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Author Mikaelsen to discuss writer’s craft at Madrona school
Author Ben Mikaelsen will discuss the challenges he faced in creating his books from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2
Preschool fair to highlight local programs
Families can explore the early learning options in their community and find the right fit for their child at an upcoming community preschool fair sponsored by ParentMap.
A tough decision for some students: Lunch or recess?
Parents at more than 50 Seattle Public Schools have recently complained that their kids don’t get enough time for lunch or recess.
McGilvra to open for school tours
McGilvra Elementary School (1617 38th Ave. E.) will hold two more tours this school year for prospective families.
St. Therese open house upcoming
St. Therese Catholic Academy (900 35th Ave.) will have its open house on Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon.
McGilvra school tour on Friday
McGilvra Elementary School (1617 38th Ave. E.) will hold three tours this school year for prospective families. These tours will take place Friday, Dec. 12; Jan. 16; and May 1.
SGS open house on Saturday
Seattle Girls’ School (2706 S. Jackson St.) will have an open house for prospective students and their parents on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Garfield Symphony to perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’
Singers, music lovers and holiday revelers are invited to join the Garfield Symphony Orchestra (GSO) in a performance of Georg Handel’s beloved “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, at Seattle First Baptist Church.
Leschi students Discover Dance
Students from Leschi Elementary School (135 32nd Ave.) rehearse for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s (PNB) Discover Dance community performance.
McGilvra prepares for the holidays
Students and families of McGilvra Elementary School (1617 38th Ave. E.) are continuing their tradition of service with their annual Mitten Project.
Glassbaby continues McGilvra giving campaign
Madrona’s Glassybaby blown-art-glass studio (3406 E. Union St.; glassybaby.com) has extended its McGilvra giving campaign.
McGilvra collecting donations for YWCA
As we head into the week of Thanksgiving, the McGilvra Elementary School community is in the middle of a food and toiletry drive in coordination with the YWCA.
Local businesses open to trick-or-treaters
Kids can trick-or-treat at neighborhood businesses in Madrona and Madison Park on Friday, Oct. 31.
Ewing named MOHAI’s Teacher of the Year
Jamie Ewing, who recently moved to Madison Park, has been recognized for his dedication to making history come alive in his classroom. He was named the Museum of History & Industry’s 2014 Teacher of the Year.
McGilvra off to a running start
On Oct. 17, students, teacher and parents braved the rain to run laps around the McGilvra Elementary School in what is one of our most important fundraisers of the year: the annual McGilvra Run-A-Thon.
Firefighters to hit the books at local libraries
The Seattle Fire Department is partnering with the Seattle Public Library for a reading program aimed at increasing literacy and raising awareness of home fire safety.
McGilvra starts a new year
Summer marked its unofficial close as schools returned to session in early September. Kids slowly expel the remains of summer vivacity and are finding their sense of balance with homework and earlier bedtimes. School changes the pace of our community.
Homework help available at local libraries
Got a tough homework assignment? The Seattle Public Library offers free, in-person and online educational assistance for students of all ages and levels.
Memorial Football Classic to benefit high school sports
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.
Library to School Your Parents on resources
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.
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