School, District, and Community News

Whittier Heights Community Council

The Whittier Heights Community Council (WHCC) has several upcoming events in our neighborhood that are a great way to give back to the community and also have fun this summer.  All are family-friendly and great for kids.

For details visit the WHCC website or the WHCC Facebook page, or email
SDOT pedestrian flag project: the flags are now up at Whittier!  We have another 8 intersections requested by the community.  Let us know if your family can help install flags (funded by SDOT) — very easy and a great way to involve kids in community safety.

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Crosswalk/intersection painting project: we’re working on the funding — then the fun part begins: picking the crosswalk/intersection, choosing the designs, and painting! The crosswalk in front of Whittier meets the SDOT guidelines perfectly. Let us know if you’d like to join our steering committee!

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Movie Night at Kirke Park: set for August, WHCC will host an outdoor movie night at Kirke Park. Families can watch a movie under the stars in our beautiful neighborhood park. Join the steering committee to figure out the fun details: projecting and choosing the movie, food options, and choosing the date!  

Whittier Kids Summer Camps - Space still available!

*More info & Register Online Now
Join us for a summer full of engaging weekly themes, activities and field trips! Learn new skills, explore new friendships, and provide your child a chance to grow and learn in a safe, fun environment. Open to all kids entering Kindergarten to 5th grade. Questions? Email us.  

UW Summer Youth Programs

Limited space has opened up in some of the University of Washington Summer Youth Programs' elementary camps. Visit the website for up-to-date enrollment information.

Elementary School Programs (limited space):
     - Roller Coasters, Carnivals, and Circus Life June 27-July 7
     - Construction Zone: Hard Hat May Be Required! July 10-21
     - Passport to the World July 24-August 4
     - Animal Tales August 7-18

 Email questions to:

SPS Choice Enrollment School Waitlists Update

The district received and processed nearly 6,000 choice enrollment applications for next school year. More than 3,200 students received a requested choice assignment, and more than 2,800 students received their first choice.

Although more than 50 percent of the students who participated in the choice process received a placement, many students are still on school waitlists. Typically, staff do not move waitlists that positively or negatively affect staffing at attendance area schools. Due to the $50 million budget shortfall for 2017-18, the district is conducting additional analysis around waitlist moves.

As a result of this additional analysis, waitlists at attendance area schools will not move until district staff review updated spring staffing allocations in mid-June. Waitlist moves at option schools will continue through August 31 based on current school staffing and available seats in classrooms.

More information is available on the district website

Robert Eagle Staff Middle School News

There's a lot happening at our new school as we build our community. Sign up for the Robert Eagle Staff PTSA newsletter to stay up to date on upcoming events and news.

Coming up:
FORESMA (Friends of Robert Eagle Staff Musical Arts) Fundraiser
   - Mon., June 12, 5pm - 8pm, Lantern Brewing (938 N 98th St.)
   - Help fund start up costs
   - Meet music teachers and other program participants
   - All ages welcome

New Student Social
   - Sat., June 17, Licton Springs Park (9536 Ashworth Ave N)
   - 6th Graders: 2pm; 7th Graders: 3pm; 8th Graders: 4pm
   - Meet teachers and other new students
   - Snacks and drinks provided

Seattle Emergency Alerts and Notifications Systems:

Stay informed about and prepared for emergencies that may impact your family:
AlertSeattle allows you to sign up to receive notifications for addresses you care about, including your child's school. Enroll here.

allows you to create a free safety profile for your household. When you call 9-1-1 from a Smart911 registered phone number, your profile will display to the call taker, providing important details on your family and home in the event of an emergency. Create your profile here.


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