No. 2 pencils, glue sticks and backpacks are among the school supplies being sought for needy students in Ferndale schools.
Officials for the Ferndale School District, which is once again sponsoring the school supply drive, said donations have been slow coming in this year.
Last year, more than 500 students in grades K through 12 received school supplies, thanks to the drive.
Supplies will be distributed Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Vista Middle School to qualifying students.
School supplies may be dropped off in Ferndale at:
- Ferndale School District Office, 6041 Vista Drive.
- Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. at First.
- Whatcom Educational Credit Union, 5659 Barrett Road.
- Ferndale Community Resource Center, 5694 Second Ave.
Other needed supplies include colored pencils, wide and thin markers, pencil boxes, loose-leaf paper, spiral notebooks, pencil sharpeners, ballpoint pens, yellow highlighters and dry-erase markers.
Donations of money also will be accepted. Send them to Ferndale Family Community Fund, c/o Alicia Roberts, FCC Special Events Coordinator, P.O. Box 698, Ferndale, Wash., 98248.
For more information, go online to www.ferndale.wednet.edu. Or contact Alicia Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-410-7285
There are a couple of literary events this weekend that have a schools angle.
The first is 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Whatcom Middle School, 810 Halleck St., near F and Girard streets.
That’s when there will be a free reading and book-signing of “Alien on a Rampage,” the second installment in the Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast series from Bellingham-area writer Clete Barrett Smith.
Go for your chance to get an early copy of his new book. The event is in the school auditorium.
Smith is a former English teacher who taught at Blaine and Bellingham high schools.
The second is 5 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in the Readings Gallery at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
Young female poets from Shuksan Middle School will share their writing to benefit Brigid Collins Family Support Center in Bellingham. The nonprofit works to break the cycle of child abuse.
Booklets of the students’ poetry will be available at the Brigid Collins table. Donations will be accepted for the booklets.
St. Paul’s Academy is having a family friendly Spring Fiesta starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 11.
The event will be at St Paul’s Lower School Building, 3000 Northwest Ave. in Bellingham.
There will be door prizes, games, contests, a silent auction and a buffet dinner catered by El Amigo Mexican restaurant.
Tickets cost $20 per family.
Details: Contact Kara Crotty at email@example.com.
The 2012 Fly Fishing Film Tour comes to Western Washington University on Sunday, April 29, and will raise money for the Liam Wood Flyfishers and River Guardians school.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. at WWU’s Performing Arts Center. The show begins at 5 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
Tickets are $12 general and $8 for students.
Additional details are online at n-sea.org.
The school is a nonprofit started in honor of Liam Wood, an 18-year-old Sehome High School graduate and flyfisherman who drowned while fishing in a favorite watering hole at Whatcom Creek.
He was overcome by fumes from 237,000 gallons of gasoline that had leaked from a ruptured pipeline in Whatcom Falls Park on June 10, 1999.
Two 10-year-old Bellingham boys also died in the ensuing explosion.
A family bingo night at the Ferndale Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, March 3, will raise money for Pioneer Meadows Montessori School in Ferndale.
The event is 5 to 8 p.m. at 2015 Cherry St. It will include pizza, prizes and bingo.
Admission is free.
Bingo cards will sell for $1 each, or 18 cards for $15.
Proceeds benefit community outreach programs in Whatcom County and tuition help for Pioneer Meadows Montessori School.
The school offers preschool and elementary programs, with children in multi-age groupings, five days a week.
For more information, call the school at 360-778-3681.
The Mount Baker FFA will be selling breakfast at the Rome Grange one Sunday morning each month, starting Sunday, Oct. 17.
Breakfast is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 5 -10, and free for kids younger than 5. The FFA chapter is trying to raise money for activities, travel, the state convention and the annual banquet.
The menu for Sunday includes scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage links and coffee.
Breakfast will be served at the grange, 2821 Mount Baker Highway, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month.
Communities In Schools of Whatcom County’s second annual Race for Education 5K starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16.
Participants can walk or run the 3.1 mile course, which is a combination of roads and trails. The race starts and finishes at Squalicum Creek Park on Squalicum Parkway.
Pre-registration, which must be completed no later than Thrusday, Oct. 14, is $20 for the general public and $10 for students and educators. Day-of registration is $25. To register, go to www.whatcomcounty.ciswa.org.
Bellingham Dollars for Scholars is having their annual Cheers! celebration on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Tickets for the event, which will feature a variety of food and socializing, are $75. To reserve a seat, call the Whatcom Community Foundation at 360-671-6463.
Bellingham Dollars for Scholars is a scholarship foundation for Bellingham School District students. In the spring, the foundation awarded 97 scholarships. Since it’s creation, BDFS has given more than 450 scholarships totaling more than $380,000.
Haggen stores in Bellingham and Ferndale are helping local high schools raise money by selling school-related umbrellas and donating part of the proceeds.
Starting Friday, Sept. 17, the four Bellingham Haggen stores will sell umbrellas with logos from Bellingham, Sehome and Squalicum high schools. The Haggen Food & Pharmacy in Ferndale will sell umbrellas with the Ferndale High School logo.
The “golf umbrellas” cost $12.99 each, with $3 from each sale will be donated to the school whose logo in on the sold umbrella.
Paper Zone is looking for people to nominate their favorite teachers for a chance to win a gift basket with about $380-worth of school supplies.
Between now and the end of August, students and parents can go to one of the nine stores in Washington and Oregon and nominate their favorite local teacher. The Bellingham location is at 915 Iowa St.
One basket will be awarded per store.
The prize includes paint brushes, drawing kits, glue, scissors, colored pencils, art pads, adhesives, etc.
During August the store is also having a school supply drive, which gives customers a chance to purchase items that will be donated to local schools.