Join us for our final meeting of the year on Thursday May 16 at 7pm in the Library. Meeting agenda and details coming soon!
GiveBIG on May 15th!!! Please join us in supporting the music and drama programs at Denny and Sealth by participating in The Seattle Foundation’s third annual GiveBIG event on Wednesday May 15th. By donating to DSPA (Denny Sealth Performing Arts) on our profile page, your donation will be “stretched” with additional matching funds from The Seattle Foundation and it’s corporate partners. DSPA is a registered 501(c) 3 non profit and your donations are deductible in accordance with tax law.
Simply click on this link and donate to DSPA anytime between midnight and midnight on May 15 and DSPA will be eligible for some of these stretch funds which will make your donation go even further. It only takes a few minutes to donate using your credit card. This is a perfect opportunity to ask out of town friends and family to help support the fabulous performing arts programs at Denny and Sealth. Just remember to donate on May 15th from midnight to midnight – Pacific time. Thanks for supporting our schools!
Come out for a fun day and support Chief Sealth Athletics! The 3rd Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday June 7 – register for only $100/individual golfer or organize a foursome for $400. The event will be at Foster Golf Links in Tukwila with an 8:30am shotgun start. Click here for full details and online registration! Questions? Contact Sam Reed (email@example.com)
Senior Grad Night tickets are on sale now! Tickets for this annual event are currently being sold for $75, either online or through Mr. Patterson in the bookroom. Immediately after the completion of the graduation ceremony on Wednesday June 12 (ceremony starts at 7:30pm at the Southwest Athletic Complex across from CSIHS), seniors will head over to the school cafeteria to check in and prepare for a night full of fun and surprises before returning to school at 6:00am on Wednesday morning.
Each ticket includes over $150 worth of activities, food and entertainment! Your senior won’t want to miss out on this post-graduation event and last chance to hang out with such a large group of friends. Ticket prices will go up to $100 the week of graduation.
We appreciate your feedback and ideas to help us be a strong and vibrant presence here at Chief Sealth. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey (only 8 questions) and let us know your thoughts. Results and next steps will be shared at an upcoming PTSA meeting. Thank you!
Join us on Thursday, March 14 at 7pm in the Library for our next general meeting.
This is the first of three meetings devoted to MAP testing and the standardized testing that our students participate in.
Join us Thursday for the first meeting, which is an information session addressing the pros and cons of MAP testing. Staff who have given the MAP will present their experience with the test and relate how it connects to student learning.
One hour before, the computer lab will be open for six parents/ guardians to take the MAP test with some staff from the Math Dept. This will give some of the community a direct experience which will be helpful for the conversation & lead everyone to a better understanding.
If you are interested in taking the MAP test, please contact Ted: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to the families at Chief Sealth communicating with staff to ensure that standardized testing is useful & appropriate for our students.
The detailed agenda for the night includes:
Welcome/ Introductions (5 minutes)
- PTSA Board Members
- Translators will not be attending
- Introduce yourself to 1-2 people you don’t already know
- Agenda review
- Reminder about PTSA membership, volunteer opportunities.
- Review of Budget
- Survey Monkey: midyear survey responses being compiled.
- Calendar Events:
- Water Week March 18 – 22nd
- A Million Bones Wrap-up week March 18th
- MultiCultural Night Wednesday, March 20th 6pm
- Big Band Dinner Saturday, March 23rd
Questions and Answers from Mr. Kinsey/School Update (30 minutes)
- Mr. Kinsey – opening comments and questions/answers
- Andra Maughan – plans for a Parent/Guardian Engagement & Education event
Discussion of MAP Testing
Wrap Up Comments (5 minutes)
- Thank you for coming, hope to see many of you around often this year.
Thanks to all who attended the general meeting on January 9th. Detailed meeting notes are now available - click here! Stay tuned for date & details for the next meeting.
Adolescent Depression and Suicide will be the topic of an information seminar & workshop at the High Point Public Library (3411 SW Raymond Street) on Tuesday, January 29th from 6pm – 8pm in the library conference room.
The Chief Sealth High School PTSA is proud to sponsor the evening’s program in partnership with Ken Gollersrud, teen librarian at the High Point Library.
Karyn Brownson, LMSW is a KingCounty trainer with the Youth Suicide Prevention Program. They are a statewide, nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce youth suicide attempts and deaths in Washington. Karyn will cover adolescent development and mental health, signs of depression and anxiety in teens, red flags for suicide risk and what parents can do to create a supportive environment, and intervene in a crisis. www.yspp.org.
Jane Koltracht works for the UW & Seattle Children’s Hospital on a project called the CARES study through the Treatment Clinic for Teens. They are a research clinic offering six months of treatment for suicidal/self-harming teenagers free of charge. She will be discussing their current recruiting plan for eligible teenagers which will be continuing to enroll teens for some time. email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you.
Chief Sealth PTSA’s officers, along with Denny’s PTSA, is endorsing an effort to get the Seattle School District to strengthen the Denny-Sealth “pathway” which was introduced prior to the building of the co-located campus. There have been several concerns about kids in Denny not being able to continue on at Sealth due to the changed attendance area boundaries. Read the letter from concerned parents being sent to Director McLaren and key district staff members. You can contact Ted Reed, PTSA President, for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Princeton Review Assessment (PRA) was created to help decide which test will allow your student to shine: the ACT or the SAT. Join us in January to get answers to your questions about both tests, and learn strategies for taking them.
The Princeton Review Assessment (PRA) is a two-part program:
1: Diagnostic, “Mock” Test (Students only)
- Provides an opportunity to become familiar with both the SAT & ACT – this test is half SAT and half ACT in one sitting
- Provides preliminary indication of whether you may do better on one test or the other
- Juniors, sophmores and freshmen are invited
2: Scores Back Strategy Session (Students and Parents/Guardians)
- The student receives a detailed score report showing strengths/weaknesses
- The report shows the correct answer to every test question (keep your test booklet!)
- Students are provided strategies and techniques that can be applied on the official ACT or SAT
- Saturday, January 12, 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.: Diagnostic test (students only) Chief Sealth Galleria. TESTING BEGINS AT 9:00 AM
- Thursday, January 31, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Scores Back Strategy Session (students & parents welcome) Chief Sealth Library
Students can register in the CSIHS Counseling Office or online at: https://csptsa.ejoinme.org/PrincetonAssessment2013
Optional $5.00 donation – may be paid online or brought to the Test
Presented by Chief Sealth PTSA
Questions? Contact Leslie Menstell at email@example.com