West Seattle Event Calendar

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thanks! Please include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!

ADMIRAL THEATER SCHEDULE (updated link)

How to use this calendar: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Jun
22
Thu
2017
Celebrate Springer/The Whale Trail event: Vessels and whales @ Dakota Place Building
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Active Oceans: How the ECHO Program is working to reduce the impact of vessel traffic on whales in the Salish Sea

Presentation by Krista Trounce, Port of Vancouver BC

When: Thursday, June 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
Where: Dakota Park Place Building, 4303 Dakota Place SW, Seattle
Cost: $10 General Admission; $5 Kids under 12

Presented by The Whale Trail
Sponsored by Nucor. Accommodations provided by the Grove West Seattle Inn.

The Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program is a Vancouver Fraser Port Authority-led initiative aimed at better understanding and managing the impact of shipping activities on at-risk whales throughout the Salish Sea.

Krista Trounce, the ECHO Program Project Manager, will present how the ECHO Program is working with national and international collaborators to develop mitigation measures that will lead to a quantifiable reduction in potential threats to whales as a result of shipping activities.

Learn about the projects the ECHO Program has completed and is currently working on: Strait of Georgia Underwater Listening Station to measure vessel noise levels, regional monitoring of ambient noise in the Salish Sea, a Mariner’s Guide to Whales in the Pacific Northwest, large whale strike risk assessment, a trial slowdown of commercial vessels, and others. Hear how the ECHO Program and our collaborators are educating mariners, industry partners and the public about the impacts of underwater noise on marine mammals.

Krista will speak to the ECHO Program long term goals, and how the Salish Sea will benefit from their research and initiatives.

Buy tickets now at http://bpt.me/2974083 to reserve your seat. And hurry! This will likely sell out.

This talk is the third of four Celebrate Springer events, commemorating the 15th anniversary of the successful rescue, rehabilitation and release of Springer (A73) the orphaned orca, and the transboundary partnerships that made it possible.

About the Speaker

Krista Trounce is the Project Manager for the Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

Krista brings to the ECHO Program over 20 years of experience as an environmental engineer and project manager. Krista joined the ECHO Program in early 2015, after spending a year as the Project Specialist, Site Assessment for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. Prior to joining the port authority, Krista was a manager and partner at a private consulting firm where her career focused on the evaluation of risk to human and ecological health posed by environmental contaminants. Krista holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo and is a licensed engineer in the province of British Columbia.

About The Whale Trail

The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites where the public may view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment. Our overarching goal is to ensure the southern resident orcas recover from the threat of extinction.

Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 50 million people each year. The Whale Trail is currently adding new sites along the west coast, from California to British Columbia, throughout the southern resident orcas’ range and beyond.

The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners that include NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Seattle Aquarium, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the Whale Museum. Our BC team is led by the BC Cetacean Sighting Network. Many members of The Whale Trail teams met when they worked together to return Springer, the orphaned orca, to her pod.

The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, headquartered in West Seattle. Join us!

ECHO Program Presentation: Reducing shipping’s impact on Salish Sea whales @ Dakota Park Place Building
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Active Oceans: How the ECHO (Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation) Program is working to reduce the impact of vessel traffic on whales in the Salish Sea.

Krista Trounce, Project Manager at Port of Vancouver in British Columbia, will present how the ECHO Program is working with national and international collaborators to develop mitigation measures that will lead to a quantifiable reduction in potential threats to whales as a result of shipping activities.
Thursday, June 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
Dakota Park Place Building, 4303 Dakota Place SW, West Seattle.
Cost: $10 General Admission; $5 Kids under 12.
Advance tickets: Brown Paper Tickets
Presented by The Whale Trail.
Sponsored by Nucor. Accommodations provided by The Grove West Seattle Inn.

The Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program is a Vancouver Fraser Port Authority-led initiative aimed at better understanding and managing the impact of shipping activities on at-risk whales throughout the Salish Sea.

Learn about the projects the ECHO Program has completed and is currently working on: Strait of Georgia Underwater Listening Station to measure vessel noise levels, regional monitoring of ambient noise in the Salish Sea, a Mariner’s Guide to Whales in the Pacific Northwest, large whale strike risk assessment, a trial slowdown of commercial vessels, and others. Hear how the ECHO Program and our collaborators are educating mariners, industry partners and the public about the impacts of underwater noise on marine mammals.

Krista will speak to the ECHO Program long term goals, and how the Salish Sea will benefit from their research and initiatives.
Buy tickets now here to reserve your seat. And hurry! This will likely sell out.

This talk is the third of four Celebrate Springer events, commemorating the 15th anniversary of the successful rescue, rehabilitation and release of Springer (A73) the orphaned orca, and the transboundary partnerships that made it possible.

About the Speaker
Krista Trounce is the Project Manager for the Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. Krista brings to the ECHO Program over 20 years of experience as an environmental engineer and project manager. Krista joined the ECHO Program in early 2015, after spending a year as the Project Specialist, Site Assessment for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. Prior to joining the port authority, Krista was a manager and partner at a private consulting firm where her career focused on the evaluation of risk to human and ecological health posed by environmental contaminants. Krista holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo and is a licensed engineer in the province of British Columbia.
About The Whale Trail
The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites where the public may view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment. Our overarching goal is to ensure the southern resident orcas recover from the threat of extinction.
Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 50 million people each year. The Whale Trail is currently adding new sites along the west coast, from California to British Columbia, throughout the southern resident orcas’ range and beyond.
The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners that include NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Seattle Aquarium, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the Whale Museum. Our BC team is led by the BC Cetacean Sighting Network. Many members of The Whale Trail teams met when they worked together to return Springer, the orphaned orca, to her pod.
The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, headquartered in West Seattle. Join us!

Jun
23
Fri
2017
Fridays: ‘The Story of Film: An Odyssey’ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jun 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Film History Course
Fridays, May 5 – June 30, 12:30 – 12:50 pm
Location: Senior Center of West Seattle, Nucor Room

“The Story of Film: An Odyssey” by Mark Cousins. Film critic and historian Mark Cousins uses film clips, interviews with filmmakers, and illustrative footage of locations around the world to take viewers through film and filmmaking history, from the late 19th century to today, with a particular emphasis on world cinema. We will be showing this 15-hour documentary in 20-minute segments through May and June. Led by Terry Holm. $1 members/ $2 non-members.

Jun
24
Sat
2017
West Seattle Summer Showdown 2017 @ West Seattle High School
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 pm

High-school basketball on two courts at the WSHS gym. See the schedule here.

First games scheduled at 9 am – including West Seattle HS JV vs. Bainbridge JV.

Also on Saturday, these games involve local teams:

11:10 am West Seattle vs. Rainier Beach
5 pm Chief Sealth IHS vs. Eastside Catholic
7:20 pm Chief Sealth IHS vs. Vashon
8:30 pm West Seattle HS vs. North Creek

Jun
25
Sun
2017
West Seattle Summer Showdown finale @ WSHS Gym
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Finale to the Summer Showdown – 9 am games involving JV pools.

See the schedule here.

June Low Tide Beach Safari @ Mee-Kwa-Mooks Beach
Jun 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Low Tide Beach Safari on Sunday, June 25, 2017, 11:30am – 1:00pm @ Me-Kwa-Mooks Beach.
Age 6 and up due to rocky beach. Meet at Emma Schmitz Outlook just above the beach. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Presented  by Seattle Parks Urban Nature Guides. Free.

Search for tide pool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces.

All programs led by highly trained Seattle Urban Nature Guides. Please remember all children must be accompanied by an adult.

REGISTRATION: Go to Seattle Parks to use the online registration system – SPARC. You need to sign up for am account and obtain a pin number in order to use the online system. This may take up to 24 hours, so plan ahead. Once you have your pin number, use the course code number listed in the program description to find the program in the SPARC system. The course code number is listed next to the program date.
Another way to register is to contact Camp Long Environmental Learning Center:
5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA. 98126, Phone: 206-684-7434, Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Jun
27
Tue
2017
‘Legends of the Road’ screening/benefit @ Admiral Theater
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

‘Legends of the Road’ showcases Chief Sealth High School students and Bob Kendrick of Negro Leagues Baseball Museum on June 27

Restoration of the art-deco underwater murals of West Seattle’s Historic Admiral Theater will get a boost this summer with a one-night screening of a documentary that showcases a project by local students to salute the black baseball barnstorming phenomenon of the early 20th century.

“Legends of the Road,” a feature-length, student-produced film, will be screened at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the Historic Admiral Theater, 2343 California Ave. SW, sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

The film, which won the highest audience rating at the 2017 Kansas City Film Festival, will be introduced by Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, and former teacher Gary Thomsen of West Seattle, who led the “Legends” project at Chief Sealth High School.

After the film, Kendrick, Thomsen and several of Thomsen’s former students will be available to answer questions.

Admission will be by $20 donation, which will go to the Historic Admiral Theater mural restoration led by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. A VIP opportunity, to see the film and visit one-on-one with the featured speakers beforehand, will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the theater. This opportunity is available by reservation at a $100 donation
.
Both levels of tickets can be purchased at Far Away Entertainment, and at the door.

Jun
28
Wed
2017
Dine-Out Fundraiser for Highland Park Elementary @ Chipotle
Jun 28 all-day

Dine Out for Highland Park Elementary at Chipotle @ Alaska Junction, 10:45am-9:00pm on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017.

We’re building a new playground at Highland Park Elementary and you can help by grabbing a bite to eat at Chipotle!

Tell the cashier that you are there to support Highland Park Elementary, and Chipotle will donate 50% of your order to our PTA. All funds will go toward the playground project.

Jun
30
Fri
2017
Fridays: ‘The Story of Film: An Odyssey’ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jun 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Film History Course
Fridays, May 5 – June 30, 12:30 – 12:50 pm
Location: Senior Center of West Seattle, Nucor Room

“The Story of Film: An Odyssey” by Mark Cousins. Film critic and historian Mark Cousins uses film clips, interviews with filmmakers, and illustrative footage of locations around the world to take viewers through film and filmmaking history, from the late 19th century to today, with a particular emphasis on world cinema. We will be showing this 15-hour documentary in 20-minute segments through May and June. Led by Terry Holm. $1 members/ $2 non-members.

Movies in the Park @ WS Church of the Nazarene
Jun 30 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

From the West Seattle Church of the Nazarene:

Movies in the Park

Hot dogs, popcorn, soda provided
Movies begin at sundown (9-ish)

June 30th: Moana
July 14th: Hidden Figures
July 28th: The Jungle Book
August 18th: Queen of Katwe

Jul
7
Fri
2017
Movie Night @ Park West: ‘La La Land’ @ Park West Care Center
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Join us July 7th on the outdoor terrace for big-screen viewing of “La La Land” under the stars at Park West Nursing and Rehab! The event is Free. Bring your lawn chairs.

RSVP to Emily, 206-637-4764, or eadams@parkwestcare.com

Jul
14
Fri
2017
Movies in the Park @ WS Church of the Nazarene
Jul 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

From the West Seattle Church of the Nazarene:

Movies in the Park

Hot dogs, popcorn, soda provided
Movies begin at sundown (9-ish)

June 30th: Moana
July 14th: Hidden Figures
July 28th: The Jungle Book
August 18th: Queen of Katwe

Jul
15
Sat
2017
In Transition 2.0 @ GreenLife at WS Summer Fest
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Learn about the Transition Movement at the West Seattle Greenlife Festival!

More and more, the future is in our own hands. We cannot count on corporations to move away from the fossil-fuel profits they enjoy.

Join West Seattle Meaningful Movies and Sustainable West Seattle at the Greenlife Festival on Saturday, July 15, at 8 pm.

We’ll have an outdoor showing, in Junction Plaza Park, of In Transition 2.0 — a story of resilience and hope in extraordinary times.

Bring your own lawn chair, cushion, or blanket. Bus numbers 50, 128, and 773, and the C line, will get you there.

(The Greenlife Festival–July 14, 15, and 16–is part of the West Seattle Summer Fest street fair.)

The movie is about the Transition Movement–a social experiment that’s responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. You’ll see how communities around the world are printing their own money, growing their own food, localizing their economies, and setting up community power stations. Here’s the trailer.

Following the film, you can stay for a discussion–and perhaps see the birth of a local Transition initiative!

Jul
17
Mon
2017
‘Wildlife in the City’ for ages 9-12 @ High Point Library
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wildlife in the City, Monday, July 17, 2017, 6 – 7 p.m. For ages 9-12. Registration is required.

Do you have what it takes to walk on the city’s wild side? Get a taste of what wildlife biologists really do and have the opportunity to get up close to one of the zoo’s ambassador animals.

Join Woodland Park Zoo as we discover ways to deepen your experiences with nature through the use of naturalist tools, tracking techniques, and more!

This program is part of the Library’s 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! The Library is offering hundreds of free programs and activities for children and teens to keep youth engaged in reading and learning all summer long. The 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! is funded by generous donations from The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Tableau.

Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch.

More… www.spl.org
High Point Branch, 206-684-7454, or Ask a Librarian.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Jul
21
Fri
2017
‘Legend of Dragons!’ for ages 4-8 @ West Seattle Branch Library
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Legend of Dragons! Friday, July 21, 2017, 11 am – 12 pm.
Learn about modern-day dragons and other incredible reptiles with the Woodland Park Zoo. For ages 4-8.

Did you know that dragons really exist? Get up close with a reptile from the zoo!

This program is part of the Library’s 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! The Library is offering hundreds of free programs and activities for children and teens to keep youth engaged in reading and learning all summer long. The 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! is funded by generous donations from The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Tableau.

Notes Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

More… www.spl.org…
West Seattle Branch, 206-684-7444, or Ask a Librarian.

Jul
22
Sat
2017
July Low Tide Beach Safari @ Mee-Kwa-Mooks Beach
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Low Tide Beach Safari on Sunday, July 22, 2017, 9:30 – 11am @ Me-Kwa-Mooks Beach.
Age 6 and up due to rocky beach. Meet at Emma Schmitz Outlook just above the beach. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Presented  by Seattle Parks Urban Nature Guides. Free.

Search for tide pool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces.

All programs led by highly trained Seattle Urban Nature Guides. Please remember all children must be accompanied by an adult.

REGISTRATION: Go to Seattle Parks to use the online registration system – SPARC. You need to sign up for am account and obtain a pin number in order to use the online system. This may take up to 24 hours, so plan ahead. Once you have your pin number, use the course code number listed in the program description to find the program in the SPARC system. The course code number is listed next to the program date.

Another way to register is to contact Camp Long Environmental Learning Center:
5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA. 98126, Phone: 206-684-7434, Email: camplong@seattle.gov
7/22/2017 Sun   #166068

 

Jul
24
Mon
2017
Chief Sealth International HS Soccer Skills Camp @ Southwest Athletic Complex
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

When: July-24-28 (Mon-Fri)
Where: Southwest Athletic Complex (see directions)
Who: Boys and Girls grades 3-9 (entering fall 2017)
Cost: $100 – Checks Payable to: Friends of Sealth
Time: 9:00 am-2:00 pm each day
Check-in opens at 8:00a m Monday, camp opens at 8:45 am Tues-Fri)

Camp Philosophy
This is the 3rd year of the Soccer Skills Camp. Modelled after our long-standing basketball skills camp, now in its 18th year, the philosophy of the camp is to provide a positive and fun learning experience to youth by exposing them to the fundamentals of soccer and life, including the values and qualities that we feel are necessary to be successful in these arenas.

The camp will focus on three pillars, 1) skill development, 2) teamwork and leadership, and 3) life values and traits. We at Chief Sealth feel that in order to truly be successful student-athletes we must work equally in all three areas.

About Us
The camp will be directed by long-time boys and girls Head Soccer Coach, Ron Johnson. Johnson, who was named Metro Sound Boys Coach of the Year in both 2012 and 2013, has been the Seahawks head coach for 20 seasons. He has taken the boys on to the WIAA 3A Metro and State tournament multiple times. On the girls side, he has been the head coach since the program began and has built the program into a league contender, as the 2013 girls team finished 3rd in the Metro Sound League.

Coaching
The camp will be led by both current and past members of the Chief Sealth boys and girls soccer teams. They will provide coaching by exposing campers to the fundamental skills of the game through proven coaching methods. Our camp does not guarantee success as a player, but it will expose campers to the ingredients necessary to becoming a skilled player and successful high school student-athlete.

Accommodations
Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt. Campers must provide their own lunch. It is recommended that each camper bring his/her own water bottle, as water stations will be available for fill-up. Campers should also dress appropriately and consider sunscreen as we will be outside the entirety of the camp. The camp is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

It is requested that campers NOT bring their own soccer ball.

Here’s the registration form.

Jul
25
Tue
2017
Chief Sealth International HS Soccer Skills Camp @ Southwest Athletic Complex
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

When: July-24-28 (Mon-Fri)
Where: Southwest Athletic Complex (see directions)
Who: Boys and Girls grades 3-9 (entering fall 2017)
Cost: $100 – Checks Payable to: Friends of Sealth
Time: 9:00 am-2:00 pm each day
Check-in opens at 8:00a m Monday, camp opens at 8:45 am Tues-Fri)

Camp Philosophy
This is the 3rd year of the Soccer Skills Camp. Modelled after our long-standing basketball skills camp, now in its 18th year, the philosophy of the camp is to provide a positive and fun learning experience to youth by exposing them to the fundamentals of soccer and life, including the values and qualities that we feel are necessary to be successful in these arenas.

The camp will focus on three pillars, 1) skill development, 2) teamwork and leadership, and 3) life values and traits. We at Chief Sealth feel that in order to truly be successful student-athletes we must work equally in all three areas.

About Us
The camp will be directed by long-time boys and girls Head Soccer Coach, Ron Johnson. Johnson, who was named Metro Sound Boys Coach of the Year in both 2012 and 2013, has been the Seahawks head coach for 20 seasons. He has taken the boys on to the WIAA 3A Metro and State tournament multiple times. On the girls side, he has been the head coach since the program began and has built the program into a league contender, as the 2013 girls team finished 3rd in the Metro Sound League.

