School briefs

Egg hunt hatched

at First Teacher room

First Teacher classroom (Room 4W at Sequim Community School 220 W. Alder St.) hosts several activities for youths and parents throughout the school year, including an Easter egg hunt from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, March 21, with a special appearance from the Easter bunny (Steve Rosales).

In April, activities include "Sensory Name Activity" on April 11; "Stranger Danger" with district resource officer Darrell Nelson on April 18; and on April 25, Kindermusic's Grand Finale.

For more information, call 582-3428.

Other First Teacher


First Teacher is home to Monday story time each month, featuring guest readers and free books for young ones and parents.

On March 24, the guest reader is Laura Dubois, mayor of Sequim. In April, guest readers include First Teacher secretary Colleen Robinson (April 7), developmental preschool secretary Barbara West (April 14), Travis Martin of Parenting Matters Foundation (April 21), and First Teacher mom Tessa Kirner (April 28).

In addition, First Teacher hosts the 0-2 group for parents of children under 2. The group meets in the First Teacher room every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Meetings include toys, activities, coffee and tea, organizers say, but is mostly a time to meet and share ideas about raising a baby. On March 19, Jen Jurgensen talks about "Baby Signs."

On Thursdays in March, First Teacher hosts a brain development class (March 20, 27) from 9-10:30 a.m. Presented by Catherine Bento-Foxlee,

Sequim School District preschool psychologist, the class includes child care and a light snack for both parents and children.

The First Teacher classroom is in Room 4W at Sequim Community School, 220 W. Alder St. Call 582-3428.

Anti-drug coalition

hosts town hall meeting

The PRoTECT Coalition hosts its second Town Hall meeting on underage drinking from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, at the Sequim High School Performing Arts Building auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave.

The PRoTECT Community Coalition is funded by a Drug Free Communities grant and is comprised of individuals, parents, students, youths, businesses, government agencies, law enforcement agencies, media, social service organizations, youth clubs, faith-based organizations, tribal agencies and service clubs working to end substance abuse in eastern Clallam County.

For more information, call Annette Hanson at 582-3264 or e-mail to:

Olympic Christian School lists first

semester honor roll

Principal's honor roll

Fifth grade - Emily Carter, Lora Rudzinski, Katie Stevenson.

"A" honor roll

Fourth grade - Mitch Reynolds, Isaac Sussman, Olivia Washburn

Sixth grade - John Doster, Ben Engel, Sydney McCrorie, Monica Reynolds, Levi Schwiethale, Rachel VanProyen

Seventh grade - Amariah Clift, Grace Magner

Eighth grade - Logan Avery, Tyler Burke, Joel Christopher, Rachael DeWees, Rachel Heath, Richard Visell

Ninth grade - Markie Stratton

10th grade - Alicia Aunspach, Madelaine Keehn, Caleb Johnson

11th grade - Sarah Jones, Jessica Heath

12th grade - Boe Brodhun, Laura Campbell.

"B" honor roll

Fourth grade - Noah Christianson, Kelsey Mason, Annie Robertson, Jayden Sparhawk, Christine VanProyen

Fifth grade - Evan Avery, Kyle McManus, Jeremiah Omann, Alex Parrill

Sixth grade - Katlynne Brown, Mollie DeVoney, Avery Koehler, Ben Kratz, Austin Mason, Ashley Westrem.

Building group

offers scholarships

North Peninsula Building Association is accepting applications for scholarships to graduating seniors who are pursuing a career in the building industry trades and furthering their education at a four-year college, junior college or technical institution. The NPBA also offers continuing education scholarships to those who have received a scholarship from the association in the past and are continuing their education in the building industry trades.

Grants are available to teachers who teach classes in the building trades.

To get applications for scholarships or grants, call 452-8160 or e-mail to or see

Applications are due by April 14.

Olympic College opens

business scholarship

The Helen Langer Smith and Dr. Meredith Smith Endowed Scholarship for Business provides financial assistance to undergraduate students in the University of Washington's Michael G. Foster School of Business.

To be considered for the scholarship, students must be from Kitsap, Mason, Jefferson or Clallam counties, or from the Gig Harbor area. The selection of scholarship recipients is based on academic merit.

The application deadline is April 5.

For more information, see or

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