Olympic View PTA
Aug 12
6:30p PTA Board Meeting
PTA Board Meeting

Tuesday, August 14
6:30p - 8:00p
10:00a Kindergarten Playdate #3
Kindergarten Playdate #3

Thursday, August 16
10:00a - 11:00a
OV Playground
9:00a Jump Start
Jump Start

Mon 8/20 - Fri 8/24
9:00a - 12:00p
9:00a Jump Start
Jump Start

Mon 8/20 - Fri 8/24
9:00a - 12:00p
9:00a Jump Start
Jump Start

Mon 8/20 - Fri 8/24
9:00a - 12:00p

12:00p Picnic on 3rd Day of JumpStart
Picnic on 3rd Day of JumpStart

Wednesday, August 22
12:00p - 2:00p
OV Playground/ Shaded area of the blacktop
9:00a Jump Start
Jump Start

Mon 8/20 - Fri 8/24
9:00a - 12:00p
9:00a Jump Start
Jump Start

Mon 8/20 - Fri 8/24
9:00a - 12:00p
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OV Mini-Open House & Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

at 2:30 - 4:30 pm




You are invited to the OV Mini-Open House and Ice Cream Social, on Tuesday, September 4th. During the Open House, parents get to meet with the teachers, know more about the new school year, visit the classrooms and drop the school supplies. The Open House is followed by the Ice Cream Social where families meet others in the OV community and enjoy some ice cream with old and new friends.

Mini-Open House is from 2:30 - 3:30 pm.

Ice Cream Social is from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.






Gold Membership Award Winner

Congratulations OVPTA members on achieving the Gold Level Membership Award with Washington State PTA for the 2017-2018 membership year!

The Gold Level Award is given to local PTAs for a 10% or more increase in paid membership over the previous year’s membership. We are so proud of your efforts! Our membership growth is integral to our mission* of being a powerful voice for children.

Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do to grow our membership. 

*Washington State PTA Mission:

PTA is

  • a powerful voice for children,
  • a relevant resource for families, schools, and communities,
  • a strong advocate for the well-being and education of all children.

*When you join your local PTA or PTSA, you become part of our state association and the larger National PTA. Your voice joins tens of thousands across Washington and millions across the United States as advocates for children. For more information about the role and the mission of the WA State PTA, please visit  https://www.wastatepta.org/

*Washington State PTA members can save money through member benefit providers. WSPTA collaborates with businesses and associations that support WSPTA’s mission and vision. As part of that relationship, these organizations offer members special discounts. For more details, please click here.



Incoming Kindergarteners

Jump Start Program:
For incoming OV kindergarteners, please don't forget to enroll your child in the Jump Start Program. The program is Monday through Friday, August 20th-24th, 2018 from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm. This program is FREE and the goal is to help children feel more comfortable and ready for school. Please note that Seattle Public Schools will NOT offer transportation, so, please plan for your child's drop-off & pick-up each day. Here is the Jump Start Registration Form

Kindergarten Playdates:
There are 3 Playdates scheduled this summer at the OV playground:

  • Saturday, July 21st at 1:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, August 1st at 6:30 pm.
  • Thursday, August 16 at 10:00 am.

Also, there will be a picnic on the 3rd day of Jump Start, Wednesday, August 22nd at 12:00 pm. Please bring a lunch for yourself and your child and join us to meet other OV families.





FEAT Survey


We invite you to complete this survey for the FEAT (Family Engagement Action Team).

Please click https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9ZTSQ6K.

Thank you!



OV needs a new Chess Club Parent Coordinator


The Chess Club Parent Coordinator will be the main point of contact with ChessMates, which is the organization that runs the after-school chess program, and with OV's PTA and Admin. The coordinator assists with submitting and processing the use permit at the beginning of the year. They also attend all classes to help keep kids in line and focused. Chessmates offers free spots to the kids (up to 2) of the facilitator. The Chess Club runs from October to April once a week. Typically the club meets for about an hour after school one day a week (currently on Tuesdays). ChessMates will send a coach to facilitate the class. Chess boards and pieces are in a plastic tub located in the large cabinet in the hall next to the teachers' lounge.  Additionally, if the Parent Coordinator wants to facilitate attending chess tournaments throughout the year, there is one almost every weekend at a school somewhere in Seattle. For more information, please contact Jared Banks at jared@shoegnome.com.




Drop-off/ Pick-up Safety Rules




Please do not get out of your car in the drop-off/pick-up lane (highlighted). This area is intended to be an unassisted drop-off zone. On dark and rainy days it could be dangerous to get out of the car on the driver's side and it slows down the line of cars.

