Join the 2018-19 PTA Board

We are looking for members that represent the diversity of our community from different walks of life because we believe this is how we grow into a better understanding of each other, become more tolerant of each other's differences', and model that for our children.

All positions for the executive board are currently open: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary.

Nominating forms and the job descriptions for each position are in the office on top of the PTA shelf. Here is the link if you'd like to do it online.

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Mar 19

From Librarian Ms. Pat: Online Resources

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Dear Parents,

Are you aware that you can access Seattle School District’s Online Resources from home? This is a valuable collection of databases for which our district pays a subscription fee and then makes available to all our students through their computers at school and to all our students and parents at home.

If you are looking for safe, age-appropriate (and free) resources for your children when they are looking for information, think about making this the first stop. When you click on this link, you will see that there are lots of possibilities. Culturegrams and World Book are two of my favorite go-to sites. Culturegrams is a great database for international schools, focusing as it does on countries of the world. World Book is, of course, an encyclopedia. Each of these sites has two levels of difficulty to choose from. World Book is also available in a Spanish Language version. At he bottom of any article you are reading you will find a button that reads Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos and this will take you the Spanish Language version of the article.

Link to online resources

Pat Bliquez, Librarian

Mar 14

SPS Superintendent Search: Public Forum on March 29

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You are invited to a public forum for all members of the community to meet the finalists for the next Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools.

When: Thursday, March 29th from 5:00-8:15 p.m.
Where: John Stanford Center Auditorium, 2445 3rd Ave South | Seattle, WA 98134
It will also be broadcast live on the District’s Channel 26.

5:00 to 5:30 p.m. - Attendees from the public will be invited to mingle with the Board and submit written suggested questions to ask the candidates. These questions will be collected by the moderator, organized by theme, and narrowed to the number able to be asked within the time period.
5:30 to 6:15 p.m. - The first candidate will provide a 5-10 minute introduction and then answer the questions collected from the audience and presented by the moderator.
6:30 to 7:15 p.m. - This process will repeat for the second candidate.
7:30 to 8:15 p.m. - This process will repeat for the third candidate.

After each candidate presents and answers questions, the audience will be invited to comment in writing on the strengths and weaknesses of the candidate. These comments will be reviewed by the Board.

Submit your question for the candidates ahead of time, or have any other questions or concerns.

Interpreters will be onsite for Amharic, Chinese, Spanish and Somali languages. Other languages including American Sign Language are available by request.

The Board takes the responsibility of choosing the next superintendent very seriously and would like to receive your input on the candidates before making a final hiring decision.

Mar 14

Latest Japanese Book Review

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We post monthly reviews of suggested Japanese reading for your bookworm(s)!  Here is our 6th review, courtesy of Nami Kawakyu.

Title: Ohinamatsuri no Chirashi-zushi / The Chirashi Sushi for the Doll’s Festival (aka Girls’ Day)
Author: Eriko Hirano
Story: March 3rd is Girls’ Day in Japan! In celebration, Nao makes chirashi sushi (a rice bowl dish with lots of veggies on top) for the first time with the guidance of her mother and her younger brother nervously watching along (he loves chirashi sushi).
Review: Not just a story book, but also a beautifully illustrated step-by-step recipe book on how to make chirashi sushi! Fun for any reader and may inspire your child to cook this seasonal favorite for the whole family!

For parents who are curious about borrowing Japanese books at our school library, you can borrow Japanese children books for your children (of course it's great for yourself!) once you get your account.  Please ask Ms. Pat. She is our wonderful school librarian!


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