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What’s One More?

Post by: Char DeKoekkoek, Elementary Curriculum Coordinator and SCS Parent

My husband and I have seven fantastic children.

Years ago we were asked if we would like to host an international student for a month during the summer. “Sure,” I said, “what’s one more?” "One more" started out as a college student from France, named Boris, who lived with us for a month while he did an internship at a nearby business. Another "one more" was Mario from China, and Sachie from Japan, and Eric from Korea, and Lilli from Ecuador.

Elementary Student Guides Head Up Care Kit Project

Elementary Student Guides

The elementary Student Guides program offers students an opportunity to follow Christ in servant leadership roles and to gain decision-making skills. Representatives from each grade level are elected by their classmates and meet regularly to choose and coordinate service projects for the elementary school, and to discuss and recommend solutions for issues that may arise (such as playground clean-up).

Servant-Leadership in Action

The Student Guides are in the process of coordinating their spring service project: Care Kits for Seattle's homeless people. Over the next two weeks the elementary students will be collecting items in our classrooms for these Care Kits.

Did You Know?

I have kind of a funny story for you. Yesterday, a service representative came to switch out our postage meter machine in the office. He replaced it with the same model, but now it’s just a little bit fresher and cleaner. As the rep was showing us a faster way to print international postage, he flipped up a little plastic flap to reveal a keyboard. I gasped. After almost two years of working at the office, I still did not know that machine had a keyboard! Our rep laughed and then showed me another trick to unjam the machine should an envelope get stuck. Good thing I enjoy learning new things!

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