Volunteer to spruce up local schools

  • Thursday, May 1, 2008 3:51pm

Shoreline and Lake Forest Park residents are invited to “Embrace Shoreline Schools,” a community volunteer event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 3 at neighborhood schools.

Participants can join with the area’s PTAs, faith communities and neighborhoods to work on volunteer projects in the district’s schools on that day. Projects may include such tasks as gardening and maintenance, pruning, weeding and other needs identified by the schools.

Interested volunteers can show up Saturday at their neighborhood Shoreline school ready to work.

2008 Shoreline Teacher of the Year

Dan Wing, orchestral music teacher at Shorewood High School and Einstein Middle School, is the 2008 Shoreline Teacher of the Year.

Wing will be honored at a reception at 6:30 p.m. May 5 at Shoreline Center before the school board meeting.

Wing was inducted into the Washington Music Educators Association Hall of Fame in February. He was also honored as Washington’s “Outstanding String Educator in Public Schools” by the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).

“It has been a real pleasure to work with so many wonderful students in the Shoreline School District throughout the years, and I’m blessed to work with many truly outstanding educators,” Wing said in a press release.

Center offers summer program

Shoreline Children’s Center and Extended Day Program offers a summer program from June 23 to Aug. 28. The program is available to students 2 1/2 to 12 years of age from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Students are placed in age-appropriate classrooms. They participate in an array of learning activities, including weekly educational field trips, outdoor playtime, reading options and computer time.

Students may choose to participate in a variety of specialized classes on a daily basis, including art projects, sports clinics, cooking classes, walking club and annual summer musical. Gymnastics and swimming classes are also typically offered for an additional fee.

For information, contact the Shoreline Children’s Center at 206-361-4256 or visit the Children’s Center summer programs Web site, schools.shorelineschools.org/slcc/summer.html

Cheer, flag and drill teams perform

The Shorewood High School cheer, flag and drill teams and the Shorecrest hip hop, cheer and flag teams present performances at their show “That Thing On The Third!” to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

The show is at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Spartan Gym at the Shoreline Center. Admission is $2.

Wonderland seeks board members

Wonderland Developmental Center seeks individuals with nonprofit board experience to join the Board of Directors to lead the organization.

Wonderland, a nonprofit, serves children from infant to 3 years old with developmental delays and disabilities. They are the only birth-to-three center serving North King County, and one of only two serving South Snohomish County.

Their mission is to “optimize the development of infants and children toddlers through therapy, instruction, parenting education and support wherever children live, learn and play and to effect positive change in their lives and the lives of their families,” according to a press release.

Contact Terry Clark, executive director, for information at 206-364-3777 or tclark@wdcbirthtothree.org.

The center is at 816 NE 190th St. in Shoreline.

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