Jaguar News: April 26, 2019

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April 26, 2019

Important Upcoming Dates

April 27 – Track meet (@SWAC/Chief Sealth HS) 10:30am-1:30pm

April 27 – Girls Volleyball games
Varsity vs. Aki Kurose (@Washington) 11:00am
JV vs. Aki Kurose (@Washington) 2:00pm
JVC vs. Hazel Wolf (@Eagle Staff) 2:00pm

April 27 – Boys Soccer games
JVC vs. Denny (@Garfield) 8:00am
Varsity vs. Whitman (@Eagle Staff) 9:30am
JV vs. Whitman (@JAMS) 11:00am

April 26 – Multicultural Night 6:00-8:00pm **TONIGHT**

May 1 – STEAM fair 6:30-8:00pm **NEXT WEEK**

May 13 – JAMS PTSA board meeting (JAMS library) 7:00pm

May 16 – Family Education (Topic: Sexuality, Relationships and Consent) & JAMS PTSA general meeting (JAMS library) 7:00pm

May 18 – Environmental Stewardship day 10:00am-2:00pm

May 18 – Chipotle fundraiser to benefit JAMS PTSA Community Stair Project 5:00-9:00pm

Save these dates:
June 21 – 8th grade promotion
June 24 – 8th grade field trip
June 24 – 7th grade field trip
June 27 – Last day of school

JAMS School calendar
SPS sports schedules

Put the “FUN” into fundraising

**NEW** Serve as the PTSA Fundraising Chair Next Year: Help Us Support ALL Kids at JAMS

Few positions are as important to the PTSA and to all of our kids as Fundraising Chair, and we need YOU to put the fun into fun-draising next year. You can do that any way you like – the sky’s the limit!

Consider the graphic: every penny the PTSA raises supports all of our kids: student enrichment and community projects (including scholarships, field trips, supplies, etc.) as well as health & safety, library, and technology, and student events. Without a Fundraising Chair, the PTSA cannot offer these things.

JAMS PTSA runs only ONE fundraiser per year, the Annual Fund Drive. You’ll be busy during the drive, but the rest of the year? Not so much! The job involves communicating through the newsletter, in paper fliers sent home, and/or on Facebook asking for donations, and then collecting and organizing donations via PayPal or check (and following up on Employer Matching). Then, you would need to help the Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer get donations on the books and thanks and acknowledgments sent.

Are you worried you’ve never done this before? Don’t sweat it! We have former, current, and future board members with fundraising experience who can advise you along the way. Do you want to serve as a Co-Chair with a friend? By all means! Sign up together.

Ultimately, we must fill this important role. Time is running out.

Contact if you need more information and to volunteer. Our kids need you!

Nominate exceptional volunteers and educators by May 4

**NEW**  JAMS PTSA wants to recognize the outstanding educators and volunteers at our school! If you know of an exceptional educator (teacher, staff, administrator, or community member) or volunteer, please take the time to tell us about what makes them special. The PTSA will present a Golden Acorn Award and an Outstanding Educator (Golden Apple) Award at our last PTSA General Meeting of the school year on May 16.

The Golden Acorn Award recognizes a volunteer who has given outstanding service to the school community.

The Outstanding Educator Award recognizes an individual who makes significant contributions that enhance the education and development of children and youth.

To nominate a candidate(s), please complete our Golden Acorn / Educator Nomination Form online (, send an e-mail with your choice (and why) to, or pick up, complete, and return your nomination form in the main office. You may nominate multiple people if you wish (please complete a nomination form separately for each nominee).

Nominations are being accepted until May 4, 2019. Thanks for participating and helping us recognize people in our community who go above and beyond expectations.

Multicultural Night April 26


Celebrate JAMS Diversity! Bring a dish to share or just come and enjoy some cultural flavors of JAMS. All students, families and friends of the community are welcome! Join us at 6:00pm in the JAMS cafeteria.

Celebre la diversidad de JAMS!  Traiga un plato para compartir o simplemente venga y disfrute de algunos sabores culturales de JAMS. TODOS los estudiantes, familias y amigos de la comunidad son bienvenidos!

Dabaalda JAMS kala duwanaanta Keen saxan la wadaaga dhaqaakaga iyo cunta kliya la imaawo dhaqankaga ku raaxeyso qaar dhaqanka dhadhanka cuntoyiinka kala nucanu ah oo aya keynaya Qurska kala duduwiin of JAMS Ardaya Quska iyo Saxibada oo dhana iyo bulshada waya Imaana ku so dhosokaan

Get ready to be STEAMed!

