District 3:  Edmonds  -  Lynnwood -  Woodway

Councilmember Stephanie Wright
                                                    August 31, 2011
Clothes for Kids helps local students in need
Snohomish Health District provides access to vaccines
School supplies sought at Lynnwood Sleep Country USA
Evergreen State Fair: only 5 days remain!
Stephanie Wright, District 3 County CouncilmemberCouncilmember Stephanie Wright 
3000 Rockefeller, M/S 609,
Everett, WA 98201
Office Location:

8th floor, Robert J. Drewel (Admin East) Building  

Phone: 425-388-3494     

Email me: Stephanie.Wright@snoco.org
Legislative Aide: Jennifer.Smolen@snoco.org 


Clothes for Kids now open for 2011-12 school year Clothes For Kids, a non-profit organization providing wardrobes for low-income families, opened its doors for Back To School on Monday, August 22nd. "Thanks to generous donations from the community we have the best back to school inventory that we have experienced in at least the last eight years," says Nancy Laird-Burris, Program Manager for Clothes For Kids.


Students qualify for Clothes For Kids through the free or reduced lunch program at their school. To simplify the process for families, step one is visiting the school your student attends (even before the school year begins) and obtaining a clothing requisition form from the school office. The form outlines the hours of operation, how the program works, and includes a detailed map to Clothes For Kids. 


Kudos to this local non-profit organization for their hard work on behalf of local children and families. Thanks to their efforts it will be a happy start to the new school year for many low-income families throughout the Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett school districts! For more information visit Clothes for Kids online.   

Vaccines available for Snohomish County Students
Health care providers in Snohomish County are ready to prepare students for a healthy school year. Families are encouraged to see their health care provider for vaccinations. If your family does not have a provider, Snohomish Health District can help you. 

Required childhood vaccines are available for the school year 2011-2012: 

* Two doses of chickenpox (varicella) vaccine or doctor-verified history of disease is required for age kindergarten through grade 3. Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 are required to have one dose of varicella or parental history of disease. Varicella vaccine is recommended for children in grades 7-12 who have never had chickenpox but is not required.


* The adolescent pertussis vaccine (Tdap) is required for students in grades 6 through 10. 


Other recommended vaccines are also available.  

Although exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons, the best disease protection is to make sure children have all their recommended immunizations. Children who aren't fully immunized may be sent home from school, preschool, or child care during outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease.


For more information on vaccination schedules, back-to-school health services, and details or downloadable forms relating to the new State law (effective July 22, 2011) governing vaccine exemptions, click on this link to Snohomish Health Department.

Lynnwood Sleep Country USA locations seek
school supply donations for local foster children

The two Lynnwood Sleep Country USA mattress stores, along with the company's other stores throughout the Northwest, are having one last big push for school supply donations for foster kids, now through Sept. 5.

"We just got our hands on new stats that show nearly one third of foster children experience ten or more school changes, and two thirds experience at least seven changes from elementary to high school," said company spokesperson Tanya Mahr. "That's a lot of change, which often requires new supplies for each new classroom."

With each school change, an estimated four to six months of educational progress is lost as foster children acclimate to their new class environment and study schedule, said Mahr.

Supplies can be brought to either Lynnwood Sleep Country USA store (2921 Alderwood Mall Blvd, Ste 106, or 2615 184th Street SW) before Monday, September 5. Find background on the school supply drive as well as statistics on foster children in Washington, in this article from Edmonds Patch.


"Hungry for fun? Let's all go to the Fair!"
Evergreen State Fair continues through Labor Day in Monroe 


2011 Evergreen State Fair Art

Speedway Events


For the newest overview of special events still to come at this year's Fair, see the recent Evergreen State Fair newsletter. Sent Monday, August 29, it's a reminder there is so much to do at the Fair, and so little time! Check these dates on your calendar to see when you can make it out to the Fair this year. Here are some event highlights:  


NW ROCKFEST - Fri. September 2
See eight of the Northwest's best rock bands!


Jar of Rain kicks off the concert at 2pm---followed by Arisen from Nothing--Quickie--Nether--Syztem 7--Klover Jane with Superfekta on at 8pm and River Bend doing the finale at 9pm! 8 bands-8 hours of music!


Bring 3 cans of Food before 3pm and get in FREE! If you miss the Food Drive, there is a NEW $15 Combo Concert and FAIR admission.  




NASCAR All-Star Invitational - Sat. September 3

Super Late Models--Mini Stocks--Outlaw Compacts-Street Stocks and the Super Figure 8's. This is one of the best race nights of the year! See the best drivers and teams in the Northwest. Experience the thrills and chills of the Figure Eight drivers crashing through the most dangerous intersection on the planet plus circle track racing on the newly reburbished 3/8 mile track.  



Demolition Derby- Sun. September 4

Mr. Dizzy METAL MANIA! 3 Demo Derbies! Large Cars, Small Cars & Trucks.  Roll over contests-Hornet and V8 Xtreme racing huge fireworks show! Fair/Race Combos are back!





Experience Art & Culture at the Fair's Display Hall

Home Arts: Check out this amazing display of the finer arts of the home, from pies and jelly to quilts and clothes.

Floral Exhibits: Take a stroll through the fragrant Floral Department full of beautiful blossoms.

Crafts & Hobbies
ake advantage of the variety of demonstrations in the Hobby Hall. 

Photo Salon:
Talented photographers create this exceptional exhibition of photography. 

Garden Produce, Grange Displays, Bees, Master Gardeners

Performances on the Courtyard Stage -- FREE!

Why Work Wed., Aug. 31
Bubble gum blowing contest, comedy/magic, variety & more

Kids Day, Thurs., Sept. 1
The Reptile Man, pie eating contest, Radio Disney "Shake it Up", comedy/magic, open mike & more

Armed Forces Day, Fri. Sept. 2
Navy Band NW, Armed Forces ceremony, rock, country, pop

Rodeo Day, Sat. Sept. 3
Irish Dancers, Hula Studio, Joe Black Master Hypnotist

Demo Derby Day, Sun. Sept. 4
Snohomish County Windjammers, Leight Fantastics, pop, rock, retro

Play Day, Mon.. Sept. 5
  Baby Diaper Derby Contest, variety shows 

Greetings, friends!   

I hope you found this eNewsletter to be informative and useful. You can make it even more valuable by suggesting topics and issues for future editions.

If you have suggestions or feedback about calendar items, this publication, or about my office, I encourage you to be in touch with me. I want to keep lines of communication open between 3000 Rockefeller and our District.
Please contact me at 425-388-3494, or e-mail Stephanie.Wright@snoco.org.  If you would like to share this newsletter, select the Forward Email link below.

Thank you for being an involved citizen. It is truly a pleasure and an honor to represent you on the Council!



Stephanie Wright
Snohomish County Councilmember, District 3