Summer Playdates for Local Schools This Saturday

First summer meetup is this Saturday, July 14th from 10-noon! 

These meetups are an opportunity for current, incoming and future school families to connect.  The first Meetup / Playdate is Saturday, July 14th from 10am – noon.  The August Meetup will occur on Thursday, August 23rd from 5:30-7:00 (bring your own picnic).

This year the following schools have incoming families hosting a playdate:

Stevens Elementary @ Stevens Playground
Madrona K-8 @ Madrona Playfield
Leschi Elementary @ Peppi’s Park (park adjacent to school)
Lowell Elementary @ Lowell Playground
Montlake Elementary @ Montlake Community Center
John Muir Elementary @ Mt. Baker Playground
McGilvra Elementary @ Madison Park Playground

Hope you will join us!

CSPR hosts these meetups to connect local families.  Central Seattle Parent Resource promotes community among parents of children birth to age five by encouraging social connections through offered programs and local resources. These social connections build foundations for long term communities and foster civic involvement.  For more information see www.centralseattleparentresource.com.

Madrona Mayfair and Block Party – Saturday May 12 from 8-6p

Next Saturday,  May 12 is the annual Madrona Mayfair and Block Party celebration.  This year, the festivities begin with a pancake breakfast at Madrona K8 starting at 8am. The parade begins at 9:30 at Al Larkins park at 34th & Pike.  There will be pony rides, face painting, an obstacle course and bouncy houses along with a bake sale, Pritty Boy’s pizza, hot dogs and St. Clouds fare.

 

Then, Seattle’s most rockin’ indie band, The NOT ITS,  kicks off the afternoon with a free concert in the Amara parking lot (34th & Union) at noon.  There will be three stages along 34th avenue with live music, artisan booths, sales and specials until 6pm.
A special thanks to our major sponsors:  Business Owners of Madrona, Madrona Community Council, Ewing & Clark, Harvard Avenue Preschool, Lakeview Orthodontics, Madrona Family Dental along with other supporting businesses and neighborhood families.

EDITOR’S UPDATE: Here’s the schedule of events:

  Madrona Mayfair Block Party

A special Madrona day with events to suit every age group. Events rain or shine.

Friday, May 11

4:00-5:00 – Bike and Trike Decorating at the Shelterhouse. Decorations provided!

Saturday May 12

8:00-9:15 – Madrona K-8 Breakfast & Last Minute Bike/Trike Decorating

9:15 – Parade Line Up at Al Larkins Park 9:30 – Parade Begins

9:30-12:00 – Bouncy house, pony rides, bake sale, face painting, an obstacle course,

The Reptile Man, Charles the Clown, food and more in the Madrona Playfield

Enjoy food, fun, and music all afternoon

Amara Parking Lot Performances 12:00 – The Not-Its! – America’s Most Rockin’

Indie Band

1:00 – Le Cancer

2:00 – GOD

3:00 – TBA

4:00 – Ethan Freckleton 5:00 – Autumn Electricity

Bottlehouse Performances 12:00 – Band of Guitars

1:00 – A Cedar Suede 2:00 – TBA

3:00 – Last Great Fire 4:00 – TBA

5:00 – Jazz Group

We’d like to thank our sponsors and neighbor- hood businesses for helping make the Madrona Mayfair Block Party a successful event: Primary Sponsors:

Madrona Community Council and Business Owners of Madrona. Also Ewing & Clark; Harvard Avenue Preschool; Madrona Fam- ily Dental; Lakeview Orthodontics; Madrona Dining and Sipping Society

Supporting sponsors:

Cleanscapes; Cupcake Royale: St. Cloud’s; Meter Music; Seattle Gymnastics;

Seattle Parks and Recreation, Tougo Coffee, Girlie Press, Key Bank, Bottlehouse, Nena

Mark Your Calendar – 2012 Central Seattle Preschool Fair

Are you in the market for a preschool?

The task can be daunting, as parents sift through options to find a program that is a good fit for their family, their budget and their schedules. Central Seattle Parent Resource (CSPR) is teaming up with Garfield Community Center to host a Central Seattle Preschool Fair on January 21, 2012, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Thanks to the generosity of Garfield Community Center, this fair is FREE for participating schools and FREE for families.

There will be over 30 local preschool and daycare programs including:  Beginnings Childcare Center, Bright!, Bright Horizons Spring Street, Capitol Hill Co-op, Cherry Hill Montessori, Cottage School at Montlake, El Cuento, Epiphany Early Learning, First AME Child Center, Giddens, Harvard Avenue School, Illuminate Preschool, King Street Co-op, Lakewood Co-op, Learning Tree Montessori, Les Enfants de Seattle, Madison Park Co-op, MLK Day Center, Mount Baker Preschool, Ned Behnke Speech Language Preschool, Rosen Family Preschool, Rainier Valley Co-op, Saint Mark’s Preschool, Seattle Central Community College Parent Child Center, Seattle Progressive School, Secret Garden, Sprout Preschool and Sponge School.  All schools in the Central Seattle Area are welcome to attend, and can contact Emily Wheeler at [email protected] to reserve a table at the fair.

Central Seattle Parent Resource promotes community among parents of children from birth to age five by encouraging social connections which build foundations for long term civic involvement. For more information, visit centralseattleparentresource.com.

Penny Harvest

Penny Harvest (http://pennyharvest.org/) is a national program in over 900 schools this fall.  In Madrona, St. Therese and Madrona K-8 are participating.  Pennies will be collected at both schools in the month of November.  In the spring, student leadership teams will work with the school communities to decide causes they would like to support, invite organizations to present their missions and award a grant to one of these organizations.

