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CSI PTSA Meeting Nov. 13th, 7pm, Library, 24 credit Grad Requirement Presentation

Please join us on Tuesday Nov. 13th at 7pm in the Chief Sealth Library for a presentation on the new Wa. State 24 credit graduation requirement, presented by Heidi Bennett, Region 6 WA. PTA Legislative Representative.

NEW 24 CREDIT GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS & DECIPHERING HIGH SCHOOL – A guide for middle and high school parents

With the change to  WA State 24-credit graduation requirements approaching,  a presentation geared toward middle and high school parents to explain:

v  New WA State 24-credit graduation requirements

v  State and Federal testing High School  requirements

v  Deciphering acronyms –   PPR, HSBP, AP, IB, CHIS, CTE, STEM, etc. – do you know what these are?

v  Why and how to earn post-secondary credit (college or work credentials) in high school

 

For  Shoreline and Seattle, the 24-credit graduation requirement  starts with the class of 2021  (rising 10th graders) and beyond, as both districts have a 2-year waiver. Neither district has finalized plans for offering more credits beyond their current 6-period day/24 credit earning opportunities! YIKES

Come and learn more about this new requirement.

Chief Sealth Vice President,

Nicole Sipila

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.

 

8/31 First CSI Football Game! Come Cheer your Seahawks!

Come help kick of the Fall Sports Season with a great turnout.  Mark your calendars for Friday, Aug. 31st, 7pm.  It’s Chief Sealth vs. Kennedy at the SW Athletic Complex.

See you there!

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Teacher Appreciation Pot Luck Lunch, May 11th

Please help show our amazing Teachers and Staff how much we appreciate all that they do with a Taco Bar Potluck Lunch:

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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!

Board and General Meetings of 2018-19 Sch Yr

2018-2019 CSI PTSA Meetings

Board Meetings, held monthly, and typically on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month.

All invited to attend; only board members will be voting on agenda items.  To be added to the agenda please contact the board at least a week before the next meeting date, chiefsealthptsa@gmail.com. *not on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

2018                                                                2019

*Sept. 11th, 7pm location to be advised         Jan. 8th, 7pm, location tba

*Oct. 2nd, 7pm, Bonnie G. House                   Feb. 12th, 7pm, location tba

*Nov. 6th, 7pm, Bonnie G. House                  March, 12h, 7pm, location tba

Dec. 11th, 7pm, location tba                            *April, 2nd, 7pm, location tba

May, 14th, 7pm location tba

June, 11th, 7pm, location tba

General Meetings.  General membership meetings are held on campus, typically in the Confucius Center Classroom.  Meetings are open to all, whether a member or not, but only paid members may vote on items from the agenda.  To become a member please go to the PTSA Web site at http://chiefsealthptsa.org/

To be added to the agenda of a general membership meeting, please advise at least a week before meeting, chiefsealthptsa@gmail.com

2018

Sept. 19th, 7pm, Confucius Ctr = Welcome Meeting, Voting on Board Members & Budget.  Meet and greet with Administration & Staff.

Oct. 17, 7pm, Confucius Ctr = Cancelled.  Please attend one of the school’s college information meetings and the school curriculum night, on the 11th.

Nov. 13th, 7pm, Library = Information from the WA. State PTA, Heidi Bennett on the new 24 credit Graduation Requirement.

No Meeting in December

2019

Jan. 15th, 7pm, Safety Meeting location to be determined

Feb 26th, if needed

March 5th, if needed

April 17th, Preliminary Budget, and recruiting of officers for the 2019-20 yr

May 22nd, Last General Meeting of the year.  Voting on budget and officers

June Meeting held if needed

 

Denny PTSA General Meetings: Second Wednesdays

September 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the Denny Library

October 18th showing the movie, “Angst” All invited, free

​November 14th at 6:30 p.m. (location to be determined)

​January 16th at 6:30 p.m. (location to be determined)

​March 20th at 6:30 p.m. (location to be determined)

​May 15th at 6:30 p.m.  in the Denny Library

 

DSPA Meetings:

September 20th – Board

October 25th General

November 29th – General – Poinsettia Sales

January 10th – General

February 28th – General

March 28th – General MNO prep

April 4th – Board MNO prep

April 18th – Board MNO prep

April 25th – Board MNO prep

April 27th (Music Night Out, Saturday)

May 16th – General (New Board Members)

June 13th – General (Final meeting of the year, Vote in new board)

 

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