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    THE JAGUAR NEWS EXTENDED VERSION 
    Happy New Year!
    Friday, January 5, 2018

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    Jan. 5 - Fifth week progress reports
    Jan. 6 - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Eagle Staff at Nathan Hale 3-4 PM
    Jan. 6 - Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Eagle Staff at Nathan Hale 3-4 PM
    Jan. 8 - PTSA Board Meeting 7-9 PM Library
    Jan. 9 - 7th + 8th Grade Rocketry Club 3:50-5:30 PM Rm 221
    Jan. 9 - Girls Basketball Practice 3:50-5:30 PM JAMS gym
    Jan. 9 - Math Club 4-5 PM Rm 109
    Jan. 11 - 6th Grade Rocketry Club 3:50-5:30 PM Rm 221
    Jan. 12 - MLK Assembly 2:40-3:45 PM Nathan Hale
    Jan. 12 - Girls Basketball Practice 3:50-5:30 PM JAMS gym
    Jan. 13 - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Washington at Ingraham 12:30-1:30 PM
    Jan. 13 - Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Washington at Ingraham 12:30-1:30 PM
    Jan. 15 - MLK Day - NO SCHOOL
    Jan. 18 - PTSA General Meeting 7-8:30 p.m. Library
    Jan. 20 - Option School Choice Fair 10 AM - 2 PM Mercer Int’l Middle School
    Jan. 25 - Outdoor Beautification Community Meeting 3 6:30-8 PM Cafeteria 
    Jan. 27 - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Madison at Ingraham 12:30-1:30 PM
    Jan. 27 - Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Madison at Ingraham 12:30-1:30 PM
    Jan. 30 - Final Day first semester
    Feb. 7 - Screenagers, JAMS auditorium 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation

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    ATTENDANCE ZONE
    Prepare for school the night before. Lay out your school clothes and shoes and have any school items, lunch, instruments and assignments packed up and ready to go.

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    VOLUNTEER ZONE
    We continue to need tons of help with Traffic Safety especially now that we’re about to hit the season of post-holiday dark weather. Consider offering 30 minutes of your time once, once a week, or even once a month. Anything helps. Visit the Sign Up Genius or email JAMStrafficsafety@gmail.com.

    *** NEW! JAMS SNOW BUS VOLUNTEERS ***
    Volunteers are needed before and after school in January and February for the JAMS Snow Bus. This includes Traffic Safety and Gear Check-In and Check-Out. Visit the link below to sign-up.
    Email Sara Burke with any questions.
    https://goo.gl/forms/S0rltQLZnAwLmYZV2

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    *** NEW! YOUR PARTICIPATION REQUESTED AT FINAL DESIGN REVEAL***
    Come learn what JAMS has in store! The Final Design Reveal community meeting (#3) will be Thursday, Jan. 25 from 6:30-8:15 PM. This Outdoor Beautification project is funded by a Department of Neighborhoods matching fund grant.

    Your attendance at this meeting is vitally important as it counts as match towards fulfilling our grant requirements. 

    Please plan to take part with your JAMS student, family, and friends.  Spread the word! Questions? Email JAMSDREAMBIG@gmail.com.

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    *** NEW! SCREENAGERS SHOWING AT JAMS 2/7/18***
    Jane Addams PTSA is thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.
    SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.
    WHEN:
    February 7th, 2018 Time: 7 - 9 PM
    WHERE:
    Jane Addams Middle School Auditorium 11051 34th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
    *Suggested Donation of $5 a person or Food Drive donation to benefit the University District Food Bank

    Please plan to take part with your JAMS student, family and as many friends as you can
    encourage to attend.

    More details and RSVP here:
    https://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-jane-addams-middle-school-ptsa-6442
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    *** NEW! LOVE TO SING? JOIN AFTER-SCHOOL VOCAL JAZZ ***
    Vocal Jazz meets on Mondays immediately after school from 3:50-5:20 PM in the
    auditorium. Session will begin again Monday, Jan. 22. Class is taught by professional jazz vocalist Kelley Johnson, www.kelleyjohnson.com. For information or how to register contact Bonnie Rochman.

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    *** NEW! LOST AND FOUND ***
    Please check the lost and found located in Mr. Barnes’ office on the second floor to search for any missing items.

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    *** NEW! TRAFFIC FLOW REMINDER ***
    Keep all students safe. Please remember to pull forward and next to the curb in order to drop your students off in the back of the school. Do not drop kids off in the middle of the street.

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    DATA VERIFICATION SHEETS

    SPS is rolling out online Data Verification Sheets. Families should have received an e-mail inviting them to review their students' information through your Source account. The e-mail will include instructions on setting up your Source account, should you not already have one. Some notes about this process:
    ● Only ONE parent PER student PER school year may fill out this form. Any other parent who goes to The Source and clicks on the Data Verification Form link will receive an error message.
    ● The e-mail invitation will be sent to the parent designated as the “initial” contact when you registered your child and will be sent to the e-mail address that is current in our database.
    ● Please feel free to contact us in the office if you need assistance navigating this new process.
     
