Lake Washington Schools Foundation Celebrates Ten Years and $2 million Invested in Students

Lake Washington Schools Foundation Celebrates Ten Years and $2 million Invested in Students

With over 26,000 students and numerous honors and awards, the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is one of the largest and most successful school districts in Washington. Part of this success is due to financial support from the community through Lake Washington Schools Foundation. Since 2005, the Foundation has awarded the district nearly $2 million to support district-wide initiatives and provide classroom tools to help all students succeed. Foundation Board President Minerva Butler, along with the Foundation’s board of trustees thanks the community for their donations and involvement in their schools.

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Kirkland hosts Arbor Day Celebration at Everest Park, Nov. 8

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Volunteers invited to park restoration, Mayor leads tree planting

Kirkland’s annual Arbor Day Celebration and forest restoration will take place on Saturday, November 8 at Everest Park, 500 8th Street South, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are invited to support Green Kirkland Partnership stewardship efforts, reconnect with nature, plant native trees, shrubs and ground covers, and remove aggressive invasive plants. Free pizza will be provided courtesy of The Watershed Company for all volunteers during the lunch break. At 12:30 p.m., join Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen, Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ Ben Thompson and Kirkland Urban Forester Deb Powers in a commemorative Arbor Day tree planting. Following the ceremonial planting, forest restoration efforts will resume until 2 p.m. Tools, gloves and refreshments will be provided. Sign up online at www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php. Contact Deb Powers, Urban Forester, at dpowers@kirklandwa.gov or (425) 587-3261 for more information.

Views of Kirkland: The Milfoil Monsters of Juanita Bay

It must be Halloween tomorrow because at Juanita Beach we spotted thousands of green, slimy monsters crawling from the depths of Lake Washington.

Or, it may just be some milfoil which has been uprooted during the recent storm and is now gathering at the waters edge. Who's to say?

We will let you and your imagination decide. Happy Halloween!