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Part of what makes Green Lake so special is the tightknit community of parents and families supporting our school, staff, and students. The trend of ditching elementary school auctions in favor of a financial ask at the beginning of the year has been gaining in popularity, but when it comes to building and maintaining a thriving community, finances only go so far.
Although there are certainly easier ways to fundraise, the benefits of an event like our annual auction go well beyond helping to meet our financial goals for the year. 
Each admission ticket includes the chance to:
  • Mingle with fellow parents & staff in a relaxed and fun environment
  • Support and discover local businesses
  • Participate in the silent or live auction, or make a selection from our Buy It Now wall
  • Bid on one of the many creative classroom art projects
  • Enter our raffle for a chance at Disneyland Park Passes or $500 to Canlis
  • Eat a catered sit-down dinner in the company of fellow adults
  • Enjoy free beer and wine or sip on a signature cocktail
No amount is too small. 

There are no expectations for involvement at the auction. Some families will feel comfortable bidding on larger items, while others will take the opportunity to enjoy a nice meal, and take home a gift card to their favorite coffee shop. 
We believe that the extra work of throwing a giant party is worth it when it comes to building and maintaining the tightknit GLES community. Won’t you join us this year?

Tickets will go on sale February 28. 
Questions? Email


Black Lives Matter at School Week at GLES
National BLM@School week is 2/3-2/7

GLES and the GLES PTA are proud to show our support for SPS system commitments to racial equity and social justice. Some core activities planned include:

1.    T-Shirts: GLES-teacher designed BLM t-shirts are being offered to staff and students. The PTA Social Justice & Equity committee has purchased 200 student and 50 adult t-shirts. They will be available FOR FREE on 1/31 at school pick up, 30-minutes prior to all James and the Giant Peach performances, and Monday morning on 2/3. Shirts distributed on a first come first serve basis. We welcome staff, parents and students to wear them all week. You can also purchase an official Seattle BLM@School t-shirt at this link

2.    Classroom: The Seattle Education Association Center for Race and Equity have developed resources for teachers based on the following themes:  Monday: Restorative Justice, Empathy, and Loving Engagement; Tuesday: Diversity and Globalism; Wednesday: Trans-Affirming, Queer Affirming, and Collective Value; Thursday: Intergenerational, Black Families, and Black Villages; Friday: Black Women and Unapologetically Black. These themes are based on the thirteen guiding principles of the Black Lives Matter movement (see link below)

3.    2/7 Assembly: BLM week will conclude with our weekly assembly and will include the GLES student council raising the BLM flag on the GLES flag pole. We invite family members to attend and show your support for GLES commitment to racial justice in schools and communities.


About BLM: The Black Lives Matter at School movement is a powerful, non-violent peace movement that systematically examines injustices that exist at the intersections of race, class, and gender.

The principles associated with Black Lives Matter highlight a concern about the historic exclusion of people of color that recognizes the value of human life regardless of racial and gender identity. In addition, the thirteen guiding principles of Black Lives Matter define a multifaceted approach to justice that can create the conditions for improving relations between people of different races.

For those looking for resources to understand BLM at school, this FAQ is a great start.  If you would like more information on classroom specifics, please check in with your student's teacher or feel free to reach out to or

  • Jan 13-Feb 28. Sign Up for a Project for STEM Night (Science Fair) - Register Your Team Here and Sign Up to Help Out Here; visit website for further info. Here.
  • Jan 23. 6:00-7:30pm: New Student / In-coming Kindergarten for 2020-21 Open House 
  • Jan 23. 6:00-8:00pm: Social Justice & Equity Committee Book Club (location: RSVP for location) Book: Maid by Stephanie Land 
  • Jan 27. 8:30-10:00am: New Student / In-coming Kindergarten for 2020-21 DAY TOUR 
  • Jan 27-Feb 14. Global Reading Challenge for 4th & 5th Graders: In-School Challenges
  • Jan 28. 6:00-7:30am: Hamilton International Middle School Tour for Incoming 6th graders
  • Jan 29. School Day for all students - snow make-up day (7:55am-1:10pm) - regular Wednesday schedule
  • Jan 30. 6:30-8:00pm: Eckstein Middle School Transition Night for Incoming 6th grades + SPED Greeting with Q&A Session
  • Jan 31. 7:00pm: 5th Grade School Play: James & the Giant Peach ​(and Feb. 1) (location: cafetorium)
  • Feb 1-29. Black History Month
  • Feb 1. 2:00pm and 7:00pm: 5th Grade School Play: James & the Giant Peach (and Jan. 31) (location: cafetorium)
  • Feb 3-14. Open Enrollment for School Choice for 2020-21 School Year (open enrollment results available online in April)
  • Feb 5. Author Visit: Sanae Ishida
  • Feb 7. Jump Rope Night (location: Gym)
  • Feb 12. 7:30am: Coffee & Connect with Dr. Habenicht (location: Library)
  • Feb 12. Teacher Appreciation Lunch - Donations Needed
  • Feb 13. 6:30-8:00pm: McDonald Elem. Invitation: Multicultural Anti Bias with emphasis on Japanese and Spanish with Tania Hino (location: McDonald Elem.)
  • Feb 15. 9:00am-1:00pm: FamilyWorks Supermarket Saturday food drive (location: Wallingford QFC) - sign up
  • Feb 17-21. No School (Presidents Day & Mid-Winter Break)
  • Feb 27. 4:00-6:00pm: Poster Prep Session for STEM Night (Science Fair) Projects (location: cafetorium) - RSVP for Your Team Here
  • Feb 28. 5:30-7:30pm: 3rd Grade Potluck (location: cafetorium)
To see our full calendar of events, you can visit our PTA website here.

To see more detailed descriptions of various events, you can visit here.
Our annual auction typically raises nearly half our annual PTA budget! 


Kendall Beede
Lori Forrest
Lisa Merlin





Contact Green Lake
2400 N 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98103

Attendance Email
or 206.252.5324

Principal Dr. Shelley Habenicht
School Admin Jen Allen
PTA Co-Presidents Amy Knobbs & Sarah Lindner


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