Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Open thread

What's on your mind, APP parents?


Anonymous said...

fyi, from Hamilton:


Hamilton International Middle School is inviting 5th grade families to a math information night about math placement at Hamilton International. We will review what students need to be successful in middle school math at Hamilton as well as placement recommendations and requirements for incoming HIMS 6th grade students. Please join us Tuesday, December 11 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the school commons. For those families not able to attend on December 11, information will be available on the Hamilton International website later that same week.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me the range of # of kids per session for the Cogat testing? Can each session be mixed grade?
Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

5th Grade Lincoln Parents -

You should check out page 29 of the new school district presentation. There could be some major changes for next year.


Greg Linden said...

Thanks, Anonymous, started a new thread for that, "What will happen to Lincoln APP 5th grade?"

Jon in Bryant said...

Hi there,
Can anyone tell me where to find information on tours for prospective Lowell families? I seem to recall there being a January tour in the past but cannot find anything on the Lowell school calendar nor elsewhere on the district website.

Anonymous said...

Jon in Bryant,

North end APP is no longer part of Lowell at all, so you won't find any information there. The north end APP web site is 'seattlenorthapp.org' and the PTA email address is 'seattlenorthapp@gmail.com' -- I'd suggest contacting the PTA for info on tours. I don't see anything on the web site at the moment.

Current APP parent

Anonymous said...

Six Seattle schools named 2012 Schools of Distinction for academic improvement in math and reading
Six public schools from Seattle have been recognized for outstanding academic improvements in math and reading that put them in the top 5 percent of the highest-improving schools in the state. The schools are: Greenwood Elementary School, Hamilton International Middle School, Jane Addams K-8, McClure Middle School, Mercer Middle School, and Wing Luke Elementary School.

Anonymous said...

SEATTLE -- Former Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson has died, the school district has confirmed.

Her cause of death was not known; however, WSCS in Charleston, South Carolina reported she had been sick for about a year.

Goodloe-Johnson was fired from her position in March 2011 after a state audit found the school system wasted or misspent $1.8 million on a training program run by Silas Potter.

She moved on to take a post in the Detroit School District.

Jon in Bryant said...

Current APP parent,
Thanks! Sent that mail off just now.

apparent said...

Just to share some good news that shows just one strength of all our hardworking kids:

Last week at the Bryant Fall Classic, one of the largest and longest running scholastic chess tournaments in Seattle, the APP@Lincoln *teams* took 1st place in both the grades 1-3 and also in the grades 4-6 competitions (obviously not entered in the separate K competition).

The more than 2OO kids entered individually and in school teams for this demanding tournament came from public and private schools citywide, including such schools as University Child Development School (UCDS) and Seattle Country Day School(SCDS).

Kudos to all the players!

Anonymous said...

I have a concern about one administrators of the Cogat. Are these employees of the AL office?

Anonymous said...

Can anyone here recommend a child psychologist or therapist experienced with gifted children? Our APP student is doing fine academically and socially within her cohort, but our family life has become quite unsettled due to our child's difficulty coping with life's minor disappointments, and lack of patience with practically everyone she encounters outside of her peer group.

Anonymous said...

You may want to consider Dr. Debra Villhauer. Best of luck.

Anonymous said...

I really liked her as a child psychologist:
Dr. Belle Chenault 206-465-8068 www.bellechenault.com
Good luck with finding an appointment since we are in the middle of the testing period...