Sunday, October 07, 2018

Seattle Schools, Week of October 8-14, 2018

Of note from the Washington State Dems:

On-line and mail-in voting registration is due Monday, October 8th.
Monday, October 8th 
Indigenous People's Day - The Stranger has a good line-up of events.  Sadly, I see no notation of it at the Seattle Schools website.

NY Times article of interest on Indigenous People's Day with good questions for students.

DiscoverU: A week to explore college and career options
DiscoverU is a week devoted to college and career exploration in our schools.
SPS is asking teachers and staff to wear their college gear on our college gear day, share their college and career paths with students and lead fun college and career exploration activities.
Read more about DiscoverU

Audit& Finance Committee meeting, JSCEE from 4:30-6:30 pm.  Agenda.

Tuesday, October 9th
Superintendent Juneau Listening Tour for Special Education, JSCEE, 6:30-8:00 pm.

Wednesday, October 10th
Work Session on BEX V from 4:30-5:30 pm at JSCEE.  
As I mentioned in my previous thread on BEX V, I believe this Work Session to be the one where the final list is nailed down.

PSAT - in-school testing. 

Seattle Public Schools administers the SAT and PSAT assessments free of charge during a regular school day. Oct. 10 is the school-day PSAT for Sophomores and Juniors. Read more on our School-day SAT and PSAT webpage.

Superintendent Juneau Listening Tour
  • Town Hall for Students: 6 - 6:40 p.m.
  • SW Regional Town Hall: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Co-hosted with Youngstown Cultural Center
Location: Youngstown Cultural Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW

Thursday, October 11th
Executive Committee meeting, 3-5 pm, JSCEE.  No agenda yet available.

Parent Advisory Committee meeting from 5-6 pm at Lake City Community Center.

Superintendent Juneau Listening Tour with Voices of the Ethnic Community in North Seattle
Dinner and childcare will be provided
Co-hosted with Seattle Council PTSA
Location: Lake City Community Center
12531 28th Ave. NE


Friday, October 12th
No School - in service day

BEX/BTA Oversight Committee meeting from 8:30-10:30 am.

Saturday, October 13th 
No director community meetings

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

@ Melissa - I must share these articles so people can understand better the history of Columbus day and its meaning to the mediteranean people who emmigrated to the US and faced severe discrimination in the US. I think it is largely misunderstood. The NY times article did not touch upon this information. I have attached other NY times, NPR & other articles below.

Personally as a descendant of Sicilian American immigrants, I think S. Italian & Sicilian Americans deserve better than Columbus. He is not even someone who they have much in common even genetically or historically. Especially since the descendants of immigrants in the US are largely southern Italians & Sicilians, who are actually mixed heritage people due to various colonizers through the centuries. Italy is a new country and was only 60 or so years old when my Sicilian ancestors arrived in the US in 1919. As darker skinned people mixed with middle Eastern, Spanish, Greek, Arabic they even faced/face discrimination by northern Italians (different both culturally & genetically) since Italy unified in 1860.

Italian & Sicilian Americans were given a holiday by Roosevelt, after they faced extreme discrimination in the US (including a mass lynching) to help facilitate white N European American acceptance of them as "American". Some people do not know this history.

Some people are truly unaware "out west" because this history has not been shared and there is not as sizable "Italian" and/or Sicilian-American population as back East.

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/10/14/232120128/how-columbus-sailed-into-u-s-history-thanks-to-italians
https://www.pri.org/stories/2015-11-26/brief-history-america-s-hostility-previous-generation-mediterranean-migrants
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/us/columbus-day-italians-indigenous-peoples-day.html
https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2017/10/06/goodbye-columbus-day-why-italian-americans-deserve-better-holiday

historical info

Anonymous said...

More good links to foster broader cultural understanding and cultural significance. As I mentioned I fall on the side of creating a day to honor someone who more accurately represents our ancestors struggle to be accepted as American.
https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/10/how-columbus-day-fell-victim-to-its-own-success/261922/

Anonymous said...

More good links to foster broader cultural understanding and cultural significance. As I mentioned I fall on the side of creating a day to honor someone who more accurately represents our ancestors struggle to be accepted as American.
https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/10/how-columbus-day-fell-victim-to-its-own-success/261922/

signed historical info

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