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Kindergarten Jump-Start Week

 August 18th-22nd.  Kindergarten students will begin school the week of August 18th, from 8:40am to 11:40am. Teachers will be contacting each family personally, to invite them and set up a one-on-one afternoon meeting during that same week. Come have coffee with the Leschi PTA from 8:40 to 9:40 on the first day of Jump Start.

 Questions?  Contact Pam Johnson,  PTA Co-President  pamjohnson9@yahoo.com, 206-755-4309

Ready Set School.  Thursday, August 28th, 6 to 7:30 PM

 Come find out teacher assignments, pick up supply lists, meet teachers and visit classrooms!


Student Supply Lists for 2014/2015 school year:

Kindergarten/First Grade -Contemporary and Montessori:

  • Clorox wipes
  • 1 pack glue sticks
  • 1 box of tissues
  • 1 box of crayons
  • 1 box of Sandwich bags or Gallon size
  • 1 Full Sized Backpack
  • 1 pack of napkins or paper plates
  • Change of clothes in Plastic Ziplock Bag withName Label
  • Donation of $5 for other supplies provided by theteacher (optional)

Second/Third – Contemporary:

For child:

1 full size backpack

To share with the class:

2 pink erasers

2-4 glue sticks

1 box of 12-24 markers

1 box of crayons (any amount)

2 boxes of tissue

1 pair of child size scissors

1 pack of wide ruled paper

Donations we would greatly appreciate:

1 container of  hand sanitizer

1 container of disinfectant wipes

First/Second/Third – Montessori:

  • Full size Backpack
  • Clipboard with flat clip
  • 3 composition books (primary for 1st graders)
  • Wooden ruler with inches and centimeters
  • Colored folders without metal brads (no need to label with name)

(red, green, yellow, blue, orange, purple)

  • Sturdy homework folder (labeled homework folder with name)
  • Pencil box with following inside:
    • mechanical pencils
    • 0.07 lead to refill for pencils
    • 2 large pink erasers
    • 2  large glue sticks
    • student scissors
    • 10 or 12 pack of colored markers
    • 2 sharpie pens ( black & blue)
    • black flair pens
    • 3×3 post it notes
    • Please do not send in any 3 ring binders as we do not have the space in the desks! 

Optional and greatly appreciated:

  • Kleenex
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Clorox wipes
  • Gallon sized zip-lock bags
  • Extra 0.07 lead refill, flair pens, post its

Fourth/Fifth – Contemporary and Montessori

-          3-ring binder.  Rings should be 1-1/2” in diameter

-          3-hole pencil pouch or pencil box

-          1 package #2 pencils

-          Black or blue ballpoint pens

-          soft eraser

-          1 box colored pencils

-          markers

-          crayons

-          1 pair student-size scissors

-          3 glue sticks

-          1 small bottle of Elmer’s – type glue

-          ruler: inches on one side, metric (cm, mm) on the other

-          2 Composition notebooks (100 sheet, approx.)

-          1 clipboard

-          memory stick (does not need a large amount of space)

-          2 packages of post-its

Donations that would be greatly appreciated:

-          Cleaning Wipes

-          Tissues (Kleenex – type)

-          Hand sanitizer

-          Classroom books

Volunteering at Leschi

Seattle Public Schools is grateful for each parent and community member who contributes to the success of students. We have thousands of volunteers who work in a variety of capacities in Seattle Public Schools. There many ways to volunteer. Seattle Public Schools Policy No. 5630 recognizes the valuable contribution by volunteers. In order to provide students with a safe environment and allow for a variety of opportunities for volunteering.
All volunteer work must be done under the direction of an assigned teacher, site volunteer coordinator, principal or vice principal.

For the 2014-2015 school year, Seattle Public Schools is now requiring the following for all Volunteers at Leschi Elementary:

** All volunteers are required by Seattle Public Schools to do the following:

Volunteering Check List:  Complete these first.

The background check must be approved by administration before being allowed to participate.



Principal’s Message

Dear Leschi School Community,

For a wonderful year! I cannot believe how quickly it has gone. I am so thrilled to have joined the Leschi community and look forward to our years ahead. I hope that you and your family have a strong finish to this school year and have a restful and relaxing summer.
We consider a variety of factors when we decide about classroom assignments for students next year. The following ideas are the type of information that would be helpful feedback in this decision: your child’s overall needs: basic temperament and personality, how your child is motivated, your child’s perception of him/herself as a learner, types of adults they have been successful with in the past, or any special needs or circumstances that you feel we should be aware of. Please do not request a teacher. We value our partnership with your family and welcome your input. If you would like to provide this information, please email Teresa Stout at tstout@seattleschools.org.
It is clear that Leschi Elementary is a very diverse school community that cares about the educational needs of each and every student; however, these diversities are not always represented in our individual classes and programs. The Leschi staff and I would like to see Leschi become a school that is more balanced in every classroom.  A task force will analyze this data and work with our community and district personnel to eliminate barriers and develop possible next steps for the Leschi school community.  The mission and job description for the Equity Task Force is ready. If you are interested in serving on this group and would like an ap-plication please contact me at rclaytor@seattleschools.org. We will have an organizational meeting in June so that we can be up and running in August as school starts.
Remember that starting in the 2014-15 school year; Leschi will no longer have a uniform policy. We want all students to come to school dressed ready to learn.  We will continue to have Leschi spirit days each Friday and encourage students and staff to wear Leschi t-shirts and/or sweatshirts. Additionally, uniform clothing is always welcome at Leschi and supports our expectation of children coming to school ready to learn.
Rhonda Claytor
Rhonda Claytor

On-Line Donations

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The Leschi PTA makes giving easier ….you can make your donations on-line. All raised funds support the students and staff of Leschi Elementary. If you donate on-line using Network for Good, a 5% administrative fee will be either added or subtracted from your total contribution, depending on which option you choose.


Make a one time donation using PayPal. You do not need a PayPal Account to make a one time donation.

Or make a contribution every month by subscribing to PayPal, you can do that here:

Monthly Donation Options

You can contribute with cash or check too! Click here for the donation form .

Thank you for supporting the students and staff at Leschi Elementary!