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Month: August 2016

Links from School Choice Panel

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Thank you to our amazing speakers and to all of the members who attended tonight’s School Choice Panel!

As promised, below are some of the links that panel members shared and suggested that you keep on your radar (presented in no particular order…).

  1. Seattle Preschool Pathways (Seattle’s Universal Preschool Program): https://seattledeel.microsoftcrmportals.com/en-US/parentportal/
  2. Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Report Card (check the data for any public school in the state):reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/
  3. Early Achievers (WA’s system of rating quality preschool programs): https://del.wa.gov/earlyachievers
  4. National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Program Standards (NAEYC credentials preschool programs and lists their program standards at this link): https://families.naeyc.org/accredited-article/10-naeyc-program-standards
  5. Child Find 0-5 Services (If you are concerned that your child may have a cognitive, language, or motor delay check out this link for information about who to contact. We didn’t talk much about this, but you can contact the District to screen your child. If they need a full evaluation, you may qualify for free preschool and busing through the District): https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=12809945
  6. Preschool Previews: Parentmap offer several Seattle Preschool Fairs. Check this link for more info: https://www.parentmap.com/article/preschool-previews

Also, audience members asked our panelists for suggested reading and two researchers were mentioned — Carol Dweck and Stanley Greenspan. Their websites are listed below:-)

https://mindsetonline.com/

https://www.stanleygreenspan.com/

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Fall adventures at Carleton Farm!

This is the club’s second year visiting Carleton Farms for Fall fun. The Farm, in Lake Stevens (https://www.carletonfarm.com/), boasts a giant pumpkin patch, hay rides, a outdoor playland for littles with a giant pumpkin jumping area and kid’s corn maze, pumpkin doughnuts, animals, and barn full of straw bales and dried corn. Needless to say, it is a wonderful club event for soon-to-be parents of multiples and older kids alike. Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped; we are an entirely volunteer run organization and many hands make for light work, new friends, and family fun:-)

A "horse ride" at Carleton Farms

A “horse ride” at Carleton Farms

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Pool Party Coming Up!

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Just cause it’s cold and grey outside doesn’t mean you can’t still don your swimsuit and splash around indoors! The  SFOM Family Pool Party is coming up at the end of January on Saturday the 28th and you won’t want to miss this big family-friendly private swim session where SFOM takes over the whole aquatic complex! Please head over to the event page in BigTent for details and to RSVP.

 

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Fun Times at Carleton Farm!

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A few clouds did not deter over 100 people from SFOM (kids and their adults) from showing up at Carleton Farm on Saturday for a super fun pumpkin patch meetup!  Members enjoyed coffee and pastries before heading out to ride the zip line, cruise the “pony express” train, make their way through the corn maze, launch pumpkins from cannons, frolic in a pit of dry corn, and of course pick out pumpkins and get some great pictures!

The weather cooperated and a great time was had by all.  SFOM families probably made up at least half of the guests that morning, and it was wonderful to see folks out having fun and chatting with other members.

Special thanks to Angela Smith, Chris Shields and Carolyn Hostetler for helping to make this a successful event! We look forward to seeing you at the next event!

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