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

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 Replies to "Reopening Fairmount Park Elementary: Principal announcement ahead; 'information nights' set"

  • Laura Stone January 16, 2014 (3:06 pm)

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

  • Genesee Hill January 16, 2014 (4:01 pm)

    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…

  • wsrocks! January 16, 2014 (9:52 pm)

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

    • WSB January 16, 2014 (10:04 pm)

      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.

  • miws January 16, 2014 (11:06 pm)

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


    Here’s a Wiki on housewrap:



  • Leslie January 16, 2014 (11:27 pm)

    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.

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