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January GHE PTA Newsletter

Posted by Genesee Hill PTA on  January 5, 2022
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Category: Newsletter
Check out our January GHE PTA Newsletter! Get all the details about our upcoming Dine-Out at Lady Jaye on Jan. 23 and our workshop on microaggressions from Families of Color Seattle on Jan. 31. Learn more about P.E. teacher extraordinaire, Ms. Sealey and about a fun Tacos for Teachers event. Finally, get prepped for WSPTA Advocacy Focus Week and hear the answer to a very common question about our membership fee. If you want to read

WA State PTA Advocacy Focus Week

Posted by Genesee Hill PTA on  January 4, 2022
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Would you like to advocate for a better education for kids across our state? The best time to do this in 2022 is coming up this month! The Washington State legislative session is opening in Olympia and to advocate for the Top Legislative Priorities Washington State PTAs (like ours!) voted in, we will be having Washington State PTA Advocacy Focus Day on January 17 and Advocacy Focus Week from January 17 to 21. During these sessions, advocates
Dine Out for Genesee Hill at Lady Jaye on Sunday January 23, 2:00 to 7:30 pm
Our January Dine-Out event will feature Lady Jaye in the Alaska Junction on Sunday January 23, from 2pm to 7:30pm (the general store opens at 10am). 20% of all sales on this day will go to Genesee Hill, including 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. Would you like to dine in? Make sure to

December GHE PTA Newsletter

Posted by Genesee Hill PTA on  December 7, 2021
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Check out our December GHE PTA Newsletter! Get prepped for Unity Night and our upcoming General Membership meeting. Read an interview with our new school nurse, M.C. Nachtigal, and learn more about fundshifting. Finally, hear from our fundraising team about upcoming events including the return of the auction! If you want to read more, we also have a page on our site that houses the Newsletter archive. If you have a topic that you would like

Unity Night 2021 is Dec. 8!

Posted by Genesee Hill PTA on  December 2, 2021
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Category: Equity, Events
Last December, families and staff gathered around their tables and computers to celebrate the Genesee Hill community. While some folks prepared new recipes from the community cookbook, others enjoyed takeout from local POC-owned establishments. From the comfort of their homes, community members “clicked to join” the fourth annual, and first-ever virtual, Unity Night. While swapping the regular school cafeteria venue for zoom added novelty, many familiar aspects of Unity Night remained. Last year’s event proved
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Legislative Assembly Recap

Posted by Genesee Hill PTA on  November 3, 2021
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Victoria Bhegani, GH Legislative Chair  At the Washington State PTA’s Legislative Assembly this past weekend, three new resolutions were passed: Improving Literacy and Educational Outcomes, Increasing Access and Affordability of Post-Secondary Education, and Improving Outcomes for Children and Youth in Highly Mobile Populations. There were also some very informative panels. Pediatricians answered the question: What do parents need to know about how the pandemic has affected kids? Policy experts spoke about advocacy for the coming legislative

November GHE PTA Newsletter

Posted by Genesee Hill PTA on  November 2, 2021
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Your November 2021 Newsletter is here! In it you’ll find detail about our important Direct Give fundraiser, our Membership Drive, and our Equity Book Club. Read a recap of our busy October fueled by volunteers and sign up to volunteer too! Finally, learn about our new Opportunity Fund Grants for teachers and parents/caregivers and about this year’s Legislative Assembly. Join us in bettering our school and community! If you want to read more, we also

Support Direct Give Nov. 1-15!

Posted by Genesee Hill PTA on  October 27, 2021
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Category: Events, Fund Raising
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We are excited to kick off our annual Direct Give campaign for this 2021-22 school year! This is one of the biggest PTA fundraisers of the year, so let’s make it count! You’ve probably heard of flocking…this year we have outFOXing! Instead of flocking someone’s lawn with flamingos, you can outFOX your friends/neighbors by surprising them with a small Genesee yard sign. The more you donate, the more signs you can pick up.  Write notes
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Reflections Art Program at Genesee

Posted by Genesee Hill PTA on  October 19, 2021
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Entries due Oct. 25! Genesee Hill PTA is excited to participate in the Reflections Art Program this year! Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school, but in life. Students in pre-K through grade 12 create original works of art in response to a
As the current GHE legislative/ advocacy chair I’d like to briefly write about what Disability History Month is and the work our school is doing to recognize it. In 2008 the WA State Legislature established Disability History Month as a civic holiday to raise awareness and understanding of disability rights and recognize the contributions disabled people have made to society. Disability History Month is now observed annually and promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities. The
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