School Briefs

Haller fun festival set for Saturday

The Helen Haller Elementary School annual family fun festival is scheduled for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the school campus, 350 W. Fir St.

Activities include games, crafts, silent auction, raffle, face painting and bounce house.

The event is sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization and is open to the public.

Proceeds from the event help the PTO support co-curricular school programs and events.

For more information, call PTO president Kristi Langenbacher at 582-3833 or Helen Haller Elementary School at 582-3200.

SHS talent show auditions set

Auditions for the Sequim High School talent show are scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at the Performing Arts Building, 533 N. Sequim Ave.

Auditions are open to all high school students, parents and staff.

A meeting for all those wishing to help out with lights and backstage work is slated for the same day at 3:30 p.m., also in the Performing Arts Building.

For more information, call 582-3600.

Chrisman makes Gonzaga list

Jonathan D. Chrisman of Sequim was named to Gonzaga University's president's list for fall semester 2009.

Chrisman is a senior at Gonzaga.

Students must earn a 3.7 or better grade-point average to be listed.

Box tops deadline nears

The deadline for students at Greywolf Elementary School to turn in box tops to be counted toward the 2009-2010 school year is Monday, Feb. 22.

Student art show planners seek artists

High school and middle school students are invited to submit artwork for the 16th annual Sequim Arts Student Show, scheduled for March 5-26 at the Museum and Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St.

The show is open to all students in grades 6-12 in public, private and home schools of Clallam County.

Entries will be accepted from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, and from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Museum and Art Center.

Entry fee is $1 per piece with a limit of two entries per student.

For more information and/or entry forms, go to www.sequim or call Karin Anderson at 681-8481.

Block Fest returns to Sequim

Block Fest, an indoor educational play opportunity for children ages 8 months to 8 years and their parents by using different sizes and types of building blocks, is slated for March 25 at Sequim Community School, 220 W. Alder St.

The event begins at 10:30 a.m. and has three 50-minute sessions, the final one ending at 4:20 p.m. There are five different stations to experience during each session.

Event organizers say block play helps children develop early math, science and literacy skills, and that early learning helps prepare children for success in school and life (see

Block Fest is free. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Interested parents may call 582-3428 or 681-2250 to reserve a spot.

Those interested in participating with Block Fest event as a facilitator are asked to attend at training session set for 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information about helping with Block Fest, call Patsene Dashiell at 582-3428.

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