|**NEW** Community Prioritization for ‘Neighborhood Street Fund’
Now through February 22nd residents are able to prioritize transportation related projects through the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DoN) ‘Neighborhood Street Fund’ (NSF). Meadowbrook needs your help to ensure our proposed projects (proposals) rise to the top of this competitive prioritization process. Funds for these projects will range from between 100K and One million dollars compared to the smaller Your Voice, Your Choice projects which top out at $90K. Community Prioritization phase of Neighborhood Street Fund 2019-2021 cycle is now open! Tell us what street improvements your community needs most by scoring projects proposed by neighbors in your district now through February 22. The highest-scored projects will proceed to the voting phase in Spring.
How to score:
- Online: prioritize projects and participate in an online dialogue with your neighbors without leaving your home!
- In-person: attend a 90-minute Community Prioritization Meeting in your district. Meetings will include presentations by SDOT staff of each project proposed in your district. (Please note that presentations will begin promptly at the meeting start, so arrive on time! To request interpretation and or another accommodation, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 733-9361 before the meeting date. Due the bad weather, the first round of meetings for District 5 have been canceled, but they may be rescheduled at another date. This is to be determined by DoN.
The Meadowbrook Sidewalk Committee has 6 priority projects within the boundaries of Meadowbrook that we need you to support as high priority (in order of priority):
- #203, Construct a curbed, asphalt walkway on the south side of Ne 115th between 35th and 40th Ave Ne;
- #205, Complete asphalt walkway on Ne 100th from near Ravenna to the entrance of Seattle Waldorf School;
- #016, Add school zone ticketing cameras on Ne 115th between 30th and 34 Aves Ne;
- #177, Install a sidewalk on the south side of Ne 95th between 30th and 32nd Aves Ne;
- #170, Construct an asphalt walkway on west side of 39th Ave Ne from crosswalk on Ne 108th to trail into Meadowbrook Pond area (benefits John Rogers Elementary); and
- #174, Install speed reduction treatments on Sand Point Way between 95th and 125th Ave Ne.
Visit http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/projects-and-programs/programs/neighborhood-street-fund/projects-map to score online or check the meeting schedule!
Thank you for your participation in the NSF Program.
Neighborhood Street Fund-FAQ http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/SDOT/NSF/2018/NSF_2019FAQ_20181019.pdf
Neighborhood Street Fund Program www.seattle.gov/NSF
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 THIS SUNDAYFebruary 10, 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.
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, Feb 9 **TOMORROW**
10am to 5pm
Meadowbrook Community Center
(10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle 98125)
Starting at 2pm, the NE Seattle Emergency Communication Hubs are teaching “Disaster Preparedness” skills. Besides gaining invaluable knowledge, 100 families will build, and walk away with, their very own EMERGENCY TOILET!! You could be one of them!
Girl Scout Troop 40622 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 email@example.com.
Meadowbrook Track Registration
Registration for spring sports at Seattle Parks and Recreation Community Centers opened 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.
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/
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.