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Kindergarten Fall 2017

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Mission

Seahurst Elementary School mission:
Educating Students for Success in a Changing World.

Principal

Chris Larsen

Welcome to Seahurst Elementary. 

Seahurst, originally built in 1959 and replaced in 1992, serves a culturally rich student body within the City of Burien.  Of our 600 kindergarten through sixth-grade students, 43% are English Language Learners who predominately speak Spanish as their first language. Regardless of student need, our focus is to ensure that students receive just right instruction within a socially/emotionally supportive context.

Seahurst is comprised of highly dedicated staff members who invest numerous hours not only preparing lessons but also pursuing professional growth and collaborating to provide a cohesive, productive learning environment. While students may be assigned to a homeroom, many walk to classes throughout the day in order to provide instruction that best meets the child’s needs. This allows us to not only intervene when a student is struggling but also challenge students who are performing above grade level. Students are regularly assessed so that service is flexible and responsive to student progress. We are meticulous to ensure that every student has every opportunity to reach his/her potential.

At Seahurst we promote a positive school climate. Through Seahurst Stars for Success, we highlight behaviors that exemplify one of three characteristics: integrity, respect, responsibility; and at the end of each week, a student from each class is honored as a star student. Student council provides opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and provides an avenue for student participation in community decision making. A meaningful jobs program provides student volunteers opportunities to run school’s green team, which facilitates our recycling efforts, serve on campus beautification team, serve as a computer technician, or fill other community needs. Our work to create a positive school environment promotes productive citizenship.

At Seahurst Elementary School, parents have multiple opportunities to be involved in your child’s education and other activities at school. We provide both academic informational and academic recreational family events. For example, Technology Night is an academic informational night during which parents may learn how to access and encourage students to utilize our web based math and reading resources outside of the school day.   Math Night is an example of an academic recreational night. During Math Night, families participate in a variety of games that promote math skills within the context of friendly competition. Another example of an academic recreational event is our Read Across America celebration. Parents and children come before school for a light breakfast treat and to read to each other. Regardless of the specifics, all events focus on family-centered activities that promote learning.

Our school is greatly enhanced by partnerships with the DEA who provides mentors, an after-school dance club, and programming that promote responsibility and citizenship; with our PTA who promotes family participation in the school community; with Lake Burien Presbyterian Church who provides school supplies and volunteers for field trips and school events; and the YMCA who provides affordable before- and after-school childcare. If you are interested in volunteering, we encourage individuals to serve in one of our classrooms or after-school programs. Volunteers can read with students, assist with homework, provide in class support for a variety of subjects, chaperone field trips, and assist with all school projects such as earthquake preparedness. You are invited to assist in one of our many academic or support activities. For information, please call our office at 206.631.4800 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

It is my pleasure to work with a supportive Seahurst school community. Staff members provide engaging instruction, continue to refine their professional skills, and build positive relationships with students. Parents meet with teachers to discuss their children’s progress, learn how to support learning at home, and attend evening events that promote student learning and achievement. Strong community partnerships provide needed resources and extended learning opportunities that serve the academic interests of our students. I greatly appreciate the time, energy, and commitment of each individual within our learning community. It is through their collaborative efforts that our students mature into productive members of our larger community.

Christina Larsen
Principal

 


About Us

14603 14th Avenue SW
Burien, WA  98166
 
Phone
206-631-4800
 
Principal
Chris Larsen

Office Manager
Jayne Smith

School Hours
8:40 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Early Release Days
8:40 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Fax
206-631-4854
 
 

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