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News and Events

SCHMITZ PARK BOOK FAIR - NOVEMBER 20-25

Book fairs are a great way to build an incredible home library and support your school library!  All proceeds are used to buy new books for our library.  Click here for the flyer.
  • Thursday, November 20 from 3:00-5:00PM
  • Friday, November 21 from 3:00-5:00PM
  • Monday, November 24 from 8:00AM-7:30PM
  • Tuesday, November 25 from 8:00AM-4:00PM
Volunteers are needed.  Please see the sign up genius to schedule a time to volunteer. 

 
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4babac28a4f49-schmitz



PIES FOR TEACHERS - NOVEMBER 24
 

The PTA puts on a luncheon the Monday of Conference Week for the staff. It is the day of evening conferences.  We are in need of pies for their sweet treat at the end of their meal.  Please use the link to sign up!  Thank you!  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ea4ad2b0-conference1




PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES - NOVEMBER 24-26
 
Teachers have sent out emails with information to sign up for conferences, please contact your child's teacher if you haven't received an email.  If your family will be traveling that week, we ask that families wait and schedule a make-up conference in December with your child’s teacher, but please be considerate of the additional time that this requires of teachers. There will be no school for children these three days.



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


BELL TIME TASK FORCE - LOOKING FOR WS REPRESENTATION


The Seattle School Board has asked district staff to conduct an analysis of changing school start times in Seattle Public Schools, making elementary schools start earlier and middle and high schools later. Most middle and high schools start at 7:50AM, whereas our elementary schools start after 8:40AM. Our region has unique characteristics and it's important that a person with knowledge about West Seattle and its schools has a voice on the Task Force. Visit
schmitzparkpta.org to learn more.


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.




LICE

Several cases of head lice have been found in the school recently. Please take the time to review the information provided in link below, and check your child/children for live lice or nits on a regular basis. If you find lice or nits, please let us know, and treat your family as suggested in the pamphlet. We are attempting to be a “LICE FREE” school, so your child must be checked by our staff before they return.  Thank you for your important part in keeping our students lice free.  http://www.srhd.org/documents/Health_Topics/Lice-Guidelines.pdf


GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE CAMPAIGN

The PTA hopes to raise 50% of our $240,000 goal through our direct give program. Donating $1 a day will enable us to achieve our fundraising goals. Donations are 100% tax deductible. Visit Schmitzparkpta.org to donate and learn more.


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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