Photo courtesy of Attendance Works

September 2016

In this issue:  

Absenteeism is a chronic problem across the U.S. Learn more what Eastside Pathways is doing to raise awareness about the importance of regular school attendance and on-time arrival.  Join us in getting kids to school on time this Fall! 
EastsidePathwaysNewsEastside Pathways News
Most Eastside Pathways collaboratives meet monthly. Find out what happened at the last meeting and when the next one is! If you would like to attend a collaborative meeting and are new to the collaborative, please email the facilitator to let them know you will be attending to receive information in advance and any updates.  
New Partner Profile

Athletes for Kids envisions a community where children of all abilities are celebrated through their mission to enhance the lives of children who have special needs and the high school athletes who mentor them. They believe that modeling acceptance and inclusion strengthens and transforms our communities. 
Register  here
CommunityHappeningsCommunity Happenings

Welcoming Week
Welcoming Week is from September 16-25, celebrating America's diversity and welcoming our communities. 
9/16 - Welcoming Week Kick-Off Reception 
9/17 - Bring Your Chinese Neighbor
9/19 - Evening Conversation Practice
9/20 - ELLA Conversation Practice
9/20 - Cultural Conversations 
9/21 - Coffee and Conversation 
Find more info here.

The Washington State Coalition for Language Access welcomes you to their 11th annual Summit. The theme is Language Access, focusing on critical issues facing immigrant and refugee families. In every sector, from healthcare to law enforcement, WASCLA seeks to bring people together to identify problems and find ways to break down barriers. Businesses may consider becoming a sponsor for this event to help Washington's only conference to help language be accessible to all. More info  here.
Date: October 21-22

Spark Your Imagination! Award
SPARK, a nonprofit science summer camp hosted by Interlake High School students, is hosting an award for Bellevue students passionate about science and their community entering 4th-7th grade. Projects can be from planting trees to teaching math to a sibling! The student that receives first place prize receives a 100% scholarship to SPARK 2017, $1,000 donation to their school's STEM program and $50 to Marbles the Brain Store. Apply and find more info  here
Application Deadline:  November 10

10/19 American Immigration Forums
            Community Conversation
10/24 Hopelink Luncheon 10/29 KidsQuest Carnival Auction
11/12 Jubilee Reach Festival of Trees

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