5th Grade – Class of ’27

11/15/19 – Crazy Hair Family 80’s Skate Night

What: Roller Skating Night
When: Friday, November 15, 2019, 5:45-7:45pm
Where: Alki Community Center skating rink in gym, 5817 Southwest Stevens Street
What: Join us for the 5th Grade 80’s Skate Night on November 15th 5:45 pm at Alki Community Center! This will be the last year so let’s make this the best one yet. If you have your own skates, bring them and your kiddo will be free. If you need to rent skates, it is $3 per person. Siblings are welcome. And don’t forget to wear your best 80’s gear–Bring it!
RSVP: RSVP on Evite

10/26/19 – 6th Annual Adults Only Halloween Party

What: Our 6th annual Halloween party – our last one!
When: Saturday, October 26th, 7-10pm
Where: New location – Larry’s Tavern, 3405 California Ave SW
What: It’s going to be super casual so come as you wish- we will have a costume contest for BEST COSTUME and LAMEST COSTUME, so get creative or come as you are! 
RSVP: RSVP on Evite

6/13/19 – Celebration of Learning

Join us for the band/orchestra concert from 6-6:30 (if you have a musician in the family) and then the celebration of learning is from 6:45 to 7:30pm. We could use your help by signing up here.

2/28/19 – Ladies Night Out

What: Ladies Gathering
When: February 28th, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Welcome Road Winery (3804 California Ave SW)
Info: Please join us for snacks and wine tasting at this woman owned, West Seattle wine tasting room. We will provide snacks and sparkling water. Please plan to purchase your own wine tasting and or bottles to bring home.

10/20/18 – 5th Annual Halloween Party

What: Halloween Party (parents only so lineup babysitters now)
When: Saturday, October 20th, 7 pm – 11 pm
Where: Linfords, 4512 48th Ave SW, Seattle, WA
Bring: Yourself (hopefully in costume) and a donation (at door) is appreciated, not required.
Cost: $15/person to cover drinks and pizza.

It’s almost that time of year again…our 5th Annual Parents Only Halloween Party. Please join us on Oct 20th from 7-11 pm for another year of Halloween fun.  Similar to past years, we’ll have live-entertainment, a dance party…and of course a costume contest with prizes. And a big thank you to the Linfords for opening their house to us again for this special event. Please RSVP.

11/30/18 – Crazy Hair Family Skate Night

  • When: Friday, November 30, 2018 – 5:45-7:45pm
  • Who: All 4th grade family members are invited
  • Where: Alki Community Center
  • Details: Theme – CRAZY HAIR! Cost: $3 for skates OR you can bring your own
  • Please RSVP: sign-up

Save The Date:

  • Thursday, February 28th – Ladies Social at Welcome Road Winery, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Sunday, May 19th- Camp Long Marshmallow Roast & Kick Ball, 3-6pm
  • Thursday, June 13th – Celebration of Learning, 6-7:30pm
  • Assist with 5th grade graduation breakfast

Events from the 2017-2018 school year

5/31/18 – Celebration of Learning

When: Thursday 5/31 at 6:30-8 pm
Where: Genesee Hill Elementary Cafeteria and Playcourt
Details: Third graders will be sharing a piece of work they created in class – it will be a fun night to celebrate our 3rd grader’s hard work this year. And at the start of the night we will have time to enjoy some time together as a cohort eating some appetizers and desserts with our families. This is an all family event – bring all siblings along to enjoy the fun.
Event Timeline:
6:30 – Students/families arrive, drop off appetizer at buffet tables in hallway and enjoy mingling/eating with other families in the chairs in the cafeteria
7:00 – Student presentations
7:30 – Gallery walk of student work
8-8:15 – clean-up

Sign up to bring a treat or appetizer to share.

3/6/18 – Meeples Game Afternoon

When: Tuesday, March 6th, 4-6pm
Where:  Meeples Games, 3727 California Ave SW
Details: Join other families for some game time at Meeples Games. There is a café onsite to buy food & drinks.  Show up and have some fun!

1/8/18 – Barre3 & Bubbles

When: Monday, January 8th, 7-9pm
Where: Barre3, 3218 California Ave SW
Details: Ladies – join us for a Barre3 workout class and drinks afterwards. The best news is that it is free!  All you need to do is bring a package of diapers and or wipes for a WestSide baby donation. There are only 30 spots available so sign up soon!


