Bell Times Discussions
The district has scheduled a series of public discussions around start of school bell times between April 21 and May 12. Hosted by the district’s Neighbor to Neighbor program, these facilitator-lead discussions will allow you to offer your feedback for consideration by the district.
Currently, the district has identified three potential options regarding bell times, which will be the source of the discussions:
The following are the scheduled discussions, open to the public.
To learn more about on Neighbor to Neighbor, the bell time debate, or dates/times/locations for facilitator trainings please visit http://neighbortoneighbor.www.seattleschools.org
spring Break & Summer Camps with TAF
STEM camps for students over Spring Break or Summer Break.
For more information from the TAF website...
Summer Opportunity-NOAA Camp
Summer Opportunity - Pratt Fine Arts Camps
Pratt Fine Arts Center offers many classes in various arts through out the summer.
Check out Pratt's website for details....
Family Connectors University
The Spring quarter of Family Connectors University is beginning soon. Family Connectors University is a 10 week series of evening courses that are designed to help families gain knowledge and skills in advocating for their children, developing strategies toward increasing student academic success, and improving family and community engagement in schools.
Spring quarter begins the week of March 30th, 2015.
Chris Ray-Merriweather: (206) 252-0996 | email@example.com
Betty Williams: (206) 934-4571 | Betty.Williams@seattlecolleges.edu
Or visit our website: http://bit.ly/FamilyConnectorsUniversity
Class Locations and Schedules:
Safety Tips for Students Walking to School
We are reminding our scholars about safety tips for walking to and from school. We would appreciate your parental help by having a similar conversation at home. The walking safety advice includes:
GENERAL SAFETY TIPS
· Pay close attention to your surroundings, avoid "automatic pilot"
· Walk with a purpose; project an assertive, business-like image.
· Use common sense; plan your route to avoid uninhabited parks, parking lots, garages and alleyways.
· Stick to well-lit areas.
· Develop a plan before you see trouble. Crossing a street or entering a store may get you out of a potentially bad situation.
· If a car follows you or beckons you while you are walking, do not approach it. Instead, turn and quickly walk the opposite direction.
· Consider wearing clothing and shoes that you can move freely and quickly in, especially when walking or waiting for the bus.
· Carry minimal items; overloading yourself can make you appear vulnerable.
· Always plan your route and stay alert to your surroundings. Avoid shortcuts. Walk confidently. Scan your surroundings and make eye contact with people.
· Avoid walking alone at night. As much as possible, walk or travel with a friend, even during the daytime.
As always, thank you for your help and partnership!
Sincerely, Jeff Clark, Principal
Files & Resources
In 2011 and 2014, 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.
Safety Tips for Students from the SPD - walking to school, on the bus, on the street, etc.
Opportunities and activities for Spring Break and Summer 2015 - presented at the Feb 2015 PTSA meeting
Assistant Principal Patricia Rangel led an excellent discussion at the PTSA meeting on helping our students thrive in Middle School - For some ideas check out this file.