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Pullman Community Update

VOL. 24 | NO. 8 AUGUST 2019


Regional partnership between three area hospitals brings Oncology & Neurology services

Dr. Srijana Rai

Dr. Sarita Said-Said

Full-time oncology and neurology services will open on the Palouse in August thanks to a regional partnership between Pullman Regional Hospital, Gritman Medical Center in Moscow and Whitman Hospital and Medical Center in Colfax. These specialty clinics will be operated by Palouse Specialty Physicians and through a partnership with Cancer Care Northwest for oncology services. The new clinics will be located in Moscow but will serve patients from throughout the region. The oncology clinic will be staffed by Dr. Srijana Rai, oncologist, and a nurse practitioner. The neurology clinic will be staffed by Dr. Sarita Said-Said. Palouse Specialty Physicians and the three partnering hospitals are dedicated to bringing specialty care to the region to help patients stay close to home for care. Palouse Specialty currently operates two specialty clinics: Palouse Urology in Pullman and Moscow, and Palouse ENT and Audiology in Pullman

The Next Era of Excellence in Healthcare

Pullman Regional Hospital is committed to providing excellence to our patients. We have been building on excellence for the last 25 years and are striving to move to The Next Era of Excellence to ensure convenience, access, and quality care to patients and the community. Growth and lack of space to house physicians is driving the need for an addition to the hospital. Furthermore, to achieve coordinated patient care, a community wide electronic medical record is needed. This along with ever changing dynamics in healthcare keep the need for community support of Pullman Regional Hospital real today and tomorrow. We can achieve the Next Era of Excellence for generations to come with the help of the community we serve. Learn more at Become an insider. Inside Excellence is all about our hospital services. Sign up to learn how Pullman Regional Hospital is providing access to medical services at

Summit Dyslexia Clinic

Frances Davies, Occupational Therapist

Jennifer Griffin, Speech Language Pathologist

Does your child struggle with reading and/or writing? The Summit Dyslexia Clinic at Pullman Regional Hospital can help. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that affects roughly 15-20 percent of our total population. While the symptoms and severity differ from person to person, most individuals with Dyslexia have difficulties reading, spelling, writing, pronouncing words, and mastering other language skills. With the appropriate intervention and learning methods, students can succeed.

How is Dyslexia Treated? The Summit Dyslexia Clinic uses a structured and progressive research-based treatment program. Our certified Speech Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist use a comprehensive sensory approach to integrate auditory, visual, and motor systems to create a whole body learning experience. Learn more at pullmanregional. org/dyslexia.

AUTO DEALERS FOR HEALTH Shop local in August! $100 of your purchase supports Pullman Regional Hospital.


our local auto dealerships have joined together for a seventh year in support of our community! $100 from all new and used cars sold throughout the month of August will benefit Pullman Regional Hospital’s highest needs.

In This Issue… Pullman Regional Hospital 1-3 Spokane Falls Community Colleges 5 Pullman FieldFest 6 Community Action Center 7 Gladish Community & Cultural Center 9 Washington State University 10 Whitman County Humane Society 11 Community Calendar 12 & 17 National Lentil Festival Insert 13-16 Pullman Chamber of Commerce 18-19 City of Pullman 20-21 Kiwanis of Pullman 23 Pullman School District 25 YMCA of Pullman 26



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Generosity Inspires Volunteerism

If you aren’t familiar with what PRH volunteers do, here is a sampling of their work: • Staffing the front desk from 8:00am-10:00pm Sunday-Saturday • Staffing Diane’s Gift Garden from 9:00-6:00 Monday-Friday • Providing Pet Visits nearly 6 days a week • Provide added support in the Emergency Department several days a week • On-call to support patients at end of life, with dementia or providing a listening ear • Sing at end of life with the Threshold Choir • Provide spiritual support 7 days a week • Provide music throughout the hospital both instrumental and through iPods • Sit down with community members to establish Advanced Directives • Students stock linens and supplies on many units • Keep books/reading materials clean throughout our waiting rooms This is just a small list of the services our volunteers provide. In 2018, they donated nearly 16,000 hours to the hospital! If you are interested in volunteering at Pullman Regional Hospital, visit our website at

August | Health Education Calendar 2nd, 16th Caregivers Coffee & Support, Food provided, 1st & 3rd Friday, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Malden Library, Melissa (509)-332-0365 5th, 19th Caregivers Coffee & Support, Open group, 1st & 3rd Monday, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Whitman County Library, Melissa (509) 332-0365

Independent Living Apartments 3rd Floor Library, Annie Pillers (509) 332-4414

“B.F.I.T.”; Must Register, Begins in Sept., 4:00 pm - 6 pm, Conf. Rms. C/D, (509) 335-4033 for info

19th Pre Op Total Joint Class, Open to the public, 3rd Monday, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Conf. Rms. “C/D”, Carrie Coen, PT

2nd INBC Blood Drives, 1st Friday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Pullman Regional Hospital,

Breast Cancer Support Group of the Palouse, NOT MEETING IN AUG, Cathy Murphy, MS RN

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Work In Progress AA Meeting, Tuesdays, 7:00 pm 9:00 pm, Conf. Rm. “C”, Jonathan (360) 628-0097; Logan (406) 224-5438

27th Lupus Fibro Support Group, 4th Tuesday, 4:30 pm 5:30 pm, Conf. Rm “A”, Noel Nicolai, PhD.

7th Board of Commissioners, 1st Wednesday, 6:00 pm 10:00 pm, PRH Conf. Rms “C/D”, Carly (208) 332-2541

28th Palouse Parkinsons Support Group, Last Wednesday, 2:00 pm -3:00 pm, Good Samaritan Village, Phyllis V;

9th Monthly Drop-In Grief Support, 2nd Friday, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Hill Ray Plaza Rm 309, WHMC, Colfax, Annie Pillers (509) 332-4414 11th Palouse Mental Illness & Advocacy Support Group, 2nd Sunday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Conf. Rm “A”, Zoe Cooley (208) 835-3071; Lorraine Cline (509) 758-0284 12th, 26th Caregivers Coffee & Support, Open group, 2nd & 4th Mondays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Regency Senior Living Center Melissa (509) 332-0365 16th Monthly Drop-In Grief Support, No pre-registration Required, 3rd Friday, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Bishop Place

29th Autism Spectrum Disorder on the Palouse Support Group, Thursday, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Conf. “D”, Frances Preston, OT & Betsy Wilson, MA,CCC-SLP 29th Healthy Steps Together, Register by Aug 23rd; Cost $90, Thursdays, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Conf. Rms. C/D, (509) 336-7543;

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Childbirth 101, 6wks sessions, Mondays, 6:00 pm 8:00 pm, Conf. Rms “A/B”, BirthPlace 5th, 19th Prenatal Breast Feeding Class, $15 Registration Fee, Every other Monday, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, PRH Conf. Rms., BirthPlace 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Infant Massage with Jill Herbold, NEW 4wk session, Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Conf. Rm. D, BirthPlace 12th, 26th Breast Feeding Support, every other wk, Mondays, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, PRH Conf. Rms., BirthPlace 17th Weekend Childbirth, Must Register/Fee, Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Conf. Rms. “A/B”, BirthPlace

