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Mika Zimbalist Memorial Fund

The Zimbalist family and Green Lake Elementary School community want to honor and celebrate Mika and the joy he brought to all of us. The GLES PTA has established this fund on behalf of the family to create a memorial in his honor while serving the school and community that he loved.

We are honored to be working with the family on this memorial and will notify you upon its completion.​

Please click here to make a donation via PayPal. 

Annual Auction

Adventure Awaits!!!

Tickets to the 2019 GLES auction are officially on sale! Each ticket is $65 and can be purchased by following this link

We are also still looking for a handful of volunteers to fill a few positions. For a full list of available volunteer openings, check out the sign up here

And lastly, we are still accepting procurement items! The deadline is 3/1, so if you have something to contribute, please reach out in the next few days. The donation form can be found here

Questions? Email or visit our website.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Playground Committee - HELP WANTED & meeting tonight!

REMINDER: 2nd Playground Project Public Meeting tonight @ 6pm in the cafetorium. 

The playground committee is recruiting volunteers to take part in the next phase of the project. The committee needs individuals who are familiar with fundraising, writing grants, and managing construction projects. If you can raise money, write a grant, or know how to manage construction projects then please contact us through the email address below. 

For questions or comments please email:

Yearbook Committee 

The yearbook needs your help!  
  • Join the committee & help compile the yearbook!
  • Email photos!
To join or to send pix, please contact:

Olallie Garden

The school garden is a great way to get involved and there are all sorts of ways you can help. Spring planning for the garden is here! Here is how you can help:
  • Planning for spring planting
  • Helping teachers in the garden in spring
  • Redesigning a garden bed
  • Making garden markers
Contact us if you can help or have questions.

Garden Committee Meeting is Wednesday, 2/27 from 6:30 - 7:30pm at Peet's Coffee Green Lake. Are ou and organizer? Is your thumb really green? Work well with others? Can you cheerlead for the garden? Then we need you! Come see how you can put your awesome talents to work helping the garden committee.

Spring Garden Volunteer Days -
Mark your calendars...YOUR help makes a difference!

Saturday, 3/30 from 11am - 3pm - composting
Saturday, 4/27 from 11am - 3pm - mulching
Saturday, 5/18 from 11am - 3pm
Saturday, 6/8 from 11am - 3pm
TBD - a few ad hoc gardening opportunities

Remember to check out the garden rules.
To learn more about the garden, contact Heather Dohan & Sheri Skuja, co-garden coordinators, or visit the garden website.

STEM Night

GLES STEM Night is Coming Soon! 

Thursday March 7, 6:00 - 7:30pm in the Cafetorium
Time to start creating, exploring, researching, testing, and having fun with learning. 

Online Sign Up Form (deadline to sign up is today, 2/26): Link to

  • Work by yourself, with your family, or form a team (teams of 2-4 are preferable).
  • Investigate a science/tech/engineering/math (STEM) question that interests you, and prepare a display board to show the results of your work.
  • Come for a Poster Prep Session on Thursday February 28 from 4-6pm in the Cafetorium (Poster-making supplies provided for $5/team pay-if-you-can contribution) 
  • Click below to review guidelines and get further information

There are a lot of online resources for inspirations, ideas, and board design suggestions. We encourage this project to be student-driven!

Some guidelines to remember for your project:

  • Work by yourself, with your family, or form a team. Teams of 2–4 are preferable due to limited presentation space.
  • Prepare a display board to show the results of your work following scientific/engineering methods. A tri-fold board is preferred; these can be found at most office supply or art stores. Please keep in mind the limited display space.
  • Label your project/display board clearly with your name(s), grade(s), and topic.
  • Display space for your project is limited to 3' high x 3' wide x 2' deep.
  • Please note that NO toxic or flammable chemicals, flames or sharp objects are allowed.
  • Please note on the sign-up form if you need access to something such as electricity.
  • Set up your project at 5:45 pm on Thursday, March 7th in the Cafetorium.
  • Students who create a project will be entered into the raffle drawing automatically. Students who don’t create a project but attend the event will receive 1 entry. (Students need to be accompanied by an adult.)
  • Plan to be near your project from 6:00–7:15 pm to help explain it to friends and family. If working as a team, your project should be manned by at least one team member throughout this period (while other members of the group view the other exhibits). Additional raffle tickets will be given to individuals and teams who are present at their board to answer questions for the whole hour.
  • Ensure that any liquids that are part of your display are adequately contained. It will be your responsibility to clean up spills.
  • Please let Ms. Allen in the office know if financial assistance is needed to complete your project.
The PTA runs this event with your volunteer help! Email the coordinators if you can lend a hand. We need 2–4 people to help set up at 2:30 or 3:00 on March 7th, 4 people to help during the event (pass out raffle tickets, pass out cookies, direct people), and 4–6 people to help clean up at 7:30 pm (put tables back, make sure everything is cleaned up).

Get in touch with STEM Night organizers if you can help set up, clean up, or give out prizes at STEM Night! or


We still need to Fully Fund Education, please Contact Your Legislators. 

Contact your legislators and ask them to fully fund education and restore local levy flexibility in Washington State!  Click here for more information including an example email and how to locate your legislators.  All you need to do is copy, paste and hit 'send'!


A Magician is coming, this Friday!

A magician is coming to perform for the entire school at this Friday's assembly. The GLES PTA is delighted to bring back Seattle-based, Award-Winning Nate Jester for another stunning performance. Last year, the kids were enthralled by Nate’s tricks… and many were brought on stage to assist with his acts. We are excited and eager to see what Nate has in store for us during this second visit.  The performance will take place from 8:15am - 9:15am. Parents, families come join us!


*To be Rescheduled Due to Snow*
  • Book Fair
  • Family Fitness Night
  • February 26. Deadline to register for STEM night
  • February 26. Playground Community Meeting #2 @ GLES (6:00-8:00pm)
  • February 27. Global Reading Challenge (8:15am)
  • February 27. GLES Garden Committee Meeting @ Peet’s Coffee (6:30-7:30pm)
  • February 28. STEM - Poster Prep Session (4:00-6:00pm)
  • March 1. Dragon Slip Celebration; Magician Nate Jester (8:15-9:15am)
  • March 7. STEM Night (6:00-7:30pm)
  • March 12. Literacy Night (5:30-7:30pm)
  • March 13. Ms. VanDuser Music Concert (6:00-7:00pm)
  • March 13. Kids & Race presentation at West Woodland Elementary (6:30pm)
  • March 20. PTA General Meeting plus Playground Community Meeting #3  / School-age childcare provided (7:00-8:30pm)
  • March 22: Assembly - Kokon Taiko Performance 
  • March 23: PTA Auction @ Bell Harbor Conference Center (5:00-11:00pm) *Tickets available now!
  • March 29. After-School Enrichment Classes end
  • March 30. GLES Garden Volunteer Day (11:00am-3:00pm)
  • April 3. Young Author's Day
  • April 3. Author Visit: Suzanne Kaufman
  • April 8 - 12. Spring Break
  • April 18. Class Picture Day
  • April 20. Diaper Drive for FamilyWorks
  • April 22. SBA Testing begins
  • April 27. GLES Garden Volunteer Day (11:00am-3:00pm)
To see our full calendar of events, you can visit our PTA website here.





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

Attendance Email
or 206.252.5324

Principal Joanne Bowers
School Admin Jen Allen
PTA Co-Presidents Lindsey Winter & Amy Knobbs


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