2016-17 Chief Sealth PTSA Reflections Art Contest

2016-17 Chief Sealth PTSA Reflections Art Contest

This year’s theme is

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What is Reflections Art Contest?

 

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?  11/11

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.

 

 

PTSA Last General Meeting of the year, 5/10 7pm

Please join us for our last General Meeting of the 2016-17 school year.  We will be voting on next years budget, updating the Standing Rules and electing new Executive Board Members.

Wed. May, 10th 7pm in the Confucius Ctr

Light snacks will be provided

 

2016-17 CSI HS Teacher / Staff Wish Lists

 

2016-17 CSI HS Teacher / Staff Wish Lists

1.Humphrey Ezeonwu

Math Dept.

Room 247

haezeonwu@seattleschools.org

-My wish list is to have 150 graphed notebooks for my students. It could be Composition Graphed Notebook or Spiral Graphed Notebook any one is fine.

2.Terra McFarlin

School Counselor – Students A-Ge

tjmcfarlin@seattleschools.org

-Bulletin board trim in simple colors of white, red, blue or black – solid colors, shape: wavy or straight doesn’t matter.

-Clothes pins

-String to hang “shirts” with info on them students could take off the board.

-Also some decorations for the ceiling, like hanging tissue paper fans, puffballs or lanterns in school colors or white or grey.

-A brochure stand: something like this https://www.amazon.com/Displays2go-Magazine-Standing-Fixture-WRF10T19/dp/B0096BK9E6/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1472147425&sr=8-6&keywords=brochure+stands

-And if anyone has any old office furniture, we could use two desk chairs. Or if money wasn’t an issue list, like say Russell Wilson wrote me a check. J

We’d like to set up the area by the printer like this:

Two chairs and a coffee table, a long table with two chrome books, locks for the Chromebooks, and a book shelf for us to print out scholarship applications.

3. Lisa Conley

PTSA Clothing Closet Chair Person

lisalconley@hotmail.com

We need:

* Plain white t-shirts (part of the Physical Ed uniform)

* Athletic shorts (also for PE)

* Athletic pants — soccer, sweat, running

* Men’s boxer brief underwear

* Men’s dark suits and jackets

* Socks – athletic, men’s dress and women’s styles too

Donations can be dropped off at the school during the weekday.

4. Pedro Lopez-Chaves DL Teacher

(Spanish & Social Studies)

Immersion program in Spanish @ CSIHS.

plchaves@seattleschools.org

This is my wish list:

Thank you so much for all your support!

5. Kim Dinh

Science Teacher

kadinh@seattleschools.org

Below if my Teacher wish list.

*Tri-Fold Presentation Boards (20pcs) for test taking privacy.

*Really Useful Boxes- 0.55 liter Pencil Cases (16 boxes) for storing colored pencils so each student can have a full set of colored pencils.

*Command Large Utility Hook White (9 hooks) for hanging hand towels near the sinks and saving us from using paper towels.

6.Yea-Jae Wang 

Chinese Class

Room 222

yewang@seattleschools.org

2 x post-it tabletop bleed resistant easel pad

7. Ina Shepard

Science Teacher

Room: 234B

Phone: 206-252-8634

ihshepard@seattleschools.org

–          A big supply of dish soap

–          16 dish sponges

–          16 dish towels

–          16 large command utility hooks

–          16 fine tip sharpie markers – black

–          Whiteboard pens – other than green, blue, red and black

–          Pilot G2 refillable ink – in purple, orange, blue, pink

–          White out

–          Food/candy/fun stuff for my stamp store (my way of bribing kids to do what they’re supposed to… they earn stamps and use that as money to buy things out of the stamp store…. Also there is an auction at the end of the semesters that they can bid on bigger ticket items like sports balls, selfie sticks, etc)

8. Diana Romero

Teacher, Proyecto Saber

daromero@seattleschools.org

-100 composition books

Any of the following books:

100 Years of the Best American Stories https://www.amazon.com/Years-Best-American-Short-Stories/dp/0547485859/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1473036082&sr=1-1&keywords=short+stories+somali