Coaching
The camp will be led by both current and past members of the Chief Sealth boys and girls soccer teams. They will provide coaching by exposing campers to the fundamental skills of the game through proven coaching methods. Our camp does not guarantee success as a player, but it will expose campers to the ingredients necessary to becoming a skilled player and successful high school student-athlete.

Accommodations
Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt. Campers must provide their own lunch. It is recommended that each camper bring his/her own water bottle, as water stations will be available for fill-up. Campers should also dress appropriately and consider sunscreen as we will be outside the entirety of the camp. The camp is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

It is requested that campers NOT bring their own soccer ball.

Here’s the registration form.

Dine out at Mioposto for Highland Park Elementary
Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dine Out for Highland Park Elementary at Mioposto Pizzeria

Mioposto Pizzeria – Admiral District
Tuesday, July 25th
4 pm-10 pm

We have one final Dine Out for Highland Park Elementary School’s 2017 playground project!

On Tuesday, July 25th come on out to the Mioposto in the Admiral district for a delicious meal that will be good for you and our community. If you can’t dine in, place your order to go or order online for delivery. Thank you for your support!

Jul
26
Wed
2017
Chief Sealth International HS Soccer Skills Camp @ Southwest Athletic Complex
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

When: July-24-28 (Mon-Fri)
Where: Southwest Athletic Complex (see directions)
Who: Boys and Girls grades 3-9 (entering fall 2017)
Cost: $100 – Checks Payable to: Friends of Sealth
Time: 9:00 am-2:00 pm each day
Check-in opens at 8:00a m Monday, camp opens at 8:45 am Tues-Fri)

Camp Philosophy
This is the 3rd year of the Soccer Skills Camp. Modelled after our long-standing basketball skills camp, now in its 18th year, the philosophy of the camp is to provide a positive and fun learning experience to youth by exposing them to the fundamentals of soccer and life, including the values and qualities that we feel are necessary to be successful in these arenas.

The camp will focus on three pillars, 1) skill development, 2) teamwork and leadership, and 3) life values and traits. We at Chief Sealth feel that in order to truly be successful student-athletes we must work equally in all three areas.

About Us
The camp will be directed by long-time boys and girls Head Soccer Coach, Ron Johnson. Johnson, who was named Metro Sound Boys Coach of the Year in both 2012 and 2013, has been the Seahawks head coach for 20 seasons. He has taken the boys on to the WIAA 3A Metro and State tournament multiple times. On the girls side, he has been the head coach since the program began and has built the program into a league contender, as the 2013 girls team finished 3rd in the Metro Sound League.

Coaching
The camp will be led by both current and past members of the Chief Sealth boys and girls soccer teams. They will provide coaching by exposing campers to the fundamental skills of the game through proven coaching methods. Our camp does not guarantee success as a player, but it will expose campers to the ingredients necessary to becoming a skilled player and successful high school student-athlete.

Accommodations
Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt. Campers must provide their own lunch. It is recommended that each camper bring his/her own water bottle, as water stations will be available for fill-up. Campers should also dress appropriately and consider sunscreen as we will be outside the entirety of the camp. The camp is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

It is requested that campers NOT bring their own soccer ball.

Here’s the registration form.

Jul
27
Thu
2017
Chief Sealth International HS Soccer Skills Camp @ Southwest Athletic Complex
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

When: July-24-28 (Mon-Fri)
Where: Southwest Athletic Complex (see directions)
Who: Boys and Girls grades 3-9 (entering fall 2017)
Cost: $100 – Checks Payable to: Friends of Sealth
Time: 9:00 am-2:00 pm each day
Check-in opens at 8:00a m Monday, camp opens at 8:45 am Tues-Fri)

Camp Philosophy
This is the 3rd year of the Soccer Skills Camp. Modelled after our long-standing basketball skills camp, now in its 18th year, the philosophy of the camp is to provide a positive and fun learning experience to youth by exposing them to the fundamentals of soccer and life, including the values and qualities that we feel are necessary to be successful in these arenas.

The camp will focus on three pillars, 1) skill development, 2) teamwork and leadership, and 3) life values and traits. We at Chief Sealth feel that in order to truly be successful student-athletes we must work equally in all three areas.

About Us
The camp will be directed by long-time boys and girls Head Soccer Coach, Ron Johnson. Johnson, who was named Metro Sound Boys Coach of the Year in both 2012 and 2013, has been the Seahawks head coach for 20 seasons. He has taken the boys on to the WIAA 3A Metro and State tournament multiple times. On the girls side, he has been the head coach since the program began and has built the program into a league contender, as the 2013 girls team finished 3rd in the Metro Sound League.

Coaching
The camp will be led by both current and past members of the Chief Sealth boys and girls soccer teams. They will provide coaching by exposing campers to the fundamental skills of the game through proven coaching methods. Our camp does not guarantee success as a player, but it will expose campers to the ingredients necessary to becoming a skilled player and successful high school student-athlete.

Accommodations
Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt. Campers must provide their own lunch. It is recommended that each camper bring his/her own water bottle, as water stations will be available for fill-up. Campers should also dress appropriately and consider sunscreen as we will be outside the entirety of the camp. The camp is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

It is requested that campers NOT bring their own soccer ball.

Here’s the registration form.

Nature’s Builders: Beavers, Bees, and Bower Birds @ High Point Library
Jul 27 @ 11:30 am – 11:45 am

Nature’s Builders: Beavers, Bees, and Bower Birds – July 27th 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. For ages 2-10.

Join Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist on an epic adventure to meet nature’s most amazing architects. Together, we will learn, sing, dance, and discover some of the incredible ways that animals help build a better world.

This program is part of the Library’s 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! The Library is offering hundreds of free programs and activities for children and teens to keep youth engaged in reading and learning all summer long. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

The 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! is funded by generous donations from The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Tableau.
www.spl.org…
High Point Branch, 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

West Seattle Democratic Women: ‘Chasing Ice’ @ WS Golf Course
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Greetings Members, Supporters, and Friends of the West Seattle Democratic Women!

Summer is in full swing, and our next meeting will be an evening event, so if our daytime meetings conflict with your work schedules (or even if you come to the daytime meetings), we cordially invite you to make WSDW part of your summer by attending this meeting/social gathering! Since the specialty action work that our organization is currently focused on is Climate Change and Global Warming, this program will consist of the screening of CHASING ICE. This screening aligns with the work that our AEC (Awareness, Education, Climate Action) Committee has been immersed in for the past year-and-a-half; CHASING ICE is a beautifully shot, multiple-award-winning (including from Seattle Int’l Film Festival), critically and popularly acclaimed film that documents how global warming is impacting the planet. Here is the official trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIZTMVNBjc

We meet at the West Seattle Golf Course on Thursday, July 27th.

There will not be a Pre-Meeting Discussion led by Theresa McCormick on this evening.

There will not be a Postcard-Writing Campaign on this evening.

Registration begins at 6:00 pm with dinner service beginning at 6:15pm.

CHASING ICE screens at 6:30 pm and runs 75 minutes.

There will be a short discussion after the film, with input from our AEC Committee members as well as from some of our legislators and representatives who would be able to offer some perspective on specific actions we can take to combat the effects of global warming.

Meeting will adjourn no later than 8:30 pm.

Dinner is $15 for WSDW members and $20 for non-members; if you do not want to order dinner, the room charge (which includes dessert and coffee/tea only) is $7.50

If you are involved with an organization, social network, church, or other group with a membership, please spread the word far and wide about this event by forwarding this invitation to any and all of your networks! We are expecting a good turnout and, additionally, I have invited quite a few of our legislators, representatives as well as those seeking office, so that attendees can have the opportunity to find out more about their platforms and the relevant work they are doing in support of the environment!

Please RSVP to me directly by emailing me at werdachel@aol.com. Be sure to indicate if you want to order dinner or just have dessert & coffee/tea. Since we have to arrange the number of food orders with the Golf Course in advance, I must have your RSVP no later than end-of-day, Monday, July 24th to guarantee your meal reservation.

Jul
28
Fri
2017
Chief Sealth International HS Soccer Skills Camp @ Southwest Athletic Complex
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

When: July-24-28 (Mon-Fri)
Where: Southwest Athletic Complex (see directions)
Who: Boys and Girls grades 3-9 (entering fall 2017)
Cost: $100 – Checks Payable to: Friends of Sealth
Time: 9:00 am-2:00 pm each day
Check-in opens at 8:00a m Monday, camp opens at 8:45 am Tues-Fri)

Camp Philosophy
This is the 3rd year of the Soccer Skills Camp. Modelled after our long-standing basketball skills camp, now in its 18th year, the philosophy of the camp is to provide a positive and fun learning experience to youth by exposing them to the fundamentals of soccer and life, including the values and qualities that we feel are necessary to be successful in these arenas.

The camp will focus on three pillars, 1) skill development, 2) teamwork and leadership, and 3) life values and traits. We at Chief Sealth feel that in order to truly be successful student-athletes we must work equally in all three areas.

About Us
The camp will be directed by long-time boys and girls Head Soccer Coach, Ron Johnson. Johnson, who was named Metro Sound Boys Coach of the Year in both 2012 and 2013, has been the Seahawks head coach for 20 seasons. He has taken the boys on to the WIAA 3A Metro and State tournament multiple times. On the girls side, he has been the head coach since the program began and has built the program into a league contender, as the 2013 girls team finished 3rd in the Metro Sound League.

Coaching
The camp will be led by both current and past members of the Chief Sealth boys and girls soccer teams. They will provide coaching by exposing campers to the fundamental skills of the game through proven coaching methods. Our camp does not guarantee success as a player, but it will expose campers to the ingredients necessary to becoming a skilled player and successful high school student-athlete.

Accommodations
Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt. Campers must provide their own lunch. It is recommended that each camper bring his/her own water bottle, as water stations will be available for fill-up. Campers should also dress appropriately and consider sunscreen as we will be outside the entirety of the camp. The camp is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

It is requested that campers NOT bring their own soccer ball.

Here’s the registration form.

Movies in the Park @ WS Church of the Nazarene
Jul 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

From the West Seattle Church of the Nazarene:

Movies in the Park

Hot dogs, popcorn, soda provided
Movies begin at sundown (9-ish)

June 30th: Moana
July 14th: Hidden Figures
July 28th: The Jungle Book
August 18th: Queen of Katwe

Aug
10
Thu
2017
Dine-out benefit for Community School of West Seattle @ Zippy's Giant Burgers - White Center
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Zippy’s Giant Burgers at 9614 14th Ave SW in White Center is hosting a dine-in fundraiser for the Community School of West Seattle this Thursday, August 10th. A portion of the proceeds from that day will be donated to the school. Please join us to support this wonderful local business and school!

Aug
11
Fri
2017
Shrek the Musical @ West Seattle High School
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is proud to present SHREK THE MUSICAL.
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” and thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.
“SHREK THE MUSICAL is sweet and busy, nice and big, and, every so often, extremely lovable,” writes Newsday.

This production will be performed at West Seattle High School Theater, August 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 and August 13, 19 and 20 at 3:00. Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at West Seattle High School Theater, 3000 California Ave SW, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $23 for adults and $20 for students & seniors. http://www.twelfthnightproductions.org/

Aug
12
Sat
2017
‘Pencil Me In For Kids FUNDrive’ @ WS YMCA
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Let the magic of giving turn unneeded items into needed school supplies.

For the 22nd year, “Pencil Me In For Kids” is helping provide essential school supplies to West Seattle elementary students-in-need. This year we are raising funds in cooperation with Value Village.

The “Pencil Me In For Kids FUNDrive” is Saturday, August 12 from noon – 8 pm at the West Seattle YMCA in conjunction with the West Seattle Outdoor Movie, “Finding Dory”.

By donating gently-used clothing, shoes, accessories, book, linens, and small household items (no furniture), you can help provide the 13 West Seattle elementary schools with basic supplies such as black & white composition books, pencils, colored pencils, glue sticks, dry erase markers, pink erasers, washable markers, and pocket-file folders.

We get paid for every pound of goods donated and we use the funds to buy each school’s requested items.

Start collecting now. If you can’t get to the YMCA that day, we can arrange to pick-up prior to the 12th. For more information: Email Ann Avery at pencil.me.in.for.kids.2017@gmail.com

Shrek the Musical @ West Seattle High School
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is proud to present SHREK THE MUSICAL.
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” and thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.
“SHREK THE MUSICAL is sweet and busy, nice and big, and, every so often, extremely lovable,” writes Newsday.

This production will be performed at West Seattle High School Theater, August 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 and August 13, 19 and 20 at 3:00. Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at West Seattle High School Theater, 3000 California Ave SW, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $23 for adults and $20 for students & seniors. http://www.twelfthnightproductions.org/

Aug
13
Sun
2017
Shrek the Musical matinee @ West Seattle High School
Aug 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is proud to present SHREK THE MUSICAL.
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” and thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.
“SHREK THE MUSICAL is sweet and busy, nice and big, and, every so often, extremely lovable,” writes Newsday.

This production will be performed at West Seattle High School Theater, August 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 and August 13, 19 and 20 at 3:00. Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at West Seattle High School Theater, 3000 California Ave SW, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $23 for adults and $20 for students & seniors. http://www.twelfthnightproductions.org/

Aug
18
Fri
2017
Shrek the Musical @ West Seattle High School
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is proud to present SHREK THE MUSICAL.
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” and thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.
“SHREK THE MUSICAL is sweet and busy, nice and big, and, every so often, extremely lovable,” writes Newsday.

This production will be performed at West Seattle High School Theater, August 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 and August 13, 19 and 20 at 3:00. Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at West Seattle High School Theater, 3000 California Ave SW, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $23 for adults and $20 for students & seniors. http://www.twelfthnightproductions.org/

Movies in the Park @ WS Church of the Nazarene
Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

From the West Seattle Church of the Nazarene:

Movies in the Park

Hot dogs, popcorn, soda provided
Movies begin at sundown (9-ish)

June 30th: Moana
July 14th: Hidden Figures
July 28th: The Jungle Book
August 18th: Queen of Katwe

Aug
19
Sat
2017
Shrek the Musical matinee @ West Seattle High School
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is proud to present SHREK THE MUSICAL.
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” and thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.
“SHREK THE MUSICAL is sweet and busy, nice and big, and, every so often, extremely lovable,” writes Newsday.

This production will be performed at West Seattle High School Theater, August 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 and August 13, 19 and 20 at 3:00. Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at West Seattle High School Theater, 3000 California Ave SW, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $23 for adults and $20 for students & seniors. http://www.twelfthnightproductions.org/

Shrek the Musical @ West Seattle High School
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is proud to present SHREK THE MUSICAL.
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” and thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.
“SHREK THE MUSICAL is sweet and busy, nice and big, and, every so often, extremely lovable,” writes Newsday.

This production will be performed at West Seattle High School Theater, August 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 and August 13, 19 and 20 at 3:00. Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at West Seattle High School Theater, 3000 California Ave SW, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $23 for adults and $20 for students & seniors. http://www.twelfthnightproductions.org/

Aug
20
Sun
2017
Shrek the Musical matinee @ West Seattle High School
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is proud to present SHREK THE MUSICAL.
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” and thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.
“SHREK THE MUSICAL is sweet and busy, nice and big, and, every so often, extremely lovable,” writes Newsday.

This production will be performed at West Seattle High School Theater, August 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 and August 13, 19 and 20 at 3:00. Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at West Seattle High School Theater, 3000 California Ave SW, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $23 for adults and $20 for students & seniors. http://www.twelfthnightproductions.org/

Sep
23
Sat
2017
Community Conversation with School Board Director Leslie Harris @ Delridge Library
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

School Board Director Leslie Harris invites you to her drop-in community meetings:

October 21
November 18
3-5 pm
Delridge Library

A Night Out with Killer Whale Tales @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You’re invited to a special night out with Killer Whale Tales, a grassroots nonprofit that’s been hard at work for 13 years right here in West Seattle.

Killer Whale Tales is empowers youth to protect Puget Sound by educating them about our beloved orca population. Our program brings environmental science directly into the classroom, at no cost to schools. In the past 13 years we’ve reached over 100,000 students!

Join us Saturday, September 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at C&P Coffee in West Seattle for a unique opportunity as an adult to immerse yourself in the same experience our kids have in the program! Founder Jeff Hogan will deliver his interactive presentation and guests are invited to learn about the resident killer whales that call Puget Sound home. It’s an urgent time to talk about our orcas – as environmental protections face a precarious future.

Come relax, have a drink and connect with Killer Whale Tales. The event is free but donations are welcomed. Please RSVP at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-out-with-killer-whale-tales-tickets-37660069281

Sep
29
Fri
2017
‘The Goddess Project’ @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

HPIC is proud to be hosting a viewing of the Goddess Project, a documentary film amplifying the voices and stories of women across the United States.

Determined to empower the feminine voice, two aspiring filmmakers packed their lives into a school bus and hit the road for what became the most transformative adventure of their lives. Through powerful conversations with over 100 women from different walks of life, The Goddess Project gives an intimate look into the collective experience that women in the United States face today.

Join us at 7 PM for an hour of connection, featuring wines from women wine makers, HPIC bar and food, and soulful networking. Documentary starts at 8 PM, followed by a group discussion. Event is limited to 50 people, so register now!

When: Friday, Sept 29th, 7:00PM

Cost: $18 (HPIC members receive a complimentary refreshment upon arrival!)

Oct
2
Mon
2017
‘Rooted in Peace’ @ Admiral Theater
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On Monday, October 2, the Admiral Theater celebrates the International Day of Peace by screening ROOTED in PEACE – a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman shares his journey of self-analysis with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict.

The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

From the US to Costa Rica to India, Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others.

Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE one of the most unexpectedly inspirational viewing experiences magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and closing with John Lennon’s ‘Love.’

