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Eckstein’s Building Condition

Seattle Public Schools is inviting Eckstein Middle School’s staff and current and future families to attend a conversational meeting regarding the school’s building condition on Tuesday, September 23 from 6 to 7 PM in the Eckstein auditorium. Attendees will hear about work that has been done, including this past summer of 2014, and what is scheduled for the summer of 2015.  Attendees will be able to ask questions and provide input and feedback to the District’s Capital Projects and Planning staff.  Eckstein is in line to have earthquake safety work done with BEX IV Levy Funds.

What is Enterovirus D68?

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a virus spreading around the country that has been causing respiratory illness, mainly in children.  The illness can be mild, similar to a common cold with runny nose, coughing, and sometimes fever.  However, EV-D68 can also cause more serious symptoms, such as wheezing and difficulty breathing.  It can be particularly serious for children with asthma or other conditions that make breathing difficult. For these children, EV-D68 infections can result in hospitalization.

What you can do

There are currently no vaccines for preventing EV-D68 infections. Do the following to reduce the risk of getting infected with EV-D68:

§  Children and adults with asthma should take their medications as prescribed, have an asthma control plan with their health care provider for use if they get sick and when asthma worsens. Contact a healthcare provider promptly if symptoms worsen even after taking medication.

§  Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after changing diapers.

See: Questions and answers on EV-D68 from Public Health – Seattle & King County.

Home Energy Upgrade Program

City Light and Community Power Works provide up to $4,500 in rebates for home energy audits and upgrades completed by participating, qualified auditors and contractors.

Community Power Works is a one-stop program that helps you save money on improvements such as insulation, windows and an energy-efficient heating system. Customers can take advantage of affordable loan rates and hassle-free loan payments on their City Light bill, plus they receive ongoing customer service and support to ensure the job is done right.

The Community Power Works program starts with a low-cost home energy audit of only $125 ($400 value).  Here is a link to the info to get started.

Mountaineers Open House

Monday evening, September 22, from 6 to 8 PM. . . . → Read More: Mountaineers Open House

The Trail in the Swamp

See the new boardwalk on Sunday, September 21. . . . → Read More: The Trail in the Swamp

Get Ready for Storm Season

Take time during good weather, to get ready for bad weather. . . . → Read More: Get Ready for Storm Season

Meadowbrook Update: The Work Continues

and 35th Ave NE is still closed to through-traffic. . . . → Read More: Meadowbrook Update: The Work Continues

Reviewing the Results: the Future of 35th Ave NE

Summary of the project. . . . → Read More: Reviewing the Results: the Future of 35th Ave NE

Patriot Day 2014

Flags will be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, September 11. . . . → Read More: Patriot Day 2014

Autumn Plant Sales

September 12 and 13, big sale for the season of fall planting. . . . → Read More: Autumn Plant Sales