Beacon Hill International School PTA

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!!

Lunar New Year Celebration – Friday, January 24th 6-7:30pm

Join us Friday, January 24th from 6:00 – 7:30pm in the school cafeteria to celebrate the Year of the Rat!

There will be student and community performances as well as dinner so bring the family for a great evening of celebration.

Girls on the Run (GOTR) Registration Opens January 10th at 8am

We believe every girl is inherently full of power and potential! During the 10-week GOTR season, girls participate in activities that help them unlock their limitless potential. 

Register your 3rd-5th grade girl for Girls on the Run today:

Additional Details:

  • Practices will be on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:30-4:00 early March through mid-May
  • Program Registration Fees are based on a sliding scale of family income, $200 = top amount, $25 = minimum payment
  • Partial and Full Scholarships are provided for any family in need, no questions asked.
  • A Lottery System is used in the first 2 weeks of registration (January 10-24) to make the process as equitable as possible. First-come, first-serve registration is used January 24-March 13 to fill any remaining spots.
  • If you need assistance registering online, please email or stop by the PTA office at school near the cafeteria
  • For more information about the Girls on the Run program, visit

Submit Your Red Apple Receipts by January 10th

It’s time to submit your Red Apple receipts to earn our school money!

Place your 2019 receipts in the Red Apple jar on the desk across from the front office either before winter break or after break by January 10th.

We will receive 1% of the total receipt value from the store.

Available Winter 2020 Programs | 2020年冬季可用计划| Programas de invierno 2020 disponibles|

The following courses are still open:

  • Monday – Taekwondo (3-5)
  • Tuesday – Ukulele (3-5), Vocal Performance (1-5) (child must be able to read song lyrics)
  • Friday – Story Drama & Crafts (K-2)

If your child would like to participate in any of these courses, please email with the name of your child and the name of the course.


  • 星期一 : 跆拳道(3-5)
  • 星期二 : 夏威夷四弦琴(3-5),声乐表演(1-5)(孩子必须能够阅读歌词)
  • 星期五 : 故事戏剧和手工艺品(K-2)


Los siguientes cursos aún están abiertos.:

  • Lunes – taekwondo (3-5)
  • Martes – ukelele (3-5), actuación vocal (1-5) (niño debe ser capaz de leer letra de canción)
  • Viernes – drama de historia y artesanía (k-2)

Si tu hijo quiere participar en alguno de estos cursos, por favor, envía un correo electrónico a con el nombre de tu hijo y el nombre del curso.