The JAMS STEAM fair is coming up **NEXT WEEK** on May 1 (6:30-8:00pm)! Please plan to attend the fair with your family.  Our exhibitors include Coyote Central, Seattle Robotic Arts, Puget Sound Marine Invertebrates, Sail Sand Point, the NE Tool Library, and JAMS students — just to name a few!  Come for the taco bar dinner (while supplies last), and stay for the awesome Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math exhibits. Volunteers are still needed for the day of the fair (high school volunteers are welcome — we can sign for service learning hours).

TAJA presents…Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Family education events April 24 and May 16

**NEW**  Family Education EventsThank you to everyone that attended the Suicide Prevention Training for Families on April 24 presented by Crisis Connections ( Their 24-Hour Crisis Line (206-461-3222 or 1-866-4CRISIS) provides immediate help to individuals, families, and friends of people in emotional crisis. They can help you determine if you or your loved one needs professional consultation and can link you to the appropriate services.

If you have concerns about a JAMS student, you may also contact the JAMS Counseling staff (

Don’t miss the next Family Education Event:

Topic: Review of Healthy Youth Survey Information and How to Talk to Your Student About Sexuality, Healthy Relationships and Consent
Date: May 16
Time: 7-8pm (after PTSA General Meeting)
Location: Jane Addams Middle School Library
Presenter: Lisa Davidson, Health Education Manager, Lisa Love, Health Education Manager, and Daniel Adjei, Prevention Intervention Specialist


Environmental Stewardship Day May 18

The 3rd Annual Environmental Stewardship Day is Saturday, May 18 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Please join us to complete several outdoor projects at JAMS and Nathan Hale. As in years past we will be joined by volunteers from Nathan Hale high school and Bethany Community Church NE.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided to help fuel our efforts. If you register through the link below you will be automatically entered in our prize drawing! Questions can be directed to Colleen at

Save the date: Eat for Change

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support JAMS PTSA Community Stair Project. Come in to the Chipotle at 12725 Lake City Way NE in Seattle on May 18 between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and 33% of the proceeds of your order will be donated to the JAMS PTSA Community Stair Project.

JAMS Big Cat Ultimate

Come on out this spring and learn about Ultimate Frisbee!  The JAMS Big Cat Ultimate Frisbee team is hosting open practices after school on Mondays and Thursdays  (no experience necessary).

Ultimate Frisbee is a coed, non-contact sport.  Teams are comprise of 7 players that always consists of 3 girls and 4 boys.   We are especially encouraging girls to come check it out! 

Ultimate resembles many traditional sports in its athletic requirements, it is unlike most sports due to its focus on self-officiating, even at the highest levels of competition. This concept, called Spirit of the Game, is integrated into the basic philosophy of the sport, written into the rules, and practiced at all levels of the game from local leagues to the World Games.

Combining the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of ultimate is played by two teams with a flying disc on a field with end zones, similar to football. The object of the game is to score by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone. A player must stop running while in possession of the disc, but may pivot and pass to any of the other receivers on the field.  Ultimate is a transition game in which players move quickly from offense to defense on turnovers that occur with a dropped pass, an interception, a pass out of bounds, or when a player is caught holding the disc for more than ten seconds.

Spring ultimate frisbee is a co-ed, club sport (ie., not a school sponsored sport) for Jane Addams Middle School. The parent-run club that serves Jane Addams Middle School families is called Big Cat Ultimate Club.

Please contact Kathy Doe at or Roger Bakos, 6th grade coach, at or 206.499.011 if you need additional information.

Engraved tile: a lasting gift

Looking for a unique gift idea? The JAMSDREAMBIG committee is spearheading a campaign to replace the “slippery slope” in front of the school with a stairway and a seat wall. The Jane Addams Community Stair Project seat wall will include commemorative tiles.  Purchase an engraved tile for your student or family, a teacher, coach, team or any other JAMS group!  It’s a great way to leave a lasting mark at JAMS! Visit to donate.

Fill your summer with the sound of music!

Summer Music OpportunitiesSummer is just around the corner and there are many great summer music camps in the area. Our wonderful JAMS Music Department has gathered some great information about local summer music opportunities.  A full list is available on the FOJAM website

JAMS will be hosting the SPS Summer Music Program!

