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Annual Auction

Adventure Awaits!!!

While ticket sales to the big event are officially closed, the excitement continues to build! An online copy of this year's catalog can be found here.

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

Questions? Email or visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Playground Committee - HELP WANTED & meeting tomorrow night, Wed., 3/20

REMINDER: 3rd Playground Project Public Meeting tomorrow @ 6pm in the cafetorium. 

We are finalizing the design plans for the playground and are excited to start the next phase. The playground committee has immediate needs for volunteers to join who are skilled at fundraising, grant writing, and construction projects. The next phase of this project will be about fundraising to meet the costs for phase 1 and beyond. Which means the committee needs experienced individuals who know how to resource money both privately and publicly. In addition, the committee will need someone who is experienced with leading and managing construction projects.

If interested, or have 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 Needs You!!!!

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:
  • Helping teachers in the garden in spring **TEACHERS can sign up now for garden space or to start seeds in the classroom
  • Help at the volunteer days
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.


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'!

Social Justice

Mark your calendars for upcoming Social Justice focused events:

  • 3/22 Seattle Kokon Taiko drummers at the morning assembly
  • 4/20 Diaper Drive (more info to follow)
  • 4/22 Earth Day student march
  • 4/25 6pm Social Justice Committee meeting at Cantina - RSVP appreciated at
  • 5/15 Kids & Race presentation during PTA General meeting in cafetorium
  • 5/17 Van Asselt Elementary invitation to participate in Multi-Cultural night (bring food, meet folks and volunteer)

Community Event

Parent University on April 27th!

Parent University is a half-day event featuring insights from experts in the field of childhood and adolescent development.  This year’s keynote speaker is New York Times best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims who will talk about her book, How to Raise an Adult.The closing speaker will be Dr. John Medina, author of the Brain Rules series. In between there will be a choice of sessions covering a range of parenting topics: friendships, sexuality & consent, learning differences, race in America, managing anxiety, experiencing grief, kids & technology and a Gottman-trained therapist who will talk about parental well-being.

This community event offers learning for parents and guardians of K-12 students. Childcare is available for kindergarten- 5th grade children only. Space is limited, so reserve your childcare spot during registration. 

Saturday, April 27th,  8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Event held at The Bush School, 3400 E Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98112

Cost: $30. Attendance includes a light breakfast and a boxed lunch.

Register today:


  • March 18-April 19. Clothing Drive for Van Asselt Elem. (GLES partner school)
  • March 20. Playground Community Meeting #3 + PTA General Meeting @ GLES / School-age childcare provided (6:00-8:30pm)
  • March 22: Assembly - Kokon Taiko Performance 
  • March 23: PTA Auction @ Bell Harbor Conference Center (5:00-11:00pm) 
  • March 29. After-School Enrichment Classes end
  • March 30. GLES Garden Volunteer Day (11:00am-3:00pm)
  • April 2nd. Literacy Night (5:30-7:30pm)
  • April 3rd. Young Author's Day & Visiting Author Visit: Suzanne Kaufman
  • April 8 - 12. No School. Spring Break
  • April 18. Class Picture Day
  • April 19. Final day for Clothing Drive for Van Asselt Elem. (GLES partner school)
  • April 20. Diaper Drive for FamilyWorks
  • April 26. Earth Day Student March
  • April 26. SBA Testing begins
  • April 27. GLES Garden Volunteer Day (11:00am-3:00pm)
  • May 1-31. Bike to School Month
  • May 2. PTA Happy Hour & Recruitment event (more info to follow)
  • May 2, 3, 4. Lion King, Jr. Musical @ Van Asselt Elem. (GLES partner school)
  • May 6-10. Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 8. Bike to School Day
  • May 15. PTA General Meeting and Kids & Race Talk / school-age childcare provided (7:00-8:30pm)
  • May 18. GLES Garden Volunteer Day (11:00am-3:00pm)
  • May 27. No School (Memorial Day)
  • May 29. Incoming Kindergartner Ice Cream Social
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


For more info on joining, visit here.


All meeting minutes can be found on the website here. Just use password greenlakedragons when prompted.
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