Upcoming Events

Coming up in June 2019

Pierce College Aspire VAKA STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Summer Program

The ASPIRE program at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is offering a FREE summer program for Asian American & Pacific Islander students who are in high school or have recently graduated.  If you're interested in exploring the STEM fields, cultural studies, and building up your skills for college, apply today!

Session Dates & Time:

July 8 - August 1

Monday - Thursday

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Apply at:  bit.ly/VAKA2K19

Deadline to Apply:

June 6, 2019

Location:

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

9401 Farwest Drive SE

Lakewood, WA

For More Information:  aspire@pierce.ctc.edu or 253-964-6300


Indigenous People Festival 2019

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Experience a day of traditional and contemporary Native culture and celebrations!

Date:  Saturday, June 8

Time:  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:  Seattle Center, Armory Amphitheatre

All are welcome!

Free admission


From Crime to the Classroom:  How Education Changes Lives

Humanities Washington presents a FREE public discussion - A talk on the promise of the "prison-to-college pipeline" - from someone who went through it.

Presented by:  Omari Amili, author, researcher, and community leader

When:  11:00 a.m., June 11, 2019

Where:  The REACH Center, 714 S 27th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409

Amili The REACH Center (1).pdf

Coming up in May 2019

Indian Education Program Senior Celebration - Invitation Only

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

 5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Mount Tahoma High School Auditorium

4634 S. 74th St

Tacoma, WA 98409

For more information, contact Liz Leines at 253-571-1820 or eleines@tacoma.k12.wa.us


Native Student Success Summit Day Hosted by Highline College

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Native Student Success Summit Day Hosted by Highline College

Thursday, May 2, 2019 

This free event for students is designed to inspire and empower high school students to be successful in higher education and beyond. This event is for current Native high school students. The Indian Education program will provide a bus and chaperones for this event that will depart from Madison Complex on the morning of the event. Parents are responsible for transporting their child to Madison for pickup and drop-off after the event.

Agenda:  Native Students Success Summit 2019 Agenda.pdf

Criteria:
  •      Submit a pre-approved excused absence request to your child’s high school to be approved by the principal. Call your child’s high school main office for information on preapproved absence.
  •      RSVP with the TPS Indian Education Program to Liz Leines 253-571-1820 before April 26, 2019 and we will pre-register your child for the event. No need for you to do so.  35 seats are available on the bus.  First to sign up will have priority.
  •      Parents must provide drop-off and pick-up transportation to Madison Complex on day of event.
  •      Parents must sign their child in at drop-off and sign their child out at pick-up.
Event: Highline College Native Student Success Summit 
     - Bus will leave Madison Complex - 3111 S. 43rd St. Tacoma WA, 98422 at 7:30 a.m. for Highline
       College in Des Moines, WA.
     - Bus will return to Madison Complex at approximately 1:45 to 2:00 p.m.
     - Light breakfast and lunch will be provided 


FWPS Native Education Drum Circle - Led by Ray Kingfisher (Northern Cheyenne)

Every Wednesday, April 17 - June 12, 2019
6:30  pm - 8:00 pm at Truman Campus
31455 28th Ave S
Federal Way, WA  98003

Everyone is invited
Light refreshments provided
For more information please contact:
Amanda Rambayon
Native Education Coordinator 
253-797-0843
arambayo@fwps.org


Native American Student Day - University of Washington - Friday, May 10, 2019

Native American Student Day is one-day conference for American Indian/Alaska Native high school students who are interested in attending the University of Washington Seattle. NASD was created to encourage Native students to pursue higher education as well as give them the opportunity to experience the UW.
Location:  Intellectual House
Time: 9 - 4

Register online at depts.washington.edu/reach/

*This event is not a Tacoma Public Schools event and no transportation will be provided.


College Fair at Tacoma Rainiers and Cheney Stadium - May 23, 2019

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Subject: Building Skills in Motivational Interviewing Helping People Change

Building Skills in Motivational Interviewing Helping People Change

One-Day Training  June 13, 2019  8:30 AM- 4:30 PM

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE This training is sponsored by the Housing and Homelessness Division of Kitsap County Human Services.  It is geared for organizations who work with people experiencing homelessness.  Staff at all levels of human services organizations are invited to participate.

