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Curriculum Night! Thursday, 10/29, 6:00-8:00 PM October 25, 2009

Posted by Marilyn Zentner Chase in Nova PTSA Board Member Post.
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Join us at Nova for Curriculum Night!  Meet with teachers and staff, learn from students about their classes, check out the new digs, connect up with other families…
To contribute to the staff appreciation dinner, contact Nova Volunteer Coordinator Kay at thenovaprojectptsa@gmail.com

For more on upcoming events, please check the calendar page.

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Check out the new tab for Wish Lists!!! October 25, 2009

Posted by Marilyn Zentner Chase in Nova PTSA Board Member Post.
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In the tradition of cooperation, community spirit and thrift come the Nova Wish Lists. Check back often to learn how you can support Nova.  Maybe a “Craigs List” for teachers and staff to preview potential donations from families won’t be far behind.

Please Note: New Address for Nova High School October 25, 2009

Posted by Marilyn Zentner Chase in General.
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Thanks to the initiative of School Secretary (Nova Parent and PTSA member), Karen Podbella, Nova has its own Postal Address!!!

300 – 20th Avenue East

Seattle, WA  98112

Go Karen!!!!!!!

New SAP October 24, 2009

Posted by nora wheat in Nova Parent Post.
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The Seattle School District is in the midst of adopting a new Student Assignment Plan. The plan is “designed to be predictable, equitable, and easy to understand,” according to the district.  A number of community feedback meetings have been held and the district has scheduled Community Information Meetings Thursday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 7. A School Board Public Hearing on the new attendance area boundaries is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9. The school board is expected to vote on the new Student Assignment Plan at the Board meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Details on the plan, including maps as well and meeting times and locations can be found on the district’s website.  http://www.seattleschools.org

Note: As an “option” school, Nova is not directly impacted by the new Student Assignment Plan. Option schools do not have reference areas, students are not assigned to them. Rather, students request/apply to attend option schools in place of their assigned schools. Current Nova students can expect to continue at the school. Prospective students will need to apply during the district’s open enrollmet period, March 2010. Options school enrollment is by lottery, with priority to siblings and those living with in a yet to be determied “geographic zone.” The district’s FAQ for option schools is available here.

Comments and questions re: the new SAP can be sent to  newassign@seattleschools.org

Oct 22, 2009 PTSA Board Meeting Rm 30 October 12, 2009

Posted by Marilyn Zentner Chase in Nova PTSA Board Member Post.
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Thursday, October 22nd, PTSA board meeting — 6:30 to 8 PM in the Student Lounge (Rm 30).  Planning for PTSA fall fundraising, PTSA teacher appreciation potluck (5-6PM –  October 29th) and support for Exhibition Night (6-8:30 PM October 29th).  All are welcome, please email agenda requests to thenovaprojectptsa@gmail.

Helmet and Safety Gear Drive October 11, 2009

Posted by nora wheat in Nova Student Post.
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The student led committee for the Nova Roller Skating Collective is doing a helmet drive so Nova and the SBOC can access roller skates provided by the school district. We need to collect 25 helmets before anyone can skate, and we need your help! Round up any and all extra skate/bike helmets, and bring ‘em on down to the collection bucket in the Nova student lounge! We are also collecting Elbow/Knee Pads and Wrist Guards!  This small contribution will go a long way to provide all of us access to this great resource.

 

Thanks for your help and support!

SuperNova Skate Squad

Social Justice in Guatemala October 5, 2009

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Support NOVA High School’s Student Project for

Social Justice in Guatemala

Saturday October 10
3-6 PM

2021 NE 75th Street
((home of Joe Szwaja and Debra Morrison)

  • Support Youth Activism on Behalf of Social Justice in Guatemala and Learn What Nova High School is Doing Support Justice in Guatemala
  • Provide Vital Financial Assistance to the New Dawn Community’s New Kindergarten Program
  • Help Celebrate Joe’s Birthday and Roast the Old Man
    (He’ll turn 153 on October 10)
  • Help Send off this year’s Group of Nova Students Who Will Deliver Humanitarian Aid Directly to Guatemalan Refugees and Students
  • Enjoy Food and Music

For more information call (206) 523-3656

Can’t Make it but Want to Help?
Your Tax Deductible Check to Nova PTSA/Guatemala is greatly appreciated – send c/o Joe Szwaja 2021 NE 75th St. Seattle 98115

Halloween Dance, help needed October 4, 2009

Posted by nora wheat in Nova Student Post.
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From Lisann Zentner, Student:

Hey Nova Parents, we need your help!

The Halloween Dance is coming up (October 30th, 8-11pm) and we need a few things!

~ Chaperones (you must have your students permission!)
~ Bake Sale Items – fun halloween themed treats (baked goods, candy, pop, ect.)
~ Decorations – have any old decorations you don’t put up anymore? Or want to donate a pumpkin?

Please email me @ mailto:thenovaprojectptsa@gmail.com with “Halloween Dance” in the subject line if you can donate your time or items!

Thank you Nova Parents, without your support dances wouldn’t be possible!

~ Lisann Zentner