Olympic View PTA
Nov 19
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences

Mon 11/20 - Wed 11/22
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences

Mon 11/20 - Wed 11/22
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences

Mon 11/20 - Wed 11/22
Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 23
No School - Thanksgiving Break
No School - Thanksgiving Break

Thu 11/23 - Fri 11/24
No School - Thanksgiving Break
No School - Thanksgiving Break

Thu 11/23 - Fri 11/24
Dec 1
3:45p Spring Musical Callbacks
Spring Musical Callbacks

Monday, November 27
3:45p - 5:30p
OV Cafeteria

Child supervision available in the cafeteria before callbacks.
1:10p Early Release
Early Release

Wednesday, November 29
Direct Ask ends
Direct Ask ends

Thursday, November 30
1:15p Smart Friday
Smart Friday

Friday, December 1
1:15p - 2:15p
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Request for Proposals 

PTA Surplus Grants 

Proposals due December 16, 2017


The Olympic View PTA had a surplus at the end of last school year, and that surplus needs to be spent this coming year.  We want input from our community about how to spend the surplus, so we will consider proposals from parents, teachers...even students!

Guidelines are as follows:

  • Budgets of up to $15,000 will be considered.
  • Projects that benefit the whole school, a whole grade or have longevity will receive priority.
  • Projects must be completed within the 2017-2018 school year.
  • If you put forward a proposal, you must be willing to spearhead the project.
  • Not all proposals will be funded.


Proposals should contain the following:

  • Contact name and email
  • A summary of the project (no more than one page, please)
  • A proposed timeline for the project


Please email proposals to PTA Co-Vice President Kristina Bernhardt at kristina.bernhardt@gmail.com by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 16, 2017.


During the 2016-2017 school year, surplus grants paid for:

Playground repairs, a new kiln, PE equipment, FOCUS classroom supplies, a new cot for the nurse’s office, a mindfulness workshop for the entire staff, a color printer for ELL, sketchbooks to be used during Multi-Arts for every student in the school, a whiteboard with music staves for the music classroom, an upgrade to the lunchroom AV system, and instrumental music for 4th grade.





                                        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.



Flying Forward Fundraiser

November 6th marks the start of our Direct Ask campaign, the Flying Forward Fund. Look for a letter and blue envelope in kid-mail at the first week of November. The goal of this Flying Forward Fund is to raise $20,000. 100% of funds raised will go directly to our school. Participating in the Flying Forward Fund is easy, and a fantastic time for all to ask friends, family, neighbors, etc. to support our OV community. Return the blue envelope to school with a check or cash enclosed or donate online via ovpta.org.




OV Annual Food and New Toy Drive

Our Food and New Toy Drive will begin November 27 through December 15. We will have boxes in front of K1 and K2 to fill with food. Some foods we need are pasta, rice, sauces, canned fish and meats, soups and stews, dried cereals and oatmeal, canned or dried beans, canned vegetables, canned fruit, baby food, instant foods (cup of noodle, mac & cheese), peanut butter, jelly, etc. Our partner with Olympic View for over thirty years has been our friends at the Ballard Elks. They will help us with put together the baskets of food and toys on Saturday, December 16, and then they will be delivered to families. We would like New Toys given to Mrs. Heindl or Mrs. Cieslar who will store the toys in our classrooms until the baskets are put together.  We are looking for art supplies, Legos, dolls, sports equipment (footballs, basketballs, bouncy balls, hula hoops, etc.,), toy cars, etc. As well as Gift Cards from Target or Fred Meyers where families can get clothing or other things needed. Last year we served over 50 families and over 100 children. A form went home in the weekly Food Bags for families to fill out and return if they would like some assistance. Families can contact our office at 206-252-5500 if they did not get a form and would like some help.




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

smART Fridays
What are smART Fridays?
Every student in grades 1 - 5 participates in a four-class session of arts and enrichment electives taking place the last hour of the school day on select Fridays- three times a year! Classes include multiple grade levels and are taught by OV teachers, staff, or parents, who choose a topic based on their own background, skills, interests, and hobbies. Kindergarten will do their own smART Fridays in the Spring.

smART Fridays: 
1. Build community across grade levels
2. Create equity and access to arts at OV by providing in-school arts opportunities
3. Foster excitement about learning
4. Develop growth mindset- students have an opportunity to try something new!

We need your help: We are looking for parents to either assist teachers in the first session of smART Fridays classes OR share their talents and skills by leading a smART Fridays class with an OV staff member to assist you! Examples of classes include piñata making, sewing, mosaics, painting, photography, gardening, clay, hip-hop dance, art from recycled materials and more! The commitment is 4 total hours- from 1:20-2:20 pm on November 3, 17, December 1, 8. Must complete volunteer paperwork before November.Contact Liz Law - melaw@seattleschools.org or Shannon Barnes - shannonmbarnes@gmail.comif you are interested in helping out.
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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