CSCA Publication
WHAT'S HOT Week of January 28, 2019
IMPORTANT DATES

JAN 30
NO SCHOOL
Day Between Semesters

JAN 31
6-8pm
Community Service/Internship Night
SEE DETAILS --->

FEB 4-8
Black Lives Matter at School

FEB 13
TCS Open House for Prospective Students 
(Last One!)





Make sure to save the date!

MARCH 29
TCS Beach Party & Auction




FRIDAYS 
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! 
 





We are still looking for:

  • 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.
CENTER SCHOOL 
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
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. 
DISTRICT CALENDAR
Click calendar icon for
upcoming events :

(CSCA) CENTER SCHOOL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
The CSCA is our PTA. Our purpose is to work the for betterment of Center School for all students. 

2018-2019 Executive Board

Co-Presidents

Heidi Raykeil Malinda Bailey
Co-Vice Presidents

Hannah Morgan TBD
Co-Secretaries

Leanne Larkin Maizun Blackbird
Co-Treasurers

Andrea Anderson Frank Lockhart

 
The Center School Parents is a closed group.

DRAGON'S FIRE WANTS YOU!   

Dragon's Fire wants to hear about what's going on in our school community.

Please submit articles and pictures to  Dragon's Fire  by 3 PM on Friday 
to be in the following week's newsletter.

Do you know anyone who should be getting Dragon's Fire but isn't? Just send them this link! 


Amazon donates 5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases  to the CSCA which funds the programs that make The Center School what it is. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE/INTERNSHIP NIGHT
This Thursday, January 31st, 6PM - 8PM  
Does your student have all of their 60 hours of community  service completed so they can mark this off their graduation requirements list? If not, we have the perfect opportunity. All students and their parents/guardians are invited to participate in the annual TCS Community Service/Internship Night event. We'll have food, give you a parking pass, and introduce you to representatives from several organizations including:
  • A/NT Gallery
  • Campfire Seattle
  • Girls Rock Math
  • Jubilee Women's Center
  • Junior Achievement
  • MoPOP
  • Northwest Folklife
  • On the Boards
  • Pacific Science Center
  • Seattle Children's Theater
  • Seattle Good Business Network
  • The VERA Project
  • Wilderness Awareness School
We truly hope that you'll get involved and demonstrate your commitment to getting involved in our community.  Last year we had over 100 of our students attend. Let's beat the record this year and who knows - YOUR STUDENT MAY EVEN FIND A JOB!

The age nda for the evening will be:

6-6:30PM
Eat & Greet
6:30-8PM
Event Programming
 
Questions? Contact Mrs. de Normandie 
DONATIONS NEEDED FOR TCS AUCTION
TCS families, friends, students and staff!! It is time to begin procuring donations  for our fantastic Spring "Beach Party" auction. THE AUCTION IS OUR BIGGEST
FUNDRAISER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!! It funds our arts programs, drama, music, teacher mini grants, Model United Nations (MUN) and much more!

We need items all across the spectrum of possibilities, including...
  • vacation homes and hotel stays
  • gift cards for restaurants, services and goods
  • gift baskets
  • sports and event tickets,
  • lessons like glass blowing, cooking, music and more!
  • vouchers for airline travel
  • original artwork
  • theatre tickets
  • signed memorabilia - sporting, concerts, bands
  • fun hosted events like wine tasting, special dinners, boat trips; the sky's the limit!
Think beyond just yourself when thinking about pote ntial donations-consider friends, family and the broader community. There are so many ways to generate a donation; something that comes from
your immediate family, or maybe you ask for a donation from a business you frequent often, or you have a friend who owns a cool business, or
your parents have a vacation rental they'd be willing to donate a week/weekend to the auction.