•Date: June 13, 2019

•Check in time: 8:00 AM

•Training time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

•Cost: Free

•Location: Main Meeting Chambers, Norm Dicks Government   Center, 345 6th Street, Bremerton •Subject: Motivational Interviewing

•CE credit:

•ASWB: 6 hours

•NAADAC: 6 hours

•NBCC: 6 hours

•Registration Required: http://tiny.cc/MI-June13th  


Past Events
Coming up in April 2019

13th Annual Powwow - Please join Tacoma Community College & Tacoma Public Schools' Indian Education Program at our 13th Annual Powwow, and honoring our community and celebrating our graduates.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Grand Entry at 4:00 p.m.

(Tacoma high school seniors in our Indian Education Program will be recognized shortly after 3:00 p.m.  Seniors should arrive by 2:30 p.m.)

Located in: Building 20, Gym, Tacoma Community College, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma, WA 98466

To become a vendor, contact: Daniel Garcia: 253-566-6052, DGarcia@tacomacc.edu

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Public Hearing 2019 - 2020

Tacoma Public Schools Indian Education Program

Title VI Education formula Grant

Renewal/Review for 2019 - 2020

Date:  April 30, 2019

Time:  3:00 - 3:30 pm

Location:  Madison Complex, 3101 S. 43rd St., Tacoma, WA 98409

Public Hearing.pdf

Museum of Glass - Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight

"Raven and the Box of Daylight is the Tlingit story of Raven and his transformation of the world—bringing light to people via the stars, moon, and sun. This story holds great significance for the Tlingit people. The exhibition features a dynamic combination of artwork, storytelling, and encounter, where the Tlingit story unfolds during the visitor’s experience. 

The glass art of Preston Singletary (American, born 1963) is rooted in the narrative of Raven and the Box of Daylight. Primarily known for his celebration of Tlingit art and design, Singletary will explore new ways of working with glass inspired by Tlingit design principles. Tlingit objects were traditionally used to show wealth and tell stories by representing elements of the natural world,..." Excerpt from Exhibition Overview, Museum of Glass Read more

October 3, 2018 - August 31, 2019

Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402

253-284-4719

https://www.museumofglass.org/raven-box-of-daylight

More information

Reminder - 

TPS High School Students - Free Admission to Tacoma Art Museum and Museum of Glass with current Student ID!


Self-Guided Ocean Fest Art Tours at Tacoma Art Museum

From February – June, 2019, learn more about how artists express ideas about oceans. Work with your classmates to investigate several water-themed works of art using a self-guided activity sheet. You'll consider issues of environmentalism, beauty, and the importance of water in the Pacific Northwest. These gallery activities will help students form ideas for Ocean Fest poetry, film, or data storytelling submissions, and/or prepare for a visit to Ocean Fest.

Self-guided experiences are $5/student ($3.50 at the scholarship rate); transportation reimbursement is available. Book online here.


Coming up in March 2019

Want to score higher on the SAT?

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Free Live, Online SAT Workshops  - Prior to the March 27th test.

Tuesday, March 19, 2:15 - 4:30 pm

Thursday, March 21, 2:15 - 4:30 pm

To register for one of these live, online events, visit - EnhancedPrep.com/upcoming-events or email advisor@EnhancedPrep.com with student's full name, school, graduation year, and preferred workshop date.


Eastside Greenspace / Del Eastside - Join us for the kickoff meeting!

Several acres between Grandview & Roosevelt are being reclaimed by neighboring communities.  Together, we will transform it into a collaborative green space where communities can connect and learn from each other and the land.  There's a place for everone to turn this vision into a reality.  Get involved today!

El terreno entre Grandview y Roosevelt está siendo reclamada por las comunidades vecinas.  Juntos, lo transformaremos en un espacio verde de colaboración donde las comunidades pueden conectarse y aprender unas de otras y de la tierra.  hay un lugar para que todos puedan convertir esta visión en una realidad.  ¡Participe hoy!

