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4 Wednesday, September 10, 1997 West Seattle Herald/White Center News PEOPLE IN CONTINUED FROMPAGE 1 eral fund, private health providers the levy. It has citizenship classes and the Seattle-King County and English courses for immigrants. Pat Batiste-Brown, principal at Denny Middle School, said she Department of Public Health, she said. THE DELRIDGE Youth Group would broaden her school's acade- With all of the added social relies on the levy. It helps kids earn mic program and provide more responsibilities heaped upon money and directs them to commu- tutoring. "We don't have any funding forschools these days, as compared to nity-service projects. after-school activities from the previous generations; every elemen- Both are part of Southwest Youth (school) district," she said. tary school now has what are called and Family Services (SWYFS). Next door at the Southwest Com- family-support workers. These are Steve Daschle, executive director people who arrange help for the of SWYFS, said about 40 percent of munity Center, Denny students can families of kids who may be having his agency's budget comes from the take after-school classes in cooking trouble in school. They also try to Families and Education Levy. or pottery. Batiste-Brown would like to get parents more involved in their If the levy fails next Tuesday, children's learning, many SWYFS programs could be expand Denny's use of its comput- The Families and Education Levy gone, he said. ers. "In Denny Middle School has two has been paying for most family- the short term, the city says it support workers, Finnerty said. could carry the school programs computer labs that could be used The levy also pays for after- through the school year," Daschle more efficiently if there was fund- school activities and supervision at said. ing for staff to supervise students licensed child-care centers for kids But the agency's programs would who want to use the computers after from low-income families, then be in jeopardy because they'd school, she said. Preschoolers and children up be tossed into the competitive battle through fifth-grade can stay at for money from the city's general THE TEEN health centers at child-care centers from 3 until 6 fund. West Seattle and Chief Sealth high schools get more than half of their p.m. through levy funding. Their "Given the other priorities out funding from the Families and Edu- parents must either be working or in there now, like infrastructure needs, training to qualify, there's no assurance that any or" our cation Levy, Finnerty estimated. The Southwest Family Support programs would be funded," The balance of funding for teen Center also receives funding from Daschle said; health centers comes from the gen- Chinese Garden Society West Seattle residents Judy Koenig, Kristi Mandt, Ketl Eastlaek, Irene Stewart and Helen Sutton are serving on the Seattle Chinese Garden Society for 1997-1998. The society plans to build an authentic Chinese Garden on the north side of South Seattle Community College. Youth program partici- pants honored At an Aug. 11 ceremony in downtown Seattle, West Seattle residents Minh Giao Dang and ol Meron Demisse received Outstanding Youth awards for their work in the seven-week Summer Youth Employment Program this summer. The students received the awards for their performance in work habits and job performance. , West Seattle's Jerry Logan received an Outstandi sor award for his work this NEW SCHOOL TO OPEN! Blue Skies Montessori preschool and childcare, to open its doors September 4, 1997, is now accepting applications for registration, for children ages 18 months through 5 years of age. Blue Skies will offer an all year round program which will be licensed by the state, hours 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Open House is scheduled forAugust 30,1997 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Program focusses on academic, social development, self-esteem with a multicultral approach. My Name is VanJta Rodde, and I'm the manager of Blue Skies Montessori I've been in the field of early childhood for over 14 years and have managed other facilities, in West Seattle and Federal Way Area. 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