New Lake City Winterfest 2021 Dec. 4th, 5pm - 7pm
UW YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMS (Registration closes Dec. 23)
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
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Program for Middle School Students
Inspirit AI is a 25-hour enrichment program that introduces young students to fundamental artificial intelligence concepts in order to work through socially impactful projects in areas including art, healthcare, education, and more. Developed and taught by our team of graduate students from Stanford and MIT, students receive a personalized, interdisciplinary learning experience with a student-instructor ratio of 5:1, and custom curriculum appropriate for complete beginners to more advanced students. Applications for our Winter 2021 programs are now open– due December 4th.
Click here for more information
** For interested families, this program charges a fee and is not vetted by, nor endorsed by the JAMS PTSA. **
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 December 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Weekly King County COVID-19 update
You can read the COVID-19 weekly email alert summaries here
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