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New Co-Treasurer Needed!
Even though this role won’t start till July of 2015, it’s not too soon to start searching for this key PTA volunteer role! If you like numbers and spreadsheets and would like to know more about what our treasurers do – we would love to chat with you. Please contact or

Jogathon Results

The 2014 Jog-a-Thon was a HUGE success! As a school, the kids completed just over 11,360 laps! At approximately 22 laps per mile, that is nearly 516 miles!!! In other words, our students ran the equivalent of running from Seattle to Corvallis, Oregon AND BACK! The teachers and Dr. Trotter added many more laps to this total. Lap leader and other award winners will be announced through KidMail and at the assembly on December 16th at 1:45. We will also show a fun DVD compilation of photos taken during the day.

We have counted the donations and the 2014 Jog-a-Thon brought in over $46,000 for the PTA!! Thank you to each and every one of you who sponsored a student, helped collect pledges or brought in a business sponsor. A large percentage of our students participated in the fundraising efforts and a few of our teachers and staff collected too. Because of that effort, we were able to achieve our fundraising goal and the PTA will be able to put all of those funds to use helping make Greenwood Elementary be the best it can be.

We would again like to thank our 2014 business sponsors. We greatly appreciate the support of each of these businesses! To read more about each of our sponsors and visit their websites, click on the links below:

PTA General Meeting
If you missed Heidi Bennett's presentation "“Show Us the Money – WA State Budgets” at our October general meeting, you can find it here

Picture Day - Did You Forget to Order?

Picture Day was on Wednesday October 8.  If you needed financial assistance with purchasing pictures, please check the Student Care Program for eligibility at or text/call (206)271-8161.  There are scholarship vouchers available.

If you forgot to order pictures, you can call O'Connor Photography directly or go online to order them at: or call 1-800-993-4929.

Volunteers Needed for the Jog-a-Thon

Volunteers are still needed for the Jog-a-Thon this Friday as well as decoration and set-up help on Thursday afternoon.  Sign-up here:

Fundraising for the Jog-a-Thon

Is your student collecting pledges for the Jog-a-Thon this Friday? It's not too late! Follow this link to set up a custom fundraising page with FirstGiving, which can then be shared via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. to get pledges from near and far! 

New Resources
Psst! The student handbook and the assessment calendar for the 2014-15 school year have been uploaded and added to our forms and resources page. Click here to go take a look.

Jog-a-Thon Schedule
Below are the start and end times for each class during the Jog-A-Thon on Friday, October 17th! Please feel free to join us and cheer your favorite Greenwood Star on! 

 8:50 AM - 9:25 AM  Dunker Olson
 9:10 AM - 9:45 AM  Schumacher
 9:35 AM - 10:10 AM  Miller
10:00 AM - 10:35 AM  Tougher
10:20 AM - 10:55 AM  Maahs
10:45 AM - 11:20 AM  Schmidt & Shook 3rd Graders
11:05 AM - 11:40 AM  Hannah & Shook 2nd Graders
11:30 AM - 12:05 PM  Spiz
12:15 PM - 12:50 PM  Wilson
12:40 PM - 1:15 PM  Landelius
 1:00 PM - 1:35 PM  Cole
 1:25 PM - 2:00 PM  Lommers
 1:50 PM - 2:25 PM  Goldfarb
 2:10 PM - 2:45 PM  Santiago

Open House Thursday Night!
Please join us for the K-5 Open House Thursday evening, October 2nd, from 6 to 7 PM. We begin in the cafeteria at 6pm for a presentation by Dr. Trotter and then move on to the classrooms. This is a fantastic opportunity for parents to learn more about curriculum, instruction and assessment from the classroom teacher(s) as well as the school principal. Information is provided from your child’s teacher(s) about various topics such as daily/yearly expectations, homework policy, parent conferences and classroom activities. Individual student work is often available in the classroom for parents to see. The PTA will share general information that may also be helpful for parents to know.

See you there!

PTA General Meeting

 September 23 at 7pm
n the Greenwood School Commons (cafeteria). All families are invited to the first Greenwood PTA meeting of the school year. Come meet new families and hear how about how much fun we have, what good work we do, and how our kids benefit from a strong PTA. Meet current board members and committee chairs and learn about volunteer opportunities. Refreshments and babysitting provided. 

