Aki Kurose Middle School

Aki Kurose Middle School is a vibrant and diverse community of learners dedicated to creative, academic, and physical development.

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Free legal services and information for immigrants – January 20 at Seattle Center, McCaw Hall.

Help applying for citizenship (12:00-3:00 check in), free legal help (3:00-6:00), “Know Your Rights” training sessions at 3:00, 5:00 and 7:00pm, learn about services like utility and transit discounts.


[01/03/17]   TONIGHT January 3 Make sure voices of Southeast Seattle families are heard!
Community Budget Gap Meeting
Franklin High School, 6:30-8:00 pm
This meeting will focus on next year’s projected budget gap. The district’s budget office will present the current budget challenges and solicit feedback. Seattle Council PTSA leadership will share information on how to get involved.
Unless the Legislature takes action to address school funding, the district has a projected deficit of $74 million for the 2017-18 school year. It is anticipated, based on the Legislature’s past practice, that they won’t pass an approved budget until June 2017. This will be highly disruptive for our schools, staff and students.
The district will need to plan for the worst-case scenario in order to perform essential school and department planning for the 2017-18 school year. Your feedback is important as the district makes decisions. You can find additional information regarding the projected gap on the budget webpage.
(interpretation in Chinese, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese will be available)

[12/09/16]   With Winter Break approaching, we have been working with our families to get them support with warm clothing, food for the break, and other needs. We have been fielding a lot of questions from families needing support with holiday gifts for their children, and trying our best secure donations, partner with other agencies, and refer families to places holding toy/supply drives. This year, the need has been larger than the available resources. We are reaching out to see if others in our community are able to contribute support in any way.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in supporting Aki families and able to contribute any of the following items, we will be sure that they are given to an Aki family requesting support!

Suggested Items: Beanies, Gloves, SportsBalls (Basketballs, Soccer, Footballs), Headphones, Socks w/ Designs, Games
Gift Cards to: Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, GameStop

If you are able to help, please contact: Kevin Hale with Communities in Schools of Seattle at Aki Kurose (206) 252-7718 or drop off unwrapped items by Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the front office, labeled for Kevin.
Thank you so much!

Come to Our Book Fair!


A big thank you to the Aki PTSA for all of their hard work to run the Scholastic Book Fair!
Aki families, staff & students, YOU CAN STILL ORDER ONLINE (until Dec. 11) & have the books delivered directly to Aki http://www.scholastic.com/bf/akikurosemiddleschool2016

Proceeds go to help get good books on the Aki Kurose Librarianator Shelves

bookfairs.scholastic.com Online book orders open until 12/11

[11/28/16]   Please join us for student-led conferences this Thursday, December 1: 3:30-5:15 or 6:00-8:00.
The purpose of the student-led conference is for students to share with their families what they are accomplishing in school. It also provides an opportunity to share educational goals and work that shows academic growth. You will receive your student’s first quarter report card this evening.
You must bring your student, since this conference is led by the student, who will present what they have been learning, and why they have earned their grades in each class.
(No conferences during 5:15-6:00 when the staff take a break.)

[11/28/16]   Students are previewing the book fair today and they are so excited! We do need more volunteers to help run it this week. If you are available to help on Wednesday during the school day, please contact Tania Westby tawestby@seattleschools.org or 206-252-7753. Thank you!

Please shop our Scholastic Book Fair online & support the Aki Kurose Library! https://t.co/oKlyRoDuxe #spslibrarians

[11/15/16]   African American family gathering:
Bring your ideas and solutions!
Please join us in a powerful evening sharing ideas to improve student success. Come to share your experience and expertise and learn about successful strategies for communication during
Parent and Teacher conferences!

When & Where: Thursday November 17th, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00pm Rainier Beach High School Library 8815 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118

Special Guests: Sarah Pritchett, Central Regional Director & Kelly Aramaki, Southeast Regional Director

Food & Activities for children!




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