Spring Update from your PTSA

Welcome back from Spring Break-     

We’ve got quite a few items to get out to our members, it’s a busy Spring.
 
First off, we are looking for new executive board members for 2018-19 school year.  Look, we know your eyes just glazed over and are starting to scan the rest of this email to see what other info might be in here but please take a minute to hear us out.  Many of you took a break from the PTA after elementary school.  We get it.  Wow, those elementary days were busy.  The kids needed everything done for them and those teachers, man, did they have their hands full.  But now, there is light at the end of the tunnel.  The kids have almost made it, they get themselves up, breakfast(maybe) and to school, they don’t really need us as much. And really, they don’t want us around any way.  BUT, they still need you. Teachers, still need support, in some ways more than in elementary school.  Our PTSA provides this support and makes a lot of things happen with a pretty small budget.  However, we MUST have an executive board (President, Vice President, Co-Treasures and Secretary) to be able be to distribute any funds or to do any other business that the students and staff rely on.  All of us on the board work outside the home, full and/or part time.  We all have busy lives with our kids and all of their activities.  If we can do it, you can do it. And really, it’s not hard.  Learn some new things, have fun and make new friends!
 
What we need!  You! Okay, besides that, we need:
 
1. President, or Co-Presidents: 2 yr term.  Board meetings every month (we do a social in Dec. and in June) And a minim of four General Membership Meetings a school year.  Currently, we hold a Welcome Back Meeting in Sept., a Resources  Meeting in October, College Info Night in November, Safety Meeting in January or February, and our final Meeting in May. There is a requirement for at least one training session from the State PTSA, but this can be an evening meeting or an online session.  Kristin Arvidson, current President is “graduating” after serving 2 1/2 yrs as President, it is crucial to fill this role.
  
2. Vice President: 1-2yr term (1 year if taking over Presidents role) same meeting requirements as above.  This position is currently open.
 
3. Secretary: 2 yr term, same meeting requirements as above.  Current Secretary, Nicole Sipila, has served her two year term and will be taking over the PTSA Co-Chair Position for the Annual CSI Auction.
 
4. Treasurers apprentice: 1 year term with the intention of taking over the position (2 yr term) We have Co-Treasures, Katherine Machel & Michelle Gaither, who are just finishing year one of a two year term.  It would be best practice to have another Treasurer learning the ropes before taking over the position in the 2019-20 school year.
 
Besides executive board positions, we are in search of two more co-chairs for the annual auction.  One person to represent Sealth Athletics and another to represent the DSPA.  We’ll be planning through the summer for our November event.
 
Please consider taking one of these very important positions.  Your kids and community need you.  
Send any inquires to chiefsealthptsa@gmail.com 
Speaking of Auctions!  There are still spots available for the CSI Ladies Margarita Party on Cico de Mayo.  Last Party at Kristin Arvidson’s house.  $30, goes to the PTSA and you get a great evening with other Sealth ladies, hand made margaritas and snacks provided by your hosts, Kristin Arvidson and Nicole Sipila.  Please join us!  Email:kma206@msn.com for more information and to get yourself on the list.
Music Night Out!  Saturday, April 28th, starting at 5:30.  Tickets are still available at https://chiefsealthptsa.schoolauction.net/mno2018/
We are still in need of day of event set up, evening volunteers and clean up help.  Please contact Danielle Slota at danielle.slota@gmail.com, if you can help in any way on the 28th!
Also, we could use a few more desserts!  Email Nicole Sipila at alipisnic@gmail.com if you can bake or buy a fabulous dessert to be use during the Dessert Dash! Did you know that between Denny and Sealth, the Music/Performing Arts Program serves over 300 students?  Help support these amazing students.
Do you have a student in IB?  
 A mandatory meeting will be held in the auditorium during mentorship on Friday April 20th !  Go directly to the auditorium for mentorship thisFriday, April 20th if you are taking ANY IB exams! You will be given VITAL information about exams and how to retrieve your scores and about how to get your scores sent to college. BE THERE. IT’S MANDATORY!  From: Cairns, Teresa L tlcairns@seattleschools.org
Teacher Appreciation Week is coming.  May 7th – 11th.  Can you help?  Work has started on planning some really nice events to show our amazing teachers how much we appreciate all the work that they do for our students.  If you’re interested in finding ways to help, please contact Bonnie Gilbert at fatkitty@comcast.net.
 