20th WSU Neuropsychology & Aging Laboratory, now seeking participants 50+ to assist with research, promoting independent functioning at home, reducing caregiver burden, projects approved by IRB,

for more information, visit

PULLMAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL 835 SE Bishop Blvd. Pullman, WA 99163 509-332-2541


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Adult Basic Education at SFCC Pullman: Through the Ideas of Peggy Jones Peggy Jones has been a volunteer in the ABE program at the SFCC Pullman campus since the beginning of 2019. Her service commitment, coaching and relationship capacity as well as generosity of heart have quickly made her an integral part of our ABE program. The Adult Basic Education course in Pullman is a multi-level course meeting the precollege educational needs of students. You have volunteered with SFCC Pullman’s ABE program since the start of the year. What tasks and interactions does a morning in the classroom typically bring for you? I typically arrive when class is already underway, so I listen to the conversation for a while. On Tuesdays, Dyan splits the class into two groups so they can work on new vocabulary words. We go through the words in groups coming up with definitions and correct usage based on the current text we’re reading. You have made a considerable commitment to serve in our program. What fuels your interest and passion? I assisted in the Learning Lab when I lived in Boise, and found it very rewarding. ABE & ESL students have a great desire to learn English and assimilate into the local culture. Listening to the struggles many go through to get here makes me aware of the plight of others. It gives me a sense of purpose to know that I could help someone else to improve their life. You previously volunteered in an ABE/ESL program in Boise. What do you believe are the most important elements of such programs? In the current political arena, a path to citizenship is vital for anyone who wishes to stay in this country. So, taking the tests to become a citizen is very important. To do this, people need a good understanding of the English language and (at a minimum) the basics of education. Is there anything different or unique about the ABE program or its participants at SFCC Pullman? SFCC classes are much smaller, but also have only one instructor as opposed to several and, as far as I know, I’m the only volunteer. The Learning Lab had many volunteers enough that they provided daycare for those families who needed it. Do you feel our ABE program and our admittedly small community college campus connects well with the community at large? I’m not sure that a lot of people know about the program. I only learned about it through an article that appeared in the Pullman Update. I haven’t heard about the program through any other source. Finally, will you return to our program in fall quarter? I will most definitely return. And we look forward to you joining us again. You have made a real difference in the lives of our learners and our program! Peggy Jones, ABE Volunteer joins the class for their End of the Year Potluck.

Honors List

Calendar • August Adult Basic Ed, drop-in every M-Th, 8-noon • August Placement testing, Tu-F, 9am, & Tu-Th, 1pm • August 15+16 Visit with us at Lentil Fest • September 18 First Day of Fall Quarter

Mailing address: SFCC-Pullman PO Box 642451, Pullman WA, 99164-2451 Our new physical address is at 185 Veterans Way, Pullman WA, 99164 509-332-2706 •

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The Food & Shelter Folks

HarvestShare Brings Community Together around Fresh Food Gardeners from all walks of life came together in June to celebrate Community Food’s first HarvestShare produce swap. They swapped gardening tips and fresh produce: sage, mint, kale, cherries, strawberries, salad greens and garlic. Community Food staff brought recipe cards to give gardeners new ideas about how to use their produce: green garlic sauce, freezer jam, and chia jam. HarvestShare is a joint venture between Community Action Center and Koppel Community Garden. Community Food clients experiencing hunger are able to garden on their own garden plots at Koppel, thanks to plot donations from gardeners from the Koppel community. Every two weeks this summer, clients and donors meet to share their produce and learn from each other. Ten gardeners who grow at Koppel have signed up to participate in HarvestShare. One community member shared they planted their garden this year specifically because they wanted to participate in HarvestShare. Next year, this gardener wants to grow even more so a greater number of community members have access to fresh produce. This sentiment is at the heart of Community Food’s goal: healthy food, available to everyone, regardless of income. Want to participate in HarvestShare? Join by emailing Robyn at Robyn will add you to the participant email list for event invites and updates.

Garden for Community Food We are always looking for volunteers to help in the Community Action Center gardens. All produce we grow goes directly to Community Food’s food bank, so people experiencing hunger have a chance to eat healthy local produce. Email Robyn Glessner, CAC’s AmeriCorp VISTA volunteer, to sign up for Community Food’s weekly newsletter. Gardening and other volunteer opportunities are listed; time slots to work in the CAC Gardens are 10 to 12 on Wednesdays or the CAC Koppel plots 10 to 12 on Fridays.

Community Food The Community Food Bank is in need of the following donations: • Hygiene items (soap, • Canned chunky soups shampoo, deodorant) • Condiments • Canned chicken • Fresh produce • Canned pinto & refried beans • Dietary restricted items • Canned chili (gluten-free, sugar-free, low-sodium) • Macaroni & Cheese You can bring donations to 350 SE Fairmont Road in Pullman weekdays from 8:00-4:00 (closed for lunch 12:00-1:00).





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NEW! The Free Bread Room is now open over the lunch hour, 12:00-1:00.


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Thank You Pullman, FOR 49 YEARS OF SERVICE

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Montessori , childcare, dance, yoga, ballet, roller derby, meeting rooms, gymnasium, auditorium, services...


TOP RIGHT: Here are kids in the Red Dog Art Room with the masks they created from recycled paper and cardboard during the Mask & Puppet Workshop. Would you like to march in the Lentil Festival Parade? Everyone will make their own mask, float, or prop, and we will march as a group. Participation is free. Contact Rhonda at for more information.

TOP LEFT: A New Skater Bootcamp is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 20 and 10 a.m. on Sept. 22. No experience is needed. Members will teach you to skate and provide gear. Visit Palouse River Rollers’ website,, for more information!

BOTTOM CENTER: Klover student Alec is one of many taking creative and performing arts classes at Gladish.

CENTER: Join Community Band of the Palouse for its 45th year. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., in the Gladish Music Room.

BOTTOM RIGHT: Registration is now open for Fall Trimester 2019 at Graham Academy of Classical and Contemporary Ballet. The academy was founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Noreen Graham. For more information on classes and registration, visit, Facebook page Graham Ballet Theater, or (509) 338-4446.

BOTTOM LEFT: Alternatives to Violence on the Palouse has designed wonderful areas for it clients.

Gladish Community and Cultural Center Business Directory • GLADISH is great for Education… Celebrations… Performances… and Events. Contact us today. ARTS • Community Band of the Palouse, 509-334-6270 • Annette Klover, Klover Piano Studio, 509-878-1567 • Red Dog Art Room, Rhonda Skaggs, 509-339-3891 • Trisha Mallet Piano Studio 509-592-3610 • WA-ID Symphony, 208-874-4162

DANCE STUDIOS • Graham Academy, 338-4446 • Rising Stars Dance Studio (509) 432-6961

CHILD CARE AND RESOURCES • The Learning Center, 334-1234

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FITNESS/WELLNESS Aloft Yoga and Nia, Lifespan Counseling, 206-910-7138 Palouse River Rollers Pullman Kokondo Academy 509-995-2894 Rolling Hills Derby Dames Wheat Whackers

ORGANIZATIONS • Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, 509-332-4357 • American Legion Post 52 • Apostolic Faith, 509-338-5869 • Bamboo Closet, Room 102 • Community Christian Ministry, 509-969-0351 • Eastern Washington Surf Soccer Club Palouse, 509-230-6423 • Friends of Hospice, 509-332-4414 • Good Deeds Mortgage, 509-339-7110 • Killa Skate Shop, Room 101E (Office in Rec Room)

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Mumma Insurance, 425-455-1406 Plateau Archaeological Investigations 332-3830 Whitman County Genealogical Society Library, 332-2386 Whitman County Historical Society Archives, 334-3940 Work Source, 509-553-3496

SCHOOLS • AC Driving School, Room 306 • Montessori School of Pullman 334-4114

Please support your community center and become a Friend of Gladish. Send a $35 (Individual), $50(Family) or $100 (Business) donation to: 115 NW State St., Suite 212A, Pullman, WA 99163 Or give online here: Email us:

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Lentil fest brings community, WSU together


Kids experience campus

Jamie Gaber hosted the third annual Campus Adventures at WSU Pullman in July through Pullman Parks and Recreation.

