New Seattle Special Education PTSA November General Meeting
Tuesday 11/16 at 7pm
As part of our follow up to last month's Community Conversation , we're excited to hear from Drs. Gauvreau, Martin, and Leon-Guerrero from the University of Washington's Haring Center for Inclusive Education this month. They will talk about their work with the Inclusionary Practices Project in our state including:
- The journey schools have taken to implement inclusionary practices.
- A discussion on efforts to scale inclusionary practices and systems and structures district wide.
- Share resources for families and organizations advocating for more inclusionary practices in their schools. Here's one from OSPI: Myths & Facts.
Coyote Annual Art Celebration + Fiber Sculpture Art Class
Saturday November 13 6-8pm
Hi Coyote Families!
We hope you'll join us next Saturday for our Annual Art Celebration!
This year we've created an art celebration experience specifically with YOU in mind. You can show your Coyote support JUST BY SHOWING UP! Additional points for spreading the word and encouraging others to do the same ;)
Join us on Saturday, November 13 from 6-8pm for a livestream, hands-on, fiber sculpture class followed by a very, VERY Coyote celebration! Fun and fundraising, all rolled into one!
Tickets are sliding scale from $0-$250.
BONUS! Register and attend on Saturday, Nov. 13 and you could win a pair of AirPods!
FIBER SCULPTURE ART CLASS
Help us kick off our Art Celebration by joining us for a virtual class with Teaching Artist Angela Flowers! This is your chance to get a taste of the hands-on experiences we provide for youth on the daily. Learn hand stitching and surface design while creating fiber Coyote sculptures. Fun for all ages!
In anticipation of the event, we hope you'll check out our Online Auction to raise funds for continued creative opportunities for youth and have fun bidding on art, experiences, gift cards, and more!
Online auction opens Monday, November 8 and closes following the celebration on Saturday, November 13. Must be registered to bid.
If you're already a Coyote family, you've witnessed the Coyote magic first hand! But we'll show you JUST how deep that magic runs in this imaginative, interactive, and engaging evening produced BY COYOTE, FOR COYOTE! This is your chance to kick back and watch youth, teaching artist, staff, and community talents IN ACTION!
Hugo House Creative Writing Programs For Youth
Hugo House offer youth creative writing workshops with the ongoing goal of providing young writers with opportunities to practice their craft and build community with other writing peers.
See our flier with current and upcoming creative writing opportunities offered by Hugo House.
Friends of Nathan Hale Horticulture & Urban Farm Winter Open House
November 21, 2021 Noon to 2pm
Come Celebrate the Changing of the Season.
Family Resource Center at Nathan Hale High School Reopening
The Family Resource Center on site at Nathan Hale High School during 2020 and winter/spring of 2021 is reopening this Wednesday. The Family Works Family Resource Center will be open each Wednesday from 1:30 - 4pm at the NHHS South entry (student lot entry).
The Family Works Center has a family/community connector who helps families navigate support. All families have to do is come to the South entry between 1:30 – 4pm on Wednesdays. There are a surprising number of services available for families in need. Family Works will help connect our families with the services.
Family Works Details:
To meet the basic needs of Seattle Public School families across the north end, FamilyWorks and Seattle Public Schools are reopening a satellite family resource center, located at the South side of Nathan Hale High School.
FamilyWorks will be onsite at Nathan Hale High School each Wednesday from 1:30 to 4 PM. The FamilyWorks Family Resource Center is a warm and inviting place that offers programs and services designed to support families.
At the Center, families will be connected to knowledgeable and friendly staff who can assist with:
- rental assistance applications
- enrollment in public benefits
- navigating a vast network of community resources
- clothing & shoes
- free diapers, books and toys
- weekly groceries at its food bank, available through its Wallingford location: 1501 N. 45th Street, Seattle.
- connecting families within their community by offering multilingual playgroups, parent support networks, and other enrichment activities for families.
- services are offered in English, Spanish, and Somali.
To reach FamilyWorks outside of its hours at Nathan Hale High School, please call (206) 694-6727.
Read Family Works November Newsletter here.
North Seattle Family Resource Center in Lake City
The North Seattle Family Resource Center in Lake City is available to offer help with the City of Seattle cash assistance program for low income families impacted by COVID. The fabulous, multi lingual staff at the North Seattle Family Resource Center will help families navigate the application process which is not (thankfully!) complicated. The application window closes November 15th, so if you have families who are in need of funds due to the impact of COVID, please give them the attached flyer and direct them to the NE Family Resource Center with the contact info below if they would like help with the application.
City of Seattle Cash Assistance program – applications are now open online. NSFRC will be offering assistance to anyone who needs help applying online and can provide interpretation. NSFRC application assistance 206-364-7930 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back to School with The Seattle Public Library
The Seattle Public Library is here for you! All 27 SPL locations are now open and our children and teen librarians would love to see your family. See www.spl.org/Hours for the schedule of the branch nearest you. In addition, here are a few library programs and services of interest to your community.
Free tutoring: The Library offers free online tutoring for children through grade 12 seven days a week. Your child can get one-on-one help with math, science, writing, history, SAT test prep, college applications and much more. Tutoring is offered in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Access it at www.spl.org/VirtualTutoring. You’ll just need a Library card and pin.
Library Link: You don’t need a Library card for digital Library resources such as tutor.com or e-books – all Seattle Public Schools students get instant access through the Library Link program. Go to www.spl.org/LibraryLink to connect. Library staff members can help you with any questions. Just call 206-386-4636 or go to www.spl.org/Ask.
UW YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMS
The University of Washington Youth and Teen Programs is excited to offer a variety of remote courses for middle and high school students who seek afterschool enrichment opportunities. Courses run over 10 weeks starting in January. Visit our website for registration information and course details: www.youth-teen.uw.edu
Girls in Grades 2-8, Come Play With Doublecrosse Girls Lacrosse
Registration opens November 1st
The Doublecrosse Lacrosse Club is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization dedicated to growing girls’ lacrosse in Northeast Seattle. We field teams for girls in grades 2 through 8 who live within the Roosevelt HS and Nathan Hale HS boundaries. We are a recreational program and welcome girls of all skill levels – no experience is required to be a part of Doublecrosse! We are committed to teaching fundamental skills, good sportsmanship, and teamwork. Our goal is to support players in gaining confidence and determination to excel on the field and in all aspects of life. We hope our players will want to play in high school, so we help them prepare for the next level.
Registration opens November 1st, with practices starting in February. Scholarships are available. See our website at www.doublecrosse.com for information about teams, practice days and times, and registration instructions, and email email@example.com with any questions.
Thornton Creek Snowsports
For a number of years, Mohan (a ski school at Snoqualmie) has offered a 6-week, Friday night ski bus program at Seattle middle and high schools. It isn’t actually associated with the school, but each bus program is loosely tied to a school so that kids ride up and learn with their school friends. This year, the JAMS program is called “Thornton Creek Snowsports” named for the region around the school.
Registration is open now. This is a great chance for new and experienced skiers alike to get consistent lessons and improve their skills at a discounted rate. In past years it filled by late September. And parents, please consider taking on the volunteer coordinator position to move the program forward.
Weekly King County COVID-19 update
You can read the COVID-19 weekly email alert summaries here
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