PTSA Members: The state needs to cut $2 billion from the biennial budget, and children’s programs – including public schools – could again take a big hit.
The governor will be making her recommendations by mid-November. Her office has identified $4 billion in possible budget reductions and highlighted $2 billion in likely choices. Possibilities include eliminating school bus transportation ($220M), increasing class size by two students in grades 4-12 ($137M), and reducing the school year from 180 to 175 days ($125M). For the big list of possible reductions please click here.
For a shorter list of likely choices that affect children’s well-being and education, click here.
We encourage all PTSA members to contact the governor and list your three (3) top funding priorities
Friends, coverage of "Crazy Town" is getting thin and, at times, is non existent. Wednesday and Friday are in the direst need of volunteers. Granted, as the weather worsens, we are seeing fewer pedestrians. However, we need to keep *each and every* one of our students safe who cross at this dangerous intersection.
Sooo, please check your calendars and see what shift(s) you can cover, then go to VolunteerSpot (http://tinyurl.com/CrazyTownSafety) to sign up. (Mr. Joe Bailey-Fogarty will continue scheduling the 4th & 5th grade crossing guards to the other sites around the school.)
Also, tying in with his recent traffic-related blog post and in order to help Mr. Elliott in his negotiations with the school district, city police and department of transportation, please report any traffic safety incidents you observe (or have observed) near the school during the thirty minutes before and after school.
Thank you for all you do for our school!
On Saturday November 12th from 9:00 AM to 3:00PM, Coe Elementary School will hold its second Robotics Festival.
Come watch students from Coe and other schools participated in Lego robot races as part of the International First Lego League (FLL). Drive various robots built by Ballard High School, the Seattle Port Police, and others. Visit the Coe Robotics Program website for more info.
Our first parent education event for the year is coming up on the evening of November 17. By popular demand, Sarah Palmer will present "Supporting Your Child's Social-Emotional Learning." We welcome the entire QAE community. It will be an evening of great advice, lively interaction, connecting with other QAE parents, and delicious refreshments. We are working with KidsCo on lining up childcare. Please mark your calendars for November 17 and stay tuned for more details.
The fundraising committee is now meeting at the school library instead of Bustle. Still starting at 7:00pm.
How? Meet us in the QAE Library this Thursday at 7:00pm and find out more.
We would love your help and input on how we can keep our fundraising fun, and successful. The fundraising committee is going to begin having a monthly meeting on the first Thursday evening of every month- The first one will be held this Thursday in the school library. We will discuss our overall fundraising plans for the year, and get to work on our spring Auction! We would love to have representation from every grade and class, so please do join us!
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