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While swim lessons used to be a city-wide program, over the years more and more Seattle public schools have cancelled them. As it stands, Green Lake is the last school to continue to offer this invaluable, free service to every K-3 student.
Water safety is critical

The statistics around water safety are staggering, and many kids never have the opportunity to learn basic water safety. Skills like getting out of a pool and floating on your back are just two simple skills kids are introduced to in a low pressure, friendly, fun and safe environment. 

Why we need you! 

Parent volunteers are the only reason this incredible program is still available, and as always, there are a variety of ways to get involved. Just this week, four parents went through the training to become certified lifeguards, ensuring this program can continue for the year. Aside from certified lifeguards and instructors, parents are encouraged to participate in the pool on swim days to lend a hand, and assist with walking transportation to and from Evans pool.
Our partner school Rising Star recently treated our crew to a great meal  - what a way to get to know one another better, outside a formal setting. Did you know: our schools share drama resources and space? When we needed a place to store ALL the many costumes and props used for our plays, Rising Star stepped up and helped us out. In exchange, they are able to expand their costume and prop inventory for their productions. A real win-win!!

  • Dec 19. Last day of PTA Enrichment Classes for the fall session
  • Dec 20. Festive Holiday Clothing Day & Dragon Slip Celebration Assembly - 2000 slips!
  • Dec 20. 1:25pm: Early-release (Winter Break begins - no after school classes)
  • Dec 23-Jan 3, 2020. No School (Winter Break)
  • Jan 6, 2020. First Day of School after Winter Break
  • Jan 6. 12:00pm: Winter Enrichment After-School Class Registration Begins (
  • Jan 6. Online Registration for New Students for 2020-21 Begins
  • Jan 8. 7:30am: Coffee & Connect with Dr. Habenicht and Ms. James, "Understanding Your Child's Progress Report" (location: Library)
  • Jan 108:20-9:00am: STEM Poster Night Kick-Off Assembly: Volts & Jolts by Pacific Science Center
  • Jan 13. (Most) Winter Enrichment After-School Classes begin this week (see complete schedule on
  • Jan 17. 5:30-7:30pm: 4th Grade Potluck (location: cafetorium)
  • Jan 20. No School (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service)
  • Jan 21. 7:00-8:30pm: PTA Meeting - all families invited! (childcare provided for school-age children by GLSA)
  • Jan 22. 4:00pm: Turnbull Classroom presentation at Seattle Public School District Board meeting (location: John Stanford Center)
  • Jan 22. 6:30-7:30pm: Vocal Music Concert (location: cafetorium): All Kinders (KC, Duncan, Kerri), all 5th graders (Tan, Davis, Rose) and the following classes: Anderson, Moore, Macpherson, Forrest, Niemi, Sarikaya​
  • Jan 23. 6:00-7:30pm: New Student / Incoming Kindergarten for 2020-21 Open House 
  • Jan 23. 6:00-8:00pmSocial Justice & Equity Committee Book Club (location: RSVP for location) Book: Maid by Stephanie Land 
  • Jan 27. 8:30-10:00am: New Student / Incoming Kindergarten for 2020-21 DAY TOUR 
  • Jan 27-Feb 14. Global Reading Challenge for 4th & 5th Graders: In-School Challenges
  • Jan 29. No School (Day between semesters, possible snow make-up)
  • Jan 31. 7:00pm: 5th Grade School Play: James & the Giant Peach ​(and Feb. 1) (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.
Despite the initial obstacles to this year's tree sale, our GLES community came together to raise roughly $33,000 so far!


Abbie Bowen
Jean Dauphinee
Long-Term Substitute for Katherine Thibault
Krista Niemi
Long Term Substitute for Jean Koewler
Amanda Sarikaya




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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