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"Go Outside and Play"

Post by: Erika Bakker, SCS teacher and parent

I enjoy recess duty.

Of course, I appreciate a recess break alone, too. A few minutes to set up for the next lesson and refill my cup of coffee are surely appreciated.

But I enjoy recess duty. It’s good get outside. The fresh air wakes me up more than caffeine. The sight and smell of the trees fill my lungs with good things. The casual, playful encounters with the children make me laugh. No wonder recess is a favorite with all ages!

When I’m outside with the children, there’s no official curriculum agenda. I have lots of time to hear their tales of loose teeth, new running shoes, and plans to play Legos with Daddy right after school. Read more >> about "Go Outside and Play"

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!

In Memory of Mins Reinsma

In the early morning of Friday, August 14, Mins Reinsma passed away in his sleep and went to be with the Lord. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 12, at 3:00 pm at First Christian Reformed Church of Seattle (the church across the parking lot from the school). The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Shoreline Christian School in Mins' name. Read more >> about In Memory of Mins Reinsma

Gifting Appreciated Stock: It’s a win-win!

Post by the Finance Committee

Given just how far the stock market has risen in the past several years, many investors are fortunate enough to have investments that have appreciated in value substantially. That's good news for the value of your investment portfolio, but if you own those investments in a taxable account, then you'll have to pay what could be a substantial amount of tax on the capital gains that those investments have earned since you bought them. Even at preferential long-term capital-gains rates, the prospect of paying as much as 20% of your hard-earned gains to the IRS probably isn't the kind of charity you had in mind.

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