6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
8:45 AM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
BAND AND ORCHESTRA CONCERT
WHEN: THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015
TIME: 6:30-8:00 PM
Come view the wonderful art work that students have created under the direction of Art Teacher, Andy Wakefield. Additionally come and hear some wonderful music by our 4th and 5th grade Band and Orchestra students under the direction of Casey Cheever!
Hope to see you there!
The meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 2, in the John Stanford Center Auditorium, 2445-3rd Avenue South, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
The Operations Levy renews every three years, represents nearly 25% of the district’s annual general fund budget and supports basic educational programs not fully funded by the state.
The Buildings, Technology and Academics IV (BTA IV) Capital Levy renews every six years and funds hundreds of small renovations and major maintenance projects, as well as technology, academic and athletic initiatives at our school buildings.
Comments and questions may be submitted the following ways:
- For the BTA IV Capital Levy, email email@example.com
- For the Operations Levy, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- For either levy, you can also mail via USPS to: Levies 2016, Seattle Public Schools, M.S. 22-336, P.O. Box 34165, Seattle, Washington, 98124-1165.
Friday May 29th 6pm-9pm Highland Park Improvement Club 1116 SW Holden St, Seattle
This is a potluck style dinner so bring your favorite dish along with a bottle of wine for the wine raffle!! We will have music, dancing, games and door prizes! Remember adults only!!
The Summer Staircase program will run from June 22 to July 31, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The mission of this program is to eliminate opportunity and achievement gaps by serving current K-4 students that are below grade level as determined by classroom assessments, MAP, Amplify, and the SBA.
To better serve the students of Seattle, we are offering the Summer Staircase program at the following schools throughout the city: Sand Point, John Rogers, Viewlands, BF Day, Leschi, Hawthorne, Martin Luther King Jr., Van Asselt, Emerson, Highland Park, and West Seattle Elementary.
Registration for the Summer Staircase program will be open from April 3 through May 15.
Registration flyer linked here.
Neighbor to Neighbor Discussion on Switch of Bell Times Meeting
Marty McLaren, the Southwest Board Director has invited neighbors in the Puget Ridge area to come to the PRCA Common House for an informal discussion of the Bell Time Issue.
DATE: Friday, May 1, 2015
TIME: 5-6 PM
PLACE: Puget Ridge Cohousing
7020 18th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98106 (Just across 18th Avenue from Sanislo)
Discussion will allow parent input into the School Board’s decision regarding the start times for elementary, middle and high schools and the possible changes.
There will be a short video, discussion and questions, and a survey to complete, for parents to share their input.
Please plan to attend! I know that this has been an important issue for our parents. If you have any questions, please call the Sanislo office at 206-252-8380.
Bruce Rhodes, Principal
Bruce Rhodes, Prinicpal
FAMILY VIDEO: The district has produced a video designed to help families understand Smarter Balanced and view portions of the test format. Please consider sharing this link with your families in your school newsletter, and encourage teachers to share in their emails home:
Paper version goes home with students on Thursdays.
ENews is emailed and archived here under news and events.
Monthly library newsletters are linked on the library page.
I'm pleased to let you know that Sanislo has been approved by the district to begin a "pre-planning" year for becoming an International School in Seattle. You may have many questions about what this means. The main thing it means is that Sanislo has some months this winter and spring to explore -- with all of you -- what it would be like to be an International School, whether that is something that would benefit our school community and especially our current and future students (and families), and what we need to commit to if we decide to embark on our "planning" year next fall.
In other words, this is not a final decision. We have received a bit of funding to help us take the time and engage all of our stakeholders in this process so that we can learn together and decide together.
Fortunately, there are 10 other International Schools already established in Seattle, including our neighbor, Concord International School. We will be visiting these schools and asking teachers, staff, parents, and students to share their experiences and answer our questions. We will hold cultural events at Sanislo this winter and spring so we can begin (or continue) exploring the cultures of the languages that will be part of the Dual Immersion program -- Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. We will invite Dual Immersion teachers from other schools to give us demo lessons so that we'll know what it feels like to learn Math or Science or Literacy in another language.
Please join us in this great adventure this year. Ask the hard questions (and easy ones too). We will find answers and share them with you all. By June, we will need to decide as a school community whether we believe that becoming an International School is the right next step for Sanislo.
Learn more about Seattle's International Schools at: http://tinyurl.com/SeattleInternationalSchools.
Volunteer Application, Background check (WATCH) Screening Form
Read through Volunteer Handbook English, Somali, Amharic, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese
Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention - a short online course and finally Volunteer Policy. 5630 (Volunteers):
Additionally, chaperones on district field trips may be required to fingerprinted as well as submit:
Overnight Chaperone Application Form, or International Chaperone, or Elementary Day field trip chaperone.
Drivers on any school outings must also follow this Volunteer Driver Checklist and bring a copy of your driving record from Department of Licensing.
In short, though the requirements are many, the fun and value of volunteering and chaperoning on field trips is worth it! if you are interested in volunteering at Sanislo, please contact that school directly. All schools have someone able to respond to people interested in being a volunteer in there school or programs.
Amy Durmaskin is the Program Manager and Donna Pham is Team Leader helping the AmeriCiorps members work with teachers and students. Check out their linked City Year Team profiles and introduce yourself to these wonderful additions to our staff. More information about City Year Seattle is available on their website: www.cityyear.org/seattle