Starring Pete Seeger, Deepak Chopra, Desmond Tutu
Tickets are $11.50. Groupon and passes will not be accepted.

Oct
5
Thu
2017
‘Angst’ documentary screening @ Seattle Lutheran High School
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Angst: Breaking the Stigma Around Anxiety is a documentary that looks at anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it. Angst will feature interviews with kids and young adults who suffer or have suffered from anxiety, and what they’ve learned. The film also includes experts charged with helping people manage their anxiety and those who focus on researching its causes and sociological effects while offering tools and resources that provide hope. The project will explore a conversation about anxiety from a peer-to-peer standpoint that is intimate, honest and accessible. This is a film parents and high schoolers can see together.

(Screening details)

Free and open to the community
Parking is available across the street from the gym and on nearby side streets
Recommended age: 12 and up
Light concessions will be sold

Oct
6
Fri
2017
Educational Opportunity Center’s Friends & Family Day @ South Seattle College
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Date: Friday October 6, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: South Seattle College, Robert Smith Building, Room 66 (campus map)

South Seattle College and the TRiO Educational Opportunity Center are hosting an educational opportunity drop in event for both South students, their friends and family, and community members! Come receive one-on-one assistance with FAFSA and discuss degree and certificate programs, high school completion, English language programs, apprenticeships and more! No appointment necessary!

Oct
7
Sat
2017
See ‘Screenagers’ @ South Seattle College, Olympic Hall
Oct 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Movie Screening: Screenagers
Oct 7, Sat 3:30-5:30 pm – South Seattle College
6000 16th Ave SW
Olympic Hall

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span?
Do you worry how the siren-song of screen media is affecting their development? Are you anxious to bring some peace to your family life around this issue? Come join us as we watch Screenagers, a new documentary, focusing on the increasing amount of time young people spend looking at screens, how that affects their development, and how it impacts the lives of families as they struggle to limit these effects. The film probes into the vulnerable corners of family life to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screening-screenagers-tickets-38031254506

West Seattle Meaningful Movies presents ‘What the Health’ @ Neighborhood House High Point
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm

Saturday, October 7, West Seattle Meaningful Movies presents “What the Health”.

A groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. “What the Health” exposes the corruption in, and collusion between, government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.
http://www.whatthehealthfilm.com
1 hour and 37 minutes
Directed by Kip Anderson, 2017
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf44vLndiRM
6:30 – doors open for tea and social time
7:00 – movie, followed by optional facilitated discussion
At High Point Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW
Bus numbers 21 and 128

NO CHARGE, but donations gratefully received.

Oct
11
Wed
2017
Explorer West Middle School October Open House
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

An Independent Middle School in West Seattle for Students in Grades 6-8

Explorer West redefines the middle school experience by offering rigorous academics and a diverse range of enrichment programs in a small, vibrant learning environment. Our award-winning sustainability and outdoor education programs inspire young people to positively impact their environment and community. Graduates become leaders who flourish, both academically and socially, at the high schools of their choice.

Discover How We Are Different at Our Open Houses

Open Houses are the best opportunities for families to learn about our school before applying for admission. During the Open Houses, families explore classrooms, talk to our faculty and staff, and engage with our parents and students. Open Houses are suited for families with students in 4th-7th grade, but all are welcome! We recommend all families attend an Open House. School visits are reserved for families who are applying for the 2018 school year.

Explorer West Open House Dates.

Wednesday, October 11, 6:30-8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 7, 6:30-8:00 pm
Saturday, December 2, 10:00-11:30 am.

For more information on our school and program, visit us at: www.explorer-west.org

Oct
14
Sat
2017
Seattle Latino Film Festival: Closing Night Film & Party @ Admiral Theater
Oct 14 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

At 7 pm October 14th, the film “Duel of Wine” – read more about it here – will close the Seattle Latino Film Festival, and the screening will be held at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle. Lead actor Charlie Arturaola and producer Lino Pujia will be in attendance, organizers say. The $25 ticket gets you into the film and closing-night party.

Oct
16
Mon
2017
School Bake Sale for Hurricane Relief @ West Seattle Montessori School & Academy
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Our middle school students are organizing a plan to help contribute to some of the rebuilding in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. They researched and found a Montessori school similar to ours in San Juan called La Casa Montessori. This school has 130 students and operates a preprimary through elementary age Montessori program. Their school building has been hit with major structural damage, and a loss of a portion of their roof. Our Spanish teacher Suely called the director of the school and was able to reach her on the first day she had phone service after the hurricane. She said several of her students’ families have lost everything, and that the destruction was everywhere. She was very grateful and encouraged by our call from one Montessori school to another in this extremely challenging time.

Throughout October we will be holding bake sales every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am-9 am near the school arrival drop off area (11215 15th Ave SW) (NO Sales on October 13 or October 27 as middle school is not in session). Breakfast goodies will be available for purchase for $3 (or more if you’d like to donate more!). All proceeds will go directly to La Casa Montessori via their GoFundMe campaign.

Here is a link to their Facebook page as well.

There are Montessori schools worldwide, and this opportunity to connect with our own Global Montessori Community is a powerful reminder that all we need to do is extend ourselves just a little bit to make a life changing difference. Our students are truly leading mindfully and thinking globally with this fundraiser, and we thank you for your help in advance!

Oct
18
Wed
2017
School Bake Sale for Hurricane Relief @ West Seattle Montessori School & Academy
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Our middle school students are organizing a plan to help contribute to some of the rebuilding in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. They researched and found a Montessori school similar to ours in San Juan called La Casa Montessori. This school has 130 students and operates a preprimary through elementary age Montessori program. Their school building has been hit with major structural damage, and a loss of a portion of their roof. Our Spanish teacher Suely called the director of the school and was able to reach her on the first day she had phone service after the hurricane. She said several of her students’ families have lost everything, and that the destruction was everywhere. She was very grateful and encouraged by our call from one Montessori school to another in this extremely challenging time.

Throughout October we will be holding bake sales every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am-9 am near the school arrival drop off area (11215 15th Ave SW) (NO Sales on October 13 or October 27 as middle school is not in session). Breakfast goodies will be available for purchase for $3 (or more if you’d like to donate more!). All proceeds will go directly to La Casa Montessori via their GoFundMe campaign.

Here is a link to their Facebook page as well.

There are Montessori schools worldwide, and this opportunity to connect with our own Global Montessori Community is a powerful reminder that all we need to do is extend ourselves just a little bit to make a life changing difference. Our students are truly leading mindfully and thinking globally with this fundraiser, and we thank you for your help in advance!

Oct
20
Fri
2017
School Bake Sale for Hurricane Relief @ West Seattle Montessori School & Academy
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Our middle school students are organizing a plan to help contribute to some of the rebuilding in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. They researched and found a Montessori school similar to ours in San Juan called La Casa Montessori. This school has 130 students and operates a preprimary through elementary age Montessori program. Their school building has been hit with major structural damage, and a loss of a portion of their roof. Our Spanish teacher Suely called the director of the school and was able to reach her on the first day she had phone service after the hurricane. She said several of her students’ families have lost everything, and that the destruction was everywhere. She was very grateful and encouraged by our call from one Montessori school to another in this extremely challenging time.

Throughout October we will be holding bake sales every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am-9 am near the school arrival drop off area (11215 15th Ave SW) (NO Sales on October 13 or October 27 as middle school is not in session). Breakfast goodies will be available for purchase for $3 (or more if you’d like to donate more!). All proceeds will go directly to La Casa Montessori via their GoFundMe campaign.

Here is a link to their Facebook page as well.

There are Montessori schools worldwide, and this opportunity to connect with our own Global Montessori Community is a powerful reminder that all we need to do is extend ourselves just a little bit to make a life changing difference. Our students are truly leading mindfully and thinking globally with this fundraiser, and we thank you for your help in advance!

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Open house @ Holy Rosary School
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Holy Rosary School Open House, Sat., Oct. 21st from 10 am-1 pm, Preschool-8th grade.

Take an interactive Scavenger Hunt through our classrooms. Meet staff & current students! More information can be found here.

Community Conversation with School Board Director Leslie Harris @ Delridge Library
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

School Board Director Leslie Harris invites you to her drop-in community meetings:

October 21
November 18
3-5 pm
Delridge Library

Oct
23
Mon
2017
School Bake Sale for Hurricane Relief @ West Seattle Montessori School & Academy
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Our middle school students are organizing a plan to help contribute to some of the rebuilding in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. They researched and found a Montessori school similar to ours in San Juan called La Casa Montessori. This school has 130 students and operates a preprimary through elementary age Montessori program. Their school building has been hit with major structural damage, and a loss of a portion of their roof. Our Spanish teacher Suely called the director of the school and was able to reach her on the first day she had phone service after the hurricane. She said several of her students’ families have lost everything, and that the destruction was everywhere. She was very grateful and encouraged by our call from one Montessori school to another in this extremely challenging time.

Throughout October we will be holding bake sales every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am-9 am near the school arrival drop off area (11215 15th Ave SW) (NO Sales on October 13 or October 27 as middle school is not in session). Breakfast goodies will be available for purchase for $3 (or more if you’d like to donate more!). All proceeds will go directly to La Casa Montessori via their GoFundMe campaign.

Here is a link to their Facebook page as well.

There are Montessori schools worldwide, and this opportunity to connect with our own Global Montessori Community is a powerful reminder that all we need to do is extend ourselves just a little bit to make a life changing difference. Our students are truly leading mindfully and thinking globally with this fundraiser, and we thank you for your help in advance!

Oct
24
Tue
2017
Hope Lutheran School Kindergarten Information Night
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Kindergarten Information Night – October 24th @ 6:30 pm

Is my child ready for kindergarten? We will provide information regarding kindergarten readiness and what to look for in kindergarten from our Preschool Director Mrs. Figgins, as well as hear more about our kindergarten program from our highly experienced teacher, Mrs. Neafcy. Please call the school office at 206-935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information. www.hls.HopeSeattle.org

Oct
25
Wed
2017
School Bake Sale for Hurricane Relief @ West Seattle Montessori School & Academy
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Our middle school students are organizing a plan to help contribute to some of the rebuilding in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. They researched and found a Montessori school similar to ours in San Juan called La Casa Montessori. This school has 130 students and operates a preprimary through elementary age Montessori program. Their school building has been hit with major structural damage, and a loss of a portion of their roof. Our Spanish teacher Suely called the director of the school and was able to reach her on the first day she had phone service after the hurricane. She said several of her students’ families have lost everything, and that the destruction was everywhere. She was very grateful and encouraged by our call from one Montessori school to another in this extremely challenging time.

Throughout October we will be holding bake sales every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am-9 am near the school arrival drop off area (11215 15th Ave SW) (NO Sales on October 13 or October 27 as middle school is not in session). Breakfast goodies will be available for purchase for $3 (or more if you’d like to donate more!). All proceeds will go directly to La Casa Montessori via their GoFundMe campaign.

Here is a link to their Facebook page as well.

There are Montessori schools worldwide, and this opportunity to connect with our own Global Montessori Community is a powerful reminder that all we need to do is extend ourselves just a little bit to make a life changing difference. Our students are truly leading mindfully and thinking globally with this fundraiser, and we thank you for your help in advance!

Oct
26
Thu
2017
Open House @ Seattle Lutheran High School
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Seattle Lutheran High School has a unique and successful approach to education. Join us for our Open House to discover what makes us uniquely better. It will feature a tour of the facility, as well as interaction with Seattle Lutheran’s faculty and administration. Enter through the gymnasium which is located on Genesee Street between 41st and 42nd Avenue SW. For more information contact Rachel Bigliardi at 206-937-7722 or visit our website at seattlelutheran.org

Here’s the official flyer.

Oct
27
Fri
2017
SHNIT International Shortfilm Festival 2017 @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SHNIT Worldwide Short Film Festival is at HPIC on Friday, October 27th!

HPIC is proud to be partnering with shnit again as a screening venue during the 2017 Shnit Worldwide Short Film Festival. As ambitious as it is unforgettably bold, shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival unfolds simultaneously in multiple cities on five continents, bringing together more than 30,000 filmmakers and film lovers in ways rarely experienced elsewhere on the festival circuit. Over its 12 days, shnit celebrates more than 200 short films of all genres and styles. Voting on the films takes place immediately following the viewing of the films.

Cocktails & Concessions at 7:00 PM. Movies start at 8:00 PM.
$7 for members, $10 for non-members (pay at the door).
21+ event. HPIC Bar will be open.

*Members must be current. There will be an opportunity to pay dues as well as join HPIC and pay the member suggested donation.

Oct
29
Sun
2017
Visit Fauntleroy Creek to look for spawners
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The first coho have come home to Fauntleroy Creek and you’re invited to stop by 2-3:30 pm Sunday (October 29th) to take a chance on seeing one. Come to the fish-ladder overlook at upper Fauntleroy Way and SW Director to be escorted down.

Oct
30
Mon
2017
School Bake Sale for Hurricane Relief @ West Seattle Montessori School & Academy
Oct 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Our middle school students are organizing a plan to help contribute to some of the rebuilding in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. They researched and found a Montessori school similar to ours in San Juan called La Casa Montessori. This school has 130 students and operates a preprimary through elementary age Montessori program. Their school building has been hit with major structural damage, and a loss of a portion of their roof. Our Spanish teacher Suely called the director of the school and was able to reach her on the first day she had phone service after the hurricane. She said several of her students’ families have lost everything, and that the destruction was everywhere. She was very grateful and encouraged by our call from one Montessori school to another in this extremely challenging time.

Throughout October we will be holding bake sales every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am-9 am near the school arrival drop off area (11215 15th Ave SW) (NO Sales on October 13 or October 27 as middle school is not in session). Breakfast goodies will be available for purchase for $3 (or more if you’d like to donate more!). All proceeds will go directly to La Casa Montessori via their GoFundMe campaign.

Here is a link to their Facebook page as well.

There are Montessori schools worldwide, and this opportunity to connect with our own Global Montessori Community is a powerful reminder that all we need to do is extend ourselves just a little bit to make a life changing difference. Our students are truly leading mindfully and thinking globally with this fundraiser, and we thank you for your help in advance!

Nov
2
Thu
2017
William Shakespeare’s The Star Wars Verily, A New Hope @ West Seattle High School Theater
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle High School‘s drama department presentation:

Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything.

E-mail tickets@westsidedrama.com for reservations – $10 ticket with reservation, $15 at the door.

Nov
3
Fri
2017
Lafayette Elementary School’s Annual Walk-A-Thon fundraiser
Nov 3 all-day

Annual Lafayette PTA fundraiser. WSB is a co-sponsor. Details to come. Watch this page!

William Shakespeare’s The Star Wars Verily, A New Hope @ West Seattle High School Theater
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle High School‘s drama department presentation:

Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything.

E-mail tickets@westsidedrama.com for reservations – $10 ticket with reservation, $15 at the door.

Nov
4
Sat
2017
Tilden School weekend Open House
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

At Tilden School (WSB sponsor):

Open Houses for prospective families:

Saturday, November 4, 10 am to noon

Monday, January 8, 6:30 to 8 pm

We invite interested families to our first open house of the school year; tour the classrooms, and chat with the teachers and specialists who make Tilden extraordinary.

Location: Tilden School
4105 California Ave SW
On the corner of California and Dakota, we are located in (but not affiliated with) the First Lutheran Church of West Seattle–their back door is our front door!

Enter on west side of building, across from the south end of the parking lot.

William Shakespeare’s The Star Wars Verily, A New Hope @ West Seattle High School Theater
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle High School‘s drama department presentation:

Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything.

E-mail tickets@westsidedrama.com for reservations – $10 ticket with reservation, $15 at the door.

Nov
5
Sun
2017
Clear and Sweet 360 by zoe | juniper @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Clear and Sweet 360 by zoe | juniper Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2 pm – 4 pm.
West Seattle Branch Library.

Acclaimed dance and visual arts company zoe | juniper presents a multidisciplinary screening of their 360º performance film “Clear and Sweet 360.”

CS360 is a 360º dance film capturing zoe | juniper’s Clear & Sweet, a multi-disciplinary performance incorporating dance and live vocals based on an inquiry into Sacred Harp Singing, a form of spiritual a cappella choral singing founded in Southern Baptist churches. The screening will feature a projection of the 2D version of the film and the opportunity to experience the VR 360º version on provided headsets.

zoe | juniper is a Seattle based dance and visual arts team cofounded by choreographer Zoe Scofield and visual artist Juniper Shuey. zoe | juniper has been commissioned and presented by national and international arts centers such as, On the Boards, PICA, Trafo House of Art, Dance Theater Workshop, Bates Dance Festival, NYLA, Spoleto Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Body Festival (New Zealand), Yerba Buena Center, Columbia College Chicago, DiverseWorks, The Frye Art Museum and many more.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Nov
6
Mon
2017
College Essay Workshops @ Chief Sealth International High School
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Get help writing your college essays! The Bureau of Fearless Ideas is hosting a College Essay Workshops for 11th & 12th graders in the Sealth library on Monday 11/6 & 11/13 from 4 pm- 6:30 pm in room 252B (classroom computer lab).

Preschool open house for 2018-2019 school year @ A Child Becomes Preschool
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open House for 2018-2019 School Year

Monday, November 6, 2017 from 6-8 PM at A Child Becomes Preschool

4320 SW Hill Street, 98116

Please drop by to meet our teachers and staff and visit our classrooms. Registration for the 2017-2018 school year begins December 1.

More info is on the school’s website.

Nov
8
Wed
2017
WSHS PTSA meeting @ West Seattle High School
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

From the West Seattle High School PTSA: Next meeting Wednesday, November 8th, in the school library, 7 pm.

Please consider joining the PTSA today. You can join online as a household member for $25 or a single member for $15.

William Shakespeare’s The Star Wars Verily, A New Hope @ West Seattle High School Theater
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle High School‘s drama department presentation:

Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything.

