Tis the season for giving!  Please help our Chief Sealth International students and their families.

There are many ways to help CSI, please consider giving to one or both of these important crowd funding campaigns below.  Please share these links with your friends and family that would also be able to support our CSI community.

 

CSI PTSA General Fund-

We are not able to hold our annual auction.  Help us replenish our annual PTSA budget to provide need essentials for our students.

https://chiefsealthptsa.schoolauction.net/2021directdrive/g/ptsa

or

Gift Cards for Sealth Families

This campaign will help our CSI families that are in need of basic supports, many for the first time. If you are able, we would appreciate your donation.

https://chiefsealthptsa.schoolauction.net/2021directdrive/g/giftcards

 

 

Another way to help Sealth is by using our Amazon link for all of your Amazon Cyber Monday shopping!  We get a greater percentage of your sales by entering the site through the link below:

https://www.amazon.com/?tag=chsept-20   Bookmark it and help all year by doing your usual shopping.

Or just enter the site through the link on our CSI PTSA web site:

http://chiefsealthptsa.org/

 

Thank you Sealth supporters!  We appreciate every one of you.  Wishing you all the best through the holidays and cheers to a less chaotic 2021!

 

Your CSI PTSA

Bonnie Gilbert & Harriette Kilham-Thrash, Interim Co-Presidents

Nicole Sipila, Interim Vice President

Katherine Mache & Michelle Gaither, Interim Co-Treasurers

Susan Defant, Secretary, Elect

Betsy Duncan, Interim Membership Chair

Danielle Slota, Co-Communications Chair

Michelle Mc Breen, Member at Large

Breanna Whited, Staff & Teacher Representative, Elect

SEALTH needs You

Volunteer for the Executive Board:

The list of needs a volunteer can fill is endless and the special talents of volunteers cannot be purchased. Every community has available talent and resources that will benefit the PTA and, in turn, the students. People will be more supportive of public education when asked to share some of their time as volunteers. A volunteer can be many things: a role model for students, an extra pair of hands to help teachers or staff, and a liaison between the school and community.  Volunteers can be executive board members, or fill additional positions such as legislative chair, BLT, outreach, support of students in need, auction and other fundraising or simply be available as needed for PTSA activities. 

Please contact Chief Sealth PTSA at chiefsealthptsa@gmail.com

Outline of Executive Board Positions for Chief Sealth International (CSI) HS Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and Requirements by State and National PTA organizations.

All CSI PTSA Board positions require the following;

·        Join CSI PTSA and pay membership free ( scholarships available for those in need)

·        Attend one Board Meeting per month during the year, July – June. 

·        Attend four General Meetings per year

·        Attend at least one WA State PTA training per board member, per year. (Many trainings available virtually)

President  & or Co Presidents                         Term:  2 years

·        Plan board meeting agendas and logistics

·        Plan general meeting agendas and logistics

·        Lead board and general meetings

·        Sign checks, documents and contracts  (Check signatory approval requires in-person registration at Bank of America)

Time commitment:  2 to 8 hours per Month depending on time of year, including meeting time.

Can be divided between two co-presidents. 

Reference:  Official Present/Vice President Washington State PTA Handbook- President-Handbook-2019-20-FINAL%20(1).pdf

Vice President           Term:  2 years

·        Work with the President and other board members to distribute email communications and other correspondence as it pertains to our CSI community.

·        Add members to GOOGLE groups to receive communication from CSI PTSA Gmail Acct

·        Run meetings in absence of President and/or Co-President. 

·        Support varying committees (e.g., Communications Chair, Fundraising, Teacher Appreciation).

·        Schedule/ensure PTSA representative at school functions (e.g., Multicultural Night, CSI Open Houses). 

·        Signatory on checking account.   (Signatory approval requires in-person registration at Bank of America)

 Time Commitment:  2 to 6 hours per Month depending on time of year, including meeting time. 

Treasurer (s)                         Term:  2 years   (This position can be held by co-Treasures)

·        Manage the budget and allocations to different programs. 

·        Pay bills, including writing and signing checks.   Two board members must sign each check.  (Check signatories must register in-person at Bank of America). 

·        Deposit checks payable to PTSA.

·        Track income and expenses in (online) Money Minder accounting software.

·        Pick up mail at school 2-4 times a month to ensure prompt deposit of checks, payment of bills, and forwarding of membership applications received by mail. 