In July, Jamie Gaber hosted the third annual Campus Adventures through Pullman Parks and Recreation. A homeschool educator who had been bringing her own kids to campus to learn and explore for years, she created the summer day-camp to share a similar experience with even more children of the Palouse.

During the weeklong camp, kids learn about everything from grizzly bear research to how ice cream is made at Ferdinand’s to what’s inside WSU museums and labs.

Dr. Daniel J. Bernardo stirs the World’s Largest Bowl of Lentil Chili during Pullman's National Lentil Festival in 2015 when he was serving as WSU's Interim President. Aug. 1, he's stepping down from his position as Provost and Executive Vice President after more than five years in those roles.

The campers, ages 8 to 15, also get to meet professors such as Jack Zhang, who teaches chemistry. Heiko Jansen gives them educational tours of the bear center. And Erin O’ Rourke teaches them about pollinators and honey bees in the Diagnostic Lab.

There are a few tricks to it. For starters, Glenn Johnson says, “You don’t wear your good shoes.” There isn’t much time for talking, either. “You don’t carry on long conversations. You keep it moving as fast as you can—and try not to drip.”

The Cougar Marching Band performs during the WSECU Grand Parade during the 2018 National Lentil Festival.

Campers have also worked on hands-on environmental projects with Kara Whitman and helped Kayla Wakulich grow and restore plants along Missouri Flat Creek. Gaber, who got her degree in neuroscience from WSU Pullman in 2010, even takes campers to learn about brains in the same department from which she graduated.

area?’ And that’s where we went,” says White, field experience coordinator for elementary practicum at WSU’s College of Education.

She says she hopes to reach more kids in outlying communities, such as Palouse, Colton, and Colfax.

Johnson, a professor emeritus of WSU’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, likens his post as the official pourer at Pullman’s National Lentil Festival to being part of an old-time fire brigade. “It’s a chili brigade, basically,” says Johnson, “the Voice of the Cougs,” who announces WSU men’s basketball and football games, as well as serves as the spokesman for the Pullman Fire Department and mayor of Pullman. He’s worked the spigot on the World’s Largest Bowl of Lentil Chili, “I think, from the beginning.”

“You get a broad view of the university as a whole,” Gaber says about the camp experience. “We want to open doors and get kids excited about being on campus, pursuing higher education.”

The one time he couldn’t make it, says Francis Benjamin, When the fest was first taking shape, White was assistant who organizes the chili volunteers, “I had to bring in two people director of marketing for the U.S.A. Dry Pea and Lentil Council, to cover for him.” and Kurle was tourism director of the Pullman Chamber Pullman’s 31st annual National Lentil Festival, co-sponsored of Commerce. Both had been involved with short-lived community events and were looking to create one to last long by WSU, is Aug. 16 and 17 at Reaney Park and Spring Street. term. Crow was the manager of Beasley Coliseum. And fest-goers can find WSU represented throughout the event, from serving chili to participating in the WSECU Grand “WSU was a key player from the very beginning,” White says. Parade—and more. “We’ve always had volunteers from different parts of WSU, and they’ve helped in every aspect—from the beer garden to the “It takes about 400 volunteers to put on this event,” says cook-off and on and on and on.” Festival Director Britnee Christen, noting many have WSU connections. “We always have WSU Athletics come out on Friday WSU Executive Chef Jamie Callison, aided by students night to sign autographs, then walk in the parade Saturday as from the School of Hospitality Business Management, helps out well. This year, (Athletics Director) Pat Chun is going to stir the by demonstrating how to cook lentils. “Our cooking demo stage chili.” has been elevated because of him,” Christen says. “He has such a wonderful way of interacting with the crowd. He truly is an The fest’s famed lentil chili—nearly 400 gallons of it—is educator and an artist.” prepared by WSU Dining Services. The pot is so big, Benjamin says, “we use a canoe oar to stir it. If I lean over (the top of the Johnson does double duty, pouring chili Friday night and pot) with the oar I can barely reach the other side.” serving as emcee—as well as riding in—the parade Saturday Benjamin, the information systems coordinator in the WSU morning. He’s only missed one Lentil Fest parade in three Department of Psychology, seeks University dignitaries, such as decades. deans and coaches, to serve as celebrity stirrers. In all, it takes WSU’s mascot, Butch T. Cougar, can be found on the about 50 people to serve the samples. Leftovers are distributed parade route, along with WSU ROTC, Cougar Marching Band, through the Community Action Center’s Community Food Bank football players, cheerleaders, international students, and more. in collaboration with the WSU Center for Civic Engagement. “Probably a third of the entries are WSU-related, and “It really is a homecoming,” Benjamin says of the festival. “It we have over 100 entries,” says Kurle, who works part-time kicks off the school year.” for Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington at WSU. She coordinated the parade from its inception until stepping down WSU’s connection to lentil fest dates to its start in 1989 when Lori White, Kristi Kurle and the late Jim Crow helped last year. launch it. “Kristi said something like, ‘If Vidalia, Georgia, can “There are always ways to get involved,” she says. “It could celebrate the Vidalia onion, why can’t we celebrate lentils in our be one hour. Or, it could be 30 years.”

Gaber is vice president of the Palouse STEAM Coalition, which supports connections between community members and K-12 teachers, utilizing community and university resources. The group meets monthly at the Daily Grind in Pullman. For more info, send an email to

WSU presents “Night Stars: The Aiken Collection” The new, ongoing exhibit, “Night Stars: The Aiken Collection,” opened July 23 in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s Wright/Harmon Gallery. Admission is free. The Mary Margaret and Richard Aiken Collection of Late Twentieth Century Works on Paper features American print works from 1965 through the mid-1990s. In all, it offers 24 works by 16 artists. The museum is located in the Crimson Cube on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more info, visit or call 335-1910.



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When: Saturday, August 24 • 1 – 5pm. Where: 1340 SE Old Moscow Rd., Pullman • 509-332-3422

You are invited to our open house! We’re excited to show you our facilities and to tell you about the work we do. Please come meet us and some of our furry friends.

