News & Announcements

August 2015

Dear Viewlands Families,

Welcome to the new school year. The staff and I are very excited about the upcoming year and are so glad you are joining our learning community. While you enjoy the last days of summer, please review the following letter regarding the opening of school.

The first day of school for first through fifth grade is Wednesday, September 9th. The Kindergarteners start on Monday September 14th. School hours are 9:30 AM-3:40 PM.

We firmly believe that student success is ultimately dependent upon our partnership with you, the parents and guardians. Your involvement in the education of your child is both valued and critical to the success of this most important work. I want to thank you for this opportunity to serve as your student’s Principal. It is not a responsibility that I take lightly. In regards to your student’s safety, academic, and emotional progress here at Viewlands, I encourage you to contact me personally ( or our Assistant Principal, Amy Klainer ( or 206-252-4400.

The Nuts and Bolts of Opening Week

1st-5th Grade Meet and Greet Tuesday September 8     8:30-9:30am 
We invite 1st - 5th grade parents and children to attend a school Meet and Greet, Tuesday, September 8th from 8:30-9:30 am. This is a great opportunity to meet new staff, other parents and give students a chance to meet their teachers. We were hoping by having this event in the morning it would allow families more time in the evening together to have closure to summer and to prepare for the first day of school. If you would like to bring your school supplies on this morning please feel free.

School Hours
School will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3:40 p.m. Playground supervision begins at 9:10 a.m. When the whistle blows at 9:25, students line up on the playground, where their teacher’s name is posted. This is a great opportunity to say your good-byes to your student. Teachers will pick up classes on a staggered schedule to alleviate some of the congestion on the North stairs. Teachers will escort students into the building. Dismissal for Kindergarten classes will be at 3:35. Kindergarten classes please pick up students in the covered area outside room 3. The 1st-5th grade classrooms will dismiss at 3:40. Please pick up non-bussed students immediately after school. Our protocol for picking up students in the courtyard area: In order to build community and ease congestion we will have signs posted for parents/guardians to wait to pick up their students. 1st- 3rd grades please pick up students in the covered courtyard by the gym. 4th and 5th graders please pick up south of P7. We ask that you not wait for your student outside classroom doors, so students can stay engaged in learning and also to help with hallway congestion. There will also be a load/unload zone in the front of the school, if you would like to pick your student up there.

Office Hours: 8:30 am-4:00 pm

Volunteers will be on hand to assist students for the first several days. Bus assignments for those students who qualify should be received in the mail. Bus number, pick up points, and time should be included in this notice. Please call the Transportation Office at 252-0900 if you have specific questions. Since many of you like to bring your children into the building the first day, please find parking on the neighboring streets. We ask that you honor the signs in front of the building regarding parking; this is a drop/pick up zone. Also, please do not park in front of mailboxes on 3rd Ave NW and 105th NW. More info regarding drop off/pick up procedure will be in the opening day packet.

Opening Day Packet
Please be on the lookout for a large manila envelope called the ‘opening day packet’ that each student will bring home the first full week of school. It will be packed with school and PTA information and important forms to be returned to school ASAP.

Michelle Ota
Viewlands, Principal

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Contact us

10525 3rd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98177
Main: (206) 252-4400
Fax: (206) 252-4401

Principal: Michelle Ota

Bell Schedule
Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Time: 3:40 PM.

Period Time
Arrival/Breakfast 9:10
Instruction Begins 9:30
Lunch/Recess 12:15
K/1 Dismissal 3:35
2-5 Dismissal 3:40
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