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Celebrating Excellence!

Celebrating Excellence!

Thank you to everyone who came to the Sister Schools Pancake Brunch last Saturday!  We had a great time eating, celebrating, and catching up with old friends.  We also got the opportunity to honor our Educator of the Year and Volunteers of the Year! Doug Montzingo of Harbour Pointe Middle School has consistently gone above and ...

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Kellie’s Trip to Uganda

On April 1st I had the incredible honor to accompany Sister Schools to Uganda for 10 days. Even though having conversations with others that have made that trip, I was not truly prepared for the emotional impact. My first meeting was with students from Mukono Boarding School. Pulling into the school my heart was full ...

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We Can’t Say Thank You Enough!

As our Thank You to all our donors, we personally invite you to our first annual Wine at the Warehouse. This will be a wonderful evening of wine and conversation taking place at our Mukilteo Warehouse – the place where all the magic happens! We appreciate the support you have given us throughout the years and are excited ...

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YOU Have Changed Lives!

Unbelievable! We are so grateful and ecstatic to announce that we surpassed our goal to raise $7,000 for the Mukono Boarding School Dormitory Project! What an amazing feeling. We have definitely Started the New Year Right! THANK YOU to all of our donors and to those who helped spread the word about this urgent need! Together we ...

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A Commitment to Improvement

One of the reasons we’ve maintained our partnership with Mukono Primary School over the years is the commitment of school leadership and staff to continually improve the standards of the school.  Never content to accept the status quo, they’re always looking to maximize their impact on their students. Over the years, we’ve assisted with several projects ...

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Start The New Year Right

It’s here!  Today is the beginning of our Start The New Year Right Campaign.  Through the end of this month we have the opportunity to make a difference for hundreds of children at Mukono Day & Boarding School, a longtime Sister Schools partner in Uganda.Board members Kristi Miller and Lee Dunham with Mukono students.We first ...

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Happy New Year from Sister Schools!

What an Amazing Year!As we get ready to say goodbye to 2017 we at Sister Schools are already looking ahead to 2018.  First, the container is on its way to Uganda full with the amazing supplies from the 15 new schools we worked with this year.  Second, we are preparing for some fantastic events coming ...

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Chautauqua staff, students are going global with projects and programs

Chautauqua staff, students are going global with projects and programsSometimes, it’s the littlest drops that make the biggest splash.And you might be surprised to learn that right now on Vashon, it’s not a resistance movement, an arts event or even drag-queen bingo making ripples that are traveling far — it’s the students and staff at ...

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Lutengo Literacy Center: Books for Every Student

Several weeks ago, Sister School’s launched a pilot program to train teachers and librarians that oversee our Ugandan literacy centers. The training, taught by one of our Ugandan partner teachers, was designed to provide teachers and librarians with tools on how to maximize the literacy centers and get books into the hands of ...

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Elementary Students Hold 10th Annual Benefit Concert for Sister Schools

Music students at Fernwood Elementary School knew they had done something special by holding a supply drive for Sister Schools that helped children in Uganda, Africa, but they were inspired to do even more.  Ten years later, the school is now preparing to celebrate its 10th annual Fernwood Elementary Benefit Concert to raise money for ...

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