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GLES ACTIVE SPACE UPDATES
Great news, the playground structure is being redone this summer! 
 
Thanks to a levy funded by Seattle Public Schools, our much loved, but rapidly deteriorating, current playground structure will be replaced by something fun, safe, and exciting. 
 
What exactly will this look like?
 
Precise plans are still in the works, and some of the details won’t be clear until it’s underway, but we do know it’s happening this summer, which is a huge step in the right direction.
 
Do we get a say in anything?
 
While the actual playground structure falls under the jurisdiction of Seattle Public Schools, we’ve set our sights on the underutilized areas of our playspace, like the hillsides and terraced areas above the playground. Although plans have yet to be finalized, additions like an ADA accessible ramp, and slides down the hill are in the process of being approved and funded by grants and parent donations.
 
What can we do to help?
 
The generosity of our GLES families over the last three years has been incredible while we've raised funds to make this happen. The countless volunteer hours donated, as well as the financial component are an awesome testament to our wonderful community. But, as you can imagine, a project of this magnitude comes at a significant cost.

What SPS provides this summer will be a wonderful and much needed update, but it will still fall short of creating a safe, inclusive and accessible active space that all of our students can enjoy. We still need help ensuring this project will match the vivacity, enthusiasm, and abilities of every single one of our GLES kids. 
 
More information, including ways you can help, can be found here
BUILDING A STRONGER COMMUNITY
 

This year GLES was proud to celebrate BLM Week at School! As you walked through our hallways, you may have noticed new student-made posters that focused on POC that have helped make our world a better place - many of which were featured on our FB page in a great video put together by Ms. Amanda! Perhaps the most exciting part of this celebration was witnessing our Student Council raise the BLM flag (and brand new US Flag) high atop the flagpole out front of the school. This gesture shows the commitment GLES has to creating an inclusive and safe-place for ALL people! Let's keep this commitment strong - all year long!!


CALENDAR
 
  • Feb 1-29. Black History Month
  • Feb 3-14. Open Enrollment for School Choice for 2020-21 School Year (open enrollment results available online in April)
  • Feb 13. 6:30-8:00pm: McDonald Elem. Invitation: Multicultural Anti Bias with emphasis on Japanese and Spanish with Tania Hino (location: McDonald Elem.)
  • Feb 15. 9:00am-1:00pm: FamilyWorks Supermarket Saturday food drive (location: Wallingford QFC) - sign up
  • Feb 17-21. No School (Presidents Day & Mid-Winter Break)
  • Feb 27. 4:00-6:00pm: Poster Prep Session for STEM Night (Science Fair) Projects (location: cafetorium) - RSVP for Your Team Here
  • Feb 28. 5:30-7:30pm: 3rd Grade Potluck (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.
DID YOU KNOW?
 
The  annual PTA sponsored STEM Night (Science Fair) is in just 3 weeks. This great event is gaining popularity each year and we can't wait to see it grow even stronger. Learn more here.

WHO'S WHO: THIRD GRADE

John Leahy
jpleahy@seattleschools.org
Celeste Macpherson
cmmacpherson@seattleschools.org
Miriam Turnbull
mjturnbull@seattleschools.org


 
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SCHOOL INFO

Contact Green Lake
2400 N 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
206.252.5320

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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For more info on joining, visit here.

GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

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