BACK TO SCHOOL: Community answers the call to ‘Be There’ for West Seattle Elementary


9 AM: The call went out two weeks ago: Help get West Seattle Elementary students off to a good start with a show of support, the “Be There” rally (explained here). And community members answered the call! More photos to come.

ADDED 10:30 AM: As promised, more photos. “Captain America” made an appearance:


So did Southwest Precinct Community Police Team officers Kevin McDaniel and Jon Flores:


And City Councilmember Lisa Herbold:


But the students were the stars:


This was also the first day of the first school year with new principal Pamela McCowan-Conyers, promoted from assistant principal when Vicki Sacco – who was there for today’s rally – moved to a new job at district HQ.

11 Replies to "BACK TO SCHOOL: Community answers the call to 'Be There' for West Seattle Elementary"

  • Katch September 7, 2016 (9:14 am)

    Positive start to the school year, great job folks.

  • Leslie September 7, 2016 (10:26 am)

    Awesome! This really touched me. Thanks to everyone who participated. The kids will never forget this.

  • Jay September 7, 2016 (10:29 am)

    It was a great experience. My first-grader was blown away, as were many of the other kids I saw coming down the red carpet!

    Way to go West Seattle Elementary & YMCA!

    • Jay September 7, 2016 (11:43 am)

      Captain America there is my first-grader! He was so happy!

  • Rachel September 7, 2016 (10:31 am)

    So nice to see so much support, including our military (US Coast Guard)!

  • Joslin Roth September 7, 2016 (11:22 am)

    One more reason to be proud of our amazing neighborhood! Happy first day to all of the students here in West Seattle!!! 

  • sc September 7, 2016 (11:36 am)

    So Cool!

  • Cynthia September 7, 2016 (12:26 pm)

    This is awesome! I live, right next, to the school. What a wonderful wake up. I knew this was going to occur. This should occur regularly. Mentors are love and life.❤😀

  • Paul Binder September 7, 2016 (12:31 pm)

    I do not have kids, nor do I have any relatives in the school system, but I choose to get up early and support this school and this idea.  I think it is very good positive reinforcement for our youth.  

  • Solo September 7, 2016 (10:27 pm)

    I saw my son run threw the red carpet treatment and greeted by so many adults that were there just for the kids.  I felt  tears coming down and my heart filled with so much Joy and Appreciation. Knowing that  my son is so loved by the West Seattle Elementary school. Staff. Thank you so much for honoring our son and all the children into their first day back to school. Have a blessed year to the staff, especially to our children attending  there. Also thank you to the Administration Principal Pamela McCowan-Conyers, and Vice Principal Shanika Washington.  For all that you do. 

  • GlynB September 8, 2016 (10:40 am)

    This is so wonderful to see in our community! 

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