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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Halloween Candy and Pumpkin Donations for UP Seniors

Here is something fun that we, as a community, can do to support our seniors locally.  Activity Director Emily Murer at University Place Care Center has a request for two things:  pumpkins for planned activities for the nursing home patients, and donated bags of wrapped candy for Halloween. 

Emily is seeking "...approximately *50 sugar pumpkins for activities at our intergenerational Halloween party (on the 31st) and perhaps two dozen full-size pumpkins for the residents to decorate/carve in the next couple weeks to decorate the building."  *Happily, they are already halfway to their goal for the sugar pumpkins and some other pumpkins have been brought in.  Special thanks to the donors!  

Donate additional pumpkins for the seniors to enjoy and the bags of wrapped Halloween candy for their big party on Halloween!  

Drop off donations during business hours at University Place Care Center, 5520 Bridgeport Way West, University Place, 98467.  Let's see what we can do to help achieve this goal for the seniors and their grandchildren.  Thank you in advance for your support. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Forum for Intellectually Curious Students

Jen Willey, Communications Director for Annie Wright Schools, has provided the following announcement about the upcoming Forum for Intellectually Curious Students on Sunday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

The Scholar Search Educational Forums are a combination of talks and workshops where parents and students are exposed to and can explore pertinent educational concepts and processes and other topics that tickle the mind. They also offer students and their parents a chance to be engaged with others who have similar interests. These discussions and workshops provide considerable food for thought by people who are experts in their fields.

Annie Wright Schools and ScholarSearch Associates. Other participating organizations include: Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, Northwest Gifted Child Association, University of Washington, Seattle Theater Group, Washington Imagination Network.

Registration is required:

Founded in Tacoma in 1884, Annie Wright Schools are two schools on one campus. Annie Wright Day School serves boys and girls in Preschool through Grade 8, while Annie Wright Upper School offers all-girls day and boarding programs for Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School. Learn more at