The SPS Summer Music Program will be at JAMS this year!  All students entering 5-9 grade are encouraged to attend.

Seattle Public Schools Information

**NEW**  Join the School Health Education Taskforce

Seattle Public Schools is seeking community and staff participation in the School Health Education Task Force.

This task force will provide guidance and support to the District Health Education office through review of materials, supports, and program implementation to ensure students are receiving effective health education.

The task force will address issues related to mental health, reproductive health, pregnancy prevention, supporting LGBTQ students, social and emotional learning, anti-bullying, substance use prevention, safe and supportive environments, family life, healthy relationship skills, including consent, STD/HIV prevention, and related topics.

Applications are due by April 30, 5 p.m.

To learn more or to apply, please visit 

**NEW**  Culturally Centered Family Engagement Training Series

April 23 – June 11 2019
Tuesdays, 6 until 8 p.m.
South Lake High School

We invite Seattle families of color and families raising children of color to participate in our family engagement program. This program is especially designed for families who have traditionally been marginalized and underrepresented in the education system, policies and decisions that impact the education and well-being of their children.

Learn how to have effective two-way communication with your children about academics and their school experience as well as techniques to support them in advocating for their education.

Do you want to know:

  • What your child is learning in school and how you can help them at any grade?
  • How your child is really doing in school based on standards and indicators?
  • How to navigate the education system?
  • Where to find the available resources to help your child succeed?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, please join the Washington State NAACP, Seattle Council PTSA, and Seattle Public Schools to close the belief gap during these trainings and increase the voice of families of color.

Community Events and Programs

**NEW**  Got room…?

…for one more smile?
…for one more giggle?
…for one more hug?
…for one more tear?
…to make the difference for one child in your school?

Every year in our community, hundreds of kids enter the foster care system. The critical shortage of foster care homes in our school district means that abused and neglected children are rarely able to stay in their original school when they enter foster care.  As a result, children who must enter foster care lose not only their families, but also friends, teachers, tutors, counselors, administrators, bus drivers, food service workers and custodians.

For many of these kids, school is the only secure piece of their lives. You could be the best solution!

We are searching for a few families from your school to become licensed foster parents. Just in case a child in your school needs a home. You don’t have to be a superhero, or even save the world, but just maybe you could find the room to make the difference in the life of one child.

Attend orientation now! Get licensed and be ready to help when a student in our community needs a foster family. For information, please call 1-888-KIDS414 (1-888-543-7414).

**NEW**  Drop in programs for middle schoolers at the SPL

Looking for something to do on early release days? The Seattle Public Library has some new programs for students ages 11-14 – eat snacks, chat with other people your age, and create art or solve puzzles!


  • Snack. Chat. Make. – 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at the Wallingford Branch, 1501 N. 45th St., 206-684-4088. Come to this new program just for middle schoolers! We’ll have snacks, conversations and crafts.
  • Snack. Chat. Solve. – 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Fridays, May 10, 17, 24 and 31 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455. Do you love to figure out problems, mysteries, and solve puzzles? Then come to this new program just for middle schoolers.  Meet new friends as you solve a new scavenger hunt together each week.

**NEW**  Eckstein Middle School Presents. . . Freaky Friday

This all-student cast is performing a wacky musical production two nights only.  Performances are Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27 at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $10 at the door starting at 6:30pm.  For in-coming 6th graders, this is a great way to check out their new school!

**NEW**  Nathan Hale Horticulture and Urban Farm Edible and Ornamental Plant Sale 2019

Early Bird Sale on Friday May 10 from 4 to 8 PM: Get Tickets Here
Main Sale on Saturday May 11 from 9 AM to 3 PM
Located north of 110th Street between 31st and 34th Aves NE, behind JAMS
For more information, including a plant list, visit our website:

**NEW**  Information for incoming Roosevelt football players

Welcome to another great year of Roosevelt Football, go Rough Riders! We look forward to a very competitive, exciting and fun football campaign in 2019. All paperwork is now on-line on the Roosevelt website, please take the time and effort to download and fill out the needed paperwork and pay for all fees. Please return all completed paperwork to Mrs. Downing in the main office at Roosevelt High School beginning May 1. All in coming 8th graders will need to pay for all fees with a check made out to Roosevelt High school and hand it in to the main office at Roosevelt.  There are few up coming dates that are very important for all incoming and returning Roosevelt Football players.