E-mail tickets@westsidedrama.com for reservations – $10 ticket with reservation, $15 at the door.

Nov
9
Thu
2017
Chief Sealth IHS Informational Night for 8th Graders & Families @ CSIHS Commons
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Chief Sealth International High School will host an informational night to showcase our academic programs and offerings on November 9, 2017. Learn about the programs; tour the campus. See the official flyer here.

Concord International Elementary School follow-up meeting
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm

The PTA Board would like to extend an invitation to attend our meeting next Thursday, November 9 at 6 pm at Concord. This meeting will be a follow-up to the October 3rd community forum we held regarding the changes implemented this year: elimination/reduction of dedicated Spanish literacy time, overcrowding in the kindergarten classrooms and dual-language program waitlist, and the ending of the partnership with Solid Ground. In this meeting, we will discuss the progress made on these critical issues and plan the work still to be done. Your voices will be especially important in the discussion of Spanish literacy.

Student Assignment Plan/High-School Boundary open-house meeting @ West Seattle High School
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Seattle Public Schools:

Five open house meetings are scheduled for families, students and staff about changes to the Student Assignment Plan (SAP) and high school boundaries.

District office staff will be available to discuss the 2018-19 SAP, including related updates to special education, school choice, and advanced learning opportunities in high schools. Visitors will also be able to review the proposed high school boundary scenarios.

At the end of the month, families and staff will receive an email invitation and survey to provide feedback on the three proposed high school boundary options. New high school boundaries will be implemented in 2019-20.

The top three potential scenarios can be found on the High School Boundary Task Force Recommendations webpage.

For more background information including a timeline for decisions, visit our High School Boundary Changes webpage.

See the full announcement here. The district says the WSHS meeting will offer interpretation in Spanish, Somali, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

William Shakespeare’s The Star Wars Verily, A New Hope @ West Seattle High School Theater
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle High School‘s drama department presentation:

Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything.

E-mail tickets@westsidedrama.com for reservations – $10 ticket with reservation, $15 at the door.

Nov
10
Fri
2017
William Shakespeare’s The Star Wars Verily, A New Hope @ West Seattle High School Theater
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle High School‘s drama department presentation:

Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything.

E-mail tickets@westsidedrama.com for reservations – $10 ticket with reservation, $15 at the door.

Nov
13
Mon
2017
College Essay Workshops @ Chief Sealth International High School
Nov 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Get help writing your college essays! The Bureau of Fearless Ideas is hosting a College Essay Workshops for 11th & 12th graders in the Sealth library on Monday 11/6 & 11/13 from 4 pm- 6:30 pm in room 252B (classroom computer lab).

Friends of Roxhill Elementary meeting @ Roxhill Elementary
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm

Friends of Roxhill Elementary meets in the school library, 6 pm.

2017 West Seattle Education Fair @ Alki Masonic Center
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Back by popular demand, the West Seattle Education Fair returns to Seattle this fall to offer families an opportunity to meet admission staff and learn more about private and independent schools in the area. This year’s event will take place on Monday, November 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at Alki Masonic Center. This is a free event and all are welcome.

Selecting the best school for a child can be an intensive experience. Learning about the options available is an important first step. The West Seattle Education Fair will feature independent schools for students in grades K through 8. Parents, families and students are invited to attend. Talk with school staff members one on one, learn about the variety of schools and programs available, and meet other parents and families in your community.

Private independent schools can offer tremendous benefits for students, from small class sizes to academic rigor and individualized study. The Education Fair will provide information to West Seattle families about all their education options, with representatives from local preschools, elementary schools and middle schools in one convenient location.

Participating schools include (UPDATED): Explorer West Middle School, Holy Rosary School, Hope Lutheran School, West Seattle Montessori School & Academy, Northwest Montessori, Westside School, Harbor School (Vashon Island), Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Shorewood Christian School

This free event is sponsored by West Seattle Blog and is open to all. No reservations required.

Details:

• West Seattle Education Fair

• Monday, November 13, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

• Alki Masonic Center: 4736 40th Ave SW

Nov
14
Tue
2017
Parent Education Night featuring ‘Screenagers’ @ Gatewood Elementary
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Gatewood Elementary PTA will be hosting a free Parent Education Night this month – Tuesday, Nov. 14th @ 6 pm-8:30 pm. For our Nov. event, we will be showing the movie Screenagers. Open to the public, this movie will also feature Spanish subtitles.

Hope Lutheran School All-School Open House
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm

From Hope Lutheran School (WSB sponsor):

All School Open House – November 14 @ 6:30

It isn’t too early to begin looking at local educational options. The All School Open House gives you a time to meet all preschool – 8th grade staff, visit the classrooms and learn more about the many robust programs at Hope School. This is a great time to invite friends or family who are looking at private-school options.

Refreshments will be provided. Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information. hls.HopeSeattle.org

Nov
16
Thu
2017
South Seattle College Campus Tour @ Robert Smith Building
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Date: Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-10:00 am

Location: South Seattle College, meet in Robert Smith Building (RSB) lobby (campus map)

South Seattle College is holding a free campus tour. Tours include visits to departments and classrooms including our Academic Programs, Professional/Technical Programs, Enrollment Services, Student Life, Diversity and Retention, and Campus Resources. Enjoy a leisurely walk around our beautifully-landscaped campus and learn what makes South Seattle College a great place to fulfill your educational and career goals!

The tour is designed for future students interested in applying to South’s academic transfer and professional/technical career training programs, and information will also be shared on those pathways.

Drop-ins are welcome, and signing up in advance is encouraged. Please visit the Explore South website to learn more and RSVP.

Dine Out for D.C. @ Great American Diner and Bar
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dine out for D.C.
Thursday, November 16th from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm at The Great American Diner & Bar

Enjoy an evening of great American home cooking at the newest restaurant addition to West Seattle, The Great American Diner & Bar! There will be a special “all you can eat” buffet along with a kids’ menu and raffle. A portion of each guest check comes back to the Hope Lutheran School East Coast Trip Enrichment Program. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors, and help the 6/7th graders get started raising money for their East Coast Trip.

WSHS Mental Health Discussion @ West Seattle High School
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

From the WSHS newsletter:

Are you an important adult in the life of an adolescent? Our Student Health Council invites you to their Fall Mental Health Panel, in the WSHS Library on Thursday, November 16th, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Learn more about how to effectively approach and support teens struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and other mental health issues. The panel will be facilitated by Ben Berger, one of our School-Based Health Center’s Mental Health Therapists. Please contact School Nurse Kari Lombard (KRLombard@seattleschools.org opens an email client application ) or Clinic Coordinator Sumaya Mohamed (SumayaM@neighborcare.org opens an email client application ) with any questions.

Nov
18
Sat
2017
Community Conversation with School Board Director Leslie Harris @ Delridge Library
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

School Board Director Leslie Harris invites you to her drop-in community meetings:

October 21
November 18
3-5 pm
Delridge Library

9th annual Chief Sealth International High School Auction @ Brockey Center, South Seattle College
Nov 18 @ 5:30 pm

Celebrate 60 years of Chief Sealth High School, from 1957-2017. Our 9th Annual Auction is November 18th, 5:30 at the Brockey Center.

Early Bird Ticket Sales on NOW, just $50, Price increases to $60 after Oct. 31st.

https://chiefsealthptsa.schoolauction.net/auction2017/tickets/ticket_sales

We have a wonderful night planned.

There are Disneyland Passes and Hotel accommodations up for bid in our live auction, our amazing signature cocktail, an outstanding evening of musical entertainment provided by our CSI Jazz & Orchestra students, delicious food, and it’s all for the children.

Where does the money go?

Besides having a great night of food, cocktails, and community, we hold an auction to raise money for our three main support groups at Chief Sealth International High School.

Here are some of the ways the PTSA, Denny/Sealth Performing Arts and Athletics put your money to good use for our students.

Your PTSA:
Supported the Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Fine Arts, IB & Academy Prog. with financial reimbursements of up to $400 per department.
Provided financial and volunteer support for the Closet and other various Social Services at the school.
Gave funds to the Model UN club to participate in the U of W conference.

Your DSPA
· Provided funds for instrument, equipment and music purchases for the band, orchestra and choir programs at Denny and Sealth.
· Paid to bring world renowned musicians and instructors Ron and Bryan Carter out to teach clinics to the Denny and Sealth Jazz programs and to perform for the Denny and Sealth community.
· Provided scholarship money to send a Sealth student to UW summer drum major camp.

Your Athletic Dept.
· *Golf- Course Fees for Practice and Drive Range
· *Swim- New swimsuits and head caps for Boys and girls
· *Boys & Girls Basketball- helped pay for uniforms and new balls

For more information or to volunteer: chiefsealthptsa@gmail.com

To Donate or Sponsorship information: Kirstin Moe at kirstinmoe@comcast.net

Nov
19
Sun
2017
Yard Dogs Road Show, The Movie @ Parliament Tavern
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

YARD DOGS ROAD SHOW – THE MOVIE.

Seattle premiere of the documentary that chronicles the Yard Dogs Road Show traveling vaudeville troupe. A short talent show precedes the screening of the movie. If you want to sign up and show us what you got (under 4 minutes), email Miguelito at pelon@propagandada.com.

No cover. 21+.

Nov
30
Thu
2017
Bookfair benefiting Highland Park Elementary students @ Barnes and Noble/Westwood Village
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Barnes & Noble Bookfair Supporting Highland Park Elementary
Thursday, November 30th
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Westwood Village 2600 SW Barton St

Everybody is invited to a fun family night of storytelling, a holiday sing-along, and a scavenger hunt!

If you make any purchases, Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of your sale to the Highland Park Elementary PTA (make sure to mention our bookfair!). Funds will go toward events and enrichment programs that support our students and their families.

If you can’t attend the bookfair, you can still participate in the fundraiser by entering Bookfair ID 12233862 during checkout in the store or online at BN.COM/bookfairs from 11/30/17 to 12/04/17. Tell your family and friends!

West Seattle High School Open House @ WSHS Theater
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

“This is a great opportunity for families to learn more about WSHS course offerings, athletics, and extracurricular activities. Hear from current WSHS students regarding their experiences in high school and meet with teachers, counselors and administration. School tours will be offered as well.”

Dec
1
Fri
2017
South Seattle College Educational Opportunity Center Friends & Family Day
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Educational Opportunity Center’s Friends & Family Day
Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. No appointment necessary!
Location: South Seattle College, Robert Smith Building, Room 66 (campus map)

South Seattle College and the TRiO Educational Opportunity Center are hosting an educational opportunity drop in event for both South students, their friends and family, and community members! Come receive one-on-one assistance with FAFSA and discuss degree and certificate programs, high school completion, English language programs, apprenticeships and more! No appointment necessary!

Dec
2
Sat
2017
Explorer West Middle School December Open House
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

An Independent Middle School in West Seattle for Students in Grades 6-8

Explorer West redefines the middle school experience by offering rigorous academics and a diverse range of enrichment programs in a small, vibrant learning environment. Our award-winning sustainability and outdoor education programs inspire young people to positively impact their environment and community. Graduates become leaders who flourish, both academically and socially, at the high schools of their choice.

Discover How We Are Different at Our Open Houses

Open Houses are the best opportunities for families to learn about our school before applying for admission. During the Open Houses, families explore classrooms, talk to our faculty and staff, and engage with our parents and students. Open Houses are suited for families with students in 4th-7th grade, but all are welcome! We recommend all families attend an Open House. School visits are reserved for families who are applying for the 2018 school year.

Explorer West Open House Dates.

Wednesday, October 11, 6:30-8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 7, 6:30-8:00 pm
Saturday, December 2, 10:00-11:30 am.

For more information on our school and program, visit us at: www.explorer-west.org

West Seattle Meaningful Movie: ‘Lost Art of Good Conversation’ @ Neighborhood House-High Point
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Lost Art of Good Conversation
A panel discussion of the book The Lost Art of Good Conversation by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

This panel discussion–with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche; Susan Piver; Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler; Rep. Jared Polis; and panel moderator, Lodro Rinzler–highlights the importance of good conversation in these challenging times.

It explores how we can awaken to our lives through the simple act of conversing with others and by mindfully engaging in our relationships. By shifting our focus away from our own agenda, we can connect with others and the greater world.

Our world is in dire need of kindness and compassion. This film shows us the power that love and respect have to bring the conversation to “you and me” instead of “us vs. them.”

100 minutes
Produced by Kalapa Media
Recorded in Denver, Colorado, in October 2017

6:30 – doors open for tea and social time
7:00 – movie, followed by optional facilitated discussion

At High Point Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle 98126
Bus numbers 21 and 128

NO CHARGE, but donations gratefully received.

Dec
7
Thu
2017
Denny International Middle School Orchestra Concert @ Auditorium
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm

Orchestra concert in the auditorium, 7 pm.

Dec
8
Fri
2017
Chief Sealth Academy of Business student-run dinner/auction @ CSIHS Galleria
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The 3rd annual dinner auction hosted by Chief Sealth Academy of Business is December 8, 2017, located in the Chief Sealth Galleria! This event is completely student-run and helps fundraise for a trip to New York for both juniors and seniors. The night will be filled with a silent auction and fun games.

Anyone from the West Seattle community is invited! We hope you can attend and cannot wait to see you there!

Below is the link to prepay for tickets (tickets will be sold at the door as well).

schoolpay.com/pay/for/Seattle-Academy-Auction/IdEmp

Dec
12
Tue
2017
the Whale Trail Winter Gathering : Finding Light in the Dark for the Whales @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From The Whale Trail speaker series:

Join us to celebrate the start of the holiday season with updates and short presentations about our endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. Hear the latest about J, K and L pods, and learn what you can do to help. We’ll look back at the last year, and ahead to the next year on The Whale Trail.

Swing by and get your holiday shopping done while supporting the Whale Trail! Signed copies of Erich Hoyt’s new book, “Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises” will be available for sale!

Whale Trail Winter Gathering: Finding Light in the Dark for the Whales
Tuesday, December 12, 6–9 pm
C&P Coffee Company, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle
Cost: $5, kids free
Advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com

About The Whale Trail
The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites around the region where the public may view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment by establishing a network of viewing sites along the whales’ trails through the Salish Sea and the coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest.

Our goals are to increase awareness that our marine waters are home to orcas and other species; connect visitors to orcas, other marine wildlife and their habitat; inspire stewardship and build community; promote land-based whale watching. Our over-arching goal is to ensure the southern resident orcas do not go extinct.

The Whale Trail provides simple, powerful, and long-lasting reminders to visitors and residents alike that orcas and other whales live in our waters. Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 22 million people each year. Our near-term goals are to add a site in every coastal county in Washington, and around Vancouver Island, throughout the orcas’ range. Together, we will turn the tide for the whales!

The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners including NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Seattle Aquarium, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the Whale Museum. Donna Sandstrom is the Founder and Executive Director. The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, registered in Washington State.

West Seattle High School Jazz Ensemble Concert @ West Seattle High School, theater
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The West Seattle High School Concert will be on Tuesday, Dec. 12th at 7 pm in the WSHS Theater. It will feature music by our Jazz Ensemble. It is free.

West Seattle High School Jazz Ensemble winter concert @ WSHS Theater
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm

Free and open to the community! Come support student musicians.

Dec
13
Wed
2017
Chief Sealth IHS Concert Band and Denny IMS Bands @ CSIHS Auditorium
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

Student musicians in concert.

Denny International Middle School Band Concert
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

Denny International Middle School band concert, 7 pm in the auditorium.

Dec
14
Thu
2017
West Seattle High School Band and Orchestra winter concert @ WSHS Theater
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm

Free and open to the community! Come support student musicians.

West Seattle High School Band and Orchestra Winter Concert @ West Seattle High School, theater
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The West Seattle High School Concert will be on Thursday, Dec. 14th at 7pm in the WSHS Theater. It will feature music by our Concert Band and Orchestra. It is free.

Dec
19
Tue
2017
Dine Out to Make a Difference @ Marination Ma Kai
Dec 19 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Dine at Marination Ma Kai 11 am-8 pm on this date and help five local schools! Details here.

Math Placement Test Prep Workshop @ SSC's TRiO Educational Opportunity Center
Dec 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Math Placement Test Prep Workshop
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
South Seattle College, Robert Smith Building, Room 67 (campus map)

South Seattle College and the TRiO Educational Opportunity Center are hosting a Math Placement Test Prep Workshop for all community members interested in attending college. Familiarize yourself with the testing process, take a practice test, identify skills to focus on, connect with free resources on campus and learn more about strategies to manage test anxiety.

Dec
23
Sat
2017
December community conversation with School Board president Leslie Harris @ Delridge Library
Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jan
6
Sat
2018
West Seattle Meaningful Movies: ‘Dr. Strangelove’ @ Neighborhood House High Point
Jan 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This year at the West Seattle Meaningful Movies, a number of neighborhood organizations are showing a movie of their choice. Here’s a chance to get to know West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice!

On Saturday, January 6,
West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice present

“Dr. Strangelove,” directed by Stanley Kubrick (1964) and starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, is a comedy ridiculing the nuclear-war plans of the United States and the Soviet Union. An insane general launches a first strike against the Soviet Union, and a President and his advisors and generals try to call the launch back. In many ways this film is too close to being an actual documentary. It eerily resembles our nuclear predicament today. Despite widespread concern about Trump’s mental stability, he remains in control of the world’s most powerful nuclear arsenal.

93 minutes

Good news! The United Nations has passed a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It is the first legally binding international agreement to completely eliminate nuclear weapons. (The United States has not yet signed on.) And on December 10, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) won the Nobel Peace Prize–in part for its work to help pass this treaty. West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice are a part of the ICAN coalition.

After the movie Lilly Adams of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (also part of the ICAN coalition), will share ideas for how we can move toward a nuclear-weapons-free world.

6:30 – doors open for refreshments and social time
7:00 – movie, followed by optional facilitated discussion

At High Point Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle 98126
Bus numbers 21 and 128

NO CHARGE, but donations gratefully received.

