February 2

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Friday Email
February 2, 2018

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REMINDERS!

SIGN UPS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

2018-19 Re-Enrollments Due!
February 8, 2018
Questions? Contact Julie Gommi at jgommi@seattleacademy.org.

2018-19 Calendar Available!
CLICK HERE to view the 2018-19 calendar.
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

SAAS in the City Tickets On Sale!
RSVP Deadline: March 14
CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets for SAAS in the City! SAAS in the City is a school-wide evening event – not an auction, but a fundraiser – and a great party for the SAAS community!  The evening features a three-course dinner, hosted bar, wine and spirit grab, raffle, and a spectacular program featuring Seattle Academy students and alumni.  This annual community celebration and fundraiser draws over five hundred SAAS families, alumni, and faculty. We will have performances by over one hundred students, dancers, and musicians as well as video highlights of SAAS athletics, arts, and outdoor and travel programs, plus a chance to hear from alumni guest speakers. Questions? Contact Anne-Marie Guerrero at amguerrero@seattleacademy.org.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upper School Winter Production: Peter and the Star Catcher
February 1-3, 2018
7 PM, Arts Center
Parking available in the gym garage and the 14th Avenue Parking Lot (corner of 14th and E Columbia).
PURCHASE TICKETS
Questions? Contact Nicole Hughes at nhughes@seattleacademy.org.

7th and 8th Grade Dance
February 2, 2018 REMINDER – FORMS DUE ON JANUARY 31
8 – 10 PM, Jaffe Room

$5 Admission Fee or support the Middle School Clothing and Hygiene Drive by bringing a reflective safety vest, a pack of socks, or a beanie/warm hat. Thank you for your support!
Drop Off & Pick Up: The entrance to the dance will be on the south end of the Middle School Building (through the columns park). Parents can pull through the south Temple lot (entrance off of E Union) and drop kids off at the gate to the columns park, OR they can park in the 16th Avenue lot and walk kids across to the south entrance. Please DO NOT drop kids off on 15th Avenue.
7th and 8th graders wishing to attend must sign and return a Middle School Dance Contract by Wednesday, January 31. SAAS students can bring two guest but those guests must sign a Guest Dance Contract and return to the Middle School front office no later than Wednesday, January 31.
Questions? Contact Hilary Bowen at hbowen@seattleacademy.org.

Ski Bus #4
February 4, 2018
7 AM (CORRECTED TIME!) Departure from 16th Avenue Parking Lot (Please respect our neighbors and be as quiet as possible.)
5:30 PM Return to 16th Avenue Parking Lot. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE BUS LANE.

Questions? Contact Vicky Beer at cvbeer@comcast.net.

Youth Suicide Prevention at SAAS
February 6, 2018
CLICK HERE TO RSVP
6:30 PM: Social; 7 PM: Presentation
STREAM Building
Parking is available in the gym garage or the 14th Avenue lot.
Questions? Contact
Leigh Hopkins at lhopkins@seattleacademy.org.

8th Grade Seattle Challenge Parent Lunch
February 7, 2018
Noon – 1 PM
12th Avenue Conference Room (on 12th Avenue between the Vanderbilt and the Arts Center)
Please Note: On-campus parking is reserved from 7:30 AM – 3 PM. Please use street parking.
More details to come.
Questions? Contact Caitlin Lyons at clyons@seattleacademy.org.

6th Grade Alaska Trip Meeting
February 7, 2018
6 PM
STREAM Building
Questions? Contact Hilary Bowen at hbowen@seattleacademy.org.

China Trip Meeting
February 7, 2018
6 PM
STREAM Building
Questions? Contact Emily Lin at elin@seattleacademy.org.

Roman Britain Trip Meeting
February 7, 2018
6 PM
STREAM Building
Questions? Contact Emily Lin at elin@seattleacademy.org.

Zambia Trip Meeting
February 7, 2018
6 PM
STREAM Building
Questions? Contact Melinda Mueller at mmueller@seattleacademy.org.

Upper School Vocal Ensemble
February 8-10, 2018
7 PM, Arts Center
Parking available in the gym garage and the 14th Avenue Parking Lot (corner of 14th and E Columbia).
PURCHASE TICKETS
Questions? Contact Nicole Hughes at nhughes@seattleacademy.org.

Ski Bus #5
February 11, 2018
7 AM (CORRECTED TIME!) Departure from 16th Avenue Parking Lot (Please respect our neighbors and be as quiet as possible.)
5:30 PM Return to 16th Avenue Parking Lot. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE BUS LANE.

Questions? Contact Vicky Beer at cvbeer@comcast.net.

Middle School Boys’ Lacrosse Begins
February 12, 2018
Questions? Contact Cathy Schick at cschick@seattleacademy.org.

Roman Britain Trip Leaves
February 14, 2018
Questions? Contact Meredith Hale at mhale@seattleacademy.org.

7th Grade Show: The Monkey’s Paw/Wishful Thinking
February 14-15, 2018
5:30 PM, Arts Center
Parking available in the gym garage and the 14th Avenue Parking Lot (corner of 14th and E Columbia).
PURCHASE TICKETS
Questions? Contact Nicole Hughes at nhughes@seattleacademy.org.

Presidents’ Day
February 19, 2018
NO CLASSES
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

Mid-Winter Break
February 20-23, 2017
NO CLASSES
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

Roman Britain Trip Returns
February 23, 2018
Questions? Contact Meredith Hale at mhale@seattleacademy.org.

Ski Bus #6
February 25, 2018
7 AM (CORRECTED TIME!) Departure from 16th Avenue Parking Lot (Please respect our neighbors and be as quiet as possible.)
5:30 PM Return to 16th Avenue Parking Lot. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE BUS LANE.

