December 8

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Friday Email
December 8, 2017

2017-2018 BBALL MANIA-01

REMINDERS!

SIGN UPS

CALENDAR CHANGES
Each week this section will list changes to upcoming events on the school calendar that impact parents.

  • Winter Ball: originally scheduled for January 27, Winter Ball has changed to January 20, 8-10 PM. More details will be shared in early January.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Logo Wear at Basketball Mania!
December 15, 2017
Basketball isn’t the only reason to come to Basketball Mania, it’s also a perfect time to buy gifts for the holiday’s as well.  We have lots of fun NEW items available to show off your SAAS spirit.  Please stop by our Logo Wear booth located on the Mezzanine level of the gym.  We will be open from Noon – 8:30.  See you there! GO CARDINALS!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
We need help manning the Logo Wear tables. If you are available to help at any time during the day, please consider signing up.
To volunteer, contact Amy Bryant at amymbryant@msn.com or Fiona Lennard at filenn@hotmail.com.

Middle School Fest (part of Basketball Mania!)
December 15, 2017
Noon – 3 PM, Jaffe Room and Gym
On December 15, SAAS will hold their annual Basketball Mania, a community celebration to honor our Winter athletes and kick off the Winter Break. Middle School Fest is a part of Basketball Mania, allowing Middle School students to bond, cheer on their fellow classmates, participate in activities such as a karaoke, arts and crafts projects, video games, and have lunch together. After a family-style lunch in the Jaffe Room, Middle School students will travel to the gym to participate in the activities and watch the basketball games.

Middle School students who wish to attend must have a parent sign them up in advance. Both athletes and fans should complete the sign up form, indicating their interest in attending. Please complete and submit the form no later than Wednesday, December 13, at noon. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL FEST

Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

Annual Fund
As the year-end approaches, please consider a gift to support great programs at SAAS. Visit https://bit.ly/saasannualfund to give to the Annual Fund. Donations are fully tax-deductible in the calendar year received. Questions? Contact Anne-Marie at amguerrero@seattleacademy.org. Thank you!

Reporting Absences, Late Arrivals, and Early Dismissals
Middle School: msattendance@seattleacademy.org
Upper School: usattendance@seattleacademy.org

UPCOMING EVENTS

Ski Bus Registration Deadline
December 8, 2017
CLICK HERE to visit the Ski Bus page which includes details and a link to the registration forms.
Questions? Contact Vicky Beer at cvbeer@comcast.net.

Middle School Boys’ Intro Clinic and Lacrosse Tournament
December 9, 2017, SAAS Gym
12-1PM: Intro to Boys’ Lacrosse Clinic NEW TIMES!
1-3 PM: 3X Throwdown Tournament NEW TIMES!
3-4 PM: Lacrosse Family Pizza Lunch (preseason parent and player meet and greet)
All Middle School boys interested in learning about the sport and getting instruction about how to play lacrosse are invited to this clinic. The boys will have a chance to pass, catch, dodge, and shoot while learning the critical fundamentals of the game. The clinics are designed for boys who have never played or have limited experience. Lacrosse sticks and gloves are required for these non-contact sessions, and those equipment pieces will be provided. 
Questions? Contact Cathy Schick at cschick@seattleacademy.org.

Junior Parent College Meeting
December 12, 2017
7 PM, Arts Center
Parking available in the gym garage and the 14th Avenue Parking Lot (corner of 14th and E Columbia).
Questions? Contact Melanie Reed at mreed@seattleacademy.org.

Basketball Mania
December 15, 2017
8:15 – Noon: Classes
Noon – 3 PM: Middle School Fest
11 AM – 10 PM: Basketball Games

  • 11 AM: Boys’ White and Boys’ Grey (South Court) CORRECTED TEAMS!
  • 11 AM: Girls’ White (North Court)
  • 11:30 AM: Boys’ Black (South Court)
  • 11:30 AM: Girls’ Black and Girls’ Grey (North Court)
  • Noon: Boys’ Yellow and Boys’ CYO (South and North Courts)
  • 1 PM: Girls’ Red vs. University Prep
  • 2 PM: Boys’ Red vs. University Prep
  • 3:15 PM: Boys’ JVC and Boys’ JV Black
  • 4 PM: Girls’ JV vs. University Prep
  • 5:30 PM: Boys’ JV Grey vs. University Prep
  • 7 PM: Girls’ Varsity vs. University Prep
  • 8:30 PM: Boys’ Varsity vs. University Prep

Please join us! The pep band will perform. Logo wear and concessions will be available for sale.
Questions? Contact Cathy Schick at cschick@seattleacademy.org.

Winter Break
December 18, 2017 – January 2, 2018
NO CLASSES
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

Classes Resume
January 3, 2018
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

6th and 7th Grade Parent Meeting
January 10, 2018
6:30 PM: Social
7 PM: Meeting
Arts Center
We hope you can join the Middle School Administrative team and key faculty members for an informational evening regarding the scope and sequence of the rest of the school year. In addition, our Deans of Faculty will be on hand to to discuss changes in our schedule and additions to our curriculum starting in 2018-19.
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

8th – 11th Grade Parent Meeting
January 11, 2018
7 PM, Arts Center
We hope you can join our Deans of Faculty  to discuss changes in our schedule and additions to our curriculum starting in 2018-19.
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

12th Grade Senior Yukon Trip Meeting
January 11, 2018
7 PM, STREAM Building
Questions? Contact Stacie Cone at scone@seattleacademy.org.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 15, 2018
NO CLASSES
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

Winter Trimester Mid-Term
January 19, 2018
NO CLASSES
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

Upper School Winter Ball
January 20, 2018
8 – 10 PM, Fremont Foundry (154 N 35th St., Seattle, 98103)
Tickets are $25 if purchased from January 8-12. They go up to $35 on January 15. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

Each student may bring one outside guest. You must have them fill out a guest contract (CLICK HERE). This form will need to be signed by an administrator at the guest’s school and then approved by Jarad or Makenzie before the guest ticket can be purchase. Guest forms must be turned in by 3 PM on Wednesday, January 17.
Questions? Contact Makenzie Brandon at mbrandon@seattleacademy.org.

PARENT ASSOCIATION EVENTS

Winter Parent Association Meeting
January 16, 2018
6:30  – Social with food and beverages, 7 PM – Meeting
STREAM Building
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

8th Grade Parent Education Presentation on Drugs and Alcohol
November 28, 2017 NEW DATE! January 23, 2018
6:30  – Social with food and beverages, 7 PM – Presentation
STREAM Building
Kathryn Korch will speak with parents about the drugs and alcohol discussion she had with 8th grade students in Lewis Maday-Travis’ science class earlier this month.
MORE DETAILS
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

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