Trick-or-treating parade & Jack O’Lantern Carving
What: Trick-or-treating parade (in-person, socially distanced) & Jack O’Lantern carving contest (virtual)
When: Saturday, October 31st 10a – 11a (in-person)
Where: Starts at Ercolini Park and then a few block of nearby for trick-or-treating
Trick-or-treating parade (in-person) – Let us know if you can come so we can prepare candy bags: Signup Genius. To participate on October 31st at 10am head to Ercolini Park and the 3rd graders can walk in a clockwise circle around the grassy park walkway masked and distanced 6ft apart. After a few Ercolini laps, use the online map (still being created) to visit a few 3rd grade houses of parents in our grade that will have candy out in individual bags on tables next to the sidewalk. We will also have left over extra books from our book swap at one of the homes to take a book home.
Treat Hosts (in-person) – do you live near Ercolini Park? If yes, can you help sign up (by 10/25) here: Signup Genius. You would put out a folding table (we can loan) at the end of your front walkway at the sidewalk to leave out individual pre-wrapped candy bags. We will supply you the candy bags already bagged up to place on a table. Candy hosts are encouraged to take measures to separate parade participants who may arrive at the same time (could chalk mark sidewalk six feet apart, etc).
Virtual Jack-o’-Lanterns Contest (virtual)- we’re calling on our crafty and creative 3rd grade families to carve a pumpkin and post it on our 2030 Facebook Page (Facebook). Join the group anytime to see the photos/post photos. Look for the pinned post up top and we will do a randomized draw on 10/31 of all entries. The two “winners” will get a little trophy we can drop off on your doorstep. If you aren’t on Facebook email Amy with your photo and we can post for you.
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Book Fair Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Happy Fall, third grade families! Even though we’re physically distanced, we’re working on ways to still bring our cohort together. Our first activity is a book fair to support the Third Grade Fifty Book Challenge. The kids can pick up new reading material and also share the fun of reading with each other. The actual book fair will take place 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sat, Oct 17. Please see the email sent to the cohort on Oct 6 for info on book drop off, book pick up, healthy distancing and COVID precautions. Have fun reading!
Events from the 2019-2020 school year
2/13/20 – Poetry Slam
When: 2/13/20, 6-8pm
Where: Genesee Hill Cafeteria
What: Please join us for the Annual 2nd Grade Poetry Slam! Our event will be from 6:30-8:00, but we are in need of some volunteers to come at 6:00 to assist with setting up and others to assist with take down. After all performances, students will meet back together to enjoy treats to celebrate their hard work!
Evite: Sign up here
2/7/20 – Mount Reading
When: Friday, February 7th at 4:00 pm & Dinner from 4:45-6p
Where: Part One: Providence Mount St. Vincent (4831 35th Ave SW)
Part Two: Great American Diner (4752 California Ave SW)
We hope you can join us for a second grade cohort literacy and community event. We’ll be branching out and sharing the fun of reading buddies with residents at Providence Mount St. Vincent (the Mount – 4831 35th Ave SW). Second graders can bring a favorite book (or two!) to read to residents at the Mount. To add to the joy of reading, we’ll be doing a special craft project making bookmarks.
Families with other plans that Friday evening can leave when they need to, and families who would like to get together for an informal, casual dinner can plan to head out at 4:45 pm to the Great American Diner in the Junction. If your child is able to participate, please sign up.
Evite: Sign up here
11/10/19 – Larrys Tavern Adults-Only Social
When: November 10th 4-6pm
Where: Larry’s Tavern (3405 California Ave SW – by Madison Middle School)
What: Join us November 10th at 4 pm at the new West Seattle pub, Larry’s Tavern for an 2nd grade adults-only social. There will be games – including a pool table, darts and also good ol fashion Pac Man. We’ll have some pizza to nibble on and you can order drinks at the bar. It is a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new friends, as we have a handful of new families we look forward to welcoming to our community. Hope to see you there!
Evite: Sign up here
10/25/2019 – Monster Mash Hosting
When: October 25, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: GHE Cafeteria and Gym
What: The Monster Mash is a great family event that our whole school attends! The 1st and 2nd grade cohorts help plan this event and we would love your help! We could use your help with a donation of items/decorations, set up (anytime 1-6p) and clean up.
