Reopening Fairmount Park Elementary: Principal announcement ahead; ‘information nights’ set

January 16, 2014 at 2:59 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 6 Comments

Seven years after Seattle Public Schools closed Fairmount Park Elementary, it reopens this fall, after renovations and expansion work that’s still under way. We’ve learned that a principal has been hired and an announcement is expected soon – likely before the week is over. And there’s a schedule of events for families interested in and/or likely to attend, starting in just a few weeks. From the SPS website:

Parent Information Nights

These meetings will be held in Alki Elementary in the cafeteria: 3010 59th Ave SW

These informational meetings will be conducted by the principal and the later three dates will include teachers hired for the 2014-2015 school year

These events could be crowded so we ask that only adults attend unless you have child-care issues and need to bring your child(ren) along. Meetings will run from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Thursday, Feb 6th (new date)
Wednesday, Feb 12th
Tuesday, Feb 25th
Wednesday, Feb 26th (new date)
Tuesday, March 4th

Here’s the attendance-area map with which Fairmount Park will start when it opens this fall.

6 Comments

  1. Any idea if these meetings will be generally the same info at each?

    Comment by Laura Stone — 3:06 pm January 16, 2014 #

  2. It is nice when neighborhood elementary schools re-open. I am looking forward to the new school on Genesee Hill. It means the area is vibrant. To me, at least…

    Comment by Genesee Hill — 4:01 pm January 16, 2014 #

  3. Is that tall yellow building part of the remodel? Excited for the new school to open!

    Comment by wsrocks! — 9:52 pm January 16, 2014 #

  4. It’s the “wrap” you see at certain construction stages – insulation, I think? sorry not to know for sure. Very visible from Fauntleroy if you drive north past Findlay.

    Comment by WSB — 10:04 pm January 16, 2014 #

  5. When 4815 California was being built 10-ish years ago, the yellow wrap was visible coming down Gatewood Hill.

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    Here’s a Wiki on housewrap:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Housewrap

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 11:06 pm January 16, 2014 #

  6. I attended Fairmount Park the first year the building was opened. I was in the sixth grade. Prior to that it was all portables. I loved that school. I’m so happy to see it back open and being used again.

    Comment by Leslie — 11:27 pm January 16, 2014 #

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