July 28, 2021
August 5 – Work Party: Deep School Clean-up, 12-3pm
September 1 – Family Orientation (more details to follow)
September 1 – Registration Paperwork Due
September 7 – First Day of School
September 8-10 – Student Orientation (more details to follow)
September 11 – EA’s 3rd Annual Used Gear Sale
A Letter from the Head of School: Why Explore? A Sense of Place
I like to walk. My feet drum the coastal mudflats, inlets and mountains through me and me through it. The seal’s head bobs. I see it’s eyes peak above the waterline and feel an uplifting in my heart. When young people have consistent, positive, interactions in nature with caring adults, they develop a positive sense of place and this contributes to a sense of well-being. Another reason for, “why explore”.
Welcome to Serena Norris, EA’s Administrative Manager
Please join me in welcoming Serena to the EA community! She moved to Washington from her home state of North Carolina via New Mexico and NYC. For the last 10 years, she has worked as a registered nurse mainly in intensive care units across the country, caring for adults and pediatric patients. Serena brings empathy, compassion, and many transferable skills gained as a nurse while offering a slightly different perspective. She loves cooking and bringing people together to enjoy food and games.
First Pitch Thrown
The heat wave delayed Daniel’s originally scheduled first pitch. But last Friday, Daniel brought the heat as he threw the First Pitch for the Bellingham Bells game straight down the line!
Thank you to Heather Flanagan, Amanda North, Nate North, and Asher Ambrose for your attention to detail dusting everything above and below the exit signs, vacuuming, wiping, laughing, listening to music and telling stories while we cared for our school.
There is still time to join the next deep cleaning session on August 5th from 12- 3pm. Register here or email email@example.com to set up a time to help that works for you.
Parent/ Guardian Survey Results
The Parent/ Guardian Survey– results are out. See the full report at this link. The survey poses a range of statements meant to measure parent perspective of their experience at EA across key priority areas. Participants were asked to read the question and rate the extent to which they either strongly disagree (1) or strongly agree(5). The results are converted into a percentage with “strongly agree” being equal to 100%. The second part asks a few qualitative questions to provide parents/ guardians space to freely submit feedback about the strengths and areas of improvement for the school. Thank you for supporting us in continuous organizational learning.