Friday, October 17, 2014 12:38 PM
Local principals have recently identified marijuana and alcohol use as the single largest impediment to achieving a successful education.
  • Local principals have recently identified marijuana and alcohol use as the single largest impediment to achieving a successful education. 
  • This is Part 1 of a two-part series that is intended to take us on the all-too-commonly-seen path from childhood ear infections to lifelong asthma and immune challenges. 
  • Jr. Guild raises $11,000 for  Seattle Children’s
    Congratulations to Queen Anne residents Charlotte Rogerson, Audrey Rogerson and Sydney Kaplan. Their Seattle Children’s Hospital Jr. Guild, the Little Lemon Drops, raised more than $11,000 at their third-annual Outdoor Movie Night, held on Sept. 6.  
  • The Taco Time NW Foundation, launched in April 2014, has awarded $20,000 to the Ballard Food Bank (5130 Leary Ave. N.W.). 
  • Congrats to local students Holland Raza and Elaina Thomas who are starting their first years at Lehigh University and Carleton College respectively.  
  • The Taco Time NW Foundation, launched in April 2014, has awarded $20,000 to the Ballard Food Bank (5130 Leary Ave. N.W.). 
  • SPU starts new year, moves on from tragedy
    On June 5, as Seattle Pacific University was wrapping up its spring quarter, a lone gunman entered Otto Miller Hall and opened fire. Despite the tragedy, a new academic year has started and the school is focused on moving forward.
     
  • First-ever Fatima Fun Run
    The students, faculty and parents of Our Lady of Fatima School kicked off the school year with a new “Fatima Fun Run” campaign focused on encouraging children to be healthy, confident and active.  
  • Two Magnolia students graduated from Western Washington University upon completion of the summer 2014 quarter. 
  • The Girls Scouts are starting a new troop for girls ages 6 and 7 in kindergarten and first grade in Queen Anne. 
  • Lyon Terry, a fourth-grade teacher at Lawton Elementary School’s (4000 27th Ave. W.) was named Washington state’s 2015 Teacher of the Year by the Puget Sound Educational Service District earlier this week. 
  • Have a car seat you don’t need? Bring it to the Sustainable Ballard Festival on Sunday Sept. 28, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. CoolMom (coolmom.org) and Zero Waste Washington will collect the seats and get it to the right place.  
  • Teaching the old-school classics
    Think back to your high school days. What electives were you able to take? Maybe you learned to work on cars in auto shop or made accessories in a jewelry-making class. 
  • 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. 

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