Greenwood Garden Fall Jamboree
Join us Friday, September 26th for the annual  Greenwood Garden Fall Jamboree! This fun harvest event will take place from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the school garden and will feature:

  • Reading by local author Katherine Pryor
  • Treats from the garden
  • Garden treasure hunt
  • Fresh-pressed apple cider
  • Live music  from “The Dave and Tony Show”
And more!

We hope you can make it! If you'd like to volunteer please contact

Goal Setting for the Jog a Thon
We are so excited for the upcoming 2014 Jog-a-Thon! Although the primary focus is fundraising, our goal is also to offer the kids a chance to have fun as a community while contributing to the growth of their school.  

Last year we asked students to challenge themselves by creating their own fitness/nutrition goals as a key component of active participation. We believe goal setting is vital to an enriching and dynamic life. We hope the Jog-a-Thon is a perfect opportunity for families to talk about how to create and achieve goals.

This year we would also like to challenge faculty to write their own goals. There will be a Jog-a-Thon community bulletin board where goal sheets will be posted. See what your friends and teachers are working on and let’s all encourage one another to do our very best!
Goal sheets will be available in each class beginning Thursday, 9/18. Ask your teacher for one or download one here, then complete and turn in via Kidmail and we'll post it to the bulletin board!

Save the Date for the 2014 Jogathon!
This year's Greenwood Elementary Jog-a-Thon will be held on Friday, October 17th. Bring your school spirit and enthusiasm to help show what an amazing school community we have. The Jog-a-Thon is the 2nd largest fundraiser of the school year while also promoting fitness, fun and community spirit. 

Keep an eye out in Kid Mail and the WeeBee for more information.

Interested in volunteering or being a corporate sponsor? Contact

Back to School Picnic & BBQ!
Saturday, September 6th, 4pm, Carkeek Park Picnic Shelter #1

The PTA provides the BBQ, please see below for what your child's grade should bring as a side dish!
K & 5 - drinks
1 & 2 - salads and sides
3 & 4 - dessert

New Student Orientation August 28th, 6 pm

Join us on August 28th at 6 pm in the cafeteria for a Kindergarten/New Student Orientation. Teachers and PTA members will be on hand to tell you about our school!

School starts Sept 3rd - for all grades

Per Dr. Trotter: The Greenwood start date for K-5 is Sept. 3. The Seattle Public School central office sent a letter to parents that mistakenly included us with schools beginning Sept. 8. See you on the 3rd!

Kindergarten Playdates & Other Important Dates!
Meet other incoming Greenwood K families and members of the Greenwood PTA and community.  Play dates are at the school playground on 81st & 1st.

Wednesday, August 13, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Sunday, August 17, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Saturday, August 23 10:30am - 12:00pm

New Student Orientation on Thursday, August 28 at 6pm in the cafeteria
Back to School BBQ - Carkeek Park on Saturday, Sept 6 at 4pm

See you there!

School Supply Lists!
School supply lists are available on the Web site! Click the links below for a printable version of each grade's supply list. 

Join us for the Greenwood Seafair Parade!

The 64th Annual Greenwood Seafair Parade is Wednesday July 23rd!  Greenwood Elementary always participates by joining in the parade.  Come march with us and the other kids' groups and then grab a spot to take in the main parade. It is a super fun night and a great way to share in Greenwood pride!

 Come on foot, scooter or skates. The parade theme is “Touchdown Greenwood!” and the Grand Marshal, our Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks Mascot, Blitz, will be leading us off. Bring the whole family and show your Seahawks spirit with blue and green gear, plus add in some Greenwood Elementary apparel for extra pride. Meet-up is at 95th and Greenwood at 5:30 PM or join en route at 6 PM. for more information, contact Maggie and Melissa at outreach@

Scholarships for 2014-2015 School Year

Greenwood Elementary is offering scholarships for students who need assistance with school supplies for the 2014-15 school year.  Scholarship forms can be found in the scholarship folder on the wall just inside the main office.  If you have questions or need help, please contact the Student Care Program at or 206-271-8161.

Register for Next Year
If you will be a new family attending Greenwood Elementary for the 2014-2015 school year, please register as soon as possible so we can plan for the right number of kids who will be attending our school. Visit the How To Enroll page on the school district website for more information on how to register your student. 
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