CONGRATULATIONS TO ARBOR HEIGHTS’ ALISA WEAVER! Thanks to several proud Arbor Heights Elementary community members who e-mailed with the news that kindergarten teacher Alisa Weaver got surprise visitors today from STAR 101.5 Radio, declaring her the station’s Teacher of the Week. The station’s announcement says she was nominated by a student. (Another student’s parent, among our tipsters, says “she very much deserves it!”) Prizes included a $100 check and an entry into a drawing for a new car.
ALKI ELEMENTARY’S KIDS HELPING KIDS: Check out what this club is up to – or down to:
Stevie Kramer is a kindergarten teacher and Kids Helping Kids Club coach at Alki. She shared the photo and explains:
On Tuesday, students in the KHK club came to school barefoot as a part of the TOMS organization annual event “One Day Without Shoes.” Students participated to raise awareness for kids that don’t have a choice, that go without shoes every day. This event was just one of many that students have participated in all year including bake sales, book drives, and creating an awareness video about child labor and poverty. They will be having a book sale during the Alki Arts and Culture Night this coming Thursday, April 14, from 5:30-7 pm, with all proceeds supporting the building of a school in Ecuador the club has adopted through the Free the Children organization.