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    THE JAGUAR NEWS 
    Friday, April 20, 2018

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    Ap. 21 - JV Boys Soccer vs. Denny at JAMS, 8-9 AM
    Ap. 21 - JV Volleyball vs. McClure at Washington, 8-9 AM
    Ap. 21 - Varsity Volleyball vs. McClure at Washington, 9:30-10:30 AM
    Ap. 21 - JV2 Volleyball vs. Eckstein 2 at Whitman, 9:30-10:30 AM
    Ap. 21 - TAJA Backstage 10 AM - 3 PM
    Ap. 21 - Track Meet 10 AM - 1:30 PM
    Ap. 21 - JVC Boys Soccer vs. McClure at JAMS, 11-12 PM
    Ap. 21 - Varsity Boys Soccer vs. McClure at Ingraham, 1-2 PM
    Ap. 24 - Final STEAM Fair planning meeting Library 5:30-6:30 PM
    Ap. 24 - School Levies Meeting at JAMS 6:30-8:15 PM
    Ap. 27 - Multi-Cultural Family Celebration Dinner at JAMS 6:30-9 PM
    Ap. 28 - JVC Boys Soccer vs. Hamilton at JAMS 2, 8-9 AM
    Ap. 28 - Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Whitman at Garfield 9:30-10:30 AM
    Ap. 28 - Varsity Volleyball vs. Whitman at Whitman 9:30-10:30 AM
    Ap. 28 - Track Meet at Hale 10 AM-1:30 PM
    Ap. 28 - JV Volleyball vs. Whitman at Whitman 12:30-1:30 PM
    Ap. 28 - JV Boys Soccer vs. Whitman at JAMS 2 12:30-1:30 PM
    Ap. 28 - JV2 Volleyball vs. Broadview Thomson at Denny 2:30-3:30 PM
    Ap. 30 - Deadline for Mariners Night Ticket Sales
    Ap. 30 - Deadline for Nominations for Golden Acorn and Outstanding Educator
    May 3 - STEAM Fair / Taco Bar 6-8 PM
    May 11 - Senior Jazz Auditions after school
    May 19 - Environmental Stewardship Day
    May 25 - JAMS Seattle Mariners Night 7-10 PM
    June 6 - Ice Cream Social for incoming 6th graders 7-8 PM

    ATTENDANCE ZONE
    Students with regular attendance tend to be more engaged in school, feel better about themselves and are more confident in class.

    VOLUNTEER ZONE
    *** NEW! URGENT -- PLEASE HELP! PTSA PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT NEEDED FOR 2018-2019 ***
    The JAMS PTSA is still seeking volunteers to serve as PTSA President and Vice President next school year. No prior experience is necessary, and there will be plenty of
    support and training. If you have ever thought about taking on a PTSA role, now is the time. The PTSA funds and supports academics, sports, library, field trips, community events, and more, at JAMS. But without a President and Vice President to lead the PTSA, none of that work can happen. Please consider joining next year's JAMS PTSA Board. If you have questions about the positions, would like to nominate someone or want to volunteer, please email jamsptsavp@gmail.com


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    SCHOOL NOTES
    *** NEW! BEX V LEVY PLANNING MEETING APRIL 24 6:30-8:15 PM ***
    It cannot be emphasized enough how IMPORTANT your attendance and willingness to speak to the needs of JAMS are for this meeting. We are asking the planning committee to allocate $6.2 Million dollars towards the construction of the JAMS Landscape Master Plan. If you need some talking points they can be found here. Copies will also be available at the meeting. Bring your signage and wear RED!

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    *** NEW! MULTI-CULTURAL FAMILY CELEBRATION FRIDAY APRIL 27 AT 6:30 PM ***
    Come join the JAMS community in a celebration of diversity in JAMS Cafeteria! Jane Addams Middle School invites you to Multicultural Night. Bring a dish to share if you can or just bring yourself and family. We will share food, story, culture, and performance.
    Students interested in performing or helping at the event in any way please see Mr. Barnes or ask in the main office.

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    *** NEW! NOMINATE JAMS VOLUNTEER AND EDUCATOR BY APRIL 30 ***
    On May 17, 2018, the JAMS PTSA will present the Golden Acorn Award and the Outstanding Educator (Golden Apple) Award at our last PTSA General Meeting of the school year.
    The Golden Acorn Award recognizes a volunteer who has given outstanding service to the school community.
    The Outstanding Educator Award recognizes an individual who makes significant contributions that enhance the education and development of children and youth.

    To nominate a candidate(s), please complete our Golden Acorn / Educator Nomination Form online, send an e-mail with your choice (and why) to jrknickel@comcast.net or seatownbritos.gmail.com, or pick up, complete, and return your nomination form to the front office.You may nominate multiple people if you wish (please complete a nomination form separately for each nominee).
    Nominations are being accepted until APRIL 30, 2018. Thanks for participating and helping us recognize people in our community who go above and beyond expectations.

