CSCA Publication
WHAT'S HOT Week of January 14, 2019
IMPORTANT DATES

JAN 15
MLK Assembly
McCaw Hall 
(Community Meeting Schedule - No MASH)
 
JAN 17 (REVISED DATE!)
6:30-8:30pm
TCS Open House for Prospective Students

JAN 22 
6:30-8:30pm
CSCA Board Meeting
All are welcome! 

JAN 31
6-8pm
Community Service/Internship Night

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.

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2019 AUCTION 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  TCSsponsorship@gmail.com
OPEN HOUSE - REFRESHMENTS?
Our next Open House is this Thursday! Recruitment of new students is very important for the continued success of The Center School. Your help showing prospective families who we are at TCS is much appreciated. Can you help by contrib uting a treat for the event?

SEEKING FIELD TRIP CHAPERONES!
Mr Carman is looking for 2-3 chaperones for a proposed field trip on  Monday, Feb 11th, from 10am until 1pm  or so. The plan is to take the monorail from here to Westlake, then walk to the  Paramount Theater  for a presentation and screening about Silent Films. Please email him directly if you can help out! 
THE "SEATTLE SQUEEZE" BEGINS!
If you are concerned about transportation during the squeeze, please feel free to connect with TCS parent Susan Zurek who has offered to help connect families as they figure this out. 

is maintained on the Seattle Center homepage. It's tailored to Seattle Center, and has links to other information pages related to Metro bus service, light rail, Monorail and Arena construction. The page is updated weekly.

And check out the most updated information from WSDOT:
GETTING COURSE CREDIT
Did you know that students can get .5 credit per semester for a job they already have? If they already have an internship or a job, all they need to do is talk to Ms. Wyn, complete 180 hours, and turn in their timesheets. 

Students are welcome to see Ms. Wyn to set up a second semester "SPS INTERNSHIP".
CSCA ADOPTS SCPTSA EQUITY RESOLUTION
The Seattle Council PTSA board recently passed a resolution  to align itself with the important work of Equity and Ending Opportunity Gaps that are being undertaken at Federal (ESSA/National PTA), State (OSPI), and District (SPS/SEA) levels. Basically this is a way for them to  declare the explicit prioritization of equity in its service to ALL families of Seattle Public Schools and in its duty as a representative Council of PTSAs. 

As part of this they asked local PTAs to adopt this resolution as well. Last month CSCA voted to do that. CSCA believes adopting this resolution is a great way to show support to the valuable work our Seattle Council PTSA partners are doing, as well as a way to keep equity at the forefront of the work we're doing at TCS. 
LEVY NEWS FROM OUR SUPERINTENDENT
There have been recent changes in how schools are funded in Washington state. While new state funding addresses some critical longtime funding needs, not all state dollars collected from Seattle homeowners will stay in our district. For Seattle Public Schools, the new funding formula has created a gap between what the state funds and what our students need to succeed. 
Voter-approved levies help bridge that funding gap.
 
In February 2019, Seattle voters will be asked to renew their commitment to our students and consider replacing two critical levies - one that funds day-to-day operations including educator and staff salaries, Special Education, and textbooks and instructional materials; and one that funds the maintenance and renovation of our aging schools and new construction (BEXV).
 
You can  watch and share this video to get a better understanding of how school funding works at SPS and the steps we are taking to bridge the funding gap. Additionally, the Office of Public Affairs has created  a folder of printable resources, including a one-page overview, a map of BEXV proposed projects, and talking points. Resources will continue to be added to this location. And, in case you missed it, Chris Reykdal has published an  Op-ed in the Seattle Times about the importance of our levies .

Editor's Note: For information on the direct impacts to TCS, check out the article in last week's Dragon's Fire.
TCS COMMUNITY SERVICE/INTERNSHIP NIGHT
Mark your calendars! 
TCS  Community Service/Internship Night is on Thursday, January 31st from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

During this annual event, a variety of organizations will have an opportunity to share information about their programs and build lasting connections with students and parents who understand the importance of civic involvement. Information will include:
  • Community Service Volunteer Programs
  • Teen Programming & Activities
  • Unpaid & Paid Internships/Jobs
  • Upcoming Events, Seminars, Scholarships, Shows, Special Offerings
We know TCS students are seeking ways to become more involved in the community and meet graduation requirements. Some are unsure how best to connect with you and are unaware of the opportunities available to them. This is a great way to find out!
NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
Check these out!

General Volunteer opportunities - Contact

volunteers@nwfolklife.org

  • 3 students needed immediately to help with end-of-year mailings. 
  • Looking for students for Mid-Winter Break for Movin' Around the World Winter Event on Feb 16-22, 2019 | 11AM - 3PM
  • Looking for students for Spring Break for Movin' Around the World SPRING Event on April 6-12, 2019 | 11AM - 3PM

Now accepting applications for 2nd Semester Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Internship (Juniors & Seniors).  You'll be planning the May 2019 Folklife Festival while you earn school credit.

  • February 4th through the end of school year
  • 8-15 hours/week (totaling the 180 hours necessary to earn course credit)
  • Learn about event planning, especially if you love music, arts, and culture
  • Send resume and cover letter to volunteers@nwfolklife.org with your name & Volunteer Coordinator Internship in the subject line
JOBS, INTERNSHIPS & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Check out the links below for a wealth of opportunities available to TCS students!
A MESSAGE TO SENIORS FROM MRS. DE NORMANDIE
Welcome back! 
I hope everyone had a wonderful break and all college and/or job applications were submitted according to your wishes. Remember to check upcoming application submission deadlines.
Now I have a request of you... please let me know when you get accepted into a program or are hired for a position so I can start a brag board. I'm sure your peers and all the staff would be excited to hear what our Seniors have planned for the coming year. I promise not to post your names unless you want me to.

And, remember - if your struggling with developing or completing your plan, I'm available to assist.
 
Don't get caught by the 'D-E Virus'
Life can become pretty demanding, especially during your last year of high school. 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!
$120K IN SCHOLARSHIP MONEY!       
Scholarship applications closing this week through the end of February add up to $120,000! That's serious money! Be sure to check them out in Naviance and consider applying today!

Scholarship tools can be found by navigating to
Colleges Home > Scholarships & Money.
SAT / ACT TESTING DATES AND INFORMATION
Click these links for information. Questions? Contact Mrs. deNormandie.
SCHEDULED COLLEGE REP VISITS!  
Look on Naviance to see the calendar of which colleges are sending representatives to TCS

Wednesday, 1/16
2:30pm
Portland State University
Josephine Sorensen
Friday, 2/1
12:30pm
Swiss Education Group
Thomas Leung
GAP YEAR INFORMATION FAIR
February 13, 2019
Roosevelt High School
1410 NE 66th St., Seattle, WA 98115
Presentation: 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Fair: 6:45pm - 8:30pm

Register for the Gap Year fair and only give your contact info to programs that really interest you and have scholarships/volunteer opportunities.