STEMbyTAF Presentation and Math Instruction Document

TAF has provided the two documents below to the Thurgood Marshall PTA for sharing with our community.  The first document is an updated presentation that provides an overview of STEMbyTAF at WMS.  The second document outlines how math instruction would be provided in a blended classroom.

STEMbyTAF Presentation – November 2019

STEMbyTAF Math Instruction

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District news and Important Dates

Seattle Public Schools is considering policy changes and proposals that would have significant impacts on Thurgood Marshall families.  These include the district proposal to change the HCC policy and program in southeast Seattle, and a proposed partnership with STEM by TAF at Washington Middle School.  Our PTA is working to gather information as quickly as possible to help keep families informed of updates and important dates.

Here are two actions you can take:

  1. See the news item below titled “Recap and Notes from 10/22 Meeting” for more information.
  2. Bookmark the Board Calendar: to keep track of board and committee meetings and agendas. Board members often have open meeting hours to hear from families, usually at a local library or coffee shop.

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Recap and Notes from 10/22 Meeting on HCC and TAF at WMS

On 10/22, the PTA hosted a discussion and Q&A on the district’s proposed changes to HCC as well as the district’s proposed STEM by TAF partnership.  Wyeth Jessee from the School District and Director Hersey were in attendance at the meeting.  The four documents linked below include 3 documents that were distributed at the meeting as well as meeting notes.

Notes from 10/22 Meeting

Proposed Student Transition Assignment Plan

Proposed Policy 2190 Change

TAF FAQ’s (printed from SPS website as of 10/22/19)

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Order Spiritwear by Nov. 1!

tshirt2015Thurgood Marshall t-shirts and hoodies are again available, for a limited time. Children and adult tees are $10, and hooded sweatshirts are $20. (A reduced price of $7 for a student shirt is available for families who need it.)

A paper order form, with cash or check payable to “Thurgood Marshall PTA,”  must be submitted for each student order. The form was sent home with Pup Press on Oct. 24, and is also available at the office.  Hurry!

Shirts will be delivered during the first week of December.

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