September 18th, 2014 by Sara
September 17th, 2014 by Sara
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September 17th, 2014 by Sara
By reporter Steven Smalley
Lots of questions about the status of the building and proposed new construction on 32nd Avenue West next to Ace Hardware and U.S. Bank. Plans are in the works for a 36,000 sq. ft., 4-story apartment building with ground floor retail space and underground parking. The architectural firm of Roger H. Newell is handling the approval process with the City of Seattle for property owner, Terry Yoshikawa. A staff member at Newell spoke with Magnolia Voice to explain the process and some of the expected outcomes. Plenty of good news to report. The Design Review with the city is complete. Now the firm is ready to submit plans for the building permit. The review process will take a few months. Construction could begin this spring. Keep your fingers crossed.
September 16th, 2014 by Sara
Anyone missing a chicken? One showed up at my dad’s house on the Interbay side of Queen Anne this afternoon, he’s keeping it safe until its owner is found. If you think it might be yours, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description.
September 11th, 2014 by Sara
It takes a village to run all of our events at Lawton Elementary. We still need many more volunteers to make the “Back to School Bash” Friday, September 12th a successful event. This is a great event for working parents that do not have the time to volunteer during the day. No experience required, we welcome all new families to sign up as well. The event will be held at the Lawton Elementary Playground and surrounding Lawton Park. Click here to help:
PICTURE DAY – FRIDAY SEPT. 12TH
Hi Mavericks. Sorry we got some wires crossed re: picture day – the wrong date and time was sent in the eNews. We sent out a correction yesterday afternoon, and put it on the website — but our for real, say cheese, get your hair+outfit ready picture day is FRIDAY, SEPT 12th. A copy of the order form and online order info is on McClure’s website. And the order forms should have come home w/ your student as well. Here’s wishing all smiles and no goofy looks at 2014 Picture Day. (there will be a picture makeup day in several weeks in case of absence or an unfortunate, aforementioned goofy look)
ps if you can help out, email email@example.com CHEESE !!!!!GO MAVS!!
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to F.E.A.T.’s New Family Coordinator, Sharon Paul, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks and GO TIGERS!
September 11th, 2014 by Sara
Permits are in place and construction about to begin on a 4-story complex to house homeless men and women with serious mental illness and/or addictions at 2202 15thAvenue West, according to Bill Hobson, director of the Downtown Emergency Services Center.
September 10th, 2014 by Sara
It’s not too late to join Girl Scouts! Magnolia’s Girl Scout Troop looks forward to welcoming new members. Interested in Camping, First Aid, Community Service, Leadership, Nature or Cooking? Join the Magnolia Girl Scout Troop. They are a parent-run troop that focuses on outdoor skills and service projects.
They currently have Second and Third Grade Brownies, Fourth and Fifth Grade Juniors and 6th Grade Cadets. They are looking to add Kindergarten and First Grade Daisies.
The troop does a variety of activities and skills:
- Fall and Spring campouts at GSWW campgrounds
- Backyard campfire
- Food drive benefiting the Ballard Food Bank
- Sponsor a girl from Kenya to help her go to school and get medical care
- Sell Girl Scout Cookies
- Pool (Mountlake Terrace) and Ice Skating (Highline Ice Arena) Parties
- Camp-in at Catharine Blaine with movie and ice cream floats
- All the scouts can build their own campfires
- Outdoor skills (eg. map reading, letter boxing, rowing, knot tying, animal ID, etc)
- Earn badges (pets, pottery, painting, hiking, etc)
Scout leader Jim Petersen writes:
Through the Girl Scouts, girls also have access to a wide variety of activities around the area, including Girl Scout Camp activities (like summer residential and day camps, archery, horseback riding, boating), council-wide activities (such as Archaeology and Rocketry science explorations), special events like Girl Fest at CenturyLink Field and Girl Scout Night at ZooLights, and community-sponsored (badge-eligible!) events like Girl Scout Rock and Geology Day at the Burke Museum and digital photography seminars at the Microsoft Store!
We meet approximately twice a month here in Magnolia at Catherine Blaine on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30
We are open to girls in K through 6th grade. Our Sixth Grade Cadet Troop is expanding and is specifically looking for new members. Many of the Cadet-level badges allow girls to explore areas of the world that they may already have a burgeoning interest in, such as digital photography, music, or starting a business. Our troop is very hands-on, allowing girls to explore and build confidence through doing — all while having fun! Being part of the Girl Scouts teaches girls valuable life skills, from teamwork and leadership to outdoors.
If you would like more information or want to join, please email Jim Petersen at email@example.com.
September 9th, 2014 by Sara
School is back in session and so are the Magnolia Moms!
Magnolia Moms was founded in 1998 as a neighborhood outreach program for homeless or displaced mothers and children. As busy mothers of young children, we find we have limited time to give back to our community, but by pooling our resources and organizing our efforts we can make a difference! We currently support a network of five shelters/charities that assist mothers and children in need.
We extend a warm welcome and an invitation to women interested in getting involved. Members are not required to be affiliated with Our Lady of Fatima Parish or School, or live in the Magnolia neighborhood. New members are accepted year round and can participate/volunteer at whatever level works for them.
What We Do:
We gather monthly Sept. through May to discuss issues related to our charities, update duties and activities, and to socialize. We often have a guest speaker presenting on an interesting and relevant topic. In addition, we also have a variety of ongoing projects and special events.
Our first meeting of the year is this Thursday, Sept.11th at 9:30AM at Our Lady of Fatima Parish Center. Our guest speaker is Amy Lang, MA., a 3 time Mom’s Choice Award winner and featured in the Wall Street Journal, who speaks, teaches and writes about talking to kids about the birds + the bees in the Seattle area and around the country!
Bring a friend and spread the word, we would love to see you on Thursday!
September 6th, 2014 by Sara
At Creative Arts Preschool we believe that young children thrive in a safe learning environment that respects their unique developmental needs. With teacher facilitation and support during play, along with exposure to developmentally appropriate materials and activities, children develop an understanding of their world. They learn to solve problems, take risks, gain confidence and self-esteem, and develop empathy. These skills and attributes are the building blocks of social relationships, well-being, and future school success.
Bloom and Grow Preschool has openings in their Monday-Wednesday-Friday class which is for four and five year olds. They also offer a Pre-K extended day program for children who are going into kindergarten the following year. Children turning four by December 31st of this year are eligible to start this Fall on September 10th.
We provide a safe, nurturing environment that builds self-confidence and cultivates a love of learning through structured curriculum and creative play. All classes follow a structured schedule, including crafts, story time, show and tell, tabletop activities, singing, snack, and free play time. The 4-5 year old class also includes writing, calendar time, and circle time. Children who stay for the extended PreK program follow related curriculum intended to prepare them for kindergarten.
Magnolia Cooperative Preschool has classes for all ages ranging from Toddlers to Pre-K (ages 1-5). They have openings in the following 4 classes: 2s, 2s/3s, 3s and Pre-K.
Based in the heart of Magnolia for more than 70 years, this is a place where children and parents come to grow and learn. At Magnolia Cooperative Preschool (MCP), by focusing on social development, we have created a place where children are given the space and time to feel safe, gain self confidence, become bold and truly believe in themselves. Our children enjoy sunny classrooms and an amazing private playground. Throughout their school day students are nurtured by a dedicated experienced teaching staff. Teachers encourage student imagination and curiosity as they learn through creative and cooperative play.
Magnolia Coop is at 3555 W McGraw St. Click here to learn more about enrollment.
September 4th, 2014 by Sara
By Reporter Steven Smalley