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Sanislo Announcements
ART WALK, BAND AND ORCHESTRA CONCERT
ART WALK 
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!
Important Meeting for Parents
This is an important meeting for our parents to attend and to give input!  We need new facilities and this is a place to give input.  You can do so in person or via email.   Thank you!

Levies 2016 community meeting set for June 2
Seattle Public Schools is hosting a community meeting to share information, receive comments and answer questions about our upcoming Operations Levy and Buildings, Technology, Academics/Athletics IV (BTA IV) Capital Levy, to be submitted to Seattle voters in February 2016. 

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 capitallevy2016@seattleschools.org
  • For the Operations Levy, email budget@seattleschools.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.
For additional information about the BTA Capital Levy, please visit http://bta.seattleschools.org
Annual Fund "Fun Raiser" May 29th
Sanislo Parents and friends are celebrating on Friday May 29th at the Highland Park Improvement Club, and you're invited!
 
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!! 
SUMMER STAIRCASE JUNE 22 - JULY 31

   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.

   Breakfast and lunch will be served and transportation will be provided for students living outside the one mile walk zone of each participating school. Breakfast is served from 8:30 a.m. to 8:55 a.m., followed by math and literacy interventions from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and lunch will be offered from 12:00 p.m. to 12:25 p.m.

   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.

MEETING FOR BELL TIMES

                       

 

 


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

 

                       

SMARTER BALANCE VIDEO FOR PARENTS
Below you will find a video that explains the Smarter Balance testing for Grades 3-5.  If you have questions please call the school office. 
Thank you,

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:
https://youtu.be/sDvHFFEytis?list=PLd1qfjKjaOxTbw7Zsk4nauEeDsFTp11XG


Kellogg Fellows Day of Service at Sanislo April 7th
 Superintendent Larry Nyland (KNFP-07) & Lora-Ellen McKinney (KNFP-13) are collaborating with local Kellogg Fellows to bring a day of service and arts education to Sanislo on April 7th around the theme of "Compassionate Leadership." We look forward to welcoming guest teachers to our classes and this opportunity for our students to grow as artists and leaders. 
Weekly Newsletter Available Now
Click modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1630883/File/Sanislo Newsletters/Newsletter_3-23-15[1].docxhere for link to the latest Sanislo Newsletter. 
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.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL PRE-PLANNING YEAR COMES TO SANILSO
Dear Sanislo Teachers, Staff, and Families,
 
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.
 

Welcome to Volunteering in Seattle Schools
Sanislo actively seeks parent and community volunteers to help in our school for projects, regular classroom support and field trips. To help you plan and comply with district policy, here's a Volunteering Check List: Start now as you must complete these before volunteering:  
 Volunteer Application,  Background check (WATCH) Screening Form
Read through
Volunteer Handbook English, SomaliAmharicChineseSpanishTagalogVietnamese
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.
*Please note: While all volunteers must be screened through the WATCH system, a criminal history does not automatically disqualify one from volunteering in the schools. Learn more about screening and criminal history background checks. 
City Year At Sanislo
             The  2014-2015 Sanislo City Year Team brings enthusiasm and  support to students in grades 3-5 .
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

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