Olympic Hills Family Newsletter


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Dear Olympic Hills families, thank you for your flexibility Wednesday with the unexpected power outage and no live classes. We have all become very used to rolling with the punches this year!

Our preschool, kindergarten, and first grade families responded to a survey about their intent to return to school March 1st. I know this was a difficult decision to make for many families without all the information you need, and I hope you were able to make a decision you feel was right for your family. Please click here to see the Q&A notes from our PreK-1 family sessions.

Our Safety Team is meeting twice a week to develop our safety procedures and plans. We will continue to share out information over the coming weeks. As always, please reach out to me with any questions or to check in.

In partnership,

Libby DeBell

Assembly Video Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly

Upcoming Dates

1/18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

1/20 Beep and Greet (it's happening! Details below)

1/26 PTA Night

1/28 Day Between Semesters - No School

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

Beep and Greet Wednesday, January 20th

Please join us Wednesday, January 20th for the next Beep and Greet. We have made a few changes to provide additional safety measures. Please note the new locations and times below. We will have science kits, PE supplies, and more!
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Library Curbside Checkout

is now also on Thursday evenings from 4:00pm-6:00pm!

PTA Meeting 1/26: "We Otter Get Together!"

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.

Would you like a “free” Little Free Library from Page Ahead?

Page Ahead's Book Oasis Project: Page Ahead, the children’s literacy organization known for giving Olympic Hills Elementary School kids new books to read each summer, wants to give kids even MORE opportunities to read by building, installing, stocking, and maintaining Little Free Libraries in our school neighborhood. All they need are neighbors willing to host a little library in front of their home, at no cost to the property owner. If you’re a homeowner, a renter willing to speak with your landlord, or know someone else in the neighborhood who might be interested, Page Ahead would LOVE to talk to you. Please contact volunteer project manager, Kim Ferse, by email kferse@pageahead.org or phone 206-461-0123. Thank you!

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

Where kids and teachers love to learn and grow

School Office Hours and Contact Information:

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