September 13, 2012
- Family-friendly Local Happenings from Macaroni Kid
- Work From Home Guide
- Teacher of the Month - Nominate a Teacher Today!
- National TriMathlon at Mathnasium of Issaquah
- Kellogg's® Tour of Gymnastics Champions
- Featured Local Businesses
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- BTS: Lunchbox Ideas
- Macaroni Tech: Artkive
- Encompass Programs
- Go Green this Halloween! Swap Your Costumes!
Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, North Bend and Fall City
I am beginning to feel like THIS is my favorite time of year. This wonderful lull between two seasons - one foot in the summer another tiptoeing toward autumn. The mornings are cool and crisp; the afternoons sunny and warm. The rain is no where in sight.
Students have returned to school. Parents are embracing a more structured routine. Yet the community is still buzzing with activities and family friendly events. In fact, here are the details of TWO fishy activities you won't want to miss:
Snoqualmie River Fish Festival - September 22
After a summer of tubing (and leaving litter behind) on the the Snoqualmie River, Fall City Arts has come up with this unique and creative way to approach this dilemma, and it's meant for families! Festival goers will be given a list of these treasures hidden along the shores of the Snoqualmie River. They will also be given garbage bags to assist in cleaning up as they treasure hunt. Combining art, fun and community service!
The Splash Mob! Game - now through October 7th
You and your kids are invited to "fish around Issaquah" in search of decorated salmon on display in certain stores throughout the area. Collect a stamp at each location and earn the chance at some great prizes. Just this past Tuesday, my daughter and I discovered four salmon in Gilman Village. You'll need a gameboard to play, which you can click and print here.
After you mark your calendar for those great events, check out what Macaroni Kid is bringing you THIS WEEK ...
- Work From Home Guide featuring local Independent Consultants and mom-preneurs who are working out of their homes and making money!
- Was last year's teacher something special? Already impressed with this year's teacher? Nominate a Teacher Today!
- Whether math comes easily or you're looking for a challenge, check out National TriMathlon at Mathnasium
- We bet you'll flip for another chance to win tickets to see Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions
- The mom behind Active Balance has ideas for packing healthy back-to-school lunches
- We've got the scoop on Artkive, a super cool App for getting a handle of all that artwork
- Here's an overview of the programs offered at Encompass including FREE monthly development screenings
- Go Green this Halloween! Swap your Costumes at our 3rd Annual Costume Swap Day event. Drop off costumes now at Small Threads for Kids or the new CleanScapes Store.
Also, please take a minute to share Macaroni Kid with a friend (or a dozen friends) ... post it on Facebook, forward the newsletter from your email account, mention it at your next Moms Group or PTA meeting, ... we truly appreciate your support!
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and encourage you to check out our Calendar for a complete list.
Once a month for the next four months, you will find this article featuring local Independent Consultants and mom-preneurs who are working out of their homes and making money!
So if you are looking to make money from home or want to host a mom's night in (with benefits) or find a way to get connected with local moms and their great services/products, this guide is for you!
Below in alphabetical order you will find a brief description ...
Recognizing the dedication of teachers in the Snoqualmie Valley, Issaquah and Sammamish areas.
Can you name a teacher who has made a difference in your child's life? We bet you can! Would you like to recognize a hardworking teacher in a really special way? Of course you would!
Macaroni Kid Snoqualmie Valley-Issaquah is super excited to team with Bridget Franklin from The Cascade Team, Flat Iron Grill, Therapeutic Health and Issaquah Trophy & Awards to recognize a Teacher of the Month - every month - starting now!
Whether you have kids in daycare, pre-school or “real school,” we need to hear from you so we can reward some hardworking teachers!
To nominate your teacher, please CLICK HERE.
Teachers will be notified by Macaroni Kid, nominations will be reviewed by a panel of judges, and a winner will be announced each month. Get your nominations in today for September Teacher of the Month.
Thank you to our sponsors of Teacher of the Month.
