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    This Week: November 9-13
    Posted on 11/09/2020

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    Wednesday 11/11 Holiday - Veterans Day



    Hello Friends. 

    On Wednesday, November 11th, the United States recognizes and celebrates Veterans Day.  Many around the world also recognize this day as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, along with other coinciding public holidays.  On this day in 1918, a ceasefire agreement signaled the end of World War I, the “war to end all wars,” which took effect at the “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.”  The end of this brutal war, which impacted millions of people, did not end and has not ended all wars. 

    As a veteran, this day has special meaning to me and many of my shipmates and fellow veterans.  It is a big part of the reason why and how I came to be a teacher.  While in the military, I decided that although the struggles we faced in preparing for war and conducting warfare were real in the moment, I wondered what it would feel like and be like to prepare for peace and conducting peaceful struggle.  Through teaching, learning, and leading in our public schools and other community organizations, I believe we can strengthen our democracy and create opportunities for all people in our world to thrive.  If we can impact our young peoples’ abilities to engage the world in authentically critical and courageous ways that highlight dialogue and build on our skills and abilities to engage in critical discourse, then maybe, we can choose peace over war as a form of struggle. 

    This Veterans Day, in addition to recognizing my fellow veterans, I recognize and celebrate our learning communities of students, staff, families, and the countless community partners who support our schools and community centers, at Seattle World School and all around the world.  The opportunity to lead, teach, and learn is a fundamental right and responsibility to sustain our humanity and natural world.  Thank you students, teachers, families and community partners who bring so much to the day-to-day struggle that is learning. 


    I am proud to serve with you.





    For students: Students can access free virtual tutoring through SPL daily from 2pm-10pm with Spanish and Vietnamese options. Students will need to use their Library Link card and PIN. See here to sign up and you can ask Kandelia’s Kristie Wong for general questions and Sarah Johnson, librarian, for Library Link questions.  We also have multilingual flyers in Spanish and Vietnamese if needed.


    Librarian: Due to the November 11th Holiday, please come to school instead on Tuesday November 9th from 12pm-4pm for library books and technology help.

    Social Worker: Rocio will be at SWS on Thursday 11/12 from 12 to 3 pm


    ICHS is hosting the following upcoming Flu Clinics:

    Thursday, Nov 12th, 10AM-4PM @ Epstein Opportunity Center (Yesler Terrace)

    Saturday, Nov 14th 10AM-4PM @ Tamarack Place Apartments (Rainier Vista)

    The Teen Health Center is taking a break from our Wednesday Flu clinics! Please direct any students, staff, or community members interested in receiving a flu shot to our other events next week or to our phone number 206 332 7160



    Sign Up for SWS After School Programs

    Fresh Food at SWS 11am - 4pm Wednesdays

    Fresh Food from Emergency Feeding Program at Rainier Beach High School 11am-12pm Tuesdays

    Sign Up for Food Bank Home Deliveries