Jaguar News: Jan. 18

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January 18, 2019

Important Upcoming Dates

January 18 – TODAY – Mohan Ski Bus 4:00pm

January 19 – C team basketball vs. Eckstein (@Eagle Staff) 9:30am

January 19 – Girls JV basketball vs. McClure (@JAMS) 1:00pm

January 19 – Boys JV basketball vs. McClure (@JAMS) 1:00pm

January 19 – Boys Varsity basketball vs. McClure (@Ingraham) 4:30pm

January 19 – Girls Varsity basketball vs. McClure (@Ingraham) 4:30pm

January 21 – NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

January 30 – NO SCHOOL (Day between semesters)

February 4 to February 15 – Open Enrollment for school choice

February 6 – JAMS Open house and tour (for families and students) 6:30-8:00pm

February 12 – JAMS Open house and tour (for adults only) 9:00-10:30am

February 28 – Parent education event -“LIKE” movie (JAMS Auditorium) 7:00pm

JAMS School calendar

VOTE on February ballot!

The JAMS PTSA board voted to endorse and support the renewal of the Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) Levy and Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy.

With the BEX V Capital Levy, JAMS would directly benefit by receiving the following:

  • Ceiling fans
  • Earthquake safety improvements
  • Field lights
  • Playground (removal of old equipment)
  • Safety and security improvements
  • Landscape site improvements
  • Technology equipment and services

As an individual, you can show your SUPPORT by VOTING on the February 12, 2019 ballot.

Get your JAMS gear!

**NEW**  We have an online store set up to order JAMS gear! Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats to show your school spirit. Here’s the link:

Limited time! Orders must be placed by January 29, then the store will close.

Advocate for Washington students on February 11

**NEW**  Washington state’s 1.1 million students need YOU to be their voice on Focus Day, February 11, 2019.

Join us in Olympia for a day full of advocacy to share our legislative priorities focusing on the health, safety, well-being and education of children.

This is a great opportunity to come with your students, tour the capital, and meet your legislators. To learn more about the day, check out the blog post “Show Up to Speak Up“.

Volunteer Corner

**NEW**  Why did the Jaguar NOT cross the road?  Because traffic was too bad!

There is a dire need for Traffic Safety volunteers for ALL shifts on ALL days.  Icy roads and heavy traffic are wielding some dangerous situations for our students both before and after school.   Please sign up for a shift, ANY shift, for the safety of our kids and the sanity of our Traffic Committee!!  Sign up here!/showSignUp/5080e45a4ac2eaafb6-201819
For information contact

Mohan Ski Bus – Volunteers Needed

In order to make the Ski Bus program work, the coordinator needs volunteers to help with a variety of duties.

Descriptions of Volunteer Positions:

  • Bus Chaperone (Backup) – Loads & checks-in students as they board the bus both to & from Summit. Enforces good behavior and rules on the bus.  Ski Ticket paid for!
  • Emergency Driver (Backup) – Available to take a student to either an Emergency room or home. This is for students who are too ill to stay up at the mountain but do not require ambulance transportation to an emergency room.You must check in at the Mohan Hut as soon as you arrive (prior to the start of any daily lessons), and you are required to stay until the last bus departs. See Mohan website for more details
  • Before School Gear Check-in (2 volunteers per day): Meet at the upstairs balcony of the JAMS auditorium at 8:30am and help students safely and neatly place their gear on the seats.
  • Before School Traffic Safety (As many volunteers as possible!): There will be a large increase in traffic with parents dropping off kids and gear. You will help the traffic safety team direct families to the back parking lot and to the drop off zone by the back doors.
  • After School Gear Check-Out & Bus Loading (2-3 Volunteers per day): One volunteer will get a key from the front office to unlock the balcony and help students safely and neatly find their gear. The other volunteers will help supervise students as we load the busses.

Contact Jill at to learn more about any of these positions.

Vocal Jazz

JAMS Vocal Jazz is now at Nathan Hale – Sing with Us!