Jan
8
Mon
2018
Tilden School weeknight Open House
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At Tilden School (WSB sponsor):

Monday, January 8, 6:30 to 8 pm

We invite interested families to our open house; tour the classrooms, and chat with the teachers and specialists who make Tilden extraordinary.

Location: Tilden School
4105 California Ave SW
On the corner of California and Dakota, we are located in (but not affiliated with) the First Lutheran Church of West Seattle–their back door is our front door!

Enter on west side of building, across from the south end of the parking lot.

Jan
9
Tue
2018
Hope Lutheran Preschool Open House
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm

From Hope Lutheran School (WSB sponsor):

Preschool Open House, January 9 @ 6:30 pm

Make sure to add the Preschool Open House to your calendar. Most preschools begin to register students for the coming fall in January, so it is never to early to do your research. Bring your child(ren) and watch them explore and play in the fun environment that will become like a second home to them. Teachers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about our play-based approach to learning and building a strong foundation for your little one to grow from. Refreshments will be provided. Please call the school office at 206-935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information. hls.hopeseattle.org

Jan
10
Wed
2018
Arbor Heights Elementary kindergarten & new-family tours
Jan 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Got a child that will be starting Arbor Heights in Sept. 2018? New to the neighborhood? Thinking of transferring to Arbor Heights?

Come join Principal Collins on one of the following tours:

Tour #1: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
Tour #2: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
Tour #3: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Tour #4: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Tour #5: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Tour #6: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

All tours are from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing at http://bit.ly/ArborHeightsSchoolTours

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Pathfinder School elementary tours
Jan 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Elementary tours for families interested in K-5 at Pathfinder K-8. RSVP requested at 206-252-9710:

Wednesday, January 10 8:30—10:00 am
Friday, January 12 8:30—10:00 am
Tuesday, January 16 8:30—10:00 am
Friday, January 19 8:30—10:00 am
Monday, January 29 8:30—10:00 am
Thursday, February 1 8:30—10:00 am

Jan
12
Fri
2018
Pathfinder School elementary tours
Jan 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Elementary tours for families interested in K-5 at Pathfinder K-8. RSVP requested at 206-252-9710:

Wednesday, January 10 8:30—10:00 am
Friday, January 12 8:30—10:00 am
Tuesday, January 16 8:30—10:00 am
Friday, January 19 8:30—10:00 am
Monday, January 29 8:30—10:00 am
Thursday, February 1 8:30—10:00 am

Jan
13
Sat
2018
Community School of West Seattle open house
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

At the Community School of West Seattle, open-house time: “Our Open Houses are opportunities for potential families to see what our caring teaching staff and community have to offer.”

Jan
16
Tue
2018
Pathfinder School elementary tours
Jan 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Elementary tours for families interested in K-5 at Pathfinder K-8. RSVP requested at 206-252-9710:

Wednesday, January 10 8:30—10:00 am
Friday, January 12 8:30—10:00 am
Tuesday, January 16 8:30—10:00 am
Friday, January 19 8:30—10:00 am
Monday, January 29 8:30—10:00 am
Thursday, February 1 8:30—10:00 am

Jan
17
Wed
2018
Alki Elementary School 2018 tours
Jan 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Alki Elementary School Tours 2018
Come and tour our amazing school community, we would love to get to know you!

Registration is open starting, January 8th!
Open Enrollment for School Choice is Feb 5th-16th
Wednesday, January 17th 8:30-10am
Friday, January 19th 8:30-10am
Monday, January 22nd 8:30-10am
Thursday, January 25th 8:30-10am
Tuesday, January 30th 8:30-10am
Evening Open House for prospective families: Thursday, February 1st @ 6 pm

Please call our school office to reserve a tour and/or attendance to our Open House Event: (206) 252-9050

*Children are welcome to attend.

Jan
18
Thu
2018
Denny/Sealth Winter Jazz Performance @ Great American Diner and Bar
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are excited to invite you to our Winter jazz performance on January 18th. We will be performing at the Great American Diner in the West Seattle Junction. The concert will start at 6 pm and feature performances by the Denny Jazz Ensemble, Chief Sealth Jazz Ensemble, and our amazing SRJO coaching staff. And the end of the night, there will be an open jam session in which students will have the opportunity to perform on stage with the SRJO jazz scholars.

This performance is free to all families and food and beverages will be available for purchase at the diner. This event also serves as a fundraiser for the SRJO Jazz Scholars program, but families are not obligated to contribute. We look forward to seeing you for this exciting night of jazz music.

WHAT: Winter jazz concert and SRJO Jazz Scholars Fundraiser

WHEN: January 18, 2017; 6:00-9:00 pm

WHERE: The Great American Diner; 4752 California Ave SW

Jan
19
Fri
2018
Alki Elementary School 2018 tours
Jan 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Alki Elementary School Tours 2018
Come and tour our amazing school community, we would love to get to know you!

Registration is open starting, January 8th!
Open Enrollment for School Choice is Feb 5th-16th
Wednesday, January 17th 8:30-10am
Friday, January 19th 8:30-10am
Monday, January 22nd 8:30-10am
Thursday, January 25th 8:30-10am
Tuesday, January 30th 8:30-10am
Evening Open House for prospective families: Thursday, February 1st @ 6 pm

Please call our school office to reserve a tour and/or attendance to our Open House Event: (206) 252-9050

*Children are welcome to attend.

Pathfinder School elementary tours
Jan 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Elementary tours for families interested in K-5 at Pathfinder K-8. RSVP requested at 206-252-9710:

Wednesday, January 10 8:30—10:00 am
Friday, January 12 8:30—10:00 am
Tuesday, January 16 8:30—10:00 am
Friday, January 19 8:30—10:00 am
Monday, January 29 8:30—10:00 am
Thursday, February 1 8:30—10:00 am

Jan
22
Mon
2018
Alki Elementary School 2018 tours
Jan 22 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Alki Elementary School Tours 2018
Come and tour our amazing school community, we would love to get to know you!

Registration is open starting, January 8th!
Open Enrollment for School Choice is Feb 5th-16th
Wednesday, January 17th 8:30-10am
Friday, January 19th 8:30-10am
Monday, January 22nd 8:30-10am
Thursday, January 25th 8:30-10am
Tuesday, January 30th 8:30-10am
Evening Open House for prospective families: Thursday, February 1st @ 6 pm

Please call our school office to reserve a tour and/or attendance to our Open House Event: (206) 252-9050

*Children are welcome to attend.

Jan
23
Tue
2018
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 elementary tours
Jan 23 @ 8:55 am – 10:25 am

Elementary School Tours
For families of prospective elementary (K-5) students, tours are conducted from 8:55–10:25 am on the following dates:

January 23
January 26
January 30
February 2
February 6

Go here to reserve your spot.

Pathfinder K-8 middle-school tours
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

RSVP to 206-252-9710:

Tuesday, January 23 9:00—10:30 am
Friday, January 26 9:00—10:30 am
Tuesday, January 30 9:00—10:30 am
Friday, February 2 9:00—10:30 am

Jan
24
Wed
2018
Arbor Heights Elementary kindergarten & new-family tours
Jan 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Got a child that will be starting Arbor Heights in Sept. 2018? New to the neighborhood? Thinking of transferring to Arbor Heights?

Come join Principal Collins on one of the following tours:

Tour #1: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
Tour #2: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
Tour #3: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Tour #4: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Tour #5: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Tour #6: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

All tours are from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing at http://bit.ly/ArborHeightsSchoolTours

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Jan
25
Thu
2018
Alki Elementary School 2018 tours
Jan 25 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Alki Elementary School Tours 2018
Come and tour our amazing school community, we would love to get to know you!

Registration is open starting, January 8th!
Open Enrollment for School Choice is Feb 5th-16th
Wednesday, January 17th 8:30-10am
Friday, January 19th 8:30-10am
Monday, January 22nd 8:30-10am
Thursday, January 25th 8:30-10am
Tuesday, January 30th 8:30-10am
Evening Open House for prospective families: Thursday, February 1st @ 6 pm

Please call our school office to reserve a tour and/or attendance to our Open House Event: (206) 252-9050

*Children are welcome to attend.

Madison Middle School tours for incoming 6th graders
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Know an incoming 6th Grader? Let their family know of the upcoming tours at Madison Middle School:

Thursday, Jan 25 @ 6:30-8 pm
Friday, Jan 26 @ 9:30-11 am

Seattle Lutheran High School Open House
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open House for Seattle Lutheran High School
Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 7:00-8:30 pm

Seattle Lutheran High School has a unique and successful approach to education. Join us for our Open House to discover what makes us uniquely better. It will feature a tour of the facility, as well as interaction with Seattle Lutheran’s faculty and administration. We are located at 4100 SW Genesee Street. For more information, contact Rachel Bigliardi at 206-937-7722 or visit our website at www.seattlelutheran.org

Seattle Public Schools high-school-science changes @ Chief Sealth International High School
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Science education in Seattle Public Schools high schools is changing, and the district invites families to come talk about it: “The science department, including school staff, will host four regional community meetings for families to come learn more about the new requirements, the new sequence of courses, and options for students.” One of those meetings is at the CSIHS library on January 25th. More info here.

Jan
26
Fri
2018
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 elementary tours
Jan 26 @ 8:55 am – 10:25 am

Elementary School Tours
For families of prospective elementary (K-5) students, tours are conducted from 8:55–10:25 am on the following dates:

January 23
January 26
January 30
February 2
February 6

Go here to reserve your spot.

Pathfinder K-8 middle-school tours
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

RSVP to 206-252-9710:

Tuesday, January 23 9:00—10:30 am
Friday, January 26 9:00—10:30 am
Tuesday, January 30 9:00—10:30 am
Friday, February 2 9:00—10:30 am

Madison MS tours for incoming 6th graders
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Know an incoming 6th grader? Let their family know of the upcoming tours at Madison Middle School:

Thursday, Jan 25 @ 6:30-8 pm
Friday, Jan 26 @ 9:30-11 am

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 middle-school tours
Jan 26 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

For families of prospective middle school (6-8) students, tours are conducted from 10:15–11:45 am on the following dates:

January 26
January 30

This page includes a link to RSVP.

Jan
27
Sat
2018
West Seattle Montessori School and Academy Open House & Celebration
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

WEST SEATTLE MONTESSORI SCHOOL & ACADEMY
11215 15th Avenue Southwest

Open House Celebration
January 27, 2018
1 pm-3 pm

West Seattle Montessori School & Academy will be hosting their annual winter open house on January 27, 1 pm-3 pm. WSMS&A will also be celebrating Academic Secretary Dolores Atwood’s 75th birthday and 33 years of service. Dolores has touched many lives within the West Seattle community and we invite you to join us on this special day. This celebration will be held in the Enrichment Building at 11220 16th Avenue SW during the open house.

West Seattle Montessori School & Academy provides a global program for pre-primary through grade 8 that is engaging and responsive for every age. Teachers are coaches, mentors and guides that are not only content specialists, they’re also student specialists! With an engaging Montessori curriculum and classrooms that provide individualized student opportunities, teachers are able to support students by making learning fun and helping them exceed their goals.

Mindful Leaders. Global Thinkers.
www.westseattlemontessori.com

Jan
28
Sun
2018
Our Lady of Guadalupe School Open House & student-project showcase
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Our Lady of Guadalupe School – Open House
Preschool-8th grade
3401 SW Myrtle

January 28th
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Full Announcement:

Immigrants, homeless youth, the elderly, the environment – these topics and more encompass the culminating projects of this year’s eighth grade class at Our Lady of Guadalupe School in West Seattle. Dubbed “The Juan Diego Project” for the school’s namesake, this academic venture allows students to choose a social justice topic or service organization they are passionate about and then design an enterprise where they make a difference in that field.

The students will exhibit their research and experience during OLG’s open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on January 28, 2018.

More details here.

Nighttime low-tide beach walks @ Constellation Park, Alki
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide.

Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Sunday, January 28, 7 pm–9pm

Beach etiquette:
While on the beach, please remember:
~ Walk carefully; there’s life beneath your feet!
~ Touch gently with one wet finger.
~ Observe animals where they are and please avoid picking them up.
~ Please only move rocks that are small enough to be moved with one hand and return them to the position in which you found them.
~ Please only remove trash from the beach, nothing else. Many of our beaches are protected by law.

Jan
29
Mon
2018
Pathfinder School elementary tours
Jan 29 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Elementary tours for families interested in K-5 at Pathfinder K-8. RSVP requested at 206-252-9710:

Wednesday, January 10 8:30—10:00 am
Friday, January 12 8:30—10:00 am
Tuesday, January 16 8:30—10:00 am
Friday, January 19 8:30—10:00 am
Monday, January 29 8:30—10:00 am
Thursday, February 1 8:30—10:00 am

Jan
30
Tue
2018
Alki Elementary School 2018 tours
Jan 30 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Alki Elementary School Tours 2018
Come and tour our amazing school community, we would love to get to know you!

Registration is open starting, January 8th!
Open Enrollment for School Choice is Feb 5th-16th
Wednesday, January 17th 8:30-10am
Friday, January 19th 8:30-10am
Monday, January 22nd 8:30-10am
Thursday, January 25th 8:30-10am
Tuesday, January 30th 8:30-10am
Evening Open House for prospective families: Thursday, February 1st @ 6 pm

Please call our school office to reserve a tour and/or attendance to our Open House Event: (206) 252-9050

*Children are welcome to attend.

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 elementary tours
Jan 30 @ 8:55 am – 10:25 am

Elementary School Tours
For families of prospective elementary (K-5) students, tours are conducted from 8:55–10:25 am on the following dates:

January 23
January 26
January 30
February 2
February 6

Go here to reserve your spot.

Pathfinder K-8 middle-school tours
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

RSVP to 206-252-9710:

Tuesday, January 23 9:00—10:30 am
Friday, January 26 9:00—10:30 am
Tuesday, January 30 9:00—10:30 am
Friday, February 2 9:00—10:30 am

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 middle-school tours
Jan 30 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

For families of prospective middle school (6-8) students, tours are conducted from 10:15–11:45 am on the following dates:

January 26
January 30

This page includes a link to RSVP.

Pathfinder School elementary open house
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Evening open house for families interested in elementary grades (K-5) at Pathfinder School on Pigeon Point.

Feb
1
Thu
2018
Pathfinder School elementary tours
Feb 1 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Elementary tours for families interested in K-5 at Pathfinder K-8. RSVP requested at 206-252-9710:

Wednesday, January 10 8:30—10:00 am
Friday, January 12 8:30—10:00 am
Tuesday, January 16 8:30—10:00 am
Friday, January 19 8:30—10:00 am
Monday, January 29 8:30—10:00 am
Thursday, February 1 8:30—10:00 am

Alki Elementary School 2018 open house
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm

Alki Elementary School Tours 2018
Come and tour our amazing school community, we would love to get to know you!

Registration is open starting, January 8th!
Open Enrollment for School Choice is Feb 5th-16th
Wednesday, January 17th 8:30-10am
Friday, January 19th 8:30-10am
Monday, January 22nd 8:30-10am
Thursday, January 25th 8:30-10am
Tuesday, January 30th 8:30-10am
Evening Open House for prospective families: Thursday, February 1st @ 6 pm

Please call our school office to reserve a tour and/or attendance to our Open House Event: (206) 252-9050
*Children are welcome to attend.

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 open-house night
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

If your family can’t make a tour date, STEM will also host an Open House on February 1. No reservations are necessary to attend an Open House.

Elementary Open House will take place from 6:00–7:00 pm
Middle school Open House will take place form 7:30–8:30 pm

Pathfinder K-8 middle-school open house
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Evening open house for families interested in middle school at Pathfinder K-8 on Pigeon Point.

Feb
2
Fri
2018
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 elementary tours
Feb 2 @ 8:55 am – 10:25 am

Elementary School Tours
For families of prospective elementary (K-5) students, tours are conducted from 8:55–10:25 am on the following dates:

January 23
January 26
January 30
February 2
February 6

Go here to reserve your spot.

Pathfinder K-8 middle-school tours
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

RSVP to 206-252-9710:

Tuesday, January 23 9:00—10:30 am
Friday, January 26 9:00—10:30 am
Tuesday, January 30 9:00—10:30 am
Friday, February 2 9:00—10:30 am

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Shorewood Christian School Open House
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Shorewood Christian School
OPEN HOUSE
Preschool- 8th grade

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Drop in anytime
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

10300 28th Ave SW
206-933-1056

www.ShorewoodChristian.org

Have your family meet our family and enjoy a freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie!

“Where faith, knowledge, & opportunity produce wisdom”

Highland Park Elementary auction ‘Fund the Future’ @ HP Improvement Club
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Fund the Future” PTA Auction supporting Highland Park Elementary

Saturday, February 3rd

6:00 pm to 9:0 0pm

Highland Park Improvement Club

1116 SW Holden Street

We invite you to attend our FUND THE FUTURE auction event on Saturday, February 3rd from 6-9 pm at the Highland Park Improvement Club. Tickets include heavy appetizers, all drinks, and dessert.

**Because time travel is just too dangerous, dress in digs from your favorite era and join us for an entertaining evening of lively games, unique auction items, and yummy cocktails.**

All proceeds will go towards events and programs that enrich the lives of students at our Title I school. Our most immediate needs include building our first playground, funding experiential environmental education for our 5th graders, supporting school-wide STEAM enrichment programming, and sponsoring a variety of events that engages all of our HPE community.

The future is what you make it, and the Highland Park Elementary PTA is committed to making it a good one for every child in our school family. We thank you for your support! This event is 21+

West Seattle Meaningful Movies: ‘Harvest of Empire’ @ Neighborhood House High Point
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Hate-Free Delridge and the West Seattle Meaningful Movies for a timely showing of an important film. The movie has Spanish subtitles, and the rest of the evening will be interpreted into Spanish.

