The Eagle Newsletter – Week of June 5

Summary: Published weekly, check out The Eagle for the latest news and events, including Principal Bean's weekly letter to families.

Message from the Principal

Dear Families, 

Amazing Field Day: What a perfect day! The weather was amazing and seeing all the kids decked out in their grade-level colors brought out the school spirit. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this happen! And a huge shoutout to Mrs. Bruecher and Kristina Bernhardt who orchestrated the event. 

Movie Night on Friday: This Friday, June 9, the PTA will be showing “Sonic the Hedgehog” in the cafeteria. Doors open at 5:00. The movie starts at 6:00. All students must be accompanied by an adult as this is not a drop off event.

Changemaker Virtue for June: The theme for June is “teamwork/cooperation.”  

All-School Assembly: On June 12, at 1:40 pm we will have our monthly Changemaker Assembly. In addition, the fifth-grade instrumental music students will perform. 

June Spirt Day: On Wednesday, June 14 is “Wacky Hat/Hair Day” 

Spirit Week: The last week of school will be spirit week. Here are the themes: 

  • Monday: Dress like a gym teacher day  
  • Tuesday: Superhero Day! (You can also dress like the person/people that are your hero’s) 
  • Rainbow Day 
  • Let it Shine: (Metallic, shimmer, sparkle, light up, fancy clothes…whatever makes you shine!) 
  • Friday: Dress like it’s summer vacation! 

Technology Collection: We will be collecting all student devices between June 21st-23rd. More information to come.  

Volunteer Assembly is Back! After a couple year hiatus, we will be having a volunteer assembly on June 15 from 8:00-8:25am. Our theme will be “Volunteers are a Work of Heart”. I encourage anyone who has volunteered to come to the assembly to be recognized!! There will be a reception with refreshments afterwards! 

Partnership with “Reading is Fundamental” (RIF): I am excited to announce that Olympic View is partnering with Reading is Fundamental for their flagship program, Books for Ownership. On June 12 volunteers from RIF and Amazon will be doing a literacy activity in every classroom, and each student will receive 3 new age-appropriate books!!! 


In partnership! 

Mr. Bean (he, him, his) 

Important Dates

Every Wednesday is 1:10 p.m. early release

  • Wednesday, June 7 Wonderful Wednesday
  • Friday, June 9 Movie Night 5-8 p.m.
  • Monday, June 12 All School Assembly 1:40 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 14 Wacky Hat/Hair Day
  • Thursday, June 15 Volunteer Assembly 8-8:25 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 15 General PTA Meeting 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Monday, June 19 Juneteenth NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, June 21 5th Grade Graduation
  • Friday, June 23 Lake City Collective Tlalokan Dance Performance 8:15 a.m.
  • Friday, June 30 Last Day of School

This Week’s News…

Final Wonderful Wednesday of the School Year

Make some stupendous Stained Glass-Inspired Art on Wonderful Wednesday, June 7th during each lunch recess!  This will be extra special, as it is the final one for the year and you have so many things to celebrate that a little extra special project would be the perfect gift.  We need volunteers to assist our students between 11-12:30PM on the playground, weather permitting.  Thanks for supporting a year of fun art-making with Nancy!

Any questions?  Contact Nancy Dautovich at

OVPTA Movie Night on June 9

Sonic Cartoon Character standing next to an old fashioned movie reel

The last movie night of the school year will be held Friday June 9 in the auditorium. We’ve partnered with Scarecrow Video to screen Sonic the Hedgehog Rated PG.

There will be Chipotle, popcorn, plus other snacks and drinks available for purchase. 

When: Friday, June 9

Time: Doors 5pm, Movie starts at 6pm

Location: Olympic View Elementary Auditorium

Film: Sonic the Hedgehog (2020), PG

Admission: Suggested $5 donation per family. We’ll have popcorn, drinks and snacks as well.

This is not a drop-off event. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for admittance.

We need volunteers to make this event a success. Sign up now and help make this a memorable experience for the kids.

Sign up to volunteer here

There will be a quick Zoom meeting on Monday, June 5th at 7pm for volunteers. Join the call and help make this a memorable experience for the kids! Zoom Meeting Link

Olympic View Volunteer Awards

OV and the PTA can’t do anything without your help and WE THANK YOU!  Each year the PTA is honored to recognize those outstanding volunteers who consistently go above and beyond on behalf of Olympic View and our students! We are currently seeking nominations for this year’s Volunteer Awards. Olympic View will have a Volunteer Recognition Assembly on June 15th, where we will honor the winners and celebrate every volunteer!

Learn more about these awards or submit a nomination

Volunteer Recognition Assembly

Volunteering is a work of Heart! We invite all of our amazing volunteers to our Volunteer Recognition Assembly on Thursday, June 15 from 8:00-8:25 a.m. Immediately following the assembly, volunteers are invited to enjoy some refreshments and treats.

PTA General Meeting

The Final PTA General Meeting is Thursday, June 15th, at 6:30PM in the OV lunchroom! We will be discussing and voting on a budget for next year and voting on next year’s PTA officers. This is your chance to help decide what the PTA does next year! Everyone is Welcome! We’ll have food and entertainment for kiddos! You do need to be a PTA member to vote and there’s still time to sign up to be a member this year.  We look forward to seeing you!

Attention 5th Grade Families…

Please remember to send your student’s baby picture to Laura and Chelsea so that we can ensure that all 5th graders are included in the 5th grade graduation slide show.

Photos can be sent to Thank you!

It’s time to order your 2022-23 OV Yearbook!

