Jaguar News: June 14, 2019

Jaguar News June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

Important Upcoming Dates

June 16 – Senior Jazz concert (Royal room) 4:30pm

June 17 – Band concert (JAMS auditorium) 7:00pm

June 19 – Be The Change 8th grade presentations (in the morning) and All-School Track meet (in the afternoon)

June 21 – 8th grade promotion

June 25 and 26 – 7th grade field trip to Wing Luke museum (half of class each day)

June 26 – 8th grade field trip to Lynnwood Skate and Bowl

June 27 – Last Day of School (1 hour early dismissal)

Save these dates:
August 26 – 6th grade student orientation
September 4 – First day of school for 2019-20 school year
September 23 – Advanced Learning Referral deadline

JAMS School calendar
JAMS PTSA webpage

Yearbooks distributed June 20

**NEW**  Yearbooks will be distributed during Advisory on Thursday, June 20. Starting that day, extra yearbooks will be sold during lunch for $30 cash or check, while supplies last.

Pick up medications at school

**NEW**  All medications stored at JAMS need to be picked up before or on your student’s last day of school. Students are allowed to bring home all epinephrine injectors, inhalers and over the counter medications. All prescription medications must be released to an adult. If you have any questions please call Nurse Van Cleave at 206-252-4507.

8th grade events

**NEW** June is moving fast and the end of the school year is in sight. There are a couple of events planned for our students and families.

 Eighth Grade Promotion:  Our promotion will be on June 21 at 5:30pm. Seating starts at 5:00 pm. Seating is first-come/first served. There will be an informal reception after the ceremony in our cafeteria.

Lynwood Skate and Bowl: On June 26 our eighth graders will be going to Lynwood Skate and Bowl from 9:30am to 2:00pm. Permission slips were sent home and are due by **TODAY** June 14. The cost is $26 (scholarships available), which includes a pizza lunch.

Who is the next JAMS PTSA VP? (Hint: look in the mirror!)

**NEW**   JAMS PTSA Board Opportunity

Want to become more involved at JAMS?  Here’s your chance.  We have an open position for the JAMS PTSA Vice President.  This position would have a lot of support from current board members and is a great way to learn more about what’s happening at JAMS.  Duties of the JAMS PTSA Vice President are:

  • Attend monthly JAMS PTSA board meetings and quarterly JAMS PTSA general meetings
  • Weekly, review and approve the JAMS newsletter
  • Monthly, review financial statements
  • Reserve JAMS space for all PTSA activities, including board and general meetings
  • When the president is absent, facilitate board and general meetings 
  • Along with the president, review the agenda before meetings  
  • Monthly, meet with the president and principal
Contact to learn more.

Volunteer Corner

**SIGN UP NOW**  6th and 7th Grade parent VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 

6th and 7th Grade parents we NEED YOU to help at our 8th grade Jaguar “PURR-MOTION,” the evening of Friday June 21.  Pay it forward by letting our 8th grade parents sit back and enjoy their students’ middle school accomplishments.  It won’t be long before your child is the one walking across the stage.  We need a few folks to pass out programs and set up the cafeteria and then a few more to serve cake and clean up.  It’s an easy way to to congratulate our 8th graders and wish them continued success as they head off to high school.  To volunteer sign up here:

TAJA Needs You!

THEATRE AT JANE ADDAMS (TAJA) is looking for parents who are experienced in technical stage management in theater and who would like to share their skills and knowledge with students keen on learning those skills.  We are also looking for parents to help guide these students in areas of financial, budgeting, marketing and production management.

Please reach out to Stephanie Strickland or Irene Handley at

Environmental Stewardship News

**NEW**  Paint the Jaguar August 24
Join us to refresh the paint on our Jaguar at the main entrance to the school.  Painting will occur Saturday, August 24 from 9AM-1PM. Questions?

