Friends of Roxhill May Meeting

Please join us for the Friends of Roxhill monthly meeting this Monday, May 13th, in the lunchroom. Pizza & childcare will be provided.

We’ll be talking about several upcoming fundraisers, and we’ll also discuss ways to support our fantastic school, beautify our grounds through the new Garden Grant, and build community together.

RSVP on Facebook to help spread the word.

Roxhill Family in the News

Their goal: To spend three years living full-time on the road. CNN Travel connected with the family in Quepos, Costa Rica.

For many families in the US, travel is a once-a-year luxury. But Bush and Vinje were eager to try something different… Soon, an idea started to percolate — could they take their lives on the road, making the world into their office and classroom?

CNN Travel

Read the full story here.

Garden Work Party on April 3rd!

Join us Wednesday, April 3rd from 8:30 AM until 1:00 PM for a garden work party. Our goal is to transfer as much of the old garden to the new location as possible! Please note we will meet at the old Roxhill Elementary garden at 9430 30th Ave SW, not at the new school.

There will be coffee, donuts, and gloves. Please bring a shovel if you are able.

Únase a nosotros el miércoles 3 de abril de 8:30 am a 1:00 pm para una fiesta de trabajo en el jardín. Habrá café, donas y guantes. ¡Nuestro objetivo es transferir la mayor parte del jardín viejo a la nueva ubicación como sea posible! Tenga en cuenta que nos reuniremos en el antiguo jardín de Roxhill Elementary en 9430 30th Ave SW, no en la nueva escuela. Por favor traiga una pala si puede.

Whole Kids Garden Grant

Roxhill Elementary has been awarded a Whole Kids Foundation’s $2000 Garden Grant!


Kids who grow veggies, eat veggies, so school gardens can make a big difference. Through our Garden Grant program, schools and non-profit organizations turn outdoor spaces into powerful hands-on learning gardens that connect kids with food, spark their curiosity and support classroom curriculum.

Whole Kids Foundation

The Garden Grant Program supports edible educational gardens located at a school, and provides a $2,000 monetary grant to support a new garden.

We’ve bean excited about this one, and it’s the outcome we were rooting for.

Mark your calendars for the Festival of Lights May 2nd!

Please join us for a night of celebrating one another at the Festival of Lights. There will be performances by Roxhill students and community members, a potluck dinner, a raffle and more! RSVP on Facebook here.

Performers needed! Would you or do you know someone who would like to perform? Please contact our Parent Leader, Maty Villeda, at matilde.villeda@gmail.com or Jacqui Betz at jabetz@seattleschools.org to reserve a spot.

The Festival of Lights works best when we all bring something to share. If you are able to bring something and need a suggestion, here are a few (remember vegetarian and halal options are really helpful):

• Kindergarten – Main dish (e.g. meats, pastas, soups, tamales, etc.)
• 1st Grade – Main dish (e.g. meats, pastas, soups, tamales, etc.)
• 2nd Grade – Side dish (e.g. rice and beans, vegetables, fresh rolls, lumpia, etc.)
• 3rd Grade – Salad (e.g. black bean, Caesar, garden, macaroni, potato, etc.)
• 4th Grade – Desserts and Fruits
• 5th Grade – Drinks (juice, horchata, Jamaica, natural water etc.)

Help Roxhill and our community reduce waste by bringing your own plate to eat on. For every plate you bring, you will receive an additional raffle ticket! Let’s model sustainable habits and be leaders for schools across the U.S.

If you are not able to bring your own plate, a compostable plate will be provided.