Tuesday, August 30th
Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Nathan Hale building from 2-3 p.m.
(There is going to be just a tour for the media at this event but Hale will be having a Community Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 15th with public tours of the building.) Hale's rebuild came in phases but ended up costing about the same as the other high school rebuilds, around $90M.
Back to School Event: Community Celebration of Learning from 4-6 p.m. at the Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion. Program starts at 4:30 p.m. From the district:
At this celebration, you will have an opportunity to learn about valuable resources, services and programs that will be available to support students and families during the 2011-12 school year.
Mayor McGinn will be in attendance, some/all of the School Board, the All-City Band and "a few surprises." You'll receive a ticket as you enter and there will be a drawing for several prizes.
Wednesday, August 31st
Seattle Schools furlough day with headquarters being closed. Again, I'll call but I would assume the buildings are closed as well (although not all labor partners are participating so perhaps there may be some custodian/landscaping/maintenance staff around). My understanding is that for the remainder of the week, staff can only work a strict 8-5 p.m. schedule.
There are no other public events/meetings this week including no Board community meetings on Saturday.
Also, FYI, all Seattle libraries are closed this week.
Update: I just learned that Nova High School is having a benefit yard sale to help the school this Saturday, Sept. 3 from 9-3 p.m. at 4833 S. Morgan Street. Please consider attending and helping this little school that could.