9/29/17 – 80’s Themed Family Skate Night

When: Friday, September 29th, 5:45-7:45pm
Where: Alki Community Center, 5817 SW Stevens Street

Come in your 80’s outfit (or not…) to join other 3rd grade families for a skate night. Alki Community Center only charges $3 per person (adults free if not skating) and have skates onsite. Plan to eat dinner beforehand.

10/28/17 – 4th Annual Parents Only Halloween Party

What: Halloween Party (parents only so lineup babysitters now)
When: Saturday, October 28th, 7 pm – 11 pm
Where: Linfords, 4512 48th Ave SW, Seattle, WA
Bring: Yourself (hopefully in costume) and a donation (at door) is appreciated, not required.
Cost: $15/person to cover drinks and pizza.

It’s almost that time of year again…our 4th Annual Parents Only Halloween Party. Please join us on Oct 28th from 7-11 pm for another year of Halloween fun.  Similar to past years, we’ll have live entertainment from the DAD band, a costume contest with prizes, pizza and drinks. And a big thank you to the Linfords for opening their house to us again for this special event. Please RSVP.

Events from the 2016-2017 school year

Shave Ice Party @ Marination

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Details to follow.

Cinco de Mama’s Fiesta – 5/5/2017


Hosted by 2nd grade Mamasitas to celebrate Cinco De Mayo
Seating is limited and all spots are reserved at this time.

Poetry Slam  – 4/27/2017

When: 6:30pm-8:00om

Where: Genesee Hill Elementary School Cafeteria

Come hear some of the poetry our second graders have been working on. There will be a book of the student’s poetry to take home and lemonade and baked treats will be offered.

Sign up here to help out!

Mom’s Social @ Welcome Road Winery

When: February 9, 2017 – 6:30-8:00pm

Where:  3804 California Ave SW

Join us for a chance to get together and socialize. We will provide non-alcoholic drinks and a few appetizers, and there will be wine to purchase. Welcome Road Winery is donating 10% of purchases back to our school! We look forward to seeing you!

Dad’s night Out, January 26 @ 7PM

Where: Beveridge Place Pub, 6413 California Ave SW

Hosted by:Ben Linford, Garet Heitman, Matt Huey, and Paul Diamond

Let’s meet some new friends and catch up with some old ones. No need to RSVP, just show up for some fun and enjoy.

Early Release Bowling, November 16, 2016

When: 3-5pm

Where: West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

We’ve reserved 18 lanes and need a confirmed head count for everyone who will be bowling (students, siblings and parents are welcome to participate). The cost will be $8 per person; includes shoes and two hours of bowling. Please RSVP.

2nd Annual, 2nd Grade Parents Only Halloween Party

October 28, 2016, 7-11pm

Line your babysitters up for our 2nd annual Halloween Party at the Linford’s house. Costumes are highly encouraged (there will be prizes for best costumes) and we are asking that you bring $10 each to cover food, drinks and entertainment (the infamous DAD band will be playing).

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 cohorts@geneseehillpta.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

Movie Night

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.

Sign up here: https://schmitzpark.schoolauction.net/auction2016/catalog/show/156

Dads’ Night Out

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 8-10 pm
Beveridge Place Pub, 6413 California Ave SW

Time to get the Schmitz Park 1st grade dads together for catching up and getting to know each other. No RSVP needed — just show up. All men are welcome!

Moms’ Night Out

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 6:30-8:30 pm
Christman home, 4408 51st Ave SW

Come join other Schmitz 1st grade moms for wine tasting and apps! Please use the Sign Up Genius to RSVP. All women are welcome!

Family Bowling

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 3-5 pm
West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW

It’s time for another fun 1st grade cohort event – Family Bowling!

Bring the whole family or join your friends for a fun afternoon together. The cost is just $7.75 per child/adult, and includes shoe rental plus two hour of lane time. We’ll provide a few pizzas to share and order some more food/drinks at the lanes for a casual dinner with your classmates.

We have the lanes reserved and need your RSVP here to hold your spot (limited space available).