Bridget Franklin: 425-985-2158
*** Please note teachers must be from the Snoqualmie Valley, Issaquah or Sammamish areas OR within the Snoqualmie Valley or Issaquah School Districts. You must be a Macaroni Kid Snoqualmie Valley-Issaquah subscriber to nominate a teacher.
Math athletes can exercise their minds and win prizes at the TriMathlon, held nationwide and at the Issaquah Mathnasium on Saturday, September 29
Students in third through sixth grades can register for FREE either online or at the Issaquah Mathnasium.
The TriMathlon event focuses on the foundations of the Mathnasium Method and Number Sense:
- Wholes and Parts
- Proportional Thinking
National TriMathlon winners will be chosen from the top three scores from all participating Mathnasium locations; a total of 12 winners will be selected and will receive honors and more ...
CONTEST IS CLOSED.
You can see Gabby Douglas, Mckayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber right here in Seattle at the 2012 Kellogg’s® Tour of Gymnastics Champions at KeyArena on September 23, 2012.
This event will be unlike any gymnastics tour ever produced, providing fans with a high-flying, dynamic experience that will celebrate the sports' beauty and skill. We hope you can join the Fab Five along with 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia ...
Where: Si View Park, 400 SE Orchard Drive, North BendWhen: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Live entertainment begins at 6pm)Who: Everyone is welcomeHow: Just show upCost: FREE to attendFor more info: http://www.siviewpark.org/farmers.phtml
Friday, September 14 through Saturday, September 15 - NORTH BEND: "An Evening with Mark Twain" at Valley Center Stage
Where: Valley Center Stage is located at 119 W. North Bend Way, in North Bend. It is on the second floor of the Masonic LodgeWhen: 7:30 PM (And 2pm on September 16th)Who: FamiliesHow: Tickets available HERECost: $15 adults, $12.50 seniors and 12 & underFor more info: CLICK HERE
Where: Meadowbrook Farm, 1711 Boalch Ave, North BendWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Everyone is welcomeHow: Register or just show up. Email Dave Battey, [email protected]Cost: FREEFor more info: Email Dave Battey, [email protected]
Where: Sammamish EX3 Teen Center | 825 228th Avenue NEWhen: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PMWho: ladies 21+How: To purchase tickets, contact Jeremy Peck at 425.250.4786 or [email protected] or stop by the Teen Center during business hours.Cost: Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.For more info: Contact Jeremy Peck at 425.250.4786 or [email protected]
Where: Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 SE Snoqualmie ParkwayWhen: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (See more info for other dates)Who: Female Snoqualmie residents over 18 years of ageHow: Contact [email protected] to registerCost: FREEFor more info:Must attend on September 17, 19, 24, and 26,
Where: Valley Center Stage, 119 North Bend Way, North BendWhen: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Tuesdays for 8 weeks)Who: Ages 9-13How: Email [email protected] for status of this class and to register.Cost: $175For more info: www.valleycenterstage.org
Where: Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah, WA 98027When: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesdays, September 19-October24)Who: elementary and middle-school studentsHow: Advance registration is required. Download and print a registration form. Confirmations will be e-mailed.Cost: FREE. The value of this class is $35. However, in 2012, the City of Issaquah is generously covering the cost of Seattle Tilth’s children's education programs at the Pickering Barn, thanks to funding from the King Conservation District.For more info: seattletilth.org/learn/kids/issaquahfallgardenclasses
Contact Falaah Jones [email protected].
Where: Issaquah Trophy & Awards | 1320 NW Mall Street, A-2. | IssaquahWhen: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Everyone is welcomeHow: Plan to attendCost: FREE
Where: 24 participating businesses in IssaquahWhen: n/aWho: Everyone is welcome!How: Drop off your game cards to the Visitor Information Center (155 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah) by Oct. 5th or turn them in to one of the Salmon Days Information Booths on Oct. 6th & 7th before 4:00pm.
