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    Friday, 4/30 Message to Families
    Posted on 04/30/2021

    Beloved Community,

    I hope you had a good last week of April and are excited about our upcoming month of May. During May we celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, which recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of our collective American History. Please see the message below about our upcoming May celebration in observation of this month. Another celebration this coming week is Teacher Appreciation Week where we honor and celebrate all of our teachers and staff in service of the growth and development of students in schools. Please take time next week to share your thoughts and appreciation to all of your Nathan Hale teachers!

    May is Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    Join us in celebrating the rich heritage of Asians, Pacific Islanders, and API Americans. You can read more about API Heritage month here: https://asianpacificheritage.gov/.

    We are excited to announce the 1st Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Assembly on May 26th during Mentorship, hosted by the Nathan Hale Coalition of Asian and Pacific Students (CAPS club). We will be exploring the theme of “Resilience – Surviving – Thriving”. We look forward to sharing the diversity, cultural knowledge, history, and practices which have sustained and grown our communities for centuries.

    Additionally, the Coalition of Asian and Pacific Students is hosting their second annual fundraiser. We are selling stickers designed by CAPS members Salta and Olivia! We appreciate your support! Place an order here: CAPS Fundraiser Order Form.

    Seniors

    Graduation
    Seniors! Graduation will be here before you know it. Do you have something to say to your class? Can you put the experience of these last 4 years into words? Consider auditioning as a graduation speaker. Speeches should be 2-3 minutes long and connect with the class of 2021. If interested, contact Mr. Renouard (twrenouard@seattleschools.org).

    Graduation Announcements & Items Ordered
    Graduation items other than Caps and Gowns were delivered to Cohort B seniors in their classes today. They will be delivered to Cohort A students in their classes on Monday afternoon of next week. Cohort C students may pick up their ordered items Wednesday afternoon at the main entrance of school from 1PM - 4PM. Any students who were not present in class when their ordered items were delivered are welcome to pick up their items on Wednesday from 1PM - 4PM as well. Cap and Gown pick-up day is Thursday, May 27th (more details were included in the Senior Bulletin #2; see below).

    Senior Bulletin # 2
    The Senior Bulletin that was emailed to homes last week is on our website for reference. We will continue to update information for seniors as we receive it.

    Nathan Hale Theatre

    Checkout the Nathan Hale Theatre April Newsletter! Theatre happens here! Your student is invited to do it. https://www.loom.com/share/556095f9ec2a4ea18b79b14ff5987939

    Student Elections

    ASB (Associated Student Body) elections are coming soon. Information will be in your student’s Mentorship class next week. Encourage your student to put themselves out there and help make Hale the place they want it to be!

    AP Testing

    Students who registered for Advanced Placement tests will be taking full length exams digitally at-home with the exception of World Language exams which are required to be in-person at school. For more information about testing this year please visit the SPS website for details and FAQ. Students using personal devices will find the practice application on the College Board website. Students should download the AP Practice application available on their district laptops now. It is important that they familiarize themselves with the new format and experience the timing of the digital administration. Payment is due for all exams by Friday, May 7th. You can either mail or drop off a check to the Fiscal Office made out to Nathan Hale or use SchoolPay which is accessed from the parent's Source account. Each exam is $102. Students qualifying for free meals are not charged. Direct questions to Melinda Greene (msgreene@seattleschools.org).

    We hope you all have a great weekend!

    With love,

    Principal Jackson