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.

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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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SPOTLIGHT ON GENESEE HILL SPONSOR: LIVE PROPERTY SOLUTIONS

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. …

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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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SPOTLIGHT ON GENESEE HILL SPONSOR: JONATHAN MARTIN OF COOLBLUEWEB

Thank you, Jonathan Jonathan Martin is a Fox sponsor for the Genesee Hill PTA and father to Genesee students, Callie and Chloe. He is also the founder and president of coolblueweb, an eCommerce web development agency located in Pioneer Square. A little about coolblueweb: Jonathan started coolblueweb in 2009, with a focus on helping online …

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SPOTLIGHT ON GENESEE HILL SPONSOR: RENE BIBAUD OF ROPEWORKS

Thank you, Rene Rene Bibaud of Ropeworks is parent to a first grader and a Genesee Hill PTA sponsor. She has also stepped up to the plate to take the role of Volunteer Coordinator for Genesee Hill for the 2018/19 school year. We are so thankful for her continuing generous contributions of time and money. …

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June Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Brynne Burkhalter, our June Volunteer of the Month. Brynne clocked over 30 hours in the month of May volunteering, but she’s always a shining star for being instrumental in the success of Staff Appreciation Week each year. A little about Brynne: I have been a part of Schmitz/Genesee Hill for 7 years and counting. …

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