Star Pet EXTRA! EXTRA! I’m the EXTRA SWEET Coco you’ve been waiting for! If you come meet me, I will stand up on my back legs and reach up for YOU and give you as many kisses as you would like. I’m in my retirement years. Maybe you are too? I would dearly love to sit next to you and help you answer email, or knit, or just watch TV! I’m a 13-year-old miniature poodle, cocker spaniel mix. So, I don’t take up any room at all. Also, while I’m blind, I get around just fine, what with my excellent sense of smell and great hearing. I will come to you any time you call my name. You may wonder why I’m at the shelter since I am so EXTRA SWEET. Sadly, my owner became too ill to take care of me, and there was no one else who could… Now I am hoping that someone like you will see what a love bug I am and take me home. My adoption fee is only $65—and I’m spayed, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and dewormed. And did I tell you the vet agrees I’m in good health? I am all that—and I am EXTRA SWEET! Just ask for Coco, please.

Did you know? Dogs suffer every summer after being left in a parked car “for just a few minutes.” Cracking windows does nothing to alter a car’s internal temperature. Beating the heat is extra tough for dogs because they don’t cool themselves by sweating. On a warm day, the temperature in a parked car can reach 120F in a matter of minutes. Dogs can quickly suffer brain damage or die from heatstroke or suffocation when trapped in high temperatures. If your dogs can’t go with you, leave them at home ...they'll be safe and happily waiting for you. Please Don’t Leave Me in the Car!

SAVE THE DATE!!! 11th Annual Mutt Strutt, Reaney Park • September 28th, 1-3pm Mutt Strutt is coming!!! Plan to bring your pooch to the 11th annual Mutt Strutt. This dog party for dogs and their owners features vendors, demonstrations, and dog-friendly activities including the highly anticipated costume contest, and our famous doggy bob & peanut butter spoons. If you have any questions, please email


SHELTER 1340 SE Old Moscow Road, Pullman • Shelter hours: Open: 1-6 PM Monday-Saturday.

We need your help to raise money for the shelter! Can you give a couple hours of your time selling tickets or pouring beer at the Lentil Festival beer garden? It’s a big fundraiser for the Whitman County Humane Society and a great way to help take care of homeless pets. Can you help out? Please email Kym Darling,, for information. Help Raise Money for the Shelter at Lentil Fest—Friday 8/16 POOCH PARK at Pullman • (509) 416-6181 • Open dawn to dusk daily

WCHS PRESIDENT Kym Darling • Phone 332-3422

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• City of Pullman 338-3208 • Chamber of Commerce 334-3565 • Pullman Regional Hospital 332-2541 • Pullman School District 332-3581 • Washington State University 335-7628

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• National Night Out, 6 – 8 p.m., Pullman 2040, see pg 19 • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PRH, Work In Progress AA Meeting, 6 p.m., see pg 3


• Music on Main, 6 – 8 p.m., High Street Plaza, PullmanMusiconMain


• Music on Main, 6 – 8 p.m., High Street Plaza, PullmanMusiconMain



Stuff the Bus, 5th-10th, see pg 23

• Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Brelsford WSU Visitor Center • Lawson Gardens Committee 3:30 p.m. at Pioneer Center • PSD, Board Work session, 4:30-6 p.m. at Sunnyside • Aaron Curetti, free Music in the Park, 6 p.m., Reaney Park, Pullman Parks & Rec • PRH, Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., see pg 3


• JES = Jefferson Elementary School • LMS= Lincoln Middle School • PAFC= Pullman Aquatic and Fitness Center • PHS= Pullman High School • PDSC= Palouse Discovery Science Center • PRH= Pullman Regional Hospital • SES = Sunnyside Elementary School • SFCC=Spokane Falls Community College







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• Mary Poppins Returns, free Movies in the Park, activities begin at 6 p.m., Reaney Park, Pullman Parks & Rec



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August 2019

VV Pullman FieldFest, September 28 VV Mutt Strutt, September 28

Coming up!



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Welcome to the 31



Annual National Lentil Festival,

brought to you by the City of Pullman, Pullman Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, and Washington State University!

This year’s festival is bigger and better than ever, and we are excited to share the festivities with legume lovers from across the nation! August 16-17, we will celebrate not only our lentils, but also our Palouse farmers and unique farmlands. We think that is worth celebrating, and we hope you do too! Not only does the festival celebrate the region’s agriculture, but it also celebrates the local community, volunteers and other aspects that make the Palouse such a great place to live. From the vendors, to the local honorees recognized on the Walk of Fame, to local microbrewers, wine and hard cider makers, the festival captures and shares the spirit of the region. We look forward every year to this opportunity to bring the community together. So, won’t you join us August 16-17? There’s lots to do and plenty to see at the 31st Annual National Lentil Festival!

Thank you to our generous sponsors! Presenting Sponsors

Free Live Entertainment! Hometown Chevrolet Main Stage- Spring Street Parking Lot Friday, August 16

• 12:30pm: Executive Chef Jamie Callison

• 5:00pm: Bull Country Mix

• 1:15pm: Chef LJ Klink

• 5:30pm: Aaron Cerutti

• 2:00pm: Chef Elizabeth Nalbandian

• 6:35pm: Melodime • 7:55pm: Brown & Gray • 9:15pm: Clare Dunn Saturday, August 17

Tase T. Lentil Partners

Hometown Chevy Dealers Inland Northwest Broadcasting Your Pullman Radio Stations USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council PNW Co-op PNW Co-op Specialty Foods Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories WSECU Pullman Vision Source Gritman Medical Center Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet South Fork Public House Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho Pullman Regional Hospital Dissmore’s IGA Swire Coca-Cola College Hill Custom Threads

Lentil Lovers Club

Palouse Brand Emmanuel Baptist Church Pullman Subway NW Public Broadcasting

Moscow Pullman Daily News Pullman Disposal Service Wysup Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Saturday, August 18

• 12:00pm: ZFun Trivia • 12:50pm: Andru Gomez & The Bad Apples • 2:10pm: The Fabulous Kingpins

• 3:00pm: Legendary Lentil Cook-off

Lentil Land Kids AreaReaney Park Friday, August 16 • 5:00pm: Inflatable bounce house, Amazama Juggling School and MORE! Saturday, August 17

• 3:30pm: The Talbott Brothers

• 12:00pm: Inflatable bounce house, Amazama Juggling School, SEL Science Tent and MORE!

Cooking Demo StageReaney Park Friday, August 16 • 5:00pm: Live Music by Eric Shedd • 6:30pm: Let’s Make a Meal! Featuring The Original Rock Start Chef LJ Klink

• 12:30pm: Charlie Brown the Juggler • 1:00pm: Lil’ Lentil Royalty Coronation • 3:30pm: Charlie Brown the Juggler

• 8:00pm: Live Music by Eric Shedd

Lentil Lane Food Court What is more fun than trying new and exciting lentil dishes!? From lentil chili dogs, to chocolate lentil cake pops, we’ve got you covered! Visit any of our food vendors to try something new and delicious…your taste buds will thank you: Pullman Subway- Lentil Hummus

How to Volunteer Without the help of a network of dedicated volunteers and local businesses, this event would not be possible! We are ALWAYS looking for volunteers who can assist in planning, cooking or working at the festival. If you are interested in volunteering for the 31st Annual National Lentil Festival email: director@, or give us a call at 509-334-3565.

