Congrats, ‘Class of 2018’

Congratulations to this year’s 134 rising 5th-graders! At the “Rise Up!” Promotion Ceremony tonight, their teachers saluted them for many traits, including activism, bravery … and proper use of “slime.”

2018 Grade 5 Legacy Project

The mural is in the covered area near the playground.

The class created a 4-panel mural, “Fantastical Animals,” as its legacy project.

Teachers on stage during Promotion

Teachers saluting rising 5th-graders during Promotion on June 19 are, from left, Sam Egelhoff, Kimber Kierstead, Will Paul, Will Miller, Mariluz Garzon, Brie Damitio and Alex Shaw.


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23rd Ave work continues

The Seattle Department of Transportation’s 23rd Avenue project is to continue through spring 2019, affecting the stretch between South Jackson Street and Rainier Ave South. This represents the second phase of construction on the 23rd Avenue corridor.

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The Thurgood Marshall PTA sends our e-list subscribers occasional messages with news and event info throughout the year! We promise not to clog your in-box. Continue reading

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Update: PTA ’18-19 budget, officers OK’d

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UPDATED! The Thurgood Marshall PTA Board on June 5 will seek membership approval ofPTA members on June 5 approved a $188,010 spending plan for 2018-19, a 2 percent decrease compared to this year’s $191,200 budget.

The Annual Giving Fund’s goal is to be reduced to $158,700 (as compared to $170,000 in 2017-18) due to lower enrollment projections. Board members expect to continue seeking grant funding from foundations and businesses.

As staff salaries continue to rise, the Board chose to decrease spending in several categories, with the significant cuts being a reduction in theater-artist residency hours and elimination of classroom libraries support.  Continue reading

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