Leave a permanent mark on JAMS
Would your graduate like their name, favorite staff person or school team immortalized on a tile in the Jane Addams Community Stair project? Your support is needed to help fund the construction of a staircase replacement for the Slippery Slope. Visit

Let’s Celebrate!
JAMSDREAMBIG was recently awarded a $20,840 Neighborhood Matching Fund grant through the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods to fund creation of construction documents for the Campus Running Loop. Stay tuned for an upcoming community meeting in the fall of 2019. Visit for more info.  

Achoo! Tissues and hand sanitizer needed

**STILL NEEDED** Cold and flu season may be over, but the sniffles and sneezes will return soon enough next school year!  The JAMS school nurse would like to be able to provide each classroom with at least one box of tissues and a bottle of hand sanitizer in September.  If you are able to help, please send or drop off tissues and hand sanitizer to the JAMS main office.  Thanks for your support!

High School information

Ingraham High School – Welcome Wagon for incoming 9th graders – Class of 2023!

Welcome Wagon event at the Ingraham Gym, June 19 at 6:30pm.

**NEW** Ingraham Boys ultimate invites rising Ingraham freshmen to come to the Welcome Wagon event at the Ingraham Gym, June 19 at 6:30pm.
Speak with some of the Rams Ultimate Squad and get your questions answered! They look forward to meeting you!! 

Visit the Ingraham Athletics website for lots of information:
Boys HS Ultimate is a fall sport.Tryouts will start the week of August 19th.
Lincoln High School Orchestra Kick-Off

Calling all Lincoln-bound orchestra students!  You are invited to our kickoff gathering on June 19 from 4:30-7:00 pm at Hamilton, in the orchestra room! Because Lincoln is still a construction zone,  we are starting up just next door at Hamilton. We’ll have snacks, drinks and a t-shirt contest–if you can design a splendid and zesty t-shirt for Lincoln Orchestras, you will win a prize. Colors are black and red, and you can include clefs or whatever looks striking–be creative! 

Bring your ideas and we will all share our thoughts to developing a culture and strong orchestra program at Lincoln.  Meet your fellow orchestra members and have fun! Please RSVP by email to Lincoln orchestra director Vicki Greenbaum at (or, or call 650-766-7244 (texts welcome).

Homework help after school at JAMS

**LAST DAYS NEXT WEEK**  Every Tuesday and Thursday, the JAMS library will be open after school until 5:20pm with Nathan Hale tutors available to work with students. Library space, computers, printer, and supplies available. Students can come in to get help with homework or work on projects. Next week, June 18 and 20, will the the last days for this school year.  Questions? Contact librarian Laurie Amster-Burton (

Music Information

Summer Music Opportunities

Summer 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

Join us for Seattle Pride Parade June 30

All students, staff, families, and friends are invited to join Seattle Public Schools in the Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday, June 30 at 11:00am. The parade will last about 4 hours, ending at Second Avenue and Denny Way near Seattle Center.

When: Sunday, June 30 at 11 a.m.
Where: Downtown Seattle – beginning at 4th Avenue and Pike; ending at Seattle Center

Visit the  for more information.

Questions, or if you’d like to join us: Lisa Love, , Manager Health Education, 252-0982

Summer Skills Center classes available

The Summer Skills Center Program provides FREE Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses to Seattle Public Schools students entering 9th through 12th grade in September.

Summer courses take place weekdays from July 8 – August 2, 2019. Classes are held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please keep in mind, you may not take a course you have already taken.

District Advanced Learning Referral Window for Grades K through 8 is open May 15-Sept. 23, 2019

Referrals for students in kindergarten through 8th grade, for the 2020-21 school Advanced Learning Programs and services can be submitted from May 15th through September 23rd, 5:00p.m. Referral forms for students currently enrolled with Seattle Public Schools is completed online via the Source. Read more about it HERE. Have questions? Contact the District at 206-252-0130 or complete the online contact form at

Community Events and Programs

**NEW**  Free Rainbow Public Swim and Sherbet at Green Lake Pool

Saturday June 23
Swim 1:30-2:30pm
Rainbow sherbet 2:30-3:00pm

Evans Pool
7201 East Green Lake Drive N
Seattle WA 98115

  • FREE!
  • Sauna
  • Diving board
  • Access stairs and ADA lift for pool
  • Gendered locker rooms marked as gender neutral for the event
  • One family changing room available for those desiring more privacy
  • Please enter through side door directly to pool deck
Questions can be directed to Courtney Witcher at or by phone at (206)-684-4961.

