Upcoming CSI PTSA Meetings

Questions?  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 11 – Cancelled- Please join us for Sealth Curriculum night on the 12th

November 8 – College Info Night – 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 25

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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WHAT IS REMIND AND WHY IS IT SAFE?
Remind is a one-way text messaging and email system. With Remind, all personal information remains completely
confidential. Teachers will never see your phone number, nor will you ever see theirs.
Visit remind.com to learn more.

4th Auction Update: Tix, wine, desserts & volunteers!

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Dear Community of Chief Sealth International High School,

WE WANT TO THANK YOU!!! So far we have 100  guest attending the 7th Annual Seahawk Spirit Auction: Passport to Excellence. Tickets are going fast-buy yours today! http://chiefsealthptsa.schoolauction.net/auction2016

We are looking for wine… we need donations of wine ($15 or more value ) for our auction Wine Grab event. To arrange for a pick up, please contact Kirstin Moe kirstinmoe@comcast.net

Attention all bakers!!! We are looking for 10  deserts  to sell for top dollar at our dessert dash all proceeds go towards the Class of 2016 Grad Night! Please contact Ced Paltep – education_is_infinite@yahoo.com.

We need you!!! We have  3 volunteer spots available for this years auction if you’re  interested please contact chiefsealthptsa@gmail.com

Do you like to matte and frame art?  Well, we need you too!!!!…please contact Carol  Autenrieth @cjautenrieth@seattleschools.org for this special project.

We are still accepting donations!!! There is still time to add your donation to our beautiful catalog that will preview in February. Donation deadline is February 8th !! Please contact Lea Brown –leabrown7@aol.com to arrange a pick up.

More things to consider to bid on….

  • The Columbia Tower Dinner gift certificate for 2
  • A Keurig coffeemaker
  • Redline D620 29er MTB Bicycle
  • 2 hour lesson of welding and fabrication class courtesy of ELHOT Metal Fabrication

We have something for everyone and every budget!

So we want you to come out to MINGLE! DRINK! EAT! BID! ENJOY!

Thank you for your support!!!

Levy Information- Vote Feb 9th

In the link at the bottom of this post, please find the brochure, “A Report to the Community – Your Tax Dollars at Work Fall 2015”.  This factual report presents an overview of how funds from the Seattle Public Schools’ Operations and Capital levies, previously approved by Seattle voters, have been spent to support our students’ education.

The School Board has approved two new levies to be submitted to Seattle voters in the February 9, 2016 special election;

  • The three year Operations Levy provides about 25 percent of the district’s general fund operating budget for day-to-day educational programs and services not fully funded by the state of Washington and helps fund salaries and classroom instruction, textbooks and supplies; transportation and security; Special Education and English Language Learners programs; and student activities such as athletics, music and art.

 

  • The renewal of the six year Capital Levy, BTA IV, will continue the work in our school buildings to help address capacity for growing enrollment by opening 3 schools and making basic health and safety improvements, including; earthquake safety, fire alarm, fire suppression, intercom, roof replacement, energy-efficient HVAC, electrical and mechanical upgrades. Technology equipment, instructional tools and training for all schools will provide direct support for students and teachers are also included in the BTA IV Capital Levy. District-wide academics components in the Capital Levy will support improvements such as modifications for Special Education, Early Learning, adding science and computer labs to meet the new 24 credit graduation requirements, student assessment, program placement, and athletic fields and lighting upgrades.

 

Report to the Community brochure-Fall 2015.pdf

Chief Sealth Parents of the Full IB Diploma Cohort graduating in 2017!

Chief Sealth Parents of the Full IB Diploma Cohort graduating in 2017!

Please come to an informational evening presented by the IB Coordinator, Teresa Cairns, on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7pm in the library. She’ll be discussing the extended essay, CAS, theory of knowledge, internal and external assessments and how best your children can prepare for the May, 2017 exams. Questions? 206-252-8705.

2016 CSI Passport to Excellence Auction information

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Dear Community of Chief Sealth International High School,

We have some awesome stuff that will be up for bid on Saturday, February 20 at the 7th Annual Seahawk Spirit Auction: Passport to Excellence, this is Chief Sealth’s biggest fundraiser of the year to support academics, the arts, and student activities. Thank you to our many generous supporters and donors!

So far, here are a few things  to consider to bid on….