Grand Prize drawing will be held Sunday, Oct 7th at 5:00pm at the Rainier Blvd. Stage!Cost: FREE
Where: Si View Community Center GymWhen: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY's)Who: families with children ages 0-5How: Just show upCost: A donation of $1 per child per visit is appreciated.For more info: www.snovalleyindoorplayground.org. No sessions during school district holidays and breaks.
The Thriller-dance flash mob performance will be part of the global Thrill the World initiative where zombies all over the planet will be performing Michael Jackson's dance at the same time! The zombie flash mob will open the festival at noon on October 27th and close the festival with a second performance at 4pm right outside Blakely Hall on Park Drive.
Where: Blakely Hall in the Issaquah HighlandsWhen: 2:00 PM (Sundays in September 9th and October 21st)Who: Open to All AgesHow: Plan to attendCost: FREE
Where:Snoqualmie Parkway downhill lanes across from the Snoqualmie Fire Station.When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Challenge Day races allow children with disabilities who are 5’ 2” or under and 130 pounds or less to participate.How: To register to particpate, please see More Info below or call 425-445-3190Cost: FREE to attend [email protected] or 425-445-3190For more info: [email protected] or 425-445-3190
Where: Art Park in Fall CityWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Everyone is welcome!How: Plan to attend; email [email protected], if you're willing to volunteer for this eventCost: FREEFor more info: www.fallcityarts.com/snoqualmie-river-fish-festival
Where: Gilman Village | 317 NW Gilman Blvd, #22 | Issaquah, WA 98027When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Everyone is welcomeHow: Plan to attendCost: FREEFor more info: www.cleanscapes.com
Where: Mt. Si Gymnastics Academy & Dance Studio 1546 Boalch Ave NW #20 North BendWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Kids ages 5+How: Drop kids off and pick up after classCost: FREEFor more info: www.mtsigymnasticsacademy.com Register for dance classes at dance day are receive 10% off of two months tuition!
Where: 37705 SE 47th Street Snoqualmie, WA 98065When: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Families with children of all agesHow: Just show upCost: Suggested Donation: $20 per familyFor more info: https://www.facebook.com/RanchoLagunasHEART
Categories: Age 3-5 Age 6-9 Age 10-14 Age 15-Adult
Prizes: $25, $20, $15 Gift Certificates - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place awarded in each age category.
CLICK HERE for Contest Rules
Where: Bellevue Arte & FramingWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (3:00 voting ends 4:00 winners announced!)Who: All Lego artists young and old!How: CLICK HERE to RegisterCost: FREE - Receive a $5.00 BAF Buck just for entering.For more info: baftoy.com/blog/lego-event/
Tips for building a kid-friendly lunch:
- Create a rainbow of color with food; mix and match fruit and vegetables of all different colors.
- Involve them in the prep work. Help your child come up with 1-2 days worth of lunch ideas, and find a time at night where they can help you assemble it.
- Include a protein in every lunch (string cheese, seed or nut butters, hard-boiled eggs ...
Store, Share and Print Your Child’s Masterpieces with New Artkive Mobile App
Children. Families. Community
Encompass has three locations in the area. Here are some of the programs Encompass offers our community.
Parent Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month. Encompass has started a FREE monthly support group for parents of children of any age. This group is led by an Encompass parent educator and features open discussion and the opportunity to network with other parents with similar concerns. How would you like to not just get through the winter holidays but actually enjoy them? That is every parent’s dream. Now you ...
The kids are back in school. Mornings and evenings are feeling fall-like. It's time to start thinking about costumes and candy and craziness! While you're at it, why not minimize waste and maximize fun! And there's no better way to do that for Halloween than participating in National Costume Swap Day.
A costume swap is recycling at its most fun. Kids get new-to-them costumes, and parents get to save money and the planet. National Costume Swap Day is the brainchild of Corey and Lynn, moms living right ...
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