PW! Update: 6-22-18
PW Update! 6-22-18
Dear Visitor,Calendar – Trainings, Events, Parenting Classes
Sequim Farmers Market: Kids Days
The Sequim Farmers Market is hosting six “Kid’s Days” this year. The first is next Saturday, June 30. Each child who visits the Kid’s Day activity booth will receive a $2 coupon which may be used to purchase fruit and veggies at the Market (while supplies last). The $2 coupons will also be distributed during “Senior Appreciation Days;” the next one is Saturday, July 14.
Cooking with the Seasons
July – October, Sequim and Port Angeles
Cooking with the Seasons is a free, six series cooking class for children (ages 8-11) and the adults who care for them. Each class includes tastings, hands-on kitchen skills, recipes, nutritional information, and goodies to take home. The series is currently planned for three locations: Sequim Boys and Girls Club, Sequim Community Church, and the North Olympic Skills Center in Port Angeles. Space is limited. Call or email WSU extension to register: 360-417-2279 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SmileMobile in Sequim
August 6-10, Sequim
Community members may schedule an appointment now for the SmileMobile dental clinic when it comes to the Sequim Boys and Girls Club, August 6-10. The SmileMobile provides dental services to all children, teens, and pregnant women. They accept Apple Health, Provider One, and have a sliding fee scale. To schedule an appointment, call 1-888-286-9105.
Webinar: Back to School: A Primer on Helping Homeless Students
Thursday, September 6, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm, Online
The Education Leads Home initiative is hosting this webinar to “ discuss the basics of and provide tools for supporting students experiencing homelessness.”
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Conference 2018
Saturday, September 29, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Bellevue
“This conference will help schools, families and communities understand Social Emotional learning and inspire them to work together to create welcoming and engaging school environments where families can feel comfortable, confident and supported, and where every student can develop social skills and competencies to succeed across all aspects of our global society.” Registration is required; scholarships are available for parents and students.
Maximum Haller Request Amount
The official amount that agencies can request from the Albert Haller Foundation for the 2018 application process is $13,000. Applications are still due Monday, July 9th. Please contact Travis Simmons at the United Way of Clallam County with any questions at 360-457-3011 or email@example.com
Early Learning Facilities Grant Open
The Early Learning Facilities grant program, funded through the Washington Department of Commerce, is accepting applications. Child care centers, schools, and even home based caregivers are some of the may organizations that may apply for funding. This is a construction program; funds may be used to cover costs such as permits, labor, materials, site preparation, engineering, and design. Deadline: August 15.
Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation
The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation is dedicated to the fight against HIV and AIDS. Grant requests from throughout the United States are considered, with particular interest in smaller communities and rural areas. The Foundation supports community-based nonprofit organizations that focus on HIV/AIDS care and direct services, education, or research. Grants are provided to developing or established programs, with emphasis on those that provide direct benefit to clients or target audiences. Letters of Intent for the current funding cycle are due August 31.
News / Research
The State of Preschool 2017
This report, published by Rutgers Graduate School of Education, tracks trends in preschool enrollment and spending by state. Washington has a lower percentage of three-year-olds and four year-olds enrolled in state preschool compared to the overall US, but ranked fourth for state preschool funding per child.
School Counselors Keep Kids on Track. Why are they the first to be cut?
In 2008 Colorado began to increase its investment in school counselors at low-income middle and high schools throughout the state. Graduation rates among participating schools have increased from 65% to nearly 80%, and dropout rates have also decreased.
Kids in These U.S. Hot Spots at Higher Risk Because Parents Opt Out of Vaccines
This article summarizes new research on states that allow non-medical vaccine exemptions, and identified the 15 urban areas where an outbreak of vaccine-preventable diseases is most likely. King County was on the list. The full study is also available online.
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