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Denny Items of Interest & Resources
Items of interest to Denny International Middle School families and our community.

If you have something that you would like to share, please e-mail the webmaster, Sheree Fantz-Gut.

Announcements
Pacific Islander College Night at SSCC
Denny students and families are invited to attend the Pacific Islander Access to College Night (PACS) on Thursday April 24th from 6-8 pm at South Seattle Community College in the Jerry Brockery Center.

For a flyer with details...

SYSO Camp
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra's Marrowstone in the City summer music program is now accepting summer camp applications, too - they hold 2 two week sessions - one in Shoreline and one in Bellevue. These are excellent and lots of fun. Half days, 9am - 12pm. Www.marrowstone.syso.org

Rite of Passage Journey - Summer Opportunity
Looking for summer enrichment opportunities that go beyond a typical summer camp? Rite of Passage Journeys is not your typical summer camp. Not even close! These summer youth programs, for ages 8 – 18, help young people navigate the journey from childhood to adulthood in a supported, mentored way. Led by a team of experienced wilderness mentors, participants will safely experience the physical challenges of demanding mountain backpacking as well as the interpersonal themes of self-reliance, responsibility to self and others, group dynamics and conflict resolution. Along with the demands of physical exertion, come nighttime campfires, story-telling, stargazing and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest wilderness and beaches. For a flyer...

Financial Aid deadline April 1!  Visit www.riteofpassagejourneys.org or call 425.485.7396.
 
Link to an email with all youth program information: http://p0.vresp.com/HUcIwr

Free Homework Help at Libraries
Did you know that Seattle Public Libraries offer free homework help? They do! Delridge, High Point and South Park in West Seattle. Contact the library or go online for hours and drop in times: www.spl.org/homework 

For a copy of a detailed flyer...

Bikes for Kids - Raising $$$
The WS Blog has done a nice job of covering Denny parent, Theresa Beaulieu's quest to raise money to buy bicycles for kids.  Here's the link...

West Seattle Cup
I am a Kindergarten teacher at Alki Elementary.  I am recruiting a planning committee to help organize an event next June for all students K-12 living in West Seattle and would love to have a representative from each West Seattle school on the committee.  Please read below for more information. 

West Seattle Cup 2014: “WE’RE ALL ON THE SAME TEAM!”

In June 2014, as Brazil hosts the world’s most important competition, the FIFA World Cup, our neighborhood will host the future’s most important co-opetition: the West Seattle Cup.  The West Seattle Cup will bring together teams of West Seattle children and parents for a unique and fun soccer tournament that promotes intergenerational learning, identity exploration, and cross-cultural cooperation.

Every child living in West Seattle, ages 5-18, along with his or her parent/guardian, is invited to participate in the Cup by joining a team representing a country with which they choose to identify.  Through various playing and learning activities leading up to and during the tournament, our neighborhood will engage in the fun and dynamic process of community-building.  Playing together, the diverse community of West Seattle will strengthen and deepen its connectedness and realize the message of the tournament: "we’re all on the same team."

If you are interested in applying to join the planning committee or volunteering for this event, please email Terry Kegel at tekegel@seattleschools.org

Thanks, Terry Kegel, Kindergarten Teacher Alki
206-252-9073

Files & Resources
 Cyber Safety Resources
In December 2011, Stefanie Thomas, from the Seattle Police Department shared information on how to keep our students (and parents) safe while navigating the internet. Here are some resources on cyberbullying, social networking, and safety tips.
 Thriving in the Middle Years.pdf
Assistant Principal Patricia Rangel led an excellent discussion at the October 2013 PTSA meeting on helping our students thrive in Middle School - For some ideas check out this file.

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