Leschi Community Update – 8/31/23

Hello Leschi Families,

The first day of school for 1st – 5th graders is next Wednesday, September 6th. Leschi staff looks forward to connecting with families on Tuesday, September 5th for Popsicles on the Playground from 4:00-5:00pm. Preschool and Kindergartner students start on Monday, September 11th.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions before then:

gsramsey@seattleschools.org; 206-252-2950

Sincerely,

Genevieve Ramsey

Popsicles on the Playground – Tues, Sept 5th 4:00-5:00

Gather on the playground on Tuesday, September 5th from 4:00pm-5:00pm to meet your teacher and reconnect with classmates. You will hear from your child’s teacher via email by mid-day on Tuesday, September 5th regarding their class placement.

First Day of School

  • The first day of school for 1st – 5th graders is Wed, Sept 6.
  • Preschool and Kindergarten’s first day is Monday, Sept 11.

Kindergarten families: teachers have reached out to schedule a Family Connection Conference Sept 6-8, in person or on teams. There is also a “Meet the K Teachers” at Peppi’s Park on Thursday, September 7th from 1pm-2pm.

Daily Schedule

Leschi begins at 7:55 and dismisses at 2:25 and 1:10 on Wednesday. Students may enter the playground or go to breakfast beginning at 7:40. There is no student supervision prior to 7:40.

The first day of school will dismiss at the regular time – 2:25.

Arrival Procedures

Students may arrive beginning at 7:40. They can either go to breakfast in the cafeteria or stay on the playground. Students will line up in front of their class’s sign and wait for teachers to pick them up at 7:55. For the first week, parents/families may bring their child down onto the blacktop. Beginning the week of 9/11, families should drop their student off and remain on 31st St. Please ensure your student arrives by 7:55. After that time the gate will be locked and students will enter through the front door.

Dismissal Procedures

Teachers will walk their classes out at 2:25 and dismiss them directly to buses, childcare, or caregiver. Caregivers can wait by the gate on 31st or come to the black top. Launch students will dismiss directly to Launch. Any student not picked up by 2:40 will go to the office and families will be called.

Snacks at School

This year at Leschi snacks will be managed by the teacher within the classroom. Please communicate with the teacher directly regarding individual student snack needs. Students will not take food out to recess after lunch or for their grade level recess.

School Supplies

Leschi provides all students school supplies. You do not need to buy any supplies for your students. Families in need of a backpack and lunch box, please contact Jenny Miller jlmiller1@seattleschools.org.

Free Breakfast and Lunch

Leschi will continue to serve free breakfast and lunch for all students.

Family Income Survey

Please complete the Seattle Public Schools Family Income Survey. This survey impacts school funding and the programs available to students and families. One survey per family. Translated versions are now available!

English Survey –

Family Income Survey in English.

Translated Surveys –

Download the Talking Points app.

It is through this app that the district, school and your child(ren)s teacher(s) communicate with you. Be sure to regularly do app updates to ensure you continue receiving these messages throughout the year.

PTA

The first PTA community meeting will be Wednesday, September 20th at 6pm in the library with a zoom option. Childcare is available. We encourage all Leschi families to come to connect with other Leschi families, learn more about the school and ways to support and get involved.

Visit the Leschi PTA Website

where you can learn about how to get involved in supporting the school. We encourage all families to join the PTA! Direct questions?

Email : PTA_Board_at_Leschi@googlegroups.com

Community Resources Update

Columbia City Back-to-School Fair

When: September 2, 2023. 12-5pm

Where: Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club, 4520 MLK Jr Way S, Seattle, WA, 98118

What: Come down to Gifts of Hope’s 6th Annual Community Back to School Extravaganza for free food, backpacks, school supplies, haircuts and braiding, inflatables, face painting, snow cones, photo booths, and more.

To Register: For haircuts and braiding only, go to Gifts of Hope Back to School Event.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Thanks,

Genny Ramsey (Principal) and Will English (Assistant Principal)