Mountlake Terrace Elementary School to add second day of prekindergarten thanks to Rotary grant

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 Presenting the $30,000 check March 19 during the weekly Lynnwood Rotary lunch meeting is President Debbie Bodal (far left and Sue Venable (far right)). Accepting the grant on behalf of the District are (left to right): Superintendent Nick Brossoit; Mountlake Terrace Principal Doug Johnson; Beverly Principal Ryan Henderson; and Early Learning Manager Karen Schreiber.
Presenting a $30,000 check to the Edmonds School District during the weekly Lynnwood Rotary lunch meeting is President Debbie Bodal (far left and Sue Venable, far right). Accepting the grant on behalf of the district are (left to right): Superintendent Nick Brossoit; Mountlake Terrace Principal Doug Johnson; Beverly Principal Ryan Henderson; and Early Learning Manager Karen Schreiber.

The Rotary Club of Lynnwood presented a check for $30,000 that will fund an additional day of prekindergarten at four elementary schools in the Edmonds School District.

With the District’s focus on PreK-3rd Grade Early Learning as part of the Strategic Direction, the Lynnwood Rotary has continued to be a strong advocate for this work.

This is the fifth year, in partnership with the Lynnwood Rotary that a parent partnership called Edmonds PreK: A Family Learning Experience program has been offered at 10 elementary schools.

It runs for two hours, twice a week at each location. The $30,000 Lynnwood Rotary grant adds the second day at Beverly, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and College Place elementary schools. In addition it funds the kindergarten learning kits and professional development for preschool through third grade teachers by David Matteson, a literacy consultant.

Back in August, Lynnwood Rotarians also donated their time to assemble kindergarten learning kids that included beans, flashcards, pencils with special grips and other supplies to support kindergarten readiness skills during delayed start.

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