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Dine-Out at Mission Cantina Jan. 24 & 25

We are thrilled about our January Restaurant of the Month- Mission Cantina!  Please note that after the MOD Pizza “Where is my Pizza?” party, we emphasized with Mission Cantina the size and enthusiasm of the Genesee Hill Community. They have assured us that they will be able to handle our volume and offered creative ways to ensure that everyone is taken care of in a timely and efficient manner.  

This extended event will take place on Sunday January 24th and Monday January 25th!  Mission Cantina will generously donate 20% of ALL sales that the restaurant makes on those days, for their full hours of 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.  No need for a special code or link!  This includes all food, alcohol, gift cards, and Mission Cantina’s “Whole Enchilada” take and bake kit.

In order to not overwhelm the facility, we broke up the days by grade level.  3rd-5th grade families will participate on Sunday, January 24th and Kindergarten thru 2nd grade families will participate on Monday, January 25th. This does include the pickup of the take and bake kits! To order regular menu items please call Mission directly at 206-937-8220. The restaurant will begin to take phone orders starting at 11am both days. Please note, we are encouraging families to work with the restaurant directly rather than use 3rd party apps such as Grubhub and Ubereats to help the staff get more of the funds from tips and orders.  

“The Whole Enchilada” Take and Bake Kit

This delicious kit gives you all of the items below for ONLY $60 plus tax (Gratuity not included). We are taking orders in advance for this awesome deal until January 21. Please use this sign up genius to reserve your dinners for pick-up on one of the two days, with payment at pick up.

  • Chips and salsa
  • Four child sized black bean and cheese enchiladas 
  • Six enchiladas – two potato, two carnitas and two chicken and green chili 
  • Red rice and Black beans
  • Cheese and three different enchilada sauces – roja, verde, and creamy chipotle

So enjoy an enchilada dinner, evening margaritas, lunch burritos, or all three! Avoid the rush by buying a gift card to use on another day! One thing’s for sure, it is definitely going to be spicy!  Thank you Jodi Lansky for finding these amazing places!

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Virtual Magic Show Jan. 22 at 5:30 pm

Join us for an evening of astounding magic tricks, comedy and much more! Louie Foxx’s One-Man Side Show is coming to Genesee Hill (virtually) on Friday Jan. 22 at 5:30 pm. Enjoy the 40 minute show and stick around to socialize with friends and neighbors afterwards in breakout rooms. Keep your eyes open for the link to join in the Thursday bulletin.

About Louie:
Louie Foxx is the consummate kid that never grew up and it’s evident as you watch him interact with audiences of all age. He is living his childhood dream of being a magician.

Learn more about Louie and his show on his website, https://louiefoxx.com/.

The Society of American Magicians voted Louie The Best Stage Magician and Best Close-Up Magician in Minnesota in 1996. Louie has also written several books about magic tricks for professional magicians, one of which has sold over 2,300 copies!

Louie is also a Two Time Guinness World Record Holder and has been on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, the nationally syndicated television show How ‘Bout That, Evening Magazine, New Day Northwest, Otra Movida TV in Spain, and in London’s Guardian Newspaper!

Louie is enjoying life as the rockstar dad. He now has a valid excuse to go to the zoo once a week and build forts out of the sofa cushions.

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Unity Night 2020

ALL are invited and welcome to celebrate Unity Night together next Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6-7:30pm. Ms. Sealey and Ms. Bronson will co-host this special evening featuring  live student performancesart, and music, plus multiple opportunities to connect with other Genesee Hill families. We’ll even have a virtual room for showcasing the amazing student projects focused on celebrating family culture that have become a Unity Night tradition. More details below:

Unity Night bowl of noodles - December 9

  • RSVP: If you haven’t already RSVP’d to attend this popular event, please do so here so that we can send you the Zoom link. Or find the login information in the weekly school bulletin.
  • Pre-Order Takeout: Pre-order a take-out meal from a local POC-owned business to participate in our Virtual Potluck!  Your family can pick up a delicious meal the afternoon of the event while supporting a small business. Choose from a home-cooked family meal of marinated pork loin with mac & cheese and grilled veggies, a mouth-watering fried chicken meal, or authentic Thai street food. View the menu options and pre-order your meal by 5 pm 12/7 using this Meal Pre-Order Form. (There is also an option to order Thai take-out the day of the event. Details are in the pre-order form.)
  • Pay It Forward: Since our first Unity Night in 2017, every family has been welcome to share our community table and enjoy a meal, whether or not they were able to contribute a dish to the potluck.  This year, families have the option to buy an extra Family Meal in their pre-order for a GH family who requests one, or for a GH staff member.  If you would like to request one of these meals, please contact our Equity Chair, Kristen, at equity@geneseehillpta.org. Donors will be matched anonymously with families/staff who request a meal, and all meal requests will be kept confidential.
  • Community Cookbook: You can even recreate the potluck at home by preparing a recipe shared by other GH families in our very first Genesee Hill Community Cookbook which is available to view now! There is still time to submit your favorite family recipe. You can upload your recipe as text or a photo to the  GH Community Cookbook shared folder. Questions? Please contact Michele Guiao at micheleguiao@hotmail.com

