December 2

If you have any questions regarding the Friday emails, or would like to include an announcement in one of them, please contact Sheila Hanrahan, Communications Director.

Friday Email
December 2, 2016



Ski Bus Registration Due December 2
on the Ski Bus Page on Inside SAAS. The Ski Buses will be rolling on six Sundays starting January 8 through February 26.  (March 5 is currently reserved as a bonus day, weather permitting.) Buses will NOT be operating MLK Jr. or Presidents’ Day weekends.  Registration for the Ski Bus is available through December 2.  With over one hundred registrations to process, it would be much appreciated if everyone would please respect this deadline!
Questions? Contact Vicky Beer at

School Closure Information
As we enter into the Winter Trimester, we would like to share our Emergency School Closure protocols with you in the event that we need to close school due to weather conditions. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at

SAAS Faculty/Staff Holiday Baskets
November 28 – December 9, 2016
It has been a long-standing SAAS Parent Association tradition to present the entire faculty and staff with gift baskets each December. It is a wonderful way to show our appreciation for all that they do for our students, families and community. During this busy time of year, let the PA be your “elves” by writing a check in any amount that the committee will use to purchase a special surprise. Please make checks payable to Seattle Academy Parent Association. We also deeply appreciate your donations of “relaxation items” such as candles, soap, chocolates, or gift certificates that our faculty can use to pamper themselves. Holiday basket items and checks can be turned in to any front desk.
Questions? Contact Amy Bryant at or Fiona Lennard at

Give the gift of food!
November 28 – December 13, 2016
Please consider participating in our annual holiday drive to benefit Mercer International Middle School. Donating a gift card in an amount that is meaningful to you and your family would be greatly appreciated.  Families have typically donated in increments of $25 – $50 to stores like Safeway, QFC/Fred Meyer/Kroger, or Target. Gift cards can be turned in to any front desk by December 13. Please indicate the amount of the card when turning it in.
Questions? Contact Lauri Conner at

Upper School Bouldering Club
Upper School Bouldering Club runs Tuesdays and Thursdays after school at the Seattle Bouldering Project (SBP). We have space available for five more students. Bus leaves at 3:15 PM and arrives back to SAAS by 5:15 PM. SBP membership runs $186 for the trimester, or you may also pay $11 per session. Questions? Contact Martin Brakke at

Middle School After-School Sign Up
Please sign up for next week’s After-School Study HallMonday Art Club, and Friday Maker Club using this link: CLICK HERE FOR THE SIGN UP PAGE. Questions? Contact Caitlin Lyons, Middle School Dean of Students, at


Upper School Vocal Showcase
December 1-2, 2016
7 PM, Arts Center
Questions? Contact Nicole Hughes at

11th Grade Parent College Meeting
December 6, 2016
7 PM, Arts Center
Questions? Contact Melanie Reed at

Upper School Instrumental with Middle School Instrumental Combo
December 8, 2016
Questions? Contact Nicole Hughes at

6th Grade Alaska Trip Meeting
December 12, 2016
6 PM, STREAM Building
Questions? Contact Caitlin Lyons at

December 16, 2016
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at

Basketball Mania!
December 16, 2016
Noon – 10 PM, Gym
Look for more details via email next week. GO CARDINALS!

Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at

7th and 8th Grade Boys’ Lacrosse Tournament
December 17, 2016
10 AM – Noon, Gym
All skill levels are welcome!

Questions? Contact Cathy Schick at

Winter Break – NO CLASSES
December 19 – 30, 2016
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at

New Year’s Day Observed – NO CLASSES
January 2, 2017
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at

Classes Resume
January 3, 2017
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at


PLEASE NOTE: On-campus parking is assigned from 7:30 AM – 3 PM. Please use street parking.

  • December 8: 8th Grade Parent Coffee, 8:15 – 10 AM, Ines Patisserie (1150 11th Ave.). Questions? Contact Janet Friday at


SAAS Winter Sports Off to a Great Start!
Colino ‘20 Guest DJ for KNKX
Su ‘18 Appears in Nutcracker
Bee Club Harvests Honey