Cyber Safety!  The Denny PTSA has invited us to their April 25th meeting, 7pm, the topic will be Cyber Safety. Want to know more about musically? Snap Chat? Sexting? Cyber-bulling?  Please join them in the Denny library.    

Lastly, we’d like to send a huge shout out and thank you to Marination!  What a great evening of Dine Out for Sealth we had back in February!  Please make sure to tell them Thank You, the next time your down on the waterfront.  
Thanks and Roll Hawks!

Cyber Safety Meeting 4/25 7pm (Denny PTSA)

 

We have been invited to the Denny PTSA Meeting on April, 25th at 7pm, in the Denny Library, topic will be Cyber Safety.

Next Sealth PTSA Board Meeting is on, Wednesday, April  25th. 7pm. For more information on attending or adding an item to the agenda, please email, chiefsealthptsa@gmail.com

Next Sealth General Meeting is on May 9th. This is when we will elect new officers, propose the 2018-19 years budget, and make changes to the standing rules. Please mark your calendars.

Townhall with Mayor Durkan, on Gun Safety 3/8 6:30

This Thursday, March 8th, Mayor Jenny Durkan will join with Seattle students, parents, community leaders and public health officials at Chief Sealth International High School for a Town Hall on Students Stopping Gun Violence moderated by KING 5’s Natalie Brand and KUOW’s Ross Reynolds.

All Chief Sealth students, parents, and faculty are invited to join and have conversation about how we can fight together for commonsense gun safety laws that protect our City, our neighborhoods, our schools, and our students.

When: Thursday, March 8th, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Who: Seattle area students, parents, educators, community advocates and organizations, and public health officials

Where: Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium’

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Soul Jambalaya Friday, 3/2 Sealth Auditorium 7pm

Dine Out for Sealth Tuesday Feb. 6th, 4-8pm at Marination Ma Kai

Please join us for a delicious fundraiser at Marination Ma Kai.  A portion of each sale on Tuesday Feb. 6th, from 4-8pm will go to Sealth!

Chief Sealth Multicultural Night Feb. 15th, 5pm Galleria

Thursday, Feb. 15th.

MultiCultural Poster 2018

Join us in the CSIHS Galleria for an evening of
free food, fun and fabulous performances!
Doors open at 5pm – Performances start at 6pm
Everyone is welcome at this FREE event!

 

Auction Update & other PTSA news

The count down to the Celebrate 60yrs of Sealth, 9th annual Auction is on. Event is Nov. 18th.
Do you have your tickets yet?  Please purchase at https://chiefsealthptsa.schoolauction.net/auction2017
 
Auction Needs:  We still need about 8-10 desserts for the Dessert Dash. Can you help?  Make or buy an amazing dessert.
Please contact Harriett Kilham at harriettethrash@gmail.com, to donate.
 
Wine!  We’d love your donation of bottles of wine for the Wine Grab.  Please make sure donations are worth at least $12.
Please contact Laura Probst, at laurajoprobst@gmail.com to make arrangements for a donations.
 
Do you have experience with Publisher Software?  We could use some help with updating our catalog.
Please contact Nicole Sipila at alipisnic@gmail.com or Kristin Arvidson at kma206@msn.com
 
Next PTSA General Meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 8th at 6:30 at the Confucius Ctr Classroom, Follow the signs.  We’ll have to take care of some quick PTSA business then it is – Sealth College Information Night!  You and your student are invited to hear our guest speakers, Meisha Wangerin, Financial Aid Counselor and Outreach Coordinator at Seattle University and Kelsey Mark, Undergraduate Admissions Counselor, at Seattle University.
They will be giving us a general road map to collegiate Finical Aid and Admissions.  This is an amazing opportunity to get information on the college process for students and their families.  Please join us.  Speakers start at 7pm
Fall Sports Banquet is also on Wednesday!  If you have a Fall Athlete please join use in the Galleria for dinner, starting at 5:15.  The program should wrap up around 7pm, so you can attend the College info night.  
 
