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    April 4 

    Parents' Evening Out | 5:30pm | Murphy's Pub (45th & Meridian) Tonight

    April 5 

    First Fridays Parent Coffee | 8:30-9:45am | Hamilton Library
    Guests: Science and S.T.E.M. Department

    April 8-12

    No School - Spring Break 

    April 16 

    PTSA Board Meeting | 6:30 - 8:30pm | Hamilton Classroom #214
    FOMAHI Board Meeting | 7:00pm | Hamilton Library (Open to the public)


    Please check the calendar on the Hamilton Calendar for a complete listing of events.

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    ★ Tonight Parents' Evening Out

    Thursday, April 4th | 5:30 - 7:30 pm | Murphy's Pub (45th & Meridian)  
     
    Can’t make morning parent coffees? Come hang out at Murphy’s Pub (at Meridian and 45th), meet other Hamilton parents or only talk to ones you already know :) Happy Hour is from 3-6 everyday and Trivia starts at 7:30 if you want more excitement! Hope to see you there.


    ★ New 
    First Fridays Parent Coffee  

    Wondering what's going on at school? Interested in chatting with teachers and administrators in a casual setting? Need a quick caffeine hit before moving on to the rest of your day? Mark your calendars now for this recurring series: First Fridays Parent Coffees, featuring a rotating set of school guests. And free Top Pot Doughnuts & coffee (or tea) donated by the Klebeck family!!

    This Friday, April 5th at drop off: Hamilton Library. This month's special meet-and-greet guests will include the Science and S.T.E.M Department along with Principal Manza and others. Hope to see you there!


    ★ New 
    Pi(e) Night Update  

    Looking back at March, many thanks to volunteer Nancy Rizk for stepping in to coordinate Pi(e) Night & actually make it happen! Much gratitude to Tracey Crouch for pies and supplies, and a big hand to Dorian for being a great emcee and stepping up and making the pie-eating contest fun! A handful of volunteers came to help ensure that things ran smoothly, thanks to Matt Draper, Charity Prather, Edith Follansbee, Laura Leahy, Tobey Casey,  Hoop Somuah, Ingela Ziemek and Amy Barrett. And last but not least, thanks to all you math-loving bakers who showed up to bake, judge and eat pies.


    Tell your legislators to release levy funds! Write or call today

    Dear Hamilton parents,

    As you know Seattle voters just renewed two levies that are desperately needed to support our schools. But it’s not over yet. 

    Now the state legislature must give their stamp of approval so that Seattle can collect the money and put it where it needs to go. 

    But here’s more bad news. Those levies don’t fully fund our schools. Not even close. As you saw from Principal Manza’s recent letter, Hamilton is losing staff because the state *still* doesn’t fully fund education. 

    Below, is a sample email, along with clear instructions for reaching your Senator and Representatives.  or a sample email to your legislator or more information please see the email sent by the PTSA:  To view the email in your browser click here: Email

    Lorelei Goodyear and Joanna Grist
    Hamilton PTSA Legislative Liaisons

    To find your legislative district or your legislator names and phone numbers, click here: https://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/
    Contact information for your State Senator and your two State Representatives: (first name.lastname@leg.wa.gov).

    For a sample email to your legislator or more information please see the email sent by the PTSA:  To view the email in your browser click here: Email


    Hamilton PTSA Facebook

    Facebook Image  The Hamilton PTSA is now on Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/HamiltonPTSA/

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     Letter from the Principal

    Hamilton PTSA

    Principal Dorian Manza 

    Dear Hamilton Families,

    I have mostly good news to share about the Hamilton school budget for next year. Although we are seeing a reduction in our staffing allocation because of the WSS cuts (see my letter in the 2/28 edition of the PTSA Weekly News) and the lowered enrollment counts that are being projected across the district, our Building Leadership Team put together a budget that allows us to maintain most of our current staffing, student, and building services. The Hamilton staff reviewed the budget proposal on Wednesday, March 13th and voted overwhelmingly to approve it. I finalized our budget and staffing with the district last Friday, March 22nd.  

    Special Education is facing significant cuts for next year due to a drop in our enrollment numbers for intensive service models. The reduction for special education staffing is unrelated to budget cuts.  We are losing our Distinct classroom and one Access classroom in the fall. This means we are looking at a 2.0 FTE reduction in certificated special education staffing and a 5.0 FTE reduction for our instructional assistants.  