Thursday, May 23, 4:30-6pm (6:15– 7:00 for family BBQ):

  • All-comers spring kick-off meeting & BBQ; RHS football field: All potential 2018 players and families are invited, NO COMMITMENT REQUIRED. Intro to the program, meet the coaches and other players and learn about upcoming events. Enjoy a Roughrider family BBQ. What players need to bring: Cleats, Athletic Shoes, Shorts, Sweatshirt and Positive Attitude. Non-contact workout

May 28 & 29: 9th Graders IMPACT TESTING

  • May 28 at  4:15pm all incoming 8th graders will meet in the library and go through baseline impact testing.
  • May 29 at 5:30pm all incoming 8th grades who did not impact test on May 28 will meet in the library and go through impact testing. What players need to bring: Just themselves and a patient  good attitude.

May 29: All returning players

May 30 and 31: All retuning players + incoming freshmen, current 8th graders

  • Gear Handout at Roosevelt: Receive all your gear for football: Helmet, shoulder pads, girdle, practice jersey & pants, knee pads, belt and locker. What players need to bring: Yourself, patience and a great attitude.

June 3: Spring Practice Begins!!!

  • All registered 2018 players. Full practice: begin learning the playbook, make impression on position coaches and gain invaluable extra experience. OPTIONAL, BUT ENCOURAGED. To participate, ALL paperwork and fees must be paid and submitted to the RHS main office. What players need to bring: Cleats, shorts, any personalized football equipment (All necessary football equipment is supplied by RHS), mouth guard and determination.

You can find all of the information you need at the following address:
Roosevelt Football website:

Thank you from Coach Sherlock and I look forward to the up-coming season. Team First, Always Compete and NO EXCUSES!! WHO RIDES!

UW Aquatic Science Open House

When: May 4th, 2019 from 1-4 pm
Locations: Fishery Sciences Building (FSH), 1122 Boat Street, Seattle, WA 98105
Ocean Sciences Building (OSB), 1492 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105
Cost: FREE!

Come join us for a free and family-friendly afternoon of hands-on learning at Our Watery World, the second annual aquatic science open house at the UW to celebrate science and research that relates to water. We will have tours of the UW Fish Collection, the Research Vessel Rachel Carson, and real working science labs at the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and School of Oceanography. We will also have hands-on activities led by current UW students, staff, postdocs and faculty across the College of the Environment and by organizations from the greater Seattle area, which will give you an opportunity to get your hands wet and learn about the aquatic science happening right here in Seattle — covering everything from freshwater to oceans, microscopic microbes to whales, and everything in between!

JAMS families – don’t miss the Hale Musical

We invite you to come see Nathan Hale’s Spring Musical:   “Crazy for You”

Come cheer on many JAMS graduates on the high school stage at this fast paced dance extravaganza!

“Crazy For You, the classic tale of a boy, a girl, and a theater in need of a dream come true. In a world of showgirls and cowboys,  a city boy and a country girl reconcile their differences, fall in love, and save a theater the old-fashioned way. In which lays the foundation for career success, new relationships, and true love.”

  • Tickets go on sale:  4/6
  • Performance Dates:  5/2, 5/3, 5/4, 5/10, 5/11 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Matinee:  5/11 @ 2:00 p.m.

Information and Tickets Available at:

**NEW**  Kids With An Edge
email:  |

Use this summer to fill in the gaps, prevent the summer slide or to take a look ahead and start in the fall with confidence!

Our classes are very effective and highly interactive.  Quietly sitting and doing worksheets can be done at home.  In our sessions, we keep students actively engaged and make sure they have the correct thought processes and approach.  Our classes are designed to build confidence while enjoying the journey!

Our classes/camps are run in small groups of 2-4 children with plenty of 1:1 attention.  We also offer private tutoring.

We offer:

  • Computer Camps – Python and Web Design  – uniquely systematic to build a truly strong foundation, industry professional
  • Math Camps  –    6th grade to Algebra 1
  • Strong FUNdamentals Math Classes –    Preschool to Algebra 1
  • Reading/Math classes-    for Preschoolers to First Grade, great for KG Prep
  • Private Tutoring
  • If you don’t see what you are looking for, just send us a request! –

Open Volleyball at Meadowbrook

Meadowbrook Community Center (10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125) is hosting Youth Volleyball Open Gym on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm. Anyone (girls or boys, all experience levels) is welcome to come practice!

