February 23

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
February 23, 2017

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures for the Vanderbilt Block
Effective February 27, 2017
CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

SAAS Summer Program Brochure
This year’s Summer Program Brochure has been posted to Inside SAAS. We are offering a variety of programs. Please register early as classes tend to fill up quickly. Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

Middle School After-School Sign Up
Please sign up for next week’s
After-School Study Hall, Monday 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 clyons@seattleacademy.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Greece-Italy Trip Returns
February 25, 2017
Questions? Contact Sung Lee at slee@seattleacademy.org.

Ski Bus #6
February 26, 2017
7 AM – 5:30 PM, 16th Avenue Lot
Questions? Contact Vicky Beer at cvbeer@comcast.net.

Classes Resume
February 27, 2017
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

Upper School Spring Sports Begin
February 27, 2017
Questions? Contact Cathy Schick, Athletic Director, at 206-676-6885 or cschick@seattleacademy.org.

Middle School Musical: James and the Giant Peach
March 2-4, 2017
7 PM, Arts Center TICKET INFORMATION
Questions? Contact Nicole Hughes at nhughes@seattleacademy.org.

Bonus Ski Bus
March 5, 2017
7 AM – 5:30 PM, 16th Avenue Lot
Questions? Contact Vicky Beer at cvbeer@comcast.net.

Middle School Girls’ Lacrosse Begins
March 6, 2017
Questions? Contact Cathy Schick, Athletic Director, at 206-676-6885 or cschick@seattleacademy.org.

8th Grade Seattle Challenge
March 7-9, 2017
Depart at 8 AM on March 7
Return by 3 PM on March 9
Questions? Contact Caitlin Lyons at clyons@seattleacademy.org.

Winter Trimester Final Exams
March 8-10, 2017
March 8: F, A, and E Exams, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
March 9: D and C Exams and End of Tri, 8:30 AM – 3 PM
March 10: G and B Exams, 8:30 AM – NOON DISMISSAL

Please Note:

  • The Middle School does not have final exams, but they do follow the exam schedule.
  • Morning and afternoon shuttle buses will run at their regular times with the except of Friday, March 10, when the afternoon shuttles will run three hours early.

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

8th Grade Seattle Challenge Debrief
March 10, 2017
10 AM – Noon
All 8th grade students are asked to attend.
Questions? Contact Caitlin Lyons at clyons@seattleacademy.org.

End of Winter Trimester – NOON DISMISSAL
March 10, 2017
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

Spring Trimester Begins
March 13, 2017
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

Middle School Spring Sports Begin
March 13, 2017
Please Note: Middle School Lacrosse starts before this date.
Questions? Contact Cathy Schick at cschick@seattleacademy.org.

Upper School Instrumental and Middle School Combo in Concert
March 14, 2017
7 PM, Arts Center TICKET INFORMATION
Questions? Contact Nicole Hughes at nhughes@seattleacademy.org.

Ashland Trip Meeting
March 15, 2017
6 PM, Arts Center
Questions? Contact Steve Retz at sretz@seattleacademy.org.

10th Grade Parent Meeting
March 15, 2017
7 PM, Arts Center
Questions? Contact Lauri Conner at lconner@seattleacademy.org.

11th and 12th Grade Retreats
March 16-17, 2017
Additional details will be emailed home to families next week.
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Ski Bus
February 26 and March 5
7 AM Departure, 5:30 PM Return
16th Avenue Parking Lot
Questions? Contact Vicky Beer at cvbeer@comcast.net.

Mercer Island Parent Education Presents: Changing the Game – Creating a High-Performing Mindset in Our Kids with John O’Sullivan
February 27, 2017
5:30 PM, Coaches, 7 PM General Public
Mercer Island High School PAC
Cost: $10 at the door
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
CLICK HERE TO RSVP

10th Grade Potlucks
Below are dates regarding the upcoming 10th Grade Potlucks. CLICK HERE to RSVP.

  • Friday, March 3: Hosted by Jim Kodjababian and Maria Denny (147 Madrona Pl. E, Seattle, WA 98112), 6 PM. NEW DATE! (Originally scheduled on February 10)
  • Sunday, March 5: Hosted by Scott and Jennifer Seiwert (1931 3rd Ave. W, Seattle, WA 98119), 5-7 PM.
  • Saturday, March 11: Hosted by Garth Olsen and Lisa Sferra-Olsen (9761 Beacon Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98118), 5-8 PM. NEW DATE! (Originally scheduled on February 12)
  • Thursday, March 16:  Hosted by Trent and Rebecca Stedman (1105 Boylston Ave. E, Seattle, WA 98102), 6-9 PM.

11th Grade Potlucks
Below are the details regarding the upcoming 11th Grade Potlucks. Please RSVP at the link below. This is a great opportunity to get to know other families. We hope to see you there!

