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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

New Family Tours

We will be conducting school tours on Thursday, January 24th from 6-7:30pm and Tuesday, January 29th from 8:30-10am. This is a great time to show prospective new families what Greenlake Elementary is all about.   We’ll need a few volunteers to help give tours and answer questions (only about your kid’s grade).  If interested email Cosmina.

Olallie Garden

The school garden is a great way to get involved and there are all sorts of ways you can help.  Over the winter we need help with:
  • Planning for spring planting
  • Planning to help teachers plant
  • Redesigning a garden bed
  • Making garden markers
 Contact us if you can help. 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.

School Levies

Two levies will come up on a special election February 12, 2019 (


Operations Levy – Fills gap between what the state covers and what the schools need to operate:  guarantees services for special education and support for vulnerable students. Green Lake Elementary specific: Funding for day-to-day school operations, instructional materials and textbooks, school staff salaries, Special Education supports and services

Building Excellence (BEX) Levy – Adds buildings, reduces portables, and provides technology infrastructure. Green Lake Elementary specific: Electrical improvements, exterior doors, playground, safety and security improvements, sound attenuation, technology equipment and services

After School Enrichment

Registration for Winter Quarter after school Enrichment classes begins on Monday, January 7, at 12pm. We’ve added a couple new classes, Trendy Crafts and LEGO Engineering. Check out all the classes and register at; for a direct link to Green Lake classes please click here. Scholarships are available!  Email for scholarship information. 

Social Justice

PTA's Social Justice Committee has exciting news! We have officially partnered with Seattle Public Library's Green Lake Branch to bring exclusive reading offerings to your children, with special focus on diversity and inclusion and getting great conversations started at home (and beyond). With the assistance of SPL, a cultivated list will be updated monthly.  By using this link, you will have the ability to place books on hold. What a great way to get your 20-minutes of reading in!!  

Annual Auction

Mark your calendars now and save the date for our 2019 school auction on March 23 at Bell Harbor Conference Center.

That also means it’s time for everyone to start procuring items! 
We typically get donations from all kinds of local businesses, restaurants, tickets to sporting events or the theater, week at vacation homes, experiences, etc. If you have any contacts with businesses or items you'd like to donate, please reach out!

Find the online donation form here.  We also have paper copies available at the school office. Email us with any questions! 

Playground Project

The playground project held the 1st of three public meetings on Tuesday, December 11th. We had close to 200 participants who joined us to help re-imagine the playground. Thank you to everyone who attended and participated. It was a fun evening with great ideas and outstanding pizza from Ridge Pizza! The next meeting will take place in February and we need your attendance. The meeting will include the first version of what the playground could be! More to come....

Sports & Recreation

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate will be on Tuesdays after school this year, starting in February. We need some assistant coaches to make it possible for 3rd-5th graders to all play without cutting some. Sign-ups in 6 crickets, contact John Leahy for more information, especially if you can help coach!

Roosevelt, University District, Green Lake Little League 

Offerings for boys and girls ages 4-16 available. RUGLL plays home games at Maple Leaf and Ravenna Ball fields. EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT - 10% discount if you register before January 15th.                                                                                      
Sign up for the following levels
  • T-Ball Pre-K through K  (Some  new 1st Graders also start at this level) Great introduction to Baseball
  • Coach Pitch- 1st- 2nd.  (Some Advanced Kindergarteners play at this level)  Strong Focus on player development
  • 89ers (2nd-3rd) (Players start limited pitching) Still strong focus on player development..closer to “real” baseball
  • Minors (4th-5th) Players pitching and focus on team playing skills in addition to player development
  • Majors-(11-12)
  • Juniors (13-14)
Douglas Dohan (Charles, 3rd and Henry 1st) will be coaching at the 89ers level this year. 
Please reach out to Douglas with any question regarding RUGLL.

North Central Little League 
  • Eligible ages:  5- 15
  • Both girls and boys welcome
  • Registration open to all participants living or going to school in our boundary (see for the exact boundary)
  • Registration NOW OPEN:  December 1st – closes end of January
  • Season opens with practices in March and games in April, May and June
Please reach out to Colin J. Hayes with any questions regarding NCLL.


  • December 21. 1 hour early dismissal (1:25pm)
  • December 21-January 15. Extreme Reading Challenge - send photos to Ms. Bolivar 
  • December 24-January 4. No School. Winter Break
  • January 7. School Starts after break
  • January 7. After-School Enrichment Class Registration begins (12:00pm -
  • January 16. PTA General Meeting / school-age childcare provided (7:00-8:30pm)
  • January 16. Author Visit: Kelly Milner Halls
  • January 18. Pacific Science Center STEM-themed Assembly
  • January 21. No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • January 24. New Student/Family Evening Tour (6:00-7:30pm)
  • January 25. Vocal Music Concert (6:30-7:30pm)
  • January 29. New Student/Family DAY Tour (8:30-10:00am)
  • January 30. No School for Day Between Semesters
  • January 31. GLES School Play - The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe @ Eckstein (Time: TBD)
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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