News and Events
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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
Family Tour 2014- Powerpoint
Greetings prospective families! Graham Hill welcomes you to the home of the Blue Whales! To view information shared during our Open Enrollment School Tours click on the kids above. We trust that you will find Graham Hill ready to serve your child for the duration of their elementary school years. Again, welcome!
Please feel free to contact Principal Laurie Morrison, for additional information. 206.252.7145. Translations in Vietnamese, Spanish, Somali and Tagolog can be provided at 252,7140.
As a reminder, Open Enrollment for Seattle Public Schools begins February 25, 2014. All enrollment occurs at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence (Seattle Public Schools Central Office).
February 20, 2014 | Contact: Graham Hill, (206) 252-7140
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 |
Extended Learning with Mr. Alston
Fourth and Fifth Graders: Extended Learning with Mr. Alston!
Early Algebra Project - 2:50 - 4:00 -Wednesdays
Debate and Logical Reason Team - 8:00-8:50 -Fridays
Transportation must be provided by families - NO Bus
For more information and/or to register for classes please click below
Graham Hill Auction
Our School Auction will be held on May 17, 2014 at the Brockney Center, for more information check out the Graham Hill Auction site by clicking the link above.
February 12, 2014 | Contact: Beth Jacoby -
Kindergarten Jump Start
Seattle Public Schools – Summer 2014
KINDERGARTEN JUMP START
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit website www.seattlespecialedptsa.org
Native American/Alaskan Native Students After School Program
October 1, 2013 | Contact: Deena Russo, (206) 252-7452
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
House Administrator/Principal Intern
South Shore School
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
Family & Education Levy Winner
Official Announcement- read about it here
I am so happy to announce that Graham Hill Elementary has been selected to receive the City of Seattle Elementary Innovation Award! Following a rigorous process of data analysis and telling the sweet story of Graham Hill, our school was awarded the highest amount at $316K/year, which is renewable for six years (per meeting our milestones).
The request for investment (RFI) grant process has been an opportunity for us to showcase the amazing work that we are already doing as well as shine a light on the essential equity work that we need to do for all students at Graham Hill. I am proud of our school and our staff – the relentless drive toward excellence as educators for our students inspires me each day.
The Levy resources (leveraged with other investments) include:
• A focus on Early Learning across PreK-Second grade
• Extended Learning Opportunities – Before and After School Academic Supports
• Support in language development
• Case Management Support for Social-Emotional development
• Community partnerships within our South Seattle Community (PreK providers, Powerful Schools, Afrique Support Services, Asian Counseling Services, El Centro de la Raza)
Our particular focus groups are children in Kindergarten, First and Second grade who speak Somali, Vietnamese and Spanish. This allows us to refocus other dollars on supports and opportunities for other learners at Graham Hill. I am excited about the supports that this additional funding will bring and about the opportunity to be a part of an educational movement like no other!
March 8th, 2013 | Contact: Graham Hill, (206) 252-7140
Thank you to the families and voters who made this investment with the City of Seattle possible. It is a day of celebrating the audacity of hope, high expectations, and authentic innovation at Graham Hill!
Laurie Morrison, Ed.D.
Girls on the Run
December 31, 2013 | Contact: Shelly Hurley, (206) 252-7162
Girls on the Run completed its Fall session with a 5K run in early December. As someone who sat trough many of the meeting, I would have to say it was a great success. I heard many words of encouragement as well as many compliments throughout the 20 sessions. A huge thanks to the four volunteer coaches who modeled and mentored 15 of our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girs on what it means to me a "Girl on the Run".
The next session of GOTR will start in October 2014.