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  • Quality Level of Excellence

    We are so proud to have received a “Quality Level of Excellence” from the Early Achievers, Washington’s Quality Rating and Improvement System for early learning! Please join us in congratulating and thanking our wonderful teachers, assistant teachers and floaters for their hard work in our classrooms every day!

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  • Welcome Amy Bender as the new Assistant Director of Northwest Center Kids Chinook!

    Join us in congratulating Amy Bender on her new role at Northwest Center Kids! Her energy and intelligence will benefit the program and families enormously.

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  • News and Updates

    News and Updates about the Queen Anne School.

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  • Letter to School Board

    To: Seattle School Board Members FROM: Kevin Cole Coleen O’Brien’s latest article indicates that Superintendent Banda claims he is unsure that the district could easily have given the Northwest Center Kids (NWCK) program the two-year notice it would need to find a new facility. And he claims he is unsure that the district allowed NWCK to put $400,000 in improvements into the property knowing the extremely high likelihood that they would soon be evicted. The trail of emails, however, documents…

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Admin posted a discussion
Quality Level of Excellence
We are so proud to have received a “Quality Level of Excellence” from the Early Achievers, Washington’s Quality Rating and Improvement System for early learning! Please join us in congratulating and thanking our wonderful teachers, assistant… See More
Thursday
Admin posted a discussion
Welcome Amy Bender as the new Assistant Director of Northwest Center Kids Chinook!
Join us in congratulating Amy Bender on her new role at Northwest Center Kids! Her energy and intelligence will benefit the program and families enormously. See More
Tuesday
Admin replied to Admin's discussion News and Updates
"We are out of crisis.  Northwest Center Kids will have a place to go this fall! Since Day 1 of our notice to vacate North Queen Anne elementary we have been relentless in pursuing an alternative and appropriate facility. Our parents,…"
Jun 16
Marti Louther replied to Admin's discussion News and Updates
"Update on Banda's Meeting today with Tom:Hi all - I talked to Tom tonight before NWC's Finance Committee Meeting.  He will be sending out a letter to the parents tomorrow providing the official update, however I wanted to let you know…"
Apr 28
William Felts replied to Admin's discussion News and Updates
"Without a clear plan for the district, Northwest Center's CEO Tom Everill said they've been working non-stop to find their own solution. (KIRO Radio Photo/Colleen O'Brien) Northwest Center optimistic about future despite no clear…"
Apr 21
Admin replied to Admin's discussion News and Updates
"New updates! Please read: Letter to Jose Banda - From CEO, Tom Everill - April 15, 2014 http://nwcenterkids.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/NWC-Letter-to-Superintendent-Banda-2014-April-14.pdf"
Apr 15
William Felts posted a blog post
DeShawn Shead of the Seattle Seahawks Visits Chinook School
Our Kids Program at Chinook is celebrating the Week of the Young Child, an event sponsored by NAEYC. This year, we had a very special guest - DeShawn Shead of the Seattle Seahawks came to visit our program! See More
Apr 9
Rebecca Jansson is now a member of Northwest Center Parents Forum
Apr 7
Parkview Drive is now a member of Northwest Center Parents Forum
Mar 27
William Felts replied to Admin's discussion News and Updates
"Update from Tom Everill - March 21, 2014: Dear Families and Friends of Northwest Center Kids, I wanted to update you on our search for a new home. Since the shocking notification from Seattle Public Schools that we must vacate our home of 28 years…"
Mar 24
Profile IconJan Stoker and Jill Miller joined Northwest Center Parents Forum
Mar 20
Mary Maddox posted a discussion
Letter to School Board
To: Seattle School Board Members FROM: Kevin Cole Coleen O’Brien’s latest article indicates that Superintendent Banda claims he is unsure that the district could easily have given the Northwest Center Kids (NWCK) program the two-year notice it would… See More
Mar 14
William Felts replied to Admin's discussion News and Updates
"Superintendent of Seattle Schools Jose Banda didn't know a lot about a quarter-million dollar charity project - done to a district-owned building - even though emails show the district worked closely with with the charitable group NAIOP. (KIRO…"
Mar 13
Kevin Fulton is now a member of Northwest Center Parents Forum
Mar 10
William Felts replied to Admin's discussion News and Updates
"Press Release sent march 7, 2014: NORTHWEST CENTER MOVING CLOSER TO SOLUTION SEATTLE March 7, 2014 -- It has been only 60 days since Seattle Public Schools shocked our families and the entire community by giving Northwest Center Kids 6 months to…"
Mar 8
Marti Louther replied to Admin's discussion News and Updates
"UPDATE FROM BANDA'S MEETING THIS MORNING: Dear Northwest Center Kids parents, teachers, staff, and friends: It has been only 60 days since Seattle Public Schools shocked our families and the entire community by giving Northwest Center…"
Mar 7
Jean Kantu replied to Admin's discussion What is Northwest Center doing about this issue?
"Minus the letterhead, here is the press release that went out around noon today to 22 local media reps. It is scheduled to broadcast on PRWire this weekend to a national network. NORTHWEST CENTER MOVING CLOSER TO SOLUTION March 7, 2014 -- It has…"
Mar 7
Jean Kantu replied to Admin's discussion News and Updates
Mar 6
William Felts replied to Admin's discussion News and Updates
"Northwest Center School supporters demand more time to find new location by KING 5 News Posted on March 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM Updated today at 6:31 PM The Seattle School Board was getting an earful Wednesday night from supporters of a special…"
Mar 5
Stefanie Eilers replied to Admin's discussion News and Updates
"Now both Ron and Don of the Ron & Don Show from KIRO are on our side... http://mynorthwest.com/108/2472010/Ron-No-surprise-Seattle-Public-Schools-doing-wrong-thing"
Mar 4

