Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission is holding a back-to-school drive:
Pack – A – Pack
Making sure children have the necessary school supplies is critical to their success. Many families today simply don’t have the ability to pay for all the supplies now required by schools but you can help change all that.
When you do your back-to-school shopping, buy a simple backpack and 5 extra items from your child’s school supply list and drop them off at any of Greg’s Japanese Auto locations from August 21st – August 31st. They’ll even thank you for your donation with a $25 gift certificate that can be used towards your next visit of $100 or more.
Special thanks to our community partners:
Help under-served children succeed in school!
School Supplies List:
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Here is information about the Union Gospel Mission
To serve, rescue, and transform those in greatest need through the grace of Jesus Christ.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MISSION
Programs & Services
Take a Virtual Tour of the Men’s Shelter
Statement of Faith
Board of Trustees
The Seattle Times also has a back-to-school drive. Moi posted about the Times drive in Alert: Seattle Times Begins Back-to-School Supplies Drive
Reader contributions make the difference. They help buy the supplies; students, parents and teachers turn them into Jefferson’s liberating education.
Donations are divided among three excellent agencies: Hopelink, the YWCA of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County and the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness. They screen the applicants, buy and organize the supplies and distribute them.
Weekly editorials through Labor Day will remind readers about the need and the opportunity to assist their neighbors. Each request to help draws inspiration from this national holiday.
Readers are invited to send a donation to The School Supply Drive of The Seattle Times Fund for the Needy, P.O. Box C-11025, Seattle, WA 98111. For donations via debit or credit card, email [email protected] for details.
Here is some information from Seattle Public Schools about helping your child to be school ready:
Save the date: Back to school event August 30 – Community Celebration of Learning
Seattle Public Schools invites students, families, teachers, school staff and the community to participate in an exciting back to school event. Join us on Tuesday, August 30, at the Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion for the Community Celebration of Learning, where you will have an opportunity to learn about valuable resources, services and programs that will be available to support students and families during the 2011-12 school year.
July 1, 2011 | Audience: Families, Students, Staff, Community | Contact: Family and Community Engagement, (206) 252-0693
Transportation – Getting to School
We provide safe and efficient student transportation to many students attending our schools and HeadStart programs. We also provide information on safe walk-zones.
Each day, Seattle Public Schools serves nearly 30,000 meals, providing our students with the nutrition necessary for healthy growth and academic success.
Free & Reduced Price Meals
Research shows that healthy students are more successful both academically and socially. Learn more about the health services and resources we provide to help all students thrive through attention to immunizations, vision, hearing, chronic health conditions, social emotional status, and assuring a supportive and safe environment for all students.
Our student discipline policies are designed to foster a climate of respect in which teachers can teach and children can learn. Learn more about the Basic Rules of Seattle Public Schools, our Code of Prohibited Conduct, and our procedures for responding firmly and fairly if it becomes necessary to administer disciplinary measures.
Before-and-After School Programs
Studies indicate that children who attend high quality before-and-after-school programs have better peer relations, emotional adjustment, conflict resolution skills, grades, and conduct in school. Find information about before-and-after school programs, community learning centers, and how Seattle Public Schools partners with PreK and before- and after-school programs to align our programs and improve student learning.
Resources Online Student Resources
Seattle Public Schools students have access to a wide variety of online resources including databases, encyclopedias, periodicals, eBooks, online versions of selected textbooks, and homework help from Seattle Public Library.
Resources by Subject
Password Information for Online Resources
(requires SPS login)
Seattle Public Library Homework Help
Advanced Learning provides for the learning needs of students who are academically gifted, academically highly gifted, and high achievers/motivated learners through programs that provide rigorous and accelerated curricula.
Career + Technical Education
Career + Technical Education (CTE) is a planned program of courses and learning experiences that begins with exploration of career options, supports basic academic and life skills, and enables achievement of high academic standards, leadership, preparation for industry-defined work, and advanced and continuing education.
Early Learning – PreK to 3rd
Through partnerships and collaboration, the Early Learning department seeks to create an equitable system of early education, anchored in cultural relevance, effective instruction and whole-child development.
English Language Learners
The English Language Learners and International Programs Department works collaboratively with all stakeholders to educate, prepare, and support our diverse student population, their families, and communities to thrive in our global society.
Family Support Workers
The Family Support Worker Program, located in our elementary schools, is committed to eliminating barriers to academic success by linking elementary school children and their families with needed community resources. Family Support Workers team up with others professionals — parents, educators, agencies, and community members — so that students can succeed in school.
Head Start is a federally funded child development program for low-income children and their families. The Head Start programs in Seattle Public Schools serve three- and four-year-old children, offering half-day and full-day programs at various schools in the district.
Seattle Public Schools provides information and resources for families of students who are homeless.
Homeschool Resource Center
The Homeschool Resource Center (HRC) offers support to K-12 families who choose to be the primary educators for their child(ren). We provide them with access to information, guidance and resources to assist in their educational endeavors in two major ways. One is through frequent meetings with a certificated teacher to assist in the planning and review of student work. In addition, the HRC offers over 50 classes/workshops available to students each quarter. Running Start is available to HRC as well as Home-Based Instruction (HBI) students who have achieved 11th grade credit status.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ) Advisory Committee
Seattle Public Schools believes that all students, staff, and families deserve safe and supportive learning environments regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The LGBTQ Advisory Committee serves to advise the Seattle Schools on educational issues relating to school safety, academic achievement, and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students, families, and staff in our community.
Native American Education
The Huchoosedah Indian Education Program provides support for our Native students. Our goal is to help our students excel in academics while creating for them and their families, a sense of welcome, belonging and contribution.
Special Education – a service, not a place
The Special Education department works collaboratively with school and District leaders, teachers, students, and families to provide the tools, guidance, supports, and services needed to ensure access and success for students with disabilities.
According to the Seattle Public School Calendar the first day of school is September 6, 2011 for West Seattle Elementary School and September 7, 2011 for everyone else.
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