Sign-Up: Sign up here
Events from the 2018-2019 school year
6/26/19 – 1st Grade End of Year Picnic
When: Wednesday, June 26⋅11:50am – 12:50pm
Where: GHE Playground
What: Sign up with the full details: link
1/14/19 – Parents Night Out at Beveridge Place
When: January 14, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Beveridge Place, 6413 California Ave SW
What: We hope you’ll join us at Beveridge Place Pub for an adult evening of pool, foosball and darts (or just come to get to know someone new). You can even order dinner in as they have delivery options for dinner. Let us know if you can join us on the sign-up genius.
10/24/18 – Pumpkin Decorating
When: October 24, 2018 6:15-7:15pm
Where: GHE Cafeteria
Description: Leaves are falling, gourds are in vogue – it’s Fall and time for the first grade cohort to get together! Please join us for pumpkin decorating in the school Lunchroom. All supplies will be provided. Siblings welcome! RSVP coming here!
Save The Date:
- Monday, January 14th, 6:30-8:30pm – Parents Night Out at Beveridge Place
- Thursday, April 4th, 6:30-8:00pm – Get Up and Move Mini Musical
- Saturday, June 15th, time TBD, Assisting with 3rd graders planning the Hillville Spring Carnival
Events from the 2017-2018 school year
End of Year Festivities
- Kindergarten Moosical – Thursday, May 24th, 6:30-8:00pm. Details on costumes to come from your teacher. Sign-up to help with snacks here.
- Kindergarten Lincoln Park Celebration– Friday, June 15th, 10:00-1:00pm. We’ll have beach exploration, a picnic, cookie, and year-end song celebrating our wonderful year in Kindergarten!
- Kindergarten Field Day – Tuesday, June 19th, 12:15pm-2:15pm. The kids will have 25 stations to play and we need an adult for each station to make this fun afternoon happen. We need help with volunteers to run the stations – sign up here. (Grades 1-5th have their field day on June 21st.)
5/16/18 – Kindergarten Early Release Bowling
When: Wednesday, May 16 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW
Cost: $11 for bowling and shoe rental for the two hours
Description: Join the kindergarten cohort on this early release day for some fun at West Seattle Bowl! Show off your best strikes and spares (or gutter balls!) while hanging out with fellow kinders and their families.
Please sign-up to let us know if you can join us!
2/12 & 2/14/18 – Valentine’s Day Community Service
We have a fun Valentine’s activity planned – sign up (soon….) to attend one or both events!
Event 1: Make Valentine’s Cards
Timing: Monday, February 12th from 4-5pm in the GHE kinder commons
Details: We will have supplies to create Valentine’s day cards for Kenney residents. We will have crafting supplies and if you have surplus supplies at your home to contribute, please let us know (email Duc at email@example.com).
Event 2: Valentines Cards Delivery
Timing: Wednesday, February 14th from 3-4pm at The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW
Details: On Valentine’s Day we will deliver the created Valentine cards to 50 senior citizen residents at their Valentines Day social event. Attend with your kindergartner and siblings. We will meet in the Kenny lobby at 2:55pm.
1/19/18 – Kids Literacy Event
When: Friday, January 19th, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Where: Genesee Hill Library
Description: Join us for an afternoon of reading in the Genesee Hill Library. Celebrity guest readers include a firefighter, librarian, salon owner, chef, nurse and an activist. Even more exciting – all of our celebrities are our own kindergarten parents! Guest readers will introduce their occupations and share a read aloud book related to their fields. Join us for fun, literacy, community-building, and a great cause!
Cost: Free. All are welcome, including siblings!
To support others in our community, we ask you to bring new and used books to be donated to WestSide Baby if you have any to share.
10/7/17 – Parent Social
When: Saturday, October 7th, 7-10pm
Where: Lowercase Brewing, Georgetown (6235 Airport Way S, Seattle)
Who: Only parents, 21+ (sorry, no kids so please arrange a sitter)
Cost: No charge- just be ready to purchase drinks if you want
Join us October 7th for a Parents Night Out event at Lowercase Brewery. This will be a fun, casual way for us parents to get to know one another and have some fun. Please RSVP.
9/15/17 – Kick-off Potluck & Smores
When: Friday, September 15th, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Camp Long Firepit, 5200 35th Ave SW
Kick-off the new school year with your whole family for a dinner potluck and smores! We’ve reserved the fire pit area at Camp Long and will have the big grassy area to play in. Feel free to also bring chairs, balls, hula hoops, marshmallow sticks (if you have them), etc. Please sign-up to bring something to share.