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From: Fickes, Mary P

To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: Toner, Cashel
Subject: RE: Update on universal pre-Kindergarten
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 9:49:11 AM
Dear Flip,

Thank you for taking the time to pull together this succinct summary of the recent study trip to
Jersey City and Boston. Even with much attention swirling around the City’s workgroups &
community meetings, I haven’t seen such a clear statement of our situation and it’s really valuable.
Thank you for taking the time to be part of that trip.

Mary Fickes
Early Learning Department


From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2014 2:37 PM
To: Fickes, Mary P; Hestad, Katy
Subject: FW: Update on universal pre-Kindergarten

FYI

From: Banda, J ose L
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 3:34 PM
Subject: Update on universal pre-Kindergarten

Dear School Leaders,

Last week Seattle Public Schools joined the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, City of Seattle and King
County elected officials and School Board Director Stephan Blanford on a trip to Boston, Jersey City
and Washington, D.C. to tour existing pre-Kindergarten facilities.

I am very excited about the possibility of bringing universal pre-K to Seattle, and look forward to
partnering with the City and community on ensuring each and every student has access to high-
quality preschool.

Dr. Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment, was joined by
Director of Early Learning Cashel Toner, Principal Keisha Scarlett and Principal Laurie Morrison, as
well as the other people who represented non-profits and philanthropy, as well as child care and
pre-K providers.

I want to share Dr. Herndon’s report of the trip (with a focus on Boston and Jersey City), which
gives a detailed analysis of what the group observed. We can learn a lot from other cities and
districts that are providing universal pre-K. And we can all agree that when our children come to
kindergarten ready to learn, they have greater success in school.

Sincerely,

José Banda


Report on universal pre-K trip, March 3-5, 2014 by Dr. Flip Herndon:

The whole Seattle contingent was very inquisitive and it was quite instructive to have time to
observe, learn and discuss with one another along the journey.

I can break the trip down into three areas:

1) What Seattle has in common with Boston and Jersey City
2) How Seattle is different from Boston and Jersey City
3) What can Seattle do to support Universal Pre-K starting in the Fall of 2014?

1)What Seattle has in common with Boston and Jersey City:

Seattle is a major city in the United States. It is an urban community that is extremely diverse and is
home to many innovative people, organizations and companies. The community has a vested
interest in seeing an investment in early childhood care and educational support. I believe the
research is quite clear on the impact of investing in quality early childhood education as it relates
to future academic success for students.

There is a need for quality pre-K options for children and families, and there is political support
from local and state elected officials to find sustainable resources to support these options. There
is also a desire to ensure accountability of any resources and ways to gauge what successful pre-K
programs look like. While Jersey City (27,000) was a smaller school district, Boston (54,000) and
Seattle (51,000) are much closer in size.

I believe all three communities realize that finding enough physical space can be a challenge, and
that quality programs can be attained both in school buildings and in community-wide locations
that are not in school buildings.

The largest point I took away from both Boston and Jersey City, as well as what is envisioned for
Seattle, is the importance of paying teaching staff more than what pre-K staff are currently
earning. Both Boston and Jersey City pay staff the equivalent to what K-12 teaching staff earn in
local public schools. Another major factor was the alignment of teaching, curriculum and
professional development to prepare students to be school ready, to have such gains sustained
over time, and to avoid the “fade out” effect after the 2
nd
or 3
rd
grade. Program success was
viewed as unlikely unless the school district took the lead in the professional development and
alignment aspect of universal pre-K.

2)How Seattle is different from Boston and Jersey City:

As much as Seattle has in common with Jersey City and Boston, there are also many differences.
One of the main differences is how the implementation of universal pre-K varies in each location.
Seattle is looking to start universal pre-k and the revenue to support the effort via a ballot
measure. In addition to funding through local taxation, Seattle is also looking at federal support
through Department of Education Investing in Innovation grants and money through Health and
Human Services for early intervention.

In Boston, the genesis of universal pre-K came in 2005 from the Mayor (Menino) and the
Superintendent of Boston Public Schools. The revenue associated with the effort came from
existing budgets and was also supported through private donations. In Jersey City, the funding of
universal pre-K is actually a state mandate. Much like the McCleary case in Washington State,
there was a Supreme Court of New Jersey decision (Abbot v. Burke) in 1998 that mandated public
investment in early learning for 3- and 4 year-olds. The funding for this program comes from the
State of New Jersey.

The following are enrollment comparisons between the three cities:

Boston (overall trend is slight decline or flat enrollment)
School numbers: 128
13-14 (54,300 -pk-2565) K-4379
12-13 (55,100 -pk-2753) K-4347
11-12 (55,027 -pk-2582) K-4133
10-11 (56,037 -pk-2522) K-4143
09-10 (55,371 -pk-2272) K-3953
08-09 (55,923 -pk-2330) K-3897

Jersey City (overall trend is slight decline in enrollment)
School Numbers: 42
12-13 (27,028 -pk-2257) K-2141
11-12 (27,397 -pk-2311) K-2198
10-11 (27,658 -pk-2348) K-2245
09-10 (27,464 -pk-2298) K-2017
08-09 (27,832 -pk-2093) K-2136

Seattle (overall trend in an increasing enrollment with continued growth for the
foreseeable future)
School Numbers: 95
12-13 (49,954 -pk-719) K-5,015
11-12 (48,605 -pk-658) K-4,625
10-11 (47,038 -pk-603) K-4,315 + 129 (.5K)
09-10 (45,944 -pk-514) K-3,989 + 243 (.5K)
08-09 (45,632 -pk-592) K-219 + 3,942 (.5K)

In addition to the differences in enrollment trends, Seattle is also facing some challenges by the
state legislature as it looks to implement conditions associated with the McCleary decision that
would reduce the class size ratio to 17:1 in grades K-3. While there is a difference between Boston
and Seattle in enrollment, there are also 30 additional buildings to help with that capacity. The
combination of enrollment growth and future class size reduction is an equation not yet solved by
Seattle Public Schools. A recent calculation on the additional classrooms needed for class size
reduction came out to be 350. Enrollment growth for the next 6 years is expected to result in
7,000-8,000 additional students. Housing even a considerable portion of the pre-K classes needed
would be extremely challenging to say the least. By comparison, in Boston 85% of elementary
schools house at least 1 room. However, in Jersey City less than 50% (47) of the Pre-k classrooms
are located in a public school building. In the state of New Jersey, only 33% of pre-K classrooms are
located in public school buildings.


3) What can Seattle do to support universal pre-K starting in the Fall of 2014?

As many challenges as there are associated with starting a coordinated universal pre-K effort, I
believe Seattle Public Schools is positioned to make this a success for our families and community.
First, we already have a department of Early Learning that is focused on consistency in our support
of pre-K programs and students. Currently Seattle Public Schools has pre-K programs in 31 school
buildings (29–Community providers, 18–SPS Special Education, 12–Head Start classrooms (10
schools),1–SPS Preschool (South Shore).

With appropriate support and funding, Seattle Public Schools can take on the role, as in Boston and
Jersey City, of leading and coordinating the professional development and alignment of
curriculum. In addition, while classroom capacity is a very daunting challenge currently, there are
possibilities. There has been some discussion about buildings that might be able to serve as
regional pre-K centers. Two possible locations that have been mentioned are Schmitz Park and/or
Decatur. There are some logistical issues with both of these possibilities; both are still being used
as elementary schools and will be occupied as such until 2016. However, I believe that Seattle
Public Schools can start a smaller center at Van Asselt, which could serve as a beginning model that
could then move to either location in 2016, giving two years to establish an aligned program. This
effort will still require resources, but the question of space would be answered, at least in the
short term.

Summary:

The study trip was quite informative. It showed how high quality pre-K is achievable. However,
some key ingredients are essential to achieving success:
• High pay for pre-K staff. In order to attract high quality staff, you must pay them on
par with K-12 staff.
• Alignment and quality professional development on a consistent basis.
• Regular review and evaluation of both professional development and adherence to
operating expectations that occurs on multiple levels (school district, state, and
private funding sources that seek accountability).

Finally, the local school district must be an essential partner and leader in the work. While schools
may not have the space or capacity to house the programs, the professional development and
quality programs can happen wherever the space may be located within the community.

The following are a list of links to the numbers I looked up, news articles about debate concerning
pre-K, or studies done on the merits of the investment:

New Jersey:
http://blogs.tc.columbia.edu/transitions/files/2010/09/30.New-Jersey_Abbott-Preschool-
Program_profile_.pdf

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/nyregion/to-expand-prekindergarten-new-york-may-find-
model-in-new-jersey.html?_r=0

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/02/fulop_boe_at_odds_over_boosting_pre-
k_classrooms.html

http://nieer.org/publications/latest-research/abbott-preschool-program-longitudinal-effects-study-
fifth-grade-follow


Boston:
http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/profiles/student.aspx?
orgcode=00350000&orgtypecode=5&leftNavId=300&

http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/domain/221

http://www.countdowntokindergarten.org/

http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news-impact/2013/03/impacts-of-prek/

https://www.naeyc.org/files/academy/file/YCSept2010.pdf


Seattle:
http://data.k12.wa.us/PublicDWP/Web/WashingtonWeb/Home.aspx

From: Mary Beth Lambert
To: Stephan Blanford
Subject: Fwd: Update on universal pre-Kindergarten trip
Date: Monday, March 24, 2014 7:27:19 PM
FYI
Mary Beth
206.335.0191
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Banda, Jose L" <jlbanda@seattleschools.org>
Date: March 17, 2014 at 3:35:37 PM PDT
To: Undisclosed recipients:;
Subject: Update on universal pre-Kindergarten trip
Dear friends of Seattle Public Schools,

Last week Seattle Public Schools joined the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, City of
Seattle and King County elected officials and School Board Director Stephan Blanford
on a trip to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, D.C. to tour existing pre-Kindergarten
facilities.

I am very excited about the possibility of bringing universal pre-K to Seattle, and look
forward to partnering with the City and community on ensuring each and every
student has access to high-quality preschool.

Dr. Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment, was
joined by Director of Early Learning Cashel Toner, Principal Keisha Scarlett and
Principal Laurie Morrison, as well as the other people who represented non-profits
and philanthropy, as well as child care and pre-K providers.

I want to share Dr. Herndon’s report of the trip (with a focus on Boston and Jersey
City), which gives a detailed analysis of what the group observed. We can learn a lot
from other cities and districts that are providing universal pre-K. And we can all agree
that when our children come to kindergarten ready to learn, they have greater
success in school.

Sincerely,

José Banda
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools

Report on universal pre-K trip, March 3-5, 2014 by Dr. Flip Herndon:

The whole Seattle contingent was very inquisitive and it was quite instructive to have
time to observe, learn and discuss with one another along the journey.

I can break the trip down into three areas:

1) What Seattle has in common with Boston and Jersey City
2) How Seattle is different from Boston and Jersey City
3) What can Seattle do to support Universal Pre-K starting in the Fall of 2014?

1)What Seattle has in common with Boston and Jersey City:

Seattle is a major city in the United States. It is an urban community that is extremely
diverse and is home to many innovative people, organizations and companies. The
community has a vested interest in seeing an investment in early childhood care and
educational support. I believe the research is quite clear on the impact of investing in
quality early childhood education as it relates to future academic success for
students.

There is a need for quality pre-K options for children and families, and there is political
support from local and state elected officials to find sustainable resources to support
these options. There is also a desire to ensure accountability of any resources and
ways to gauge what successful pre-K programs look like. While Jersey City (27,000)
was a smaller school district, Boston (54,000) and Seattle (51,000) are much closer in
size.

I believe all three communities realize that finding enough physical space can be a
challenge, and that quality programs can be attained both in school buildings and in
community-wide locations that are not in school buildings.

The largest point I took away from both Boston and Jersey City, as well as what is
envisioned for Seattle, is the importance of paying teaching staff more than what pre-
K staff are currently earning. Both Boston and Jersey City pay staff the equivalent to
what K-12 teaching staff earn in local public schools. Another major factor was the
alignment of teaching, curriculum and professional development to prepare students
to be school ready, to have such gains sustained over time, and to avoid the “fade
out” effect after the 2
nd
or 3
rd
grade. Program success was viewed as unlikely unless
the school district took the lead in the professional development and alignment
aspect of universal pre-K.

2)How Seattle is different from Boston and Jersey City:

As much as Seattle has in common with Jersey City and Boston, there are also many
differences. One of the main differences is how the implementation of universal pre-K
varies in each location. Seattle is looking to start universal pre-k and the revenue to
support the effort via a ballot measure. In addition to funding through local taxation,
Seattle is also looking at federal support through Department of Education Investing
in Innovation grants and money through Health and Human Services for early
intervention.

In Boston, the genesis of universal pre-K came in 2005 from the Mayor (Menino) and
the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools. The revenue associated with the effort
came from existing budgets and was also supported through private donations. In
Jersey City, the funding of universal pre-K is actually a state mandate. Much like the
McCleary case in Washington State, there was a Supreme Court of New Jersey
decision (Abbot v. Burke) in 1998 that mandated public investment in early learning
for 3- and 4 year-olds. The funding for this program comes from the State of New
Jersey.

The following are enrollment comparisons between the three cities:

Boston (overall trend is slight decline or flat enrollment)
School numbers: 128
13-14 (54,300 -pk-2565) K-4379
12-13 (55,100 -pk-2753) K-4347
11-12 (55,027 -pk-2582) K-4133
10-11 (56,037 -pk-2522) K-4143
09-10 (55,371 -pk-2272) K-3953
08-09 (55,923 -pk-2330) K-3897

Jersey City (overall trend is slight decline in enrollment)
School Numbers: 42
12-13 (27,028 -pk-2257) K-2141
11-12 (27,397 -pk-2311) K-2198
10-11 (27,658 -pk-2348) K-2245
09-10 (27,464 -pk-2298) K-2017
08-09 (27,832 -pk-2093) K-2136

Seattle (overall trend in an increasing enrollment with continued growth for
the foreseeable future)
School Numbers: 95
12-13 (49,954 -pk-719) K-5,015
11-12 (48,605 -pk-658) K-4,625
10-11 (47,038 -pk-603) K-4,315 + 129 (.5K)
09-10 (45,944 -pk-514) K-3,989 + 243 (.5K)
08-09 (45,632 -pk-592) K-219 + 3,942 (.5K)

In addition to the differences in enrollment trends, Seattle is also facing some
challenges by the state legislature as it looks to implement conditions associated with
the McCleary decision that would reduce the class size ratio to 17:1 in grades K-3.
While there is a difference between Boston and Seattle in enrollment, there are also
30 additional buildings to help with that capacity. The combination of enrollment
growth and future class size reduction is an equation not yet solved by Seattle Public
Schools. A recent calculation on the additional classrooms needed for class size
reduction came out to be 350. Enrollment growth for the next 6 years is expected to
result in 7,000-8,000 additional students. Housing even a considerable portion of the
pre-K classes needed would be extremely challenging to say the least. By comparison,
in Boston 85% of elementary schools house at least 1 room. However, in Jersey City
less than 50% (47) of the Pre-k classrooms are located in a public school building. In
the state of New Jersey, only 33% of pre-K classrooms are located in public school
buildings.


3) What can Seattle do to support universal pre-K starting in the Fall of 2014?

As many challenges as there are associated with starting a coordinated universal pre-K
effort, I believe Seattle Public Schools is positioned to make this a success for our
families and community. First, we already have a department of Early Learning that is
focused on consistency in our support of pre-K programs and students. Currently
Seattle Public Schools has pre-K programs in 31 school buildings (29–Community
providers, 18–SPS Special Education, 12–Head Start classrooms (10 schools),1–SPS
Preschool (South Shore).

With appropriate support and funding, Seattle Public Schools can take on the role, as
in Boston and Jersey City, of leading and coordinating the professional development
and alignment of curriculum. In addition, while classroom capacity is a very daunting
challenge currently, there are possibilities. There has been some discussion about
buildings that might be able to serve as regional pre-K centers. Two possible locations
that have been mentioned are Schmitz Park and/or Decatur. There are some logistical
issues with both of these possibilities; both are still being used as elementary schools
and will be occupied as such until 2016. However, I believe that Seattle Public Schools
can start a smaller center at Van Asselt, which could serve as a beginning model that
could then move to either location in 2016, giving two years to establish an aligned
program. This effort will still require resources, but the question of space would be
answered, at least in the short term.

Summary:

The study trip was quite informative. It showed how high quality pre-K is achievable.
However, some key ingredients are essential to achieving success:

<!--[if !supportLists]-->• <!--[endif]-->High pay for pre-K staff. In order to
attract high quality staff, you must pay them on par with K-12 staff.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->• <!--[endif]-->Alignment and quality professional
development on a consistent basis.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->• <!--[endif]-->Regular review and evaluation of
both professional development and adherence to operating expectations
that occurs on multiple levels (school district, state, and private funding
sources that seek accountability).

Finally, the local school district must be an essential partner and leader in the work.
While schools may not have the space or capacity to house the programs, the
professional development and quality programs can happen wherever the space may
be located within the community.

The following are a list of links to the numbers I looked up, news articles about debate
concerning pre-K, or studies done on the merits of the investment:

New Jersey:
http://blogs.tc.columbia.edu/transitions/files/2010/09/30.New-Jersey_Abbott-
Preschool-Program_profile_.pdf

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/nyregion/to-expand-prekindergarten-new-
york-may-find-model-in-new-jersey.html?_r=0

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/02/fulop_boe_at_odds_over_boosting_pre-
k_classrooms.html

http://nieer.org/publications/latest-research/abbott-preschool-program-longitudinal-
effects-study-fifth-grade-follow


Boston:
http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/profiles/student.aspx?
orgcode=00350000&orgtypecode=5&leftNavId=300&

http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/domain/221

http://www.countdowntokindergarten.org/

http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news-impact/2013/03/impacts-of-prek/

https://www.naeyc.org/files/academy/file/YCSept2010.pdf


Seattle:
http://data.k12.wa.us/PublicDWP/Web/WashingtonWeb/Home.aspx

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: "Annie Boeckman"
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Date: Friday, March 21, 2014 3:02:28 PM
Annie, Did you receive payment for this? I used a number of different budgets and I did not
receive PO numbers for all the accounts (even though funds were approved).

Also, Charles Wright did not attend. Are we still obligated to pay for the conference for him?


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090



From: Annie Boeckman [mailto:annieb@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:44 PM
To: Gabriella Buono; Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hello Patricia,

The invoice for the five attendees is attached. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best,
Annie

Annie Boeckman
Registration Manager
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
annieb@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7271
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From: Gabriella Buono
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:31 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hi Patricia…Sounds good - Annie, our registration manager, will send that over to you.

Thanks!

From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:00 PM
To: Gabriella Buono
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

I need one invoice that shows the cost of all 5 participants for $9000.00. I will need to create a PO
and can submit payment once we have received the services

Can you send this to me? Patricia

From: Gabriella Buono [mailto:gabriellab@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:37 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L; Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hi there…We take checks or contact Annie (206-389-7271) to pay with a credit card number. Let us
know if you need invoices for any of the five folks registered.

Thanks and we look forward to having them on the trip.

Gabriella Buono
Director of Programs & Events
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
gabriellab@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7246

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From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:16 AM
To: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Cc: Gabriella Buono
Subject: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Liz,

I checked with Marlene in AccountsPayable and she said we have to go-ahead to book flights
for the following. See attached documents for specifics. I will ask Gabriella on how to pay
for the registration costs.


Participants Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex Depart Return
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning March 5 -
Arrive in Seattle by
3:00 PM
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Wippel, Teresa
Subject: RE: Preschool Mission Costs and Budget codes
Date: Friday, March 21, 2014 2:28:50 PM
No, I did not. The Seattle Chamber did pay for a number of people to go so he may have been
invited as guest or just paid himself.

From: Wippel, Teresa
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2014 12:03 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Mission Costs and Budget codes

Patricia – Theresa Hale said the board office doesn’t have a record of who paid for Director
Blanford’s trip. You did not make those arrangements, correct?

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Redman, Thomas L; Cassel, J ennifer; Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Preschool Mission Costs and Budget codes

Originally I budgeted $900 for the airfare but the flight was booked so I had to make alternative
plans.

From: Redman, Thomas L
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2014 7:06 AM
To: Cassel, J ennifer; Stambor, Patricia L; Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Request from Teresa Wippel

Hi, Jenny and/or Pat, could you help Teresa Wippel with the answer to the
question in yellow below? Thanks!
Tom

On Mar 20, 2014, at 4:12 PM, "Bath, Christine" <cbath@seattleschools.org>
wrote:
Teresa, I was not the one who arranged the trip. If I recall, much of it
was done through Patricia Stambor, and then from our side of it for Flip,
Jenny Cassel would know the costs. Flip was gone from March 3 and
arrived back on March 6. Sorry I don’t have more answers for you.

BTW, do you think this may fall under a Public Records Request?

From: Wippel, Teresa
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2014 1:40 PM
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: FW: a couple of things

Hi Chris – could you tell me the answer to question 1?

From: Melissa Westbrook [mailto:westello@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:31 PM
To: Wippel, Teresa
Subject: a couple of things

1. - Director Blanford said at the Board meeting that he, Flip
Herndon and Keisha Scott went on a tour of pre-schools in
Boston and New Jersey (I believe with Councilman Burgess).
Could you tell me who paid for them to go, the costs and
how long they were gone?
- who is paying for Director Martin-Morris' and
Superintendent Banda's next trip to D.C. for the Council of
Great City Schools, the cost and how long will they be gone?
- could you send me the info on the schools referenced at the
Board meeting that won ELL awards from the state?
- ditto on Aki Kurose's award for Symtra (?) Hero award
Thanks,
Melissa Westbrook
Seattle Schools Community Forum blog
-
From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Redman, Thomas L; Cassel, J ennifer; Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Preschool Mission Costs and Budget codes
Date: Friday, March 21, 2014 10:35:37 AM
Attachments: Preschool Mission Trip Costs 032114.docx
Originally I budgeted $900 for the airfare but the flight was booked so I had to make alternative
plans.

From: Redman, Thomas L
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2014 7:06 AM
To: Cassel, J ennifer; Stambor, Patricia L; Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Request from Teresa Wippel

Hi, Jenny and/or Pat, could you help Teresa Wippel with the answer to the
question in yellow below? Thanks!
Tom

On Mar 20, 2014, at 4:12 PM, "Bath, Christine" <cbath@seattleschools.org>
wrote:
Teresa, I was not the one who arranged the trip. If I recall, much of it
was done through Patricia Stambor, and then from our side of it for Flip,
Jenny Cassel would know the costs. Flip was gone from March 3 and
arrived back on March 6. Sorry I don’t have more answers for you.

BTW, do you think this may fall under a Public Records Request?

From: Wippel, Teresa
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2014 1:40 PM
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: FW: a couple of things

Hi Chris – could you tell me the answer to question 1?

From: Melissa Westbrook [mailto:westello@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:31 PM
To: Wippel, Teresa
Subject: a couple of things

1. - Director Blanford said at the Board meeting that he, Flip
Herndon and Keisha Scott went on a tour of pre-schools in
Boston and New Jersey (I believe with Councilman Burgess).
Could you tell me who paid for them to go, the costs and
how long they were gone?
- who is paying for Director Martin-Morris' and
Superintendent Banda's next trip to D.C. for the Council of
Great City Schools, the cost and how long will they be gone?
- could you send me the info on the schools referenced at the
Board meeting that won ELL awards from the state?
- ditto on Aki Kurose's award for Symtra (?) Hero award
Thanks,
Melissa Westbrook
Seattle Schools Community Forum blog
-
From: Rogers, Lesley A
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Wright, Charles E; Toner, Cashel; Paraghamian, Aleta
Subject: RE: UPK
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:02:27 PM
Agreed - we can clarify that part.

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:02 PM
To: Rogers, Lesley A
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Wright, Charles E; Toner, Cashel; Paraghamian, Aleta
Subject: Re: UPK

Except for the part where they still think we can have all the space.
Sent from my iPhone
On Mar 18, 2014, at 1:00 PM, "Rogers, Lesley A" <larogers1@seattleschools.org> wrote:
This is great, we should work on a response from Jose.

Cashel, thoughts on how we can partner? Or offer to take them up on help?

From: Mary Beth Lambert [mailto:marybeth@educationvoters.org]
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:38 PM
To: Rogers, Lesley A
Subject: UPK

Hi Lesley.

Hope you are well. I wanted to pass on a note that Chris Korsmo just sent to the
Superintendent.

Best,

Mary Beth Lambert | Communications & Development Director
Office: 206.728.6448
Mobile: 206.335.0191
Twitter: @marybethlambert
Visit us at educationvoters.org or on Facebook

League of Education Voters
Working to improve public education in Washington state
from cradle to career with ample, equitable, and stable funding

From: Chris Korsmo
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:39 AM
To: Banda, J ose L
Cc: Chris_External_Contact; J anet_External_Contact; Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov;
kdscarlett@seattleschools.org; holly.miller@seattle.gov
Subject: RE: Update on universal pre-Kindergarten trip

Superintendent Banda,

Thank you for the update on the Pre-K for All initiative and the District’s support of
this effort. As you know, the League of Education Voters Foundation (LEVF) has had a
long standing partnership with South Shore Pk-8 School to support just this kind of
effort. At South Shore, gaps are closed before they start because of the opportunity
those children have for high quality Pre-K that is integrated into the school. We have
long hoped for an opportunity to replicate this model as we see its benefits for kids as
significant and long-standing. The District has a real opportunity right now to grow
this highly successful model. There are several new elementary schools opening in the
District over the next few years and while the window for including this model in
those school designs is small and closing, it is nevertheless there. Immediate action is
necessary to seize these opportunities for our youngest learners, but the benefits for
all would far out-pace any disruption or changes to designs and plans. It is after all,
easier to get it right the first time than to retro-fit, as we’ve had to do with expanded
technology and other changes to our education model.

While the District has seen growth and improvement in some areas, we are still
lagging behind in closing achievement and opportunity gaps. We have an amazing
opportunity to do something impactful to turn that around with investments in high
quality, integrated Pre-K. At LEVF, we stand ready to assist in whatever way we can to
expand this model and to bring high quality universal Pre-kindergarten to all of our
kids in Seattle.

Please, let us know how we can help. Our kids deserve this opportunity. Our
community will benefit from it. Most importantly, we will change the trajectory for
our least advantaged kids and families.

Chris

Chris Korsmo

CEO League of Education Voters Foundation

From: Banda, J ose L [mailto:jlbanda@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 3:36 PM
Subject: Update on universal pre-Kindergarten trip

Dear friends of Seattle Public Schools,

Last week Seattle Public Schools joined the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, City of
Seattle and King County elected officials and School Board Director Stephan Blanford
on a trip to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, D.C. to tour existing pre-Kindergarten
facilities.

I am very excited about the possibility of bringing universal pre-K to Seattle, and look
forward to partnering with the City and community on ensuring each and every
student has access to high-quality preschool.

Dr. Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment, was
joined by Director of Early Learning Cashel Toner, Principal Keisha Scarlett and
Principal Laurie Morrison, as well as the other people who represented non-profits
and philanthropy, as well as child care and pre-K providers.

I want to share Dr. Herndon’s report of the trip (with a focus on Boston and Jersey
City), which gives a detailed analysis of what the group observed. We can learn a lot
from other cities and districts that are providing universal pre-K. And we can all agree
that when our children come to kindergarten ready to learn, they have greater
success in school.

Sincerely,

José Banda
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools

Report on universal pre-K trip, March 3-5, 2014 by Dr. Flip Herndon:

The whole Seattle contingent was very inquisitive and it was quite instructive to have
time to observe, learn and discuss with one another along the journey.

I can break the trip down into three areas:

1) What Seattle has in common with Boston and Jersey City
2) How Seattle is different from Boston and Jersey City
3) What can Seattle do to support Universal Pre-K starting in the Fall of 2014?

1)What Seattle has in common with Boston and Jersey City:

Seattle is a major city in the United States. It is an urban community that is extremely
diverse and is home to many innovative people, organizations and companies. The
community has a vested interest in seeing an investment in early childhood care and
educational support. I believe the research is quite clear on the impact of investing in
quality early childhood education as it relates to future academic success for
students.

There is a need for quality pre-K options for children and families, and there is political
support from local and state elected officials to find sustainable resources to support
these options. There is also a desire to ensure accountability of any resources and
ways to gauge what successful pre-K programs look like. While Jersey City (27,000)
was a smaller school district, Boston (54,000) and Seattle (51,000) are much closer in
size.

I believe all three communities realize that finding enough physical space can be a
challenge, and that quality programs can be attained both in school buildings and in
community-wide locations that are not in school buildings.

The largest point I took away from both Boston and Jersey City, as well as what is
envisioned for Seattle, is the importance of paying teaching staff more than what pre-
K staff are currently earning. Both Boston and Jersey City pay staff the equivalent to
what K-12 teaching staff earn in local public schools. Another major factor was the
alignment of teaching, curriculum and professional development to prepare students
to be school ready, to have such gains sustained over time, and to avoid the “fade
out” effect after the 2
nd
or 3
rd
grade. Program success was viewed as unlikely unless
the school district took the lead in the professional development and alignment
aspect of universal pre-K.

2)How Seattle is different from Boston and Jersey City:

As much as Seattle has in common with Jersey City and Boston, there are also many
differences. One of the main differences is how the implementation of universal pre-K
varies in each location. Seattle is looking to start universal pre-k and the revenue to
support the effort via a ballot measure. In addition to funding through local taxation,
Seattle is also looking at federal support through Department of Education Investing
in Innovation grants and money through Health and Human Services for early
intervention.

In Boston, the genesis of universal pre-K came in 2005 from the Mayor (Menino) and
the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools. The revenue associated with the effort
came from existing budgets and was also supported through private donations. In
Jersey City, the funding of universal pre-K is actually a state mandate. Much like the
McCleary case in Washington State, there was a Supreme Court of New Jersey
decision (Abbot v. Burke) in 1998 that mandated public investment in early learning
for 3- and 4 year-olds. The funding for this program comes from the State of New
Jersey.

The following are enrollment comparisons between the three cities:

Boston (overall trend is slight decline or flat enrollment)
School numbers: 128
13-14 (54,300 -pk-2565) K-4379
12-13 (55,100 -pk-2753) K-4347
11-12 (55,027 -pk-2582) K-4133
10-11 (56,037 -pk-2522) K-4143
09-10 (55,371 -pk-2272) K-3953
08-09 (55,923 -pk-2330) K-3897

Jersey City (overall trend is slight decline in enrollment)
School Numbers: 42
12-13 (27,028 -pk-2257) K-2141
11-12 (27,397 -pk-2311) K-2198
10-11 (27,658 -pk-2348) K-2245
09-10 (27,464 -pk-2298) K-2017
08-09 (27,832 -pk-2093) K-2136

Seattle (overall trend in an increasing enrollment with continued growth for
the foreseeable future)
School Numbers: 95
12-13 (49,954 -pk-719) K-5,015
11-12 (48,605 -pk-658) K-4,625
10-11 (47,038 -pk-603) K-4,315 + 129 (.5K)
09-10 (45,944 -pk-514) K-3,989 + 243 (.5K)
08-09 (45,632 -pk-592) K-219 + 3,942 (.5K)

In addition to the differences in enrollment trends, Seattle is also facing some
challenges by the state legislature as it looks to implement conditions associated with
the McCleary decision that would reduce the class size ratio to 17:1 in grades K-3.
While there is a difference between Boston and Seattle in enrollment, there are also
30 additional buildings to help with that capacity. The combination of enrollment
growth and future class size reduction is an equation not yet solved by Seattle Public
Schools. A recent calculation on the additional classrooms needed for class size
reduction came out to be 350. Enrollment growth for the next 6 years is expected to
result in 7,000-8,000 additional students. Housing even a considerable portion of the
pre-K classes needed would be extremely challenging to say the least. By comparison,
in Boston 85% of elementary schools house at least 1 room. However, in Jersey City
less than 50% (47) of the Pre-k classrooms are located in a public school building. In
the state of New Jersey, only 33% of pre-K classrooms are located in public school
buildings.


3) What can Seattle do to support universal pre-K starting in the Fall of 2014?

As many challenges as there are associated with starting a coordinated universal pre-K
effort, I believe Seattle Public Schools is positioned to make this a success for our
families and community. First, we already have a department of Early Learning that is
focused on consistency in our support of pre-K programs and students. Currently
Seattle Public Schools has pre-K programs in 31 school buildings (29–Community
providers, 18–SPS Special Education, 12–Head Start classrooms (10 schools),1–SPS
Preschool (South Shore).

With appropriate support and funding, Seattle Public Schools can take on the role, as
in Boston and Jersey City, of leading and coordinating the professional development
and alignment of curriculum. In addition, while classroom capacity is a very daunting
challenge currently, there are possibilities. There has been some discussion about
buildings that might be able to serve as regional pre-K centers. Two possible locations
that have been mentioned are Schmitz Park and/or Decatur. There are some logistical
issues with both of these possibilities; both are still being used as elementary schools
and will be occupied as such until 2016. However, I believe that Seattle Public Schools
can start a smaller center at Van Asselt, which could serve as a beginning model that
could then move to either location in 2016, giving two years to establish an aligned
program. This effort will still require resources, but the question of space would be
answered, at least in the short term.

Summary:

The study trip was quite informative. It showed how high quality pre-K is achievable.
However, some key ingredients are essential to achieving success:

• High pay for pre-K staff. In order to attract high quality staff, you must
pay them on par with K-12 staff.
• Alignment and quality professional development on a consistent basis.
• Regular review and evaluation of both professional development and
adherence to operating expectations that occurs on multiple levels
(school district, state, and private funding sources that seek
accountability).

Finally, the local school district must be an essential partner and leader in the work.
While schools may not have the space or capacity to house the programs, the
professional development and quality programs can happen wherever the space may
be located within the community.

The following are a list of links to the numbers I looked up, news articles about debate
concerning pre-K, or studies done on the merits of the investment:

New Jersey:
http://blogs.tc.columbia.edu/transitions/files/2010/09/30.New-Jersey_Abbott-
Preschool-Program_profile_.pdf

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/nyregion/to-expand-prekindergarten-new-
york-may-find-model-in-new-jersey.html?_r=0

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/02/fulop_boe_at_odds_over_boosting_pre-
k_classrooms.html

http://nieer.org/publications/latest-research/abbott-preschool-program-longitudinal-
effects-study-fifth-grade-follow


Boston:
http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/profiles/student.aspx?
orgcode=00350000&orgtypecode=5&leftNavId=300&

http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/domain/221

http://www.countdowntokindergarten.org/

http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news-impact/2013/03/impacts-of-prek/

https://www.naeyc.org/files/academy/file/YCSept2010.pdf


Seattle:
http://data.k12.wa.us/PublicDWP/Web/WashingtonWeb/Home.aspx



Mary Beth Lambert | Communications & Development Director
Office: 206.728.6448
Mobile: 206.335.0191
Twitter: @marybethlambert
Visit us at educationvoters.org or on Facebook

League of Education Voters
Working to improve public education in Washington state
from cradle to career with ample, equitable, and stable funding

From: Mary Beth Lambert
To: Toner, Cashel; ltherndon@seattleschools.org
Cc: blanford@cablespeed.com
Subject: Update on universal pre-Kindergarten trip
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:50:08 PM
Hi Flip and Cashel.

Hope that you are both well.

I wanted to share with you a note that LEV’s CEO Chris Korsmo sent to the Superintendent this
morning with regards to his recent email related to UPK. (Flip – thanks for sharing your trip report
widely – I found it spot on).

Thanks to both of you for your vision and support of UPK in Seattle and the possible role that the
district can play in making it a reality.

I look forward to seeing you both again soon.

Best,


Mary Beth Lambert | Communications & Development Director
Office: 206.728.6448
Mobile: 206.335.0191
Twitter: @marybethlambert
Visit us at educationvoters.org or on Facebook

League of Education Voters
Working to improve public education in Washington state
from cradle to career with ample, equitable, and stable funding

From: Chris Korsmo
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:39 AM
To: Banda, J ose L
Cc: Chris_External_Contact; J anet_External_Contact; Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov;
kdscarlett@seattleschools.org; holly.miller@seattle.gov
Subject: RE: Update on universal pre-Kindergarten trip

Superintendent Banda,

Thank you for the update on the Pre-K for All initiative and the District’s support of this effort. As
you know, the League of Education Voters Foundation (LEVF) has had a long standing partnership
with South Shore Pk-8 School to support just this kind of effort. At South Shore, gaps are closed
before they start because of the opportunity those children have for high quality Pre-K that is
integrated into the school. We have long hoped for an opportunity to replicate this model as we
see its benefits for kids as significant and long-standing. The District has a real opportunity right
now to grow this highly successful model. There are several new elementary schools opening in
the District over the next few years and while the window for including this model in those school
designs is small and closing, it is nevertheless there. Immediate action is necessary to seize these
opportunities for our youngest learners, but the benefits for all would far out-pace any disruption
or changes to designs and plans. It is after all, easier to get it right the first time than to retro-fit, as
we’ve had to do with expanded technology and other changes to our education model.

While the District has seen growth and improvement in some areas, we are still lagging behind in
closing achievement and opportunity gaps. We have an amazing opportunity to do something
impactful to turn that around with investments in high quality, integrated Pre-K. At LEVF, we stand
ready to assist in whatever way we can to expand this model and to bring high quality universal
Pre-kindergarten to all of our kids in Seattle.

Please, let us know how we can help. Our kids deserve this opportunity. Our community will benefit
from it. Most importantly, we will change the trajectory for our least advantaged kids and families.

Chris

Chris Korsmo

CEO League of Education Voters Foundation

From: Banda, J ose L [mailto:jlbanda@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 3:36 PM
Subject: Update on universal pre-Kindergarten trip

Dear friends of Seattle Public Schools,

Last week Seattle Public Schools joined the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, City of Seattle and King
County elected officials and School Board Director Stephan Blanford on a trip to Boston, Jersey City
and Washington, D.C. to tour existing pre-Kindergarten facilities.

I am very excited about the possibility of bringing universal pre-K to Seattle, and look forward to
partnering with the City and community on ensuring each and every student has access to high-
quality preschool.

Dr. Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment, was joined by
Director of Early Learning Cashel Toner, Principal Keisha Scarlett and Principal Laurie Morrison, as
well as the other people who represented non-profits and philanthropy, as well as child care and
pre-K providers.

I want to share Dr. Herndon’s report of the trip (with a focus on Boston and Jersey City), which
gives a detailed analysis of what the group observed. We can learn a lot from other cities and
districts that are providing universal pre-K. And we can all agree that when our children come to
kindergarten ready to learn, they have greater success in school.

Sincerely,

José Banda
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools

Report on universal pre-K trip, March 3-5, 2014 by Dr. Flip Herndon:

The whole Seattle contingent was very inquisitive and it was quite instructive to have time to
observe, learn and discuss with one another along the journey.

I can break the trip down into three areas:

1) What Seattle has in common with Boston and Jersey City
2) How Seattle is different from Boston and Jersey City
3) What can Seattle do to support Universal Pre-K starting in the Fall of 2014?

1)What Seattle has in common with Boston and Jersey City:

Seattle is a major city in the United States. It is an urban community that is extremely diverse and is
home to many innovative people, organizations and companies. The community has a vested
interest in seeing an investment in early childhood care and educational support. I believe the
research is quite clear on the impact of investing in quality early childhood education as it relates
to future academic success for students.

There is a need for quality pre-K options for children and families, and there is political support
from local and state elected officials to find sustainable resources to support these options. There
is also a desire to ensure accountability of any resources and ways to gauge what successful pre-K
programs look like. While Jersey City (27,000) was a smaller school district, Boston (54,000) and
Seattle (51,000) are much closer in size.

I believe all three communities realize that finding enough physical space can be a challenge, and
that quality programs can be attained both in school buildings and in community-wide locations
that are not in school buildings.

The largest point I took away from both Boston and Jersey City, as well as what is envisioned for
Seattle, is the importance of paying teaching staff more than what pre-K staff are currently
earning. Both Boston and Jersey City pay staff the equivalent to what K-12 teaching staff earn in
local public schools. Another major factor was the alignment of teaching, curriculum and
professional development to prepare students to be school ready, to have such gains sustained
over time, and to avoid the “fade out” effect after the 2
nd
or 3
rd
grade. Program success was
viewed as unlikely unless the school district took the lead in the professional development and
alignment aspect of universal pre-K.

2)How Seattle is different from Boston and Jersey City:

As much as Seattle has in common with Jersey City and Boston, there are also many differences.
One of the main differences is how the implementation of universal pre-K varies in each location.
Seattle is looking to start universal pre-k and the revenue to support the effort via a ballot
measure. In addition to funding through local taxation, Seattle is also looking at federal support
through Department of Education Investing in Innovation grants and money through Health and
Human Services for early intervention.

In Boston, the genesis of universal pre-K came in 2005 from the Mayor (Menino) and the
Superintendent of Boston Public Schools. The revenue associated with the effort came from
existing budgets and was also supported through private donations. In Jersey City, the funding of
universal pre-K is actually a state mandate. Much like the McCleary case in Washington State,
there was a Supreme Court of New Jersey decision (Abbot v. Burke) in 1998 that mandated public
investment in early learning for 3- and 4 year-olds. The funding for this program comes from the
State of New Jersey.

The following are enrollment comparisons between the three cities:

Boston (overall trend is slight decline or flat enrollment)
School numbers: 128
13-14 (54,300 -pk-2565) K-4379
12-13 (55,100 -pk-2753) K-4347
11-12 (55,027 -pk-2582) K-4133
10-11 (56,037 -pk-2522) K-4143
09-10 (55,371 -pk-2272) K-3953
08-09 (55,923 -pk-2330) K-3897

Jersey City (overall trend is slight decline in enrollment)
School Numbers: 42
12-13 (27,028 -pk-2257) K-2141
11-12 (27,397 -pk-2311) K-2198
10-11 (27,658 -pk-2348) K-2245
09-10 (27,464 -pk-2298) K-2017
08-09 (27,832 -pk-2093) K-2136

Seattle (overall trend in an increasing enrollment with continued growth for the
foreseeable future)
School Numbers: 95
12-13 (49,954 -pk-719) K-5,015
11-12 (48,605 -pk-658) K-4,625
10-11 (47,038 -pk-603) K-4,315 + 129 (.5K)
09-10 (45,944 -pk-514) K-3,989 + 243 (.5K)
08-09 (45,632 -pk-592) K-219 + 3,942 (.5K)

In addition to the differences in enrollment trends, Seattle is also facing some challenges by the
state legislature as it looks to implement conditions associated with the McCleary decision that
would reduce the class size ratio to 17:1 in grades K-3. While there is a difference between Boston
and Seattle in enrollment, there are also 30 additional buildings to help with that capacity. The
combination of enrollment growth and future class size reduction is an equation not yet solved by
Seattle Public Schools. A recent calculation on the additional classrooms needed for class size
reduction came out to be 350. Enrollment growth for the next 6 years is expected to result in
7,000-8,000 additional students. Housing even a considerable portion of the pre-K classes needed
would be extremely challenging to say the least. By comparison, in Boston 85% of elementary
schools house at least 1 room. However, in Jersey City less than 50% (47) of the Pre-k classrooms
are located in a public school building. In the state of New Jersey, only 33% of pre-K classrooms are
located in public school buildings.


3) What can Seattle do to support universal pre-K starting in the Fall of 2014?

As many challenges as there are associated with starting a coordinated universal pre-K effort, I
believe Seattle Public Schools is positioned to make this a success for our families and community.
First, we already have a department of Early Learning that is focused on consistency in our support
of pre-K programs and students. Currently Seattle Public Schools has pre-K programs in 31 school
buildings (29–Community providers, 18–SPS Special Education, 12–Head Start classrooms (10
schools),1–SPS Preschool (South Shore).

With appropriate support and funding, Seattle Public Schools can take on the role, as in Boston and
Jersey City, of leading and coordinating the professional development and alignment of
curriculum. In addition, while classroom capacity is a very daunting challenge currently, there are
possibilities. There has been some discussion about buildings that might be able to serve as
regional pre-K centers. Two possible locations that have been mentioned are Schmitz Park and/or
Decatur. There are some logistical issues with both of these possibilities; both are still being used
as elementary schools and will be occupied as such until 2016. However, I believe that Seattle
Public Schools can start a smaller center at Van Asselt, which could serve as a beginning model that
could then move to either location in 2016, giving two years to establish an aligned program. This
effort will still require resources, but the question of space would be answered, at least in the
short term.

Summary:

The study trip was quite informative. It showed how high quality pre-K is achievable. However,
some key ingredients are essential to achieving success:

• High pay for pre-K staff. In order to attract high quality staff, you must pay them on
par with K-12 staff.
• Alignment and quality professional development on a consistent basis.
• Regular review and evaluation of both professional development and adherence to
operating expectations that occurs on multiple levels (school district, state, and
private funding sources that seek accountability).

Finally, the local school district must be an essential partner and leader in the work. While schools
may not have the space or capacity to house the programs, the professional development and
quality programs can happen wherever the space may be located within the community.

The following are a list of links to the numbers I looked up, news articles about debate concerning
pre-K, or studies done on the merits of the investment:

New Jersey:
http://blogs.tc.columbia.edu/transitions/files/2010/09/30.New-Jersey_Abbott-Preschool-
Program_profile_.pdf

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/nyregion/to-expand-prekindergarten-new-york-may-find-
model-in-new-jersey.html?_r=0

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/02/fulop_boe_at_odds_over_boosting_pre-
k_classrooms.html

http://nieer.org/publications/latest-research/abbott-preschool-program-longitudinal-effects-study-
fifth-grade-follow


Boston:
http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/profiles/student.aspx?
orgcode=00350000&orgtypecode=5&leftNavId=300&

http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/domain/221

http://www.countdowntokindergarten.org/

http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news-impact/2013/03/impacts-of-prek/

https://www.naeyc.org/files/academy/file/YCSept2010.pdf


Seattle:
http://data.k12.wa.us/PublicDWP/Web/WashingtonWeb/Home.aspx

From: Miller, Holly
To: Banda, J ose L; ltherndon@seattleschools.org
Subject: RE: Update on universal pre-Kindergarten trip
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:43:43 AM
Bravo to both of you for this strong and positive summary. We look forward to working with you
going forward! It was terrific to have Flip, Cashel, Keisha and Lorrie on the trip. Flip, does it make
sense for you and me and Cashel to sit down to start hammering out some specifics?

Warm regards,

Holly

Holly Miller, Director
Office for Education
City of Seattle
206-684-4508
holly.miller@seattle.gov

From: Banda, J ose L [mailto:jlbanda@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 3:36 PM
Subject: Update on universal pre-Kindergarten trip

Dear friends of Seattle Public Schools,

Last week Seattle Public Schools joined the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, City of Seattle and King
County elected officials and School Board Director Stephan Blanford on a trip to Boston, Jersey City
and Washington, D.C. to tour existing pre-Kindergarten facilities.

I am very excited about the possibility of bringing universal pre-K to Seattle, and look forward to
partnering with the City and community on ensuring each and every student has access to high-
quality preschool.

Dr. Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment, was joined by
Director of Early Learning Cashel Toner, Principal Keisha Scarlett and Principal Laurie Morrison, as
well as the other people who represented non-profits and philanthropy, as well as child care and
pre-K providers.

I want to share Dr. Herndon’s report of the trip (with a focus on Boston and Jersey City), which
gives a detailed analysis of what the group observed. We can learn a lot from other cities and
districts that are providing universal pre-K. And we can all agree that when our children come to
kindergarten ready to learn, they have greater success in school.