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    JAMS PTSA SEEKS NOMINATING COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS
    The PTSA is looking for a few willing members to serve on our Nominating Committee. The job is short but the impact is great. As a Nominating Committee member, you will be able to help shape our PTSA Board for the 2018/19 school year. The membership will elect the Nominating Committee at our next General Membership meeting on January 18th so, please email Kathy Gerke at jamsptsapresident@gmail.com if you are interested in this job.

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    BOUNDARIES AND STUDENT ASSIGNMENT PLAN UPDATE
    Have you thought about the Student Assignment Plan lately? Boundaries? High School? Advanced Learning? There are some pretty big and complicated decisions that the district staff and the school board are working on.

    The school board had a meeting on Wednesday Dec. 7. They did not approve the Student Assignment Plan with the change to 5 HCC pathways. It appears that the pathway decision is going to link very closely with the high school boundary recommendations. The high school boundary task force meets/met on December 14. More proposals will be coming out and things will likely move very quickly starting the first week of January. Stay tuned.

    If you're new to the above discussion, here's a summary and some links to information at the Seattle Schools website:
    In the 2019-20 school year, Seattle Public Schools will reopen Lincoln High School, a comprehensive high school in Northwest Seattle. Reopening Lincoln will require redrawing the attendance area high school boundaries. The High School Boundary Task Force has made recommendations for high school boundary changes to be implemented in 2019-20.
    At the same time, the district is reviewing the Student Assignment Plan, including access to high school advanced learning opportunities.

    Details can be found here:http://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=744707

    The school district staff presented a plan to the school board for approval last week. The school board did NOT approve the plan. The minutes of the meeting have not been posted but there are many resources including presentations about the Student Assignment Plan in the school board section of the SPS website.

    One especially helpful link is to the work session on the Student Assignment Plan.
    https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=29326904

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    SEEKING FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR FOR LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION
    The JAMS Outdoor Landscape Design Committee is seeking a fundraising coordinator from the community to help guide fundraising for construction. If you or someone you know has fundraising experience, please ask if they would be interested in helping. This is currently a volunteer position, but the committee is not opposed to creating a paid position with future funding. Please contact Colleen Weinstein if you have questions or to volunteer! Email JAMSDREAMBIG@gmail.com.

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    HIGH SCHOOL RESOURCES:

    Important dates for Enrollment and Open Enrollment
    Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 Open enrollment begins
    Friday Feb. 16, 2018 Open Enrollment ends

    CENTER SCHOOL
    Open House
    Jan. 18, Thursday, 6-8 PM
    Feb. 8, Thursday, 6-8 PM
    https://centerhs.seattleschools.org

    GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
    Tuesday Jan. 16 and Tuesday Jan. 23
    10-11:30 AM – School-day tours designed for students (parents/guardians may attend) Students will meet in the QJA at 10 AM for a 40 minute panel, and introductions of Ms. Griffin, Ms. Alston, and Mr. Howard. Students will then tour the school during 2nd period. Tours will end around 11:30. No RSVP is necessary.

    Thursday Jan. 18
    6-8 PM – Evening info session and self-directed tours designed for parents and guardians (students may attend) Parents will meet at 6 PM in the QJA for introductions of Ms. Griffin, Mr. Lee, and Mr. Howard, as well as department chair overviews. Parents/guardians will then be invited to walk through the building and visit with various departments in their classrooms/Common spaces. No RSVP is necessary.
    For further questions, please call 206-252-2270

    INGRAHAM INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
    Open House Tuesday, Feb 6: - 7 PM - Auditorium - for incoming students and parents
    IB Information Night Thursday, Feb 8: - 7 PM - Ingraham Library - for incoming students and parents.
    Day Tour Feb. 8 9-11 AM - Auditorium. Guardian must accompany students on tour.
    Shadow Visits will begin January 2 and will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays until Feb. 15. Shadow a current 9th grader for the first 4 periods of the day (8:55 AM - 1:10 PM)

    NATHAN HALE HIGH SCHOOL
    Informational Evenings
    Tuesday, Feb. 13 6-8:30 PM

    6-7 PM Information Tables and Tours in Commons
    7-8:30 PM Presentation and Questions in Performing Arts Center
    Note: the last tour to leave the Commons before the 7 PM presentation will be at
    6:40 PM both evenings.

    NOVA HIGH SCHOOL
    Student Shadowing Opportunities - contact school to set up
    https://novahs.seattleschools.org/home/

    ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL
    Information Night Feb. 1 at 6:30 PM

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    COMMUNITY RESOURCES
    *** NEW! 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.

    SEATTLE CELTIC SOCCER CLUB SPRING SEASON REGISTRATION
    Spring Season Registration is now open for Seattle Celtic Soccer Club!
    Seattle Celtic will be holding Spring season tryouts the week of January 8. 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 and challenging environment.
    Tryouts are free to attend and details can be found at www.seattleceltic.com. Need-based scholarships are also available.
    Questions? Contact us at info@seattleceltic.com for further information.

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    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.