BEX V & Alki Elementary Building Updates

Alki Elementary is currently scheduled to be included in building improvement plans for BEX V. As a community we’ll want to make sure to have our voices and concerns heard as decisions are being made. If you have ideas about how to get involved or want to help coordinate community involvement about this topic. Please…

Let’s Somehow Find a Way to Do Something About This

As I approached the school the Friday before winter break our flags were (again) at half-staff. Sadly, this happens often enough that I don’t always know why the flags are lowered. But I knew why as I approached the Friday before break. We were mourning along-side parents and students across the nation for the events…

VOTE! November 7th Elections

UPCOMING CANDIDATE FORUMS: Seattle School Board Candidates Forum: Date: Thursday, October 12th Time: 6:00  – 8:00 PM Location: Madrona Elementary School 1121 33rd Ave Seattle, WA 98122. The PTSAs of Leschi, Lowell, Madrona, McGilvra, Montlake, and Stevens Elementary Schools invite you to join us for an evening of discussion, education policy, and free pizza. Children welcome.…

Get Informed & Vote – Nov. 7 Elections

This November we pick a new Mayor, City Council members, new directors for the School Board, State representatives, a variety of other important positions, and vote on state-wide and local measures. Even though some of the contested positions represent areas outside of West Seattle, it is crucial to advocacy to understand the landscape of these…

Two-Tier Bus Schedule – Vote on Monday, Jun. 1

In April, I recommended to the Families and Education Levy Oversight Committee and to the City Council that one-time funding of $2.3 million Families and Education Levy funds be allocated to Seattle Public Schools (SPS) to implement a district-wide two-tier bus schedule in the 2017-2018 academic year. I heard from hundreds of parents, community members,…

Write the Mayor to Support Transportation & Safety

Have you been negatively impacted by the bell time changes this year and proposals for next year?  Ask the Mayor to help us with a 1 time transportation ask. Here is a template to email Seattle leaders: council@seattle.gov, Dwane.Chappelle@seattle.gov, scott.kubly@seattle.gov, and the Mayor using the form link. Dear Seattle leaders, Please support Seattle Public Schools…

Levy Cliff Extended – What’s next?

We have good news coming out of Olympia this week, the levy cliff has been extended!  This means we will be able to collect our voter approved levy funds for another year.  Thank you for all your calls and emails to our representatives.  Your voice made a difference! While we want to celebrate this victory…