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Merscher gets degree

Casey Merscher of Sequim recently graduated from Pacific University (Forest Grove, Ore.) with a bachelor's degree in politics and government.

Merscher is a 2005 graduate of Sequim High School.

Greywolf PTA hosts meeting

The Greywolf Parent-Teacher Association is hosting its first meeting of the school year at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Greywolf Elementary School gymnasium, 171 Carlsborg Road.

Meeting topics include the PTA budget, updates regarding fall events and a guest speaker.

For more information, call 582-3300.

First Teacher open

3 days per week

The First Teacher program, a resource for parents with children ages birth to school-age (5 or 6 years old), hosts reading time, special events and more from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the school year.

Reading time is every Monday at 10:30 a.m.; every child who attends reading time receives a free book.

See the program's Web site ( for a complete monthly calendar of events. Call Patsene Dashiell, events coordinator, at 582-3428 or Dr. Cynthia Martin, program director, at 681-2250 for more information.

The First Teacher Parent Connection meets from 10-11:30 a.m. each Thursday during the school year; contact Nicole Brewer at 461-9992 for more information.

Sequim Pre-Three preschool is enrolling for fall quarter

There are openings available for the fall quarter of the Sequim Pre-Three preschool. The class meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim.

Sequim Pre-Three is a nonprofit organization sponsored by Peninsula College for parents and guardians with children ages 10 months to 31/2 years. Parents come weekly with their children for a wide variety of activities including music, art, social interaction, dramatic and outdoor play. Parents take turns working in the classroom with the children's teacher and participating in a discussion led by an experienced parent educator while earning college credit. For more information, call Teresa Geer at 360-504-1011.

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