Juneau Digest

Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Boosters spaghetti dinner

Where can you enjoy a spaghetti dinner, listen to jazz and hear Lady Jane Mulready auction in the same place? The Juneau-Douglas High School commons where the JDHS band boosters will be putting on a spaghetti dinner. You will also get to hear the JDHS jazz band play on Feb. 26 as they help raise money for the band. There will be a dessert auction included in the night's fun activities. Most of the funds will go to the Festival Band who are leaving April 1 to play in the Heritage Festival of Gold in Chicago. The Festival Band was invited to participate in the Festival of Gold after receiving a "Gold Award" and "Outstanding Band Trophy" at a music festival in Orlando, Fla., last March. The rest of the funds will go to the jazz band and the band boosters. So bring appetites on Feb. 26 to the JDHS commons from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and have a fun night. There will be a family ticket for $30, adults will be $10, kids under ten will be $5, and kids under two will be free.

Walker, Squibb honored

Mimi Walker and Linda Squibb were recently honored by the Southeast Alaska affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Walker, a kindergarten-first grade teacher at Riverbend Elementary school received the Outstanding Early Childhood Educator of the Year award for her leadership and dedication to the education of young children and their families. Squibb, a Regional Coordinator Supervisor for Tlingit and Haida Head Start, was presented the Early Childhood Advocate of the Year award for her leadership in advocating for quality care and education for young children.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest early childhood organization in the world, with more than 100,000 members nationwide. For more information on the group, call the local office at 789-1235, or their Web site at www.aeyc-sea.org.

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