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Upcoming Events
2/2/2015
- School Tour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
- School Tour
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2/4/2015
- Read & Rise
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2/11/2015
- PTA Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2/12/2015
- School Tour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Sanislo Announcements
SCHOOL TOURS
School Tours for incoming Kindergarten Students will be hed at Sanislo on the following dates:

Monday, February 2, 2015                10:00 AM
Monday, February 2, 2015                  6:30 PM


Thursday, February 12, 2015           10:00 AM

Come and visit to see all the great things happening at Sanislo.  
If none of these times are convenient for you, please call the school office at 206-252-8380 to schedule another time.  

 
Early Release
 Wednesday Jan 14, 1:40 early release for teacher professional development. 
MLK Assembly and Holiday
On Friday Jan 16th 2:45 Sanislo students will share a short in school assembly to honor Dr. Martin Luther King in advance of the national holiday on Monday Jan 19th.

 There will be no school on Monday, in what is now also observed as a rememberance and service in our communities.

Did you know about the great Seattle Times MLK website and  archive? It is one of a dozen resources linked on a web-based MLK resource shared here.
 Take time with your students to explore some of the ideas that still inspire our civic life.  
Reading Partners at Sanislo
    News from Sanislo appeared in this from the West Seattle Blog: "CPT Officers Jon Kiehn and Jon Flores visited Sanislo Elementary for an event hosted by the nonprofit Reading Partners, which has just expanded its 15-year-old program to the Seattle area this year; it manages tutoring programs at schools with the help of community volunteers working with students one-on-one, one hour a week, as explained in this New York Times report. Sanislo is one of two area schools  where Reading Partners started work this year. According to Cassy Charyn of Reading Partners, 43 community volunteers are already signed up for Sanislo, and the goal is for them to help 40 students this year." 

Progress Reports Update
Seattle Public Schools has made some changes to the progress reports families receive each trimester for elementary students.

As you may know, a few years ago, Washington state adopted new College and Career Readiness Standards (known as Common Core). Like all districts in the state, Seattle Public Schools has been training teachers on these standards so that the district would be ready for the new statewide tests that will be given this spring to students in grades 3-8 and 11. Those tests, known as Smarter Balanced, will cover standards in English Language Arts and Math. The state will continue to test students in Science using the MSP, administered in grades 5 and 8.
To reflect these new English Language Arts and Math standards, the district has revised its Elementary Progress Report. Families will see updated standards in the areas of English Language Arts, Math and Learning Behaviors. Because the new College and Career Readiness Standards (Common Core) cover only English Language Arts and Math, standards in other subject areas like Science are not changing.
Please view the following video to learn more about these changes:  http://vimeo.com/110191805http://vimeo.com/110191805.
Your student’s classroom teacher will review the progress report during your child’s conference in November.  
-Shauna Heath, Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction Phone: 252-0050
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
Read and Rise First Family Workshop
First Session of the Year is Wednesday Nov. 5 6:00 PM-8:00

 Dinner for Parents and Kids “Parents Are Our First Teachers” 
Let’s Learn to Share Our Love of Books.
 
This is a by invitation event.   Contact Ms. McGhee or Ms. Marafino for more information. 206 252-8386. 

 

Internet Safety Night Oct 28 6PM
 
Join us for a great presentation on Internet Safety for families on October 28th, at 6PM. SPD Officer Stephanie Thomas has great information and experience helping parents understand how to keep kids safe online.  If your child has or wants to be active online, this evening will help you navigate safety issues with Facebook, Instagram, email and just general smart surfing.  We are all digital citizens...Let's be smart about it! 
Here is a link to a previous presentation by Detective Thomas. Watch the first 3 minutes and you'll see why we are so happy to have her coming back to Sanislo. Please invite friends and concerned community members 
for an informative evening on October 28th. Flyer here.

Parent Link - Internet Safety and Your Child from Grace Community Church on Vimeo.

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