Brooklynn Little (right) is helped by Shoelace Brigade member EJ Yubal at Penny Creek Elementary School. (Contributed photo)

Penny Creek’s Shoelace Brigade helps kids learn to tie shoes

The Shoelace Brigade at Penny Creek Elementary School has things all tied up.

Sixteen fourth- and fifth-graders joined the brainchild of physical education teacher Susan Wood. The idea?

“After noticing many students unable to tie their shoes in PE, I thought maybe we could use older students to assist the younger ones,” Wood said.

“I had fourth- and fifth-graders apply to the Shoelace Brigade. They use their time in the morning before school, while students are waiting for class to begin, to work with students who need help practicing.”

Teachers hand out yellow passes to students who could benefit from help.

“When we have worked with 160 kids they will get an ice cream party,” Wood said.

Younger students are able to get a pass for each day until they feel confident they can tie their own shoes.

To submit items for School Winners, email newstips@heraldnet.com.

Talk to us

More in Local News

Police: Man likely stole from 20 people in Edmonds, Woodway

Edmonds police reportedly retrieved a dozen bags of stolen goods after arresting a Lynnwood man, 24.

‘Appalled’ judge sentences pastor for theft from Oso victims

“God only knows what darkness in (Gary) Ray’s soul has caused him to do these things,” the judge said.

Traffic’s creeping back and some transit to collect fares again

Community Transit and Sound Transit are set to resume fares June 1, but not Everett Transit.

Anna Rohrbough
Help wanted: Mukilteo City Council has seat to fill

You can fill the vacancy for Anna Rohrbough’s sudden departure. Pay is $500 a month.

COVID-19 and domestic violence

Public Health Essentials! A blog by the Snohomish Health District.

Neil Hubbard plays the bagpipes in front of a memorial at Floral Hills cemetery in Lynnwood Monday morning. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Memorial Day tradition continues in Lynnwood amid pandemic

Loved ones placed flags at Floral Hills cemetery as bagpipes played in the distance Monday morning.

Stillaguamish Tribe gives $1M to food banks, fire services

“I had to do a double take,” said the director of the Stanwood Camano Food Bank, which received $300,000.

Registration open for drive-thru virus testing in Snohomish

Tests will be administered Thursday at the Sno-Isle Libraries branch on Maple Avenue.

Counting COVID deaths isn’t as simple as you might think

State relies on results of tests and death certificates in calculating the daily toll of the disease.

Most Read