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Apr 2022

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SPS Proposed Bell Time Changes

Dear Launch Families— As you may be aware, a communication from Seattle Public Schools was shared today in regards to a significant change to bell-times across all SPS schools. (Please see below) These bell-time changes are to support the District’s ability to re-establish the multiple bus routes that have been cancelled since ...

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Mar 2022

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Summer 2022 Registration Is Now Open!

Registration for Summer 2022 is now open! Visit our registration page to sign up! Join us for a super fun summer program with lots of cool activities that will help kids make friends, create, discover, and learn! This year, Launch’s summer campers will explore the theme “Earth, Ocean, Sky”, which is a tribute to our ...

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Feb 2022

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Registration for Launch Forward: Celebrating 45 Years is now open!

Launch Forward: Celebrating 45 Years! March 24th 2022 Join us on Wednesday, March 24th, 2022 for a fun, inspiring virtual fundraiser! Launch is celebrating 45 years of supporting kids, families and the community! The pandemic has made it clear that child care programs like preschool, before & after school, and summer programs are ...

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Jan 2022

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Mid-Winter Break Registration Now Open!

Mid-Winter Break Registration Now Open! Launch will be offering Mid-Winter Break programming during the week of February 22nd-25th (Tuesday-Friday) (Monday, February 21st Launch is CLOSED for Presidents Day). Site locations will be: Beacon Hill Highland Park Madrona Miller Please use the below links to register for the programs! ...

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Nov 2021

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11/9/21 Urgent Update: SPS CLOSED Friday 11/12

Dear Launch Families— As I am sure many of you are aware, Seattle Public Schools announced within the last hour that they will be CLOSED this Friday, November 12th due to inadequate staffing. At this time, Launch PRESCHOOL programs will operate as normal. However, our school-age programs are typically staffed by part-time ...

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Oct 2021

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2021

Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which is part of a broader movement to address the erasure of Indigenous peoples and recognize the contributions, cultures, and resilience of Indigenous peoples in our country and around the world. Launch’s work occurs on unceded Coast Salish land and the homelands of the Duwamish people, and we ...

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Oct 2021

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Honoring Disability Awareness Month & Filipino American Heritage Month

At Launch, we regularly celebrate the cultures and identities of our children, families, and staff. Creating an inclusive environment that honors and uplifts the experiences and authentic selves of our students ensures that they feel seen and valued, develop an understanding and appreciation of different cultures, and are better ...

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Sep 2021

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We’re Moving!

Time to update your address book! We’re excited to announce that Launch is moving this week to our new office in the Mount Baker neighborhood of Seattle, just a few blocks south of Franklin High School. This office space is located close to the schools and communities we serve, and gives us more space to […]

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Aug 2021

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Fall Program Start Dates & Back-to-School Resources

We’re looking forward to welcoming students back to school this fall, some of whom have not been to in-person school since March 2020! Launch programs will start on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 for 1st-5th graders and Thursday, September 9th, 2021 for Preschool and Kindergarten. Below are some resources and tips for easing the ...

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Jun 2021

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6/28/21: Program Closures – Extreme Heat

9:15AM UPDATE: Beacon Hill is now closed. Due to the unprecedented heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, a number of Launch programs are closed today. Our Highland Park, Madrona, Maple, and Miller Community Center Annex programs will be closed. For now, our Beacon Hill, Hawthorne, and John Muir locations will remain open. All of our ...

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