Northwest NEWS

April 15, 2002


'Spring for Learning'

NORTHSHORE -  Marci is a third grader who struggles just to read picture books. She wants to improve her reading ability but she needs help.
   One of her neighbors, Tom, is in sixth grade. He works very hard in school but needs extra practice and time to comprehend his social studies reading assignments.
   Marci and Tom are prime candidates for the Northshore School District's Literacy Links Summer Academy. In a lively, summer camp atmosphere, they'll be able to work on the skills they need to succeed in school.
   And the Northshore Public Education Foundation (NPEF) wants to make sure they are able to attend.
   Join the NPEF at their second annual "Spring for Learning" fundraiser at the Hollywood Schoolhouse on Wednesday, April 24, from 6:30 - 9 p.m.
   The evening's proceeds will go to help Marci, Tom and some of the 450 other Northshore students who need the summer-time boost to their learning.
    Tickets to the event are $30/individual or $50/couple and are available by calling (425) 483-6476.
   Enjoy a salmon buffet, fine wine, and silent auction to help support students attending the Literacy Link Summer Academy.  
   The highlight of the evening will be the awarding of Northshore teacher mini-grants for 2002-2003 school year by the Foundation. Also, Northshore teachers and students will demonstrate projects supported by last year's Foundation grants.
   Last year's guests became scientists themselves as Inglemoor High students guided them through a DNA experiment.
   Since 1995, the NPEF has granted nearly $80,000 to help over 40,000 Northshore students.
   Annual grants have supported projects in science, math, reading, literacy and the arts.  
   The Northshore Public Education Foundation's goal is to enhance the learning opportunities of Northshore students so that all can succeed.