  • March 3: Home of Peter Heymann and Nicole Piasecki (280 Maiden Ln. E, 98122), 7 PM.
  • March 3:  Home of Timothy Ufkes and Julie Santos CANCELLED
  • March 4: Home of Will and Jennifer Daugherty (3810 E Pike St., 98122), 11 AM.
  • March 4:  Home of Ralph Rossi and Nancy Brunsvold (5933 149th Ave. SE, Bellevue, 98006), 6 PM.
  • March 4:  Home of Robin Duberow and CJ Murray (3409 E Madison, 98112), 6 PM.
  • March 4: Home of Russ and Melissa Johnson (1874 NW Blue Ridge Dr., 98177), 6 PM.
  • March 5: Home of Leonard Su and Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su (4825 36th Ave. NE, 98105), 11 AM.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP FOR ONE OF THE ABOVE POTLUCKS.

12th Grade Parent Potlucks
Below are the details regarding the upcoming 12th Grade Potlucks. Please RSVP at the link below. We hope to see you there!

  • March 2: Bill Healey (Ben)
  • March 4: Diane and Bill Whitfield (Stanley)
  • March 5: Laurie Stusser-McNeil and K.C. McNeil (Coco)
  • March 10: Tonya Dressel and Mark Doran (Jackson)

The link below will lead you to a sign up genius that lists all four options and offers you the chance to sign up to bring something to share. You can then just click on the red sign up button next to the item you would like to bring for the gathering that fits in your schedule, and this will let your host know you are attending. All the addresses of the potlucks are listed on the sign up.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A044BADAC283-parent

Questions? Contact Karen Woo at karen.woo@comcast.net.

7th Grade Potlucks

Below are the details regarding the upcoming 7th Grade Potlucks which are arranged by advisory. Please respond to the host of your child’s advisory if you are planning to attend the potluck. This is a great opportunity to get to know the other families in your child’s advisory. We hope to see you there!

  • March 4, 11 AM, Hilary Bowen’s Advisory, Hosted by Mike Helgren and Kristine Lin (2821 Fairview Ave East, #12, Seattle, 98102.). Parents and kids welcome. RSVP to Kristine: 206-383-8008 or  kjyoonlin@hotmail.com.

Spring Parent Peer Group Discussions
We hope you can join us for the Spring Parent Peer Group Discussions. The dates are listed below. All discussions are held in the Vanderbilt Building with a 6:30 PM Social and a 7 PM discussion.

To learn more about Parent Peer Groups, click here.
Questions? Contact Megan Aukema at megan@aukemaassociates.com.

8th Grade Potlucks
Below are the details regarding the upcoming 8th Grade Potlucks. Please RSVP at the link below. This is a great opportunity to get to know other families. We hope to see you there!

  • Tuesday, March 7:  Hosted by Anne Schopf & Jack Kearney (2002 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 98102), 16 guests, cocktail party – start time is 7 PM.
  • Saturday, March 25: Hosted by Tanya and  Robert Dimpsey (1517 1st St., Kirkland, 98033), 40 guests – dinner at Coyote Central, start time is 7 PM.
  • Saturday, April 1: Hosted by Asa Noriega & Michael Skoglund (1621 4th Ave. W, Seattle, 98119), 8 guests, dinner – start time is 6 PM.
  • Sunday, April 2: Hosted by Molly and Robert Bishop (3211 Cascadia Ave. S, Seattle, 98144), 15 guests, dinner  - start time is 6 PM.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

6th Grade Potlucks
Below are the details regarding the upcoming 6th Grade Potlucks which are arranged by advisory. Please respond to the host of your child’s advisory if you are planning to attend the potluck. This is a great opportunity to get to know the other families in your child’s advisory. We hope to see you there!

  • March 10, 5:30 PM, Mike Park’s Advisory, Home of Will and Melissa Holmes (3914 E Madison St., Seattle, 98112). Contact Will at wholmes@microsoft.com.
  • March 10, 6:30 PM, (NEW DATE AND TIME!) Achijah Berry and Kathi Petrotta’s Advisories, Hosted by Tracy Newman (tracy@newmanpartners.com) and Kevin Trombold/Heath Foster (health@tromboldlaw.com) at the home of Mike Cockrill and Tracy Newman (712 35th Ave., Seattle, 98122).

7th Grade Parent Coffee
March 20, 2017
8:15 – 9:30 AM, 12th Avenue Conference Room
Please Note: On-campus parking is reserved from 7:30 AM – 3 PM. Please use street parking.
Special Guest: Jen Nelson, Middle School Counselor, and Erin Aitchison, Outdoor Program Coordinator
Questions? Contact Meg Crager (megcrager@comcast.net) or Sherri Wolson (sherriwolson@gmail.com).

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