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    From the President’s Desk
    By Christian Sarason, Orca PTSA President

    Greetings Orca K8!

    Many of you may have heard the exciting news that Orca K8 has received a large grant from King County after we responded to the Best Start for Kids: Trauma Informed Restorative Practices (BSK: TIRP) call for proposals.

    The grant from King County will support the South End Stories Project, which is based upon the principles that make Orca K8 such a special place. It uses stories from our community as the framework within which arts, social justice, environmental science and progressive education combine in a special blend that is signature Orca. Better yet, 2 other BSK:TIRP awardees (We.APP and the Traveling American History Museum) are working with Orca to deliver their programs to our community as well.

    Interested in learning more? Our first PTSA meeting of the year (October 23rd, 6-8pm) will be devoted to kicking off the South End Stories Project. Come be inspired by the visionaries leading these efforts, find out how you can get involved, and appreciate the amazing journey our student scholars are embarking upon!

    I hope to see you there.
    Christian Sarason