·        Prior to each Board meeting, reconcile Money Minder to the bank statement, run the Treasurer’s report, and present the report and budget at meetings.

·        In October of each year, process the Washington State Annual report and the Federal 990-N postcard. 

·        Provide tax-receipts to donors contributing over $25 in donations. 

         Help set up and process the annual auction proceeds and run CC billing.  

         Over see at least one financial review a year to be in compliance with WA State PTA standing rules.

Time Commitment:  2 to 6 hours per month depending on time of year, including meeting time. 

Position can be divided between two co-treasurers, e.g., One handles mail, deposits and communications, and the other handles the bill payments, bank reconciliations, and reporting. 

Reference:  Official WA ST PTA Handbook 2020-2021-Treasurer-Handbook.pdf

Membership                       Term:  2 years

·        Work with board to recruit new membership and maintain current members.

·        Input new members into the Membership Planet Software.

Time commitment in fall (new members joining):  ~5 hours per month, including meeting time. 

Time commitment after members have signed up: ~2 hour per month, including meeting time. 

 Reference:  Official WA ST PTA https://www.wastatepta.org/pta-leaders/leader-resources/membership-database/

All PT(S)A must meet these requirements:   

https://www.wastatepta.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020-21-Deadline-Dates-FINAL.pdf

Who Can Be a Volunteer?

Working parents, stay-at-home parents, young adults, grandparents–basically anyone can be an invaluable PTA volunteer. The volunteer does not have to be a college graduate and can be young or middle-aged, work outside the home or within the home, or be retired.

What Skills Are Required?

While there is always a need for those with expertise in a given area such as communications, marketing, social media, legislation, etc., any volunteer with a desire to learn new skills who is willing to actively participate and follow through is welcome to submit an application.

Why Do People Volunteer?

Most people will volunteer because they have specifically been asked. And, of course, many will volunteer for fun and socialization.

In addition, many people volunteer with PTA to:

·        Feel needed

·        Learn something new

·        Explore a career

·        Get to know a community

·        Help someone

·        Gain a skill

·        Test themselves

·        Become an “insider”

·        Test leadership skills

·        Have a sense of purpose

·        Keep busy

·        Feel good

·        Have an impact

·        Be part of a team

·        Make new friends

·        Share a skill/talent

·        Gain status

·        Demonstrate commitment to a cause

·        Do one’s duty

·        Keep skills alive

·        Fill a gap

·        Have an excuse to do something they love

·        See that resources are well allocated

·        Be a watchdog

·        Because there is no one else to do it

·        Have an alternative to giving money

·        Take Action, It’s Time to Get Involved

Whatever your reasons for wanting to volunteer, we welcome any member to apply for an executive board or committee position, with the CSI PTSA.  

We welcome you.           We NEED you.       We promise you will have fun.

Contact us at: chiefsealthptsa@gmail.com

Principal’s Weekly Message – 3/14/2021

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Good Evening Chief Sealth Families,

I hope this first day of daylight savings for 2021 finds you all  in good health and spirits.  Spring is almost here.  We are indeed fortunate to live in an area full of scenic beauty. 

As you may have heard, Governor Inslee has ordered the reopening of all high schools by April 19th.  This means that we will soon get the wonderful opportunity to welcome our students back on campus before the end of the school year.  We are all excited! The second set of good news is that you can watch our incredible talented Mock Trial Team in action at the state competition this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please contact me if you would like to get the zoom link for these events.  

City Year invites students and the community to join their virtual spaces.  Please see their flyer here for details –New City Year Community Spaces Flyer (PDF).pdf 

Students and families can continue to come to the Denny side of campus for meals for the entire family.  You can pick up enough food for the day or for the week.  This service is available between 11:00 and 1:00 on school days.  Another way we at Chief Sealth can help during this stressful time is to provide financial help with food, utilities and limited help with rent.   Reach out to our social workers if you have a need.  Here is the link – https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WNEx1HRgMkiHg1Hqb23SJxABi9xiY3xAsX3cJWvjpDRURUo4VEtQSThEM1VLNUw2TDVHMUw0QVFBVi4u

Season 2 of Sports is just over a month away,  All sports registration is online this year.  If your child wishes to participate in baseball, basketball, track, wrestling, tennis, boys swim & dive, girls fastpitch softball or boys soccer, please register them via the link on the Chief Sealth Athletics page on our website https://seattleschools-wa.finalforms.com.  We follow strict COVID-19 safety measures to ensure your student’s health while participating in sports.

