The Elma School District is offering free preschool developmental screening for children ages birth through 5 on Monday at Elma Elementary.
The screening is available for children who live in the Elma and Satsop school districts whose parents have concerns about their development.
The screening's purpose is to provide parents with information about their child's development and to identify children who might need early intervention services. Children will be screened for vision, hearing, speech and language, motor coordination, learning skills and social/emotional behavior. The screening takes about one hour per child.
To make an appointment, call the Elma School District office at 360-482-1123 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. by Friday.
Multicultural event at Nisqually today
The public is invited to a free multicultural celebration at 6 p.m. today, at Nisqually Middle School.
The event honors Rita Kelly, the Nisqually Middle School secretary who died last year and was one of the original organizers of the celebration.
Entertainment includes the school dance team and choir, Polynesian dancing and an American Indian presentation. A buffet meal begins at 6 p.m. and the entertainment begins at 6:45 p.m.
The school address is 8100 Steilacoom Road, Lacey. For information, call 360-412-4770.
Namit to retire from advocacy group
Chuck Namit, assistant executive director of the Washington State School Directors' Assocation, is retiring from his position March 1. The group provides legislative advocacy, policy assistance and training for school boards throughout the state. After his retirement, Namit plans to keep his post on the North Thurston Public Schools board, where he has served since 1993.