    Thanks to a variety of funding sources – including the Hamilton PTSA and the City’s Family and Education Levy – we will be able to sustain our full-time librarian, our full-time nurse, 3 full-time counselors, and a full-time fiscal specialist. We will also be able to continue to provide dedicated classes for our students who need additional supports in the areas of Reading, Math, Study/Organizational skills.  

    As a building, we are very sorry to lose any staff members. We also recognize that these WSS cuts are hitting middle and schools hard in the Seattle area, and we feel grateful for what we have been able to preserve at Hamilton. Due to the fluidity of the hiring and displacement process. I am waiting to see what our final staffing personnel will be for next fall. I will provide that information when I have full confirmation.   
     
    Spring is in the air; and I have been so glad to have the sunshine back and some warmer temperatures as well. I hope that you and your families will enjoy some time in the sun this weekend.  

    Go Hawks!
    Dorian Manza 
    Principal 
    Hamilton International Middle School 

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    ★ NEW Survey on Climate Change by Hamilton Students  

    Hello parents of Hamilton. The survey below asks a few questions about climate change and renewable energy to see how much you know. We can use the results you give us to gain a better understanding of how much Hamilton knows about the benefits of renewable energy and how it can be used to fight climate change.
    https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/vpCs6V

    thank you,
    Thea 
    8th Grader at Hamilton


    ★ NEW 
    From the Counseling Office  

    ★ NEW Parent Institute Monthly Newsletter

    Hamilton's Counseling Department has purchased a subscription to the Parent Institute Monthly Newsletter to share with families.  April Newsletter:  http://www.parent-institute.com/nl/newsletter.php?X02765987-19529-PMD7

    ★ Updated 8th Grade Families:  High School Course Selection/Registration General Info

    Once students have been assigned to a high school, the high schools will be contacting incoming families with information about course selection process specific to each high school. This typically occurs during the week of spring break. If you are attending Lincoln HS they have course selection open now and evening events happening to support course selection for students who know they will be attending Lincoln. 
     
    On Thursday, April 18th High School Counselors will be coming to Hamilton to talk with all 8th grade students about high school course selections during 1st period. Students will attend a session with the counselor for their assigned school.
     
    *For additional information about high school registration, please see the school websites:

    Roosevelt HS registration information 
    Ballard HS registration information
    Lincoln HS registration information
    Ingraham HS - Ingraham does not yet have registration information posted, please continue to check their website.*  
    *Updated information for Ingraham HS listed in the SPS Section below

    There will be an Option High School Fair on April 18th from 5:30-7:30 for students interested in Middle College, Nova, Seattle World School, Skills Center, and South Lake. 

    Internet Safety Assembly Update 

    Last Thursday, FBI agent and internet safety expert, Stefanie Thomas, spoke at the all school assembly regarding online citizenship. Here are some of the take-aways for our students:

    3 questions to think about before sending a post or a picture/video:

    1. Is this appropriate (in the way I'm dressed, behavior & caption)
    2. Could I get into trouble for this? (legal, at home, at school)
    3. Is there anyone I don't want to see this? (parents, coach, grandparents, friend, boss, teacher)

    Consider these things before posting or sending:

    1. 10 second rule before I say/send something online.
    2. Would I repeat this in front of the classroom or at the dinner table at home?

    Common mistakes online:

    1. User name or profile includes first and last name
    2. Profile picture is of your face
    3. Is your account public or private?
    4. personal information on your profile (hobbies, location, age, graduation year)
    5. How do I know my “followers”? Only friend those you are directly connected to.
    6. Posting location-based content i.e. checking in at a location/place

    Here are some additional parent resources to help support parents in navigating and facilitating these conversations at home: Common Sense MediaResources for Parental ControlsParents’ Guide to InstagramParents’ Guide to Snapchat

    Naviance - 7th Grade Families

    Dear 7th grade families: 
    Ms. Goldsmith (counselor) and Ms. Minear (counseling intern) will be going to all the 7th grade social studies classes next week. Students will have a lesson in Naviance. Naviance is an online tool to help students identify their strengths and goals.
    Students will learn how to login and will do the career key and began to explore careers.  After that, students will be able to access Naviance at any time either at home or whenever they want. Please ask your student about what they learned in Naviance after the first week of April. (Ms. Lambier class visit will be on Monday April 15).