The Anti-Bullying assembly will be held next week Friday.  We are looking forward to having big name guests like Magic Johnson, Dixie D’Amelio, Anthony Anderson and more as they present uplifting information and personal insight regarding self-advocacy and courage.  Your child can even enter for a chance to win an Xbox or $500 Visa gift card.  See the attached flyer for more information –AntiBullying Assembly.docx 

As we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our children and community, the district will continue to work with the teachers union to finalize the details about a safe return to school.  Stay tuned to the news and other communication sources for information as it develops.  We have missed our students and we look forward to their return. 

Please take care of yourselves, my friends.  It’s great to be a Seahawk!  

Aida Fraser-Hammer, Principal – Chief Sealth International High School


ESPAÑOL

Buenas noches, familias de Chief Sealth,

Espero que este primer día de ahorro de luz diurna para 2021 los encuentre a todos con buena salud y ánimo. La primavera ya casi está aquí. De hecho, somos afortunados de vivir en un área llena de belleza escénica.

Como habrán escuchado, el gobernador Inslee ha ordenado la reapertura de todas las escuelas secundarias para el 19 de abril. Esto significa que pronto tendremos la maravillosa oportunidad de dar la bienvenida a nuestros estudiantes al campus antes de que finalice el año escolar. ¡Estamos todos emocionados! La segunda buena noticia es que puede ver a nuestro increíble y talentoso equipo de prueba simulada en acción en la competencia estatal este jueves, viernes y sábado. Comuníquese conmigo si desea obtener el enlace de zoom para estos eventos.

City Year invita a los estudiantes y a la comunidad a unirse a sus espacios virtuales. Consulte su folleto aquí para obtener más detalles: New City Year Community Spaces Flyer (PDF).pdf 

Los estudiantes y las familias pueden continuar viniendo Denny al otro lado del campus para las comidas de toda la familia. Puede recoger suficiente comida para el día o la semana. Este servicio está disponible entre las 11:00 y la 1:00 todos los días escolares. Otra forma en que Chief Sealth podemos ayudar durante este momento estresante es brindar ayuda financiera con alimentos, servicios públicos y ayuda limitada con el alquiler. Comuníquese con nuestros trabajadores sociales si lo necesita. Aqui esta el link –  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WNEx1HRgMkiHg1Hqb23SJxABi9xiY3xAsX3cJWvjpDRUMElWTjZEVjRXSVVDRTdOTFhMQ1kwMEE4My4u

Falta poco más de un mes para la secunda sesion de deportes. Todos los registros deportivos están en línea este año. Si su hijo desea participar en béisbol, baloncesto, atletismo, lucha, tenis, natación para niños, softbol de lanzamiento rápido para niñas o fútbol para niños, regístrelo a través del enlace en la página de Chief Sealth Athletics en nuestro sitio web. https://seattleschools-wa.finalforms.com . Seguimos estrictas medidas de seguridad COVID-19 para garantizar la salud de su estudiante mientras participa en deportes.

La asamblea Anti-Bullying se llevará a cabo el próximo viernes de la semana. Esperamos contar con invitados de renombre como Magic Johnson, Dixie D’Amelio, Anthony Anderson y más, ya que presentan información edificante y conocimientos personales sobre la autodefensa y el coraje. Su hijo puede incluso participar para tener la oportunidad de ganar una tarjeta de regalo Xbox o Visa de $500. Consulte el folleto adjunto para obtener más información. AntiBullying Assembly.docx 

A medida que continuamos dando prioridad a la salud y la seguridad de nuestros niños y la comunidad, el distrito continuará trabajando con el sindicato de maestros para ultimar los detalles sobre un regreso seguro a la escuela. Esté atento a las noticias y otras fuentes de comunicación para obtener información a medida que se desarrolle. Hemos extrañado a nuestros estudiantes y esperamos su regreso.

Por favor, cuídense, amigos míos. ¡Es gran ser un Seahawk!

Aida Fraser-Hammer, directora – Chief Sealth International High School


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Principal’s Weekly Update – 1/17/2021

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I hope you are enjoying this Sunday evening.  

Tomorrow we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and all schools are closed. 

