December 9

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 9, 2016



SAAS in the City Tickets Now on Sale!
Tickets sell fast! Reserve your seats by December 16 and check it off your “To Do” list before Winter Break. RSVP Deadline January 18, 2017. Click here to purchase tickets. Questions? Contact Anne-Marie Guerrero 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

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


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 on Monday, December 12. 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

Upper School Instrumental with Middle School Instrumental Combo
Questions? Contact Nicole Hughes at

12th Grade Yukon Trip Meeting
January 10, 2017
6:30 PM, Arts Center
Questions? Contact Stacie Cone at

6th and 7th Grade Parent Meeting
January 12, 2017
6:30 PM – Social
7:00 PM – Presentation
All 6th and 7th grade parents are encouraged to attend this meeting with the Middle School leadership team who will discuss the scope and sequence of the rest of the school year for both grades.
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at


12th Grade Creative Writing Class Shares Their Poetry
Su ‘22 to Appear at Benaroya Hall with Northwest Boychoir
Pluck Trunk Sale Features Work by Ferry and Smith
Middle Schoolers to Appear in Holiday Musical