New 'Wonders' curriculum at work!
Una celebración de familias set on November 3
Una celebración de familias will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 3 in the Knox Administrative Center Boardroom.
The event is geared toward Spanish-speaking families to learn about Skyward Family Access and other local services and resources available in the Olympia community. Pizza and refreshments will be available to all attendees.
Community organizations attending include:
- South Sound Reading Foundation, donating books in Spanish and English to families.
- Centro Integral Educativo de Olympia (CIELO), providing education, social services and cultural activities for Spanish-speaking and underserved communities of South Puget Sound.
- Thurston County Public Health, offering no-cost flu immunizations (ages 3-18 years).
- Choice Network, providing information about affordable health care.
- Hands on Children’s Museum, giving away free passes to the museum.
- YMCA of Olympia, giving away free passes to the local YMCAs.
Oct. 31 is last day to register in person to vote in Nov. 8 election
Thurston County residents not yet registered to vote in Washington state can register in person through Monday, October 31 to participate in the November 8, 2016 General Election.
Flu shot clinics available on October 25 and 26
The Olympia School District is committed to helping keep students, staff, parents and community members healthy throughout flu season. The district has partnered with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) to provide annual free flu shot clinics.
The clinics are open to all OSD staff, students, families (children must be 4 years of age or older) and community members. Please note that students under 18 need a Patient Consent Form signed by their parent/legal guardian. The SVNA will bill most insurance plans, including Group Health, for the flu shot. Insurance plans not billed include Cigna and Kaiser.
Students under 18 without insurance coverage will be offered a flu shot at no cost. Adults without current coverage may pay $30 by cash or check.
Clinic dates and locations:
Tuesday, October 25: Washington Middle School Eighth-Grade Commons: 3-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 26: Capital High School Commons: 3-6:30 p.m.
For information contact Jeff Carpenter, director of health, fitness and athletics, at 360-596-8544 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Free parent education workshops
The Olympia School District will host a series of free parent education workshops this year led by Candyce Lund Bollinger, a local parent educator for the past 35 years.
October is International Walk to School Month
Olympia School District Superintendent Dick Cvitanich has proclaimed the month of October as “International Walk to School Month.” In addition, several district schools will participate in the Intercity Transit Youth Program's Walk N Roll to School Days.
Avanti High named a School of Distinction
Avanti High School joins an elite group of less than 100 schools statewide that have been named a School of Distinction for being among the top 5 percent of highest improving schools.
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