Deeney’s Ice Cream- Lentil Dilly Bar Great Northwest Popcorn- Lentil Bacon Truffle Open Range, LLC- Lentil Loaf with Artisan Bacon and Gouda Reyhoon- Lentil Halim Egg Roll Express- Fried Rice with Lentils Genie’s Catering Services- Lentil Stir Fry with Mixed Veggies

Getting to the Festival Thanks to our friends at Pullman Transit we are happy to announce we are offering a park and ride service to the National Lentil Festival! To learn more about the park and ride and the other parking options visit or

AZAR’s Greek Food- Lentil Rice Pilaf Pullman Seventh-day Adventist Church- Lentil Hummus and Lentil Waffles Pullman Moose Lodge- Lentil Chili Dogs and Walking Chili Fritos BC Frozen Treats- Chocolate Lentil Cake Pops



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Legendary Lentil Cook-off The National Lentil Festival’s Legendary Lentil Cook-off is celebrating 25 years! This contest, sponsored by the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council, will bring five finalists to Pullman where they’ll cook their lentil dish for a panel of celebrity judges on Saturday, August 17. Here are this year’s top five finalists (in no particular order): Brier Neel, Birmingham, MI Cheddar Lentil Gnocchi with Chorizo Sage Garlic Butter Nancy Angelici- Wyckoff, NJ Hawaiian Lentil Pizza

Emily Falke- Santa Barbara, CA Green Lentil Cannelloni with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce Laureen Pittman- Riverside, CA Southwest-style Salmon Lentil Cakes with Fresh Mango-Avocado Salsa

Chera Little- San Diego, CA Crispy Lentil Bacon Jalapeno Taquitos All recipes entered are judged on creativity, originality, ease of preparation, accuracy of directions, appearance and taste. Categories included: appetizers, main dishes, salads, desserts, soups and side dishes. At the festival, 100 lucky festivalgoers will have the opportunity to taste and vote for their favorite dish to choose the “People’s Choice Award.” While you’re at the festival, don’t forget to pick-up a copy of the 2019 National Lentil Festival Cookoff Recipe Book, sponsored by the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. This recipe book contains over 100 recipes, all which were submitted for this year’s Cook-off. For more information about the Cook-off, or to get your new cookbook, please contact the National Lentil Festival at 509-334-3565 or visit us at

Cook-off Celebrity Judges Helena Johnson Helena moved to Colfax 25 years ago and loves “everything Whitman County!” Growing up a city girl, she enjoys being outdoors in her flower garden and in the rolling hills of the Palouse as much as possible. Helena has been involved with FIRST Robotics for eight years: first as a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) coach and now as a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) mentor. Being part of WSU Extension 4-H Palouse Area Robotics Team (based in Pullman) has been satisfying because it’s a hands-on, mentorship program for all students curious about science and technology. Helena is proud of the high school team’s accomplishments—they’ve been to the World Championships five times! When she’s not helping the robotics team, Helena is running her home-based graphic design business. Helena’s husband and two sons are all Cougars with an excellent knack for engineering—GO COUGS! Amy Martin Amy Martin has lived, with her family, in the Pullman community since 2010. She has worked in the whole foods and restaurant industry for many years and is an active supporter of shopping local. She champions many causes, but close to her heart is the promotion of autism awareness. Amy works hard to bring attention to this cause, while also being an advocate for continuing support and services for her son Connor. #autismmom Amy and her family serve their community through volunteerism and participate annually in the Palouse Cares Food Drive, the Pullman Child Welfare Giving Tree, and organize their own 7-Days of Giving each Christmas season. Debi Dockins Debi Dockins is a 4th generation Latah County resident and Chair of the Northwest Cancer Foundation of Hope. NW Hope, founded in 2017, provides cash to Latah and Whitman County individuals facing a cancer diagnosis. Debi, to honor her dad who lost his battle with lung cancer, co-founded the program with 25 dedicated friends who work with individuals and groups to raise money. She spent her career in service to youth through volunteer work, including programs through the Latah County Youth Advocacy Council and the Palouse Prevention Coalition. Retired from Gritman’s Volunteer Services, where she managed a program of more than 650 volunteers, Debi continues to work with students as the Executive Director of the Community Coalitions of Idaho, a state-wide youth prevention/education program. She has been involved with Rotary youth programs and was recently recognized for 25 years of service to the Rotary Youth Leadership Program, a weeklong leadership program that she has chaired for the past 14 years. Her third passion is food and she enjoys her husband’s cooking, her mom’s canned goods, trying to find new ways to tempt her grandchildren to eat healthier meals, and the many options for great foods available on the Palouse.

Cooking Demo Stage The Cooking Demo Stage, sponsored by PNW Co-op and PNW Co-op Specialty Foods, is an attraction designed to help people learn more about lentils and ways to use them in their own kitchen. On Friday, August 16th the Cooking Demo Stage will feature a fun new game show called “Let’s Make A Meal!” The Original Rock Star Chef LJ Klink will be on hand to create unique lentil dishes using ingredients selected by a few lucky audience members. Plus, don’t miss out on live music from Birds of Play member Eric Shedd on the Cooking Demo Stage Friday night! Saturday, August 17 watch as three professional chefs give live demonstrations of how to cook their favorite lentil recipes. They’ll give you the step-by-step instructions and you can take your knowledge home to re-create these fun dishes! The demos start at 12:30pm with Jamie Callison, followed by LJ Klink at 1:15pm, and Chef Elizabeth Nalbandian at 2:00pm. After the cooking demos stick around for the 25th Annual Legendary Lentil Cook-off. Watch as the top five finalists present their recipes to a panel of celebrity judges. One finalist will be crowned the 2019 Legendary Lentil Cook-off winner, complete with a chef’s hat and giant check!

Christopher “Irish Spike” Connelly Christopher “Irish Spike” Connelly is the Executive Chef of Irish Spike’s Unique Hot Sauces, creating and producing distinctive hot sauces with owner and wife Helen Marzec. Spike graduated with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from the University of California, Riverside in 2007 and went on to the esteemed University of Massachusetts, Amherst MFA Writing Program. It was during his time in Amherst that he took a job cooking at a local café and discovered his calling. In the years following, his passion for food became a driving force in his life. When he and his family moved to Moscow, Idaho, he took his first line cook position at the newly opened Birch & Barley Restaurant, where, under the tutelage of Executive Chef Mike Jones, Spike and held the position of Sous Chef. Family ties relocated Spike, Helen and their two daughters to Eugene, Oregon and a job cooking at The Highlands Brewpub. Soon, his wild wing specials turned their Monday Wing Night into a weekly event. His fans started dubbing these nights “Wing Parties”and urged him to bottle his own sauces and open his own restaurant. After much consideration, Spike and Helen could think of no better place to start this enterprise than back in beautiful Palouse where they felt most at home. With the help of many friends and former employers, Irish Spike’s Unique Hot Sauces opened for business in October 2018. Bottling in the prep kitchen at the Breakfast Club, they have found early success on a journey to bring their own artistic input to the growing food scene on the Palouse. Madison Jacobson Madison Jacobson joined the staff at the USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council in August, 2018 as the Assistant Marketing Manager – Public Relations. Madison graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with an emphasis on Global Development and Resources and enjoyed studying global agricultural systems throughout her degree program. Madison also has experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry and is passionate about sustainable food systems and culinary arts. Originally from Idaho Falls, Idaho, she is happy to now call the Palouse her home.