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    *** NEW! MARINERS NIGHT (May 25) TICKET SALES ENDS APRIL 30 ***
    Save the date! Seattle Mariners Night for JAMS is Friday, May 25 @7 PM. The whole community is invited. The JAMS Advanced Choir will be singing the National Anthem. For more information, please see here.
    Students can get forms in advisory, or print from the above link. Please staple your check for tickets (payable to JAMS PTSA) to the form, and return to JAMS office by Monday, April 30.

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    *** NEW! SENIOR JAZZ AUDITIONS FRIDAY, MAY 11 4-6 PM ***
    This year we are changing up our system for auditions. Here's a quick summary:
    ● We will have one audition date, Friday, May 11, after school. Expect to be at school until around 6:00 PM.
    ● Everyone will play together—it will be similar to a jazz rehearsal and we will have members of the current band here to help out and play with you.
    For more information and to download the audition form, visit the FOJAM website. Or, download the audition form now.

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    *** NEW! INCOMING SIXTH GRADE MUSIC PLACEMENT ***
    If you have an incoming student who will be new to the music program at JAMS, placement
    meetings will occur during the week of April 23 (band and orchestra).
    For more detail and to reserve a placement meeting time, please visit the signup forms:
    Orchestra sign up
    Band sign up
    Please pass this information on to anyone you know who might have an incoming JAMS 6th grader!

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    *** NEW! SCHOOL CHOICE ASSIGNMENTS AVAILABLE ***
    Seattle Public Schools Admissions Office is pleased to announce that Open Enrollment
    for School Choice results are now available online on the Assignment Lookup Tool.
    Assignment letters will be mailed home the week of April 23 for those students who were granted a choice school. Please have your student’s ID number and birth date to access your student’s assignment and waitlist information. You may contact the Admissions office if you need further assistance in reviewing the results at 206-252-0760.

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    *** NEW! STEAM FAIR MAY 3 6-8 PM ***
    Join us for the STEAM Fair. We’ll have free food and exhibits from JAMS students, and scientists, engineers, and artists from all over Seattle. Bring your entire family, it’s open to all. We cannot wait to see you there.
    Build a spacesuit or a bridge, design a marble run, sculpt wood, check out our local birds, weave, learn about Alexa, your blood type, or mushrooms, visit the ROBOTorium!
    Students still have time to sign up be exhibitors. Forms with information went home in advisory and there are more in the office. Email janeaddamsSTEAMfair@gmail.com if you have questions. If you’re interested in helping out or learning more, the final STEAM Fair meeting is in the library right before the BEX V levy planning meeting on April 24th at 5:30.

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    ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP DAY MAY 19 SIGN UP
    Saturday, May 19th 10AM-2PM
    Sign up for Environmental Stewardship Day. The link is now live! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea8a72aabf58-environmental
    We will spruce up several areas at JAMS and Nathan Hale as we partner this year to create community, accomplish projects and have plenty of good clean fun while getting dirty. There will be raffle prizes, lunch, and refreshments. We need project team captains! If you have questions, contact Colleen.

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    COMMUNITY RESOURCES
    *** NEW! SELECT SOCCER TRYOUTS APRIL 30TH - MAY 7TH ***
    Emerald City Football Club (ECFC) features some of the most talented coaches in the state, creating a positive learning environment and connecting lessons on the field to lessons in life. ECFC tryouts run from April 30 - May 7 and are open to boys and girls born 2004 - 2008. Please visit www.emeraldcityfc.org/tryouts for details.

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    *** NEW! N. SEATTLE TITANS JR. FOOTBALL AT INGRAHAM BEGINS AUGUST 6 ***

    Brave Pride Junior Football is a Seattle youth tackle football program dedicated to teaching the fundamentals in a structured and positive environment. This Seattle youth football program is for children between the ages of 7-14. Players are assigned to a team by their age and weight. North Seattle Titans Jr. Football will prepare players to be champions for life and young persons of strong moral character. Top-quality equipment is provided to insure safety of the athletes, and our youth football program serves the families and neighborhoods of Seattle, Snohomish County, and King County.
    Dates: Practices begin August 6th@ Ingraham High School, and will be held Monday through Friday, through the end of August; then 3 times a week after Labor Day weekend.
    Registration Fees: $240 (12/13/14yr old) $240(10/11 yr old)
    To Register : Visit NORTH SEATTLE TITANS JR FOOTBALL or contact Head Coach, Bill Taylor at nstitanscoachbill@gmail.com, or (425) 672-3766

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    *** NEW! SEATTLE SKILLS CENTER ***
    The Summer Skills Center Program provides free Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses to Seattle Public Schools students entering 9th - 12th grade. Summer Registration is now open (please click here for more information).

