Curriculum Night

Please plan to attend this important night of communication with your child’s teacher.  They will share with you classroom expectations, explain the curriculum, and share any specific requests they may have to help encourage a successful school year.

Grades 3-5: Thursday, September 19th from 6:30pm to 8pm

Grades K-2: Thursday, September 26th from 6:30pm to 8pm

Curriculum Night is for adults only.  Child care will not be available at Coe.

Scholastic Book Fair

The PTA book fair is October 7th-10th in the Kearns Library.  Support Kearns Library’s only fundraiser and help your classroom by donating new books from your teacher’s wish list.  We hope to see you there.

Monday, October 7th : 2:20-3:30 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 8th : 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 2:20-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 9th : 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 1:10-2:20 p.m.

Thursday, October 10th : 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 2:20-3:30 p.m.

Volunteers are needed.  We are looking for help with set-up, working the cash registers, and break-down. You can even sign up to be a mascot – volunteers dress up in a costume of a popular children’s book character to help advertise the fair! To sign up go to Volunteer Sign Up Genius.  No experience is required – we will train you on the job.  We greatly appreciate your assistance!

If you have any questions, please contact one of the Book Fair Chairs: Lori Wilken (wilkenlori@gmail.com), Angie Lai (angie_sam@hotmail.com), and Amanda Comeau (alc_86@hotmail.com).

Handbook Highlight: Birthdays

To spare children’s feelings we ask that, unless you are inviting an entire class to a party, birthday invitations not be distributed at school.  Sending small treats for the class is typically allowed for birthday celebrations; however, some grade levels have specific requirements around birthday celebrations and treats.  It is not appropriate to send balloons or other gifts to school.  Any plans for celebrations should be discussed with your child’s teacher prior to the event.  We request that nuts not be included in any birthday treat.

Our PTA hosts monthly birthday lunches on the stage in the lunchroom and provides a cupcake for each student with a birthday in that month.  July birthdays are recognized in June, and August birthdays are recognized in September.

B2SB Recap

What a fun Back to School Bash!  Kids got to play, parents got to connect and we dodged the thunder and rain!

If you missed out on an opportunity to learn about PTA volunteer opportunities, please email either Portia (president.coepta@gmail.com) or Nicole (veep.coepta@gmail.com), and we can answer your questions.

The Coe PTA is 100% run by volunteers, so a big THANK YOU goes out to the many parents who gave their time to make the B2SB a success.  Leading the team were Ashley Foil and Devon Atchison – THANK YOU!

Journey with an Afghanistan School Bake Sale had an incredible turn out as well.  Thank you to everyone who provided treats for the bake sale, our students who served, and everyone who stopped by our table. With your help we were able to raise $852 in support of our sister school in Afghanistan!  We were also fortunate to have Sapida Barmaki, an intern from our sister school in Afghanistan at our table to share firsthand knowledge about how our efforts directly impact students.  Our new goal for this year is to raise $3,500 to fund purchases of projectors and laptops for their school.  The next fundraising opportunity will be the coin drive, so start saving your change now to make a difference! Interested in volunteering with Journey with an Afghan School, please contact Elizabeth Peterson (eaepeterson@gmail.com) or Jess Calhoun (jessandgray@gmail.com).  Thank you/Tashakor!

 

Vehicle Drop-Off/Pick-Up Areas

September Safety Spotlight – from Ms. Turner’s Weekly Bulletin

As we kick off another school year, it is important to take the opportunity to review important safety procedures for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.  We want every student and parent to be safe whether walking, biking, driving, or riding a school bus to and from school.  Below are some important safety behaviors we ask every student and parent to demonstrate:

  • Cross streets at crosswalks only.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street (stop and look left, then right, then left again).
  • Always walk, never run, when crossing a street.
  • Always walk on the sidewalk.

Research tells us that parents overestimate the ability of young children to safely cross streets.  Parents, please do not ask your child to jaywalk to reach your car or to hurry to school.  Setting a good example is the first step to teaching your children important street safety skills.

Car Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures:

  • Do not leave cars unattended in the drop off/pick up zones on 6th and 7th Avenue West.
  • Pull cars completely forward in the zone to keep traffic flowing.
  • Students should always exit the vehicle curbside.
  • Be swift (but always safe) when dropping off or picking up.
  • Do not drop off your child on the opposite side of the zone and have him/her run across the street.

There are two vehicle drop-off/pick-up zones at Coe: One is heading north on 7th Avenue West and the other is heading south on 6th Avenue West.

Drop-off/pick-up zones are not parking spots.  Please follow the signage, “Load/Unload Only – 1 minute – Pull Forward”.  These areas become congested when drivers do not keep traffic flowing smoothly.  Please don’t linger in these zones.

If you need to park, please find a legal parking spot in the surrounding neighborhood.  And as always, please watch out for students and be mindful of the safety patrol crossing guards (Coe students wearing safety patrol gear).

Thank you for your help and support in making drop-off and pick-up safe for our students.

Early Release Wednesdays

First day of school is Wednesday, September 4th.  There is no early dismissal for this day, school will be released at 2:25pm.  However, please note that early dismissal will be every Wednesday starting September 11th and school is released at 1:10pm.

Handbook Highlight: Attendance Email

Please report student absences on coe.attendance@seattleschools.org rather than calling the school office.

Need help with school supplies?

A key element to student success is a prepared student.  Supply lists have been posted for families but shopping can add up quickly.  Thanks to our PTA, Coe may be able to help you with supplies.  Please contact our counselor, Meghan Kaloper at mrkaloper@seattleschools.org or call 206-252-2002 extension 1 for more information.