JAMS Vocal Jazz meets on Tuesdays from 3:55-5:25 pm at Nathan Hale. Classes are taught by Nathan Hale’s fantastic new choir director, Erica Ewell. (Fee depends on number of kids who sign up but is typically $10-$15/class.) No experience necessary! For more information or to register, contact Bonnie Rochman at

JAMS Open House and Tours

If you have a student that may attend JAMS next year, make a note of these upcoming open house and tour dates:

Evening Open House and Tour – Families and Students
Wednesday, February 6th – 6:30-8:00pm – We will gather in the JAMS Auditorium for a brief welcome and then families and students will have a chance to visit classrooms, meet teachers, look at curriculum, and learn more about our programs and classes. No RSVP needed.

If you have any questions, please call the main office at 206-252-4500.

Morning Open House and Tour – Adults Only
Tuesday, February 12th 2018 – 9:00am – 10:30am – We will gather in the JAMS Cafeteria for a presentation from Principal Montgomery and then a question and answer period. JAMS student leaders will then take parents/guardians on a tour of the school. Please RSVP for this event at 206-252-4500.

Save these dates!

Please make a note of these future JAMS PTSA events that you won’t want to miss:

  • February 28   Parent Education evening event and group discussion.  We will show the movie “LIKE,” a documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. JAMS counselors will lead a discussion after the film.
  • March 7   Family Bingo night.  An evening of fun, games and prizes for the whole family!
  • **NEW**  May 1  STEAM Fair. An evening event with student and community presenters on a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math topics.

High School Information

Nathan Hale High School Information Nights

Future and prospective parents/guardians and students are invited to join us for the following informational evening:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

  • 6:00PM – 7:00PM  Information Tables and Tours in Commons (last tour leaves Commons at 6:40)
  • 6:00PM – 8:00 PM  Distinct (SM4), Access (SM4), Social Emotional Learning – SEL (SM3), Focus (SM2) and Medically Fragile classrooms will be open and teachers will be available to share information and answer questionsJoin us in any way that works for you:
    *Take a tour of the whole school – tours start at 6PM in the Commons – then head to the main office to be directed to the classrooms noted above
    *Or – head straight to the main office to be directed to the classrooms noted above
    *Students are welcome!
  • 7:00PM – 8:30PM  Presentation and Questions in Performing Arts Center
    Topics: Courses offered; structure of 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades; school culture and philosophy; school communication and opportunities for connections within the Nathan Hale Community

Please note: The last tour to leave the Commons before the 7:00 presentation will be at 6:40 on both evenings

We invite and encourage families who will be assigned to NHHS to attend an information evening in order to get a head start on transition to high school. We also welcome families who are assigned to another school but are interested in NHHS and are considering going through the Open Enrollment process.

Starting December 10th, families not able to attend one of the Information Nights are more than welcome to come to the main office between 3:40 and 4PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to sign in, pick up an information packet and walk through the building on a self-guided tour.

Ingraham High School

2018-2019 School Tours and Open House Information

Shadow Visits: Shadow visits will begin Dec 4th and will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays until February 14, 2019. Students will have an opportunity to shadow a current 9th grader for the first 4 periods of the day (8:55 AM – 1:10 PM). You can call Ms. Medina to make a reservation starting Nov 26th -206-252-3889. January 22, 24 and February 5, 7, 12, 14

Ingraham Open House for incoming students
February 6th – 7:00 PM – Ingraham Auditorium
This is a general information night open to everyone – Mr. Floe/Principal and the Ingraham Staff will answer any questions about academics, sports, clubs and student life at Ingraham.

Ingraham IB Information Night
February 5th – 7:00 PM – Ingraham Auditorium
This is an information night for parents and students interested in the IB Program.

Ingraham Day Time Tour
February 7th – 9:00 AM – 11:00AM
Tour begins in the school Auditorium – parents must accompany students on the tour.

Questions? Call the Main Office 206-252-3889
All tours are for parents and students
No need to RSVP for open tour or the night open houses.
You need to register for a shadow visit.
GO RAMS! Welcome Class of 2023

Roosevelt High School

Information Night for Roosevelt High School
January 31, 2019 – 7:00 pm

Lincoln High School

Music for Lincoln
Raise a Glass for Lincoln Music & Performing Arts
When: Thursday, January 31, 2019, 6 to 9 pm
Where: Peddler Brewing Company, 1514 NW Leary Way in Ballard

Please join us for a lively all-ages evening of live music, free food and pints. Money raised will help us build the Music & Performing Arts Program at Lincoln High School. Come and show your support for all the kids in the band, the choir, the play, the orchestra. Band uniforms, sheet music, lighting and sound for the stage – these are just a few of the items you can help support.

