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PAWS AND REFLECT | Learning to read with the help of therapy dogs
The first day of school can often bring forth understandable jitters. Sometimes, however, the most daunting task a child can face during the school year is to read aloud in front of their peers.
Mentors needed for SGS students
Do you remember your middle school experience? Looking back, do you ever wish you had someone outside of your family and friends to talk to, to encourage you or maybe to open your mind to possibilities you may not have considered?
Final deadline approaching for McGilvra bricks
Due to continued interest, Sept. 4 is the extended (and likely final) opportunity to purchase a commemorative Centennial Paver brick to celebrate the first 100 years of McGilvra Elementary School (1617 38th Ave. E.). No orders will be accepted after Sept. 4.
Final life jacket sale on Saturday
Seattle Parks and Recreation will sell low-cost life jackets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Evans Pool (7201 E. Green Lake Drive N.). This is the last sale of the season.
New additions coming to Seattle Girls’ School
Students will return to Seattle Girls’ School (SGS, 2706 S. Jackson St.) to see new faces and new programs.
Windermere collects shoes for Kicks for Kids
Windermere Real Estate’s Madison Park office (4015 E. Madison St.) is collecting shoes from Aug. 1 through 15 for its “Kicks for Kids” campaign.
McGilvra Run-a-thon on Oct. 17
McGilvra Elementary School (1617 38th Ave. E.) may be out on summer break, but its PTA is still hard at work planning the events that help the school run.
New preschool opens in Madison Valley
Sweetwater School (308 Dewey Place E.), a new preschool in Madison Valley, will open this fall under the direction of Patricia Overy, founder of The Valley School, also in Madison Valley.
School Board to appoint interim superintendent
The Seattle School Board will hold a special meeting at 4:15 p.m. tonight (Friday, July 18) to select an interim superintendent to lead the district for the next year. It may vote to approve a contract during the meeting.
McGilvra school nominated for landmark status
The Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of McGilvra Elementary School at its meeting on Sept. 3 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, on the 40th Floor, in Room 4060.
Low-cost life jackets for sale on Saturday
Seattle Parks and Recreation will sell low-cost life jackets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at Evans Pool (7201 E Green Lake Drive N.).
Library encourages young readers to ‘Zone In’
The Seattle Public Library invites children to “Zone In!” and sign up for the 2014 Summer of Learning beginning Monday, June 23.
Library offers tutoring for adults
The Seattle Public Library is now offering walk-in tutoring sessions for adults from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Central Library.
Choirs to audition new members
Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle are holding new-member auditions for fall enrollment in the Northwest Boychoir and for Vocalpoint!
Library to host ‘Raising a Philosophical Child’
Jana Mohr Lone, director of the University of Washington Center for Philosophy for Children, will present a workshop on the importance of children’s philosophical thinking and ways to cultivate it on Thursday, May 22.
Class to teach how to prevent sexual abuse
Closing out April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, sex-health educator Amy Lang is teaching kids how to be safe from sexual abuse.
Spring egg hunts, activities
Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting free and low-cost spring bunny and egg hunt activities all over Seattle this month.
McGilvra welcomes grandparents, 'special friends'
McGilvra Elementary School is celebrating Grandparents and Special Friends Day on May 9.
Harrison school to celebrate centennial
2013 marked the 100th year for the Madison Valley building now housing the Martin Luther King FAME Community Center.
Local FASPS students lead team on winning streak
Madison Park middle-school students helped their basketball team win all four of their season games.
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