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Schools announce snow make-up days

Students in Sequim schools still get extended weekends - just two fewer this school year, thanks to recent snowfall.

Bill Bentley, superintendent of Sequim schools, said students are scheduled to be in class May 8 and May 22, two of Sequim's three make-up days built into the school calendar.

If school officials have to cancel one or more days because of poor weather, students will be in class on the third make-up day (March 27) and possibly beyond June 17, the last scheduled day of the school year.

First Teacher sets January calendar

The First Teacher program at Sequim Community School - 220 W. Alder St. - has a number of special activities planned for January.

The First Teacher room, 4W, is home to Monday reading times. On Jan. 5, students from the Sequim High School leadership program read to guests. On Jan. 12, First Teacher mom Karen Charters reads family favorites.

First Teacher also hosts special Friday events. On Jan. 9, young visitors make paper snowflakes. On Jan. 16, Sequim Police officer Darrell Nelson and other volunteers from the Sequim Police Department help parents create a safety file for their children that include fingerprints and DNA samples; Happy Tymer clowns are scheduled to assist. On Jan. 23, esthetician Kathleen Prince talks about and demonstrates good skin care techniques. She shares facial masque recipes utilizing kitchen items.

For more information, call Patsene Dashiell at 582-3428 or Cynthia Martin at 681-2250, or see

Free 'Incredible Years' program set

"The Incredible Years," a free series of classes for parents of children not yet in school, starts in January.

This 10-session class is designed to help answer questions and give parents a chance to talk about being a parent and raising children. The class meets Mondays and Thursdays beginning Jan. 5 and continues Jan. 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, Feb. 2 and 5.

The program schedule is 5-5:30 p.m., dinner; 5:30-8 p.m., class time.

The class meets in the First Teacher room, 4W, at Sequim Community School, 220 W. Alder St.

Those interested are asked to preregister by calling 582-3428 or 681-2250.

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