Olympic View PTA
Jun 17
2:45p FEAT Meeting
FEAT Meeting

Thursday, June 21
2:45p - 3:45p
Portable 3

6:00p 5th grade Graduation
5th grade Graduation

Thursday, June 21
6:00p - 8:00p
1:25p Last Day of School - 1-Hour Early Dismissal
Last Day of School - 1-Hour Early Dismissal

Friday, June 22
Inclement weather makeup day
Inclement weather makeup day

Monday, June 25
Inclement weather makeup day
Inclement weather makeup day

Tuesday, June 26
6:30p PTA Board Meeting
PTA Board Meeting

Tuesday, June 26
6:30p - 8:00p
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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!



Calling all Library Books

A friendly reminder that all library books are due on Monday, June 11. We will still have library classes that week, but there will be no checkout. In addition, there will be no library the last week of school. we will be doing inventory and collecting lost books. In addition, students can take care of library fines and lost books in three ways:

  1. Buy the book that was lost and bring to the library.
  2. Bring money to the library, cash or check made out to Olympic View to clear fine.
  3. Bring in a book(s) to donate that are of high interest and in good condition to clear fine.

Lastly, the district does not give any monies to schools for books. Our books come from the PTA, donations, and fundraisers. Fines are simply to replace books and don’t increase over time. If students do not take care of fines, they will follow the student from grade to grade and school to school. Sadly, this limits their privilege to check out books and may prevent graduation way down the line. So, please take care of this. Contact Librarian Corinna Wright with any questions: cewright@seattleschools.org. 



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 Wednesdays). 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.




OV Hootenanny 2018

Friday, June 15th at 6:00 pm

OV Students and Families SHARE YOUR TALENTS!

Sing, dance, juggle, play an instrument,

tell jokes, draw, do a skit, magic, or…?!

Does your child wants to try out for the Hootenanny but does not know what to do. No problem! We will have 2 short skits or improve acts we will be casting for that include many roles. We might also have some backup vocals for other songs or dance routines to join in on. Groups highly encouraged to try out. If you're not into being on the stage, there are a couple of stage tech jobs that need filling. We would love to have interested students help with set changes and gaffing.
Sign them up for an Audition. Show us what you got. 
Audition sign-up deadline is Wednesday the 23rd for

Auditions NEXT WEEK! Permission slips required. 

Thursday, May 24th you need to sign up for a time slot between 2:45-5pm. Call back is Thursday, May 31 from 2:20-4: 30 pm. Pack a snack. Practices will be the June Tuesday 5th 2:30- 4:30 and Wednesday the 13th from 1:15-3:30

A few more parents needed to help pull off this amazing show. Any Questions Email christycusick@gmail.com for more info or additional audition time. Sign up forms and information on an orange poster outside the main office

Families who don't plan on having kids in the show we hope you join us for the free show!



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.



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.



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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