Ice Cream Social Wednesday, September 2nd

Please join us at the playground on Wednesday, September 2nd from 5-6:30pm. Everyone is welcome and students in grades 1-5 will be able to meet your teachers.

Kindergarten students: Classroom placement will be based off of Jump Start, the WAKids assessment and other factors that help to ensure a productive classroom environment for each child. As such, Kindergarten teachers will be announced at the end of the day on the 11th of September.

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Teacher’s Strike Possibility Alert 

In other words, possible school start delay. Currently, there is no tentative contract between SEA (Teacher’s Union) and the District. The concern is that little progress has been made in negotiations and some proposals were not introduced until August.  It had been hoped a new contract could be voted on at the SEA general membership meeting (8/24), so as to begin the new academic year without that distraction. An action plan for bargaining was voted on and passed overwhelmingly. Effectively the strike has been authorized if not acceptable tentative agreement is reached before the second SEA general membership meeting on 9/3 at 5pm.  We will do our best to keep you posted with updates as we get them from SEA. Thank you

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First Day for Grades 1-5 and K, plus Supplies

This year there will be two different start dates for our students:

  • September 9: First day for Grades 1-5
  • September 14: First day for Grade K.
    • September 9-11: WAKids Assessments.
    • Sign up for WaKIDS assessments at school during JumpStart pick up and drop off or call the office and Sandy Warner will help you find a slot. 206-252-4640. All parents registered by Friday August 21st at 4:30pm will be entered in a raffle for a $100 Safeway gift card.

Supplies are purchased by PTA! Easy Peasy! Parents pay $30/child or request financial aid/scholarship. Payment/request form will be in Welcome Packets and due on the 23rd of September along with other paperwork.

Parents will need provide backpacks and water bottles for their kids. Parents in need can also request via the supply form or in the office. Backpacks and water bottles will be placed in the student’s locker the first day or the parents can pick up in the office prior.

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Congratulations, you did it! Levy Funding awarded to Sand Point Elementary.

Were you one of the countless parents that protested, wrote letters and generally supported the effort to return our school’s Families and Education Levy grant award in full? Well, you did it! On June 18th the Mayor of Seattle wrote the school a letter stating the following:

“I am pleased to notify you that, at my direction, the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) now intends to award the full Families and Education Levy (Levy) Elementary Innovation grant to Sand Point Elementary School for the 2015-16 school year”

We will now receive 100% of the $318,000 (and $375,000 each for three years after) for ’15-’16. That’s almost $1.5 million over four years! We so appreciate everyone’s support in our advocacy. We believe you’ll notice an appreciable difference in the amount of social, emotional and academic support our kids will receive this year and in the years to come. We look forward to celebrating this success this year and building on our advocacy. Thank you!!

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