Beacon Hill International School PTA

Many of you are asking: How Can I Help?

Beacon Hill International School is raising funds to help our families access urgent basic needs including food, household supplies, and bills. Please donate and share!


School Closure Resources

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Governor of Washington State has closed all schools until at least April 27th. All after school activities, events, childcare, and sports are also cancelled.

We are all feeling the challenge of this uncertain time. But there are resources and opportunities to help each other. We will update this blog post weekly with more resources and information about school closure.

If you know a BHIS family who needs help with basic needs, please have them contact our principal Katie Virga

How can you help? Purchase a grocery gift card or restaurant (for takeout/delivery) gift card to donate to Beacon Hill families. Or stay tuned for our fundraiser to get needed funds in the hands of families

We do not want to encourage you to go out shopping only to purchase gift cards.   Purchase grocery e-gift cards for families (Safeway Fred Meyer, or for Red Apple gift cards, you can Venmo or PayPal funds to Callista Chen or Peter Ehrenkranz, who have volunteered to consolidate our order and purchase the cards all at once.  Please email Callista at and put BHIS Red Apple Gift Card in the subject. 

If you do have real gift cards to donate, please email for the drop-off address. Do not drop off at school (it is closed!).

After school enrichment cancelled until further notice. Email for partial refunds.

CANCELED PTA Community Meeting – March 27th, 5:30-7:00pm

Join us to hear the latest school news, budget updates, and details on enrichment programs. This will be the last chance to ask questions regarding after-school enrichment programs before registration opens.

Seattle Credit Union will also be giving a Financial Workshop starting at 6:15, so come for just the meeting (5:30-6:15) or stay the entire time if you’re able to and interested!

Dinner and childcare will be provided.

Note: due to the current coronavirus situation, we will be making real-time decisions on whether or not each of our PTA events will happen. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page or our PTA Website for updates.

CANCELED Financial Workshop – March 27th

Seattle Credit Union will be offering a financial workshop given in Spanish from 8am-9am and in English from 6:15pm-7:15pm.  Please join us for the Basics of Personal Finance workshop.

The Cable and Broadband Coordinator from City of Seattle will also be present to discuss low-income internet programs during the morning session.

Note: due to the current coronavirus situation, we will be making real-time decisions on whether or not each of our PTA events will happen. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page or our PTA Website for updates.

Spring Family Dance – Postponed

Our Spring Family Dance was originally scheduled for Friday, March 20th. However, due to the current coronavirus situation, we are postponing this event to a later date (to be determined). Please continue to check our website and/or follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information on our events. Thank you!

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Parents Night – March 6th, 5:30-7:00 pm

March 6th Update: this event is still happening tonight, so we will see you there!

Undoing Racism workshop facilitated by Families of Color Seattle (FOCS)


Thursday, January 23rd
6-8PM in the BHIS school library

Trainers from Families Of Color Seattle will lead a dialogue workshop where parents and educators will grow their understanding of systemic racism and creating inclusive and anti-racist learning spaces for children. The dialogue will focus on deeper self-awareness of power, privilege, affinity group work and racial equity. Together through sharing narratives, we work towards the goal of increasing parent engagement in undoing racism, growing inclusive spaces for children of color and raising all children with anti-oppression values.

Hosted by the Beacon Hill PTA

Registration link

Childcare by Launch
Light dinner provided
Please let us know if you need any disability accommodations

Space is limited to 35 participants, so register now!!