**NEW**  Arts in Nature Festival at Camp Long

June 29-30. Free event! Experience 50+ local artists across the fields of music, visual art, dance, theater and more set in the lush landscape of Seattle’s only campground.

Saturday, June 29: 11am – 8pm / Sunday, June 30: 11am – 6pm
5200 35th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126

Camp Long ELC
5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, Washington 98126
(206) 684-7434

**NEW**  Join us for the annual Big Day of Play on Aug. 17, 2019!

Free event Aug. 17 at Rainier Community Center and Playfield; water activities at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center

Big Day of Play is a celebration of our city’s diversity, and it encourages neighbors, communities and families to have fun, build relationships and be active together. Big Day of Play will be held on Saturday, August 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rainier Playfield and Rainier Community Center in southeast Seattle (3700 S. Alaska St.). The event is completely free and includes activities for all ages and abilities.

More information at

**NEW**  GEMS Middle School STEM program

Check out GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science), a middle school STEM program sponsored by the Seattle chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). The program is a free, volunteer-run, evening science enrichment program that explores STEM fields as diverse as forensics, oceanography, civil engineering, and neuroscience through hands-on activities with guidance from women scientists currently employed in these fields. In addition, we organize several field trips a year, such as a programming workshop at Google and a beach walk exploration of tide pools with the Seattle Aquarium. We offer one-on-one mentorship opportunities for girls to get hands-on experience in fields that interest them. 

Our goal is to help middle school students who identify as girls learn about the range of opportunities that exist within ‘science and technology’, to encourage more girls to enter these fields, and allow them to build sense of confidence that they can be successful in these fields as professional women. GEMS meetings run once a month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm from November to May and are offered at two locations: the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in downtown Seattle and South Shore PK-8 School in South Seattle.

If you are interested or know a student who is interested for the 2019-2020 year, please fill out this form and we will contact you when our application opens in September 2019.

For more information visit, or contact us at

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.

**NEW**  North End High School Ultimate Camp: July 29th- August 2nd. 

All students attending north end high schools are also invited to participate in the North End HS Ultimate camp the week of July 29 to August 2. It is run through DiscNW and is a great opportunity for freshman to connect with each other. For more information, please go to

**NEW**  German Language School Seattle

Learn to speak the language of Mozart and Beethoven, Goethe and Schiller,
Einstein and Gauss, SAP and Porsche, Heidi Klum and Dirk Nowitzki!

Classes for children and adults

  • Designated as a “Center of Excellence” by the American Association of Teachers of German.
  • Ranked among the top three German Language Schools in the nation.
  • We prepare our students for DSD1 and DSD2 German Language Exams.
  • Classes meet Saturdays from 9.30am-12.00pm at beautiful Villa Academy in Laurelhurst.

To learn more, visit our website at or send an email to

Great curriculum, great teachers, great location, great school! GLS Seattle!

Fall Sports Leagues at Meadowbrook

Registration has begun for fall sports leagues including girls volleyball and flag football. Practices begin in late-August and games begin in September. Practice days and times TBD based on volunteer coaches availability. 
Ages 10 to 17 years-old (for girls volleyball) and Ages 8 to 14 years old (for flag football)
Note: A completed youth sports registration form must be submitted to Meadowbrook Community Center to complete the registration process. 
Call (206-684-7522) or stop by Meadowbrook CC (10517 35th Ave NE) if you have any questions.

Celebrate the 13th anniversary of the Northgate Community Center and Library on June 28!

