Don’t Miss It! Family Game Night on Friday 12/7

Don’t miss family game night  Play games and meet new friends at Family Game Night 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm December 7 in the cafeteria. Admission is free and you won’t want to miss the raffle prizes! Pizza, salad and sweet treats will be available for purchase. Help support our school and West Seattle Elementary by buying …

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Winter Enrichment and Study Club Enrollment Starts 12/4 @ 7 PM

SAVE THE DATE! Enrollment for Winter enrichment and Study Club will open on Tuesday, December 4th at 7:00 PM. Winter enrichment classes will start on January 7 and run through March 22, 2019.  Study Club will also start on January 7 but will run through March 29, 2019.  Students enrolled in enrichment classes also have …

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Thank you to our 2018-2019 Sponsors!

Community businesses also play an important role in supporting our students, staff and teachers at Genesee Hill Elementary School.  Local businesses, many affiliated or owned by parents of our students, sponsor our school with monetary and in-kind donations.  This support goes towards the budget maintained by the PTA and is a critical part of our …

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November Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Robin Lutton, our November  Volunteer of the Month. Robin is a doer!  Field trips, birthday bashes, passport.  If you put out a sign up genius request for volunteers, her name is probably on it.  Also she is a co-chair of the passport program. She’s passionate about environmental education and a person who authentically …

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Join us this FRIDAY 8AM! Donuts, Donations & Discussion

Gather and discuss our school’s fundraising approach and how we use PTA Funds.   We committed to these interactive discussions when we started our Direct Give campaign this year, and the need for such discussions is clear given recent news articles about equity in PTA funding.  We strongly encourage you to come and participate in these …

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Donate to Direct Give Now!

“Direct Give” is our simple, straightforward annual fundraising campaign during which we ask families and the community to contribute towards our annual fundraising goals of $360 per student. The best way to donate is through Kindful online: More details on Direct Give and the fun activities happening during the campaign can be found here.

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October Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Stacy Pritchard, our October  Volunteer of the Month. Stacy is mom to Elliot (1st grade) and Nolan (kindergarten) and loves spending as much time as she can volunteering at Genesee Hill. When she isn’t at school she is an avid runner and baker, loves cheering on her boys’ soccer or baseball games, is …

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Additional Details on Staffing Adjustments for the 2018-2019 School Year

Many schools across the Seattle Public School District have been affected by budget cuts for the 2018-2019 school year, and unfortunately, Genesee Hill is one of those schools. Our school was affected for a few reasons. Current enrollment is 678 students, which is below both the 692 student projection that the initial budget was based …

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District Staffing Adjustments and the Impact on Genesee Hill

On September 20, the Seattle Public School District posted information on staffing adjustments for the 2018-2019 school year. These adjustments will impact Genesee Hill Elementary School by decreasing our staff. The school must submit its staffing adjustments to the district Monday, September 24. That evening, Principal Gerrit Kischner will email families an update on the …

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September Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Michael Busby, our September  Volunteer of the Month. Our volunteer of the month is Mike Busby.  Mike is our Treasurer on the PTA and is a great example of a volunteer who contributes to our school outside of school hours.  In his role as Assistant Treasurer and now his second year as Treasurer, …

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