Even though we can’t gather in person this year,  we hope you will join us to build CommUNITY and support our connectedness while we are apart. Please invite your friends! We look forward to seeing you at Unity Night! 

"UNITY" in text and ASL letters with a rainbow behind

 

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PTA meeting Wed, May 6 – your input is needed on what COVID-19 means for our school community!

Please join us on WEDNESDAY, May 6 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm for a virtual PTA General Membership Meeting. Please join using Zoom, meeting ID: 948 2874 5408. A reminder will be sent to PTA members prior to the meeting with dial-in details for those unable to join via app/web.  

TOPICS: PTA Funded Programs. Priorities for families and Genesee Hill Elementary School are being impacted by COVID-19. It’s expected that PTA funding is going to decrease next year so, as a group, we need to decide what programs and services the PTA will plan to fund. As parents, many of you ideated on what the school needed when we met in January. Now is your chance to continue that conversation and tell us what matters to you. 

But this is a Zoom meeting – what are we going to DO? In addition to getting updates on PTA finances, a recap from the auction, and a chance to ask questions about positions open for the election at the June 11 PTA General Membership Meeting (when we’ll also vote on next year’s PTA budget), we will have small group discussions about what to prioritize for the 2020-2021 school year.  

Not a PTA member? PLEASE still come*. You don’t have to be a member to provide input and ask questions of others that care about our school community.   

*Our PTA membership gatherings are open to everyone. You do not need to be a PTA member to attend. However, you must be a current PTA member to vote on PTA business. Your PTA membership is an annual membership (aka must be renewed each school year). If you are not sure if you are a current PTA member, please contact Jay Bitseff at president@geneseehillpta.org. If you are not a member, please consider joining the PTA here: http://www.geneseehillpta.org/join-the-pta/

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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 and goals, activities and events planned for the year and how you can get involved, whether it is sharing your time, talents or resources. Our Fall Membership Meeting is also where will we fill our open board position (Vice Treasurer), accept nominations for participation in the Washington State PTA Legislative Assembly and review and approve our revised 2018-2019 PTA Budget.

PTA General Membership Meetings are open to all current PTA members and the community. However, if you are not a member and would like to vote at the meeting to elect the board and approve the budget, please join the PTA now. (Please note that your PTA membership is an annual membership and must renewed each school year.)

Open Elected Board Positions and Nominees
Greg Deviny – Vice Treasurer

Open Appointed Board Positions
Legislative Advocacy Chair(s)
Nominating Committee

*If you are interested in being nominated for one of the open board positions (elected or appointed positions), please let me know.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Erika Rasmussen, PTA President

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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, and resources that help children connect and engage with their peers in kind, caring ways. In this adult presentation, she’ll discuss the latest research in relational aggression, cyberbullying, the nature of boys’ and girls’ friendships, social ostracism and inclusion, kindness in a digital world, and many other timely and important topics related to bullying. On September 26, Trudy will lead student presentations for K-2 and 3-5 grades to address bullying/friendship issues in an age-appropriate manner. She will also provide a staff presentation to help school staff members in their ongoing efforts to promote a safe, social-emotional learning environment for our students.

The presentation will be at 6:30 pm Tuesday, September 25 at Genesee Hill Elementary, and all community members are welcome. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2xsk6KJ. Child care will be provided for school age kids.

*We will have a handful of books available to purchase the night of the event. 

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Public Education in a Democratic Society – GH Equity Team Family Forum

How do we support democratic values in today’s classrooms? How does this connect to the conversations we are having (or not having) at home?

Join us for a conversation about the vital role public education has played—and continues to play—in our democracy. Free dinner and childcare provided onsite.

Date: May 4
Location: Genesee Hill Library

Dinner served at 6pm
Discussion and presentation begin at 6:30

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