Questions? Contact Vicky Beer at cvbeer@comcast.net.

Classes Resume
February 26, 2018
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

Upper School Spring Sports Begin
February 26, 2018
Questions? Contact Cathy Schick at cschick@seattleacademy.org.

Middle School Musical: The Music Man
March 1-3, 2018
7 PM, Arts Center
Parking available in the gym garage and the 14th Avenue Parking Lot (corner of 14th and E Columbia).
PURCHASE TICKETS
Questions? Contact Nicole Hughes at nhughes@seattleacademy.org.

8th Grade Seattle Challenge
March 6-8, 2018 MORE DETAILS
Depart: March 6 at 8 AM, 16th Avenue parking lot
Return: March 8 at 3 PM, 16th Avenue parking lot
Debrief: March 9 from 10 AM – Noon, Sanctuary
Questions? Contact Caitlin Lyons at clyons@seattleacademy.org.

Winter Trimester Final Exams
March 7: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM (F, A, and E Block Exams)
March 8: 8:30 AM – 3 PM (D and C Block Exams, End of Tri)
March 9: 8:30 AM – Noon (G and B Block Exams) NOON DISMISSAL

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Middle School students do not take final exams, but they do follow the exam schedule.
  • Shuttle buses will run on a normal schedule on March 7 and 8.
  • Shuttle buses HOME will run three hours earlier than their normal schedule on Friday, March 9.

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

Faculty Professional Development Day
March 12, 2018
NO CLASSES
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

Spring Trimester Begins
March 13, 2018
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

Middle School Spring Sports Begin
March 13, 2018
Questions? Contact Cathy Schick at cschick@seattleacademy.org.

PARENT ASSOCIATION EVENTS

7th and 8th Grade Parent Social
February 2, 2018 CLICK HERE to view invitation and RSVP.
8 – 10 PM (during the 7th and 8th Grade Dance)
The Garage (1120 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122)
Parking is available in the 16th Avenue lot.
Questions? Contact Kristine Wright at kristinetanwright@gmail.com or Leisa Goldberg at buddah007@me.com.

9th Grade Parent Coffee
February 8, 2018
8:15 – 9:30 AM, Mighty-O Donuts (1400 12th Ave.)
Questions? Contact Michelle Gordon at tomichelleg@gmail.com.
PLEASE NOTE: On-campus parking is reserved from 7:30 AM – 3 PM. Please plan to use street parking.

10th – 12th Grade Parent Peer Group Discussion
March 6, 2018
6:30 PM: Social
7 PM: Discussion (by grade)
CLICK HERE for more details.
Questions? Contact Kathy Risse at ppgsaas@gmail.com.

10th Grade Parent Coffee
March 9, 2018 (PLEASE NOTE: The February 9 coffee has been cancelled.)
8:30 – 9:15 AM, Rhein Haus (912 12th Ave.)
Questions? Contact Michelle Maclise at  maclise@me.com.

6TH GRADE POTLUCKS

6th Grade Parent Potluck – Meredith and Mark’s 6th Grade Advisory
Sunday, February 11, 5-7 PM NEW DATE AND LOCATION!
Haedyn’s House, 1729 34th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (Madrona
Appetizers and drinks for parents and guardians of Meredith and Mark’s advisory. Bring a favorite appetizer and drinks to share.
To RSVP or ask questions, contact Taryn Darling Hill, darlingh@gmail.com, 206-331-8876

7TH GRADE POTLUCK

Here are the details regarding the upcoming 7th Grade Parent Potluck. Host will contact parents in their advisory with more details.

  • Rachel Leavitt-Baron Advisory: February 10, Hosted by Amy Perera (4121 Sunnyside Ave. N, 98103)
  • Megan Roberts Advisory: March 16, Hosted by Molly Bishop (3211 Cascadia Ave. S, 98144)
  • Jeff Budke and Caitlin Lyons Advisories: March 17, Hosted by Wendy Munroe and Heather Foster (Carnation)
  • Madeline Williams Advisory: March 31, Hosted by Wendy Feller (1817 9th Ave. W, 98119)
  • Chelsea Wilcox Advisory: Date TBA, Hosted b y Laura McMahon (1215 E Lynn, 98102)
  • Tyler Hartanov Advisory: Date TBA, Hosted by Kate Grossman (4214 Interlake Ave. N, 98103)

9TH GRADE POTLUCKS

RSVP HERE: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e44a4a629abfa7-2018

9th Grade Parent Potluck
Sunday, February 4, 6 PM
Hosted by Sarah and Doug Miller
Highlands – 58 Spring Dr. NW, Shoreline, 98177

9th Grade Parent Potluck
Sunday, February 11, 6:30 PM
Hosted by Amy and John Perera
Wallingford – 4121 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle, 98103

Cocktail Parties will be held on April 24, May 12, and May 20. Details will be added to the Friday email later but are included at the link above.

11TH GRADE POTLUCKS

This year, we are offering two potlucks from which you choose at least one to attend. Each potluck is hosted on a different day and in a different neighborhood by class parents. Additional slots will be added if we have higher than anticipated parents sign up. Dress is casual, or come as you are (if after work, etc.).  Please CLICK HERE to RSVP.  Note: Potlucks are for parents only.

Dates, Hosts, Locations (Please RSVP):

  • Friday, February 9: Hosted by Mike Burris and Julie Robertson Zivin (Capitol Hill – 923 14th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112), 7 PM.
  • Saturday, March 3: Hosted by Jim Kodjababian and Maria Denny (Denny Blaine – 147 Madrona Pl. E, Seattle, WA 98112), 6:30 PM.

Questions? Contact Jocelyn Isaacs (jocelyn999@hotmail.com) or Rebecca Stedman (trstedman@yahoo.com)

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