Scramble for eggs this Saturday

[in our best monster truck voice]: SATURDAY SATURDAY SATURDAY!

Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center Spring Egg Hunt starting line in 2011.

Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center Spring Egg Hunt starting line in 2011.

This Saturday, April 19, at 10 AM SHARP, Seattle Parks and Recreation is holding Spring Egg Hunts all over the city. You can see the full, city-wide list on their website, but here are the hunting grounds closest to our area:

NORTHEAST

April 19 Spring Bunny Trail
Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center [6535 Ravenna Ave NE], 10 a.m., Ages 12 and under

April 19 Spring Egg Hunts
Nathan Hale Stadium [10750 30th Ave NE], 10 a.m., Ages 1-11
Laurelhurst Park [4554 NE 41st St], 10 a.m., Ages 12 and under

NORTHWEST
April 19 Spring Egg Scramble
Green Lake Community Center, 10 a.m., Ages 3 and under
Green Lake Community Center, 10:30 a.m., Ages 4-7
Green Lake Community Center, 11 a.m., Ages 8-10

Another option in NE Seattle is Calvary Christian Assembly’s annual Easter Egg Hunt at Cowen Park (5849 15th Ave NE). From the CCA website:

Registration begins at 11:30 am. We partner with Roosevelt Neighborhood vendors for this event that features 3 age-specific egg hunts as well as crafts, games, prizes, inflatables and more! Want to help? We will need people to donate candy and work at the event.

For all of these events, you’ll want your kids to bring baskets with which to carry their ovate loot.

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Ravenna Blog publisher posing with the largest holiday decoration in NE Seattle (outside of Candy Cane Lane).

Buy some greenery, keep high school programs in the green

Both Northeast Seattle high schools are holding plant sales in May, lucky you.

The Roosevelt High School Jazz Band Boosters are selling plants (by PRE-ORDER only) from now until May 7. Just fill out the order form, send it in with payment, and pick up your plants on Wednesday, May 16th, in the Roosevelt HS parking lot (enter off 12th Avenue NE) from 3-6 PM.

The Nathan Hale High School Horticulture and School Garden Program is holding their annual plant sale during the second week of May. They will be selling hanging baskets (fuchsias and mixed annuals), bedding plants, ornamental grasses, herbs, vegetable starts, and native trees and shrubs. More information (dates of the sale and directions) can be found here.

New Year forecast: A flurry of high school information meetings and tours

“The days are long, but the years are short.”

Some of Roosevelt High School’s Class of 2011 | Photo by Roosevelt Neighborhood Blog. Used with permission.

First, there’s the wait list for preschool. Then, before you know it, you’re taking the kid off to kindergarten.

Parents of current eighth graders: It’s time to choose a high school.

The following list of high school information nights was taken from today’s Eckstein Middle School Bulletin for Responsible Scholars:

Roosevelt High School 2012 High School Information Night: Thursday, February 2, 2012
1410 Northeast 66th Street

This event will give potential 9th grade families and other families new to the RHS community a chance to listen to a student panel talk about life at Roosevelt, to meet with department heads about curriculum, tour the school, and visit with club and sports representatives. The event will start at 7 PM in the Roosevelt Theatre. Contact the Counseling Office (206-252-4827) or the Main Office (206-252-4810) with questions.

Nathan Hale High School Information Evening: Tuesday, February 7, 2012
10750 30TH Avenue NE

For students and parents/guardians

6:00-7:00 PM – Table Fair in Performing Arts Entry will include information about activities & parent groups
6:30-7:00 PM – Building Tours (meet in the Performing Arts Entry)
7:00-8:30 PM – NHHS Presentation and Q&A in the Performing Arts Center.

Garfield High School Prospective Tours and Evening Tour: Monday, January 9 and Tuesday, January 10, 8 AM-noon
400 23rd Avenue

Contact Kelley Butler (klbutler@seattleschools.org). Space is limited; mail to reserve a spot if interested. Open House (evening tour) is on Thursday, January 12, 6-7:30 PM for any parent/guardian and students that are considering Garfield High School.

Cleveland High School School Tours
5511 15th Avenue S

Wednesday mornings on 12/14, 1/18, 2/15, and 3/21. All tours will start at 8 AM and end at 10 AM, and begin in the main office. Contact Tina Camero at ticamero@seattleschools.org to reserve your space.

Ingraham High School Open House Information
1819 North 135th Street

No need to RSVP. Questions? 206-252-3888

Wednesday, February 1, 7 PM – Open House for parents and students
Wednesday, February 8, 7 PM – IB Information Night for parents and students
Wednesday, February 15, 8:15-9:45 AM – Daytime tour for parents and students
Wednesday, March 7, 8:15-9:45 AM – Daytime tour for parents and students