Summer is drawing to a close, and with that means school is about to begin.
For Blue Lake School children, this means starting school on Monday, Aug. 27. Be careful if you are driving through Blue Lake on this day, and every other school day, as children can often be seen walking or riding their bikes to school, and while most of us parents attempt to teach our children the correct rules of the road, we all know that children can be unpredictable, and may dart in and out of the streets, not always looking both ways when they cross, or just simply not being extremely competent bike riders through our narrow roadways.
And speaking of school back in session, the Wha-Nikas Women’s Club is doing a donation drive for the school for supplies to help them throughout the upcoming year. If you would like to help make a donation for this, you can drop items off at Blue Lake City Hall between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon and 1 to 4 p.m. And, while there are a huge variety of items, please consider this list to help you with your donation:
• Ticonderoga pencils (These are the best pencils, lasting the longest time for teachers. Worth the price!)
• Crayola markers, colored pencils and crayons
• Facial tissue
• Dry-erase markers – please no off brand. Expo is good.
• Glue sticks
• Gift Cards to places such as Staples and Target
All donations will need to be delivered no later than Sept. 5.
Lastly, I just want to thank all the teachers and administrators out there. You are where our children’s dreams begin to become reality.