Lawton Elementary School



Free UW Women’s Soccer Game – Oct 5

2012 School Night. UW Welcomes Seattle Public Schools. Attend a FREE women’s soccer game UW v. Arizona October 5th  3pm.  Print out coupon for free admission.

Valid for players 8th grade or younger:  Click here for coupon

McClure’s Academic Block Party

Got a 5th Grader ?…. Headed to McClure?…. Be sure to save the date of May 13th for McClure’s Academic Block Party.  This is a new McClure event which combines Family Math Night, the Ice Cream Social, and incoming family orientation all in one!  Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 13!  The McClure PTSA is providing the ice cream part of this event.  See:

Open Enrollment Outreach 2010

Seattle Public Schools Enrollment Services will be accepting registration forms and applications at the Magnolia Public Library on Monday, March 22 between
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m..

Magnolia Library
2801 34th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98199

McClure Open House Tuesday Jan 19th 6:30 p.m.

Come see what McClure is all about at the McClure Open House – it is now the feeder middle school for Lawton Elementary in the Seattle Public School District’s new assignment plan.  Tour dates are:

Thursday, March 4th 9:00 – 11:00

Thursday, March 11th 9:00 – 11:00

Tuesday, March16th 9:00 – 11:00

School Levies – Everything You Need to Know

Please join SSIA and Schools First! Board member Lisa Macfarlane for an important and informative evening to learn about the upcoming School Levies – what they are, why we need them, and how you can help.   Tuesday, January 12th, 7:00-8:30 p.m., McClure Middle School Lunchroom.

Schools First! Campaign Kickoff Re: Prop. 1 & 2

Schools First! is dedicated to a quality education for every Seattle child.  Join Mayor-Elect & Campaign Co-Chair Mike McGinn, Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson, School Board President Michael DeBell, Schools First Board President Betty Hoagland … and a host of others as they kick off the Schools First! Campaign:

Saturday, January 9

10:30 to 11:30am

Schools First Campaign Headquarters

524 Dexter Avenue N (between Republican & Mercer)

Featuring the Garfield High School Jazz Quartet

For more info or to RSVP, contact Kerry Cooley-Stroum at or (206) 910-1400

Needed: Debate Club Judges on Saturday Jan. 16, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

No experience necessary, must be 15 or older – qualifies for service hours!  Parent, friend, and neighbor volunteers are welcome, too!  Tournament is at John Hay Elementary on Queen Anne.  Orientation materials will be sent by email, and a half-hour training for volunteer judges starts at 8:30am on tournament day.  Each judge evaluates two teams of 2 kids in two rounds. A detailed description of a tournament is here:, click on Tournament Information at the bottom of the page. We also need volunteers to monitor sign-in, snack table, and make copies. Debate Club is sponsored by Successful Schools in Action,, and is for 4th & 5th graders of Blaine, Lawton, Coe, and Hay Schools.  Contact for more information.

Reptile Man Coming to Magnolia

Reptile Man will be performing an evening event at 7:00 pm for the Magnolia and Queen Anne communities. Come enjoy an evening of entertainment with Reptile Man, his Albino Snake, lizards, turtles, gators and much much more…. $ 5.00 per person or $20.00 per family. ($ 2.00 – Reptile Man Admission fee, and a suggested donation of $3.00 for 7th grade camp.)  This event is brought to you by the Blaine 7th grade as a fundraiser. All 7th graders will be going to the Olympic Park Institute (OPI ) this coming April. Thank you for your support and enjoy an evening out with your family and friends! Baked goods, water and coffee will also be available for purchase.

SPS Curriculum Alignment Community Meetings

Please join Seattle Public Schools instructional leaders to learn more about the work of aligning curriculum. We’ll discuss our alignment work and provide more information about the upcoming instructional materials adoption for high school Language Arts courses to be followed by adoptions for World Languages and Social Studies for 4th and 8th grades.  Flyer and meeting dates attached.

Upcoming Education Levies

Ramona Hattendorf, President of the Seattle Counsel PTSA and Lawton mom, gave a presentation at the general PTA meeting last Thursday evening explaining the Washington State PTSA’s position the upcoming education levies. If you have any questions for Ramona, please email her at Also, click here to view the slideshow produced by Schools First! in support of the upcoming levies. If you can’t view Powerpoint, email Ramona for a hard copy. Regardless of how you decide to vote, just VOTE. Ramona pointed out that only 30% of parents vote in the state of Washington. Let’s do something about that!

New School Assignment Boundaries

New Middle and High School Proposed School Assignment Boundaries

On November 4, the Seattle School District presented recommendations to the School Board on assignment boundaries, and the Board will vote on November 18.

Links to the maps – where do they propose your kids go to middle and high school?

Email – your comments

Community Meetings – go to a meeting and speak up!

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