New principal at Stevens elementary – Plus, two school rummage sales this weekend

Here are a few notes for students headed to the principal’s office on Capitol Hill this fall — and for parents and bargain hunters who know the value of a good school rummage sale.


First, Seattle Schools has announced a new principal for the 2010/2011 school year at 19th Ave East’s Stevens Elementary:

Photo: Danforth Educational Leadership Program

Kelley Archer has been appointed interim principal at Stevens Elementary School. Ms. Archer has spent the past three years in the Seattle School District, working as a reading, literacy and ELL coach from 2007-2009. For the past year, she has served as a principal intern both at Stevens Elementary and at Beacon Hill International School through the University of Washington’s Danforth Educational Leadership Program. She also taught elementary education in California from 1994-2002. She received a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies from California State University, Chico, and a Master of Arts in reading education from Chapman University. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction, language, literacy and culture at the University of Washington. Ms. Archer is also bilingual in Spanish and English. She replaces current principal Jenniffer Reinig, who has taken a position in the Highline School District.

Second, Stevens parents are holding their annual rummage sale this weekend. Here are the details from the CHS Calendar:

Gigantic Rummage Sale- Stevens Elementary

When:     Saturday, August 28, 2010 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Where:     Stevens Elementary 1242 18th Ave E. Seattle, Wa 98112
What:     Over 30 families

Stevens Elementary parking lot – rain or shine
1242 18th Ave E. between Galer & Highland

The familiies from Stevens Elementary in north Capitol Hill have banded together to put on our first annual, tremendously giant rummage sale.

  • Tons of baby/kids clothing, shoes, toys, art supplies, gear, much in perfect condition.
  • High end furniture- dressers, tables, chairs- really nice stuff
  • Stokkes stroller
    Fondue set
  • Fertility statuettes made of bone
  • Lovely womens clothing, shoes & jewelry
  • 4 or 5 Italian name-brand mens suits in perfect condition
  • A whole section dedicated to sporting goods- skis, life vests, soccer balls, rollerblades, skateboards etc.
  • Books you actually might want to read
  • A treasure trove of cookbooks
  • Board games (including “The Newlyweds Game”…)
  • And so much more.

There’s something for everyone here, but families with small children will be especially delighted. Bring your kids. The playground will amuse them while you shop. All proceed benefit the Stevens PTA.

Just up the Hill, the Beginnings Daycare at 15th Ave and Denny will also be holding their annual sale. Full disclosure: You can buy jseattle’s pants at this sale. Be careful!

HUGE Garage Sale of 20+ Families
When:     Saturday, August 28, 2010 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Where:     Beginnings Daycare 1821 15th Avenue – on the corner of Denny and 15th across the street from Group Health and 7-11.
What:     This is the Beginnings Daycare Multi Family Garage Sale. Last year we had tons of kids items from infant to 8 years old and this year we have opened it up to everything; clothing for men and women, household items, electronics, books, etc. Expect to see items like last year as well; bumbos, strollers, high chairs and tons of great condition clothing at great prices.

At 3 PM, we’ll mark all clothing and most other items down to 50% off.

All proceeds support the Beginnings Co-op daycare. Hope to see you there!

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