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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 If you are not a member, please consider joining the PTA here:


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


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: Child care will be provided for school age kids.

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


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