School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 9:59am

Bridges founder to speak at Evergreen

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at The Evergreen School, Phil Borges, founder of Bridges to Understanding, will give a presentation about cultural diversity. Borges is noted for his photography, seen worldwide in galleries and museums, as well as his documentaries for Discovery and National Geographic.

Bridges is an online classroom program which connects children from indigenous and tribal cultures with students in North America for the purpose of exploring and preserving cultural diversity. The Bridges curriculum guides students as they examine their own culture and explore the lives of children with beliefs and customs very different from their own.

The Evergreen School is one of three Seattle-area schools involved in the Bridges to Understanding program. The school focuses on global education and students are encouraged to embrace linguistic and cultural diversity.

Bazaar scheduled at Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest Elementary School’s PTA is organizing a holiday bazaar that will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29 at the school, 16516 10th Ave. NE. in Shoreline.

The holidays are just around the corner and this is an opportunity to get an early start with Ridgecrest’s bazaar. There will be free parking, coffee and admission to the public.

For more information, call Rusty Sweet-Sorgenfrei at 206-393-0720 or e-mail

Diversity topic of Evergreen talk

The Evergreen School is proud to announce that Ed Taylor will present “A Matter of Will: Diversity and Democracy in the Independent School” at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 8 in the school’s theater, at 15201 Meridian Ave. N. All are welcome to attend. There will be a social time with refreshments beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation following.

Evergreen focuses on global education and teaches democracy, diversity and social justice. Students acquire a deep knowledge and understanding of different people within the United States and the world.

Dr. Taylor is an associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Washington who teaches issues of race/social justice and equity in higher education. He holds a Ph.D. in education policy and a master’s in administration and curriculum. Taylor also is a co-chair for the Rainier Scholars Program and volunteers with the South African Partnership/Schools, Seattle Children’s Home and the East Madison YMCA.

Love and Logic seminar set

Parents and educators are invited to attend “A Day of Love and Logic” with Charles Fay, Ph.D. and a school psychologist and author, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at the Shoreline Center, 18560 First Ave. NE.

The seminar, given by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., will feature techniques that will show how to neutralize arguing, back talk and power struggles; cut down on inappropriate behavior; teach character and responsibility while raising test scores; and bring the fun and sanity back to teaching and parenting.

The cost for the seminar is $99. To get more information or to register, call 1-800-338-4065 or visit

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