Children Section

Burien Toyota is the place & Sunday is the day to ‘Stuff the Bus’ for Westside Baby

Burien Toyota is the place & Sunday is the day to ‘Stuff the Bus’ for Westside Baby

One of the most helpful and well run public service groups around is WestSide Baby. You can help them in their cause to assist young families with the more expensive items needed for childcare this Sunday,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post It’s not too late to make your Kid’s Summer GREAT at Matt Griffin YMCA!

It’s not too late to make your Kid’s Summer GREAT at Matt Griffin YMCA!

Did summer sneak up on you? Are your kid’s asking “what should I do…I’m bored?” Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA wants you to know that it’s not too late to register for... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools offering free Summer Lunches for local children

Highline Public Schools offering free Summer Lunches for local children

Highline Public Schools announced Thursday (June 13) that it will be providing free breakfast, lunch and snacks to children during the summer through the Simplified Summer Food Program (SSFP). Twelve Highline... [Read more]

Sponsored Post New Advertiser ‘Care-a-Lot Learning Center’ is now enrolling

New Advertiser ‘Care-a-Lot Learning Center’ is now enrolling

Twenty seven years ago, when young mother Diane Smith returned from her secretarial job to pick up her 6-month old daughter at an in-home daycare, she was appalled to find her infant asleep on a king-sized... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Free Vacation Bible School runs June 17–19 at Burien Community Church

Free Vacation Bible School runs June 17–19 at Burien Community Church

A free Vacation Bible School will run from June 17 – 19 (6 p.m. – 8 p.m.) at Burien Community Church, located at 16241 19th Ave. SW. “Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth” Vacation... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools to expand Middle School athletics program

Highline Public Schools to expand Middle School athletics program

Highline Public Schools announced Tuesday (May 28) that it will add several new sports programs at the middle school level over the next two years, as recommended by the district’s Middle School Athletics... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools to fund free full-day Kindergarten at all schools

Highline Public Schools to fund free full-day Kindergarten at all schools

Highline Public Schools announced Thursday (May 23) that it will fund tuition-free full-day kindergarten at all schools starting this fall, regardless of the amount the state legislature allocates to full-day... [Read more]

Too hot for ya? City turns on water fountains at Town Square Park

Too hot for ya? City turns on water fountains at Town Square Park

After Monday’s record-setting 86 degree high tied the area with Phoenix as the hottest in the nation, the City of Burien on Tuesday decided to turn on the water fountains at Town Square Park. Temps... [Read more]

Three Tree Point Youth Association seeking donations for Youth Cabin

Three Tree Point Youth Association seeking donations for Youth Cabin

An often-overlooked cabin sits quietly at the end of 164th Place SW in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood, and the non-profit organization behind it – the Three Tree Point Youth Association... [Read more]

Highline Special Needs PTA will meet Thursday at Gregory Heights School

Highline Special Needs PTA will meet Thursday at Gregory Heights School

The Highline Special Needs PTA (HSNPTA) will hold their next meeting this Thursday (April 25) at 6:30 p.m. at Gregory Heights Elementary School in the cafeteria. This meeting is open to parents, teachers... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Matt Griffin YMCA’s ‘Healthy Kids Day’ Celebration will be Saturday, April 27

Matt Griffin YMCA’s ‘Healthy Kids Day’ Celebration will be Saturday, April 27

BTB Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA’s annual Healthy Kids Day celebration will be Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. “This is a FREE community event and everyone is welcome!” reads... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I am concerned that our young children are being over tested’

LETTER: ‘I am concerned that our young children are being over tested’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear B-Town Blog Editor, I am a concerned parent... [Read more]

PHOTO: US Bank Presents $5,000 Check to Navos ‘Drug-Free Youth Coalition’

PHOTO: US Bank Presents $5,000 Check to Navos ‘Drug-Free Youth Coalition’

On the left above is John Hannahs, Branch Manager for US Bank in White Center; on the right is Dusty Bailey, US Bank Downtown Seattle District Manager, presenting one of those really cool over-sized checks... [Read more]

