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    Dear Families,

    Each morning as I greet students crossing the street I notice it is getting a little darker.  Soon, it will be very dark in the mornings.  I have also noticed many traffic concerns, which are causing safety concerns for our children.  For everyone’s safety, please be mindful of the following:

    • Parents are not allowed to park in the staff parking lot, unless they are using a handicap space. 

    • Children should not walk through the parking lot.

    • You may pull into the bus zone to let your child exit the car, but you cannot park there or leave your car unattended.

    • Parking in the crosswalks makes it difficult for our safety patrollers to cross students and families safely.

    • Please observe all of the posted parking signs.

    • When parking, please be mindful not to block our neighbor’s driveways.  

      Thank you so much!  Your help and support creates a safe environment for all of our children.

    This year we have begun a student leadership committee.  There are 2 representatives from each of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms.  These 18 students are meeting with Mrs. U, Ms. Ahmed, Mr. Michael and Ms. Kathleen on Tuesdays.  They had their first meeting this week, where they discussed ideas to work on this year.  Next week, they will decide which of the many brainstormed ideas they would like to focus on.  I am excited to share more about their work throughout the year!

    Today is our District Inservice Day.  We are pleased to host the UW Autism Center who is presenting a full-day professional development focused on dealing with difficult behaviors in the classroom.  We are excited that this presentation will provide opportunities to learn and gather new ideas that will help our students and teachers!

    Looking ahead, I want to call your attention to two upcoming events.  First, our general PTA membership meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30pm, in the library.  The PTA has 4 general membership meetings per year.  At this meeting, I will present a “State of the School” presentation, touching on a variety of topics.  Second, the Monster Mash is Saturday, Oct. 28 from 5-8pm.  This is our annual Halloween Carnival.  There are games, food, dancing, a haunted house, and a book fair.  Books are available in Japanese, Spanish and English.  Everyone is encouraged to wear their costume (school appropriate, please) to the Monster Mash!  I look forward to seeing everyone’s costumes.  Thank you to PTA for organizing this awesome event!




    A few pieces of information:

    Mexico Trip Meeting: October 25th at 6 pm in the library

    The first meeting is to talk about general aspects of the trip, explain with more details next steps regarding paperwork and application, as well as answer some questions.  If you are interested in attending the Mexico trip, please join us for this meeting.

    Inservice Day – Friday, Oct. 13

    There is no school today.  Have a wonderful 3 day weekend!


    Lost & Found

    The lost and found is donated on the last day of every month.  As the weather changes, please label your child’s coat!  We see so many new items go unclaimed each month.  If items are labeled, we try our best to return them to their owners.





    Sarah Jones

    Principal, John Stanford International School

    4057 5th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105

    twitter: @jsisprincipal

    Office: 206.252.6080

    Fax: 206.252.6081