PAVE hosts resource fair on March 22
PAVE’s Community Inclusion Program, in partnership with the Pierce County Coalition for Developmental Disabilities, is having the Pierce County Resource Fair at Tacoma Community College, 6501 S. 19th St., Building 11. Designed for families, educators and the community, the fair will feature more than 40 organizations sharing information. Activities are planned for people 13 and younger; the fair runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 22. For more information, call 253-565-2266.
Learn about health equity in schools
Parents and Friends for Tacoma Public Schools is having a series of programs about health equity in schools. The the program at 6 p.m. Wednesday addresses school nurses and mental health. Learn more about the role of school nurses in Tacoma’s schools, and discuss whether the schools have enough school nurses and if geography matters in health needs of children. The event is held at King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Camp Fair coming to Tacoma’s STAR Center
ParentMap will host a Camp Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. It will feature information on camps for preschoolers to teens in the South Sound. The free event will be at the STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma. For more information, go to parentmap.com/campfair.
Puyallup kindergarten registration opens
Kindergarten registration for the Puyallup School District begins Tuesday evening for students who will enter the district for the first time in the fall. Evening registration will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at your local elementary school.
Daytime registration begins Wednesday and continues through the remainder of the school year. Check with the school in your area because daytime registration hours vary.
Parents of all students entering kindergarten should register at their neighborhood school or at the school near their day care center. Early registration is necessary to plan for appropriate staffing. Kindergarten registration packets are available at elementary schools the week before registration but will not be accepted until registration begins. Check the district website for more information.
Karshner Museum hosts show of culture and art
“A Gathering of Families: A Celebration of Indigenous Culture and Art” will be at Karshner Museum and Center for Culture and Arts, 309 Fourth St. NE, Puyallup, on Saturday. The Puyallup School District is joining with Native American tribes to put on the free community event. There will be indigenous artists there, including Roger Fernandes, Peter Boome and Vickie Era Pankretz. An opening ceremony with Chief Leschi Drum and Dance Group will be at 11 a.m., doors will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Kearse will speak at Lakewood fundraiser
Seahawks player Jermaine Kearse will speak at the Champions for Youth Breakfast at the Old Country Buffet in Lakewood. The benefit, from 7-8:30 a.m. March 21, is hosted by Communities in Schools of Lakewood. He will be speaking on his athletic career, his foundation, setting goals and overcoming adversity. The event is free, but a donation will be requested. For reservations and more information, call 253-589-7489.
Charles Wright announces new leadership
Matt Culberson will be the next leader of Charles Wright Academy, the board trustees has announced. He will succeed headmaster Robert Camner, who is retiring after 20 years with the school. Culberson comes from the McGillis School in Salt Lake City, which he has led since 2006. Previously he was assistant head of school and academic dean at Oakley School in Park City, Utah, and has spent 12 years at the Waterford School, also in Utah.
Culberson has a bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University and a master’s degree from the University of Denver. He is a former vice president of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools’ Board of Governors.
Compiled by Mary Anderson and Debbie Cafazzo, staff writers