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.

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!

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
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event…

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: bit.ly/JumpStartWA ‪#‎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,

PoLin
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 | pso@apiasf.org | www.apiasf.org

2014-15 Chief Sealth Annual School Report

Please check out the link below for the 2014-15 annual school report.

ChiefSealth2014-15 school report

Upcoming CSI PTSA Meetings

We are looking for new board members.  All Board Potions, except for Secretary will be vacant for the 2017-18 School year.  Please consider helping fill these important positions.  Contact Kristin Arvidson, PTSA President at kma206@msn.com for more information.

PTSA Meeting Schedule for 2016-2017 School Year

General Meetings – 2nd Wednesday of most months – at 7pm

September 14 – Welcome Meeting  

October 12 – Community Resources Meeting – in the Library

January 11 –  General Meeting

February 8 – School Safety Meeting

May 10 – Last Meeting of the Year Business

Board Meetings –4th Wednesday of the month at 7pm (Location TBA)

Please feel free to join us at any and all Board Meetings.  Everyone is welcome. If you have an agenda item to add please email chiefsealthptsa@gmail.com two weeks before the Board Meeting Date.  Thank you.

August 24

September 28

October 26

November 30 (moved to the following Wednesday to avoid the day before Thanksgiving)

January 25

February 15 (moved to the previous Wednesday to avoid mid-winter break)

March 22

April 26

May 24

June 28th   TBD

 

Reminder: Opt in for CSI Safety Alerts

Safety Alert System

We are implementing a new feature to quickly communicate to staff, students and families about “real time” safety incidents/threats. We want to quickly and efficiently communicate when our school is in Lockdown, Shelter in Place or Evacuating. This is an “opt in” only system – standard text messaging rates apply. Brief messages to all who are registered will be transmitted when the school enters a safety status and when the school is “all clear” and the emergency is over.

The messages will be brief and will be followed with an email and/or letter regarding incident details within 24 hours of the incident itself. Examples of text messages are:

“CSIHS Safety Alert: Lockdown 9:31 AM”
“CSIHS Safety Alert: Lockdown All Clear 9:45 AM”
“CSIHS Safety Alert: Shelter in Place 1:30 PM”
“CSIHS Safety Alert: Shelter in Place All Clear 2:01 PM”

As a large comprehensive high school, we have students and families coming and going from our campus at all times during school hours. We want to be able to quickly ensure the safety of all by implementing this safety measure so students and families can make informed decisions.

We are committed to safety. The alerts will come as soon as possible after we have secured the building. As always, we value and welcome your feedback. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact Christa Ernst at (206) 252-8559 or crernst@seattleschools.org.

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