Playing outside can contribute to healthy sleep, as well as expose children to healthy bacteria that help strengthen the immune system.
Playing outside can contribute to healthy sleep, as well as expose children to healthy bacteria that help strengthen the immune system.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:27 PM
The purpose of our immune system is to allow us to live in harmony with our environment. When functioning properly, the immune system fights disease-producing organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.
  • THRIVE | Let’s talk immunity
    The purpose of our immune system is to allow us to live in harmony with our environment. When functioning properly, the immune system fights disease-producing organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. 
  • It’s not too late to join Girl Scouts: Magnolia’s Girl Scout Troop is welcoming new members! 
  • Middle and high school students are invited to participate in the Center of the Universe Art & Architecture Design Studio.
     
     
  • Numerous local students graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham with bachelor’s degrees and were awarded diplomas for spring 2014. 
  • 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.  
  • Tindall at home in SPU’s gymnastics program
    For Laurel Tindall, the gymnastics gym has always been home, and since 1973, that home has been the gym at Seattle Pacific University (SPU, 3307 Third Ave W.). 
  • Interfaith group delivers school supplies
    In July, Interfaith Ministries of Greater Queen Anne enlisted the help of local congregations to gather backpacks and school supplies to assist homeless families at Mary’s Place Day Center. 
  • Laurel Anne White, a multi-arts teacher at Catharine Blaine K-8 School (2550 34th Ave. W.), was honored on KING-5 TV’s “New Day Northwest” on Aug. 26. 
  • New, returning Magnolia principals get ready for school
    Lawton Elementary School has a new principal this year, and Catharine Blaine K-8 School has a familiar face returning to lead the school. 
  • HEALTHY TODAY | School nutrition: Food for thought and fun
    Packing healthy lunches is one area parents often don’t think through until just days before the first day of school. During the school year, it’s all-too-common for children to consume more than half their daily calories and meals away from home. 
  • Backpacks delivered  to NW Center Kids
    Queen Anne-based Umbrella Tree’s (umbrella-tree.com) recent Adopt-a-Backpack 2014 campaign collected its goal of 45 backpacks, which it recently delivered to Northwest Center Kids. 
  • Congratulations to our local graduates from SPU and other universities! 
  • McClure Middle School (1915 First Ave. W.) will have a drop-in meet-and-greet for its new sixth-graders in its courtyard on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
  • The Queen Anne Community Center’s playroom (1901 First Ave. W.) will have a grand reopening on Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Events will be free all day. 
  • 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. 
  • Queen Anne’s Umbrella Tree is collecting 45 new or like-new backpacks and other school supplies through Aug. 15 for Northwest Center Kids’ programs. 
  • 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. 
  • Our Lady of Fatima finishes 60th-anniversary school year
    At the end of this school year, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic school graduated its 60th eighth-grade class. The school (3301 W. Dravus St.) also honored the anniversary at its annual fundraiser auction in March. 
  • Bringing out the big wheels
    Students in the Circus Arts/Unicycle program at Lawton Elementary School and unicyclists from Catharine Blaine K-8 School combined talents to perform prior to tipoff at the Seattle Storm game on June 1. 
  • Fourteen-year-old Millicent McFall of Seattle, 15-year-old Alena Hove of Issaquah and 17-year-old Denná Good-Mojab of Lynnwood were named the 2014 winners of the KING-FM Young Artist Awards. 

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