**TONIGHT** Family Craft Night
Lake City Community Center
12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98125
Join us this Friday between 5:30-8pm to make paper lanterns for the Lunar New Year. We will have all of the supplies that you will need. Please register in advance so that we are sure to have plenty of supplies. You can register by calling 206-684-7522.
**NEW** Girl Scout Troop 40622 is seeking new middle-school-age members!
Want to be a Girl Scout and have fun making things and having adventures?
Troop 40622 meets every other Monday night at 6:30pm and is led by two former Girl Scouts who know how to have fun and learn at same time. Contact Anna Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**NEW** Meadowbrook Track Registration
Registration for Spring Sports at Seattle Parks and Recreation Community Centers opens on February 5th. Meadowbrook Community Center has a robust Track & Field program for ages 5-17 that practices at the Nathan Hale H.S. Track & Field. Call Meadowbrook Community Center for details @ 206-684-7522.
**NEW** HiCap Seattle — New HC/2e Parent Group
In addition to the Seattle Public Schools Highly Capable Services Advisory Committee there is now a new advocacy group – HiCap Seattle.
HiCap Seattle is a parent group forming in Seattle to build city-wide community among HC/2e families, perform outreach to underserved communities, create safe spaces to share information about HC/2e parenting and education (whether in public, private, or homeschool), and advocate for best practices in equitable identification and service delivery in SPS. Contact or join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hicapseattle/
**NEW** Wedgwood Meaningful Movie: The True Cost
Our Lady of the Lake Church
8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
(Films are shown in Jubilee Hall on the Northeast corner of 35th Ave NE and NE 89th St.)
(Bus route 65 conveniently serves this location.)
February 8, 2019 The True Cost (92 min, Andrew Morgan, 2015)
This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.
View the trailer: https://meaningfulmovies.org/events/the-true-cost-2/
Please join us for the film’s showing on February 8. It’s FREE and open to the public! Donations to defray the cost of screening rights gladly accepted. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. The film begins at 7:00 P.M with a facilitated community discussion to follow.
**NEW** Help decide how to spend $2 million on park and street improvements in Seattle
Submit ideas from January 28 through February 22
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is again engaging community members to democratically decide how to spend $2 million of the City’s budget on small-scale park and street improvements. This is the third year of Your Voice, Your Choice (YVYC): Parks & Streets.
From January 28 to February 22, community members can submit an idea online at seattle.gov/yvyc or in-person at any Seattle Public Library branch. Projects could include park benches, trail improvements, flashing beacons, and curb ramps to name a few. The only criteria are the ideas be physical improvements for Seattle’s parks or streets, benefit the public, and cost $90,000 or less.
Learn more about what types of projects are eligible: Idea Collection Examples.
Once ideas are submitted, volunteers will be recruited to turn the ideas into 8 – 10 proposals per council district. Then this July, everyone will have the opportunity to vote for the top projects within their district.
You can learn more about the YVYC process and how to get involved on our webpage, and for questions, email email@example.com.
**NEW** Hot Java Cool Jazz
Join the Roosevelt Jazz Band on March 15th at the Paramount Theatre to celebrate the sounds of Washington’s top performing young jazz musicians at Starbucks 24th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz concert. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will directly benefit our school’s music program. Buy tickets online or from our local Starbucks store, Starbucks at Roosevelt Square. This is one of the most awe inspiring high school events of the year. #HotJavaCoolJazz2019
**NEW** Women Fly
Women Fly Middle School day invites students to participate in a day of motivational and career-oriented activities that allow them to meet and learn from professional women working in a variety of aviation and STEM careers. Students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in aviation (women, communities of color, and those who identify as queer or gender non-binary) are encouraged to attend.
In order to expose middle school participants to the breadth of possibilities for them in the STEM field, workshop leaders will provide general overviews of STEM careers and hands-on activities will introduce participants to concepts such as physics, aerodynamics, and materials science.