Sincerely,

José Banda
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools

Report on universal pre-K trip, March 3-5, 2014 by Dr. Flip Herndon:

The whole Seattle contingent was very inquisitive and it was quite instructive to have time to
observe, learn and discuss with one another along the journey.

I can break the trip down into three areas:

1) What Seattle has in common with Boston and Jersey City
2) How Seattle is different from Boston and Jersey City
3) What can Seattle do to support Universal Pre-K starting in the Fall of 2014?

1)What Seattle has in common with Boston and Jersey City:

Seattle is a major city in the United States. It is an urban community that is extremely diverse and is
home to many innovative people, organizations and companies. The community has a vested
interest in seeing an investment in early childhood care and educational support. I believe the
research is quite clear on the impact of investing in quality early childhood education as it relates
to future academic success for students.

There is a need for quality pre-K options for children and families, and there is political support
from local and state elected officials to find sustainable resources to support these options. There
is also a desire to ensure accountability of any resources and ways to gauge what successful pre-K
programs look like. While Jersey City (27,000) was a smaller school district, Boston (54,000) and
Seattle (51,000) are much closer in size.

I believe all three communities realize that finding enough physical space can be a challenge, and
that quality programs can be attained both in school buildings and in community-wide locations
that are not in school buildings.

The largest point I took away from both Boston and Jersey City, as well as what is envisioned for
Seattle, is the importance of paying teaching staff more than what pre-K staff are currently
earning. Both Boston and Jersey City pay staff the equivalent to what K-12 teaching staff earn in
local public schools. Another major factor was the alignment of teaching, curriculum and
professional development to prepare students to be school ready, to have such gains sustained
over time, and to avoid the “fade out” effect after the 2
nd
or 3
rd
grade. Program success was
viewed as unlikely unless the school district took the lead in the professional development and
alignment aspect of universal pre-K.

2)How Seattle is different from Boston and Jersey City:

As much as Seattle has in common with Jersey City and Boston, there are also many differences.
One of the main differences is how the implementation of universal pre-K varies in each location.
Seattle is looking to start universal pre-k and the revenue to support the effort via a ballot
measure. In addition to funding through local taxation, Seattle is also looking at federal support
through Department of Education Investing in Innovation grants and money through Health and
Human Services for early intervention.

In Boston, the genesis of universal pre-K came in 2005 from the Mayor (Menino) and the
Superintendent of Boston Public Schools. The revenue associated with the effort came from
existing budgets and was also supported through private donations. In Jersey City, the funding of
universal pre-K is actually a state mandate. Much like the McCleary case in Washington State,
there was a Supreme Court of New Jersey decision (Abbot v. Burke) in 1998 that mandated public
investment in early learning for 3- and 4 year-olds. The funding for this program comes from the
State of New Jersey.

The following are enrollment comparisons between the three cities:

Boston (overall trend is slight decline or flat enrollment)
School numbers: 128
13-14 (54,300 -pk-2565) K-4379
12-13 (55,100 -pk-2753) K-4347
11-12 (55,027 -pk-2582) K-4133
10-11 (56,037 -pk-2522) K-4143
09-10 (55,371 -pk-2272) K-3953
08-09 (55,923 -pk-2330) K-3897

Jersey City (overall trend is slight decline in enrollment)
School Numbers: 42
12-13 (27,028 -pk-2257) K-2141
11-12 (27,397 -pk-2311) K-2198
10-11 (27,658 -pk-2348) K-2245
09-10 (27,464 -pk-2298) K-2017
08-09 (27,832 -pk-2093) K-2136

Seattle (overall trend in an increasing enrollment with continued growth for the
foreseeable future)
School Numbers: 95
12-13 (49,954 -pk-719) K-5,015
11-12 (48,605 -pk-658) K-4,625
10-11 (47,038 -pk-603) K-4,315 + 129 (.5K)
09-10 (45,944 -pk-514) K-3,989 + 243 (.5K)
08-09 (45,632 -pk-592) K-219 + 3,942 (.5K)

In addition to the differences in enrollment trends, Seattle is also facing some challenges by the
state legislature as it looks to implement conditions associated with the McCleary decision that
would reduce the class size ratio to 17:1 in grades K-3. While there is a difference between Boston
and Seattle in enrollment, there are also 30 additional buildings to help with that capacity. The
combination of enrollment growth and future class size reduction is an equation not yet solved by
Seattle Public Schools. A recent calculation on the additional classrooms needed for class size
reduction came out to be 350. Enrollment growth for the next 6 years is expected to result in
7,000-8,000 additional students. Housing even a considerable portion of the pre-K classes needed
would be extremely challenging to say the least. By comparison, in Boston 85% of elementary
schools house at least 1 room. However, in Jersey City less than 50% (47) of the Pre-k classrooms
are located in a public school building. In the state of New Jersey, only 33% of pre-K classrooms are
located in public school buildings.


3) What can Seattle do to support universal pre-K starting in the Fall of 2014?

As many challenges as there are associated with starting a coordinated universal pre-K effort, I
believe Seattle Public Schools is positioned to make this a success for our families and community.
First, we already have a department of Early Learning that is focused on consistency in our support
of pre-K programs and students. Currently Seattle Public Schools has pre-K programs in 31 school
buildings (29–Community providers, 18–SPS Special Education, 12–Head Start classrooms (10
schools),1–SPS Preschool (South Shore).

With appropriate support and funding, Seattle Public Schools can take on the role, as in Boston and
Jersey City, of leading and coordinating the professional development and alignment of
curriculum. In addition, while classroom capacity is a very daunting challenge currently, there are
possibilities. There has been some discussion about buildings that might be able to serve as
regional pre-K centers. Two possible locations that have been mentioned are Schmitz Park and/or
Decatur. There are some logistical issues with both of these possibilities; both are still being used
as elementary schools and will be occupied as such until 2016. However, I believe that Seattle
Public Schools can start a smaller center at Van Asselt, which could serve as a beginning model that
could then move to either location in 2016, giving two years to establish an aligned program. This
effort will still require resources, but the question of space would be answered, at least in the
short term.

Summary:

The study trip was quite informative. It showed how high quality pre-K is achievable. However,
some key ingredients are essential to achieving success:

• High pay for pre-K staff. In order to attract high quality staff, you must pay them on
par with K-12 staff.
• Alignment and quality professional development on a consistent basis.
• Regular review and evaluation of both professional development and adherence to
operating expectations that occurs on multiple levels (school district, state, and
private funding sources that seek accountability).

Finally, the local school district must be an essential partner and leader in the work. While schools
may not have the space or capacity to house the programs, the professional development and
quality programs can happen wherever the space may be located within the community.

The following are a list of links to the numbers I looked up, news articles about debate concerning
pre-K, or studies done on the merits of the investment:

New Jersey:
http://blogs.tc.columbia.edu/transitions/files/2010/09/30.New-Jersey_Abbott-Preschool-
Program_profile_.pdf

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/nyregion/to-expand-prekindergarten-new-york-may-find-
model-in-new-jersey.html?_r=0

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/02/fulop_boe_at_odds_over_boosting_pre-
k_classrooms.html

http://nieer.org/publications/latest-research/abbott-preschool-program-longitudinal-effects-study-
fifth-grade-follow


Boston:
http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/profiles/student.aspx?
orgcode=00350000&orgtypecode=5&leftNavId=300&

http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/domain/221

http://www.countdowntokindergarten.org/

http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news-impact/2013/03/impacts-of-prek/

https://www.naeyc.org/files/academy/file/YCSept2010.pdf


Seattle:
http://data.k12.wa.us/PublicDWP/Web/WashingtonWeb/Home.aspx

From: Greg Wong
To: Banda, J ose L
Cc: ltherndon@seattleschools.org
Subject: RE: Update on universal pre-Kindergarten trip
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:49:33 AM
Thanks for this great update. Well put.
Greg

From: Banda, J ose L [mailto:jlbanda@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 3:36 PM
Subject: Update on universal pre-Kindergarten trip

Dear friends of Seattle Public Schools,

Last week Seattle Public Schools joined the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, City of Seattle and King
County elected officials and School Board Director Stephan Blanford on a trip to Boston, Jersey City
and Washington, D.C. to tour existing pre-Kindergarten facilities.

I am very excited about the possibility of bringing universal pre-K to Seattle, and look forward to
partnering with the City and community on ensuring each and every student has access to high-
quality preschool.

Dr. Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment, was joined by
Director of Early Learning Cashel Toner, Principal Keisha Scarlett and Principal Laurie Morrison, as
well as the other people who represented non-profits and philanthropy, as well as child care and
pre-K providers.

I want to share Dr. Herndon’s report of the trip (with a focus on Boston and Jersey City), which
gives a detailed analysis of what the group observed. We can learn a lot from other cities and
districts that are providing universal pre-K. And we can all agree that when our children come to
kindergarten ready to learn, they have greater success in school.

Sincerely,

José Banda
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools

Report on universal pre-K trip, March 3-5, 2014 by Dr. Flip Herndon:

The whole Seattle contingent was very inquisitive and it was quite instructive to have time to
observe, learn and discuss with one another along the journey.

I can break the trip down into three areas:

1) What Seattle has in common with Boston and Jersey City
2) How Seattle is different from Boston and Jersey City
3) What can Seattle do to support Universal Pre-K starting in the Fall of 2014?

1)What Seattle has in common with Boston and Jersey City:

Seattle is a major city in the United States. It is an urban community that is extremely diverse and is
home to many innovative people, organizations and companies. The community has a vested
interest in seeing an investment in early childhood care and educational support. I believe the
research is quite clear on the impact of investing in quality early childhood education as it relates
to future academic success for students.

There is a need for quality pre-K options for children and families, and there is political support
from local and state elected officials to find sustainable resources to support these options. There
is also a desire to ensure accountability of any resources and ways to gauge what successful pre-K
programs look like. While Jersey City (27,000) was a smaller school district, Boston (54,000) and
Seattle (51,000) are much closer in size.

I believe all three communities realize that finding enough physical space can be a challenge, and
that quality programs can be attained both in school buildings and in community-wide locations
that are not in school buildings.

The largest point I took away from both Boston and Jersey City, as well as what is envisioned for
Seattle, is the importance of paying teaching staff more than what pre-K staff are currently
earning. Both Boston and Jersey City pay staff the equivalent to what K-12 teaching staff earn in
local public schools. Another major factor was the alignment of teaching, curriculum and
professional development to prepare students to be school ready, to have such gains sustained
over time, and to avoid the “fade out” effect after the 2
nd
or 3
rd
grade. Program success was
viewed as unlikely unless the school district took the lead in the professional development and
alignment aspect of universal pre-K.

2)How Seattle is different from Boston and Jersey City:

As much as Seattle has in common with Jersey City and Boston, there are also many differences.
One of the main differences is how the implementation of universal pre-K varies in each location.
Seattle is looking to start universal pre-k and the revenue to support the effort via a ballot
measure. In addition to funding through local taxation, Seattle is also looking at federal support
through Department of Education Investing in Innovation grants and money through Health and
Human Services for early intervention.

In Boston, the genesis of universal pre-K came in 2005 from the Mayor (Menino) and the
Superintendent of Boston Public Schools. The revenue associated with the effort came from
existing budgets and was also supported through private donations. In Jersey City, the funding of
universal pre-K is actually a state mandate. Much like the McCleary case in Washington State,
there was a Supreme Court of New Jersey decision (Abbot v. Burke) in 1998 that mandated public
investment in early learning for 3- and 4 year-olds. The funding for this program comes from the
State of New Jersey.

The following are enrollment comparisons between the three cities:

Boston (overall trend is slight decline or flat enrollment)
School numbers: 128
13-14 (54,300 -pk-2565) K-4379
12-13 (55,100 -pk-2753) K-4347
11-12 (55,027 -pk-2582) K-4133
10-11 (56,037 -pk-2522) K-4143
09-10 (55,371 -pk-2272) K-3953
08-09 (55,923 -pk-2330) K-3897

Jersey City (overall trend is slight decline in enrollment)
School Numbers: 42
12-13 (27,028 -pk-2257) K-2141
11-12 (27,397 -pk-2311) K-2198
10-11 (27,658 -pk-2348) K-2245
09-10 (27,464 -pk-2298) K-2017
08-09 (27,832 -pk-2093) K-2136

Seattle (overall trend in an increasing enrollment with continued growth for the
foreseeable future)
School Numbers: 95
12-13 (49,954 -pk-719) K-5,015
11-12 (48,605 -pk-658) K-4,625
10-11 (47,038 -pk-603) K-4,315 + 129 (.5K)
09-10 (45,944 -pk-514) K-3,989 + 243 (.5K)
08-09 (45,632 -pk-592) K-219 + 3,942 (.5K)

In addition to the differences in enrollment trends, Seattle is also facing some challenges by the
state legislature as it looks to implement conditions associated with the McCleary decision that
would reduce the class size ratio to 17:1 in grades K-3. While there is a difference between Boston
and Seattle in enrollment, there are also 30 additional buildings to help with that capacity. The
combination of enrollment growth and future class size reduction is an equation not yet solved by
Seattle Public Schools. A recent calculation on the additional classrooms needed for class size
reduction came out to be 350. Enrollment growth for the next 6 years is expected to result in
7,000-8,000 additional students. Housing even a considerable portion of the pre-K classes needed
would be extremely challenging to say the least. By comparison, in Boston 85% of elementary
schools house at least 1 room. However, in Jersey City less than 50% (47) of the Pre-k classrooms
are located in a public school building. In the state of New Jersey, only 33% of pre-K classrooms are
located in public school buildings.


3) What can Seattle do to support universal pre-K starting in the Fall of 2014?

As many challenges as there are associated with starting a coordinated universal pre-K effort, I
believe Seattle Public Schools is positioned to make this a success for our families and community.
First, we already have a department of Early Learning that is focused on consistency in our support
of pre-K programs and students. Currently Seattle Public Schools has pre-K programs in 31 school
buildings (29–Community providers, 18–SPS Special Education, 12–Head Start classrooms (10
schools),1–SPS Preschool (South Shore).

With appropriate support and funding, Seattle Public Schools can take on the role, as in Boston and
Jersey City, of leading and coordinating the professional development and alignment of
curriculum. In addition, while classroom capacity is a very daunting challenge currently, there are
possibilities. There has been some discussion about buildings that might be able to serve as
regional pre-K centers. Two possible locations that have been mentioned are Schmitz Park and/or
Decatur. There are some logistical issues with both of these possibilities; both are still being used
as elementary schools and will be occupied as such until 2016. However, I believe that Seattle
Public Schools can start a smaller center at Van Asselt, which could serve as a beginning model that
could then move to either location in 2016, giving two years to establish an aligned program. This
effort will still require resources, but the question of space would be answered, at least in the
short term.

Summary:

The study trip was quite informative. It showed how high quality pre-K is achievable. However,
some key ingredients are essential to achieving success:

• High pay for pre-K staff. In order to attract high quality staff, you must pay them on
par with K-12 staff.
• Alignment and quality professional development on a consistent basis.
• Regular review and evaluation of both professional development and adherence to
operating expectations that occurs on multiple levels (school district, state, and
private funding sources that seek accountability).

Finally, the local school district must be an essential partner and leader in the work. While schools
may not have the space or capacity to house the programs, the professional development and
quality programs can happen wherever the space may be located within the community.

The following are a list of links to the numbers I looked up, news articles about debate concerning
pre-K, or studies done on the merits of the investment:

New Jersey:
http://blogs.tc.columbia.edu/transitions/files/2010/09/30.New-Jersey_Abbott-Preschool-
Program_profile_.pdf

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/nyregion/to-expand-prekindergarten-new-york-may-find-
model-in-new-jersey.html?_r=0

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/02/fulop_boe_at_odds_over_boosting_pre-
k_classrooms.html

http://nieer.org/publications/latest-research/abbott-preschool-program-longitudinal-effects-study-
fifth-grade-follow


Boston:
http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/profiles/student.aspx?
orgcode=00350000&orgtypecode=5&leftNavId=300&

http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/domain/221

http://www.countdowntokindergarten.org/

http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news-impact/2013/03/impacts-of-prek/

https://www.naeyc.org/files/academy/file/YCSept2010.pdf


Seattle:
http://data.k12.wa.us/PublicDWP/Web/WashingtonWeb/Home.aspx

From: McLaren, Martha
To: Banda, J ose L
Cc: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Update on universal pre-Kindergarten
Date: Monday, March 17, 2014 10:19:29 PM
I am, natch, delighted to see this!
Marty
________________________________________
From: Banda, Jose L
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 3:33 PM
Subject: Update on universal pre-Kindergarten
Dear School Leaders,
Last week Seattle Public Schools joined the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, City of Seattle and King County elected
officials and School Board Director Stephan Blanford on a trip to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, D.C. to tour
existing pre-Kindergarten facilities.
I am very excited about the possibility of bringing universal pre-K to Seattle, and look forward to partnering with
the City and community on ensuring each and every student has access to high-quality preschool.
Dr. Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment, was joined by Director of Early
Learning Cashel Toner, Principal Keisha Scarlett and Principal Laurie Morrison, as well as the other people who
represented non-profits and philanthropy, as well as child care and pre-K providers.
I want to share Dr. Herndon’s report of the trip (with a focus on Boston and Jersey City), which gives a detailed
analysis of what the group observed. We can learn a lot from other cities and districts that are providing universal
pre-K. And we can all agree that when our children come to kindergarten ready to learn, they have greater success
in school.
Sincerely,
José Banda
Report on universal pre-K trip, March 3-5, 2014 by Dr. Flip Herndon:
The whole Seattle contingent was very inquisitive and it was quite instructive to have time to observe, learn and
discuss with one another along the journey.
I can break the trip down into three areas:
1) What Seattle has in common with Boston and Jersey City
2) How Seattle is different from Boston and Jersey City
3) What can Seattle do to support Universal Pre-K starting in the Fall of 2014?
1)What Seattle has in common with Boston and Jersey City:
Seattle is a major city in the United States. It is an urban community that is extremely diverse and is home to many
innovative people, organizations and companies. The community has a vested interest in seeing an investment in
early childhood care and educational support. I believe the research is quite clear on the impact of investing in
quality early childhood education as it relates to future academic success for students.
There is a need for quality pre-K options for children and families, and there is political support from local and state
elected officials to find sustainable resources to support these options. There is also a desire to ensure accountability
of any resources and ways to gauge what successful pre-K programs look like. While Jersey City (27,000) was a
smaller school district, Boston (54,000) and Seattle (51,000) are much closer in size.
I believe all three communities realize that finding enough physical space can be a challenge, and that quality
programs can be attained both in school buildings and in community-wide locations that are not in school buildings.
The largest point I took away from both Boston and Jersey City, as well as what is envisioned for Seattle, is the
importance of paying teaching staff more than what pre-K staff are currently earning. Both Boston and Jersey City
pay staff the equivalent to what K-12 teaching staff earn in local public schools. Another major factor was the
alignment of teaching, curriculum and professional development to prepare students to be school ready, to have
such gains sustained over time, and to avoid the “fade out” effect after the 2nd or 3rd grade. Program success was
viewed as unlikely unless the school district took the lead in the professional development and alignment aspect of
universal pre-K.
2)How Seattle is different from Boston and Jersey City:
As much as Seattle has in common with Jersey City and Boston, there are also many differences. One of the main
differences is how the implementation of universal pre-K varies in each location. Seattle is looking to start universal
pre-k and the revenue to support the effort via a ballot measure. In addition to funding through local taxation,
Seattle is also looking at federal support through Department of Education Investing in Innovation grants and
money through Health and Human Services for early intervention.
In Boston, the genesis of universal pre-K came in 2005 from the Mayor (Menino) and the Superintendent of Boston
Public Schools. The revenue associated with the effort came from existing budgets and was also supported through
private donations. In Jersey City, the funding of universal pre-K is actually a state mandate. Much like the
McCleary case in Washington State, there was a Supreme Court of New Jersey decision (Abbot v. Burke) in 1998
that mandated public investment in early learning for 3- and 4 year-olds. The funding for this program comes from
the State of New Jersey.
The following are enrollment comparisons between the three cities:
Boston (overall trend is slight decline or flat enrollment)
School numbers: 128
13-14 (54,300 -pk-2565) K-4379
12-13 (55,100 -pk-2753) K-4347
11-12 (55,027 -pk-2582) K-4133
10-11 (56,037 -pk-2522) K-4143
09-10 (55,371 -pk-2272) K-3953
08-09 (55,923 -pk-2330) K-3897
Jersey City (overall trend is slight decline in enrollment)
School Numbers: 42
12-13 (27,028 -pk-2257) K-2141
11-12 (27,397 -pk-2311) K-2198
10-11 (27,658 -pk-2348) K-2245
09-10 (27,464 -pk-2298) K-2017
08-09 (27,832 -pk-2093) K-2136
Seattle (overall trend in an increasing enrollment with continued growth for the foreseeable future)
School Numbers: 95
12-13 (49,954 -pk-719) K-5,015
11-12 (48,605 -pk-658) K-4,625
10-11 (47,038 -pk-603) K-4,315 + 129 (.5K)
09-10 (45,944 -pk-514) K-3,989 + 243 (.5K)
08-09 (45,632 -pk-592) K-219 + 3,942 (.5K)
In addition to the differences in enrollment trends, Seattle is also facing some challenges by the state legislature as it
looks to implement conditions associated with the McCleary decision that would reduce the class size ratio to 17:1
in grades K-3. While there is a difference between Boston and Seattle in enrollment, there are also 30 additional
buildings to help with that capacity. The combination of enrollment growth and future class size reduction is an
equation not yet solved by Seattle Public Schools. A recent calculation on the additional classrooms needed for
class size reduction came out to be 350. Enrollment growth for the next 6 years is expected to result in 7,000-8,000
additional students. Housing even a considerable portion of the pre-K classes needed would be extremely
challenging to say the least. By comparison, in Boston 85% of elementary schools house at least 1 room. However,
in Jersey City less than 50% (47) of the Pre-k classrooms are located in a public school building. In the state of New
Jersey, only 33% of pre-K classrooms are located in public school buildings.
3) What can Seattle do to support universal pre-K starting in the Fall of 2014?
As many challenges as there are associated with starting a coordinated universal pre-K effort, I believe Seattle
Public Schools is positioned to make this a success for our families and community. First, we already have a
department of Early Learning that is focused on consistency in our support of pre-K programs and students.
Currently Seattle Public Schools has pre-K programs in 31 school buildings (29–Community providers, 18–SPS
Special Education, 12–Head Start classrooms (10 schools),1–SPS Preschool (South Shore).
With appropriate support and funding, Seattle Public Schools can take on the role, as in Boston and Jersey City, of
leading and coordinating the professional development and alignment of curriculum. In addition, while classroom
capacity is a very daunting challenge currently, there are possibilities. There has been some discussion about
buildings that might be able to serve as regional pre-K centers. Two possible locations that have been mentioned are
Schmitz Park and/or Decatur. There are some logistical issues with both of these possibilities; both are still being
used as elementary schools and will be occupied as such until 2016. However, I believe that Seattle Public Schools
can start a smaller center at Van Asselt, which could serve as a beginning model that could then move to either
location in 2016, giving two years to establish an aligned program. This effort will still require resources, but the
question of space would be answered, at least in the short term.
Summary:
The study trip was quite informative. It showed how high quality pre-K is achievable. However, some key
ingredients are essential to achieving success:
· High pay for pre-K staff. In order to attract high quality staff, you must pay them on par with K-12 staff.
· Alignment and quality professional development on a consistent basis.
· Regular review and evaluation of both professional development and adherence to operating expectations that
occurs on multiple levels (school district, state, and private funding sources that seek accountability).
Finally, the local school district must be an essential partner and leader in the work. While schools may not have the
space or capacity to house the programs, the professional development and quality programs can happen wherever
the space may be located within the community.
The following are a list of links to the numbers I looked up, news articles about debate concerning pre-K, or studies
done on the merits of the investment:
New Jersey:
http://blogs.tc.columbia.edu/transitions/files/2010/09/30.New-Jersey_Abbott-Preschool-Program_profile_.pdf
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/nyregion/to-expand-prekindergarten-new-york-may-find-model-in-new-
jersey.html?_r=0
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/02/fulop_boe_at_odds_over_boosting_pre-k_classrooms.html
http://nieer.org/publications/latest-research/abbott-preschool-program-longitudinal-effects-study-fifth-grade-follow
Boston:
http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/profiles/student.aspx?orgcode=00350000&orgtypecode=5&leftNavId=300&
http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/domain/221
http://www.countdowntokindergarten.org/
http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news-impact/2013/03/impacts-of-prek/
https://www.naeyc.org/files/academy/file/YCSept2010.pdf
Seattle:
http://data.k12.wa.us/PublicDWP/Web/WashingtonWeb/Home.aspx
From: Banda, J ose L
Subject: Update on universal pre-Kindergarten
Date: Monday, March 17, 2014 3:33:43 PM
Dear School Leaders,

Last week Seattle Public Schools joined the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, City of Seattle and King
County elected officials and School Board Director Stephan Blanford on a trip to Boston, Jersey City
and Washington, D.C. to tour existing pre-Kindergarten facilities.

I am very excited about the possibility of bringing universal pre-K to Seattle, and look forward to
partnering with the City and community on ensuring each and every student has access to high-
quality preschool.

Dr. Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment, was joined by
Director of Early Learning Cashel Toner, Principal Keisha Scarlett and Principal Laurie Morrison, as
well as the other people who represented non-profits and philanthropy, as well as child care and
pre-K providers.

I want to share Dr. Herndon’s report of the trip (with a focus on Boston and Jersey City), which
gives a detailed analysis of what the group observed. We can learn a lot from other cities and
districts that are providing universal pre-K. And we can all agree that when our children come to
kindergarten ready to learn, they have greater success in school.

Sincerely,

José Banda


Report on universal pre-K trip, March 3-5, 2014 by Dr. Flip Herndon:

The whole Seattle contingent was very inquisitive and it was quite instructive to have time to
observe, learn and discuss with one another along the journey.

I can break the trip down into three areas:

1) What Seattle has in common with Boston and Jersey City
2) How Seattle is different from Boston and Jersey City
3) What can Seattle do to support Universal Pre-K starting in the Fall of 2014?

1)What Seattle has in common with Boston and Jersey City:

Seattle is a major city in the United States. It is an urban community that is extremely diverse and is
home to many innovative people, organizations and companies. The community has a vested
interest in seeing an investment in early childhood care and educational support. I believe the
research is quite clear on the impact of investing in quality early childhood education as it relates
to future academic success for students.

There is a need for quality pre-K options for children and families, and there is political support
from local and state elected officials to find sustainable resources to support these options. There
is also a desire to ensure accountability of any resources and ways to gauge what successful pre-K
programs look like. While Jersey City (27,000) was a smaller school district, Boston (54,000) and
Seattle (51,000) are much closer in size.

I believe all three communities realize that finding enough physical space can be a challenge, and
that quality programs can be attained both in school buildings and in community-wide locations
that are not in school buildings.

The largest point I took away from both Boston and Jersey City, as well as what is envisioned for
Seattle, is the importance of paying teaching staff more than what pre-K staff are currently
earning. Both Boston and Jersey City pay staff the equivalent to what K-12 teaching staff earn in
local public schools. Another major factor was the alignment of teaching, curriculum and
professional development to prepare students to be school ready, to have such gains sustained
over time, and to avoid the “fade out” effect after the 2
nd
or 3
rd
grade. Program success was
viewed as unlikely unless the school district took the lead in the professional development and
alignment aspect of universal pre-K.

2)How Seattle is different from Boston and Jersey City:

As much as Seattle has in common with Jersey City and Boston, there are also many differences.
One of the main differences is how the implementation of universal pre-K varies in each location.
Seattle is looking to start universal pre-k and the revenue to support the effort via a ballot
measure. In addition to funding through local taxation, Seattle is also looking at federal support
through Department of Education Investing in Innovation grants and money through Health and
Human Services for early intervention.

In Boston, the genesis of universal pre-K came in 2005 from the Mayor (Menino) and the
Superintendent of Boston Public Schools. The revenue associated with the effort came from
existing budgets and was also supported through private donations. In Jersey City, the funding of
universal pre-K is actually a state mandate. Much like the McCleary case in Washington State,
there was a Supreme Court of New Jersey decision (Abbot v. Burke) in 1998 that mandated public
investment in early learning for 3- and 4 year-olds. The funding for this program comes from the
State of New Jersey.

The following are enrollment comparisons between the three cities:

Boston (overall trend is slight decline or flat enrollment)
School numbers: 128
13-14 (54,300 -pk-2565) K-4379
12-13 (55,100 -pk-2753) K-4347
11-12 (55,027 -pk-2582) K-4133
10-11 (56,037 -pk-2522) K-4143
09-10 (55,371 -pk-2272) K-3953
08-09 (55,923 -pk-2330) K-3897

Jersey City (overall trend is slight decline in enrollment)
School Numbers: 42
12-13 (27,028 -pk-2257) K-2141
11-12 (27,397 -pk-2311) K-2198
10-11 (27,658 -pk-2348) K-2245
09-10 (27,464 -pk-2298) K-2017
08-09 (27,832 -pk-2093) K-2136

Seattle (overall trend in an increasing enrollment with continued growth for the
foreseeable future)
School Numbers: 95
12-13 (49,954 -pk-719) K-5,015
11-12 (48,605 -pk-658) K-4,625
10-11 (47,038 -pk-603) K-4,315 + 129 (.5K)
09-10 (45,944 -pk-514) K-3,989 + 243 (.5K)
08-09 (45,632 -pk-592) K-219 + 3,942 (.5K)

In addition to the differences in enrollment trends, Seattle is also facing some challenges by the
state legislature as it looks to implement conditions associated with the McCleary decision that
would reduce the class size ratio to 17:1 in grades K-3. While there is a difference between Boston
and Seattle in enrollment, there are also 30 additional buildings to help with that capacity. The
combination of enrollment growth and future class size reduction is an equation not yet solved by
Seattle Public Schools. A recent calculation on the additional classrooms needed for class size
reduction came out to be 350. Enrollment growth for the next 6 years is expected to result in
7,000-8,000 additional students. Housing even a considerable portion of the pre-K classes needed
would be extremely challenging to say the least. By comparison, in Boston 85% of elementary
schools house at least 1 room. However, in Jersey City less than 50% (47) of the Pre-k classrooms
are located in a public school building. In the state of New Jersey, only 33% of pre-K classrooms are
located in public school buildings.


3) What can Seattle do to support universal pre-K starting in the Fall of 2014?

As many challenges as there are associated with starting a coordinated universal pre-K effort, I
believe Seattle Public Schools is positioned to make this a success for our families and community.
First, we already have a department of Early Learning that is focused on consistency in our support
of pre-K programs and students. Currently Seattle Public Schools has pre-K programs in 31 school
buildings (29–Community providers, 18–SPS Special Education, 12–Head Start classrooms (10
schools),1–SPS Preschool (South Shore).

With appropriate support and funding, Seattle Public Schools can take on the role, as in Boston and
Jersey City, of leading and coordinating the professional development and alignment of
curriculum. In addition, while classroom capacity is a very daunting challenge currently, there are
possibilities. There has been some discussion about buildings that might be able to serve as
regional pre-K centers. Two possible locations that have been mentioned are Schmitz Park and/or
Decatur. There are some logistical issues with both of these possibilities; both are still being used
as elementary schools and will be occupied as such until 2016. However, I believe that Seattle
Public Schools can start a smaller center at Van Asselt, which could serve as a beginning model that
could then move to either location in 2016, giving two years to establish an aligned program. This
effort will still require resources, but the question of space would be answered, at least in the
short term.

Summary:

The study trip was quite informative. It showed how high quality pre-K is achievable. However,
some key ingredients are essential to achieving success:
• High pay for pre-K staff. In order to attract high quality staff, you must pay them on
par with K-12 staff.
• Alignment and quality professional development on a consistent basis.
• Regular review and evaluation of both professional development and adherence to
operating expectations that occurs on multiple levels (school district, state, and
private funding sources that seek accountability).

Finally, the local school district must be an essential partner and leader in the work. While schools
may not have the space or capacity to house the programs, the professional development and
quality programs can happen wherever the space may be located within the community.

The following are a list of links to the numbers I looked up, news articles about debate concerning
pre-K, or studies done on the merits of the investment:

New Jersey:
http://blogs.tc.columbia.edu/transitions/files/2010/09/30.New-Jersey_Abbott-Preschool-
Program_profile_.pdf

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/nyregion/to-expand-prekindergarten-new-york-may-find-
model-in-new-jersey.html?_r=0

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/02/fulop_boe_at_odds_over_boosting_pre-
k_classrooms.html

http://nieer.org/publications/latest-research/abbott-preschool-program-longitudinal-effects-study-
fifth-grade-follow


Boston:
http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/profiles/student.aspx?
orgcode=00350000&orgtypecode=5&leftNavId=300&

http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/domain/221

http://www.countdowntokindergarten.org/

http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news-impact/2013/03/impacts-of-prek/

https://www.naeyc.org/files/academy/file/YCSept2010.pdf


Seattle:
http://data.k12.wa.us/PublicDWP/Web/WashingtonWeb/Home.aspx

From: Rogers, Lesley A
To: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta
Cc: Herndon, Flip
Subject: Update on universal pre-Kindergarten
Date: Monday, March 17, 2014 2:27:28 PM
Aleta - please send to School Leaders and School Board. Thanks

Dear School Leaders,

Last week Seattle Public Schools joined the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, City of Seattle and King
County elected officials and School Board Director Stephan Blanford on a trip to Boston, Jersey City
and Washington, D.C. to tour existing pre-Kindergarten facilities.

I am very excited about the possibility of bringing universal pre-K to Seattle, and look forward to
partnering with the City and community on ensuring each and every student has access to high-
quality preschool.

Dr. Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment, was joined by
Director of Early Learning Cashel Toner, Principal Keisha Scarlett and Principal Laurie Morrison, as
well as the other people who represented non-profits and philanthropy, as well as child care and
pre-K providers.

I want to share Dr. Herndon’s report of the trip (with a focus on Boston and Jersey City), which
gives a detailed analysis of what the group observed. We can learn a lot from other cities and
districts that are providing universal pre-K. And we can all agree that when our children come to
kindergarten ready to learn, they have greater success in school.

Sincerely,

José Banda
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools

Report on universal pre-K trip, March 3-5, 2014 by Dr. Flip Herndon:

The whole Seattle contingent was very inquisitive and it was quite instructive to have time to
observe, learn and discuss with one another along the journey.

I can break the trip down into three areas:

1) What Seattle has in common with Boston and Jersey City
2) How Seattle is different from Boston and Jersey City
3) What can Seattle do to support Universal Pre-K starting in the Fall of 2014?

1)What Seattle has in common with Boston and Jersey City:

Seattle is a major city in the United States. It is an urban community that is extremely diverse and is
home to many innovative people, organizations and companies. The community has a vested
interest in seeing an investment in early childhood care and educational support. I believe the
research is quite clear on the impact of investing in quality early childhood education as it relates
to future academic success for students.

There is a need for quality pre-K options for children and families, and there is political support
from local and state elected officials to find sustainable resources to support these options. There
is also a desire to ensure accountability of any resources and ways to gauge what successful pre-K
programs look like. While Jersey City (27,000) was a smaller school district, Boston (54,000) and
Seattle (51,000) are much closer in size.

I believe all three communities realize that finding enough physical space can be a challenge, and
that quality programs can be attained both in school buildings and in community-wide locations
that are not in school buildings.

The largest point I took away from both Boston and Jersey City, as well as what is envisioned for
Seattle, is the importance of paying teaching staff more than what pre-K staff are currently
earning. Both Boston and Jersey City pay staff the equivalent to what K-12 teaching staff earn in
local public schools. Another major factor was the alignment of teaching, curriculum and
professional development to prepare students to be school ready, to have such gains sustained
over time, and to avoid the “fade out” effect after the 2
nd
or 3
rd
grade. Program success was
viewed as unlikely unless the school district took the lead in the professional development and
alignment aspect of universal pre-K.

2)How Seattle is different from Boston and Jersey City:

As much as Seattle has in common with Jersey City and Boston, there are also many differences.
One of the main differences is how the implementation of universal pre-K varies in each location.
Seattle is looking to start universal pre-k and the revenue to support the effort via a ballot
measure. In addition to funding through local taxation, Seattle is also looking at federal support
through Department of Education Investing in Innovation grants and money through Health and
Human Services for early intervention.

In Boston, the genesis of universal pre-K came in 2005 from the Mayor (Menino) and the
Superintendent of Boston Public Schools. The revenue associated with the effort came from
existing budgets and was also supported through private donations. In Jersey City, the funding of
universal pre-K is actually a state mandate. Much like the McCleary case in Washington State,
there was a Supreme Court of New Jersey decision (Abbot v. Burke) in 1998 that mandated public
investment in early learning for 3- and 4 year-olds. The funding for this program comes from the
State of New Jersey.

The following are enrollment comparisons between the three cities:

Boston (overall trend is slight decline or flat enrollment)
School numbers: 128
13-14 (54,300 -pk-2565) K-4379
12-13 (55,100 -pk-2753) K-4347
11-12 (55,027 -pk-2582) K-4133
10-11 (56,037 -pk-2522) K-4143
09-10 (55,371 -pk-2272) K-3953
08-09 (55,923 -pk-2330) K-3897

Jersey City (overall trend is slight decline in enrollment)
School Numbers: 42
12-13 (27,028 -pk-2257) K-2141
11-12 (27,397 -pk-2311) K-2198
10-11 (27,658 -pk-2348) K-2245
09-10 (27,464 -pk-2298) K-2017
08-09 (27,832 -pk-2093) K-2136

Seattle (overall trend in an increasing enrollment with continued growth for the
foreseeable future)
School Numbers: 95
12-13 (49,954 -pk-719) K-5,015
11-12 (48,605 -pk-658) K-4,625
10-11 (47,038 -pk-603) K-4,315 + 129 (.5K)
09-10 (45,944 -pk-514) K-3,989 + 243 (.5K)
08-09 (45,632 -pk-592) K-219 + 3,942 (.5K)

In addition to the differences in enrollment trends, Seattle is also facing some challenges by the
state legislature as it looks to implement conditions associated with the McCleary decision that
would reduce the class size ratio to 17:1 in grades K-3. While there is a difference between Boston
and Seattle in enrollment, there are also 30 additional buildings to help with that capacity. The
combination of enrollment growth and future class size reduction is an equation not yet solved by
Seattle Public Schools. A recent calculation on the additional classrooms needed for class size
reduction came out to be 350. Enrollment growth for the next 6 years is expected to result in
7,000-8,000 additional students. Housing even a considerable portion of the pre-K classes needed
would be extremely challenging to say the least. By comparison, in Boston 85% of elementary
schools house at least 1 room. However, in Jersey City less than 50% (47) of the Pre-k classrooms
are located in a public school building. In the state of New Jersey, only 33% of pre-K classrooms are
located in public school buildings.


3) What can Seattle do to support universal pre-K starting in the Fall of 2014?

As many challenges as there are associated with starting a coordinated universal pre-K effort, I
believe Seattle Public Schools is positioned to make this a success for our families and community.
First, we already have a department of Early Learning that is focused on consistency in our support
of pre-K programs and students. Currently Seattle Public Schools has pre-K programs in 31 school
buildings (29–Community providers, 18–SPS Special Education, 12–Head Start classrooms (10
schools),1–SPS Preschool (South Shore).

With appropriate support and funding, Seattle Public Schools can take on the role, as in Boston and
Jersey City, of leading and coordinating the professional development and alignment of
curriculum. In addition, while classroom capacity is a very daunting challenge currently, there are
possibilities. There has been some discussion about buildings that might be able to serve as
regional pre-K centers. Two possible locations that have been mentioned are Schmitz Park and/or
Decatur. There are some logistical issues with both of these possibilities; both are still being used
as elementary schools and will be occupied as such until 2016. However, I believe that Seattle
Public Schools can start a smaller center at Van Asselt, which could serve as a beginning model that
could then move to either location in 2016, giving two years to establish an aligned program. This
effort will still require resources, but the question of space would be answered, at least in the
short term.

Summary:

The study trip was quite informative. It showed how high quality pre-K is achievable. However,
some key ingredients are essential to achieving success:
• High pay for pre-K staff. In order to attract high quality staff, you must pay them on
par with K-12 staff.
• Alignment and quality professional development on a consistent basis.
• Regular review and evaluation of both professional development and adherence to
operating expectations that occurs on multiple levels (school district, state, and
private funding sources that seek accountability).

Finally, the local school district must be an essential partner and leader in the work. While schools
may not have the space or capacity to house the programs, the professional development and
quality programs can happen wherever the space may be located within the community.

The following are a list of links to the numbers I looked up, news articles about debate concerning
pre-K, or studies done on the merits of the investment:

New Jersey:
http://blogs.tc.columbia.edu/transitions/files/2010/09/30.New-Jersey_Abbott-Preschool-
Program_profile_.pdf

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/nyregion/to-expand-prekindergarten-new-york-may-find-
model-in-new-jersey.html?_r=0

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/02/fulop_boe_at_odds_over_boosting_pre-
k_classrooms.html

http://nieer.org/publications/latest-research/abbott-preschool-program-longitudinal-effects-study-
fifth-grade-follow


Boston:
http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/profiles/student.aspx?
orgcode=00350000&orgtypecode=5&leftNavId=300&

http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/domain/221

http://www.countdowntokindergarten.org/

http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news-impact/2013/03/impacts-of-prek/

https://www.naeyc.org/files/academy/file/YCSept2010.pdf


Seattle:
http://data.k12.wa.us/PublicDWP/Web/WashingtonWeb/Home.aspx

From: Herndon, Flip
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: FW: Cabinet document
Date: Monday, March 17, 2014 8:44:30 AM
Attachments: Universlal Pre-K 2014[5].docx
Can you do 30 copies quickly?

Thanks.

From: Wallace, Venetia H
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 8:31 AM
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: Bath, Christine
Subject: RE: Cabinet document


Flip,
I will post to SharePoint, but if you are intending to have handouts, you’ll need to bring those
with you. I usually plan for 30.
Venetia
From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2014 10:58 PM
To: Wright, Charles E; Wallace, Venetia H
Subject: Cabinet document

Attached is my recap of the Universal Pre-K trip which I plan to share tomorrow at cabinet.

Thanks,

-Flip
From: Codd, Clover
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Re: Thank You for J oining the Preschool for All Study Mission
Date: Sunday, March 16, 2014 7:50:42 PM
Cashel,
Will you please let me know when the next meeting with Tim/Jose/Flip/You
isŠ?
Thanks!
C
On 3/10/14 6:40 PM, "Toner, Cashel" <cctoner@seattleschools.org> wrote:
>Yes!
>
>Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Mar 10, 2014, at 5:14 PM, "Codd, Clover" <clcodd@seattleschools.org>
>>wrote:
>>
>> 7pm?
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Mar 10, 2014, at 5:04 PM, "Toner, Cashel"
>>><cctoner@seattleschools.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Clover ­I have some ideas that I would love to share with you ­I
>>>am excited to think about how SPS can spell out some concrete
>>>deliverables that support the UPK movement and are within our capacity.
>>> Are you around for dinner Friday?
>>> Cashel
>>>
>>> From: Toner, Cashel
>>> Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 5:02 PM
>>> To: Banda, Jose L
>>> Cc: Wright, Charles E; Tolley, Michael F; Heath, Shauna L; Herndon,
>>>Flip; Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura
>>> Subject: FW: Thank You for Joining the Preschool for All Study Mission
>>>
>>> Hello Jose,
>>>
>>> I wanted to reach out and share with you some of the powerful learning
>>>from our trip back East. One of the most important lessons we learned
>>>is that the success in Boston and Jersey City comes from a partnership
>>>between the City and the School District. I would like to see Seattle
>>>Schools move toward being very clear about ways in which we are able to
>>>authentically partner in providing Universal Preschool to all of our
>>>City¹s 3 and 4 year old children. We learned that in Boston their
>>>effort started with half a dozen classrooms and has grown to serve
>>>thousands of students. We also learned that in Jersey City the school
>>>district offers professional development and on site coaching to
>>>Community Based organizations that deliver services.
>>>
>>> Flip graciously offered to put together a document outlining lesson
>>>learned from Boston and Jersey, information framing the Seattle
>>>Context, and then possible Seattle Schools¹ commitments to partnership
>>>with the City of Seattle. We will develop this document and then share
>>>with SPS leadership.
>>>
>>> I want to thank Flip Herndon, Keisha Scarlett and Laura Morrison for
>>>taking time to join me on this trip. It was a terrific opportunity to
>>>develop relationships with our City partners and each other and to
>>>learn from the nation¹s experts.
>>>
>>> Also, thank you to Charles and Michael for helping to facilitate
>>>funding to make this opportunity possible.
>>>
>>>
>>> Cashel
>>>
>>> From: Burgess, Tim [mailto:Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov]
>>> Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 4:30 PM
>>> To: Burgess, Tim
>>> Cc: Pedersen, Alex
>>> Subject: Thank You for Joining the Preschool for All Study Mission
>>>
>>> Dear Study Mission Colleagues,
>>>
>>> Wow. What an inspiring and productive trip! Look at you all.
>>>
>>> [Group photo March 2014 - MEDIUM RES]My favorite part of the trip was
>>>engaging with the teachers and children in their colorful classrooms.
>>>The site visits reinforced and confirmed for me what we have seen in
>>>the academic research: only preschool that is high quality can truly
>>>prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. And high quality across
>>>an entire city is not some abstract concept. We saw it in Boston and
>>>Jersey City. High quality preschool requires well-paid, well-qualified
>>>teachers with strong, proactive coaching and professional development
>>>and evidence-based curricula. This is our goal for Seattle‹high quality
>>>preschool for all of our city¹s three and four year olds.
>>>
>>> On Thursday, I believe we successfully communicated to federal
>>>officials and the members of Congress we met with that Seattle intends
>>>to do it right for our kids. The fact that Roberto Rodriguez, the
>>>President¹s special advisor on education, came over from the White
>>>House to join our meeting reinforced for me that we are going about
>>>this correctly.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> In Boston and New Jersey, we heard about the importance of
>>>high-quality, positive interactions between teacher and student.
>>> Here¹s an image that captures just that‹
>>>
>>> [Mayor Murray with single child at table - MEDIUM Res cropped]
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> As someone eloquently said during our trip, ³Let's do big things for
>>>our smallest children.²
>>>
>>> Thank you for being part of our study mission.
>>>
>>>
>>> [cid:image006.jpg@01CF3C7D.8E697C10]
>>>
>>> Councilmember Tim Burgess
>>> President, Seattle City Council
>>> Chair, Education and Governance Committee
>>> 206-684-8806
>>> tim.burgess@seattle.gov<mailto:tim.burgess@seattle.gov>
>>>
>>>www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/<http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>[cid:image015.gif@01CF3C7D.8E697C10]<http://council.seattle.gov/category
>>>/councilmember-burgess/> [cid:image016.gif@01CF3C7D.8E697C10]
>>><http://timothyburgess.typepad.com/tim_burgess_city_view_/atom.xml>
>>>[cid:image017.gif@01CF3C7D.8E697C10]
>>><https://www.facebook.com/CouncilmemberTimBurgess>
>>>[cid:image018.gif@01CF3C7D.8E697C10] <http://twitter.com/councilmantim>
>>> [cid:image019.gif@01CF3C7D.8E697C10]
>>><http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlecitycouncil/sets/72157631892000548/
>>>>
>>>
>>> [cid:image020.jpg@01CF3C7D.8E697C10]
>>><http://www.mailermailer.com/x?oid=1006158t>
>>>[cid:image021.jpg@01CF3C7D.8E697C10]
>>><http://www.seattle.gov/council/issues/PreschoolforAll/default.html>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Cashel,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Good afternoon.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I¹m writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public
>>>education on a critical East Coast study mission to inform the exciting
>>>development of Seattle¹s Preschool for All initiative. (I also sent a
>>>separate invite to Superintendent Banda.)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have
>>>successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the
>>>evidence of what works best to prepare children for kindergarten and
>>>beyond.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> · In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason Sachs, the
>>>Director of Early Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A
>>>rigorous evaluation of the Boston preschool program was published last
>>>year and showed that the evidence-based program is highly
>>>cost-effective and equips children with skills required for success in
>>>elementary school and beyond.
>>>
>>> · In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr. Steven Barnett, the
>>>Director of the National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER)
>>>at Rutgers University who helped to design and implement the program.
>>>Dr. Barnett is also a national expert on preschool programs in all 50
>>>states. To advise the city on designing an Action Plan for Preschool
>>>for All in Seattle, the city recently awarded a consultant contract to
>>>a stellar team of experts which includes Dr. Barnett.
>>>
>>> · In Washington, DC, we will meet with key members of our
>>>congressional delegation and top education officials at the U.S.
>>>Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human
>>>Services.
>>>
>>> Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and
>>>community leaders, and education/congressional officials.
>>>
>>> When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014
>>>
>>> Estimated Cost: $1,600 to $1,800 per person. (This includes hotels,
>>>meals, materials and ground and train transportation. Airfare not
>>>included; participants will book their own flights.) Costs are subject
>>>to change as they are still being finalized. Limited scholarship
>>>assistance is available on a need basis.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the
>>>best high-quality, universal preschool systems in the nation.
>>>Together, we will see firsthand how universal preschool works, visiting
>>>several preschools based on proven, evidence-based practices. In
>>>Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and flexibility from
>>>congressional and Obama Administration officials who are excited about
>>>our bold efforts in Seattle.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Please reply to me at
>>>tim.burgess@seattle.gov<mailto:tim.burgess@seattle.gov> no later than
>>>this Friday, January 24 if you are interested in joining us on this
>>>important study mission.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly
>>>experienced in organizing domestic and international study missions, is
>>>generously providing the logistical and organizing support for our
>>>trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed to be the fiscal agent for
>>>the study mission and will coordinate scholarship assistance as needed.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Those responding to this private invitation will soon receive a formal
>>>invitation from the Chamber will all of the details to join our East
>>>Coast study mission.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Background:
>>>
>>> I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council¹s initiative‹with
>>>Mayor Murray¹s strong support‹to provide high-quality, universal
>>>preschool to all of Seattle¹s three and four year old children. Of the
>>>approximately 13,000 three and four year olds living in Seattle, we
>>>estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not enrolled in
>>>formal preschool or child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are not
>>>in programs we would regard as high-quality, a critical factor in
>>>achieving sustainable benefits.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund
>>>high-quality preschool any time soon, we have moved ahead:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ü In September, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution
>>>31478<file:///C:\Users\pedersa1\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporar
>>>y%20Internet%20Files\Content.Outlook\B1RQB3ZP\link>, which establishes
>>>our goal of making voluntary, high-quality preschool available and
>>>affordable to all of Seattle's three and four year old children and
>>>outlining a plan to get it done.
>>>
>>> ü The Council allocated $650,000 in the 2014 budget to jumpstart the
>>>development of the Preschool for All action plan and expand
>>>professional development for preschool providers.
>>>
>>> ü The Council unanimously agreed to the creation of a new Department
>>>of Education & Early Learning to elevate and integrate the city¹s
>>>various early learning efforts.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best
>>>results for children and for society, it¹s important that key leaders
>>>like you see the results firsthand.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> That¹s why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you
>>>and other policymakers, education and business leaders, and other
>>>stakeholders to see the successful universal preschool programs in
>>>Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen
>>>Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to Washington, D.C.
>>>to learn about additional preschool funding and flexibility from
>>>congressional and Obama Administration officials.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally
>>>renowned researchers Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University
>>>and Dr. Christina Weiland from the University of Michigan to Seattle on
>>>Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa and Weiland will brief the
>>>City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that establishes the strong
>>>evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and prudent investment.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our
>>>children and our city. I hope you can join us on the study mission.
>>>Let¹s make high-quality, Preschool for All a reality in Seattle.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Tim
>>>
>>> Councilmember Tim Burgess
>>> President, Seattle City Council<http://www.seattle.gov/council/>
>>> Chair, Education and Governance
>>>Committee<http://www.seattle.gov/council/com_assign.htm#edu>
>>> 206-684-8806
>>> tim.burgess@seattle.gov<mailto:tim.burgess@seattle.gov>
>>>
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>>><http://www.timburgess.com/> [cid:image002.png@01CF1772.C6B14290]
>>><http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#%21/CouncilmemberTim?ref=ts>
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>>><http://www.seattlechannel.org/news/watchVideos.asp?program=Council>
>>>[cid:image006.png@01CF1772.C6B14290]
>>><http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/>
>>>
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>>>006158t> [cid:image008.jpg@01CF1772.C6B14290]
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From: Rogers, Lesley A
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Universal Pre-K Recap
Date: Friday, March 14, 2014 12:08:23 PM
Attachments: Universlal Pre-K 2014.docx
I love this! I reformatted it with an intro from Jose. Let me know what you think. And I’d want to
run it by Cashel to make sure the intro has the right early learning language.