Saturday, February 3, Hate-Free Delridge and West Seattle Meaningful Movies present

Harvest of Empire
The Untold Story of Latinos in America

Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now co-host, Juan González, this film reveals the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America, and immigration today.

Featuring real-life stories and rare archival footage, the movie examines the events and conditions that have led millions of Latino families to leave their homelands in an unprecedented wave of migration. From wars for territorial expansion to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes, it unveils a story largely unknown to most U.S. citizens.

Some graphic violence. Not recommended for children.

90 minutes; Spanish subtitles

Directed by Peter Getzels and Eduardo López, 2012

Trailer: http://harvestofempiremovie.com (in both English and Spanish)

After the film, members of Hate-Free Delridge will share ideas and facilitate a discussion about how we can support local immigrants. The discussion will be interpreted into Spanish.

6:30 – doors open for refreshments and social time
7:00 – movie, followed by optional facilitated discussion

Feb
4
Sun
2018
‘Frank vs. God’ @ FRED Goes to the Movies @ Kol HaNeshamah
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm

You’ve heard of TED Talks?

Kol HaNeshamah, West Seattle’s progressive Jewish community, presents FRED Talks: Fresh, Relevant, Educational and Dynamic.

Join us for our ninth FRED event – FRED… Goes to the Movies!

Matinee screening of “Frank vs. God”

Sunday, February 4, 1:00 pm at Kol HaNeshamah
6115 SW Hinds

Meet David Frank, a wounded soul who spends most of his days in his bathrobe with his dog, Brutus. After losing his home and his dog in a tragic tornado, Frank’s insurance company refuses to pay the damages because the house was destroyed by an “Act of God.”

Frank sues God.

West Seattleite and Kol HaNeshamah congregant, Scott Schill, is one of the producers of this film which was written and directed by his brother, Stewart.

Join us for a matinee showing Sunday, Feb. 4, 1 pm, at Kol HaNeshamah as we journey on an uplifting and soulful journey to delve into age-old questions such as, “Does God exist?” and “If God is good, why do bad things happen to good people?”

Don’t miss this chance to get the inside scoop on the movie from film Producer Scott Schill and his family!

Movie is appropriate for school-aged children and older

Popcorn and snacks will be served

We promise to have you out in time for the Super Bowl :-)

SUGGESTED Donation: $18 for adults, $12 for seniors & students

This event is part of KHN’s Annual Giving Campaign. Kol HaNeshamah is a nonprofit corporation recognized under section 501(c)(3). For more information contact, Sheila Abrahams, execdir@khnseattle.org

Feb
5
Mon
2018
Denny International Middle School Daytime Tour
Feb 5 @ 8:15 am – 9:20 am

Denny International Middle School Daytime Tour: Monday, February 5 from 8:15 to 9:20 a.m. All are welcome – no appointment needed. Description of school offerings followed by a guided school tour.

Gatewood Elementary kindergarten tour
Feb 5 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Kindergarten Tour:

Monday February 5th from 8:30-9:30 am

Meet in Gatewood library

Feb
6
Tue
2018
DIne Out for Sealth @ Marination ma kai
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dine at Marination ma kai between 4 and 8 pm on this date and a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit students at Chief Sealth International High School.

Highland Park Elementary Kindergarten Preview Night & Tour
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm

Highland Park Elementary Kindergarten Preview Night & Tour

February 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Welcome all new incoming Kindergarteners/new students and families.

Please join us for an Information Night regarding the 2018-2019 school year.

Feb
7
Wed
2018
Arbor Heights Elementary kindergarten & new-family tours
Feb 7 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Got a child that will be starting Arbor Heights in Sept. 2018? New to the neighborhood? Thinking of transferring to Arbor Heights?

Come join Principal Collins on one of the following tours:

Tour #1: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
Tour #2: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
Tour #3: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Tour #4: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Tour #5: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Tour #6: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

All tours are from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing at http://bit.ly/ArborHeightsSchoolTours

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West Seattle Elementary School kindergarten tours
Feb 7 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

West Seattle Elementary
6760 34th Ave SW
206-252-9450
K Tours – Call Diane or Brenda for an appointment:

Wednesday February 7th from 8:30-9:30 am
Wednesday February 14th from 8:30-9:30 am

Genesee Hill Elementary kindergarten tour
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

We are excited to start meeting the families of students who will be starting Kindergarten with us in the fall of 2018. These tours are a first opportunity to see our Kindergarten classrooms in action so that you can best be prepared to take full advantage of the opportunities ahead. At these tours, we will also share information about the steps in the “orientation” process so we can get to know you and your child and your family can get well connected with others before the school year starts.

Wednesday, February 7th @ 9 am

Prospective parents, please note:

1) Please enroll your future Kindergartener as soon as possible because we are already setting budgets and determining staffing. Please follow this link.

2) Because of capacity constraints, we do not anticipate any openings for students who do not live in our attendance area or do not already have a sibling attending Genesee Hill.

3) If you do have an older child currently attending Genesee Hill and you live in the zone that is shifting to Lafayette, you must apply for Genesee Hill during Open Enrollment, which runs for a short period between February 5 and February 16th.

Chief Sealth IHS PTSA safety meeting @ Neighborhood House High Point
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Annual CSIHS PTSA meeting with school and public-safety officials to talk about school safety, procedures, etc. – all welcome. Note the off-campus location.

Feb
8
Thu
2018
Lafayette Elementary School tour for Genesee Boundary families
Feb 8 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

02/08, 830-930 am
1st/2nd Grade School Tour for Genesee Boundary Families

02/08, 230-330 pm
Kindergarten Tour

05/15, 8-9 am
Kindergarten Tour

Address: 2645 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 252-9500
http://lafayettees.seattleschools.org/

RSVPs are appreciated but not required to kajohnson@seattleschools.org . If parents can’t make any of scheduled tours, they are welcome to call the front office and schedule a mutually convenient/date time.

Lafayette Elementary School kindergarten tour
Feb 8 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

02/08, 230-330 pm
Kindergarten Tour

05/15, 8-9 am
Kindergarten Tour

Address: 2645 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 252-9500
http://lafayettees.seattleschools.org/

RSVPs are appreciated but not required to kajohnson@seattleschools.org . If parents can’t make any of scheduled tours, they are welcome to call the front office and schedule a mutually convenient/date time.

Aeronautical Technology Open House @ South Seattle College
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Aeronautical Technology Open House

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018 or Thursday, March 8, 2018 or Thursday, April 12, 2018 or Thursday, May 10, 2018 or Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: South Seattle College, TEC-Room 127 (campus map)

South Seattle College’s Aeronautical Technology department, including the Aviation Maintenance Technology degree program, will be holding an open house (see dates above) from 6-7 p.m. in TEC 127. Meet with Aeronautical Technology department staff and faculty, learn more about the application process and discover funding resources for college!

Feb
10
Sat
2018
Community School of West Seattle open house
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

At the Community School of West Seattle, open-house time: “Our Open Houses are opportunities for potential families to see what our caring teaching staff and community have to offer.”

Tailgate & Celebrate cocktail-party fundraiser for Madison MS @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Feb 10 @ 6:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Madison Tailgate & Celebrate FUNdraiser
Friday, February 10 from 6:15-10 pm
Highland Park Improvement Club
Tickets $35 – a steal!

Come dressed in your favorite team or Madison gear. Kickoff is at 6:15 pm. There will be hotdogs/brats and snacks at the concessions stand. Enjoy traditional tailgate games and live music.

Live Music donated by the awesome West Seattle Dad Band! Two sets to enjoy!

Back by popular demand: Madison Bulldog Steins (limited quantity – 75), purchase with your ticket for $45 or at the event for $55 (comes with free refills)!

Other fun items to purchase:
Amazing Teacher Experiences!
Awesome Raffle Prizes!
Silent Auction baskets and 8th grade Graduation Front Row Seats (8)!
So come out to the Highland Park Improvement Club and help us “Raise The Paddle” for Madison Middle School funding!

Buy your ticket(s) here.

Feb
11
Sun
2018
Little Pilgrim preschool open house
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

OPEN HOUSE: Little Pilgrim School, a program for children 2-5 years old

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
9140 California Ave. SW

Celebrating 65 years of providing quality education in this community! Established in 1952, Little Pilgrim Preschool is nestled at the base of Fauntleroy Park in West Seattle. Our philosophy and purpose is to encourage the whole child – to help each to grow intellectually, spiritually, physically, creatively, socially and emotionally. Children enjoy a rich, play-based curriculum that not only prepares them for kindergarten, but also instills in them a lifelong love of learning. Whether finger painting, building with blocks, running on the playground or on a field trip to the neighborhood grocery, every experience is seen as a learning opportunity.

Bring the whole family to play, tour the beautiful school spaces, meet the teachers, ask questions and pick up enrollment information for fall classes. For more information, please contact the Little Pilgrim School Director at 206-932-5600, Lorrie@fauntleroyucc.org.

Feb
12
Mon
2018
Pan African Festival @ South Seattle College
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Pan African Festival

Date: Monday, February 12, 2018 – Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Location: South Seattle College (campus map)

In celebration of Black History Month, South Seattle College’s Black Student Union is proud to announce the 1st annual Pan African Festival. From February 12-15, 2018 check out events on campus every day from 1 to 3 p.m., including art and dance workshops, the African Diasporic History Fair and the finale celebration. Meet new friends and learn more about African and African American cultures all week long!

View a full list of events here. All students and community members are welcome to attend!

Friends of Roxhill Elementary
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Next Monday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m., Friends of Roxhill Elementary will host a special presentation by teacher Mike Popelka on his Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching. Last year, Mr. Popelka spent five months in the Netherlands learning about, thinking about and practicing ways to address disparities in education. How might what he learned be applied at Roxhill? Join us next Monday in the lunch room at Roxhill to find out, ask questions and share ideas.

Feb
13
Tue
2018
Pan African Festival @ South Seattle College
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Pan African Festival

Date: Monday, February 12, 2018 – Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Location: South Seattle College (campus map)

In celebration of Black History Month, South Seattle College’s Black Student Union is proud to announce the 1st annual Pan African Festival. From February 12-15, 2018 check out events on campus every day from 1 to 3 p.m., including art and dance workshops, the African Diasporic History Fair and the finale celebration. Meet new friends and learn more about African and African American cultures all week long!

View a full list of events here. All students and community members are welcome to attend!

Feb
14
Wed
2018
West Seattle Elementary School kindergarten tours
Feb 14 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

West Seattle Elementary
6760 34th Ave SW
206-252-9450
K Tours – Call Diane or Brenda for an appointment:

Wednesday February 7th from 8:30-9:30 am
Wednesday February 14th from 8:30-9:30 am

Pan African Festival @ South Seattle College
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Pan African Festival

Date: Monday, February 12, 2018 – Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Location: South Seattle College (campus map)

In celebration of Black History Month, South Seattle College’s Black Student Union is proud to announce the 1st annual Pan African Festival. From February 12-15, 2018 check out events on campus every day from 1 to 3 p.m., including art and dance workshops, the African Diasporic History Fair and the finale celebration. Meet new friends and learn more about African and African American cultures all week long!

View a full list of events here. All students and community members are welcome to attend!

Feb
15
Thu
2018
Chief Sealth International High School tours
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am

Chief Sealth International High School will have tours of the school for current 8th grade students and parents this Thursday at 9:30. Anyone interested in touring the school should check in at the main office before 9:30.

Pan African Festival @ South Seattle College
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Pan African Festival

Date: Monday, February 12, 2018 – Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Location: South Seattle College (campus map)

In celebration of Black History Month, South Seattle College’s Black Student Union is proud to announce the 1st annual Pan African Festival. From February 12-15, 2018 check out events on campus every day from 1 to 3 p.m., including art and dance workshops, the African Diasporic History Fair and the finale celebration. Meet new friends and learn more about African and African American cultures all week long!

View a full list of events here. All students and community members are welcome to attend!

The Whale Trail presents ‘Saving Salmon in Puget Sound’ @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Presentation by Jeannette Dorner, Executive Director of the Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group

Discussion on Southern Resident Killer Whales’ status follows

Also get an update from Seal Sitters

Full details on The Whale Trail‘s website.

Feb
16
Fri
2018
‘Get Out’ @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Equity, Social Justice and the Political Uses of Horror
Screening of the Film “GET OUT” w/Post-film Panel Discussion

Unconscious bias? Micro-aggressions? Privilege System?
What does all that mean, exactly?
Just because you’re invited doesn’t mean you’re welcome…

Get Out is a stinging criticism of white liberalism from Academy Award nominated director Jordan Peele, who doesn’t take aim at Neo-Nazis and other whites who angrily shout the n-word.

Instead, Peele looks at those who profess their lack of racism, but only do so if they can maintain their dominance over black people in the most insidious manner possible.

Participate in a post-film panel discussion of themes from this Oscar-nominated film featuring Marcus Green, journalist, playwright, and executive editor of the South Seattle Emerald; Diana Falchuk, manager for arts and racial equity at City of Seattle, Office of Arts and Culture; and Cecelia Hayes, equity social justice and engagement manager for King County.

Come join us for a REAL scare!

Film Screening and Community Discussion
Friday, February 16
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Admission: FREE

**This film is rated “R” and is not intended for young children**

Feb
22
Thu
2018
Summit Atlas open houses
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Summit Atlas Open House: Now enrolling 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th Grade!

Summit Atlas invites families and students to take a tour of the school, meet the faculty, have your questions answered, and learn how to enroll a student at a tuition-free school that will prepare them for success in a four-year college and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society.

When:

Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 5:00 – 6 PM

Where:

Summit Atlas
9601 35th Ave. SW

Learn more at http://atlas.summitps.org/enroll

Feb
25
Sun
2018
Birds & beer – Seattle Audubon West Seattle Nature Camp awareness event @ Ounces
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Seattle Audubon will be at Ounces from 1-4 to celebrate and raise funds for our brand new Nature Camp location in West Seattle.

We’ll have John the Falconer with LIVE birds from 1–3 p.m., Nature Camp activities, a food truck, and (of course) beer!

If you’re a parent with a child interested in camp, we’ll have staff on site ready to help fill out registrations and/or scholarship applications. If you just love beer (or free hot cider) and birds, you’ll be able to meet and take pictures with the birds, and participate in fun activities!

Feb
28
Wed
2018
Arbor Heights Elementary kindergarten & new-family tours
Feb 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Got a child that will be starting Arbor Heights in Sept. 2018? New to the neighborhood? Thinking of transferring to Arbor Heights?

Come join Principal Collins on one of the following tours:

Tour #1: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
Tour #2: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
Tour #3: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Tour #4: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Tour #5: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Tour #6: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

All tours are from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing at http://bit.ly/ArborHeightsSchoolTours

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Summit Atlas school tours
Feb 28 @ 8:45 am – 9:30 am

Summit Atlas Open House and School Tours: Now enrolling 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th Grade!

Summit Atlas invites families and students to take a tour of the school, meet the faculty, have your questions answered, and learn how to enroll a student at a tuition-free school that will prepare them for success in a four-year college and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society.

You can RSVP for a school tour to mrice@summitps.org on the following dates.

February 28
March 13
March 27
April 17

All school tours will be from 8:45-9:30 a.m.

Seattle Audubon community conversation @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Wednesday, 2/28, Seattle Audubon is hosting a community meeting at C&P Coffee from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Seattle Audubon has made significant investment in two new program areas — communications and community engagement. We heard from our community that they want to better understand what we’re up to and how we do our work, and we want to get better at making and sustaining connections with our members. We know we have work to do to engage with our constituents across our chapter’s area, which includes more than the city of Seattle.

In 2018, we’re launching a series of community meetings, what we’re calling “listening sessions,” designed to help us spend more time with and better get to know communities across our geography. We hope that you’ll come and join us to hear about our 2018 plans, talk about how you can engage in that work, and primarily, we want to better get to know our West Seattle community and the conservation issues on your minds. We’re here to help and we look forward to the conversation.

Mar
2
Fri
2018
West Seattle High School Spring Swing Dance @ WSHS Commons
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle High School Spring Swing Dance

Spring is nearly in the air and it is time to secure your place at the West Seattle High School Spring Swing Dance. Mark your calendars for Friday, March 2, 6:30 PM in the WSHS Commons. This event features musical performances from the West Seattle Big Band, WSHS Jazz Ensembles and new this year, our orchestra! Delicious appetizers and desserts prepared by WSHS culinary arts students will be served. We will also have some fun games, a dollar raffle and a raffle for several themed Gift Baskets. Dancing is encouraged but not required.

Save some money and purchase your tickets online: wshsmusic2017.yapsody.com/event/index/196741/wshs-big-band-dance-2018

Tickets are $20 (plus $ 0.56 processing fee) for adults (online) and $25 at the door.

Student tickets are $10 and available at the door.

Online ticket sales will be available through Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Game bracelets will be $5 at the event.

Mar
5
Mon
2018
Seattle Lutheran HS senior-class fundraising Dine Out event @ Great American Diner and Bar
Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Seattle Lutheran High School Senior Class Fundraisers. All proceeds go to offset costs for a clean safe grad party.

DINE OUT – Monday, March 5th, 5 pm – 11 pm, The Great American Diner – a percentage of food purchases to be donated.

DINE OUT – Tuesday, March 6th at Talarico’s, time to be announced soon.

CHILI COOK-OFF – Saturday, March 10, 6 pm – Seattle Lutheran High School Menashe Family Gymnasium. Do you want to show off your “secret weapon” recipe? We are looking for 2 more Chili makers to volunteer to compete. Please contact us ASAP to volunteer. Senior Class Students & Parents will be helping to make the event a success.

Mar
6
Tue
2018
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 elementary tours
Mar 6 @ 8:55 am – 10:25 am

Elementary School Tours
For families of prospective elementary (K-5) students, tours are conducted from 8:55–10:25 am on the following dates:

January 23
January 26
January 30
February 2
February 6

Go here to reserve your spot.