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In The News

NEW PhinneyWood Blog "Northwest Center Kids moving to Greenwood this summer" 07/02/14

KIRO Radio "Northwest Center optimistic about future despite no clear plan from school district" 04/21/14

KIRO TV 7 "Donations sought in spring cleaning drive" 04/05/14

KIRO Radio "Seattle Superintendent has little knowledge of charitable project done at district owned school" 03/13/14

KIRO Radio "Seattle Superintendent does about-face over school for disabled children" 03/12/14

The Seattle Times "Northwest Center Kids program: Leadership needed from José Banda" 03/06/14

The Seattle Times "Northwest Center preschool parents rally to ‘stop the clock’" 03/05/14

KING 5 "Northwest Center School supporters demand more time to find new location" by Meg Coyle - 03/05/14

The Stranger SLOG "Seattle Schools Fail Another Test. Superintendent Suggests Kids Learn in Construction Zone" by Danielle Henderson - 03/05/14

KING 5 "NW Center Kids continues search for new school" by Adam Mertz - 03/04/14

KIRO Radio "Ron: No surprise Seattle Public Schools doing wrong thing" by Josh Kerns - 03/04/14

KIRO Radio "Seattle Public Schools emails indicate officials were told to mislead school for disabled children" by Colleen O'Brien - 03/04/14

KIRO 7 "Solution for special needs school facing demolition shocks parents" by Linzi Sheldon - 03/01/14

The Stranger SLOG "Banda's Band-Aid Solution Is Awful for Everyone" by  - 02/28/14

Q13 Fox News "Parents of children with special needs frustrated with Seattle Public Schools" by John Hopperstad - 02/27/14

The Seattle Times "Will Seattle open the door to preschool-for-all plan?" by John Higgins - 02/27/14

Seattle Schools Community Forum "District Puts Forth What is Likely Final Position on Cascade/NW Center" 02/27/14

The Stranger SLOG "Superintendent Banda Meeting with Cascade Parenting Program Today, Continues To Ignore Northwest Center School" by Danielle Henderson - 02/26/14

KIRO Radio "Seattle council members, legislators join fight to renew Northwest Center lease" by Colleen O'Brien - 02/25/14

The Stranger SLOG "City Council Supports Northwest Center Kids' Plea For More Time" by Danielle Henderson - 02/21/14

KIRO Radio "Northwest Center parents hope Seattle School District gives them more time to relocate" by Colleen O'Brien - 02/21/14

The Stranger SLOG "Rep. Carlyle Supports Northwest Center Kids, Gives Seattle Public Schools An F- in Communication" by Danielle Henderson - 02/20/14

The Ballard Tribune "Ballard families face trouble finding care after NW Kids Center loses lease" by Shane Harms - 02/18/14

The Seattle Times Editorial "Northwest Center Kids Deserves More Time" - 02/13/14

The Stranger article by Danielle Henderson - 02/12/14

KING 5 TV local news coverage by Adam Mertz - 02/07/14

KIRO TV 7 interview with Marti Louther and Tom Everill - news feature/video by John Knicely - 02/07/14

KIRO TV 7 news feature about school board meeting - 02/06/14

The Stranger article by Danielle Henderson - 02/05/14

Queen Anne News feature by Sarah Radmer - 02/05/14

Queen Anne News Community shares concerns with Sallys, by Sarah Radmer - 02/04/14

KOMO 4 TV: news feature/broadcast aired on - 02/03/14

KPLU 88.5 news feature by Jennifer Wing - 02/03/14

Queen Anne View featured article - 01/23/14

KIRO 7 News Story aired on radio - 01/23/14

KING 5 TV news feature - 01/22/14

Seattle Times Article featured online - 01/22/14