“The Little Engine that Could”

Thank you for stepping up last Saturday, SeaLu! We had a small but mighty crew participate in our inaugural stair climb, and we raised over $2700 to help fund teacher training and classroom grants for next year! Woo hoo!

It was a fierce competition, but in the end Elliot Figgins eeked out a win over Mr. Wilson for the title of Stepper Supreme! Michael Lysen swept the Stair Flair category and Lola Battaglia took home sweet swag for the Most Moolah of the day! We’ll be picking our Grand Prize Raffle winner this Wednesday at chapel…stay tuned to find out who gets the swag bag full of treats and almost $200 in gift cards to West Seattle Runner, Starbucks, Bath & Body Works, Fantagraphics Bookstore and more!

Huge congratulations to the FRESHMAN CLASS for raising the most money…you have earned yourselves an off-campus lunch trip to the beach THIS FRIDAY! Bring your beach wear and gear (towels, Frisbees, footballs, sunscreen) and we’ll bus you to the beach where you’ll each get $10 toward your favorite beach lunch. Play in the sun or come chill in our private beach cabana stocked with music, dessert and a cooler full of drinks!

Finally THANK YOU to all the planners, volunteers and prize procurers that helped make this crazy idea happen: my co-conspirator Shannon Lysen, Russ & Janet Battaglia, Sheila LaBrizzi, Dave Meyer, Jack Menashe, Jen Foster, Kelly Gorman, Amy Crawford, Heather Gutierrez, Katie Gamaunt, Molly Schuehle, Tammy Shelver and even incoming parent Wendy Eckert!

I am amazed what we were able to accomplish with just 20 fundraisers reaching out to their friends and family. Please make sure to remember to thank those friends and family for supporting you and your teachers!

Until next year, keep climbing!

Allison Carver

SeaLu Stair Chair