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    FALL SEASON TRYOUTS FOR SEATTLE CELTIC START APRIL 16
    Seattle Celtic will be holding Fall season tryouts from April 16 - May 5. Celtic have teams at all levels for players born between 2002 and 2011 and a coaching staff with the perfect mix of energy, passion and expertise to help players develop and excel in a fun environment. Tryouts are free to attend and details can be found here.

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    SEATTLE CASCADES ULTIMATE CLINICS
    Seattle Cascades is Seattle's pro ultimate team. We combine forces with our elite women's teams to coach our clinics. Clinics are for all: beginner to advanced, all genders. Cost is $30 for the clinic, or $40 includes a disc, shorts, or shirt (one item)
    · All abilities are welcome
    · We have cleats to share, if needed
    · Allergy sensitive snacks are provided
    · Scholarship is given to all who need it. (even to $0)
    For more information visit http://www.seattlecascades.com/events

    OPPORTUNITY FOR LATINX YOUTH ARTISTS

    Northwest Folklife and Rainier Arts Center invite local artists (target ages 13-18) to participate in an in-depth artist residency. Led by various culture bearers and established artists in the community, participants will be able to work on their craft while engaging with peers and working towards a collaborative vision and cumulative presentation with the goal of envisioning a new future.

    The Residency will culminate with presentations at the Rainier Arts Center on May 17, 2018 and the Northwest Folklife Festival, May 25-28, 2018.

    Time Commitment:
    The group will meet every other Wednesday from 4:00-6:30 PM at the Rainier Arts Center located in Columbia City. Each session will include group discussion lead by local cultural bearers and artists followed by studio time to devote to their individual artistic expressions. Snacks will be provided and a stipend for transportation available.

    Email Kelli for more info: kelli@nwfolklife.org

    NORTHEAST SEATTLE LITTLE LEAGUE (NESLL) REGISTRATION IS OPEN
    Spring is just around the corner so it’s time for kids to gear up for baseball, softball, and tee ball with Northeast Seattle Little League (NESLL).

    NESLL’s softball program is a great way to get young girls involved in athletics and be a part of championship teams.

    NESLL’s baseball program is for boys and girls ages 6-16 and a great opportunity to learn about teamwork and the fundamentals of the game.
    For parents, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities within the league and with your child’s team.

    NOTICE: NESLL has upgraded to a new, user friendly registration system and website. Families will need to establish a new account. Please go to www.NESLL.net to set up your account and start the registration process.

    For baseball and tee ball questions contact nesllbaseball@gmail.com. For softball questions contact Eric Knutson.

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    SUMMER CAMP RESOURCES
    SEATTLE SCHOOLS ALL-CITY MARCHING BAND OFFERINGS
    The Seattle Schools All-City Marching Band is pleased to announce two exciting summer offerings. For 8th grade students moving into high school, the Seattle All-City Marching Band is a seven week summer marching band comprised of high school students from throughout the Greater Puget Sound area. The band rehearses three nights per week at Memorial Stadium (right next door to the Seattle Center) and performs weekends in a variety of parades and community celebrations.

    In addition to maintaining musicianship over the summer it is a great way to get a first experience with what marching band is all about and to make new friends prior to their first day of high school.

    For current 6th and 7th graders, a Junior All-City Band is also offered. This program rehearses the last two weeks of July and performs in parades those last two weekends. Information on both programs including links to register online is available here.

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    ROOSEVELT HS BASKETBALL CAMP JULY 16-19
    Is your basketball player ready to develop his game? Does he want to play at the middle-school or high-school level? Would he like to have fun this summer with cool coaches, counselors and other local players? Does he just LOVE to play? Have him join the Roughrider Basketball Team and the RHS Coaching Staff for four fast-paced days of instruction, competition and camaraderie at the 2018 Roosevelt High School Basketball Camp July 16th through 19th. Register Now.

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    SPEND JULY AT NATHAN HALE URBAN FARM
    Seattle Skills Center is offering a 4-week Introduction to Horticulture class, right here at the Nathan Hale Greenhouse and Urban Farm. The course is open to current 8th to 11th graders and is limited to 30 students. You will earn credits toward graduation, take weekly field trips, and learn how to grow plants for food and enjoyment--FREE! This is a popular course and the application deadline is right around the corner! Visit the Seattle Skills Center website to apply for summer courses.
    
    https://skillscenter.seattleschools.org/about/calendar_and_news/news/apply_for_summer_courses

    NOAA SCIENCE CAMP
    Looking for a cool science camp this summer at NOAA?
    Online registration for camp is NOW OPEN for the two sessions of NOAA Science Camp, July 9-13 and July 16-20, 2018.

