MARCH 10, 1997

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Wellington works to improve writing

Norm Moudry

   Wellington Elementary principal Norm Moudry (above) dressed up as "Vic Wof" (Voice, ideas, conventions, Word choice, organization, fluency) to represent the six characteristics of good writing. Teachers and parents had teamed up for a workshop on "Six-Trait Writing," hoping to enhance students' writing skills.

Northshore superintendent hosts coffee hour

   Superintendent Dr. Karen Forys will host a coffee hour open to the public March 17 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Arrowhead Elementary School library, 14925 67th Ave. NE Bothell. Although the primary purpose of the session is to provide the public an opportunity to ask questions, share thoughts or air concerns about the district, the superintendent will take some time to discuss the newly developed standards that are now a part of every classroom in the Northshore schools. These standards specifically outline what students must know and be able to do at each grade level in each subject.

Kindergarten orientation set for parents

   A panel of educators will discuss the characteristics of young children, developmentally appropriate education, and the Northshore kindergarten program at a presentation March 19 or 25, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Ricketts Auditorium, 18315 Bothell Way NE, Bothell. The focus will be on the development of the total child: emotional, social, intellectual, and physical. A question-answer session is included. No registration is required. This presentation is intended for parents and will not be of interest to children, district officials said.

Dinner, auction for IHS seniors

   Community members are invited to an auction and dinner March 22 at the Columbia Winery. Hosted by Inglemoor High School parents of graduating seniors, the event will feature a silent auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by a catered dinner. Call 624-2163.

BPW Scholarships

   Two $500 scholarships will be awarded this year to women currently enrolled in a career advancement program. Applicants must be 30 years of age or older, a United States citizen, a resident of this local community for one year, accepted into a career advancement program, and in need of financial assistance. Eligible programs include business colleges, community colleges, universities, vocational technical institutes, beauty or computer schools, and non-traditional training programs. Applications are available by writing BPW Foundation, P.O. Box 991, Woodinville, WA 98072, or calling 481-0488. The filing deadline is April 7 and scholarships will be awarded at the BPW dinner meeting on May 12.