Join us on Friday, June 28 from 5 to 8 pm. at the Northgate Community Center (10510 5th Ave. NE) to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the Northgate Community Center and Northgate Library complex. We’ll have music, BBQ, activity booths, games and more. This free event is open to all!

JAMS Ultimate Summer Camp

When: July 29 – Aug 2, 9am-3pm
Where: Mapleleaf Lower Fields
Who: Incoming 6th graders through graduating 8th graders
Cost: $317/week, $63.40/day. Financial Aid is available
More info and Registration:

This week not work for your player? Check out the 15 other sessions we are running this summer:

The Roosevelt High School Marching Band – Neighborhood Parade

On Saturday, June 15, Roosevelt High School’s Marching Band will depart Roosevelt at approx. 1:00 pm. with Seattle Police escorting. Motorists can expect a rolling slowdown as the parade makes its way along streets in the Roosevelt district. We’d love to see you anywhere along the route!

Route Details are:

  • Starts at NE 68th Street and 12th Avenue NE;
  • West on 68th to Roosevelt Way NE;
  • South on Roosevelt to NE 64th Street;
  • East on 64th to 12th Avenue NE;
  • turn into the parking lot of Roosevelt Square ​to play in front of Bartell Drugs;
  • North on 12th to NE 69th Street;
  • East on 69th to 15th Avenue NE;
  • North on 15th to NE 70th Street;
  • East on 70th to 20th Avenue NE;
  • South on 20th to NE 68th Street;
  • West on 68th to 15th Avenue NE;
  • South on 15th to NE 66th Street;
  • West on 66th to 12th Avenue NE;
  • North on 12th into the Roosevelt High School parking lot.

Free summer swim lessons at beaches

This summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) will offer free daytime youth swim lessons from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. at all nine lifeguarded summer beaches. Lessons are intended for youth 6-16 years of age. Session 1 runs July 2 through July 13; Session 2 runs July 16 through July 27; Session 3 runs July 30 to August 10, and Session 4 runs August 13 to August 24.

SPR will also offer free evening swim lessons from 6 to 6:30 p.m. at Madrona, Mount Baker, Seward, and Pritchard beaches on either Mondays (June 25 to August 20) or Thursdays (June 28 to August 23).

Registration for daytime and evening lessons will begin June 1; call 206-684-4078 or email and specify the location and sessions, and include student’s name and age, as well a contact name and phone.  

For a list of SPR’s nine lifeguarded beaches as well as more information, please visit

Community Fun Skate at Magnuson CC

Come roller skate! Every second Sunday through August, from 2 to 5 PM, PFM is hosting a free and open-to-all skating session at Magnuson Community Center (7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115). This includes free skates and a donation-supported bake sale. 

Entire families are encouraged to attend, but children 12 and over may be dropped off with a signed parental waiver available at the event.

Contact PFM for more information email .

Clear Sky Program for Native Youth

Clear Sky Program for Native youth ages 7 to 19:

  • Tuesday/Thursdays, 6:00p.m.-8:30p.m.
  • Location: Robert Eagle Staff MS 1330 N 90th St, Seattle.
  • Contact info: (206)
  • Come for leadership trainings/workshops, special events, tutoring/homework help and more.

Roughrider Girls Summer Hoop Camp

July 8 to 11

Mini-Hooper Camp: 1st-6th grades, 9:00 –Noon

Advanced Hoop Camp: 7th-9th grades, 1-4pm

Take your game to the next level with Roosevelt High School’s coaches and players. Participants will learn and practice skills to help them shoot more effectively, handle the ball under pressure, make good decisions on offense and defense, and gain more understanding of position specific skills. We will put all the skill development into play during daily scrimmages.

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:

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

One on One Basketball Seattle Presents…

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

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! –

North 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

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. 
Main Office: 206­-252-4500 (8:25 AM­-4:15 PM EXCEPT Wednesdays 8:25 AM-3 PM)
Attendance: 206-­252-­4504 (or )
SPS Transportation Office: 206-­252-­0900
School website: 
Student grades:
Homework and class information:

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