Welcome to Your OVPTA Website! 

The Olympic View PTA (OVPTA) is thankful to all of our volunteers, families, sponsors, and the Olympic View staff and administration for supporting our mission. 

LOOKING FOR ANSWERS?  The most up-to-date, official information is always found at the Seattle Public Schools website or the Olympic View Elementary website! Make sure you read your emails from Principal Bean and from SPS. Important information is coming out regularly, so stay informed!

What's New?

What an Amazing Auction, Y'all!!

Our Boots and Bowties Auction on March 4 was a huge success! We surpassed our goal of $25,000!
The Auction Committee would like to thank all of our donors. We had so many amazing items, baskets and experiences for people to bid on this year, there really was something for everyone. We’d also like to thank everyone for donating, both in person and virtually. We had the pleasure of getting live music this year and we would like to thank our very own Noel German and his band Ruta Exclusiva.

Thank you to all of the attendees for making it a night to remember, we hope you had a great evening. A huge thank you to Erin at Collaboration Station for hosting a Kids Night Out again. And lastly, we’d like to thank all of the volunteers for helping procure items, plan and organize the event, create baskets, set-up The Eagles Hall, and clean-up the mess afterward.

We look forward to seeing you all at next years auction. We’re always looking for people to join the team, so if you’re interested, please email fundraising@ovpta.org.

OVPTA Surplus Grants for 2022-2023!

Better late than never! Do you have an idea that supports the OVPTA mission and goals, but you need funds to make it happen? The PTA has designated up to $20,000 to be spent on projects executed by our OV community members. That means YOU, our OV staff and families, can submit a proposal for a project you'll spearhead! In past years, surplus grant proposals have funded classroom books, equipment upgrades, outdoor projects, and end of year activities.

We'll be trying to prioritize projects that benefit the most OV students and have longevity, but don't be afraid to submit a proposal for something outside-the-box! Does it make OV even more amazing than it already is? Let's hear it!

We'll collect proposals, ask for PTA membership input, and the PTA Board will approve some (but not all) proposals each month until the end of the year -that's only a few rounds. You can find more details and fill out your proposal at right here: https://www.memberplanet.com/s/ovpta/ptasurplusgrantproposals22-23 or print a paper copy of the form going out in the PTA newsletter. Please email president@ovpta.org with questions.

OV Arts Night: March 8, 4:30-6:30.

Celebrate the Arts with Arts Night in our cafeteria and gym. Free, fun, for the whole family! There will be 15 art activities, live music, guest appearances and presentations, student work from our Art Docent project, interactive art and music-making, a yummy bake sale supporting our Gr. 5, a student-decorated backdrop for selfies, and the return of the Dot Car!

We need volunteers to make the evening a success for all. Family, friends, neighbors, and OV
alumni can volunteer to help. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a48a8a729a1fb6-arts#/
Contact Sarah Wichlacz swichlacz@gmail.com or Liz Law melaw@seattleschools.org for
more information.

Ms. Grace will be hosting an Arts Night event for making your own musical instrument! To
do this she needs your clean recycling especially, toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Do not send glass of any kind! Also, if you have unused rice or pasta that is too old, send it her way. Bring items to the office and they will make their way to her.

Virtual PTA General Meeting with school board member Liza Rankin: March 14

Thanks to everyone who joined us at our PTA meeting. For those of you who couldn't make it, we're compiling a "Question and Answer" document to share some of the general sentiments that we heard at the meeting. Look for it here soon.

Spring Musical: Save the date! 
Students will be performing the spring musical, The Claw, on March 31-April 2. When an out-of-order claw game suddenly turns back on, the toys inside must learn what it takes to face the unknown! The kids are working hard to bring this funny story to you. 
March 31 & April 1, evening performances
April 2, matinee performance
Venue: TBA

Volunteer needed for Staff Appreciation Week: May 8-13
Staff Appreciation Week is just a few short months away, and we need your help to show all the OV teachers and staff just how important they are. We’re looking for someone to plan the event, which includes creating a sign up genius for families providing lunch or organizing gifts for our amazing teachers. Please contact info@ovpta.org or president@ovpta.org for more information or to volunteer.  

Save the date: May 7 OV at the Sounders
Join other OV families as the Sounders take on Sporting Kansas City! Tickets and other info to come.

The Eagle Pack program provides weekend food bags for any family that requests it. The University Food Bank provides the food items, and volunteers pack the bags and distribute them to classrooms every week. We need volunteers to help with packing on Thursdays from 1:30-2:20 pm. If you are able to help during this timeframe, please sign up here.