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5/4 Family Update & Volunteers Needed!

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!:  If you haven’t yet, be sure to thank your child’s teachers.  To honor teachers, we are also hoping to make a Flip Grid that we share on Friday that includes thank yous from families and students.  We are hoping to receive general, not-grade or teacher-specific praise for our teachers collectively so we can make sure all staff feel included and appreciated.  If you would like to share a message of thanks for our staff this Teacher Appreciation Week, you can add a quick video – please contact the office for the link.  Thank you for your support!

Rides and Chaperones for 5/25 Mariners Game Field Trip:  We are hoping to take a K-8 field trip on Wednesday, May 25th to the Mariner’s Weather Education Day.  Students will learn about weather from local meteorologists, and, most importantly, will get to enjoy a Mariners game at the end of our Spring testing cycle.  Teachers are really excited by the possibility of an all (but Pre-K) school trip.  Unfortunately, we are unable to get district bus service on Wednesday’s due to the early release.  But we are able to use parent drivers and chaperones, which is something we have done in the past.  We are hoping to bring approximately 100 students on the trip, which means we need quite a few parent drivers!  Gates open at 9:30, so we anticipate needing to load students into assigned cars and leave right at 9am.  Student buses arrive on Wednesdays at 2:10, so we would need to leave the ballpark by 1:40 (we could only stay for the beginning of the game).  If you are able to volunteer to drive and attend the game, we would be appreciative!  If you have any questions, please contact Carole in the main office.  In order to be a chaperone and/or drive students, you need to first fill out the Volunteer Application and complete all of the required steps by May 17th here:  https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/volunteer/volunteer-application-process/. To support us with driving and chaperoning, you must also read, sign, and return the following forms to the office by May 23rd:

Upcoming Dates and Events:  There are many!

  • Spring Open House on 5/19 6-7:30 at school!:  We are excited to have families into our beautiful building for the first time!   Attendance at this event will require proof of vaccination for anyone who is NOT a student.  This will be checked at the door.  We are really excited to have you!
  • Possible Mariners Game Field Trip 5/25:  We will know if this is possible based on the number of volunteers we are able to secure.
  • Grades 6-8 Dance on 6/3: We will hold our first middle school dance at the end of the school day on Friday, June 3rd.  We may reach out for volunteers to assist with decorations.  More info to come!
  • Talent Show, 6/9 6:30-8pm Online:  We will hold our annual Talent Show on Teams on Thursday, June 9th from 6:30-8.  We decided to keep this event online because of the amazing participation we had when we moved it to online last year.  We found that more kids were willing to perform or show off their talent when they weren’t live in front of many people!  Last year we had live performances, as well as pre-recorded ones of drum and piano playing, a music video, and karate moves!  This is an outstanding event and we are excited to be able to include families this year.  Any student can participate.  Dante is the point of contact for kids and will coordinate and preview all performances for appropriateness.
  • Field Day 6/14:  We would like to host a Field Day on 6/14 but are in need of many volunteers to manage the event during the school day.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the main office and we will work to get a parent group established for planning.
  • 8th Grade Dinner Evening of 6/16:  More info to come on this event, but the dinner will be held on the evening of June 16th, so mark your calendars!
  • End of Year 6/17 Moving Up Ceremony and Celebration at 10AM:  We will hold our End of Year Moving Up Ceremony on the last day of school at 10am.  The awards ceremony will take place and will be followed by an ice cream social celebration.  Vaccinated family members and guests may attend and will need to provide proof of vaccination to enter.  Families who attend have the option of taking their child home after the event.  We look forward to celebrating your scholars’ effort this school year!

It’s AAPI (Asian-American & Pacific Islander) Month!:  This month we are honoring our Asian and Pacific Islander students and families.  For us, this will include two assemblies with students that will divide the content’s populations based on geography.  Today we are focusing on Central, South, and Western Asia.  Later in the month, our assembly will focus on East, North, and South East Asia as well as native Hawaiians.  If you or your family have AAPI culture or traditions you would like to share with our school community, please message Dante at dlrhodes@seattleschools.org.  Kids have loved when families or students have shared this school year at assemblies.  We can have you or your scholar speak or share via video. 

I hope you have a great rest of your week!

Your Licton Springs K-8 Family