There were no delays in the school year for the students of Our Lady
of Fatima School, and September has been a busy
month for students and teachers as they prepared for the school’s
second-annual Fatima Fun Run.
Fifteen months after a deadly shooting on the campus of
Seattle Pacific University, King County Executive Dow Constantine
recognized the faculty, staff and students for their community-wide
commitment to emergency preparedness and response.
Getting local children off to a good start in school has become a
mission for Interfaith Ministries of Greater Queen Anne, which recently
completed its annual collection of school supplies and backpacks for
children at Mary’s Place.
Metropolitan King County Council chair Larry Phillips recently
presented keys to a surplus King County Vanpool van to the Sweet Pea
Cottage School of the Arts.
Children ages 6 and younger who sign up for their
first library card from The Seattle Public Library will get a free tote
bag from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library.
Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant and the Coalition for the Schools
Seattle Deserves will hold a community meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10, in
support of the striking Seattle Education Association members.
Last July, the Seattle School Board passed a resolution directing the
superintendent to begin looking at current district timing structures,
with an eye toward determining the potentials pros and pitfalls of later
school start times.
Magnolia Ecumenical Vacation Bible School underwent several changes last June: a new
time, a new theme and counselors from Camp Lutherwood.
Queen Anne High School’s Class of 1975 will have its 40th-year reunion on Sept. 19 and 20.
Lawton Elementary School PTA received a $25,000 grant to complete
construction-ready documents to modernize the playground and redesign
the surrounding space for the neighborhood.
The Interagency Academy is Seattle’s biggest secret: an alternative,
nurturing public high school for students who are dealing with hard life
issues and need extra support.