They are 60 full-color pages of portraits and candid photos taken throughout the year and cost $20 each. Be on the lookout for a form in your child’s backpack, or go to the Olympic View Parent Teacher Association (PTA) website to order. Quantities are limited, so order soon! Yearbooks will be distributed the final week of school.

If you are able, please consider donating a little extra so the PTA can ensure that every 5th grader receives a yearbook, regardless of ability to pay.

Please email if you have any questions.

End of Year SPS Student iPad and Laptop Return

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) student devices and accessories have been provided for your student at school in the beginning of the school year. 

All SPS student devices will need to be returned to Olympic View before the end of the school year. If the SPS device and accessories are not returned, you will be charged a fine. All students will need to return the SPS device and accessories during the week of collection. Collection for all grades will begin on Wednesday, June 21st and continue until Friday, June 23rd, 2023.  Any late devices will still be collected the week after, this will allow the technology coordinator, Rachel Roosma to review the items not turned in by this point.

Devices and accessories to be returned:

  • Laptops, laptop bag, and laptop charger
  • iPads, iPad case, and iPad charger
  • WiFi hotspots and charger

Fines for Lost or Stolen Devices:

A fine will be applied to the student account if the device or accessory is not returned. If your school did not issue any of the accessories listed below, the student/family will not be charged.

Understand that a fine will be charged for any lost or stolen device (if a completed police report is filed, a fine will not be assessed for a stolen device)

Devices and accessories fines:

  • Laptops $350 fine
  • Laptop bag $10.50 fine
  • Laptop charger $48 fine
  • iPads $250 fine
  • iPad case $49 fine
  • iPad charger $40 fine

How to pay fines:

Parents or guardians will be able to pay their student’s fine(s) online through their Source Account.

The lost or stolen device fines can be paid at your student’s school. Please check with the school office about how to pay student fines at school.

School Supplies for 2023-24 School Year

The OV PTA is doing it again! You don’t have to think about First Day of School Supplies! Yay! While you’re enjoying your summer, the PTA will be shopping for deals and making bulk purchases of all the basic school supplies per the OV teachers’ supply lists. We’re doing this (following the example of many other PTAs) to promote equity and to remove the burden of shopping for school supplies from families. All OV students will have the same high-quality pencils, markers, folders, etc., to begin the school year strong! And we’re pretty sure that it will cost you less than it would to buy them individually.

In September, your student’s desk or classroom will be stocked with all the requested supplies. The PTA will inform all OV families of the average cost of one student’s supplies for each grade and you can send payment for your student to the PTA easily via our website, or cash or check, for your family’s supplies. That’s all there is to it!

Can you help us with this project over the summer? Can you find some deals and procure 7,000 pencils? Does your high schooler want to help you find the best deal on spiral notebooks? This is a big job for a few people, but an easy job for a dozen families. Let us know if you can help a little, or a lot. Email with questions.

The OVPTA seeks your input as we prepare the 2023-2024 PTA Budget!

The generous OV community (that’s YOU!) funds the PTA and receives the benefits of PTA spending. Are we spending money on the right things? We hope that you will share with us what your priorities are. The survey will allow for free form answers or you can simply check a few boxes. Thank you for helping the PTA support our students!

OVPTA 2023-2024 Budget Survey

Contact with questions or comments.

General Information

Late Arrivals to School

If your student is late, please drop them off at the NE 95th Street entrance near the flagpole or blacktop. We now have a call box at the 95th Street entrance. After the bell rings at 7:55 a.m., all students must be signed in with office staff. The 8th Ave call box entrance will be used for staff only.


If your student will not be at school, please email the attendance email or call 202-252-5504 to let office staff know.

Early Pick Up

Parents/Guardians should come to the 95th Street security call box entrance. We are unable to call students down to the office until you arrive for pick up.

School Breakfast and Lunch

Our Olympic View breakfast and lunch menus.

Individual milk purchase (with home lunch) costs $.50

Want to support your student’s classroom teacher?

Donate to your student’s classroom

Show your school spirit with Olympic View Spirit Wear

Choose from Kids, Women, and Men’s sizes. We have t-shirts, long sleeved, crewnecks and hoodies now available in purple, crimson, and green! 

Order Olympic View Spirit Wear

Get Involved!

How to Volunteer…

Volunteers should complete every step or confirm that they are current with their application.

Eagle Packs Volunteers and Plastic Shopping Bags Needed

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 p.m.

If you are able to help during this timeframe, please sign up. You can sign up for one week or multiple weeks.

Questions? Contact

We also need plastic shopping bags (the thicker, handled ones like from Target or a grocery store) for rainy-forecast distribution days. If you have extras you can donate, please drop them off in the office or email to make arrangements for a pick-up. 

OV Art Committee

We LOVE Art and hope you do too!

O.V. has an Art Committee that supports our

  • Art Docent Program (for every classroom) led by Jenny Hellmann
  • Art Residencies with Creative Advantage Teaching Artists for each student (by grade level)
  • Art Night for the whole family to enjoy
  • Community Art projects (like our murals and fence-weaving)  
  • Enrichment activities at many PTA sponsored events
  • And much more! 

If you are interested in participating or learning more, please contact:

Liz Law
Co-Lead and Multi-Arts Teacher

Sarah Wichlacz
Co-Lead and Parent

Join the OV PTA…

Please consider becoming a paid member of the Olympic View Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

Membership strengthens the voice of our community, helps support the WA State and National PTAs, and allows you to vote on OV PTA matters, including how to spend the money we fundraise. Scholarships are available, if you need one.

Family Resources

Resources for families

Submissions for Eagle Newsletter

To submit a school-related news item or announcement, please email Crystal Parry at

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