News & Announcements

Welcome to Orca K-8 School!


Class Placement
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Class placement letters for grades 6-8 were mailed during the week of August 25.

Class placement letters for grades K-5 will be mailed on Thursday, September 3rd. 

Please note, that to ensure compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), class lists will not be posted on the school front doors, as in previous years. 

 

Class Supply Lists

Class supply lists for the 2015-2016 school year are now available. If you see school supplies throughout the year at reasonable prices, feel free to purchase.  Even if they are not needed at school, they are often needed at home. Per the district's health & safety department, please do not send any disinfecting or antibacterial wipes (e.g. Clorox, Lysol), or hand sanitizer (both alcohol and non-alcohol based), to school for use in the classroom.   

 

Playground Update

Construction for our new K-8 playground is moving full speed ahead.  
The planning team, along with playground design consultants, undertook an extensive review of playground designs before starting construction. 

Project Orca Playground (POP) is spearheading the redevelopment of Orca K-8’s school playground and playfield to include more opportunities for play, physical activity, outdoor learning, and community building for the school community and the surrounding neighborhoods.

The POP committee– in partnership with the Orca staff, faculty, and PTSA; the City of Seattle, and Seattle Public Schools– has been working since fall 2012 to realize this vision. The POP Committee has thus far successfully applied for and won two Department of Neighborhoods Small and Simple grants totaling $50,000.  The first grant funded a robust community engagement process facilitated by a professional landscaping firm who worked with the school and surrounding public community to create a design that addresses the needs of all shareholders. The second grant is being used to prepare construction and bid documents for Phase 1 of the project.

Please visit http://orcaplayground.com/ to learn more about the project.

 

Have a safe and wonderful Summer Break!

 

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