Community Engagement Task ForceIn the dead of summer, less than two weeks notice for a task force.
Community stakeholders are invited to participate on the SPS Community Engagement task force hosted by SPS School Board Director, Leslie Harris and Chief Engagement Officer, Carri Campbell.
Task Force Primary Purpose
Our goal is for the task force to include staff, family, and community members who represent the diversity of Seattle Public Schools and who can provide valuable insight, expertise and perspective on ways to improve community engagement in Seattle Public Schools. Members should bring an open mind, a passion for student learning, and a willingness to engage in inquiry, meaningful dialogue, and collaboration throughout the task force process.
- Recommend revisions to the draft SPS Community Engagement Model and Tools
- Develop recommended community engagement strategies
- Provide input into SPS Staff Training
- Represent our community and stakeholders
The Community Engagement Task force will meet monthly beginning in August 2016 through January 2017 for a total of six meetings. All meetings will be held from 6-8 PM.
First meeting: August 16, 6-8 p.m.
Deadline for submitting the application is August 12, 2016.
Satanic after-school clubs are starting in two of our region's elementary schools (not SPS but wait for it.) This seems to be a response to the Good News clubs that are geared to promote Christianity that schools allow to use space after school. From KUOW:
The Satanic Temple said it’s bringing the After-School Satan club to schools across the country that now host the evangelical Christian Good News Club, including Centennial Elementary in Mount Vernon and Point Defiance Elementary in Tacoma.
In contrast, Claypool said, "We’re indoctrinating them into scientific, logical, rationalist, non-superstitious worldview. The program includes an art project and a curriculum that is based in free inquiry.” Claypool said that is the Satanic Temple’s philosophy, rather than devil-worship.Good editorial from the News Tribune on contributions to Supreme Court races.
In this war by proxy, the WEA is getting outgunned, but donations of any amount from any special interest group will call into question a judge’s impartiality on any close call.Children's Museum hosts Dental Screenings with University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry
Bankrolling high court candidates tears at the integrity of a judicial system that’s supposed to be impartial.
Aug 18, 2016, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Keep your smile healthy with help from the University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry. Learn about children’s dental health and the many specialized services the clinic offers. FREE dental screenings and fluoride varnish will be available for children!Really a plethora of things to do in Seattle this weekend; Seafair, Blue Angels, plus you could just stay home and watch the Olympics. The Seattle Art Fair is opening today and here's the description at Parent Map to activities for kids at the fair. Seattle Art Fair offers free entry for children 12 and under with adult admission on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Teen Tickets are available online here: seattleartfair.com/tickets/teen. Kids activity totes and teen guides will be available at the ticketing counter.
Free during $1 Third Thursday Night.
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