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News and Events

AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM BEGINS SEPTEMBER 29

Confirmations for classes have been sent home via email, if you have not received your confirmation, please email enrichment@schmitzparkpta.org.

There are a few spots in a few classes.  Registrations received after the deadline will be enrolled on a first come, first served basis.

Please visit the Before/After School Page on the Schmitz Park website for updates, forms, and the  calendar.




FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATIONS - DUE OCT. 15


WELCOME to Schmitz Park 2014-15: The 2014-2015 Free and Reduced applications are due by October 15, 2014, after that date your child will roll-over to full paid. Thank you, and have an wonderful year! - Ms. B in the lunchroom


ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTING PROCESS


The Seattle School District has two “advanced learning” programs available for families who are interested. By state law, annual testing must be available to students to qualify for these programs, called “Spectrum” and the “Accelerated Progress Program” (APP). While we feel strongly that our rigorous academic program at Schmitz Park is intentionally designed to meet the needs of all learners, this may be an option that some families will want to consider. Fifth grade families may also want to consider this option ahead of middle school, although Madison Middle School also provides alternative placement tests and applications for advanced classes in Language Arts and Math. Advanced placement testing forms are available now in the office and on-line.  Deadline for Parent Forms is October 2nd.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SCHOOL PROGRAMS

There are lots of ways to volunteer this year.  Current volunteer needs include: Art Program Co-Chairs, Move-a-thon Co-Chairs for 2015/2016, bus support, recess monitors, nurses office, Cohort leader and room parents.  Please contact Athena Frederick, volunteer coordinator at volunteers@schmitzpark.org.  Visit http://www.schmitzparkpta.org/ for more details. 


2015-2016 BOUNDARY CHANGES


Boundary changes are part of the Growth Boundaries approved by the Seattle School Board in November 2013. Those approved changes are being implemented over time. The changes do not have any effect on the current school year.

Families in the areas that are changing from one school attendance area will receive letters informing them of the change. A copy of that letter is attached. The attached letter invites those families to attend community meetings in the Southwest.  

Maps will be available for download on the Growth Boundaries website, http://bit.ly/GrowthBoundaries, which will be updated by the end of this week. Questions to growthboundaries@seattleschools.org.


BACK TO SCHOOL PACKETS - Monday, September 8

Back-to-school packets will go home on Monday. This year, everyone will get a very small packet consisting of their student’s “data sheet” plus the purchase envelope for school pictures. ALL the other forms for the year have been turned into electronic forms thanks to Lorie Bennett and the Schmitz Park PTA! The link for these forms will be available starting tomorrow, but if you would prefer a hard copy of the forms to fill out instead, please let your child’s teacher know. We have hard-copy packets available in the main office. Please look carefully at the student data sheet and return any updates and corrections as soon as possible. Click here for the page.



MR. KISCHNER'S BACK TO SCHOOL LETTER

Some families reportedly did not receive my back-to-school letter last week with introduction of new staff. 
Here it is.



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