Mar
8
Thu
2018
Aeronautical Technology Open House @ South Seattle College
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Aeronautical Technology Open House

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018 or Thursday, March 8, 2018 or Thursday, April 12, 2018 or Thursday, May 10, 2018 or Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: South Seattle College, TEC-Room 127 (campus map)

South Seattle College’s Aeronautical Technology department, including the Aviation Maintenance Technology degree program, will be holding an open house (see dates above) from 6-7 p.m. in TEC 127. Meet with Aeronautical Technology department staff and faculty, learn more about the application process and discover funding resources for college!

Mayor’s Town Hall on ‘Students Stopping Gun Violence’ @ Chief Sealth International High School
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

As announced by the mayor’s office:

Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan will host a town hall at Chief Sealth International High School with Seattle and Puget Sound-area students, educators, parents, community leaders and public health officials to discuss reducing gun violence in Seattle and around our country. … The event, “Town Hall on Students Stopping Gun Violence,” will feature questions from students and will be moderated by KING 5’s Natalie Brand and KUOW’s Ross Reynolds. Seattle can join the conversation by tweeting their questions (with the hashtag) #SEAGunViolence.

Mar
10
Sat
2018
Seattle Lutheran HS senior class fundraiser chili cookoff @ SLHS Gymnasium
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm

Seattle Lutheran High School Senior Class Fundraisers. All proceeds go to offset costs for a clean safe grad party.

CHILI COOK-OFF – Saturday, March 10, 6 pm – Seattle Lutheran High School Menashe Family Gymnasium. Do you want to show off your “secret weapon” recipe? We are looking for 2 more Chili makers to volunteer to compete. Please contact us ASAP to volunteer. Senior Class Students & Parents will be helping to make the event a success.

DINE OUT – Monday, March 5th, 5 pm – 11 pm, The Great American Diner – a percentage of food purchases to be donated.

DINE OUT – Tuesday, March 6th at Talarico’s, time to be announced soon.

Mar
11
Sun
2018
For the Birds @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Bird lovers are encouraged to join the cadre of Audubon volunteers conducting monthly bird surveys in Lincoln Park. The next survey will be Sunday, March 11, 9 am. To learn more and enroll as a surveyor, email kerstimuul@rocketmail.com or call 360-317-4646.

Mar
13
Tue
2018
Summit Atlas school tours
Mar 13 @ 8:45 am – 9:30 am

Summit Atlas Open House and School Tours: Now enrolling 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th Grade!

Summit Atlas invites families and students to take a tour of the school, meet the faculty, have your questions answered, and learn how to enroll a student at a tuition-free school that will prepare them for success in a four-year college and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society.

You can RSVP for a school tour to mrice@summitps.org on the following dates.

February 28
March 13
March 27
April 17

All school tours will be from 8:45-9:30 a.m.

Maritime Welding morning information session @ South Seattle College
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Maritime Welding Information Session

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: South Seattle College, Olympic Hall 205 (campus map)

Find your career in the booming maritime industry! Seattle’s shipyards need skilled welders NOW, the industry is growing! South Seattle College provides a 6-month training program to prepare you to enter this growing industry. Join us at our information session to learn more about the industry and our program. Note: Attendance at one info session is required to enter the program.

This two-quarter certificate trains you in sought after skills such as:

· Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) 2G, 3G, 4G industry certification

· Joint-fit up and back gouging

· Pre-weld preparation and machine troubleshooting

· Industrial Safety/First Aid

· Fork Lift Operation

· OSHA

Medical Office Professional orientation @ South Seattle College
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am

Medical Office Professional (MOP) Orientation Session
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
10 a.m.
South Seattle College, Technology Center (TEC) 133A (campus map)

South Seattle College is conducting a one-time Medical Office Professional (MOP) orientation for Spring Quarter enrollment on March 13 at 10 a.m. in TEC 133A. This orientation is to determine readiness for the program and to set-up preliminary funding paperwork. If you are unable to attend this orientation, you will have to wait for a future enrollment orientation.

South Seattle College’s Medical Office Professional program is designed to provide students with employable skills for medical office jobs. It has a short-term business curriculum with hands-on training, individualized attention, and personal and professional development guidance. Through the Medical Office Professional program, students are taught professional and technical skills and techniques, computer skills and gain experience through the use of coding & patient billing software

To find out more about the program and orientation information, please contact Jennifer Evans at (206) 934-6646 or jennifer.evans@seattlecolleges.edu.

Mar
14
Wed
2018
Arbor Heights Elementary kindergarten & new-family tours
Mar 14 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Got a child that will be starting Arbor Heights in Sept. 2018? New to the neighborhood? Thinking of transferring to Arbor Heights?

Come join Principal Collins on one of the following tours:

Tour #1: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
Tour #2: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
Tour #3: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Tour #4: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Tour #5: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Tour #6: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

All tours are from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing at http://bit.ly/ArborHeightsSchoolTours

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Maritime Welding information session, afternoon @ South Seattle College
Mar 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Calendar Submission: Maritime Welding Information Session

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: South Seattle College, Olympic Hall 105 (campus map)

Find your career in the booming maritime industry! Seattle’s shipyards need skilled welders NOW, the industry is growing! South Seattle College provides a 6-month training program to prepare you to enter this growing industry. Join us at our information session to learn more about the industry and our program. Note: Attendance at one info session is required to enter the program.

This two-quarter certificate trains you in sought after skills such as:

· Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) 2G, 3G, 4G industry certification

· Joint-fit up and back gouging

· Pre-weld preparation and machine troubleshooting

· Industrial Safety/First Aid

· Fork Lift Operation

· OSHA

West Seattle High School Family Night in High Point @ Neighborhood House High Point
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

West Seattle High School Family Night: On March 14th from 6pm to 7:30pm, Neighborhood House High Point welcomes West Seattle High School Principal and Staff to talk with community members about the school, as well as to discuss ways the school can create a more welcoming environment for students and families. Current families, as well as families who are interested in learning about the possibility of sending their children to West Seattle High School, are welcome to attend. Child care and refreshments will be provided.

What: West Seattle High School Family Night at High Point
Where: Neighborhood House High Point, 6400 Sylvan Way SW
When: Wednesday, March 14th from 6-7:30 pm
Who: Parent or caregivers and their children who are interested in learning more about West Seattle High School
*This event is free and open for anyone to attend
*Child care will be provided at the event

Please contact Megan Demeroutis with any questions: 206-588-4900

Mar
15
Thu
2018
Gatewood Elementary Art Walk
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

On Thursday, March 15 from 5-7 PM, Gatewood Elementary will host an art walk. The community is invited to see classroom art projects (for the upcoming auction),. Each student at Gatewood also created an amazing piece of art and the walls will be full of each student’s creations.

Yummy Box (food truck) will be making and selling food in the playground area!

This is a free event and we hope everyone in the community feels welcome!

Date: Thursday March 15
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Gatewood Elementary
4320 SW Myrtle

Resource Fair @ Denny International Middle School
Mar 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

You are Invited: Communities in Schools is Hosting a Community Resource Fair
Thursday, March 15th
5:30-7:30 pm:

The community fair is going to be an event where local organizations and agencies are going to be informing our families about housing resources, health information, tutoring information, college scholarships, and much more! There will be a light dinner served from 5:30-6:00 pm followed by an opportunity to visit different organizations. We also have kid-friendly activities in the gym including a movie and arts and crafts. There will also be a raffle. If you have any questions, please contact the Communities in Schools office: 206-252-9022.

Mar
20
Tue
2018
Dine Out for two schools @ CTO, Lil' Woody's, Beer Star
Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dine Out Tuesday 3/20 5-8 pm at Li’l Woody’s, CTO, Beer Star in White Center, to benefit Concord International and Boren STEM K-8.

Lafayette Elementary PTA
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

PTA meeting – with child care available in the gym. Meeting details here.

Global Reading Challenge 2018 finals @ Central Library
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm

A team from Pathfinder K-8 has made it into the GRC finals! Go cheer them on!

Mar
21
Wed
2018
Madison Middle School PTSA meeting @ school library
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

School year’s next general Madison PTSA meeting. Check website for meeting agenda updates!

Mar
22
Thu
2018
‘Armor of Light’ documentary @ Admiral UCC Church
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm

Thursday, March 22 @ 6:30 pm
Armor of Light documentary

“THE ARMOR OF LIGHT follows an Evangelical minister and the mother of a teenage shooting victim who ask, is it possible to be both pro-gun and pro-life?” Join us afterward for a discussion of the implications of this conversation for our progressive congregation and for the March For Our Lives.

Mar
27
Tue
2018
Summit Atlas school tours
Mar 27 @ 8:45 am – 9:30 am

Summit Atlas Open House and School Tours: Now enrolling 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th Grade!

Summit Atlas invites families and students to take a tour of the school, meet the faculty, have your questions answered, and learn how to enroll a student at a tuition-free school that will prepare them for success in a four-year college and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society.

You can RSVP for a school tour to mrice@summitps.org on the following dates.

February 28
March 13
March 27
April 17

All school tours will be from 8:45-9:30 a.m.

Mar
29
Thu
2018
WSHS Drama Club and Music Department present ‘A Chorus Line’ @ West Seattle High School Theater
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

West Seattle High School’s Drama Club & Music Department proudly present our spring production
A Chorus Line

Dates:
March 29, 30, 31 and April 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 pm

Tickets:
$10 with reservation (email tickets@westsidedrama.com)
$15 at the door

About the Show:
One of the longest running shows in Broadway history, A Chorus Line (music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante) centers on 17 hopeful dancers auditioning for spots in the chorus of a Broadway show. This beloved show provides a rare glimpse into the lives of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their experiences and their decisions to become dancers.

More information is available on our website, westsidedrama.com.

Mar
30
Fri
2018
WSHS Drama Club and Music Department present ‘A Chorus Line’ @ West Seattle High School Theater
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

West Seattle High School’s Drama Club & Music Department proudly present our spring production
A Chorus Line

Dates:
March 29, 30, 31 and April 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 pm

Tickets:
$10 with reservation (email tickets@westsidedrama.com)
$15 at the door

About the Show:
One of the longest running shows in Broadway history, A Chorus Line (music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante) centers on 17 hopeful dancers auditioning for spots in the chorus of a Broadway show. This beloved show provides a rare glimpse into the lives of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their experiences and their decisions to become dancers.

More information is available on our website, westsidedrama.com.

Mar
31
Sat
2018
Pints of Ales & Killer Whale Tales @ Optimism Brewing
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Pints of Ales & Killer Whale Tales
A kid- (and dog-) friendly event at Optimism Brewing Company

1 pm to 3 pm, March 31, 2018
1158 Broadway

Join West Seattle-based Killer Whale Tales at Capitol Hill’s Optimism Brewing Company on March 31, 2018 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Killer Whale Tales is a Seattle-based environmental education non-profit. Our program uses storytelling and field-based science to inspire students to take an active role in the conservation of Pacific Northwest killer whales and their habitat.

At Pints of Ales & Killer Whale Tales, our Founder, Jeff Hogan, will deliver an abbreviated version of our interactive program. You’ll learn about the killer whales that live in our Puget Sound waters and what we can do to help protect them and the ecosystem they live in. This is an urgent time for both as environmental protections themselves are endangered.

Come and join us! This event is free and fun for all ages. We will provide some light snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments. Beer will be available for purchase at the bar and Chavoya’s Hot Dogs will also be available for purchase. (Beer and hot dog sales do not benefit KWT).

Children and dogs are welcome at Optimism Brewing Company, so bring your friends and family

WSHS Drama Club and Music Department present ‘A Chorus Line’ @ West Seattle High School Theater
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

West Seattle High School’s Drama Club & Music Department proudly present our spring production
A Chorus Line

Dates:
March 29, 30, 31 and April 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 pm

Tickets:
$10 with reservation (email tickets@westsidedrama.com)
$15 at the door

About the Show:
One of the longest running shows in Broadway history, A Chorus Line (music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante) centers on 17 hopeful dancers auditioning for spots in the chorus of a Broadway show. This beloved show provides a rare glimpse into the lives of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their experiences and their decisions to become dancers.

More information is available on our website, westsidedrama.com.

Apr
3
Tue
2018
Seattle Public Schools community meeting for BEX V, Operations levies @ Madison Middle School
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

You’re invited to provide feedback on, and ask questions about, next February’s levies, as announced here.

Apr
4
Wed
2018
WSHS Drama Club and Music Department present ‘A Chorus Line’ @ West Seattle High School Theater
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

West Seattle High School’s Drama Club & Music Department proudly present our spring production
A Chorus Line

Dates:
March 29, 30, 31 and April 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 pm

Tickets:
$10 with reservation (email tickets@westsidedrama.com)
$15 at the door

About the Show:
One of the longest running shows in Broadway history, A Chorus Line (music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante) centers on 17 hopeful dancers auditioning for spots in the chorus of a Broadway show. This beloved show provides a rare glimpse into the lives of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their experiences and their decisions to become dancers.

More information is available on our website, westsidedrama.com.

Apr
5
Thu
2018
WSHS Drama Club and Music Department present ‘A Chorus Line’ @ West Seattle High School Theater
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

West Seattle High School’s Drama Club & Music Department proudly present our spring production
A Chorus Line

Dates:
March 29, 30, 31 and April 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 pm

Tickets:
$10 with reservation (email tickets@westsidedrama.com)
$15 at the door

About the Show:
One of the longest running shows in Broadway history, A Chorus Line (music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante) centers on 17 hopeful dancers auditioning for spots in the chorus of a Broadway show. This beloved show provides a rare glimpse into the lives of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their experiences and their decisions to become dancers.

More information is available on our website, westsidedrama.com.

Apr
6
Fri
2018
WSHS Drama Club and Music Department present ‘A Chorus Line’ @ West Seattle High School Theater
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

West Seattle High School’s Drama Club & Music Department proudly present our spring production
A Chorus Line

Dates:
March 29, 30, 31 and April 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 pm

Tickets:
$10 with reservation (email tickets@westsidedrama.com)
$15 at the door

About the Show:
One of the longest running shows in Broadway history, A Chorus Line (music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante) centers on 17 hopeful dancers auditioning for spots in the chorus of a Broadway show. This beloved show provides a rare glimpse into the lives of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their experiences and their decisions to become dancers.

More information is available on our website, westsidedrama.com.

Apr
7
Sat
2018
April community conversation with School Board president Leslie Harris @ High Point Library
Apr 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Apr
9
Mon
2018
South Seattle College president finalists’ forums
Apr 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

UPDATE: Dr. Brown has withdrawn her candidacy, SSC tells us, so that forum is now canceled.
******

Four Three forums, one for each finalist for the position of South Seattle College president, each followed by Q&A 2:30-3 pm:

Monday, April 9, 2018 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | South Seattle College Olympic Hall Auditorium (OLY 120)
Dr. Tod Treat, Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Tacoma Community College

**********************

Wednesday, April 11 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | South Seattle College Olympic Hall Auditorium (OLY 120)
Dr. Chemene Crawford, Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management, El Centro College

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Friday, April 13 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | South Seattle College Olympic Hall Auditorium (OLY 120)
Dr. Alanka Brown, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/ Dean of Arts and Sciences, Frederick Community College

**********************

Monday, April 23 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | South Seattle College Olympic Hall Auditorium (OLY 120)
Dr. Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap, Vice President for Student Services, South Seattle College

More information here.

Apr
11
Wed
2018
South Seattle College president finalists’ forums
Apr 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

UPDATE: Dr. Brown has withdrawn her candidacy, SSC tells us, so that forum is now canceled.
******

Four Three forums, one for each finalist for the position of South Seattle College president, each followed by Q&A 2:30-3 pm:

Monday, April 9, 2018 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | South Seattle College Olympic Hall Auditorium (OLY 120)
Dr. Tod Treat, Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Tacoma Community College

**********************

Wednesday, April 11 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | South Seattle College Olympic Hall Auditorium (OLY 120)
Dr. Chemene Crawford, Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management, El Centro College

**********************

Friday, April 13 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | South Seattle College Olympic Hall Auditorium (OLY 120)
Dr. Alanka Brown, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/ Dean of Arts and Sciences, Frederick Community College

**********************

Monday, April 23 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | South Seattle College Olympic Hall Auditorium (OLY 120)
Dr. Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap, Vice President for Student Services, South Seattle College

More information here.

Apr
12
Thu
2018
Aeronautical Technology Open House @ South Seattle College
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Aeronautical Technology Open House

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018 or Thursday, March 8, 2018 or Thursday, April 12, 2018 or Thursday, May 10, 2018 or Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: South Seattle College, TEC-Room 127 (campus map)

South Seattle College’s Aeronautical Technology department, including the Aviation Maintenance Technology degree program, will be holding an open house (see dates above) from 6-7 p.m. in TEC 127. Meet with Aeronautical Technology department staff and faculty, learn more about the application process and discover funding resources for college!

Apr
13
Fri
2018
Graduating SSC Student Showcase Luncheon @ South Seattle College, Alhadeff Grill
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Graduating Student Showcase Luncheon

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Time: 11 a.m.

Location: South Seattle College, Culinary Arts Building (CAB) (campus map)

Join us at South Seattle College’s Alhadeff Grill as we celebrate our graduating Culinary Arts students! On Friday, April 13, Culinary Arts student Mitchell Knox will present a specially designed three course menu, with an option for wine service. Mitchell’s menu will feature flavors and techniques discovered during his extensive travels through Japan. Each menu is created by students in their 5th and culminating quarter.

View the menu here. To make a reservation, fill out the online reservation form or contact Alhadeff Grill directly at 206-934-5817.

Apr
17
Tue
2018
Summit Atlas school tours
Apr 17 @ 8:45 am – 9:30 am

Summit Atlas Open House and School Tours: Now enrolling 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th Grade!

Summit Atlas invites families and students to take a tour of the school, meet the faculty, have your questions answered, and learn how to enroll a student at a tuition-free school that will prepare them for success in a four-year college and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society.

