Police Chief for a Day – a first grader’s dream come true

Bryce Stubblefield, a first grade student at Twain Elementary School, wants to be a police officer when he grows up. And his dream is about to come true! The City of Kirkland Police Department chose Bryce to be their 2018 Police Chief for a Day.

Mead gives back to the community and connects families

Mead Elementary PTSA hosted a used book and clothing fair during the week of January 22, and a pancake breakfast on Friday. Students, parents, teachers and community members donated 5,419 books. The fair earned $1,100 for the school and provided teachers with 1,000 books for their classrooms.



Teacher Becky Kjolso named one of Symetra Heroes in the Classroom

Students in Becky Kjolso’s third grade class know they have a teacher who will help them succeed. The Ben Franklin Elementary School teacher is one of 16 Seattle Heroes in the Classroom during the 2017 NFL season. Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks will recognize her during the Oct. 29 game (in her custom jersey), where she will be an honored guest. The award comes with a $2,000 donation to Franklin Elementary in Kjolso’s honor.