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Showalter Family Newsletter

June 4 - June 16, 2023

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Yearbooks are on Sale Now!

Band Concert - Spring Pops Spectacular

Please join us for our final Band concert of the year on Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Foster High School Performing Arts Center! Admission is free - we hope to see you there!

Vaccine Clinic 6/6/2023

Showalter Cheer Squad

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Foster Cheer Squad

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Farming with the Black Farmers Collective

Y-We Summer Programs

For more information, visit the Y-WE website.

Seattle Sounders Sports Media Institute

Summer Mentorship for Teen Artists of Color

City of Tukwila Events

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Alert King County

The City of Tukwila is encouraging everyone that lives, works, or plays in Tukwila to sign-up to receive emergency alerts. Signing up is FREE and EASY!

Alert King County is our First Line of Communication for Emergency Information. Alert King County is an “opt-in” emergency mass notification system that allows first responders to communicate emergency, life safety information to everyone that has signed up. It is the easiest way to quickly get
critical, life-safety information to our residents.

Alert King County allows you to:

  • Choose How to Receive Emergency Information. Receive emergency notifications by cell phone, landline, email, or all three.
  • Enter Multiple Addresses. Enter your home address, your work address, or other places you’ll spend time to get emergency messages targeted for your area.
  • Cancel or Change Your Information at any time. If you need to change your contact information or if you no longer wish to receive alerts, you can update your information or cancel at any time.
  • Select Your preferred language. You can now receive alerts in English, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Russian, Korean, French, Portuguese, and Chinese. More languages are being added regularly.

Your Information Remains Private. The information that you put into Alert King County is confidential. It cannot be accessed by anyone in Tukwila government and is NOT sold or released to anyone.

Ready to sign-up? Go to
If we can’t reach you, we can’t communicate with you.

Water Safety Information

Dear King County families,

Welcome to summer 2023! With children finishing school and about to be out of daily classes, many will visit local pools, rivers, streams lakes, and Puget Sound for swimming. Water recreation is a popular summertime activity here in King County. To ensure you and your family have fun, King County is sharing ways you can plan and make safety your goal.

While most kids enjoy swimming safely, preventable drownings and other tragic situations sadly happen every year. Preventable drownings in King County have continue to remain elevated with 29 fatalities in 2022,
including 16 deaths in open water. In 2021, 29 people also died. In 62% of those open-water drownings, a life jacket may have saved the person’s life.

Public Health – Seattle & King County advises:

  • Wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket when swimming if no lifeguards are present, and while boating, tubing, or rafting. Children ages 12 and younger are required by law to wear a life jacket on any vessel under 19 feet.
  • Ensure all family members know how to swim before going in the water.
  • Watch children closely when they are in or near any type of water; always stay within touching distance of small children.
  • Never use alcohol, marijuana, or other impairing drugs during water and boating activities.
  • Learn CPR. Visit for training information on Hands-Only CPR.

Dangerous river conditions:

River recreation is inherently dangerous. No lifeguards are on duty and conditions are always subject to change. Throughout the summer, King County rivers will have cold, fast flows from this year’s late snowmelt. Rocks and gravel shift seasonally along rivers, changing the nature of local swimming holes. In some areas, shallow water will seem warm, but any moving or deep water will be very cold, which could result in cold water incapacitation or hypothermia.

When planning a boating or floating trip:

  • Always tell someone your route and when and where you expect to put in and take out.
  • Never float a river alone and, if possible, make sure there is at least one craft with oars in your group in case a rescue is needed.
  • Bring a dry bag with food, water, and warm clothes.

For more information and where to find life jackets visit the King County Rivers Safety website at or search for the “Washington State Parks Life Jacket Loaner Map.” Coupons for
20% off regular price of any life jacket in stock at Big 5 Sporting Goods are available through the Seattle Children’s Drowning Prevention Network at

We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer.

Upcoming Events

Monday, June 5

PK-12 Registration Event
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Tukwila Elementary

Tuesday, June 6

Vaccine Clinic
3:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Cascade View Elementary

Wednesday, June 7

Culture Fair
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Showalter Gym

Thursday, June 8

Band Concert - "Spring Pops Spectacular"
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Foster High School Performing Arts Center

Friday, June 9

Foster High School Graduation
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Foster High School Stadium

Tuesday, June 13

5th Grade Parent Night
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Showalter Commons

School Board Meeting
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | TSD Administration Building | Zoom link

Thursday, June 15

8th Grade Promotion
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Showalter Gym

Friday, June 16

Last Day of School!
Early Release Schedule | Showalter releases at 12:00 p.m.

Have a great summer!