    Please visit the NOAA Science Camp website for more information about camp and to register for this summer's program (look for the green registration button on the Middle School Science Camp page). Follow the directions to register your camper for a one week session of camp.
    NOAA Science Camp will be partnering again in 2018 with Atlantis STEAM to offer a three-day mini-session where campers will get to design, build, and drive their own Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). This is an exciting addition to our summer programming - please check out the website and register for this session being offered on July 23-25, 2018.
    We look forward to having your camper join us this summer!

    Attention: Junior Leadership Program Applicants - If you are interested in the Junior Leadership Program, you should not register online until you have been accepted into the program. The Junior Leadership Program is a two-week program (July 9-20) and is open to students entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2018. Find the online application and more information about the program on the Junior Leaders Program Page. Applications are due on April 15, 2018, and require two written references (for new Junior Leadership Program participants).
    Please contact Lisa Hiruki-Raring or Maile Sullivan if you have any questions.

    SEATTLE PUBLIC THEATER SUMMER OFFERINGS
    SPT just launched this summer's programming that encompasses full scale productions like The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, to one-week camps like Hamilton Musical Theater Camp (two sessions available), Outdoor Shakespeare and Stage Combat, Around the World in Dialects and more.

     Register for classes here. A robust scholarship and tuition assistance program is available; for the past 20 years SPT has never turned away any student in need, because they believe that theater arts learning should be available to all. There are so many wonderful opportunities for your students to learn, create, and grow in theatrical arts with Seattle Public Theater this summer.

     Questions? Phone Ana Maria Campoy at 206-522-4800 or email
    anamaria@seattlepublictheater.org

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    BAND AND ORCHESTRA
    Seattle Public Schools Summer Music (no current link available yet) Dates TBD (Three weeks)
    9 a.m. to noon, Ballard H.S.
    Best for students who are entering 6th grade or have completed Beginning or Intermediate Band or Orchestra.
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    SYSO Summer Music
    Session 1: July 9 – July 20, 9 AM - noon Shorecrest High School
    15343 25th Ave. N.E.
    Shoreline, WA 98155
    Session 2: July 16 – July 27, 9 AM - noon The Overlake School
    20301 NE 108th St.
    Redmond, WA 98053
    Best for students who have completed at least Junior Band or Orchestra. Saxophones not eligible.
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    Seattle Saxophone Institute
    Roosevelt High School
    Not just jazz! Specialists focused on all aspects of sax playing. Two sessions: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Session 1: July 23–26, Grades 7–9
    Session 2: July 30–August 2, Grades 9-12
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    Jazz
    UW Jazz Workshop
    June 25-29, 10 AM – 5 PM
    Only students entering HS are eligible.
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    Cornish College of the Arts Intermediate Jazz Workshop
    July 16-21, 9 a.m-4 p.m
    Kerry Hall, 710 East Roy St, Seattle, WA
    Small combo work with low student-instructor ratio, emphasis on improvisation and music theory.
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    Centrum
    Sleep-away, July 22-29
    Port Townsend
    High School age students only
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    Shoreline Jazz Camp
     August 6-10, 9 AM - 3 PM Shorecrest High School
    Good for students with some jazz background but less improvisation experience as well as those comfortable improvising.
    
    No current link available yet.
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    Mel Brown Summer Jazz Workshop
    Sleep-away, Aug. 5-11
    Western Oregon University Campus (Portland,OR, area)
    A fun week of jazz with ensembles and combos for all skill levels. A great option for those looking to widen their Seattle-centric instructor base.
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    ONE ON ONE BASKETBALL SEATTLE PRESENTS...
    Post-Season Player Development Programs & Weekly Shooting Clinics Ravenna CC or Queen Anne CC
    - our internationally renown progressive basketball individual skills class
    - prepare for middle school / high school basketball with our best instructors!
    Summer Camps are open for registration NOW!
    Ravenna CC, Magnuson, Queen Anne CC, Laurelhurst Gym
    - Several camp opportunities for middle school players to improve over summer.
    - Shooting Camps, Rising High School Player Trainings, Guard & Post Play Camps
    Check the schedule at all our area locations by clicking on the link below:
    http://seattle-washington.1on1basketball.com/

    JANE ADDAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL HELPFUL INFORMATION

    Main Office: 206-252-4500 (8:25 AM-4:15 PM EXCEPT Wednesdays 8:25 AM-3 PM) Attendance: 206-252-4504 (or janeaddams.attendance@seattleschools.org ) Transportation: 206-252-0900

    Student grades: http://ps.seattleschools.org
    Homework and class information: http://lms.seattleschools.org

    Please send submissions to newsletter@jamsptsa.org by noon Wednesday for distribution Friday mornings.