Wednesday, June 18, 2008

June 18th Newsletter

I'm going to start posting our newsletters here too as a way to keep all the info we send out about SFS in one place... and so folks who joined a little later will be able to read about our past...

Volume 23
Seattle Free School

More Press
Well folks, hopefully you picked up a copy of last weeks Seattle Weekly but if you didn't there's a new opportunity to read about us in print. Edible Seattle will have a bit on us in their July issue which should be out soon I'm thinking if it isn't out already. If we wind up with a web link I'll make sure to post it on our press page. One way or the other it's very exciting as we make our way into all the major and minor press outlets in Seattle... just a few more to go at this point!

New Class!
Brand new class posted now...
Time Management from the Inside Out- come to this session if you want to reduce your stress level and feel more in control of your life.
We'll identify values, re-evaluate priorities and learn tools for managing your time more effectively.
Facilitator – Heidi Lang, Leadership development trainer for 10 years
Schedule- July 28th, Greenwood Library, 5:45pm to 7:45pm

While you can subscribe to our blog on the page itself some folks have had problems with the blogspot feed. So for you there's a new link you can use... Often times classes and information about the school is posted in the blog first since we don't want to spam you with excessive emails so if you want the news first do subscribe. And feel free to comment too folks! We LOVE feedback.

More Classes
We've got a number of classes about to be posted including a home buying class and a class or several on computers. As a note we may be asking you to fill out a survey or give us some feedback on what sorts of computer related things you'd like to learn about. Sometimes the hardest part of the school is knowing folks want to learn so if you see that in next weeks email please do take the time to respond. Of course if you want to respond to this email with things you'd like to learn about computer related items do feel free... as I said before we love the feedback!

Yup, class tomorrow on making cheese... one on Sunday on making soap and of course the facilitators meeting next Thursday (for all you inspiring teachers out there). And please don't forget the Beginning Embroidery/ Embellishment class a week from this Friday. For more information check out the classes page here.

Help Wanted!
As always one of the biggest things you can do to help Seattle Free School is to put up flyers around your neighborhood. It's silly for us to waste gas to drive to everyone's neighborhood, try to find places to hang flyers and then put them up when you folks are already there, already going to these coffee shops, book stores, grocery stores, etc. So with that in mind there are several flyers attached. One is for our time management class coming up, one is for our grocery bag sewing class coming up (extra kudos to folks that will print these and put them up at their local grocery stores... PCC etc), one specially for our West Seattle folks (we want to grow SFS in West Seattle and we really do need your help to get the word out there), and one generic one. All of these print just fine in black and white though some look extra fancy in color. Please ask before posting but keep your eyes open for places too... often times businesses have space to post info about their community, even places that aren't coffee shops. The neighborhood centers in each area often have flyers about important things going on in the neighborhood. So really folks, keep us from burning gas by taking a few minutes of your time to flyer your hood. Even just printing out a few and keeping them with you while you go about your business is excellent. And of course don't forget to put them up at your work, your church, your gym and anyplace else you find space! (again, please do make sure you ask permission first... most people are quite nice about it but we don't want to burn any bridges!).

Organizers Meeting- If you want to be a bigger part of the Seattle Free School feel free to come to our organizers meeting... Saturday July 19th, 3pm at Allegro Coffee House in Seattle Washington (the coffee shop in the alley).

That's it for now... once again thank you all for being a part of Seattle Free School... we'd be nothing without you. And of course please pass this along to anyone that might like to read it!

1 comment:

WS said...

Hi - please add us to your list for West Seattle events; we are read by 5,000 West Seattle homes/businesses daily and are a great place to get more exposure, since you mention you're interested in growing in WS. I have your event on our calendar only because I saw a flyer up somewhere. is the best address to add to your list. Thanks! - Tracy @ WSB