|**NEW** 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: https://www.summer-camp.uw.edu/
**NEW** Parent University on April 27th!
Parent University is a half-day event featuring insights from experts in the field of childhood and adolescent development. This year’s keynote speaker is NYT best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims who will talk about her book, How to Raise an Adult. The closing speaker will be Dr. John Medina, author of the Brain Rules series. In between there will be a choice of sessions covering a range of parenting topics: friendships, sexuality & consent, learning differences, race in America, managing anxiety, experiencing grief, kids & technology and a Gottman-trained therapist who will talk about parental well-being.
This community event offers learning for parents and guardians of K-12 students. Childcare is available for kindergarten- 5th grade children only. Space is limited, so reserve your childcare spot during registration.
Saturday, April 27th, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Event held at The Bush School, 3400 E Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98112
Cost: $30. Attendance includes a light breakfast and a boxed lunch.
Register today: www.bush.edu/page/about-bush/parent-university#
**NEW** Experience the Great Seattle Fire in Virtual Reality
In 1889, the Great Seattle Fire destroyed 64 acres of the growing frontier town. The Seattle Public Library has created a virtual reality (VR) experience to show you what it might have been like to fight the fire as a volunteer firefighter. Through careful analysis of historic documents and photographs, the environment you experience is a historically accurate representation of Seattle in 1889.
Monday, Feb. 11 – Friday, Mar. 1, 2019
Visit the level eight gallery of the SPL Central branch Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to view displays of pieces from our collection related to the Great Seattle Fire, including images, reports and information about:
- Seattle in 1889
- The destruction caused by the fire
- Personal stories of the fire
- Rebuilding the city
- Creating the Seattle fire department
- Pioneer Square today
In addition, two VR stations are available for you to experience the fire as a volunteer firefighter. Using the VR headset, you are challenged to help put out the fire using the tools available in 1889. The VR experience immerses you in a realistic depiction of Seattle at the time of the fire, based on historic photographs and documents.
Community Prioritization for ‘Neighborhood Street Fund’
Now through February 22nd residents are able to prioritize transportation related projects through the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DoN) ‘Neighborhood Street Fund’ (NSF). Meadowbrook needs your help to ensure our proposed projects (proposals) rise to the top of this competitive prioritization process. Funds for these projects will range from between 100K and One million dollars compared to the smaller Your Voice, Your Choice projects which top out at $90K. Community Prioritization phase of Neighborhood Street Fund 2019-2021 cycle is now open! Tell us what street improvements your community needs most by scoring projects proposed by neighbors in your district now through February 22. The highest-scored projects will proceed to the voting phase in Spring.
How to score:
- Online: prioritize projects and participate in an online dialogue with your neighbors without leaving your home!
- In-person: attend a 90-minute Community Prioritization Meeting in your district. Meetings will include presentations by SDOT staff of each project proposed in your district. (Please note that presentations will begin promptly at the meeting start, so arrive on time! To request interpretation and or another accommodation, please contact us at: email@example.com or (206) 733-9361 before the meeting date. Due the bad weather, the first round of meetings for District 5 have been canceled, but they may be rescheduled at another date. This is to be determined by DoN.
The Meadowbrook Sidewalk Committee has 6 priority projects within the boundaries of Meadowbrook that we need you to support as high priority (in order of priority):
- #203, Construct a curbed, asphalt walkway on the south side of Ne 115th between 35th and 40th Ave Ne;
- #205, Complete asphalt walkway on Ne 100th from near Ravenna to the entrance of Seattle Waldorf School;
- #016, Add school zone ticketing cameras on Ne 115th between 30th and 34 Aves Ne;
- #177, Install a sidewalk on the south side of Ne 95th between 30th and 32nd Aves Ne;
- #170, Construct an asphalt walkway on west side of 39th Ave Ne from crosswalk on Ne 108th to trail into Meadowbrook Pond area (benefits John Rogers Elementary); and
- #174, Install speed reduction treatments on Sand Point Way between 95th and 125th Ave Ne.
Visit http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/projects-and-programs/programs/neighborhood-street-fund/projects-map to score online or check the meeting schedule!
Thank you for your participation in the NSF Program.
Neighborhood Street Fund-FAQ http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/SDOT/NSF/2018/NSF_2019FAQ_20181019.pdf
Neighborhood Street Fund Program www.seattle.gov/NSF
**NEW** Get tax help at a SPL branch
The Seattle Public Library has partnered with AARP and the United Way of King County to offer free tax help at Library branches throughout the city. Trained volunteers can answer your questions and help you prepare your tax return during drop-in hours or by appointment. Please bring your social security card, ID and tax documents for the year you need to file.
