CSCA Publication
WHAT'S HOT Week of March 4, 2019
IMPORTANT DATES

MARCH 6
SAT Testing for 11th Graders


MARCH 8
Early Bird pricing ends ...
(see below)


MARCH 17
RSVP Deadline for ...
(see below)


MARCH 29
TCS Beach Party & Auction
See article --->


JUNE 13
Graduation! 


JUNE 27
Last day of school due to snow days



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.)
  • 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! 
DISCOUNTED MONORAIL PASSES FOR TCS STUDENTS
Bring your student ID or transportation notice
(or  have Ms. Tracey print out a notice that you attend TCS). Show it at the 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. 

EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS THIS FRIDAY!
BEACH PARTY - TICKET TIME!
TCS 2019 Silent & Live Auction + Dinner
Friday, March 29th, 6:30pm
Queen City Yacht Club

This event supports activities and opportunities that directly impact our students. Help us continue to enrich the TCS student experience, and have a great time doing it!

Click here to RSVP and purchase tickets.
Early Bird pricing in effect through March 8th!

General Auction Questions & Info
Contact   RosinaAuction@gmail.com  or 
CALLING ALL FAMILIES! PLEASE HELP!
We are less than 4 weeks away from TCS Beach Party Auction, and we are asking for your help!

We need your auction donations in order for the event to be successful.  Some ideas are gift baskets, services (please donate your services!), sports tickets, event or recreation items, vacation homes/hotel stays-the sky is the limit! 

If you have an idea, but are having trouble figuring out how to work it up as a donation, please email Lisa Riebe. Thank you for your support of TCS's biggest fundraiser of the year!!
CSCA SAFETY MEETING SUCCESS!
Thanks to everyone who came out  for the General Meeting! We learned about TCS safety protocol, and parent Ann Forrest spoke to us about general disaster preparedness. She also let us know about the resources for free family or neighborhood safety training. Email SNAP@Seattle.gov and ask for the online training request form, or email Ann at: aaforrest@hotmail.com for more info! We then enjoyed a lively presentation by Jo Langford on digital parenting. If you want to learn more you can find family contacts and more resources at Jo's site www.beheroes.net.   
SAT TESTING DAY @ TCS
The School Day SAT for 11th graders will be this Wednesday, March 6th at The Center School, Loft Room 3. This is offered at no charge and all juniors 
are registered by Seattle School District. There is no 
need for sign-ups.

Student check-in begins at 8:00am and testing room doors close at 8:30am. Juniors will be finished at 1:45pm and be released for the day.

All other grades will be having classes as usual on a regular Wednesday 2:30pm dismissal schedule.

11th graders were given their PSAT score reports in December and provided this link. They were instructed to visit the site for personalized SAT practice. Good luck to them!

For any questions, please contact Karen Brookman at kabrookman@seattleschools.org or 206 252-9852
Reminder! Earning Course Credit for Working
Did you know that you can get .5 credit per semester for a job you already have? If you already have an internship or a job, all you need to do is talk to Ms. Wyn, complete 180 hours, and turn in your timesheets. 
YMCA  ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM
March 29, 2019, 8:45am-1:45pm
Mary Gate Hall, University of Washington
 
The YMCA Earth Service Corps is hosting its  annual
Environmental Symposium, 
an opportunity for high school  students to engage in hands-on workshops with  environmental experts and teens from around  the Puget Sound.

To find out more or register for this free event (where lunch is included!), click here.
WASHINGTON ECOLOGY YOUTH CORPS
Due April 16, 2019
For over 40 years, the Ecology Youth Corps has hired Washington teens and young adults to pick up litter on our state's roads and highways. Our crews pick up more than a million pounds of litter each year, and recycle just under 200,000 pounds of materials. Learn more about this program , including how to apply for one of our 300 annual positions.
JOBS, INTERNSHIPS & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Check out the links below for a wealth of opportunities available to TCS students!
Messages from Mrs. de to Seniors
"I GOT IN" PosterThere's a new poster up in the TCS kitchen area! Please add all of the colleges you've been accepted to and/or jobs you've been hired for on the "I GOT IN!" Poster. We all want to hear about the wonderful future opportunities you're building for yourselves. You can add your name or initials if you're feeling bold.
Volunteer & Job Opportunity TableThere's now a table in the Commons with information about volunteer and job opportunities. Let me know if there are additional opportunities you think students might be interested in hearing about so I can get the word out. Sharing is caring! 
Resume TimeIf you don't already have a resume ready, please try out the Naviance resume link and/or schedule time to work with me. I LOVE working on resumes and would be happy to proofread yours.
SAT TESTING
Test Date
Registration Deadline
Late Registration Deadline
March 9, 2019
February 8, 2019
February 27, 2019
May 4, 2019
April 5, 2019
April 24, 2019
June 1, 2019
May 3, 2019
May 22, 2019
 
