Week of September 21-26
OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
Teen artists, get noticed! Learn how to build an online portfolio and tell the story behind your art, whether you make paintings, poems, or something completely different. Professional designer Raj Makker will teach you how to write about your art, take photos with a DSLR camera, and create a portfolio on WordPress! Learn design principles and find out how designers use their art skills to solve problems. What new uses can you find for your art?
Professional designer Raj Makker will teach you how to write about your art, take photos with a DSLR camera, and create a portfolio on WordPress! Learn design principles and find out how designers use their art skills to solve problems. What new uses can you find for your art?
We are inviting professional artists and designers to visit and talk about how their identities shape their art, so this is an exciting opportunity to meet new mentors. Any kind of creative medium–whether visual, written, or spoken–is welcome. At the end of the quarter, teens will put together an exhibit for the Wing’s youth gallery. We will meet Fridays October 9-December 11 from 3:30-7pm at the Wing Luke Museum (719 S King St Chinatown-International District).
More information about YouthCAN is on our website and you can see us in action on our blog. Request an application by contacting YouthCAN Manager Minh Nguyen by email or call 206-623-5124 x220.
Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep from the National Sleep Foundation
Aidan Tro (mother of Aster, a new 6th grader) recently took over as organizer of Family Outdoor Teen and Preteen Social Group, a MEETUP group for families with teen and preteen kids.
PSCS families are invited to join outdoor adventures about once a month, starting next Saturday, September 19, with a hike at Wallace Falls. Other possible ideas are canoeing/kayaking, skiing, biking, berry picking, hot springs, camping, and more. Most outings will be appropriate for the interests and skills of kids 9 and older, but younger kids are welcome if you think they would have a fun time! Find them on MEETUP or email Aidan for more info.
Lena McCulouch, PSCS Alum parent (Martin was a PSCS student for seven years) and her family are seeking someone(s) to share our lovely West Seattle home with their three cats and dog Alli (for probably around a year).
“Over the next year I am reconnecting with my community and friends and want our home to be a place of love, joy and community (and good food!). I like having a home that is open to people stopping in, a place where people can gather in a peaceful and loving way!
I’m a veterinary acupuncturist and herbalist and a lover of animals, music and magic. I run a clinic of holistic healing for people and animals. Martin is 18 and finding his next path after school, he is also a member of a band. He is about the sweetest teenager you will meet. We are both fairly easy going people and appreciate time with people and alone.
Our home is large with four bedrooms and a large media room and is located half a block from the bus and walking distance from stores, movie theatre, banks, etc. in the Admiral district of West Seattle. It is a funky old 1907 house with a wild yard full of trees and plants and a wonderful dining room to gather in. We have a media room with a projector system up in the attic. It is way too much space for the two of us! See photos here.
The spaces available are a bedroom in the basement and a bedroom on the second floor. There are two www.toiletable.com bathrooms in the house. All common areas would be shared. The space is available through at least the beginning of September of 2016. I can give more details about that if you want to contact me.
I am open to either a single person who wants one room, or a family or couple who want both. The most important thing is having someone who is a good fit to live with our little family. I am not against having more animals in the house if they get along with ours and are well behaved.”
If you are interested or know someone who might be, please email Lena.