     


    ★ Last Chance Lost and Found 

    Hamilton has accumulated a large collection of coats, sweatshirts, hoodies, lunchboxes, thermoses, water bottles and various other items in lost and found.  Please note that reminders to claim these items has been announced to students during our morning announcements this last past week and will continue up until April 4, 2019.  If items are not claimed by that date, items will be picked up for cleaning on April 5, 2019 and distributed to a worthy organization during Spring break. Please note that parents are also welcome to stop by and search through for any lost items.


    World Languages - Options for Earning High School Credits 

    Students have several options for earning high school world language credits to satisfy the new high school graduation requirements (and the 2 credit requirement for admission to a 4-year college). Students can earn 1-2 seat-time credits in middle school, or they can test for 1-4 World Language Competency-Based Credits, starting in 8th grade. We want to make sure that middle and high schools provide accurate information to families about what students need to do to get those credits recorded on their transcripts and appropriate placement in high school language courses.

    Please share this link with families: Earning High School World Language Credits.

    Contact: Dr. Michele Anciaux Aoki, International Education Administrator, maaoki@seattleschools.org.


    Meet the Principal - New incoming 5th Graders

    Hamilton International Middle School is an exciting and vibrant learning community and it is our pleasure to welcome you to our annual “Meet the Principal” event.  We would like to extend an invitation to Parent/Guardian(s) and our 5th grade riser students.
     
    Below are the scheduled dates for each of our feeder schools.  This event will be scheduled from 6:30 – 8:00 pm and will be held in the Library or Commons as shown below.   Also, for any parents unable to attend their school scheduled event, Hamilton will hold an additional Meet The Principal night on 05/02/19 in the Library.   
     
    We look forward to meeting you! 

    04/04/19:  Green Lake and BF Day Elementary School – Meeting held at Hamilton International Middle School in the Library
    04/18/19:  West Woodland Elementary – Meeting held at West Woodland Elementary in the Library
    04/23/19:  Cascadia Elementary – Meeting held at Cascadia Elementary in the Library
    04/25/19:  McDonald International Elementary – Meeting held at Hamilton International Middle School in the Commons
    04/30/19:  John Stanford International Elementary – Meeting held at John Stanford International Elementary in the Library
    05/02/19:  Hamilton International Middle School – Meeting held on our campus in the Library

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    ★ NEW Spring Sports

    Come out this weekend and watch the Boys Soccer Teams take on McClure MS,  the Girls Volleyball teams challenge Eagle Staff MS and Salmon Bay and the Track Team at the First Invitational Meet! Go Hawks!! 

    Events this weekend: Saturday, April 6th

    Boys Varsity Soccer vs. McClure MS | 8:00am | @Ingraham HS
    Boys JV Soccer vs. McClure MS | 11:00am | @Ingraham HS

    Varsity Volleyball vs. Eagle Staff MS | 9:30am | @Eagle Staff MS
    Volleyball JV vs. Eagle Staff MS | 8:00am | @Eagle Staff MS
    Volleyball JV2 vs. Salmon Bay MS | 12:30pm | @STEM MS

     Track Meet | 1st Invitational Meet | @SWAC (Across from Chief Sealth HS)

    Boys Soccer
      Varsity Schedule 
    Junior Varsity Schedule 
    Girls Volleyball
    Varsity Schedule Junior Varsity Schedules
    Co-ed Track
    Track Meet Schedule  


    For more information:

    Hamilton Athletics:        
    Webpage 
    Seattle Schools:            
    SPS Athletics Webpage 
    Schedules and Information

    Follow SPS Athletics on Twitter

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    ★ NEW Thank You Volunteers!

    Concerts:  Thanks to all the volunteers who helped run our recent concerts, including all the bakers, sellers, organizers, cleaner-uppers, and operations helpers.  Without you our concerts wouldn’t run as smoothly as they do. 
     
    Trips:  Thanks as well to all the trip coordinators and chaperones for all our past and upcoming trips.  It’s parents/guardians like you who step up when asked, who make all this possible.  You rock.


