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Monday

May 21st, 2012

posted by Kevin

@ 4:10 pm

Fairview’s new rhododendron garden!

Many thanks to Zachary Diaz and his company, Z & I Landscaping and to all the Fairview parent volunteers that came out this last weekend to work on cleaning up the landscaping on the East and North slopes around the playground!  Also many thanks to Janice Lehman and her marketing committee for planning and organizing this event to help beautify our wonderful school.  You can see the before and after pictures below.

Wednesday

May 9th, 2012

posted by Kevin

@ 8:16 pm

Join other Maple Leafers in an Emergency Preparedness Drill

If a natural disaster hits our city, Maple Leaf residents will be on their own for anywhere from three days to two weeks. The City of Seattle has no “official” place for residents to go for help and supplies in our area. The Maple Leaf Community Council is working with other neighborhoods and the City of Seattle to help address this issue.

One of the first things to go in a big disaster event will be communications. Neighborhood organizations, in cooperation with area amateur Ham Radio operators and the City of Seattle, are creating a robust and survivable alternative communication network. Maple Leaf, as the highest point in northeast Seattle, will play a big role in this communication network.

But, we need your help.

On Saturday, May 19th, a citywide practice session is taking place to test this emergency communications system. We need volunteers from Maple Leaf to spend their Saturday morning helping us with the drill. You don’t need any expertise in radio. You can bring your older kids so they can learn to help, too. This is your chance to practice communications that could save a family member’s life or the life of one of your neighbors.

That’s important enough to convince you to spare one Saturday morning, right?

What: City of Seattle Emergency Communications Hub Drill
When: Saturday, May 19 8:30am until noon
Where: Maple Leaf Park. Look for the white tent near the corner of 14th Ave NE and NE 82nd Street.
Who: Anyone – No experience required!

Registration appreciated, but not required to: Howard.Handewith@MapleLeafCommunity.org

You’ll be given instruction on the use of a walkie-talkie (provided to you on loan for the drill), proper procedures, and proper paperwork. This drill will simulate reporting emergencies and damage. You’ll call it into the Maple Leaf Hub via walkie-talkie. The Amateur Radio team at the Maple Leaf Hub will call it into the City of Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center.

Neighborhoods around the city will be participating in this event. Let’s make sure Maple Leaf is well represented!

For more information and to register, email Howard.Handewith@MapleLeafCommunity.org

Thank you,

Your Maple Leaf Community Council

Thursday

March 31st, 2011

posted by Sheila Reid

@ 1:53 pm

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Tonight, March 31,  at 6:15p join us for an authentic italian spaghetti dinner.  Adults $7, students $5, families of 5 or more $25. All proceeds benefit the 7th and 8th graders for their upcoming trip to Washington D.C.

Friday

March 25th, 2011

posted by Sheila Reid

@ 8:33 am

Sunrise Service

Join us on Easter morning (April 24) at 6:30a at the Greenlake Aqua theater for our annual sunrise service. All are welcome!

Tuesday

March 15th, 2011

posted by Sheila Reid

@ 8:38 am

Spring Program

Our Kindergarten-4th grade program “The Lost Sheep” is this Thursday, March 17 at 7p in the Auditorium.  Parents please have your children to their classroom by 6:45 the evening of the performance and also please bring a plate of cookies to share.

Thursday

August 12th, 2010

posted by Kevin Tucker

@ 1:55 pm

Street Whiffleball in Greenwood

I found out about this event from our sports partner school, St. Catherine’s.  This is a great opportunity to meet some families that your child may be playing soccer with next month!

Greenwood Ave N is going to be closed to motor vehicle traffic between N 65th and N 87th Streets tomorrow, August 13th, from 6-9 PM as part of Seattle’s “Celebrate Summer Streets” program, with support from the Greenwood/Phinney Chamber of Commerce:

http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/summer_green.htm

What better way to celebrate the opening of so much urban space than by playing ball in the street?! To that end, St. Catherine’s CYO will be playing whiffle ball starting at 6:00 PM near the intersection of N 72nd St & Greenwood Ave N, between longtime youth baseball sponsors Ken’s Market and Greenwood Hardware. If enough players show up, as they did last year, we can split into two games, one for younger players and one for older players.

You are encouraged to arrive by walking or bicycling if possible. Also, bring cloth shopping bags, as this event will be held adjacent to several locally owned businesses in case you want to get a little shopping done while the games are going on.

Monday

July 26th, 2010

posted by Kevin

@ 12:41 pm

Upcoming Summer Events

Hope you’re having a wonderful summer! Just wanted to remind you of some community events happening this week in which Fairview will be participating.

Greenwood Seafair Parade – Wednesday, July 28, 5pm: We’ll be lining up behind the Fairview banner between 5:15 and 5:30 in the Salvation Army parking lot located at 95th and Greenwood Ave N. (no parking here) to march in the parade. The theme this year is Greenwood’s Got Talent and so we’re encouraging the kids (and parents!) to dress up for the part! Check out the Fairview calendar for more specifics.

Maple Leaf Community Summer Social – Wednesday, July 28, 7pm: After the parade (or instead of it), come join us at the Maple Leaf party at the park for free ice cream and music! We’ll have a booth there along with other local organizations and we’d love to see you. Check out the Fairview calendar for more specifics.

Additionally…

Tuesday Prayer – Tuesdays at 8:30am at Starbucks on 65th: As many Fairview staff and teachers as are available any given week have been meeting each Tuesday to pray for the school, students and the upcoming school year. The plan is to continue this gathering until school starts. Anyone is welcome to join!

We’re looking forward to seeing you at one or more of these events!