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Spread the Word – Highline Public Schools starts September 3rd!

Spread the Word – Highline Public Schools starts September 3rd!

“Spread the Word – School Starts September 3rd!” (and Kindergartners start on September 9). The first day of school for Highline Public Schools will be Thursday, Sept. 3, for all students except... [Read more]

Annual ‘Kids’ Day’ will be at the Burien Fire Station on Saturday, Sept. 12

Annual ‘Kids’ Day’ will be at the Burien Fire Station on Saturday, Sept. 12

REMINDER: The annual Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the fire station at 15100 8th Ave SW. “Come join us for a FREE... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Registration is open for new Fall PEPS Newborn Group in Burien

Registration is open for new Fall PEPS Newborn Group in Burien

Registration is open for new Fall PEPS – “Program for Early Parent Support” – Newborn Group in Burien, which begins Sept. 23. The PEPS Newborn program is for new parents to attend with... [Read more]

Second annual ‘Back to School Resource Fair’ a huge success Thursday

Second annual ‘Back to School Resource Fair’ a huge success Thursday

On Thursday (Aug. 6), the second annual ‘Back to School Resource Fair’ was held, where over 500 backpacks were distributed to students in need. Superintendent Susan Enfield was there to greet... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Newly-renovated Playground opens at Dottie Harper Park

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Newly-renovated Playground opens at Dottie Harper Park

City Manager Kamuron Gurol gives some kids a spin on the new playground equipment. Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer On Wednesday (July 22), City of Burien leadership – along with officials from... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Awesome Kids Day’ is Saturday at Burien Town Square Park!

REMINDER: ‘Awesome Kids Day’ is Saturday at Burien Town Square Park!

REMINDER: The 2nd annual ‘Awesome Kids Day’ event is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. this Saturday, July 11 at Burien Town Square Park, and all are invited! This is a FREE family event sponsored... [Read more]

Free Summer Meal Program available for local children

Free Summer Meal Program available for local children

Local children can eat free breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the summer through the federally-funded Simplified Summer Food Program (SSFP), which provides funding for 17 Highline Public Schools in South... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Lots of great Summer Camps starting up at Matt Griffin YMCA soon

Lots of great Summer Camps starting up at Matt Griffin YMCA soon

Awesome Adventures in Learning & Leadership for Teens at the Matt Griffin YMCA! Take a journey towards your future! Discover more about who you are and what you can achieve through leadership, academic... [Read more]

South Highline National Little League starts new ‘Challenger Division’

South Highline National Little League starts new ‘Challenger Division’

South Highline National Little League has started a new ‘Challenger Division’ of baseball for kids with different abilities this season, with the first game being held Saturday, June 6, at... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: ‘Awesome Kids Day’ will be Sat., July 11 at Town Square Park

SAVE THE DATE: ‘Awesome Kids Day’ will be Sat., July 11 at Town Square Park

The 2nd annual ‘Awesome Kids Day’ event will be held on Saturday, July 11 at Burien Town Square Park, and all are invited! This is a FREE family event sponsored by Collins Chiropractic in... [Read more]

Seattle Seahawks, NFL present city with check to help fund youth programs

Seattle Seahawks, NFL present city with check to help fund youth programs

Photo by Corky Trewin. Burien City Councilmember Jerry Robison accepted a check from the NFL on Wednesday (June 3) at Cedarhurst Elementary School that will help fund programs to keep kids active. In addition... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Kids Toy Swap at Recology Store in Five Corners goes through June 26

Kids Toy Swap at Recology Store in Five Corners goes through June 26

Through Friday, June 26, families can donate toys at the Recology Store, Highline, located in Five Corners at 15858 1st Ave South, Suite A100. On Saturday, June 27, a toy swap will be held from 10 a.m.... [Read more]

Sylvester Middle School needs Goats, and here’s how you can help!

Sylvester Middle School needs Goats, and here’s how you can help!