Dine Out for Lincoln Music at Tutta Bella
When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Where: Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria, 4411 Stone Way N in Wallingford

Come and enjoy food, wine and music at one of Wallingford’s favorite hangouts. A portion of the price of every meal served on 2/26 will benefit Lincoln Music.

Garfield High School

Ballard High School

8th Grade/Prospective Student Evening Open House (students & parents) Thursday, February 7, 2019

  • 6:30-7:00 pm Clubs and Activities tables in the Commons
  • 7:00-7:30 pm Welcome & Program in Main Gym: Principal, BHS Band, PTSA, Students
  • 7:30-9:00 pm Open House: Speak with teachers, school counselors & staff. Explore the school building

8th Grade Morning Tours (students & parents) **Please note new dates** Thursday, February 7 and Tuesday, February 12, 2019

  • 8:00-8:45 am Program in the Auditorium: Principal, Activities Coordinator, Counselors, Students
  • 8:45-9:30 am School Tour
  • 9:30 am – Q & A

Shadowing in February – see website for detailsThe Center High School (The Center School) Information Nights

The Center School will be having an open house on February 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Armory Loft, 305 Harrison Street on the Seattle Center campus.  Sign-in and refreshments begin at 6:00 pm.

The Center School is a small, arts-focused, arts-integrated public high school available to students from any neighborhood.  While our class selections are not as numerous as those of larger schools, our curriculum provides depth and hands-on rigor, with a college prep track for each and every student.  Our great science program includes AP Biology and AP Environmental Science.  Our multi-faceted visual arts program includes AP Studio Art.  We have wonderful programs in theater, creative writing/poetry, as well as film-making and photography.  The Center School also has an exemplary social justice program.  Our students excel in an award winning Model UN program.  The Center School is a gem among Seattle Public High Schools!

We are a great choice for your graduating 8th graders who are artistically inclined and want intellectual rigor.  The Center School is perfect for students who prefer a high school experience out of the mainstream that provides the structure and support needed for success.  Talented students who might be uninspired by other schools really thrive here.

Being situated in the Armory, in the heart of Seattle Center, The Center School has many arts and cultural organizations as neighbors.  We love to build partnerships and learning opportunities with these unique resources and our students benefit from this rich environment.

Nova High School

Open house January 24 (Thursday) 6:00 – 7:30pm

There are tours and “intro mornings” on Tuesday and Wednesday in December and January. Call: 206-252-3500 for info.

Nova High School is an innovator in non-traditional high school education within the Seattle Public Schools. We are a competency, inquiry, problem and project-based school that uses performance and portfolio assessment to gauge the level and depth of student work. As a social and racial justice school, we believe personalization in education is key to building trust and academic success in preparing all students for college and the workforce after high school.

We offer a wide variety of assistance and services to all students, including special education supports, 504 accommodations, LGBTQ student supports, and a democratic structure where students are involved in the decision-making at Nova – from our Hiring and Review Committee to our Budget Committee. Every student has a teacher advisor and is part of an advisory group with 20-25 other students so they receive personalized support throughout the school year.

Cleveland STEM High School

The STEM program at Cleveland High School offers students an integrated, project-based learning environment with a strong emphasis in technology usage.

STEM students apply their knowledge and skills in ways that have personal significance and work together with community partners to address real life, societal and world problems.

Prospective students and families can learn more about Cleveland STEM by attending one of our Open House events starting in January. Here are this year’s dates and times:

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 from 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 from 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Open Enrollment for 2019-20 school year:
February 4, 2019: Open Enrollment begins
February 15, 2019: Open Enrollment ends (On-time applications)
*Future key dates for the 2019-20 Open Enrollment period are pending.

For any questions, please contact 9th grade counselor Claire Abe

Seattle Public Schools Information

**NEW** Science Curriculum Adoption Materials Review

We are currently in a science curriculum adoption process for grades K-12. This process will provide new instructional materials and support for all our classrooms teaching science for the 2019-20 school year.

