October 3rd, 2016 by Doree
Viewlands Elementary School Parent-Teacher-Student Association is hosting a grand opening celebration for its new playground from 2-4 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 8.
The ribbon cutting ceremony and recognition for volunteers will be at 2:10 p.m., followed by music, cake, and playing on the new playground. The new play equipment is designed for children 5-12 years old.
Volunteers have spent the last few years fundraising, planning and installing the new equipment.
Dozens of volunteers installed the equipment last month.
Viewlands Elementary is at 10525 3rd Ave. NW.
Tags: Viewlands Elementary
September 12th, 2016 by Doree
Viewlands Elementary is finally ready to install its new play equipment this Saturday, but dozens of adult volunteers are needed for shifts from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please RSVP if you can help out on Community Build Day, by emailing email@example.com or calling/texting Christel at 206-291-6902.
They need 16 core volunteers from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and another 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 16 from 1-4:30 p.m. and five volunteers from 3:30-5 p.m.
Creative Kids will provide free childcare for volunteers with children from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please RSVP in advance at 206-291-6902.
Tags: Viewlands Elementary
May 5th, 2016 by Doree
Viewlands Elementary’s Parent Teacher Student Association is just $25,000 away from fully funding its playground improvement project, scheduled to begin this summer. The project is funded by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, a King County Youth Sports Facilities Grant, and many community donations.
The PTSA’s Spring Legacy Campaign hopes to raise the final $25,000 by June 10 to fund the remaining components of the project, including the embankment slide with rubber surfacing and a log and boulder seating area.
Click here for the donation form, where you can also order an engraved brick or paver for the new play area.
Tags: fundraiser, fundraising, Viewlands Elementary
October 28th, 2015 by Doree
Viewlands Elementary School’s fundraising campaign for a renovated playground is having a pancake fundraiser from 4-10 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the IHOP at Oaktree Plaza, 10002 Aurora Ave. N. Print out the flier below (or print it from the school’s website) and show it to your server and 20 percent of your bill will be donated to the playground campaign.
Organizers for the project at 10525 3rd Ave. NW are trying to raise $25,000 in matching funds by Nov. 4. As of Tuesday night, the campaign had raised $21,000. The project received a $75,000 King County Youth Sports Facilities Grant and a $100,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund Large Project Fund Grant from the Department of Neighborhoods.
Tags: fundraising, Neighborhood Matching Fund, Viewlands Elementary
October 17th, 2015 by Doree
Viewlands Elementary School, 10525 3rd Ave. NW, needs to raise $25,000 in cash for its playground renovations. The project has already received a $75,000 King County Youth Sports Facilities Grant and a $100,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund Grant from the Department of Neighborhoods, but that matching grant requires cash and in-kind donations.
The cash match must be raised by Nov. 4. You can donate online. You can also download their project flier and mail in a donation.
Phase 1 construction could begin next summer, and would include a new play area with climbing structure, and a multi-sport field plus an eighth-mile running track.
Please see the Playground Project 2016 page for more information or download the flier. A GoFundMe Site has also been set up to accept donations online: https://www.gofundme.com/xj6hyaw7
Tags: fundraising, Viewlands Elementary
February 18th, 2015 by Doree
Viewlands Elementary, 10525 3rd Ave. NW, is hosting its final public meeting about its playground improvement project on March 2nd.
Viewlands was awarded a grant from the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods to prepare construction documents for the first phase of improvements to the playground. Previous meetings sought input from students and community members about what they’d like to see in the improved playground.
This final public meeting is from 6:30-8 p.m. on Monday, March 2, to review the design documents that are currently 50 percent completed.
Tags: Department of Neighborhoods, playgrounds, Viewlands Elementary
October 28th, 2014 by Doree
The public is invited to review the first phase of playground improvements proposed for Viewlands Elementary School, 10525 3rd Ave. NW., from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, in the school gym. This is the first of two public meetings.
The playground improvements are being paid for by a grant from the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.
Meeting participants can tour the school grounds and learn where future recreational and play components will be located. Snacks and games will be provided.
Tags: Department of Neighborhoods, Viewlands Elementary
November 12th, 2013 by Doree
Viewlands Elementary is holding its second public meeting to decide how to improve the school’s grounds with a City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods grant. Plans include better parking, new playground, and better connections to nearby Carkeek Park.
The meeting is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the school. Light refreshments will be served.
The school website has drawings of three proposed options: Option A, Option B and Option C.
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November 1st, 2013 by Doree
Seattle Public Schools announced today that it will add free all-day kindergarten at 16 more elementary schools, including Greenwood and Viewlands. That means 43 out of the city’s 69 elementary schools will now provide free all-day kindergarten to all students, instead of charging for half a day for students who don’t qualify for free and reduced price lunch.
And, if the School Board approves it at its Nov. 20 meeting, the district also will reduce the monthly amount for those still paying for the extra half-day from $311 to $283, retroactive to Sept. 1.
If approved by the Board, families who use automatic withdrawal will have their money credited back to their bank accounts by Jan. 31; those who paid by credit card will receive a refund check by Jan 31.
According to a school district press release, the money comes from a change in how the District can use $2.4 million from the state’s Learning Assistance Program.
“We know that early learning is key to our students’ success, and attending full-day kindergarten helps prepare our students academically and socially for the rest of their school career,” Cashel Toner, Director of Early Learning for Seattle Public Schools, said in the press release. “This proposal means that an additional 770 students can take advantage of full-day kindergarten at no cost.”
The state currently funds full-day kindergarten for schools that are at 50 percent population of students who qualify for free and reduced price lunch, including Broadview-Thomson K-8, just north of Greenwood. The district will now offer it to all schools with 25 percent free and reduced price lunch. The state legislature has said it plans to fully fund all-day kindergarten in all schools by 2017.
Tags: Broadview-Thomson K-8, education, Greenwood Elementary, kindergarten, Seattle Public Schools, Viewlands Elementary