4th Grade – Class of ’29

Class of 2029 Halloween Parade!

When: Friday, October 30th, 2020

Time: 4:30-6:00 pm

Where: Meet at the Dakota Homestead

The plan: A socially-distanced scavenger hunt or mystery adventure

Who: GHE 4th graders and their siblings

More details to come!

2019 – 2020 Events

6/7/20 – 3rd Grade Family Cohort Event (RE-SCHEDULED)

What: Bowling
Where: West Seattle Bowl
When: Sunday, June 7th – 12:00-2:00 pm
Details: Please join us for an afternoon of fun with fellow Genesee Hill classmates! Siblings are welcome. We have reserved 6 lanes for this event but could add more if there is enough demand. The 3rd grade cohort will be covering some of the cost, but please plan on contributing as well.
RSVP: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c45a9ad2da7f49-lets

10/26/19 – Adults Only Parent Social

When: Saturday, October 26th, 7 pm
Where: Kelley & Sean O’Connor’s (3241 36th Ave SW)
What: **Adults Only Event
Details: This year the O’Connors have graciously offered to host the parent social. The event will be taking place on their patio under a tent with a fire pit. Kelley informed me that it does stay warmer with the tent over the fire pit, but everyone should still dress warmly. 
Parking is limited near their house so please plan to carpool or take Uber.
Food/Drinks: They will be providing a beer keg and chips and salsa for the group. If others want to bring some light snacks or some wine with them that would be appreciated.
RSVP: We would love to know how many people to expect, Sign-Up Genius here!

9/3/19 – Back To School Potluck

When: Tuesday, September 3rd @ 5:00 PM
Where: GHE Playground
What: Welcome back to school potluck – more details to come

8/22/19 – Casper Babypants at Hiawatha

When: August 22nd at 6:30pm
Where: Hiawatha
What: Watch Casper Babypants at Hiawatha together – more details to comeA

6/14/19 – Beach Bonfire

On June 14 at 6pm, come celebrate another successful school year with s’mores on Alki beach! Sign up: bring s’mores, wipes, sticks, portable tables or firewood.

Join us at the Alki Beach fire pits (exact pit TBD. Aiming for closest to the Alki bathhouse) Don’t forget your blankets and beach chairs! Sign up here:

5/2/19 – Poetry Slam

Come see your student read some poetry and come meet some new families. We could use your help during the event as well and bring a treat – sign up here.

1/19/19 – 2nd Grade Parent Social

When: January 19th from 7-9pm

Where: West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW

Details: Second grade parents are invited to a parents bowling night January 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at West Seattle Bowl. Slow your roll after the busy winter season, build community, and socialize with new and old friends alike. We hope to see you there!

RSVP: Here!

10/26/18 – PTA Monster Mash

When: 10/26/18 – 6:30-8:00pm Where: GHE Cafeteria Details: The 2nd grade is co-hosting the GHE Monster Mash – come join other 2nd grade families to help at the event. Sign-up to join us!

9/4/18 – Back To School Potluck

When: Tuesday, September 4th, 4:00-6:00pm Where: GHE Playground What to bring: Your favorite potluck item to share with the cohort (We’ll supply plates, napkins, forks)

Events from the 2017-2018 school year

8/23/18 – Casper Babypants at Hiawatha park

What: Casper Babypants at Hiawatha Summer Concert Series
Where: In the big field behind Hiawatha Community Center 
2700 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116. We will have some balloons and a table close to the exercise equipment. 
Who: Families of incoming 2nd graders of Genesee Hill
Cost: FREE!
What to bring: Blankets and/or lawn chairs, dancing feet and smiles
What will be provided: drinks and snacks

6/14/18 – Alki Bonfire & Smores

When: June 14th at 6:30pm Where: Alki Bonfire – stay tuned for exact location Who: All first grade families and friends What: Smores & a bonfire Sign-up: We could use your help getting supplies for the bonfire by signing up here.

