October 20

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Friday Email
October 20, 2017

grades midterms

REMINDERS!

SIGN UPS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fall Trimester Mid-Term Grades
Fall Trimester mid-term grades will be available via My Backpack after 5 PM this afternoon.
CLICK HERE to view directions for accessing grades and comments on My Backpack.
Questions? Contact Gayle Pearl, Registrar, at gpearl@seattleacademy.org.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Middle School GSA Social
October 20, 2017
5-8 PM, Evergreen School
Students will play games, hear from student speakers, and participate in discussions around how to create safer spaces in our school communities for all students, especially those who identify as LGBTQ or questioning.  Dinner will be provided. All who plan to attend should fill out this form AND email Lewis Maday-Travis (ltravis@seattleacademy.org) to let us know you are coming and whether or not you need transportation to and from the event!
Questions? Contact Lewis Maday-Travis at ltravis@seattleacademy.org.

9th Grade Social
October 20, 2017
7-9 PM, Gym
All 9th graders are invited to attend the “Freshman Function,” a fun Halloween-themed event which will include lasertag, dodge ball, video games, a photo booth, prizes, and food! Costumes are optional.
Lasertag Waiver – students must have a waiver on file to play lasertag. Please return completed forms to Freddy Carley.
Questions? Contact Freddy Carley at fcarley@seattleacademy.org.

6th Grade SEE Trip Gear Check
October 25, 2017
Students should bring their gear with them to school
MORE DETAILS
Questions? Contact Caitlin Lyons at clyons@seattleacademy.org.

Parent-Teacher Conferences – NO CLASSES
October 26-27, 2017
Parents will be emailed specific conference details (time and location) on October 17. 
To schedule a conference or ask questions, contact Kelley Rettenmier at krettenmier@seattleacademy.org.

2017-18 Trip Sign Up Deadline
October 30, 2017
The deadline for signing up for one of the 2017-18 trip offerings is Monday, October 30. This is also the deadline for turning in Trip Financial Aid requests.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Questions? Contact Erin Aitchison at eaitchison@seattleacademy.org.

6th Grade SEE Trip
November 1-3, 2017
Departure: November 1 at 7 AM, 16th Avenue Parking Lot
Return: November 3 at 3:15 PM, 16th Avenue Parking Lot
MORE DETAILS
Questions? Contact Caitlin Lyons at clyons@seattleacademy.org.

Upper School Musical:  City of Angels
November 1-4, 2017
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.

Middle School Boys’ Basketball Begins
November 6, 2017
3:15 – 5 PM, SAAS Gym
Pick up in the gym garage.
Questions? Contact Cathy Schick, Athletic Director, at cschick@seattleacademy.org.

12th Grade Poetry Reading
November 7, 2017
7 PM, Arts Center
Parking is available in the gym garage and the 14th Avenue parking lot.
Questions? Contact Lauri Conner at lconner@seattleacademy.org.

SAAS 8th Grade Parent Discussion
November 8 or November 30, 2017
8:15 AM – 10 AM
12th Avenue Conference Room (located on 12th between the Arts Center and the Vanderbilt Building)
Parking available in the gym garage. The entrance is located on E Spring between 12th and 13th Avenues.
All 8th grade families are invited to join Rob Phillips, Associate Head of School, and the Upper School leadership team for an informal discussion about your child’s transition to high school. Topics will include the Upper School academic program, the 9th grade year, preparation for college and the college process, and an opportunity for Q and A.  This is an excellent follow up to the 8th Grade Parent Meeting held on October 17 as well as a useful overview of your 8th grader’s upcoming transition.
CLICK HERE
to RSVP if you are interested in attending one of the dates above. Please allow one entry for each parent.
Questions? Contact Nick Christian at nchristian@seattleacademy.org.

Veterans’ Day – NO CLASSES
November 10, 2017
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

SAAS Open House for Prospective Families
November 11, 2017
10 AM – 12:30 PM:  Upper School
2 – 4:30 PM:  Middle School
Gymnasium (1111 13th Avenue)
Parking available in the Seattle University Broadway Garage (located on Broadway between Columbia and Marion).

Questions? Contact Dawn Fornear at dfornear@seattleacademy.org.

PARENT EVENTS

9th Grade Parent Social
October 20, 2017
7-10 PM, Optimism Brewing Company (1158 Broadway)
Parking is available in the SAAS 14th Avenue Parking lot (corner of 14th and E Columbia).

We will provide light appetizers and the first round of drinks is on us (unless we get a staggering turn out in which case we may run out of free drink tickets:)). There are food trucks in their parking lot who sell great food.
Questions? Contact Tamar Boden at tamar_boden@hotmail.com.

8th and 9th Grade Parent Peer Group Discussion
October 23, 2017
6:30 PM: Social
7 PM: Discussion (by grade)
CLICK HERE for more details.
Questions? Contact Kathy Risse at ppgsaas@gmail.com.

7th Grade Parent Social
November 2, 2017
6 PM, Rhein Haus (912 12th Avenue)

Please Note: The gym garage is not available due to the Upper School musical. Limited parking available in the 14th Avenue lot. We encourage street parking if possible.
Join us for a night of catching up with friends and meeting new 7th grade parents. We have an area reserved by the fireplace and a full menu of food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Questions? Contact Kelli McSherry at kelli@mcsherry.com.

10th Grade Parent Coffee
November 3, 2017
8:30 – 9:15 AM, Rhein Haus (912 12th Avenue)

Please Note: The gym garage is not available due to the Upper School musical. Limited parking available in the 14th Avenue lot. We encourage street parking if possible.
The coffees are a great opportunity to catch up with parents you know, meet new 10th grade parents, have a cup of coffee, and enjoy good conversation.
Questions? Contact Michelle Maclise at  maclise@me.com.

8th Grade Parent Potluck – Lewis Maday-Travis’ Advisory
November 10,  6 PM
Home of Leonard Su and Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su, 4825 36th Ave. NE, Seattle, 98105
Dinner for parents and students in Lewis’ advisory.

To RSVP or ask questions? Contact Rebecca at rebeccadsu@yahoo.com.

8th Grade Parent Potluck – Sandy Dawson’s Advisory
November 11, 10:30 AM
Home of Richard and Melissa Albrecht, 1425 42nd Ave. E, Seattle, 98112
Brunch for parents and students in Sandy’s advisory.

To RSVP or ask questions? Contact Rebecca at rebeccadsu@yahoo.com.

8th Grade Parent Potluck – Shaun Burl’s Advisory
November 12,  6 PM
Home of Mike Gilmore and Megan Anderson, 588 Bell Str., #1407S, Seattle, 98121
Dinner for parents and students in Shaun’s advisory.

To RSVP or ask questions? Contact Megan Anderson, meanders01@gmail.com.

11th Grade Parent Brown Bag Lunch
November 13, 2017
11:30 AM – 1 PM, SAAS 12th Avenue Conference Room (on 12th between the Arts Center and Vanderbilt)
Please Note: On-campus parking is reserved from 7:30 AM – 3 PM. Please use street parking.

Special Guests: Chuck Sekyra & Dionna Kirton, 11th Grade Coordinators, and Leigh Hopkins, Director of Counseling, will discuss Parents Helping Kids Manage Stress with their Junior Year Course Load.
Questions? Contact Jocelyn Isaacs at jocelyn999@hotmail.com.

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