The Genesee Hill PTA Needs You!

We currently have the following board positions open:1.     Legislative and Advocacy Chair(s)2.     Membership Chair In addition to these open board positions, we have the following needs for support:1.     Nominating Committee2.     Volunteers on activities and committees; please check out the Volunteer page3.     People interested in board positions for next year Please let us know if you …

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Kindergarten Tours and Registration

KINDERGARTEN TOURSDo you have an incoming kindergartner for the 2019-2020 school year? If so, please join us on Thursday, February 7 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am for our Kindergarten Tour. This is a great opportunity for parents to learn more about the school, our programs, tour the building and see students in action. KINDERGARTEN …

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Donate to Direct Give Now!

“Direct Give” is our simple, straightforward annual fundraising campaign during which we ask families and the community to contribute towards our annual fundraising goals of $360 per student. The best way to donate is through Kindful online: More details on Direct Give and the fun activities happening during the campaign can be found here.


Additional Details on Staffing Adjustments for the 2018-2019 School Year

Many schools across the Seattle Public School District have been affected by budget cuts for the 2018-2019 school year, and unfortunately, Genesee Hill is one of those schools. Our school was affected for a few reasons. Current enrollment is 678 students, which is below both the 692 student projection that the initial budget was based …

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Save the Date – General PTA Membership Gathering Oct 4

Please join us at our first General PTA Membership Gathering of the school year on Thursday, October 4 from 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm in the Genesee Hill Elementary lunchroom.  Childcare is provided for school aged children.  Our Fall Membership Gathering gives our membership and community an opportunity to learn more about our PTA’s vision …

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District Staffing Adjustments and the Impact on Genesee Hill

On September 20, the Seattle Public School District posted information on staffing adjustments for the 2018-2019 school year. These adjustments will impact Genesee Hill Elementary School by decreasing our staff. The school must submit its staffing adjustments to the district Monday, September 24. That evening, Principal Gerrit Kischner will email families an update on the …

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Special Presentation – Understanding Our Kids’ Online & Offline Social World: Friendships, Cliques & Power Plays

The Genesee Hill PTA is hosting bestselling children’s author Trudy Ludwig, who will be talking to parents about topics that have become more and more prevalent for kids growing up today: cyberbullying, social ostracism and how kids can engage in kind, caring ways. Trudy’s emphasis is on empowerment – giving school communities the tips, tools, …

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Aaron Rysemus of Live Property Solutions is parent to Lucy in 5th grade and McCall in 4th grade and has been a proud PTA sponsor for four years, including being a generous Den Sponsor this year. He also produced the terrific ‘Raise the Paddle’ video shown during the live auction, which can be viewed here. …



Hoedown Fundraiser for West Seattle Elementary

We had a terrific hootenanny of a Hoedown – thank you to all of the families who joined in the fun! And a special thank you for all Hoedown participants who raised $1,200 for West Seattle Elementary 5th Graders to go to Islandwood Camp. Today, PTA President Christine Kraynek dropped off the check to West Seattle Elementary’s Assistant Principal …

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