) and Dylan (4th) Slatten. Erika spent many years working for a national non-profit AmeriCorps program, where she placed AmeriCorps members in schools, developed education programs, developed assessments and evaluations of the programs, and ran community service events for their corporate sponsors. As a full-time mom, she is happy to use these skills as a classroom tutor and volunteer, as well as supporting school-wide events.


Spotlight on Genesee Hill Sponsor: Emily Williams of FIT4MOM West Seattle

Thank you, Emily Williams

Emily Williams is a Silver Fox Sponsor for the Genesee Hill PTA and mom to a 1st grader. She owns FIT4MOM in West Seattle.

A little about Emily:

Emily Williaams is mom to Vance (1st grade), Finn (Pre-K), and Nash (terrible two).  She owns FIT4MOM West Seattle, a fitness program for moms offering pre- and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood.  FIT4MOM West Seattle offers local moms prenatal classes, stroller based workouts, HiIT classes, Run Club, Yoga, & more! In addition to healthy moms and healthy families, FIT4MOM West Seattle strives to foster community and has hosted the local West Seattle 4th of July Children’s Parade the past two years. For more information visit their website at or send Emily an email to say hi at