My family enjoys what we call The Newspaper Meal. It is comprised of Dungeness crab, Penn Cove mussels, and a fillet of wild caught Northwest salmon that has been on my smoker or grill. The table is covered with newspaper and a large pot sits in the middle to collect shells. It is a rather lengthy meal as we enjoy all the flavors that God has blessed us with in the Puget Sound. When the meal is done, water is added to the pot to make fish stock and the newspaper is rolled up to clean the table. While I have had the same food in a variety of situations and places, it never tastes the same. It is missing the spices that family, friends, memories, and the time we spend together add to a meal. Read more >> about Newspaper Meal
I attended a Seattle Livewire event hosted by the Seattle Times last week. The event involved the superintendents of a couple of the state’s larger school districts, two legislators, a CEO of a larger business, the Dean of Education from a state university, and the 2013 national teacher of the year. All were there to discuss a vision for K-12 education in the State of Washington. There were about 300 of us in the audience that listened to a dialogue between the panelists that was facilitated by two of the Seattle Times education columnists.
I found the discussion to be fascinating as it weaved from problems to potential solutions for the problems to problems with the solutions. The discussion was interspersed with speeches,
I wish we could bottle all the enthusiasm and excitement from the start of our school year so that I could release it in small doses later in the year. New clothes, new faces, new school supplies, and renewed attitudes all blend together to generate a liturgy of praise. This continues into the school picnic where the simplicity of sharing a grilled hotdog with old friends and new acquaintances becomes an opportunity to worship within the ecosystem that supports the Christian formation of our children.
Post by: Char DeKoekkoek, Director of Elementary Education 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.
Welcome to the next segment of our “Top Things for Back-to-School” series; from here on out, the lists will be more focused in topic. Read more >> about Top Things High School Families Should Know About Back-to-School!
Over the coming weeks, we’re going to bring you a series of blog posts of the things you most need to know about coming back to school! The first in the series applies to ALL our amazing families. Read more >> about 10 Things All Families Should Know About Back to School!
~Post by: Tim Visser, Administrator
To be able to maintain my bus driver's license, my blood pressure needs to be below a certain level. This week was my annual renewal, so it was time to have my checkup. Worrying about my blood pressure numbers coupled with waits, smells, and needles in a doctor's office is enough to elevate my numbers. Superman has his Kryptonite, and I have my doctor's office. Read more >> about The Gift of a Grandson