February 26, 2009 in Washington Voices

Kindergarten registration starts

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Registration for kindergarten and first-graders who will be attending Spokane Public Schools in the fall will begin on Monday.

Parents can register their children Monday through Friday, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Spokane Public Schools elementary schools.

Kindergartners will receive a special welcome bag, filled with school items, activities and ideas for the upcoming school year.

A birth certificate or other form of age verification is required for students who have not previously been enrolled in school. Kindergartners must be 5 on or before Aug. 31 and first-graders must be 6. A Washington State Certificate of Immunization is also required on the day of registration, completed with the month, day and year of inoculations.

New-student registration will continue through the summer at the Spokane Public Schools Administration Building, 200 N. Bernard St., during the week, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All Saints to celebrate Dr. Seuss

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Dr. Seuss made reading fun for kids – and adults, alike. On Friday, All Saints Catholic School will host a birthday party for Dr. Seuss, who would be 105 years young.

Sports mascots, local celebrities, cartoon characters, and more will join the party to celebrate Dr. Seuss. Friday is also the 12th anniversary of the Read Across America program.

The party will include guest readers, such as Spike from Gonzaga University, Otto from the Spokane Indians, Lilac Queen Chloe Crittenden, Fire Chief Bobby Williams, and more to read Seuss favorites like “Cat and the Hat,” “One Fish, Two Fish,” and “Horton Hears a Who.”

An opening ceremony will be held at St. Peter’s Church, 3510 E. 18th Ave., to introduce the guest readers. The celebration will wrap up at 11:30 a.m. with a group Dr. Suess-Sing-Along, back at the church.

For more information, call Janet Dixon at 534-1098, ext. 238.

‘Charlie Brown’ at Mead High

The Mead High School and Music Departments will perform “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” beginning Wednesday and Thursday, at the Mead High School Performing Arts Theatre. Performances will continue March 11 through March 14. All shows will be at 7 p.m.

Mead students will give life to Charles Schultz’s classic characters, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Sally, along with other members of the Peanuts cast.

Tickets for the show are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens and can be purchased at the Mead High School Business Office or at the door.

For more information, call Karen Brathovde at 465-7008.

Rainey Coffin can be reached at 927-2166 or via e-mail at raineyc@spokesman.com


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