Lesley

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2014 10:08 AM
To: Rogers, Lesley A
Subject: Fwd: Universal Pre-K Recap

Lesley,

I'm including a document which is a recap of the Universal Pre-K trip I took last week with a
Seattle delegation.

I have had some feedback from others about tightening this up for something like a press
release or white paper for the rest of the Seattle delegation. I drafter this for a narrower
audience, but feel fine altering slightly for a larger audience.

I'm open to suggestions on modification of language or formatting to have this to present to
City Council or Legislators moving forward.

Thanks for any feedback.

-Flip
Sent from my iPad
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Date: March 12, 2014 at 11:08:46 PM PDT
To: "Peaslee, Sharon D" <sdpeaslee@seattleschools.org>, "Patu, Betty"
<bpatu@seattleschools.org>, "McLaren, Martha"
<mlmclaren@seattleschools.org>, "Blanford, Stephan"
<stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org>, "Martin-Morris, Harium"
<hmmorris@seattleschools.org>, "Carr, Sherry L" <slcarr@seattleschools.org>,
"Peters, Susan M" <sue.peters@seattleschools.org>, "Banda, Jose L"
<jlbanda@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Toner, Cashel" <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Universal Pre-K Recap
Good Evening Board Members,

Attached is my summary of the East Coast Universal Pre-K trip with members
from the city and county. I think it was well worth the time and hopefully will
lead to a shared vision of how universal pre-k in Seattle can move forward.

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

-Flip
From: Aisenberg, Kathryn
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: RE: Reminder: SPS/OFE Agenda Items due Wed. @ noon
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:46:54 PM
Added! Thanks Cashel

Kathryn Aisenberg|Senior Education Policy Analyst
Cell: 206-271-3709| Desk: 206-684-8365 | Kathryn.Aisenberg@seattle.gov

From: Toner, Cashel [mailto:cctoner@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 2:54 PM
To: Aisenberg, Kathryn
Subject: RE: Reminder: SPS/OFE Agenda Items due Wed. @ noon

Hi Kathryn, Could we add an update about the Study Mission trip that OFE/SPS and other took last
week to learn about Universal Preschool in other States? I wonder if Holly could give an overview
of the tip and then we could talk about specific partnership opportunities.
Cashel

From: Aisenberg, Kathryn [mailto:Kathryn.Aisenberg@seattle.gov]
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 12:48 PM
To: Miller, Holly; Sidorowicz, Sid; Munoz-Colon, Isabel; Petkun, Adam; 'carmeladellino@gmail.com';
'kristiskan@gmail.com'; Campbell, Carri J ; 'sasjiroyama@seattleschools.org'; Heath, Shauna L; Codd,
Clover; Toner, Cashel; Blanford, J anet L; Cameron, Courtney J ; Wright, Susan L; J essee, Wyeth;
Robbins, Barbara J ; 'kjblock@seattleschools.org'; Kristi Skanderup; Anderson, Eric M; Stone, Michael A;
Griffin, Sonja; J ohnson, Erica K; Schulkin, Rachel; Rahm, Carmen A
Subject: Reminder: SPS/OFE Agenda Items due Wed. @ noon

Hi All,

Our next SPS/OFE monthly meeting is this Thursday, March 13 from 9:00 – 10:30 am in room 2765
at the JSCEE. Please send me your agenda items by noon on Wednesday, March 12 and we’ll
compile and bring copies.

Agenda Items so far:
• Recap on legislative budget implications for schools
• Final semester 1 school data
• School leadership changes

Thanks everyone,
Kathryn

Kathryn Aisenberg |Senior Education Policy Analyst
Cell: 206-271-3709 | Desk: 206-684-8365 | Fax: 206-233-5142
Office for Education
Mailing Address: PO Box 94649, Seattle WA 98124-4649
Physical Location: 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700
http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/education
Kathryn.Aisenberg@seattle.gov

From: Scarlett, Keisha
To: Miller, Steven M
Subject: Re: You Are the Pride of the Nation - Really!
Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:28:09 PM
Gotcha! I can ask. I just talked to the guy today.
Sent from my iPhone
On Mar 10, 2014, at 11:40 PM, "Miller, Steven M" <smmiller@seattleschools.org> wrote:
I so wish they did this for writing.
From: Scarlett, KeishaI
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 7:28 PM
To: !South Shore School
Cc: Encarnacion, Sherrie; Drape, Christopher; Tolley, Michael F; Herndon, Flip; Banda, J ose L; Toner, Cashel;
Aramaki, Kelly; Laura Kohn
Subject: You Are the Pride of the Nation - Really!
Dear South Shore Staff,
I had the opportunity last week to join Mayor Murray, Councilman Tim Burgess and other
councilmen and constituents on a Preschool Mission Trip to the East Coast.
Little did I know that it would end on Thursday in Washington, D.C., with me presenting the South
Shore "story" of access to high quality early education several times
people such as: Roberto Rodriguez, to the Assistant to the US Secretary of Education (Arne Duncan),
Ajay Chaudry, the Deputy Assistant Secretary US Dept. of Health and Human Services,
And at the Capitol to Jim McDermott, Senator Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray.
We received national level praise from Mark Bogosian from the Foundation for Child Development.
He told the room of people from Seattle and the East Coast at panel of early learning leaders at
St. Peter's University in Jersey City, NJ, that "while it is great that you visited the East Coast to see
our work in early learning. You only have to look into your own back yard to look at one of the 'best
models
for P-3 Learning in the country' and there this the principal amongst us sitting right over there (a
whole lot of clapping). The results that they are producing in 3rd and 8th Grade in Reading and
particularly in Mathematics gave me chills."
I shared with every person that encountered of during the trip that the South Shore TEAM of
amazing and dedicated teachers and staff, and generous funding from our Foundation work in
collaboration with parents and building leadership
to offer our program to children in our diverse community.
You may not be aware of the national study that was recently conducted by EcoNW that is cited on
the Foundation for Child Development website as giving major kudos. The video was shared with
the US Dept of Education leadership as
well as the group of constituents. I happily was mistaken for former South Shore parent and my
mentor, the late Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson. She was smart, beautiful and kind so I could do so
much worse :)
Here is the shout out sent to me by former, New School Foundation Executive Director, Laura Kohn.
I want you to know how proud I am of each of you and how much I missed you while I was out on
leave. I appreciate the opportunity to grow
in my leadership along with you as I lead our school. I am always proud of our children and the work
that we do as a team. I hope that you can take an opportunity to look at the study (link below) and
feel the pride that I feel of having the privilege to be a part of the dedicated group of leaders and
teachers who have worked and continue to work in service of our children and families.
The video is a wonderful reminder of the roots of this endeavor and it's aspirations. I hope that you
can take the time to view for the first time or for the 15th time for our senior staff.
From: Foundation for Child Development <anya@fcd-us.org>
Subject: Major PreK-3rd Performance Gains in Seattle
Date: February 27, 2014 at 12:22:16 PM PST
To: laurakohnlaura@gmail.com
Reply-To: anya@fcd-us.org
The Learning Curve
News, research and policy information from FCD
Issue No. 221
February 27, 2014
Evidence of Learning Gains at Seattle's South Shore
School

A recent evaluation of students who enrolled in PreK at The
South Shore School, a PreK-8th Grade School in southeast
Seattle, significantly outperformed demographically
similar students attending other Seattle Public Schools in math
and moderately outperformed them in reading.

The eight minute video, PreKindergarten -3
rd
Grade: A New
Beginning for American Education, highlights PreK-3
rd
in action
at the South Shore School.


Additional Resources

The Power of PreK-3
rd
: How a Small Foundation Helped Push
Washington State to the Forefront of the PreK-3
rd
Movement


FCD on Twitter
Quick Links
FCD Home Page
PreK-3rd Education
Child Well-Being Index
Young Scholars
Program
The Learning Curve
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RSS
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From: <Burgess>, Tim <Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov>
Date: Monday, March 10, 2014 3:29 PM
To: "Burgess, Tim" <Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov>
Cc: "Pedersen, Alex" <Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov>
Subject: Thank You for Joining the Preschool for All Study Mission
Dear Study Mission Colleagues,

Wow. What an inspiring and productive trip! Look at you all.

<image004.jpg>My favorite part of the trip was engaging with the teachers and children in their colorful
classrooms. The site visits reinforced and confirmed for me what we have seen in the academic research: only
preschool that is high quality can truly prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. And high quality across
an entire city is not some abstract concept. We saw it in Boston and Jersey City. High quality preschool
requires well-paid, well-qualified teachers with strong, proactive coaching and professional development and
evidence-based curricula. This is our goal for Seattle—high quality preschool for all of our city’s three and
four year olds.

On Thursday, I believe we successfully communicated to federal officials and the members of Congress we met
with that Seattle intends to do it right for our kids. The fact that Roberto Rodriguez, the President’s special
advisor on education, came over from the White House to join our meeting reinforced for me that we are
going about this correctly.





In Boston and New Jersey, we heard about the importance of high-quality, positive interactions between
teacher and student.
Here’s an image that captures just that—

<image005.jpg>



















As someone eloquently said during our trip, “Let's do big things for our smallest children.”

Thank you for being part of our study mission.


<image006.jpg> Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov
www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

<image015.gif> <image016.gif> <image017.gif> <image018.gif> <image019.gif>

<image020.jpg> <image021.jpg>


From: Wright, Charles E
To: Toner, Cashel
Cc: Wallace, Venetia H
Subject: Universal Preschool Study Mission
Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:32:34 PM
Hi Cashel,
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the trip and important next steps. Will also look forward to reading
Flip's summary.
Best,
Charles
Sent from my iPhone
From: Scarlett, Keisha
To: Encarnacion, Sherrie
Subject: Re: You Are the Pride of the Nation - Really!
Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:37:46 AM
Sherrie,
I tell everyone that during the years that you were principal, you did the heavy lifting.there are visible signs of
your leadership and the school community remains
grateful to you.
Take care!
Keisha
Sent from my iPhone
On Mar 10, 2014, at 10:59 PM, "Encarnacion, Sherrie" <sencarnacion@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Keisha,
Thank you for sharing the continued success of South Shore with the larger political and educational community.
What an exciting trip you had! I barely recognized myself; it seemed like my experience was so many moons
ago. The data continues to show the impact of quality early learning experiences and it is so wonderful to see
the students continue to thrive and be a model of powerful learning.
Thank you for your continued advocacy and for leading the early learning vision across our nation.
Best wishes and continued success to you all!
Warmly,
Sherrie
From: Scarlett, Keisha
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 7:28 PM
To: !South Shore School
Cc: Encarnacion, Sherrie; Drape, Christopher; Tolley, Michael F; Herndon, Flip; Banda, J ose L; Toner, Cashel;
Aramaki, Kelly; Laura Kohn
Subject: You Are the Pride of the Nation - Really!
Dear South Shore Staff,
I had the opportunity last week to join Mayor Murray, Councilman Tim Burgess and other
councilmen and constituents on a Preschool Mission Trip to the East Coast.
Little did I know that it would end on Thursday in Washington, D.C., with me presenting the South
Shore "story" of access to high quality early education several times
people such as: Roberto Rodriguez, to the Assistant to the US Secretary of Education (Arne Duncan),
Ajay Chaudry, the Deputy Assistant Secretary US Dept. of Health and Human Services,
And at the Capitol to Jim McDermott, Senator Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray.
We received national level praise from Mark Bogosian from the Foundation for Child Development.
He told the room of people from Seattle and the East Coast at panel of early learning leaders at
St. Peter's University in Jersey City, NJ, that "while it is great that you visited the East Coast to see
our work in early learning. You only have to look into your own back yard to look at one of the 'best
models
for P-3 Learning in the country' and there this the principal amongst us sitting right over there (a
whole lot of clapping). The results that they are producing in 3rd and 8th Grade in Reading and
particularly in Mathematics gave me chills."
I shared with every person that encountered of during the trip that the South Shore TEAM of
amazing and dedicated teachers and staff, and generous funding from our Foundation work in
collaboration with parents and building leadership
to offer our program to children in our diverse community.
You may not be aware of the national study that was recently conducted by EcoNW that is cited on
the Foundation for Child Development website as giving major kudos. The video was shared with
the US Dept of Education leadership as
well as the group of constituents. I happily was mistaken for former South Shore parent and my
mentor, the late Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson. She was smart, beautiful and kind so I could do so
much worse :)
Here is the shout out sent to me by former, New School Foundation Executive Director, Laura Kohn.
I want you to know how proud I am of each of you and how much I missed you while I was out on
leave. I appreciate the opportunity to grow
in my leadership along with you as I lead our school. I am always proud of our children and the work
that we do as a team. I hope that you can take an opportunity to look at the study (link below) and
feel the pride that I feel of having the privilege to be a part of the dedicated group of leaders and
teachers who have worked and continue to work in service of our children and families.
The video is a wonderful reminder of the roots of this endeavor and it's aspirations. I hope that you
can take the time to view for the first time or for the 15th time for our senior staff.
From: Foundation for Child Development <anya@fcd-us.org>
Subject: Major PreK-3rd Performance Gains in Seattle
Date: February 27, 2014 at 12:22:16 PM PST
To: laurakohnlaura@gmail.com
Reply-To: anya@fcd-us.org
The Learning Curve
News, research and policy information from FCD
Issue No. 221
February 27, 2014
Evidence of Learning Gains at Seattle's South Shore
School

A recent evaluation of students who enrolled in PreK at The
South Shore School, a PreK-8th Grade School in southeast
Seattle, significantly outperformed demographically
similar students attending other Seattle Public Schools in math
and moderately outperformed them in reading.

The eight minute video, PreKindergarten -3
rd
Grade: A New
Beginning for American Education, highlights PreK-3
rd
in action
at the South Shore School.


Additional Resources

FCD on Twitter
Quick Links
FCD Home Page
PreK-3rd Education
Child Well-Being Index
Young Scholars
Program
The Learning Curve
Subscribe to FCD's
RSS
The Power of PreK-3
rd
: How a Small Foundation Helped Push
Washington State to the Forefront of the PreK-3
rd
Movement


Connecting Research with Policy for Social Change since 1900
Forward email
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From: <Burgess>, Tim <Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov>
Date: Monday, March 10, 2014 3:29 PM
To: "Burgess, Tim" <Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov>
Cc: "Pedersen, Alex" <Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov>
Subject: Thank You for Joining the Preschool for All Study Mission
Dear Study Mission Colleagues,

Wow. What an inspiring and productive trip! Look at you all.

<image004.jpg>My favorite part of the trip was engaging with the teachers and children in their colorful
classrooms. The site visits reinforced and confirmed for me what we have seen in the academic research: only
preschool that is high quality can truly prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. And high quality across
an entire city is not some abstract concept. We saw it in Boston and Jersey City. High quality preschool
requires well-paid, well-qualified teachers with strong, proactive coaching and professional development and
evidence-based curricula. This is our goal for Seattle—high quality preschool for all of our city’s three and
four year olds.

On Thursday, I believe we successfully communicated to federal officials and the members of Congress we met
with that Seattle intends to do it right for our kids. The fact that Roberto Rodriguez, the President’s special
advisor on education, came over from the White House to join our meeting reinforced for me that we are
going about this correctly.





In Boston and New Jersey, we heard about the importance of high-quality, positive interactions between
teacher and student.
Here’s an image that captures just that—

<image005.jpg>



















As someone eloquently said during our trip, “Let's do big things for our smallest children.”

Thank you for being part of our study mission.


<image006.jpg> Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov
www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

<image015.gif> <image016.gif> <image017.gif> <image018.gif> <image019.gif>

<image020.jpg> <image021.jpg>


From: Scarlett, Keisha
To: Miller, Steven M
Subject: Re: You Are the Pride of the Nation - Really!
Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:33:37 AM
Tell me about that? How could it look?
I saw some exciting examples of writing and STEM in the preschools
In Boston and Jersey city.
Sent from my iPhone
On Mar 10, 2014, at 11:40 PM, "Miller, Steven M" <smmiller@seattleschools.org> wrote:
I so wish they did this for writing.
From: Scarlett, KeishaI
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 7:28 PM
To: !South Shore School
Cc: Encarnacion, Sherrie; Drape, Christopher; Tolley, Michael F; Herndon, Flip; Banda, J ose L; Toner, Cashel;
Aramaki, Kelly; Laura Kohn
Subject: You Are the Pride of the Nation - Really!
Dear South Shore Staff,
I had the opportunity last week to join Mayor Murray, Councilman Tim Burgess and other
councilmen and constituents on a Preschool Mission Trip to the East Coast.
Little did I know that it would end on Thursday in Washington, D.C., with me presenting the South
Shore "story" of access to high quality early education several times
people such as: Roberto Rodriguez, to the Assistant to the US Secretary of Education (Arne Duncan),
Ajay Chaudry, the Deputy Assistant Secretary US Dept. of Health and Human Services,
And at the Capitol to Jim McDermott, Senator Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray.
We received national level praise from Mark Bogosian from the Foundation for Child Development.
He told the room of people from Seattle and the East Coast at panel of early learning leaders at
St. Peter's University in Jersey City, NJ, that "while it is great that you visited the East Coast to see
our work in early learning. You only have to look into your own back yard to look at one of the 'best
models
for P-3 Learning in the country' and there this the principal amongst us sitting right over there (a
whole lot of clapping). The results that they are producing in 3rd and 8th Grade in Reading and
particularly in Mathematics gave me chills."
I shared with every person that encountered of during the trip that the South Shore TEAM of
amazing and dedicated teachers and staff, and generous funding from our Foundation work in
collaboration with parents and building leadership
to offer our program to children in our diverse community.
You may not be aware of the national study that was recently conducted by EcoNW that is cited on
the Foundation for Child Development website as giving major kudos. The video was shared with
the US Dept of Education leadership as
well as the group of constituents. I happily was mistaken for former South Shore parent and my
mentor, the late Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson. She was smart, beautiful and kind so I could do so
much worse :)
Here is the shout out sent to me by former, New School Foundation Executive Director, Laura Kohn.
I want you to know how proud I am of each of you and how much I missed you while I was out on
leave. I appreciate the opportunity to grow
in my leadership along with you as I lead our school. I am always proud of our children and the work
that we do as a team. I hope that you can take an opportunity to look at the study (link below) and
feel the pride that I feel of having the privilege to be a part of the dedicated group of leaders and
teachers who have worked and continue to work in service of our children and families.
The video is a wonderful reminder of the roots of this endeavor and it's aspirations. I hope that you
can take the time to view for the first time or for the 15th time for our senior staff.
From: Foundation for Child Development <anya@fcd-us.org>
Subject: Major PreK-3rd Performance Gains in Seattle
Date: February 27, 2014 at 12:22:16 PM PST
To: laurakohnlaura@gmail.com
Reply-To: anya@fcd-us.org
The Learning Curve
News, research and policy information from FCD
Issue No. 221
February 27, 2014
Evidence of Learning Gains at Seattle's South Shore
School

A recent evaluation of students who enrolled in PreK at The
South Shore School, a PreK-8th Grade School in southeast
Seattle, significantly outperformed demographically
similar students attending other Seattle Public Schools in math
and moderately outperformed them in reading.

The eight minute video, PreKindergarten -3
rd
Grade: A New
Beginning for American Education, highlights PreK-3
rd
in action
at the South Shore School.


Additional Resources

The Power of PreK-3
rd
: How a Small Foundation Helped Push
Washington State to the Forefront of the PreK-3
rd
Movement


FCD on Twitter
Quick Links
FCD Home Page
PreK-3rd Education
Child Well-Being Index
Young Scholars
Program
The Learning Curve
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From: <Burgess>, Tim <Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov>
Date: Monday, March 10, 2014 3:29 PM
To: "Burgess, Tim" <Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov>
Cc: "Pedersen, Alex" <Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov>
Subject: Thank You for Joining the Preschool for All Study Mission
Dear Study Mission Colleagues,

Wow. What an inspiring and productive trip! Look at you all.

<image004.jpg>My favorite part of the trip was engaging with the teachers and children in their colorful
classrooms. The site visits reinforced and confirmed for me what we have seen in the academic research: only
preschool that is high quality can truly prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. And high quality across
an entire city is not some abstract concept. We saw it in Boston and Jersey City. High quality preschool
requires well-paid, well-qualified teachers with strong, proactive coaching and professional development and
evidence-based curricula. This is our goal for Seattle—high quality preschool for all of our city’s three and
four year olds.

On Thursday, I believe we successfully communicated to federal officials and the members of Congress we met
with that Seattle intends to do it right for our kids. The fact that Roberto Rodriguez, the President’s special
advisor on education, came over from the White House to join our meeting reinforced for me that we are
going about this correctly.





In Boston and New Jersey, we heard about the importance of high-quality, positive interactions between
teacher and student.
Here’s an image that captures just that—

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As someone eloquently said during our trip, “Let's do big things for our smallest children.”

Thank you for being part of our study mission.


<image006.jpg> Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov
www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Laura Kohn
To: Scarlett Keisha
Subject: Re: You Are the Pride of the Nation - Really!
Date: Monday, March 10, 2014 8:59:21 PM
Wow, this is so exciting! I’m so glad you had this experience, and Mark is now my new best friend. There is no one better than you to represent the work and to extend it.
The links came through weirdly for me - hope they are better for everyone else!
Love,
Laura
On Mar 10, 2014, at 7:28 PM, Scarlett, Keisha <kdscarlett@seattleschools.org> wrote:
> Dear South Shore Staff,
> I had the opportunity last week to join Mayor Murray, Councilman Tim Burgess and other councilmen and constituents on a Preschool Mission Trip to the East Coast.
> Little did I know that it would end on Thursday in Washington, D.C., with me presenting the South Shore "story" of access to high quality early education several times
> people such as: Roberto Rodriguez, to the Assistant to the US Secretary of Education (Arne Duncan), Ajay Chaudry, the Deputy Assistant Secretary US Dept. of Health and Human Services,
> And at the Capitol to Jim McDermott, Senator Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray.
>
> We received national level praise from Mark Bogosian from the Foundation for Child Development. He told the room of people from Seattle and the East Coast at panel of early learning leaders at
> St. Peter's University in Jersey City, NJ, that "while it is great that you visited the East Coast to see our work in early learning. You only have to look into your own back yard to look at one of the 'best models
> for P-3 Learning in the country' and there this the principal amongst us sitting right over there (a whole lot of clapping). The results that they are producing in 3rd and 8th Grade in Reading and particularly in Mathematics gave me chills."
> I shared with every person that encountered of during the trip that the South Shore TEAMof amazing and dedicated teachers and staff, and generous funding from our Foundation work in collaboration with parents and building leadership
> to offer our program to children in our diverse community.
>
> You may not be aware of the national study that was recently conducted by EcoNW that is cited on the Foundation for Child Development website as giving major kudos. The video was shared with the US Dept of Education leadership as
> well as the group of constituents. I happily was mistaken for former South Shore parent and my mentor, the late Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson. She was smart, beautiful and kind so I could do so much worse :)
>
> Here is the shout out sent to me by former, New School Foundation Executive Director, Laura Kohn. I want you to know how proud I am of each of you and how much I missed you while I was out on leave. I appreciate the opportunity to grow
> in my leadership along with you as I lead our school. I am always proud of our children and the work that we do as a team. I hope that you can take an opportunity to look at the study (link below) and feel the pride that I feel of having the privilege to be a part of the dedicated group of leaders and
teachers who have worked and continue to work in service of our children and families.
>
> The video is a wonderful reminder of the roots of this endeavor and it's aspirations. I hope that you can take the time to view for the first time or for the 15th time for our senior staff.
>
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> From: <Burgess>, Tim <Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov<mailto:Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov>>
> Date: Monday, March 10, 2014 3:29 PM
> To: "Burgess, Tim" <Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov<mailto:Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov>>
> Cc: "Pedersen, Alex" <Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov<mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov>>
> Subject: Thank You for Joining the Preschool for All Study Mission
>
> Dear Study Mission Colleagues,
>
> Wow. What an inspiring and productive trip! Look at you all.
>
> [Group photo March 2014 - MEDIUMRES]My favorite part of the trip was engaging with the teachers and children in their colorful classrooms. The site visits reinforced and confirmed for me what we have seen in the academic research: only preschool that is high quality can truly prepare children
for kindergarten and beyond. And high quality across an entire city is not some abstract concept. We saw it in Boston and Jersey City. High quality preschool requires well-paid, well-qualified teachers with strong, proactive coaching and professional development and evidence-based curricula. This
is our goal for Seattle—high quality preschool for all of our city’s three and four year olds.
>
> On Thursday, I believe we successfully communicated to federal officials and the members of Congress we met with that Seattle intends to do it right for our kids. The fact that Roberto Rodriguez, the President’s special advisor on education, came over from the White House to join our meeting
reinforced for me that we are going about this correctly.
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> Councilmember Tim Burgess
> President, Seattle City Council
> Chair, Education and Governance Committee
> 206-684-8806
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From: Burgess, Tim
To: Burgess, Tim
Cc: Pedersen, Alex
Subject: Thank You for J oining the Preschool for All Study Mission
Date: Monday, March 10, 2014 4:30:39 PM
Attachments: Group photo March 2014 - MEDIUM RES.jpg
Dear Study Mission Colleagues,

Wow. What an inspiring and productive trip! Look at you all.

My favorite part of the trip was engaging with the teachers and children in their colorful
classrooms. The site visits reinforced and confirmed for me what we have seen in the academic
research: only preschool that is high quality can truly prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.
And high quality across an entire city is not some abstract concept. We saw it in Boston and Jersey
City. High quality preschool requires well-paid, well-qualified teachers with strong, proactive
coaching and professional development and evidence-based curricula. This is our goal for Seattle—high
quality preschool for all of our city’s three and four year olds.

On Thursday, I believe we successfully communicated to federal officials and the members of Congress
we met with that Seattle intends to do it right for our kids. The fact that Roberto Rodriguez, the
President’s special advisor on education, came over from the White House to join our meeting
reinforced for me that we are going about this correctly.





In Boston and New Jersey, we heard about the importance of high-quality, positive interactions
between teacher and student.
Here’s an image that captures just that—




















As someone eloquently said during our trip, “Let's do big things for our smallest children.”

Thank you for being part of our study mission.


Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov
www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/






From: Bagshaw, Sally
To: Burgess, Tim; Robinson Slote, Dana; Harrell, Bruce
Cc: "George Allen"; Flip Herndon (ltherndon@seattleschools.org); "scottk@seattlechamber.com"
Subject: Bridging the Economic Divide -- High Quality Preschool for All Seattle Children
Date: Monday, March 10, 2014 1:58:23 PM
Tim, Bruce and Dana, George, Flip, and Scott: I thought you’d like to see my blog about our trip to
the East Coast and the need to implement high quality preschool here. I learned a great deal on
the trip with everyone. Feel free to share my thoughts with anyone.

Scott/George – do you have an email mailing list for all who went? I would like to connect with
members of the group.

http://bagshaw.seattle.gov/wp-admin/post.php?post=3279&action=edit&message=1

--Sally
From: Heath, Shauna L
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Re: Checking in
Date: Thursday, March 06, 2014 7:14:23 PM
For you I will make time!
Shauna Heath
On Mar 6, 2014, at 6:45 PM, "Toner, Cashel" <cctoner@seattleschools.org> wrote:
In Denver - back on Seattle tonight at 1045
Do you have any time tomorrow?
Sent from my iPhone
On Mar 6, 2014, at 2:31 PM, "Heath, Shauna L" <slheath@seattleschools.org>
wrote:
Are you back? I would love to chat about it.

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 1:30 PM
To: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: Checking in

Hi Shauna,
I wanted to check in with you and give you an update about this trip.
Yesterday we visited Boston Public schools – Boston's mayor greeted our
delegation and we had a presentation from Jason Sachs. It was informative
and promising. Today we visited Jersey City schools – they have universal
preschool for all 3 and 4 year old children serving about 4,000 students. The
school district has half of the classrooms and then they partner with
community organizations for the other half. The model is sound and the
classrooms were impressive.

Generally speaking I have learned many, many things and have been able to
connect with other delegation members including Stephan, the Mayor, Tim,
Holly, and others. I will give you more detailed report when I get back on
Friday.


Cashel

From: Codd, Clover
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: Re: Town Hall Strategic Plan Meetings - Light Refreshments
Date: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 5:41:02 PM
Ok, thx
Sent from my iPhone
On Mar 5, 2014, at 5:31 PM, "Stambor, Patricia L" <plstambor@seattleschools.org> wrote:
I have an ask into NS. Just a heads up. On the Preschool Mission trip. I cannot get a
refund for Charles ticket and I we may have to swallow the conference costs too.

From: Codd, Clover
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 4:52 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L; Paraghamian, Aleta
Subject: Town Hall Strategic Plan Meetings - Light Refreshments

Hello Patricia,

I offered to buy coffee and cookies for the town hall meetings (5 regional). We can use the
Alliance grant for "implementation of the strategic plan" for this purpose.

Patricia, even though they are in the evenings, can we get Nutrition Services to prepare and
bring coffee/cookies for 75?

The first one is Monday, March 10th.

Thoughts?

Clover
From: Herndon, Flip
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: FW: Preschool for All Study Mission ­Final Reminder and Weather
Update
Date: Sunday, March 02, 2014 8:41:07 PM
Attachments: Preschool for All Study Mission Agenda.pdf
Preschool for All Study Mission Roster.pdf
From: Scott Kennedy <scottk@seattlechamber.com>
Date: Friday, February 28, 2014 4:07 PM
To: Scott Kennedy <scottk@seattlechamber.com>
Cc: Gabriella Buono <gabriellab@seattlechamber.com>
Subject: Preschool for All Study Mission – Final Reminder and Weather Update
Dear study mission participants,

We’re looking forward to a great trip on Monday, and hope that you are too.
In preparation for our visits to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, DC, we advise all participants to
check the weather throughout the weekend and plan to dress warmly. Both Boston and Jersey
City have expectations of moderate snowfall on Sunday and Monday, with Washington, DC
expecting shifting weather between rain and snow. All three cities have expectations of below-
freezing temperatures. Please be sure to bring appropriate clothing, and we advise everyone to
wear flat, close-toed shoes, as some of our programs will involve walking around outside.

The trip agenda and roster are attached, and we look forward to seeing many of you on Monday
morning on Alaska Flight 12, departing Seattle for Boston, MA at 9:45 a.m.

Flights and hotels:
· Flying on the group flight listed in the agenda? Go directly to the gate the morning of
Monday, March 3
rd
and board the airplane. Members of our staff will provide you with a
hard copy of your trip materials either at the gate, or upon arrival in Boston.
· You should arrive in Boston, MA just before 6 p.m. EST.
· Head to the baggage claim area, where you’ll meet up with Chamber and City staff to direct
you to the Charter bus
· Hotels: Your hotels are already booked and included in your registration (unless otherwise
arranged). Delegates will simply check in upon arrival and provide a credit card for any
incidentals incurred during their stay.
o Monday, March 3
rd
–Seaport Boston Hotel (1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210).
o Tuesday, March 4
th
–Doubletree by Hilton (455 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City,
New Jersey, 07310)
o Wednesday, March 5
th
– Four Points by Sheraton (1201 K. Street NW, Washington,
DC, 20005)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact meusing the email or cell phone number
listed below or my colleague Gabriella Buono (cell: 206.226.1217)

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state and federal
levels

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Murphy, Craig
Subject: FW: Grant funds for the Preschool Trip
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:28:13 PM


From: Scarlett, Keisha
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:19 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Ching, Kenny; Festa, Alicia R; Nermo, Paul; Gallichan, Kathy
Subject: Re: Grant funds for the Preschool Trip

Hi there please use NSX7927S40
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 27, 2014, at 3:09 PM, "Stambor, Patricia L" <plstambor@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Keisha,

Paul Nermo from purchasing is with me right now. He says your grant funding is short
by $600.00 for this commitment item. We are using NSX79207S50.

Is it okay for Kenny Ching (or Kathy Gallichan) to move funds from another
commitment item to 7011 so we can cover the costs for the registration and travel?
I am going to be gone tomorrow and Monday so would mind dealing directly with
Kenny (or Kathy) and purchasing. I have both in CC line.

Keisha 1800 900 2700
Lauri 1800 900 2700

Total 5400


<image002.jpg>
Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Festa, Alicia R
Subject: FW: Grant funds for the Preschool Trip
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:22:07 PM
You got this okay??? Thanks!

From: Scarlett, Keisha
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:18 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: Re: Grant funds for the Preschool Trip

Hi Patricia
Move from S40 for now.
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 27, 2014, at 3:09 PM, "Stambor, Patricia L" <plstambor@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Keisha,

Paul Nermo from purchasing is with me right now. He says your grant funding is short
by $600.00 for this commitment item. We are using NSX79207S50.

Is it okay for Kenny Ching (or Kathy Gallichan) to move funds from another
commitment item to 7011 so we can cover the costs for the registration and travel?
I am going to be gone tomorrow and Monday so would mind dealing directly with
Kenny (or Kathy) and purchasing. I have both in CC line.

Keisha 1800 900 2700
Lauri 1800 900 2700

Total 5400


<image002.jpg>
Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Coan, Melissa L; Festa, Alicia R
Subject: RE: Cost center for Preschool mission registration 2600 P00220000A
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:50:39 PM
Okay, Thanks so much. Alicia please try this for Flip’s registration.

From: Coan, Melissa L
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:13 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Festa, Alicia R; McElhinney, Denise; Bath, Christine
Subject: RE: Cost center for Preschool mission registration 2600 P00220000A

Hi Patricia,

Let’s charge this to a different cost center, 2710 K80220000B. Please let me know if you have
questions or encounter any other issues.

Melissa


From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 1:47 PM
To: Coan, Melissa L
Cc: Festa, Alicia R; McElhinney, Denise; Bath, Christine
Subject: Cost center for Preschool mission registration 2600 P00220000A
Importance: High

Melissa,

I am working with Alicia Festa (in purchasing) to create a PO for registration for Flip. This cost
center was given to me for airfare and conference registration (Preschool Mission Trip). I
checked with Denise and she said there wasn’t budget to cover the $1800 registration cost (which
includes hotel and meals). Can you load the funds into the budget or provide another cost center
for Alicia?

He is leaving on Monday morning and I would like to give a PO # to the Seattle Chamber before
they go. Below is the cost center that Alicia is working with (or, I guess, not working with!).

2600 P00220000A

I will be out of the office tomorrow and Monday. Thanks


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Gabriella Buono
To: Morrison, Laura; Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Toner, Cashel; Scarlett, Keisha
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:31:06 AM
Okay, I'll just note you guys won't be on the bus with us to the airport.
Let me know if that changes.
Thanks for the quick response!
-----Original Message-----
From: Morrison, Laura [mailto:lemorrison@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:02 AM
To: Gabriella Buono; Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Toner, Cashel; Scarlett, Keisha
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
My apologies Gabriella,
I will go out on the limb and suggest that our group take a cab a bit earlier.
Laurie
________________________________
From: Gabriella Buono [gabriellab@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:01 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Toner, Cashel; Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Hi all...I sent this last week and have not heard back - so I wanted to reach out again regarding your plans to get to
the airport on Thursday....
Hi All...I understand that you all are taking a 6pm flight out of DC, because the suggested flight was booked.
I have a logistics question for you all: On the last day - Thursday the group plans to arrive at the Reagan airport at
5pm (since the suggested flight takes off at 6:40 pm). You are welcome to ride with us to the airport or if they
would like to get their sooner it might be wise for you to take taxi's from the Senate House to the airport.
Let me know what your plans are so we can account for you as we board the bus to the airport.
Thanks!
From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:59 PM
To: Annie Boeckman; Gabriella Buono
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Toner, Cashel; Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura; Wright, Charles E
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Annie and Gabriella,
I will be out of the office on Friday and Monday. Wanted to update you on the titles of our members from Seattle
Public Schools.
Charles Wright, Deputy Superintendent, Seattle Public Schools Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent, Capital,
Facilities & Enrollment, Seattle Public Schools Cashel Toner, Director of Early Learning, Seattle Public Schools
Keisha Scarlett, Principal, South Shore K-8 Laurie Morrison, Principal, Graham Hill Elementary
Here are their emails.
cewright1@seattleschools.org<mailto:cewright1@seattleschools.org>
ltherndon@seattleschools.org<mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
cctoner@seattleschools.org<mailto:cctoner@seattleschools.org>
kdscarlett@seattleschools.org<mailto:kdscarlett@seattleschools.org>
lemorrison@seattleschools.org<mailto:lemorrison@seattleschools.org>
From: Annie Boeckman [mailto:annieb@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:44 PM
To: Gabriella Buono; Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Hello Patricia,
The invoice for the five attendees is attached. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Best,
Annie
Annie Boeckman
Registration Manager
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce<http://www.seattlechamber.com/>
annieb@seattlechamber.com<mailto:annieb@seattlechamber.com> | d: 206-389-7271
Sign up for the Women in Business Leadership Initiative (WIBLI)
<http://www.seattlechamber.com/Events/EventDetails.aspx?articleID=2972> Kickoff Symposium - empowering
women in business and leadership.
From: Gabriella Buono
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:31 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Hi Patricia...Sounds good - Annie, our registration manager, will send that over to you.
Thanks!
From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:00 PM
To: Gabriella Buono
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
I need one invoice that shows the cost of all 5 participants for $9000.00. I will need to create a PO and can submit
payment once we have received the services
Can you send this to me? Patricia
From: Gabriella Buono [mailto:gabriellab@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:37 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L; Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com<mailto:liz@scaneastwest.com>)
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Hi there...We take checks or contact Annie (206-389-7271) to pay with a credit card number. Let us know if you
need invoices for any of the five folks registered.
Thanks and we look forward to having them on the trip.
Gabriella Buono
Director of Programs & Events
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce<http://www.seattlechamber.com/>
gabriellab@seattlechamber.com<mailto:gabriellab@seattlechamber.com> | d: 206-389-7246
Seattle Business Tradeshow<http://www.seattlechamber.com/Events/Programs/ProgramDetail/Seattle-Business-
Tradeshow.aspx?tagsFilter=Annual,Networking>-160 exhibitors and 1500 attendees! Boost your brand and meet
your next customer, May 15
From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:16 AM
To: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com<mailto:liz@scaneastwest.com>)
Cc: Gabriella Buono
Subject: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Liz,
I checked with Marlene in AccountsPayable and she said we have to go-ahead to book flights for the following.
See attached documents for specifics. I will ask Gabriella on how to pay for the registration costs.
Participants
Conference Cost
Airfare (estimate)
DOB
Sex
Depart
Return
Charles E Wright Jr.
1800
900
11/8/1969
m
3-Mar
Returning March 5 - Arrive in Seattle by 3:00 PM
Keisha D. Scarlett
1800
900
6/5/1974
f
3-Mar
6-Mar
Laura Elizabeth Morrison
1800
900
5/23/1970
f
3-Mar
6-Mar
Cashel Toner
1800
900
6/8/1978
f
3-Mar
6-Mar
Lester Thomas Herndon
1800
900
12/11/1969
m
3-Mar
6-Mar
Total Cost of Trip for 5 individuals
9000
4500
[School Logo Color]
Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org<mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org>
206.252.0090
From: Herndon, Flip
To: "Gabriella Buono"; Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Toner, Cashel; Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:03:10 AM
I have not conferred with everyone else, but I am fine with whatever the rest of the group would
like to do.

From: Gabriella Buono [mailto:gabriellab@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:01 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Toner, Cashel; Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hi all…I sent this last week and have not heard back - so I wanted to reach out again regarding your
plans to get to the airport on Thursday….


Hi All…I understand that you all are taking a 6pm flight out of DC, because the suggested flight was
booked.

I have a logistics question for you all: On the last day - Thursday the group plans to arrive at the
Reagan airport at 5pm (since the suggested flight takes off at 6:40 pm). You are welcome to ride
with us to the airport or if they would like to get their sooner it might be wise for you to take taxi’s
from the Senate House to the airport.

Let me know what your plans are so we can account for you as we board the bus to the airport.

Thanks!


From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:59 PM
To: Annie Boeckman; Gabriella Buono
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Toner, Cashel; Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura; Wright, Charles E
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Annie and Gabriella,

I will be out of the office on Friday and Monday. Wanted to update you on the titles of our
members from Seattle Public Schools.

Charles Wright, Deputy Superintendent, Seattle Public Schools
Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent, Capital, Facilities & Enrollment, Seattle Public Schools
Cashel Toner, Director of Early Learning, Seattle Public Schools
Keisha Scarlett, Principal, South Shore K-8
Laurie Morrison, Principal, Graham Hill Elementary

Here are their emails.

cewright1@seattleschools.org
ltherndon@seattleschools.org
cctoner@seattleschools.org
kdscarlett@seattleschools.org
lemorrison@seattleschools.org


From: Annie Boeckman [mailto:annieb@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:44 PM
To: Gabriella Buono; Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hello Patricia,

The invoice for the five attendees is attached. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best,
Annie

Annie Boeckman
Registration Manager
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
annieb@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7271
Sign up for the Women in Business Leadership Initiative (WIBLI) Kickoff Symposium – empowering women
in business and leadership.


From: Gabriella Buono
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:31 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hi Patricia…Sounds good - Annie, our registration manager, will send that over to you.

Thanks!

From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:00 PM
To: Gabriella Buono
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

I need one invoice that shows the cost of all 5 participants for $9000.00. I will need to create a PO
and can submit payment once we have received the services

Can you send this to me? Patricia

From: Gabriella Buono [mailto:gabriellab@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:37 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L; Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hi there…We take checks or contact Annie (206-389-7271) to pay with a credit card number. Let us
know if you need invoices for any of the five folks registered.

Thanks and we look forward to having them on the trip.

Gabriella Buono
Director of Programs & Events
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
gabriellab@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7246

Seattle Business Tradeshow—160 exhibitors and 1500 attendees! Boost your brand and meet your next customer, May 15


From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:16 AM
To: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Cc: Gabriella Buono
Subject: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Liz,

I checked with Marlene in AccountsPayable and she said we have to go-ahead to book flights
for the following. See attached documents for specifics. I will ask Gabriella on how to pay
for the registration costs.


Participants Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex Depart Return
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning March 5 -
Arrive in Seattle by
3:00 PM
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Morrison, Laura
To: Gabriella Buono; Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Toner, Cashel; Scarlett, Keisha
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:02:19 AM
My apologies Gabriella,
I will go out on the limb and suggest that our group take a cab a bit earlier.
Laurie
From: Gabriella Buono [gabriellab@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:01 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Toner, Cashel; Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Hi all…I sent this last week and have not heard back - so I wanted to reach out again regarding your
plans to get to the airport on Thursday….


