News Blog for Seattle's Wallingford Neighborhood

 

Entries from January 2015

Help the Boys & Girls Club Beat Boston's B&G Club by Feb 3!

January 30th, 2015 by master

King County Boys & Girls club (which includes our own Wallingford location) Would like to encourage you to go to their GoFundMe page and help them Kick Boston Boys & Girls Club. Here’s the Details! And, Go SeaHawks!

Boys & Girls Club Bowl II!

To celebrate Super Bowl XLIX, Boys & Girls Clubs of King County  (Greater Seattle) has challenged the Boston-area Boys & Girls Clubs to a fundraising competition to support kids!

The Club that raises the most money by February 3rd will be declared the winner of Boys & Girls Clubs Bowl II. If the Boston Clubs lose, their Club kids and staff have to wear Seahawks Colors for a day. If the Seattle Clubs lose, our King County Boys & Girls Club kids and staff have to wear Patriots Colors for a day. Don’t let the Seattle Club kids wear Patriots Red & Blue!

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is proud to have a strong community partner in the Seattle Seahawks . Since 2006, our YouthForce teen employment program has partnered with the Seahawks to provide more than 800 teens entry-level work experiences as the “Hawk Squad” during home games. Teens develop customer service, communication, team work, leadership, and problem solving skills in the exciting atmosphere of home football games at CenturyLink Stadium.

Our Club members have also been recognized in the Seahawks Legion of Youth.

No matter the winner of the BGC Bowl II, all of our Club kids are the winners. Your donation will help the more than 17,000 youth and teens Boys & Girls Clubs of King County serves each year. Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Who’s winning the Boys & Girls Clubs Bowl?
Check out Boston’s progress here .

#GoHawks! #BGCBowl

YouthForce interns at work at a Seahawks game.

Please note: Kathy Savory (the creator of this GoFundMe page) is Donor Relations Manager at Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. For more information about BGCKC, visit www.positiveplace.org .

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Still Looking For a Kindergarten? A New One is Opening Just You You!

January 30th, 2015 by master

I got an email from the Woodland Park Cooperative who are looking to get the word out about their new school! Of course, mywallingford, is happy to help!

Started by a group of parents in Ballard/Wallingford/Fremont/Phinney, they have worked for the last year to dream up and launch a new play-based Kindergarten as part of the Woodland Park Cooperative.

Their next Open House is Feb 14 at 1:30pm.

Contact Woodland Park Cooperative for more details.

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The Alliance for Jobs & Clean Energy Forum:Learn How to be Part of the Action!

January 27th, 2015 by master

The Alliance For Jobs and Clean Energy is launching their campaign calling for strong action to address global warming.

The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is Washington State’s coalition of community organizations, business, labor, and environmental organizations dedicated to reducing global warming pollution, creating family-wage jobs and securing a better future for families and their future.

You can discuss and learn about this movement, ways you can get involved and why you might want to take action by attending this Legislative Climate Action Forum.

When: Sat Jan 31st 9-11:30 AM

Where: Keystone Congregational Church in Wallingford (5019 Keystone Place N.)

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The New Year Begins: Time to Apply to New Schools

January 16th, 2015 by master

If you’re a parent of young children, you might come out of winter break a little frazzled. With the kids back in school you can finally catch your breath–but don’t get comfy yet– it’s Application time for many schools!

If you haven’t already, it’s time to get to those school open houses that you missed in fall 2014 on your schedule, and fill out and send in those school applications.

As if tax season wasn’t a pain enough! *sigh*

In our ‘hood, we have quite a few excellent pre-schools and elementary schools as an alternative to the public school system. Whichever style you go for, it’s good to do your research.

Here is a sampling of some of the schools in and around the Wallingford neighborhood. Please note that this is not an all inclusive list. If you have a favorite that I have not mentioned here, please add it in the comment section below. Please make sure to include their website or contact information.

Fremont Community School – Preschool

3530 Interlake Ave. N. (206) 547-4054

Fremont Community School is a program inspired and guided by the Waldorf principle of reverence for life and natural rhythms. Teachers guide children as individuals to learn about the world and their relationship to it. They focus on imagination, creative indoor and outdoor play, repetition, and movement. Their website says that letting children develop their own natural joy, compassion, appreciation for beauty, and love of learning is highly valued.

Open Houses – 2015-16 School Year:

January 25, 2015 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm
February 4, 2015 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Space is Limited, so please reserve a spot in advance.

Kapka Cooperative School – K-5

510 N 49th St (206) 522-0350

KapKa believes the role of the teachers is to create an academically stimulating environment where learning happens naturally and in a variety of ways that include both independent study and team projects. Parents have an integral role in running the school and provide support in the classrooms . Their website highlights that the experience, commitment, and creativity of their professional teachers, combined with the talent and dedication of the parents is what makes KapKa a unique, close and caring community.

Open House

Saturday Jan. 31, 2015 – 2 to 4 p.m.

Please contact registrar@kapkaschool.org with any questions or to request an application packet

North Seattle Fives – Preschool

5515 Phinney Avenue North 206-789-1807

This school states on their website that they provide a highly nurturing learning environment in which children develop academic, social and emotional readiness for kindergarten. They want parents to consider their school to be a great place for five-year-olds to spend the year learning and playing with their peers!

Open House

Saturday January 24th from 1-2pm

Cometa Playschool – Preschool

4106 Stone Way North 206.353.6781

Cometa Playschools is a Spanish language school with a philosophy based in believing that children are competent human beings on a journey to discover themselves and the world. According to their website, their curriculum is designed to develop children’s knowledge and necessary skills in all developmental areas and establish a foundation for lifelong learning. Using the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education they consider themselves a Reggio inspired program.

Open House

Saturday, January 24th and 31st 10am – noon

John Stanford International School

4057 5th Ave. NE. (206) 252-6080

John Stanford International School is an award-winning Seattle public elementary school (K-5) in the Wallingford neighborhood. It offers a dual-language immersion program to all students.

You can register students for all grades, including Kindergarten, for the 2015-16 school year anytime between now and September 2015.
For more information on registering, including the forms needed, please click on the grade level of your student.

  • Kindergarten and Grade 1
    • Kindergarten Enrollment Nights flyer
      (Chinese, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese)
  • Grades 2 through 12

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Fremont Bridge closed Friday and Saturday nights

January 8th, 2015 by sarawilly

From Laura at our sister site Queen Anne View

If you’re heading home to Queen Anne from or via Fremont this weekend – or perhaps heading over the Fremont Bridge in the early morning hours for a run or bike ride – plan ahead. As part of the Fremont Bridge Painting Project, SDOT will be closing the bridge completely to vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians on both Friday and Saturday nights. The closures will run from 11:59pm each night until 7am the following morning. During the closures, crews will be repainting the portions of the bridge that cannot otherwise be reached with traffic. Cars, trucks, and buses will be detoured between midnight and 7am both nights.

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