Jaguar News: March 13, 2020

Jaguar News March 13, 2020
March 13, 2020

Important Upcoming Dates

March 14 – Basketball playoffs **CANCELLED**

March 14 – Big Cat Ultimate games **CANCELLED** 

March 18 and 19 – Student-led Conferences **POSTPONED**

March 19 – Band concert **CANCELLED**

March 24 – Choir concert **CANCELLED**

March 26 – Orchestra concert **CANCELLED**

Looking ahead:
April 9 – Multicultural night **POSTPONED**
May 2 – Environmental Stewardship Day
June 17 – 8th grade promotion
June 18 – Last day of school (unless more makeup days are needed)
September 2 – First day of school

JAMS School calendar
JAMS PTSA webpage

Coronavirus information

**NEW**  All Schools Closed Through April 24, 2020

Following Governor Inslee’s emergency proclamation on March 12, all Seattle Public Schools will be closed through at least April 24.

All school building activities including school day instruction, child care, preschool, athletics/sports, health services, enrichment, etc. are canceled until further notice.

Please read the latest updates from Seattle Public Schools regarding COVID-19 here.

Support for families in need

Many families in our JAMS Community are in need of additional support, both financial and nutritional, as they cope with the adverse impacts of the Coronavirus outbreak.  Jane Addams has funds from the Alliance for Education to support short-term emergency housing, food and other essential needs.

If you are in need of assistance, please contact Principal Montgomery or your student’s school counselor: It is a confidential process. Support has ranged from grocery store gift/gas cards to paying a month’s rent in an emergency.

If you can provide assistance, please contribute to the JAMS PTSA gift card drive. The school’s supply of gift cards has been depleted and JAMS counselors are receiving daily requests for assistance.  The goal is to collect 150 gift cards in amounts of $25 each within the next week.  The preferred cards are Kroger and Safeway because they can be used for food and gas.   

Sign up for as many gift cards as you are able to provide. Mail gift cards to:

Main Office
Jane Addams Middle School
11051 34th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98125

You can also order physical Kroger cards online and have them mailed to the above address. Here’s the link to order online:

Our counselors will confidentially distribute the cards to our families in need.

Staff wish list

**NEW** JAMS PTSA has created a new wish list for JAMS staff to help them meet students’ academic and social needs.

JAMS Outdoor projects

**NEW** Save the Date
4th Annual Environmental Stewardship Day
May 2 10-2PM  More information will be forthcoming 

**NEW** Jaguar Stewardship
Have you ever wanted a pet Jaguar?  Do you like to paint? The JAMS Jaguar Intersection painting needs a new keeper.  Minimal permit paperwork through the city is required in the late spring as well as scheduling a dry day to paint.   Flexible, rewarding and fun volunteer project.  Email if you’re at all curious about this.

FOJAM fundraiser

**NEW** Calling all JAMS Music Families

FOJAM’s spring fundraiser began Wednesday, March 4, and will run through Friday, March 27. This is the Jane Addams music program’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and we are hoping to raise $35,000. To achieve that, our goal is to receive an average of $100 in donations from each student.
Your student received a participation and donation form from their music teachers last week. This form can be returned to the school office or to your student’s music teachers.
There will be a pizza party for the class with the highest percentage of music fundraising participation.

For more information please visit:

Students can collect donations in their envelope or online donations can be submitted by any supporters at the link above.  

Thank you! FOJAM

Big Cat ultimate practices and games suspended

**NEW** All Ultimate practices and games are suspended at this time. Seattle Public Schools has closed and DiscNW has suspended ultimate leagues entirely until further notice. Find more information here.

High school information

Nathan Hale High School

Ingraham High School

Questions? Call the Main Office at 206 252-3889.
GO RAMS! Welcome Class of 2024!

Roosevelt High School

Lincoln High School

Center School

Cleveland High School
Questions? Contact Napsiyah Sallee, 9th Grade Counselor, or 206-252-7812
Nova High School
Click here to learn more about how to enroll at Nova and please call Karen at 206-252-3500 with questions.

Community Events and Programs

**NEW** All Seattle Public Library branches to close until April 13

Effective at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 13, The Seattle Public Library will close all locations to the public, and these closures will remain in effect until at least April 13.

**NEW** Community Centers and Pools closed until April 13

Free shower program to remain open

Except for preschool programs or hygiene services, Seattle Parks and Recreation will cancel all programming, rentals, and permitted events, and will close all community centers, pools, and environmental learning centers to the publicThis takes effect at 6 p.m. Friday, March 13, and will last until at least April 13. We will be in continued contact with public health officials to evaluate our facilities beyond this timeline. See our blog for details. 

**NEW** Electrical Improvements in Meadowbrook

In 2014, overhead temporary cables were installed when the Thornton Creek bridge was rebuilt. To permanently restore the electrical infrastructure, Seattle City Light crews will install underground electrical conduits and cables on 35th Avenue NE. This work is tentative to start in mid-March 2020.

More details about this project and the impacts can be found here:

**NEW** Roosevelt High School Boys Basketball Summer Camp
July 13-16, 9am-3pm

Join Us This Summer! 

