Northwest NEWS

May 3, 1999

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Cedarcrest participates in blood drive

   Cedarcrest Leadership Class organized a very successful blood drive campaign on April 12. The goal was 65 donors. Joe Van Nausdle, student coordinator, and Karen Merkel, Leadership Advisor, and all the Leadership Committee helped 78 volunteers overcome any anxiety and gave blood to the Puget Sound Blood Center and Program. Their efforts helped over 200 patients in Western Washington. Over 50 percent were first-time donors to the blood program. This blood drive was the first since 1996 and was a great success.

Family Night of the Arts

   Carnation Elementary PTSA will be sponsoring the 1st Annual Family Night of the Arts on Thursday, May 13, from 6:30-8 p.m. The evening will include exhibitions of student artwork, live classical music, and dessert (tea by Rosebud's and cake by Albertson's). There will also be an auction of special class projects. Some of the auction items include a hand-painted picnic table, handmade and hand-painted wooden game table with chairs, tiled planter boxes, painted glassware, a totem pole, framed artworks, and quilts. The PTSA Art Appreciation program is dedicated to providing art experiences in the classroom and introduce children to the works of famous artists. All proceeds will benefit art education at Carnation Elementary.

Cheerleaders hold Cheer Clinic

   A Cheer Clinic will be held by the Cedarcrest High School Cheerleading Squad on May 8, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Cherry Valley Elementary School in Duvall. Cost is $12 per person and includes a T-shirt. Come and learn about fitness, how to get crowd involvement, cheers, and an 8-count dance routine. Optional will be marching May 15 in the Duvall Days Kiddie Parade. For additional information, call Margie Coy at 844-9027 or 788-3923.

Northshore YMCA Youth Baseball League in Duvall/Carnation

   Registration is now being accepted for the Northshore YMCA Youth Baseball League. Youth, ages 4 through grade 2, may participate in America's favorite pastime--baseball. The season begins the week of June 14 and runs through August 5. The Minor League Division (T-Ball) is open to all youth ages 4 through kindergarten. Practices/games will be held at Tolt Middle School on Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. Major League Division (grades 1-2) is open to all youth on Thursday nights, with practices and games running from 6-7 p.m. at Tolt Middle School. Volunteers are needed to coach the youth around the bases. For information, call Scott Gillespie, Director, Community Programs, at 425-485-9797, or drop by the Northshore YMCA.

Junior football registration

   The Sno-Valley Junior Football Association has scheduled registration for the upcoming football season. Registration will be on Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the North Bend Train Depot and all day at Duvall Days on Saturday, May 15. The Vikings organization provides a safe and spirited football experience for boys and girls from 8 to 15 years of age. The program allows every child the opportunity to participate regardless of playing ability, and stresses team spirit and camaraderie. Coaches will be available during registration to answer questions. The first practice of the season will be Aug. 16. For further information, contact Lyle Diediker at 333-6252.

Friday fun night

   Fun, free, and safe with games, food, and prizes describes the family fun night scheduled for Friday, May 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Cherry Valley Elementary, 26701 NE Cherry Valley Road in Duvall. The event is for fifth graders and younger. Six years and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. Dinner is available for $2.50 (hot dog, drink, and fruit), provided by the T.A.F.T. Youth Council. For more information, call Lorry Kaye at 788-6716 or Maria Fuller at 788-7924.

Family math workshops

   Looking for ideas on how to keep your child's math skills sharp over the summer and have fun doing it? Parents and their first through third grade children will learn how to have a good time with math at free workshops on May 6 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Carnation Elementary Learning Resources Center and Tuesday, May 11, 6:30-8 p.m. at Children's Services of Sno-Valley in Duvall. To sign up, please call Eastside Literacy at 844-2459.