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Welcome to Center School 2014-2015

Dear Incoming Center School Families,

As Principal of The Center School, I welcome you to the new 2014-2015 school year. Year after year The Center School has demonstrated the effectiveness of our program through test scores, student work and the testimonials from our community. We continue to prove that our commitment to excellence has significantly benefited our students and I’m looking forward to working with committed staff, dedicated students, and a close-knit community.

Your 2014-2015 School Year 9th grade teachers will be as following:

9th grade Humanities: Mr. Bell, Ms. Carroll, Ms. Pritchard
9th grade Math: Ms. Bersos, Mr. Chipps
9th grade Science: Ms. Peterson, Mr. Scilletta
9th grade Art: Mr. Carman, Mr. McCarthy, Ms. Wyn
9th grade Special Education Teachers: Ms. Herbst, Ms. Palmer, Ms. Wong, Ms. Hawk
Counselor: Ms. Harmon, School Psychologist: Laura Rothenberger, Ed. D.
Attendance Specialist: Ms. Webb, Building Secretary: Ms. Tracey

I know that sometimes transitioning to new curriculum may be hard, so to get an early start, feel free to familiarize yourself with the novels taught in 9-10th Humanities classes. Whether you listen to these books on tape, read them on your Kindle or find a hard copy in the library, you might want to look into the following titles:
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
(Possibly Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya)
Also, please note some important reminders about the start of the year activities.
Schedule and Activities:
  • 9th and New Student Orientation: August 28th 1-2 pm. Freshmen will receive their schedules during the orientation.
  • 10-12 grade students will receive their schedules on September 2nd from 2-4 pm. on the balcony.
Please note: if you are unable to attend either one of the dates listed above, you will receive your schedule on the first day of School: September 3d
  • First Day of School: September 3th
  • Curriculum Night for all Families - September 18th 6-7 pm
  • School Enrichment Fee $75 – more details in the school packet distributed on the first day of school
  • 2014-2015 Bell Schedule: Monday 1/3/5 blocks, Tuesday tutorial 2/4/6 blocks, Wednesday 1-6, Thursday tutorial 1/3/5 blocks, Friday tutorial 2/4/6 blocks.
  • Picture days: September 19th from 8:00 am – 2 pm; retakes October 24th from 8:00 am – 12 pm (more info in the school packet).
  • School supplies: 3-ring binder; spiral notebook; pencils/pens; and a flash-drive. Your teachers might have additional supplies specific for their class – see teachers’ syllabi to be distributed within the first week of school.
  • Free meals program: If you feel you may qualify for the free lunch/breakfast program, a one-page application and instructions will be mailed by the district. Regularly, meals are $3 for lunch and $2 for breakfast. 
  • Bus transportation: all eligible students will receive an Orca metro bus card for transportation on the metro. The bus cards are handed out on September 3.
Center School Community Association

Upcoming Events & Dates

Friday Coffee with Ms. Britsova


Friday Coffee with Ms. Britsova Center School Principal Oksana Britsova invites parents to join her for Coffee every Friday from 10:00 - 11:00 at the Armory (f/k/a Center House) Starbucks.

Friday Coffee with Ms. Britsova


Friday Coffee with Ms. Britsova Center School Principal Oksana Britsova invites parents to join her for Coffee every Friday from 10:00 - 11:00 at the Armory (f/k/a Center House) Starbucks.

CSCA Monthly Meeting | March 2015


CSCA Monthly Meeting | March 2015 Come one, come all.  All Center School parents and community members are invited to the CSCA Monthly Meeting generally on the 3rd Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noted.  Come see what makes TCS and the CSCA tick, make an impact, influence your student's Center School...

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School Nurse Message

School Nurse: Helene Mansfield RN MN.

Our school nurse will be here on Fridays. She can also be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Important message from the school nurse:

As with all Seattle Public Schools, students with life threatening conditions must have the necessary medication and medical authorization forms signed before first day of school.

If your child has a life threatening condition please have your child’s medical provider fill out and sign the attached medical authorization form. (This form needs to be renewed each school year.)

Please bring the emergency medication (most often an Epi-Pen or inhaler for asthma) and the signed medical authorization form to school before the first day of school.


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CSCA Mission

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The Center School Community Association (CSCA) works to support the students, teachers and staff of The Center School in Seattle, WA.  Your membership and support makes this possible.  Our goal is to provide our members with opportunities to help shape the present and the future of CSCA and The Center School through the sharing of ideas and experiences.

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