Science Instructional Materials Open House
We are hosting two science instructional materials open houses where you can:

  • Review the instructional materials being considered for adoption
  • Review information about the new standards and how science will look different for your student
  • Ask staff questions about the materials

Open House Dates
Nathan Hale High School, 10750 30th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
February 2, 2019

  • Elementary School Materials: 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Middle School Materials: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • High School Materials: 1 – 3 p.m.

Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave S., Seattle, WA 98118
February 9, 2019

  • Elementary School Materials: 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Middle School Materials: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • High School Materials: 1 – 3 p.m.

K-8 and High School Science Instructional Materials Display
Instructional materials will be on display in the locations listed below from January 15 – February 28, 2019. We encourage our community to engage in this process by coming to one of these locations and sharing their input.K-8 instructional materials will be available in the libraries of the buildings at the following locations during regular school hours:

  • John Stanford Center, 2445 3rd Ave S
  • South Shore K-8, 4800 S Henderson St.
  • Pathfinder K-8, 1901 SW Genesee St.
  • Salmon Bay K-8, 1810 NW 65th St.
  • Hazel Wolf K-8, 11530 12th Ave NE

High school instructional materials will be available in the libraries of the schools below during regular school hours:

  • Chief Sealth High School, 2600 SW Thistle St.
  • Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave.
  • Ingraham High School, 1810 N 135th St.

Read more about the K-12 Science Adoption process.

**NEW** Draft District Strategic Plan and Feedback Form

Please help Seattle Schools refine and strengthen the draft strategic plan by answering a few critical questions in the form at the bottom of this page by Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, 12 PM –

In addition to providing feedback electronically, there are in-person community meetings to provide input on the draft in January 2019. Read more about the community meetings.


Join the 2019 Title IX Task Force

The Seattle Public Schools is committed to maintaining a positive and productive environment, free from discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence for adults and students. Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in any educational program or activity. School Board Policy 3208 and Superintendent Procedure 3208SP provide the framework for district response to sexual harassment within Seattle Public Schools.

The Superintendent Procedure 3208SP establishes a periodic review of the use and efficacy of Policy 3208 and Procedure 3208SP by convening a group of district staff, volunteers, students, and family members. The work of the 2019 Title IX Task Force will be used by staff from the Office of Student Civil Rights to prepare a report to the superintendent and school board including, if appropriate, any recommended policy and procedure changes. You are invited to apply.

The task force will review if the district meets Title IX legal requirements and demonstrates Seattle Public Schools’ commitment to safe and civil education and work environments.

The task force will:

  1. Review and provide input on current practices
  2. Review and provide input on district educational activities for students regarding sexual misconduct and harassment awareness and prevention
  3. Develop recommendations for review by the superintendent and school board for any policy or procedure revisions

Read the task force charter.

The application for this task force reopened Jan. 7. Applications are due by February 28, 2019 at 5 p.m. Applicants will be notified by March 15, 2019. Task force members should anticipate meeting one or two weekdays per month from April 2019 through April 2020. The location and meeting dates will be determined by the task force participants and shared with the public on the district website.

To learn more or to apply, please visit 2019 Title IX Task Force webpage.

Option School Admissions Fair

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10 AM – 2 PM
Mercer Middle School
1600 S Columbian Way, Seattle, Washington 98108

The Seattle Public Schools Option School Admissions Fair offers students and families information about option schools and other student support services. Attend this event to explore service programs and early learning, alternative and option K-8, elementary, middle, and high schools.

Enrollment for 2019-20 School year

If you have a child that will be five by August 31, it is time to get ready to enroll for kindergarten. Registration for the 2019-20 school year begins Monday, January 7, 2019.

All new student registration is completed online. Visit our Enroll My Student webpage.

We are here to help. Visit us at the John Stanford Center, 2445 3rd Ave. S between 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Bilingual staff speak Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Somali. You can reach us by phone at 206-252-0760 and email:

Assistance is available for families living in transition; please call 206-252-0660.

