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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Seattle Schools Week of March 12-17

Monday, March 12th
Open Enrollment is extended through 12:30 p.m. today because of the power outage on Friday.

Tuesday, March 13th
North end community meeting on Arts Education.  SPS is partnering with the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and community arts organizations to create a comprehensive arts plan focused on increasing quality arts education access for all K-12 students.

Ballard High School from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Children welcome. Free supervised arts activities and snacks for school-aged children provided at the first four meetings. Space is limited; RSVP is required.

Wednesday, March 14th
Executive Committee Meeting, 8:30-10:30 am. at JSCEE.  No agenda available yet.

School Board Work Session: Instructional Technology Guiding Principles.  At JSCEE from 4-5:30 p.m

Thursday, March 15th 
Curriculum&Instruction and Operations Committee Meeting of the Whole from 4-7 p.m.  No agenda available but it's always interesting when it's the entire Board meeting together for committee meetings. 

There had been a Community Conversation meeting with ELL and Special Directors scheduled for Thursday night but it has been canceled.  

Friday, March 16th
PD day - No School.

Saturday, March 17th (and a Happy St. Paddy's Day to all the Irish)
Board Community meetings:
DeBell - 9-11 am at Cafe Appassionato
McLaren from 11:15 am-1:15 p.m. at High Point Library
Peaslee from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Northgate Library

Parent Forum: Strategies to Support Your Child.  
Rainier Beach High School, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm, registration from 9:30-10:00 am with a continental breakfast.  There is also a free lunch.  Sponsored by Seattle Alliance of Black School Educators, US DOE in partnership with SPS.

Learn about SPS family partnerships, initiatives, early learning, NCLB, Title One, Special Education, student achievement and more.  Interpreters available in Spanish, Somali, Chinese, Tagalog, Amharic and Vietnamese. 

This event says it is partnering through SPS but I found no information on at the SPS website on this event.

Central area Community Arts Education Meeting.  SPS is partnering with the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and community arts organizations to create a comprehensive arts plan focused on increasing quality arts education access for all K-12 students.

Garfield High School from 1-3 p.m.  Children welcome. Free supervised arts activities and snacks for school-aged children provided at the first four meetings. Space is limited; RSVP is required. 

Promoting Success for Middle-School Students
Ballard Public Library from 1:30-4:00 p.m.

They will cover state standards for grades 6-8, MSP & MAP, instructional materials, supplementing at home and benchmark assessments.

Questions?
Contact Rick or Linh-Co at rickbmail@yahoo.com or (206) 783-7644

2 comments:

seattle citizen said...

We need some "anti-Reform" people to join this Friday's Pettigrew/LEV/A+/Eide/Stand self-congratulatory schmooze-a-thon phone in dealy this Friday. Actual educators won't be able to, as (of course) it's during the school day. Here's the skinny:

Join the many-fingered puppet, Rep. Pettigrew, Gate’s LEV, A+ (a LEV product), Stand for Children, and non-teacher Chris Eide for a phone-in “town hall” during school hours this Friday:

Join us for a tele-townhall: Connecting the statehouse to the schoolhouse

"How will the newly-signed teacher/principal evaluation bill help ensure students will have a high-quality teacher in their classroom and a quality principal in their school?
Under the umbrella of A+ Washington, LEV and our coalition partners invite you to join the conversation from 12–1pm on Friday, March 16th, for a conference call with three experts to learn more and ask questions about the teacher and principal evaluation system. The panelists for the discussion and question and answer period will be:
• Rep. Eric Pettigrew, 37th Legislative District will talk about why the new law is important to him and Washington state.
• Christopher Eide, Teachers United Director will talk about what this new law will mean in the classroom and how it supports teachers.
• Dave Powell, Policy Director Stand for Children Washington will answer your policy questions about the new law.
Here are the conference call details:
Date: Friday, March 16, 2012
Time: 12–1pm
Phone number: (888) 886-6603, Extension: 18364#
It’s within our reach to make sure every student is prepared for success in work and life. It will take all of us – parents, families, educators, business and community leaders working together to help every student reach his or her full potential."

Charlie Mas said...

One of the items on the agenda for the Executive Committee this week is the MOU with the Alliance for Education.

Let's remember that the President of the School Board is also on the Board of the Alliance for Education. He should pass the gavel to the Vice President while they discuss this item.

The Operations Committee will be discussing the District Advertising Policy.

The Curriculum and Instruction Policy Committee has almost nothing on their agenda.