The Class of 2018 Spartan Showcase will take place for the community on Wednesday, May 16 from 6-7 p.m., in the FHS Commons. Stop by for a chance to see all of the senior projects on display.
Title VII Indian Education Parent Meeting
A Title VII Indian Education Parent Meeting will take place on Friday, May 11 at noon at the QVSD District Office, 411 S. Spartan Ave.
Relatives as Parents Financial Assistance Available
Relatives as Parents Financial Assistance is available for grandparents and other relatives raising children. Basic needs such as food, housing, and shelter will be considered priorities as well as clothes, youth activities, and transportation. Lower income caregivers will be given higher consideration. Call Susie at 360-374-9496 ext. 2 to apply.
WEYL SOCCER SEASON 2018
West End Youth League will hold soccer sign-ups for ages 5-6, 7-9 and 10-12+ on Wednesday May 16, and Friday May 18, times are 6-8 p.m. at the Duncan Fields shed.
Registration fee: $40 per child, that includes a shirt. This is required at sign up.
For more information, contact the Commissioner, Tracy Gillett at 360-640-3007 or Silvina Ramos at 360-640-2595. Must be 5 by Sept. 6, 2018 to play.
Concert Dates Set
Mark you calendars for the upcoming school concerts. On Thursday, May 24, the 5th and 6th grade bands and the debut of the String Class will take place at the High School Commons stage at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31 the Jr High – High School and Jazz Bands will perform at the HS Commons Stage at 6:30 p.m.
On Thursday, June 7 the Kindergarten through 3rd-grade students will offer a Spring Music Concert at the Elementary Gym Stage at 6:30 p.m.
Candidate Filing Opens Next Week
Clallam County residents seeking to run for elected office have multiple ways to file for candidacy during Candidate Filing Week, held May 14-18.
Prospective candidates may file online via the Clallam County Elections website at www.clallam.net/elections. Online filing begins at 9 a.m. May 14 and ends at 4 p.m. May 18.
Residents may also file for candidacy in person at the Clallam County Auditor’s Office, 223 E. Fourth St., Suite 1 in Port Angeles, during the five-day filing period. The Auditor’s Office, located in the Clallam County Courthouse, is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Mailed declarations of candidacy are also accepted, and must be received by the Auditor’s Office by 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 18. The required forms are available for download at www.clallam.net/elections under the “Candidates” tab.
Candidate filing fees, regardless of filing method, must be received by the Auditor’s Office no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 18 to complete the filing process. Those filing online will be prompted to pay using Visa, Mastercard or American Express. The Auditor’s Office accepts payments made in-person or by mail using cash or check only.
Late payments are not accepted and would thus void any such filings.
Local positions open for election include:
• Assessor, 4-year term
• Auditor, 4-year term
• County Commissioner District No. 3, 4-year term
• Director of Community Development, 4-year term
• Prosecuting Attorney, 4-year term
• Sheriff, 4-year term
• Treasurer, 4-year short and full term
• District Court 1, Judge, 4-year term
• District Court 2, Judge, 4-year term
• Public Utility District 1, Commissioner District 3, 6-year term
Precinct Committee Officers (all 67 precincts), 2-year terms
The list of offices open for election with applicable filing fees, a “FAQ for Candidates,” and additional filing information is available at www.clallam.net/elections.
Candidates filing for state offices must file with the Washington Secretary of State’s Office.
Contact Clallam County Elections at 360-417-2222 or [email protected] for more information.
Summer Help Needed
WSU Clallam County Extension is hiring an Americorps VISTA Associate for the summer to help with our gleaning program and with programming with partners in Forks. my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=15452&fromSearch=true
Sign up now for 3-on-3 Basketball
A 3-on-3 basketball competition benefiting the FHS boys and girls basketball programs will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the FHS Gym. Age brackets will include 8-9 years, 10-11, 12-14 and a high school division, cost per player is $10. There will be a boys and girls winner in each division with prizes!
For rules and sign-up information contact Rick Gooding at 360-780-0310 or David Hurn at 360-640-2301.
Pledges needed for FES Walk-a-Thon
The Forks Elementary School PTO is hosting its annual walk-a-thon. The kids are out gathering pledges both in person and online now and will participate in the walk-a-thon on May 30.
How to support a FES student during the Walk-a-thon:
1. Pledge! You can do this by giving directly to the student or online at 99pledges.com/fund/forkspto and search for their name!
2. Share their pledge page on Social Media and through email.
3. Volunteer at the Walk-a-thon on May 30! If you are interested in doing this contact the FES PTO at [email protected]
Proceeds from the walkathon go to support PTO events such as the Reptile Man, Mini museums from the Burke and Pacific Science Center, the Carnival and more. The FES PTO uses these funds to support teachers and staff at the school, recently funding supplies for the maker space program, purchasing ladybug and butterfly raising kits for the first grade, and snacks, water and gum for the third graders during their testing. Pledge now and help make Forks Elementary a wonderful place to learn. Every dollar donated helps tremendously!
SYSTEM TO CELEBRATE
On April 16, Clallam Transit System Board members approved a resolution to proclaim May 16, as “Transit Employee Appreciation Day” in Clallam County, in celebration of National Transportation Week. This action was taken to remind the communities it serves of the professionalism and dedication of public transit employees in providing reliable and courteous transportation to all the citizens in the service area.
National Transportation Week is designated annually through the issuance of a proclamation by the President of the United States. The proclamation invites the people of the United States to observe National Transportation Week with appropriate ceremonies and activities as a tribute to the men and women who, night and day, move goods and passengers throughout the United States.
There are nearly 100 public transit employees in the Clallam Transit System who contribute to the safety and well-being of the passengers within Clallam County and beyond. In 2017 alone, these transit employees provided commendable service to over 768,000 passengers and traveled more than 1.3 million vehicle miles. Transit employees provide the opportunity for all community members to enjoy safe and dependable transportation. In doing so, transit employees must overcome many challenges during the delivery of service that often go unnoticed to the public, an indication that transit employees are succeeding and in many cases, exceeding expectations.
Clallam Transit System stands with other transportation organizations around the country in honoring its employees and extending sincere gratitude for the service they provide. In recognition of its employees and in celebration of “Transit Employee Appreciation Day,” Clallam Transit System Managers will prepare and serve a traditional hot breakfast to express their thanks to all Clallam Transit employees for providing outstanding public service on a daily basis. Clallam Transit System also encourages its communities to thank transit employees if given the opportunity, or to offer a simple smile and a wave to the operator of the Clallam Transit System vehicle as it passes by.