Amazon.com: 100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (9780547485850): Lorrie Moore, Heidi Pitlor: Books

www.amazon.com

The Man Who Could Fly and other Short Stories by Rudolfo Anaya

https://www.amazon.com/Stories-Chicana-Chicano-Visions-Americas/dp/080613738X/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1473035103&sr=1-5&keywords=short+stories+chicanos

The Fabulous Sinkhole and other stories by Jesus Salvador Trevino

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=a9_sc_1?rh=i%3Astripbooks%2Ck%3Athe+fabulous+sinkhole+and&keywords=the+fabulous+sinkhole+and&ie=UTF8&qid=1473036291

 9. Boo Balkan Foster

Title VII Program, Huchoosedah

Šǝqačib Teacher – Native American Education

balkanfoster@seattleschools.org

-Composition Notebooks – 60.  I would like to have my students journal this year.

-Removable “Tags” – My students will tag their journals for when I “got mail1”

10. Faith McCluskey

Math Teacher and Dept. Co-Chair

Room 245

fmmccluskey@seattleschools.org

Graphing Calculators!  Our math department would LOVE enough Texas Instruments TI-84 C Plus Silver Edition “Yellow School Bus” calculators (that are recharable) to have all math classrooms equipped with classroom sets (32 each).  We need 165 more calculators if we are to achieve our goal.  They go a long way in helping our students succeed.  Buy one!  Buy a bunch!!  They are a big ticket item, so any help is appreciated.  Contact Faith McCluskey at 252-8625 or email at fmmccluskey@seattleschools.org.

11. Tricia Nielsen

Spanish Teacher

Room 165

tlnielsen@seattleschools.org

206-252-8650

15-20 Spanish/English Dictionaries like these (hard copies last longer):

https://www.amazon.com/Websters-Explorer-Spanish-English-Dictionary-English/dp/1596951591/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473373896&sr=8-1&keywords=spanish+english+dictionary+hardcover

Amazon.com: Webster’s New Explorer Spanish-English Dictionary, Third Edition (English and Spanish Edition) (9781596951594): Merriam-Webster: Books

www.amazon.com

Amazon.com: Webster’s New Explorer Spanish-English Dictionary, Third Edition (English and Spanish Edition) (9781596951594): Merriam-Webster: Books

 

 

 

Back to School needs for the CSI Closet

It’s almost back to school time and the Chief Sealth International High School can use your help. We’re looking for donations of new or gently used clothing for our Clothing Closet which provides clothing, toiletries and school supplies for students with low incomes.

We need:

* Plain white t-shirts (part of the Physical Ed uniform)

* Athletic shorts (also for PE)

* Athletic pants — soccer, sweat, running

* Men’s boxer brief underwear

* Men’s dark suits and jackets

* Socks – athletic, men’s dress and women’s styles too

Donations can be dropped off at the school during the weekday. Or please contact us at chiefsealthptsa@gmail.com for other arrangements.

Thanks to our great West Seattle community that has provided us with so much good stuff and cash donations! Students appreciate and are greatly touched by your generosity. Sometimes knowing that there are people out there that care about them is as valuable to our students as the things they get from the Clothing Closet.

Fall Athletic Dates and Deadlines

Fall Athletic Dates and Deadlines
 
Applications for Football are due by 3 p.m., August 15th.
 
Applications for Cross Country, Golf, Girls Soccer, Girls Swimming, and Volleyball are due by 3pm, August 18th.
 
For more info and forms go to:
http://chiefsealthhs.seattleschools.org/student_activities/athletics/
 

Revised 1st Day Packet Stuffing:

Revised 1st Day Packet Stuffing:
 
Hello Everyone:
I am sorry to send this, but we have to move the “packet stuffing date”. The district does not even have the forms ready yet for us to start copying.
The NEW date is Wed, Aug 24th, 9am.
As before – I am happy to sign for Service Learning Hours for all students.
Please let me know if you are able to help, or if you have any students you will be sending.
Thank you for your help!
~ Donna
Donna Veenhuizen
Administrative Secretary
Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St.
Seattle, WA 98126
(direct) 206-252-8552 (main) 206-252-8550
www.chiefsealth.seattleschools.org/