Key Enrollment Dates

  • Online registration for new students for 2019-20 school year begins Jan. 7, 2019
  • Open Enrollment for School Choice: Feb. 4 – 15, 2019

Community Registration Outreach Events

  • Saturday, January 19, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    District Admission Fair at Mercer Middle School
    1600 Columbian Way
  • Tuesday, January 29, 5 – 7 p.m.
    Hazel Wolf K-8 School
    11530 12TH Ave NE
  • Thursday, January 31, 5 – 7 p.m.
    High Point Family Center
    6400 Sylvan Way SW

Community Events and Programs

**NEW**  Remembrance for former Thornton Creek teacher

Former students from Thornton Creek school who knew or were students in Sandra Brettler’s class are invited to a remembrance for Sandra on Feb 10th, from 1-3pm at Thornton Creek school.  Pie will be a part of the remembrance, former students will fondly remember pi day and should feel free to bring a store bought pie to share.  Please join us as we gather to remember an extraordinary, well-lived life and the many ways Sandra impacted students over the years.  If you have pictures you would like to share for the slide show, please send them to by Jan 31.

**NEW**  Annual Hands On Skills Fair

A new wave is sweeping the country. People are recognizing the joy, satisfaction and security of being able to provide for their own needs, shifting from dependence on giant corporations to a healthy interdependence with our local community. Let’s relearn the skills our grandparents knew! In partnership with Meadowbrook Community Center, Sustainable NE Seattle is organizing the ninth annual “Hands-On Skills Fair.” Folks from our neighborhood have stepped up to share skills such as food preservation and preparation, seed saving, soap making, basic plumbing and electrical, tool repair, carpentry, pruning, gardening, simple bike maintenance, and making lotions, just to name a few.

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10 AM – 5 PM
Meadowbrook Community Center (10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98125)

**NEW**  UW Computer Science and Engineering Workshop

Intro to Computer Science: Scratch Workshop
Workshop January 26, 2019 12:30 – 3:30
In this workshop students learn the basics of coding through Scratch, which is a programming language/environment designed for younger children. Students will learn how to create their own Scratch animations with sprite movement, text output, and sound. Afterwards, they will apply their knowledge towards creating a maze game using conditional logic and user input.

This program is designed for students in grades 4-6 with no previous Programming or Scratch knowledge. Sign Up

**NEW**  Your Next Skill – New Seattle Public Library service

SPL librarians are standing by to help you learn your next skill. What will it be? A new language? A new hobby? Something for home or at work? The possibilities are endless.

How Your Next Skill works: Submit your request to learn any skill, hobby or language and we will send you a free, personalized learning plan within four days.

Start learning your next skill here.

**NEW**  Understanding Gender Diversity event

Thornton Creek Elementary School (7712 40th Ave NE) will be hosting gender diversity expert Aidan Key from 6:30-8:30pm on January 23, in our school commons. We would love to have parents from other Seattle schools join us!

  • Become familiar with various gender terminology & identities
  • Learn new ways to be inclusive to all gender identities in the classroom and in all youth activities
  • Learn about young children who are gender diverse and understand their experiences and world better
  • Gain knowledge on the difference between gender and sexuality
  • Question and answer time with Aidan Key on gender related issues

UW Huskies – National Girls & Women in Sports Day — Sunday, Jan. 27

UW Women’s Basketball invites you to its second annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Sunday, Jan. 27 in the Harshman Gym of the Alaska Airlines Arena.

Tickets are available for just $10. Admission includes a t-shirt, access to the event (12:45 PM start), and a ticket to the UW Women’s Basketball game against Oregon immediately following the event (2 PM).

Click this link to purchase tickets.

The event includes:

  • Time to interact with current UW female athletes and coaches
  • Skills stations – work with various UW women’s teams to develop skills
  • Post game Chalk Talk

My People are Rising: An Evening with Aaron Dixon

Don’t miss a special reading with Seattle Black Panther co-founder Aaron Dixon at the Northwest African American Museum.

Aaron Dixon is one of the co-founders of the Seattle Black Panther chapter. On January 31, he will be discussing his book “My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain” and covering the legacy of the Black Panthers and its relevance in today’s political climate, including imagining what Black radical imagination might look like in the 21st century and beyond. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m.

