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Representative McCabe to Visit Yakima Elementary Students - 06/07/17

Representative Gina McCabe from the 14th district will be coming to Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary (Principal Maria Lucero; 2000 S. 18th Street Yakima WA 98903) on Thursday, June 15, 2017 to attend the Kindergarten-2nd Grade awards assembly from 1:45-2:30.
Representative McCabe was invited by Anne Chapman (NBCT in Music)as part of the Legislator in the Classroom Program sponsored by the Washington Education Association.

Media is welcome, however please contact Kirsten Fitterer to let her know you will be attending.

Are you a "Bucketfiller?" Whitney Elementary Students Will Find Out TODAY - 06/07/17

Kelly Nickels (https://bucketfillersforlife.com/pages/western-u-s-regional-director) with Bucketfillers will be presenting to Whitney Elementary Students today (K-2 at 1:00pm and 3-5 grades at 2:15pm).

According to Whitney Elementary Counselor, Leslie Padilla, "The idea behind bucket filling is that we all have an invisible bucket above our head. When it is full, we feel good, when it is empty we feel bad. We can choose to fill (or empty) other people's buckets by how we treat them throughout the day!"

The Bucketfiller website indicates the assembly will be as follows:

The Younger assembly lasts approximately 40 minutes and includes the following:

Introduction to the bucketfilling metaphor and how our personal bucket level impacts how we feel
Concept of choice in being a bucket filler or a bucket dipper
Power of Kindness, Caring, Loving, and Sharing for filling others' and our buckets
Power of Meanness, Anger, Selfishness, and Bullying for dipping in others' and our buckets
Concept of the "lid" of resilience
Four students come up, play instruments to "Fill More Dip Less" song
Benefits of a GOODMORNING and being Alive Awake Alert Enthusiastic!
Four teachers come up, have silly hats put on them, take bucketfilling "test"
Repeat after me Bucketfillers Song ("singing oh way oh!")
Simple pledge
Presentation of framed certificate to Principal

The Principal at Whitney Elementary School is Kim Newell.

Media is welcome at the assemblies. Please just email Kirsten Fitterer to let her know you will be attending. Thank you.

Styles for Students Group Styles Stanton Academy Seniors for Graduation - 06/06/17

Stanton Academy seniors graduate at the Capitol Theatre this Friday. A new community partnership group, called Styles for Students, have stepped up to make sure they look their best!

On Wednesday, area barbers from many shops (flyer attached) will gather at Elite Academy (address below) where a bus will transport male students from Stanton who have worked to earn a free new look for graduation.

On Friday, graduation day, female students from Stanton Academy will be walking over to Belu Salon (address below) where stylists from salons all over the city (flyer attached) will gather to style their hair for the night's gradution ceremony. All services are complimentary and all students have already been selected to receive services.

Styles for Students has made a positive impact on Yakima School District students this school year. They have gathered at IKE, then gathered at Davis for pep assemblies where students have earned free new looks. Some students have earned their new look by making an improvement in their academic life. Some have improved their attendance. Some are struggling and counselors determined they need a boost toward success. Some are homeless and haven't had a haircut in quite a while.

The stylists and barbers report that the impact is very high for them - maybe even more for them than for the students. They have meaningful conversations while the students sit in their chairs. They have become valuable role models and mentors for students and it pulls their heartstrings. Yakima School District staff love seeing the smiles on the students' faces and they appreciate the time these hair professionals are donating to their students.

A meeting with the Styles for Students group which includes coordinators from the Yakima School District met Monday (they meet regularly) and are making plans for even more of an impact next school year. Stay tuned for more information!

The saying is that it takes a village to raise children. In Yakima, it takes a community. And if the barbers and stylists who have stepped up to form Styles for Students are an example of our community support for our students, then Yakima students will have the best start possible.

Stanton Academy * Styles for Students Events:
oBarbers Event (male students): Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 9-11 am., Elite Academy, 2606 W Nob Hill Blvd, Yakima, WA 98902
oStylists Event (female students): Friday, June 9, 2017, 11:30-2 pm., Belu Salon, 32 N 2nd St, Yakima, WA 98901

Media is welcome. Please email Kirsten Fitterer to let her know you will be stopping by.

Attached Media Files: Styles For Students Flyer