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News and Events

The Magical Land of Oz

Come join our Alki actors on their remarkable and action packed journey in their performance of The Magical Land of Oz. Student actors have been working hard learning lines, choreography and music to present the magical show to our community! Performances will be held in the West Seattle High School Auditorium Friday, February 6th at 7 pm and Saturday, February 7th at 2 pm. Order forms can be found by the Alki office. Don't delay, both of last year's performances sold out! It should be a great show!

Kindergarten Open House

Alki Elementary warmly invites incoming and prospective Kindergarten families to an Open House Monday, February 23rd at 5:45-7:00 pm. This will be a chance to learn about the programs offered at Alki and for incoming Kindergarten families to visit Kindergarten classrooms. Please be advised that this is an adult only event and there will be no childcare available. Please call the Alki office to register at: 206-252-9050. We look forward to meeting you!

Dine Out for Alki

Dine out for Alki Thursday, January 22nd-Saturday, January 24th and 10% of net proceeds will be donated to the Alki Elementary PTA to benefit our school! Say the "Alki Way" when ordering and you'll get a free cookie!

Math in Focus Parent Night

Don’t miss the next Math in Focus Parent Night, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, at two Seattle elementary schools. 

Stevens Elementary in Capitol Hill and Olympic View Elementary in Maple Leaf will host the hour-long sessions, open to all parents, relatives and friends who support district students at home. Spanish and Somali interpreters will be available, but child care will not be provided.

A trainer representing the Math in Focus publisher will provide insight on the “bar modeling” concept -- a basic component of the Singapore method-based Math in Focus texts, adopted by Seattle Public Schools in June 2014. The trainer also will review tips for helping students with homework and will walk parents through the concrete-pictorial-abstract progression concept within the texts.

2015-2016 Kindergarten Enrollment Events

Seattle Public Schools will welcome nearly 5,500 new Kindergarten students next September, and we want each one of these children to start school feeling eager and confident. From December 3rd to March 4th, Seattle Public Schools will hold Kindergarten Early Enrollment events at 10 different SPS elementary schools around our community. Families can attend whichever event is most convenient, regardless of where they live. 

Please see the attached Enrollment Event flyer, Click here.

At the events, families will be able to ask questions about the registration process and complete required paperwork, with interpreter assistance if needed; meet a Kindergarten teacher, see a K classroom, and get a feel for what one elementary school looks like; and take home hands-on learning activities, including a children book.

Getting enrolled early gives families more time to help their children make a smooth and happy transition to school.


What do you love about your school?

A great teacher? An awesome program? The best principal in the world?

Seattle Public Schools has launched a Facebook campaign inviting families to tell us what they love about their Seatle Public School, and they've already received dozens of comments! So far, Alki is feeling a whole lot of love, with Queen Anne and Fairmount Park not far behind. If you love your school, say it loud
West Seattle Community Coffee Chat

Please join Seattle Schools' Interim Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland in the upcoming West Seattle Community Coffee Chat: Monday, December 1st 6:00-7:00 pm at the Neighborhood House High Point West Seattle 6400 Sylvan Way SW Seattle, WA 98126

Dr. Nyland is grateful to have this opportunity to meet and talk with our West Seattle families and community members about the educational issues that matter the most to you and your family. Dr. Nyland looks forward to listening to your feedback, concerns, and questions.

Click here for more information.

Progress Report Video

Seattle Public Schools has made some changes to the progress reports families receive each trimester for elementary students. As you may know, a few years ago, Washington state adopted new College and Career Readiness Standards (known as Common Core). Like all districts in the state, Seattle Public Schools has been training teachers on these standards so that the district would be ready for the new statewide tests that will be given this spring to students in grades 3-8 and 11. Those tests, known as Smarter Balanced, will cover standards in English Language Arts and Math. The state will continue to test students in Science using the MSP, administered in grades 5 and 8.

To reflect these new English Language Arts and Math standards, the district has revised its Elementary Progress Report. Families will see updated standards in the areas of English Language Arts, Math and Learning Behaviors. Because the new College and Career Readiness Standards (Common Core) cover only English Language Arts and Math, standards in other subject areas like Science are not changing.

Please view the following video to learn more about these changes: Your student’s classroom teacher will review the progress report during your child’s conference in November.

Parent & Student Online Resources

Seattle Public Schools is pleased to offer parent and student access to online resources such as Math in Focus (which will bring up all of the K-5 math textbooks) and Washington Our Home (our fourth grade adopted Social Studies textbook)!!!

In order to access these great resources (from any computer) follow these directions:

Click Here
Username: studentsps
Password: access (or use individual SPS logon to acess the math textbook)

Common Core Parent Resources
Thank you for attending Common Core Parent Night! Please find the following parent resources that were discussed about last night Click here for Slide Presentation Click here for Handout.

Alki Summer Update July 1, 2014
Click here to read a short update on the happenings at Alki over the summer months.  News updates in this edition include:
  • Emergency Preparedness Update
  • Classroom Location Moves
  • Alki Reads
  • Summer Office Hours
  • Kindergarten Play Dates

2014-2015 School Start and End Time
Alki Elementary's school start times for 2014-2015 have been announced and our schedule remains the same as this year:

8:20 am     Student Supervision Available/Breakfast Served
8:40 am     First Bell/Start of School
8:45 am     Tardy Bell
2:50 pm     Dismissal Bell

The first day of school will be September 3, 2014.

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