    ★ NEW FOMAHI Board Members Needed for 2019-2020 

    FOMAHI is the parent music boosters group that helps support and fund the great music program at Hamilton.  Board members are instrumental (pun intended) in making this work, and we need you.  A few of the Board members will be moving on next year, so there will be openings on the board.  Please consider volunteering.  The Board meets monthly, and overall the work is quite manageable and fun - have you ever hung out with Mr. Harshman for an hour??  Meet other parents, get the inside scoop, and help keep the music program....well...humming!

    Positions needed:

    • Co-president for Orchestra
    • Co-president for Choir
    • Communications Chair
    • Vice-president for Concert Operations
    • After School Coordinator

    If interested, please come to our next Board meeting  Tuesday, April 16, at 7pm in the Hamilton Library.  See for yourself how much fun we have, and meet our outgoing Board members to learn what their job entails.  Or, email Christina Holden at tomchristinaholden@comcast.net, or FOMAHIhelp@gmail.comfor more information.


    ★ Updated 
    Senior Band and Senior Orchestra Band Competition Silverwood May 10-12  

    Thanks to parent volunteers, we have four additional volunteers to guide our senior music students to the Music in the Parks competition at Silverwood, located outside Coeur D'Alene, ID. Thanks to families for registering on-time and getting additional information requests turned around.  Send questions to SilverwoodCoordinator@gmail.com  


    ★ NEW 
    Lincoln Music Boosters 

    Dear Music and Performing Arts Supporter:

    We are Performing Arts for Lincoln (PAL), a group of parents and community members who have come together to support music and performing arts at the new Lincoln High School, which will open in Wallingford in the fall of 2019. PAL is a committee of the newly-formed Lincoln High School PTSA. At Lincoln, both athletic and performing arts support organizations will function as part of the PTSA.

    Lincoln will be the first public high school to open in Seattle in over fifty years and we are excited to become part of the community. PAL will be building programs in band, orchestra, choir, and theater. While the historic Lincoln High School building will be completely renovated, the 1958 auditorium, where performances will take place, will receive only very minor updates. The school district will provide funds to purchase some instruments, music stands, and equipment, but PAL still needs many things to get up and running. We are reaching out to other booster organizations at Seattle schools to assist us in acquiring the following:

    • orchestra instruments
    • additional funds for sheet music
    • music coaches
    • marching band uniforms
    • sound and lighting equipment for the auditorium
    • a stage curtain
    • funds for music trips and scholarships

    A strong music program is also a way for students to connect with each other and the communities in which they live. As new public middle schools have opened in recent years in Seattle, established booster programs have helped out by providing some start up funds to assist new music programs.

    Will your organization please consider making a contribution to PAL to help us get performing arts at Lincoln off to a strong start? We are able to take donations via check, which should be mailed to:

    Lincoln High School at John Marshall School
    ATTN: Lincoln High School PTSA
    520 NE Ravenna Boulevard
    Seattle, WA 98115

    Please remember to make checks payable to “Lincoln PTSA” with “PAL” or “Music Program” in the memo line!
     
    Thank you for your consideration.
    Very truly yours,
     
    Karl Hillstrom
    Chair, PAL Committee

     

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    HOST After-School Program

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    ★ NEW Spring HOST Classes - Registration Begins April 1st 

     The Spring Session of HOST classes begins April 15th, and you’ll be able to sign up your child via our online registration portal at noon on April 1st. This quarter, we’re able to bring back Get You Game On open gym on Wednesday and Fridays! We’ve also added some new classes such as watercolors focused session of Art Club and Robotics Club! If you have any questions about the registration process, please email Program Director Porter Wells at pwells@positiveplace.org.


    Program Director Contact Information

    For more information: 

    ​Hawks Out of School Time (HOST) program is part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. 

    Porter Wells
    Program Director
    Hamilton Middle School Boys & Girls Club
    pwells@positiveplace.org
    Office 206-252-5831
    Room 104 (across from the main office)

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    Seattle Schools News

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    Lincoln Senior High School

    Lincoln HS PTSA Board Meeting

    Monday, April 15 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM | Location TBD
    Email us for location and to have items added to the agenda.

    ★ NEW  LSHS Football

    Lincoln High School Football will be conducting a parent-player meeting on April 24th, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the John Marshall building. There is a lot of excitement building about the program. Please come to learn more about the program, schedule including Spring ball and the current staff. For questions contact CoreyEichner at cjeichner@seattleschools.org. The John Marshall building is located at 520 NE Ravenna Blvd.