Hi All…I understand that you all are taking a 6pm flight out of DC, because the suggested flight was
booked.

I have a logistics question for you all: On the last day - Thursday the group plans to arrive at the
Reagan airport at 5pm (since the suggested flight takes off at 6:40 pm). You are welcome to ride
with us to the airport or if they would like to get their sooner it might be wise for you to take taxi’s
from the Senate House to the airport.

Let me know what your plans are so we can account for you as we board the bus to the airport.

Thanks!


From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:59 PM
To: Annie Boeckman; Gabriella Buono
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Toner, Cashel; Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura; Wright, Charles E
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Annie and Gabriella,

I will be out of the office on Friday and Monday. Wanted to update you on the titles of our
members from Seattle Public Schools.

Charles Wright, Deputy Superintendent, Seattle Public Schools
Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent, Capital, Facilities & Enrollment, Seattle Public Schools
Cashel Toner, Director of Early Learning, Seattle Public Schools
Keisha Scarlett, Principal, South Shore K-8
Laurie Morrison, Principal, Graham Hill Elementary

Here are their emails.

cewright1@seattleschools.org
ltherndon@seattleschools.org
cctoner@seattleschools.org
kdscarlett@seattleschools.org
lemorrison@seattleschools.org


From: Annie Boeckman [mailto:annieb@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:44 PM
To: Gabriella Buono; Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hello Patricia,

The invoice for the five attendees is attached. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best,
Annie

Annie Boeckman
Registration Manager
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
annieb@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7271
Sign up for the Women in Business Leadership Initiative (WIBLI) Kickoff Symposium – empowering women
in business and leadership.


From: Gabriella Buono
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:31 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hi Patricia…Sounds good - Annie, our registration manager, will send that over to you.

Thanks!

From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:00 PM
To: Gabriella Buono
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

I need one invoice that shows the cost of all 5 participants for $9000.00. I will need to create a PO
and can submit payment once we have received the services

Can you send this to me? Patricia

From: Gabriella Buono [mailto:gabriellab@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:37 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L; Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hi there…We take checks or contact Annie (206-389-7271) to pay with a credit card number. Let us
know if you need invoices for any of the five folks registered.

Thanks and we look forward to having them on the trip.

Gabriella Buono
Director of Programs & Events
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
gabriellab@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7246

Seattle Business Tradeshow—160 exhibitors and 1500 attendees! Boost your brand and meet your next customer, May 15


From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:16 AM
To: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Cc: Gabriella Buono
Subject: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Liz,

I checked with Marlene in AccountsPayable and she said we have to go-ahead to book flights
for the following. See attached documents for specifics. I will ask Gabriella on how to pay
for the registration costs.


Participants Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex Depart Return
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning March 5 -
Arrive in Seattle by
3:00 PM
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Gabriella Buono
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014 9:57:48 AM
Great, thank you!

From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 9:39 AM
To: Gabriella Buono
Subject: RE: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics

Gabriella,

Here are the schedules for our group. Sending to you in case there is some last minute
confusion. I will be out on Monday.


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090


From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: "Gabriella Buono"
Subject: RE: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014 9:38:49 AM
Attachments: Possible SPAM 03mar e-ticket confirmation for SCARLETT.....nonrefundable fare.msg
Possible SPAM 03mar e-ticket confirmation for MORRISON.msg
Possible SPAM 03mar e-ticket confirmation for TONER.msg
Possible SPAM 03mar e-ticket confirmation for HERNDON.msg
Possible SPAM 03mar e-ticket confirmaion for Charles Wright J r.msg
Gabriella,

Here are the schedules for our group. Sending to you in case there is some last minute
confusion. I will be out on Monday.


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090


From: J ackson, Tanielle L
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 3:19:27 PM
Thank you

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 3:02 PM
To: J ackson, Tanielle L
Cc: Toner, Cashel
Subject: RE: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics

I sent this to Cashel but here it is again

From: J ackson, Tanielle L
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1:06 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: FW: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics

Patricia,

Do you happen to have all of the flight information for the following event? Cashel Toner is preparing and would like all of the information for her
flight.

Thank you,
Tanielle

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:59 AM
To: Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura; Toner, Cashel; Herndon, Flip; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Bath, Christine
Subject: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics

Everyone,

I am still working on this trip. Getting approval before a long weekend proved to be challenging and a number of people were out on
Tuesday. Liz, our travel agent has informed me that she is having difficulty booking flights.

She can get you all there on the scheduled Alaska flight, however the returning Alaska flight is completely sold out. Liz will need to book the
returning flight on Frontier leaving DC at 6 PM, changing planes in Denver (1 hour stop over) and arriving in Seattle at 10:41 pm.

She will need to book these flights today and will send a detailed itinerary before she confirms.


Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex
Depart
Alaska 12
Depart Seattle
9:45 AM
Return
Frontier
Depart DC
6 PM

Budget
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning
March 5 -
Arrive in
Seattle by 3:00
PM
1000 4T097141A0
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1000 41001211A0
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar 2600 P00220000A

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: J ackson, Tanielle L
Cc: Toner, Cashel
Subject: RE: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 3:01:31 PM
Attachments: Possible SPAM 03mar e-ticket confirmation for TONER.msg
I sent this to Cashel but here it is again

From: J ackson, Tanielle L
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1:06 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: FW: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics

Patricia,

Do you happen to have all of the flight information for the following event? Cashel Toner is preparing and would like all of the information for her
flight.

Thank you,
Tanielle

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:59 AM
To: Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura; Toner, Cashel; Herndon, Flip; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Bath, Christine
Subject: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics

Everyone,

I am still working on this trip. Getting approval before a long weekend proved to be challenging and a number of people were out on
Tuesday. Liz, our travel agent has informed me that she is having difficulty booking flights.

She can get you all there on the scheduled Alaska flight, however the returning Alaska flight is completely sold out. Liz will need to book the
returning flight on Frontier leaving DC at 6 PM, changing planes in Denver (1 hour stop over) and arriving in Seattle at 10:41 pm.

She will need to book these flights today and will send a detailed itinerary before she confirms.


Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex
Depart
Alaska 12
Depart Seattle
9:45 AM
Return
Frontier
Depart DC
6 PM

Budget
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning
March 5 -
Arrive in
Seattle by 3:00
PM
1000 4T097141A0
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1000 41001211A0
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar 2600 P00220000A

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: J ackson, Tanielle L
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Final Details on Preschool for All Study Mission, March 3-6
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 2:05:28 PM
Attachments: AGENDA - Preschool for All Study Mission, March 3-6..pdf
Preschool for All Study Mission Roster.pdf
Registration Follow Up 2014 UPK.PDF
Restoring Opportunity Boston Preschool Chapter in color smaller size.pdf
FYI, I also have a hard copy for you.

From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:44 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Gabriella Buono
Subject: Final Details on Preschool for All Study Mission, March 3-6

Dear Study Mission Participants,

Thank you again for joining this senior-level delegation of regional elected and civic leaders on the
2014 Preschool for All Study Mission, March 3-6 to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, D.C.
We’re very excited about this year’s trip – both in terms of quality of the participants, and the
relevance of the content and its application to our work here in Seattle.

The following is what you need to know for the trip:

Flights and hotels:
• Flying on the group flight listed in the agenda? Go directly to the gate the morning of
Monday, March 3
rd
and board the airplane. Members of our staff will provide you with a
hard copy of your trip materials either at the gate, or upon arrival in Boston.
• You should arrive in Boston, MA just before 6 p.m. EST.
• Head to the baggage claim area, where you’ll meet up with Chamber and City staff to
direct you to the Charter bus
• Hotels: Your hotels are already booked and included in your registration (unless otherwise
arranged). Delegates will simply check in upon arrival and provide a credit card for any
incidentals incurred during their stay.
o Monday, March 3
rd
–Seaport Boston Hotel (1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210).
o Tuesday, March 4
th
–Doubletree by Hilton (455 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City,
New Jersey, 07310)
o Wednesday, March 5
th
– Four Points by Sheraton (1201 K. Street NW, Washington,
DC, 20005)

Trip agenda, background materials and attendees list:
• Please find the trip agenda attached. Included, you will find times and locations for each
of our programs, as well as confirmed information about each of our keynote speakers and
panelists throughout the trip.
• Please find the most recent roster of attendees attached.
• Attached, you will find a copy of the preschool chapter of Restoring Opportunity: The
Crisis of Inequality and the Challenge for American Education by Greg J. Duncan and
Richard J. Murnane. You will receive a copy of the full book upon arrival in Boston, but in
the meantime please take a few moments prior to our trip to read this chapter, which
highlights the importance of early education investments and a case study on preschool
education in the Boston School Districts.
• View this short video on Boston's universal preschool program recommended by
researchers Hiro Yoshikawa and Chris Weiland.
• View this video from the National Institute for Early Learning Education that features some
elements of high quality.

Additional Travel Tips:
• Business casual attire is appropriate for the entire trip. As of today, there is a forecast of
cold weather and snow in Boston and Jersey City, and wet cold weather in Washington,
DC. While we recommend traveling light, please ensure that you are prepared for these
conditions and that you wear comfortable shoes for moving around.
• Please make sure to bring at least one form of government issued identification. Aside
from security at the airport, you will need identification for access to many of the buildings
in Washington, DC.
• One additional travel tip: Wednesday night dinner is on your own in Washington D.C. If
you are familiar with the D.C. area, feel free to make plans for dinner or reservations in
advance. We recommend taking this opportunity to connect and form stronger
relationships with your fellow delegates.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me using the email or phone numbers listed
below or my colleague Gabriella Buono (cell: 206.226.1217)

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state and federal
levels

From: Toner, Cashel
To: J ackson, Tanielle L
Subject: FW: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:26:23 PM


From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:59 AM
To: Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura; Toner, Cashel; Herndon, Flip; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Bath, Christine
Subject: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics

Everyone,

I am still working on this trip. Getting approval before a long weekend proved to be challenging and a number of people were out on
Tuesday. Liz, our travel agent has informed me that she is having difficulty booking flights.

She can get you all there on the scheduled Alaska flight, however the returning Alaska flight is completely sold out. Liz will need to book the
returning flight on Frontier leaving DC at 6 PM, changing planes in Denver (1 hour stop over) and arriving in Seattle at 10:41 pm.

She will need to book these flights today and will send a detailed itinerary before she confirms.


Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex
Depart
Alaska 12
Depart Seattle
9:45 AM
Return
Frontier
Depart DC
6 PM

Budget
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning
March 5 -
Arrive in
Seattle by 3:00
PM
1000 4T097141A0
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1000 41001211A0
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar 2600 P00220000A

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Toner, Cashel
To: J ackson, Tanielle L
Subject: FW: [Possible SPAM] 03mar e-ticket confirmation for TONER
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:26:15 PM
Importance: Low
-----Original Message-----
From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 3:42 PM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: [Possible SPAM] 03mar e-ticket confirmation for TONER
Importance: Low
Your airline reservations for Preschool trip
-----Original Message-----
From: liz [mailto:liz@scaneastwest.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 3:41 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: [Possible SPAM] 03mar e-ticket confirmation for TONER
Importance: Low
Scan East West Travel
100 W. Harrison Street
North Tower, Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98119
206-623-2157
SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TONER/CASHEL
2445-3RD AVENUE SOUTH
SEATTLE WA 98134
SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
2445-3RD AVENUE SOUTH
SEATTLE WA 98134
03 MAR 14 - MONDAY AIRLINE LOCATOR:AS -MESZXL
ALASKA 12 COACH CLASS
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LV: WASH/REAGAN 600P NONSTOP MILES- 1476 CONFIRMED
AR: DENVER 750P
ELAPSED TIME- 3:50
MEAL AT COST
AIRLINE LOCATOR:F9 -ZVQSAH
FRONTIER AIR 143 SPECIAL CL
LV: DENVER 855P NONSTOP MILES- 1024 CONFIRMED
AR: SEATTLE 1041P
ELAPSED TIME- 2:46
MEAL AT COST SEAT- 9C
AIRLINE LOCATOR:AS -MESZXL F9 -ZVQSAH
E-TICKET NUMBER: 027 7345 138 949

CANCEL BY FLIGHT TIME OR TICKET HAS NO VALUE.

AFTER HOURS ASSISTANCE $15.00. CALL 1-800-358-1813. INSPECT
DOCUMENTS. REPORT ERRORS WITHIN 24 HOURS. GOVERNMENT ISSUED
PICTURE I.D. REQUIRED. NAME MUST MATCH I.D. UBI 601-360-434
THIS IS A SPECIAL FARE TICKET. PENALTIES AND RESTRICTIONS APPLY
THIS TICKET IS NONREFUNDABLE
AIR TRANSPORTATION 864.19 TAX 97.81 TTL 962.00
TRANSACTION FEE 30.00
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BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
ADT
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BAG 1 - 25.00 USD UPTO50LB/23KG AND UPTO62LI/158LCM
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CHECKIN/FORM OF PAYMENT/MILITARY/ETC.
From: Toner, Cashel
To: J ackson, Tanielle L
Subject: FW: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:26:08 PM
Attachments: Preschool for All Study Mission Roster.pdf


From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:59 PM
To: 'Annie Boeckman'; Gabriella Buono
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Toner, Cashel; Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura; Wright, Charles E
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Annie and Gabriella,

I will be out of the office on Friday and Monday. Wanted to update you on the titles of our
members from Seattle Public Schools.

Charles Wright, Deputy Superintendent, Seattle Public Schools
Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent, Capital, Facilities & Enrollment, Seattle Public Schools
Cashel Toner, Director of Early Learning, Seattle Public Schools
Keisha Scarlett, Principal, South Shore K-8
Laurie Morrison, Principal, Graham Hill Elementary

Here are their emails.

cewright1@seattleschools.org
ltherndon@seattleschools.org
cctoner@seattleschools.org
kdscarlett@seattleschools.org
lemorrison@seattleschools.org


From: Annie Boeckman [mailto:annieb@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:44 PM
To: Gabriella Buono; Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hello Patricia,

The invoice for the five attendees is attached. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best,
Annie

Annie Boeckman
Registration Manager
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
annieb@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7271
Sign up for the Women in Business Leadership Initiative (WIBLI) Kickoff Symposium – empowering women
in business and leadership.


From: Gabriella Buono
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:31 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hi Patricia…Sounds good - Annie, our registration manager, will send that over to you.

Thanks!

From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:00 PM
To: Gabriella Buono
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

I need one invoice that shows the cost of all 5 participants for $9000.00. I will need to create a PO
and can submit payment once we have received the services

Can you send this to me? Patricia

From: Gabriella Buono [mailto:gabriellab@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:37 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L; Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hi there…We take checks or contact Annie (206-389-7271) to pay with a credit card number. Let us
know if you need invoices for any of the five folks registered.

Thanks and we look forward to having them on the trip.

Gabriella Buono
Director of Programs & Events
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
gabriellab@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7246

Seattle Business Tradeshow—160 exhibitors and 1500 attendees! Boost your brand and meet your next customer, May 15


From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:16 AM
To: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Cc: Gabriella Buono
Subject: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Liz,

I checked with Marlene in AccountsPayable and she said we have to go-ahead to book flights
for the following. See attached documents for specifics. I will ask Gabriella on how to pay
for the registration costs.


Participants Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex Depart Return
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning March 5 -
Arrive in Seattle by
3:00 PM
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Gabriella Buono
To: Scarlett, Keisha
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:29:26 AM
Thanks!
-----Original Message-----
From: Scarlett, Keisha [mailto:kdscarlett@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:50 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L; Annie Boeckman; Gabriella Buono
Subject: Re: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Keisha Scarlett, Principal, South Shore PK-8 School Thank you!
Keisha
From: <Stambor>, Patricia L <plstambor@seattleschools.org<mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org>>
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:59 PM
To: 'Annie Boeckman' <annieb@seattlechamber.com<mailto:annieb@seattlechamber.com>>, Gabriella Buono
<gabriellab@seattlechamber.com<mailto:gabriellab@seattlechamber.com>>
Cc: "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org<mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org>>, "Toner, Cashel"
<cctoner@seattleschools.org<mailto:cctoner@seattleschools.org>>, SPS
<kdscarlett@seattleschools.org<mailto:kdscarlett@seattleschools.org>>, Laurie Morrison
<lemorrison@seattleschools.org<mailto:lemorrison@seattleschools.org>>, "Wright, Charles E"
<cewright1@seattleschools.org<mailto:cewright1@seattleschools.org>>
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Annie and Gabriella,
I will be out of the office on Friday and Monday. Wanted to update you on the titles of our members from Seattle
Public Schools.
Charles Wright, Deputy Superintendent, Seattle Public Schools Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent, Capital,
Facilities & Enrollment, Seattle Public Schools Cashel Toner, Director of Early Learning, Seattle Public Schools
Keisha Scarlett, Principal, South Shore K-8 Laurie Morrison, Principal, Graham Hill Elementary
Here are their emails.
cewright1@seattleschools.org<mailto:cewright1@seattleschools.org>
ltherndon@seattleschools.org<mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
cctoner@seattleschools.org<mailto:cctoner@seattleschools.org>
kdscarlett@seattleschools.org<mailto:kdscarlett@seattleschools.org>
lemorrison@seattleschools.org<mailto:lemorrison@seattleschools.org>
From: Annie Boeckman [mailto:annieb@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:44 PM
To: Gabriella Buono; Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Hello Patricia,
The invoice for the five attendees is attached. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Best,
Annie
Annie Boeckman
Registration Manager
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce<http://www.seattlechamber.com/>
annieb@seattlechamber.com<mailto:annieb@seattlechamber.com> | d: 206-389-7271
Sign up for the Women in Business Leadership Initiative(WIBLI)
<http://www.seattlechamber.com/Events/EventDetails.aspx?articleID=2972>Kickoff Symposium - empowering
women in business and leadership.
From: Gabriella Buono
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:31 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Hi Patricia...Sounds good - Annie, our registration manager, will send that over to you.
Thanks!
From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:00 PM
To: Gabriella Buono
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
I need one invoice that shows the cost of all 5 participants for $9000.00. I will need to create a PO and can submit
payment once we have received the services
Can you send this to me? Patricia
From: Gabriella Buono [mailto:gabriellab@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:37 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L; Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com<mailto:liz@scaneastwest.com>)
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Hi there...We take checks or contact Annie (206-389-7271) to pay with a credit card number. Let us know if you
need invoices for any of the five folks registered.
Thanks and we look forward to having them on the trip.
Gabriella Buono
Director of Programs & Events
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce<http://www.seattlechamber.com/>
gabriellab@seattlechamber.com<mailto:gabriellab@seattlechamber.com> | d: 206-389-7246
Seattle Business Tradeshow<http://www.seattlechamber.com/Events/Programs/ProgramDetail/Seattle-Business-
Tradeshow.aspx?tagsFilter=Annual,Networking>-160 exhibitors and 1500 attendees! Boost your brand and meet
your next customer, May 15
From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:16 AM
To: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com<mailto:liz@scaneastwest.com>)
Cc: Gabriella Buono
Subject: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Liz,
I checked with Marlene in AccountsPayable and she said we have to go-ahead to book flights for the following.
See attached documents for specifics. I will ask Gabriella on how to pay for the registration costs.
Participants
Conference Cost
Airfare (estimate)
DOB
Sex
Depart
Return
Charles E Wright Jr.
1800
900
11/8/1969
m
3-Mar
Returning March 5 - Arrive in Seattle by 3:00 PM
Keisha D. Scarlett
1800
900
6/5/1974
f
3-Mar
6-Mar
Laura Elizabeth Morrison
1800
900
5/23/1970
f
3-Mar
6-Mar
Cashel Toner
1800
900
6/8/1978
f
3-Mar
6-Mar
Lester Thomas Herndon
1800
900
12/11/1969
m
3-Mar
6-Mar
Total Cost of Trip for 5 individuals
9000
4500
[School Logo Color]
Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org<mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org>
206.252.0090
From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Scarlett, Keisha
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 3:13:51 PM
Oh yes, sorry. And a very big thank you for being the first to step forward with a cost center for
you and Laurie.

From: Scarlett, Keisha
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:50 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L; 'Annie Boeckman'; Gabriella Buono
Subject: Re: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Keisha Scarlett, Principal, South Shore PK-8 School
Thank you!
Keisha
From: <Stambor>, Patricia L <plstambor@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:59 PM
To: 'Annie Boeckman' <annieb@seattlechamber.com>, Gabriella Buono
<gabriellab@seattlechamber.com>
Cc: "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>, "Toner, Cashel"
<cctoner@seattleschools.org>, SPS <kdscarlett@seattleschools.org>, Laurie Morrison
<lemorrison@seattleschools.org>, "Wright, Charles E" <cewright1@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Annie and Gabriella,

I will be out of the office on Friday and Monday. Wanted to update you on the titles of our
members from Seattle Public Schools.

Charles Wright, Deputy Superintendent, Seattle Public Schools
Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent, Capital, Facilities & Enrollment, Seattle Public Schools
Cashel Toner, Director of Early Learning, Seattle Public Schools
Keisha Scarlett, Principal, South Shore K-8
Laurie Morrison, Principal, Graham Hill Elementary

Here are their emails.

cewright1@seattleschools.org
ltherndon@seattleschools.org
cctoner@seattleschools.org
kdscarlett@seattleschools.org
lemorrison@seattleschools.org


From: Annie Boeckman [mailto:annieb@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:44 PM
To: Gabriella Buono; Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hello Patricia,

The invoice for the five attendees is attached. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best,
Annie

Annie Boeckman
Registration Manager
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
annieb@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7271
Sign up for the Women in Business Leadership Initiative(WIBLI)Kickoff Symposium – empowering women
in business and leadership.


From: Gabriella Buono
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:31 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hi Patricia…Sounds good - Annie, our registration manager, will send that over to you.

Thanks!

From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:00 PM
To: Gabriella Buono
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

I need one invoice that shows the cost of all 5 participants for $9000.00. I will need to create a PO
and can submit payment once we have received the services

Can you send this to me? Patricia

From: Gabriella Buono [mailto:gabriellab@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:37 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L; Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hi there…We take checks or contact Annie (206-389-7271) to pay with a credit card number. Let us
know if you need invoices for any of the five folks registered.

Thanks and we look forward to having them on the trip.

Gabriella Buono
Director of Programs & Events
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
gabriellab@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7246

Seattle Business Tradeshow—160 exhibitors and 1500 attendees! Boost your brand and meet your next customer, May 15


From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:16 AM
To: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Cc: Gabriella Buono
Subject: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Liz,

I checked with Marlene in AccountsPayable and she said we have to go-ahead to book flights
for the following. See attached documents for specifics. I will ask Gabriella on how to pay
for the registration costs.


Participants Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex Depart Return
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning March 5 -
Arrive in Seattle by
3:00 PM
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Fuller, Marlene
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Spending Exemptions for Preschool Mission Trip
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:49:41 PM
Thank you

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:34 PM
To: Fuller, Marlene
Subject: FW: Spending Exemptions for Preschool Mission Trip


From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Fuller, Marlene
Subject: FW: Spending Exemptions for Preschool Mission Trip
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:34:15 PM
Attachments: Preschool Mission Spnd Exempt.pdf

From: Meyers, Marlene
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Spending Exemptions for Preschool Mission Trip
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:34:00 PM
Not a problem, Patricia. Have a great day.


From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:33 PM
To: Meyers, Marlene
Subject: RE: Spending Exemptions for Preschool Mission Trip

Oh yes I did. I was thinking about you for some reason – maybe because I just sent something to
Kevin. Sorry.

From: Meyers, Marlene
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:25 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Spending Exemptions for Preschool Mission Trip

Hi Patricia,
I think you sent this to the wrong person. Did you mean for this to go to Marlene Fuller perhaps? If
so, we get message meant for each other message quite frequently.
Marlene
From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:00 PM
To: Meyers, Marlene
Subject: Spending Exemptions for Preschool Mission Trip



Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Davis, Kathie
Subject: RE: Gen Req for preschool trip.
Date: Monday, February 24, 2014 10:01:46 AM
I just need it before they go on March 3.

From: Davis, Kathie
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2014 9:57 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Gen Req for preschool trip.

Ok. It will be a short while before I can do it.

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2014 8:51 AM
To: Davis, Kathie
Subject: Gen Req for preschool trip.
Importance: High

Kathie,

I mistakenly put the airfare cost in for the conference cost on my Gen Requisition for the Preschool
Mission Trip. Please use the attached Gen Req to create the PO.

Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Davis, Kathie
Subject: Gen Req for preschool trip.
Date: Monday, February 24, 2014 8:50:32 AM
Attachments: Preschool Study Mission Gen Req.pdf
Importance: High
Kathie,

I mistakenly put the airfare cost in for the conference cost on my Gen Requisition for the Preschool
Mission Trip. Please use the attached Gen Req to create the PO.

Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: "Annie Boeckman"
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014 4:14:33 PM
Got it and will process for payment on March 7. Thanks.

From: Annie Boeckman [mailto:annieb@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:44 PM
To: Gabriella Buono; Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hello Patricia,

The invoice for the five attendees is attached. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best,
Annie

Annie Boeckman
Registration Manager
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
annieb@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7271
Sign up for the Women in Business Leadership Initiative (WIBLI) Kickoff Symposium – empowering women
in business and leadership.


From: Gabriella Buono
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:31 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hi Patricia…Sounds good - Annie, our registration manager, will send that over to you.

Thanks!

From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:00 PM
To: Gabriella Buono
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

I need one invoice that shows the cost of all 5 participants for $9000.00. I will need to create a PO
and can submit payment once we have received the services

Can you send this to me? Patricia

From: Gabriella Buono [mailto:gabriellab@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:37 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L; Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hi there…We take checks or contact Annie (206-389-7271) to pay with a credit card number. Let us
know if you need invoices for any of the five folks registered.

Thanks and we look forward to having them on the trip.

Gabriella Buono
Director of Programs & Events
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
gabriellab@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7246

Seattle Business Tradeshow—160 exhibitors and 1500 attendees! Boost your brand and meet your next customer, May 15


From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:16 AM
To: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Cc: Gabriella Buono
Subject: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Liz,

I checked with Marlene in AccountsPayable and she said we have to go-ahead to book flights
for the following. See attached documents for specifics. I will ask Gabriella on how to pay
for the registration costs.


Participants Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex Depart Return
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning March 5 -
Arrive in Seattle by
3:00 PM
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: "Gabriella Buono"
Subject: RE: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014 4:11:22 PM
Yep, we are good. Thanks.



From: Gabriella Buono [mailto:gabriellab@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 4:07 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics

Sure, will do.

I just listened to your voicemail - and assume from the fact you booked the flight you are all set?
Let me know if there’s anything you need from me.

Thanks!

From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 3:43 PM
To: Gabriella Buono
Subject: RE: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics

Can you hook up with them on this. I don’t work directly with any of these people – was just here when no one else was available to
arrange this.

We just booked the flights.

From: Gabriella Buono [mailto:gabriellab@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:35 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics

Oh, it’s sold out - good to know!

Thanks for the update. We plan to arrive at the Reagan airport at 5pm (since the suggested flight takes off at 6:40 pm). They are welcome to
ride with us to the airport or if they would like to get their sooner it might be wise for them to take taxi’s from the Senate House to the
airport. Let me know what their plans are so we can account for them as we board the bus to the airport.

Thanks!

From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:05 PM
To: Gabriella Buono
Subject: FW: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics

Gabriella,

Our travel agent was not able to book the return flight on Alaska. See below.

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:59 AM
To: Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura; Toner, Cashel; Herndon, Flip; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Bath, Christine
Subject: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics

Everyone,

I am still working on this trip. Getting approval before a long weekend proved to be challenging and a number of people were out on
Tuesday. Liz, our travel agent has informed me that she is having difficulty booking flights.

She can get you all there on the scheduled Alaska flight, however the returning Alaska flight is completely sold out. Liz will need to book the
returning flight on Frontier leaving DC at 6 PM, changing planes in Denver (1 hour stop over) and arriving in Seattle at 10:41 pm.

She will need to book these flights today and will send a detailed itinerary before she confirms.


Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex
Depart
Alaska 12
Depart Seattle
9:45 AM
Return
Frontier
Depart DC
6 PM

Budget
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning
March 5 -
Arrive in
Seattle by 3:00
PM
1000 4T097141A0
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1000 41001211A0
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar 2600 P00220000A

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: Bath, Christine
Subject: FW: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014 3:42:12 PM
Airline reservation for Preschool trip.

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 3:41 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L; Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura; Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Bath, Christine
Subject: Re: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics

Ok.

From: <Stambor>, Patricia L <plstambor@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:58 AM
To: "Scarlett, Keisha" <kdscarlett@seattleschools.org>, "Morrison, Laura" <lemorrison@seattleschools.org>, "Toner, Cashel"
<cctoner@seattleschools.org>, SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>, Charles Wright <cewright1@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Bath, Christine" <cbath@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics

Everyone,

I am still working on this trip. Getting approval before a long weekend proved to be challenging and a number of people were out on
Tuesday. Liz, our travel agent has informed me that she is having difficulty booking flights.

She can get you all there on the scheduled Alaska flight, however the returning Alaska flight is completely sold out. Liz will need to book the
returning flight on Frontier leaving DC at 6 PM, changing planes in Denver (1 hour stop over) and arriving in Seattle at 10:41 pm.

She will need to book these flights today and will send a detailed itinerary before she confirms.


Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex
Depart
Alaska 12
Depart Seattle
9:45 AM
Return
Frontier
Depart DC
6 PM

Budget
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning
March 5 -
Arrive in
Seattle by 3:00
PM
1000 4T097141A0
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1000 41001211A0
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar 2600 P00220000A

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Annie Boeckman
To: Gabriella Buono; Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:43:53 PM
Attachments: Invoice-SeattleSchools.pdf
Hello Patricia,

The invoice for the five attendees is attached. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best,
Annie

Annie Boeckman
Registration Manager
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
annieb@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7271
Sign up for the Women in Business Leadership Initiative (WIBLI) Kickoff Symposium – empowering women
in business and leadership.


From: Gabriella Buono
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:31 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hi Patricia…Sounds good - Annie, our registration manager, will send that over to you.

Thanks!

From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:00 PM
To: Gabriella Buono
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

I need one invoice that shows the cost of all 5 participants for $9000.00. I will need to create a PO
and can submit payment once we have received the services

Can you send this to me? Patricia

From: Gabriella Buono [mailto:gabriellab@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:37 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L; Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Hi there…We take checks or contact Annie (206-389-7271) to pay with a credit card number. Let us
know if you need invoices for any of the five folks registered.

Thanks and we look forward to having them on the trip.

Gabriella Buono
Director of Programs & Events
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
gabriellab@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7246

Seattle Business Tradeshow—160 exhibitors and 1500 attendees! Boost your brand and meet your next customer, May 15


From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:16 AM
To: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Cc: Gabriella Buono
Subject: Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6

Liz,

I checked with Marlene in AccountsPayable and she said we have to go-ahead to book flights
for the following. See attached documents for specifics. I will ask Gabriella on how to pay
for the registration costs.


Participants Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex Depart Return
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning March 5 -
Arrive in Seattle by
3:00 PM
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Morrison, Laura
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: Re: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:31:15 PM
It might be worth it to check to see of an am flight out of DC is less expensive to compensate the Higher flight price. I just don't want to get stuck in
Denver...
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 21, 2014, at 12:24 PM, "Stambor, Patricia L" <plstambor@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Laurie,

There really are not many choices unless you stay another night and that would require an additional authorization and added cost.
Unfortunately, right now the costs for the airfares are significantly higher than anticipated.

ps

From: Morrison, Laura
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:15 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Scarlett, Keisha; Toner, Cashel; Herndon, Flip; Wright, Charles E; Bath, Christine
Subject: Re: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics

Given the weather, I think we should try to avoid a connection in Denver if possible.
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 21, 2014, at 11:58 AM, "Stambor, Patricia L" <plstambor@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Everyone,

I am still working on this trip. Getting approval before a long weekend proved to be challenging and a number of people
were out on Tuesday. Liz, our travel agent has informed me that she is having difficulty booking flights.

She can get you all there on the scheduled Alaska flight, however the returning Alaska flight is completely sold out. Liz will
need to book the returning flight on Frontier leaving DC at 6 PM, changing planes in Denver (1 hour stop over) and arriving
in Seattle at 10:41 pm.

She will need to book these flights today and will send a detailed itinerary before she confirms.


Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex
Depart
Alaska 12
Depart Seattle
9:45 AM
Return
Frontier
Depart DC
6 PM

Budget
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning
March 5 -
Arrive in
Seattle by 3:00
PM
1000 4T097141A0
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1000 41001211A0
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar 2600 P00220000A

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500


<image003.jpg>
Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Bath, Christine
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:17:12 PM
Patti, you are doing a great job! Hang in there J

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:59 AM
To: Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura; Toner, Cashel; Herndon, Flip; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Bath, Christine
Subject: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics

Everyone,

I am still working on this trip. Getting approval before a long weekend proved to be challenging and a number of people were out on
Tuesday. Liz, our travel agent has informed me that she is having difficulty booking flights.

She can get you all there on the scheduled Alaska flight, however the returning Alaska flight is completely sold out. Liz will need to book the
returning flight on Frontier leaving DC at 6 PM, changing planes in Denver (1 hour stop over) and arriving in Seattle at 10:41 pm.

She will need to book these flights today and will send a detailed itinerary before she confirms.


Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex
Depart
Alaska 12
Depart Seattle
9:45 AM
Return
Frontier
Depart DC
6 PM

Budget
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning
March 5 -
Arrive in
Seattle by 3:00
PM
1000 4T097141A0
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1000 41001211A0
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar 2600 P00220000A

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Wallace, Venetia H
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Subject: RE: Preschool Mission Trip - logistics.
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:06:54 PM
Attachments: image001.png
Sounds good.

Liz: Charles’ email address is cewright1@seattleschools.org if you need it. Feel free to copy me at vhwallace@seattleschools.org.

Thank you.


Venetia Wallace
Executive Assistant
Superintendent's Office
Ph: 206-252-0167

"Every Student. Every Classroom. Every Day. Three goals. 51,000 journeys."

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:02 PM
To: Wallace, Venetia H
Cc: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Subject: RE: Preschool Mission Trip - logistics.

I will have Liz confirm his return flight through you and she can cc me.

From: Wallace, Venetia H
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:42 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L; Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Subject: RE: Preschool Mission Trip - logistics.

Liz,
As I am coming into this after plans are in motion, all I can tell you at this point, is Charles wants to return to Seattle Wed, March 5
th
to be present at a board meeting. That meeting begins at 4:15 but he could be as late as 5:00 pm.
Venetia


From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:33 AM
To: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com); Wallace, Venetia H
Cc: Wallace, Venetia H
Subject: FW: Preschool Mission Trip - logistics.

Liz,

Venetia, Charles’s secretary just sent me their itinerary. Can you work with Venetia on Charles’s return logistics. It looks like he will be in
Jersey City on March 4 & 5. Her number is 252-0168.





From: Wallace, Venetia H
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:24 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Mission Trip - logistics.

I was sent an email yesterday from someone at the Chamber (attached). This may be helpful.

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:20 AM
To: Wallace, Venetia H
Subject: Preschool Mission Trip - logistics.

Venetia,

As I was working on this RFPL last week, Charles asked to book a flight returning on March 5. There are some logistic problems with this
because the trip starts in Boston and ends in DC. I have a call into the Chamber but we do not know what city Charles will return from since
I don’t know the itinerary.

Also, because so much of this work had to be completed around the fact that people were out for the long weekend and I didn’t have
approval for cost centers, our travel agent is having trouble booking flights.

I am waiting for answers.



Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex Depart Return Budget
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning March 5 -
Arrive in Seattle by 3:00
PM
1000 4T097141A0
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1000 41001211A0
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar 2600 P00220000A

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500



Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: gabriellab@seattlechamber.com
Subject: FW: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:04:36 PM
Gabriella,

Our travel agent was not able to book the return flight on Alaska. See below.

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:59 AM
To: Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura; Toner, Cashel; Herndon, Flip; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Bath, Christine
Subject: Preschool Mission Trip - Logistics

Everyone,

I am still working on this trip. Getting approval before a long weekend proved to be challenging and a number of people were out on
Tuesday. Liz, our travel agent has informed me that she is having difficulty booking flights.

She can get you all there on the scheduled Alaska flight, however the returning Alaska flight is completely sold out. Liz will need to book the
returning flight on Frontier leaving DC at 6 PM, changing planes in Denver (1 hour stop over) and arriving in Seattle at 10:41 pm.

She will need to book these flights today and will send a detailed itinerary before she confirms.


Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex
Depart
Alaska 12
Depart Seattle
9:45 AM
Return
Frontier
Depart DC
6 PM

Budget
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning
March 5 -
Arrive in
Seattle by 3:00
PM
1000 4T097141A0
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1000 41001211A0
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar 2600 P00220000A

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Wallace, Venetia H
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Mission Trip - logistics.
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:23:41 AM
Attachments: What you need to know for the Preschool for All Study Mission March 3-4.msg
I was sent an email yesterday from someone at the Chamber (attached). This may be helpful.

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:20 AM
To: Wallace, Venetia H
Subject: Preschool Mission Trip - logistics.

Venetia,

As I was working on this RFPL last week, Charles asked to book a flight returning on March 5. There are some logistic problems with this
because the trip starts in Boston and ends in DC. I have a call into the Chamber but we do not know what city Charles will return from since
I don’t know the itinerary.

Also, because so much of this work had to be completed around the fact that people were out for the long weekend and I didn’t have
approval for cost centers, our travel agent is having trouble booking flights.

I am waiting for answers.



Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex Depart Return Budget
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning March 5 -
Arrive in Seattle by 3:00
PM
1000 4T097141A0
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1000 41001211A0
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar 2600 P00220000A

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500



Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Davis, Kathie
Subject: Registration for upcoming trip
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014 9:32:39 AM
Attachments: RE Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6.msg
Registration Follow Up 2014 UPK.PDF
Importance: High
Kathie, Is there a way we can pay for this conference with a credit card – rather than me creating
4 different POs for each cost center? See attached. I already have the Request for Professional
Leave approved.

Participants
Conference
Cost
Budget
Charles E Wright Jr. $1800 1000 4T097141A0
Keisha D. Scarlett $1800 1B54 NSX7927S50
Laura Elizabeth Morrison $1800 1B54 NSX7927S50
Cashel Toner $1800 1000 41001211A0
Lester Thomas Herndon $1800 2600 P00220000A

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: "liz"
Subject: RE: Booking tickets
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014 9:14:57 AM
Attachments: Registration Follow Up 2014 UPK.PDF
RE Preschool Study Mission Trip March 3 - march 6.msg
$1800 per person (first in list). See attached documents

From: liz [mailto:liz@scaneastwest.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 9:06 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Booking tickets

What are the "conference costs"? Something separate from the airfare?
Feel free to call me, if that's easier at 206-623-2157.
Thanks.
Liz

From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 9:03 AM
To: 'liz'
Subject: RE: Booking tickets

Liz, Here is the run down again. Would you also be able to book the conference costs with the Seattle Chamber?

Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex Depart Return Budget
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning March 5 -
Arrive in Seattle by 3:00
PM
1000 4T097141A0
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1000 41001211A0
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar 2600 P00220000A

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500



From: liz [mailto:liz@scaneastwest.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:32 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Booking tickets

Hi Patricia,

My computer crashed yesterday, and I have lost all emails (at least temporarily) from before yesterday. I have requested approval from
Marlene to ticket 5 airline tickets. Is there more involved that I am missing? Are they all going TO Boston and returning FROM Washington,
DC (even the person returning on March 5)? These tickets will have to be issued on the Alaska website to get your discount, so I want to be
sure that everything is PERFECT before I proceed. Feel free to call me if you have any questions.

Thanks.
Liz

Scan East West Travel
100 W. Harrison Street
North Tower, Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98119
206-623-2157


From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:47 PM
To: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Subject: Booking tickets

Liz, I will be out tomorrow. Can you let me know if you were able to book the flights to the Preschool conference.?

Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: J ackson, Tanielle L
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: What you need to know for the Preschool for All Study Mission, March 3-4
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014 8:04:31 AM
Attachments: DRAFT Preschool for All Study Mission Agenda.pdf
Registration Follow Up 2014 UPK.PDF
Preschool for All Study Mission Roster.pdf

FYI


Dear Study Mission Participants,

Thank you for registering to attend the upcoming Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey
City and Washington, DC on March 3-6!

We’ve got a great agenda planned for our time on the east coast, and we’re excited to have this
opportunity to hear from early education leaders, see high-quality universal preschool in action,
and meet with administration and congressional leaders to discuss opportunities for funding and
flexibility.

Please find the following items attached for your convenience:
1. Draft trip agenda – A final agenda will be provided to you upon arrival at SeaTac on
Monday, March 3rd. If you are joining the delegation at a later time, we will provide you
with your packet at that time.
2. Registration follow-up document – includes preferred flights from Seattle to Boston on
March 3
rd
, and Washington, DC to Seattle on March 6
th
.
3. Current roster of attendees – See who else will be joining the trip! Half of the benefit of
these trips is the opportunity to connect with other leaders from around our region.

Pre-Trip Checklist:
1. How are we getting there?
• If you have not done so already, please confirm that you have purchased your
flights and send your flight itinerary to Gabriella Buono. All ground
transportation, including buses and trains between cities, is already purchased and
covered by your registration.

2. Where do I meet the delegation?
• If you will be joining us for our flight from SeaTac to Boston on March 3
rd
, please
make your way through security and meet the delegation at the boarding gate.
We will provide you with hard copies of our trip materials at that time. Upon
arrival in Boston, we will convene at the baggage claim carousel prior to boarding a
charter bus to our hotel.

3. What hotels will we be staying in?
• Your hotels are already booked and paid for, and you can find individual hotel
information for each city within the attached agenda. Upon arrival, simply provide
the front desk with your credit card for any incidental charges during your stay.

4. What should I pack?
• Business casual attire is appropriate throughout the trip.
• Prepare for cold weather - The weather is likely to change between cities, so
please be sure to prepare for potentially cold temperatures and rain at times
throughout our trip. We will include a more accurate weather outlook in our final
email next week. Make sure to bring a pair of comfortable shoes for walking
throughout the trip as we will be on the move!
• Bring a form of government-issued picture identification. This is required not only
for your flights, but also for access to many of our meetings in Washington, DC.
Either your state-issued driver’s license or a current US Passport will do.

5. Are there limitations on luggage?
• Due to the fact that we will be traveling between three cities in the course of three
days, we recommend traveling by the adage “less is more.” We will be traveling by
planes, trains and automobiles, and suggest a nice carry-on size roller bag to make
your travels all the easier.

6. One additional travel tip: Wednesday night dinner is on your own in Washington D.C. If
you are familiar with the D.C. area, feel free to make plans for dinner or reservations in
advance. We recommend taking this opportunity to connect and former stronger
relationships with your fellow delegates.

We’ll be sure to follow up next week with any final details regarding the trip, including any
background materials for your review. In the meantime, please review the attached documents
and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you might have.

We look forward to having you with us.

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state and federal
levels

From: Blanford, Stephan
To: blanford@cablespeed.com
Subject: FW: What you need to know for the Preschool for All Study Mission, March 3-4
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014 3:42:02 PM
Attachments: DRAFT Preschool for All Study Mission Agenda.pdf
Registration Follow Up 2014 UPK.PDF
Preschool for All Study Mission Roster.pdf
Hey:
I thought you might like to see the itinerary for next month's trip.
Stephan
Dr. Stephan Blanford
Director, Seattle School Board, District V
email)Stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org
call)206.252.0040
fax)206.252.0101
From: Scott Kennedy [scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:58 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Subject: What you need to know for the Preschool for All Study Mission, March 3-4
Dear Study Mission Participants,

Thank you for registering to attend the upcoming Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey
City and Washington, DC on March 3-6!

We’ve got a great agenda planned for our time on the east coast, and we’re excited to have this
opportunity to hear from early education leaders, see high-quality universal preschool in action,
and meet with administration and congressional leaders to discuss opportunities for funding and
flexibility.

Please find the following items attached for your convenience:
1. Draft trip agenda – A final agenda will be provided to you upon arrival at SeaTac on
Monday, March 3rd. If you are joining the delegation at a later time, we will provide you
with your packet at that time.
2. Registration follow-up document – includes preferred flights from Seattle to Boston on
March 3
rd
, and Washington, DC to Seattle on March 6
th
.
3. Current roster of attendees – See who else will be joining the trip! Half of the benefit of
these trips is the opportunity to connect with other leaders from around our region.

Pre-Trip Checklist:
1. How are we getting there?
• If you have not done so already, please confirm that you have purchased your
flights and send your flight itinerary to Gabriella Buono. All ground
transportation, including buses and trains between cities, is already purchased and
covered by your registration.


2. Where do I meet the delegation?
• If you will be joining us for our flight from SeaTac to Boston on March 3
rd
, please
make your way through security and meet the delegation at the boarding gate.
We will provide you with hard copies of our trip materials at that time. Upon
arrival in Boston, we will convene at the baggage claim carousel prior to boarding a
charter bus to our hotel.

3. What hotels will we be staying in?
• Your hotels are already booked and paid for, and you can find individual hotel
information for each city within the attached agenda. Upon arrival, simply provide
the front desk with your credit card for any incidental charges during your stay.

4. What should I pack?
• Business casual attire is appropriate throughout the trip.
• Prepare for cold weather - The weather is likely to change between cities, so
please be sure to prepare for potentially cold temperatures and rain at times
throughout our trip. We will include a more accurate weather outlook in our final
email next week. Make sure to bring a pair of comfortable shoes for walking
throughout the trip as we will be on the move!
• Bring a form of government-issued picture identification. This is required not only
for your flights, but also for access to many of our meetings in Washington, DC.
Either your state-issued driver’s license or a current US Passport will do.

5. Are there limitations on luggage?
• Due to the fact that we will be traveling between three cities in the course of three
days, we recommend traveling by the adage “less is more.” We will be traveling by
planes, trains and automobiles, and suggest a nice carry-on size roller bag to make
your travels all the easier.

6. One additional travel tip: Wednesday night dinner is on your own in Washington D.C. If
you are familiar with the D.C. area, feel free to make plans for dinner or reservations in
advance. We recommend taking this opportunity to connect and former stronger
relationships with your fellow delegates.

We’ll be sure to follow up next week with any final details regarding the trip, including any
background materials for your review. In the meantime, please review the attached documents
and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you might have.

We look forward to having you with us.

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state and federal
levels

From: DeMahy, Anita
To: Stambor, Patricia L; Sebring, Linda
Subject: RE: Approval for Preschool Study Mission Trip
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:56:05 AM
Is this all sorted out?

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 9:12 AM
To: DeMahy, Anita
Cc: Sebring, Linda
Subject: RE: Approval for Preschool Study Mission Trip

Anita,

I thought we were ready to go on this last Friday with a “bridge” fund (see below in yellow) but then Linda kept asking for and identifying more
funding sources (which means I had to ask Flip, Michael, and Clover to sign off on spending exemptions).

So many people are out of the office I am having difficulty getting these signed off (though I have email confirmation).

I really need to have these flights booked as soon as possible. Can Ken possibly give an okay on spending exemptions for this trip.