Cuisine on the Palouse”cookbook, which features signature recipes and WSU products. LJ Klink- The Original Rock Star Chef, Food Network “Extreme Chef” Champion & Cheney Public Schools Nutrition Services Director LJ Klink has 20 plus years of management and leadership experience. He cut his teeth in management early on in the restaurant industry where he climbed his way to the top of the industry in short order. LJ has experience in retail, government, non-profit, and the private sectors. Having started his work in school food reform with Empire Health Foundation, Klink has been the Executive Chef/Nutrition Services Director for Cheney Public Schools since 2015. LJ consults regionally and national for programs that reach earlychildhood and K-12 student. Working with lunch teachers that are passionate about providing students with high quality, scratch food, LJ has found a niche. He gets to use his teaching skill set with the lunch teacher, all the while tempting students to try new foods with his extreme techniques and personality. In addition to school food, Klink has taken the successful formula to outside agencies. LJ works with the Washington Fire Chiefs Association in integrating healthy, nutritious foods into fire stations. Chef“LJ Klink”is the original Rock Star Chef. He captured the title of Extreme in 2011 by winning“Ice House”episode of Extreme Chef on Food Network. Prior to working with school food programs, Klink was the Director of Richland’s Community College Culinary Arts Institute and full-time tenured professor. Klink also has global experience, both as a chef and educator. Education has been a driving force in his career, with his dare devil antics and smart-ass attitude. LJ educates with humor, entertainment, and charm. As an educator and culinary leader, Klink learned that his passion of food was best served in a variety of arenas outside of a kitchen.“I wake up daily excited share my love of being a life-long learner”, Klink states. Educated formally with a Culinary Arts degree, Bachelor Degree concentrated in communications and government, Don’t Miss Cooking Demos Master Degree in Organizational Leadership, and is ABD in his Educational Doctorate program. Klink is an ACF Certified Executive from these Professional Chefs! Chef and Certified Culinary Administrator. He also adds a MCFE (Master Jamie Callison- Executive Chef, WSU School of Hospitality Certified Food Executive) and CFSE (Certified Food Service Educator) to Business Management his credentials. Jamie Callison became executive chef in the Washington State LJ’s focus has been on adult learners as their needs are unique. University School of Hospitality Business Management in 2006. Klink has found a niche in translating food experiences into real life He oversees the HBM student-run catering events and creates and change management and servant leadership trainings.“Everyone implements new menu concepts and recipes. He’s also an HBM needs to eat, so people relate and respond to my ideas and concepts instructor and co-leads summer institutes for the National Restaurant that have been fostered in years of restaurant experience”. Association. LJ Klink is a combination of eccentric ideas, classic concepts, and Callison builds relationships with local farmers and the WSU pure passion. Klink inspires adult learners and challenges them to step organic program to ensure the availability of local, sustainable forward in a leadership role.“We have to know where we have been to products for university guests. He also coordinates the WSU food and know where we can go. We all have to eat, so why not live to cook not wine program at the Apicius International School of Hospitality in just cook to live;”Food is the muse of his passion;“it is so amazing what Florence, Italy. food can teach you about others, the world we live in, and how to be a positive influence in your surroundings.” Callison is the author of “The Crimson Spoon: Plating Regional

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Tase T. Lentil 5K Fun Run


Walk of Fame The Walk of Fame is a commemoration of Pullman’s history and consists of beautiful tiles inlaid in the sidewalks on the four corners of Kamiaken and Main Street in downtown Pullman. The program was established to honor individuals who have served the Pullman community in a significant way, promoted goodwill, improved the quality of life for Pullman residents or brought acclaim to the area through their contributions. The initial project began in 2003 and included 55 recognitions of Pullman mayors, WSU presidents, distinguished members of the WSU community, distinguished Pullman residents and locally and nationally known figures who participated in sports during their time in Pullman. New inductees are added annually during the National Lentil Festival.

2019 Walk of Fame Recipients

Grab your running shoes – ready, set, go for the Tase T. Lentil 5K Fun Run and Walk! The 3.1 mile course starts at Pufferbelly Depot at 7:30am Saturday August 17 and will finish at Heros N Sports on Kamiaken St. Participants will run—or walk—along paved trails through WSU campus and neighborhoods of Pullman. Runners and walkers welcome; it is fun for all skill levels. Details and registration forms are available at the Pullman Chamber or online at Packet & t-shirt pickup will take place at the festival at the 5K booth along Spring Street on Friday, August 16 from 5pm - 8pm. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Parks & Recreation “Care To Share” program that is designed to provide financial assistance to low income families. These funds allow youth to participate in recreation programs they otherwise may not be able to afford on their own.

Lentil Land Kid’s Area Lentil Land, sponsored by Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, will feature an inflatable bounce house and slide for the kids, lentil artwork, crafts and more! Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories with be on hand in the Science Tent on Saturday with fun, hands-on learning activities that encourage scientific creativity and inspiration. Join them on Saturday from 11:30am-5:00pm! Don’t forget to checkout the entertainment at the children’s stage featuring Amazama Juggling, and more!

Little Lentil Sprout & Grand Parade Beginning at 11:00am on Saturday, August 17, the WSECU Grand Parade will travel down Grand Avenue, up Main Street and finish just outside of Reaney Park. The Little Lentil Sprouts, sponsored by Pullman Subway, will lead the way followed by a wide variety of lentil entertainment. See the Lentil Express, rodeo queens, Distinguished Young Women, fire trucks, floats, and of course, Tase T. Lentil! Make sure to arrive early on Saturday to reserve your spot and see the parade up close and personal. Don’t miss out on this great Pullman tradition that is fun for the whole family!

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Lil’ Lentil Royalty This year’s Lil’ Lentil King Zeke Hanson and Queen Caroline McKeirnan, have been busy spreading the word about what they like about lentils and living on the Palouse! Your child could be eligible to be the next Lil’ Lentil King and Queen! Students must be entering grades 1-6 and live in an area where lentils are grown. Each candidate will be asked three questions: • Why do you like living on the Palouse? • Why do you like lentils? • Why do you want to be the new Lil’ Lentil King or Queen? The 2019 royalty will be announced at 1:00pm, Saturday, August 17 at Reaney Park. Candidates must be present to win. The application can be found at www.

Co-ed Softball Tournament

The Pullman Parks and Recreation 3-on-3 Hoop Classic returns by popular demand for the 13th year. Sponsored by Gritman Medical Center, this event will have youngsters dribbling and shooting their way through the day. Open to anyone in third through eighth grade, teams consist of three to four players. Each game lasts around 25 minutes or until one team reaches 20 points. Registration forms are available at the Pullman Parks and Recreation office at 240 SE Dexter St. in Pullman or online at pullmanparksandrec. com. Applications must be received along with the entry fee by August 10th. Contact Kurt Dahmen at 509-338-3225 or for more information.

Tase T. Lentil Miniature Golf Tournament

Lentil Pancake Breakfast Start Saturday, August 17 off right with the Pullman Lions Club Lentil Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by Palouse Brand. From 8:00am-11:00am in Cougar Plaza— the corner of Grand Ave. And Olsen St.—there will be scrumptious pancakes with lentils, scrambled eggs, ham, juice and coffee, and a few hundred of your closest friends! This just might be the best breakfast of the year! Cost is $8 for those 12 and older, $4 for children ages 5-11, and children under 5 eat free.