    LSHS Course Selection Nights

    Future Lincoln 9th grade students (Class of 2023!) These upcoming registration events are happening near you:

    • March 19 @ Hamilton Letters A‐J 6:30‐7:30pm, K‐Z 7:30‐8:30pm
    • March 21 @ McClure 6:30‐8:30pm 
    • March 26 @ John Marshall 6:30‐8:30pm
    • April 2 @ Jane Addams 6:30‐8:30pm
    • April 4 @ Robert Eagle Staff 6:30‐8:30pm

    Families are encouraged to attend the night designated for their school or the general registration night at John Marshall. Please visit our website for the 9th grade registration worksheet.  https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/  

    ★ NEW  Ultimate Frisbee at Lincoln HS

    If your student wants to play Ultimate Frisbee at LHS, please fill out survey -- Thank you!
    Let us know if your 8th or 9th grader will be attending Lincoln HS, or is strongly considering Lincoln HS and plans to play Ultimate. Getting a handle on numbers will help us budget and figure out how many teams we will have and how many coaches we need. Please fill out this quick survey

    ★ NEW  Marching Lynx Uniforms for Fall 2019

    Please help Lincoln's Marching Band make a strong start!  To be prepared for the September 2019 opening, the Performing Arts for Lincoln (PAL) committee is moving rapidly to acquire marching band uniforms, which need to be ordered no later than March 15th to arrive in time for the fall football season. Donate today at GoFundMe.com


    Lincoln HS Student Assignment Information:  click here
    Other ways to stay Connected

    Lincoln HS Website: https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LincolnSeattle/
    Twitter:   @lincoln_seattle  @CoreyEichner

    Lincoln PTSA Website: https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/get_involved/ptsa
    Parent Community:  LHS Parents Facebook Page
    *this is a parent group not run by LHS Admin


    ★ NEW  Ingraham HS Registration Information

    Hello Class of 2023. Registration assignments for Ingraham will be sent to the Counseling Office after April 5th. We will follow up during Spring Break with an email home regarding registration. Registration is on-line via the student portal. We only get one email account at this time of year and it will be the number #1 contact in the system. Please be on the lookout for an email from Ingraham. Counselors are scheduled to visit the Middle Schools after the Spring Break to assist with registration. If you are interested in Music – Symphony Orchestra Auditions will be from April 15-19 - please email Ms. Oveson hloveson@seattleschools.org for an appointment. The Main Office will be closed during Spring Break.


    Nathan Hale HS Informational Evening

    Nathan Hale HS will hold an informational evening on Wednesday, April 17th from 6-8:30 pm that will be similar in content to the weather-related canceled February 12th Future Family evening. For more information please visit their website


    ★ NEW  
    Ballard HS Cheer

    Pre-Tryout Opportunities
    Bring-A-Friend!
    3/27/19 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Ballard Commons
    Come meet the current cheerleading team and give it a whirl. Find out if cheer is for you and get excited about our upcoming tryouts.

    Tryout Clinic
    4/6/19 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Ballard Commons
    Captains will run a tryout clinic that focuses on teaching basic cheerleading technique for jumps, dances and sideline cheers. This is a great opportunity to improve fundamentals prior to tryouts.
    *This clinic costs $15 (cash/check to Ballard Cheerleading) and is NOT required. No specific tryout material will be taught at this clinic.*

    For additional information, tryout schedule, waivers, and the tryout packet see the BHS Cheer Website:  https://ballardhscheerlead.wixsite.com/ballardcheerleading/tryouts


    Option High School Fair, April 18

    The Admissions department will be hosting a high school fair on Tuesday evening, April 18, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Nova high school, specifically for our service schools, now known as “Option Schools with Continuous Enrollment”. This is an opportunity for families and students to learn more about the individual schools and programs and what they have to offer particularly for those students who are searching for something more than a traditional high school to achieve academic success. It’s important that our students understand the options that are available to them as SPS graduates. There are plenty of options to graduate and a very important decision for any student and family to make at this time.

    For more information or questions, please contact Faauu Manu, Manager at (206) 252-0205 or by email at fmmanu@seattleschools.org. Thank you for your support. 


