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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.
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.
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