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Sponsor Highlight – The Carroll Law Group

Posted by Genesee Hill PTA on  June 16, 2021
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The Carroll Law Group, PLLC, is located in West Seattle and focuses on helping our clients with legal issues about the most important things in their lives—their families. We also work to preserve their livelihoods and their future plans. Our advice and representation covers areas including divorces, parenting plans, child support orders, property divisions, domestic violence protection orders, adoptions, third-party guardianships, estate planning, employment issues, and resolving tax disputes. Find out more at https://c-lg.com/.

End of Year PTA Survey

Posted by Genesee Hill PTA on  June 9, 2021
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The GHE PTA Board wants to hear what’s important to you! As we close out this school year, we want to hear from as many community members as possible about their opinions of our PTA’s events and programs. Your input will help inform the work of the PTA Board as we kick off a new year. It will take only a few minutes to let us know what you think in our survey here. The

GHE Virtual Book Fair

Posted by Genesee Hill PTA on  June 7, 2021
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Calling all readers! Genesee Hill PTA is partnering with the local bookstore Paper Boat Booksellers to offer a virtual book fair. The fair started June 1st and will run through  June 14th, and Genesee Hill Elementary will receive a credit of 25% of all sales to spend on books for the school library. From reticent readers to bold bibliophiles – all are welcome to fill up on books for the summer! Check out the fair

June GHE PTA Newsletter

Posted by Genesee Hill PTA on  June 2, 2021
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While parting is such sweet sorrow, we are proud to close out the school year with one final fun and informative newsletter. This edition is packed with timely details on the final happenings of the year including our virtual book fair, Move-A-Thon, and celebrating Juneteenth. You’ll also find a membership update and a rousing interview with GH’s Hayley Craig. Learn more about how our budget works and give us feedback with our end of year

Virtual Move-A-Thon

Posted by Genesee Hill PTA on  May 28, 2021
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The Move-A-Thon activities will be virtual this year, but you still get your chance to earn the infamous plastic feet throughout the week. Activities will be released on June 1st, with the FINISH LINE on Friday, June 4th at the Genesee Hill playground from 4-6 pm! Masked participants can pick up their earned ‘feet’ along with ice cream for participation. If your grade earns the most feet, your whole grade will earn a Pajama Day

May GHE PTA Newsletter

Posted by Genesee Hill PTA on  May 4, 2021
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May the 4th be with you as you dig into the latest edition of the Genesee Hill PTA Newsletter! From community member shout outs, to Teacher Appreciation Week, to an exclusive interview with Access Staff Member extraordinaire, Craig Garretson – this edition highlights many treasured members of our school community. Also, get the meaty details on upcoming events including a dine out opportunity at Lady Jaye, a weeding event with the Dandelion Initiative, and the

May 23 Dine Out at Lady Jaye

Posted by Genesee Hill PTA on  May 3, 2021
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Our May Dine-Out event will feature Lady Jaye in Alaska Junction on Sunday May 23, from 2 – 7:30 PM.  Genesee Hill will receive 20% of all sales on this day. This includes takeout orders, dine in, gift cards, drinks and the Lady Jaye special Take and Bake. Lady Jaye makes everything super easy with their excellent online ordering system. Their seating reservations opened on May 1st!   Make sure you book your spot early.   The

Staff Appreciation Week

Posted by Genesee Hill PTA on  April 27, 2021
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Staff Appreciation Week is May 3-7. There are many ways we can show our appreciation to the amazing teachers and school staff who have worked hard – and creatively! – to teach and support our students during this school year.  Read below or check out the flyer for details. We love our teachers a Latte! Staff can stop by Hotwire coffee any day this week for a drink of their choice. How You Can Help:

April GHE PTA Newsletter

Posted by Genesee Hill PTA on  April 6, 2021
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From the school schedule to the weather – there is plenty of change happening this week! Amid all the action, your Genesee Hill PTA Newsletter is here to serve as your reliable source for the latest happenings in our school community. This April edition includes volunteer appreciation, a spotlight on the budget, an important budget advocacy tool, an interview with GH’s resident problem-solver, Dana Cochran, and so much more! Use the “Download Document” button above to
By: Victoria Bhegani, Legislative Chair, GH PTA Board  On Monday, March 15, Genesee Hill Elementary staff voted to reject the school budget for 2021/22 on the grounds that the allocations from SPS were insufficient. In this proposed budget, the school will lose five FTE (full-time employment) positions in the coming school year. While the school staff did not disagree with how our principal, Gerrit Kischner, had drawn up the budget based on these cuts, they
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