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November 29, 2017 | View PDF

The Marysville School District Parent Advisory Council will celebrate local parents and families with a free dinner and awards night open to the public on Dec. 5.

The dinner will take place at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School Commons at 5611 108th St. NE, Marysville. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends around 7:30 p.m.

The Marysville Together Coalition is also supporting the event.

The awards night includes a free dinner, recognition of students, childcare and raffle prizes.

“So often we have events inviting a lot of parents and the community and giving them information, so it’s good to have an opportunity to celebrate our kids and parents, and giving them a break from everything else,” said Emily Wicks, community relations coordinator with the Marysville School District.

It’s also good for students to be celebrated at all times of the school year.

“We usually only recognize students at the end of the year and we wanted to celebrate them more throughout the entire year,” said Wicks.

The awards vary and each school in the district was encouraged to recognize two to three students.

Some of the awards already existed and the night is just a new way to highlight them, while others are new, said Wicks.

They are also meant to recognize a variety of achievements.

“We wanted a range of students and awards for the night,” said Wicks.

One of the topics of the night will be the importance of eating together as a family, said Wicks, and there will be a short program about that.

“Eating together is huge for students and that will be a theme for the night,” said Wicks.

There will be some discussion questions that participants can take home to talk about during dinner with families as well.

“The questions are provided so that families can eat dinner and take the time to chat and communicate with their student,” said Wicks.

Various community organizations and district representatives will be available through the night so that families can learn about the different programs at the schools, said Wicks.

Sno-Isle Libraries will be at the event, as well, to hold a story time for younger students.

Spanish and Russian interpreters will be available throughout the night.

A basketball game is scheduled to begin after the dinner, and the public is invited to come to the game afterward, said Wicks.

While the district has had awards nights before, this is the first one from the Parental Advisory Council, said Wicks.

“I hope we do this again in the next semester,” she said.

“We’re really excited and have been reaching out to all the parents of students that have received awards,” she said.

The dinner is an effort from the Parent Advisory Council and the Marysville Together Coalition.

The district’s Parent Advisory Council is a group of parents who meet to advise the Marysville School District superintendent on community engagement.

The Marysville Together Coalition is a local group of community members that promotes wellness.

Those who would like to be involved or those who want more information can contact Emily Wicks at or 360-965-0007.


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