Join us for the kickoff meeting!
Saturday, March 30th, 10am-12pm
Eastside Family Support Center (E. Roosevelt and E. Gregory)

¡Únase para el inicio del jardín
Sabado, 30 de marzo, 10 am-12pm
Eastside Family Support Center (E. Roosevelt y E. Gregory)


  • Connecting community to the land / Conectando a la comunidad con la tierra
  • Develop community identity / Desarrollar la identidad de la comunidad
  • Different generations learning from each other / Diferentes generaciones aprendiendo unas de otras
  • A place to grow traditional food & medicine / Un lugar para cultivar alimentos y medicinas tradicionales
  • Opportunity to engage with neighbors / Oportunidad de interactuar con los vecinos
  • Improve mental health & relaxation / Mejorar la salud fisca, mental, social y emoncional
Want to join us?  For inquiries please call (253)845-9770 or email info@ harvestpiercecounty.org

Coming up in April 2019

Tacoma Special Needs PTA - Using CARE to Build Bridges

Guest Speakers: Directors of Student Services, Jonathan Bell and Steven Mondragon

IEP Meeting Tips and Tricks:  IEP process review from a District perspective, including compliance and areas of conflict.  Also advising on how to advocate and ask the right questions.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Jason Lee Middle School, 602 N Sprague Ave., Tacoma, WA 98403

Tacoma Special Needs PTA website - http://www.tsnpta.org/

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An Evening with Kevin Hines - Teen Suicide:  A Community Conversation

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An Evening with Kevin Hines - Teen Suicide:  A Community Conversation

When:  7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Where:  Washington State Fair Agriplex, Puyallup, WA

Free tickets at Eventbrite.com


Lakewood Youth Council 2019 Youth Future Academy*

Registration is open until March 31st, 2019

The “Lakewood Youth Future Academy” is a summit for local youth to learn about how to participate in the civic arena, how to stay healthy, how to be an adult, and how to take care of the environment around them. The event will provide students with valuable networking and professional development opportunities, connecting them with successful adults and high-achieving students. The summit will consist of workshops lead by local leaders, activists, and mentors geared towards young adults preparing to contribute to society.
The Academy will be held at the Lakewood Boys and Girls Club (10402 Kline St. SW Lakewood) on April 13th from 9:00a to 3:00p (with breakfast and lunch provided)
Questions can be directed to Cameron Fairfield, Recreation Coordinator for the City of Lakewood, at cfairfield@cityoflakewood.us
The City of Lakewood Youth Council exists to better serve the youth of Lakewood by giving them a voice in local government and providing them with opportunities to better themselves and their community.

Lakewood Youth Council Summit Poster.pdf

*The district does not sponsor this event/activity/offer and the district assumes no responsibility for it. In consideration for the privilege to distribute these materials, the Tacoma School District No. 10 shall be held harmless from any cause of action filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials, including all costs, attorney's fees and judgments or awards. Transportation is not provided by TPS and parents are responsible for checking students out for event following school process for prearranged absence.


34th Annual Washington State Indian Education Association Conference (WSIEA)

April 3-5, 2019

Little Creek Resort/Casino

91 West State 108

Shelton, WA 98584

Toll Free - 1-800-667-7711 or 360-427-7711

Link to registration and more information - https://www.wsiea.org/conference.html

Agenda At-A-Glance WSIEA 2019 Agenda At A Glance.pdf

 There is space for additional vendors at the 34th Annual Washington State Indian Education Association Conference.  WSIEA 2019 Vendor Registration Form.docx


Parents and Caregivers Training Weekend - Dads M.O.V.E

April 26 - 28, 2019

Are you the parent or caregiver of a child with behavioral health concerns?

 Learn about systems navigation, IEPs, parenting techniques, de-escalation, reward systems, sibling issues, etc.

This weekend event is open to Parents grandparents, and other caregivers, who have a special needs child in their family, or extended family.

