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Seattle Public Schools will begin changing to a new website at 10 p.m., Sunday, May 31. The new site will look slightly different. Thank you for your patience during the transition. Should you experience any concerns, please email webmaster@seattleschools.org. More information can be found here: webinfo.www.seattleschools.org.

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WEBSITE MIGRATION NEWS: SPS will be migrating its websites to a new platform, with a launch date of June 1st. Due to contract restrictions, the District has been unable to move this date to the end of the school year, despite concerns about readiness. As a result, SPS has announced that teachers, students, and families will not have access to class pages the last two weeks of schools. They are working on available alternatives to help minimize disruption to schools and note that teachers will be receiving additional communication about options for sharing files and announcements during the last two weeks of school. In the meantime, the JSIS web team is backing up our current site so that we can ensure minimal loss of information. If you or your student use Fusion to store files (unlikely for elementary students), you will need to back those up prior to June 1, or the files will be lost. Calendars will not be migrated, so if you rely on our web calendar, please take note of important dates now. Questions? Please visit the website update page for more information, or contact Darla Rhodes.

Annual Fund  -  
Goal for the 2015-16 school year is to have a Language Assistant in every immersion classroom. 


 

JSIS Playground Renovation
Community meeting: June 4th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
JSIS Cafeteria
JSIS parents and community, it's time to update our aging playground!


Even the students have been circulating a petition for an improved playground. Please follow this link to learn more and see where you can provide support to the project over the coming year. Thank you in advance!

T
our the playground and discuss ideas for improvement. We will be presenting a brief history of the playground improvement and the current set of proposals.
Contact Greg Lewis with questions.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Monday, June 8th, 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
JSIS Playground


Come one and come all to John Stanford International School's sweetest annual event the Ice Cream Social!  From 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the JSIS Playground popsicles and ice cream will be served!  When your sweet tooth has been satisfied, stroll over to the playground for an all school playdate!



Summer Language Camp with Firefly
Wednesday, June 17th-Friday, June 26th

Summer Language Camp offers a chance for existing students to continue their learning of the immersion language--and for incoming John Stanford students to get a fun introduction to the immersion program. \ Students who signed up early for the week containing June 16th will be refunded $30 for that date.

For more information contact Firefly Tutoring.



Final Bike-to-School is June 12th

Throughout the month of May, students are encouraged to walk, bike or scooter to school and other activities. 

Turn in your calendar  of tracked minutes biked in one of three places:
Weekend minutes count! Even biking just once will earn a prize and help count towards our overall school number of participants to earn prizes for the whole school.

Safety Patrol Training Postponed

PLEASE NOTE: The Safety Patrol training originally scheduled to start on May 11th will not happen next week due to the lack of applicants and testing.

Please find the current schedule here.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Maria at 206-252-6080.


In the News with Wally!

This month's Wally newsletter is coming soon.  We have a new section called Debate!  It shows two sides of an important issue.

Every student is welcome to write an article for Wally! You can write for different sections, for example, Debate, Miss Know It All, Sports, Comics, and more! Or if you are having troubles with friends, you can write to Miss Know It All!
 It is really fun for parents and students to see your article in Wally!

Wally also has some open positions for section editors next year.  They are Debate, Sports, School News, Communitations, and Top Ten! The applications are up by the office.  They are due June 1.

In this issue we have a coupon to Chutney’s! If you have not been to Chutney’s before, then now is your chance to try it!

The Contest Winner for this issue is Lucia! Lucia is in
Srta. Mariela’s Kindergarten Spanish Class!

Lost and Found

In the school for an event?  Don't forget to swing by the lost and found hooks! Warm weather means jackets, hoodies, sweaters are being shed like crazy.  All items will be cleared at the end of the school year and donated.  

Contact jsislostandfound@gmail.com if you're looking for something specific.


Save the Duwamish River!

Here is the rap that Miss Margie's class wrote, performed and produced about the Duwamish River. They were inspired by Macklemore's support of the Duwamish and his song, "Can't Hold Us"

Can you help us by sharing this with all you know who might be willing to support us:

This is from a 4th grade class in Seattle, Washington. They are petitioning Dow Constantine, King County Executive, to give enough money for the Duwamish River to be clean enough for the tribes and other citizens to be able to fish safely, because the Duwamish River is one of the most polluted rivers in the US and the only river in Seattle.

  1. Would you please sign their petition?
  2. Watch the rap they wrote and performed about the Duwamish River.
  3. Please share this with all YOUR friends! The 24 kids are headed to King County to hold a protest and to deliver their petitions JUNE 2!!


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