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Jul 2020

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Update On Fall Programs

Good afternoon Launch families— We hope that you and your family are well as summer has officially begun! Public schools across the nation are considering what Fall 2020 looks like, and Seattle is no exception. The short-term and long-term impact of COVID-19 on children and families continues to be at the forefront of our minds ...

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Jun 2020

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Extra Food Benefits for Students Receiving Free or Reduced Lunch

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) – Extra Food Benefits for Students Receiving Free or Reduced Lunch ALL students receiving Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) are eligible for extra food benefits (Pandemic-EBT) for buying food through the summer. Summer funding can be up to $399 per student. No questions are asked about family immigration status ...

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Jun 2020

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Introducing Angela Griffin as Executive Director!

The Board of Directors of Launch is proud to introduce Angela Griffin as our next Executive Director. Angela says, “I believe every child has a special purpose. It is our responsibility to intentionally and diligently cultivate and build their potential so they can fully thrive in life and in community. This starts with ensuring ...

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Jun 2020

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Resources for Talking With Kids About Race & Racism

On Friday, June 12th, Launch will be honoring the call for a statewide day of action in support of all Black lives. In support of our students, staff and community, all Launch locations will be closing early. We  stand in solidarity with all members of the Black community and with those joining the fight for […]

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Jun 2020

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Black Lives Matter: A Statement of Solidarity

To Our Launch Community- The tragic events over the past several weeks – the unfathomable deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, as well as countless others before them including Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Sandra Bland – have highlighted the white supremacy and anti-Black racism that has been ...

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Apr 2020

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4/15/20 Update: Launch Emergency Childcare for Essential Workers

Launch is offering free emergency childcare for essential workers at 5 locations: Beacon Hill International School (preschool and school-age) Highland Park Elementary (preschool and school-age) Madrona Elementary (preschool and school-age) Miller Community Center Annex (preschool and school-age – serving Seattle Children’s ...

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Mar 2020

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3/23/20 Update: Limited Childcare for Priority Groups Starting 3/26

Dear Launch Families, Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this challenging situation. We know that access to childcare is critically important so that families can go to work and support our community during this pandemic, and we want you to know that we are working as quickly as possible to reopen […]

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Mar 2020

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COVID-19 Resources

Below are some resources we compiled to help support families during the coronavirus outbreak. We’ll update this list as more resources and information become available. Online Learning Resources/Activities for Kids Seattle Public Schools Learning Resources Seattle Public Library King County Library System Early Childhood ...

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Mar 2020

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3/11/20: All Launch Programs CLOSED for 2 Weeks

Dear Launch Families, Earlier today, SPS announced that all school building activities including school day instruction, childcare, health services, enrichment, etc. are canceled until further notice. SPS schools will be closed for a minimum of 14 days starting Thursday, March 12th. As a result, ALL Launch programs will be closed ...

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Mar 2020

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Lunch for Launch Postponed

Dear Launch Friends, Lunch for Launch is always one of the highlights of our year. We really value the opportunity to come together with our community to support our kids and families. However, in light of the current outbreak of COVID-19 in our region, we’ve decided to postpone this year’s Lunch for Launch, which was […]

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