You can RSVP for a school tour to mrice@summitps.org on the following dates.

February 28
March 13
March 27
April 17

All school tours will be from 8:45-9:30 a.m.

Apr
18
Wed
2018
Arbor Heights Elementary kindergarten & new-family tours
Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Got a child that will be starting Arbor Heights in Sept. 2018? New to the neighborhood? Thinking of transferring to Arbor Heights?

Come join Principal Collins on one of the following tours:

Tour #1: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
Tour #2: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
Tour #3: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Tour #4: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Tour #5: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Tour #6: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

All tours are from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing at http://bit.ly/ArborHeightsSchoolTours

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Apr
20
Fri
2018
Paddling Film Festival and Wildlife Presentation @ American Legion Hall
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are hosting our Annual Paddling Film Festival next Friday and are beginning the evening with a Presentation by Kara and Greg Whittaker titled “Watchable Wildlife on the Salish Sea.”

When: Friday April 20th, 2018 | Doors Open at 6:00 pm
Where: American Legion West Seattle. 3618 SW Alaska St.
How: Purchase Tickets | $12 in Advance, $15 at the door
What: Short Films | Gear Raffles | Food | Cash Bar

Watchable Wildlife on the Salish Sea
Begins at 6:00 PM

Paddling Film Festival
Begins at 7:00

Apr
23
Mon
2018
South Seattle College president finalists’ forums
Apr 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

UPDATE: Dr. Brown has withdrawn her candidacy, SSC tells us, so that forum is now canceled.
******

Four Three forums, one for each finalist for the position of South Seattle College president, each followed by Q&A 2:30-3 pm:

Monday, April 9, 2018 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | South Seattle College Olympic Hall Auditorium (OLY 120)
Dr. Tod Treat, Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Tacoma Community College

**********************

Wednesday, April 11 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | South Seattle College Olympic Hall Auditorium (OLY 120)
Dr. Chemene Crawford, Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management, El Centro College

**********************

Friday, April 13 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | South Seattle College Olympic Hall Auditorium (OLY 120)
Dr. Alanka Brown, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/ Dean of Arts and Sciences, Frederick Community College

**********************

Monday, April 23 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | South Seattle College Olympic Hall Auditorium (OLY 120)
Dr. Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap, Vice President for Student Services, South Seattle College

More information here.

Apr
24
Tue
2018
Career Connections: A Student Showcase @ West Seattle High School
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Career Connections: A Student Showcase

West Seattle High School (WSHS) will hold their “Career Connections: A Student Showcase” event on Tuesday, April 24. Over 100 students in the Career Tech Education and Art Departments will showcase their skills and products related to professional and technical fields.

WSHS’s academic programs feature teaching and learning with hands-on, project-based instruction. “We are unique in the (Seattle Public Schools) District because we offer a variety of opportunities for students to identify and launch careers in the professional and technical fields,” said Helen Maynard, Career Center Specialist at WSHS. “We have CAD design, woodworking, culinary, IT, auto mechanics, ceramics, photography, music, health and human services.” Seattle Skills Center’s Certified Nursing Assistant program is also housed at WSHS.

Event Details

WSHS invites parents, community members, and industry professionals to attend “Career Connections: A Student Showcase,” on Tuesday, April 24th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in The Commons. WSHS is located at 3000 California Ave S.W.

Students from the Career Tech Education & Art Department will share their creations with parents, SPS administrators, industry professionals, and community members. The WSHS Jazz Band will provide music. Donations for WestSide Baby will be accepted on-site.

May
1
Tue
2018
The Whale Trail’s Orca Talk: Current research to help Southern Resident Killer Whales recover @ C & P Coffee Company
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Current Research to Support Recovery Actions for Southern Resident Killer Whales”
Presentation by Brad Hanson, Northwest Fisheries Science Center

When: Tuesday May 1, 7:00 – 8:30
–Doors open at 6:30
Where: C&P Coffee Company, 5612 California Ave SW
Cost: $5 suggested donation; kids free
Advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com
Presented by The Whale Trail
Sponsored by Nucor Steel

With just 76 orcas in J, K and L pods, the Southern Resident Killer Whale population is nearing its all time low of 71 individuals. Is the population still viable – can they be saved? What have we learned over the past year that will help these orcas recover, and what are the most pressing questions still to be addressed?

Join us to hear the latest findings and future research directions, presented by Dr. Brad Hanson, NWFSC lead killer whale researcher.

Buy tickets now to reserve your seat. And hurry – this will likely sell out.

This is the first in the 2018 Orca Talk series hosted by The Whale Trail in West Seattle. Thanks to Nucor Steel for sponsoring this Orca Talk!

About the Speaker

Brad Hanson joined the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in April of 2003. Previously, Brad worked as a Wildlife Biologist at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle, WA. Brad received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington where he worked on the development of improved tag attachment systems for small cetaceans. He also holds an M.S. in Fisheries from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Zoology also from the University of Washington. Brad is an ecologist and is currently studying foraging and habitat use of Southern Resident killer whales and health assessment of harbor and Dall’s porpoises.

About The Whale Trail

The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites where the public may view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment. Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 50 million people each year. The Whale Trail is currently adding new sites along the North American west coast, from California to British Columbia.

The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners including NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Seattle Aquarium, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, the Whale Museum. Donna Sandstrom is the Founder and Executive Director. The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, registered in Washington State. Join us!

May
4
Fri
2018
Madison Middle School presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’ @ WSHS Theater
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From the Madison website: “Beauty and the Beast, like you’ve never seen it before! So much Madison talent together on one stage! Come to the performances of Beauty and the Beast on Friday May 4th at 7 pm and Saturday, May 5th at 10 am … both performances will be in the West Seattle High School auditorium. You can buy your tickets online or through the office, or at the door on the day of the performances.” Buy Friday tickets here; Saturday tickets here.

May
5
Sat
2018
Madison Middle School presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’ @ WSHS Theater
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

From the Madison website: “Beauty and the Beast, like you’ve never seen it before! So much Madison talent together on one stage! Come to the performances of Beauty and the Beast on Friday May 4th at 7 pm and Saturday, May 5th at 10 am … both performances will be in the West Seattle High School auditorium. You can buy your tickets online or through the office, or at the door on the day of the performances.”

Spanish-language film festival @ Chief Sealth International High School
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

You are invited to Chief Sealth International High School’s Spanish Language Film Festival this upcoming Friday and Saturday. While Friday’s events will be during school hours and mostly open to only students, the events on Saturday, May 5, are open to the community.

We will be viewing the Chilean film Rara and the Colombian/U.S. film Entre Nos (trailer above), with screenings, time for food, and other activities happening between 11-6 that day. We hope you can join us at Chief Sealth International High School. And please encourage your students to attend as well!

Schedule for Saturday:

11:00 am: Doors open. Light snacks

11:30 am: Brief intro to Pepa San Martín’s Rara; Screening of Rara (Chile)

1:00-2:00 pm: Food and social hour

2:00-3:15 pm: Workshops

3:30 pm: Brief intro to Gloria La Morte and Paola Mendoza’s Entre Nos (Colombia/U.S.) Screening of Entre Nos

6:00 pm: Closing Ceremony

West Seattle Meaningful Movies: ‘Artificial Intelligence and What It Means to Be Human’ @ Neighborhood House High Point
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Artificial Intelligence and What It Means to Be Human
A guided series of short videos on critical topics related to Artificial Intelligence
(AI)

Artificial Intelligence (AI), more than any other technology, has the potential to transform the future. Who, or what, is shaping this technology? How will humans weigh in? What does it mean to be human? What are human values? Will human values continue to influence a world of compounding super-human intelligence?

We shall consider AI and our future existence–while humans can still play a role.

6:30 – doors open for refreshments and social time
7:00 – movie, followed by optional facilitated discussion

At High Point Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle 98126

Bus numbers 21 and 128

NO CHARGE, but donations gratefully received.

www.westseattlemeaningfulmovies.org

Madison Middle School presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’ @ WSHS Theater
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From the Madison website: “Beauty and the Beast, like you’ve never seen it before! So much Madison talent together on one stage! Come to the performances of Beauty and the Beast on Friday May 4th at 7 pm and Saturday, May 5th at 10 am … both performances will be in the West Seattle High School auditorium. You can buy your tickets online or through the office, or at the door on the day of the performances.” Buy Friday tickets here; Saturday tickets here.

May
6
Sun
2018
Birds of the Duwamish River @ Duwamish Tribe Longhouse
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Make plans now to experience the wilds of Seattle’s only river. Enjoy views of nesting osprey, yattering kingfishers, and hunting terns. Free, open to all ages and no registration required! Free binoculars for the first 50 guests. Hosted by Seattle Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Duwamish Tribe.

May
9
Wed
2018
Bike to School Day: Louisa Boren STEM K-8 bike train @ Greg Davis Park
May 9 @ 8:00 am

Join the STEM Bike Train for Bike to School Day on May 9!

Wednesday, May 9 is Bike to School Day. Louisa Boren STEM K-8 students, parents, and staff are invited to join a BIKE TRAIN. It’s free and fun! Meet at Greg Davis Park (2600 SW Brandon St) between 8:00 and 8:15 a.m. and we’ll bike to school together. Bring a helmet, a bike lock, and your big smiles for this event.

While supplies last, students biking to school on May 9 will receive a fun prize! We’ll also have some snacks to keep us fueled for the ride!

You can bike to Greg Davis Park or drive and park. Everyone is welcome!

Grade K-4 students – please have a parent or other adult join in the bike train with your child.

Grade 5-8 students – parents are welcome but not required. (Please consider student’s biking ability
and maturity level.)

Please note the bike train is only in the morning. Families should make their own plans for afternoon transportation.

If there is more than a light drizzle on Wednesday, May 9, the RAIN DATE is FRIDAY, MAY 11.

May
10
Thu
2018
Aeronautical Technology Open House @ South Seattle College
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Aeronautical Technology Open House

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018 or Thursday, March 8, 2018 or Thursday, April 12, 2018 or Thursday, May 10, 2018 or Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: South Seattle College, TEC-Room 127 (campus map)

South Seattle College’s Aeronautical Technology department, including the Aviation Maintenance Technology degree program, will be holding an open house (see dates above) from 6-7 p.m. in TEC 127. Meet with Aeronautical Technology department staff and faculty, learn more about the application process and discover funding resources for college!

May
15
Tue
2018
Lafayette Elementary School’s May kindergarten tour
May 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

05/15, 8-9 am
Kindergarten Tour

Address: 2645 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 252-9500
http://lafayettees.seattleschools.org/

RSVPs are appreciated but not required to kajohnson@seattleschools.org . If parents can’t make any of scheduled tours, they are welcome to call the front office and schedule a mutually convenient/date time.

Chief Sealth IHS Book-It Repertory Theater performance
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

On behalf of Mr. Azinger, Ms. Gentle, the teaching artists from Book-It Repertory Theater, and our amazing students, I would like to invite parents and members of the community to the spring edition of Book-It performances. The show is on Tuesday, May 15th, doors at 6:30, show at 7 pm in the Chief Sealth auditorium. Please arrive early so that we can start on time. Students have been working hard to adapt their peers’ poetry into wonderful stage performances. This is the 18th year of Book-It at Sealth! We hope that you can join us!

May
17
Thu
2018
West Seattle High School Class of 1963 reunion @ Bahama Breeze
May 17 all-day

West Seattle High School Class of 1963 Reunion!

Our 55th reunion is May 17, 2018 at the Bahama Breeze. Please contact Jane at 206 938-4439 before March 31 if you wish to attend.

Lafayette Elementary presents Shrek: The Musical @ West Seattle High School Theater
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You are invited to Lafayette Elementary’s presentation of Shrek the Musical at the West Seattle High School auditorium.

Show Times are Thursday, May 17 at 7 pm, Friday, May 18 at 7 pm and Saturday, May 19 at 2 pm.

In lieu of selling tickets, we are asking for a small donation. The suggested donation amount is $20 per family. Donations will be accepted at the door or online (please reference SCHOOL PLAY in the note section). Concession sales and donations help pay for next year’s production.

Thank you in advance for your support of the PTA and our school play program.

http://lafayettepta.com/donate

May
18
Fri
2018
Lafayette Elementary presents Shrek: The Musical @ West Seattle High School Theater
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You are invited to Lafayette Elementary’s presentation of Shrek the Musical at the West Seattle High School auditorium.

Show Times are Thursday, May 17 at 7 pm, Friday, May 18 at 7 pm and Saturday, May 19 at 2 pm.

In lieu of selling tickets, we are asking for a small donation. The suggested donation amount is $20 per family. Donations will be accepted at the door or online (please reference SCHOOL PLAY in the note section). Concession sales and donations help pay for next year’s production.

Thank you in advance for your support of the PTA and our school play program.

http://lafayettepta.com/donate

May
19
Sat
2018
Lafayette Elementary presents Shrek: The Musical @ West Seattle High School Theater
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You are invited to Lafayette Elementary’s presentation of Shrek the Musical at the West Seattle High School auditorium.

Show Times are Thursday, May 17 at 7 pm, Friday, May 18 at 7 pm and Saturday, May 19 at 2 pm.

In lieu of selling tickets, we are asking for a small donation. The suggested donation amount is $20 per family. Donations will be accepted at the door or online (please reference SCHOOL PLAY in the note section). Concession sales and donations help pay for next year’s production.

Thank you in advance for your support of the PTA and our school play program.

http://lafayettepta.com/donate

May
21
Mon
2018
South Seattle College Admission Workshop
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Admissions Workshop
Date: Monday, May 21, 2018
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

Location: South Seattle College, Library 217 (campus map)

South Seattle College is holding an Admissions Workshop to assist future students and community members with the admission and enrollment process.

Attendees will get hands-on help completing their free college application. Additional topics covered include funding resources to help pay for college (including financial aid, scholarships and work study), one-on-one help with the Steps to Enroll and tips on registering for classes and new student orientation. The workshop is designed for future students interested in applying to South’s academic transfer and professional/technical career training programs, and information will also be shared on those pathways.

Drop-ins are welcome, signing-up in advance is encouraged. Please visit the Admissions Workshop webpage to RSVP.

May
30
Wed
2018
Future Seahawks Freshmen Night @ Chief Sealth International High School
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dinner served 6-6:30 pm
Open house 6:30-8 pm

This is a very important event in making sure your child is ready for high school.

Please join us for information on

8th-9th Grade Transition
High School Activities and Clubs
Freshman Orientation
Graduation Requirements

Jun
2
Sat
2018
EC Hughes playground build
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Roxhill Elementary invites you (yes, you!) to help us build our new playground at our new school — the renovated E.C. Hughes Elementary — on Saturday, June 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We need a total of 60 people to get the project done. Currently, we have 30.

Sign up here: http://signup.com/go/HswhdyT.

Two shifts are available and no experience is necessary. We’ll have tools, refreshments and trained supervisors from PlayCreation to help us put together and install equipment. Lunch will also be provided.

We are working on making child care available on site. Children under age 17 may not be within the build-site. Students/children between 14 and 17 eligible for Service Learning Hours may assist with projects outside of the build-site under direct supervision of an adult.

We need two shifts of 30 people each.

Shift one: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Shift two: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All community members are welcome.

We’ll also share more information soon on another community work day to move engineered wood chips in place. The new playground for Roxhill students at E.C. Hughes will be open to the public in the fall. This project has been made possible by a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Matching Fund grant.

Questions? Contact Friends of Roxhill Elementary at friendsofroxhill@gmail.com.

Gatewood Elementary Gator Green Fest
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Gator Green Fest is Gatewood’s annual summer celebration for the school and community. The fest will feature a Makery mobile art lab, other arts and crafts, face painting, bubbles, a food truck, and much more.

Gator Green Fest will also be an opportunity to check in on the progress Gatewood has made with our play field renovation … Our very exciting project is looking great and nearing completion in mid-June.

West Seattle High School Class of 1968 50th Reunion @ South Seattle College, Brockey Center
Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sanislo Elementary dinner/auction @ Masonic Center
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

You are invited! Come All Around the World with us!

Thanks to the community support of Sanislo Elementary’s auction last year, we kicked our $5,000 goal to the curb and raised $15,000!

This windfall provided a mindfulness program, increased teacher stipends, created a ‘book fair bucks’ program and is affording scholarships to kids in need so they can participate in after-school enrichment! YOU, yes YOU, helped make this happen!

Let’s do it again!

Our annual auction is just around the corner and we hope you can join us once again in supporting educational equity.

Details:

– All Around the World Auction

– Saturday, June 2nd from 6 pm-10 pm

– Alki Masonic Center, 4736 40th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

– Silent Auction

– Dinner and TWO Drink Tickets Included!

– A special performance by Seattle Kokon Taiko Japanese Drummers, a DJ, Dancing and more!

You can reserve your tickets online, or, if you can’t make it but would like to donate, you can do that through the link below as well.

Donations to our auction make a significant impact in the education of our kids. With over 70% of our families living in poverty, our school community simply cannot raise these essential funds alone. We hope to see you there!

Click to reserve tickets or directly donate.

West Seattle Meaningful Movies: ‘Death by Design’ @ Neighborhood House High Point
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Saturday, June 2
Sustainable West Seattle, and the West Seattle Meaningful Movies, presents

Death by Design
The Dirty Secret of Our Digital Addiction

Many of us use our digital devices to promote the greater good. But there is a downside to the digital revolution. This movie brings to light the environmental, economic, and social-justice failures of our favorite products.

By 2020, four billion people will own personal computers, five billion will own mobile phones, and all industries will be computerized. Are we being duped by an industry that has a death-by-design plan? Are we reaching the point where we have to decide between consumerism and sustainability?

73 minutes
Directed by Sue Williams, 2016
Trailer: deathbydesignfilm.com/abou/

6:30 – doors open for refreshments
7:00 – movie, followed by optional facilitated discussion

At High Point Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW

Bus numbers 21 and 128

NO CHARGE, but donations gratefully received.