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- Published: Friday, 27 May 2011 19:29
- Written by Kate Gill de la Garza
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Just in from Andrew, a West Seattle Resident...please contact him if interested!
Dear Seattle-area Host Families,
I’m a teacher near SeaTac, and I have been given the distinct honor (challenge?) of recruiting families to sponsor 30 teenagers from Spain this coming July. Your interest will help me reach that goal. The exact dates have yet to be determined, but roughly July 1-31 is the time-line. Last summer's group flew into SeaTac on July 3rd.
The students that will be visiting Seattle are fully insured, speak both English and Spanish, and bring their own spending money. They are excited to practice English with your family, experience authentic American life/culture/food, and assimilate into the daily routine of a typical American family for four weeks. They will require their own bed, but not necessarily their own room. If you have teens in your household that is a plus, but not a requirement!
There are multiple benefits in hosting a Spanish-speaking student which include: improved motivation/achievement in your own student’s study of the Spanish language, increased interest in world culture and travel, an opportunity to be an “ambassador” of sorts by sharing the many wonderful things that Seattle has to offer, and the possibility of future travel to Spain to stay with your newly extended European family!
I encourage you to discuss with your family the benefits and challenges of this NON-ACADEMIC, purely FUN, summer experience. Please feel free to contact me through the below contact information and visit the websites to learn more. And while not every family can be guaranteed a student to host, it is important that we find as many families as possible in order to ensure that these students will indeed have a home to stay in next summer. My team and I will work hard to find a student that matches the interests of your family! I'm looking forward to an exciting summer!!!
West Seattle Resident,
Here are a few photos of two new amenities in our Morgan neighborhood...
The new gravel pathway above Solstice Park on west side of SW 44th Avenue SW, between SW Webster and SW Fontanelle Streets. In addition to the path, you can see that the blackberry bushes have also been "grubbed" back about 10 feet from the road. Thank you Seattle Parks Department for making this a safer route to Solstice Park!
The new wayfinding kiosk at the northern end of Lincoln Park at the intersection of 47th Avenue SW and Fauntleroy Avenue SW (just south of the 76 gas station) was just installed as well. More on this project can be found here on the West Seattle Blog.
Vendors, Music, Food and Children’s Activities!
Mark your calendars for the 2011 Morgan Junction Community Festival on Saturday, June 25th from 10:30am to 7pm! The festival will take place around the Morgan Junction Park located just north of the intersection of California Avenue SW and Fauntleroy Avenue SW in West Seattle (6413 California Ave SW, 98136) and will feature 40 local vendor booths, live music throughout the day, the “Bite of Morgan” and children’s activities.
Local vendor booths in the parking lot behind Zeeks Pizza will feature an array of West Seattle businesses and community groups. Live music throughout the day on the main stage next to Beverage Place Pub will include exciting performances by Alan Ehrlich, Burley Mountain, and the Tongan Choir from the Seaview Methodist Church. Full line-up is attached.
And the “Bite of Morgan” is back again! Make sure to pick up your free coupon book at the MoCA booth before heading out in the business district to grab a “bite”. Participating Morgan Junction restaurants include Kokoras Greek Grill, Meander’s, Zeeks Pizza, McDonald’s and Domino’s. If the bite doesn’t fill you up, Thirftway will be offering a BBQ lunch, with all proceeds going to next year’s festival.
Children’s activities in the Morgan Junction Park will feature a performance by the Bubble Man, face painting, chalk art contests and play time sponsored by Morgan Junction’s Little Gym.
The Morgan Junction Community Festival is the best little neighborhood festival in Seattle. Join your neighbors for a day and enjoy all the community has to offer!