Southeast Seattle Education Coalition

Weekly Wrap-Up

SESEC will be hosting a Facebook Chat with Seattle Public Schools Early Learning and Admissions on Tuesday, March 29 from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Do you have questions about Kindergarten? Wonder how to enroll into a Seattle Public School? Want to know how to help prepare your child for school? Post your questions on the event page and we will do our best to get them answered! For families needing translations support or other accomodations please let us know; email us at [email protected] and we’ll see what we can do.

Community Announcements & News

Congratulations to Mia Williams at Aki Kurose Middle School! Williams has been named the Washington State Middle School Principal of the Year by the Association of Washington School Principals.

If you haven’t signed the thank you letter for the School Board for continuing and expanding preschools yet, please do so here. You can read about the most recent school board meeting in this blog post and see how the directors voted!

Seattle Public Schools is putting together task force to study the impact of International Schools. Please share and encourage families and colleagues to apply.  For more information, visit their information page.

SHA is seeking performers for concert at RV Party on the Street. On Friday April 22nd (Earth Day), SHA will be celebrating the expansion of Rainier Vista Central Park (across from Neighborhood House) with a Party on the Street. You will find more about this project in the April edition of The Voice. They are looking to have a mini-concert showcasing neighborhood artists and performers. Please let [email protected] know if you would like to sign up for a short performance, or if you know someone that she should talk to.  See flyer attached for more info.

Schools can’t do it alone. Check out this “Lifting All Children Up” infographic regarding policy and its impacts on opportunity gaps and schools.

Upcoming Events

Rainier Beach Classroom to Job Placement/Entrepreneurship Summit
When: Monday, 28 March | 6.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.
Where: Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
What: The Classroom to Job Placement/Entrepreneurship Summit presented by RBAC. Dwane Chapelle, the newly appointed Director of Seattle’s Department of Early Learning, will be a keynote speaker.  The Summit will be the place to do this crucial coalition-building work while also providing you and your organization with ready access to applicants for jobs, job training, early education sign ups, effective learning and support programs for youth, translation and advocacy for non-English speaking students and families, and much, much more. Please contact Nate [email protected] with any questions.

Community Conversations on Best Starts for Kids
When: Starting Thursday, April 7 | Registration at 6 p.m. | Convos from 6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.
Where: Highline Community Center | Check flier for other dates and locations.
What: Join one of several community conversations to hear more about the emerging Best Starts for Kids implementation plan and to share your perspectives. Our two community conversations previously scheduled for March have been postponed until April and May. Check out the Best Starts for Kids blog or visit their site for updates. This is an important opportunity to provide input into how the $70 million should be spent in King County!

Young Adult (16-24 yrs) Resouce & Job Fair
When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 @ 1:30pm-4:30pm
Where: Garfield Community Center, 2323 East Cherry St., Seattle, WA 98122
Who:Open to young adults ages 16-24 years old.
What: Meet with MANY Employers about their Job Openings. Apply for Jobs On-Site. Resume Writing and Interviewing Assistance. Learn about Employment, Education, and Training Options. 
FOR MORE INFO: Bethany Rigtrup, [email protected]

Community-School Partnerships Report Release for Road Map/Race to the Top
When: Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Puget Sound ESD, Nisqually Room
What: “Please join us to discuss first-hand with our external Race to the Top evaluator, RTI International, results from the most recent survey on community-school partnerships in our region. RTI will unveil its second-annual report on the nature and quality of partnerships – partnerships in which we are all involved. Please join us in a crucial dialogue of how our partnerships have changed and areas where we still need to improve. The focus of this meeting will be action-oriented and your voice is imperative to inform next steps. We look forward to seeing you and digging deeper into how we work together in more equitable and authentic partnerships to close opportunity gaps for our students in the Road Map region.” Questions? Please email Cassandra O’Francia at [email protected] RSVP and register online at https://goo.gl/pp0L2a.

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