Jaguar News summer edition

Jaguar News August 2, 2019
August 02, 2019

Important Upcoming Dates

August 6 – Election day! Please VOTE!

August 14 – JAMS Exercise Loop Open House (Lake City Library) 6-7:30pm

August 24 – Jaguar intersection repainting (11051 34th Ave NE) 9am-1pm

August 266th 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

Surprise! Jaguar News Summer Edition

**NEW**  Don’t worry! There is still a full month of summer left before school starts.  We hope you are enjoying the break and find this summer edition of the Jaguar News helpful.

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

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

**NEXT TUESDAY**  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. You can mail your ballot (no stamp needed) or drop it in a ballot drop box before August 6. 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.

Environmental Stewardship News

**NEW** Open House: Schematic Design Review for Jane Addams Campus Exercise Loop
Wednesday, August 14, 6-7:30pm. Come see the exciting new changes ahead for our community. We will review schematic design documents for the Jane Addams exercise loop. Opportunities for feedback are appreciated. All community members are welcome to attend. Lake City Library Meeting Room (12501 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98125)

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. Supplies and refreshments provided. 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

Community Outreach

**NEW** Is your family interested in supporting community and addressing issues of equity and inclusion and special education at JAMS? Want to get to know more families and neurodiverse children of color around the neighborhood and NE Seattle? If so, please contact Friendly Vang-Johnson, JAMS PTSA Community Outreach Chair to learn more about social gatherings, workshops, mobilizations, and other events that will happening throughout the year. Friendly can be reached at: or 206-276-2284

Prepare for the school year now!

**NEW**  If you like to plan ahead, here are some things you can do in August, to get a jump on the school year:

Community Events and Programs

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.

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

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 the John Rogers field (access it at NE 105th St. and 40th Ave NE). If you are interested in playing, please send the following information to: Player name, phone number, email and parent’s name, phone number and email. You will be added to the list for all future frisbee correspondence.  DON’T MISS OUT!!!

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 Northgate branch 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.


  • 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

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 a 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

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.

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 ensure 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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