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WHAT'S HOT Week of January 21, 2019

JAN 21

JAN 22 
CSCA Board Meeting
All are welcome! 

JAN 22 
Poetry Class Reading
Loft Room 4 

JAN 30
Day Between Semesters

JAN 31
Community Service/Internship Night

Feb 1
Winter Ball
Details to come

FEB 4-8
Black Lives Matter at School
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Make sure to save the date!

TCS Beach Party & Auction

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.
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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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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Meanwhile, in other Auction news ...

Donations Needed!
Okay, TCS parents, students and supporters... it's time!! We are beginning to procure donations for the Auction. We are looking for a vast array of items, such as:
  • gift cards for restaurants, services and goods
  • gift baskets
  • sports and event tickets,
  • lessons, like glass blowing, cooking, music and more!
  • vacation homes and hotel stays
  • 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!
The procurement team here at Center (yes!! There is a TEAM this year!) will be approaching many generous donors from the past, but we are also looking to YOU to score us some amazing new items. Whether you have something you're willing to donate personally, or you know some people and businesses you could approach...we thank you in advance for supporting our vibrant and amazing little school! You can make your "ask" in person, or by via email-- please CLICK HERE for the link to the procurement form which must accompany all donated items. It's a nifty fillable PDF, so donors can fill it out online and just send it right back. How's THAT for easy?! It also works to print/fill and return with the donation.
If you have any questions whatsoever, or need to schedule an item to be picked up, please contact co-chairs Lisa Riebe at or Chrissy Helkey at

Sponsorship Opportunities
Do you own a business, have an advertising budget, or know someone who might want to sponsor our auction this year?  If so, feel free to share these documents with them:
Questions? Contact Angie Johnson, Sponsorship Chair, at
Abracadabra, alakazam! You're invited to a magic-filled end-of-the-semester poetry reading:
  • Tuesday, January 22
  • Loft Room 4 (in the Armory)
  • 6:30-8:00 pm
This is bound to be an enchanting event, as the hard work of the poetry class students bursts into full bloom. These poems range from the comical to serious and take on many shapes in between - sure to be an enjoyable way to spend the evening.
The whole TCS poetry class hopes to see you on the 22nd and looks forward to performing their work in front of an audience.
The  #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool action, which began in Seattle as a day of action two years ago and has grown into a national week of action, is scheduled for February 4-8. The movement this year is centered on the following demands: 
  • End zero tolerance
  • Mandate Black history and ethnic studies
  • Hire more Black teachers 
  • Fund counselors not cops 
Learn more at

Last year, the Seattle School Board unanimously approved a  resolution in support this movement and directors are expected to do so again this year. Center School staff are currently in the process of voting on a proposal that would ask every teacher to devote at least one lesson to affirming the lives of Black students during the week of February 4-8. 

This year's week of action will also include a school board mobilization in support of the four demands on Wednesday, February 6th, and a celebration/talent show on Friday, February 8th, likely at Cleveland High School. 
Congratulations to the following Center School students whose photography was recognized at this year's Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Gold and Silver Key winners will have their work exhibited at Cornish College in March.  Gold Key winners will also  have their work judged at t he  national level.

Aya Bezzaz

Jade Berg
Isabelle Nurzhanov


"Sleepless" by 
Jade Berg

"They Started the Fire" by 
Lex Fox
Mr. Carman shared this interesting photo from 9th grader Chloe Stevens. The Photography program at TCS is a great opportunity for our students to explore and express their creativity!
Thursday, January 31st from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Please  join us!  Last year we had 100 students participate in annual tradition. Students and their families will have an opportunity learn about:  
  • Community Service Volunteer Programs
  • Teen Programming & Activities
  • Unpaid & Paid Internships/Jobs
  • Upcoming Events, Seminars, Scholarships, Shows, Special Offerings
The agenda for the evening will be:

6:00 PM
Food & Refreshment + Set Up for Participating Organizations
6:30 PM
Welcome & Introduction of Participating Organizations
7:10 PM
Table Discussions w/ Organizational Reps
7:50 PM
Program Evaluation Survey & Concluding Statements
Please add this important event to your calendar and remember -  YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO RECEIVE COURSE CREDIT FOR INTERNSHIP HOURS.  
Also, please let Mrs. de Normandie know if you know of an organization that might be interested in providing community service, internship/job opportunities.
With only two weeks remaining for accepting Student Leaders applications, Bank of America is sharing this video of one of their Student Leaders to hear her experience of the program and what it can do for all students. Please take a moment to view the video by clicking  here  .   
Friendly reminder, deadline for applications is  February 1st, 2019. If your  junior or senior is active in their community, interested in creating change, and becoming a future leader have them apply today! They will get a chance to join other students across our country and participate in an eight-week  paid summer internship that includes a trip to Washington, DC to gain valuable skills.
Students can apply for the program by going to
Are you looking for information or help as you plan for life beyond high school? Whether you are a junior or senior, please contact Mrs. de Normandie  to set up an appointment to discuss:
  • selecting a college
  • finding an internship or job
  • arranging financial aid
  • creating a personal budget
  • taking a gap year
  • creating a resume
  • locating scholarships
  • writing/editing college essays
  • ... and much more.
Scholarship tools can be found by navigating to
Colleges Home > Scholarships & Money.

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

Flavorful Futures Scholarship 
Sparkling IceĀ® is looking for fun and unique candidates for the Flavorful Futures Scholarship. They are awarding FIVE $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures.  Applications are due by  February 15, 2019   and winners will be announced in Spring 2019.
General Requirements ( Visit here  
for full list of requirements.)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
  • Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.
  • Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale (high school/home school seniors).
February 2, 2019
The New York Film Academy National Tour for 2019 - Come  meet us as we travel the country conducting Auditions (Acting & Musical Theatre), Portfolio Reviews for our degree programs, 1 & 2 Year Conservatory, and workshops and learn more about our programs at our Information Sessions.

There will be an information session for students and parents, but more importantly, it's an opportunity for students to have their portfolio reviewed or to audition for our  Acting for Film or  Musical Theatre  programs.
Normally, students can travel to campus to audition or send in an audition video, but it is much easier for students to attend our 2019 Audition Tour, as it streamlines the process-and it's a lot cheaper for students than flying to New York, LA, or Miami.
All they need to do is  register for the 2019 Audition Tour and  complete their admission application prior to the event. 
Application fee waivers available for two of TCS students, so please let Mrs. de Normandie know ASAP if  you need a waiver.