This has (and continues to be) an interesting week for me as I stump against the two preschool measures. More on this to come.
Hello West Seattle Families,
Due to potential family scheduling conflicts, Seattle Public Schools
is rescheduling the Monday, Sept. 29, Superintendent meet and greet at
the Neighborhood House in West Seattle.
We’ve recently learned the Seattle Housing Authority is holding a
meeting about its proposal for rent changes at the same date and time at
the High Point Community Center and many of our families wish to
attend. We are rescheduling out of respect for many of our families’
desires to attend both meetings.
The new date for the Superintendent’s meeting will be in late October to ensure families have time to plan and attend.
Saturday community meeting with Director Patu from 10 am to 11:30 am at Cafe Vita. I note that the SCPTA has this to say in urging members to go to Patu's meeting:
Have your students been impacted from the lack of school buses this year? We
have been hearing stories of families walking long ways, mothers making
choices between their jobs or walking their children safely to school.
like to help by hearing from parents adversely impacted by the lack of
school transportation. Many Title I schools have strict mandates on
attendance and we want to ensure further funding is not lost.
you are bilingual please share this email and if not, please share with
your bilingual Instructional Assistants. There are many families hard
hit, especially families that speak other languages.
Director Martin-Morris also has a meeting at Montlake Library from 11 am to noon.
Hey, it's Museum Day Live! tomorrow, Saturday the 27th. That means many museums are FREE. For our area that includes, Seattle Art Museum, MOHAI, Burke Museum, NW African-American Museum, EMP, Wing Luke Museum and many others. Here's where you can get your free ticket.
Hack the CD starts today at Garfield High at 4pm. From The Stranger:
So last summer, when the Crosscut Community Idea Lab held a competition asking, “How can we use Seattle’s tech boom as an asset to create an equitable and integrated city?”,
Harris answered by proposing a “hackathon” in the heart of Seattle.
“To hack essentially means to make a product do what it was not
originally intended to do,” explains hackathon organizer Zithri Saleem.
“We want our children of color to be a part of the growth and change of
This weekend the community will have a chance to propose new
tech-based businesses or ideas that will reshape the CD. “Our goal is to
launch at least 10 new businesses in the central area, but most of all
we will expose over 100 people to entrepreneurial education.”
Two amazing videos about nature. One is my Friday funny - frogs and an iPad. The other is a booya video about a bumble bee and a spider. Show these to the kids (unless you don't like graphic insect violence and yes, I know spiders are not insects).
What's on your mind?