Jaguar News: Sept. 27, 2019

Jaguar News September 27, 2019
September 27, 2019

Important Upcoming Dates

September 28 – Girls Soccer games
Varsity vs. Meany @ Garfield HS 9:30am
JV vs. Hazel Wolf @ Eagle Staff 3:30pm

September 28 – Ultimate Frisbee games
Gold team vs. Eckstein @ Ingraham N1 8:00am
Black team vs. Eckstein @ Ingraham N1 9:30am
Red team vs. Hamilton @ Ingraham N1 11:00am
Green team vs. Eagle Staff @ Ingraham N1 12:30pm
Purple team vs. Eagle Staff @ Ingraham N1 2:00pm

September 30 – Student Data Verification Form deadline

October 1 to October 31 – JAMS PTSA Annual Campaign

October 1 – JAMS flu clinic

October 5 – JAMS PTSA general meeting and Curriculum Breakfast 8-11am

October 10 – Curriculum Night 6:30-8:30pm

October 11 – NO SCHOOL (State in-service day)

October 17 – Campus Exercise Loop Schematic Design Completion 7pm

October 23 to October 25 – 8th grade trip to Camp Orkila

October 25 – Dia de los Muertos (JAMS cafeteria)

October 28 – Picture retake day

JAMS School calendar
JAMS PTSA webpage

Donate early to the Annual Give (and you may win something yourself)!


All donations during our Annual Give Kick-off period, October 1 through October 5, either online, by returned donation form, or at the Curriculum Morning breakfast, will be entered into a drawing to win one of five gift cards.

Drawing prizes are:

  • $50 gift card to City People’s
  • $50 gift card to Great Wolf Lodge
  • $50 gift card to Relay Restaurant Group
  • $100 gift card to Ananya Spa
  • $100 gift card to Kati Vegan Thai

JAMS Annual Give flyer and donation form will be given out in 3rd period on Wednesday, October 2. Check your student’s backpack or go to to donate.

Please share this fundraising opportunity with family and friends.
Every donation makes a difference!
Drawing will take place on October 6. Winners will be notified via phone or email.

Curriculum Events October 5 and October 10

Parents and guardians, please join us on Saturday, October 5 (8:00 to 11:00am) for the JAMS PTSA General Meeting and JAMS Curriculum Breakfast, OR on Thursday October 10 (6:30-8:30pm) for JAMS Curriculum Night.

On October 5, JAMS PTSA will host adults for breakfast, a brief PTSA meeting and welcome beginning at 8am in the JAMS cafeteria before you head to your student’s classrooms. You will have a chance to hear from school leaders, meet other parents, sign up for volunteer opportunities, join the JAMS PTSA and learn about the JAMS Annual Give Campaign.

**NEW**  On October 10, there will be the same opportunity to visit your student’s classes, following a short welcome session.

The curriculum information and format of these two events will be the same, so families should attend just one event.

Lost and Found will be emptied monthly

**NEW**  What did the Parent Jaguar say to the Jaguar Cub when they lost their coat?  
You gotta be “kitten” me!!!

Lost and Found Clean Out!
JAMS Lost and Found is already overflowing with coats, lunch boxes, and other items.  Please note that at the end of each month ALL unclaimed items in the Lost and Found will be DONATED!  Make sure you child looks for any missing item ASAP.  Clearly labeling your child’s items with their name will assist in misplaced things being returned.

Volunteer Corner

**NEW**  Orkila chaperones needed

The 8th grade trip to Camp Orkila still needs more adult chaperones.  Thank you to everyone that has already volunteered! Contact Mr. Booker ( to volunteer or for more information.
Keep the JAMS out of Traffic!!!

Traffic Volunteers needed daily to keep our kids safe and our traffic flow running smoothly. No need to sign up, simply feel free to come help any morning 8:30-8:55am or afternoon 3:20-3:45pm.  Stop by to sign in at the Main Office, don a fashionable fluorescent orange vest, and start wielding a traffic flag all in the name of traffic safety!  
What’s a Jaguar’s favorite thing to do after lunch? Spot clean! 

Lunch room volunteers needed daily for all three lunches.  No need to sign up, just come by any day you are free to help supervise and assist during one, two or all three lunch sessions.  Stop by the office to sign in and get a volunteer badge.

