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Seattle Public Schools seeks community input on middle school language arts curriculum

April 26th, 2011 by Thea

Seattle Public Schools is looking to the community for opinions on its middle school language arts curriculum. From the SPS website:

Parents, families, students, teachers, staff and the community are invited to review and provide input on the instructional materials being considered for Middle School Language Arts.

The materials will be available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Monday, May 2 to Friday, May 6, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7 at McClure Middle School, located at 1915 1st Ave W.

For questions or more information on the curriculum and instructional materials under review, contact SPS literacy manager Dan Coles at (206) 252-0231.

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Time to plan for Seattle Public School tours

January 7th, 2011 by Thea

As the kids get back into the swing of school this week, parents whose children are entering kindergarten, middle school or high school this fall need to start thinking about the 2011-2012 school year.

The Seattle Public Schools changed its student assignment plan beginning in Fall 2010. Under the plan, all children within a school’s boundary area will be guaranteed a spot at that school, but parents can still apply to other schools during open enrollment from March 15 to March 31.

Here are the tour dates for Queen Anne service-area schools:

Coe Elementary (K-5)–2424 7th Avenue W, (206) 252-2000
Tours are currently scheduled for January 14 in the morning, and January 24 in the afternoon. The school is considering scheduling an evening open house, but no date has yet been set. Please contact Coe for more information.

John Hay Elementary (K-5)–201 Garfield Street, 98109, (206) 252-2100
Day Tours: Feb 15, Mar 1–9:30-11:00 a.m.
Evening Tour: Feb 17–6:00-8:00 p.m. Please meet in the Cafeteria

Queen Anne Elementary–4400 Interlake Avenue N, 98103, (206) 252-2480
Day Tours: Feb 1, 8–10:00-11:15 a.m.
Evening Open House: Feb 17–6:30-7:45 p.m

Catharine Blaine (K-8)–2550 34th Avenue W, (206) 252-1920
Informational Evening: March 10 – 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Grade K-5 Tours: March 9, 10 – 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Middle School Tour (grades 6-8): March 24 – 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Lawton Elementary (K-5)–4000 27th Avenue W, 98199, (206) 252-2130
Tours: Please contact the school for tour information.

McClure Middle School (6-8)–1915 1st Avenue W, 98119, (206) 252-1900
Day Tours: Jan 13, 27, March 17 – 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Evening Tour: March 24 – 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Ballard High School (9-12)–1418 NW 65th Street
8th Grade Open House: Feb 3 – 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Tours: Feb 8, 16, March 1 – 8:15-10:00 a.m.

The Center School (9-12)–305 Harrison Street, 98109, (206) 252-9850
Open Houses: Feb 10, March 3 – 6:00-7:30 p.m. The Center School requires attendance at an evening Open
House prior to attending a day time tour. Sign up sheets for day time tours will be available at the Open Houses.

If you want to know about other Seattle Public School tour dates, scroll to the bottom of this page.

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