  • ·        Custom, handcrafted Guitar created by Chief Sealth students
  • ·        Mediterranean Feast prepared for 10 with belly dancers performing
  • ·        Great Harvest Bread gift certificate with a beautiful bread box gift basket
  • ·        3 Hours of Yard-work courtesy of Sealth’s Baseball Players
  • ·        7 nights at a waterfront cabin on Anderson Island(sleeps 10 or more)
  • ·        Enjoy a one (1) years membership to The Center of Wooden Boats

We have something for everyone and every budget! It’s not too late to donate because the donation deadline is February 8th. We can arrange for a pick up. Please contact Lea Brown – leabrown7@aol.com.

We need you! The success of this auction depends largely on our wonderful  group of parent volunteers. We are having our first  auction meeting Wednesday, January 13 @ 6pm in the Chief Sealth library. We have a few positions still open come claim your spot.

Tickets are still on sale but going fast-buy yours today! Early bird pricing have been extended to January 8thhttp://chiefsealthptsa.schoolauction.net/action2016

Thank you for your support!

Auction Co-Chairs Lea Brown, Lynn Ogdon-Perrine, Kristin Ardvinson

For any general questions please feel free to contact chiefsealthptsa@gmail.com

Open House Information

2015 Open Thursday Oct 8th 2015 6-8:00pm

CSIHS Closet is open and looking for donations

The Clothing Closet is open and looking for donations!

Chief Sealth International High School PTSA — along with CSIHS staff and Key Club — coordinates the Clothing Closet, where students in need can get clothing, school supplies and toiletries at no cost. The Clothing Closet relies on donations to keep its shelves stocked.

Here are some things that we’re currently in need of:

  • new men’s and women’s athletic and dress socks
  • new men’s underwear — preferably stretchy boxer briefs of all sizes
  • new women’s underwear – preferably cotton bikinis of all sizes
  • gently used athletic shorts — all sizes
  • gently used sweatpants, athletic-style pants, yoga pants, and leggings — all sizes
  • gently used men’s belts — casual and dress

You can drop off donations at the collection box in the Main Office. We’ll also have a collection box outside the Clothing Closet during the Open House on October 8.

For more information, please contact Lisa Conley with PTSA at lisalconley@hotmail.com or 206-938-1947.

Thanks!

Meeting Agenda for 9/22/15 7:00pm Library

Meeting Agendas

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AGENDA – PTSA General Meeting   

Date:                Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Location:          Library at Chief Sealth

Time:               7:00pm

Agenda Items

Time:               Item:                                                                                         Owner            

7:00pm             Call Meeting to Order                                                          Pam/Kristin

Approval of the Minutes (5 min.)                                                                   Liz

 

7:05pm             PTSA Business

Presidents’ Report (10 min.)                                                                          Pam/Kristin

Welcome!

Available PTSA positions – please see handout

Please sign up for Google Groups!

 

7:15pm                         Treasurer’s Report (10 min.)                                        Lynn

Present and Vote on Budget

 

7:25pm             Principal’s Report (10 min.)                                     Ms. Fraser-Hammer

– Welcome!

 

7:35pm             Resources at Chief Sealth (5 min. each)

(Please hold questions.  Each person will be available after the meeting if you would like further information).

 

Denny/Sealth Performing Arts (DSPA)             – Joshua Medaris

Social Work Dept.                                               – Kim Peltola

College Access Now (CAN)                                – Alexis Sullivan and Ali Cortes

Wood Shop                                                             – Nan Johnson

Activities and ASB                                                 – Sarah Martin

Athletics Department                                            – Coach P.

YMCA                                                                      – Kerry Sutton

Neighborcare – In-school health clinic            – Nadia Novotny

Academic Counselor(s)                                          – Dan Rosen or Terra McFarlin

TriO                                                                          – Leti Bravo

International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Coordinator   – Teresa Cairns

Academy                                                          – Gary Perkins

Immersion Program                                      – Pedro Chavez Lopez

Blended Honors                                              – David Katz

Special Education                                             – If available

Proyecto Saber                                                  – If available

9:00pm             Adjourn                                                                                      All

Next General Meeting:  October 13, 2015, 7pm   

Opt in for Safety Alerts

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 and this is a new system for us. 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 Andra Maughan at (206) 252-8559 or anmaughan@seattleschools.org.

WHAT IS REMIND AND WHY IS IT SAFE?
Remind is a one-way text messaging and email system. With Remind, all personal information remains completely
confidential. Teachers will never see your phone number, nor will you ever see theirs.
Visit remind.com to learn more.