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Feb 2018

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Register today for Lunch for Launch!

Registration is now open for our annual fundraising luncheon, Lunch for Launch. Please join us and support Launch as we celebrate another year of providing compassionate, dynamic, and enriching preschool, before & after school and summer programs for the children of our community. The luncheon will feature inspiring speakers, a ...

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Feb 2018

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The Family Engagement Task Force needs your voice!

If you have any thoughts on how to improve family engagement within Seattle Public Schools, apply today to join the SPS Family Engagement Task Force. Participants will attend 4 meetings from February to May and have other opportunities to get involved with sub committees and communities. The role of the task force is: 1. Recommend ...

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Feb 2018

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Thank You to Horizon House Residents for Making & Donating Toys!

Last week we were honored to have some special guests from Horizon House (a local retirement community) visit our Madrona preschool. A group of residents donated a set of hand-made wooden toys that they made in the Horizon House woodshop, including blocks, puzzles, animals, trains and cars. We invited them to visit our program so ...

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Dec 2017

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Inclement Weather & Closure Information

Winter is here and with it comes the possibility of snow, ice, and windstorms. In the event of inclement weather, Launch will remain open during normal business hours when at all possible. We consider personal safety when determining hazardous weather actions. Not all schools may be impacted by program closures. We follow the ...

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Dec 2017

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Meet our new Nutrition Coordinator

This fall we added a new position at Launch: Nutrition Coordinator. The new Nutrition Coordinator is a familiar face: Launch cook and teacher Claire Chanard! Claire is a Certified Food Protection Manager with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and a NW Community Kitchen Leader for Tilth Alliance. She got started in ...

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Oct 2017

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Save the Date: Lunch for Launch will be on March 13, 2018!

Save the date for our annual fundraising luncheon, because we need your help to provide quality learning programs. The luncheon is a fun and inspiring event where you can learn more about Launch and the impact of our programs. Together, we can change children’s lives! Lunch for Launch will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at ...

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Sep 2017

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3rd Quarter Newsletter

The 3rd Quarter Newsletter is out! Highlights include what’s been happening at the sites this summer, a bio of our Board Secretary Kristopher Green, a note from our Executive Director, and so much more! Read the full Newsletter.

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Aug 2017

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Launch selected as the provider for the new Miller Annex preschool!

We’re so pleased to announce that we were selected by the City of Seattle’s Department of Education & Early Learning to operate 4 new Seattle Preschool Program classrooms at Miller Annex in Capitol Hill. We’ll open 2 preschool classrooms in Spring 2018 and an additional 2 more classrooms in Fall 2018. Miller ...

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Jul 2017

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Celebrating Launch teacher graduations!

In June a group of our employees achieved an impressive milestone – they graduated!  Dora and Aaron from our Madrona program completed their Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Early Childhood Education. Carmen, one of our substitute teachers, finished her nursing degree. Another sub, Amelia, who’s teaching Leap Ahead at ...

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May 2017

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2nd Quarter Newsletter

The 2nd Quarter Newsletter is now out! There are some great updates about what the children at our sites have been doing this spring, a story on our partnership with Tilth Alliance to provide healthy, organic food to our preschools, and so much more! Click here to read the full newsletter.    

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