Today was Walk to School Day at Leschi Elementary, and over 200 kids got to school without a car! Maybe you saw us waving flags and obeying traffic lights on 4 different “walking school busses,” some coming as far away as Yesler Community Center. Walk to School day encourages families to leave the car at home, to meet others walking on your route and teaches kids safe walking/biking habits. Go Leschi Kids!
King 5 ran a great story on “Mama Henrietta,” an iconic crossing guard at Leschi Elementary. She made such an impact on the school in the past 25 years that when SPD cut the crossing guard program, the community came together to pay her salary.
From King 5:
EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks, pjon27th, for the link. We summarized the story and embedded it in this post.
Come check out Leschi Elementary!
Tuesday, Feb, 15th – Open House – 6:00-7:30PM. The Leschi choir will perform at the beginning of this open house, followed by an information session and opportunity to view classrooms. All Kindergarten and 1st Grade staff will be at school to greet prospective families and answer any questions.
Daytime tours will be held in March:
All tours are from 9:30-10:30am, and begin in the school library
- Tuesday, March 1st
- Tuesday, March 8th
- Tuesday, March 15th
- Tuesday, March 22nd
- Wednesday, March 30th
Leschi Elementary is located at 135 32nd Ave.
Come Check Out Leschi Elementary!
Upcoming daytime tours and evening events give families an opportunity to find out more about the outstanding Contemporary and Montessori programs, excellent teachers and staff, and exciting before/after school activities. Join us on the following dates:
DAYTIME TOURS – all tours are from 9:30-10:30 am and begin in the library. Please contact the main office at (206) 252-2950 to reserve a spot.
Tuesday, March 1st
Tuesday, March 8th
Tuesday, March 15th
Tuesday, March 22nd
Wednesday, March 30th
Tuesday, Feb, 15th – Open House 6:00-7:30 pm
All K/1staff will be here that evening to greet prospective families and answer any questions.
Thursday, March 17th – Principal Coffee 6:30-7:30 pm
Prospective families are invited to meet with the principal for an informal gathering to ask any questions.
For more information call the office at 206-252-2950 or visit our website www.leschischool.com/?page_id=384
For more information about Seattle Public Schools enrollment visit http://www.seattleschools.org/area/eso/forms/enroll1011.xml
One of the girls that died in last weekend’s tragic fire was Nyella Smith, a 7 year old that attended Leschi Elementary. Her sister Samarah, rescued by her aunt, also attends Leschi. The school has put out a request for donations for the family, who lost everything in the fire. Below are specific needs, and they can be delivered to the Leschi school office during school hours until June 30. Please consider making one of the following donations to this grieving family:
Girl’s size 6 clothing for Samarah Smith, Nyella’s 5 year old sister
Gift Cards for Nyella’s Mother, Yordonas Gebregiorgis for clothing and toys (for Target, Gap, Old Navy, etc.)
Thank you for your help!