Category Archive: School News

Teacher’s Projects on DonorsChoose.org

Several Fairmount Park Elementary teachers have some projects that could use your support. Projects include: • Hooray for Handwriting by Ms. Britt • Marine Animal Books for Second Graders by Ms. Hitch • Help ESL Students Succeed with iPad Technology …

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Nuts and Bolts from Ms. Breidenbach

Tuesday’s  Open House will be held but shortened in time to 3:00-4:00.  I am doing this in case the teachers are called for a contract vote. Open House begins at 3:00 tomorrow.  I’ll have adults in bright vests who have …

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Welcome Back from Ms. Breidenbach

August 17, 2015 Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! During my time off I’ve been able to log many miles along the Alki Beach path. I don’t think I will ever tire of watching the bald eagles fly along the …

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Gimme 5 Dance!

Kristi McChesney and Amy Sennett Starner are teaching students Michelle Obama’s Gimme 5 dance for performance at assembly, 10am, Friday, April 3rd. The Gimme 5 dance is part of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative and will be performed at the …

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Let’s CeleBAArate!

Gather at school on Friday, February 6, at 4:30 pm to welcome the Year of the Sheep! Ms. Chow, Ms. Gano, Ms. McChesney, and the School Spirit Team have been hard at work planning a spectacular Lunar New Year Celebration, …

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Food Drive February 2nd-6th

Hey falcons!  The student council is doing a school wide food drive for the West Seattle Food Bank!  The food will be collected in the office from February 2nd- 6th.   Last collection will be at the Lunar New Year celebration …

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Counselor’s Corner: Parents as Emotion Coaches, Mini-Workshop Recap

From Mrs. Pendergrass After a review of what’s been happening in the counseling program, on Tuesday morning I shared with parents what it means to be an Emotion Coach. First we talked about why coaching is a good way to …

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Counselor’s Corner: Lunchtime Groups

From Mrs. Pendergrass Initiating and taking turns during conversations, maintaining eye contact, distinguishing verbal and nonverbal social cues, being polite, repairing misunderstandings… these socialization skills don’t happen overnight! Many of us as adults are still trying to master these key …

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Book Fair in January!

Dear Fairmount Park Families, Usborne Books & More Book Fair is coming to our school! We’ll be here from Tuesday, January 13, thru Friday, January 16, 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM. The Book Fair will also be open during our …

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Flu Shots in West Seattle

All West Seattle residents over the age of 4 are welcome to receive flu shots on: Wednesday October 8th  from 4:00 PM-7:30PM at Chief Sealth and Monday Oct 20th from 2:30PM-7:00PM at West Seattle High School Bring insurance card – there are no …

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