    Snow Make-up Days 2018-2019

    The 2018-2019 school year has been extended to June 27 to account for snow days missed.  For more information please see the SPS post:  Here  

    Click for the 2018-2019 Revised School Year Calendar


    2019-2020 School Year Calendar

    The 2019-20 School Year Calendar, dates listed below, was approved by the School Board in January 2019.  

    Click for the 2019-2020 School Year Calendar


    District Mobile App

    The new Seattle Public Schools smart phone app offers essential tools for families and staff. Download it for free on the App Store or Google Play and customize the information your family needs. SPS Mobile App information

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    LIKE Screening at St. Benedicts   

    I'm reaching out on behalf the St Benedict's Parent Education Committee. On April 8th we're hosting a screening of Indieflix's new movie LIKE and will follow the screening with an interactive discussion with the film's Director Scilla Andreen.
     
    We are inviting our wider community to join us to learn about this important subject that is affecting us all and wanted to invite Hamilton staff and families too. 
     
    Please find attached the details and just let me know if you have any questions at all. If possible we would appreciate attendees RSVPing here to give us an idea of numbers: https://likescreeningatstbens.eventbrite.co.uk 


    ★ NEW Summer Seattle JazzED 

    Seattle JazzED is a non-profit music education organization in the Central District/Madison Valley. We’re dedicated to creating awesome opportunities for kids. Over 1,000 students from 100+ schools come through our doors annually. You ‘pay-what-you-can’ for any Seattle JazzED program, with free instrument loan assistance. Full tuition waivers are also available.
     
    SUMMER JAZZ AMBASSADORS
    TWO SESSIONS: MONDAY, JULY 8 - FRIDAY, JULY 19 // MONDAY, JULY 29 - FRIDAY, AUG 9
    Build your confidence and skills at this high-energy summer music camp. Play music from a broad base of genres: Funk, Fusion, Soul, Salsa, Samba, Afro-Beat, Reggae and more. You'll love the motivation of working with other passionate students under the direction of Ricardo Luna and Freddy Gonzalez. Students going into grades 10-12 can earn service hours as Leaders-in-Training. Open to grades 6-12, all instruments. Sliding scale tuition means every family can pay at the level that works for them. Register and find more information at https://www.seattlejazzed.org/summer-jazz-ambassadors or call 206-324-JAZZ (5299).
     
    SUMMER SECOND LINE PROJECT – NEW!
    MONDAY, JULY 22 - SATURDAY, JULY 27
    Inspired by the long time New Orleans second line tradition, we are forming a NEW summer group directed by Tony Sodano and Jerome Smith. You’ll learn 3-4 new songs by memory to perform in the Seafair Torchlight Parade in downtown Seattle. This music is super
    fun and festive. LOUD and PROUD. Open to students in grades 6-12, with at least one school year on your instrument. Register and find more information at https://www.seattlejazzed.org/second-line or call 206-324-JAZZ (5299).
     
    SUMMER VOCAL INSTITUTE 
    MONDAY, AUGUST 12 - FRIDAY, AUGUST 16
    Join renowned jazz musicians and educators Johnaye Kendrick and Eric Verlinde for a fun and inspiring week devoted to vocals and jazz. You'll learn to sing in a new way, drawing inspiration from the great American song book, with a focus on singing freely and improvising in a supportive learning environment. Open to male and female vocalists in grades 7-12. No prior vocal jazz or vocal improvisation experience required. Register and find more information at https://www.seattlejazzed.org/summer-vocal or call 206-324-JAZZ (5299).
     
    SUMMER ADVANCED INSTITUTE 
    MONDAY, AUGUST 19 - FRIDAY, AUGUST 23
    Learn to approach jazz with a holistic understanding of its history and development. Work closely with faculty Riley Mulherkar, Roxy Coss and Marina Albero in small ensembles, masterclasses, and group discussion. You'll hone your leadership skills and expand your love for the many styles of Jazz - New Orleans, Jazz Age, Swing, Bebop, and Free. Grades 10-12, grade 9 by audition. Register and find more information at https://www.seattlejazzed.org/summer-advanced or call 206-324-JAZZ (5299).


