On Monday, September 14, ten SPP classrooms at nine sites opened to children and their families. Including grandfathered-in children, 196 children began their pioneering journey in this demonstration phase of the SPP. We are committed to providing them with a fun-filled, enriching experience that will prepare them to enter kindergarten or a second year of preschool next year.
DEEL is conducting a second round of selection of families for open Seattle Preschool Program slots. There are openings at the two new Seattle Public School sites – Original and New Van Asselt, and the Hoa Mai Vietnamese Dual Language Program. We’ll also be filling slots opened up form Round 1. Just a reminder – Applications are due to DEEL by end of the day Monday, September 7!
Parents will be notified of the selection results by September 14.
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DEEL is currently accepting applications to enroll in the Seattle Preschool Program for classes beginning fall 2015. The second round of applications are being accepted for:
1. A Vietnamese-English dual language program at the Hoa Mai Vietnamese Bilingual Preschool in Mount Baker.
2. Two NEW Seattle Public School classrooms (located at the Old and New Van Asselt Schools) approved by the Seattle School District Board on August 19.
3. Openings made available within Round 1 assigned classrooms.
IMPORTANT! DEEL received three times as many applications as we had openings for our first round of SPP selection. Families not selected during the first round have the option of being included in the second round without needing to reapply.
Round 2 applications are due by the end of the day September 7. Parents will be notified of the selection results by September 14.
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DEEL will send out notifications to families on Friday, August 21, about whether or not their children have been selected to enroll for fall 2015 Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) classes. Families will receive notification via e-mail and telephone. Please check your e-mails and voice mail on Friday.
The deadline for completing the SPP application form has been extended from July 31 to Monday, August 10, 5:00 PM. Families who apply by the deadline will be entered into the first round of selections for preschool enrollment.
To make the application accessible to all families, DEEL will be making application forms available in 14 different languages. As soon as they are posted on our site, we will send an updated notice.
Applications will be available in the following languages:
- Chinese – simplified
The first round of selections will occur the week of August 17, and families will be notified of their status by Friday, August 21.
For more information about applying for SPP, contact the Department of Education and Early Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 684-3942.
The completed SPP application form is due by Friday, July 31, in order to be considered for the first round of selections for SPP.
The first round of selections will occur the week of August 3, and families will be notified of their status by Monday, August 10.
The Families & Education Levy partners with schools across our city to fund the professional development of the RULER curriculum.
Take a look at this latest video from the Seattle Channel’s Our City, Our Schools series to learn more about how this curriculum is making a positive impact on students and their success.
How do students’ emotions impact their academic achievement?
Seattle Public Schools is using an approach known as RULER to help students and teachers Recognize, Understand, Label, Express and Regulate emotions.
Host Brian Callanan interviews RULER co-creator Marc Brackett and profiles the RULER program at Graham Hill Elementary, South Shore K-8 and Olympic Hills Elementary for a comprehensive look at how teaching emotional smarts can help boost academic success. This segment is part of the Our City, Our Schools special series, which offers an up-close look at Seattle Families and Education levy-funded programs designed to increase student success in school. Gain more insight on your feelings with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence’s Mood Meter App — mentioned in the show.
Every year the State’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction selects schools who are top performers in the State, and 10 of those top performers are Seattle Levy-funded schools.
We are so proud of the great work happening in Seattle Schools!
- Overall Excellence – Awarded to the top 5% of all WA elementary, middle and high schools (based on three years of data).
- Mercer Middle School
- High Progress – Top 10% of schools making progress in reading and math combined performance for all students (based on three years of data).
- Cleveland High School
- Franklin High School
- Hazel Wolf K-8
- Ingraham High School
- Pathfinder K-8 School
- West Seattle High School
- Wing Luke Elementary School
- Special Recognition – Reading and Mathematics Growth – Top 5% of schools with a 3-year average Median Student Growth Percentiles in reading and/or math.
- Denny Middle School – Mathematics
- Mercer Middle School – Reading and mathematics
- Broadview Thompson K-8 – English Language Acquisition
Thanks for checking out our blog. We are excited to keep you up to date on what’s happening at DEEL.
Look here for updates regarding:
- The Families and Education Levy
- The Seattle Preschool Program
- Seattle ECEAP
- City of Seattle Child Care Subsidy Program
- Professional development for early learning and school-age providers
- Parent-Child Home Program
- Seattle Early Education Collaborative
- Step Ahead preschool
- And much more!