From: Sebring, Linda
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 3:19 PM
To: Wright, Charles E; Toner, Cashel
Cc: Stambor, Patricia L; Gotsch, Kenneth C; Tolley, Michael F; Codd, Clover; Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission

Michael has graciously agreed to be the “bridge” fund if this has to occur today. I also touched base with Clover who believes she may be able to
provide funding from the Strategic Implementation baseline funds to cover your travel costs. I have not been able to connect with Flip yet to
determine if he has identified funds to use for his expenses but hopefully we can connect next week.

Thank you to everyone for helping make this possible. Hopefully we are close to having all of the costs covered both temporarily and permanently.

Linda














From: DeMahy, Anita
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 8:48 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L; Fuller, Marlene; Young, Leonard
Cc: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Subject: RE: Approval for Preschool Study Mission Trip

He will review it this morning. Thanks!

Anita

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 4:30 PM
To: Fuller, Marlene; Young, Leonard
Cc: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com); DeMahy, Anita
Subject: FW: Approval for Preschool Study Mission Trip

Marlene,

The funding for this trip is from 4 different sources. I am working on spending exemptions for the 3 baseline cost centers.

Hopefully Ken Gotsch will sign off tomorrow so Liz can book the flights.

From: Paraghamian, Aleta
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:48 PM
To: Accounts Payable
Cc: Codd, Clover; Wright, Charles E; Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Approval for Preschool Study Mission Trip

Mr. Banda approves the following travel request.

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:55 PM
To: Paraghamian, Aleta
Cc: Codd, Clover; Wright, Charles E
Subject: Approval for Preschool Study Mission Trip

Aleta,

Approval for the above trip needs to come from José. Can you forward the attached RFPL to AccountsPayable@seattleschools.org

Below shows the breakdown of the trip

Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare &
Ground(estimate)
DOB Sex Depart Return Budget
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning March 5 -
Arrive in Seattle by 3:00
PM
1000 4T097141A0
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1000 41001211A0
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar 2600 P02200A

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500

$13500






Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: McElhinney, Denise
Cc: Sebring, Linda; Wright, Charles E; Gotsch, Kenneth C
Subject: Cost Centers for Preschool Trip.
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:22:58 AM
Denise,

Hi Denise, Thanks for your offer to help with cost centers, however, I submitted all the paperwork to AccountsPayable
this morning. Marlene has given the Travel Agent the okay to book flights.

I asked Keisha if she could use preschool grant funding for her and Laurie, I discussed with Clover and she is paying for
Charles, Flip is paying out of capital and Cashel is still coming from Michael Tolley’s budget that Linda had provided. If
there are other cost centers being used , then we will need to do this through a journal voucher at a later time.


Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex Depart Return Budget
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning March
5 - Arrive in
Seattle by 3:00
PM
1000 4T097141A0
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Laura Elizabeth
Morrison
1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1000 41001211A0
Lester Thomas
Herndon
1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar 2600 P00220000A

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500



Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Bath, Christine
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Funding for Preschool trip
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:12:30 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Patti,

I have the signed funding form. I’ll bring it up in the next ½ hour.

chris

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:06 AM
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: RE: Funding for Preschool trip

Me too.

From: Bath, Christine
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 8:57 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Funding for Preschool trip

BTW, I so enjoyed talking to you yesterday.

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 5:22 PM
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: RE: Funding for Preschool trip

Chris, I checked with budget and the cost center should probably P00220000A – 4 zeros after the
2. Can you let me know when this is signed by Flip?

From: Bath, Christine
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:46 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L; Sebring, Linda
Cc: Wallace, Venetia H; Herndon, Flip; Codd, Clover
Subject: RE: Funding for Preschool trip

Please use the following Cost Center for Flip Herndon: 2600 P002200A


Chris
­­­ ______________________________________________________

Christine Bath
Executive Assistant | Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public Schools | Cubicle: 2041
Mailstop 22-330 | PO Box 34165 | Seattle WA 98124-1165
Phone: 206-252-0644 | FAX: 206 -743-3041
Email: cbath@seattleschools.org



From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:46 AM
To: Sebring, Linda
Cc: Wallace, Venetia H; Herndon, Flip; Bath, Christine; Codd, Clover
Subject: Funding for Preschool trip

Linda, I understand the process – see attached. My issue was and is having people provide
funding that is approved so I can make the flight arrangements as soon as possible.

1. I asked Keisha Scarlett if she could provide funding for Laurie Morrison and her. It’s grant
funded so I was able to push it through on Friday.
2. Your email identified Michael Tolley’s “bridge” funding for the other 3 people. I did a RPL
and exemption for that on Friday.
3. Late Friday, Clover said she would fund Charles’s trip. I can provide that funding code for
Accounts Payable – (this is also grant funded).
4. In your email below you identified the funding sources to look into. Cashel does not have
funding and I do not know about Flip but I will cc this message to him

Linda,

Thanks for your email and for identifying possible programs who might help with funding. The appropriate process, if you
believe there may be unused funds, is to consult Michael and the budget manager. That may take longer than today. In
order to keep the cost of the airfare low, it seems we need to move quickly. Can you identify a bridge strategy so we can
resolve the funding and not lose out on discount fares?

By the way, really nice job with your presentation as WSS!!

Thanks,
Charles

From: Sebring, Linda
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 2:12 PM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Stambor, Patricia L; Gotsch, Kenneth C
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission

Cashel,

Thanks for the input on which department this is coming from. Looking in Early Learning’s budget they don’t have a lot of
non-grant funds, however, other academic departments might be able to help including:

Title 1 funds – the district has a significant under spend from last year into this year, might be an opportunity if this is a Title I
professional development activity.

Org 42, Instructional Services appears to have several different Fund 1000 cost centers with unspent funds including:
Star Program - $26,964
Teacher Development Fund - $143,952
Professional Development & Substitute - $47,286
Instructional Materials $40,256
Professional Development Supply –SH supply reserve - $43,505

Please let me know if you need me to research other potential departments that may be able to transfer funds to assist with
this need.

Regards,

Linda Sebring
Interim Budget Director
Seattle Public Schools
(206) 252-0242




From: Sebring, Linda
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 8:26 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission

You wouldn’t move the budget from the cost centers, you need to charge the travel to the appropriate budgets. Call me if
this is confusing. The more we can correctly charge to start with, the less work accounting has to do to move the charges
later.

Have you talked with Flip or Cashel where their funding will come from? I am happy to help, however, I feel like I am just
shooting in the dark when I am trying to determine who might be willing to fund this travel.

Thanks,

Linda

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 8:11 AM
To: Sebring, Linda
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission

LInda,
I think the people in charge of the budgets will need to move the costs in working with both their budget
analyst and with accounting.
From: Sebring, Linda
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 7:10 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission
Patricia,

It is accounting you will need to work with to move costs after they are charged, not budget.

Linda

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 3:58 PM
To: Tolley, Michael F
Cc: Sebring, Linda
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission

Michael

I am sending the attached Request for Professional Leave for the Preschool Study Mission Trip
(March 3 – 6) for Charles Wright, Cashel Toner, and Flip Herndon. Please review the request and
if you approve, forward this email with your approval to AccountsPayable@seattleschools.org

I perhaps over-estimated the airfare but I took into consideration ground fare and the booking
costs (also the closer we get departure, the higher the airfares). Also, I realize that we are using
your cost center as a “bridge” until we have secured the use of other cost centers. I will ask the
Budget to JV funds when I have the commitments from other departments.

I can ask our travel agent to book the flights once you have approved. Thanks, patricia


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090


From: Sebring, Linda
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 3:19 PM
To: Wright, Charles E; Toner, Cashel
Cc: Stambor, Patricia L; Gotsch, Kenneth C; Tolley, Michael F; Codd, Clover; Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission

Michael has graciously agreed to be the “bridge” fund if this has to occur today. I also touched
base with Clover who believes she may be able to provide funding from the Strategic
Implementation baseline funds to cover your travel costs. I have not been able to connect with
Flip yet to determine if he has identified funds to use for his expenses but hopefully we can
connect next week.

Thank you to everyone for helping make this possible. Hopefully we are close to having all of the
costs covered both temporarily and permanently.

Linda

From: Fuller, Marlene
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Approval for Preschool Study Mission Trip
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 6:34:30 AM
Thank you.

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 4:30 PM
To: Fuller, Marlene; Young, Leonard
Cc: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com); DeMahy, Anita
Subject: FW: Approval for Preschool Study Mission Trip

Marlene,

The funding for this trip is from 4 different sources. I am working on spending exemptions for the 3 baseline cost centers.

Hopefully Ken Gotsch will sign off tomorrow so Liz can book the flights.

From: Paraghamian, Aleta
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:48 PM
To: Accounts Payable
Cc: Codd, Clover; Wright, Charles E; Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Approval for Preschool Study Mission Trip

Mr. Banda approves the following travel request.

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:55 PM
To: Paraghamian, Aleta
Cc: Codd, Clover; Wright, Charles E
Subject: Approval for Preschool Study Mission Trip

Aleta,

Approval for the above trip needs to come from José. Can you forward the attached RFPL to AccountsPayable@seattleschools.org

Below shows the breakdown of the trip

Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare &
Ground(estimate)
DOB Sex Depart Return Budget
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning March 5 -
Arrive in Seattle by 3:00
PM
1000 4T097141A0
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1000 41001211A0
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar 2600 P02200A

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500

$13500






Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Codd, Clover
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: Re: Preschool Trip for Charles.
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:39:02 PM
No worries – I didn't even catch the errors…read it too fast!
From: <Stambor>, Patricia L <plstambor@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:36 PM
To: SPS <clcodd@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Preschool Trip for Charles.
Wow, I guess I could have edited my email to you – this trip has taken sooo much time... Hope all
is well.

From: Codd, Clover
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:06 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: Re: Preschool Trip for Charles.

Thank you! Sorry for being so confusing!!

From: <Stambor>, Patricia L <plstambor@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:48 AM
To: SPS <clcodd@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Preschool Trip for Charles.

Okay, that is what I originally what you said and what I put and then I remembered you did not
want to use baseline for travel… anyway. That’s why I circled back again. Sorry.

I will have to do a spending exemption on this.



From: Codd, Clover
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:34 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: Re: Preschool Trip for Charles.

Hello Patricia,

Sorry – I don't have cell phone service – just internet. FOR THIS ONE TIME, please use baseline for travel.
The line item below is really only for USHCA.

We should have a little more left in baseline to cover this.

Clover

From: <Stambor>, Patricia L <plstambor@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:31 AM
To: SPS <clcodd@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Preschool Trip for Charles.

Clover,

I just want to confirm that we will use 1M25 4T09712G0 to send Charles to Boston. Not baseline.



Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Wiley, Delinda
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:50:13 AM
Right, sorry.

From: Wiley, Delinda
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:08 AM
To: Paraghamian, Aleta; Wallace, Venetia H
Cc: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: FW: Preschool for All Study Mission
Importance: High

The Superintendent should approve the attached RFPL.

Thank you.

DeLinda

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 3:58 PM
To: Tolley, Michael F
Cc: Sebring, Linda
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission

Michael

I am sending the attached Request for Professional Leave for the Preschool Study Mission Trip
(March 3 – 6) for Charles Wright, Cashel Toner, and Flip Herndon. Please review the request and
if you approve, forward this email with your approval to AccountsPayable@seattleschools.org

I perhaps over-estimated the airfare but I took into consideration ground fare and the booking
costs (also the closer we get departure, the higher the airfares). Also, I realize that we are using
your cost center as a “bridge” until we have secured the use of other cost centers. I will ask the
Budget to JV funds when I have the commitments from other departments.

I can ask our travel agent to book the flights once you have approved. Thanks, patricia


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090


From: Sebring, Linda
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 3:19 PM
To: Wright, Charles E; Toner, Cashel
Cc: Stambor, Patricia L; Gotsch, Kenneth C; Tolley, Michael F; Codd, Clover; Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission

Michael has graciously agreed to be the “bridge” fund if this has to occur today. I also touched
base with Clover who believes she may be able to provide funding from the Strategic
Implementation baseline funds to cover your travel costs. I have not been able to connect with
Flip yet to determine if he has identified funds to use for his expenses but hopefully we can
connect next week.

Thank you to everyone for helping make this possible. Hopefully we are close to having all of the
costs covered both temporarily and permanently.

Linda

From: Wright, Charles E
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Wallace, Venetia H
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 8:09:24 AM
Okay. Thanks.

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2014 10:13 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Wallace, Venetia H
Subject: FW: Preschool for All Study Mission

Charles, I did get your email indicating that you want to return on March 5 in time for the board
meeting.
Lots of people left early yesterday so I will try to wrap up the details of the trip next week. ps
From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 3:57 PM
To: Tolley, Michael F
Cc: Sebring, Linda
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission
Michael

I am sending the attached Request for Professional Leave for the Preschool Study Mission Trip
(March 3 – 6) for Charles Wright, Cashel Toner, and Flip Herndon. Please review the request and
if you approve, forward this email with your approval to AccountsPayable@seattleschools.org

I perhaps over-estimated the airfare but I took into consideration ground fare and the booking
costs (also the closer we get departure, the higher the airfares). Also, I realize that we are using
your cost center as a “bridge” until we have secured the use of other cost centers. I will ask the
Budget to JV funds when I have the commitments from other departments.

I can ask our travel agent to book the flights once you have approved. Thanks, patricia


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090


From: Sebring, Linda
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 3:19 PM
To: Wright, Charles E; Toner, Cashel
Cc: Stambor, Patricia L; Gotsch, Kenneth C; Tolley, Michael F; Codd, Clover; Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission

Michael has graciously agreed to be the “bridge” fund if this has to occur today. I also touched
base with Clover who believes she may be able to provide funding from the Strategic
Implementation baseline funds to cover your travel costs. I have not been able to connect with
Flip yet to determine if he has identified funds to use for his expenses but hopefully we can
connect next week.

Thank you to everyone for helping make this possible. Hopefully we are close to having all of the
costs covered both temporarily and permanently.

Linda

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Sebring, Linda
Subject: RE: Seattle Chamber contact info for the March 3-6 trip
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 8:00:20 AM
Linda,
No, we do not. Cashel and Flip need funding. Here is the rundown
Keisha - South Shore (am home and cannot remember the org)
Laurie - South Shore grant
Charles - Strategic Planning - Clover's budget
I will be in around 8:30 - 9
From: Sebring, Linda
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 7:09 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: FW: Seattle Chamber contact info for the March 3-6 trip
Patricia,

Can you let me know if you now have enough funding identified for this trip, without using Michael Tolley’s accounts?

Thanks,

Linda

From: Codd, Clover
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 3:34 PM
To: Sebring, Linda
Cc: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Seattle Chamber contact info for the March 3-6 trip

Great! Patricia will take care of this.

Clover

From: Sebring, Linda
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 3:20 PM
To: Codd, Clover
Subject: FW: Seattle Chamber contact info for the March 3-6 trip

Clover,

Estimated costs for Charles’ travel is below.

Thanks for helping out on this.

Linda
From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 10:47 AM
To: Sebring, Linda
Subject: FW: Seattle Chamber contact info for the March 3-6 trip

Sorry, meant to include you.

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 10:46 AM
To: Gotsch, Kenneth C; Toner, Cashel
Subject: RE: Seattle Chamber contact info for the March 3-6 trip

Registration cost is $1,800 and includes hotel costs and most meals. I estimated high on airfare to include ground travel. Right now the ticket cost is $665.00 but fare will be
higher the longer we wait.

We could round up to $14,000.00.

patricia

From: Gotsch, Kenneth C
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 10:28 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: Re: Seattle Chamber contact info for the March 3-6 trip

Lodging? Taxi?
Sent from my iPad
On Feb 13, 2014, at 5:35 PM, "Stambor, Patricia L" <plstambor@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Charles,

This is an estimate of the trip costs for 5 people attending the Preschool Study Mission. Alex Pedersen from Councilmember Burgess’s office said that we are
responsible for all costs.

Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
Charles Wright, Deputy Superintendent 1800 900
Keisha Scarlett, Principal, South Shore 1800 900
Laurie Morrison, Principal, Graham Hill 1800 900
Cashel Toner, Director, Early Learning 1800 900
Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent, Capital
Projects Facilities & Enrollment Planning 1800 900

9000 4500
Total Cost of Trip for 5 individuals $13,500.00


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Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090









From: Gotsch, Kenneth C
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:01 PM
To: Wright, Charles E; Sebring, Linda
Cc: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Seattle Chamber contact info for the March 3-6 trip

Dear Charles,

Can you remind me of the:

- purpose of the trip? (Is this trip to pursue a grant that may pay for the cost of this trip?)
- Who is going? (Some participants may already have travel budgets.)
- How much is needed? (estimated trip budget?)

Some of the trip participants may already have travel budgets and can fund there portion. If its grant related, we can search for other ways to pay. If no one has
money, we can look to the District’s reserves (which means adding to the deficit).

Linda, let me know if you need anything else.

Thanks!

Ken

From: Wright, Charles E
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:43 AM
To: Gotsch, Kenneth C; Sebring, Linda
Cc: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Seattle Chamber contact info for the March 3-6 trip

Hi Ken,
We discussed this briefly yesterday. Can you and Linda help?

Thanks,
Charles

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:11 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Subject: FW: Seattle Chamber contact info for the March 3-6 trip

Charles, If you can give me a cost center I will start making arrangements. Thanks. patricia

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:05 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: Re: Seattle Chamber contact info for the March 3-6 trip

Hi Patricia
Thank you for your help. Charles indicated that he had funding. I bet he has the budget code and cost center.
Cashel
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 13, 2014, at 10:50 AM, "Stambor, Patricia L" <plstambor@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Cashel,

I just talked with Alex Pedersen from the City. He wanted to confirm that the District is paying for everyone’s registration and travel. I will need a cost
center so I can register Charles and Flip.

Patricia



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 10:47 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Seattle Chamber contact info for the March 3-6 trip

Patricia,
Here you go…

FYI, Cashel Toner, Keisha Scarlett, and Laura Morrison are already registered with the Seattle Chamber for the March 3-6 trip.

We understand Charles Wright and Dr. Lester “Flip” Herndon are able to attend as well. Wonderful.

Because the study mission is “full” the Chamber has not yet “agreed” to more than 4 from the School District, but here are their e-mail
addresses anyway.

Scott Kennedy (study mission
logistics) External Relations Manager
Seattle Metropolitan
Chamber of Commerce scottk@seattlechamber.com 206.389.7223
Gabriella Buono (study
mission logistics)
Seattle Metropolitan
Chamber of Commerce gabriellab@seattlechamber.com 206.389.7246
Annie Boeckman
Registration Manager for
March 2014 trip
Seattle Metropolitan
Chamber of Commerce annieb@seattlechamber.com 206-389-7200

When communicating with the Seattle Chamber, please note that the School District is covering the costs for all 5 people (registration
and flight).

Thank you.

Regards,

Alex

Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov
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From: Sebring, Linda
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 7:10:43 AM
Patricia,

It is accounting you will need to work with to move costs after they are charged, not budget.

Linda

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 3:58 PM
To: Tolley, Michael F
Cc: Sebring, Linda
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission

Michael

I am sending the attached Request for Professional Leave for the Preschool Study Mission Trip
(March 3 – 6) for Charles Wright, Cashel Toner, and Flip Herndon. Please review the request and
if you approve, forward this email with your approval to AccountsPayable@seattleschools.org

I perhaps over-estimated the airfare but I took into consideration ground fare and the booking
costs (also the closer we get departure, the higher the airfares). Also, I realize that we are using
your cost center as a “bridge” until we have secured the use of other cost centers. I will ask the
Budget to JV funds when I have the commitments from other departments.

I can ask our travel agent to book the flights once you have approved. Thanks, patricia


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090


From: Sebring, Linda
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 3:19 PM
To: Wright, Charles E; Toner, Cashel
Cc: Stambor, Patricia L; Gotsch, Kenneth C; Tolley, Michael F; Codd, Clover; Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission

Michael has graciously agreed to be the “bridge” fund if this has to occur today. I also touched
base with Clover who believes she may be able to provide funding from the Strategic
Implementation baseline funds to cover your travel costs. I have not been able to connect with
Flip yet to determine if he has identified funds to use for his expenses but hopefully we can
connect next week.

Thank you to everyone for helping make this possible. Hopefully we are close to having all of the
costs covered both temporarily and permanently.

Linda

From: Morrison, Laura
To: Toner, Cashel; Scarlett, Keisha
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014 10:42:30 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Thank you Cashel.
Not sure how the funding was supposed to work but Patricia Stambor and I spoke bc she was
not able to get approval for funding for Keisha and I.
I believe Keisha paid for us out of her Budget for now.
Laurie
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 12, 2014, at 11:40 AM, "Toner, Cashel" <cctoner@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Laurie, I have found funding and am working on finalizing registration – I will keep
you posted. Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:38 AM
To: Morrison, Laura
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Hi Laurie,
I will be in touch on Monday. Have a great weekend!
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on
Monday to see what funds might be available to support this effort.
Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you
know, the City of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old
children. It is critical that Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the
formation of these programs. I would very much like for Seattle Schools to send a
team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I understand that the City
invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take responsibility
financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and
the principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered
for the preschool study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru
6. Is there any additional info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess
and other supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only
Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington,
DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to
learn from those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal
preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare children for
kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders
considering legislation to provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Hear from national childhood
education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director, Early Childhood
Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director, National
Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->See proven models of high-quality
universal preschool in action in Boston and Jersey City
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with federal officials from the
Department of Education and the Department of Health & Human
Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with members of our
congressional delegation to share your experiences and lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and
Washington, DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman at 206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state
and federal levels
From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)
Cc: Fuller, Marlene
Subject: Information for Preschool Conference
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 5:12:56 PM
Liz,

Accounts Payable has approval for Keisha and Laura to go (grant funded). I will have to wait until Tuesday for the other
approval. So many people left early.

Hopefully this will all be resolved on Tuesday.


Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex Return Budget
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969
m
Returning March 5 -
Arrive in Seattle by
3:00 PM 41001211A0
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f NSX7927S50
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f NSX7927S50
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 41001211A0
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 41001211A0

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Scarlett, Keisha
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: Re: Preschool Study Mission Trip Update
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 3:04:06 PM
Use the PK cost center
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 14, 2014, at 3:02 PM, "Stambor, Patricia L" <plstambor@seattleschools.org> wrote:
NSX7927S40 Fund 1B54 New School – Teaching has $51 K

NSX7927S50 Fund 1B54 New School – Pre K has $7,400. – Did you mean this one?


From: Scarlett, Keisha
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 2:36 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: Re: Preschool Study Mission Trip Update

Yes. Kind of :(..... I may get in trouble, but I will push it through.
Try NSX7927S40 new school foundation PK
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 14, 2014, at 2:30 PM, "Stambor, Patricia L" <plstambor@seattleschools.org>
wrote:
I am really having a tough time finding the $$. Would you by any
chance be able to fund your costs for this trip? $2,500. And do you
have money for salt too? (she is sitting here).

I am not having much luck with finding a cost center. patrica

From: Scarlett, Keisha
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:29 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: Re: Preschool Study Mission Trip Update

Keisha D. Scarlett
06/05/1974

From: <Stambor>, Patricia L <plstambor@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:20 PM
To: SPS <kdscarlett@seattleschools.org>, Laurie Morrison
<lemorrison@seattleschools.org>, "Herndon, Flip"
<ltherndon@seattleschools.org>, "Wright, Charles E"
<cewright1@seattleschools.org>, "Toner, Cashel"
<cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com)" <liz@scaneastwest.com>,
"Wallace, Venetia H" <vhwallace@seattleschools.org>, "Bath, Christine"
<cbath@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Preschool Study Mission Trip Update

Keisha, Laurie, Flip, Charles, Cashel

I am working on your RFPL approval, registration, and flight
arrangements for the Preschool Study Mission Trip (March 3 – March
6).

In order to book tickets I will need the exact spelling of you names as
they appears on you identification. Liz Swartz will make every effort to
book you on the following flights (please be aware that we may have to
make some alternative arrangements if we cannot book you on these
flights).

Seattle to Boston: Mon, March 3
<!--[if !supportLists]-->? <!--[endif]-->Alaska 12 Depart Seattle
9:45 am Arrive in Boston 5:55 pm

Washington D.C. – Reagan to Seattle: Thu, March 6
<!--[if !supportLists]-->? <!--[endif]-->Alaska 3 Depart D.C. -
Reagan at 6:40 pm Arrive in Seattle at 9:50 pm

Thanks for your patience as I work out the details. patricia

<image001.jpg>
Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Wright, Charles E
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip Update
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 2:28:53 PM
Hi Pat –
Thanks for stepping in to help with this! My information is below.

Charles E Wright Jr.
In my previous email I shared that my goal is to return from Jersey City to Seattle in time for the
March 5 board meeting.

Best,
Charles

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:20 PM
To: Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura; Herndon, Flip; Wright, Charles E; Toner, Cashel
Cc: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com); Wallace, Venetia H; Bath, Christine
Subject: Preschool Study Mission Trip Update

Keisha, Laurie, Flip, Charles, Cashel

I am working on your RFPL approval, registration, and flight arrangements for the Preschool Study
Mission Trip (March 3 – March 6).

In order to book tickets I will need the exact spelling of you names as they appears on you
identification. Liz Swartz will make every effort to book you on the following flights (please be
aware that we may have to make some alternative arrangements if we cannot book you on these
flights).

Seattle to Boston: Mon, March 3
• Alaska 12 Depart Seattle 9:45 am Arrive in Boston 5:55 pm

Washington D.C. – Reagan to Seattle: Thu, March 6
• Alaska 3 Depart D.C. - Reagan at 6:40 pm Arrive in Seattle at 9:50 pm

Thanks for your patience as I work out the details. patricia

Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 2:23:36 PM
Cashel,

Charles is out until Thursday but is probably checking email. I see that Linda suggested looking into
Title 1 or Org 42).

Otherwise, per Ken’s email to Charles yesterday, “If no one has money, we can look to the District’s
reserves (which means adding to the deficit).”

I am sorry but I am kind of stuck here. patricia




From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 2:03 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: Re: Preschool for All Study Mission

Hi Patricia
It may be helpful to connect w Charles. He had mentioned that Jose has approved the funds.
Cashel
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 14, 2014, at 1:33 PM, "Stambor, Patricia L" <plstambor@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Linda.

This includes leaders who are directly involved in Early Learning Programs and those
who will be instrumental in developing additional Early Learning Centers in
collaboration with the City of Seattle.

The purpose of this trip is observe and learn from early learning programs and
facilities in Boston, Jersey City and Washington DC. These cities have successfully
been working with school districts to set up early learning programs to prepare kids
for kindergarten and beyond.

City Councilmember Tim Burgess is leading the trip with the Seattle Chamber. They
want to include principals (Keisha and Laurie from South Shore and Graham Hill) and
leaders from central office who will be directly working with the city of Seattle in
establishing Early Learning Centers – Cashel, Flip, and Charles.

It seems this would involve Cashel’s budget manager. Let me know when you have
determined which cost center I should use

Patricia

From: Sebring, Linda
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:54 PM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission

Cashel,

Do you know which department this involves? Instructional Services? Headstart/Early
Learning? Other? I would need to know where to start to determine which budget
manager to talk with about where they have the funding planned.

Thanks,

Linda

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:20 PM
To: Sebring, Linda; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: FW: Preschool for All Study Mission

Hi Linda, Can you please provide a cost center? We need to move quickly to book
airfare. Thank you for your help.

Charles, please approve.

Thank you both very much,
Cashel

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:10 PM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Preschool for All Study Mission



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Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Liz Swartz
To: "Stambor, Patricia L"
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip Update
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 1:53:50 PM
We’ll just work with whatever’s available whenever you get the approval.
Liz

From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 1:34 PM
To: 'Liz Swartz'
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip Update

Golly, I still do not have a cost center.

From: Liz Swartz [mailto:liz@scaneastwest.com]
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 1:30 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip Update

Hi Patricia,
I will also need the date of birth for all of the travelers.
Thanks.
Liz

From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:20 PM
To: Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura; Herndon, Flip; Wright, Charles E; Toner, Cashel
Cc: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com); Wallace, Venetia H; Bath, Christine
Subject: Preschool Study Mission Trip Update

Keisha, Laurie, Flip, Charles, Cashel

I am working on your RFPL approval, registration, and flight arrangements for the Preschool Study
Mission Trip (March 3 – March 6).

In order to book tickets I will need the exact spelling of you names as they appears on you
identification. Liz Swartz will make every effort to book you on the following flights (please be
aware that we may have to make some alternative arrangements if we cannot book you on these
flights).

Seattle to Boston: Mon, March 3
• Alaska 12 Depart Seattle 9:45 am Arrive in Boston 5:55 pm

Washington D.C. – Reagan to Seattle: Thu, March 6
• Alaska 3 Depart D.C. - Reagan at 6:40 pm Arrive in Seattle at 9:50 pm

Thanks for your patience as I work out the details. patricia

Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

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From: Bath, Christine
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip Update
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 1:49:37 PM
Lester Thomas Herndon

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:20 PM
To: Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura; Herndon, Flip; Wright, Charles E; Toner, Cashel
Cc: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com); Wallace, Venetia H; Bath, Christine
Subject: Preschool Study Mission Trip Update

Keisha, Laurie, Flip, Charles, Cashel

I am working on your RFPL approval, registration, and flight arrangements for the Preschool Study
Mission Trip (March 3 – March 6).

In order to book tickets I will need the exact spelling of you names as they appears on you
identification. Liz Swartz will make every effort to book you on the following flights (please be
aware that we may have to make some alternative arrangements if we cannot book you on these
flights).

Seattle to Boston: Mon, March 3
• Alaska 12 Depart Seattle 9:45 am Arrive in Boston 5:55 pm

Washington D.C. – Reagan to Seattle: Thu, March 6
• Alaska 3 Depart D.C. - Reagan at 6:40 pm Arrive in Seattle at 9:50 pm

Thanks for your patience as I work out the details. patricia

Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Morrison, Laura
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip Update
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:47:40 PM
Laura Elizabeth Morrison
05-23-70

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:20 PM
To: Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura; Herndon, Flip; Wright, Charles E; Toner, Cashel
Cc: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com); Wallace, Venetia H; Bath, Christine
Subject: Preschool Study Mission Trip Update

Keisha, Laurie, Flip, Charles, Cashel

I am working on your RFPL approval, registration, and flight arrangements for the Preschool Study
Mission Trip (March 3 – March 6).

In order to book tickets I will need the exact spelling of you names as they appears on you
identification. Liz Swartz will make every effort to book you on the following flights (please be
aware that we may have to make some alternative arrangements if we cannot book you on these
flights).

Seattle to Boston: Mon, March 3
• Alaska 12 Depart Seattle 9:45 am Arrive in Boston 5:55 pm

Washington D.C. – Reagan to Seattle: Thu, March 6
• Alaska 3 Depart D.C. - Reagan at 6:40 pm Arrive in Seattle at 9:50 pm

Thanks for your patience as I work out the details. patricia

Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Toner, Cashel
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip Update
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:22:08 PM
Thank you very much Patricia, you are a delight to work with.
My full name: Cashel Colleen Toner dob 6/8/78
Cashel

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:20 PM
To: Scarlett, Keisha; Morrison, Laura; Herndon, Flip; Wright, Charles E; Toner, Cashel
Cc: Liz Swartz (liz@scaneastwest.com); Wallace, Venetia H; Bath, Christine
Subject: Preschool Study Mission Trip Update

Keisha, Laurie, Flip, Charles, Cashel

I am working on your RFPL approval, registration, and flight arrangements for the Preschool Study
Mission Trip (March 3 – March 6).

In order to book tickets I will need the exact spelling of you names as they appears on you
identification. Liz Swartz will make every effort to book you on the following flights (please be
aware that we may have to make some alternative arrangements if we cannot book you on these
flights).

Seattle to Boston: Mon, March 3
• Alaska 12 Depart Seattle 9:45 am Arrive in Boston 5:55 pm

Washington D.C. – Reagan to Seattle: Thu, March 6
• Alaska 3 Depart D.C. - Reagan at 6:40 pm Arrive in Seattle at 9:50 pm

Thanks for your patience as I work out the details. patricia

Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: "Liz Swartz"
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 11:08:10 AM
Thanks Liz, I am still working on this and will hopefully have a cost center by this afternoon.
-----Original Message-----
From: Liz Swartz [mailto:liz@scaneastwest.com]
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 8:43 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip
That fare does not include our service fee, which is dependent on the number of travelers.
Thanks.
Liz
-----Original Message-----
From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 3:54 PM
To: 'Liz Swartz'
Subject: Preschool Study Mission Trip
Liz, This is a head-up. I still do not have a cost center or permission
but I do need to an estimate . Can you give me an estimate on airfare for
the following 5 people. PLEASE SEE THE ATTCHED DOCUMENT ON AIR FARE
DISCOUNTS.
Charles Wright, Deputy Superintendent
Keisha Scarlett, Principal, South Shore
Laurie Morrison, Principal, Graham Hill
Cashel Toner, Director, Early Learning
Lester "Flip" Herndon, Assistant Superintendent, Capital Facilities.
Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090
From: Scarlett, Keisha
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 10:49:30 AM
Attachments: image001.png
No worries. No rush :)
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 14, 2014, at 10:45 AM, "Toner, Cashel" <cctoner@seattleschools.org> wrote:
I working on it right now J

From: Scarlett, Keisha
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 10:33 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Hi Cashel,
Should I pay for my own plane ticket?

From: <Toner>, Cashel <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 11:54 AM
To: SPS <kdscarlett@seattleschools.org>
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City &
Washington, DC


Hi Keisha, I found funding for you and am working on finalizing registration. I will keep
you posted. Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:41 AM
To: Scarlett, Keisha
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Hi Keisha, I am trying hard to identify funds to support this effort. I understand that
Tim’s office has connected with you, yes? Are you available to go if I can find funds?
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on
Monday to see what funds might be available to support this effort.
Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you
know, the City of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old
children. It is critical that Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the
formation of these programs. I would very much like for Seattle Schools to send a
team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I understand that the City
invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take responsibility
financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and
the principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered
for the preschool study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru
6. Is there any additional info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess
and other supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only
Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington,
DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to
learn from those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal
preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare children for
kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders
considering legislation to provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Hear from national childhood
education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director, Early Childhood
Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director, National
Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->See proven models of high-quality
universal preschool in action in Boston and Jersey City
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with federal officials from the
Department of Education and the Department of Health & Human
Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with members of our
congressional delegation to share your experiences and lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and
Washington, DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman at 206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state
and federal levels
From: Toner, Cashel
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Wright, Charles E; Heath, Shauna L; Codd, Clover
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 10:39:59 AM
Hi Patricia, I will come and connect with you this morning to plan how to move forward.
Cashel

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 9:03 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Cc: Wright, Charles E; Heath, Shauna L; Codd, Clover
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Cashel,

Before I have our travel agent book anything I need to prepare a RFPL for all participants which
includes an estimate of the costs and the cost center.

Below is the cost estimate for the trip (this would include ground transportation and booking fees
for our agent – also the longer we wait the higher they go). Also, my understanding is that we
are responsible for paying all conference costs in addition to airfare.

I still do not have a cost center.

Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
Charles Wright, Deputy Superintendent 1800 900
Keisha Scarlett, Principal, South Shore 1800 900
Laurie Morrison, Principal, Graham Hill 1800 900
Cashel Toner, Director, Early Learning 1800 900
Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent, Capital
Projects Facilities & Enrollment Planning 1800 900

9000 4500
Total Cost of Trip for 5 individuals $13,500.00



From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 8:01 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Wright, Charles E; Heath, Shauna L; Codd, Clover
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

I understood that Alex had given you the city contact to resister the team. This would take care if
hotel. I believe the SPS travel agency needs to actually book the flights.
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 13, 2014, at 10:37 AM, "Stambor, Patricia L" <plstambor@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Cashel,

I can help with this. Do I need to arrange travel and hotel? Can you touch base with
me this morning?

From: Wright, Charles E
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 7:55 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Cc: Heath, Shauna L; Stambor, Patricia L; Codd, Clover
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Hi Cashel,
Venetia is out of the office this week. I am copying Clover to ask if Patricia Stambor
might be able to help us.

Thanks,
Charles

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 11:26 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Hi Charles the registration process will be a bit complicated because the online
registration is technically closed. I have asked Alex Peterson in Tim’s office how we
should proceed. It would be very helpful if Venetia could help facilitate for the
group. The final list of SPS team members is below.
Charles Wright
Keisha Scarlet
Laurie Morrison
Cashel Toner
Flip Herndon

Cashel

From: Wright, Charles E
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:00 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Hi Cashel,
That’s fine. Do we have one person making the arrangements for everyone, or is each
person on their own?

Charles
From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:58 PM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Hi Charles,
I am going to put forward the following names to the City to represent SPS after I hear back
from Flip and Shauna. Thank you for your support. I will let them know that we can fund 4,
but may send 6 and need to identify additional funds.
Cashel

Charles Wright
Shauna Heath – possibly
Keisha Scarlet
Laurie Morrison
Cashel Toner
Flip Herndon – possibly

From: <Toner>, SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:15 AM
To: SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org>, "Wright, Charles E"
<cewright1@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Heath, Shauna L" <slheath@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City &
Washington, DC

Hi Charles, I need to respond to the City with our SPS team members. Which names
should I put forward? I have a hard deadline of 3 pm today.
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on
Monday to see what funds might be available to support this effort.

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner


Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you
know, the City of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old
children. It is critical that Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the
formation of these programs. I would very much like for Seattle Schools to send a
team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I understand that the City
invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take responsibility
financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and
the principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered
for the preschool study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru
6. Is there any additional info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess
and other supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only
Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington,
DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to
learn from those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal
preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare children for
kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders
considering legislation to provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs
(Director, Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve
Barnett (Director, National Institute for Early Education Research,
Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in
Boston and Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the
Department of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn
about funding and flexibility opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your
experiences and lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and
Washington, DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman at 206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state
and federal levels
From: Gotsch, Kenneth C
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Wright, Charles E; Sebring, Linda
Subject: Re: Seattle Chamber contact info for the March 3-6 trip
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 10:27:48 AM
Got it. Linda will get back to you this afternoon.
Sent from my iPad
On Feb 13, 2014, at 5:35 PM, "Stambor, Patricia L" <plstambor@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Charles,

This is an estimate of the trip costs for 5 people attending the Preschool Study Mission. Alex Pedersen from Councilmember Burgess’s office said that we are
responsible for all costs.

Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
Charles Wright, Deputy Superintendent 1800 900
Keisha Scarlett, Principal, South Shore 1800 900
Laurie Morrison, Principal, Graham Hill 1800 900
Cashel Toner, Director, Early Learning 1800 900
Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent, Capital
Projects Facilities & Enrollment Planning 1800 900

9000 4500
Total Cost of Trip for 5 individuals $13,500.00


<image001.jpg>
Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090









From: Gotsch, Kenneth C
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:01 PM
To: Wright, Charles E; Sebring, Linda
Cc: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Seattle Chamber contact info for the March 3-6 trip

Dear Charles,

Can you remind me of the:

<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->purpose of the trip? (Is this trip to pursue a grant that may pay for the cost of this trip?)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Who is going? (Some participants may already have travel budgets.)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->How much is needed? (estimated trip budget?)

Some of the trip participants may already have travel budgets and can fund there portion. If its grant related, we can search for other ways to pay. If no one has
money, we can look to the District’s reserves (which means adding to the deficit).

Linda, let me know if you need anything else.

Thanks!

Ken

From: Wright, Charles E
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:43 AM
To: Gotsch, Kenneth C; Sebring, Linda
Cc: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Seattle Chamber contact info for the March 3-6 trip

Hi Ken,
We discussed this briefly yesterday. Can you and Linda help?

Thanks,
Charles

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:11 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Subject: FW: Seattle Chamber contact info for the March 3-6 trip

Charles, If you can give me a cost center I will start making arrangements. Thanks. patricia

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:05 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: Re: Seattle Chamber contact info for the March 3-6 trip

Hi Patricia
Thank you for your help. Charles indicated that he had funding. I bet he has the budget code and cost center.
Cashel
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 13, 2014, at 10:50 AM, "Stambor, Patricia L" <plstambor@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Cashel,

I just talked with Alex Pedersen from the City. He wanted to confirm that the District is paying for everyone’s registration and travel. I will need a cost
center so I can register Charles and Flip.

Patricia



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 10:47 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Seattle Chamber contact info for the March 3-6 trip

Patricia,
Here you go…

FYI, Cashel Toner, Keisha Scarlett, and Laura Morrison are already registered with the Seattle Chamber for the March 3-6 trip.

We understand Charles Wright and Dr. Lester “Flip” Herndon are able to attend as well. Wonderful.

Because the study mission is “full” the Chamber has not yet “agreed” to more than 4 from the School District, but here are their e-mail
addresses anyway.

Scott Kennedy (study mission
logistics) External Relations Manager
Seattle Metropolitan
Chamber of Commerce scottk@seattlechamber.com 206.389.7223
Gabriella Buono (study
mission logistics)
Seattle Metropolitan
Chamber of Commerce gabriellab@seattlechamber.com 206.389.7246
Annie Boeckman
Registration Manager for
March 2014 trip
Seattle Metropolitan
Chamber of Commerce annieb@seattlechamber.com 206-389-7200

When communicating with the Seattle Chamber, please note that the School District is covering the costs for all 5 people (registration
and flight).

Thank you.

Regards,

Alex

Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov
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From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: "alex.pedersen@seattle.gov"
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 9:07:46 AM


From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 9:03 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Cc: Wright, Charles E; Heath, Shauna L; Codd, Clover
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Cashel,

Before I have our travel agent book anything I need to prepare a RFPL for all participants which
includes an estimate of the costs and the cost center.

Below is the cost estimate for the trip (this would include ground transportation and booking fees
for our agent – also the longer we wait the higher they go). Also, my understanding is that we
are responsible for paying all conference costs in addition to airfare.

I still do not have a cost center.

Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
Charles Wright, Deputy Superintendent 1800 900
Keisha Scarlett, Principal, South Shore 1800 900
Laurie Morrison, Principal, Graham Hill 1800 900
Cashel Toner, Director, Early Learning 1800 900
Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent, Capital
Projects Facilities & Enrollment Planning 1800 900

9000 4500
Total Cost of Trip for 5 individuals $13,500.00



From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 8:01 AM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Cc: Wright, Charles E; Heath, Shauna L; Codd, Clover
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

I understood that Alex had given you the city contact to resister the team. This would take care if
hotel. I believe the SPS travel agency needs to actually book the flights.
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 13, 2014, at 10:37 AM, "Stambor, Patricia L" <plstambor@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Cashel,

I can help with this. Do I need to arrange travel and hotel? Can you touch base with
me this morning?

From: Wright, Charles E
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 7:55 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Cc: Heath, Shauna L; Stambor, Patricia L; Codd, Clover
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Hi Cashel,
Venetia is out of the office this week. I am copying Clover to ask if Patricia Stambor
might be able to help us.

Thanks,
Charles

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 11:26 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Hi Charles the registration process will be a bit complicated because the online
registration is technically closed. I have asked Alex Peterson in Tim’s office how we
should proceed. It would be very helpful if Venetia could help facilitate for the
group. The final list of SPS team members is below.
Charles Wright
Keisha Scarlet
Laurie Morrison
Cashel Toner
Flip Herndon

Cashel

From: Wright, Charles E
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:00 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Hi Cashel,
That’s fine. Do we have one person making the arrangements for everyone, or is each
person on their own?

Charles
From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:58 PM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Hi Charles,
I am going to put forward the following names to the City to represent SPS after I hear back
from Flip and Shauna. Thank you for your support. I will let them know that we can fund 4,
but may send 6 and need to identify additional funds.
Cashel

Charles Wright
Shauna Heath – possibly
Keisha Scarlet
Laurie Morrison
Cashel Toner
Flip Herndon – possibly

From: <Toner>, SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:15 AM
To: SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org>, "Wright, Charles E"
<cewright1@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Heath, Shauna L" <slheath@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City &
Washington, DC

Hi Charles, I need to respond to the City with our SPS team members. Which names
should I put forward? I have a hard deadline of 3 pm today.
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on
Monday to see what funds might be available to support this effort.

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner


Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you
know, the City of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old
children. It is critical that Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the
formation of these programs. I would very much like for Seattle Schools to send a
team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I understand that the City
invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take responsibility
financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and
the principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered
for the preschool study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru
6. Is there any additional info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess
and other supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only
Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington,
DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to
learn from those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal
preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare children for
kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders
considering legislation to provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs
(Director, Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve
Barnett (Director, National Institute for Early Education Research,
Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in
Boston and Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the
Department of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn
about funding and flexibility opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your
experiences and lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and
Washington, DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman at 206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

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From: Liz Swartz
To: "Stambor, Patricia L"
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 8:41:51 AM
The best airfare, including your discount, right now is $655.00. Those
flights look quite full, so the fare will probably be higher as time goes
on.
Liz
-----Original Message-----
From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 3:54 PM
To: 'Liz Swartz'
Subject: Preschool Study Mission Trip
Liz, This is a head-up. I still do not have a cost center or permission
but I do need to an estimate . Can you give me an estimate on airfare for
the following 5 people. PLEASE SEE THE ATTCHED DOCUMENT ON AIR FARE
DISCOUNTS.
Charles Wright, Deputy Superintendent
Keisha Scarlett, Principal, South Shore
Laurie Morrison, Principal, Graham Hill
Cashel Toner, Director, Early Learning
Lester "Flip" Herndon, Assistant Superintendent, Capital Facilities.
Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090
From: Pedersen, Alex
To: "Aramaki, Kelly"
Cc: Toner, Cashel
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 8:00:35 AM
Thank you very much. I'll let him know. Thanks for supporting your principals!
Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov
http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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-----Original Message-----
From: Aramaki, Kelly [mailto:kearamaki@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 7:59 AM
To: Pedersen, Alex
Cc: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington, DC
Hey Alex,
It looks like I won't be able to make it with Councilmember Tim Burgess and the team for the preschool trip back
east after all. More than just a funding issue, it's the week my principals get their budgets and they're going to need
a lot of support given the cuts we're expecting this year. Please thank Councilmember Burgess for the invite. I'm a
huge advocate for preK for all kids and will advocate in any way that I can.
Sincerely,
Kelly Aramaki
From: <Pedersen>, Alex Pedersen <Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov<mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov>>
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014 5:18 PM
To: SPS <kearamaki@seattleschools.org<mailto:kearamaki@seattleschools.org>>
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington, DC
Wonderful. Thank you. I'll let Tim know.
Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov<mailto:nate.vanduzer@seattle.gov>
http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/
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From: Aramaki, Kelly [mailto:kearamaki@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 5:16 PM
To: Pedersen, Alex
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington, DC
Okay, give me a day to figure this out. I'll work with Cashel and Michael Tolley to see if I can make this work.
Kelly
From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 4:00 PM
To: Aramaki, Kelly
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington, DC
Yes, he was inviting you personally. The invitation is not transferable to others.
Each person/organization would be covering his/her own costs.
I believe Cashel Toner might be working on a plan to pay for some school district folks, so you might want to
connect with her. I think I mentioned you to her.
We really hope you can make it.
Thank you for your consideration.
Regards,
Alex
Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov<mailto:nate.vanduzer@seattle.gov>
http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/
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From: Aramaki, Kelly [mailto:kearamaki@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 3:59 PM
To: Pedersen, Alex
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington, DC
Hi Alex,
You know, I didn't realize that he was invited me in particular. I thought it was just a general invite. I'm wondering
if the city is covering the costs or are we supposed to cover the costs of the trip?
Kelly
From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:45 AM
To: Aramaki, Kelly
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington, DC
Kelly,
Good morning.
Just checking in with you for City Council President Burgess because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that
you have not yet registered for the preschool study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru 6. Is
there any additional info or encouragement that we can provide :)?
I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.
Thank you.
Regards,
Alex
Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov<mailto:nate.vanduzer@seattle.gov>
http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/
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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington, DC
Good morning,
Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess and other supporters of public
education on the upcoming invitation-only Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington,
DC, March 3-6<https://secured.seattlechamber.com/pls/scc10/intercity_regsf?p_event_id=2978>.
As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have
successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare
children for kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders considering legislation to
provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.
Here's a quick preview of what's in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director, Early Childhood Learning,
Boston School District) and Steve Barnett<http://gse.rutgers.edu/steven_barnett> (Director, National Institute for
Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston and Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the Department of Health & Human
Services' Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your experiences and lessons learned
Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.
Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 - Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from
Seattle-Boston and Washington, DC - Seattle) This is an invitation-only event: Click
here<https://secured.seattlechamber.com/pls/scc10/intercity_regsf?p_event_id=2978> to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman<mailto:annieb@seattlechamber.com> at 206.389.7271
We look forward to having you join us!
All the best,
Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce<http://www.seattlechamber.com/>
scottk@seattlechamber.com<mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com> | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347
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at the city, regional, state and federal levels
From: Aramaki, Kelly
To: Pedersen, Alex
Cc: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 7:58:43 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Hey Alex,
It looks like I won't be able to make it with Councilmember Tim Burgess and the team for the preschool
trip back east after all. More than just a funding issue, it's the week my principals get their budgets and
they're going to need a lot of support given the cuts we're expecting this year. Please thank
Councilmember Burgess for the invite. I'm a huge advocate for preK for all kids and will advocate in any
way that I can.
Sincerely,
Kelly Aramaki
From: <Pedersen>, Alex Pedersen <Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov>
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014 5:18 PM
To: SPS <kearamaki@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington,
DC
Wonderful. Thank you. I’ll let Tim know.


