Southeast Seattle Education Coalition

Weekly Wrap-Up

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Facebook Chat with Seattle Public Schools about enrollment and early learning. If you were not able to join us, but would like to see the transcript, please follow this link to our event page where you will find all of the questions asked and answered.

SESEC has been working on a map of SE Seattle in Google Maps. We have plotted public, private and charter schools, as well as licensed child care centers. The map is open source, so if you see anything that we missed or things that you think would be useful to have, please feel free to do so. We want this to be a tool for others to use and reference.

Community Announcements

Denise Louie Panda Camp is looking to enroll children into their 6 week long summer kindergarten readiness program! If your child is about to enter kindergarten this fall and have little to no pre-k experience give them a call or apply today before it’s too late! Camp Panda is a 6 week Kindergarten Readiness Program funded by the City of Seattle’s Office of Education focusing on preparing children with none or little Pre-school experience and their families for the Kindergarten Classroom. Parents will be provided information, training and access to community resources in order to support their child and entire family. See flier for details and contact info.

Do you know young people aged 16-18 who want to tell stories and experience what it means to be a radio journalist? Then help us get the word out about this amazing PAID opportunity! KUOW is looking for outreach opportunities between now and April 25th. They would love the opportunity to make announcements in your classroom, table at your community event or in your school hallways, offer drop-in application help sessions, host your group for a tour of KUOW’s radio studios, or spread the word to the youth you work with in whatever way works best for you. They can even come to your school or organization to present an engaging short lesson on a specific radio journalism skill (like interviewing or writing), free of charge!

Seattle Public Schools has created a new bell times survey that focuses on childcare and athletics questions. The survey is currently available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Somali. Letters that provide families with context and links to the surveys are also available in multiple languages on the same page.

Upcoming Events

OneAmerica hosting Community Conversation (Mayor’s Edu Summit)
When: Monday, April 4 | 6.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.
Where: New Holly Gathering Hall | 7054 32nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
What: Dinner and Childcare Provided. The Mayor’s Education Summit is a community process on how the City can help address important issues in our public schools. The summit process starts with gathering ideas and comments from residents at Community Conversations happening all over Seattle. Please RSVP to Nimco Bulale at [email protected] or 206.850.1163.

Chinese Information and Service Center – Community Conversation
When: Friday, April 8 | 4.30 p.m.-6.30 p.m.
Where: CISC | 611 S Lane St, Seattle, WA 98104
What: This event will be held in Chinese, so please share with any families that speak Chinese! The Mayor’s Education Summit is a community process on how the City can help address important issues in our public schools. The summit process starts with gathering ideas and comments from residents at Community Conversations happening all over Seattle. Please RSVP 206.957.8519.

News to Follow

Governor Inslee signed two bills on Tuesday to address the education opportunity gap.

Rainier Scholars breaking education color barrier. Check out this MyNorthwest article highlighting some of the students’ amazing stories.

Where do Washington colleges rank in doing the most to promote access, opportunity, and success to low-income students?  Check out the Seattle Times article about the new federal report highlighting colleges and universities that are doing the most for low-income students.

Job Opportunities

Children’s Alliance is seeking an Early Learning Advocacy Contractor.

Schools Out Washington is hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA.

Vietnamese Friendship Association is hiring a Fund Development Manager.

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