10/18/19 – Flashlight Tag & Weeding
When: October 18th, 6-8:30pm
Where: GHE Playground (weather permitting, so please dress accordingly) or if rainy in the Gym.
What: Weeding and Flashlight Tag
Details: Start the weekend off with a community project followed by flashlight tag! Joining forces with the Dandelion Initiative (check out their info on the Thursday Bulletin), we will tackle the weeds along the driveway leading to the playground and wrap up our evening with another epic game of flashlight tag on the playground. A light snack will be provided.
What to bring:
- Gloves, weed pulling tools, and bags (we will have extras if you don’t)
- Flashlight (we will have extras of those too:)
- Wear clothes that your child can get dirty and run in
- Don’t forget your water bottles…we have a refill station!
Details: If you would like your child to participate in the community service portion of the event, please have them come help clean up weeds along the driveway leading to the playground starting at 6 PM (Hint: there may even some sweet surprises for the lucky gardener to find!). Flashlight tag will start at 7PM for those who just want to come play! A light snack will be provided.
RSVP here: Sign-up genius
6/26/19 – Beach Bonfire & Smores
When: June 26th 5-7:30pm
Where: Alki Beach: look for us around the intersection of Alki Ave and 58th Ave SW
What: Please check out the sign up genius for more details and to RSVP.
5/15/19 – Celebration of Learning
WHEN: Wednesday, May 15th from 6 – 7:30 PM
WHERE: GHE Cafeteria
DETAILS: We’ll start the night with some time to mingle as a cohort while enjoying delicious appetizers and desserts. We’ll then be treated to an amazing showcase of student work. This is an all family event so siblings are welcome to come along to enjoy the fun!
SIGN UP GENIUS link: Please sign up to donate food and/or supplies. We also need a few volunteers to set-up/clean for the event.
3/6/19: Parents Night Out @ Beveridge Place
Wednesday, March 6th at Beveridge Place Pub for an adults only night out! Come by anytime from 6:00-8:00, or stay for Trivia night which begins at 8:00. We will be meeting in the game room, which has pool, darts and foosball available. Have a drink, bring in food, or just stop in to say “hi”. We hope that with all the wonderful family time we’ve had lately, parents will look forward to having a few hours out with other Genesee Hill friends and parents. Sign-Up genius
10/19/18 – Game On!
Location: GHE playground (weather permitting, so please dress accordingly) or if rainy in the cafeteria/gym.
What to bring: Wear clothes to run in and a flashlight
Events from the 2017-2018 school year
6/21/18 – Alki Bonfire & Smores
Location: Alki beach across from the Pepperdock Restaurant
What to bring: We will supply all of the s’more makings, just show up!
4/2/18 – Poetry Slam
Date: Thursday, April 5th
Location: Genesee Hill Elementary Cafeteria
What to bring: We could use your help bringing a dessert and/or set-up and clean up by signing up here.
2/10/18 – Kickin’ It with Dad – Kids, Dads, and Moms too!
Where: West Seattle YMCA (Rotary Room)
Wear: comfortable clothing you can move in and either sports shoes, anti-slip socks, or go barefoot!Please let Master Taylor know if you have any injuries, etc. Sign-up here.
Learn safety, basic techniques, self-defense, and more about life-long training in martial arts. We will have about an hour of demonstrations and instruction, followed by Q&A and light refreshments.
12/9/17 – Dips & Sips
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Location: Megan & Shaun Bell’s home, 5359 SW Manning Street
What to bring: Nothing but your holiday cheer and an optional cash donation of $10. Festive holiday attire, ugly sweater optional, but highly encouraged!
Please join other second grade parents for merriment and cheer during our Dips & Sips event! We’ll make and enjoy sweet, salty, and savory dips while enjoying festive cocktails. Bring home recipe cards and sample jars of dip to either gift or use for your own holiday gatherings.
More info and please RSVP.
10/20/17 – Pumpkin Decorating
When: Friday, October 20th, 6:15-8:00pm and Saturday, October 21st at 10am to distribute
How: $5 if you want to enjoy pizza
Part 1 – Friday 10/20 GHE cafeteria, 6:15pm-8:00pm, Pumpkin Decorating: Over pizza, kids will decorate pumpkins (donated by Trader Joes) and cards to distribute to GHE neighbors. Pumpkins and decorating supplies will be provided. $5 donation suggested for pizza.
Part 2 – Saturday 10/21 Outside school entrance, 10am, Distribution: Meet to deliver pumpkins to neighbors. A general map will be provided. Please bring a wagon if you have one!
Please let us know if you can make it with a RSVP.
Events from the 2016-2017 school year
Summer Play Date
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Where: Genesee Hill Elementary School
It will be nice to have the kids come and see some of their friends that they have missed over the break and to meet new ones. No need to bring anything. We will have popsicles and the school bathrooms will be open. Hope to see you there.
Barre and Bubbles for Mom
Saturday, February 11, 2016 9:00-11:00am
Where: 4800 40th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Let’s get together…without the kids!…for a fun morning of Barre & Bubbles! First, we’ll participate in a fun, but challenging EvoBarre class. This class is for all fitness levels so come and have fun (even if you haven’t been in a gym for a while)! Then mingle and catch up over mimosas and LuluCakes mini cupcakes (vegan, dairy free, egg free)! Suggested donation of $5.
This is all happening at our fellow 1st grade mom’s gym, EvoFit – thanks Sue Austin! More about EvoFit and the EvoBarre class:
EvoBarre is a fun, high-energy class that fuses the worlds of dance, yoga, and Pilates into one heart-pumping, booty-kicking, total body-sculpting workout. EvoBarre takes body-elongating moves inspired by ballet and combines them with principles of muscle-building isometrics – a.k.a “tiny lifts” that will quickly have you feeling the burn while improving balance, building.