Also, last Chief Sealth Football game tonight, SWAC, 7pm.  They will be playing Cleveland for the Chris Kato Trophy!  Come out and support your HAWKS!
Can you help The Closet?  
Chief Sealth International High School sends a big thank you to our wonderful community for sending in donations of gently used clothing, school supplies, and toiletries. Your generosity helps our homeless, foster, and low-income students.

We’re currently looking for donations of:

*new socks of all kinds — athletic, men’s & women’s dress, warm and casual

*new women’s panties and men’s boxer-briefs in all sizes
*new or gently used hooded sweatshirts, raincoats, and winter coats
*new or gently used gloves and mittens
*new or gently used athletic pants and shorts
*business wear for young women — blazers, skirts, dress pants, dresses and tops
*business wear for young men — suits, jackets, white shirts and ties

You may drop off donations at the school office Mondays – Fridays, 8 am – 4:30 pm. If you have any questions, please email Lisa Conley, parent volunteer, at lisalconley@hotmail.com. Thanks for thinking of our students!

Thanks Friends!  Have a good weekend. ROLL HAWKS!

Seattle Public Safety Survey

Seattle Public Safety Survey

Dear Parents, please visit publicsafetysurvey.org to take part in Seattle University’s 2017 Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making your neighborhood safer and more secure. The survey is available now through November 30th and is available in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya and Vietnamese. Please tell your friends, family, co-workers and community members about the survey. Public safety and security are community concerns. Please make sure your voice is heard by completing the 2017 Seattle Public Safety Survey today.
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. William Parkin (parkinw@seattleu.edu206-295-3254) or me.
Thank you in advance for helping us get the word out to the Seattle community.
Sincerely,

Puao Savusa | Graduate Student

MACJ | Seattle University | MCPP | ASGC 

901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

savusap@seattleu.edu

puao.savusa@seattle.gov

 

Auction 2017, Celebrate 60yrs of Sealth

Celebrate 60 years of Chief Sealth High School, from 1957-2017. Our 9th Annual Auction is November 18th, 5:30 at the Brockey Center.

Early Bird Ticket Sales on NOW, just $50, Price increases to $60 after Oct. 31st.

https://chiefsealthptsa.schoolauction.net/auction2017/tickets/ticket_sales

 We have a wonderful night planned.

There are Disneyland Passes and Hotel accommodations up for bid in our live auction, our amazing signature cocktail, an outstanding evening of musical entertainment provided by our CSI Jazz & Orchestra students, delicious food, and it’s all for the children.

Where does the money go?

Besides having a great night of food, cocktails, and community, we hold an auction to raise money for our three main support groups at Chief Sealth International High School.

 

Here are some of the ways the PTSA, Denny/Sealth Performing Arts and Athletics put your money to good use for our students.

Your PTSA:

  • Supported the Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Fine Arts, IB & Academy Prog. with financial reimbursements of up to $400 per department.
  • Provided financial and volunteer support for the Closet and other various Social Services at the school.
  • Gave funds to the Model UN club to participate in the U of W conference.

Your DSPA

  • Provided funds for instrument, equipment and music purchases for the band, orchestra and choir programs at Denny and Sealth.
  • Paid to bring world renowned musicians and instructors Ron and Bryan Carter out to teach clinics to the Denny and Sealth Jazz programs and to perform for the Denny and Sealth community.
  • Provided scholarship money to send a Sealth student to UW summer drum major camp.

Your Athletic Dept.

  • Golf- Course Fees for Practice and Drive Range
  • Swim- New swimsuits and head caps for Boys and girls
  • Boys & Girls Basketball- helped pay for uniforms and new balls

For more information or to volunteer: chiefsealthptsa@gmail.com

To Donate or Sponsorship information: Kirstin Moe at kirstinmoe@comcast.net

Won’t you join us!

2017-18 Chief Sealth PTSA Reflections Art Contest

2017-18 Chief Sealth PTSA Reflections Art Contest

This year’s theme is

 

 

What is Reflections Art Contest?

Reflections

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

Each year, Reflections challenges students to create art that supports a specific theme. Themes are selected from thousands of ideas submitted by students to National PTA’s Reflections Theme Search.

Young artists get involved in Reflections through their local PTA or PTSA. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are: Visual Arts Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production.

When is the Art Due?  TBD

Who do I contact for more information?

Your PTSA Reflections coordinator is Manolita Syle, for other details and an entry form please email at manolita8@yahoo.com.