First Teacher sets series of parent events

A series of First Teacher parent meetings are offered on Zoom at 10 a.m. on most Mondays.

A series of First Teacher parent meetings are offered on Zoom at 10 a.m. on most Mondays. The sessions are opportunities for parents, caregivers and guardians to get information on different parenting topics and young children to hear a story read aloud to them virtually by guest readers.

During the event, participants may type in questions using the chat feature.

On Sept. 28, Shanna Crutchfield, community outreach manager for Vanir Construction, introduces a special character and talk about sibling rivalry; check out the Zoom at

For upcoming Zoom sessions, go to

On Oct. 5, Eric Pickens, an elementary school teachers and Sequim School District board director, is the guest reader.

On Oct. 12, Wild Birds Unlimited co-owner Christie Lassen talks about wild bird rescue, along with staff from Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue.

On Oct. 19, Dungeness River Audubon Center director Powell Jones explores the outdoor world with a focus on the amazing lives of owls and a chance to learn and practice their sounds.

On Oct. 26, Helen Haller Elementary School teacher Lorrie Corder shares a pumpkin craft and talk about kindergarten readiness.

Parent Zooms are scheduled through the end of the year, including a monthly science spot with the Dungeness River Audubon Center, and Santa as a very special guest reader late in the year.

The First Teacher program, a local nonprofit organization provided by Parenting Matters Foundation, offers resources for parents of young children. Clallam County residents can sign up to receive the First Teacher newsletter at no charge emailing to

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