From Planning Principal Dedy Fauntleroy:
Cedar Park Design Team Kickoff
Come learn about the latest updates for Cedar Park Elementary. Let’s start planning for the opening of an AMAZING school. Bring your best ideas about how we can start Cedar Park with a BANG! We can do it!
Who: We need YOU! All parents, guardians or interested community members are welcome.
When: January 20, 2017 @ 12:30-2:00
Where: Cedar Park Elementary Staff Room
We are still waiting on updates or community meeting dates for Cedar Park. In the meantime you can get up to speed with this district summary of the 12/15 “What Kind Of Option School Should We Be” meeting, with a link to the data collected. Most families prefer to open Cedar Park in 2017 with a defined focus.
As always, send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hot Social Event of December is happening Thursday, December 8, in the Cedar Park cafeteria! Join the OH PTA where we’ll hear from the Fostering Together and Children’s Administration organizations. There is a need in our community for short term, emergency living arrangements for students who go to our school. This is something we, OH families, can provide outside of standard foster care. If we can minimize instability for these kids and keep them in their school community, LET’S DO IT.
Also, our very own Eileen Barracoso will introduce RULER and how parents can use the mood meter at home. Brief updates about upcoming PTA events as well.
Thinking these are some pretty interesting topics and you’d sure like to learn more, but wondering how in the world you’ll manage a dinnertime meeting with the kids? We’ve got you covered with our POTLUCK DINNER (5:30-6, please bring a main or side dish to share) and then [gasp] FREE CHILDCARE from 6-7pm during the meeting. Spanish Interpreter provided as well. Hope to see you there!
On December 15, Cedar Park Elementary will hold its first community meeting after being designated an option school. Please come join us 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Cedar Park to learn more about the next steps on this exciting journey.
Date and Time: Thurs., Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Cedar Park Elementary
13224 37th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98125
You’re invited to the Winter Carnival at the Lake City Community Center on December 2 from 6 to 9pm. Games, food, Santa, and a tree lighting! Get all the details here.
Lake City’s Hellbent Brewing company is having a happy hour fundraiser to benefit our school.
On Wednesday, November 16th, from 5-9pm, $1 of every pint will be donated to Olympic Hills Elementary PTA.
We use these funds primarily to subsidize scholarships for after-school programs for families who otherwise cannot afford after-school enrichment programs.
See you at the brewery! 13035 Lake City Way NE
The school board will be discussing all the ideas for Cedar Park at their work session on November 9 and here’s your opportunity to influence the vote on November 16. Please take a quick survey about what you want to see in an option school at Cedar Park. It’s fast! Easy! Very helpful for our advocacy efforts! And share with any Olympic Hills/Cedar Park parent you know.
These are the options currently being considered:
1) keep the current 2017-2018 boundary proposal
2) 5A Cedar Park as Option school
3) 5B Open Cedar Park as Kindergarten only in 2017-2018, then to become option school the following year.
4) Postpone the vote until January to coincide with student assignment plan.
Reminder! It’s MOVIE NIGHT at school tonight – 5:30 PM! – and how did I possibly forget to remind you what with my own kids yammering at me about watching ZOOTOPIA with all their FRIENDS! $5 requested donation per family includes your first bag of popcorn. DINNER IS PLANNED.
Also! Lest you start to think too hard about spending your evening sitting on the cafeteria floor with hundreds of elementary school students, we are hoping lots of parents show up so we can pick your brains for opinions on Cedar Park as an option school. Our teachers will have a poster set up where you can take a look at the possibilities and let us know which ones meet general approval. It’d be great to get some feedback on this issue now to prepare us to respond to the school board’s scheduled vote on 11/16. And, as always, we invite you to send your thoughts to email@example.com.
In the meantime: ZOOTOPIA! Your kids insist you attend!
Update from last night’s board meeting: the vote was POSTPONED. The vote for Approval of the Growth Boundaries Plan and any amendments has been postponed to the Nov 16 board meeting to allow for a work session on Nov 9. This is more waiting, but ultimately good news since it allows more time for the board to make a thoughtful decision. Thanks to our parents and teachers last night for their testimony and support. We’ll keep you posted!