Community Meetings: A Time to Shine
Did You Know that the entire Seattle Girls’ School community gathers twice a week, every week, after lunch, to celebrate with, and learn from, each other? It’s called Community Meeting, and there’s really nothing else like it.
Each meeting is run by a 6th grader; last Friday’s leader welcomed all students, staff, and guests, and then shared a presentation on Roller Derby. She told us about the history of the sport, how what started as a form of entertainment turned into a true girl-dominated contact sport, and how it has come to be a part of her own life. Then, two 7th graders shared their “Did You Know” presentation about LGBTQ+ hate crimes, enlisting the efforts of our school community to combat the prejudice and violence still existing in our city and beyond. Fifth graders have been sharing book recommendations at Community Meetings. On Friday, we heard about Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, a novel written in verse, based on the author’s experience immigrating to Alabama from Vietnam during the Vietnam War at age 10. Next up: our after-school rock band, Immortal Milk, played two songs to rousing cheers, and our Student Council reminded everyone about the student-organized dance that night at the Vera Project in the Seattle Center. A couple more quick announcements and our 6th grade leader sent us all back on our way for the last two class periods of the week.
We look forward to these meetings every Monday and Friday for the opportunities they give each SGS student to shine and be celebrated for her unique contributions. This Thursday, our Luncheon will provide the biggest opportunity yet to showcase the empowering community we work so hard to create at Seattle Girls’ School. We hope you can join us. We can’t wait to share our work with you, and we count on your support to help make our program accessible to all. Shouldn’t every girl in Seattle have the opportunity to shine?
Join Us at our Annual Luncheon!
It is not too late to join us at our Annual Luncheon!
The Luncheon is the school’s primary fundraising event of the year. The goal is to raise support for our need-based financial aid and innovative academic programs. We would love for you to join us! RSVP online here »
Can't make it but still want to support SGS? GiveBIG with The Seattle Foundation here »
An SGS Tour is a chance for prospective students and parents to visit the school and see what happens in the classroom on a typical day. Each tour includes a Q&A session, available dates are on our website
. Please spread the word to families who may be interested in SGS, there is still limited availability for 5th grade for the 16-17 school year.
Coffee + Conversation with Ms. Dede: What About Gender?
This is our third in a series of gatherings hosted by our Dean of Student Life, Ms. Dede. From 8:30-9:30 AM on May 12th bring your suggestions, thoughts, and questions about middle school friendships. The goal is to provide some information and resources, but more importantly, to help parents develop a support network.
Community Association of Parents (CAP)
Join us for our monthly meeting on Friday, May 20th from 8:30-9:30 AM at the Singh House. We hope to see you there!
CAP volunteer opportunities »
CAP Twitter: @SGS_CAP
- May 5 - SGS 14th Annual Luncheon
- May 7 - Mentor Event, Improv at SGS, 1-3 PM
- May 12 - Coffee + Conversations with Ms. Dede, 8:30-9:30 AM
- May 18 - New Family Ice Cream Social at SGS, 6-7:30 PM
- May 19 - Talent Showcase at Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 6-8 PM
- May 20 - CAP Meeting, 8:30-9:30 AM
- May 30 - No School, Memorial Day
- June 2 - Dad's Club, 5:30-6:30 PM
- June 5 - Mentor Event, Picnic at Madrona Park, 12-2 PM
- June 9 - Graduation, 5-7 PM
- June 10 - End of the Year CAP Meeting, 8:30-9:30 AM
- June 16 - Last Day of School, 12 PM Dismissal