There is a $30 registration fee for the weekend, and includes lodging and meals from Friday evening to Sunday checkout (noon). We can also arrange carpools, or help with gas vouchers, bus/train tickets, etc. to help you get here.
All you need to bring is your bedding, pillow, and all your questions!
The first 10 couples to register get rooms to themselves++

Weekend Topics
 Collaborative Problem Solving introduction
 WISE/Wraparound
 Anti-Bullying Techniques
 Local Community Resources
 Love and Logic
 Effective Self Care

Register at http://dadsmove.org/event/weekend/

PLEASANT VALLEY CHRISTIAN CAMP, 2675 WASHINGTON 7, MINERAL, WA, 98355

Parents and Caregivers Training Weekend Flier - Parents Caregivers Training Weekend-April 26-28.pdf


TRAUMA INFORMED CARE TRAINING - Presented by Choice Regional Health Network & Thurston-Mason Oral Health Coalition

  • Impact the experience of care in your community.  A training series designed for dental providers and other community partners to increase trauma awareness in patient care.
  • Location: Capital Region ESD-113, Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • February 12th  - Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • March 12th - Motivational Interviewing
  • April 9th - The Science of HOPE
  • For questions, please contact Caroline Sedano at 360-539-7576, Ext. 128 or Sedanoc@crhn.org.
  • Trauma Informed Care Training Flier.pdf

Coming up in June 2019

Native American Student Day - University of Washington Seattle

  • Native American Student Day is a one-day conference for American Indian/Alaska Native high school students who are interested in attending the University of Washington Seattle. NASD was created to encourage Native students to pursue higher education as well as give them the opportunity to experience the UW. 
  • Friday, May 10, 2019
  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Intellectual House
  • Join us by registering online at: depts.washington.edu/reach/

Enduring Legacies Native Cases Summer Institute

The Evergreen State College

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June 18-19, 2019 at Little Creek Resort Hotel

Shelton, Washington

and

Optional Half Day Pre-Conference Field Trip Sponsored by the Squaxin Island Tribe

June 17, 2019

The Summer Institute of the Enduring Legacies Native Cases Initiative will build on more than thirteen years of work developing interdisciplinary teaching case studies on significant issues in Indian Country and offering workshops for educators to network and learn how to use the cases in their classes and staff development. Our interdisciplinary collection of cases covers a wide range of topics applicable to all academic fields.  Problem-based learning, place-based learning, and collaborative learning are the cornerstones of our approach.  Cases promote student engagement and critical thinking in the context of complex and pressing real world issues. They are a terrific way of promoting diversity. At this institute, we will practice working through cases collaboratively to learn how to facilitate case analysis and discussion.  The Institute will feature a number of new cases on the cutting edge of current issues in Indian Country.

Native Cases Summer Institute Particulars: The Institute is located on the reservation of the Squaxin Island Tribe. The summer institute will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.   Breakfast is at 8 a. m. with the program starting at 9 a.m. Pre-reading and homework are required each evening.  Campuses and organizations are invited to bring teams or attend the institute as individuals. Space is limited and registration is first come, first served. The registration fee for the two-day institute is $100/ per person which includes breakfast and lunch each day.

Half -day Field Trip Sponsored by Squaxin Island Tribe: This optional pre-conference field trip will give participants an in-depth introduction to the Squaxin Island Tribe—its history, culture, and tribal administration.  The $40 registration fee for the field trip includes entrance fee to the Museum, supplies, and lunch.  

Little Creek Resort Hotel Rooms are available at the rate of $104.00 per night with a cut-off date of May 18.  Contact Little Creek Resort Hotel directly at 800-667-7711 to reserve rooms and say you are with the Evergreen State College Native Cases Institute.  Conference registration forms and information are on the next pages.

This conference is generously supported by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. 

Conference contact Barbara Leigh Smith

360.765.3084 or smithb@evergreen.edu

More information about Native Cases Project

http://nativecases.evergreen.edu/

Flier and Registration Form - 2019 Native Cases Institute 2019 Flier.pdf

Coming up in July 2019

Maxim Healthcare Service - Autism Summer Program

For more info see flier - 

Autism Summer Program_rev3.pdf

PAST EVENTS

Senior Info Night

Family Gathering Potluck, Craft, & Dance Night

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Dance practice from 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Potluck and Craft from 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Madison Complex

3111 S. 43rd St., Tacoma, WA 98409


CANCELLED! The Senior Info night WILL NOT be taking place tonight, Thursday, February 28, 2019.  We apologize for the late notice of cancellation.  This event will be rescheduled.

