Category Archives: Cohort

First Grade Cohort – Before School Recess Volunteers Needed

1st Grade Cohort, it is your turn for before-school recess and Volunteer of the Day! This group is responsible from Jan 3–March 3rd. Take a look at the Sign-up Genius and help when you can. Our priority is covering the before-school recess slots!

Before School Recess 

Volunteer of the Day



ANNUAL AUCTION – Co-Hort Packages

Book 1
Book 1

It’s time to raise the funds for our Cohort Auction Donations! The Cohort packages were a great success last year and brought in almost $11,000 at last year’s auction. This year we are doing the following packages:

K & 1st – Great Wolf Lodge – we buy 3 $360 gift cards and Great Wolf Lodge donates gift certificates for 3 one night stays in a family suite. Paypal GWL package..

2nd Grade – Ski Package – The Second Grade is putting together a very fun snow ski package. The more we raise the more fun we can put into this package!  Paypal Ski package.

3rd Grade – Wine Lot – There will be details about how you can donate a bottle of wine to this package. If you would like to donate money instead you can use this paypal link.

4th & 5th Grade – Holland America Cruise – This is our auction raffle prize again this year. We purchase a cruise at a discounted price of $1000 for a 7 day cruise to anywhere Holland America goes. Paypal Cruise Raffle.

Please contact your cohort leaders or Suzanne Shoemaker with questions.  Thank you everyone!


Fourth Grade Cohort & Westside Baby

A very big thank you from Westside Baby and the Fourth Grade Cohort to everyone who donated items during the recent clothing drive. About 20 kids and parents worked together to make almost 40 complete clothes bags.
And thank you, Hope Lutheran, for letting us use your Fellowship Room.  We plan to repeat the effort next January and will put a notice in the Bulletin before Winter Break.

Bowling Party for 2nd-4th Graders!

bowlingJoin Ms. Noreng, Ms. Aylesworth, and Mr. Wuth for an afternoon of bowling and pizza!  Sunday 1/25/15 from 2-4pm at the West Seattle Bowl.  2nd-4th graders only please.

You can signup here:

The cost is $45 per student.  You can pay via PayPal here or if you would like to pay with cash or check, please contact Karen Kasameyer at



Kindergarten Cohort Event – Sunday, September 7th!

We want to welcome new Kindergarten families to Schmitz Park with a dinner and s’mores at Camp Long!  Cohort parents will cook up pulled pork sliders on their smokers and organize all the fixins’ for families to enjoy.  The Kindergarten Cohort team will also take care of the s’mores supplies and camp fire as well. Please just bring a few dollars to help cover the cost of food and your own roasting stick for the marshmallows.


Please note there is another event taking place at Camp Long the same time as ours. Please park on 35th Ave and walk into the park rather than in the parking lot. If you have any questions, contact Julia Christman at


DATE: 9/7/2014 (Sun 5:30PM – 7:30PM)

LOCATION: Camp Long Fire Pit


Outdoor Movie Night – Tuesday, August 19th!

The weather looks great for tomorrow night’s showing of Rio 2 at school!  Come mingle with friends and help us raise funds for this year’s 4th Grade Islandwood trip.  Concessions will be available for sale including pizza from Papa John’s, popcorn, and drinks.  Please bring your own chair(s) and/or blankets.  Doors open at 6:30pm and the show will begin at around 8:30pm.