We’d love to have your player on the court this summer with 2020 Metro Coach of the Year Bruce Richardson and the Roosevelt boys basketball teams. It’s a great opportunity to have FUN, learn new skills and improve your play. All skill levels welcome for players entering grades 6th-9th. Questions? Email: 


**NEW** Beaver Hoop Camp
July 13-17, 2020, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Ballard High School Gymnasium

Beaver Hoop Camp is designed for boys entering 5th through 8th Grades who enjoy basketball, have previous experience playing basketball and want to improve as a basketball player.  Campers will receive individual skill instruction and learn team concepts in a fun and safe environment.  Camp will be directed by Ballard High School Basketball Coaches Michael Broom and Tyler McClenahan and enthusiastically staffed by current and former Ballard High School basketball players.  Tuition is $195.  Registration opens on March 14; space is limited.

To register or for more information, please visit website or email Camp Director Mike Broom at

Fore! Free Golf Lessons

Nathan Hale senior Luke Fleming is working with The First Tee to provide free golf lessons to JAMS students at Jackson Park Golf Course! Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and May 6. Registration forms can be turned into Megan in the main office or brought to the first day of practices.

At The First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. Experts in youth development, golf, and coaching came together to develop The First Tee Life Skills Curriculum. Through the curriculum, coaches seamlessly integrate golf and character building activities into each lesson. As a child progresses through The First Tee Life Skills Experience, the activities and life lessons become more involved, helping young people build character and become even more equipped to make good choices on and off the golf course.

Coyote North Registration

Spring Break + Spring Saturdays:
Weekly summer sessions:

Please register with care!
Spring and summer refund policy: At the time of registration, $50/course becomes non-refundable.
For spring: No refunds will be issued after April 1, 2020.
For summer: No refunds will be issued after May 1, 2020.
Cancellations made less than one week prior to the start of the course will incur an additional $50 penalty/course.  Please schedule with care!

Summer Art Camps in North Seattle

The Seattle Artist League offers art camps for people aged 10-15, and 13-17. Our five-day camps in figure drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, puppets, photography, and tech are taught by professional

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

To register, visit

Questions? email

Seattle Parks and Recreation Seeks Names for Three New Parks

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the public to submit potential names for parks in the Lake City and Chinatown-International District neighborhoods. Suggestions for names are due to the Park Naming Committee by Friday, March 27, 2020. 

We are seeking names for the following parks, characterized here by their working names: 

Lake City Neighborhood

  • Lake City Landbank Site: Property located at 12510 33rd Ave NE acquired in 2010. The new park will offer a multi-generational appeal with a wide range of activities and green space in this urban neighborhood. The park will include a half-basketball court, climbing structures, ADA pathway, picnic areas, open lawn, and bike racks. The park will include public art sculptural work by artist Elizabeth Gahan funded by the 1% For The Arts program. Construction is anticipated to start in March 2020 and we anticipate the park will be open by late summer.
  • NE 130th Street End: This tiny beach is accessible by foot or by bike and is most easily reached by the Burke-Gilman Trail.

Chinatown-International District Neighborhood

  • Little Saigon: This park site is located between Jackson and King streets adjacent to the Little Saigon street car stop. The park will include a plaza overlook, a multi-functional accessible ramp at the Jackson entrance, a play area, a program and event lawn at the King St. side, and amphitheater seating stairs with an event plaza. Plantings will have bold textures and bright color to reflect pan-Asian design. 

The Parks Naming Committee will consider all suggestions and make a recommendation to Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre, who will make the final decision. More information is here.

Please submit suggestions for park names in writing by Friday, March 27, 2020 and include an explanation of how your suggestion matches the naming criteria. Send to Seattle Parks and Recreation, Parks Naming Committee, 100 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109, or by e-mail to

Aileycamp 2019

Join us this summer for a free 6-week program where youth ages 11-14 experience a fun-filled day camp learning dance and important life skills.

WHEN: The 2020 Seattle Theatre Group AileyCamp begins July 1, 2020 and ends August 7, 2020. Camp runs Monday through Friday. Each day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm.

WHERE IS THE CAMP LOCATED?: Beach Park Event Center, 22030 Cliff Avenue South in Des Moines, WA.

Interested: Application form in English is here (for other languages, go here)

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 27-31, 9AM-3PM
Where: Mapleleaf 
Who: JAMS Players, entering and exiting players in the 2020-21 school year
Cost: $322/Week, 65/Day (3 day minimum). Financial Aid Available.

Player too old for JAMS camp? Attend our North End HS camp for players attending Ingraham, Nathan Hale, Roosevelt, Lincoln, and more!


Summer enrichment at the University of Washington

Registration is open!  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!  For dates, time and registration information please visit us at:

Link Connections: Proposals for bus and light rail integration in north King County driven by community guidance

As Sound Transit extends its light rail system to serve three new Link stations in 2021 (U District, Roosevelt, and Northgate), King County Metro is releasing initial proposals for updating bus service to integrate with the new stations. These concepts were created with the help of a community-based Mobility Board, and broader public feedback on service needs and priorities.
The details of the proposal and a survey to gather opinions on it are available in six languages (Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and English), and can be viewed here:

Power of Kindness (POK) Video Contest

POK video contest open to all Seattle middle and high school students!

  • Create a short video—three minutes or less—showing the power of kindness (POK).
  • Post it to YouTube and email the link and your name, age, school and contact phone number to
  • Do this before May 1, 2020, and you’re entered to win a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud
    Three subscriptions will be awarded based on the kindness that videos inspire in the friends, neighbors and business owners who, through the Phinney Neighborhood Association, have helped create
  • Winners will be announced June 7, 2020.

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. 
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Attendance: 206-­252-­4504 (or )
SPS Transportation Office: 206-­252-­0900
School website: 
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