Mid Summer Updates

Happy Summer CSI Families

Sorry to bring reality back so soon but some things to think about-
IB Classes:
If you student signed up for IB classes, there is HOME WORK!!!
Please go to http://chiefsealthhs.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4647&pageId=11440230
to see the list.
FALL Sports:
Dates and Deadlines
Applications for Football are due by 3 p.m., August 15th.
Applications for Cross Country, Golf, Girls Soccer, Girls Swimming, and Volleyball are due by 3pm, August 18th.
Go to: http://chiefsealthhs.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4647&pageId=26438
for more information on ASB Fees, Registration packets, and Eligibility information!
 

 

CSI PTSA-Athletics-DSPA Auction
Mark your calendars for Nov. 19th, 2016 at the Brocky Center.
Want to be involved in the fun?  Please email chiefsealthptsa@gmail.com
 
CSI PTSA
Our first meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 7pm, Confucius Center.
Please check our web site and the community Face Book page for more information and updates.
http://chiefsealthptsa.org/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/292081744230001/
From the district – School Messenger (Phone messages) Update
Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, schools will again be able to use phone notifications for non-emergency related announcements.

This last school year, the district’s use of phone notification to families was restricted. We heard from numerous stakeholders, including many of our English Language Learner (ELL) families, that this restriction was a barrier to sharing and receiving critical district and school information. After further review and clarification of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) rules, the district is launching a solution for families this fall.

This fall, the district will launch School Messenger’s Info Center, a resource that allows families to control and customize how they receive communications from the school or district.By default, all families will be automatically enrolled to receive all messages from the school/district and will have to update their preferences to opt-out of the communication. This will enable schools to utilize phone calls for non-emergency related issues, while also providing families with an easy way to opt-out of receiving non-emergency calls – if they so choose.

Families will be able to opt-out in a variety of ways:

  • Voice activated opt-out feature (available option during every call)
  • InfoCenter app from the Apple App Store of Google Play Market
  • Website: https://infocenter.schoolmessenger.com/ 
  • In-person requests or phone calls at individual schools

Additional information on the SchoolMessenger opt-out process will be coming home in students’ first day of school packets through direct family emails and the School Beat newsletter.

Student graduated?  Don’t want to receive these emails any more?  Please follow the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the page!  

Thanks CSI supporters!

Can you represent CSIHS on Thursday 23rd, 4:30 – 3 full time staff positions on the line/IB funding

Please join a group of PTSA, other parents and staff in telling the district that the cuts of 3 full time staff for the 2016-17 school year is not acceptable and that the $11 million budget excess should be used to fully fund IB schools!

Please see info below to sign up to speak.

Board Special Meeting 4:30 Thursday

John Stanford Center

2445 – 3 rd Avenue South, Seattle WA 98134

 

Public Hearing: 2016-2017 Recommended Budgets 

Those wishing to speak about the FY 2016-2017 Recommended Budgets may sign up at the public hearing to present oral testimony.

Testimony will be taken on a first-come, first serve basis according to the sign-up sheet at the public hearing.

Speakers will be given a maximum of three (3) minutes to speak.

How to Sign Up for Public Testimony The order of public testimony will be determined as follows: agenda action items, agenda introduction items, and then items of general interest. The order of agenda items will be alternated between those speaking in favor of a topic and those against the same topic, if possible. The Board agenda is posted by close of business the Friday before Board meetings. The School Board Office will take sign-ups for the public testimony list starting at 8:00am on the Monday before regular Board meetings and continue until 12:00 noon Tuesday before the meeting. The final list of public testimony will be posted on the Board agenda website by close of business the day before the regular Board meeting.

To sign up for public testimony, members of the public should e-mail boardagenda@seattleschools.org or call (206) 252-0040 and give their legal name, telephone number, e-mail address, and the topic they would like to address. (Since Seattle Public Schools is a public agency, this information will fall into the public domain.) If complete information is not provided, you will not be included on the list.

