News From the District

From the School Beat newsletter:

Bilingual Department to host three May meetings on audit progress
Seattle Public School's Bilingual Education department will host three community meetings in May to share the progress in addressing the bilingual audit received in August 2008 and to support families by sharing reading strategies with their children. At each meeting, families will receive folktale stories in several different languages to take home with them. The three meetings will be held at the locations listed below. For more information, contact Veronica Maria Gallardo, Bilingual Education Program Manager, at

Monday, May 11
6-8 p.m.
Summit K-12
11051 34th Ave. N.E.

Tuesday, May 12
6-8 p.m
Aki Kurose Middle School
3928 S. Graham St.

Saturday, May 16
10 a.m. to noon
John Stanford Center
2445 Third Ave. S.

Also, I note that Broadway Bound (a community musical theater group that has been working in the Rainier Valley) is putting on "Cats" at RBHS. Here's info:

Special Ticket Offers for SPS:
• Tickets for all Rainier Beach High teachers, staff and faculty will be available for purchase at the door on a “Pay What You Can” plan.
• Tickets for the entire Rainier Beach community will be available for purchase at the door on a “Pay What You Can” plan.
• All SPS teachers and staff can attend for FREE. Simply show your SPS employee I.D. at the door.

Broadway Bound CATS
Friday, May 15 and Monday, May 18 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 17 at 5 p.m.
Rainier Beach High School, Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center
8815 Seward Park Ave. S.
Tickets: $10 advanced purchase or at

What is interesting is that the Roosevelt High School Drama department also selected Cats as its musical this year and their production goes on the following week. That would be an interesting contrast to see both musicals.


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