Navos Holding Informational Meeting about Ruth Dykeman Campus Thursday

Navos Holding Informational Meeting about Ruth Dykeman Campus Thursday

Navos will be holding an informational meeting about its proposed re-visioning project for the Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center Campus this Thursday night, March 28 starting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will... [Read more]

8th Grade Student Shot While Walking Home from St. Francis School Monday

8th Grade Student Shot While Walking Home from St. Francis School Monday

An 8th grade female student of Burien’s St. Francis of Assisi School was shot while walking home from school in the 16600 block of 21st Ave SW (map below) Monday afternoon, March 18. The student,... [Read more]

Burien Community Church Holding Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30

Burien Community Church Holding Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30

Burien Community Church will be having an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30 beginning at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to children of all ages and abilities. They will have crafts and fun following... [Read more]

St. Francis of Assisi’s School Musical ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ Runs March 1–2

St. Francis of Assisi’s School Musical ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ Runs March 1–2

Burien’s St. Francis of Assisi School will be presenting its musical – ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ – at the Highline Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2. Performances... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center Announces Earth Day Kids Art Contest Winners

Environmental Science Center Announces Earth Day Kids Art Contest Winners

Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC) has selected three artworks to celebrate Earth Day and keeping the earth healthy through environmental stewardship…

Sponsored Post Bridge School Coop Elementary Holding Open House on Jan. 30

Bridge School Coop Elementary Holding Open House on Jan. 30

The Bridge School Cooperative Elementary – located in the Normandy Park Town Center – will be holding an Open House on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. “During the Open House... [Read more]

Local Author Christi Zellerhoff’s Launch Party for New Children’s Book is Jan. 26

Local Author Christi Zellerhoff’s Launch Party for New Children’s Book is Jan. 26

Burien resident Christi Zellerhoff (pictured above, left, along with Illustrator Amy Davis) will be holding a launch party for her new children’s book “Princesses Can Be Pirates Too!”... [Read more]

Sponsored Post St. Bernadette Parish School Holding Open Houses on Jan. 27 & Jan. 30

St. Bernadette Parish School Holding Open Houses on Jan. 27 & Jan. 30

Burien’s St. Bernadette Parish School will be holding two free Open House events, open to the public: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Sunday, Jan. 27 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Wednesday, Jan. 30 “The... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Get Your Santa Photos at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub Dec. 11, 15 and 16

Get Your Santa Photos at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub Dec. 11, 15 and 16

Click image to see larger version. Santa Photos will be taken by local Photographer Mo Simon at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub (435 SW 152nd Street) on Dec. 11, 15 and 16. No appointments are necessary and... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Save 15% at Your Local Independent Toy Store Choice, Curious Kidstuff!

Save 15% at Your Local Independent Toy Store Choice, Curious Kidstuff!

We’d like to extend a hearty South King Media “Welcome!” to our latest Advertiser – Curious Kidstuff in West Seattle! With many of our readers mourning the loss of B-Town’s own... [Read more]

Love from B-Town to Uganda – a Dispatch from Resident Davy Desmond

Love from B-Town to Uganda – a Dispatch from Resident Davy Desmond

Story & Photos by Davy Desmond. For the past few years, I have been traveling to Uganda. The moments passed rapidly on the long plane ride, because my heart was in my stomach rolling with excitement…

REMINDER: Jim Coleman, DDS’ Stuffed Animal Drive Runs Through Dec. 20

REMINDER: Jim Coleman, DDS’ Stuffed Animal Drive Runs Through Dec. 20

Friend of The B-Town Blog and Advertiser Jim Coleman, DDS, and crew are holding their annual Stuffed Animal Drive for children who visit the Highline Medical Center Emergency Rooms. Readers’ donations... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Book Now to Get Your Photos With Santa at Advertiser Photography By Steven

Book Now to Get Your Photos With Santa at Advertiser Photography By Steven

Imagine having photos with Santa without waiting in line at the mall or downtown in bad weather! This year it’s happening right here in Burien at Photography by Steven. Just click here to schedule... [Read more]