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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From: Aramaki, Kelly [mailto:kearamaki@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 5:16 PM
To: Pedersen, Alex
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Okay, give me a day to figure this out. I’ll work with Cashel and Michael Tolley to see if I can make
this work.

Kelly

From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 4:00 PM
To: Aramaki, Kelly
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Yes, he was inviting you personally. The invitation is not transferable to others.

Each person/organization would be covering his/her own costs.

I believe Cashel Toner might be working on a plan to pay for some school district folks, so
you might want to connect with her. I think I mentioned you to her.

We really hope you can make it.
Thank you for your consideration.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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From: Aramaki, Kelly [mailto:kearamaki@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 3:59 PM
To: Pedersen, Alex
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Hi Alex,

You know, I didn’t realize that he was invited me in particular. I thought it was just a general invite.
I’m wondering if the city is covering the costs or are we supposed to cover the costs of the trip?

Kelly

From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:45 AM
To: Aramaki, Kelly
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Kelly,

Good morning.
Just checking in with you for City Council President Burgess because the Seattle Chamber
told me yesterday that you have not yet registered for the preschool study mission to
Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru 6. Is there any additional info or
encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess and other
supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only Preschool for All Study
Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to learn from
those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the
evidence of what works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond, and to
inform the work of our elected leaders considering legislation to provide voluntary
preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Hear from national childhood education leaders
like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director, Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District)
and Steve Barnett (Director, National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers
University)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->See proven models of high-quality universal
preschool in action in Boston and Jersey City
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with federal officials from the Department of
Education and the Department of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to
learn about funding and flexibility opportunities
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with members of our congressional
delegation to share your experiences and lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and Washington,
DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie Boeckman at
206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state and federal
levels
From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: RE: info on Flip
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014 4:23:16 PM
Yes, but there is a bit of a push back from Ken. Stay tuned.

From: Bath, Christine
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 4:17 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: info on Flip

Yes, that is the big one. Was the trip something coming from the Supt’s Office?

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 4:08 PM
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: RE: info on Flip

Thanks, Chris. The next big challenge is finding someone who will commit to a cost center.

From: Bath, Christine
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 2:53 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: info on Flip

This is all new to me and I’d just scheduled him to be a key speaker – oh well. You did a good job
on the completion of the form. For any flights we’ll need his legal name of Lester T. Herndon.

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 2:36 PM
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: info on Flip

Venetia is out so I am preparing a RFPL for the March 3-6 Preschool Mission Trip. Did Flip inform
you that he is scheduled to go? Can you go over the below and make any corrections? Thanks.
I have attached some information.

First name Lester “Flip”
Last Name Herndon
Company Seattle Public Schools
Title
Assistant Superintendent, Capital Projects, Facilities and Enrollment
Planning
Address 2445 3rd Ave S.
City Seattle, WA
Zip 98134
Phone 206.252.0644
Email ltherndon@seattleschools.org
Assistant's Name Chris Bath
Assistant's Phone 206.252.0644
Assistant's Email cbath@seattleschools.org
Special Dietary
Needs
no
Other Requests
no






Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Herndon, Flip
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: Re: info on Flip
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014 2:52:30 PM
No.
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 13, 2014, at 2:51 PM, "Bath, Christine" <cbath@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Good to know – hey, do you have special dietary needs or other requests?

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 2:51 PM
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: Re: info on Flip

Yes I am, so yes we need to find another time.
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 13, 2014, at 2:46 PM, "Bath, Christine" <cbath@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Flip, are you for sure going on this? If so I need to quickly set another time with
Barbara Quinn for your speaking on March 4. chris

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 2:36 PM
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: info on Flip

Venetia is out so I am preparing a RFPL for the March 3-6 Preschool Mission
Trip. Did Flip inform you that he is scheduled to go? Can you go over the
below and make any corrections? Thanks. I have attached some
information.

First name Flip
Last Name Herndon
Company Seattle Public Schools
Title Assistant Superintendent, Capital Facilities
Address 2445 3rd Ave S.
City Seattle, WA
Zip 98134
Phone 206.252.0644
Email ltherndon@seattleschools.org
Assistant's Name Chris Bath
Assistant's Phone 206.252.0644
Assistant's Email cbath@seattleschools.org
Special Dietary
Needs
Other Requests






<image003.jpg>
Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

<Registration Follow Up 2014 UPK.PDF>
From: Annie Boeckman
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Pre School for all Study Mission
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014 1:27:26 PM
Attachments: Registration Follow Up 2014 UPK.pdf
Hello Patricia,

We can definitely get registrations going for you. I’ve attached some additional travel information
to this e-mail. I’ll need the following information for Charles Wright and Flip Herndon:

First Name
Last Name
Company
Title
Address
City
Zip
Phone
Email
Assistant's Name
Assistant's Phone
Assistant's Email
Special Dietary needs
Other Requests

Best,
Annie

Annie Boeckman
Registration Manager
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
annieb@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7271
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From: Stambor, Patricia L [mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:11 PM
To: Annie Boeckman
Subject: Pre School for all Study Mission

Annie,

Alex Pedersen , Legislative Aide to Tim Burgess, suggested I speak with someone from your office.
I did leave a message with Scott Kennedy.

I am making arrangements for the following to attend the Pre School for All... conference in
March. We would like to send:

Charles Wright, Deputy Superintendent
Keisha Scarlett, Principal, South Shore
Laurie Morrison, Principal, Graham Hill
Cashel Toner, Director, Early Learning
Flip Herndon, Assistant Superintendent, Capital Facilities.

Charles Wright and Flip Herndon are not yet registered.

Can you call me or send me more information on the trip. I will need to start making travel
arrangements.

Thanks,

Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: J ackson, Tanielle L
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014 9:00:16 AM
Hello Cashel, Do we have all of the information we need to finish the arrangements?


Tanielle
From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 12:47 PM
To: J ackson, Tanielle L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Hi Tanielle, Can you please register me for this trip. Fill in everything you can and let me know about
outstanding information needed.
Cashel


From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on
Monday to see what funds might be available to support this effort.
Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you
know, the City of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old
children. It is critical that Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the
formation of these programs. I would very much like for Seattle Schools to send a
team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I understand that the City
invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take responsibility
financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and
the principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered
for the preschool study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru
6. Is there any additional info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess
and other supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only
Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington,
DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to
learn from those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal
preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare children for
kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders
considering legislation to provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs
(Director, Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve
Barnett (Director, National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers
University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston
and Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the
Department of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn about
funding and flexibility opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your
experiences and lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and
Washington, DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman at 206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state
and federal levels
From: Wright, Charles E
To: Toner, Cashel
Cc: Heath, Shauna L; Stambor, Patricia L; Codd, Clover
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014 7:54:35 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Hi Cashel,
Venetia is out of the office this week. I am copying Clover to ask if Patricia Stambor might be able to
help us.

Thanks,
Charles

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 11:26 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Hi Charles the registration process will be a bit complicated because the online registration is
technically closed. I have asked Alex Peterson in Tim’s office how we should proceed. It would be
very helpful if Venetia could help facilitate for the group. The final list of SPS team members is
below.
Charles Wright
Keisha Scarlet
Laurie Morrison
Cashel Toner
Flip Herndon

Cashel

From: Wright, Charles E
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:00 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Hi Cashel,
That’s fine. Do we have one person making the arrangements for everyone, or is each person on
their own?

Charles
From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:58 PM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Hi Charles,
I am going to put forward the following names to the City to represent SPS after I hear back from Flip and
Shauna. Thank you for your support. I will let them know that we can fund 4, but may send 6 and need to
identify additional funds.
Cashel

Charles Wright
Shauna Heath – possibly
Keisha Scarlet
Laurie Morrison
Cashel Toner
Flip Herndon – possibly

From: <Toner>, SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:15 AM
To: SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org>, "Wright, Charles E" <cewright1@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Heath, Shauna L" <slheath@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington,
DC

Hi Charles, I need to respond to the City with our SPS team members. Which names should I put
forward? I have a hard deadline of 3 pm today.
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on Monday to see
what funds might be available to support this effort.

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner


Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you know, the City
of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old children. It is critical that
Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the formation of these programs. I would very
much like for Seattle Schools to send a team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I
understand that the City invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take
responsibility financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and the
principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered for the preschool
study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru 6. Is there any additional
info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess and other
supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only Preschool for All Study
Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to learn from
those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the
evidence of what works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond, and to
inform the work of our elected leaders considering legislation to provide voluntary
preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director,
Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director,
National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston and
Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the Department
of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your experiences and
lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and Washington,
DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie Boeckman at
206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state and federal
levels
From: Herndon, Flip
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 11:29:36 PM
You'll need my legal name for the plane ticket, right? Haven't done a conference yet through SPS, so just
let me know what I need to do.
-Flip
From: <Toner>, Cashel <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:19 PM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington,
DC
Yessssss!
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 11, 2014, at 7:56 PM, "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Alright…count me in!
From: <Toner>, Cashel <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:50 PM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City &
Washington, DC
Hi Flip, I hope you are able to join this trip. Please let me know asap. I am finalizing SPS
participants tomorrow with the City and need a firm count.
Cashel
From: <Toner>, SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014 12:44 PM
To: "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City &
Washington, DC
FYI
Cashel
From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston,
J ersey City & Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to
connecting on Monday to see what funds might be available to support
this effort.
Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston,
J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your
collaboration. As you know, the City of Seattle is moving toward
universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old children. It is critical that
Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the formation of
these programs. I would very much like for Seattle Schools to send a
team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I understand
that the City invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to
take responsibility financially which will build esteem and credibility to
this partnership. Can you help me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston,
J ersey City & Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday
that you and the principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett)
have not yet registered for the preschool study mission to Boston,
Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru 6. Is there any additional
info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is
attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey
City & Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President
Tim Burgess and other supporters of public education on the
upcoming invitation-only Preschool for All Study Mission to
Boston, Jersey City and Washington, DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study
mission is to learn from those who have successfully implemented
high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what
works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond, and to
inform the work of our elected leaders considering legislation to
provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Hear from national
childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director,
Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve
Barnett (Director, National Institute for Early Education
Research, Rutgers University)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->See proven models of
high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston and
Jersey City
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with federal officials
from the Department of Education and the Department of
Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn about
funding and flexibility opportunities
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with members of our
congressional delegation to share your experiences and
lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further
details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-
Boston and Washington, DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact
Annie Boeckman at 206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city,
regional, state and federal levels
From: Scarlett, Keisha
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 3:26:38 PM
Attachments: image001.png
Wonderful! Wonder Woman.
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 12, 2014, at 11:54 AM, "Toner, Cashel" <cctoner@seattleschools.org> wrote:

Hi Keisha, I found funding for you and am working on finalizing registration. I will keep
you posted. Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:41 AM
To: Scarlett, Keisha
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Hi Keisha, I am trying hard to identify funds to support this effort. I understand that
Tim’s office has connected with you, yes? Are you available to go if I can find funds?
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on
Monday to see what funds might be available to support this effort.
Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you
know, the City of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old
children. It is critical that Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the
formation of these programs. I would very much like for Seattle Schools to send a
team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I understand that the City
invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take responsibility
financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and
the principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered
for the preschool study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru
6. Is there any additional info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess
and other supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only
Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington,
DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to
learn from those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal
preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare children for
kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders
considering legislation to provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Hear from national childhood
education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director, Early Childhood
Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director, National
Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->See proven models of high-quality
universal preschool in action in Boston and Jersey City
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with federal officials from the
Department of Education and the Department of Health & Human
Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with members of our
congressional delegation to share your experiences and lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and
Washington, DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman at 206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state
and federal levels
From: Toner, Cashel
To: Morrison, Laura
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 11:40:37 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Hi Laurie, I have found funding and am working on finalizing registration – I will keep you posted.
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:38 AM
To: Morrison, Laura
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Hi Laurie,
I will be in touch on Monday. Have a great weekend!
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on Monday to see
what funds might be available to support this effort.
Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you know, the City
of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old children. It is critical that
Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the formation of these programs. I would very
much like for Seattle Schools to send a team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I
understand that the City invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take
responsibility financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and the
principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered for the preschool
study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru 6. Is there any additional
info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess and other
supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only Preschool for All Study
Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to learn from
those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the
evidence of what works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond, and to
inform the work of our elected leaders considering legislation to provide voluntary
preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director,
Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director,
National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston and
Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the Department
of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your experiences and
lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and Washington,
DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie Boeckman at
206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state and federal
levels
From: Toner, Cashel
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 11:39:59 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Hi Keisha, I found funding for you and am working on finalizing registration. I will keep you posted.
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:41 AM
To: Scarlett, Keisha
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Hi Keisha, I am trying hard to identify funds to support this effort. I understand that Tim’s office
has connected with you, yes? Are you available to go if I can find funds?
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on Monday to see
what funds might be available to support this effort.
Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you know, the City
of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old children. It is critical that
Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the formation of these programs. I would very
much like for Seattle Schools to send a team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I
understand that the City invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take
responsibility financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and the
principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered for the preschool
study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru 6. Is there any additional
info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess and other
supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only Preschool for All Study
Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to learn from
those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the
evidence of what works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond, and to
inform the work of our elected leaders considering legislation to provide voluntary
preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director,
Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director,
National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston and
Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the Department
of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your experiences and
lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and Washington,
DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie Boeckman at
206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state and federal
levels
From: Toner, Cashel
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 11:25:53 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Hi Charles the registration process will be a bit complicated because the online registration is
technically closed. I have asked Alex Peterson in Tim’s office how we should proceed. It would be
very helpful if Venetia could help facilitate for the group. The final list of SPS team members is
below.
Charles Wright
Keisha Scarlet
Laurie Morrison
Cashel Toner
Flip Herndon

Cashel

From: Wright, Charles E
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:00 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Hi Cashel,
That’s fine. Do we have one person making the arrangements for everyone, or is each person on
their own?

Charles
From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:58 PM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Hi Charles,
I am going to put forward the following names to the City to represent SPS after I hear back from Flip and
Shauna. Thank you for your support. I will let them know that we can fund 4, but may send 6 and need to
identify additional funds.
Cashel

Charles Wright
Shauna Heath – possibly
Keisha Scarlet
Laurie Morrison
Cashel Toner
Flip Herndon – possibly

From: <Toner>, SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:15 AM
To: SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org>, "Wright, Charles E" <cewright1@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Heath, Shauna L" <slheath@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington,
DC

Hi Charles, I need to respond to the City with our SPS team members. Which names should I put
forward? I have a hard deadline of 3 pm today.
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on Monday to see
what funds might be available to support this effort.

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner


Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you know, the City
of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old children. It is critical that
Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the formation of these programs. I would very
much like for Seattle Schools to send a team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I
understand that the City invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take
responsibility financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and the
principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered for the preschool
study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru 6. Is there any additional
info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess and other
supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only Preschool for All Study
Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to learn from
those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the
evidence of what works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond, and to
inform the work of our elected leaders considering legislation to provide voluntary
preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director,
Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director,
National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston and
Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the Department
of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your experiences and
lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and Washington,
DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie Boeckman at
206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state and federal
levels
From: Toner, Cashel
To: "Pedersen, Alex"
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 11:11:30 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Hi Alex,
I have a firm yes from the following SPS leaders and funding to support them as well. How can I
move forward with registering them for the trip? I really hope you are able to accommodate the
team.
Thanks,
Cashel

Charles Wright
Keisha Scarlet
Laurie Morrison
Cashel Toner
Flip Herndon


From: Wright, Charles E
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:00 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Hi Cashel,
That’s fine. Do we have one person making the arrangements for everyone, or is each person on
their own?

Charles
From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:58 PM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Hi Charles,
I am going to put forward the following names to the City to represent SPS after I hear back from Flip and
Shauna. Thank you for your support. I will let them know that we can fund 4, but may send 6 and need to
identify additional funds.
Cashel

Charles Wright
Shauna Heath – possibly
Keisha Scarlet
Laurie Morrison
Cashel Toner
Flip Herndon – possibly

From: <Toner>, SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:15 AM
To: SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org>, "Wright, Charles E" <cewright1@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Heath, Shauna L" <slheath@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington,
DC

Hi Charles, I need to respond to the City with our SPS team members. Which names should I put
forward? I have a hard deadline of 3 pm today.
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on Monday to see
what funds might be available to support this effort.

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner


Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you know, the City
of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old children. It is critical that
Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the formation of these programs. I would very
much like for Seattle Schools to send a team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I
understand that the City invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take
responsibility financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and the
principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered for the preschool
study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru 6. Is there any additional
info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess and other
supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only Preschool for All Study
Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to learn from
those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the
evidence of what works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond, and to
inform the work of our elected leaders considering legislation to provide voluntary
preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director,
Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director,
National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston and
Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the Department
of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your experiences and
lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and Washington,
DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie Boeckman at
206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state and federal
levels
From: Heath, Shauna L
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:40:45 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Cashel,
I would like to go, but don't think I can with the trip the week before.
Best,
Shauna Heath
On Feb 11, 2014, at 7:57 PM, "Toner, Cashel" <cctoner@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Charles,
I am going to put forward the following names to the City to represent SPS after I
hear back from Flip and Shauna. Thank you for your support. I will let them
know that we can fund 4, but may send 6 and need to identify additional funds.
Cashel
Charles Wright
Shauna Heath – possibly
Keisha Scarlet
Laurie Morrison
Cashel Toner
Flip Herndon – possibly
From: <Toner>, SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:15 AM
To: SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org>, "Wright, Charles E"
<cewright1@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Heath, Shauna L" <slheath@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City &
Washington, DC
Hi Charles, I need to respond to the City with our SPS team members. Which names
should I put forward? I have a hard deadline of 3 pm today.
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on
Monday to see what funds might be available to support this effort.

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner


Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you
know, the City of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old
children. It is critical that Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the
formation of these programs. I would very much like for Seattle Schools to send a
team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I understand that the City
invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take responsibility
financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and
the principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered
for the preschool study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru
6. Is there any additional info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

<image001.png> <image002.jpg>

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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess
and other supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only
Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington,
DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to
learn from those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal
preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare children for
kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders
considering legislation to provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Hear from national childhood
education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director, Early Childhood
Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director, National
Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->See proven models of high-quality
universal preschool in action in Boston and Jersey City
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with federal officials from the
Department of Education and the Department of Health & Human
Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with members of our
congressional delegation to share your experiences and lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and
Washington, DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman at 206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state
and federal levels
<image001.png>
<image002.jpg>
From: Toner, Cashel
To: Pedersen, Alex
Subject: Re: preschool trip over-subscribed/full
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:30:04 PM
Flip just committed after a bit of persuasion - can you fit him in?
Sent from my iPhone
> On Feb 11, 2014, at 9:26 PM, "Pedersen, Alex" <Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov> wrote:
>
> Realistically at this point, I think we would be able to fit Charles Wright.
>
> Would that be alright?
>
> (The registration is actually closed at this point, but I think we can have the Chamber add him.)
>
>
>
>
> Alex Pedersen
> Legislative Aide
> Councilmember Tim Burgess
> Seattle City Council
> 206-684-5341
> alex.pedersen@seattle.gov
> http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/
> ________________________________________
> From: Toner, Cashel [cctoner@seattleschools.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 8:10 PM
> To: Pedersen, Alex
> Subject: Re: preschool trip over-subscribed/full
>
> Hi Alex,
> I am pleased to have arrived on a team of 4-6 people from SPS. I will register them tomorrow and hope to have a
firm yes/no from Flip and Shauna by then. Lets plan to connect midday. I have firm funding for 4 and will work to
identify funds if all 6 can join the trip.
> Cashel
>
> Charles Wright
> Shauna Heath – possibly
> Keisha Scarlet
> Laurie Morrison
> Cashel Toner
> Flip Herndon – possibly
> From: <Pedersen>, Alex <Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov<mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov>>
> Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:08 AM
> To: SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org<mailto:cctoner@seattleschools.org>>
> Subject: preschool trip over-subscribed/full
>
> Cashel,
>
> Good morning.
>
> The Seattle Chamber is saying that, due to it's popularity, the preschool trip is now packed to the gills (now over
35) and "closed/sold out" to new registrants. I let them know that you were still trying to round up more folks from
the District. So you might want to decide which additional individual must join you and the two principals. Then I
think we can work with the Chamber to fit another person from the District, but not all 4 that were contemplating.
>
> The Chamber had to stop accepting new registrants because they have to reserve all hotels and meeting spaces and
some of our guests are concerned about how many people they can fit into the various venues.
>
> Also, I have not heard from the Alliance on extra scholarships, so I'll reach out to them again.
>
> Let me know what you think.
>
> Also, there is another issue I should connect with you about: NW Center in Queen Anne.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Alex
>
> Alex Pedersen
> Legislative Aide
> Councilmember Tim Burgess
> Seattle City Council
> 206-684-5341
> alex.pedersen@seattle.gov<mailto:alex.pedersen@seattle.gov>
> http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/
From: Toner, Cashel
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:15:22 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Hi Charles, I need to respond to the City with our SPS team members. Which names should I put
forward? I have a hard deadline of 3 pm today.
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on Monday to see
what funds might be available to support this effort.

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner


Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you know, the City
of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old children. It is critical that
Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the formation of these programs. I would very
much like for Seattle Schools to send a team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I
understand that the City invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take
responsibility financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and the
principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered for the preschool
study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru 6. Is there any additional
info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess and other
supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only Preschool for All Study
Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to learn from
those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the
evidence of what works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond, and to
inform the work of our elected leaders considering legislation to provide voluntary
preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director,
Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director,
National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston and
Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the Department
of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your experiences and
lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and Washington,
DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie Boeckman at
206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state and federal
levels
From: Annie Boeckman
To: Cashel Toner
Cc: tljackson@seattleschools.org
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip
Date: Friday, February 07, 2014 3:52:54 PM
Attachments: Invoice-CToner.pdf
Registration Follow Up 2014 UPK.pdf
Hello Cashel,
Thank you for registering for the Preschool Study Mission Trip. Your invoice and additional follow up information
is attached.
Best,
Annie
Annie Boeckman
Registration Manager
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
annieb@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7271
IN-NW-A Social Media & Digital Marketing Conference crafted JUST FOR YOU, Feb. 12
-----Original Message-----
From: Cashel Toner [mailto:cctoner@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 12:57 PM
To: Annie Boeckman
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: NON_MEMBER Intercity Registration Form - 2978
Event Id : 2978
Reg Type : NON_MEMBER
Event Name : Preschool Study Mission Trip First Name : Cashel Last Name : Toner Company : Seattle Public
Schools Title : Director of Early Learning Address : 2445 3rd Ave S City : Seattle Zip : 98134 Phone : 206-252-
0093 Email : cctoner@seattleschools.org Assistant's Name : Tanielle Jackson Assistant's Phone : 206-252-0186
Assistant's Email : tljackson@seattleschools.org Special Dietary needs : none Other Requests :
Payment Option :
Nonmember id : CT00052079
From: Annie Boeckman
To: Keisha Scarlett
Cc: emward@seattleschools.org
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip
Date: Friday, February 07, 2014 3:37:59 PM
Attachments: Invoice-KScarlett.pdf
Registration Follow Up 2014 UPK.pdf
Hello Keisha,
Thank you for registering for the Preschool Study Mission Trip. Your invoice and additional follow up information
is attached.
Best,
Annie
Annie Boeckman
Registration Manager
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
annieb@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7271
IN-NW-A Social Media & Digital Marketing Conference crafted JUST FOR YOU, Feb. 12
-----Original Message-----
From: Keisha Scarlett [mailto:kdscarlett@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 12:08 PM
To: Annie Boeckman
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: NON_MEMBER Intercity Registration Form - 2978
Event Id : 2978
Reg Type : NON_MEMBER
Event Name : Preschool Study Mission Trip First Name : Keisha Last Name : Scarlett Company : South Shore PK-8
School, Seattle Public School Title : Principal Address : 4800 S. Henderson St.
City : Seattle
Zip : 98118
Phone : 2066432062
Email : kdscarlett@seattleschools.org
Assistant's Name : Elizabeth Ward
Assistant's Phone : 2062527600
Assistant's Email : emward@seattleschools.org Special Dietary needs : none Other Requests :
Payment Option :
Nonmember id : KS00052067


Date Event Contact
3/3 Early Learning Meeting


3/3 Strategic Plan Work Group meeting

Micheal Tolley
3/4 Leadership Development Regional Meeting


3/5 CAI Quarterly Meeting

Shauna Heath
3/6 Head Start Leadership Team Mtg./ LT Mtg Laura Garcia

3/6 Lunch Meeting Barb Obrine










From: J ackson, Tanielle L
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Friday, February 07, 2014 1:47:58 PM





























From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 1:32 PM
To: J ackson, Tanielle L
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Can you please make a list of contacts and meetings?

From: <Jackson>, Tanielle L <tljackson@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014 1:26 PM
To: SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington, DC

Done, and yes there is a few things you need to cancel.

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 12:48 PM
To: J ackson, Tanielle L
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Please also block this time on my calendar and let me know if any meetings need to rescheduled

From: <Toner>, SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014 12:46 PM
To: "Jackson, Tanielle L" <tljackson@seattleschools.org>
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington, DC

Hi Tanielle, Can you please register me for this trip. Fill in everything you can and let me know about
outstanding information needed.
Cashel


From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on Monday
to see what funds might be available to support this effort.
Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you know,
the City of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old children.
It is critical that Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the formation of these
programs. I would very much like for Seattle Schools to send a team of representatives
on this upcoming Study Mission. I understand that the City invited Jose, but that he is not
available. We will need to take responsibility financially which will build esteem and
credibility to this partnership. Can you help me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and
the principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered for
the preschool study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru 6. Is
there any additional info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington,
DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess
and other supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only
Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, DC,
March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to
learn from those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal
preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare children for
kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders
considering legislation to provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director,
Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director,
National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston and
Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the
Department of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn about
funding and flexibility opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your experiences
and lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and
Washington, DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman at 206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state and
federal levels
From: J ackson, Tanielle L
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Friday, February 07, 2014 1:19:56 PM
Cashel,

You have been registered for this event. I just need some more information from you to get your
flight booked.

Tanielle

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 12:48 PM
To: J ackson, Tanielle L
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Please also block this time on my calendar and let me know if any meetings need to rescheduled

From: <Toner>, SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014 12:46 PM
To: "Jackson, Tanielle L" <tljackson@seattleschools.org>
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington,
DC

Hi Tanielle, Can you please register me for this trip. Fill in everything you can and let me know about
outstanding information needed.
Cashel


From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on
Monday to see what funds might be available to support this effort.
Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you
know, the City of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old
children. It is critical that Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the
formation of these programs. I would very much like for Seattle Schools to send a
team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I understand that the City
invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take responsibility financially
which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help me make
this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and
the principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered
for the preschool study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru
6. Is there any additional info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess
and other supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only
Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington,
DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to
learn from those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal
preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare children for
kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders
considering legislation to provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs
(Director, Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve
Barnett (Director, National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers
University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston
and Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the
Department of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn about
funding and flexibility opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your
experiences and lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and
Washington, DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman at 206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state
and federal levels
From: Pedersen, Alex
To: "Scarlett, Keisha"
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Friday, February 07, 2014 12:58:01 PM
Sounds good.
Thank you.
Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov
http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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-----Original Message-----
From: Scarlett, Keisha [mailto:kdscarlett@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 12:53 PM
To: Pedersen, Alex
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington, DC
I will try to hold off until Monday for the flight booking to hear from Cashel. I did complete the registration.
Thank you Alex
From: <Pedersen>, Alex <Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov<mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov>>
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014 12:22 PM
To: SPS <kdscarlett@seattleschools.org<mailto:kdscarlett@seattleschools.org>>
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington, DC
Here you go.
In addition to registering, you'll also want to book your flight.
I believe Cashel Toner might be working on obtaining funding for your registration and flight, but you should go
ahead and register.
Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov<mailto:nate.vanduzer@seattle.gov>
http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/
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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington, DC
Good morning,
Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess and other supporters of public
education on the upcoming invitation-only Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington,
DC, March 3-6<https://secured.seattlechamber.com/pls/scc10/intercity_regsf?p_event_id=2978>.
As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have
successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare
children for kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders considering legislation to
provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.
Here's a quick preview of what's in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director, Early Childhood Learning,
Boston School District) and Steve Barnett<http://gse.rutgers.edu/steven_barnett> (Director, National Institute for
Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston and Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the Department of Health & Human
Services' Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your experiences and lessons learned
Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.
Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 - Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from
Seattle-Boston and Washington, DC - Seattle) This is an invitation-only event: Click
here<https://secured.seattlechamber.com/pls/scc10/intercity_regsf?p_event_id=2978> to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman<mailto:annieb@seattlechamber.com> at 206.389.7271
We look forward to having you join us!
All the best,
Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce<http://www.seattlechamber.com/>
scottk@seattlechamber.com<mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com> | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347
Get to know your Chamber-Learn how we're advocating<http://www.seattlechamber.com/Advocacy.aspx> for you
at the city, regional, state and federal levels
From: Scarlett, Keisha
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Friday, February 07, 2014 12:08:31 PM
Just registered! Should I wait to hear from you regarding airfare?
From: <Toner>, Cashel <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014 11:49 AM
To: SPS <kdscarlett@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington,
DC
Its at the very bottom of the email chain – let me see if I can get you funded and I will let you know
on Monday!

From: Scarlett, Keisha
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:48 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Can you send me the registration form? I didn't see it. I could probably get the LEVF to cover part or
all of this for me. I don't need to be greedy.

Thank you!
Keisha
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 7, 2014, at 11:40 AM, "Toner, Cashel" <cctoner@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Keisha, I am trying hard to identify funds to support this effort. I understand that
Tim’s office has connected with you, yes? Are you available to go if I can find funds?
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on
Monday to see what funds might be available to support this effort.
Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you
know, the City of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old
children. It is critical that Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the
formation of these programs. I would very much like for Seattle Schools to send a
team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I understand that the City
invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take responsibility financially
which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help me make
this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and
the principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered
for the preschool study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru
6. Is there any additional info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess
and other supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only
Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington,
DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to
learn from those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal
preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare children for
kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders
considering legislation to provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Hear from national childhood
education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director, Early Childhood
Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director, National
Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->See proven models of high-quality
universal preschool in action in Boston and Jersey City
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with federal officials from the
Department of Education and the Department of Health & Human
Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with members of our
congressional delegation to share your experiences and lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and
Washington, DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman at 206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state
and federal levels
From: Aramaki, Kelly
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Friday, February 07, 2014 12:01:39 PM
Attachments: image001.png
Ok.
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 7, 2014, at 11:37 AM, "Toner, Cashel" <cctoner@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Kelly, I will be in touch on Monday. Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on
Monday to see what funds might be available to support this effort.
Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you
know, the City of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old
children. It is critical that Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the
formation of these programs. I would very much like for Seattle Schools to send a
team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I understand that the City
invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take responsibility
financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and
the principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered
for the preschool study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru
6. Is there any additional info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess
and other supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only
Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington,
DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to
learn from those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal
preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare children for
kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders
considering legislation to provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Hear from national childhood
education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director, Early Childhood
Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director, National
Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->See proven models of high-quality
universal preschool in action in Boston and Jersey City
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with federal officials from the
Department of Education and the Department of Health & Human
Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with members of our
congressional delegation to share your experiences and lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and
Washington, DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman at 206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state
and federal levels
From: Toner, Cashel
To: Scarlett, Keisha
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:49:06 AM
Its at the very bottom of the email chain – let me see if I can get you funded and I will let you know
on Monday!

From: Scarlett, Keisha
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:48 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Can you send me the registration form? I didn't see it. I could probably get the LEVF to cover part or
all of this for me. I don't need to be greedy.

Thank you!
Keisha
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 7, 2014, at 11:40 AM, "Toner, Cashel" <cctoner@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Keisha, I am trying hard to identify funds to support this effort. I understand that
Tim’s office has connected with you, yes? Are you available to go if I can find funds?
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on
Monday to see what funds might be available to support this effort.
Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you
know, the City of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old
children. It is critical that Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the
formation of these programs. I would very much like for Seattle Schools to send a
team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I understand that the City
invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take responsibility
financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and
the principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered
for the preschool study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru
6. Is there any additional info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess
and other supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only
Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington,
DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to
learn from those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal
preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare children for
kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders
considering legislation to provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs
(Director, Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve
Barnett (Director, National Institute for Early Education Research,
Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in
Boston and Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the
Department of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn
about funding and flexibility opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your
experiences and lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and
Washington, DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman at 206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state
and federal levels
From: Scarlett, Keisha
To: Pedersen, Alex
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:44:18 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Hi Alex
I must have missed the registration form. Can you please resend? I am very excited for the
opportunity!
Keisha
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 6, 2014, at 10:49 AM, "Pedersen, Alex" <Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov> wrote:
Keisha,

Good morning.
Just checking in with you for City Council President Burgess because the
Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you have not yet registered for the
preschool study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru 6. Is
there any additional info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess
and other supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only
Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington,
DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to
learn from those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal
preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare children for
kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders
considering legislation to provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Hear from national childhood
education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director, Early Childhood
Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director, National
Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->See proven models of high-quality
universal preschool in action in Boston and Jersey City
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with federal officials from the
Department of Education and the Department of Health & Human
Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with members of our
congressional delegation to share your experiences and lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and
Washington, DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman at 206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state
and federal levels
<Preschool for All Study Mission - DRAFT External Agenda.pdf>
From: Morrison, Laura
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:43:14 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Have a great weekend!

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:38 AM
To: Morrison, Laura
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Hi Laurie,
I will be in touch on Monday. Have a great weekend!
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on Monday to see
what funds might be available to support this effort.
Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you know, the City
of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old children. It is critical that
Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the formation of these programs. I would very
much like for Seattle Schools to send a team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I
understand that the City invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take
responsibility financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and the
principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered for the preschool
study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru 6. Is there any additional
info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess and other
supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only Preschool for All Study
Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to learn from
those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the
evidence of what works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond, and to
inform the work of our elected leaders considering legislation to provide voluntary
preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director,
Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director,
National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston and
Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the Department
of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your experiences and
lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and Washington,
DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie Boeckman at
206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state and federal
levels
From: Scarlett, Keisha
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:42:04 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Yes. I am available.
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 7, 2014, at 11:40 AM, "Toner, Cashel" <cctoner@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Keisha, I am trying hard to identify funds to support this effort. I understand that
Tim’s office has connected with you, yes? Are you available to go if I can find funds?
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on
Monday to see what funds might be available to support this effort.
Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you
know, the City of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old
children. It is critical that Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the
formation of these programs. I would very much like for Seattle Schools to send a
team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I understand that the City
invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take responsibility
financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and
the principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered
for the preschool study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru
6. Is there any additional info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess
and other supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only
Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington,
DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to
learn from those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal
preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare children for
kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders
considering legislation to provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Hear from national childhood
education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director, Early Childhood
Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director, National
Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->See proven models of high-quality
universal preschool in action in Boston and Jersey City
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with federal officials from the
Department of Education and the Department of Health & Human
Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with members of our
congressional delegation to share your experiences and lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and
Washington, DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman at 206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state
and federal levels
From: Toner, Cashel
To: Morrison, Laura
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:38:04 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Hi Laurie,
I will be in touch on Monday. Have a great weekend!
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Charles,
Thank you very much for your time this morning. I look forward to connecting on Monday to see
what funds might be available to support this effort.
Thank you,
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you know, the City
of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old children. It is critical that
Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the formation of these programs. I would very
much like for Seattle Schools to send a team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I
understand that the City invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take
responsibility financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and the
principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered for the preschool
study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru 6. Is there any additional
info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess and other
supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only Preschool for All Study
Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to learn from
those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the
evidence of what works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond, and to
inform the work of our elected leaders considering legislation to provide voluntary
preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director,
Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director,
National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston and
Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the Department
of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your experiences and
lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and Washington,
DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie Boeckman at
206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

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levels
From: Toner, Cashel
To: Aramaki, Kelly
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Friday, February 07, 2014 10:47:45 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Let's see how much funding we can get and then connect
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 7, 2014, at 10:41 AM, "Aramaki, Kelly" <kearamaki@seattleschools.org> wrote:
I’m nervous about the principals going because that’s their 1 week to do budget with
their schools. They get allocations on Feb. 28 and then have arenas starting the week
after . . . .

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 9:56 AM
To: Aramaki, Kelly
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

I’m meeting with Charles this morning…

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you
know, the City of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old
children. It is critical that Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the
formation of these programs. I would very much like for Seattle Schools to send a
team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I understand that the City
invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take responsibility
financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and
the principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered
for the preschool study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru
6. Is there any additional info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess
and other supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only
Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington,
DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to
learn from those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal
preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare children for
kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders
considering legislation to provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Hear from national childhood
education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director, Early Childhood
Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director, National
Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->See proven models of high-quality
universal preschool in action in Boston and Jersey City
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with federal officials from the
Department of Education and the Department of Health & Human
Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Meet with members of our
congressional delegation to share your experiences and lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and
Washington, DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman at 206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state
and federal levels
From: Blanford, Stephan
To: Annie Boeckman
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip
Date: Thursday, February 06, 2014 9:46:36 PM
Annie;
Thanks for confirmation of my registration, I appreciate it.
Stephan
Dr. Stephan Blanford
Director, Seattle School Board, District V
email)Stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org
call)206.252.0040
fax)206.252.0101
________________________________________
From: Annie Boeckman [annieb@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:39 AM
To: Blanford, Stephan
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip
Hello Stephan,
I wanted to let you know we received your registration for the Preschool Study Mission Trip. I understand that you
are attending via scholarship, so you're all set to go as far as registration is concerned.
Best,
Annie
Annie Boeckman
Registration Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
annieb@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7271
IN-NW-A Social Media & Digital Marketing Conference crafted JUST FOR YOU, Feb. 12
-----Original Message-----
From: Stephan Blanford [mailto:stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:58 PM
To: Annie Boeckman
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: NON_MEMBER Intercity Registration Form - 2978
Event Id : 2978
Reg Type : NON_MEMBER
Event Name : Preschool Study Mission Trip First Name : Stephan Last Name : Blanford Company : Seattle Public
Schools Title : School Board Director Address : 2445 3rd Ave. South City : Seattle Zip : 98134 Phone :
206.650.6859 Email : stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org
Assistant's Name : ---
Assistant's Phone :
Assistant's Email :
Special Dietary needs : veg/fish
Other Requests :
Payment Option :
Nonmember id : SB00052020
From: Heath, Shauna L
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:55:21 AM
Attachments: image001.png
I am interested in going. I need to check with Shannon because I will be gone Feb. 26-28. Can I attend
your 1:00 meeting?
From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:36 AM
To: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Hi Shauna, I met with folks from the Gates foundation yesterday and they were very interested in
SPS sending a larger team. I agree, and thought I would ask Charles for his insight and help. I am
happy to talk more about this after our 1 pm meeting today.
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Wright, Charles E
Cc: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good Morning Charles,
I am writing to extend an invitation to you and welcome your collaboration. As you know, the City
of Seattle is moving toward universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year old children. It is critical that
Seattle Public Schools join this effort and influence the formation of these programs. I would very
much like for Seattle Schools to send a team of representatives on this upcoming Study Mission. I
understand that the City invited Jose, but that he is not available. We will need to take
responsibility financially which will build esteem and credibility to this partnership. Can you help
me make this possible?

I recommend the following Seattle Public Schools representatives:
Charles Wright
Flip Herndon
Shauna Heath
Keisha Scarlett
Laura Morrison
Kelly Aramaki
Cashel Toner



From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Cashel,

Good morning.
Just checking in because the Seattle Chamber told me yesterday that you and the
principals (Laura Morrison and Keisha Scarlett) have not yet registered for the preschool
study mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru 6. Is there any additional
info or encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess and other
supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only Preschool for All Study
Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to learn from
those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the
evidence of what works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond, and to
inform the work of our elected leaders considering legislation to provide voluntary
preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director,
Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director,
National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston and
Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the Department
of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your experiences and
lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and Washington,
DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie Boeckman at
206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state and federal
levels
From: Morrison, Laura
To: "Annie Boeckman"
Subject: RE: NON_MEMBER Intercity Registration Form - 2978
Date: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:21:38 AM
Thank you Annie. I will work with SPS to figure out the funding.
Laurie
-----Original Message-----
From: Annie Boeckman [mailto:annieb@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:05 AM
To: Morrison, Laura
Subject: RE: NON_MEMBER Intercity Registration Form - 2978
Hello Laura,
Thank you for registering for the Preschool Study Mission Trip. I've attached your invoice and additional follow up
information.
Best,
Annie
Annie Boeckman
Registration Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce annieb@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7271
IN-NW-A Social Media & Digital Marketing Conference crafted JUST FOR YOU, Feb. 12
-----Original Message-----
From: Laura (Laurie) Morrison, Ed.D [mailto:lemorrison@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:55 AM
To: Annie Boeckman
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: NON_MEMBER Intercity Registration Form - 2978
Event Id : 2978
Reg Type : NON_MEMBER
Event Name : Preschool Study Mission Trip First Name : Laura (Laurie) Last Name : Morrison, Ed.D Company :
Graham Hill Elementary, Seattle Public Schools Title : Principal Address : 5149 S. Graham Street City : Seattle Zip
: 98118 Phone : 206.465.7479 Email : lemorrison@seattleschools.org Assistant's Name : Yedit Bereket Assistant's
Phone : 206.252.7140 Assistant's Email : ytbereket@seattleschools.org Special Dietary needs : none Other
Requests :
Payment Option :
Nonmember id : LM00052046
From: Annie Boeckman
To: Laura (Laurie) Morrison, Ed.D
Subject: RE: NON_MEMBER Intercity Registration Form - 2978
Date: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:05:02 AM
Attachments: Invoice-LMorrison.pdf
Registration Follow Up 2014 UPK.pdf
Hello Laura,
Thank you for registering for the Preschool Study Mission Trip. I've attached your invoice and additional follow up
information.
Best,
Annie
Annie Boeckman
Registration Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
annieb@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7271
IN-NW-A Social Media & Digital Marketing Conference crafted JUST FOR YOU, Feb. 12
-----Original Message-----
From: Laura (Laurie) Morrison, Ed.D [mailto:lemorrison@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:55 AM
To: Annie Boeckman
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: NON_MEMBER Intercity Registration Form - 2978
Event Id : 2978
Reg Type : NON_MEMBER
Event Name : Preschool Study Mission Trip First Name : Laura (Laurie) Last Name : Morrison, Ed.D Company :
Graham Hill Elementary, Seattle Public Schools Title : Principal Address : 5149 S. Graham Street City : Seattle Zip
: 98118 Phone : 206.465.7479 Email : lemorrison@seattleschools.org Assistant's Name : Yedit Bereket Assistant's
Phone : 206.252.7140 Assistant's Email : ytbereket@seattleschools.org Special Dietary needs : none Other
Requests :
Payment Option :
Nonmember id : LM00052046
From: Pedersen, Alex
To: "Morrison, Laura"
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:55:12 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Wonderful! Thank you.


