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Wolf Pack Trek Scavenger Hunt
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 26, 1-3 pm for a Wolf Pack Trek Scavenger Hunt. 

This fun event will originate at the John Marshall building and end at Greenlake and is intended to help our students and their families get to know the surrounding neighborhood for our interim school.

We need volunteers at tents to provide water and to help staff check points. If you can help, please contact Zarita, rita.55418@gmail.com.

Safe Routes to School: Future Pinehurst site Traffic Safety Project SDOT meetings!
As plans are underway to pack up and move our program to John Marshall this summer, work is also continuing on our future permanent home in the Pinehurst neighborhood. Traffic and pedestrian safety are one of the issues we'd like to improve before our school moves into our new building. Two community meetings have been scheduled for SDOT to hear from local residents and our school community and others who will be traveling in and out of the neighborhood daily. Please make an effort to attend one of these meetings to share your thoughts, concerns, and suggestions, as well as information about how you will be getting to and from school once we're at the Pinehurst site. 
May 13 from 3-4:30 pm 
May 14 from 6:30-8 pm
The meeting will be held at the Pinehurst Shelter House, 12029 14th Ave NE.

Nathan Hale Elective Classes Open House
Incoming Nathan Hale High School students and parents/guardians. You are invited!
Thursday, April 24,   7PM – 8:30PM      
7PM    Overview of electives & sessions in Performing Arts Center
7:15 – 8:30 PM Attend three sessions of choice in elective classrooms which include:
Art; Computer Science; Graphics/Yearbook/Marketing; Science Electives; Journalism; Music; Physical Education; Theatre; Radio/C89.5,Video Production, World Languages (Spanish, French & Japanese) & SPS Skills Center/City Campus including summer programs
This evening is designed to help families learn more about the elective classes students are excited to be taking in high school
 and get information that will help in filling out the pink Course Option Sheet that will be mailed to assigned students.
Come a little early to visit resource tables in our Performing Arts Center Foyer starting at 6:45.
For more information:  halehs.seattleschools.org    We hope you can join us!

Science Fair Volunteers Needed!
Volunteer to help with the Science Fair.  We are looking for Middle School Sciecne Fair Mentors and Middle School Science Judges.  For more information take a look at the flyer below or contact cabenita@seattleschools.org

After School Science Fair Mentorship Fridays 2:45 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. May 2nd, 9th and 16th. Judging is on May 22

st and students who qualify for the district competition will present on June 5th. 2014 science fair volunteer flyer
Auction Fund-A-Need video
Putting the "E" in E-STEM. Did you miss the auction? Then you missed this funny - yet informative - video short by 7th graders Zoey Plut and Anna Preston on the state of our technology here at Jane Addams. Students and staff are asking for better computer and science technology in the classrooms. We need iPads - we can't take the ones from this building to John Marshall next year! And we need high-tech science equipment - like LED microscopes - but also everyday items like Bunson burners. We want to make sure our students are learning at the highest level possible with the best equipment at their fingertips!
This year's Fund-A-Need raised $18,225. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED at the auction and also on the auction web site! We are well on our way to putting this much-needed technology into the hands of every Jane Addams student! 
It's not too late to donate to our Fund-A-Need! Checks can be made payable to Jane Addams PTSA. Please put "FAN" in the check memo and drop off your donation in the PTSA lock box located in the office. All amounts are appreciated. Thank you so much!

Toy Donation Drive
All donations will help benefit patients at Seattle Children's Hospital as well as families in transitional housing through Hopelink.  If you are interested in making a donation, please deliver toys to the bin near the main office.  Contact jmsciarrone@seattleschools.org with any questions.  All donations due by May 2nd, Jane Addams K-8 will be seeking new or slightly used donations of the following items: Water & Beach toys, Frisbees, Balls and Sports Equipment, Legos or other building toys, and Card games and indoor toys.
NOAA Summer Camp for Middle School Students

Each day is filled with fun projects and activities that explore the mysteries of our oceans and atmosphere. During the week, NOAA Science Campers can:

  • Try on dive gear and simulate a dive in a hyperbaric chamber.
  • Determine the ages of fish and assess fish populations.
  • Identify different marine mammals by looking at tags and skulls.
  • Analyze water samples and see how buoys sample the ocean to help predict large-scale climate events.
  • Learn to use marine navigation charts and practice their charting skills.
  • Learn about hazardous substances and respond to a hypothetical spill.
  • Interact with NOAA scientists.

For a glimpse of a typical day, see a sample schedule.

Each person attending the camp will leave with increased environmental knowledge and an awareness of how NOAA science applies to their local and global communities.

Visit this link NOAA Summer Camp for more information.

Jump Start Dates Set
August 18-22, 2014
"Jump Start is a way to help children and their families begin school ready and excited about learning.  It is a weeklong experience for new kindergarteners and their families to learn about their new school.  Children will become more familiar with our new school building, staff, and a typical school day activities and practices."

Incoming Kindergarteners are encouraged to sign up and attend. If you are enrolled to start Kindergarten with us in the fall you will receive a letter later this spring to participate.  For more information check out the attached flyer:
Jump Start (English) 
Jump Start (Chinese)
Jump Start (Somali)
Jump Start (Spanish)
Jump Start (Vietnamese)
University Bookstore Bookmark Competition
The UW bookstore is having a contest for designing a bookmark. It's open to K-8 students.  Below are contest rules and entry form.
2014 kids bookmark rules 
2014 kids bookmark entry form
Entries must be recieved at the University Bookstore by closing April 25, 2014.

Transportation for 2014-15 School Year
Are you wondering if you are in the bus zone for the move to the John Marshall building? If your middle school assignment is Eckstein or JAMS you are in our bus zone.  If you aren't sure follow this link and type in your address to see where you would be assigned.  SPS Attenance Area
Spring Sports Schedules
Middle School Spring Sports have started. Below are the schedules for each:
Girls Volleyball: Practice Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3-4:30PM in the blue gym
     Varsity Volleyball K-8 Game Schedule 2014
     JV Volleyball Game Schedule 2014
Boys Soccer: Practices Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3-4:30PM on the west field.
     Varsity Boys Soccer Game Schedule 2014
Co-Ed Track: Practices Mondays & Thursdays from 3-4:15PM  meet in room 111 and then you will go outside.
     Be ready to run in all weather conditions.
     MS-K8 Track Meet Schedule 2014
On The Move
 Some Information about our move to John Marshall building can be found in the following link

Jane Addams K-8 to John Marshall 

Please pay close attention to page 22-23

Here is a quick tour of our interim building, John Marshall from our open house in January.

2013 District Science Fair Winners
The following Jane Addams Middle School students won the judges favor with their hard work on their science fair projects this year.

Best Overall-7th Grade- Mason Klein- Magnetism to the Extremes! (2nd year)
Best Data Analysis: 6th Grade- Paula Clark- Micro Hydroelectric
Most Original: 7th Grade- Alex Lewis- The Science behind Soccer
Best Health Science Study Project: 6th Grade- Seongyong Hong & Journey Obata- Brain Power

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