October Volunteer of the Month – Chau Pho Tung

If you visit the school during the day, it’s quite likely you will run into Chau Pho Tung – this months Volunteer of the Month.?Chau is the mom of 4th grader Ambrose and a 9th grade daughter at WSHS??

She is a room parent, our wonderful enrichment coordinator, and engages in an incredibly cheerful and welcoming manner as she brings fresh ideas and enthusiasm to our school.??

I’ve known Chau since my son was in kindergarten and she’s has served first as a welcoming presence, helping me learn and navigate our large school and then as an ongoing resource and wealth of knowledge and information, which she shares freely in an effort to help others around her.??

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I love volunteering at Genesee Hill because I really enjoy getting to know all the students and staff.? My children have both directly benefitted from the efforts of countless volunteers (both at Schmitz Park and Genesee Hill) so I feel fortunate to have the opportunity do my part to “pay it forward” to make Genesee Hill an amazing place to learn for years to come!

Chau is not afraid to get her hands dirty, as she?is regularly showing up at our many school events like Monster Mash, Math night, Unity Night and more to help all of our school-wide community events to be successful.?? We are so lucky to have such a powerful and pleasant individual helping to make our school great . Congratulations Chau! ?

Please enjoy the special parking spot all month long.?

Do? you have an idea for a volunteer of the month? Let me know: volunteers@upxu.iii497.com

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September Volunteer of the Month – Amy Huey

A great idea was born as our school began to GROW – “How about supporting cohort related activities for each grade level to help families get to know each other and build community?”? And the Cohort Committee was born.

A?cohort?activity is an optional, low-key social event to connect families within a?grade level.??The PTA has conviction that a strong school community where people know each other and feel connected, especially as our school grows, helps maintain a culture of collaboration, respect, and volunteer teamwork.

Cohort?events are meant to give families a chance to?spend time together and extend conversations beyond drop-off and pick-up times.? Some of these are with the entire family, and some are adults-only.

Each grade level has it’s own cohort planning committee and that committee is then supported by Amy Huey, our cohort coordinator.

Amy does such an excellent job of helping new members learn how to organize events and is constantly checking to make sure the events planned line up with the mission and timing of our school and other events.

In addition Amy continually helps others by sharing her knowledge of PTA events and procedures in an extremely professional and supportive way that helps engage new folks in the process of volunteering in our school.?

Amy is the mother to Jake in 7th grade, Nathan in 5th and Bennett in 2nd grade.? We are so incredibly thankful to Amy for taking on the coordinator role and to help others get more involved.?

Please enjoy the special parking spot all month long.?

Do? you have an idea for a volunteer of the month? Let me know: volunteers@upxu.iii497.com

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Save the Date – Enrollment for Fall Enrichment Classes opens 9/10 @ 7 PM

Save the Date next Tuesday, 9/10 to enroll for Fall enrichment classes via Homeroom, our online enrichment portal. If you already have a Homeroom account, all you have to do is login once the enrollment period opens to book classes.? If you do not have an account, you’ll only have to sign up once and your student(s) profile will be saved for future sessions.

Enrollment runs from Tuesday, September 10th at 7 PM through Friday, September 20th at 5 PM. Course offerings (including days/times, fees and brief descriptions) are currently available to view on Homeroom.

Fall enrichment classes will start on September 23rd and run through December 13, 2019.? Some classes have earlier/later start dates, so please check the class schedule carefully. Fall enrichment classes are open to students in grades 1-5 only.? Kindergarten students are welcome to enroll starting Winter session.

More details available on the Enrichment page.

Questions? Please contact the Enrichment Coordinator.

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Fall 2019 Enrichment Class Schedule Preview – Now Available!

Hot off the press – the Fall 2019 Enrichment Class Schedule is now available to preview! View it on the  Enrichment Course Descriptions page or download a PDF version of the schedule HERE. Please note that this is only a preliminary schedule and that some class days and fees may be subject to change so please check the blog for latest updates. 

Class schedule and details can also be viewed in real time via Homeroom (NOTE: Classes are still being added and will be finalized on September 10, 2019).

SAVE THE DATE! Online enrollment will open on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 PM.  Enrollment will take place via Homeroom.

The Fall enrichment season will start on September 23, 2019 and run through December 13, 2019.  NOTE: Some classes have later start/end dates, so please check the class schedule carefully. Fall enrichment classes are open to students in grades 1-5 only.  Kindergarten students are welcome to enroll starting Winter session.

Questions? Please contact the Enrichment Coordinator.

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Fall 2019 Study Club Enrollment Starts 9/3!

SAVE THE DATE! Enrollment for Fall Study Club classes will open next Tuesday, September 3rd at 9 AM. Enrollment will take place via Homeroom .

The Fall session of Study Club starts on Monday, September 9, 2019 and runs through Thursday, December 19, 2019.? Students participating in Enrichment classes have the option of enrolling for the full 14 week session, or just the pre-enrichment (September 9-20, 2019) and/or post enrichment (December 16-19, 2019) weeks. More details available on the Study Club page.

Enrollment is online only and will take place via Homeroom – an online after school enrichment portal where you can enroll, purchase and manage all your student(s) classes in one convenient location.?? If you already have a Homeroom account, all you have to do is login to book classes.? If you do not have an account, you’ll only have to sign up once and your student(s) profile will be saved for future sessions. Note: Study Club class options can be viewed on the Homeroom site in advance, however, classes cannot be added to your cart until enrollment goes live at 9 AM on 9/3.

Questions Please contact the Study Club Coordinator.

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May Volunteer of the Month – Kiki Elbel

Congratulations Kiki Elbel - May Volunteer of the Month

Kiki’s name comes up every time we discuss the volunteer of the month recognition and I’m so proud to finally announce Ms. Kiki as this month honoree.

Kiki is involved in so many volunteer positions that it’s hard to keep track. She has logged HUNDREDS of hours, donating her time to the student’s and staff of GHES.

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Spotlight on Genesee Hill Sponsor: Dr. Adrianne Cook of West Seattle Natural Medicine

Thank you, Dr. Cook!

Dr. Adrianne Cook is mom to a 2nd grader and Kindergartner here at Genesee Hill, and is one of seven providers at West Seattle Natural Medicine. We thank her for being a Den level Sponsor of Genesee Hill Elementary. Den Level sponsor businesses provide at least $1000 of support within a school year.

West Seattle Natural Medicine Clinic provides naturopathic primary care to all ages. Dr. Cook specializes in digestive disorders, fatigue, thyroid disorders, and hormone balance. Dr. Cook says it is a pleasure living and working in such a great neighborhood community.

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April Volunteers of the Month – Julie Forcum and Christine Kraynek

Congratulations to both Christine Kraynek and Julie Forcum – the co-chairs for the Fundraising committee and our Volunteers of the Month. As the fundraising chairs, the team set out early in September finding creative and meaningful ways for our school to raise funds to meet the needs of our students staff and families. Both of these incredibly committed volunteers have done so with such an incredibly considerate eye on inclusion,making sure many voices were heard throughout their efforts. And they continue to do so. Julie is mom to Avery in 2nd grade and Brayden a 5th grader at Fairmount Park. Christine is mom to William in 2nd grade and Samual in 4th grade.
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