Olympic View PTA
May 20
2:45p FEAT Meeting
FEAT Meeting

Thursday, May 24
2:45p - 3:45p
Portable 3
1:25p sm-ART Friday
sm-ART Friday

Friday, May 25
1:25p - 2:10p
Jun 1
No School - Memorial Day
No School - Memorial Day

Monday, May 28
1:00p Mariners Game vs Texas Rangers
Mariners Game vs Texas Rangers

Monday, May 28
1:00p - 4:00p
Safeco Field
Field Day
Field Day

Friday, June 1
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OV Field Day: Friday, June 1st.

Come celebrate the end of the school year with the students with a BBQ lunch and an afternoon of field activities with game stations. All students and volunteers are offered a free lunch, compliments of our OVPTA. Parents and other family members are welcome to join us for lunch (adults $4.75 and children $3.00). Please be on the lookout for the flyer in Kid-Mail this week.

We need volunteers to make the event a success! Here is the Sign-Up Genius with volunteer opportunities.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristina Bernhardt at kristina.bernhardt@gmail.com or Mrs. Bruecher at bhbruecher@seattleschools.org.




Needed: After School Program Coordinator

OV needs a parent to help run the After School Program on Thursdays. Over the past two years, Brandy Riggs and Stephanie Balora have been running the after-school program together. They have done an amazing job organizing, expanding, and improving the program. While Stephanie's schedule won't allow her to help out again, Brandy has agreed to return for the 3rd year. BUT, Brandy can't do it alone. The PTA needs someone who is willing to team up with Brandy and be at OV on Thursdays during the afternoon sessions. If we do not have a complete After School Program Coordinator team, we will not be able to offer the program next school year!! This position is so important we offer a yearly stipend. For more information, e-mail ovptaenrichment@gmail.com or jared@shoegnome.com.



OVPTA Move-A-Thon 2018


Our goal is to collect $25,000 -- $55/ student. Thank you for supporting Olympic View!

Families: Please make checks payable to OVPTA. Payments can also be made online here

Guests: Please make checks to OVPTA or click on the button below.


OV at Safeco Field: Mariners vs. Rangers

Monday, May 28th at 1:10 pm 

Come and join friends from OV to cheer for the  Seattle Mariners. Forms are due May 1st. Please pay by check to OVPTA. For questions,  please contact Laura at laura@stdin.org.



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.



 OV Choir

Starting Monday, October 9th through June 4th! Olympic View Choir 2017-2018 with Mr. Holland in Room 203 Choir will not meet when School is closed or the choir director is absent. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays After School at 2:40 pm- 3:40 pm.

For Eaglets/ Grades 1st - 2nd: 2:40 - 3:10 pm

For Eagles/ Grades 3rd to 5th: 3:10 - 3:40 pm

Cost: $70/year -- Pay by check or make an online payment here.

All students will meet at 2:40 pm. Grades 3-5 will wait in the Multi-arts room till 3:10. Grades 1&2 will go directly to room 203. 1st & 2nd graders should be picked-up outside Room 203 at 3:10 ( except those who have older siblings also in choir, can be picked-up at 3:40.)

New this year!  - Online Registration, to enroll your student online, please click here.

*Tuition Assistance Always Available*
**PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED** If you have time to spare, please sign up to volunteer. Thank you!
 More info and paper registration forms on the PTA table by the Main Office.
QUESTIONS? Contact Christy Cusick at 206-612-8006 -- christycusick@gmail.com
Eagle Packs:
Olympic View has teamed up with the University District Food Bank to offer a supply of snacks and meals for children over the weekend, FREE of charge.Bags are distributed every Friday starting on 9/22. All Olympic View students are eligible for this program. Examples of the type of food in the packs include milk, juice, cereal, soup, macaroni & cheese, tuna, snacks, and fresh fruit. If you would like your child to receive a pack, please contact Trisha Matthieu - tmatth@gmail.com or Jeanette Ferguson - jeanette@zaifworks.com. Volunteers are needed every Friday from 1:00 - 2:20 pm (except holidays) to help pack the food. If you have time to spare, please sign-up. Thank you for your help!


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 2017-18 OVPTA Board:
Co-Presidents: Jared Banks & Diana Nickel
Vice Presidents: Nat Anderson & Kristina Bernhardt
Treasurers: Jackie Hillman & Christel Berg
Secretary: Amy Boelter
Advocacy/Legislative: Jeff Dotts & Heidi Hummel
Activities: Laura Kunen & Melanie Jorgenson
Communications: Heba Tarek
Fundraising: Kara Bruns, Jill Hughson & Beth Ledoux
Membership: Megan Nelson 
Student Enrichment: Shannon Barnes
FEAT: Christina McKie & Heather Pierce-Maiani

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!

2017-2018 school calendar

The full 2017-2018 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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