What’s Going On…
Posted November 29, 2012 at 4:50 am by Tim Dustrude
Here are some things happening this week you might want to be aware of. First off, the Ski Bus has been running for years, but is in danger of being cancelled this year due to lack of enrollment. If you want to do the Ski Bus, better get signed up before December 3rd. Here are the details:
Mt. Baker Ski Bus: 6 rides for $180 plus discounted rentals and lessons.
Available to youth in grades 6th-12th.
Deadline to sign up is Monday, December 3rd.
More information and sign-up paperwork is available at the Friday Harbor High School office at 378‑5215.
San Juan Islands Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count
113th Annual Count
Saturday, December 15th is the date for this year’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC) in the San Juan Islands. Over 60,000 volunteers across the country will be counting birds from December 14, 2012 to January 5, 2013 to participate in the world’s longest running wildlife census begun in 1900. Here are some happy birders from last year’s count on Lopez. If you are interested in participating, check out this Press Release (pdf format).
Elementary School Principal Resigns
Friday Harbor Elementary Principal Connie Martin has announced her resignation effective at the end of the 2012–13 school year. Brent Snow, Board Chairperson, noted that Ms. Martin was hired as an interim principal for a single year which was extended for an additional year. “We have benefited from her years of hard work and dedication to students. She will leave a school that has made substantial progress on the initiatives for improvement laid out by the Superintendent and Board.”
The District would like to thank Ms. Martin for her time with us and her willingness to do so with the long commute to her home and family in Anacortes. We also appreciate the timeliness of her announcement as this will allow a through replacement process.
Join us on December 4th for the DVD Release Party of “The Whale”
We’ll kick off this fun night with a showing of “The Whale” at the Grange – reception at 5 p.m., movie starts at 5:30 p.m.
Movie tickets are $15 each and include movie snacks & beverages.
After the film, we’re hosting a DVD Release Party at The Whale Museum – starting at 7:15 p.m.
Producers Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit will join us for this big event and be available to sign your copies of the DVD at the party!
While the DVD will not be released in the US until Dec. 4, we will take orders for pre-sales. DVDs are $29.95 each.
Suzanne and Michael have generously offered this evening with ticket sales & proceeds of DVD sales as a fund raiser for Soundwatch and all of The Whale Museum’s programs!
To purchase your movie tickets and/or pre-order “The Whale” DVD, just stop by The Whale Museum (open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily).
For more information, send an email to jenny [at] whalemuseum . org – or call (360) 378‑4710 ext. 30.
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