Distinguished Member of the WSU Community Sue Durrant Famous Sports Figure Mike Utley Distinguished Residents Joe M. & V. Hellen Campero Alexander C. McGregor Join us as we honor these individuals during the 31st Annual National Lentil Festival, Saturday, August 17 at 10:00am at the corner of Kamiaken and Main.

Support our local athletes at this all-day softball tournament, Saturday, August 17 on the City Playfields. Teams of all skill levels are invited to play, but the tournament is limited to eight teams. Each team is guaranteed three games and the entry fee is $175. Winning team receives a commemorative t-shirt! Contact Kurt Dahmen at 509-3383225 or for registration information. Deadline to register is August 14.

Tase T. Lentil Mini-Golf tournament held at Airway Hills Golf Center in Pullman, August 16-19. Tee times will vary by team. Teams of 2-6 players will play a “best-ball” competition. This simply means that on each hole, all team members will play. The best score among the team on each individual hole will be the team score for that hole. If you would like more information call 509-872-3092. The registration fee is $5 per person. Teams must register by August 9 or will be subject to late fees.

Funny Girl, 21st-25th,

Funny Girl, 15th-18th,



Alice in Wonderland, 8th-11th,

• PRH, Palouse Mental Illness & Advocacy Support Group, 1 p.m., see pg 3



• PRH, Lupus Fibro Support Group, 4:30 p.m., see pg 3 • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PRH, Work In Progress AA Meeting, 6 p.m., see pg 3

• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., see pg 3

• City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PRH, Work In Progress AA Meeting, 6 p.m., see pg 3


• PSD, LMS Spartan Startup • PSD, PHS Greyhound Gear Up • Pullman Chamber GML and Nonprofit Showcase, noon – 2 p.m., see pg 18 • Arts Commission, 4 p.m. Library • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PRH, Work In Progress AA Meeting, 6 p.m., see pg 3



• PRH, Pre Op Total Joint Class, 3 p.m., see pg 3 • Board of Adjustment, 7:30 p.m. City Hall


• PSD, LMS Spartan Startup • PSD, PHS Greyhound Gear Up • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., see pg 3 • Police Advisory Committee 5:30 p.m., City Hall • Historic Preservation Commission 7:30 p.m. City Hall


• PSD, First day of school • PRH, Palouse Parkinsons Support Group, 2 p.m., see pg 3 • Airport Board at 3 p.m. Airport Fire Station • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Brelsford WSU Visitor Center • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 at PHS • Planning Commission 7:30 p.m. City Hall


• Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Brelsford WSU Visitor Center


• Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m. Pioneer Center • Library Board of Trustees 3 p.m. at Neill Library • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Brelsford WSU Visitor Center • Soulstice, free Music in the Park, 6 p.m., Reaney Park, Pullman Parks & Rec • Parks & Rec. Comm., 6:30 p.m. City Hall • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at PHS


• PRH, Healthy Steps Together, 4:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Autism Spectrum Disorder on the Palouse Support Group, 5:30 p.m,. see pg 3 • Music on Main, 6 – 8 p.m., High Street Plaza, PullmanMusiconMain



Funny Girl, 15th-18th,

• PRH, Monthly Drop-In Grief Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • National Lentil Festival, starts at 5 p.m., see insert for details



Funny Girl, 21st-25th,

• Music on Main, 6 – 8 p.m., High Street Plaza, PullmanMusiconMain


• Music on Main, 6 – 8 p.m., High Street Plaza, PullmanMusiconMain

• Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee 2 p.m. City Hall




• National Lentil Festival, see insert for details


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Pullman Depot Heritage Center Your Pullman Radio Stations Pullman, WA (509) 332-6551

NEW MEMBERS VMRD, Inc Pullman, WA (509) 334-5815 Written by Stone Pullman, WA (509) 432-1739 Pullman Depot Heritage Center 330 N Grand Ave Pullman, WA

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS Membership dues are assessed on the anniversary month of a member joining the Chamber. Special thanks go out to the following businesses and individuals who have elected to continue their support of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce: • B&L Bicycles • Coldwell Banker Tomlinson – Amy Honeywell • Dave Christy State Farm Insurance • Dr. Dan David • Dave Gibney • Girl Scouts of Easter WA & Northern ID • Highland Property Management, LLC • J Bart Johnson • Little Shop of Florals • Palouse Country Candy • Pullman Civic Theatre • Pullman Family Dentistry, PLLC • Pullman Greyhound Boosters • Bill & Susie Skavdahl • Sunset Marts • Village Centre Theatres LLC • Wheatland RV

330 N Grand Ave • Pullman, WA • Built in 1917 by the Northern Pacific Railway, the Pullman Depot Heritage Center was once a combination passenger and freight depot on the route from Lewiston to Spokane. Located at 330 N. Grand, it is the third depot on that site. For decades, Pullman and the surrounding area depended on trains to bring nearly all commercial goods to town, for sending local products like grain to distant markets, and for carrying passengers to and from town—especially students at Washington State College. However, due to the rapidly increasing use of automobiles and trucks in the 1950s and 1960s, passenger service was discontinued in 1966. In the mid-1970s, Burlington Northern took over freight operations. The Depot was purchased in 1988 by Pullman resident Dan Antoni, who renamed it the “Pufferbelly Depot.” Its larger rooms were divided into smaller spaces, which housed such businesses as real estate offices, a glass-blowing shop, and the licensing office for the state department of motor vehicles. In 2018, Whitman County Historical Society purchased and renamed the depot. It plans to restore the building, which features most of its original woodwork, tile wainscoting, and terrazzo floors. Ultimately, it will house permanent, special, and seasonal historical exhibits; and the refurbished lobby will serve as an event center. The Freight Room is already open (Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 PM). Visitors can view exhibits on local railroad history, area agriculture, and town life. Admission is free. In addition, watch for announcements about monthly programs, “BookTalk” and “Palouse People.” The Freight Room is also available to rent for meetings and small gatherings. For further information see the Depot’s website at

Save the Date!

NON-PROFIT SHOWCASE and General Membership Luncheon presented by the Pullman Chamber of Commerce

Gladish Community & Cultural Center – View Room Tuesday, August 13 • 12-2pm This event will showcase local nonprofit organizations. You are invited to visit participant nonprofits to learn about the many valuable services available to individuals and our communities. The General Membership Luncheon, held 12-1:00 pm, will feature a presentation by Kevin Benson entitled Improvisation and Leadership: The Power of “Making it Up”. The luncheon cost is $18 per person, or $15 per person for Pullman Chamber of Commerce members. Reservations for the luncheon are required. From 1-2pm (after the luncheon), there is no charge to come in and visit with local nonprofits and speak with representatives from the organizations. All are welcome to attend! Please RSVP for the luncheon to the Pullman Chamber by August 9 at noon. (509) 334-3565 •



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Pullman’s Fourth of July Celebration Thank You’s Thank you to these amazing businesses for helping make the event possible: Pullman Radio Stations and New Country 104.3, City of Pullman and the Parks and Recreation Department, Sunset Marts, ASWSU and the Student Entertainment Board, Paradise Creek Brewery, Pullman Transit, Pullman Fire Department, Pullman Police Department, The Fabulous Kingpins, Dan Maher, Community Band of the Palouse, Beasley Coliseum, and Pyro Spectacular.

