Teacher Appreciation Day. #ThankaTeacher
If I could thank a teacher, I'd thank my second grade teacher, Mrs. Gates, for her kindness and letting us listen to musicals, I'd thank my 5th grade teacher, Mr. Springer, who was a giant to me (he was 6"3" and I was very small but he was a giant in his patience as well), and Mr. Brendan, my band teacher in both middle and high school ,who believed in excellence even in a small, dusty border town.
Operations Committee Meeting at JSCEE from 4:30-6:30 pm. Agenda
Looks like a pretty straightforward meeting but there is to be a bell times update (but there is no attachment to the agenda.)
International School and Dual Language Immersion programs meeting from 6-7:30 pm at Mercer Middle International School.
African-American Male Scholars Initiative Community Meeting from 6-7:30 pm at the New Holly Gathering Hall.
GiveBIG day - all day - please consider donating to a group doing good works for Seattle children, whether in education or not.
Wednesday, May 4th
School Board meeting, starting at 4:15 pm. Agenda
The only Action item is approval of the contract with UW's EEU for ed services for Special Education students, ages 3-6. Finally.
There are seven Intro items, all related to Operations/Facilities. I anticipate this will be a short meeting although the public testimony could be interesting given that Center School students and parents are unhappy about possibly losing their staffing for arts programs.
There is to be an Executive Session immediately after the Board meeting about an SPS employee. Might that be Carol Burton at Garfield? I'm hearing that the district is stalling on bringing her back into the classroom.
Thursday, May 5th
Executive Committee meeting from 11 am to 1 pm. No agenda yet available.
Something of a switch-up in time as these meetings are generally first thing in the morning.
Friday, May 6th
Naramore Arts Show at SAM from 5:30-7:00 pm.
The Naramore Art Show celebrates over 200 artworks by Seattle Public Schools middle and high school students at the Seattle Art Museum’s Community Corridor -- and it's free!
Exhibition dates: March 24 to May 22, 2016 Awards Ceremony & Teen Night Out: May 6, 2016, 5:30-7 p.m.
Floyd A. Naramore, whose name is honored by this exhibition, was a visionary architect who invested deeply in his community and in the education of our students. He designed over 22 schools, including Roosevelt, Garfield and Cleveland high schools, and several middle school buildings.
Saturday, May 7th
Community meeting with Director Leslie Harris from 3:00-4:00 pm at the Southwest Branch Library.