Port Angeles to host School Choice Week Fair

Organizers of a new event in Port Angeles say this weekend’s event will make school searching more manageable — and even fun — for the whole family.

Join hundreds of community members in browsing local education options at the first Port Angeles School Fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Red Lion Port Angeles, 221 N. Lincoln St.

An array of educational institutions from across Port Angeles, Joyce, and Sequim, including public and private to homeschool and online, will have tables showcasing offerings at the fair.

This free fail will also celebrate learning with face painting, a photo booth, a DJ, cornhole and other games, and refreshments.

This event, led the way in planning by Olympic Christian School, is planned to coincide with the celebration of National School Choice Week (Jan. 22-28, 2023), which will feature tens of thousands of school choice celebrations across all 50 states.

Gov. Jay Inslee has officially proclaimed Jan. 22-28 to be School Choice Week in Washington state, noting that “quality education is critically important to the economic vitality of Washington and the well-being of individuals and families.”

Tiffany Gillespie, principal at Olympic Christian School, said she supports and encourages raising awareness of school choice.

“When you factor in all of the amazing education options available to families today, public school, private school, home school, online school, and various hybrid options, education has never been so diverse and readily available to families as it is today,” Gillespie said in a press release.

“When parents are aware of all the educational options available to them, it empowers them to make the best choices for their children. Each child is unique, and so are their educational needs”

For more information, contact Gillespie at tgillespie@olympicchristian.org or 360-457-4640.