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    It's Walk-A-Thon Time for Beacon Hill students!

    Please support our unique dual-language school. Our goal is to raise $15,000 while celebrating physical activity.

    Beacon Hill International School is a very special place:

    • Our school focuses on providing an inclusive, globally-oriented education and offers three language options: Spanish immersion, Mandarin immersion, and English.
    • More than 86% of our students are children of color, and more than half speak English as their second language. More than 2/3 of all students are eligible for free or reduced meals. 
    • Many BHIS families come from places outside of the United States, including Vietnam, China, Laos, Mexico, Guatemala, Somalia, and elsewhere.

    We are a proud community rich in culture and diversity. Please support our school. Your money goes directly to our students and classrooms. 
    Any amount helps! 

    • $25 pays for 5 much-needed new library books (quality books are in high demand!)
    • $50 pays for school supplies for 1 student for a year
    • $75 sends a 5th grader to 5th Grade Camp at Camp Coleman 
    • $100 supports 2 students taking after school STEM enrichment classes all school year
    • $300 helps a teacher purchase needed classroom supplies

    Donate through our PayPal link below - you don't need a PayPal account, just a debit or credit card. Or send a check made out to BH PTA to 2025 14th Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98144. BH PTA is a registered 501c-3 and your donation is tax-deductible. 
    Thank you!

    BHIS PTA: Supporting a World of Learners

    Your donations help us strengthen Beacon Hill International School – a unique place where cultural diversity, language learning, and family involvement are lifted up. With your help our PTA can fund music and the arts, environmental learning, before and after school programs, and much more. Thank you for making a generous gift to our World of Learners on Beacon Hill!

    Kids walking and running on the field during the Walk-a-Thon
    Kids running on the field during the Walkk-a-Thon

    Membership and Volunteering

    There are many ways to get involved. You can participate in our PTA, donate funds, and volunteer in the classrooms and at school events. BHIS PTA is always looking for new members who are willing to share their time, skills, and talents to support and enhance our children’s education.

    Joining the PTA is an important part of playing an active role in your child’s experience at BHIS. PTA membership helps fund the programs that we support and improves our ability to communicate with the school administration, the teachers and you!

    Year Round Fundraising

    The following are easy ways that YOU can support BHIS all year round
    (Extended family and neighbors may contribute also…)

    • Hilltop Red Apple Receipts: Save your receipts from purchases at our local Red Apple on Beacon Avenue and McClellan, and they will be redeemed for 1% of their total value. Collect your receipts at home and place them in the designated container in the front office. Last year we raised nearly $1000 from this effort!
    • Box Tops for Education: Save the tops of boxes with the bright pink logo, “Box Tops for Education” from cereal, cracker, and other boxed products you buy, and they will be redeemed for $0.10 per box top. Collect your receipts at home and place them in the designated container in the front office.
    • AmazonSmile: Go to and enter Beacon Hill PTA 6-15- 42 as your charitable organization. When you shop through, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to our school.
    • PCC Scrip Cards: Buy a $25 PCC Scrip card from us (Heather Hart). Use the card like you would a prepaid debit card at any PCC store. Each time you reload the card, PCC donates 5% of the related value to our school.
    • Corporate Matching Gifts: Ask your employer about matching your cash donation to Beacon Hill PTA 6.15.42. Or go to and do a search.
    • Community Giving Funds: Employees of the City of Seattle, State of Washington, or King County can designate a set amount to be deducted from their monthly paycheck to go toward Beacon Hill PTA (6.15.42).
    • Office Depot on Airport Way: Use BHIS’s School ID #70107436 every time you make a purchase a percentage of your purchase will be remitted to BHIS. This does not work for on-line orders.

    Annual Beacon Hill PTA Fundraising Calendar

    Choose the event(s) best for your family and mark your calendar.

    Hands in the sand

    PTA Membership (Year-round): Please consider joining or renewing your PTA membership at any time this school year. To join or renew, fill out a membership form and return to the front office. Even if you are unable to become a paying member, please join us at our PTA Family Involvement / General Membership meetings. Child care is provided at meetings. Contact: Cristina Medina.

    A world of learners

    T-Shirt Sales (September): Show your school spirit with either a t-shirt or hoodie that can also be worn as part of the approved school uniform. Proceeds from sales go back into our PTA general fund. Contact: Karin Bergsten-Buret.

    Student reading a book

    Read-A-Thon (October): Fun and educational, students find sponsors and read all day at school in their pajamas! ALL proceeds go to the PTA general fund and amounts to 30% of our annual fundraising Heather Hart.

    Student drawing on an easel

    Original Works (November): Your child’s artwork is transformed into useful items such as mugs, calendars and key chains. Finished products are delivered in early December, just in time for holiday gifts! All proceeds from sales benefit the BHIS art program. Contact: Mary Howard Logel.

    Clip art of students with backpacks

    Yearbook (June delivery): Buy a yearbook to cherish your child’s elementary experience. Proceeds from your purchase go to the PTA general fund. Order forms will be sent home with your child. Contact: Meri Joswiak.

    Two feet

    Walk-A-Thon (May 19, 2017): This fundraiser is healthy and FUN for everyone. Students gather donations and walk or run laps on the school grounds. ALL proceeds go to the PTA general fund and amounts to 30% of our annual fundraising Contact: Erika Warner-Court and Karin Bergsten-Buret.

    Clip art of two people

    Beacon Bazaar: Folks bring their household items, arts and crafts, plants, and more to sell. All fees from vendors go to the PTA general fund. If you’re interested in renting a table to sell your wares contact Meri Joswiak.

    Contact Meri Joswiak, our school’s volunteer coordinator, to receive updates on volunteer opportunities all year!

    Thank you!