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District News and Announcements

DISTRICT: Deadline approaching to sponsor Seattle Public Schools’ 2014-15 wall calendar and family guide
2013-14 calendar coverSponsors are once again invited to defray production costs for Seattle Public Schools’ annual wall calendar, an essential District resource that reaches an audience of 55,000 families, staff and community members. Sponsor benefits include not only visibility on the printed calendar, but support through the District’s electronic media and a link on the District’s website.


April 22, 2014 | Audience: Families, Students, Staff, Community | Contact: Office of Public Affairs | Phone: (206) 252-0200

 
SCHOOLS: May 2 Art Walk to benefit arts in education at Kimball Elementary
kimball art walk posterFor the third year in a row, Beacon Hill businesses are hosting an Art Walk May 2 to support arts in education at Kimball Elementary. The public is invited to attend this event. Businesses will be showcasing various sculpture, painting, music and multimedia projects.


April 22, 2014 | Audience: Families, Students, Staff, Community | Contact: Heather DeRosier

 
SUPERINTENDENT'S MESSAGE: Principals appointed to three schools
Jose BandaThe following principal announcements were sent Monday to families, teachers and staff of the three schools:
I have made several Principal appointments today. The full letters are linked below: Melissa Gray, Montlake Elementary; Susan Follmer, Washington Middle School; and Katie May, Thurgood Marshall Elementary. Congratulations to the Principals on their new appointments!

April 21, 2014 | Audience: Families, Students, Staff, Community | Contact: Superintendent's Office | (206) 252-0180
 
TOPIC: Last week to review Math adoption materials
The elementary math adoption committee is looking for feedback with parents and the community to find the best possible math program for Seattle Public School students for the 2014-15 school year. The committee is now considering three possible math programs and wants your feedback. Last day to review materials is April 25.

March 7, 2014 | Audience: Families, Students, Staff, Community | Contact: mathadoption@seattleschools.org   |  Phone: Adam Dysart: (206) 252-0135; Shawn Sipe: (206) 252-0227

 
CONGRATULATIONS: Total of 29 schools from Seattle Public Schools win state's highest honor
Seattle Public Schools had 29 schools that were chosen as 2013 Washington Achievement Award winners. Schools are recognized as top performers in one of six categories: Overall Excellence, High Progress, Reading Growth, Math Growth, Extended Graduation Rate (awarded to high schools and comprehensive schools only) and English Language Acquisition. The award-winning schools will be honored at a ceremony on April 24 at Timberline High School in Lacey.

April 17, 2014 | Audience: Families, Students, Staff, Community | Contact: Kristen Jaudon, Communications Specialist, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (360) 725-6032

 
DISTRICT: Members sought for School Family Partnerships Stakeholder Task Force
Seattle Public Schools is seeking members for its School Family Partnerships Stakeholder Task Force. Members will offer feedback and make recommendations regarding the District’s School Family Partnerships Plan. Deadline to apply is Monday, May 12.

April 11, 2014 | Audience: Families, Students, Staff, Community | Contact: Bernardo Ruiz (206) 252-0693 or Chris Ray-Merriweather

 
TOPIC: Families invited to give feedback on Special Education services during 'Open Mic Night' meetings April 22-23
Families are invited to join experts from two organizations during two 'Open Microphone Nights' to give feedback on Special Education Services. The meetings are scheduled for April 22 at Rainier Beach High School and April 23 at Nathan Hale High School.

April 10, 2014 | Audience: Families, Students, Staff, Community | Contact: Communications,   Phone: (206) 252-0203

 
TOPIC: Boren Building to house Arbor Heights Elementary and K-5 STEM for 2014-16 school years
The new Arbor Heights building is scheduled to open in September 2016 on the present Arbor Heights site at 3701 S.W. 104th Street. In the meantime, the Louisa Boren Building at 5950 Delridge Way S.W. will be home to Arbor Heights Elementary program and the K-5 STEM at Boren programs.

April 10, 2014 | Audience: Families, Students, Staff, Community | Contact: Tom Redman, Capital and Facilities Communications Coordinator  Phone: (206) 252-0655

 
TOPIC: Meeting set for May 13 to present information on new middle, elementary schools to be built on Wilson-Pacific site
Wilson Pacific siteTo address growing enrollment and capacity needs, Seattle voters passed the 2013 Seattle Public Schools Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy. As a result, a new middle school and new elementary school are scheduled to open in time for the 2017-18 school year. You are invited to attend a community meeting 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, at the Wilson-Pacific building’s SeaMat Center where information will be shared about the project and the schools’ designs.

April 9, 2014 | Audience: Families, Students, Staff, Community | Contact: Tom Redman, Capital and Facilities Communications Coordinator  Phone: (206) 252-0655

 
CONGRATULATIONS: Adams team wins City Final Championship in Global Reading Challenge
The Little Team That Could"The Little Team That Could," a reading team from Adams Elementary School, is the 2014 City Final Champions for this year's Global Reading Challenge. The team were named city champions in a Battle of the Books program for 4th- and 5th-graders enrolled in Seattle Public Schools.

March 19, 2014 | Audience: Families, Students, Staff, Community | Contact: Mary Palmer, Global Reading Challenge Coordinator,  Phone: (206) 386-4636

 

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