Sylvester Middle School needs Goats! That’s right…GOATS! To help women farmers in Africa, that is… A “We Create Change” fundraiser is in full gear at the school, and they have raised... [Read more]

Cool down at Lake Burien School Park’s ‘Sprayground’ on Saturday afternoon

Cool down at Lake Burien School Park’s ‘Sprayground’ on Saturday afternoon

The City of Burien will be turning on the sprinklers at Lake Burien School Park on Saturday, May 30, from 2 – 5 p.m. With a high around 74 predicted, this free activity could help cool everyone off... [Read more]

Kids of all ages can ‘Touch A Truck’ at Wild Strawberry Festival on June 20

Kids of all ages can ‘Touch A Truck’ at Wild Strawberry Festival on June 20

Kids of all ages are invited to climb, explore, learn and TOUCH at the special ‘Touch A Truck’ attraction at the Wild Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 20. Trucks will be available on SW 152nd... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome back Advertiser ‘Care-a-Lot Learning Center’

Welcome back Advertiser ‘Care-a-Lot Learning Center’

Please welcome back Advertiser Care-a-Lot Learning Center, whose baby room and one/two-year old room is now open! They also now service Gregory Heights Elementary School for the school age class, which... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Matt Griffin YMCA offering ‘No School Day Mini Camp’ for Thursday walkout

Matt Griffin YMCA offering ‘No School Day Mini Camp’ for Thursday walkout

NO SCHOOL DAY MINI CAMP Looking for child care this coming Thursday, May 21 for the Highline Schools Teacher Walk Out? Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA will be offering a special one-day Mini Camp from 8:30... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Keep your kids busy and healthy this summer at Matt Griffin YMCA

Keep your kids busy and healthy this summer at Matt Griffin YMCA

Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA wants you to know that their Summer Camp Registration is Open – your child can play, explore, develop skills and make new friends at the Y this summer! SUMMER REGISTRATION... [Read more]

West Seattle Montessori & Academy students sell scones to stop poaching

West Seattle Montessori & Academy students sell scones to stop poaching

Last week, Advertiser West Seattle Montessori & Academy was up to something AWESOME – they sold scones during morning arrivals to support an anti-poaching program called BigLife. BigLife is a anti-poaching... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien Community Church completes its first After-School Program

Burien Community Church completes its first After-School Program

Burien Community Church held its first After-School Tutoring Program from Feb. 20 – April 21, funded by a grant through the American Baptist Churches. The Matthew 25 grant was given to use for supplies... [Read more]

Sylvester Middle School Special Needs student shares her ‘WE Day’ experience

Sylvester Middle School Special Needs student shares her ‘WE Day’ experience

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was written by Sylvester Middle School Special Needs student Cassidy Huff, 12. In January, she raised money to purchase iPads for her fellow students (read our previous... [Read more]

REMINDER: Support The Hi-Liners at a Book Fair this Saturday, April 25

REMINDER: Support The Hi-Liners at a Book Fair this Saturday, April 25

REMINDER: The Hi-Liners Musical Theater will be part of a Barnes & Noble Book Fair this Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble Southcenter store. “Join us for... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools first in county to install bus stop ‘paddle cameras’

Highline Public Schools first in county to install bus stop ‘paddle cameras’

Highline Public Schools announced on Monday (April 13) that it will be the first school district in King County to implement a school bus stop paddle camera enforcement program. The cameras, which... [Read more]

Hi-Liners’ ‘Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS’ opens Friday, May 1

Hi-Liners’ ‘Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS’ opens Friday, May 1

The Hi-Liners Musical Theatre 2015 DownStage Center Spring Show ‘Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS’ will open on Friday, May 1 at the Renton Civic Theatre. About the Show: While... [Read more]

YETI Summer Camps start soon

YETI Summer Camps start soon

Sleep under the stars this summer at a YETI camp! YETI summer camps are targeted to the most adventuresome of kids.  Each camp is customized by the YETI Master leading the camp, so you can be sure they... [Read more]

LETTER (with Audio): School Superintendent & School Board Meetings

LETTER (with Audio): School Superintendent & School Board Meetings

[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 Editor, On March 26, Highline Schools... [Read more]

Burien joins ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign, will install new exercise attraction this Spring

Burien joins ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign, will install new exercise attraction this Spring

Burien has officially become a “Let’s Move City” by committing to the obesity prevention initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, the city announced on Wednesday, March 25. The City Council... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien Community Church’s Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 4

Burien Community Church’s Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 4

Burien Community Church’s 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 4, starting at 3pm. They will have two areas – younger children and older children – and following the egg... [Read more]