The John Muir Elementary PTSA held their annual Welcome Back Social just a few days after school started. Families, staff and community members greeted one another and met Blitz, the Seattle Seahawks mascot.
Smith Elementary teacher named Symetra Hero in the Classroom
Third-grade teacher Cara Byrne thought she was attending a staff meeting on Oct. 25. The Samantha Smith Elementary School teacher was surprised to learn she is one of 16 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom during the 2017 NFL season. “I love to learn, so being a teacher is a great way to embrace learning every single day,” she said.
Symetra and the Seahawks will recognize her during a Seahawks game (in her custom jersey), where she will be an honored guest. The award comes with a $2,000 donation to Smith Elementary in Byrne’s honor.