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News and Events

SEATTLE CHILDREN'S KID MARATHON - NOVEMBER 29


The Seattle Children’s Kids Marathon is a great way to get kids excited about physical education and reward them for their accomplishments. The Seattle Children’s Kids Marathon is structured to allow children—kindergarten through eighth grade—to complete a full 26.2 mile marathon at a rate that is fun and safe for their growing bodies “one mile at a time.” It also encourages them to read 13 books and perform 13 do rights (good deeds).

Schmitz Park Elementary (under the guidance of Mrs. Sealey) has a team. Families can go online to sign their student(s) up. The school is registered under: SCHMITZ PARK FOXES! Password: FOXES  Once a child is signed up, Mrs. Sealey receives an e-alert and adds their name to her tracking sheet in the gym.  Go Foxes!  Remember…miles earned in the October 24th Move-a-Thon and the October 25th Monster Dash (benefitting West Seattle Cooperative Pre-schools) count!!   http://www.seattlemarathon.org/kids/parent.php


PTA GENERAL MEETING/SOCIAL - WED, DECEMBER 3 @ 6:30
 


With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, the Board has decided to push the November 21 General Meeting out and make the meeting a social, adult-only event.  Please mark your calendars and book your sitters. A Sign Up Genius and more details to come in the coming week.




AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS - FORMS DUE DECEMBER 10

After School Registration Forms for Winter Session have been emailed to families and registration is now open. Registration deadline is Wednesday December 10th at 3:00pm.  Please bring your forms to the main office.

After School Registration Form - Winter 2015 

Registrations will be processed December 10-14, you will receive email confirmations of enrollment or waitlist placement by Tuesday, December 16th. Registrations received after the deadline will be processed on a first come- first served basis, if space allows. Please contact Jen Schill with anyquestions at 
enrichment@schmitzparkpta.org.


THE BOXTOP COMPETITION HAS BEGUN!

Please put your boxtops in a baggie or envelope labeled with your child's name and room number.  Give them to your child's teacher or deposit them in the bin outside of the office.   The room with the highest number of boxtops wins a class party!  Email karenkasameyer@gmail.com with any questions.   


NEW VOLUNTEERING REQUIREMENTS

Seattle Public Schools requirements for volunteering at school have changed slightly for the 2014/2015 school year.  Please make sure that you . . .
  1. Complete a Washington State Patrol background check (this must be conducted every year);
  2. Provide a copy of your drivers license to the front office ;
  3. Complete an online sexual harassment training and print out the certificate and provide a copy to the front office. 

Click here for the link to the training. 

Please note that all volunteers must sign in at the front desk using Help Counter and print a badge. Those parents who have not completed all three steps in the volunteer process, will not show up as volunteers in this system and will be asked to register as a visitor until they can complete the process. Please let us know if you need access to a computer at school in order to complete the training. We appreciate your help and cooperation with these new requirements.


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