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Friday, February 13, 2009
Updates on New K-8
Thanks to Kellie La Rue for these Jane Addams K-8 Design Team updates:
There are now two information nights for the new Jane Addams program > > March 5 and March 17 > 6:30 - 8:00 > > Opportunity to meet the principals, tour the building, view > instructional materials, get an overview of the program. > > The mission statement is: > "Jane Addams K-8, an environmental sciences school, empowering creativeand critical thinkers who nurture themselves, their community andtheir environment."
Also, I did attend the BEX Oversight Committee meeting this morning (more on that in another thread) but there was some information tied to the new K-8. Hale has a Horticulture program and has a large greenhouse some ways away from the building past the athletic field. The greenhouse sits on Seattle Public Utility land (there is no lease just some loose agreement from the '70s) but now the SPU wants the land back. There is not enough land by Hale itself so they are thinking of building it behind the Jane Addams building. Their thought is perhaps it could also be used by the K-8 program.
Given the mission statement above mentioning "environmental sciences", it might be a great tie-in and provide opportunities for students from Hale to work with younger students.