CSCA Publication
WHAT'S HOT Week of February 19, 2019

FEB 18-22

FEB 26
CSCA General Meeting
"Safety Night"
6:00-8:30 PM 
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RSVP Deadline for ...
(see below)

TCS Beach Party & Auction
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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! 
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.
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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CSCA Parent Education Night 
and General Meeting 
2/26 6-8:30pm @TCS

Please join us for this 
parent/guardian-geared CSCA meeting focused on safety. 

We'll start with dinner and a brief overview of safety protocols at TCS and Seattle Center.

Then, we'll participate in an educational conversation about helping teens make safer choices online facilitated by local expert Jo Langford, a dad, a Master's level-therapist and sex educator for tweens, teens and parents. Jo has worked for the last 20 years in the intersection of adolescence, technology and sexuality. 
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 is in effect through March 8th!
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. 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Seattle Goodwill, 700 Dearborn Place S.
Target age is  16-24 year olds , but all are welcome! Click here for more info and a list of potential employers.
  • 25+ employers looking to hire 
  • On-site interviews with select employers
  • Employment, Education, and Internship opportunities
  • "Interview Tips" Workshop by Nordstrom staff
  • "Customer Service Skills" Workshop by Starbucks staff
  • Resume & Job Application Assistance
  • Snacks & Door Prizes
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.
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.
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
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
Look on Naviance to see the calendar of which colleges are sending representatives to TCS

Friday, 4/26
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Brittani Webb
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
February 28, 2019, 5-8pm
11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA

Register online -  Free parking and refreshments!
  • Explore more than 40 professional/technical programs, including transfer and applied bachelor degrees
  • Experience hands-on & interactive demonstrations such as student created video games, delicious treats created by our Baking Arts students, state-of-the-art health science labs and much more!
  • Engage with our students, faculty, staff and alumni who can answer your questions and help you get started!
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
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 -->

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  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 ...

Du e Feb 18, 2019
Due Feb 28, 2019 $22,500 Max  WA Opportunity Scholarship
Due Mar 1, 2019 
$1,000  Lake Washington Singers
Due Mar 2, 2019 $900-$2,500 Washington State School Retirees
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

By now, many of our students have completed and submitted  their FAFSA or WASFA. Some may have received 
an email from Washington College Bound Scholarship Champions stating there were errors in their FAFSA/WASFA. You will need to log into your application and correct any errors as soon as possible to prevent a delay in awarding and to be sure you don't miss out on any funding. You can contact the WASFA help line at 888-535-0747, opt. 2, the FAFSA help line at 800-433-3243 or the financial aid office at the college with any questions you have.