Meeples Game Night

Friday, December 3, 2015, 5-7 pm
Meeples, 3727 California Ave SW

Come join us on Dec 3rd from 5-7 pm at Meeples Games for a family-friendly game night. Kids will have their choice of game options and also if you have a Pokémon lover, feel free to bring cards to trade with others. And if you have a specific game request, please include it in your RSVP. Meeples has TONS of games so come ready to play!

If you haven’t been to Meeples, it’s a casual game space with a cafe serving food and drinks, including: Local beers and cider on tap, wine, organic coffee and espresso, rotating menu of sharable snacks, pastries and sandwiches and great vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Please note that you will be responsible for purchasing food/drinks for your family, but playing games will be free.

Please RSVP via Signup Genius so we can get a headcount and plan ahead. Hope to see you there!

Halloween Party – Adults Only!

Friday, October 30, 2015, 7-11 pm
Linford home/backyard (4512 48th Ave SW, Seattle, WA)
Mark your calendars. We’re throwing an parents-only Halloween costume party on Oct 30th. Food, drinks, music, costume contest and more. The party will be at 1st grade family Linford’s house/backyard on 48th Street SW. It is time to reconnect with old friends, meet new friends and have FUN!
Please RSVP, so we can make sure there are enough food and drinks for everyone: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044faba82ba7fb6-Halloween

Events from the 2014-2105 school year

Year-End Bonfire

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 6-7:30 pm
Alki Beach

Join us for a year-end cohort celebration at Alki Beach. The cohort will bring supplies for s’mores!

NOTE: The date has changed, and the bonfire will now be held on Sunday, June 14!

Dads’ Night Out

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6-9 pm
Prost! 3407 California Ave SW

Time to get the Schmitz Park 1st grade dads together. Drop by any time! All adults are welcome!

Moms’ Night Out

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 6-9 pm
Feedback Lounge, 6451 California Ave SW

Come join other Schmitz 1st grade moms to catch up. Drop by any time. All adults are welcome!

100th Day Celebration

Friday, February 20, 2015, 9:50-11:45 am (note new start time!)
Schmitz Park Elementary

To celebrate the 100th day of School, we are working with the teachers to do a 100th day celebration for the First Grade cohort on Friday February 20th at Schmitz Park starting at 9:50 am. The teachers have identified over 30 activities. These will be stations in the classrooms and outside that celebrate 100! The students will be able to visit all the stations/classrooms allowing them to interact with the entire first grade cohort.

On Thursday (2/19), we will need volunteers to help set up after school and on Friday (2/20) we will need over 30 volunteers to help with the stations. The teachers identified a list of supplies that will be needed. We will need these delivered to school by Thursday (2/19).

Please sign up here to volunteer or bring supplies:

Skating and Pizza Party

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm
Alki Community Center, 5817 SW Stevens St.

Meet up with other first grade families at the Alki Community Center for a pizza dinner and skating party in the gym. We have a room reserved at the community center so we can enjoy our dinner together. The skating portion of the evening takes place as part of the regular public Friday Night Skate at the community center. Skate rental is on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your own skates, if you’ve got ’em! For dinner, the cost is $2 per adult, and $1 per child. Skating is $3. Siblings are welcome.  Gluten free pizza is available. If your family needs this option, please make a note of it on the sign up.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 19. Sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4BADAA2DA5FE3-skating/11181056.

Early Release Bowling Party

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 1:30-2:30 pm (check in at 1:15)
West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW

Thanks again to Cheri and Andy Carl (parents of first grader Ryan and owners of the West Seattle
Bowl), for arranging a discounted fee and reserved lanes for a First Grade Bowling Party. This
event will take place on the October early release day. If you didn’t get a chance to go last
spring, you won’t want to miss this. It was really fun. The cost is just $5.50, and includes shoe
rental plus one hour of lane time. Please SignUp for this. Cheri and Andy need us to sign
up so they know how many to expect.

First Grade Cohort Fiesta

Back by popular demand- come join us for a first grade cohort parents night.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 7-10 pm
O’Claire House, 4031 54th Ave SW, Seattle
Schmitz First Grade parents/guardians (no kids!)

Similar to last year, bring a donation for the keg and the extra $ we will donate to the PTA Cohort funds. Come for the entire party or just drop by for an hour! Light snacks will be provided.

To sign up, go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050948A4AB22A64-first/16331061