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Friday, April 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Cooper Elementary to mark National Walk to School Day

On Wednesday morning, students from Cooper Elementary School will participate in National Walk to School Day.

Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, the lead agency for Safe Kids Spokane, has asked safety officials and other members of the community to take part in cheering on the approximately 475 Cooper students who walk to school each day, reminding them to follow the rules and use the crosswalks in the Hillyard neighborhood.

Cooper Principal Rona Williams, along with her staff, is looking forward to the event. “We want to ensure that our kids are safe walking to school,” she said.

The Cooper staff will meet students at different street corners and walk with them to school. Also greeting kids at crosswalks along the way will be members of the Spokane Fire Department, the Spokane Police Department, Boomer the Bear from the Spokane Chiefs, Otto from the Spokane Indians and Stitch the Trauma Bear from Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. The special visitors will be giving high-fives and safety goodies, including reflective bracelets and stickers.

Cooper students will also be able to spend some time before school starts exploring Spokane fire trucks, police vehicles and Fed Ex trucks.

Thrift sale coming Saturday

Northwest Christian Schools Thrift Store will have its October Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shoppers will find gifts and crafts. Vendors include Clever Container, Beads by Daisy, Jam ’N Joes Bee Goods and PartyLite. Visitors will also have an opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate for PartyLite.

The thrift store is at 6607 N. Maple St. For more information call Kristy Zentzis at (509) 326-1522 or email To submit news about your school, students and staff to the Education Notebook, send the details to or call (509) 459-5434.

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