The end of the semester is around the corner – only 10 days away.   However, there is still time to improve grades or conversely for grades to drop.  Please encourage all students to stay on task and persevere to the end.  Report cards will not be mailed home this semester but will be available online on the Source.  Information about this will be shared with you soon.  Remember that the lowest passing grade is a “C-“.  So, students who earn D’s and E’s will receive an “Incomplete” grade for the course.  They will have to make up these classes by demonstrating mastery in the content area in order to get credit and a passing grade.  It is not too late to make a plan with the teachers to demonstrate mastery.  Please see the end of semester bell schedule here – End of Semester 1 Schedule.pdf 

Students and parents/guardians will be able to view 2nd semester schedules on the Source starting on Wednesday afternoon.  Please review these schedules with your student.  If there are concerns with the classes, please let us know as soon as possible.  As always, all requests for corrections must satisfy the specific criteria in order to be considered.  Registration for 2021-2022 for all returning and incoming students will begin in February.

The Chief Sealth PTSA is having General meeting this Tues January 19.  This meeting will include invaluable information for parents about mental health issues, services and resources through the CSI social workers, teen health center, nurse and other community resources.  You are invited to this meeting which will be conducted via Zoom Tuesday at 7:00 PM.  You must register in advance for this meeting using this link – PTSA Meeting This Tuesday.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Chief Sealth will host a special event for prospective students and their parents who are interested in finding out more about what Chief Sealth has to offer.  If you know of any 8th graders or others who are wondering if Chief Sealth in the right place for them, let them know about this Prospective Student Open House on Thursday February 11th.

The deadline is fast approaching to submit a photo to the yearbook staff so your child can be featured in this year’s historic pandemic yearbook.  Submit a photo to this website- http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=7407  .  Be sure to read the instructions before submitting your student’s photo.

The winners of the Attendance Matters Competition – Mr. Derseh’s and Ms. Hubert’s mentorship classes – can pick up their certificates and gift cards on Wednesday in the dive-thru.

The City of Seattle wants to pay for the first 2 years or more of your child’s college.  That’s right, and there are no strings attached.  The Seattle Promise Program offers free tuition to the graduates of Seattle Public Schools.  However, to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity, students must reach out to the Seattle Promise Outreach Specialist.  The deadline to sign up for this opportunity is February 1.

This is an exciting time at Chief Sealth.  We look forward to getting together some time in the near future to talk about our individual and collective journeys and to celebrate our successes.   

Have a great week, my friends!  It’s great to be a Seahawk!!

Aïda Fraser-Hammer, Principal -Chief Sealth International High School

ESPAÑOL

Espero que disfrutes del tiempo con su familia este domingo.

Mañana celebramos el Día del Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. y todas las escuelas estarán cerradas.

El fin del semestre está a la vuelta de la esquina, a solo 10 días de distancia. Sin embargo, todavía hay tiempo para mejorar las calificaciones o, por el contrario, para que bajen. Anime a todos los estudiantes a permanecer concentrados y perseverar hasta el final. Las boletas de calificaciones no se enviarán por correo a casa este semestre, pero estarán disponibles en línea en la Fuente. La información sobre esto se compartirá con usted pronto. Recuerda que el la calificación más baja para aprobar es una “C-“. Entonces, los estudiantes que ganan D’s y E’s recibirán una calificación de “Incompleto” para el curso . Tendrán que recuperar estas clases demostrando dominio en el área de contenido para obtener crédito y una calificación aprobatoria. No es demasiado tarde para hacer un plan con los maestros para demostrar dominio. Consulte el horario de campana de fin de semestre aquí –  End of Semester 1 Schedule.pdf 

Los estudiantes y los padres / tutores podrán ver los horarios del segundo semestrales en the Source a partir del miércoles por la tarde. Por favor revise estos horarios con su estudiante. Si hay inquietudes con las clases, háganoslo saber lo antes posible. Como siempre, todas las solicitudes de corrección deben satisfacer los criterios específicos para ser consideradas. Registracion para el ano 2021-2022 para todos los estudiantes que regresan y que ingresan comenzará en febrero.

El PTSA de Chief Sealth tendrá una reunión este martes 19 de enero. Esta reunión incluirá información invaluable para los padres sobre problemas de salud mental, servicios y recursos a través de los trabajadores sociales de CSI, el centro de salud para adolescentes, la enfermera y otros recursos comunitarios. Está invitado a esta reunión que se llevará a cabo a través de Zoom el martes a las 7:00 p.m. . Debe registrarse con anticipación para esta reunión utilizando este enlace: Reunión de PTSA este martes . Después de registrarse, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con información sobre cómo unirse a la reunión.

