August 2, 2009
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 2, 2009
The Newcastle Weed Warriors host a community outreach meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Bellevue Fire Station No. 9, 12412 Newcastle Way, to plan weed removal strategy for the route of the city’s inaugural 5K run.
Weed Warriors are “volunteers working with the city to reduce the negative impact of invasive and noxious weeds in Newcastle’s parks, trails and open spaces, and thus, improving the aesthetic and ?recreational quality of our public places,” according to the group’s Web site.
“Weed Warrior projects reflect the willingness of local citizens to be involved and take part in their community as environmental stewards.”
Learn more here.
July 30, 2009
NEW — Noon, July 29, 2009
Local teen Andrew Lee, 15, of Newcastle, is stepping out and tackling tough issues in Seattle Children’s Theatre’s “RENT: School Edition.”
Every summer, the theater’s professionals step aside to make room for aspiring young actors, directors and musicians on the stage.
Andrew has been acting for some time, but it is the first time he has performed with SCT.
“I love to sing and I’ve been doing it since choir in fifth grade, but I guess it just transformed into theater,” he said.
July 27, 2009
NEW — 6 a.m. July 27, 2009
Issaquah School District officials are asking parents of elementary school students to take a survey about their child’s school experiences before Aug. 8.
The annual elementary school parent survey is online and asks parents to evaluate their oldest child’s experiences, including how information is related about the school to parents and students, grading their school and the district and giving suggestions for improvement.
District officials will use the comments parents provide to provide things that continue to support student learning and work to improve in areas where parents have concerns.
The survey is confidential and is open until 4 p.m. Aug. 7.
Take the survey here.