8th grade lunch – 10:50-11:30
6th grade lunch – 11:55-12:35
7th grade lunch –  1:00-1:40
AVID tutors needed

JAMS is looking for paid OR volunteer AVID tutors to work approximately four hours per week (1:40-3:45pm every Tuesday and Thursday) for the 2019-20 school year.

AVID ( is a college prep class for kids who, in some cases, would be the first to go to college in their families. Each student prepares a question from a class they didn’t understand or are curious about, and the tutors lead and facilitate the students in a discussion. Tutors can be set up as unpaid volunteers or paid as hourly. Contact Ms. Edgerly ( for more information.

Environmental Stewardship news


Campus Exercise Loop Schematic Design Completion Thursday, October 17, 7-8:30 PM.

Come see the exciting new changes ahead for our community. We will celebrate the completed final schematic design documents for the Jane Addams exercise loop. All community members are welcome to attend. Jane Addams Cafeteria, 11051 34th AVE NE, Seattle, WA.

JAMS Flu clinic October 1

JAMS will be hosting a flu clinic on October 1.

To get a flu shot, students must have a completed consent form submitted by **TODAY** September 27.  Most forms of insurance (including Apple Health and Medicaid) are accepted. Families who have no insurance can write “No insurance” and students up to age 19 can get a flu shot through Vaccines for Children program for FREE. 

Consent forms and vaccine information sheets are available in Spanish and English. The form needs to be completely filled out. Forms can be submitted electronically to

Families with questions can email or call Nurse Van Cleave (, 206.252.4507, Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm)

Seattle Public Schools Information

2019-20 Student Data Verification Form on The Source
The deadline to complete the 2019-20 student data verification form is **MONDAY** Sept. 30, 2019.

The student data verification form gives parents and guardians the opportunity to update emergency and medical information for their student. To fill out your student’s data verification form please sign into the Source after September 4 and click Data Verification Form. More detailed information and FAQs are here.


Community Events and Programs

JAMS ski bus

Registration for the 2020 January and February Friday night ski and snowboard lesson and bus program is open through SKI MOHAN. Please check out the Ski Mohan page for JAMS at 

**NEW**  If the bus sells out, please contact the Mohan office via email ( or by phone (425-868-3820) to be put on a wait list.

Please note: This is a program of Mohan Skiing and Boarding; this is not a school-sponsored activity or field trip. JAMS ski bus is facilitated by parent volunteers. Parent chaperones are needed to run a smooth and successful program (there are adult perks for such responsibilities). If you’re interested in helping, send a note of interest to

**NEW**  GEMS Middle School STEM program

Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science (GEMS) is a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) enrichment program for 7th and 8th grade girls currently attending a Seattle public school. The goal of the program is to encourage girls to maintain and broaden their interest in STEM topics by providing hands-on activities, mentoring, field trips, and information about a variety of fields.

Find more information about GEMS and a link to the application (due by October 14) here:

**NEW**  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.

**NEW**  Meet astronauts, engineers and pilots!

The Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program (MPA) at The Museum of Flight is named in honor of Washington native and payload commander of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Participants will be enrolled in an interactive online learning website and invited to participate in MPA-sponsored events, the first being a full-day event at The Museum of Flight in February.

This program is for current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and is FREE!

Learn more, and register (registration closes on December 2) here

**NEW**  Screenagers: The Next Chapter

Anxiety is on the rise. Today’s youth are more stressed and more depressed than ever before. But there is hope! “Screenagers: Next Chapter,” the second film in the groundbreaking documentary series will cover strategies and solutions to help your screen-obsessed teen survive and thrive in a digital world. Teens and tweens are welcome to attend; recommended for ages 10 and older. 

  • October 7, 2019 – Seattle premiere of “Screenagers: Next Chapter”
    Eckstein Middle School (3003 NE 75th St, Seattle, WA 98115)
    Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Screening begins at 7 p.m.
    Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at the door (as available)
  • October 16, 2019
    Assumption St Bridget School (6220 32nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115)
    Event will take place in parish Fellowship Hall, corner of 33rd and 62nd
    Event is FREE but you must get tickets

**NEW**  Plant a Forest – Grow Community on November 2nd!

It’s time to see the forest for more than just the trees! Help us create a healthier, happier, and greener Seattle by coming out to our biggest planting event of the year – Green Seattle Day! On November 2 we will be planting the city’s future forest at 17 neighborhood parks.

All community members are welcome, and no experience is necessary! The event is family friendly and open to all ages. Hundreds of volunteers will plant native trees, shrubs, and groundcovers that will become the future forest of Seattle. We will provide all of the necessary tools and training for the day, along with light refreshments!