The TPS Indian Education Program SENIOR INFO NIGHT - 

Seniors and Juniors (and parents/guardians) who are enrolled in the TPS Indian Education Program are encouraged to attend.

Learn about Native American scholarships and grants opportunities as well as other scholarships,  local college information, higher education information, senior/junior checklists for graduation, Indian Education Program Celebration 2019, FAFSA, and MORE!

Featured speakers -  Tacoma Community College, Graduate Tacoma, & University of Washington Tacoma

A light meal will be provided.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

CANCELLED! The Senior Info night WILL NOT be taking place tonight, Thursday, February 28, 2019.  We apologize for the late notice of cancellation.  This event will be rescheduled.


Location - Madison Complex, 3111 South 43rd St., Tacoma, WA 98409

Questions?  Contact David Syth at 253-571-1846

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In lieu of the canceled Indian Education family gathering last week, we would like to invite everyone to attend the Surprise Lake Middle School Powwow hosted by the Fife Indian Education program on Friday March 1st.  Our cultural consultant Angelina Nockai and PAC member Taralee Ellis will be informally hosting. Our dance group will be participating in this event as well. We hope you can make it.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Grand Entry 7:00 pm

All Drums & Dancers Welcome

Surprise Lake Middle School, 2001 Milton Way, Milton, WA 98354

Vendors please contact: Martha Sherman 253-517-1000, Ext. 25103


2019 WSIEA Conference Theme Logo Contest

  • The Washington State Indian Education Association is holding a logo contest for its 2019 annual conference at the Squaxin Island Tribe's Resort/Casino  (Shelton, WA) April 3-5.  Logos should reflect our conference theme, "Supporting Native Students through Consultation and Collaboration."
  • For further information, contact

     Joan Banker – Office of Native Education, OSPI

     360-725-6160

    joan.banker@k12.wa.us

  • Deadline for artwork submissions Friday, February 22, 2019 EXTENDED to FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2019!

  • Or see flier here - 2019 WSIEA Conf Logo Contest Flier.doc

 

Call for Zine submissions

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Call for Zine Submissions

Ends on February 1, 2019 

Eligibility

This call is open to all Indigenous people living in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Columbia. This includes residents of those states belonging to Native communities outside of the Pacific Northwest, and outside of what is currently the United States. Everyone is encouraged to participate regardless of age, professional experience, media, or tribal affiliation.

About this Opportunity

Attention, all Indigenous writers and artists! As part of yəhaw̓, a very special literary and arts zine is being published – both online and a limited print run – in early 2019 to showcase and celebrate Indigenous voice, presence, continuance, and the remarkable generativity of Indigenous writers working across genres in sacred Salish territories. Visual artists are also warmly encouraged to submit work for publication in the zine. Associated readings and events will also feature yəhaw̓ zine writers and artists at Bellevue College and South Puget Sound Community College in early 2019.

We are now accepting submissions for the zine and welcome all current yəhaw̓ artists to submit as well as other Indigenous creatives across the Pacific Northwest. There is no set theme for this publication, but we encourage submitters to consider the Lifting the Sky story and overall yəhaw̓ project values when selecting work. Submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, experimental work, and hybrids are all welcome. Submissions which include or are written in tribal languages, and submissions from Indigenous youth, women, Two Spirit/LGBTQ writers and artists, and writers/artists with disabilities are particularly welcome. Work previously submitted to other publications is welcome. Regardless of genre or form, each submission should fit approximately on one page or a two page spread maximum - the zine will be risograph printed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper folded in half for an overall book size of 8.5 by 5.5 inches.  All submissions received by February 1 will be considered. Selected contributors will receive a $75 honorarium and a free copy of the publication.

Questions?