Chief Sealth organizará un evento especial para los futuros estudiantes y sus padres que estén interesados en saber más sobre lo que Chief Sealth tiene para ofrecer. Si conoce alguno de grado 8 u otras personas que se pregunten si Chief Sealth está en el lugar adecuado para ellos, hágales saber sobre esto casa abierta para futuros estudiantes el jueves 11 de febrero .

Se acerca rápidamente la fecha límite para enviar una foto al anuario personal para que su hijo pueda aparecer en el anuario histórico de la pandemia de este año. Envíe una foto a este sitio web http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=7407 . Asegúrese de leer las instrucciones antes de enviar la foto de su estudiante.

Los ganadores de la competencia Attendance Matters, las clases de tutoría del Sr. Derseh y la Sra. Hubert, pueden recoger sus certificados y tarjetas de regalo el miércoles en el dive-thru.

La ciudad de Seattle quiere pagar los primeros 2 años o más de la universidad de su hijo. Eso es correcto, y no hay condiciones. los Promesa de Seattle El programa ofrece matrícula gratuita a los graduados de las Escuelas Públicas de Seattle. Sin embargo, para aprovechar esta tremenda oportunidad, los estudiantes deben acercarse al Especialista en extensión de Seattle Promise . La fecha límite para inscribirse en esta oportunidad es el 1 de febrero.

Este es un momento emocionante en Chief Sealth. Esperamos reunirnos en algún momento en el futuro cercano para hablar sobre nuestros viajes individuales y colectivos y celebrar nuestros éxitos.

¡Que tengan una gran semana, amigos! ¡¡Es gran ser un Seahawk !!

Aïda Fraser-Hammer, Directora –  Chief Sealth International High School
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Principal’s Weekly Update – 1/10/2021

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Hello Seahawks,

The new year is well on its way at Chief Sealth.  The focus is on strengthening our effective teaching strategies as we end the semester on Wednesday January 27th.  All students in danger of receiving an incomplete grade for any class are encouraged to talk to their teachers this week to find out how to raise their grade.   Teachers should be reaching out to you regarding intervention plans for these students  and partnering with you to develop a plan that works for your child.  If you have questions or concerns regarding your student’s progress, you can send them to me by filling out this form –  Request for Communication from School Personnel

If you are in need of help with basic needs, please fill out this simple form –  Needs Request Form     Version en espanol: – Solicitud de Necesidades  Thank you for placing your trust in us and thank you for being an awesome supportive community.  

Next Monday January 18 is the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.  We will adjust the remote learning schedule to accommodate the loss in time due to the holiday and the end of semester break.  We will have a special schedule for next week and the week following.  Here is the schedule – End of Semester 1 Schedule

Congratulations to the students in Mr. Derseh’s and Ms. Hubert’s Mentorship classes.  They are the winners of the 9th grade Attendance Matters Competition.  The winning classes averaged more than 96% overall attendance over the 2-week span in December.  These students will get their prizes soon.  If your child’s Mentorship class did not win, no worries.  We plan to expand the Attendance Matters Competition to all grade levels soon.  Please encourage your student to attend class every day.  They can be winners because Attendance Matters!

As some of you may have heard, Chief Sealth is revamping its course offerings with a focus on equitable access to challenging content in non-honors classes. Please complete a short survey to share your input to help guide us as we explore this topic for implementation next year. Here is the link to the  SURVEY It should take no more than 2 minutes. 

As I close this message today, I want to thank you all for your continued support of Chief Sealth.  Together we make this a strong community devoted to our students.  We remain steadfast in our commitment to educational equity, eliminating opportunity gaps and ensuring educational excellence for each and every student.  

I wish you joy, peace and continued hope for a bright future.  

Have a great week.  It’s great to be a Seahawk!

