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Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Sonia Dye

Sonia is humble and yet very knowledgeable about infant brain development and early childhood practices. She is a quiet and gentle spirit often in the midst of fractured lives and dysfunctional families.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Janell Hantel

Janell volunteers at least three days per week at the school, either in classrooms or the office, as well as serving on the ECEAP Parent Advisory Council.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Keoki Kauanoe

Keoki has shown remarkable courage, strength, and empathy as he has inspired many, many men to to do better in their role as fathers.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Sabin Hogue

Sabin is intrinsically in-tune with the unique strengths and needs of her children, holds high expectations, but meets each child at the their current level.

Advocate for Kids at Have a Heart for Kids Day in Olympia this Tuesday

Bring the kids for a lesson on democracy! Organized by Children's Alliance, Have a Heart Day for Kids provides a chance for you to get trained on how to advocate and make sure your legislator hears about issues related to kids.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Henrietta Price

Mrs. Price is a Seattle great-grandmother still involved in her community as a concerned grandmother to all the children and parents of the Leschi school community.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Joanne Coriell

Joanne and all of this family have for many years taken in foster children and adopted a number of them that have been in high risk situations, injured by others and most often are special needs children.

Battle Ground 9th Grader Wins WA Google Doodle Competition

Vote for your favorite kid-created doodle for the new Google logo.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Kristina Wendorf

Kristina helps parents raising deaf and hard of hearing children navigate how to advocate for their children, educates parents on deaf and hard of hearing issues, and provides emotional support for parents who are struggling to cope with their child's diagnosis.

Reminder! Mail your ballot to support school levies!

Your ballot must be postmarked by Feb 9 to count.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Joyce Mallinger

Joyce's encouragement of relative caregivers has been monumental. She always arrives with a smile, a calmness, and quiet reassurance. [she has ...] served 100's of grandparents and relative caregivers along the way.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Carrie Fannin

As a parent of a child with Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Carrie Fannin is a strong advocate for vulnerable children and a successful community mobilizer.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Chandra Reeves

Even after experiencing several tragedies within her family, Unsung Hero Chandra Reeves has shown resilience and a determination to keep her family strong and her culture an integral part of their lives.

Outgrown coats piling up? Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive ends Feb 7

Coats, boots, snow overalls - any outerwear that help keeps a child is needed. Donated items will benefit Wellspring Family Services, Queen Anne Helpline and Northwest Center serving Seattle and King County.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Teresa Garcia

The reason I am nominating Mrs. Garcia, is because she is an example for all parents in our school, community and in the state of Washington.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Yvette Dear

I first met Yvette when I was facilitating a Family Readiness Group meeting as president of the USS Pennsylvania Blue Family Readiness Group (FRG), when her husband had just transferred from a different boat (submarine) to the Penn. The Family Readiness Group (FRG) is a command-supported organization whose sole purpose is to provide emotional support during the Sailor's time in the command.
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