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Stevens Auction Updates – March 12

Our artists, our city, our community. Celebrate and fundraise for the artists, leaders and innovators of our future. Come as you are for an evening filled with music, food and cocktails all in support of our school!

Tickets for the auction are available until March 5. Catalogues are available at the front office so you can plan your bidding ahead of time!

 

And new this year – you can “Buy it Now” for select auction items and pre-sales of teacher experiences.

The auction is one of our major fundraisers to support programs for our kiddos – and it’s a whole lot of fun!

To get tickets or learn more, go here!

 

 

 

Help for New Kinder Registration

Do you have a child entering kindergarten next year?

Consider attending one of SPS’s Kindergarten Admissions nights.There are five across the district, the closest one for Stevens students is Thursday evening, January 7th from 5:30-7 pm at Beacon Hill International School.

The goal is to help families through  the often confusing process of completing the SPS admissions packet early so you can focus on helping your future scholar to be excited and ready for school in the Fall.  At each event kids and adults can visit a K classroom, get answers to admissions questions (with interpreter support if needed.)  There will be resource tables, fun art activities for children, and a giveaway book.

For more information, contact:

Mary Fickes
Early Learning Coordinator
mpfickes@seattleschools.org

 

 

 

 

Visit Stevens – School Tours

Will your kids be attending Stevens? Come learn more about our school community at these upcoming tours. On the tour, website like this you will meet Principal Kelley Archer, stomach tour the school and have time to ask questions.

9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Thursday, January 7

9 a.m. to 10 a.m., January 20

 

Gather inside the front entrance off 18th Ave. E., near the office.

1242 18th Ave. E.

Seattle, WA 98112

Holiday Concert Music Practice Page

Hey all – Mr. Key has produced a great online area for all our kiddos to practice their music for the Holiday Concert at the Tree Sale and Pancake Breakfast. You can find all the songs here.

Update – District Student Assignment Plan

You may have seen emails and posts about the District’s newly proposed “Student Assignment Plan.”  Last Friday, the District staff submitted an edited version of this plan to the School Board.  News of the newly edited plan has forced parents to guess about its possible effects on programs such as HCC, Special Education, ELL and more. Some of what is being posted online on blogs, etc., is misinformation.

However, District staff have created confusion with their sudden, recent rewrite of the proposed Student Assignment Plan, which is scheduled for a School Board vote on Wednesday, November 4.

The new plan lacks the specifics of the previous plan. The District suggests these program details have been removed because they change frequently, and will appear in unspecified other documents. What’s missing? Clear language about:

  • Pathways for the Highly Capable Cohort
  • Special Education
  • English Language Learners
  • International Schools
  • Montessori programs
  • K-8 schools and
  • Neighborhood school assignments

Additionally, the language around Grandfathering and Wait Lists is confusing and potentially limits the access our families have to Stevens, especially with our much constricted boundaries.

There has not been community engagement around these changes.

Both in terms of substance and process, the proposal undermines the District’s goals of transparency, accountability and stability. The Stevens PTA recommends that parents and concerned community members email School Board members at schoolboard@seattleschools.org, asking them to delay their vote until the proper time has been taken to vet the plan with stakeholders. Feel free to use any of this message’s content in composing your own email.