5th Grade – Class of ’28

Fall Costume Parade October 31, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Save the Date for the 5th grade cohort Fall Costume Parade. This is a great opportunity for students to get outdoors, enjoy the crisp fall weather, and show off their costumes while solving a series of clues along the parade route to unlock a sweet prize (or teal pumpkin goody bag) at the end! Masks are required and the event will follow CDC and King County Public Health guidelines to ensure that this is a fun and safe event for students and spectators. 

RSVP for the event HERE so we can be sure to have enough treat bags and supplies on hand. We also need volunteers to make the event safe and fun for students, so please sign up to help out if you are able.

Events from the 2017-2018 school year

6/21/18 – Alki Bonfire & Smores

Date: Thursday, June 21st
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Alki beach across from the Pepperdock Restaurant
What to bring: We will supply all of the s’more makings, just show up! 
Details: It’s our last 2nd grade cohort event – please join for an Alki bonfire with s’mores and more! Questions to Jennifer Taylor at jdbails@gmail.com or text 425-761-6054. Let us know if you can make it by signing up here.

4/2/18 – Poetry Slam

Date: Thursday, April 5th
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
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!

When: Saturday, Feb 10th, 10a-11:30a
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.
Please join Master Mark Taylor at the YMCA for a fun intro to the Korean Martial Art of Tang Soo Do!
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
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
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
Where: GHE
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

When: 2:00-4:00pm

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.

RSVP here

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.

Please RSVP

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 cohorts@geneseehillpta.org with questions.

Parent Night Out RSVP

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 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

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!

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

Community Service Project

Friday, February 12, 2016, 3-5 pm
West Seattle Art Nest, 4138 California Ave SW

West Seattle Art Nest is graciously hosting our group so that we can make Valentines for our senior neighbors at The Kenney. Cost is $5/participant. Please RSVP if you can, still come if you can’t! Sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040C4DA8AC2BA13-kindergarten1

Mom’s Night Out

Thursday, January, 28, 2016, 8 pm
Mission Latin Restaurant, 2325 California Ave SW

Mission Latin Restaurant will be hosting us up on their mezzanine lounge area. We will have a full menu and our own bartender! Please check out the sign up genius below to help us get a general head count for the restaurant. RSVP at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040C4DA8AC2BA13-ladies

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/4090C44A4A72D6-family

“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.

Please RSVP via the following link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090C44A4A72D6-kindergarten
QUESTIONS: Please contact Megan Bell: meglemieuxbell@yahoo.com

Kindergarten play date

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 3:30-5:00 pm
Ercolini Park

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 allynch2121@gmail.com. Contact Anna Lynch at allynch2121@gmail.com 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/index.html)

While together, we will be hosting a donation drive for West Side Baby. Please feel free to bring any of the following items if you feel inclined:
*Diapers – all sizes, especially larger sizes
*Clean baby/kids clothing and equipment
*Cash donation

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/5080E4AA5AD2FA64-parents

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)

RSVP here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4AA4AB292-family/

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.

RSVP here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044faba82ba7fb6-parents

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