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Dear Reader: In Uncertain Times, Summer Fun Is Still in Season

Publisher’s Note for ParentMap’s August 2020 Issue

Alayne Sulkin
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Published on: July 30, 2020

Family enjoying a picnic in Wenatchee, Washington

 

ParentMap August 2020 IssueThese days you may be hitting that proverbial wall, given the endless flood of daily news that continuously impacts how we work, educate our kids and try to enjoy life during this ongoing pandemic. Uncertainty looms for families as education experts fully commit themselves to supporting the transformation of how we’ve schooled our children for centuries. ParentMap contributor Gemma Alexander examines the myriad complex issues facing our educational leaders in this month’s feature, Considering the Future of Education. While this abrupt disruption to education worldwide is unprecedented, we know you’ll be inspired by the tenacity, creativity and resolve of the dedicated educators and administrators who are tasked with plotting safe and equitable plans for the coming school year.

In this month’s Parent Day Jobs profile, we hear from Terry Holtgraves, the devoted and optimistic principal of Burien’s Seahurst Elementary, about what is happening on the ground in her school community, where families and staff have joined together to ensure that from this current chaos great educational innovation and opportunity will come.

Abandon the futility of trying to predict what the fall will bring for your kids, and instead carve out time during these long and reliably gorgeous days of summer for some PNW-style outdoor family fun. Hit the road to experience The Wonders of Wenatchee, suggests Elisa Murray, editor of “52 Seattle Adventures With Kids.”  River rafting, waterfront park play, biking trails, apple picking, dazzling sunshine and more await you there.

Closer to home, Devon Hammer of our Out + About squad shares 15 Ideas for an Amazing August. When your bucket o’ fun is running a bit dry, grab your kids for a ghost town adventure, a tug-of-war battle or a beach-bumming day exploring this magical place we are lucky enough to call home.

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