Jaguar News: June 27, 2019

Jaguar News June 27, 2019
June 27, 2019

Important Upcoming Dates

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

Save these dates:
August 24 – Jaguar intersection repainting
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

Farewell from PTSA President

**NEW**  The end of yet another year is near, as is my time at JAMS.  I have been honored to be a part of the PTSA for the last three years and cherish the relationships I have formed. Thank you for allowing me to serve you.

Congratulations to the 8th graders!  We wish them the best as they move on to high school and look forward to seeing what each of them accomplishes with their lives. At the promotion ceremony I had the opportunity to observe the personality of this class and I know they will all have great adventures!

Enjoy the summer – be safe and have fun! 

Kathy Gerke
PTSA President

Remember to vote by August 6 for the Seattle School Board primary

**NEW**  This year, 4 of the 7 seats on the Seattle School Board are up for election. With 12 primary candidates holding a wide variety of perspectives, your August 6 vote is incredibly important. If you will be out of town, make a plan to cast your vote while you are away. King County Elections has tips here.The Seattle Times has posted profiles of the candidates here, and you can look for endorsements for each candidate on their websites linked to from there.

Thanks for reading the Jaguar News!

**NEW**  This is the last Jaguar News for the 2018-19 school year.  The next newsletter will be distributed in late August.  If your student is leaving JAMS, and you will no longer wish to receive the Jaguar News, you may unsubscribe at any time.  If you need help with unsubscribing, have feedback about the newsletter or website, or have any questions about JAMS PTSA communications, please email us at

Thank you for reading the Jaguar News!

Julie Bradley and Jill O’Connor
JAMS PTSA Communications Co-Chairs

Environmental Stewardship News

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.  

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

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**  Hunger Intervention Program Summer of Fun!

School’s out and summer is in! Throughout the school year, children who rely on free or reduced price lunch at their schools are suddenly faced with hunger during the summer. Summer Eats is part of a federal program that tries to address that gap. This year, HIP is running thirteen summer meals sites throughout northeast Seattle and southeast Shoreline. Four of our sites are closed sites, meaning they’re not open to everyone. All other sites ( are open sites, and everyone is welcome to any of those!

At HIP, we realize that when a child is hungry, their parents are not getting proper nutrition either. Therefore, at all our sites, we also serve meals for parents.

Want to Volunteer?
We need many volunteers to prepare the meal, serve them at our seven sites five days a week, organize and lead activities with kids and teens, and much more! If you are interested, please contact Emily at or fill out our volunteer form.

Activities Calendar
In addition to meals, we bring many fun and educational activities to our meal sites in partnership with other organizations. See the calendar below for more details. We are adding more fun activities regularly, so keep checking in throughout the summer!

You can also download our Summer of Fun flyer and calendar here.

**NEW**  Hale Boys Ultimate

Nathan Hale Boys Ultimate is now open for any interested players.  The season begins Monday, August 19 with tryouts for the varsity team happening August 26 & 27.  Players are expected to attend practices daily from Monday -Friday from 4-6pm at John Roger’s field (access it at NE 105th St. and 40th Ave NE). During July players are encouraged and invited to attend Captain’s Practices on Wednesdays from 4-6pm at the same location.  If you are interested in playing, please send the following information to:

Player name, phone number, email and parents’ name, phone number and email. You will be added to the list for all future frisbee correspondence.  DON’T MISS OUT!!!

**NEW**  Roosevelt High School Youth Football Camp

July 23, 24,& 25
10am to 2pm

At Roosevelt High School

Join RHS coaches and current players for an exciting week of non-contact football

Grades 1st – 8th

Go to to register

Email questions to

**NEW**  2019 Arts in Parks

The 2019 Arts in Parks brochure has arrived! Download it here.

The Arts in Parks program supports new and established community festivals, art happenings and music concerts that enliven Seattle parks by promoting arts and culture, celebrating diversity, building community connections and energizing parks while connecting with underserved communities. Arts in Parks is an initiative of Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Office of Arts and Culture. All events are free and open to the public.

“Cup of Tea” at Islamic Idris Mosque

Please join us on Jun 29, 2019, at 4 pm to better know each other through “Cup of Tea” – get to know your Muslim neighbor.

Cup of tea campaign is a casual interfaith gathering, to bridge gaps through friendship and build peace in our communities.


Please note this Cup of Tea is open for everyone.

For more information please call (206) 363-3013 or email

Registration is required for this event

Middle School Decathlon Camp

Date: July 15th-19th, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00 noon
Where: Inglemoor HS Stadium
Ages: 6th – 9th grade (entering)
Cost: $150 pre-registration, $ 175 day of, $50 sibling discount

What to wear: Athletic clothing and athletic shoes, spikes if available
What to bring: Snack, water bottle, sunscreen, and a willingness to learn new things!
What’s included: 3 hours of small group event coaching (MTW) and Decathlon competition (Th F) with adult supervision, camp t-shirt, competition awards
What’s for parents: Decathlon Competition – parents invited to watch, cheer, and take pictures!
Additional details: Learn more details about the camp and register at the camp website:
Please e-mail or call 206-327-2580 with questions or for more information.

Kids & Teens: Eat Free Lunch at the Seattle Public Library This Summer

Free lunches and snacks will be available for all youth ages 18 and under at the Broadview, Delridge, Columbia, High Point, NewHolly, Northgate and Rainier Beach branches this summer, Monday, July 1 through Friday, Aug. 30.

The meals program provides free meals and snacks to all children and teens (18 years and younger) during the summer months. All kids are welcome — no proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required. Kids Cafe meals are specifically selected to appeal to kids’ notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines.


  • Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 1 through Aug. 30
  • Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-7519 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 1 through Aug. 30
  • Columbia Branch, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1908 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 1 through Aug. 30
  • Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125 Noon to 1 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 1 through Aug. 29
  • High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., 206-684-7454 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 1 through Aug. 30
  • NewHolly Branch, 7058 32nd Ave. S., 206-386-1905 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 1 through Aug. 29
  • Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906 11 a.m. to Noon every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 1 through Aug. 30

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

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

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.

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

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:

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.

Registration for daytime and evening lessons began 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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