The Women Fly Resource Fair will feature local organizations and clubs, professional organizations, and clubs who will discuss potential opportunities with participants.
Registration opens February 1.
Attendance is limited to students, schools, and organizations on a first come, first served basis.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
School and Student registration opens February 1.
Middle School Day: Thursday, March 21, 2019
**NEW** Magnuson Community Center new weekend hours
Great news! Magnuson Community Center is now open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..
To see the Center’s full operating hours, visit: https://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/centers/magnuson-community-center
**NEW** Improv Night at UHeights
University Heights Center
5031 University Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105
Every first Saturday of the month, 7:00-9:00pm
Join us, every first Saturday for a new night of comedy in the U District. https://www.uheightscenter.org/calendar
Every month you will be treated to not one, not two, not three, but FOUR rotating comedy groups, all vying for your attention and your laughter. Bring your dinner, or enjoy some tasty snacks and drinks from our bar. Shows are all-ages, though there may be instances of mature language.
Free Parking // Buses: 45, 70, 71, 73, 74, 373, 541, 542, 556
Ticketing Policy: Most events at UHeights are Pay-What-You-Can. This model allows our events to be accessible to the entire community! We have no minimum or maximum amount suggested, we simply ask you to pay what you can.
**NEW** Sunday Skate at Magnuson
Magnuson Community Center
7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98115
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3 PM – 6 PM
Come join us for our FREE series of Sunday Skates brought to you by Magnuson Community Center and PFM Roller Derby. All ages and abilities are welcome but children under the age of 18 must have parental permission. This is a free event with donations welcome. We will provide the space, tunes, and skates. You provide the smiles and laughter.
**NEW** Seattle Neighbor Day May 4
Mark your calendars and join us in celebrating Seattle’s 25th Annual Neighbor Day on Saturday, May 4. Yes, it is a bit later this year. We decided to move it into Spring in hopes of taking advantage of nicer weather while also giving people more time to plan!
Neighbor Day is a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, make new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood and community a great place to live. We encourage all Seattle residents to celebrate this day by indulging in random acts of kindness. Residents, businesses, or community groups are all invited to participate however they like. The main goal is simply to reach out and connect with your neighbors through generosity.
We will make it as easy as possible for you to participate! Stay tuned for a list of ideas and resources that can help you plan your Neighbor Day event or activity.
In the meantime, save the date and start thinking about how you want to celebrate.
If you have any questions or want to bounce ideas off someone, contact Neighbor Day coordinator Sam Read at email@example.com.
For more information on Neighbor Day, please visit our website at seattle.gov/neighborday.
Ingraham Baseball Clinic
Ingraham RAM Baseball and Softball: Pre-Season Youth Baseball Clinic
Saturday February 2, 2019
8:30 AM – 12 PM
$50 per player
Ingraham High School Ballfields
Join Ingraham’s baseball and softball coaches and players and get prepared TO PLAY BALL!!
- Infield & Outfield
Youth baseball and softball players between the ages of 8 and 13 are invited to a pre-season clinic that will focus on skills typically evaluated at Little League and Pony League baseball and softball try-outs. Small-group instruction guaranteed!
Registration form and instructions here.
Remembrance for former Thornton Creek teacher
Former students from Thornton Creek school who knew or were students in Sandra Brettler’s class are invited to a remembrance for Sandra on Feb 10th, from 1-3pm at Thornton Creek school. Pie will be a part of the remembrance, former students will fondly remember pi day and should feel free to bring a store bought pie to share. Please join us as we gather to remember an extraordinary, well-lived life and the many ways Sandra impacted students over the years.
**NEW** One on One Basketball Seattle
One on One Basketball (Mid-Winter Break Camp)
Tuesday-Friday, February 19-22, Boys and Girls Ages 6-12
– Don’t stay home during break, join our experienced coaches and gain confidence in your individual skills and court knowledge, and finish the season strong!
Register today at seattle.1on1basketball.com or by calling the host community center.
