From the WSB West Seattle Events calendar: ONE MORE REMINDER: As of today, the West Seattle Water Taxi's fare increase has taken effect (details here). LOVE SOCCER? Starting today and all month long, the High Point Branch of the Seattle Public Library has a ..."/>

West Seattle Thursday: K-5 STEM meeting #2; fix your bike…

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From the WSB West Seattle Events calendar:

ONE MORE REMINDER: As of today, the West Seattle Water Taxi‘s fare increase has taken effect (details here).

LOVE SOCCER? Starting today and all month long, the High Point Branch of the Seattle Public Library has a soccer-themed display with more than 50 soccer books, magazines, and DVDs available for check out! Items for children, teens, and adults—come on in and take a look! 3411 SW Raymond.

CHINESE CORNER: At the Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th SW. 4-6 pm. Free introduction to Chinese language and culture. Learn basic Mandarin Chinese conversation words, learn about Chinese culture,join easy all-ages games and activities. Second of eight every-other-Thursday free sessions, 4-6 pm (here’s our preview story from last month).

FUNDRAISING ZUMBA: Last session for the West Seattle High School ASB fundraiser for the class of 2012, 5 pm, WSHS gym, all welcome, $7.

WINE, BEER, AND A FOOD TRUCK IN MORGAN JUNCTION: We think West Seattle Cellars says it well in their e-mail newsletter, regarding three events on the north side of Morgan Junction tonight (including WSC’s own tasting event 5:30-8 pm):

Speaking of Thursday night, we want to let you know about an exciting development in our little corner of West Seattle. You may not be aware that Beveridge Place Pub, just down the road, has a special beer event every Thursday night. Now our old friend Chris Collier is inviting customers from both tastings to enjoy some of his tasty hand-made food that night. Formerly at Mashiko, and later one of our wine reps, Chris has taken his fantastic food skills on the road with his “A Lunch in Hand” food truck: featuring tantalizing, gourmet meals, all wrapped up in easy-to-eat puff pastry. Beginning this week, he will be parked just down the road, at the Short Stop, on Thursday evenings, from 5:30 to 8:30. Check out his menu and then check out his truck!

FIXERS’ COLLECTIVE ON WHEELS: Bicycle-fixing is the focus tonight for the Fixers’ Collective at the West Seattle Tool Library, 6-9 pm.

‘CATCHING BABIES’: Movie presentation at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 6:30 pm. Full details on this Facebook event page. Hosted by PALS Doulas; filmmaker Barni Qaasim is scheduled to be in attendance.

CRIME PREVENTION: Rescheduled Arbor Heights Block Watch meeting, 6:30 pm, Arbor Heights Community Church.

K-5 STEM : Second informational meeting for K-5 STEM at Boren school, 7 pm, Denny Int’l Middle School (details here)

WINTER CONCERT: The Chief Sealth IHS/Denny IMS Winter Concert: Denny and Sealth concert bands perform at 7 pm in the Sealth auditorium (2600 SW Thistle). Light refreshments in the Commons before the concert, starting around 6:15.

11 Replies to "West Seattle Thursday: K-5 STEM meeting #2; fix your bike..."

  • WORRIED March 1, 2012 (10:06 am)

    March 1 and still no FAQ from Seattle Public Schools regarding the STEM program and all the unanswered questions from Feb. 15th. Really starting to question whether this program will succeed for the students who choose to attend and the capacity issue that gave rise to its creation.

    We need a leader in this process!!

    • WSB March 1, 2012 (11:11 am)

      I have a note out to the communications department to ask about the ETA on that.

  • yumpears March 1, 2012 (12:40 pm)

    WSB – will you be covering the meeting tonight? I am unable to attend and hope to see coverage.


    • WSB March 1, 2012 (12:44 pm)

      Having been the only reporter at the last one so far as I can tell, DEFINITELY WITHOUT FAIL NO MATTER WHAT will be there. And planning to record on video like the last one. But I implore anyone within the sight of these pixels, PLEASE do not let that keep you away. We try to do our best, but nothing substitutes for you being there if you can, hearing for yourself, seeing for yourself, seeking answers, etc. (Not targeting you there, Yumpears, but sometimes we hear “Well, I know they’ll have something, so we’ll just wait for that” and I want to stress that even a reporter with skills far beyond mine captures only part of the experience …)- TR

  • yumpears March 1, 2012 (3:55 pm)

    Thanks Tracy

  • WORRIED March 1, 2012 (4:05 pm)

    The FAQ is now posted – with a handful of answers but most left in limbo. Standard default seems to be “it will be determined by the Design Team” and “if it alters from the core curriculum they will have to apply for waivers”.

    • WSB March 1, 2012 (5:20 pm)

      thanks to those who pointed out that a partial FAQ is up. I have been offline for a couple hours but Lesley from SPS communications e-mailed me during that time with the link – already shared here by WSB’ers. She says it will be updated on Fridays. As for other Q’s, don’t know, but I’m planning to get there a bit early to set up and will post a “happening now” if I can. (Or check in on Twitter – ) – TR

  • Noelle March 1, 2012 (4:07 pm)

    The FAQ is up at

  • AIDM March 1, 2012 (4:09 pm)

    Any idea whether this STEM meeting will augment the last meeting or just be a repeat of the same material? Also will Dr. Thompson be at this meeting or will she miss this one also?

  • kayo March 1, 2012 (6:16 pm)

    At the last meeting, they said there would be a meet and greet with the principal on March 13th when she is up here looking for housing. Hopefully, they will have details on that tonight. Unfortunately, this is not soon enough for the open enrollment deadline next week or for us to make a decision.

  • WestSide45 March 1, 2012 (7:44 pm)

    Nice brant picture.

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