Holiday Craft Making
Friday, December 16, 2016 5:30-7:30pm
In order to encourage the children to get more involved in the spirit of giving this holiday season, we are hosting a holiday craft making party. We will provide 5-6 crafts for the kids to make that will be perfect for them to give to the people in their lives that mean so much to them. One craft will be oriented towards providing for a family in need through the West Seattle Food Bank. These crafts will be geared towards 6 and 7 year olds but all are welcome. A $5.00 donation is suggested for craft supplies. Light refreshments will be provided.
Parents Night Out
Friday, October 14, 2016 – 8-10pm
Join us for a kid free evening where we can get to know each other at Shaun and Megan Bell’s home. Drinks and snacks will be served, but you are welcome to bring something to share. Please check the paper flier sent home or your teacher’s newsletter for the address. Please email email@example.com with questions.
Save the date
October 14, 2016 – Parent Social at the Bell residence (fellow first grade parents)
Save the date for back-to-school events!
Each cohort will hold one back-to-school event on the new Genesee Hill campus in August. Please save the date, since the campus will remain closed except for for scheduled events! If you have questions, contact your cohort leaders. Need to find out who they are? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incoming Kindergarteners (class of 2029) – Tuesday, August 23, 5-7 pm
Incoming 1st graders (class of 2028) – Thursday, August 11, 5-7 pm
Incoming 2nd graders (class of 2027) – Wednesday, August 10, 5-7 pm
Incoming 3rd graders (class of 2026) – Tuesday, August 9, 5-7 pm
Incoming 4th graders (class of 2025) – Wednesday, August 17, 5-7 pm
Incoming 5th graders (class of 2024) – Tuesday, August 16, 5-7 pm
See you at Genesee Hill! Have a wonderful summer.
Events from the 2015-2106 school year
Dads’ Night Out
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 8 pm (immediately following the Barnyard Moosical)
The Beer Junction, 4511 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Kindergarten Dads: Kick off your Father’s Day early and come join other kindergarten dads for a night to celebrate getting your kids through their first year of school!
Friday, April 29, 2016, 6-8 pm
Schmitz Park Elementary
Drop your kids off for a Kindergarten/1st grade movie night fundraiser at school hosted by Kindergarten teachers — Ms. Cook, Ms. Mears, Mr. Herk, Ms. Henderson and Ms. Funke. We’ll play the movie Inside Out and provide snacks! Kindergarten and first grade kids and siblings are welcome. (However children under the age of 5 must have parents stay with them.) Limited to 50 kids and the price is $20/each.
Community Service Project
Friday, February 12, 2016, 3-5 pm
West Seattle Art Nest, 4138 California Ave SW
Mom’s Night Out
Thursday, January, 28, 2016, 8 pm
Mission Latin Restaurant, 2325 California Ave SW
Family Game Day at Meeples
Monday, November 23, 2015, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Meeples, 3727 California Ave SW, Upstairs
During the Monday of Thanksgiving break/conferences, meet us at Meeples Games to play board games with other kindergarten families. There will be age appropriate games for the kids to enjoy and the friendly Meeples staff will even teach you how to play. You can try any of the games in their library and maybe even pick up a new game or two for your family to play at home! Siblings are welcome.
Please RSVP, so we can plan accordingly: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/
“K” Parent Party – ADULTS only
Saturday, October 17, 2015, 7-10 pm
Megan & Shaun Bell’s house, 5359 SW Manning Street, Seattle, WA 98116
Mark your calendar and find a sitter. Come join us for a fun evening and get to know other kindergarten parents. Snacks and adult beverage provided.
Kindergarten play date
Sunday, October 4, 2015, 3:30-5:00 pm
Come and get to know your fellow kindergarten families! A warm drink and snacks will be provided.
S’mores roast and picnic – cancelled for rain!
August 30, 2015, 4-6 pm
Camp Long (at the fire pit by the big field)
Enjoy s’mores roasting, potluck style picnic, fun and games.
Visit our sign up page at www.signupgenius.com and use “find a sign up” using contact email email@example.com. Contact Anna Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Hope to see you there!
Events from the 2014-2105 school year
Parents night out
Friday, February 27, 2015, 6:30-8:30 pm
Feedback Lounge (6451 California Ave SW)
Look for the other parents in the back area of Feedback Lounge in the Morgan Junction. They have a full dinner and drink menu if you want to make it a full date night. (http://feedbacklounge.net/
*Diapers – all sizes, especially larger sizes
*Clean baby/kids clothing and equipment
Thank you for supporting WestSide Baby. Your donated items are making life better for local families!
We hope you can join us, let us know at this link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/
Family Bowling Party
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5pm-6pm
West Seattle Bowl (4505 39th Ave SW)
Save the date! We are going bowling! We have 18 lanes reserved and 1 hour to use them!
Cost is $5.75 per kid (includes shoes and 1 hour of bowling)
Parents night out!
Friday, November 7, 2014, 7pm-10pm
Mission Restaurant and Lounge (2325 CALIFORNIA AVE S.W.)
Hey Kindergarten parents! Now that the kiddos have been in school for over 1 month we thought it would be fun to have a parents night out (no kids–it’s our time to relax!). We’ve rented out some space at the Mission where we’ll have our own bar and the full menu will be available. No charge; you just pay for whatever you drink/eat.
If you’re still looking for a babysitter, we’ve contacted West Side Gymnastics Academy and they are offering childcare from 7-10pm for $25/child (snack included). They can watch between 10-32 kids. They youngest is kindergarten, and older siblings are welcome too. If you want to do this, contact Echo @ West Side Gymnastics directly at 206-933-2052. We’ll need to reach a 10 child minimum. Just say you’re with Schmitz Park