Making Foreign Language Available to All in SVSD

We have received several emails over the last year or two inquiring about Spanish Language Services for Timber Ridge Elementary and Cascade View, in the Snoqualmie School District. 

We would love ensure that all students in the district have access to high quality foreign language programs.  This is necessary to stay competitive with other local school districts and global demands that our children need to be trained and prepared to the enter the workforce, one day.

Si View Parks department handles the foreign language/extra curricular activities for Opstad Elementary and North Bend Elementary at the moment.  We offer services via Si View Parks to those schools.  We have offered Spanish for the last few years for Fall City Elementary, which is now undergoing a re-vamp of after-school activities, per district administration.

We encourage you to contact the administration and voice the need for us to stay current and competitive, as a district.  And to offer access to similar services at all of the district schools.

-Sharilyn Lux

Founding Director

Tijuana Trek

Last month, I had the opportunity to spend some time in Mexico, with students from the Seattle area.  Other experiences in Mexico have been much different from this visit, to the borderlands.   Border Studies, the US Mexican Border, was a class I took in 2004 at the University of Washington, as a part of my Spanish studies.  This trip created the opportunity to synthesize my learning on campus to the actual experience, exploring the same issues from those studies, on site.

Tijuana is a metropolitan city, decorated by vibrant artwork.  Some areas enjoy the conveniences of any other world city, with pockets of third world poverty, interwoven through-out.  And all is pushed by the pressure from the South to the North and from the North to the South, based in political and economic interests.  

Highlights included visiting Casa del Migrante, reading with children, and eating with local families and migrants to hear their stories.  

A surprise visit to the prototype walls, watching them under construction, left a lot of raw thoughts. 

 

 

Seeking Highly Qualified Bilingual Teachers

We are so lucky to live in a thriving, diverse community.  This area has a high number of very educated people, who strive for the best education.  Demand continues for Spanish/English educators in the Seattle Area. 

We are currently accepting resumes for contracted bilingual Spanish/English teachers.  Competitive pay.  Email inquiries only please.  Must be able to pass a background check.