Competition Encourages Elementary Students to Read Books They Normally Wouldn’t

Elementary school librarians created the You’ll Enjoy These Incredible Books! (YETI) Books competition to challenge students to read books from a variety of genres and to work together as a team. A year in the making. Each year school librarians from across the Pacific Northwest nominate the best, recently published novels for middle grader readers…

Allied Arts partnership brings art to fifth grade classrooms

Through one of the partnerships with Allied Arts of Whatcom County, teaching artists worked with fifth grade classrooms. Each class received up to 12 hours of arts education that focused on one theme. These included stone carving, watercolor painting, paper mache puppets and concrete pavers. The partnership emerged after an anonymous donation was given to the Whatcom Community Foundation.…

Students learn safety tips from the Red Cross and Fire Department

Through a partnership with the NW Region American Red Cross and Bellingham Fire Department, students throughout Bellingham Public Schools are learning about fire safety and emergency preparedness. The Red Cross provides disaster preparedness presentations to all age groups, but has geared these presentations for second grade students. The presentation includes information about fire safety and…

Parkview teacher holds up a $5,000 grant for assistive technology.

Parkview Teacher Kerrie Zerba Receives $5,000 CenturyLink Grant for Assistive Technology

Parkview Elementary School’s resource room/special education teacher Kerrie Zerba received a $5,000 grant from CenturyLink’s Teachers and Technology program after submitting an application to the CenturyLink Foundation early in 2016.  Her project entitled ‘Technology Integration for Equitable Education’ will fund eight Apple Air 2 iPads with keyboards and cases, plus extra money to buy Apps for them. Zerba was…