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  • Seattle Public Schools will host its first Memorial Football Classic this weekend at Memorial Stadium (401 Fifth Ave. N.) to raise funds for athletics transportation.  
  • Children, teens, parents and caregivers are invited to the School Your Parents event at the Douglass-Truth Library (2300 E. Yesler Way) on Sept. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Students will return to Seattle Girls’ School (SGS, 2706 S. Jackson St.) to see new faces and new programs. 
  • 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 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.). 
  • The Seattle Public Library invites children to “Zone In!” and sign up for the 2014 Summer of Learning beginning Monday, June 23. 
  • 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. 
  • Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle are holding new-member auditions for fall enrollment in the Northwest Boychoir and for Vocalpoint! 
  • 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. 
  • 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 Elementary School is celebrating Grandparents and Special Friends Day on May 9.  
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