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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From: Morrison, Laura [mailto:lemorrison@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:55 AM
To: Pedersen, Alex
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Hello! I just submitted it. I apologize I hadn’t noticed the (very obvious) link.
Best,
Laurie

From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:48 AM
To: Morrison, Laura
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Ms. Morrison,

Good morning.
Just checking in with you for City Council President Burgess because the Seattle Chamber
told me yesterday that you have not yet registered for the preschool study mission to
Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru 6. Is there any additional info or
encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess and other
supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only Preschool for All Study
Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to learn from
those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the
evidence of what works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond, and to
inform the work of our elected leaders considering legislation to provide voluntary
preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director,
Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director,
National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston and
Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the Department
of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your experiences and
lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and Washington,
DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie Boeckman at
206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state and federal
levels
From: Pedersen, Alex
To: "kdscarlett@seattleschools.org"
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:49:49 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Preschool for All Study Mission - DRAFT External Agenda.pdf
Keisha,

Good morning.
Just checking in with you for City Council President Burgess because the Seattle Chamber
told me yesterday that you have not yet registered for the preschool study mission to
Boston, Jersey City, and D.C. March 3 thru 6. Is there any additional info or
encouragement that we can provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess and other
supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only Preschool for All Study
Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to learn from
those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the
evidence of what works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond, and to
inform the work of our elected leaders considering legislation to provide voluntary
preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director,
Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director,
National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston and
Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the Department
of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your experiences and
lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and Washington,
DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie Boeckman at
206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state and federal
levels
From: Annie Boeckman
To: Stephan Blanford
Subject: RE: Preschool Study Mission Trip
Date: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:39:43 AM
Hello Stephan,
I wanted to let you know we received your registration for the Preschool Study Mission Trip. I understand that you
are attending via scholarship, so you're all set to go as far as registration is concerned.
Best,
Annie
Annie Boeckman
Registration Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
annieb@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7271
IN-NW-A Social Media & Digital Marketing Conference crafted JUST FOR YOU, Feb. 12
-----Original Message-----
From: Stephan Blanford [mailto:stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:58 PM
To: Annie Boeckman
Cc: Annie Boeckman
Subject: NON_MEMBER Intercity Registration Form - 2978
Event Id : 2978
Reg Type : NON_MEMBER
Event Name : Preschool Study Mission Trip First Name : Stephan Last Name : Blanford Company : Seattle Public
Schools Title : School Board Director Address : 2445 3rd Ave. South City : Seattle Zip : 98134 Phone :
206.650.6859 Email : stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org
Assistant's Name : ---
Assistant's Phone :
Assistant's Email :
Special Dietary needs : veg/fish
Other Requests :
Payment Option :
Nonmember id : SB00052020
From: Pedersen, Alex
To: "Blanford, Stephan"; scottk@seattlechamber.com
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 9:24:20 AM
I think the Chamber will send an invoice that says $0.
Thanks for forwarding your flight purchase info to Amy Ward at the Alliance.
We can provide a list when after registration closes, but I believe we now have over 20 people registered.
Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov
http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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-----Original Message-----
From: Blanford, Stephan [mailto:stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 7:39 AM
To: Pedersen, Alex; scottk@seattlechamber.com
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington, DC
Stephan
Dr. Stephan Blanford
Director, Seattle School Board, District V email)Stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org
call)206.252.0040
fax)206.252.0101
________________________________
From: Pedersen, Alex [Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:41 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington, DC
Please see below for Registration e-mail and scholarship instructions.
Please confirm that you have received this information by replying to this e-mail.
Thank you so much for coming on this important trip!
Regards,
Alex
Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov<mailto:nate.vanduzer@seattle.gov>
http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/
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Alex and Scott:
Thanks for your help with getting me to Boston and points beyond. I've registered and purchased my ticket, but
didn't see a box to check for an invoice. I will send Amy proof of my ticket purchase. Is there a way to know who
else is on the trip?
Stephan
From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:18 PM
To: Pedersen, Alex
Subject: Sponsorship Registrations
Hey Alex,
Please have Stephan register as normal and mark the box on the form the request an invoice. We've got him listed as
a sponsorship on our end, so when we confirm his registration we will mark it as sponsored and bill the Alliance for
Education accordingly.
As for his flights, he will receive the listed flights in a follow-up page after registering. He can purchase his flights,
and then contact Amy Ward [amy@alliance4ed.org<mailto:amy@alliance4ed.org>] at the Alliance for a
reimbursement of up to $700.
Sound good?
All the best,
Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce<http://www.seattlechamber.com/>
scottk@seattlechamber.com<mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com> | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347
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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington, DC
Good morning,
Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess and other supporters of public
education on the upcoming invitation-only Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington,
DC, March 3-6<https://secured.seattlechamber.com/pls/scc10/intercity_regsf?p_event_id=2978>.
As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have
successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare
children for kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders considering legislation to
provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.
Here's a quick preview of what's in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director, Early Childhood Learning,
Boston School District) and Steve Barnett<http://gse.rutgers.edu/steven_barnett> (Director, National Institute for
Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston and Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the Department of Health & Human
Services' Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your experiences and lessons learned
Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.
Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 - Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from
Seattle-Boston and Washington, DC - Seattle) This is an invitation-only event: Click
here<https://secured.seattlechamber.com/pls/scc10/intercity_regsf?p_event_id=2978> to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman<mailto:annieb@seattlechamber.com> at 206.389.7271
We look forward to having you join us!
All the best,
Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce<http://www.seattlechamber.com/>
scottk@seattlechamber.com<mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com> | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347
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at the city, regional, state and federal levels
From: Blanford, Stephan
To: Pedersen, Alex; scottk@seattlechamber.com
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 7:38:31 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Stephan
Dr. Stephan Blanford
Director, Seattle School Board, District V
email)Stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org
call)206.252.0040
fax)206.252.0101
From: Pedersen, Alex [Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:41 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Please see below for Registration e-mail and scholarship instructions.

Please confirm that you have received this information by replying to this e-mail.

Thank you so much for coming on this important trip!
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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Alex and Scott:
Thanks for your help with getting me to Boston and points beyond. I've registered and
purchased my ticket, but didn't see a box to check for an invoice. I will send Amy proof
of my ticket purchase. Is there a way to know who else is on the trip?
Stephan
From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:18 PM
To: Pedersen, Alex
Subject: Sponsorship Registrations

Hey Alex,

Please have Stephan register as normal and mark the box on the form the request an invoice. We’ve
got him listed as a sponsorship on our end, so when we confirm his registration we will mark it as
sponsored and bill the Alliance for Education accordingly.

As for his flights, he will receive the listed flights in a follow-up page after registering. He can
purchase his flights, and then contact Amy Ward [amy@alliance4ed.org] at the Alliance for a
reimbursement of up to $700.

Sound good?

All the best,
Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state and federal
levels





From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess and other
supporters of public education on the upcoming invitation-only Preschool for All Study
Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington, DC, March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to learn from
those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the
evidence of what works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond, and to
inform the work of our elected leaders considering legislation to provide voluntary
preschool for all children in Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director,
Early Childhood Learning, Boston School District) and Steve Barnett (Director,
National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston and
Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the Department
of Health & Human Services’ Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility
opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your experiences and
lessons learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from Seattle-Boston and Washington,
DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click here to register, or contact Annie Boeckman at
206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347

Get to know your Chamber—Learn how we’re advocating for you at the city, regional, state and federal
levels
From: Pedersen, Alex
To: "Blanford, Stephan"
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 3:03:57 PM
Wonderful. Thanks again.
Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov
http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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-----Original Message-----
From: Blanford, Stephan [mailto:stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:48 PM
To: Pedersen, Alex
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington, DC
Alex:
I got it and will respond soon.
Stephan
Dr. Stephan Blanford
Director, Seattle School Board, District V email)Stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org
call)206.252.0040
fax)206.252.0101
________________________________
From: Pedersen, Alex [Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:41 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington, DC
Please see below for Registration e-mail and scholarship instructions.
Please confirm that you have received this information by replying to this e-mail.
Thank you so much for coming on this important trip!
Regards,
Alex
Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov<mailto:nate.vanduzer@seattle.gov>
http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/
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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:18 PM
To: Pedersen, Alex
Subject: Sponsorship Registrations
Hey Alex,
Please have Stephan register as normal and mark the box on the form the request an invoice. We've got him listed as
a sponsorship on our end, so when we confirm his registration we will mark it as sponsored and bill the Alliance for
Education accordingly.
As for his flights, he will receive the listed flights in a follow-up page after registering. He can purchase his flights,
and then contact Amy Ward [amy@alliance4ed.org<mailto:amy@alliance4ed.org>] at the Alliance for a
reimbursement of up to $700.
Sound good?
All the best,
Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce<http://www.seattlechamber.com/>
scottk@seattlechamber.com<mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com> | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347
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From: Scott Kennedy [mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City & Washington, DC
Good morning,
Thank you for your interest in joining Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess and other supporters of public
education on the upcoming invitation-only Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City and Washington,
DC, March 3-6<https://secured.seattlechamber.com/pls/scc10/intercity_regsf?p_event_id=2978>.
As Council President Burgess mentioned, the purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have
successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what works best to prepare
children for kindergarten and beyond, and to inform the work of our elected leaders considering legislation to
provide voluntary preschool for all children in Seattle.
Here's a quick preview of what's in store on this trip:
- Hear from national childhood education leaders like Drs. Jason Sachs (Director, Early Childhood Learning,
Boston School District) and Steve Barnett<http://gse.rutgers.edu/steven_barnett> (Director, National Institute for
Early Education Research, Rutgers University)
- See proven models of high-quality universal preschool in action in Boston and Jersey City
- Meet with federal officials from the Department of Education and the Department of Health & Human
Services' Head Start office to learn about funding and flexibility opportunities
- Meet with members of our congressional delegation to share your experiences and lessons learned
Be sure to take a look at the attached DRAFT agenda for further details.
Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 - Thursday, March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and Washington, DC Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not include airfare from
Seattle-Boston and Washington, DC - Seattle) This is an invitation-only event: Click
here<https://secured.seattlechamber.com/pls/scc10/intercity_regsf?p_event_id=2978> to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman<mailto:annieb@seattlechamber.com> at 206.389.7271
We look forward to having you join us!
All the best,
Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce<http://www.seattlechamber.com/>
scottk@seattlechamber.com<mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com> | d: 206-389-7223 | c: 206-979-4347
Get to know your Chamber-Learn how we're advocating<http://www.seattlechamber.com/Advocacy.aspx> for you
at the city, regional, state and federal levels
From: Pedersen, Alex
To: "Blanford, Stephan"
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24
Date: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:02:06 PM
Stephan,
Hi.
You are approved for a full scholarship AND flight. Sorry that word did not get back to you sooner on this, but the Seattle Chamber and
Alliance for Education who are handling the logistics already know this.
I will e-mail to you more details later today on Registration and booking your flight.
Thank you.
Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov
http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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-----Original Message-----
From: Blanford, Stephan [mailto:stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:51 AM
To: Burgess, Tim; sara@alliance4ed.org; Miller, Holly
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to Join Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by Jan 24
Councilman Burgess:
Thanks for including me in this opportunity, which I'd like to pursue. As you know, I have some background in Early Learning (as the
Executive Director of the White Center Early Learning Initiative) and hope to be a strong and informed advocate for Universal Preschool
in my position on the Seattle School Board.
However, I'd have to be fully scholarshipped in order to participate, as my board service already has serious financial implications for our
family. Please let me know if this is possible and how best to proceed.
Stephan
Dr. Stephan Blanford
Director, Seattle School Board, District V email)Stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org
call)206.252.0040
fax)206.252.0101
________________________________
From: Burgess, Tim [Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 1:01 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to Join Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by Jan 24
Stephan,
Good afternoon.
I'm writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public education on a critical East Coast study mission to inform the exciting
development of Seattle's Preschool for All initiative.
The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on
the evidence of what works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.
Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.
. In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason Sachs, the Director of Early Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A rigorous
evaluation of the Boston preschool program was published last year and showed that the evidence-based program is highly cost-effective
and equips children with skills required for success in elementary school and beyond.
. In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr. Steven Barnett, the Director of the National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER)
at Rutgers University who helped to design and implement the program. Dr. Barnett is also a national expert on preschool programs in all
50 states. To advise the city on designing an Action Plan for Preschool for All in Seattle, the city recently awarded a consultant contract
to a stellar team of experts which includes Dr. Barnett.
. In Washington, DC, we will meet with key members of our congressional delegation and top education officials at the U.S.
Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and community leaders, and education/congressional officials.
When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,600 to $1,800 per person. (This includes hotels, meals, materials and ground and train transportation. Airfare not
included; participants will book their own flights.) Costs are subject to change as they are still being finalized. Limited scholarship
assistance is available on a need basis.
Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the best high-quality, universal preschool systems in the nation.
Together, we will see firsthand how universal preschool works, visiting several preschools based on proven, evidence-based practices. In
Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and flexibility from congressional and Obama Administration officials who are excited about
our bold efforts in Seattle.
RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.
Please reply to me at tim.burgess@seattle.gov<mailto:tim.burgess@seattle.gov> no later than this Friday, January 24 if you are interested
in joining us on this important study mission.
The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly experienced in organizing domestic and international study
missions, is generously providing the logistical and organizing support for our trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed to be the fiscal
agent for the study mission and will coordinate scholarship assistance as needed.
Those responding to this private invitation will soon receive a formal invitation from the Chamber will all of the details to join our East
Coast study mission.
Background:
I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council's initiative-with Mayor Murray's strong support-to provide high-quality, universal
preschool to all of Seattle's three and four year old children. Of the approximately 13,000 three and four year olds living in Seattle, we
estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not enrolled in formal preschool or child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are
not in programs we would regard as high-quality, a critical factor in achieving sustainable benefits.
With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund high-quality preschool any time soon, we have moved ahead:
. In September, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution
31478<file:///C:\Users\pedersa1\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary%20Internet%20Files\Content.Outlook\B1RQB3ZP\link>,
which establishes our goal of making voluntary, high-quality preschool available and affordable to all of Seattle's three and four year old
children and outlining a plan to get it done.
. The Council allocated $650,000 in the 2014 budget to jumpstart the development of the Preschool for All action plan and expand
professional development for preschool providers.
. The Council unanimously agreed to the creation of a new Department of Education & Early Learning to elevate and integrate the city's
various early learning efforts.
While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best results for children and for society, it's important that key leaders like
you see the results firsthand.
That's why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you and other policymakers, education and business leaders, and other
stakeholders to see the successful universal preschool programs in Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen
Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to Washington, D.C. to learn about additional preschool funding and flexibility from
congressional and Obama Administration officials.
In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally renowned researchers Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University
and Dr. Christina Weiland from the University of Michigan to Seattle on Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa and Weiland will
brief the City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that establishes the strong evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and
prudent investment.
I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our children and our city. I hope you can join us on the study mission. Let's
make high-quality, Preschool for All a reality in Seattle.
Tim
Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council<http://www.seattle.gov/council/>
Chair, Education and Governance Committee<http://www.seattle.gov/council/com_assign.htm#edu>
206-684-8806
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From: Pedersen, Alex
To: Pedersen, Alex
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: REGISTRATION for Private Invitation coming soon to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip - do not forward
Date: Wednesday, J anuary 29, 2014 3:12:26 PM
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Good morning.

To those of you who expressed interest in the March 3-6 preschool study mission trip by
RSVP’ing recently to Council President Tim Burgess, please watch for the official and
required REGISTRATION e-mail from the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. If you want to
attend, you will need to “register” using the e-mail that will come from the Seattle
Chamber. The Chamber’s required registration process will include suggested flights
that you will book and pay for separately. From this point onward, the Chamber will
skillfully handle the logistics of this preschool study mission.

Please do not forward and no need to reply to this e-mail.
On behalf of Tim, thank you for your interest in Preschool for All!

Regards,


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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Here are excerpts from Tim’s original invite…

From: Burgess, Tim
Sent: J anuary 2014
To: Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip…


I’m writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public education on a
critical East Coast study mission to inform the exciting development of Seattle’s
Preschool for All initiative.

The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have successfully
implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what
works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.

• In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason Sachs, the Director of Early
Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A rigorous evaluation of the
Boston preschool program was published last year and showed that the
evidence-based program is highly cost-effective and equips children with
skills required for success in elementary school and beyond.
• In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr. Steven Barnett, the Director of the
National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University
who helped to design and implement the program. Dr. Barnett is also a
national expert on preschool programs in all 50 states. To advise the city on
designing an Action Plan for Preschool for All in Seattle, the city recently
awarded a consultant contract to a stellar team of experts which includes
Dr. Barnett.
• In Washington, DC, we will meet with key members of our congressional
delegation and top education officials at the U.S. Department of Education
and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and community
leaders, and education/congressional officials.
When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014

Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the best high-
quality, universal preschool systems in the nation. Together, we will see firsthand
how universal preschool works, visiting several preschools based on proven,
evidence-based practices. In Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and
flexibility from congressional and Obama Administration officials who are excited
about our bold efforts in Seattle.

RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.



The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly experienced
in organizing domestic and international study missions, is generously providing the
logistical and organizing support for our trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed
to be the fiscal agent for the study mission and will coordinate scholarship
assistance as needed.



Background:
I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council’s initiative—with Mayor Murray’s
strong support—to provide high-quality, universal preschool to all of Seattle’s three
and four year old children. Of the approximately 13,000 three and four year olds
living in Seattle, we estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not
enrolled in formal preschool or child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are not
in programs we would regard as high-quality, a critical factor in achieving
sustainable benefits.

With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund high-quality preschool
any time soon, we have moved ahead:

ü In September, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31478, which
establishes our goal of making voluntary, high-quality preschool available
and affordable to all of Seattle's three and four year old children and
outlining a plan to get it done.
ü The Council allocated $650,000 in the 2014 budget to jumpstart the
development of the Preschool for All action plan and expand professional
development for preschool providers.
ü The Council unanimously agreed to the creation of a new Department of
Education & Early Learning to elevate and integrate the city’s various early
learning efforts.

While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best results for
children and for society, it’s important that key leaders like you see the results
firsthand.

That’s why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you and other
policymakers, education and business leaders, and other stakeholders to see the
successful universal preschool programs in Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey
City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to
Washington, D.C. to learn about additional preschool funding and flexibility from
congressional and Obama Administration officials.

In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally renowned researchers
Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University and Dr. Christina Weiland from
the University of Michigan to Seattle on Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa
and Weiland will brief the City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that
establishes the strong evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and prudent
investment.

I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our children and our
city. I hope you can join us on the study mission. Let’s make high-quality,
Preschool for All a reality in Seattle.

Tim

Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov

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From: Toner, Cashel
To: Stone, Michael A
Subject: FW: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24
Date: Tuesday, J anuary 28, 2014 3:50:24 PM
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HI Michael,
I would really like to join this trip and I need some help with funding. Do you have ideas? I also
think it would be great if you and Laurie Morrison could come as well.
Cashel

From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 8:00 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Cashel,

Good morning. See below. Tim really hopes you can join us on the trip. Also, eager to get
the name of an elementary school principal you would recommend for the trip.


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
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From: Paraghamian, Aleta [mailto:aparaghamian@seattleschools.org] On Behalf Of Banda, J ose L
Sent: Friday, J anuary 24, 2014 5:24 PM
To: Burgess, Tim
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Hello Councilmember Burgess,

Mr. Banda asked that I respond to you regarding this invitation. Though he would have liked to
accept, he will be out of town most of next week and feels that he cannot be out of the office for
two weeks running. I’m sure you understand that situation.

Best regards,

Aleta Paraghamian

From: Burgess, Tim [mailto:Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J anuary 22, 2014 1:03 PM
To: Banda, J ose L
Cc: Wallace, Venetia H
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Superintendent Banda,

Good afternoon.

I’m writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public education on a
critical East Coast study mission to inform the exciting development of Seattle’s
Preschool for All initiative.

The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have successfully
implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what
works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.

• In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason Sachs, the Director of Early
Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A rigorous evaluation of the
Boston preschool program was published last year and showed that the
evidence-based program is highly cost-effective and equips children with
skills required for success in elementary school and beyond.
• In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr. Steven Barnett, the Director of the
National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University
who helped to design and implement the program. Dr. Barnett is also a
national expert on preschool programs in all 50 states. To advise the city on
designing an Action Plan for Preschool for All in Seattle, the city recently
awarded a consultant contract to a stellar team of experts which includes
Dr. Barnett.
• In Washington, DC, we will meet with key members of our congressional
delegation and top education officials at the U.S. Department of Education
and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and community
leaders, and education/congressional officials.
When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,600 to $1,800 per person. (This includes hotels, meals,
materials and ground and train transportation. Airfare not included; participants
will book their own flights.) Costs are subject to change as they are still being
finalized. Limited scholarship assistance is available on a need basis.

Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the best high-
quality, universal preschool systems in the nation. Together, we will see firsthand
how universal preschool works, visiting several preschools based on proven,
evidence-based practices. In Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and
flexibility from congressional and Obama Administration officials who are excited
about our bold efforts in Seattle.

RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.

Please reply to me at tim.burgess@seattle.gov no later than this Friday,
J anuary 24 if you are interested in joining us on this important study mission.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly experienced
in organizing domestic and international study missions, is generously providing the
logistical and organizing support for our trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed
to be the fiscal agent for the study mission and will coordinate scholarship
assistance as needed.

Those responding to this private invitation will soon receive a formal invitation
from the Chamber will all of the details to join our East Coast study mission.

Background:
I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council’s initiative—with Mayor Murray’s
strong support—to provide high-quality, universal preschool to all of Seattle’s three
and four year old children. Of the approximately 13,000 three and four year olds
living in Seattle, we estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not
enrolled in formal preschool or child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are not
in programs we would regard as high-quality, a critical factor in achieving
sustainable benefits.

With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund high-quality preschool
any time soon, we have moved ahead:

ü In September, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31478, which
establishes our goal of making voluntary, high-quality preschool available
and affordable to all of Seattle's three and four year old children and
outlining a plan to get it done.
ü The Council allocated $650,000 in the 2014 budget to jumpstart the
development of the Preschool for All action plan and expand professional
development for preschool providers.
ü The Council unanimously agreed to the creation of a new Department of
Education & Early Learning to elevate and integrate the city’s various early
learning efforts.

While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best results for
children and for society, it’s important that key leaders like you see the results
firsthand.

That’s why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you and other
policymakers, education and business leaders, and other stakeholders to see the
successful universal preschool programs in Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey
City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to
Washington, D.C. to learn about additional preschool funding and flexibility from
congressional and Obama Administration officials.

In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally renowned researchers
Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University and Dr. Christina Weiland from
the University of Michigan to Seattle on Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa
and Weiland will brief the City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that
establishes the strong evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and prudent
investment.

I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our children and our
city. I hope you can join us on the study mission. Let’s make high-quality,
Preschool for All a reality in Seattle.

Tim

Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov

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From: Morrison, Laura
To: Scarlett, Keisha
Subject: Re: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 28
Date: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 10:01:50 PM
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On Jan 27, 2014, at 9:26 PM, "Scarlett, Keisha" <kdscarlett@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Congrats! So cool!
From: <Morrison>, Laurie Morrison <lemorrison@seattleschools.org>
Date: Monday, January 27, 2014 11:41 AM
To: SPS <kdscarlett@seattleschools.org>
Subject: FW: Private Invitation to Join Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by Jan 28
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From: Burgess, Tim [mailto:Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov]
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 11:20 AM
To: Morrison, Laura
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 28

Ms. Morrison,

Good morning.

I’m writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public education on a
critical East Coast study mission to inform the exciting development of Seattle’s
Preschool for All initiative. (Both Cashel Toner and Holly Miller recommended that
we invite you as well.)

The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have successfully
implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what
works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason
Sachs, the Director of Early Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A
rigorous evaluation of the Boston preschool program was published last year
and showed that the evidence-based program is highly cost-effective and
equips children with skills required for success in elementary school and
beyond.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr.
Steven Barnett, the Director of the National Institute of Early Education
Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University who helped to design and implement
the program. Dr. Barnett is also a national expert on preschool programs in
all 50 states. To advise the city on designing an Action Plan for Preschool for
All in Seattle, the city recently awarded a consultant contract to a stellar
team of experts which includes Dr. Barnett.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->In Washington, DC, we will meet with
key members of our congressional delegation and top education officials at
the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services.
Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and community
leaders, and education/congressional officials.
When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,600 to $1,800 per person. (This includes hotels, meals,
materials and ground and train transportation. Airfare not included; participants
will book their own flights.) Costs are subject to change as they are still being
finalized. Limited scholarship assistance is available on a need basis.

Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the best high-
quality, universal preschool systems in the nation. Together, we will see firsthand
how universal preschool works, visiting several preschools based on proven,
evidence-based practices. In Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and
flexibility from congressional and Obama Administration officials who are excited
about our bold efforts in Seattle.

RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.

Please reply to me at tim.burgess@seattle.govno later than this Tuesday,
J anuary 28 if you are interested in joining us on this important study mission.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly experienced
in organizing domestic and international study missions, is generously providing the
logistical and organizing support for our trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed
to be the fiscal agent for the study mission and will coordinate scholarship
assistance as needed.

Those responding to this private invitation will soon receive a formal invitation
from the Chamber will all of the details to join our East Coast study mission.

Background:
I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council’s initiative—with Mayor Murray’s
strong support—to provide high-quality, universal preschool to all of Seattle’s three
and four year old children. Of the approximately 13,000 three and four year olds
living in Seattle, we estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not
enrolled in formal preschool or child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are not
in programs we would regard as high-quality, a critical factor in achieving
sustainable benefits.

With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund high-quality preschool
any time soon, we have moved ahead:

<!--[if !supportLists]-->ü <!--[endif]-->In September, the Council unanimously
adopted Resolution 31478, which establishes our goal of making voluntary,
high-quality preschool available and affordable to all of Seattle's three and
four year old children and outlining a plan to get it done.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->ü <!--[endif]-->The Council allocated $650,000 in the
2014 budget to jumpstart the development of the Preschool for All action
plan and expand professional development for preschool providers.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->ü <!--[endif]-->The Council unanimously agreed to the
creation of a new Department of Education & Early Learning to elevate and
integrate the city’s various early learning efforts.

While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best results for
children and for society, it’s important that key leaders like you see the results
firsthand.

That’s why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you and other
policymakers, education and business leaders, and other stakeholders to see the
successful universal preschool programs in Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey
City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to
Washington, D.C. to learn about additional preschool funding and flexibility from
congressional and Obama Administration officials.

In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally renowned researchers
Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University and Dr. Christina Weiland from
the University of Michigan to Seattle on Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa
and Weiland will brief the City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that
establishes the strong evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and prudent
investment.

I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our children and our
city. I hope you can join us on the study mission. Let’s make high-quality,
Preschool for All a reality in Seattle.

Tim

Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov

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From: Scarlett, Keisha
To: Morrison, Laura
Subject: FW: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 28
Date: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 9:53:38 PM
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Are you going? I sure hope so because I just said yes.
Keisha
From: Burgess, Tim [Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov]
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 11:21 AM
To: Scarlett, Keisha
Subject: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 28
Keisha,

Good morning.

I’m writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public education on a
critical East Coast study mission to inform the exciting development of Seattle’s
Preschool for All initiative. (Cashel Toner recommended that we invite you as
well.)

The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have successfully
implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what
works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.

• In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason Sachs, the Director of Early
Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A rigorous evaluation of the
Boston preschool program was published last year and showed that the
evidence-based program is highly cost-effective and equips children with
skills required for success in elementary school and beyond.
• In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr. Steven Barnett, the Director of the
National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University
who helped to design and implement the program. Dr. Barnett is also a
national expert on preschool programs in all 50 states. To advise the city on
designing an Action Plan for Preschool for All in Seattle, the city recently
awarded a consultant contract to a stellar team of experts which includes
Dr. Barnett.
• In Washington, DC, we will meet with key members of our congressional
delegation and top education officials at the U.S. Department of Education
and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and community
leaders, and education/congressional officials.
When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,600 to $1,800 per person. (This includes hotels, meals,
materials and ground and train transportation. Airfare not included; participants
will book their own flights.) Costs are subject to change as they are still being
finalized. Limited scholarship assistance is available on a need basis.

Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the best high-
quality, universal preschool systems in the nation. Together, we will see firsthand
how universal preschool works, visiting several preschools based on proven,
evidence-based practices. In Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and
flexibility from congressional and Obama Administration officials who are excited
about our bold efforts in Seattle.

RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.

Please reply to me at tim.burgess@seattle.gov no later than this Tuesday,
J anuary 28 if you are interested in joining us on this important study mission.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly experienced
in organizing domestic and international study missions, is generously providing the
logistical and organizing support for our trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed
to be the fiscal agent for the study mission and will coordinate scholarship
assistance as needed.

Those responding to this private invitation will soon receive a formal invitation
from the Chamber will all of the details to join our East Coast study mission.

Background:
I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council’s initiative—with Mayor Murray’s
strong support—to provide high-quality, universal preschool to all of Seattle’s three
and four year old children. Of the approximately 13,000 three and four year olds
living in Seattle, we estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not
enrolled in formal preschool or child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are not
in programs we would regard as high-quality, a critical factor in achieving
sustainable benefits.

With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund high-quality preschool
any time soon, we have moved ahead:

ü In September, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31478, which
establishes our goal of making voluntary, high-quality preschool available
and affordable to all of Seattle's three and four year old children and
outlining a plan to get it done.
ü The Council allocated $650,000 in the 2014 budget to jumpstart the
development of the Preschool for All action plan and expand professional
development for preschool providers.
ü The Council unanimously agreed to the creation of a new Department of
Education & Early Learning to elevate and integrate the city’s various early
learning efforts.

While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best results for
children and for society, it’s important that key leaders like you see the results
firsthand.

That’s why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you and other
policymakers, education and business leaders, and other stakeholders to see the
successful universal preschool programs in Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey
City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to
Washington, D.C. to learn about additional preschool funding and flexibility from
congressional and Obama Administration officials.

In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally renowned researchers
Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University and Dr. Christina Weiland from
the University of Michigan to Seattle on Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa
and Weiland will brief the City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that
establishes the strong evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and prudent
investment.

I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our children and our
city. I hope you can join us on the study mission. Let’s make high-quality,
Preschool for All a reality in Seattle.

Tim

Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov

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From: Burgess, Tim
To: Scarlett, Keisha
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 28
Date: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 9:34:10 PM
Wonderful!
________________________________________
From: Scarlett, Keisha [kdscarlett@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 9:30 PM
To: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Re: Private Invitation to Join Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by Jan 28
Hi Tim,
Thank you for the invitation. I am extremely interested in this opportunity.
Please consider this my RSVP.
Best!
Keisha
From: <Burgess>, Tim <Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov<mailto:Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov>>
Date: Monday, January 27, 2014 11:21 AM
To: SPS <kdscarlett@seattleschools.org<mailto:kdscarlett@seattleschools.org>>
Subject: Private Invitation to Join Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by Jan 28
Keisha,
Good morning.
I’m writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public education on a critical East Coast study mission to inform the exciting
development of Seattle’s Preschool for All initiative. (Cashel Toner recommended that we invite you as well.)
The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have successfully implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on
the evidence of what works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.
Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.
· In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason Sachs, the Director of Early Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A rigorous
evaluation of the Boston preschool program was published last year and showed that the evidence-based program is highly cost-effective
and equips children with skills required for success in elementary school and beyond.
· In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr. Steven Barnett, the Director of the National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER)
at Rutgers University who helped to design and implement the program. Dr. Barnett is also a national expert on preschool programs in all
50 states. To advise the city on designing an Action Plan for Preschool for All in Seattle, the city recently awarded a consultant contract
to a stellar team of experts which includes Dr. Barnett.
· In Washington, DC, we will meet with key members of our congressional delegation and top education officials at the U.S.
Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and community leaders, and education/congressional officials.
When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,600 to $1,800 per person. (This includes hotels, meals, materials and ground and train transportation. Airfare not
included; participants will book their own flights.) Costs are subject to change as they are still being finalized. Limited scholarship
assistance is available on a need basis.
Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the best high-quality, universal preschool systems in the nation.
Together, we will see firsthand how universal preschool works, visiting several preschools based on proven, evidence-based practices. In
Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and flexibility from congressional and Obama Administration officials who are excited about
our bold efforts in Seattle.
RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.
Please reply to me at tim.burgess@seattle.gov<mailto:tim.burgess@seattle.gov>no later than this Tuesday, January 28 if you are
interested in joining us on this important study mission.
The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly experienced in organizing domestic and international study
missions, is generously providing the logistical and organizing support for our trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed to be the fiscal
agent for the study mission and will coordinate scholarship assistance as needed.
Those responding to this private invitation will soon receive a formal invitation from the Chamber will all of the details to join our East
Coast study mission.
Background:
I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council’s initiative—with Mayor Murray’s strong support—to provide high-quality, universal
preschool to all of Seattle’s three and four year old children. Of the approximately 13,000 three and four year olds living in Seattle, we
estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not enrolled in formal preschool or child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are
not in programs we would regard as high-quality, a critical factor in achieving sustainable benefits.
With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund high-quality preschool any time soon, we have moved ahead:
ü In September, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution
31478<file:///C:\Users\pedersa1\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary%20Internet%20Files\Content.Outlook\B1RQB3ZP\link>,
which establishes our goal of making voluntary, high-quality preschool available and affordable to all of Seattle's three and four year old
children and outlining a plan to get it done.
ü The Council allocated $650,000 in the 2014 budget to jumpstart the development of the Preschool for All action plan and expand
professional development for preschool providers.
ü The Council unanimously agreed to the creation of a new Department of Education & Early Learning to elevate and integrate the city’s
various early learning efforts.
While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best results for children and for society, it’s important that key leaders like
you see the results firsthand.
That’s why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you and other policymakers, education and business leaders, and other
stakeholders to see the successful universal preschool programs in Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen
Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to Washington, D.C. to learn about additional preschool funding and flexibility from
congressional and Obama Administration officials.
In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally renowned researchers Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University
and Dr. Christina Weiland from the University of Michigan to Seattle on Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa and Weiland will
brief the City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that establishes the strong evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and
prudent investment.
I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our children and our city. I hope you can join us on the study mission.
Let’s make high-quality, Preschool for All a reality in Seattle.
Tim
Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council<http://www.seattle.gov/council/>
Chair, Education and Governance Committee<http://www.seattle.gov/council/com_assign.htm#edu>
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov<mailto:tim.burgess@seattle.gov>
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From: Diane and Harvey Morrison
To: Morrison, Laura
Cc: Scott Morrison
Subject: Re: FW: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 28
Date: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 2:17:32 PM
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Laurie - what an amazing compliment and opportunity for you!! Congratulations! Very
proud of you.
xoxo
On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Morrison, Laura <lemorrison@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hey all, this is pretty great.
Tim Burgess is the President of the City Council in Seattle and his platform is universal
preschool for all in Seattle.

Looks like I will need more dog care!

J

From: Burgess, Tim [mailto:Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov]
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 11:20 AM
To: Morrison, Laura
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 28

Ms. Morrison,

Good morning.

I’m writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public education on a critical
East Coast study mission to inform the exciting development of Seattle’s Preschool for All
initiative. (Both Cashel Toner and Holly Miller recommended that we invite you as well.)

The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have successfully
implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what works
best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.

• In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason Sachs, the Director of Early
Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A rigorous evaluation of the
Boston preschool program was published last year and showed that the evidence-
based program is highly cost-effective and equips children with skills required for
success in elementary school and beyond.
• In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr. Steven Barnett, the Director of the
National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University who
helped to design and implement the program. Dr. Barnett is also a national expert on
preschool programs in all 50 states. To advise the city on designing an Action Plan
for Preschool for All in Seattle, the city recently awarded a consultant contract to a
stellar team of experts which includes Dr. Barnett.
• In Washington, DC, we will meet with key members of our congressional
delegation and top education officials at the U.S. Department of Education and the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and community leaders, and
education/congressional officials.
When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014
Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the best high-quality,
universal preschool systems in the nation. Together, we will see firsthand how universal
preschool works, visiting several preschools based on proven, evidence-based practices. In
Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and flexibility from congressional and Obama
Administration officials who are excited about our bold efforts in Seattle.

RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.

Please reply to me at tim.burgess@seattle.gov no later than this Tuesday, January 28 if
you are interested in joining us on this important study mission.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly experienced in
organizing domestic and international study missions, is generously providing the logistical
and organizing support for our trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed to be the fiscal
agent for the study mission and will coordinate scholarship assistance as needed.

Those responding to this private invitation will soon receive a formal invitation from the
Chamber will all of the details to join our East Coast study mission.

Background:
I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council’s initiative—with Mayor Murray’s strong
support—to provide high-quality, universal preschool to all of Seattle’s three and four year
old children. Of the approximately 13,000 three and four year olds living in Seattle, we
estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not enrolled in formal preschool or
child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are not in programs we would regard as high-
quality, a critical factor in achieving sustainable benefits.

With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund high-quality preschool any
time soon, we have moved ahead:

ü In September, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31478, which
establishes our goal of making voluntary, high-quality preschool available and
affordable to all of Seattle's three and four year old children and outlining a plan to
get it done.
ü The Council allocated $650,000 in the 2014 budget to jumpstart the development
of the Preschool for All action plan and expand professional development for
preschool providers.
ü The Council unanimously agreed to the creation of a new Department of
Education & Early Learning to elevate and integrate the city’s various early learning
efforts.

While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best results for children and
for society, it’s important that key leaders like you see the results firsthand.

That’s why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you and other policymakers,
education and business leaders, and other stakeholders to see the successful universal
preschool programs in Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen
Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to Washington, D.C. to learn about
additional preschool funding and flexibility from congressional and Obama Administration
officials.

In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally renowned researchers Dr.
Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University and Dr. Christina Weiland from the
University of Michigan to Seattle on Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa and
Weiland will brief the City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that establishes the
strong evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and prudent investment.

I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our children and our city. I
hope you can join us on the study mission. Let’s make high-quality, Preschool for All a
reality in Seattle.

Tim

Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov

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From: Morrison, Laura
To: "Scott Morrison"
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 28
Date: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 12:19:58 PM
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Puppillio is nearly a prek graduate.
He did shake on his own last night.
Next up…circus bear.

Who cares if he can’t stay? Or come? Or leave it….

From: Scott Morrison [mailto:smorrison@TNC.ORG]
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 12:19 PM
To: Morrison, Laura; 'Diane and Harvey Morrison'
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 28

Congratulations!! That’s awesome, Wo!

But technically, if preschool were truly “universal” wouldn’t Puppilio be eligible?

From: Morrison, Laura [mailto:lemorrison@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 11:45 AM
To: 'Diane and Harvey Morrison'; Scott Morrison
Subject: FW: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 28

Hey all, this is pretty great.
Tim Burgess is the President of the City Council in Seattle and his platform is universal preschool for
all in Seattle.

Looks like I will need more dog care!

J

From: Burgess, Tim [mailto:Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov]
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 11:20 AM
To: Morrison, Laura
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 28

Ms. Morrison,

Good morning.

I’m writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public education on a
critical East Coast study mission to inform the exciting development of Seattle’s
Preschool for All initiative. (Both Cashel Toner and Holly Miller recommended that
we invite you as well.)

The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have successfully
implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what
works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.

• In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason Sachs, the Director of Early
Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A rigorous evaluation of the
Boston preschool program was published last year and showed that the
evidence-based program is highly cost-effective and equips children with
skills required for success in elementary school and beyond.
• In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr. Steven Barnett, the Director of the
National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University
who helped to design and implement the program. Dr. Barnett is also a
national expert on preschool programs in all 50 states. To advise the city on
designing an Action Plan for Preschool for All in Seattle, the city recently
awarded a consultant contract to a stellar team of experts which includes
Dr. Barnett.
• In Washington, DC, we will meet with key members of our congressional
delegation and top education officials at the U.S. Department of Education
and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and community
leaders, and education/congressional officials.
When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014
Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the best high-
quality, universal preschool systems in the nation. Together, we will see firsthand
how universal preschool works, visiting several preschools based on proven,
evidence-based practices. In Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and
flexibility from congressional and Obama Administration officials who are excited
about our bold efforts in Seattle.

RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.

Please reply to me at tim.burgess@seattle.gov no later than this Tuesday,
J anuary 28 if you are interested in joining us on this important study mission.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly experienced
in organizing domestic and international study missions, is generously providing the
logistical and organizing support for our trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed
to be the fiscal agent for the study mission and will coordinate scholarship
assistance as needed.

Those responding to this private invitation will soon receive a formal invitation
from the Chamber will all of the details to join our East Coast study mission.

Background:
I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council’s initiative—with Mayor Murray’s
strong support—to provide high-quality, universal preschool to all of Seattle’s three
and four year old children. Of the approximately 13,000 three and four year olds
living in Seattle, we estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not
enrolled in formal preschool or child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are not
in programs we would regard as high-quality, a critical factor in achieving
sustainable benefits.

With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund high-quality preschool
any time soon, we have moved ahead:

ü In September, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31478, which
establishes our goal of making voluntary, high-quality preschool available
and affordable to all of Seattle's three and four year old children and
outlining a plan to get it done.
ü The Council allocated $650,000 in the 2014 budget to jumpstart the
development of the Preschool for All action plan and expand professional
development for preschool providers.
ü The Council unanimously agreed to the creation of a new Department of
Education & Early Learning to elevate and integrate the city’s various early
learning efforts.

While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best results for
children and for society, it’s important that key leaders like you see the results
firsthand.

That’s why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you and other
policymakers, education and business leaders, and other stakeholders to see the
successful universal preschool programs in Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey
City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to
Washington, D.C. to learn about additional preschool funding and flexibility from
congressional and Obama Administration officials.

In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally renowned researchers
Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University and Dr. Christina Weiland from
the University of Michigan to Seattle on Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa
and Weiland will brief the City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that
establishes the strong evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and prudent
investment.

I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our children and our
city. I hope you can join us on the study mission. Let’s make high-quality,
Preschool for All a reality in Seattle.

Tim

Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov

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From: Morrison, Laura
To: Scarlett, Keisha
Subject: FW: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 28
Date: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 11:41:10 AM
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From: Burgess, Tim [mailto:Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov]
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 11:20 AM
To: Morrison, Laura
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 28

Ms. Morrison,

Good morning.

I’m writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public education on a
critical East Coast study mission to inform the exciting development of Seattle’s
Preschool for All initiative. (Both Cashel Toner and Holly Miller recommended that
we invite you as well.)

The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have successfully
implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what
works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.

• In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason Sachs, the Director of Early
Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A rigorous evaluation of the
Boston preschool program was published last year and showed that the
evidence-based program is highly cost-effective and equips children with
skills required for success in elementary school and beyond.
• In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr. Steven Barnett, the Director of the
National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University
who helped to design and implement the program. Dr. Barnett is also a
national expert on preschool programs in all 50 states. To advise the city on
designing an Action Plan for Preschool for All in Seattle, the city recently
awarded a consultant contract to a stellar team of experts which includes
Dr. Barnett.
• In Washington, DC, we will meet with key members of our congressional
delegation and top education officials at the U.S. Department of Education
and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and community
leaders, and education/congressional officials.
When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,600 to $1,800 per person. (This includes hotels, meals,
materials and ground and train transportation. Airfare not included; participants
will book their own flights.) Costs are subject to change as they are still being
finalized. Limited scholarship assistance is available on a need basis.

Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the best high-
quality, universal preschool systems in the nation. Together, we will see firsthand
how universal preschool works, visiting several preschools based on proven,
evidence-based practices. In Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and
flexibility from congressional and Obama Administration officials who are excited
about our bold efforts in Seattle.

RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.

Please reply to me at tim.burgess@seattle.gov no later than this Tuesday,
J anuary 28 if you are interested in joining us on this important study mission.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly experienced
in organizing domestic and international study missions, is generously providing the
logistical and organizing support for our trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed
to be the fiscal agent for the study mission and will coordinate scholarship
assistance as needed.

Those responding to this private invitation will soon receive a formal invitation
from the Chamber will all of the details to join our East Coast study mission.

Background:
I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council’s initiative—with Mayor Murray’s
strong support—to provide high-quality, universal preschool to all of Seattle’s three
and four year old children. Of the approximately 13,000 three and four year olds
living in Seattle, we estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not
enrolled in formal preschool or child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are not
in programs we would regard as high-quality, a critical factor in achieving
sustainable benefits.

With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund high-quality preschool
any time soon, we have moved ahead:

ü In September, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31478, which
establishes our goal of making voluntary, high-quality preschool available
and affordable to all of Seattle's three and four year old children and
outlining a plan to get it done.
ü The Council allocated $650,000 in the 2014 budget to jumpstart the
development of the Preschool for All action plan and expand professional
development for preschool providers.
ü The Council unanimously agreed to the creation of a new Department of
Education & Early Learning to elevate and integrate the city’s various early
learning efforts.

While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best results for
children and for society, it’s important that key leaders like you see the results
firsthand.

That’s why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you and other
policymakers, education and business leaders, and other stakeholders to see the
successful universal preschool programs in Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey
City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to
Washington, D.C. to learn about additional preschool funding and flexibility from
congressional and Obama Administration officials.

In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally renowned researchers
Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University and Dr. Christina Weiland from
the University of Michigan to Seattle on Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa
and Weiland will brief the City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that
establishes the strong evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and prudent
investment.

I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our children and our
city. I hope you can join us on the study mission. Let’s make high-quality,
Preschool for All a reality in Seattle.

Tim

Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov

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From: Morrison, Laura
To: "Burgess, Tim"
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 28
Date: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 11:40:59 AM
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Hello Councilman Burgess,
Thank you for this outstanding opportunity.
Cashel Toner called me today to request I be part of the Seattle Public Schools team.
I am honored and will begin making the arrangements to cover the cost and the supervision of my
school.
Please confirm that I am a “yes”.

Thank you again,
Laurie Morrison

From: Burgess, Tim [mailto:Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov]
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 11:20 AM
To: Morrison, Laura
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 28

Ms. Morrison,

Good morning.

I’m writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public education on a
critical East Coast study mission to inform the exciting development of Seattle’s
Preschool for All initiative. (Both Cashel Toner and Holly Miller recommended that
we invite you as well.)

The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have successfully
implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what
works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.

• In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason Sachs, the Director of Early
Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A rigorous evaluation of the
Boston preschool program was published last year and showed that the
evidence-based program is highly cost-effective and equips children with
skills required for success in elementary school and beyond.
• In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr. Steven Barnett, the Director of the
National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University
who helped to design and implement the program. Dr. Barnett is also a
national expert on preschool programs in all 50 states. To advise the city on
designing an Action Plan for Preschool for All in Seattle, the city recently
awarded a consultant contract to a stellar team of experts which includes
Dr. Barnett.
• In Washington, DC, we will meet with key members of our congressional
delegation and top education officials at the U.S. Department of Education
and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and community
leaders, and education/congressional officials.
When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,600 to $1,800 per person. (This includes hotels, meals,
materials and ground and train transportation. Airfare not included; participants
will book their own flights.) Costs are subject to change as they are still being
finalized. Limited scholarship assistance is available on a need basis.

Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the best high-
quality, universal preschool systems in the nation. Together, we will see firsthand
how universal preschool works, visiting several preschools based on proven,
evidence-based practices. In Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and
flexibility from congressional and Obama Administration officials who are excited
about our bold efforts in Seattle.

RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.

Please reply to me at tim.burgess@seattle.gov no later than this Tuesday,
J anuary 28 if you are interested in joining us on this important study mission.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly experienced
in organizing domestic and international study missions, is generously providing the
logistical and organizing support for our trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed
to be the fiscal agent for the study mission and will coordinate scholarship
assistance as needed.

Those responding to this private invitation will soon receive a formal invitation
from the Chamber will all of the details to join our East Coast study mission.

Background:
I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council’s initiative—with Mayor Murray’s
strong support—to provide high-quality, universal preschool to all of Seattle’s three
and four year old children. Of the approximately 13,000 three and four year olds
living in Seattle, we estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not
enrolled in formal preschool or child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are not
in programs we would regard as high-quality, a critical factor in achieving
sustainable benefits.

With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund high-quality preschool
any time soon, we have moved ahead:

ü In September, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31478, which
establishes our goal of making voluntary, high-quality preschool available
and affordable to all of Seattle's three and four year old children and
outlining a plan to get it done.
ü The Council allocated $650,000 in the 2014 budget to jumpstart the
development of the Preschool for All action plan and expand professional
development for preschool providers.
ü The Council unanimously agreed to the creation of a new Department of
Education & Early Learning to elevate and integrate the city’s various early
learning efforts.

While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best results for
children and for society, it’s important that key leaders like you see the results
firsthand.

That’s why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you and other
policymakers, education and business leaders, and other stakeholders to see the
successful universal preschool programs in Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey
City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to
Washington, D.C. to learn about additional preschool funding and flexibility from
congressional and Obama Administration officials.

In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally renowned researchers
Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University and Dr. Christina Weiland from
the University of Michigan to Seattle on Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa
and Weiland will brief the City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that
establishes the strong evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and prudent
investment.

I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our children and our
city. I hope you can join us on the study mission. Let’s make high-quality,
Preschool for All a reality in Seattle.

Tim

Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov

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From: Toner, Cashel
To: "J effrey Nystrom"
Subject: FW: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24
Date: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 11:08:58 AM
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Hi Jeff, Looks like I may be going to the East Coast March 3 – March 6. So let’s plan our other trip
later in the month, what do you think?

From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 10:56 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Sounds great. We’ll invite Ms. Morrison, too!


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

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From: Toner, Cashel [mailto:cctoner@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 10:54 AM
To: Pedersen, Alex
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Hi Alex, I would very much like to join you. Thank you for the invitation. I also recommend inviting
Laura Morrison - principal of Graham Hill elementary. She holds her doctorate in school
leadership, maters in early childhood education, was the SPS central Kindergarten coach and the
Early Learning program manager who wrote the 5 year Early Learning action plan with the City of
Seattle.
This is very exciting and I am inspired by the possibility to making universal preschool a reality for
our City.
Cashel

From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 8:00 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Cashel,

Good morning. See below. Tim really hopes you can join us on the trip. Also, eager to get
the name of an elementary school principal you would recommend for the trip.


