Informational Events in our Region – January 25-30

scales of justice, gavel books graphic** Please note that some of these events conflict with events that occur at Pathfinder, specifically, Math Strategies Night for Parents on Tuesday, January 26. >> Follow this link for details. **

Here is a list of events around the city that Melissa, from the blog Seattle Schools Community Forum, put together in one place for everyone. Thanks Melissa!

There are some really great events this week (and some sadly conflict with each other). I strongly encourage people to go to one or more of these events because this is like an alphabet soup of issues relavant to SPS right now. I have copied out the headliners of each events but more details can be found if you head over to the blog.

Monday, January 25th

Understanding the School Budget – presented by the finance team at SPS.
It’s at JSCEE from 6-8 pm.

Tuesday, January 26th

Loving Our Kids for Who They Are: Parent Education Event on Gender Diversity
Queen Anne Elementary from 6:30-8:00 pm, childcare available ($5/kid)
-Expert on gender diversity, Aidan Key, will lead a dynamic discussion to help parents understand gender nonconformity and transgender identification in kids.

Wednesday, January 27th

Work Session at JSCEE from 4:30-8:00 (!)pm (*note 7:30 starts executive sesssion not open to public)


– Status of this year’s budget
– Levies
– Status of budget development for 2016-2017
– legislative update
– Governor’s proposed budget
– FY 2016-2017 – Understanding class size ratios
– Central services budget development

Thursday, January 28th

BRIDGES Program information at JSCEE from 6-8 pm.
Come learn about Seattle Public Schools’ special education transition programs for young adults 18-21.

Thursday January 28th

Beyond Measure, a documentary about ed reform from the people who made Race to Nowhere, from 6:30-9:00 pm at Garfield High School’s Quincy Jones Performance Center. Filmmaker Vicki Abeles will be in attendance and have Q&A after the film. Free Admission.

Friday, January 29th

Demographic Research Information Session
Enrollment Planning is pleased to host our second Demographic Research Information Session on Friday, January 29, from 12-1 pm, at the John Stanford Center in room 2700.

Saturday, January 30th

Director Community Meetings – *note* you don’t have to be in the Directors district to attend these meetings. Each director has about one meeting a month so go elsewhere may be the fastest way to speak with one if you have a time sensitive question or request.

With Director Burke, 10-11:30 am at Greenwood library
With Director Pinkham, 3-4:30 pm at Broadview library