NAAM is an ADA compliant museum that is all on ground level, and doors are ADA compliant.

Promoting Participation Physical Activity Fair

When: Sat, March 23, 2019, 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM PDT
Where: Eckstein Middle School (3003 NE 75th St)
What : A FREE event that provides an opportunity for the community to come together and support the inclusive physical activity engagement of students and families from Seattle Public Schools. Representatives from various community organizations will be present and activity stations will be universal for participation of all abilities. Students can sign up for spring/summer camps and enjoy a couple hours of FUN participation in physical activity.
Each participant will get a “passport book” upon check in. The book contains an area to collect a stamp from every activity or booth they visit. Collecting a qualifying number of stamps earns a ticket into the raffle drawing.
Who: ALL students and families of Seattle Public Schools. All grade levels. This is a fully inclusive event for students with and without disabilities.
Why: Physical Activity, Participation, and Inclusiveness play a critical role in student and families’ physical and emotional health. Promoting Participation provides opportunities for students, families, and community organizations to come together to be active and provide access to inclusive physical activity resources. Activity stations will include modifications to accommodate all abilities and provide opportunities for success.

Register here.

Free admission to the Volunteer Park Conservatory though Feb. 28
Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) and The Friends of the Conservatory (FOC) are pleased to announce that the Volunteer Park Conservatory will waive all admission fees though the end of February, 2019.

Free admission to the Conservatory during this time period is made possible by a generous donation from the Bennett-Shear family – a gift from the children to celebrate their parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. Son Emmett Shear said, “We grew up walking to the Conservatory during my whole childhood, and I know my parents want everyone to be able to enjoy this beauty and peace. In their honor, I’m excited to be able to invite people to come for free to the Conservatory again.” (The Conservatory had been a free experience until 2013)

SPR and FOC encourage everyone, especially those who have never visited before, as well as school groups planning field trips, to take advantage of this opportunity to discover the Conservatory at no cost.

To schedule a tour, please email

The Conservatory’s regular hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed on Mondays).

Regular admission will be reinstated on March 1, 2019. Adults $4; Youth $2; Kids under age 12 are always free.

Many thanks to the Bennett-Shear Family for making the Conservatory accessible to all during this holiday season.

Questions? Please contact Khue Tran, FOC Executive Administrator, at

Free Admission to National Parks

Come experience the national parks! On five days in 2019, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2019 (assuming the federal government is not shut down):

  • January 21: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • April 20: First day of National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 28: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

See this link for more info:

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:

January 21st MLK clinics:
9am-12pm: K-4th grade @ Villa Academy
1pm-4pm: 5th-8th grade @ Villa Academy
9am-3pm: 3rd-8th grade @ Watts Sodo Gym

January 30th Day Between Semesters:
9am-3pm: 3rd-8th grade @ Watts Sodo Gym

February 18th-22nd Mid Winter Break Camps
9am-12pm: K-4th grade @ Villa Academy
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, email or call (206) 467-1383

Model UN opportunity

Middle school students are invited to participate in SeattleMUN, which will be held on Saturday, February 9th at Seattle Pacific University. There will be four middle school committees that address a plethora of topics. Students will be able to gain early exposure to the world of international affairs and diplomacy.

All of the delegates will be able to leave SeattleMUN with an improved global perspective, a better understanding of how to tackle international struggles and goals, and an appreciation for international cooperation.

Registration for this conference has just opened. The cost to attend is $20 for middle school students. Delegates will be provided with high-quality delegate materials and state of the art facilities. More information regarding conference logistics, registration, and resources can be found on the website:

Email questions to

Kids with an Edge

Kids With An Edge is now enrolling for:

  • Spring and Summer Computer Classes/Camps:  Python and Web Design.  Solid foundation in real world programming skills.  Highly interactive and very systematic.  Taught by software professional.  Small classes.
  • Summer Math Camps.  Prepare for the fall and start the year off with confidence.  Math camps for 6th grade through Algebra 1.  Small and highly interactive classes.
  • Spring and Fall Reading/Math Classes for Preschoolers through Algebra 1.   Prep/Support for Kindergarten, elementary school, middle school or high school!  Class size limited to 2-4 students only!  Sign up now!

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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