BTA IV Levy – Vote on February 9th!

Levies are essential tools in raising the funds necessary to run our public school system here in Seattle. We encourage our membership to educate themselves regarding how the upcoming Levy – BTA IV will impact your child’s school. Learn more about this levy and how its funds will be utilized via the Schools First website: …

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Show them what 29 looks like! – November 18 School Board Meeting

A community group of parents and educators has organized attendance at the next SPS Board Meeting scheduled for November 18, 4:15 p.m. @ the Stanford Center  (2445 3rd Ave S.) to keep the pressure on regarding cuts and class sizes – accountability – and keeping kids/schools as top priority (rather than central office raises, etc.) …

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Our Senators are coming to Renton!

Join PTA’s, parents and education advocates at the Senate Education Committee’s “Listening Session” Monday, October 19 from 5 – 7PM at Puget Sound Educational Service District Main Office, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057. A panel of Senators want to hear from parents, students, teachers, and taxpayers on how the State can meet its constitutional paramount duty to …

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Come Support Our Teachers – May 19th

A reminder we have NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, May 19th as our teachers are protesting the lack of public education funding.  If you would like to participate and support our teachers in this march, you can read more information on the West Seattle Blog. And for those who can’t march tomorrow, you can tell our legislators to fully fund …

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Bell Times – Let Your Voice Be Heard

SPS and the Bell Times Analysis Task Force is collecting public input on proposed options at a community meeting Tuesday May 12, 7PM – 8:30PM at Chief Sealth High School Commons (2600 SW Thistle St). Can’t make the meeting but want to give feedback? Copy/Paste your choice in an email to with the option you think serves all students in all grade …

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Operations and BTA IV Levy Meeting on March 31st

Seattle Public Schools is hosting a community meeting Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Fairmount Park Elementary (School lunchroom) 3800 SW Findlay Street to share information about the next Operations Levy and our Buildings, Technology, Academics/Athletics IV (BTA IV) Capital Levy on February 2016 Seattle ballot. The Operations Levy renews every three years, represents nearly 25% …

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SPS Examining School Start and End Times

SPS is engaging a range of stakeholders to determine the full benefits and consequences of changing start and end times. A Bell Times Advisory Task Force with a wide-range of representatives has begun the process of studying the issue and gathering input. The committee will ultimately provide a recommendation to the Superintendent on whether to change school bell times …

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Join Us January 19th – Speak Up for Kids!

Please sign up and join the Washington State PTA and other Schmitz Park Elementary parents in Olympia on Monday, January 19th (MLK holiday) for Focus Day!  Top Legislative Priorities for 2015 include: – Funding McCleary – Create Positive School Climates Through Social Emotional Learning – Increased Capital Funding – Increased Access to Higher Education Bring your family and neighbors to …

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Join Schmitz Park Parents for Focus Day in Olympia

SAVE THE DATE AND JOIN SCHMITZ PARENTS IN OLYMPIA – JANUARY 19, 2015! Show up. Stand up. Speak Up. Participate in guiding our legislators toward taking action on the top 5 educational priorities set by the WSPTA for 2015. PTA legislative board member Angela Cough and others will be present, but our goal is to have …

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Community Meeting with Superintendent Nyland

Interim Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland is hosting a West Seattle Community Coffee Chat on Monday Dec. 1, from 6:00-7:00PM at the Neighborhood House High Point Center in West Seattle (6400 Sylvan Way S.W. Seattle, WA 98126). This is an opportunity for Schmitz Park families to meet him and help the District better understand the issues …

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