CSCA Publication
WHAT'S HOT Week of October 22, 2018

OCT 23
CSCA Board Meeting
6:30-8:30pm @TCS
All are welcome!

OCT 26 
Picture Re-Take Day 

OCT 26
Halloween Dance --> 
See this issue for details!

Annual Fund kick off!
More info to come!

NOV. 15
Open house for prospective students!

Coffee/Tea w/ the Principal
Per Scheduling with the  Front Office 206-252-9850

Please check the school website regularly for complete schedule and updates! 

  • Fridge without automatic defrost (Science Dept.)
  • Two black wheeling office chairs (Science Dept.)
  • White, black, or gray mat board - the larger the better (Art Dept.)
  • Wood frames (new or used) with glass and hanging wire on the back. In good condition, less-ornate black preferred in 8x10 minimum up to 18x24 (Art Dept.)
  • People who are willing to cut beveled windows in mat board (cutting party to be announced)
Please let  Molly Goldman
know if you have a lead or would like to sponsor these needs.  Thanks! 
REMINDER: Reminder: TCS students get discounted monorail passes. Bring student ID or transportation notice (or have Ms. Tracey print out a notice that you attend TCS) and show at monorail office to get your $25 monthly pass.
We have parking passes at the front desk. If you have access to a printer, we can email you the pass for the date of your visit. Just email either Tracey Lott or Kathy Webb with the date of your visit and we will email you a pass for that exact date. 
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The CSCA is our PTA. Our purpose is to work the for betterment of Center School for all students. 

2018-2019 Executive Board


Heidi Raykeil Malinda Bailey
Co-Vice Presidents

Hannah Morgan TBD

Leanne Larkin Maizun Blackbird

Andrea Anderson Frank Lockhart

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This week ... Get to know 
Ms. Kathy Webb!

A very important person to know!

As a parent, if you haven't already spoken to Ms. Kathy, it must mean your student hasn't needed to miss a day or leave early for an appointment. Here's a little bit more about her!

Official job title: 
Attendance Specialist

How long you have worked at TCS?
"I have worked at The Center School 15 years."
Favorite part of her job:
"Being here to help students in any way I can."

Favorite sweet treat:
"I love almonds/cashew/peanuts and chocolate"

Family? Pets? Hobbies? 
"I have 3 boys. My extra time is spent with my youngest son and my other family members."

Thank you, Ms. Kathy, for all you do in addition to attendance matters. TCS is a better place with you in it!

As a reminder, if you have an attendance question or issue, call Ms. Kathy at 206-252-9875.

On October 26th, the ASB Sophomore class is hosting a Halloween Dance. 
  • 7 - 9:30pm
  • TPS room 4 in the Armory
  • Tickets are $7.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. 
Costumes encouraged but no masks or weapons.
Thursday November 8, 6-8pm 
Meany Middle School

Junior or senior student?  Thinking about coming up with a list of colleges to visit and/or apply to? Since I have a 20-year old and have been through the process before, I wanted to share a few things that were helpful for us. 

I know it is cost-prohibitive for many folks, but we did one visit with a private college consultant, and it really helped my daughter come up with her list of schools where she wanted to apply. We used Anne Wager at Benchmark Associates, but there are many others. Anne uses a tool she came up with called Corsava Cards that you can purchase online if you don't go to a consultant. They help students think about what is important to them in a college. 

Here are links to two podcasts - one about the Corsava cards and one about coming up with a list of schools. Hope this is helpful.

One more note - don't assume public schools will be the least expensive option. Private schools have a LOT of financial aid available - academic and need-based - and can sometimes be even less money than a public school if your student qualifies for aid.

Thank you to LuAnn Wangsness for posting this in our TCS Parent FaceBook Group!
T his is a free event with a few hundred US colleges represented.  It can feel a little overwhelming, but if you have specific colleges you are interested in and would like to learn more about, it's a great place to talk with an Admissions Counselor, get some questions answered and get a feel for whether you may want to visit or learn more.  You can register ahead of time on their website:
Avalanche education and 30-hour community service opportunity specifically for high school students with the Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC).

The application  deadline is Oct.  25th. Find out more here

Thank you to Mark Langley for posting this in our TCS Parent FaceBook Group!

Please consider entering the Reflections Art Competition. This year's theme is Heroes Around Me.

Click here to enter. The deadline is late November.

For more info, or for help getting going, contact TCS Arts Committee Chair Emily Nagel.