    Summer Youth Program at UofW 

    The Summer Youth Program at the University of Washington as just added some new STEM-focused middle school camps.  For more info visit www.summer-camp.uw.edu or click the camps below.  
    Materials Science: Discover and Design 
    STEM Challenge: Engineering Things That Go 
    STEM Challenge: Engineering Sustainable Living 


    Need Math Help For Your Student? 

    Mathnasium of Northwest Seattle is offering a free math skills assessment designed to identify students' strengths and areas of opportunity. The assessment results are used to create a custom learning plan for each student, either for support or enrichment. Mathnasium of Northwest Seattle is owned by Ballard parents Andrew and Julie Tempest. Contact them to schedule an assessment for your student at 206-588-0460 or by e-mail at northwestseattle@mathnasium.com. Learn more at http://www.mathnasium.com/northwestseattle.


    One on One Basketball Seattle Presents... 

    Post-Season Player Development Programs & Weekly Shooting Clinics 
    Ravenna CC or Queen Anne CC
     - our internationally renown progressive basketball individual skills class
     - prepare for middle school / high school basketball with our best instructors!

    Summer Camps are open for registration NOW!
    Ravenna CC, Magnuson, Queen Anne CC, Laurelhurst Gym
     - Several camp opportunities for middle school players to improve over summer.
     - Shooting Camps, Rising High School Player Trainings, Guard & Post Play Camps

    Check the schedule at all our area locations by clicking on the link below:
    http://seattle-washington.1on1basketball.com/


    North Seattle Titans Junior Football 

    North Seattle Titans Junior Football is a Seattle youth tackle football program dedicated to teaching the fundamentals in a structured and positive environment. This Seattle youth football program is for children between the ages of 7-14. Players are assigned to a team by their age and weight. North Seattle Titans  Jr. Football will prepare players to be champions for life and young persons of strong moral character. Top-quality equipment is provided to insure safety of the athletes, and our youth football program serves the families and neighborhoods of Seattle, Snohomish County, and King County.

    Dates: Practices begin August 5th @Ingraham High School, and will be held Monday through Friday, through the end of August; then 3 times a week after Labor Day weekend.

    To Pre Register : Visit www.northseattletitansfootball.com or contact Head Coach, Bill Taylor at nstitanscoachbill@gmail.com, or (425) 672-3766


    Summer Art Camps in North Seattle 

    The Seattle Artist League offers art camps for people aged 10-15, and 15-17. Our five-day camps in figure drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, puppets, photography, and tech are taught by professional artist-instructors. 
            •       1 week of mornings or afternoons: $220 
            •       2 teen camps: $352 with coupon code SAVE $88
    To register, visit  https://seattleartistleague.com/product-category/youth/  
    Questions? email contact@seattleartistleague.com


    Adolesco Youth Exchange: Applications Due May 15, 2019 

    We offer a two-way exchange program that gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new language and new culture AND to host your carefully matched exchange partner in turn.  At ADOLESCO YOUTH EXCHANGE we will match you with a student about your own age in France, Germany, Italy, or Spain (your choice), you will decide exactly WHEN (whatever’s best for your schedule), and for HOW LONG (between 6 to 12 weeks) you want to go on exchange (and then to host) as part of our flexible and affordable nonprofit language immersion and cultural exchange program for qualifying students between ages 9 and 18.

    Please RSVP marie@adolesco.org and join us at one of the following INFO MEETINGS:

    • Sat., April 20, 2019 • 2 - 4 PM: Northeast Library, Meeting Room (6801 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115)
    • Sun., April 21, 2019 • 1 - 3 PM: Lake Hills Library, Meeting Room (15590 Lake Hills Blvd, Bellevue, WA 98007)
    • Sat., April 27, 2019 • 2 - 4 PM: Bellevue Public Library, Meeting Room #4 (1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue WA 98004)
    • Sun., April 28, 2019 • 1-3 PM: Capitol Hill Branch, Meeting Room (425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98102)

    YOU can now learn French, German, Italian, or Spanish while living IN a new culture AND gain a great friend for life!

    Start your application at www.Adolesco.org/pre-application and contact Marie for more information.  Marie Meyer 303-913-4845 / marie@adolesco.org

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    The SPS 2018–2019 Academic Calendar

    The last day of school has been extended until June 27th due to snow.
    http://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars 


    2019-2020 Academic Calendar

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