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

For more information on Neighbor Day, please visit our website at

Parent University on April 27

Parent University is a half-day event featuring insights from experts in the field of childhood and adolescent development.  This year’s keynote speaker is NYT best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims who will talk about her book, How to Raise an Adult. The closing speaker will be Dr. John Medina, author of the Brain Rules series. In between there will be a choice of sessions covering a range of parenting topics: friendships, sexuality & consent, learning differences, race in America, managing anxiety, experiencing grief, kids & technology and a Gottman-trained therapist who will talk about parental well-being.

This community event offers learning for parents and guardians of K-12 students. Childcare is available for kindergarten- 5th grade children only. Space is limited, so reserve your childcare spot during registration.

Saturday, April 27,  8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Event held at The Bush School, 3400 E Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98112
Cost: $30. Attendance includes a light breakfast and a boxed lunch.

Register today:

Adolesco Youth Exchange Applications due May 15

We offer a two-way exchange program that gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new language and new culture and to host your carefully matched exchange partner in turn.  At Adolesco Youth Exchange we will match you with a student about your own age in France, Germany, Italy, or Spain (your choice), you will decide exactly when (whatever’s best for your schedule), and for how long (between 6 to 12 weeks) you want to go on exchange (and then to host) as part of our flexible and affordable nonprofit language immersion and cultural exchange program for qualifying students between ages 9 and 18.

Please RSVP and join us at one of the following information meetings:

  • Sat., April 20, 2019 • 2 – 4 PM: Northeast Library, Meeting Room (6801 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115);
  • Sun., April 21, 2019 • 1 – 3 PM: Lake Hills Library, Meeting Room (15590 Lake Hills Blvd, Bellevue, WA 98007);
  • Sat., April 27, 2019 • 2 – 4 PM: Bellevue Public Library, Meeting Room #4 (1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue WA 98004);
  • Sun., April 28, 2019 • 1-3 PM: Capitol Hill Branch, Meeting Room (425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98102).

You can now learn French, German, Italian, or Spanish while living in a new culture and gain a great friend for life!

Start your application at and contact Marie for more information.  Marie Meyer 303-913-4845 /

Private Pilot Ground School

This unique course provides the opportunity for rising 9th-12th grade Washington students to explore the world of aviation while creating a base of aeronautical knowledge that pilots need to successfully pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) private pilot exam.


REGISTRATION: To start the registration process, please fill out our Request for Enrollment form.

COST: The only cost associated with Ground School is a $35 registration fee.

DATES:Monday, July 1 – Monday, July 22*
Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
*No school Thursday, July 4 or Friday, July 5 in celebration of Independence Day holiday. A final exam will be administered on the last day, July 22. Students must be in attendance the entire day.

Roosevelt basketball summer camp

Roosevelt High School Boys Basketball Camp July 15-18, 9am-3pm: Join Us This Summer! We’d love to have your player on the RHS court this summer with Head Coach Ben Scheffler and the Roosevelt boys basketball teams. It’s a great opportunity to learn new skills and improve your play with our staff and current Varsity and JV players. All skill levels welcome from grades 4th-9th. Questions? Email: To register, click on link:

Raider Soccer Summer Camp

Raider boys and girls soccer camp for elementary and middle schoolers

July 8-12, 2019
Register now before spots fill up!

Elementary school hours: 9am -12pm.
Middle School hours: 1–4 pm.
Location: Jane Addams Middle School.
$100.00 per Player
Price includes 5 days of camp, T-shirt, soccer ball and coaching by Nathan Hale Soccer Team & Coach(es).

Contact  for link to registration and any additional questions.

DiscNW JAMS Ultimate camp

DiscNW offers an ultimate summer camp, just for JAMS students. Registration is now open, please feel free to spread the word as your spring season gets rolling!

When: July 29-Aug 2, 9AM-3PM
Where: Mapleleaf
Who: JAMS Players, entering and exiting players in the 2019-2020 school year
Cost: $317/Week, 63.40/Day. Financial Aid Available.

Player too old for JAMS camp? Attend our *newly added* North End HS camp for players attending Ingraham, Ballard, Nathan Hale, Roosevelt, Blanchet, Shorewood, Shorecrest, and more!


