We Need Your Input On New School Name

This past week, Mr. Kischner sent a letter to parents and the school community and neighbors asking for feedback in helping to name our new school.  The district will ultimately make the decision on the name but we would love to give them our preferred considerations and have until April 26th to do so.  If you would like to participate, …

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West Seattle Community Invited to Submit Name Suggestions For New School at Genesee Hill

The West Seattle community, along with Schmitz Park Elementary families, staff and Genesee Hill School alumni, are being invited to submit suggestions for the name of the new school building being constructed to replace the old building on the Genesee Hill school site. This Seattle Public Schools Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) project was approved …

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Kindergarten Playground is Open!

We’re happy to report the Kindergarten playground that was damaged this Summer by fire has been replaced and is back open for our young kiddos to enjoy!  Thanks to the Seattle School District for their swiftness in getting the playground replaced.  It’s great to have more space for our younger students to play.  Image Courtesy West …

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Future of Math in Seattle Schools: Will Singapore Prevail?

This is a Call to Action to Share Your Singapore Math Story This is a critical time to voice your personal support for Singapore – Math in Focus to the Seattle School Board. Schmitz Park Elementary staff, teachers, parents, and the PTA board all agree that a Singapore Math program is the best possible curriculum for our kids—and over the …

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Mariners Update – fantastic success!

We had our biggest turn-out ever to the event this year, and even got to see the Mariners extend their winning streak! If you were there or not there’s a few things you should know 1) They missed our call out in the Welcome section, yet made up for it with an extra special message as you …

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Mariners Poster Contest Update – Buy a Ticket Today

Thank you for the great response to the poster competition.  We had a particularly strong showing from the 1st grade. It is clear we have some budding Monet’s in our midst!  While we debate over the final winners (to be announced this weekend), a special congratulations goes out to Jayden Holloway (3rd) for not only …

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Seattle Times Covers Common Core Standards

Get up to speed on one of the most sweeping changes to U.S. education in the last decade. Last Sunday, The Seattle Times published an article detailing Common Core Standards. This after the stellar presentation by Schmitz Park teachers on Common Core Standards, at the February PTA Meeting. Find out more about what children should know at each grade. …

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Superintendent José Banda Hosting Regional Town Meetings

Seattle Public Schools will host five community meetings to share information on the District’s five-year Strategic Plan, with tailored comments, topics and data from each of the five educational regions. These meetings are designed to engage families, students, staff and community members in ideas to ensure academic success for every one of our students. There …

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