Southeast Seattle Education Coalition

Weekly Wrap-Up

Community Announcements

Come September, the bell times will change for students of Seattle Public Schools. Take this survey to let the district know how the new times will impact you and what additional supports families will need in light of the change. The survey closes on April 13th – please spread the word! More information is provided here, including a letter to families in multiple languages explaining the purpose of the survey.

The City is currently seeking volunteers to help out with the Mayor’s Education Summit to be held at Garfield Community Center on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Volunteers will be needed largely for shifts between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm on April 30, as well as a few hours for setup on the Friday evening prior. If you are interested in volunteering, simply go to the Volunteer Sign-up Form and complete the form online by Monday Apr. 18. Someone from the Education Summit Organizing Committee will contact you with additional information. For more information about volunteering at the Summit, please contact Stacey Jehlik (stacey.jehlik@seattle.gov or 206-684-8266).

SVP Seattle is accepting applications for their Brainerd Fellowship. The fellowship allows community members to participate in SVP activities and learn their model of philanthropy. Deadline is April 29.

2016 Alene Moris NEW Leadership Application UW. Free to apply. Program participants must commit to attend all six days of the program. Applicants will be notified by the end of April. Once accepted, the cost of attendance is $150. Scholarships are available. To be considered for a scholarship, you must first try to find funding at your school.

Check out 10 Growth Mindset Statements. Thank you to Beacon Hill International School first grade teacher, Ms. Landretti, for sharing this with us.

Upcoming Events

Team Child – Mayor’s Edu Summit Community Conversation
When: Saturday, April 9 | 3.00 p.m.-5.00 p.m.
Where: Rainier Community Center, Multipurpose Room, 4600 38th Ave S
What: A conversation about youth and young adults addressing the disproportionate discipline trends that impact black students and students of color in SPS. This conversation is a collaboration between SOAR – King County Youth Advisory Council and the Discipline Coalition (Team Child and One America).

Neighborhood House – Mayor’s Edu Summit Community Conversation
When: Thursday, April 14 | 5.00 p.m.-7.00 p.m.
Where: Neighborhood House High Point Center, 6400 Sylvan Way SW
What: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will host an Education Summit later this month, but first, his office is asking for input from the community. The summit will focus on reducing education disparities and closing the achievement gap. An online survey is available for those who are unable to attend a meeting or would like to suggest more ideas after a meeting.

Seattle Speaks: Making the Grade
When: Tuesday, April 19 | 7.00 p.m. | Doors at 6.00 p.m.
Where: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave
What: Advanced registration is required. Admission is FREE. This will also be broadcast live on Seattle Channel cable 21 (HD on Comcast 321 and Wave 721) and online at seattlechannel.org. Joining the panel discussion are Betty Patu, Seattle School Board president; Eden Mack, Seattle Council PTSA and Washington’s Paramount Duty; Stephen Nielsen, deputy superintendent, Seattle Public Schools; and State Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (D-37th), chair of the House Education Committee. Front-row guests include, Jonathan Knapp, president, Seattle Education Association; Sheila Edwards Lange, interim president, Seattle Central College and co-chair of the Mayor’s Education Summit; and Melissa Westbrook, Seattle Schools Community Blog.

News to Follow

Seattle’s IB schools are national outliers in lack of support from district.

KUOW talks about Seattle’s ‘diverse’ neighborhoods that are surprisingly segregated.

Charter school bill likely to become law without Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature.

Google provides grant to Seattle Housing Authority for free Wifi in Seattle community centers and affordable housing units.

Job Postings

Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs is looking for a Citizenship Program & Policy Specialist. Application deadline is April 26.

Social Venture Partners is seeking an Executive Assistant. Application deadline is April 14.

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