Summer enrichment at the University of Washington

UW’s Summer Youth Program for middle school students is now open for enrollment.  Parents and students can choose from a wide variety of half day classes in coding, engineering design, visual arts, creative writing, debate and much more!

**NEW**  New Classes Added! The Summer Youth Program has added new classes to its lineup including, Materials Science campEngineering Things That GoCoding in PythonEngineering Sustainable LivingFashion, Mosaic Arts-3D and Bookmaking. Dates and details are online at:

Summer Art Camps in North Seattle

The Seattle Artist League offers art camps for people aged 10-15, and 15-17. Our five-day camps in figure drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, puppets, photography, and tech are taught by professional artist-instructors.

  • 1 week of mornings or afternoons: $220
  • 2 teen camps: $352 with coupon code SAVE$88

To register, visit

Questions? email

Learn to play an instrument this summer at Seattle JazzED!

Summer Jazz Prep Camp at New South End Location (Rainier Prep School, 10211 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98168), Thurs. June 27 – Wed. July 3: For rising 4-8th graders. This is a 1-week summer music camp where all students learn to play an instrument. FREE tuition option for any family, no questions asked. Families can register online at

One on One Basketball Seattle Presents…

Post-Season Player Development Programs & Weekly Shooting Clinics
Ravenna CC or Queen Anne CC

  • our internationally renown progressive basketball individual skills class
  • prepare for middle school / high school basketball with our best instructors!

Summer Camps are open for registration NOW!
Ravenna CC, Magnuson, Queen Anne CC, Laurelhurst Gym

  • Several camp opportunities for middle school players to improve over summer.
  • Shooting Camps, Rising High School Player Trainings, Guard & Post Play Camps

Check the schedule at all our area locations by clicking on the link below:

Kickstart your summer. Learn to play an instrument!

June 27 – July 3, 2019
At the Summer Jazz Prep Camp you will pick your instrument, begin reading music and learn to play songs in a beginning band. At the end of camp you’ll be invited to keep learning in the after-school Jazz Prep Ensembles, which start Fall 2019.

Every student gets:

  • a free JazzED t-shirt
  • a free instrument to use at camp
  • Thursday, June 27 – Wednesday, July 3

Morning session: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (suggested grades 4-5)
Afternoon session: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (suggested grades 6-8)
We suggest choosing the session associated with your student’s grade as of Fall 2019 but we can be flexible based on your needs.

Camp is at Rainier Prep, 10211 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98168 (map).

Pick from Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, or Upright Bass.

Every student will get a t-shirt and the use of a musical instrument while at camp. We are committed to this program being financially accessible for ALL families. You select the tuition amount that works for you.

On the last page of the registration form (the ‘check-out’ page) you can enter one of the sliding scale tuition codes listed below in the coupon box. Once you apply the code it should automatically update your tuition balance. Then you can select a payment plan option if you want to break payments up.

$400, do not enter any code on the check-out page
$275, enter code TWOSEVENTYFIVE
$150, enter code ONEFIFTY
$50, enter code FIFTY
$0 – FREE (full tuition waiver) enter code WAIVER
If you’d like to pay a different sliding scale amount than the options here, fill out our easy online form, and we’ll send you a custom tuition code.

Have questions about how this works? Contact us and we’ll get right back to you! You can also call our office at 206-324-5299 to speak with a staff member. Hablamos Español.

Open to students entering 4th through 8th grade in the fall. No music experience required. Students who have already participated in this camp for two years may not register again to allow room for new students.

Click here to register online. Enter your chosen sliding scale tuition code (listed above) on the final check-out page. You should receive a confirmation email from our registration system Seattle Titans Junior Football‏ 

North Seattle Titans Junior Football is a Seattle youth tackle football program dedicated to teaching the fundamentals in a structured and positive environment. This Seattle youth football program is for children between the ages of 7-14. Players are assigned to a team by their age and weight. North Seattle Titans Jr. Football will prepare players to be champions for life and young persons of strong moral character. Top-quality equipment is provided to insure safety of the athletes, and our youth football program serves the families and neighborhoods of Seattle, Snohomish County, and King County.

Dates: Practices begin August 5@ Ingraham High School, and will be held Monday through Friday, through the end of August; then 3 times a week after Labor Day weekend.
To Preregister : Visit  or contact
Head Coach, Bill Taylor at, or (425) 672-3766
More information here

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