First day at Holy Family School: New dual-language program debuts

September 4th, 2012 Tracy Posted in Education, Holy Family, Religion, Schools, White Center news 1 Comment »

Big smile from Holy Family Parish School principal Frank Cantwell – it’s the first day of school and the first day of a new program that will continue growing over the years. Holy Family is debuting its dual-language program. The principal explains, “We have hired seven bilingual teachers from Mexico, South America and Spain. Our Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten students will be learning half their subjects in Spanish and half in English. Each year, we will include the next grade up. For now, all the students in Grades 1 through 8 will be taught in English, but learning Spanish in the more traditional approach.” One of the new teachers is Flori Muñoz from Argentina:

Here’s her kindergarten classroom from another angle:

Assistant principal Anca Wilson was conducting parent orientation:

Also happening this week at Holy Family – the annual Street Fair is coming up Saturday and Sunday (September 8-9). Principal Cantwell says, “We will be having Mexican, Filipino and Vietnamese foods, as well as hot dogs and hamburgers. We will have pony rides again this year, and we have built a water slide that I am sure will be a big hit with the kids. We will also be having a variety of ethnic music and dancing. We expect it to be bigger and better than ever.”

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Happening now: ‘The Avenue’ at White Center Heights Park

August 6th, 2011 Tracy Posted in Fun, Religion, White Center news Comments Off

Looking for something to do on this beautiful Saturday evening? The Way Church of God, which meets at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle’s North Delridge neighborhood, is presenting the community event “The Avenue” at White Center Heights Park right now, till 8 pm, promising food music, drama, comedy and “society.” 102nd and 7th in WC.

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In case you saw it too: Unusual sight was a New Year’s offering

February 2nd, 2011 Tracy Posted in Religion, White Center news Comments Off

It’s right out in the open, so in case you saw this too, we’re sharing results of our research. We got a photo of a sight that troubled (and sparked the curiosity of) the architects who found it today while visiting a future development site in the Greenbridge area. We’re not showing the close-up photo but it can be described best as a crucified rooster, in front of a decorated and ornately arranged box of food – it’s in the lower right corner of the photo, viewed from behind, from a distance. Online research matched it to a traditional Lunar New Year offering by some worshipers in a certain area of Cambodia – you can read about it here (the link should take you to page 117).

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