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

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From: Paraghamian, Aleta [mailto:aparaghamian@seattleschools.org] On Behalf Of Banda, J ose L
Sent: Friday, J anuary 24, 2014 5:24 PM
To: Burgess, Tim
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Hello Councilmember Burgess,

Mr. Banda asked that I respond to you regarding this invitation. Though he would have liked to
accept, he will be out of town most of next week and feels that he cannot be out of the office for
two weeks running. I’m sure you understand that situation.

Best regards,

Aleta Paraghamian

From: Burgess, Tim [mailto:Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J anuary 22, 2014 1:03 PM
To: Banda, J ose L
Cc: Wallace, Venetia H
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Superintendent Banda,

Good afternoon.

I’m writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public education on a
critical East Coast study mission to inform the exciting development of Seattle’s
Preschool for All initiative.

The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have successfully
implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what
works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.

• In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason Sachs, the Director of Early
Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A rigorous evaluation of the
Boston preschool program was published last year and showed that the
evidence-based program is highly cost-effective and equips children with
skills required for success in elementary school and beyond.
• In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr. Steven Barnett, the Director of the
National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University
who helped to design and implement the program. Dr. Barnett is also a
national expert on preschool programs in all 50 states. To advise the city on
designing an Action Plan for Preschool for All in Seattle, the city recently
awarded a consultant contract to a stellar team of experts which includes
Dr. Barnett.
• In Washington, DC, we will meet with key members of our congressional
delegation and top education officials at the U.S. Department of Education
and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and community
leaders, and education/congressional officials.
When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,600 to $1,800 per person. (This includes hotels, meals,
materials and ground and train transportation. Airfare not included; participants
will book their own flights.) Costs are subject to change as they are still being
finalized. Limited scholarship assistance is available on a need basis.

Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the best high-
quality, universal preschool systems in the nation. Together, we will see firsthand
how universal preschool works, visiting several preschools based on proven,
evidence-based practices. In Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and
flexibility from congressional and Obama Administration officials who are excited
about our bold efforts in Seattle.

RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.

Please reply to me at tim.burgess@seattle.gov no later than this Friday,
J anuary 24 if you are interested in joining us on this important study mission.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly experienced
in organizing domestic and international study missions, is generously providing the
logistical and organizing support for our trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed
to be the fiscal agent for the study mission and will coordinate scholarship
assistance as needed.

Those responding to this private invitation will soon receive a formal invitation
from the Chamber will all of the details to join our East Coast study mission.

Background:
I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council’s initiative—with Mayor Murray’s
strong support—to provide high-quality, universal preschool to all of Seattle’s three
and four year old children. Of the approximately 13,000 three and four year olds
living in Seattle, we estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not
enrolled in formal preschool or child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are not
in programs we would regard as high-quality, a critical factor in achieving
sustainable benefits.

With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund high-quality preschool
any time soon, we have moved ahead:

ü In September, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31478, which
establishes our goal of making voluntary, high-quality preschool available
and affordable to all of Seattle's three and four year old children and
outlining a plan to get it done.
ü The Council allocated $650,000 in the 2014 budget to jumpstart the
development of the Preschool for All action plan and expand professional
development for preschool providers.
ü The Council unanimously agreed to the creation of a new Department of
Education & Early Learning to elevate and integrate the city’s various early
learning efforts.

While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best results for
children and for society, it’s important that key leaders like you see the results
firsthand.

That’s why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you and other
policymakers, education and business leaders, and other stakeholders to see the
successful universal preschool programs in Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey
City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to
Washington, D.C. to learn about additional preschool funding and flexibility from
congressional and Obama Administration officials.

In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally renowned researchers
Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University and Dr. Christina Weiland from
the University of Michigan to Seattle on Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa
and Weiland will brief the City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that
establishes the strong evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and prudent
investment.

I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our children and our
city. I hope you can join us on the study mission. Let’s make high-quality,
Preschool for All a reality in Seattle.

Tim

Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov

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From: Toner, Cashel
To: Morrison, Laura
Subject: FW: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24
Date: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 10:53:38 AM
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FYI
J

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 10:54 AM
To: 'Pedersen, Alex'
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Hi Alex, I would very much like to join you. Thank you for the invitation. I also recommend inviting
Laura Morrison - principal of Graham Hill elementary. She holds her doctorate in school
leadership, maters in early childhood education, was the SPS central Kindergarten coach and the
Early Learning program manager who wrote the 5 year Early Learning action plan with the City of
Seattle.
This is very exciting and I am inspired by the possibility to making universal preschool a reality for
our City.
Cashel

From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 8:00 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Cashel,

Good morning. See below. Tim really hopes you can join us on the trip. Also, eager to get
the name of an elementary school principal you would recommend for the trip.


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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From: Paraghamian, Aleta [mailto:aparaghamian@seattleschools.org] On Behalf Of Banda, J ose L
Sent: Friday, J anuary 24, 2014 5:24 PM
To: Burgess, Tim
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Hello Councilmember Burgess,

Mr. Banda asked that I respond to you regarding this invitation. Though he would have liked to
accept, he will be out of town most of next week and feels that he cannot be out of the office for
two weeks running. I’m sure you understand that situation.

Best regards,

Aleta Paraghamian

From: Burgess, Tim [mailto:Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J anuary 22, 2014 1:03 PM
To: Banda, J ose L
Cc: Wallace, Venetia H
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Superintendent Banda,

Good afternoon.

I’m writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public education on a
critical East Coast study mission to inform the exciting development of Seattle’s
Preschool for All initiative.

The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have successfully
implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what
works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.

• In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason Sachs, the Director of Early
Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A rigorous evaluation of the
Boston preschool program was published last year and showed that the
evidence-based program is highly cost-effective and equips children with
skills required for success in elementary school and beyond.
• In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr. Steven Barnett, the Director of the
National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University
who helped to design and implement the program. Dr. Barnett is also a
national expert on preschool programs in all 50 states. To advise the city on
designing an Action Plan for Preschool for All in Seattle, the city recently
awarded a consultant contract to a stellar team of experts which includes
Dr. Barnett.
• In Washington, DC, we will meet with key members of our congressional
delegation and top education officials at the U.S. Department of Education
and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and community
leaders, and education/congressional officials.
When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,600 to $1,800 per person. (This includes hotels, meals,
materials and ground and train transportation. Airfare not included; participants
will book their own flights.) Costs are subject to change as they are still being
finalized. Limited scholarship assistance is available on a need basis.

Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the best high-
quality, universal preschool systems in the nation. Together, we will see firsthand
how universal preschool works, visiting several preschools based on proven,
evidence-based practices. In Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and
flexibility from congressional and Obama Administration officials who are excited
about our bold efforts in Seattle.

RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.

Please reply to me at tim.burgess@seattle.gov no later than this Friday,
J anuary 24 if you are interested in joining us on this important study mission.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly experienced
in organizing domestic and international study missions, is generously providing the
logistical and organizing support for our trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed
to be the fiscal agent for the study mission and will coordinate scholarship
assistance as needed.

Those responding to this private invitation will soon receive a formal invitation
from the Chamber will all of the details to join our East Coast study mission.

Background:
I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council’s initiative—with Mayor Murray’s
strong support—to provide high-quality, universal preschool to all of Seattle’s three
and four year old children. Of the approximately 13,000 three and four year olds
living in Seattle, we estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not
enrolled in formal preschool or child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are not
in programs we would regard as high-quality, a critical factor in achieving
sustainable benefits.

With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund high-quality preschool
any time soon, we have moved ahead:

ü In September, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31478, which
establishes our goal of making voluntary, high-quality preschool available
and affordable to all of Seattle's three and four year old children and
outlining a plan to get it done.
ü The Council allocated $650,000 in the 2014 budget to jumpstart the
development of the Preschool for All action plan and expand professional
development for preschool providers.
ü The Council unanimously agreed to the creation of a new Department of
Education & Early Learning to elevate and integrate the city’s various early
learning efforts.

While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best results for
children and for society, it’s important that key leaders like you see the results
firsthand.

That’s why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you and other
policymakers, education and business leaders, and other stakeholders to see the
successful universal preschool programs in Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey
City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to
Washington, D.C. to learn about additional preschool funding and flexibility from
congressional and Obama Administration officials.

In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally renowned researchers
Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University and Dr. Christina Weiland from
the University of Michigan to Seattle on Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa
and Weiland will brief the City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that
establishes the strong evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and prudent
investment.

I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our children and our
city. I hope you can join us on the study mission. Let’s make high-quality,
Preschool for All a reality in Seattle.

Tim

Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov

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From: Toner, Cashel
To: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24
Date: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 10:42:26 AM
I don’t know about the funding – I will respond to Alex an offer Laurie’s name as well. I will keep you posted
about funding.
Cashel

From: Heath, Shauna L
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 10:37 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Re: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

I am good with you going. Where is the funding coming from? I have to go to St. Louis the week before.

S
Sent from my iPad
On Jan 27, 2014, at 10:32 AM, "Toner, Cashel" <cctoner@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Shauna, I really think I should join this group. I would also like to invite Laurie Morrison -
principal at Graham Hill. She has her doctorate in school leadership, maters in early childhood
education, was the SPS central Kindergarten coach and the Early Learning program manager and
wrote the 5 year Early Learning action plan with the City of Seattle. Would you like to join us as
well? I will email Alex after I hear back from you.
Cashel

From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 8:00 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Cashel,

Good morning. See below. Tim really hopes you can join us on the trip. Also, eager to get
the name of an elementary school principal you would recommend for the trip.


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Paraghamian, Aleta [mailto:aparaghamian@seattleschools.org] On Behalf Of Banda, J ose L
Sent: Friday, J anuary 24, 2014 5:24 PM
To: Burgess, Tim
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Hello Councilmember Burgess,

Mr. Banda asked that I respond to you regarding this invitation. Though he would have liked to
accept, he will be out of town most of next week and feels that he cannot be out of the office for
two weeks running. I’m sure you understand that situation.

Best regards,

Aleta Paraghamian

From: Burgess, Tim [mailto:Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J anuary 22, 2014 1:03 PM
To: Banda, J ose L
Cc: Wallace, Venetia H
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Superintendent Banda,

Good afternoon.

I’m writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public education on a
critical East Coast study mission to inform the exciting development of Seattle’s
Preschool for All initiative.

The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have successfully
implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what
works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.

• In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason Sachs, the Director of Early
Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A rigorous evaluation of the
Boston preschool program was published last year and showed that the
evidence-based program is highly cost-effective and equips children with
skills required for success in elementary school and beyond.
• In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr. Steven Barnett, the Director of the
National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University
who helped to design and implement the program. Dr. Barnett is also a
national expert on preschool programs in all 50 states. To advise the city on
designing an Action Plan for Preschool for All in Seattle, the city recently
awarded a consultant contract to a stellar team of experts which includes
Dr. Barnett.
• In Washington, DC, we will meet with key members of our congressional
delegation and top education officials at the U.S. Department of Education
and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and community
leaders, and education/congressional officials.
When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,600 to $1,800 per person. (This includes hotels, meals,
materials and ground and train transportation. Airfare not included; participants
will book their own flights.) Costs are subject to change as they are still being
finalized. Limited scholarship assistance is available on a need basis.

Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the best high-
quality, universal preschool systems in the nation. Together, we will see firsthand
how universal preschool works, visiting several preschools based on proven,
evidence-based practices. In Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and
flexibility from congressional and Obama Administration officials who are excited
about our bold efforts in Seattle.

RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.

Please reply to me at tim.burgess@seattle.gov no later than this Friday,
J anuary 24 if you are interested in joining us on this important study mission.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly experienced
in organizing domestic and international study missions, is generously providing the
logistical and organizing support for our trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed
to be the fiscal agent for the study mission and will coordinate scholarship
assistance as needed.

Those responding to this private invitation will soon receive a formal invitation
from the Chamber will all of the details to join our East Coast study mission.

Background:
I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council’s initiative—with Mayor Murray’s
strong support—to provide high-quality, universal preschool to all of Seattle’s three
and four year old children. Of the approximately 13,000 three and four year olds
living in Seattle, we estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not
enrolled in formal preschool or child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are not
in programs we would regard as high-quality, a critical factor in achieving
sustainable benefits.

With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund high-quality preschool
any time soon, we have moved ahead:

ü In September, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31478, which
establishes our goal of making voluntary, high-quality preschool available
and affordable to all of Seattle's three and four year old children and
outlining a plan to get it done.
ü The Council allocated $650,000 in the 2014 budget to jumpstart the
development of the Preschool for All action plan and expand professional
development for preschool providers.
ü The Council unanimously agreed to the creation of a new Department of
Education & Early Learning to elevate and integrate the city’s various early
learning efforts.

While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best results for
children and for society, it’s important that key leaders like you see the results
firsthand.

That’s why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you and other
policymakers, education and business leaders, and other stakeholders to see the
successful universal preschool programs in Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey
City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to
Washington, D.C. to learn about additional preschool funding and flexibility from
congressional and Obama Administration officials.

In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally renowned researchers
Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University and Dr. Christina Weiland from
the University of Michigan to Seattle on Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa
and Weiland will brief the City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that
establishes the strong evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and prudent
investment.

I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our children and our
city. I hope you can join us on the study mission. Let’s make high-quality,
Preschool for All a reality in Seattle.

Tim

Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov

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From: Heath, Shauna L
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Re: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24
Date: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 10:36:55 AM
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I am good with you going. Where is the funding coming from? I have to go to St. Louis the week before.
S
Sent from my iPad
On Jan 27, 2014, at 10:32 AM, "Toner, Cashel" <cctoner@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Shauna, I really think I should join this group. I would also like to invite Laurie Morrison -
principal at Graham Hill. She has her doctorate in school leadership, maters in early childhood
education, was the SPS central Kindergarten coach and the Early Learning program manager and
wrote the 5 year Early Learning action plan with the City of Seattle. Would you like to join us as
well? I will email Alex after I hear back from you.
Cashel

From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 8:00 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Cashel,

Good morning. See below. Tim really hopes you can join us on the trip. Also, eager to get
the name of an elementary school principal you would recommend for the trip.


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Paraghamian, Aleta [mailto:aparaghamian@seattleschools.org] On Behalf Of Banda, J ose L
Sent: Friday, J anuary 24, 2014 5:24 PM
To: Burgess, Tim
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Hello Councilmember Burgess,

Mr. Banda asked that I respond to you regarding this invitation. Though he would have liked to
accept, he will be out of town most of next week and feels that he cannot be out of the office for
two weeks running. I’m sure you understand that situation.

Best regards,

Aleta Paraghamian

From: Burgess, Tim [mailto:Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J anuary 22, 2014 1:03 PM
To: Banda, J ose L
Cc: Wallace, Venetia H
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Superintendent Banda,

Good afternoon.

I’m writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public education on a
critical East Coast study mission to inform the exciting development of Seattle’s
Preschool for All initiative.

The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have successfully
implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what
works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->• <!--[endif]-->In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason
Sachs, the Director of Early Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A
rigorous evaluation of the Boston preschool program was published last year
and showed that the evidence-based program is highly cost-effective and
equips children with skills required for success in elementary school and
beyond.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->• <!--[endif]-->In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr.
Steven Barnett, the Director of the National Institute of Early Education
Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University who helped to design and implement
the program. Dr. Barnett is also a national expert on preschool programs in
all 50 states. To advise the city on designing an Action Plan for Preschool for
All in Seattle, the city recently awarded a consultant contract to a stellar
team of experts which includes Dr. Barnett.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->• <!--[endif]-->In Washington, DC, we will meet with
key members of our congressional delegation and top education officials at
the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services.
Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and community
leaders, and education/congressional officials.
When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,600 to $1,800 per person. (This includes hotels, meals,
materials and ground and train transportation. Airfare not included; participants
will book their own flights.) Costs are subject to change as they are still being
finalized. Limited scholarship assistance is available on a need basis.

Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the best high-
quality, universal preschool systems in the nation. Together, we will see firsthand
how universal preschool works, visiting several preschools based on proven,
evidence-based practices. In Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and
flexibility from congressional and Obama Administration officials who are excited
about our bold efforts in Seattle.

RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.

Please reply to me at tim.burgess@seattle.gov no later than this Friday,
J anuary 24 if you are interested in joining us on this important study mission.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly experienced
in organizing domestic and international study missions, is generously providing the
logistical and organizing support for our trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed
to be the fiscal agent for the study mission and will coordinate scholarship
assistance as needed.

Those responding to this private invitation will soon receive a formal invitation
from the Chamber will all of the details to join our East Coast study mission.

Background:
I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council’s initiative—with Mayor Murray’s
strong support—to provide high-quality, universal preschool to all of Seattle’s three
and four year old children. Of the approximately 13,000 three and four year olds
living in Seattle, we estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not
enrolled in formal preschool or child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are not
in programs we would regard as high-quality, a critical factor in achieving
sustainable benefits.

With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund high-quality preschool
any time soon, we have moved ahead:

<!--[if !supportLists]-->ü <!--[endif]-->In September, the Council unanimously
adopted Resolution 31478, which establishes our goal of making voluntary,
high-quality preschool available and affordable to all of Seattle's three and
four year old children and outlining a plan to get it done.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->ü <!--[endif]-->The Council allocated $650,000 in the
2014 budget to jumpstart the development of the Preschool for All action
plan and expand professional development for preschool providers.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->ü <!--[endif]-->The Council unanimously agreed to the
creation of a new Department of Education & Early Learning to elevate and
integrate the city’s various early learning efforts.

While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best results for
children and for society, it’s important that key leaders like you see the results
firsthand.

That’s why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you and other
policymakers, education and business leaders, and other stakeholders to see the
successful universal preschool programs in Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey
City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to
Washington, D.C. to learn about additional preschool funding and flexibility from
congressional and Obama Administration officials.

In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally renowned researchers
Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University and Dr. Christina Weiland from
the University of Michigan to Seattle on Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa
and Weiland will brief the City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that
establishes the strong evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and prudent
investment.

I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our children and our
city. I hope you can join us on the study mission. Let’s make high-quality,
Preschool for All a reality in Seattle.

Tim

Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov

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From: Toner, Cashel
To: Morrison, Laura
Subject: FW: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24
Date: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 10:33:03 AM
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Importance: High
FYI
Cashel

From: Toner, Cashel
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 10:33 AM
To: Heath, Shauna L
Subject: FW: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24
Importance: High

Hi Shauna, I really think I should join this group. I would also like to invite Laurie Morrison -
principal at Graham Hill. She has her doctorate in school leadership, maters in early childhood
education, was the SPS central Kindergarten coach and the Early Learning program manager and
wrote the 5 year Early Learning action plan with the City of Seattle. Would you like to join us as
well? I will email Alex after I hear back from you.
Cashel

From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 8:00 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Cashel,

Good morning. See below. Tim really hopes you can join us on the trip. Also, eager to get
the name of an elementary school principal you would recommend for the trip.


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/



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From: Paraghamian, Aleta [mailto:aparaghamian@seattleschools.org] On Behalf Of Banda, J ose L
Sent: Friday, J anuary 24, 2014 5:24 PM
To: Burgess, Tim
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Hello Councilmember Burgess,

Mr. Banda asked that I respond to you regarding this invitation. Though he would have liked to
accept, he will be out of town most of next week and feels that he cannot be out of the office for
two weeks running. I’m sure you understand that situation.

Best regards,

Aleta Paraghamian

From: Burgess, Tim [mailto:Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J anuary 22, 2014 1:03 PM
To: Banda, J ose L
Cc: Wallace, Venetia H
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Superintendent Banda,

Good afternoon.

I’m writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public education on a
critical East Coast study mission to inform the exciting development of Seattle’s
Preschool for All initiative.

The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have successfully
implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what
works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.

• In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason Sachs, the Director of Early
Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A rigorous evaluation of the
Boston preschool program was published last year and showed that the
evidence-based program is highly cost-effective and equips children with
skills required for success in elementary school and beyond.
• In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr. Steven Barnett, the Director of the
National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University
who helped to design and implement the program. Dr. Barnett is also a
national expert on preschool programs in all 50 states. To advise the city on
designing an Action Plan for Preschool for All in Seattle, the city recently
awarded a consultant contract to a stellar team of experts which includes
Dr. Barnett.
• In Washington, DC, we will meet with key members of our congressional
delegation and top education officials at the U.S. Department of Education
and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and community
leaders, and education/congressional officials.
When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,600 to $1,800 per person. (This includes hotels, meals,
materials and ground and train transportation. Airfare not included; participants
will book their own flights.) Costs are subject to change as they are still being
finalized. Limited scholarship assistance is available on a need basis.

Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the best high-
quality, universal preschool systems in the nation. Together, we will see firsthand
how universal preschool works, visiting several preschools based on proven,
evidence-based practices. In Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and
flexibility from congressional and Obama Administration officials who are excited
about our bold efforts in Seattle.

RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.

Please reply to me at tim.burgess@seattle.gov no later than this Friday,
J anuary 24 if you are interested in joining us on this important study mission.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly experienced
in organizing domestic and international study missions, is generously providing the
logistical and organizing support for our trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed
to be the fiscal agent for the study mission and will coordinate scholarship
assistance as needed.

Those responding to this private invitation will soon receive a formal invitation
from the Chamber will all of the details to join our East Coast study mission.

Background:
I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council’s initiative—with Mayor Murray’s
strong support—to provide high-quality, universal preschool to all of Seattle’s three
and four year old children. Of the approximately 13,000 three and four year olds
living in Seattle, we estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not
enrolled in formal preschool or child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are not
in programs we would regard as high-quality, a critical factor in achieving
sustainable benefits.

With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund high-quality preschool
any time soon, we have moved ahead:

ü In September, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31478, which
establishes our goal of making voluntary, high-quality preschool available
and affordable to all of Seattle's three and four year old children and
outlining a plan to get it done.
ü The Council allocated $650,000 in the 2014 budget to jumpstart the
development of the Preschool for All action plan and expand professional
development for preschool providers.
ü The Council unanimously agreed to the creation of a new Department of
Education & Early Learning to elevate and integrate the city’s various early
learning efforts.

While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best results for
children and for society, it’s important that key leaders like you see the results
firsthand.

That’s why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you and other
policymakers, education and business leaders, and other stakeholders to see the
successful universal preschool programs in Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey
City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to
Washington, D.C. to learn about additional preschool funding and flexibility from
congressional and Obama Administration officials.

In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally renowned researchers
Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University and Dr. Christina Weiland from
the University of Michigan to Seattle on Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa
and Weiland will brief the City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that
establishes the strong evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and prudent
investment.

I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our children and our
city. I hope you can join us on the study mission. Let’s make high-quality,
Preschool for All a reality in Seattle.

Tim

Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov

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From: Pedersen, Alex [mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Monday, J anuary 27, 2014 8:00 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: FW: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Cashel,

Good morning. See below. Tim really hopes you can join us on the trip. Also, eager to get
the name of an elementary school principal you would recommend for the trip.


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

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From: Paraghamian, Aleta [mailto:aparaghamian@seattleschools.org] On Behalf Of Banda, J ose L
Sent: Friday, J anuary 24, 2014 5:24 PM
To: Burgess, Tim
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Hello Councilmember Burgess,

Mr. Banda asked that I respond to you regarding this invitation. Though he would have liked to
accept, he will be out of town most of next week and feels that he cannot be out of the office for
two weeks running. I’m sure you understand that situation.

Best regards,

Aleta Paraghamian

From: Burgess, Tim [mailto:Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J anuary 22, 2014 1:03 PM
To: Banda, J ose L
Cc: Wallace, Venetia H
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24

Superintendent Banda,

Good afternoon.

I’m writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public education on a
critical East Coast study mission to inform the exciting development of Seattle’s
Preschool for All initiative.

The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have successfully
implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what
works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.

• In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason Sachs, the Director of Early
Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A rigorous evaluation of the
Boston preschool program was published last year and showed that the
evidence-based program is highly cost-effective and equips children with
skills required for success in elementary school and beyond.
• In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr. Steven Barnett, the Director of the
National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University
who helped to design and implement the program. Dr. Barnett is also a
national expert on preschool programs in all 50 states. To advise the city on
designing an Action Plan for Preschool for All in Seattle, the city recently
awarded a consultant contract to a stellar team of experts which includes
Dr. Barnett.
• In Washington, DC, we will meet with key members of our congressional
delegation and top education officials at the U.S. Department of Education
and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and community
leaders, and education/congressional officials.
When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,600 to $1,800 per person. (This includes hotels, meals,
materials and ground and train transportation. Airfare not included; participants
will book their own flights.) Costs are subject to change as they are still being
finalized. Limited scholarship assistance is available on a need basis.

Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the best high-
quality, universal preschool systems in the nation. Together, we will see firsthand
how universal preschool works, visiting several preschools based on proven,
evidence-based practices. In Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and
flexibility from congressional and Obama Administration officials who are excited
about our bold efforts in Seattle.

RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.

Please reply to me at tim.burgess@seattle.gov no later than this Friday,
J anuary 24 if you are interested in joining us on this important study mission.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly experienced
in organizing domestic and international study missions, is generously providing the
logistical and organizing support for our trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed
to be the fiscal agent for the study mission and will coordinate scholarship
assistance as needed.

Those responding to this private invitation will soon receive a formal invitation
from the Chamber will all of the details to join our East Coast study mission.

Background:
I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council’s initiative—with Mayor Murray’s
strong support—to provide high-quality, universal preschool to all of Seattle’s three
and four year old children. Of the approximately 13,000 three and four year olds
living in Seattle, we estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not
enrolled in formal preschool or child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are not
in programs we would regard as high-quality, a critical factor in achieving
sustainable benefits.

With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund high-quality preschool
any time soon, we have moved ahead:

ü In September, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31478, which
establishes our goal of making voluntary, high-quality preschool available
and affordable to all of Seattle's three and four year old children and
outlining a plan to get it done.
ü The Council allocated $650,000 in the 2014 budget to jumpstart the
development of the Preschool for All action plan and expand professional
development for preschool providers.
ü The Council unanimously agreed to the creation of a new Department of
Education & Early Learning to elevate and integrate the city’s various early
learning efforts.

While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best results for
children and for society, it’s important that key leaders like you see the results
firsthand.

That’s why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you and other
policymakers, education and business leaders, and other stakeholders to see the
successful universal preschool programs in Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey
City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to
Washington, D.C. to learn about additional preschool funding and flexibility from
congressional and Obama Administration officials.

In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally renowned researchers
Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University and Dr. Christina Weiland from
the University of Michigan to Seattle on Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa
and Weiland will brief the City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that
establishes the strong evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and prudent
investment.

I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our children and our
city. I hope you can join us on the study mission. Let’s make high-quality,
Preschool for All a reality in Seattle.

Tim

Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov

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From: Blanford, Stephan
To: Burgess, Tim; sara@alliance4ed.org; Holly.miller@seattle.gov
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24
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Councilman Burgess:

Thanks for including me in this opportunity, which I'd like to pursue. As you know, I have some
background in Early Learning (as the Executive Director of the White Center Early Learning Initiative)
and hope to be a strong and informed advocate for Universal Preschool in my position on the Seattle
School Board.

However, I'd have to be fully scholarshipped in order to participate, as my board service already has
serious financial implications for our family. Please let me know if this is possible and how best to
proceed.

Stephan
Dr. Stephan Blanford
Director, Seattle School Board, District V
email)Stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org
call)206.252.0040
fax)206.252.0101
From: Burgess, Tim [Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J anuary 22, 2014 1:01 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24
Stephan,

Good afternoon.

I’m writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public education on a
critical East Coast study mission to inform the exciting development of Seattle’s
Preschool for All initiative.

The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have successfully
implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what
works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.

• In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason Sachs, the Director of Early
Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A rigorous evaluation of the
Boston preschool program was published last year and showed that the
evidence-based program is highly cost-effective and equips children with
skills required for success in elementary school and beyond.
• In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr. Steven Barnett, the Director of the
National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University
who helped to design and implement the program. Dr. Barnett is also a
national expert on preschool programs in all 50 states. To advise the city on
designing an Action Plan for Preschool for All in Seattle, the city recently
awarded a consultant contract to a stellar team of experts which includes
Dr. Barnett.
• In Washington, DC, we will meet with key members of our congressional
delegation and top education officials at the U.S. Department of Education
and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and community
leaders, and education/congressional officials.
When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,600 to $1,800 per person. (This includes hotels, meals,
materials and ground and train transportation. Airfare not included; participants
will book their own flights.) Costs are subject to change as they are still being
finalized. Limited scholarship assistance is available on a need basis.

Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the best high-
quality, universal preschool systems in the nation. Together, we will see firsthand
how universal preschool works, visiting several preschools based on proven,
evidence-based practices. In Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and
flexibility from congressional and Obama Administration officials who are excited
about our bold efforts in Seattle.

RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.

Please reply to me at tim.burgess@seattle.gov no later than this Friday,
J anuary 24 if you are interested in joining us on this important study mission.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly experienced
in organizing domestic and international study missions, is generously providing the
logistical and organizing support for our trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed
to be the fiscal agent for the study mission and will coordinate scholarship
assistance as needed.

Those responding to this private invitation will soon receive a formal invitation
from the Chamber will all of the details to join our East Coast study mission.

Background:
I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council’s initiative—with Mayor Murray’s
strong support—to provide high-quality, universal preschool to all of Seattle’s three
and four year old children. Of the approximately 13,000 three and four year olds
living in Seattle, we estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not
enrolled in formal preschool or child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are not
in programs we would regard as high-quality, a critical factor in achieving
sustainable benefits.

With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund high-quality preschool
any time soon, we have moved ahead:

ü In September, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31478, which
establishes our goal of making voluntary, high-quality preschool available
and affordable to all of Seattle's three and four year old children and
outlining a plan to get it done.
ü The Council allocated $650,000 in the 2014 budget to jumpstart the
development of the Preschool for All action plan and expand professional
development for preschool providers.
ü The Council unanimously agreed to the creation of a new Department of
Education & Early Learning to elevate and integrate the city’s various early
learning efforts.

While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best results for
children and for society, it’s important that key leaders like you see the results
firsthand.

That’s why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you and other
policymakers, education and business leaders, and other stakeholders to see the
successful universal preschool programs in Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey
City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to
Washington, D.C. to learn about additional preschool funding and flexibility from
congressional and Obama Administration officials.

In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally renowned researchers
Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University and Dr. Christina Weiland from
the University of Michigan to Seattle on Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa
and Weiland will brief the City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that
establishes the strong evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and prudent
investment.

I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our children and our
city. I hope you can join us on the study mission. Let’s make high-quality,
Preschool for All a reality in Seattle.

Tim

Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov

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From: Burgess, Tim
To: "cctoner@seattleschools.org"
Subject: RE: Private Invitation to J oin Preschool Study Mission Trip. RSVP by J an 24
Date: Wednesday, J anuary 22, 2014 1:35:28 PM
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Cashel,

Good afternoon.

I’m writing to invite you to join me and others committed to public education on a
critical East Coast study mission to inform the exciting development of Seattle’s
Preschool for All initiative. (I also sent a separate invite to Superintendent Banda.)

The purpose of this study mission is to learn from those who have successfully
implemented high-quality, universal preschool based on the evidence of what
works best to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

Destinations: Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, DC.

• In Boston, we will be hosted by Dr. Jason Sachs, the Director of Early
Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools. A rigorous evaluation of the
Boston preschool program was published last year and showed that the
evidence-based program is highly cost-effective and equips children with
skills required for success in elementary school and beyond.
• In Jersey City, we will be hosted by Dr. Steven Barnett, the Director of the
National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University
who helped to design and implement the program. Dr. Barnett is also a
national expert on preschool programs in all 50 states. To advise the city on
designing an Action Plan for Preschool for All in Seattle, the city recently
awarded a consultant contract to a stellar team of experts which includes
Dr. Barnett.
• In Washington, DC, we will meet with key members of our congressional
delegation and top education officials at the U.S. Department of Education
and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who: You, national experts on high-quality preschool, business and community
leaders, and education/congressional officials.
When: Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,600 to $1,800 per person. (This includes hotels, meals,
materials and ground and train transportation. Airfare not included; participants
will book their own flights.) Costs are subject to change as they are still being
finalized. Limited scholarship assistance is available on a need basis.

Why: As you know, Boston and New Jersey already operate some of the best high-
quality, universal preschool systems in the nation. Together, we will see firsthand
how universal preschool works, visiting several preschools based on proven,
evidence-based practices. In Washington, D.C. we will discuss funding and
flexibility from congressional and Obama Administration officials who are excited
about our bold efforts in Seattle.

RSVP: This study mission is being planned on an invitation-only basis.

Please reply to me at tim.burgess@seattle.gov no later than this Friday,
J anuary 24 if you are interested in joining us on this important study mission.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, whose team is highly experienced
in organizing domestic and international study missions, is generously providing the
logistical and organizing support for our trip. The Alliance for Education has agreed
to be the fiscal agent for the study mission and will coordinate scholarship
assistance as needed.

Those responding to this private invitation will soon receive a formal invitation
from the Chamber will all of the details to join our East Coast study mission.

Background:
I know you are aware of the Seattle City Council’s initiative—with Mayor Murray’s
strong support—to provide high-quality, universal preschool to all of Seattle’s three
and four year old children. Of the approximately 13,000 three and four year olds
living in Seattle, we estimate that as many as 4,500 (about one-third) are not
enrolled in formal preschool or child care. Of those who are enrolled, many are not
in programs we would regard as high-quality, a critical factor in achieving
sustainable benefits.

With the federal and state governments unlikely to fully fund high-quality preschool
any time soon, we have moved ahead:

ü In September, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31478, which
establishes our goal of making voluntary, high-quality preschool available
and affordable to all of Seattle's three and four year old children and
outlining a plan to get it done.
ü The Council allocated $650,000 in the 2014 budget to jumpstart the
development of the Preschool for All action plan and expand professional
development for preschool providers.
ü The Council unanimously agreed to the creation of a new Department of
Education & Early Learning to elevate and integrate the city’s various early
learning efforts.

While the research clearly shows that investing early yields the best results for
children and for society, it’s important that key leaders like you see the results
firsthand.

That’s why we are organizing this critical study mission to take you and other
policymakers, education and business leaders, and other stakeholders to see the
successful universal preschool programs in Boston (Dr. Jason Sachs) and Jersey
City, New Jersey (Dr. Stephen Barnett). While on the East Coast, we will also go to
Washington, D.C. to learn about additional preschool funding and flexibility from
congressional and Obama Administration officials.

In preparation for the trip, the Council is bringing nationally renowned researchers
Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University and Dr. Christina Weiland from
the University of Michigan to Seattle on Monday, February 3, 2014. Drs. Yoshikawa
and Weiland will brief the City Council at 10:00 a.m. on new research that
establishes the strong evidence base that universal preschool is a wise and prudent
investment.

I know we agree that investing early is the right thing to do for our children and our
city. I hope you can join us on the study mission. Let’s make high-quality,
Preschool for All a reality in Seattle.

Tim

Councilmember Tim Burgess
President, Seattle City Council
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
206-684-8806
tim.burgess@seattle.gov

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From: Stambor Patricia L
To: Fuller Marlene
Subject: FW: Approval for Preschool Study Mission Trip
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 4:34:22 PM
Attachments: RFPL Preschool for All Study Mission Cashel Flip Charles.docx
RFPL Preschool for All Study Mission Scarlett and Morrison.docx
I have attached the RPLs.

From: Paraghamian, Aleta
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:48 PM
To: Accounts Payable
Cc: Codd, Clover; Wright, Charles E; Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: RE: Approval for Preschool Study Mission Trip

Mr. Banda approves the following travel request.

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:55 PM
To: Paraghamian, Aleta
Cc: Codd, Clover; Wright, Charles E
Subject: Approval for Preschool Study Mission Trip

Aleta,

Approval for the above trip needs to come from José. Can you forward the attached RFPL to AccountsPayable@seattleschools.org

Below shows the breakdown of the trip

Participants
Conference
Cost
Airfare &
Ground(estimate)
DOB Sex Depart Return Budget
Charles E Wright Jr. 1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning March 5 -
Arrive in Seattle by 3:00
PM
1000 4T097141A0
Keisha D. Scarlett 1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Laura Elizabeth Morrison 1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1000 41001211A0
Lester Thomas Herndon 1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar 2600 P02200A

Total Cost of Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500

$13500






Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206 252.0090

From: Toner, Cashel
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: Re: can we caht sometime today?
Date: Friday, February 07, 2014 12:43:53 PM
Basically I wanted to see if you were open to joining me, along with some city folks , an a trip back east
focused on Preschool…I really hope you are open to this possibility. I will send you an email chain with
more information. - will you let me know what you are thinking?
From: <Herndon>, Flip <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014 12:33 PM
To: SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Re: can we caht sometime today?
I'll be around until about 1:30. Then I need to head North to Wilson Pacific
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 7, 2014, at 12:31 PM, "Toner, Cashel" <cctoner@seattleschools.org> wrote:
HI Flip – I am locked away in the project management meeting 2765
From: <Herndon>, Flip <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014 12:11 PM
To: SPS <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Re: can we caht sometime today?
Done. Where are you currently!
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 7, 2014, at 11:40 AM, "Toner, Cashel" <cctoner@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Perfect – I’m in my office

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 11:40 AM
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Re: can we caht sometime today?

Yes. In a few minutes. I'm still in a meeting with Jose.
Sent from my iPad
On Feb 7, 2014, at 11:39 AM, "Toner, Cashel"
<cctoner@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Thanks, Cashel

Cashel Toner
Director PreK-5
Early Learning
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0093

RCW 42.56.250(3)
From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Davis, Kathie
Subject: Gen Req_PO for Preschool Mission Conference for 5 people
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:31:17 PM
Attachments: Preschool Study Mission Gen Req.pdf
RFPL Preschool for All Study Mission Scarlett and Morrison.docx
RFPL Preschool for All Study Mission Cashel Flip Charles.docx
RE Approval for Preschool Study Mission Trip.msg
Importance: High
Kathie,

I have attached the General Requisition for the Preschool Mission Trip for a total of $9,000. The
trip has approval from the superintendent. See attached documents.

Please do not tell me I need separate signatures for all of this on the Gen Req!!!!!

Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Paraghamian, Aleta
Subject: FW: Preschool for All Study Mission
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:24:03 AM
Attachments: RFPL Preschool for All Study Mission Cashel Flip Charles_Page_1.jpg
Importance: High
Aleta, I really need this approved by the superintendent.

From: Wiley, Delinda
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:08 AM
To: Paraghamian, Aleta; Wallace, Venetia H
Cc: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: FW: Preschool for All Study Mission
Importance: High

The Superintendent should approve the attached RFPL.

Thank you.

DeLinda

From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 3:58 PM
To: Tolley, Michael F
Cc: Sebring, Linda
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission

Michael

I am sending the attached Request for Professional Leave for the Preschool Study Mission Trip
(March 3 – 6) for Charles Wright, Cashel Toner, and Flip Herndon. Please review the request and
if you approve, forward this email with your approval to AccountsPayable@seattleschools.org

I perhaps over-estimated the airfare but I took into consideration ground fare and the booking
costs (also the closer we get departure, the higher the airfares). Also, I realize that we are using
your cost center as a “bridge” until we have secured the use of other cost centers. I will ask the
Budget to JV funds when I have the commitments from other departments.

I can ask our travel agent to book the flights once you have approved. Thanks, patricia


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090


From: Sebring, Linda
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 3:19 PM
To: Wright, Charles E; Toner, Cashel
Cc: Stambor, Patricia L; Gotsch, Kenneth C; Tolley, Michael F; Codd, Clover; Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Preschool for All Study Mission

Michael has graciously agreed to be the “bridge” fund if this has to occur today. I also touched
base with Clover who believes she may be able to provide funding from the Strategic
Implementation baseline funds to cover your travel costs. I have not been able to connect with Flip
yet to determine if he has identified funds to use for his expenses but hopefully we can connect
next week.

Thank you to everyone for helping make this possible. Hopefully we are close to having all of the
costs covered both temporarily and permanently.

Linda

From: Toner, Cashel
To: Block, Kae H
Subject: Fwd: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Date: Friday, February 07, 2014 9:23:37 AM
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Aramaki, Kelly" <kearamaki@seattleschools.org>
Date: February 7, 2014 at 8:57:01 AM PST
To: "Toner, Cashel" <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to
Boston, J ersey City & Washington, DC
Okay, thanks! You're going and who else?
Kelly
From: <Toner>, Cashel <cctoner@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014 8:01 AM
To: SPS <kearamaki@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Re: Register Today - Preschool for All Study Mission to Boston, Jersey City &
Washington, DC
I will work on it this morning ANC let you know
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 7, 2014, at 7:14 AM, "Aramaki, Kelly"
<kearamaki@seattleschools.org> wrote:
I'd love to go but I have to work on details. Who else is going
and do you think the district would fund me too?
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 6, 2014, at 9:03 PM, "Toner, Cashel"
<cctoner@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Kelly
I'm meeting with Charles in the morning to try and
find funds. Are you interested in going? I hope so.
Let me know.
Cashel
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On Feb 6, 2014, at 4:26 PM, "Aramaki, Kelly"
<kearamaki@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hey! Can you call me? I have a question about
this trip to Boston with Tim Burgess’ crew.

.

Kelly

From: Pedersen, Alex
[mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 4:00 PM
To: Aramaki, Kelly
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All
Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Yes, he was inviting you personally. The
invitation is not transferable to others.

Each person/organization would be
covering his/her own costs.

I believe Cashel Toner might be working
on a plan to pay for some school district
folks, so you might want to connect with
her. I think I mentioned you to her.

We really hope you can make it.
Thank you for your consideration.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Aramaki, Kelly
[mailto:kearamaki@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 3:59 PM
To: Pedersen, Alex
Subject: RE: Register Today - Preschool for All
Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Hi Alex,

You know, I didn’t realize that he was invited
me in particular. I thought it was just a general
invite. I’m wondering if the city is covering the
costs or are we supposed to cover the costs of
the trip?

Kelly

From: Pedersen, Alex
[mailto:Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:45 AM
To: Aramaki, Kelly
Subject: FW: Register Today - Preschool for All
Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Kelly,

Good morning.
Just checking in with you for City Council
President Burgess because the Seattle
Chamber told me yesterday that you have
not yet registered for the preschool study
mission to Boston, Jersey City, and D.C.
March 3 thru 6. Is there any additional
info or encouragement that we can
provide J?

I pasted the registration e-mail below
and draft agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Regards,
Alex


Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/

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From: Scott Kennedy
[mailto:scottk@seattlechamber.com]
Sent: Thursday, J anuary 30, 2014 10:36 AM
To: Scott Kennedy
Cc: Burgess, Tim
Subject: Register Today - Preschool for All
Study Mission to Boston, J ersey City &
Washington, DC

Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in joining
Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess
and other supporters of public education
on the upcoming invitation-only
Preschool for All Study Mission to
Boston, Jersey City and Washington, DC,
March 3-6.

As Council President Burgess mentioned,
the purpose of this study mission is to
learn from those who have successfully
implemented high-quality, universal
preschool based on the evidence of what
works best to prepare children for
kindergarten and beyond, and to inform
the work of our elected leaders
considering legislation to provide
voluntary preschool for all children in
Seattle.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store
on this trip:
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>Hear from national childhood
education leaders like Drs. Jason
Sachs (Director, Early Childhood
Learning, Boston School District)
and Steve Barnett (Director,
National Institute for Early
Education Research, Rutgers
University)
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>See proven models of high-quality
universal preschool in action in
Boston and Jersey City
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]--
>Meet with federal officials from
the Department of Education and
the Department of Health &
Human Services’ Head Start office
to learn about funding and
flexibility opportunities
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]--
>Meet with members of our
congressional delegation to share
your experiences and lessons
learned

Be sure to take a look at the attached
DRAFT agenda for further details.

Trip Dates: Monday, March 3 – Thursday,
March 6
Location: Boston, Jersey City, and
Washington, DC
Registration Price: $1,800 (Does not
include airfare from Seattle-Boston and
Washington, DC – Seattle)
This is an invitation-only event: Click
here to register, or contact Annie
Boeckman at 206.389.7271

We look forward to having you join us!

All the best,

Scott Kennedy
External Relations Manager
Seahawks Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
scottk@seattlechamber.com | d: 206-389-7223 |
c: 206-979-4347

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From: Morrison, Laura
To: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Fwd: Request for Professional leave for Keisha and Laurie
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014 10:43:40 AM
Attachments: RPL Scarlett_Morrison 0214.pdf
ATT00001.htm
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Begin forwarded message:
From: "Aramaki, Kelly" <kearamaki@seattleschools.org>
To: "Accounts Payable" <AccountsPayable@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Stambor, Patricia L" <plstambor@seattleschools.org>, "Scarlett, Keisha"
<kdscarlett@seattleschools.org>, "Morrison, Laura"
<lemorrison@seattleschools.org>
Subject: FW: Request for Professional leave for Keisha and Laurie
Approved.
-----Original Message-----
From: Stambor, Patricia L
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 3:54 PM
To: Scarlett, Keisha
Cc: Aramaki, Kelly
Subject: RE: Request for Professional leave for Keisha and Laurie
Don't know why - it may be because I used adobe pro. I scanned and
attached.
-----Original Message-----
From: Scarlett, Keisha
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 3:47 PM
To: Stambor, Patricia L
Subject: Re: Request for Professional leave for Keisha and Laurie
Hi Patricia
The form that I opened was not filled out. It may be my cell phone or is it the
wrong form?
Keisha
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On Feb 14, 2014, at 3:24 PM, "Stambor, Patricia L"
<plstambor@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Keisha and Kelly,
I am sending the attached Request for Professional Leave for the
Preschool Study Mission Trip (March 3 – 6). Please review the
request and if you approve forward this email with your approval to
AccountsPayable@seattleschools.org<mailto:AccountsPayable@seattleschools.org
>
I perhaps over-estimated the airfare but I took into consideration
ground fare and the booking costs (also the closer we get departure,
the higher the airfares).
I can ask our travel agent to book the flights once you have approved.
Thanks, patricia
[School Logo Color]
Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org<mailto:plstambor@seattleschools.org>
206.252.0090
<RFPL Preschool for All Study Mission Scarlett and Morrison.pdf>
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From: Stambor, Patricia L
To: Fuller, Marlene
Cc: Bath, Christine
Subject: RPL - Preschool Trip with corrected cost center
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 5:16:25 PM
Attachments: RFPL Preschool for All Study Mission Scarlett and Morrison.docx
RFPL Preschool for All Study Mission Cashel Flip Charles.docx
Marlene, I corrected the cost center for Flip Herndon below in yellow highlight

Participants Conference
Cost
Airfare
(estimate)
DOB Sex Depart Return Budget
Charles E
Wright Jr.
1800 900 11/8/1969 m 3-Mar
Returning
March 5 -
Arrive in
Seattle by
3:00 PM
1000 4T097141A0
Keisha D.
Scarlett
1800 900 6/5/1974 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Laura Elizabeth
Morrison
1800 900 5/23/1970 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1B54 NSX7927S50
Cashel Toner 1800 900 6/8/1978 f 3-Mar 6-Mar 1000 41001211A0
Lester Thomas
Herndon
1800 900 12/11/1969 m 3-Mar 6-Mar 2600 P00220000A

Total Cost of
Trip for 5
individuals
9000 4500


Patricia Stambor
Alignment Coordinator
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
plstambor@seattleschools.org
206.252.0090

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