3701 S.W. 104th Street * Seattle, WA 98146
Phone (206) 933-5350 / Fax (206) 933-5351

March 2, 2000

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone had a relaxing mid-winter vacation. March is a very busy
month. The Third and Fifth grader students are taking the Direct Writing
Assessment (DWA) this week and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) later
this month. We enclosed a testing schedule in the February 17th Parent

Our school budget for the 2000/2001 school year is due March 17th. I will
be discussing PTSA priorities for that budget at the March 6th Board

Report cards go home on Monday, March 13th. Please be reminded that each
student is graded toward their progress in meeting a specific grade level


Barry Dorsey

Science Materials Center Open House

The Seattle School District's Science Materials Center invites you to an
Open House on Thursday, March 30th from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. or Saturday,
April 1, 2000 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Open House will be at 3415
Stone Way North. If you have questions, please call 545-7024. There will
be activities for children, a take home activity for families, door
prizes, coffee and snacks!!

Community Meeting

Please see the yellow flyer coming home today regarding the community
meeting at Madison Middle School. This is your opportunity to give your
input to the next phase of building excellence plans in your neighborhood
schools. For more information, please call Seattle Schools Customer
Service at 298-7010.

Bureau of the Census

You should be receiving your census form in the mail soon from the U.S.
Department of Commerce. Please take time to fill out the forms and mail
them back in. The information you return helps to provide money to your
community in the areas of education, emergency services, transportation,
road improvements, etc. 

Crossing Guard

Thank you to the parents who have called us expressing their concern over
the lack of a crossing guard at 35th Avenue S.W. and 104th Street. We
appreciate you letting us know when there is no one there to help the kids
cross the street. A phone tree was activated by the PTSA to look for
parent volunteers to fill in, but it was difficult finding someone
available 20 minutes before and after school. We have been told that the
new crossing guard will begin on Monday, March 6th. 

Safety on the Playfield

We would like to remind you that Seattle School District Employee's
vehicles are the only vehicles allowed to drive on the school grounds.
Very often there are children on the playground before and after school
and for their safety we ask that parents do not provide "door to door"
service. If you drive your child to school please drop them off on 104th
Street. If you drive your child home, please choose a meeting place to
pick them up (not in the bus zone). We would also like to remind everyone
to please use the crosswalks, we need to set an example for the children.
Jaywalking is not only dangerous but it is also illegal.

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