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3rd CGFA BBQ & Bake Sale

22 Jul


Help the Puget Sound’s Coast Guard Family Association raise money at our only annual fundraiser!

When: August 21, 2013     From 10:30am – 1:00pm

Where: CG Base Seattle in front of the Gym

Outside of the base gym, we’ll be selling:

  • cookies
  • water
  • homemade treats
  • hot dogs
  • burgers
  • sodas
  • chips

We will need VOLUNTEERS to help us:

  • Setup/clean up at and after the event
  • Cooks to BBQ (ask your hubbies and see if they can lend a hand)
  • Sell BBQ and Baked goods
  • Help promote

Please let us know ASAP if you can help us make this event successful. Kids are welcome as long as they can be safe and well behaved since there will be a big grill and lots of food around. 😉 The event starts at 10:30 but if you can make it beforehand to help setup and get everything ready that would be great.

If you want to bake something to sell and can’t make it to the event, check and see who is coming from around where you live and see if they can bring your items. Of course you can send them with your hubby’s too!!! (as long as they don’t eat it before arriving! Ha!

If you are not yet a member of our Facebook page, please join here before clicking on the event link:

PACNW CG Families Facebook Page

Please see our event page to RSVP for either volutneering or baking here

Breaking the Barriers – Helping Military Families with Children’s Education.

8 Jun

“It is the purpose of this compact to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents by:

A. Facilitating the timely enrollment of children of military families and ensuring that they are not placed at a disadvantage due to difficulty in the transfer of education records from the previous school district(s) or variations in entrance/age requirements.

B. Facilitating the student placement process through which children of military families are not disadvantaged by variations in attendance requirements, scheduling, sequencing, grading, course content or assessment.

C. Facilitating the qualification and eligibility for enrollment, educational programs, and participation in extracurricular academic, athletic, and social activities.

D. Facilitating the on-time graduation of children of 1 military families.

E. Providing for the promulgation and enforcement of administrative rules implementing the provisions of this compact.

F. Providing for the uniform collection and sharing of information between and among member states, schools and military families under this compact.

G. Promoting coordination between this compact and other compacts affecting military children.

H. Promoting flexibility and cooperation between the educational system, parents and the student in order to achieve educational success for the student. ” (Excerpt from Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children)

Now if this doesn’t get your attention spouses then it should!

Military families move – and often.  This is a given – yet often times moves to different schools hinder the children – different states require different types of classes, order of classes, etc.  This new document is HUGE for families.

Take a moment and check it out! Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children