Annual Hands On Skills Fair
A new wave is sweeping the country. People are recognizing the joy, satisfaction and security of being able to provide for their own needs, shifting from dependence on giant corporations to a healthy interdependence with our local community. Let’s relearn the skills our grandparents knew! In partnership with Meadowbrook Community Center, Sustainable NE Seattle is organizing the ninth annual “Hands-On Skills Fair.” Folks from our neighborhood have stepped up to share skills such as food preservation and preparation, seed saving, soap making, basic plumbing and electrical, tool repair, carpentry, pruning, gardening, simple bike maintenance, and making lotions, just to name a few.
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10 AM – 5 PM
Meadowbrook Community Center (10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98125)
Promoting Participation Physical Activity Fair
When: Sat, March 23, 2019, 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM PDT
Where: Eckstein Middle School (3003 NE 75th St)
What : A FREE event that provides an opportunity for the community to come together and support the inclusive physical activity engagement of students and families from Seattle Public Schools. Representatives from various community organizations will be present and activity stations will be universal for participation of all abilities. Students can sign up for spring/summer camps and enjoy a couple hours of FUN participation in physical activity.
Each participant will get a “passport book” upon check in. The book contains an area to collect a stamp from every activity or booth they visit. Collecting a qualifying number of stamps earns a ticket into the raffle drawing.
Who: ALL students and families of Seattle Public Schools. All grade levels. This is a fully inclusive event for students with and without disabilities.
Why: Physical Activity, Participation, and Inclusiveness play a critical role in student and families’ physical and emotional health. Promoting Participation provides opportunities for students, families, and community organizations to come together to be active and provide access to inclusive physical activity resources. Activity stations will include modifications to accommodate all abilities and provide opportunities for success.
Free admission to the Volunteer Park Conservatory though Feb. 28
Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) and The Friends of the Conservatory (FOC) are pleased to announce that the Volunteer Park Conservatory will waive all admission fees though the end of February, 2019.
Free admission to the Conservatory during this time period is made possible by a generous donation from the Bennett-Shear family – a gift from the children to celebrate their parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. Son Emmett Shear said, “We grew up walking to the Conservatory during my whole childhood, and I know my parents want everyone to be able to enjoy this beauty and peace. In their honor, I’m excited to be able to invite people to come for free to the Conservatory again.” (The Conservatory had been a free experience until 2013)
SPR and FOC encourage everyone, especially those who have never visited before, as well as school groups planning field trips, to take advantage of this opportunity to discover the Conservatory at no cost.
To schedule a tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Conservatory’s regular hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed on Mondays).
Regular admission will be reinstated on March 1, 2019. Adults $4; Youth $2; Kids under age 12 are always free.
Many thanks to the Bennett-Shear Family for making the Conservatory accessible to all during this holiday season.
Questions? Please contact Khue Tran, FOC Executive Administrator, at Khue.Tran@volunteerparkconservatory.org.
When school is out, Watts is in session!
Join Watts Basketball for one of our upcoming camps, clinics or join a weekly skills class and give your child an incredible experience that will grow their confidence, improve their skills, let them make new friends and above all, have fun!
Featuring Supersonics legend Slick Watts, UW legend Donald Watts and a team of highly renowned coaches, Watts Basketball provides skill development, games and competitions, prizes, t-shirts, autographs, pictures and lasting memories!
See our winter camps and clinics schedule below:
February 18th-22nd Mid Winter Break Camps
9am-12pm: K-4th grade @ Villa Academy
1pm-4pm: 5th-8th grade @ Villa Academy
9am-3pm: 3rd-8th grade @ Watts Sodo Gym
For more information or to register for a camp, clinic or weekly skills class visit
WattsBasketball.com, email Colin@WattsBasketball.com or call (206) 467-1383
Community offerings are included in the Jaguar News as helpful resources for our parents and students. They are not to be perceived as endorsements by Jane Addams Middle School, the JAMS PTSA, or Seattle Public Schools.