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News from co-op - Fall 2022

New Faces, New Roles

What a summer! SSCCP has welcomed four new Children's Teachers and six new Parent Educators to our program. 

We will be spotlighting our wonderful new staff members on our social media channels over the next few months, so be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to meet these wonderful humans. 

Our first spotlight is Teacher Helen, our new parent educator for the Infants class.  

Originally from Austin, TX, Teacher Helen moved to Seattle in 2016 after having earned a Masters degree in Public Health and working in the field in Atlanta. Helen has always had a love for biology, life sciences and child development. She is new to SSCCP as a Parent Educator and is currently navigating parenthood and cooperative preschool with a 3 year old and 1 year old. She absolutely loves birth to three, that magical time when children start to discover the world, then themselves, a time when there is so much change for the whole family. Being someone who moved to Seattle without any family nearby, Helen especially values the support and community gained through co-op preschool. When she isn't in class or helping her students, she is most likely sitting down with her first glass of water for the day after having just picked up every last toy in the living room.

Welcome Teacher Helen!

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Monster Dash

West Seattle’s favorite costumed race is back IN PERSON complete with kids crafts, prizes, and a photo booth! The 11th Annual Monster Dash returns to Lincoln Park this year with a 5k trail run/walk, 100 meter Little Monsters Dash (ages 5 and under), and 250 meter Kids Dash (ages 10 and under). Your paid registration includes a t-shirt (all races) and bib with timing chip (5K only). 

What: Monster Dash 5K and Kids Dash

When: October 29, 2022, 9 am - noon

Where: Lincoln Park, 8611 Fauntleroy Way SW

Cost: Early bird registration is open now - prices increase October 1st. 

Early Bird Pricing

$35 Adult 5K Registration (Age 17 & over)

$20 Youth 5K Registration (Age 16 & under)

$15 Kids Dash Registration (Age 10 & under)

This is Co-op’s biggest event of the year and we need your help to make it a success! Please consider any personal business connections you may have for potential sponsors or donations and send them our way! All funds raised benefit our Parent Advisory Council initiatives across our program, including outreach, equity, and tuition assistance.

This year you can set up your very own fundraising page and tell your Co-op Story. Fundraisers are eligible for prizes, including a free 5K race registration. Your page is free to set up and there is no minimum to raise and no penalty for not meeting your goal. Note: participants hoping to earn a free race entry must register for the race prior to setting up a fundraising page.

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Registration Updates

Central Registration is officially closed until Priority Registration for the 2023-24 school year begins in January. But that doesn't mean you or any friends, neighbors, family who might need some preschool and parenting support in their lives can't still join us! We have some limited space still available in the following age bands:

Infants & Movers (children under 1 as of 8/31/22)

Threes (children at least 3 but not yet 4 as of 8/31/22)

PreK (children at least 4 but not yet 5 as of 8/31/22)

While our Toddlers and Twos classes are full, we are actively monitoring waiting lists for those ages as well.

For more information and to find out about availability in specific classes, please start by contacting Jen Schill here:

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Calendar Spotlights

Leadership Conference, Thursday 9/29, 7:00pm (in person event)

Welcome to the 2022/23 school year! At this kick-off and training session co-op leaders will be inspired and prepared to do their important jobs and work together so this year runs smoothly. Please attend if you are: President, Class Chair, Parent Coordinator, Secretary, Site Treasurer, Class/Co-Treasurer, PAC Rep, Safety Coordinator, Community Builder.  RSVP with your parenting educator!

Co-op 101 (virtual event)

Your child plays and has fun at preschool each day, but what are they truly learning? You come to school and head to your work station, but what can you be doing to support your child and others in the classroom? In this class, you will learn about the specific ways your child is building foundational math, literacy, and social-emotional skills through play. You will hear more about your role as assistant teacher and how you can enhance the learning for children who visit your area. Finally, we will answer your questions about how to handle some of the most common challenging situations that come up during preschool. This class is for co-op newbies and veterans alike. It is also appropriate for parenting partners, nannies, grandparents, or other caregivers who want to understand “Co-op language”.  RSVP with Teacher Dawn here.

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Co-op Butterflies
Do you have a child who is a little 'more'? Maybe they have higher sensitivities, bigger emotions, deeper needs? Join our monthly discussion group and find camaraderie and understanding, support and information from other families! Email Teacher Jen for more information.
Leadership Conference

Calling all Class Chairs, Treasurers, Secretaries, PAC Reps, Safety Coordinators, Fundraising Leads, Parent Coordinators, and Community Builders! On September 29th at 7pm, we invite you Admiral Co-op Preschool; at this event, you will meet people with leadership roles across our program and get the training you need to successfully execute your job this year. Check with your parenting educator for more details!

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