There several locations in North Seattle – go to to learn more and sign up.

**NEW**  Check out what Seattle Parks and Recreation has to offer this fall!

  • Harvest Festival: Celebrate the Fall Harvest with your community and enjoy freshly pressed apple juice and $5 PONY RIDES! Location: Meadowbrook Parking Lot October 4, 5-7 p.m. (Pony Rides $5)
  • Diwali Festival: Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. Join the Lake City Community Center and Library as we learn more about and enjoy this tradition. This FREE event will feature story time, crafts, games, music, and food. Location: Lake City CC October 18, 5-7:30 p.m.
  • Fright Night: Join the Lake City neighborhood for a full evening of fun! Start in the mini park to get a map of local businesses participating in trick-or-treating from 5:15-6:15. After your bags are full, head over to the Community Center for an all ages party from 6:30-8:30p.m. hosted by the Lake City Lions Club. The FREE celebration will include food, crafts, games, and a Haunted House put on by the Lake CityVigilantes. Location: Lake City CC October 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Magnuson’s Haunted Tour: Can you make it through our tour of the abandoned basement of building 47 in the former Sandpoint Naval Air Station gym? May not be suitable for children under the age of 10 without an adult. Location: Magnuson CC October 25, 7 p.m.-MIDNIGHT $6 Adults, $3 Youth under 12
  • Dia de Muertos: Dia de Muertos, or Day of the Dead is a celebration of loved ones who have passed. During this colorful tradition we will be making sugar skulls along with other crafts and games. FREE Location: Lake City CC October 1, 4-5:30 p.m.

Catch some Hale Volleyball games this fall!

The Hale Volleyball team invites the Jane Addams volleyball community to the Nathan Hale games this season!

Here is the HOME schedule:

  • Thursday, Oct 3 West Seattle
  • Thursday, Oct 10 Lincoln
  • Tuesday, Oct 22 Chief Sealth

C teams start at 4:30, JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7pm

Find the full schedule and roster at Metro League:

Seattle Wrestling Club

Seattle Wresting Club promotes amateur wrestling in Seattle area.  We provide practice facilities, coaching, and competition opportunities to area wrestlers. Our coaches are Bronze Certified through USA Wrestling, have considerable wrestling experience, and operate in a professional manner.

New or experienced elementary, middle or high school wrestlers are welcome to drop in during any scheduled practice. We practice at Nathan Hale High School (Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30pm, starting in October 2019) and compete in tournaments under the auspices of the Washington State Wrestling Association and The Western Washington Kid’s Wrestling League.

Ballard HS 2019-20 Theatrical Season

The Ballard High School Playmakers will present three dynamic theatrical productions this year.

Radium Girls | October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26, 2019
A hundred years ago, radium was a miracle cure used to fight cancer. It was quickly commercialized and used in products for consumers, including luminous watches that glowed in the dark. Radium Girls tells the story of the New Jersey factory girls who hand-painted the dials until they mysteriously became ill, started dying, and ultimately fought back.

Musical Theater production:
Xanadu | March 18, 19, 20, 26, 27 and 28, 2020
This comedy musical is based on the film which starred Olivia Newton-John. It’s 1980, and Venice Beach chalk-artist Sonny is frustrated by his mural of the Greek muses. A Greek muse named Kira dispatches to L.A., disguised as a human to encourage him in his art. Together they dream of opening a roller disco club named Xanadu. Xanadu is a love story with legwarmers and campy music.

Rumors | May 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16, 2020
Set in the 1980s at a large home just north of Manhattan, the deputy mayor of New York has accidentally shot himself. As four couples gather for a 10th anniversary wedding party, the mayor’s lawyer must quickly concoct a story to avoid a scandal. Speculation quickly piles up, leading to laughable, ludicrous moments. Rumors is written by Neil Simon.

$15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Advance tickets are now available at; (search for “Ballard High School.”) To request discounted season or group tickets, please contact Shawn Riley at

Homework Help at Lake City Library

Free homework help for students in grades K-12 is available at the Lake City Library (12501 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125 (206)-684-7518) every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30pm. Free snacks are provided from 5:30 to 6:30pm by the Hunger Intervention Program.

Meadowbrook Teen Life Center Late Night
Ages 13-19

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens . This recreation-based program focuses on positive teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night Program is aligned and supportive of the city’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer!

Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m.-Midnight

Accessible Skating for ALL ages at Magnuson Community Center

Community Fun Skate, 2nd Sunday of each month, 2-5pm
Magnuson Community Center (7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98115)

We have skates in sizes J9-12

Come join us for our FREE series of Sunday Skates brought to you by PFM Roller Derby at Magnuson Community Center. All ages and abilities are welcome but children under the age of 18 must have parental permission (see below for details). This is a free event with donations welcome to support future fun skates. We will provide space, tunes, games, and the skates. You provide the smiles and laughter.

Kids 12-17 may be dropped off with a signed parental/guardian waiver, which we will keep on file for 2019. 11 and under must have a parent/guardian (18 and over) present at center, may watch. 

SIFF Filmmaking workshops

Is your young one a budding filmmaker? SIFF Filmmaking Fall Workshops are here!

Scholarships available to students on free or reduced lunch. Learn about these programs and more at or email

  • Thanksgiving Filmmaking Camp at LANGSTON. While teachers and parents are meeting the three days before Thanksgiving (Nov 25-27), kids will be learning how to make movies! Open to all students age 9-12. 

  • Crash Kids (age 9-12) and Crash Student (age 13-17) at the SIFF Film Center. Work with mentors and peers to make a film in 8-hours and see it on the big screen that day!

  • LANGSTON presents Crash Documentary. A three-session workshop (Sep 21, Oct 6, Oct 20) for black teens to learn documentary filmmaking. Learn how to develop a story from a real world source.

Seattle JazzED

Seattle JazzED is a non-profit music education organization in the Central District/Madison Valley. We’re dedicated to creating awesome opportunities for kids. Over 1300 students from 100+ schools come through our doors annually. You pay-what-you-can for any Seattle JazzED program, with free instrument loan assistance.

Join us for this one day workshop, 100% dedicated to girls who play music. You’ll be surrounded by kind and supportive girls who care about music. You will learn and be inspired by top female jazz educators. Grades 6-12, all instruments (including strings and voice). Service hours for grades 10-12. Sliding scale fee, including FREE option. More info at

Bellevue College Jazz Band director Jim Sisko will demystify the college audition experience for you. Learn how to set yourself apart from the competition, prepare for recorded and live auditions, and select the school that’s right for you. Parents welcome! Grades 9-12, all instruments and voice. Sliding scale fee. More info and list of participating colleges and universities at

Advance your musical improvisation and theory knowledge in this 10-week class with Steve Treseler. Whatever musical level you’re at, there’s a Fall Jazz Club for you. Grades 4-12 with 1-2 years of playing experience (and singers!). More info at

Play and perform in JazzED Big Bands under legendary local educators like Clarence Acox, Wayne Horvitz, Deb Schaafalongside dedicated students from the Seattle region. Advanced players looking for something different will want to try the New Works Ensemble with Wayne Horvitz. String players welcome in the JazzED Youth OrchestraTop bands travel to New York City in the spring! Opportunities for grades 5-12. Sliding scale tuition. Rehearse Jan-May 2020. More info at

Let your voice soar! As Nina Simone was known to do, we bring together a broad range of styles, but are always steeped in gospel and folk traditions. Directed by Shaina Shepherd, this soulful group uses harmony to explore American roots music. Grades 7-12. Sliding scale tuition. Rehearse Jan-May 2020. More info at

Have drumming experience? Be part of building a groove-based drumline on brand new Yamaha drums with director Tony Sodano (Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline). FUN is the operative word. We’ll be making the crowd move! Grades 7-12. Sliding scale tuition. Rehearse Jan-May 2020. More info at

Kids With An Edge

Kids With An Edge is now enrolling for:

  • Strong FUNdamentals! Math Classes: Preschool to Algebra 1.  Highly interactive.  Supplement and complement the SPS Core Standards.   Teach children what methods to use and why- “Math is Not Magic”.  We address common stumbling blocks.  Goal is to build skills and confidence while enjoying the journey!
  • Early Learning Reading/Math Programs for Ages 4-7.  Highly interactive, effective and engaging format for KG Prep and beyond.  
  • Private Tutoring

See what our parents are saying:

One on One Basketball Seattle Presents…

Pre-Season Player Development Programs & Weekly Shooting Clinics
Ravenna CC, Meadowbrook CC, or Queen Anne CC

  • join our internationally renowned progressive basketball skills program
  • prepare for middle school / high school basketball with our best instructors!

Look up class days and times, and register at

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 )
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