Trained volunteers are available to answer questions and help fill out your personal tax return at several library locations.
Simply gather your tax documents and bring them to the branch of your choice for free, drop-in tax help from trained volunteers.
Tax preparation help is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Appointments are not required unless noted in the Tax Help schedule. This service is not available for business tax returns.
The tax preparation service is available through a partnership between the Seattle Public Library, United Way of King County and the AARP.
Note: Some returns are too complex for tax help volunteers. United Way Tax Help locations serve anyone who earned less than $66,000 in 2018. For eligibility details, contact AARP at 888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277) or United Way at 800-621-4636.
Hot Java Cool Jazz
Join the Roosevelt Jazz Band on March 15th at the Paramount Theatre to celebrate the sounds of Washington’s top performing young jazz musicians at Starbucks 24th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz concert. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will directly benefit our school’s music program. Buy tickets online or from our local Starbucks store, Starbucks at Roosevelt Square. This is one of the most awe inspiring high school events of the year. #HotJavaCoolJazz2019
Improv Night at UHeights
University Heights Center
5031 University Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105
Every first Saturday of the month, 7:00-9:00pm
Join us, every first Saturday for a new night of comedy in the U District. https://www.uheightscenter.org/calendar
Every month you will be treated to not one, not two, not three, but FOUR rotating comedy groups, all vying for your attention and your laughter. Bring your dinner, or enjoy some tasty snacks and drinks from our bar. Shows are all-ages, though there may be instances of mature language.
Free Parking // Buses: 45, 70, 71, 73, 74, 373, 541, 542, 556
Ticketing Policy: Most events at UHeights are Pay-What-You-Can. This model allows our events to be accessible to the entire community! We have no minimum or maximum amount suggested, we simply ask you to pay what you can.
Sunday Skate at Magnuson
Magnuson Community Center
7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98115
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3 PM – 6 PM
Come join us for our FREE series of Sunday Skates brought to you by Magnuson Community Center and PFM Roller Derby. All ages and abilities are welcome but children under the age of 18 must have parental permission. This is a free event with donations welcome. We will provide the space, tunes, and skates. You provide the smiles and laughter.
Seattle Neighbor Day May 4
Mark your calendars and join us in celebrating Seattle’s 25th Annual Neighbor Day on Saturday, May 4. Yes, it is a bit later this year. We decided to move it into Spring in hopes of taking advantage of nicer weather while also giving people more time to plan!
Neighbor Day is a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, make new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood and community a great place to live. We encourage all Seattle residents to celebrate this day by indulging in random acts of kindness. Residents, businesses, or community groups are all invited to participate however they like. The main goal is simply to reach out and connect with your neighbors through generosity.
We will make it as easy as possible for you to participate! Stay tuned for a list of ideas and resources that can help you plan your Neighbor Day event or activity.
In the meantime, save the date and start thinking about how you want to celebrate.
If you have any questions or want to bounce ideas off someone, contact Neighbor Day coordinator Sam Read at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Neighbor Day, please visit our website at seattle.gov/neighborday.
One on One Basketball Seattle
One on One Basketball (Mid-Winter Break Camp)
Tuesday-Friday, February 19-22, Boys and Girls Ages 6-12
– Don’t stay home during break, join our experienced coaches and gain confidence in your individual skills and court knowledge, and finish the season strong!
Register today at seattle.1on1basketball.com or by calling the host community center.
When school is out, Watts is in session!
Join Watts Basketball for one of our upcoming camps, clinics or join a weekly skills class and give your child an incredible experience that will grow their confidence, improve their skills, let them make new friends and above all, have fun!
Featuring Supersonics legend Slick Watts, UW legend Donald Watts and a team of highly renowned coaches, Watts Basketball provides skill development, games and competitions, prizes, t-shirts, autographs, pictures and lasting memories!
See our winter camps and clinics schedule below:
February 18th-22nd Mid Winter Break Camps
1pm-4pm: 5th-8th grade @ Villa Academy
9am-3pm: 3rd-8th grade @ Watts Sodo Gym
For more information or to register for a camp, clinic or weekly skills class visit
WattsBasketball.com, email Colin@WattsBasketball.com or call (206) 467-1383
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.