Bike to School Wrap-Up Party and Livable Streets Celebration

Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Bike to School Wrap-Up Party and Livable Streets Celebration!  Children’s hospital has been a generous sponsor of Bike to School Month and will be hosting an all-ages celebration in June. Bring the whole family!

  • When: June 14th 10am-2pm
  • Where: Seattle Children’s Hospital Transit Hub
  • What: Bike to School celebration and awards ceremony, tour of Burke Gilman Trail improvements, food, bike rodeo and fun for all ages!

No matter your child’s skill level, riding with your child is a great way to spend quality time together and model safe cycling behavior. Remember that throughout May, students can record any minutes of riding whether they are biking to school, to the park, at home or elsewhere. We celebrate parent involvement and hope that you can encourage students and their parents to ride together whenever possible!

Did you know…

  1. Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to traffic (and open to bikers and walkers) throughout the Spring and Summer? Join families around the city for Bicycle Sundays (hyperlink on Lake Washington Boulevard from 10am until 6pm on the following dates:
    • May: 18*
    • June 1, 15, 29*
    • July 6 and 13*
    • August 10 and 24*
    • September 14 and 21

*Cascade will sell helmets for $15 near the Seward Park Audubon Center

  1. Commuting by bike is safer and easier if you’ve planned a bike-friendly route ahead of time. The Seattle Bike Map and the Seattle Neighborhood Greenways page are great resources for finding the safest way to get from point A to point B.  Note: Seattle Neighborhood Greenways are neighborhood streets designed to slow traffic and provide safer connections for bicyclists and pedestrians.
  1. Please see the attached Bicycle Safety Tips handout and feel free to distribute it as you’d like. We strongly encourage parents and/or guardians to review these safety tips before biking to school with their children (the same information is located on the back of our Bike to School Month Calendar)

More Family Biking Resources:

“Steps at Stevens” Community Design Workshops


All are invited to the planning/design of Steps at Stevens, a neighborhood connectivity project at West Seattle High School. Mark your calendar!

Community Design Workshop #2
Wed May 21st 2014 5-7pm
West Seattle HS Commons
Review and Critique 3 conceptual designs!

Community Design Workshop #3
Mon June 9th 2014 7-9pm
West Seattle HS Commons
Review and Critique Final Preferred Design!

Please join us to … create a safe and useful pedestrian route and public place of interest and comfort.
Help us to … incorporate art and historic architecture and reflect the character of the neighborhood.

Refreshments will be provided!

Contact Janet Jones or visit the Steps at Stevens website for more information.

Fairmount Park PTA Accepting Donations


Fairmount Park will be reopening for the 2014-2015 school year after a seven year closure. This school is shaping up to be a wonderful addition to the West Seattle community, helping to alleviate some of the crowding in our area’s schools as well as bringing an AP program and an additional SPECTRUM program to West Seattle. The Fairmount Park PTA has already been established and is ready to meet the challenges of the next school year. One of the problems their PTA is facing is a lack of funding for the next school year. If you would like to show your support for Fairmount Park’s PTA please consider making a donation. Every donation will help make the next school year successful for Fairmount Park students.



“High School Musical” on May 16th and 17th


Come see the stars of tomorrow today!  Madison Middle School will be performing the play “High School Musical” at West Seattle High.  Two Shows:  May 16th at 7pm and May 17th at 10am.  To reserve your tickets, please email  Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Register for the West Seattle Cup


June 14th-15th, 2014
Walt Hundley Playfield, High Point, West Seattle

The “West Seattle Cup” is a free soccer tournament and community-building event for elementary-age children and parents. The “West Seattle Cup” aims to engage and build community by creating opportunities to play, teach, learn, and connect across generational and cultural differences.

Participation is free. Register online or use the printable version of the form and return it to the West Seattle YMCA or the Neighborhood House High Point Center. Captain registrations are due April 11th, player registrations are due April 22nd.

Healthy Kids Day Superhero Spectacular

Saturday, April 26
10:00am – 1:00pm

Put on your cape and fly over to the West Seattle Y to refine your super powers at Healthy Kids Day. Throw kryptonite at the dunk tank, use your super powers to navigate the Obstacle Course and be sure to record the moment forever at the photo booth. You will also make your own cape, meet real life heroes and fuel your inner superhero with healthy snacks. This event has activities for the whole family so travel faster than a speeding bullet down to see the Y transformed into superhero headquarters. First 100 Kids will win a free t-shirt!

As a part of the day’s events, there will be a performance by the Lafayette Popcorns at 11:30am. Everyone is welcome to come watch and support the Popcorns.

Oso Mudslide Recovery Efforts


The Lafayette Student Council is sponsoring a coin drive for the American Red Cross to help the recovery efforts for the Oso Mudslide. The drive will run from March 31st through April 10th. There will be a collection container in each classroom, and the students are encouraged to bring in whatever they can to help in this enormous disaster. Thank you for your support.

This community service project replaces the May “Leopard Adoption” drive.

All proceeds and/or collections, net of expenses, will be held in trust by Seattle Public Schools until disbursed to the American Red Cross, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Madison Casino Night and Auction

Madison PTSA Casino Night and Auction is this saturday and they need 40 more attendees to make this event a success! Incoming Madison students will benefit from the funds raised at this event.

Saturday, March 15th
5:30 pm check-in, 6:00 pm games begin, bar opens
South Seattle Community College
Brockey Center

This is Madison PTSA’s biggest fundraiser of the year and YOU are needed to help keep quality education on the table. Can we deal you in?

There will be some terrific auction items up for bid, including: a mountain cabin weekend for 6, a distillery tour & tastings for 12, 6 hours of architectural services, dinner for 4 at Zippy’s, 5th Avenue Theater tickets…the list goes on and on!

To purchase tickets:
Price per person is $60 and includes a buffet dinner. Go here to pay online with credit card or PayPal.

Planning Summer Camps?

If you are looking for great activities this summer for your students to enroll in, consider:

If you have any summer camps or activities that you would like to promote, submit them via email or bring the discussion to Facebook.