Proposed New School at Thornton Creek Elementary, A Brief History (Part 1)

A brief history of the BEX IV Levy Proposal to put a new school on the Thornton Creek Elementary site. Plus, we clarify our decision to not take a position on the issue. Read More …

REMINDER: School Capacity Meeting Tonight, 6PM at Eckstein

The School District is hosting a community meeting tonight (11/29) from 6PM-7:30PM at Eckstein Middle School to discuss their capacity management planning. Let us know if you plan on live-tweeting from the meeting so we can follow along. Read More …

Hundreds Turn Out for the Fantastic Mr. Fox

This past Saturday, over 350 people showed up to Thornton Creek Elementary for Wedgwood’s 9th Annual Outdoor Cinema where “Fantastic Mr. Fox” lit up the giant, inflatable silver screen. Prior to the main attraction, early birds braved the ideal weather with free ice cream cones from the Metropolitan Market, free Italian sodas from the ladies at Van Gough Coffeehouse, and delicious kettle corn.  Our local firefighters from Station 40 stopped.  Funk and soul tunes were again provide by “Soul Purpose.”  HomeStreet Bank hosted a contest for a gift certificate to the Wedgwood Broiler.  And the WCC sold “Wedgwood” t-shirts. Many Read More …

Outdoor Cinema: A FANTASTIC FOX to be spotted in Wedgwood, August 6th

On August 8th, a member of the genus Vulpes will be featured on the big screen during Wedgwood’s 9th Annual Wedgwood Outdoor Cinema at Thornton Creek Elementary.  This years movie will be the highly acclaimed Fantastic Mr. Fox.  Music, food, and fun will begin around 7:30pm, with the movie beginning around 9:30pm. Fantastic Mr. Fox was nominated for 2 Oscars and features the voice-over talents of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, and Bill Murray. Come on out and enjoy the evening with your friends and neighbors. <iframe width=”560″ height=”349″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/n2igjYFojUo” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Thanks to our fantastic sponsors for this event: Homestreet Read More …

Rose Chavez "Everybody Plays" Memorial Playground Work Party

Work has been occurring at the Thornton Creek School Playground on the Rose Chavez “Everybody Plays” Memorial Playground for several months, but more volunteer help is needed!  This Saturday, there will be another work party and the Thornton Creek Elementary Playground Committee would love to have you come on out.  The following is a message from the committee: Please join our Thornton Creek Playground Committee for a work party to move forward on the Rose Chavez “Everybody Plays” Memorial Playground Improvement project at Thornton Creek Elementary School. When:  Saturday June 11th, beginning at 9AM. Where:  Thornton Creek Playground Area Can Read More …

SAVE THE DATE: Wedgwood Outdoor Cinema, August 6th

The ever popular Wedgwood Outdoor Cinema is scheduled for August 6th at Thornton Creek Elementary!  The date was moved a a couple weeks later to allow for an earlier start time and avoid conflicts with Seafair weekend. As always, there will be entertainment and festivities leading up to the main attraction beginning at dusk, which will be the clever, stop-motion animated film, Fantastic Mr. Fox! A special thanks to HomeStreet Bank, which has again agreed to sponsoring the event.  More sponsorships are still needed to make this event a reality.  If you or your company would like to sponsor this Read More …

Volunteers Needed for Rose’s Playground at Thornton Creek School

Work has been occurring at the Thornton Creek School Playground on Rose Chavez “Everybody Plays” Memorial Playground for several months, but more volunteer help is needed! The next two work parties are around the corner! 6-10 volunteers on Saturday March 5th from 9-3 pm to help make forming for a concrete pour. 6-10 volunteers on Saturday March 19th from 9-3 pm to help pour the concrete. If you can commit one or more hours to help out on March 5th, or March 19th, or both, please Amy Feldman Bawarshi.  Please indicate in your email which day and how long you Read More …

Wedgwood Areas Schools Are Some of the Best!

The Seattle School District recently released the report card for all of the schools within the district.  All of the schools were scored 1-5 (1 the lowest and 5 the highest) based on a multi-faceted scoring system that looks at absolute performance and growth performance, not just test scores.  Schools that were scored a 5 had a high absolute performance and high growth performance.  In total, 12 schools received this honor including Thornton Creek, Wedgwood, and View Ridge. That means 40% of the top schools are right here in the Wedgwood-area! Due to these high rankings, Wedgwood-area schools will have Read More …