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 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:

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

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
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:
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
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.
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: 
  • 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 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

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:

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:

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:

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.


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 ( if you are able to contribute.

Thanks and hope to see you on April 30th!

The DSPA Board

Community Meeting- Student Safety: Everything you need to know Wed. 9th 7pm library

Hello Seahawks Community,
In case you missed this information, I am sending it out again. I hope to see you all tomorrow.
Chief Sealth International High School and the CSIHS PTSA is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, March 9 at 7 pm in the library of the high school.
The topic of the meeting is “Student Safety: What you all need to
know”. Representatives from Seattle Public Schools, the Seattle Police
Department, and other community service providers will provide
information about how students, families and neighbors can be involved
in supporting student safety on campus and in the community. All CSIHS
and DIMS students, families, staff and neighbors are invited and
encouraged to attend.
Aida Fraser-Hammer, Principal, Chief Sealth International High School

3 Items of interest for our families, college info & meetings on Running Start / I. B.

Three items of interest for our families:

From the Counseling office:

1. Career/College Info Night –March 23rd 6:00-7:30 pm in the Library – Open to all students and families but geared towards Juniors and Seniors
10th Grade LA Classroom Lessons on Test Taking Skills and Test Anxiety
This will focus on how to pick a career or college and we will be asking the financial aid person from south to come and explain financial aid.

2. April 1st (3:30 pm) and April 6th (Mentorship) – Running Start Informational Meetings-

Any student who wants to take running start must attend one of the meetings. Parents are welcome but not required. During that meeting we will cover IB and Running Start. Also there is information on the school counseling page about IB Vs. Running Start that is what we will be covering plus student responsibilities should they choose to go through the RS program.


And lastly,

3. Information on APIASF Jump Start College Tour:

I hope this message finds you well. I am PoLin So, reaching out on behalf of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), to share information about the APIASF Jump Start College Tour, at University of Washington Bothell in approximately two weeks!

APIASF Jump Start College Tour

University of Washington Bothell

Presented by Wells Fargo

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Breakfast and lunch will be provided

Event is Free | Register here…

High school students (all years) and parents of all backgrounds, not just Asian or Pacific Islander, are welcome.

During this free event, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the college and financial aid application process and how to succeed in college and beyond. Attendees are also eligible for a chance to win various prizes. The first 100 students registered will be entered to win a JBL Bluetooth Portable Speaker!

We kindly request your help in doing any of the following:

· Share event information and circulate the event flyer.
· Share the registration link on social media and tag us (@APIASF).

Example: Register for @APIASF’s free workshop on 3/19: College, career, & financial planning: ‪#‎AAPIJumpStart‬

· Encourage your network and colleagues at Seattle Public Library to attend or spread the word about the event!

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks so much.
Warmest regards,

Project Coordinator, Development & Communications

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)

2025 M Street NW, Suite 610, Washington, D.C. 20036

(202) 715-0792 | |

Please help us meet our auction goal!

The Give button is now open!  Let the after-party begin!

Attention all Seahawks!!!On Saturday, February 20th we rocked the Brockey Center with Seahawk Power!!!

We were serenaded by the sounds of our very own Mariachi Band and greeted by Sammy the Seahawk. While everyone was mingling with friends, bidding, and sipping on wine or beer with appetizers of course, we listened to the sweet sounds of Denny Jazz directed by Zachariah MacIntyre.

ASB dazzled us in their formal attire working the room selling raffle tickets and we must say they did a great job!

Our very own principal open the show with a welcome and the live show began! While salad was being served, David our auctioneer rocked the mic and during dinner we heard the sounds of sweet jazz from our very own Chief Sealth Jazz band directed by Brian Goetz.

We would like to thank our guests who showed up, and opened up their hearts and wallets to the students and staff at Chief Sealth International High School. We want to thank the teachers and staff who volunteered their time and services.  Your wealth of talent was definitely the backbone of this successful auction. Thanks to our parent volunteers who spent tons of money and donated their time in the process. We owe this year’s success of the 7th Annual Seahawk Spirit Auction: Passport to Excellence to all of you!!!

Drum roll please!  We would like to raise an additional $8,000 to meet our fundraising goal!

Like all parties, there must be an after-party!  We would like to open this part of the after-party to our online Chief Sealth Community!!!

The Give button is now open!  Let the after-party begin!