Email info@yehawshow.com


ASPIRE SUMMIT

  • Interactive workshops for 8 - 12 grade students, parents and educators.  The event will feature keynote speaker Terisa Siagatonu.
  • February 23, 2019
  • 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Health Education Center, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98398
  • Register at:  www.pierceconnect.org/events/booking/344
  • For more information:  aspire@pierce.ctc.edu, 253-964-6300
  • ASPIRE Summit 2019 Flyer.pdf

NATIVE TEACHINGS - KEEPING OUR TRADITIONS ALIVE

Your 4th / 5th grade student are invited to participate in a day of cultural learning.

The day will include cultural craft projects such as mini-drums, gourd projects, rain sticks. The students will learn about Traditional medicine, language games, singing/drumming, and listen to storytelling by Pamela Bond (Snohomish).
Native Teachings is FREE!

** Lunch will be provided by the Puyallup Tribe Culture Department **


  • Who:  4th & 5th Grade Students
  • When:  Thursday, January 24, 2019, 9:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Where: Puyallup Tribal Youth Center, 5803 North Levee Road, Tacoma (Fife), WA 98424
  • Transportation NOT provided

Native Teachings 2019 Flyer.pdf


January Family Gathering & Potluck for TPS Indian Education Program

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., 3111 S. 43rd St in the round building.

Museum of Glass - Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight

"Raven and the Box of Daylight is the Tlingit story of Raven and his transformation of the world—bringing light to people via the stars, moon, and sun. This story holds great significance for the Tlingit people. The exhibition features a dynamic combination of artwork, storytelling, and encounter, where the Tlingit story unfolds during the visitor’s experience. 

The glass art of Preston Singletary (American, born 1963) is rooted in the narrative of Raven and the Box of Daylight. Primarily known for his celebration of Tlingit art and design, Singletary will explore new ways of working with glass inspired by Tlingit design principles. Tlingit objects were traditionally used to show wealth and tell stories by representing elements of the natural world,..." Excerpt from Exhibition Overview, Museum of Glass Read more

October 3, 2018 - August 31, 2019

Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402

253-284-4719

More information


Seattle Indian Health Board is seeking volunteers - Native Focus Group Suicide Prevention

  • Seattle Indian Health Board is seeking volunteers for a two-hour focus group to share thoughts on building a culturally-based suicide prevention program for American Indian and Alaska Native people at risk of suicide.  Participants will be compensated for their time.
  • If you are interested, contact Meena Richardson, MPH at 206-324-9360, Ext. 3069 or meenar@uihi.org.
  • Native Focus Group Suicide Prevention (1) (002).pdf

Opportunities - 

  • Bates Dental Clinic serving Adults & Children accepts Apple Health Care and is currently seeking patients. More info
  • Pierce County Safe Kids announces monthly car seat inspections on the second Saturday of each month at 19th & Union at the AAA Travel Agency site, close to Walmart and Target, 11am - 2pm. More info
  • Community Trauma and Child Well-Being: Trauma-Informed Care and the Future of Healing hosted by NW Children's Foundation 2019 Forum, January 31, 2019, 11:30a – 3p, Washington State Convention Center. More info
  • Eastside Family Support Center hosting training for "Trauma Center -Trauma Sensitive Yoga - As a pathway to anti-oppressive practice."- February 8 - 10th, 2019 More info

Project Child Success & Help Me Grow Pierce County  - Pierce County Advocacy Kickoff Lunch

  • Join us to prepare for the 2019 legislative session!  Learn about our legislative priorities including fixes to child care policy and Help Me Grow.  Hear from longtime early learning champion Rep. Ruth Kagi, and practice your own advocacy messaging.  All are welcome!
  • Wednesday, January 9th, 12pm - 2:30pm, Lunch will be provided
  • Boys & Girls Club Schatz Branch, 3875 S 66th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409
    • RSVP required:  helpmegrowpierce.org/events


Synopsis of Poverty To Possibilities Event - 2018, United Way of Pierce County



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SPIPA TANF FOOD VOUCHER PROGRAM

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

SPIPA TANF Office

4301 South Pine Street, Suite 400

Tacoma, WA 98409

253-250-0550

  • You MUST bring a Tribal ID
  • You MUST bring proof of income; even if you have received food vouchers in the past.
  • This event is open to TANF clients and tribal community members, except those from Alaska and/or Canada.
  • In order to receive this voucher, you must be income eligible.

