West Seattle weekend scenes: Farewell parties @ SSCC, Cooper

You can’t have a farewell party without a cake. That’s one of two we saw this afternoon while stopping by two celebrations we had previewed – first, the one for Ingrid Olsen-Young, the popular veteran preschool teacher at South Seattle Community College Co-Op Preschool who’s leaving for Walla Walla. “Teacher Ingrid” agreed to take a quick break from mingling with well-wishers to pose with friend Janet Ko (thanks again to Janet for help with our preview story):

The party was, of course, at SSCC, Brockey Center to be precise; photos were shown on the big screen, and albums were out for perusal:

Now a bit northwest to Pigeon Point, where Cooper School‘s “closure celebration” opened the school to visitors this afternoon, 4 months after the School Board vote to end the Cooper Elementary “program”:

Outside, kids got the chance to bounce:

Cooper Elementary classes continue until Seattle Public Schools‘ last day of the year on June 19; between now and then, the legal challenge brought by closure opponents (first WSB story here, followup here) gets a hearing next Friday.

3 Replies to "West Seattle weekend scenes: Farewell parties @ SSCC, Cooper"

  • JulieE June 7, 2009 (9:58 pm)

    Wow! Congratulations Ingrid! I remember you from when our (now adult) children were in Toddlers at SSCC together–many years ago!

    The Parent Education program at Washington’s community colleges is a precious resource. SSCC’s is special, indeed, and this community is very lucky to have it, and talented teachers like Ingrid who devote their time to it.

  • Cami June 8, 2009 (7:43 am)

    Teacher Ingrid – Best of luck!!!! My son Buick was never officially in your class, but came to SSCC for summer camps that you and Teacher Linda taught. He’s finishing up 6th grade this year at Madison along with many other Co-op kids!

  • April Miller June 8, 2009 (10:58 pm)

    You have provided high quality programming to toddlers and preschoolers to so many families in the Southwest/West Seattle region. You have been an amazing model and educator to parents,and other family members who bring their children to your doors. My girls adored you (we still have the books you gave them!) and you will always have a special place in our hearts! You will be greatly missed! Maybe you can begin your teaching adults tour? -April

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