SPS and EEU Closed Wed, Jan. 15th

Based on a review of road conditions, the forecast, and the early release Wednesday schedule, Seattle Public Schools has decided to close all schools tomorrow, Wednesday, January 15th.

All EEU Programs will be closed for Wednesday, January 15th.

Conversations About School Transitions

Wednesday, January 22nd 9:00-10:15 in EEULobby
Thursday, January 30th 1:45-3:00 in EEU Lobby
Tuesday, February 4th 9:00-10:15 in EEULobby

Some of our families are beginning the school transition process for the 2020-2021 school year. This process can bring about some feelings of uncertainty and anxiety as parents plan to move on from the EEU into the school district. Let’s talk about it! Join Family Support and other EEU parents for Conversations about School Transitions. We’ll share feelings, resources and information about the transition process.

Transition Information Meetings

Join Principal Chris & the Family Support Team for Transition Information Meetings for families of children who receive Special Education Services.

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 in the EEU Lobby

9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Principal Chris will discuss what to expect with the Seattle Public Schools transition process and give information about paperwork and timelines. Bring your questions!

 

This meeting is for all parents whose children have an IEP and who are transitioning from preschool to kindergarten or kindergarten to 1st grade.

EEU Now Accepting Applications for 20-21

We are now accepting general education applications for the 2020-21 school year.

To access these applications, and learn more about the application process, go to the following links:

Infant Toddler Program

Preschool

Kindergarten

Our application period is from December 1, 2019 to March 1, 2020. We will still accept applications after March 1, but all applications submitted on time will be considered first.

Mary’s Place Clothing Drive

Big K is collecting hats, scarves, gloves and mittens to donate to Mary’s Place, a local nonprofit that believes no one’s child should sleep outside. They provide safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness.

Drop off your donations at the display next to the EEU front office today!

Find out more about Mary’s Place: marysplaceseattle.org

EEU Equity Team Family Survey

We would love to learn more about the experience of all families at the EEU. Our goal is to create a welcoming and supportive community at EEU for each and every family and to meet each child and family’s needs.  We created a survey where you can share what your experience has been at EEU, whether you’re new this school year or have been here for a while. Over the last year, several EEU staff members and families have worked together to create this survey, which we hope will help us better understand your family’s experience. Please consider spending a few minutes to complete our survey and click here.

Please feel free to take a look at our page on the school website to read more about the Equity Team here at the EEU and how we got started.

How you can help keep children safe

We have a number of children who may wander or even run out of a classroom when a door is left open. Please help us keep children safe and remember to close the classroom door when you enter and exit the room. We will be putting up signs on the doors to remind all staff, families and visitors to close the door and keep children safe.

FEAST Program

This week we are officially launching our school wide Food Explorers Mealtime and Nutrition Curriculum. All classrooms will be using the curriculum to present new foods and activities with foods such as cooking projects, art projects, science experiments, and more!

Click here to learn more.

Remembering Cecile Lindquist

It is with great sadness that we say ‘goodbye’ and ‘thank you’ to a Haring Center hero, Cecile Lindquist, who passed away on April 10th, 2019.

Cecile was a visionary and fierce advocate for individuals with special needs. Among her many great accomplishments in the areas of special education and early intervention, Cecile helped author and lobby to pass Washington’s House Bill 90 (HB 90), “Education for All”. When passed in 1971, HB 90 became the first law in the nation to mandate public education for children with disabilities. This law changed the lives of children across Washington, and established the foundation for a federal education law – the law that would eventually become the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Cecile worked at the Haring Center’s Experimental Education Unit (EEU) in admissions and community relations for more than 30 years. Her impact is lasting, and Cecile will continue to serve as an example of true advocacy and public service.

We owe so much to Cecile, and send our deepest condolences to her family and those who loved her.