Rent Control Debate at PLU Oct. 1

Pacific Lutheran University’s 2019 Ruth Anderson Public Debate: Should Tacoma Institute Rent Control? TACOMA, Wash—Rents are rising in Tacoma and surrounding areas, becoming increasingly unaffordable for vulnerable populations and the middle class. Pacific Lutheran University’s Ruth Anderson Public Debate will examine the growing cost of housing in Tacoma and whether a policy for rent control…

Bethel ABC Day – October 5, 2019

All Bethel Community Day (ABC Day) is fast approaching. This annual event has grown steadily over the years into a huge blockbuster in South Pierce County. Characters like Blitz from the Seahawks and the Mariner Moose have made showings in past years. Carriages rides, helicopters and even the double decker Seahawks Party Bus have visited…

Volunteers needed for the Exceptional Families Network

Exceptional Families Network is a Washington nonprofit organization working with families who have children with special needs. We support, educate, and empower exceptional families and our community to create an inclusive environment for all. We are seeking volunteers to assist us in making our events successful. Some ongoing events are: Monthly Support Group Meetings Dare…

Pierce College Classes at Spanaway Lake High – Ribbon Cutting Aug. 27

BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — Join Congressman Denny Heck, Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier, the Bethel School Board, and many others as we officially dedicate the new Pierce College campus at Spanaway Lake High School. This new Pierce College location will give our Running Start students the opportunity to take college-level classes on campus during the day,…

Back to School Fair at Our Savior Lutheran Church – Aug. 17

Annual Back To School Fair 8/17: Free School Supplies It’s that time again… Our Annual Back To School Fair. Join us Saturday, Aug 17, 2019, from 10-Noon at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Students must be present to participate. Our Savior Lutheran Church is located at 4519 112th St E , Tacoma, WA 98446.

New Health Center Coming to Bethel Middle School

With three years of funding from Kaiser Permanente, Community Health Care will open a new clinic to serve Spanaway students SPANAWAY – School-based health centers have been associated with improved educational outcomes including better attendance and higher grades as well as decreased emergency department use and hospital admissions. Now, Spanaway’s Bethel Middle School will get…

Children’s Free Summer Lunch Program

BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — We are pleased to announce our annual Free Summer Lunch program for children. Lunches will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger. Free lunches will be provided on weekdays from June 24 through August 16. All sites will be closed July 4 and…

Bethel Events through June 2019

Bethel’s Visual and Performing Arts Newsletter EXPRESSIONS Vol. 29  No. 18     May 22, 2019   May: Washington State Arts Education Month 22 6:30pm                   Pajama Party (1st Grade)  CP       6:30pm                   Spring Band, Choir, & Orchestra Concert  GE       7:00pm                   Spring Choir Concert  CE 7:00pm                   Spring Band Concert  GKHS 7:00pm                   Final Band & Orchestra Concert / Awards…

April 27 – Norwegian Heritage Festival

The Norwegian Heritage Festival is by far the most popular event each year for the Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University. This year it takes place on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Anderson University Center, 12180 Park Avenue S. This event is held on both…

Bethel propane buses first in U.S.

Bethel is the first school district in the United States to deploy the latest ultra-low NOx propane-powered school buses, which are 90% cleaner than the EPA’s current heavy-duty engine standard. We have recently been nominated for the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo Fleet Award, a national recognition. You can find more details here: https://bit.ly/2GokoY0