A snow day essay contest
The Seattle School Closures from last winter’s snow storm had families reeling. How do we keep our kids busy?
Since kids love school closures so much and parents want their kids minds to stay sharp, we thought: Why not have a short essay contest for kids?
So here it is: In 200 words or less, What makes snow days special for you?
Eligibility: Students within City of Seattle grades 6-12.
Deadline: February 29, 2020
Feel free to include a drawing or picture. Please send essay to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send it via a parent/guardian’s email account.
Winner will receive $30 gift card for Amazon. Essays will be judged on originality, thoughtfulness, spelling, grammar and punctuation.And if it does snow in winter or spring of the 2020 school year, we’ll donate $30 to your school’s general PTSA fund or similar account.
Update 1/9/2020 School Snow day forecast
According to the National Weather Service, we may see snow in the Seattle area on Sunday and Monday. Yes kids, that means school may be delayed or cancelled on Monday.
For better or worse, Seattle Public Schools have seen a lot of snow recently, and their webpage has been recently updated (1/9/2020) for a refresher on it’s policies and to provide general info about their weather response.
They have three different possible scenarios:
- Two hours late w/ buses using snow routes
- Early release
- All schools Closed
School Closure Updates: How to follow
But also stay tuned to Local TV stations: TV KOMO 4, KING 5, KIRO 7, Q13 FOX; Radio: KOMO AM 1000, KIRO 97.3 FM
You can also get text and email updates by following these directions:
And make sure to check out the essay contest at the top of the page!