Olympic Hills Family Newsletter


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Dear Olympic Hills families,

It was wonderful seeing so many of you at the Beep and Greet yesterday! If you were unable to make it, please come to the main office between 8:00-3:00 M-F to get your child's bag.

Regarding in-person learning, we are excited to have some students who receive special education services start next week. We are also continuing to plan for the start of in-person learning March 1st for preschool-1st grade. Our Safety Team meets twice per week, and if any parents are interested in joining, please let me know. Bargaining has started between the teachers' union and the district, which means they are starting to determine things like schedules and staffing. I will continue to provide updates each week. I will also give updates at the PTA meeting on the 26th (link below).

In partnership,

Libby DeBell

Assembly Video About Awesome Otter Fun Time (AOFT)


Upcoming Dates

1/26 6:30pm "We Otter Get Together" Art Docent Night - Click here to join

1/28 Day Between Semesters - No School

2/1-2/5 Black Lives Matter at School Week & School Counselor Week

2/4 Family Online Tours for Incoming Students 10am and 5:30pm

2/5 All School Asynchronous Day for teachers to do 1:1 assessments with students

"We Otter Get Together!" Art Docent Family Night Tuesday 1/26 at 6:30pm

Click here to join the meeting Tuesday, January 26th at 6:30pm!

Bronwen Houck and CJ Cousins of the Art Docent Team will be talking a bit about the program and leading a fun art project for OH families! We are very excited to share the beautiful visuals of Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral, an influential South American painter. Tarsila's vibrant landscapes and scenes of everyday life were essential in launching the Modern Art movement in Brazil.

For Your Information

  • New video from Lake City Librarian Nancy Pew!

  • Dance Classes - Ms. Fiona is no longer available on Wednesdays, so dance will now be Mondays (PreK-2) and Fridays (3-5) at 3pm. Links are in the Awesome Otter Fun Time presentation slide 3.

  • Library Curbside Checkout now also on Thursday evenings 4:00pm-6:00pm.

Information and Resources

Technology Resource Center at Nathan Hale: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00am to 6:00pm, lunch from 1:30 to 2:30pm. Still first come, first served. No appointments can be made.

Family Works at Nathan Hale: Wednesdays 12:45pm-3:00pm. An organization called FamilyWorks is providing Family Support Services to help families navigate various services and resources. They will be staffed with individuals who speak Somali, Spanish and English.

Virtual Volunteering: Are you interested in becoming a virtual volunteer to help support in breakout sessions or tutor students? Please reach out to Danielle Vaillancourt at olympichills.volunteer@seattleschools.org or call (425) 616-2516.

Olympic Hills Elementary School

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School Office Hours and Contact Information:

Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:00pm