Aida Fraser-Hammer, Principal
Chief Sealth International High School


ESPAÑOL

Hola Seahawks,

El año nuevo está en camino en Chief Sealth. El enfoque está en fortalecer nuestras estrategias de enseñanza efectivas al finalizar el semestre el miércoles 27 de enero. Se anima a todos los estudiantes en peligro de recibir una calificación incompleta en cualquier clase a que hablen con sus maestros esta semana para saber cómo mejorar su calificación. Los maestros deben comunicarse con usted con respecto a los planes de intervención para estos estudiantes y colaborar con usted para desarrollar un plan que funcione para su hijo. Si tiene preguntas o inquietudes sobre el progreso de su estudiante, puede enviármelas completando este formulario: Solicitud de comunicación del personal escolar

Si necesita ayuda con sus necesidades básicas, complete este sencillo formulario:Solicitud de Necesidades Gracias por depositar su confianza en nosotros y gracias por ser una comunidad de apoyo increíble.

El próximo lunes 18 de enero es el feriado de Martin Luther King Jr. Ajustaremos el horario de aprendizaje remoto para acomodar la pérdida de tiempo debido este dia libre y dia libre al final del semestre. Tendremos un horario especial para la próxima semana y la semana siguiente. Aquí está el horario: Horario de fin de semestre 1

Felicitaciones a los estudiantes de las clases de tutoría del Sr. Derseh y la Sra. Hubert. Son los ganadores del 90 grado en la competencia Asistencia si importa. Las clases ganadoras promediaron más del 96% de asistencia general durante el lapso de 2 semanas en diciembre. Estos estudiantes recibirán sus premios pronto. Si la clase de mentoría de su hijo no ganó, no se preocupe. Planeamos expandir la Competencia de Asistencia a todos los niveles pronto. Anime a su hijo a asistir a clases todos los días. Pueden ser ganadores porque La asistencia si importa !

Como algunos de ustedes habrán escuchado, Chief Sealth está renovando sus ofertas de cursos con un enfoque en el acceso equitativo a contenido desafiante en clases que no son de honores. Complete una breve encuesta para compartir sus comentarios y guiarnos mientras exploramos este tema para implementarlo el próximo año. Aquí está el enlace –   ENCUESTA . No debería tomar más de 2 minutos.

Al cerrar este mensaje hoy, quiero agradecerles a todos por su continuo apoyo a Chief Sealth. Juntos hacemos de esta una comunidad sólida dedicada a nuestros estudiantes. Seguimos firmes en nuestro compromiso con la equidad educativa, eliminando las brechas de oportunidades y asegurando la excelencia educativa para cada uno de los estudiantes.

Les deseo alegría, paz y la esperanza continua de un futuro brillante.

Que tengas una buena semana. ¡Es gran ser un Seahawk!

Aida Fraser-Hammer, Directora
Chief Sealth International High School

March CSI PTSA General Meeting, 24th, 7pm via Zoom

Pre register (required) for this meeting. Link to be provided soon.

Principal’s Weekly Update Wk of 1/4/2021

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Greetings Chief Sealth Families,

Happy new year!  Welcome to 2021!  I wish you all a glorious, fabulous and exciting year.  2021 will be a year of hope and growth.

I look forward to the fulfillment of promises made and promise kept.  Our staff promised to take care of your students and we will continue to do so.  Rest assured that our seniors will graduate in June, and they will leave us wiser and empowered with a resilience that has been sharpened by the restrictions and sacrifices forced on them by the pandemic.  Our Freshmen will meet their teachers face to face, and the rest of our students will return to school with a broader sense of self and their purpose in this world.  As you know, we have vowed to change the outcomes for students who are furthest removed from educational justice by addressing the patterns that lead to low achievement. Please trust us, reach out to us and tell us about your student.  Also, if you are in need of help with food or other basic needs, please reach out to us.  We have a small bucket of funds available to offer help to our families.This week, we will get back into the groove of remote learning.  We are preparing for the end of the semester in a few weeks, so check in with teachers and counselors to ensure that your student’s grade reflect their best work.  We also have lots of free tutoring available so just let us know.  City Year is here to provide social time and fun events.  Reach out to them.  Chief Sealth is your school.  Let’s work together to make it great.

Thank you for sending your children to Chief Sealth.  2021 is going to be a great year to be a Seahawk!

Aida Fraser-Hammer, Principal – Chief Sealth International High School.

ESPAÑOL

Saludos, Familias de Chief Sealth,

¡Feliz año nuevo! ¡Bienvenido al 2021! Les deseo a todos un año glorioso, fabuloso y emocionante. 2021 será un año de esperanza y crecimiento.

