Children Section

Annual ‘Night of the Pumpkin’ coming to Burien Community Center Oct. 18

Annual ‘Night of the Pumpkin’ coming to Burien Community Center Oct. 18

Burien Parks’ annual ‘Night of the Pumpkin’ is coming to the Burien Community Center Friday, Oct. 18, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. Admission is $6 per child, with Parents & Children under... [Read more]

Community Schools Collaboration’s Block Party Fundraiser is Thursday

Community Schools Collaboration’s Block Party Fundraiser is Thursday

Community Schools Collaboration will be holding its annual Block Party Fundraiser this Thursday, Sept. 12. “It’s that time of the year again to gear up for the upcoming school year so we’re... [Read more]

YETI Adventures has open slots for youth sailing program Sept. 14-15

YETI Adventures has open slots for youth sailing program Sept. 14-15

Y.E.T.I. – a local non-profit that engages youth in the outdoors – is partnering with Sound Experience for an extraordinary overnight sailing program on the uber-cool Adventuress Schooner open to... [Read more]

Highline Area students receive 625 backpacks full of school supplies

Highline Area students receive 625 backpacks full of school supplies

Hundreds of Highline School District students are ready for the first day of school thanks to the Exchange Club of Highline, the Burien Lions Club and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. 625 backpacks filled... [Read more]

Annual ‘Kids’ Day’ at the Burien Fire Station will be Saturday, Sept. 7

Annual ‘Kids’ Day’ at the Burien Fire Station will be Saturday, Sept. 7

The Burien / Normandy Park Fire Department will be hosting their annual ‘Kids’ Day’ open-house event from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7th, and all are invited! During the event,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien Cooperative Preschool is currently accepting applications for all of its classes

Burien Cooperative Preschool is currently accepting applications for all of its classes

Are you looking for a great place to enroll your child in preschool this fall? Advertiser Burien Cooperative Preschool is currently accepting applications for all of its classes (1-4 year olds). In the... [Read more]

Southern Heights Elementary seeking donations for ‘International Dot Day’

Southern Heights Elementary seeking donations for ‘International Dot Day’

Southern Heights Elementary School will be participating in ‘International Dot Day’ (IDD) in September, and they’re seeking help getting supplies for kids to use. IDD was named after... [Read more]

Over 2,000 free backpacks given away at SeaTac Back to School Fair Thursday

Over 2,000 free backpacks given away at SeaTac Back to School Fair Thursday

Over 2,000 FREE backpacks filled with 
school supplies were given away to kids on Thursday (Aug. 15) during the City of SeaTac’s 7th annual Back to School Fair held at Valley Ridge Park. This annual... [Read more]

‘Stuff the Bus’ a huge success; 22,000+ diapers collected at Burien Toyota

‘Stuff the Bus’ a huge success; 22,000+ diapers collected at Burien Toyota

Leah La Frombois, a volunteer for WestSide Baby, shows what 22,000 diapers look like inside a school bus Sunday July 21. Photo by Mark Neuman. by Mark Neuman WestSide Baby’s 13th Annual ‘Stuff... [Read more]

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]