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Entries from April 2013

Does your kid think their teacher is the best? Nominate them to win $1,000

April 20th, 2013 by Sara

Ivar’s and Kidd Valley are celebrating the best in educators.  In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Month in May, the iconic Puget Sound restaurants are calling on all kindergarten through eighth grade students to nominate the best teachers in Washington for a chance to win 2013 Teacher of the Year bragging rights. This year is the 10th anniversary of Ivar’s and Kidd Valley Teacher of the Year programs.  To celebrate, the top teacher selected as the grand prize winner by both will receive a $1,000 gift card for school supplies  (which is double the previous years’ grand prize) as well as the title of Ivar’s Teacher of the Year or Kidd Valley Teacher of the Year. In addition, the nominating students of the grand prize winners will win “either an Ivar’s Kids Meal for every student in their class (including a visit by Ivar’s famous Dancing Clam!) or a delicious Kidd Valley burger party. As a bonus prize students will receive an admission ticket to Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett, courtesy of the museum.”

To nominate a teacher, students 14 years of age or younger can visit any Puget Sound area Ivar’s or Kidd Valley location (excluding stadiums and Eastern Washington stores) to complete an official entry form, or go online to Ivar’s Teacher of the Year or to Kidd Valley Teacher of the Year. In addition to the entry form, students may also submit optional artwork or photo as “extra credit” that best represents their appreciation. All entries must be received by May 27, 2013. The official Teacher of the Year rules can be found on Ivar’s and Kidd Valley websites. In addition to the two Teacher of the Year grand prizes, the contest will also award four teachers a first prize of a $150 gift card for school supplies, and 30 teachers will receive second prize of a $25 Ivar’s or Kidd Valley gift card.

 

 

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Register to be a bone marrow donor at SPU this Friday – it’s easy and can save lives

April 9th, 2013 by Sara

By Laura at our sister site Queen Anne View

The Seattle Pacific University Biology Club is hosting a Bone Marrow Registration Drive on Friday, April 12th. The registration process is simple and pain-free – you just fill out some paperwork and submit a cheek swab. And, if you’re a match, you can save someone’s life. Last year, SPU registered 266 people and to date have had 4 matches.

SPU bldg 24If you register and are found to be a match, you’ll be notified and it’s up to you whether you’d like to donate bone marrow at the time. Bone marrow can cure some forms of cancer such as leukemia and lymphoma, and save lives. For more info on the donation process, check out the National Marrow Donation Program site on the steps involved.

The drive runs from 10am-5pm in SUB Gazebo Room – the orange building #24 on the map – and all are welcome to stop by and register.

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