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  • McGilvra Elementary School (1617 38th Ave. E.) will hold three tours this school year for prospective families. These tours will take place Friday, Dec. 12; Jan. 16; and May 1.   
  • Seattle Girls’ School (2706 S. Jackson St.) will have an open house for prospective students and their parents on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  
  • Singers, music lovers and holiday revelers are invited to join the Garfield Symphony Orchestra (GSO) in a performance of Georg Handel’s beloved “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, at Seattle First Baptist Church. 
  • Leschi students Discover Dance
    Students from Leschi Elementary School (135 32nd Ave.) rehearse for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s (PNB) Discover Dance community performance.  
  • McGilvra prepares for the holidays
    Students and families of McGilvra Elementary School (1617 38th Ave. E.) are continuing their tradition of service with their annual Mitten Project.  
  • Madrona’s Glassybaby blown-art-glass studio (3406 E. Union St.; has extended its McGilvra giving campaign. 
  • As we head into the week of Thanksgiving, the McGilvra Elementary School community is in the middle of a food and toiletry drive in coordination with the YWCA.   
  • Kids can trick-or-treat at neighborhood businesses in Madrona and Madison Park on Friday, Oct. 31. 
  • Ewing named MOHAI’s Teacher of the Year
    Jamie Ewing, who recently moved to Madison Park, has been recognized for his dedication to making history come alive in his classroom. He was named the Museum of History & Industry’s 2014 Teacher of the Year. 
  • McGilvra off to a running start
    On Oct. 17, students, teacher and parents braved the rain to run laps around the McGilvra Elementary School in what is one of our most important fundraisers of the year: the annual McGilvra Run-A-Thon. 
  • The Seattle Fire Department is partnering with the Seattle Public Library for a reading program aimed at increasing literacy and raising awareness of home fire safety.  
  • Summer marked its unofficial close as schools returned to session in early September. Kids slowly expel the remains of summer vivacity and are finding their sense of balance with homework and earlier bedtimes. School changes the pace of our community. 
  • Got a tough homework assignment? The Seattle Public Library offers free, in-person and online educational assistance for students of all ages and levels. 
  • Seattle Public Schools will host its first Memorial Football Classic this weekend at Memorial Stadium (401 Fifth Ave. N.) to raise funds for athletics transportation.  
  • Children, teens, parents and caregivers are invited to the School Your Parents event at the Douglass-Truth Library (2300 E. Yesler Way) on Sept. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. 
  • PAWS AND REFLECT | Learning to read with the help of therapy dogs
    The first day of school can often bring forth understandable jitters. Sometimes, however, the most daunting task a child can face during the school year is to read aloud in front of their peers. 
  • Do you remember your middle school experience? Looking back, do you ever wish you had someone outside of your family and friends to talk to, to encourage you or maybe to open your mind to possibilities you may not have considered? 
  • Final deadline approaching for McGilvra bricks
    Due to continued interest, Sept. 4 is the extended (and likely final) opportunity to purchase a commemorative Centennial Paver brick to celebrate the first 100 years of McGilvra Elementary School (1617 38th Ave. E.). No orders will be accepted after Sept. 4. 
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation will sell low-cost life jackets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Evans Pool (7201 E. Green Lake Drive N.). This is the last sale of the season. 
  • Students will return to Seattle Girls’ School (SGS, 2706 S. Jackson St.) to see new faces and new programs. 
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