Northwest NEWS

May 31, 1999

School

More school news

Kenmore Elementary hosts carnival

   The Kenmore Elementary Parent-Teacher Association is sponsoring a carnival at the Kenmore Elementary School, 19121 71st Ave. NE, on Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Northshore Fire Department will participate in the Carnival from 1 to 4 p.m. in the parking lot east of the school grounds. School children and their parents can check out the fire engine and other emergency apparatus. Kids will feel like a real fire fighter when they try on the fire fighter's bunker gear. Junior fire fighter badges and helium-filled balloons will be given to the children, and fire safety information will be available.

'Ducktails and Bobbysox'

   The Bear Creek Elementary School sixth grade drama club will present a rockin' '50s musical review, complete with ducktails, poodle skirts, and be-bop on June 3 and 10 at 7 p.m. at Bear Creek Elementary. For information, call Robin Phillips at (425) 489-6651.

New classroom building dedicated

   Cedar Park Christian School held a grand opening ceremony for its new eight-classroom building and covered play pavilion on Saturday, May 16. Rep. Al O'Brien (D-1st District) spoke on the importance of community, and that schools like Cedar Park are strengthening communities and society. Dr. Joseph Fuiten, the founder of the school, echoed Rep. O'Brien's comments and noted that this represents a milestone for Cedar Park. Also present for the dedication were Ralph Devin, school board chairman; Benjamin Waggoner, development director; and Clint Behrends, superintendent.

Shoreline Community College Commencement

   Approximately 900 students will graduate and receive degrees from Shoreline Community College this year, with 300 of them participating in the college's 35th commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. June 6 in the campus gymnasium. Guest attendance is by ticket only. Tickets will be required at the door. The college has arranged for a local vendor to sell flowers on campus--no other vendors will be permitted to sell flowers.

College financing alert available

   The Federal Trade Commission has published a consumer alert, Ouch! Students Getting Stung Trying to Find $$$ for College, to give students and their parents the information they need to steer clear of scholarship or financial aid scams. Copies of the Alert are available free from the Federal Trade Commission; Consumer Response Center; 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; Washington, DC 20580. Call 202-FTC-HELP (202-382-4357), or 202-326-2502 (TDD for the hearing impaired). It is also available at www.ftc.gov.