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Principal Newsletter
To see the Graham Hill Newsletter click here; on this page you will also find archived newsletters.
For Vietnamese, Spanish, Tagalog, or Somali versions of the newsletter click here.
For newsletters from previous years click here.

Graham Hill " Second Look" School Tour

“Second Look” School Tour

Are you a prospective family considering Graham Hill Elementary for the 2014-15 school year? 
 Please join our school community for a spring tour to get a second (or first!) look at Graham Hill Elementary.  You will be welcomed by families for informal coffee, tea and chat, followed by parent-led classroom visits through Graham Hill’s Montessori, Contemporary, Specialty and Special Education classrooms.
Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24
for more information about the tours please click below

English Spanish
Tagalog Vietnamese

April 10, 2014 | Contact: Graham Hill  - 206-252-7140
Update on April 8, 2014 Community Conversation
Graham Hill Elementary

April 8, 2014  Community Conversation
PowerPoint and FAQs

Hello families, thank you for your thoughtful engagement. It was obvious at our Community Meeting that supporting innovative learning at Graham Hill is important to us all – we share our desires for transparency, collaboration, cooperation and making commitments that serve our diverse and talented community. 

For those of you unable to attend you can access both the Powerpoint and the FAQs here

PowerPoint FAQs 

April 21, 2014 | Contact: Graham Hill, (206) 252-7140
Mother's Night Out

Come join a partership of Southeast Seattle Schools as they discuss ways to work collaboratively to better serve Somali students and their families.

for more information, please click here

April 10, 2014 | Contact: Farhiya Omer, (206) 252-7140

Father's Night Out - Men of Color

You are Cordially Invited to:

“ Men of Color- Father’s Night Out” 
May 2, 2014 -- 6-pm - 8pm
Rainier Beach High School Library

For more information please click here

April 10, 2014 | Contact: LaNita Thomasson, (206) 252-6352

State of the School 2014- Powerpoint
Graham Each year, Principal Laurie Morrison, shares her reflection and outlook for Graham Hill Elementary at the “State of Graham Hill”.  This January event highlights the celebrations of the year thus far, the projections for the spring ahead, and opens the conversation for areas that the school can grow in.  This evening event is well attended by the broad community who are invested in the success of our neighborhood school.  To view the information shared at the 2014 State of Graham Hill click on the school above.  Translations in Vietnamese, Spanish, Somali and Tagolog can be provided by calling 206.252.7140.
February 20, 2014 | Contact: Graham Hill, (206) 252-7140
Getting to Know the Mood Meter
Have your children come home talking about a Green day or maybe a Red moment they had at recess. Well Graham Hill has implemented the RULER, a curriculum to help build our students' social/emotional wellbeing. If you would like to become more familiar with the Mood Meter, a visual tool to help students track their social /emotional wellbeing throughout the day, click on the link below.

December 31, 2013 | 
Kindergarten Jump Start
Seattle Public Schools – Summer 2014


August 18-22, 2014 

for more information please click here

Sensory Story Time
  Columbia branch library is offering a Sensory Story Time for children up to age 10 who are on the autism spectrum. We’ve recently had the program very favorably evaluated by Joshua Cohen, who is a mental health counselor, working with children on the autism spectrum in individual and group therapy.

and we want to get the word out to the community, since it is a free service that the library is offering and which people may not be aware of. The program is at 10:15 on alternate Saturdays (going to be weekly starting in April) and is free of charge. Siblings are invited as well, of course!


Here’s a link to our website that describes what to expect at a Sensory Story Time and has a visual guide to the program. If you have any questions or would like to know  more about it, please don’t hesitate to contact me or Will Wagler, as we are the presenters.


Erica Sternin

Children's Librarian

Columbia Branch Library



February 02, 2011 | Contact: Erin Sternin, (206) 386-1908

Special Ed. PTSA
Do you have a child ages 3-21 who receives
special education or are you an educator or other
provider of specially education?
If so, we invite you to come visit us at one of our

September 23, 2013 | Contact: or visit website 

Native American/Alaskan Native Students After School Program
Hi Graham Hill,
South Shore houses an after school program funded by the city to support Native American/Alaskan Native students with homework and cultural awareness.  Here are the forms if you have students that might benefit from this. On another note, if anyone is interested in having a Haida presentation of stories, songs, dance and artifacts, let me know.  I am a member of Haida first nations.  

Student information: Information  for Huchoosedah After-School Program
If you are interested in applying: Application for Huchoosedah After-School Program
Deena Russo
House Administrator/Principal Intern
South Shore School

October 1, 2013 | Contact: Deena Russo, (206) 252-7452

Parent Toolkit
The Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) is one assessment that the district uses to assess the students of Seattle Public Schools. At Graham Hill this test is done in all grades twice a year. We have included a link to help you better understand the MAP

September 27, 2013 | Contact: Graham Hill 206-252-7140 

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