Less plastic waste, healthier oceans

After students at Mann Elementary learned how much plastic ends up in the ocean, and the harmful effects it has on marine life, they tried not to use single-use plastic for 30 days. In culmination of the school’s efforts, students attended an assembly by “Ocean” Annie Crawly on June 8, World Oceans Day.



    Back to school at Muir Elementary is a Community Celebration

    John Muir Elementary students and families were all smiles celebrating the start of the new school year! At the annual PTSA Welcome Back Social on September 7, students and families enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new classmates. They dined on Food Truck fare, including Sweet and Savory Crepes and BBQ sandwiches. The PTSA donated ice cream bars for all.

    During the Welcome Back Social, Kirkland mayor Amy Walen visited with the community. The Boy Scouts hosted a “build your own paper rocket” booth, complete with a foot stomping launcher. Muir’s Watch Dogs (dads, grandpas, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer in a variety of school activities assigned by the principal) attended the event. And, Muir’s Natural Leaders were on hand to provide support to non-English speaking families.