Snoqualmie's Project Grace Guild Putting Final Touches On Annual Fundraiser

If you live in the Seattle area and have kids, chances are Seattle Children's has touched your life in some way. Three years ago, my youngest child was complaining of a sore knee.  A progression of doctor's … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School District Prepares For Late Summer Record Heat

It's not very often you worry about stifling hot classrooms in September around the Snoqualmie Valley.   This summer hasn't been a typical one, though.  It's a summer that's felt more like spring until last … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie's First Summer Heatwave Predicted For This Week

It figures.  Summer wraps up.  The school year starts.  We stock up on school supplies and fall fashion and then BAM,  summer finally decides to kick in with some true summertime heat.  Then again,  the … [Read more...]

Guest Blog: Snoqualmie Middle School Mom; The Next Generation

In honor Snoqualmie Valley's first day of school I would like to share a special guest blog post.  My friend, Lori, recently started her blog, Tainted Fishsticks.  Today marked the start of middle school for … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie "Mom Proof" That The SVSD School Year Came Too Early

There are certain back to school traditions in our house.  We found ourselves seemingly "cramming" them in this year.  I guess that's what happens when school starts on August 30th - only two weeks after a … [Read more...]

787 Dreamliner Signals Start Of TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Boeing Classic Today, August 26th

It happens every year.  Snoqualmie residents unaware of the Boeing Classic Golf Tournament are surprised by the thunderous, low-level fly over that signals the tournament's start.  So here's my warning for you … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie School Board Holds Special Meeting Tomorrow – Voting On New Teacher Contract

The Snoqualmie School Board will hold a special meeting tomorrow morning, August 25th, to vote on a new 2-year contract for its teachers. The meeting is scheduled from 7:15AM- 8:15AM in the Mt. Si High School … [Read more...]

Update: Appears Contract For Snoqualmie Teachers After 20+ Hours At The Bargaining Table

** Update 2 8:30PM:  Reports say Snoqualmie Valley teachers union, SVEA, ratified a new, 2-year contract at tonight's (8/23) General Membership Meeting.  There will be no boycott of this Thursday's Technology … [Read more...]

SVSD Teacher Contract Negotiations Linger On – Inching Closer to August 30th School Year Start

I know.  I know.   Many of you are counting down the days until the start of the new school year.  Kids are getting bored. Patience and distractions are running out.  I am not trying to panic you.  But how many … [Read more...]

Living Snoqualmie – The First Year In Review

Amazing how fast a year passes.  It seems like it was just July 2010 and I  started my blog - and was struggling for topics.  It's been a lazy writing summer.  Normal "mom" excuses.  Mainly 4 kids home which … [Read more...]

Seriously Snoqualmie – Two More Weeks Of This Weather?

This weather has turned me into a big, fat whiner.  This isn't summer.  I don't care what the calendar says.  I could handle the lack of sun and warm days if spring had been something to write home about.  But … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Boy Is A YouTube Sensation – Two Million Times Over!

12-year-old, Jonah Duvall, is nearing 2.5 million YouTube views.  Doing what you ask?  Performing Michael Jackson's Thriller dance at Safeco Field two weeks ago.  During the Mariner's "80's Night" he performed … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley YMCA – Countdown to Groundbreaking

It was June 2001 when we decided to build a house on a small Snoqualmie Ridge dirt lot.  I was newly pregnant with my 4th child and had stars in my eyes, thinking of the kids playing in the cul-de-sac and a … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley In The Face Of Change

There is one thing I have noticed in my 41 years.  One of the hardest things to deal with is change.  I am not just referring to a huge political or idea shift/change.   I am referring to any kind of change.  … [Read more...]

Guest Blog: Snoqualmie Needs Voices on the School Board

This guest blog is by Carolyn Simpson, friend and education advocate.  She has been intently following the SVSD redistricting process.  I asked her to share her information and opinion.  For more information on … [Read more...]