Our Students Stand and Deliver
By the time an SGS student has finished sixth grade, she has given a formal presentation to over 130 people—most of whom are older than she is. Our community meeting presentations are just one way in which our students are asked to stand and deliver throughout their time here. It is no wonder that our alumnae continue to attribute their confidence to ask questions, speak up, and challenge the status quo to their experience at SGS.
If you’ve ever visited Seattle Girls’ School, you will undoubtedly remember the students who greeted you as you walked into every classroom. With confidence, they told you about what they are working on and how it fits into the context of their class or day. Adults will often comment on how they wish they could speak so easily to strangers.
If you or a girl in your life were ever a student at Seattle Girls’ School, you will remember the many projects that asked students to step into their “courage zone,” such as presenting a legal case to a Justice at Mock Trial or presenting research at their Board Exams to medical professionals. You may also remember the many more subtle ways that the girls were asked to be leaders—writing a new dress code or running the student suggestion box. We know that middle school is a critical time to develop leadership skills, especially for girls. That is why these many programs, both great and small, shape our community. They are only possible with active student leadership.
100th Day on March 8th (Top Secret!)
Shhhh...this is a secret all-school field trip and celebration for SGS students—they will be surprised with the plan day of! Parents will be notified of field trip details 1-2 days before with suggestions for appropriate attire and shoes. Lunch will be provided. If your daughter has any dietary restrictions, please contact Dorothy Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will need 10-12 parent volunteers between 9-3 PM day of. If you are interested in volunteering to chaperone please contact Lisa Blume-Harris (email@example.com).
The Big Disconnect on March 15th
SGS Parents, we have an opportunity for you to see Catherine Steiner Adair, author of The Big Disconnect, speak on March 15th from 8-10:30 AM. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider reading her book, which discusses the protection of family and child relationships in the digital age, in preparation for her talk.
Coffee + Conversation with Ms. Dede: Social Media
This is the first in a series of gatherings hosted by our Dean of Student Life, Ms. Dede. From 8:30-9:30 AM on March 17th bring your suggestions, thoughts, and questions about social media and your daughter. The goal is to provide some information and resources, but more importantly, to help parents develop a support network.
Community Association of Parents (CAP)
Volunteer Opportunity: There are two opportunities to participate in a Day of Service at Mary's Place on Saturday, 3/19. From 6-8 PM we will be serving dinner and playing games with residents. Volunteers can also donate food for the Italian Dinner. More information here »
CAP volunteer opportunities »
The next CAP meeting is Friday, March 18th from 8:30-9:30 AM at the Singh House. We hope to see you there!
CAP Twitter: @SGS_CAP
- March 6 - Mentor Event at Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetland, 12:30-3:30 PM
- March 10 - Dads' Club Kick-Off Event, 5:30-7:30 PM
- March 15 - Catherine Steiner-Adair visit + parent talk, 8-10:30 AM
- March 15 - Adults vs. Girls Basketball Game, 4-5 PM
- March 18 - CAP Meeting, 8:30-9:30 AM
- March 19 - SGS/CAP Service Day at Mary's Place, 4:45-8 PM. For more information and to sign up to volunteer, click here »
- March 23 - Early Dismissal, 12 PM [No After Care]
- March 24-25 - School Closed [Learning Team Meetings]
- April 3 - Mentor Event at Theo Chocolate Factory, 3-5 PM
- April 22 - Hamlin Robinson Middle School Dance, 8-10 PM