What is amazing about procuring, is that people WANT to support our amazing little school! If you have any questions whatsoever, or just need
some support and ideas around making the "ask", please contact 
centerschoolprocurement@gmail.com  
(Lisa Riebe) or Chrissy Helkey
Additional Auction Contacts and Info
Sponsorship
Contact TCSSponsorship@gmail.com (Angie Johnson)
General Auction Questions & Info
Contact   RosinaAuction@gmail.com  or 
CHANGE IS COMING & WE NEED YOUR HELP
Change is all around us and one change that we hope that you will find helpful is the expansion of the TCS website. Please take a look periodically to see what's happening at TCS to support our students. 

Another change is occurring in the Career Center. We're creating binders to hold informational materials about universities, colleges, technical schools, certificate programs and other post-secondary opportunities. Hopefully this will make it easier for you to investigate options for life after high school. Work on  Instagram is coming.

So, Students, Parents/Guardians, Friends,

If you like organizing things, have a knack for creating web content, like writing, have artistic skills, or simply want to get involved - contact Mrs. de Normandie and share in these exciting endeavors. Your efforts will look great on your college apps and resume, and you'll help design a new marketing look for our school.
DON'T GET CAUGHT BY THE 'D-E VIRUS'
Mrs. de Normandie has shared this message with all students ...

"Life can become pretty demanding, especially as the end of the semester approaches. Please don't get caught by the 'D-E Virus' and mess up your chances for finishing up the semester healthy and whole. There are several things you can do if you need a booster shot to get your grades up:
  • Chat with your teacher and discuss strategies to get back on track.
  • Find time to pamper yourself... after your work is done. 
  • Get a tutor or work with a peer to complete those assignments.
  • Let your parents/guardians know you need help.
  • Review your priorities and make adjustments as necessary.
  • Search your backpack for missing work that's already been completed and turn it in.
  • Talk to Ms. Karen to discover other resources that might be available.
  • Work with Mrs. de Normandie or other staff members to get organized.
We want to see you finish the semester and the year and prevent year-end sniffles.

Your academic doctors are trained and experienced in curing the 'D-E Virus'. Visit us today!"
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Mr. Carman has shared this additional example of the great work of his talented Photography students!

Artist: 
Qayla Hartsinck
Class of 2021
THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE
Venture through the Wardrobe to the magical land of Narnia. Join the Green Lake Elementary 4th and 5th graders as they perform The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. 

Sets designed by The Center High School's very own Sayler Donaldson!

Performances are at Eckstein Middle School on Thursday, 1/31-7pm, Friday, 2/1-7pm and Saturday, 2/2-2pm and 7pm. Tickets are by donation at the door ($10- $15  suggested). Click here for more information
JOBS, INTERNSHIPS & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Check out the links below for a wealth of opportunities available to TCS students!
SCHEDULED COLLEGE REP VISITS!  
Look on Naviance to see the calendar of which colleges are sending representatives to TCS

Friday, 2/1
12:30pm
Swiss Education Group
Thomas Leung
SCHOLARSHIPS  - MONEY, MONEY, MONEY     
Now that most college applications have been submitted, it's time to search for money to pay for your education. A few organizations are seriously interested in giving money to TCS students as indicated by emails requesting YOU TO APPLY. Please take advantage of these opportunities and contact Mrs. de Normandie if you need help.

Scholarship tools can be found by navigating to
Colleges Home > Scholarships & Money. 

SPS is working on granting everyone access to the  scholarship information on Naviance.  You can also directly access the

Also, check out the  January Scholarship Bulletin from the SPS website.

Seattle Rotary Scholarship
The Seattle International District Rotary feels that education is very important and want to help High School Seniors invest in their future. One of the ways that we do this is by offering Scholarships to help with college cost. This year the Seattle International District Rotary Club is offering four (4) general scholarships, open to High School Seniors. Additionally, this year we are offering for the first time: The Phillip Ginsberg Social Justice Scholarship. Applicants can apply to both, but will only be selected for one. 
 
Washington State School Retirees' Association Scholarship
The WSSRA invites senior students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher ad are committed to a career in education to apply for the Robert J. Handy, WSSR-Foundation, and Neil D. Prescott scholarships. APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MARCH 2, 2019. 

Other Scholarships to check out with deadlines fast approaching ...