Monday, August 29, 2016

Update on the Loyal Heights Elementary Mega School Project via Documentary

You may remember the picketing photos I posted in June protesting the plan to overbuild our elementary school while eliminating a huge part of the playground. It also expands the boundaries to add over 200 more students when there are closer (WALKABLE) options for those kids. (My blog post & photos: http://evidentlyblog.blogspot.com/…/rally-to-protest-turnin…)
But here is a level-headed, well-done documentary that showcases the tight spot Seattle Public Schools have put the Loyal Heights PTA & community of Loyal Heights Elementary School.
A school known for it's highly-supportive parent base and tightly collaborative staff & administration find themselves with an ultimatum from the district who won't take compromise for an answer. Thank you though to the folks highlighted in this documentary who have spent so much time and energy trying to find a solution. And thank you to the young film makers who put this together: Jaya Flanary, Sophie DeGreen and Ruby Anderson.
I hope there is yet a compromise to be found.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Scenes from a Beach Getaway

The husband and I just got back from a 4-day getaway to glorious Depoe Bay/Newport Oregon. It was relaxing, low-key, indulgent and ocean-themed--what's not to love?