- CPPS has a petition against the RIFs in Seattle Public Schools. Here is the link.
- News that the district shortfall has gone from $25M to $34M (mostly due to state cuts). (Interestingly, I read that the district can use the interest from the capital fund for instructional purposes. I'll have to look into that and see if it could help get some of these teachers back into the class room. Naturally, that would be hypothetical because the district won't do it but who know? If they got enough pressure, maybe.)
- Seattle Special Ed PTSA General Meeting
Tuesday, May 26, 7-8:30 p.m.
John Stanford Center Auditorium, 2445 3rd Ave. South
Keynote speaker: Superintendent Maria Goodloe Johnson will speak on the future of special education in the district, followed by a Q&A session.
- Seattle is College Bound!
June 6; doors open at 8:30 a.m. (light breakfast); program starts at 9 a.m.
Seattle University, Campion Ballroom (http://www.seattleu.edu/ces/_docs/1032.pdf)
All 7th, 8th and 9th-graders and their families are invited to this broad-based early college awareness event. The College Success Foundation will provide college access information to all families and aims to sign up all eligible students for Washington’s College Bound Scholarship. Scholarship info: http://www.hecb.wa.gov/paying/waaidprgm/CollegeBoundScholarship.asp
General event questions: Michelle Alejano, email@example.com, 206-550-1484.
- Summer language camps
July 13-24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday
To register: www.cultural.org/wlp/camp.php
Cost: Classes are free but there is a non-refundable $25 registration fee
Associates in Cultural Exchange is offering free, two-week Arabic, Urdu and Persian summer language camps at Northgate Elementary. All three camps are free and include fresh lunches.
More information: Maka Janikashvili, director of World Language Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-217-9644, ext. 201