Espero el cumplimiento de las promesas hechas y las promesas cumplidas. Nuestro personal prometió cuidar a sus estudiantes y continuaremos haciéndolo. Tenga la seguridad de que nuestros estudiantes de último año se graduarán en junio y nos dejarán más sabios y empoderados con una capacidad de recuperación que se ha agudizado por las restricciones y los sacrificios que les impuso la pandemia. Nuestros estudiantes de primer año se encontrarán con sus maestros cara a cara, y el resto de nuestros estudiantes regresarán a la escuela con un sentido más amplio de sí mismos y su propósito en este mundo. Como saben, nos hemos comprometido a cambiar los resultados para los estudiantes que están más alejados de la justicia educativa al abordar los patrones que conducen a un bajo rendimiento. Por favor confíe en nosotros, comuníquese con nosotros y cuéntenos sobre su estudiante. Además, si necesita ayuda con alimentos u otras necesidades básicas, comuníquese con nosotros. Tenemos un pequeno fondo para ayudar nuestras familias, 

Gracias por enviar a sus hijos a Chief Sealth. ¡2021 será un gran año para ser un Seahawk!

Aida Fraser-Hammer, directora Chief Sealth International High School

Help Sealth New CrowdFunding Links-

Tis the season for giving!  Please help our Chief Sealth International students and their families.

There are many ways to help CSI, please consider giving to one or both of these important crowd funding campaigns below.  Please share these links with your friends and family that would also be able to support our CSI community.

CSI PTSA General Fund-

We are not able to hold our annual auction.  Help us replenish our annual PTSA budget to provide need essentials for our students.

https://chiefsealthptsa.schoolauction.net/2021directdrive/g/ptsa

or

Gift Cards for Sealth Families

This campaign will help our CSI families that are in need of basic supports, many for the first time. If you are able, we would appreciate your donation.

https://chiefsealthptsa.schoolauction.net/2021directdrive/g/giftcards

Another way to help Sealth is by using our Amazon link for all of your Amazon Cyber Monday shopping!  We get a greater percentage of your sales by entering the site through the link below:

 https://www.amazon.com/?tag=chsept-20   Bookmark it and help all year by doing your usual shopping.

Or just enter the site through the link on our CSI PTSA web site:

http://chiefsealthptsa.org/

Thank you Sealth supporters!  We appreciate every one of you.  Wishing you all the best through the holidays and cheers to a less chaotic 2021!

Your CSI PTSA

Bonnie Gilbert & Harriette Kilham-Thrash, Interim Co-Presidents

Nicole Sipila, Interim Vice President

Katherine Mache & Michelle Gaither, Interim Co-Treasurers

Susan Defant, Secretary, Elect

Betsy Duncan, Interim Membership Chair

Danielle Slota, Co-Communications Chair

Michelle Mc Breen, Member at Large

Breanna Whited, Staff & Teacher Representative, Elect

Welcome to CSI PTSA 2020-21

Next General Meeting via Zoom, some time in Jan. of 2021, stay tuned for more details.

Oct. General Membership Meeting Cancelled

We’ve cancelled our General Membership Meeting for Tuesday, Oct. 16th. Please join us, along with our sister school Denny International Middle School on Thursday, Oct. 18th, 6:30 in the Denny/Sealth Auditorium for a screening of the movie Angst!

Special screening of Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety
October 18th Denny/Sealth Auditorium 6:30 – 8:00
Join Denny International Middle School for a special screening of Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety, a film created to break the stigma around anxiety and open up the conversation around mental health.
Film makers believe there is power in watching as a community; power to change and permission to talk about it. The fifty-three minute film will be followed by a moderated discussion with mental health and school professionals.
This film will be sub-titled in Spanish. Appropriate for ages 10+. Childcare will be provided for children 4 to 10 years old.

Proyección especial de Angst: concientización sobre la ansiedad
18 de octubre Denny / Sealth Autotorium 6:30 – 8:00
Únete a Denny International Middle School para una proyección especial de Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety, una película creada para romper el estigma en torno a la ansiedad y abrir la conversación sobre la salud mental.
Los cineastas creen que hay poder para mirar como una comunidad; poder para cambiar y permiso para hablar de eso. La película de cincuenta y tres minutos será seguida por una discusión moderada con profesionales de la salud mental y la escuela.
Esta película estará subtitulada en español. Apropiado para mayores de 10 años. Se proveerá cuidado de niños para niños menores de 10 años.