First grader Lluvia Qunitero works on an assignment in Homework Club, which is part of the Orcas School District’s English Language Learners’ program. Lluvia speaks Spanish and English. The ELL program also offers parenting classes and has created a Spanish library.
Everyone was frustrated. Students could not understand the homework and their Spanish-speaking parents were struggling to help, but could not read the directions in English.
Thomas has been city administrator of the city of Enumclaw, population 10,669, Wash., since 2010. Before that, he was director of the city's Department of Community and Economic Development for five years.
A free forum about the importance of healthy shorelines will be held Tuesday, June 4 on Orcas. Participants will learn about fish and wildlife, shoreline geology and other features of the shorelines in the Salish Sea.
The 23rd Annual Pet Parade will be taking over the streets of Eastsound on Saturday, May 25. Kaleidoscope Preschool and Child Care Center is at it again, preparing for the island’s furry friends parade. The starting location is School Road at 10 a.m. for judging. As usual, the parade will start at 11 a.m.
Do “Downton Abbey,” “The Iron Lady,” “The Queen,” “Frost/Nixon” and “West Wing” captivate you? Then this funny, fast-paced, aggressive, confrontational, thought-provoking and entertaining new play by James Graham “This House” is for you.