4/20/18 – Dad’s Bowling Night

When: April 20th, 5:00 – 7:30pm
Where: West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW
What: Bowling is $29/lane (split between six people) and shoes are $5. Please plan accordingly.
Sign-up: Let us know if you can make it on our sign-up genius. RSVP by Sunday, April 15th

4/3/18 – 1st Grade Moms Night Out

When: Tuesday, April 3rd, 5-7pm Where: Ounces Taproom & Beer Garden, 3809 Delridge Way SW Sign Up: Let us know if you can make it by RSVPing Details: Join us for a much needed kid free evening at Ounces with some drinks and good food. We’ll have a few snacks provided but there will also be a food truck there. Looking forward to seeing you there!

1/12/18 – Math Power Hour (Be There Or Be Square!)

When: Friday, January 12th, 5-6 pm Where: GHE Library Sign Up: Let us know if you can make it by RSVPing Details: Join us for a casual event for the whole family! We’re partnering with Math Buddies, a program which pairs teenage math enthusiasts with elementary-aged children to engage in games aimed at building and reinforcing mathematical concepts. Math Buddies is a local program run through the West Seattle Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Additionally, we’ll offer some helpful tips for parents to support students’ math literacy at home.

11/18/17 – Parents Social

When: Saturday, November 18th, 7 pm-10 pm Where: Laura and Michael Geoghegan’s Home, 4700 51st Pl SW Food/Drinks: Please bring a bottle of wine and a dessert to share. We will provide snacks. Details: Join other 1st grade parents for a parents social (get a babysitter now, it’s a no kids event). We’d like a headcount so please RSVP in advance here. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Michael Geoghegan (host, michael@nwstrategyandplanning.com).

10/17/17 – Indoor Family Recess

When: October 17th 6:30-7:30pm Where: Genesee Hill Gymnasium Cost: Free! Details: We welcome you to Indoor Recess – a family friendly night of recess and cooperative games. We’ll break out some old school favorite recess games and new-school cooperative activities for kids and parents to participate in. The evening’s activities will be MC’d by celebrity DJ, Jodi Brothers. Siblings will be welcomed to participate in the activities too! Please let us know if you can make it. The evening will also include: swag bags, old school sports themed photo booth, prizes and more! Get your GAME ON and SCHOOL your kids at this fun and engaging evening of friends, family and community.                    

Events from the 2016-2017 school year

Kindergarten Moosical

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Details to follow.

Mom’s Night Out – 4/25/17

When: 6:00-8:00pm Where: Welcome Road Winery, 3804 California Ave SW, right here in West Seattle! Moms, it is our time to get together and socialize! Welcome Road Winery is opening their doors to us. We will provide non-alcoholic drinks and a few appetizers, and there will be wine to purchase. They will donate 10% of the night’s proceeds to the school! We’d love to get a headcount so please RSVP as soon as possible. Signup genius here

Kindergarten Literacy Afternoon-3/31/2017

When: Friday, March 31, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Where: Genesee Hill Library Cost: Free. All are welcome! To support others in our community, we ask you to bring new and used books to be donated to WestSide Baby. Join us for an afternoon of reading at the Genesee Hill library. Celebrity guest readers include a local firefighter, professional jump roper, a dancer, a naval architect, and a pilot. Even more exciting, all of our celebrities are our own kindergarten parents! Guest readers will introduce their occupations and share a read aloud text related to their fields. Join us for fun, literacy, community-building, and a great cause!

Kindergarten Parent Social

When: November 5, 2016 7 pm-10 pm Where: Krayneks’ House, 3216 44th Ave SW Now that the kiddos have been in school for over a month we thought it would be fun to have a parents night out (no kids – it’s our time to relax!). Christine and Christopher Kraynek are very graciously opening their house for us to get together. Please RSVP so we can get a headcount. Donations for food and drinks are appreciated.

Marshmallow Roast at Camp Long, 9/25 2:00-4:30pm

Summer might be over but for us it only means more fun with our new school friends! We want to invite everyone to our first official event as the Genesee Hill Kindergarten cohort. We have planned a marshmallow roast (think s’mores!) at Camp Long (5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126) on Sunday, September 25th, from 2 pm to 4:30 pm. Meet us by the fire circle at the south end of the parade grounds. Camp Long Map

September Events:

September 7 – 9: Slow Start for kindergarten students September 8: Kindergarten orientation, 6 pm September 12: Official first full day of kindergarten; Coffee with the Principal, 8 am September 25: Marshmallow Roast, Fire ring at Camp Long, 2 pm – 4:30 pm


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.