BOOM (Business Owners of Madrona) is hosting collection containers at the following locations to help with the Madrona Penny Harvest:  Arts Aloft, Edward Jones, Kismet Salon, Verite / Cupcake Royale, Nena, St. Cloud’s, Madrona Alehouse, and Cameos and Crowns.  St. Therese and Madrona K-8 invite the community to support our Penny Harvest.  All community donated coins will be split between the schools. 

The Penny Harvest shows young people they have the ability to make the world a better place by introducing them to the power of philanthropy and service during their formative years.

So if you see a penny….pick it up!  And donate it to the harvest.

PreK Meetups / Playdates this Saturday for Local Schools

Central Seattle Parent Resource (CSPR) has organized two PreK Meetups this summer.  These Meetups are an opportunity for current, incoming, and future school families to connect.  The July Meetup is THIS SATURDAY, July 16th from 10-noon.  The August Meetup is Wednesday, August 24th from 5:30-7:00 (bring your own picnic).

The following schools are participating this year:

Stevens Elementary @ Stevens Playground 

Leschi Elementary @ Peppi’s Park (Park adjacent to school)

Madrona K-8 @ Madrona Playfield

Lowell Elementary @ Lowell Playground

Montlake Elementary @ Montlake Community Center

McGilvra Elementary @ McGilvra Playground:  This Meetup up will be at 4pm.

Hope you will join us!

Central Seattle Parent Resource promotes community among parents of children birth to age five by encouraging social connections through offered programs and local resources. These social connections build foundations for long term communities and foster civic involvement.  For more information see www.centralseattleparentresource.com.

Madrona Neighborhood Garage Sale – Saturday June 18th

Looking for an automotive ignition scope, antique 1930s dresser, or 2005 Apple laptop?  You will find those items and more at the Madrona Neighborhood Garage Sale this Saturday, June 18th from 9-2.

Over 25 families are participating.  A map of the sale locations can be found at businesses along 34th, individual sale locations, and the included link.

http://batchgeo.com/map/4b92ecb83e9a17769258a572da17b34d

 

Happy treasure hunting!

Madrona Neighborhood Garage Sale June 18th

The Madrona Neighborhood Garage Sale date has been set! The sale will be Saturday, June 18th and everyone in Madrona is encouraged to have a sale at their home on that day.  Get ready to mingle with your neighbors and find some great buys!  We will produce a neighborhood map of all the sales, promote it on-line, and bring lots of shoppers into our neighborhood.

Volunteers are needed to put up signs, create the map, and work the day of the sale.  Please send an email to [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering. 

If you are interested in participating in the Madrona Neighborhood Garage Sale, please send an email to [email protected] by June 10th.  Include your name, address, and a one sentence description.  We ask participants to give a $15 donation to the Madrona Community Council.  All money raised goes to support other neighborhood events, such as the Halloween Party, Mayfair and the Madrona News.

 

Madrona Mayfair THIS SATURDAY

The annual Madrona Mayfair is coming up this Saturday, May 14th. Activities, which include a parade, pony rides, a bakesale and more, will run from 9:30-12:30.

A pre-parade stroller and bike decorating party will occur on Friday May 13th from 3-5 at Madrona Shelterhouse.

The Saturday Schedule is as follows:

9:15am: Parade line-up. Gather at Al Larkins Park (34th & Union) with your decorated bikes and trikes to line up for the parade.  Some additional decorations will be available.  

9:30am: Parade Begins

9:30-12:30pm: Mayfair – Bouncy houses, pony rides, bake sale, face painting and more at the Madrona Playfield.

10:30: Deano the Clown Show at the Madrona Playfield

Big Thanks to all who have helped with the effort this year:  Bottlehouse, Cupcake Royale, Garfield Community Center, Glassybaby, HiSpot, Hitchcock, Lakeview Kids’ Dentistry, Madrona Dining & Sipping Society, Molly Moon’s, Pritty Boy’s Pizzeria, Sponge, St. Cloud’s, YMCA, and many neighborhood families!

Volunteers are still needed for the event, so if you can help with a shift for the activities, contact Nikki at [email protected]

Madrona Mayfair T-shirt Contest Winner Announced – T-shirts on sale now

Congratulations to Sydney Mansavage for the winning design for this year’s Madrona Mayfair T-Shirt!

Shirts for the entire family and totebags are on sale now at the link below:

http://www.cafepress.com/MadronaMayfair

Be sure to order by April 30 to ensure delivery in time for the event. Proceeds from t-shirt sales will be used by the Madrona Community Council to help fund future events.

We’re still $1,200 away from our fundraising goal for this year’s Mayfair. Visit http://madrona.wetpaint.com/page/Madrona+Community+Council to find the newly installed paypal link making giving easy! Every dollar helps towards this fantastic Madrona event.

Central Seattle Preschool Fair

In the market for a preschool? The task can be daunting, as parents sift through options to find a program that is a good fit for their family, their budget and their schedules. Central Seattle Parent Resource (CSPR) is teaming up with Garfield Community Center to host a Central Seattle Preschool Fair on January 15, 2011, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Thanks to the generosity of Garfield Community Center, this fair will be free for participating schools and there will be no admission charge for families.

All schools in the Central Seattle Area are welcome to attend, and can contact Karen McHegg at [email protected] to reserve a table at the fair. Participating schools include: Beginnings Childcare Centers, BRIGHT!, Capitol Hill Cooperative, CDSA (all locations), El Cuento Spanish Immersion Preschool, Giddens School, Harvard Avenue School, Illuminate Preschool, King Street Co-op Preschool, Lakewood Cooperative Preschool, Mount Baker Preschool,  Seattle’s Progressive School, Sprout Preschool and Y.S. Learning Center.

Central Seattle Parent Resource promotes community among parents of children from birth to age five by encouraging social connections which build foundations for long term civic involvement. For more information, visit centralseattleparentresource.com.