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WHAT'S HOT Week of October 29, 2018

NOV 15
Open House for prospective students! 
Sign up to support with snacks! -->

NOV 27
6:30 - 8:30 
CSCA Board Meeting
All are welcome!

9th Grade Parent Night
Save the date - more details to come!

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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upcoming events :

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

The Center School Parents is a closed group.


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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. 

Open Houses are a key recruitment strategy for TCS, an important part of keeping enrollment numbers up (which means keeping district funding up), and enriching our school community!

These events are put on by the ASB (the TCS student government) with support from CSCA. The students do a great job representing and "selling" the school, but they need our help ... providing snacks! Our first one is on 11/15, so please click here to sign up
A Message from Senora Cooke 
Here's a recent example of how CSCA dollars going towards Mini-Grants for TCS teachers and staff...

Thank you so much to the CSCA for making it possible for me to attend the bi-annual WA and OR World Languages Teacher Conference in Portland, OR this fall. 

There were so many fantastic workshops offered! I attended sessions on Zumba in the Classroom, Authentic Comprehensive Input, Developing Proficiency in the Flipped Classroom, Performance Assessment, and many more.  By attending, we are also 
granted access to 
an online folder containing all the presentations and materials. It was inspirational, and I very much appreciate your support!!

Sincerely yours,
Patricia Cooke, Spanish Teacher

This is just one of the many opportunities our CSCA budget helps fund throughout TCS. Thank you to everyone for your support, and watch for more information about our Annual Fund Drive in November!
Mr. Greenberg's Health and Human Services Project teaches students about government and democracy through active  participation in the democratic process. Many seniors felt the need to show up and testify at the recent Budget Hearing. They were inspiring! You can see TCS students at the following times in the video
  • 1:14:15 - Emrys, Jubi, Mar, Michael, Michaela, Siobhan
  • 3:40:41 - Camie, Carly, Clara, Des, Ramona
  • 3:46:00 - Jemma, Kelsea, Rachael, Simon, Sophia
  • 3:56:20 - Anne, Hana, Jame
  • 4:20:59 - Andy


Northwest Folklife  has some upcoming opportunities for accumulating community service volunteer hours as well as internships and two youth residency programs coming up as soon as this November and through May 2019. 
  • During Seattle School's Mid-Winter and Spring Breaks there is a multi-day Moving Around the World event at Seattle Center's Armory.
  • And, they'll need 500 + superstar volunteers for a huge variety of roles at NW Folklife Festival with applications formally launching online January 7, 2019.
  •  They also currently have applications open for two different residencies for teens, Unbroken Circle and Próxima Generación. 
For more information, please speak with Mrs. de Normandie or Ms. Pottinger.
Student can go to shows, plays, musicals (5th Avenue!), events for $5! Register online for the TeenTix pass.  These locations accept the pass!
By November 9th, Seniors are asked to add at least 2 colleges to their Naviance profile. If you need help, see Mrs. de Normandie.
Seattle Public Schools is now using Naviance to support students with high school and beyond planning.  Mrs. de Normandie will be visiting classes throughout the year to deliver Naviance lessons.  Students are encouraged to login independently and start exploring this new tool.  

Every year, more than $185 billion in financial aid is given out to students on a first-come, first-served basis. 
The Office of Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is excited to announce an upcoming financial aid workshop open to all current high school and college students. Staff members from the University of Washington will be available to guide students and ensure that they are successfully signing up for an appropriate financial aid program. This event will be an exceptional opportunity for students to register for FAFSA, as well as WAFSA, which is intended for DREAMers and DACA recipients.
The FAFSA and WAFSA College Financial Aid Workshop will be held on Sunday, October 28th from 12pm-3pm at the University of Washington, Mary Gates Hall 044. For students to receive assistance at this event, they will be required to bring their FAFSA ID and their 2017 tax returns. 

If you know students who could benefit from this hands-on workshop, please encourage them to attend. If you have any further questions, please reach out to  or call (206) 473-7638. 

2. Are you looking for a college application fee waiver? Both the Common App and Coalition App provide an option under student info or profile where you can click a button indicating that you are eligible for free/reduced lunch or received a SAT waiver. Once selected, the fees all go to $0 for most every college in the Common App and Coalition system that you are applying for. Ms. Brookman will then have the opportunity to verify your that you qualify for the fee waiver.


3. Three scholarship applications are due by October 31st so don't miss the deadline!

4. If you plan to attend South Seattle Community College or Renton Tech, you can apply by Nov. 2nd for the  Gayl Bertagni Culinary Scholarship worth $1000 for up to 4 years. 

5. PLU, NWU, SMU, GU, and WU are offering a FULL TUITION!  That's right - Full tuition with no income restrictions through their Act Six Scholarship due on Nov. 6th. 

6. Prudential is providing the Spirit of Community Award for $1000-$5000 for 5th-12th graders. 

Come talk with representatives from these schools!
10/31 @  8:15
Loyola University New Orleans ,
located on  24 acres on historic oak-lined St. Charles Avenue in Uptown New Orleans and boasting an 11:1 undergraduate Student-Faculty Ratio
11/1 @ 
The Evergreen State College , with the 2nd lowest tuition and fees for 4-year colleges in WA and a focus on context and explanation to evaluate performance instead of a simple letter grade
11/6 @ 
If you've  always dreamed of a career in fashion, design, business, or merchandising  then you'll want to chat with the  Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
11/9 @ 
Verto Education
, offering "the only international gap year experience that  partners with colleges to give full class credits "