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Attend a FREE workshop to get help completing the FAFSA or WASFA

  • Learn how to pay for college
  • Meet with financial aid experts
  • Get free access to computers, printers and internet
  • See your Senior Toolkit for more info on paying for college


TPS COLLEGE TOURS FOR FAMILIES!

October is Discover U Month! Tacoma Public School high schools will be hosting Discover U activities to help students discover the possibilities you have for post-secondary education, whether it be university, college, job or military.

 

For many students, attending a two- or four-year college, university, or vocational school is a crucial next step on their path to fulfilling their career and life dreams. If you want to help your child meet their higher education goals, join us on our 3rd annual parent college tours.

 

From October 9th- October 30th, Tacoma Public Schools is sponsoring tours of six outstanding local colleges. We will provide transportation to and from each institution. Each visit includes a customized tour and presentation from college staff on the admissions process, financial aid and scholarships and college life unique to each school.

 

 

Buses leave from the Central Administrative Building at 601 S. 8th Street, Tacoma WA, 98405 at the times listed below. Roundtrip visits will last 2-3 hours, depending on location.

Scheduled visits:

· Tues.,   October 9: University of Washington-Tacoma (5:40 pm)

· · Thurs., October 18: Pacific Lutheran University (4:45 pm)

. Tues.,   October 23: University of Puget Sound (5:30 pm)

. Thurs., October 25: Pierce College (5:30 pm)

· Tues.,   October 30:  Bates Technical College (5:30 pm)

. Thurs., November 1: Tacoma Community College (5:30 pm)

  

For more information and to register, please visit www.tacomaschools.org/collegetours or call the TPS Community Partnership Office at: 571-7980.

2018 - 2019 School Supplies Pick-up*

WE ARE OPEN!

  • School Supplies Pick-up Dates and Times:

    • Monday, September 17th - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, September 18th - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, September 19th - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, September 20th - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location -

  • 3111 South 43rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98409.  The Indian Education Program offices are located in the round building.
* Students MUST be enrolled in the Tacoma Public Schools Indian Education Program in order to receive school supplies.  Not enrolled yet?  You may apply for enrollment on-site or fill out and bring a TITLE VI ED 506 INDIAN STUDENT ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATION FORM with you and it will be reviewed for eligibility. 

Questions?  Please call 253-571-1846.

Dance Practice

To be determined...

Family Gathering/Potluck

Families, please join us for the first Family Gathering and Potluck of the 2018 - 2019 school year!  We will have a light meal. Please bring a food item to share! 

For the kids, there will be a fun craft make and take! 

Date:  Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Time:  5:00pm - 6:30pm

Location:  311 South 43rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98409 (The Madison Complex)

If you have questions, please call 253-571-1846.

TPS High School Students - Free Admission to Tacoma Art Museum and Museum of Glass with current Student ID!

We are very excited to share a new partnership and benefit for our high school students.  Samantha Kelly, Tacoma Art Museum, and J. Andrew Henley, Museum of Glass, join Dan Voelpel to discuss a new partnership which offers FREE admission to TAM (Tacoma Art Museum) and MOG (Museum of Glass) for all TPS high school students.  Bring your student ID and you're in!

Pow Wow's i​​n Washington State

At powwows.com, find events around the state where Native Americans come together

College Geared Events

Get details for current events geared toward helping Native American students attend college.

Community Events 

2018 - 2019 WWNAEC Native American Youth Leadership Academy (NAYLA)*

NAYLA Student Application 2018 - 2019.pdf

*The district does not sponsor this event/activity/offer and the district assumes no responsibility for it. In consideration for the privilege to distribute these materials, the Tacoma School District No. 10 shall be held harmless from any cause of action filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials, including all costs, attorney's fees and judgments or awards. Transportation is not provided by TPS and parents are responsible for checking students out for event following school process for prearranged absence.







​Indian Education Graduation

You can view the 2016 Indian Education Graduation Ceremony, here.

2016 Graduation.PNG