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: 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,

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

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


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


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.