CSCA Publication
WHAT'S HOT Week of September 24, 2018
IMPORTANT DATES

SEPT 25 
CSCA GENERAL MEETING
6:30 - 8:30pm
Baked potato bar! Meet other parents! All are welcome!


SEPT 27

SENIOR PARENT MEETING
5:00 - 5:45pm

CURRICULUM NIGHT
6:00 - 8:00pm 

MUN PARENT MEETING
8:00pm


OCT 3
FINANCIAL AID NIGHT (FAFSA/WASFA)
6:30-8:00pm
Senior families, save the date! More info to come ...

OCT 10
PSAT TESTING
Sophomores and Juniors (will occur during the school day)



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! 






  • Locking file cabinet (CSCA)
  • 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.)
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
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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.

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Wow-there's a lot going on at The Center School this week! 

 

Between the CSCA General Meeting on Tuesday and the jam-packed Curriculum Night on Thursday, it's a great time to learn more about what's happening at TCS!

 

While all the events are geared towards an audience of parents and guardians, students are welcome to join in.

And as with all meetings, parking passes for the Memorial Stadium lot are available by emailing Ms. Tracey.
CSCA GENERAL MEETING
6:30-8:30

Please join us for our first CSCA general meeting of the year. While there will be some business and committee discussion, t his is a mostly social event and everyone is welcome! Come bring questions, and build community. 

We'll have food and childcare available. If you need childcare, please contact Heidi 206-767-2532 or hraykeil@gmail.com. 

SIGN UP FOR CSCA ONLINE
Whoops, look like these instructions didn't make it into the packets sent home from school: 
CURRICULUM NIGHT
6-8pm

This all-school event gives parents/guardians the opportunity to meet your student's teachers and gain insight into what they will be learning this year. You'll basically mirror your kid's schedule, going through all 6 periods (very quickly), so try not to be tardy!

(Parent Tip: If this is your first year at TCS, it might be helpful to ask your student how to best navigate from class to class.)
SENIOR PARENT MEETING
5-5:45pm (before Curriculum Night)

Please meet in room 458 (at the top of the back ramp) to go over the following items:
  • Graduation and grad night
  • Graduation requirements, including P.E. and community service hours, and academic credit requirements
  • Applying for colleges or exploring other futures beyond high school
  • Career counseling
  • Volunteer needs (Alumni Brunch, prom, Senior Luncheon, and more)
  • Senior Celebration
  • Fees
  • Senior portraits
  • Yearbook ads 
Ms. Brookman (our school counselor), Wyn Pottinger-Levy (the yearbook coordinator), Ms. Lackey (the prom organizer), and Mr. Greenberg (Senior Class Advisor) will all be there.
MODEL UNITED NATIONS PARENT MEETING
8pm (after Curriculum Night)

If your student is interested in participating in Model United Nations, please come to room 355 after Curriculum Night ends for a required MUN parent meeting. Information on this year's planned conferences will be shared, and forms will be handed out for parents to complete.

Every MUN student must have a parent/guardian meet with Mr. Chipps in order to go to the conferences, so please come!

WE CAN USE YOUR HELP!

Volunteers needed to help replace broken chairs. We'll supply tools and pieces. Likely will be scheduled for a Sunday in September. Please let Molly Goldman know if you can help. 

We are still looking to fill a few open positions. Please let us know if you're interested or want more information:

Junior parent to chair Senior Event committee
This is a great way to front load your volunteerism so you don't feel bad next year and can just focus on your senior! :) 

Co-Vice President
One of our amazing VPs has agreed to take on the Co-Treasurer job. That creates a great opportunity to join us as a Co-Vice President! 

Race and Equity Committee Chair
Support the work of staff and students and recruitment/retention!  Last year the committee put on a great parent ed night on understanding implicit bias. 

Assistance with Reflections Art Contest
V o lunteers who know how to bevel-cut window mats (or who could be trained and would be willing to help out s needed). We already have mat cutters and the other necessary tools, just need the hands!
2018-19 ASSESSMENT CALENDAR
Here's an early fyi from our Counselor, Ms. Karen, about the dates for this year's assessments. Some of them are windows for testing, with exact dates to be set later. 

CenterPoint Math Interim (District Assessment)

  • Grade 9: Students enrolled in Algebra I
  • Grade 10: Students enrolled in Geometry
College Entrance/Placement
  • PSAT (Grades 10/11): October 10
  • SAT (Grade 11): March 6
  • AP & IB (all enrolled students): May 6-17
Smarter Balanced (State Assessment)
  • Grades 10-12: March 4-June 7
  • Fall 2017 Retakes for Grades 11-12: October 22-November 16
Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science
  • Grade 11: May 3-June 7
Questions? Contact kabrookman@seattleschools.org

NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR
This 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:
FAFSA NIGHT PLANNING
Our former College & Career Specialist, Linda Filley-Bentler, will conduct a Financial Aid evening for Seniors and their parents on 10/3. And until the position is filled*, four industrious Seniors have been meeting with her to plan the event and be of assistance during the school day.

Information about the event will be made available to Senior families this week. And for other updates, you're welcome to follow the Instagram account the Seniors have created!

Left to Right - Linda meeting with Emrys, Anjoli & Mar
(not pictured - Siobhan)

*Dr. Casey has been hard at work hiring our new College & Career Specialist. More information should be available next week!
STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST
Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that celebrates student creativity. Here at TCS, the Art Teachers will be sharing this opportunity with students, but if you have an artist in your family, make sure they know about this great opportunity to build their portfolio!

THE HENRY TEEN ART COLLECTIVE!
The Henry Teen Art Collective is a group of young thinkers, makers, and leaders who propose new ideas and build community around contemporary art. Representing high schools across the city, Collective members gather weekly to meet artists, explore exhibitions, and collaborate on projects aimed at supporting youth voices through art. The program offers a stipend or community service credit.

We highly encourage youth of color, LGBTQ+, and individuals of all abilities to apply. Applications are due by midnight on September 30. Accepted members will be notified by October 10. First session is November 1.


 Learn more and apply here!