Get ready for the Toy Swap & Shop – Sat. Dec. 7

The annual community TOY SWAP & SHOP is on Sat. Dec. 7 at 10am-12pm

Trying to motivate your children to let go of unloved toys? Want to clear space in your home before the holidays? Interested in making a little extra holiday cash?

It’s still a few weeks away… but it’s time to get ready and put in a request to rent table space at the event.

Table space rental is $6/adult and $4/student (per half lunch table). If interested, contact Zoe at


Literacy Night is Nov. 13: Join Us and Sign Up to Volunteer

Literacy Night is a school event that focuses on how to support our kids with reading.

Join us Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in your pajamas for some fun reading activities. As always, there will be cookies!

We will have activities for students in Kindergarten though third grade. We also will have resources and conversations with parents (in all grades) about how to help support your student with reading.

Hope to see you there!

Can you volunteer to set up, clean up or serve cookies? Sign up for a time slot here

Sign up for the Clean Up/Weeding Party on Sat., Nov. 16, 10am-2pm

Parents, students, and community members are all welcome to join us for a Clean Up/Weeding Party for our school! If you are able to help, please let us know by signing up. Hot beverages and snacks will be provided.

We will be focusing on the courtyard and council circle areas. Some weeding tools will be provided, but please bring your own gloves and any gardening/pruning tools if possible. We are also looking for people with pruning experience!

Please contact Joe Fogarty with any questions at

Traffic Safety Presentation and Discussion, Wednesday, Nov. 7

Join us 6 – 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, to hear from Brian Dougherty of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), who will provide a traffic safety presentation and discuss safe ways to get kids to school and back home using “active transport” (such as walking, wheeling, etc.)

Please personally invite your neighbors! We want broad community representation.

SDOT has generously offered to provide dinner. Childcare will be available.

Here is a tentative agenda:

  • SDOT presentation and questions (30 minutes)
  • Seattle Council PTA presentation and Northshore case (10 minutes)
  • District 5 and 6 Councilmember priorities (5 minutes)
  • Small group discussions (30 minutes)
  • Close out and networking (15 minutes)

Middle School Dance – Friday, Oct. 25, 7pm

The first Middle School Dance will be held on Friday, October 25 at Hazel Wolf from 7:00-9:00pm. It is called the ‘Octoberfest’. There will also be a costume contest!

Tickets will be sold at school starting on Monday, October 21:
$4 a ticket with a can of food
$5 a ticket without a can of food
Also tickets will be available at the door:
$6 a ticket with a can of food
$7 a ticket without a can of food

If you are interested in chaperoning and/or would like to contribute an item as a door prize, please contact Mrs. Ransom at or (206)252-4616.

Reflections Art Contest — Submissions due by Nov. 1

reflections 2019Reflections Art Contest: Does your child enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? We would love to have them unleash their inner artist with an entry for the PTA Reflections arts program! This year’s theme is “Look Within”.

Entries from students from all grades and all abilities are welcome. Students can enter submissions for six categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. (Students may enter art in more than one category but may only submit one entry per category.)

For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at Information is also available at: (located in the “Student Entry Packets” section).

Pick up an entry form today from the front office. Also, you can download an entry entry form and helpful checklist.

Entries must be turned in by the end of the school day on Friday, November 1. If you have questions or need help with accessing materials or filling out forms, please contact our Reflections Chair, Tatiana at