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The Walk & Roll-a-Thon is a longstanding tradition at GLES, and is beloved by students and staff alike. This year 436 kids ran 6178 laps, which translates to 1544 MILES. To put that in perspective, that’s roughly the distance between San Diego, California to Vancouver, BC! 

This fundraiser is unique not only because of the number of parent volunteers (we had 60 this year!), but also because this is the only fundraiser where the kids are raising money for themselves. 

While other fundraisers, like the tree sale, are run by families where kids may choose to participate, the success of the Walk & Roll-a-Thon falls entirely on the small but mighty shoulders of our students. It’s a unique opportunity for them to participate in a community building activity where they directly benefit from their actions. A portion of funds raised from the Walk & Roll-a-Thon goes towards providing school wide transportation to field trips.

This year the Kindergarten class raised the most money, and Ms. Rose’s 5thgrade class ran the most laps (465!), allowing them the distinct honor of choosing which staff member got a pie in the face. Hats off to the 11 staff members who volunteered to be pied, and a special nod to Mr. Salcedo who ended up being selected.

Our GLES PTA Social Justice & Equity Committee is committed to getting the word out about how we can use our strength in numbers, our powerful voices & our economic stability to build community both at GLES and beyond. Last year we helped organize and distribute over a thousand diapers into Wallingford and adjacent communities! We have committed fundraising efforts to help our South End school partnership with Rising Star (formerly Van Asselt Elementary) grow AND we have partnered with our fellow North End schools to bring presentations to our parents and students (like Kids and Race, Sharon Chang and more) to really use our resources for this good work. We even started a book club!  We do all of this because we strongly believe that everyone deserves to be heard, seen and respected. 

Come join us in this great work and show our kids what it means to be a great citizen of the world!

For more information or to get involved, contact Social Justice and Equity


  • Oct 22. 6:30-8:00pm: McDonald Elem. Invitation: ​Safety discussion with FBI agent Stefanie Thomas (location: McDonald Elem.)
  • Oct 23. 7:30am: Coffee & Connect with Dr. Habenicht (location: library)
  • Oct 24. 6:30pm: Social Justice & Equity Committee Book Club (location: The Bridge - 6846 Woodlawn Ave NE) Book: How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi - Please RSVP 
  • Oct 26. 12:30-1:30pm: Ollalie Garden Meeting (location: Peet's Coffee) 
  • Nov 1-30. ​Native American Heritage Month
  • Nov. 5 - Lifetouch Student Picture Re-take Day
  • Nov. 8. 5:30-7:30pm: 1st Grade Potluck (location: cafetorium)
  • Nov 11. No School (Veterans Day) 
  • Nov. 12. 8:00-9:00am. Taproot Theater Assembly
  • Nov. 15. 5:30-7:30pm: 2nd Grade Potluck (location: cafetorium)
  • Nov. 16. 9:00am-1:00pm: FamilyWorks Supermarket Saturday food drive (Location: Wallingford QFC) - sign up
  • Nov 16. 6:00-10:00pm: Parent Party: Tapas & Cocktails Party (tickets available - $50 each*proceeds go to the PTA to support programs at the school
  • Nov 19. 7:00-8:30pmPTA Meeting - all families invited! (childcare provided for school-age children by GLSA)
  • Nov 20. 7:30am: Coffee & Connect with Dr. Habenicht (location: library)
  • Nov 20. Teacher Appreciation Lunch 
  • Nov 25-27. No School (Parent-Teacher Conferences)
  • Nov 28. No School (Thanksgiving)
  • Nov 29. No School (Native American Heritage Day)
  • Nov 29. Tree Sale Fundraiser begins 
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.
Roughly $95,000 of the annual PTA budget is spent on supplemental staff at GLES to ensure all students have the best opportunity to learn.


Dr. Shelley Habenicht
Assistant Principal:
Tasha James
School Admin:
Jennifer Allen
School Assistant:
Lara Kutz
School Assistant:
Beverly Denny
School Nurse:
Patricia Tilden

Monica Schnieder




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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