CSCA Publication
What's HOT the Week of March 29, 2020   
Governor Inslee made an emergency proclamation closing all public school districts and private schools in the state of Washington through at least April 24 to slow the spread of COVID-19. As a result, Seattle Public Schools will be closed for a minimum of six weeks, with classes scheduled to resume on Monday, April 27.

Read the district's COVID-19 news announcement.  

Annual Auction

In School Classes Expected to Resume
Please check the Calendar and News section of the  school website regularly for complete schedule and updates!

The following resources are available for you and your students during the COVID-19 shutdown.

Email and profiles of TCS Staff

A resource for students and their families with shortcuts to the Source, Schoology and other online tools.

Check Schoology often for classroom instruction updates. To learn more about Schoology, read the Schoology Parent Guide.

This link to the At Home Learning page contains useful information for continued learning. At the bottom of the page you will find a document folder called  Communication from Teachers to Students, where we are posting all relevant news for continued learning opportunities.

Writers in the Schools (WITS), a program of Seattle Artists & Lectures, connects professional writers with public school classrooms throughout the Puget Sound region. Read more about this program .

While TCS is shut down,  Teen Health Center  services are still available! Services include consultation and refilling prescriptions.  Visits will likely be done via telephone. Your teen can reach out and arrangements will be made based on their needs.

Mental Health Counselor:
Chelsea Clark MSW, LICSW

Nurse Practitioner: 
Karen Boudour

You may also reach the Clinic Coordinator, Say,  at 206 390-3355. (Text her at this number for the process to initiate services if you have not been seen in the Clinic before.)

The CSCA is our PTA. Our purpose is to work for the betterment of Center School for all students. 

2019-2020 Executive Board

Christina Hill
Co-Vice Presidents
Christine Heckman
Erika Borges
Frank Lockhart Open

The Center School Parents is a closed group.
Join CSCA 

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. 

For the first time you can pay your membership fees online via the new membership portal.  This is a brand new tool to us and we look forward to adding features in the coming weeks and months on this platform.
PLEASE NOTE:  Only individual memberships are available via the online portal.  All Center School students are automatically honorary members and do not need to buy a membership.     
Dragon's Fire wants to hear about what's going on in our school community.
Please submit articles and pictures to Dragon's Fire to be included in the following newsletter.   
What's NEW with the Dragon's Fire?
The Dragon's Fire Newsletter is a time-honored tradition, published by the CSCA for the TCS community. We are now back to publishing on a weekly schedule, with regular updates on information critical to your student's continued education.

Check out the STUDENT RESOURCES section of the newsletter for links to new information from teachers, TCS and the School District. The section Communication From Teachers is especially crucial during this time, as it houses links, documents and announcements from TCS teachers. We update the contents on that link regularly so you'll want to bookmark it.
A big thanks to our parent volunteers. And we hope everyone is taking care of themselves and their families. We are in this together!
- the CSCA Board

This week there is no article from Dr. Casey, but we invite you to re-read Dr. Casey's letter to students and families, which was posted in our Special Edition last week. That and many other messages are posted on TCS's Website

Edward RhoCareer Center Specialist for TCS, has compiled this list of Summer  Internship Opportunities that you can share with your students and families. Keep in mind that some internships are either closed (deadline), postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - Summer High School Internship Program

Port of Seattle
Seattle City Light
NWABR (Northwest Association for Biomedical Research)
Institute for Systems Biology (Summer Research Internship)
Youth Force
Seattle Children Hospital
King County Airport Internship Program
Pacific Science Center Discovery Corps internships
Seattle Aquarium Internships
Seattle Children's Theatre high school intern program

Youth Theater Northwest internships

The Changemaker Project: A Social Justice Design Challenge

Would you like to change the world but don't know where to begin? Join The Changemaker Project and gain the tools, mentorship, and funding you need to make a real impact on an issue you care about. Join an online course with youth all over the world, work in a team to develop a creative project, and enter our design challenge where you can win seed funding for your ideas! 

Learn more at or email
for more information. What will you do to #bethechange you wish to see?


In support of CDC guidelines, the annual auction has been postponed until June 5th.

Early Bird pricing has been extended through May 15th. 

Ticket purchases and donations can be made through the official website:
During these extraordinary times, SPS has stepped up to offer information and services for families who need assistance. All the services are listed on the COVID-19 Resource Page. Below we are highlighting the most recent programs.

Meal Service
SPS is providing meal service for students via 26 school sites across the city. Student meal sites will operate from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Locations are listed on the Student Meals resource page.

Mental Health Services  
During these uncertain times you might find that you're in need of support. If you or your family needs emotional support during this time, the district has shared a list of agencies that provide crisis support. To view the complete list, please click here.