Please note, only the person who will be providing testimony may request the spot. The School Board Office is not able to contact every person who requests to speak at the meeting. Each person should check the website on Tuesday after 5:00pm to see where they are on the testimony list or whether they are on the waitlist. Individuals needing an accommodation to participate in a regular or special Board meeting, including those with disabilities or those requiring language interpreting services, should contact the School Board Office as soon as possible and no later than two days in advance of a regular meeting.

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate requests received less than 48 hours in advance.

Other ways to contact the Board: Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors PO Box 34165, MS 11-010 Seattle, WA, 98124-1165 schoolboard@seattleschools.org

Phone: (206) 252-0040

Ground Rules 

One person is to speak at a time.

 Comments should be addressed to the Board.

 Please adhere to the time limit on testimony. 

 The focus of comments should be on issues and solutions. 

 No racial slurs, personal insults, ridicule, or threats will be allowed. 

 All signs brought to meetings are subject to these ground rules. Also: o Signs must be held by hand o Signs cannot obstruct the view of others or television cameras o Signs cannot be posted on the walls 

 

General Rules

Each speaker will have up to two minutes to speak at a regular Board meeting. Speakers addressing agenda items will have preference if the list is full. For special Board meetings, public testimony will only be taken on the scheduled agenda item(s). The time limits must be observed so that 20 people will be able to speak during the time allotted for public testimony. In order to provide opportunities to address the Board, speakers are allowed only one 2-minute time per meeting. If you are not one of the first 20, you can ask to be added to the wait list. In the event that thirty five (35) or more public testimony requests are received prior to the Board meeting, an additional five (5) speaking slots will be made available for that meeting only, for a total of twenty five (25) speakers. If you want to give your time to someone else, you must attend the Board meeting and announce this to the Board when it is your turn to speak. The person to whom you cede your time will receive the remainder of your 2 minutes and should speak to the same topic. If you have handouts to give to the Board, please bring 10 copies and give them to Board staff ahead of the meeting. No one should approach the dais with handouts. The Board does not take public comments on issues related to personnel or individually named staff at Board meetings; speakers will be ruled out of order by the president. The president will also rule a speaker out of order for the use of name-calling, profanity, racial slurs or threats. Persons who attempt to disrupt the meeting will be asked to leave.

Info on new Bell Times for SPS

 

June 16, 2016

Dear Seattle Public Schools families,

Schools’ start and end times will change for the 2016-17 school year for all Seattle Public Schools.

Bell time revisions can be found here: http://bit.ly/1XYIVGV.

The change in school start times is designed to improve academic outcomes for secondary students. Research has shown that teenagers benefit from later start times resulting in more sleep, better health, reduced discipline and improved truancy rates. During the district’s community engagement process, most feedback from the community supported earlier start times for our younger students. Additionally, research has shown no negative impacts on elementary students when school begins earlier.

We recognize the challenges families face as they restructure their schedules, including potential impacts on before and after school childcare, after school activities and nutrition programs. The district has identified resources to help families address these challenges. These resources can be found here: http://bit.ly/1sIsCR3.

The decision to change bell times comes after a year-long analysis including family and school surveys, a national review of research and recommendations from a community based task force. Additional information on the bell times analysis process and community engagement can be found here: http://bit.ly/1t6K3e7.

We are working with community partners to help increase awareness about these changes and the resources available for families in advance of the 2016-17 school year.

Additionally, you can follow the district’s social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) for the latest updates throughout the summer. Families should also feel free to contact their school principal with any questions.

Sincerely,

Pegi McEvoy, Assistant Superintendent Operations
Seattle Public Schools

 

DSPA: Music Night Out April 30th, Call for donations

Hello Denny and Sealth Families!

As we hope you already know Denny-Sealth Performing Arts (DSPA) will be hosting it’s annual fundraising event, Music Night Out, on April 30th. We are seeking donations of bottles of wine for the evening’s wine grab. If you are able to donate a bottle of wine that is valued at $15 or more it would be greatly appreciated and a simple way to support music and drama enrichment for the students at Denny and Sealth. Please contact Angie Erdman (angieerdman@gmail.com) if you are able to contribute.

Thanks and hope to see you on April 30th!

The DSPA Board