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Last updated 3/6/2019 at Noon

14th annual Kiwanis pancake breakfast

The Mukilteo Kiwanis Foundation is hosting its 14th pancake breakfast at Olympic View Middle School this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost is $6 per person, $25 for up to a family of five. Local student talent is featured, and there is also a basket raffle. For more information, visit

Kindergarten registration has started

Do you have a child who will attend kindergarten in the Mukilteo School District next fall? Registration for kindergarten classes in the 2019-20 school year started underway on March 4. Parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten can do so at their neighborhood school. The school offices will be open for registration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each school day through the remainder of the school year and again beginning in mid-August.

To be eligible for next year’s kindergarten program a child must be at least 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2019.

The Mukilteo School District will again offer full-day classes for all kindergarten students.

All kindergarten students living within the attendance boundaries of Challenger, Fairmount, Lake Stickney and Odyssey elementary schools, will attend classes at Pathfinder Kindergarten Center.

All kindergarten students living within the attendance areas of Columbia, Discovery, Endeavour, Horizon, Mukilteo, Olivia Park, Picnic Point and Serene Lake elementary schools will attend full-day classes at those schools.

When arriving at the school to register their child for kindergarten, parents should bring verification of their child’s birth date, verification of address (such as a utility bill or lease agreement), the names and telephone numbers of emergency contacts, and an up-to-date record of immunizations.

Eight students become national merit finalists

Eight students, one from Mariner and seven from Kamiak, have been selected as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, a rigorous academic competition. They are among only 15,000 students in the nation to advance to the finalist standing. Within that group, winners are chosen for a National Merit Scholarship based on their academics, abilities, skills, and accomplishments. National Merit Scholarships include a one-time $2,500 award, as well as corporate-sponsored and college scholarships that are renewable for up to four years. Congratulations and best of luck to Kamiak students Alice Cheng, Stacy Jong, Jonathan Ke, Katie Raker, Andrew Shin, Angie Wang, and Jiamae Wang, and to Mariner student Mary Douglas.

An opportunity to talk internet safety

From time to time you may read or hear about various dangers on the internet. A recent example is called the “Momo Challenge,” which is a viral hoax in which a character supposedly pops up in children’s videos and allegedly challenge them to perform dangerous tasks.

The Momo Challenge is not real, yet rumors of its existence provide an excellent opportunity for parents to talk with their children about being safe in the digital world. The following may help you in that discussion:

Discuss and be aware of your child’s online activity.

Engage your child in conversations about the safe use of technology.

Remind your child to never respond to an unidentified message that they see on social media or in an email.

Advise your child to never share personal data, phone numbers, addresses, or photos through the internet.

Remind your child that not everything he or she sees or reads on the internet is true or real.

Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 10.


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