ACT TESTING
Test Date
Registration Deadline
Late Registration Deadline
April 13, 2019
March 8, 2019
March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019
May 3, 2019
May 4-20, 2019
July 13, 2019
June 14, 2019
June 15-24, 2019
SCHEDULED COLLEGE VISITS
Look on Naviance to see the calendar of which colleges are sending representatives to TCS

Friday, 4/26
12:30pm
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Brittani Webb
WASHINGTON COUNCIL'S COLLEGE PLANNING DAY 
South Seattle College
March 27, 2019, 9am-12pm
6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA  
 
Register here for College Planning Day, a one-stop opportunity for high school juniors and undecided seniors to learn about Washington's higher education options. Along with visiting and learning more about South Seattle College, students will also get the opportunity to learn about these visiting colleges: 
  • Central Washington University
  • Cornish College of the Arts
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology
  • Renton Technical College
  • Saint Martin's University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • University of Washington
  • University of Washington Tacoma
  • Washington State University
  • Western Washington University
  • Whitworth University
SCHOLARSHIPS  - MONEY, MONEY, MONEY     
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. 

Naviance Scholarship Link is Working Now
SPS has now fixed access to  the scholarship 
information on Naviance. Please check your Naviance links for SCHOLARSHIP -->
MATCH, LIST, and APPLICATION.

You can also directly access the Sallie Mae National scholarship search through this link

Available Scholarships
Check out the FEBRUARY-MARCH SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN from SPS. So many opportunities!

Sub Pop "Loser" Scholarship
Seattle's Sub Pop Records is offering a grand total of $15,000 in college scholarship money to three eligible high school seniors. There are three scholarships-one for $7,000, one for $5,000 and one for $3,000. As longtime, proud losers ourselves, we're exceedingly happy to be able, in some small way, to help further the education of art-enthused misfits from the NW. Applicants must be residents of Washington or Oregon, and graduating seniors on the way to full-time enrollment at an accredited university or college. We are looking for applicants who are involved and/or interested in music and/or the creative arts in some way. However, you do not need to be pursuing an education in the arts.  
 
To apply you must submit an  essay, one page or less, using 
any combination of the following questions as a guide (or write something completely your own, be inspired and creative!). Please list the school you are graduating from and the school you plan to attend in the fall at the top of your essay along with your contact information.
  • What are you doing in the arts/music field in your community?
  • What does being a Sub Pop 'Loser' mean to you?
  • What are your influences and/or who inspired you to become involved in the arts?
  • Describe your biggest failure and explain how it has brought you closer to your goal(s).
  • Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.
  • How has your family or community background affected the way you see the world?
  • Why should you be the Loser winner?
Applicants are strongly (!) encouraged to send digital links and/or provide hard copies of their artwork, photos of community involvement, radio show links, videos, etc. along with their essay (we have never had a winner who submitted only an essay w/no extras). However, please be aware that Sub Pop will not return any of this material, so please don't send originals. Sub Pop will give equal opportunity to all applicants who fit the criteria outlined above. Please send all submissions and attachments to  scholarship@subpop.com  by Wednesday, March 20th. We will announce the scholarship winners during the first week of April.

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

Due Mar 25, 2019 $5,000 Rotary of the University District
(see Mrs. de for application)

Due Apr 26, 2019 $2,500 Hollywood Lights
Due Jun 14, 2019 $1,000 Abbott and Fenner
Due Sep 8, 2019 $500 Seattle Towing