Hi <<First Name>>,
Thanks for a great 2015 together. We’ve done a lot over the last 12-months and have a lot more good work to do in 2016.
SESEC December meeting
Thursday, 17 December 12.00-2.00 p.m. at the Rainier Avenue Church (5900 Rainier Avenue)
Downstairs, back Fellowship room. Do not use the front door of the church, it will be locked. Come around back to the small parking lot and enter through there. Feel free to bring your lunch, we’ll have light snacks available.
Topic and Presenter: Collaboration, Trust and the Pursuit of Educational Justice, Amber Banks-Grubb (UW College of Education, PhD candidate)

This evidence-based, interactive session will present the most recent research on the role of trust in education improvement efforts and offer participants an opportunity to apply the research in their own contexts. Small group discussions and activities will focus on sharing and practicing strategies for building trust between collaborators who come from different backgrounds and perspectives.
SE Parent/Caregiver School Engagement Survey – CLOSES FRIDAY, 18 DECEMBER
Please encourage families to fill out our parent/caregiver engagement survey. The survey was developed by a diverse team of SESEC partners and parents to gather information on how parents/caregivers are engaging with their schools. We would love to get a representative sample of the SE community. Currently we have 300 surveys collected and would like 500+ survey results, can you help? Survey links and more information are here. Please share the information with families in your network. Paper surveys are also available and in additional languages.
Information to read/listen:

Community Conversation: Best Starts for Kids and the Mental Illness and Drug Dependency Renewal (12/15/15)

Road Map Project Education Results Network, 17 December
Arnold Chandler and Tia Martinez, leading national experts on place-based approaches to improving the well-being of boys and young men of color.

Understanding the School Budget hosted by Seattle Council PTSA:
January 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the auditorium of the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence (JSCEE).
Have you ever wondered how school funding, staffing and budgets are determined, but never knew who to ask? The Seattle Public Schools Finance team is excited to present an evening dedicated to understanding the school budget process. They’ll share helpful information such as when the 2016-17 school planning dates occur, an overview of the budgeting process, how funding is determined and schools are staffed, including understanding information around class sizes and the process for parent involvement. Mark your calendar now for this fun and informative evening event. Individuals who may need an auxiliary aid or service for this event should contact Patricia Stambor by phone at 206-252-0204 email by Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Seattle Public Schools Auditorium John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence 2445 3rd Avenue South Seattle, WA 98134 Theme: Plotting the Educational Path for African American Males (including children of color and all children) 9:00 A.M. –3:00 P.M. 206-772-4916,

Dialogue - Anti-Racist Birthing & Reproductive Justice, hosted by Families of Color Seattle
Friday, Jan 22, 5:00-8:00p (potluck), Giddens School 620 20th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, please RSVP on link above. Child care available if you RSVP.

This coming February, Seattle voters will be voting to renew their commitment to our schools! The Seattle School Board has placed the renewal of its Operations and Capital levies on the February ballot. Find out more about the levies and how you can help us at!


Erin | 425-243-7079

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