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6:00p PTA Board Meeting
PTA Board Meeting

Date:
Wednesday, December 12
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6:00p - 7:30p
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1-hour early dismissal (holiday break)
1-hour early dismissal (holiday break)

Date:
Friday, December 21
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OV Annual Food and New Toy Drive


Our Food and New Toy Drive will begin November 26th through December 14th.
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.
The drive starts after Thanksgiving, but families can drop their donations during the conference week.

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, toy cars, sports equipment (footballs, basketballs, bouncy balls, hula hoops, etc.). Here is the Amazon Wishlist.

The teachers could use help wrapping the boxes outside of K1 with some blue butcher paper (or white, etc.).

One of the best ways to help is gift cards from Target or Fred Meyer where families can get clothing or other things needed.

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 15, and then they will be delivered to families.

A form will go home this Friday in the weekly Food Bags for families to fill out and return asap 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.

 


  

Flying Forward Fundraiser & Silent Auction


Direct Ask campaign, the Flying Forward Fund is November 6th - 30th.

A letter and blue envelope went home in Kid-Mail in 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. 

While all donations are greatly appreciated, checks are our preferred payment type because we get all of that money vs. the fees through PayPal.

 

Please join us for our 5th FFF Celebration & Silent Auction on Saturday, February 2nd at 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

The event will be at The Eagles' Club (8201 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115). $30/ ticket or $50/ couple. Tickets include 2 drinks and food from Mojitos. Pay by check payable to OVPTA or online. 

 


  

Scholastic Winter Book Fair

 

 

Olympic View Community!

We are excited to announce that we will be having another Scholastic Book fair this winter. Here are the details:

When: Monday, December 17th through Friday, December 21st. Daily from 8:00 am-4:00 pm.

Where: OV library.

All proceeds or ‘Scholastic’ dollars earned go toward purchasing new, high-interest books for our library.

PLEASE consider volunteering for the book fair. We need lots of help to make this run smoothly. See Sign-Up Genius!

 


 

Help needed for PTA Activities Chair
 
The OVPTA is in need of a new (or a few new) folks to help out with OV events! We're looking for someone to help out this school year and take over the PTA Activities Director position for the next school year. This would be great for 2-3 people to work together on!

The Activities Director(s) organizes events such as Familypalooza on the first day of school, movie nights, Mariners and Sounders games, and Staff Appreciation week. We also coordinate with FEAT (Family Engagement Action Team) to help make sure all events are well attended.

Please reach out to Laura Kunen at laura@stdin.org for more information or to chat. It's really a fun position if you like making kids happy!



 
Recess Supervision Volunteers Needed

Because of budget concerns, we no longer have two playground supervisors. Teachers are picking up more recess duties, but we are still unable to adequately staff lunch recesses. Therefore, we are hoping to tap into our parent community. Please follow the sign-up link: https://doodle.com/poll/23s8i7kwnqexuche.

There are 2 spots for each day (11:20-11:50 and 11:50-12:25). Parents can choose one spot or both.

After checking in with the office, volunteers will be given an orange vest and a fanny pack with band-aids, whistle, Eagle Eyes, etc. They can then check in with a staff member on duty (usually Jill Hughson) in order to get specific directions.
 

  

OV Choir

2nd - 5th Grade students are invited to join OV Choir with Mr. Smith!

Tuition: $80 per student.

Choir will be on Mondays from 2:45 - 3:30 pm starting October 8th at Portable 3. 

Please return the REGISTRATION FORM by Friday, October 5th. 

Payment is made in cash, check payable to OVPTA or online. Thank you!

 


   

Volunteering at OV! 

  

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 principal. You also have the option to email, scan or fax your completed PDF application directly to the school. Contact the school for additional information.

You can read the SPS Volunteer Policy No. 5630 here.

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NEW THIS YEAR! Volunteer Applications for SPS are now available online. Help with the application and internet access is offered at the school! If you have questions, please contact the office. 

To learn more, please visit https://www.seattleschools.org/families_communities/volunteer

 

For more volunteering opportunities, click Volunteer Opportunities 

 


 

 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 September 21st. 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.
Volunteers are needed every Friday from 1:00 - 2:20 pm (small children are welcome) to help pack the food. If you have time to spare, please sign-up. Thank you for your help!


  

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 VF539.  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.

 

Office Depot

Office Depot: OVPTA ID # 70107344 for 5% credit to OV.

 

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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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:

206-252-5504

OV Main Office:

206-252-5500

SPS Transportation:

206-252-0900


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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