For the safety of our community, please follow these important safety rules and use the drop-off lane as a drop-off only. If you need to get out of your car to say goodbye or assist young children, please park in designated parking areas.

Drop-off on 7th: Please do not drop off your child on 7th Ave on the north side of the school. This dead-end road is not a drop-off area.

Staff Parking Lot: This is NOT a drop-off zone before 8:00 am. Only if you are arriving late to drop off your child AFTER 8:00 am (and the front doors are closed), it's safest to drop them off in the back parking. 

Thank you for your cooperation!



Join The PTA 




Come be a voice in your child's school!

¡Venga a ser una voz en la escuela de su hijo!

kaalay codka dugsiga ilmahaaga!

Reasons to be a Paid, Voting Member of our PTA:
You'll be a positive force for change: Joining the PTA shows you are committed to improving our children's education at OV.
- You'll connect with your child's learning: Being a part of the PTA will help you know more about what your child is doing every day at school.
- You'll help fund all our efforts: Fundraising is an important aspect of helping our community. 
You'll be a role model: Show your kids what it means to take care of those around you.
It's for Everyone!
It's fun!

The PTA values Collaboration, Commitment, Diversity, Respect, and Accountability. The best way to get to know other parents in our community is to join the PTA and get involved. There are so many ways to help and volunteer. Let's join forces to advocate for our children! Scholarships are available.

Sign-ups can be found at the PTA desk in the front entryway or online at ovpta.org.



Did you know that OVPTA membership is open year round?  If you haven't yet renewed (must renew yearly) or joined, please click here.  Your support is greatly appreciated!  Please continue to update your profile on the OVPTA website. Please note that membership is not required to receive information, but if you want to be included in the emails and updates, please be sure to register.



The 2018-19 OVPTA Board:
Co-Presidents: Jared Banks & Kristina Bernhardt
Vice Presidents: Rebecca Letwin & Chelsea Shipp
Treasurers: Christel Berg & Krista Wittman
Secretary: Amy Boelter
Advocacy/Legislative: Jeff Dotts 
Activities: Laura Kunen & Rebecca Jacobson
Communications: Heba Tarek
Fundraising: Kara Bruns, Nat Anderson & Jackie Hillman
Membership: Megan Nelson
Student Enrichment: Shannon Barnes
FEAT/ Staff: Heather Pierce-Maiani
FEAT/ Parent: Melanie Jorgenson

OV is a Community

The members of the PTA Board want to reiterate loud and clear that we are here to support ALL of our students and families, no matter where you’re from, what you believe, or what your immigration status may be.  If you or someone you know could use some help, we will do what we can to support you.  If you have ideas about how the OVPTA can be more supportive of our families who might be feeling particularly vulnerable at this time, please email us at olyviewpta@gmail.com.  Thank you!



Fundraising Updates


Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

You can help earn money for OV by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards card to OVPTA just by shopping!  OVPTA's number is 93726.  Don't have a Rewards Card?  Just stop by the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store!


Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is Amazon's way of giving back every time you shop.  This is a no-cost way to donate to Olympic View. To participate, go to our Amazon Smile link, confirm you would like to support Olympic View Elementary Parent Teacher Association, then log in with your regular Amazon login settings (your own email and password).  Up to 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated.  In the future, go straight to Amazon Smile instead of Amazon for your shopping needs.


Spirit Wear

The PTA has a great selection of t-shirts, hoodies, and sweatshirts for adults and kids.  Order today, and show your Eagle pride!


Box Tops for Education
Please save all of your Box Tops before recycling or throwing away product packaging!  Please cut them out on the dotted line and turn them into the Box Tops box on the PTA table by the OV office to earn OV money!  Learn more about Box Tops.

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Follow OV on Facebook

Did you know OV community has a Facebook page? Please Click Here and join the group.

Add the OVPTA Calendar to your Google Calendar

Want the OVPTA calendar to sync with your calendar? Please follow these Instructions, and you are all set!

2018-2019 School Calendar

The full 2018-2019 school calendar is now available including breaks, holidays and early release days.

Students will be released 75 minutes early every Wednesday except for the first day of school.

Phone Numbers to know

OV Attendance Line:


OV Main Office:


SPS Transportation:


Volunteering at Olympic View
  Volunteers are always very welcome at OV. Help is greatly appreciated in classrooms, school events, field trips and much more.  If you are thinking about volunteering, please take the time to read the guidelines and complete some paperwork. Thank you so much for your time and talent!   ***From the Seattle Public Schools website:  Seattle Public Schools recognizes the valuable contribution by volunteers. In order to provide students with a safe environment and allow for a variety of opportunities for volunteering. All volunteer work must be done under the direction of an assigned teacher, site volunteer coordinator, principal or vice ... read full article

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