Thank you to these great volunteers! Without their support, the event would not be possible: Norma Crow, Arlene Frudey, Sarah English, Sammy Reyes, Justin Jorgens, Robert Rembert, John Chapman, Jan Fluter, Pat Wright, Kristi Denney, Megan Guido, Jeff Guido, Dimpal Alvarez, Jessica Wise, Joanna Bailey, Marilyn Startin, Jeroen Smith, Gabriel Smith, Senator Mark Schoesler, Shanna Hiscock, John Hiscock, Sue Hinz, Rick Wayenberg, , Mike Hinz, John Also, thank you to these great businesses and individuals for their Hinz, Salustra Urbin, Andy Bacon, Taylor Bybee, Guy Dutech, Kaari support: Village Center Cinemas, Pullman Regional Hospital, Paradise Smith, Kasey Smith, Bill Smith, Adam Lincoln, Punith Kothandaraman, Colleen Harrington, Steve Dublinski, Francis Benjamin, Heidi Creek Brewery, Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet, Crimson & Gray, Jerry’s Benjamin, Don Cooper, Shan Wen, Anthony Mendoza, Representative Auto, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Palouse Commercial Real Estate, Merry Cellars Winery, Northwestern Mutual, Slinkey the Clown, Sims Joe Schmick, Jess Downs, Eric Hoyle, Colleen Hinman, John Brewer, Alison Weigley, Ana Dodgen, Kinsey Kallaher, Hannah Talbot, Johnny Glass, Hilliard’s Heating & Plumbing, Pullman Heating & Electric, Wynne, Linda Mittelhammer and her fantastic group for the delicious Allegra Image 360, Pickard Orthodontics, Zeppoz, Pullman Subway, desserts! J & H Printing Inc, Via Family Chiropractic, Pullman Disposal, Sun Rental Center, Neill’s Flowers & Gifts, Jonny Fisher, DDS, Imported Thank you to the Fourth of July Committee: Glenn Johnson, Car Service, Myers Auto Rebuild and Towing, Heritage Wheel & Tire, Regan Donaldson, Alan Davis, Tom Handy, Marie Dymkoski, Britnee Moscow & Pullman Building Supply, Paul and Alice Schroeder, Sue Christen, Kimberly Marshall, Madison Hemphill, Johnny Mann, Susan Hinz, Rick Wayenberg, Bruce Pinkelton, Lynda Carey, and Sandra Weed, Eric Fejeran, Mitch Chandler, Sue Hinz, Rick Wayenberg, Berto Woodrow. Cerrillo, Skyeler Sperber, Chris Wehrung, Aaron Breshears, Linda Mittelhammer, and Ryan Scharnhorst. Major thanks to Paradise Creek Brewery for their tremendous support with the delicious BBQ: Tom, Debbie, Jonny, and James Handy plus their great group of volunteers.

Pullman Chamber and Visitor Center • 415 N. Grand Ave. • Pullman, WA 99163 509-334-3565 • Fax: 509-332-3232 • • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff: Executive Director: Marie Dymkoski • Tourism Director: Britnee Christen • Events Coordinator: Regan Donaldson • Office Manager: Kimberly Marshall


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Revised street sweeping schedule The city of Pullman sweeps streets in each quadrant of town on a monthly basis. We have updated the Sunnyside Hill neighborhood schedule—the SW quadrant of town. Sunnyside Hill is now being swept on Monday and Tuesday of the second week of the month. This change has been implemented to work more effectively with our friends at Pullman Disposal, and to minimize our overlap with their collection schedule in the neighborhood.

Please refer to our residential and downtown street sweeping schedules when you clear the sidewalks in front of your home or business. In the two days prior to scheduled sweeping in your area, sweep gravel or other small natural debris (no garbage, large limbs, etc.) into the street. On the days sweeping is scheduled to take place in your neighborhood, make sure to utilize off-street parking, and we will take care of the rest. Together we can keep Pullman beautiful!

It’s that time of the year again… Summer is over, school is about to start, and it’s the parents’ time to yell “Hooray!” As the new school year begins, Pullman Police Department offers a few reminders for keeping our community and students safe as they travel to and from school and around our neighborhoods. Drivers should remember that pedestrians have the right-of-way in crosswalks. Children are unpredictable pedestrians, and can be difficult to see. Take extra care to watch for them crossing roadways near school zones, playgrounds, parks, and residential areas. Do not block the crosswalk, as this puts pedestrians in danger by making it difficult to see and be seen by approaching traffic. Students should only cross the street at crosswalks, looking both ways before stepping into the street. Crossing guards are primarily responsible for helping students to keep safe as they cross roads near schools. Drivers can help by obeying the crossing guard’s instructions. Children should also obey crossing guard commands, and be taught to make eye contact with drivers before entering roadways or exiting sidewalks. When possible, children are encouraged to walk with friends because groups are more easily visible than a single pedestrian. Remind children to stay on sidewalks and not cut through yards or alleys, and to NEVER accept rides or get into a car with a stranger!

school bus while red lights flash are significant. Drivers are prohibited from talking on cell phones, reading, writing, or sending text messages while driving. Put the phone away and keep your eyes up. Lives depend on it! Bicyclists are subject to the same laws as motorists. Regardless of what the law requires, the Pullman Police Department recommends that all operators and passengers wear bicycle helmets. If your child will bike to or from school, be sure to teach him or her about defensive riding. Bicyclists should never assume that a driver sees them, and should look carefully in all directions for vehicles, other bicyclists, and pedestrians. Extra care should be taken when nearing intersections or driveways where vehicles may be turning.

Parents are encouraged to travel the approved walking/biking route with your child prior to the first day of school. Ensure that the route is safe, assess potential hazards, and pick a route with the fewest possible number of street crossings. This will help you to know where to begin looking for your child should there be a problem to or from school. Discuss with your child safe places to go for help, such as houses belonging to trusted adults, school, and businesses along the path. Discuss what your children should do if approached by an unknown adult who attempts to grab them or lure them to their car or house. Have your child practice yelling The speed limit on most residential Pullman “NO!”, and screaming for help. Tell your child to streets is 25 mph, with 20 mph limits in school fight back if grabbed, to get to a safe place, tell a zones when children are present. Fines for speeding trusted adult, and call 911. are increased in school and construction zones. Parents are encouraged to become familiar with Please, slow down and obey posted limits. their child’s friends, to know where they live, and It is illegal to pass a school bus when its red lights are flashing and its “Stop Sign” is out. These lights and signs indicate that the vehicle is stopped to load or unload passengers. Traffic in both directions must stop to allow children to safely enter or exit the school bus. Be alert and obey lights, providing children with plenty of space and time to clear the roadway. Fines for passing a


It has been a busy June and July for many of Pullman’s and the surrounding area’s active adults. Join the fun and explore outside the Pullman Senior Center throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The Active Adults section of Pullman Parks and Recreation brochure is the place to look.

to keep a list of addresses and telephone numbers handy in case of an emergency. Keep older kids active and reduce the risk of delinquent behaviors by getting them involved in activities in the afterschool hours.

Visit Leavenworth and see the outdoor production of Sound of Music. You don’t have to worry about making the reservation or driving. The active adults had two boating trips this summer. You still have time to participate in the last one mid-month. Toward the end of August there will be a travel presentation on the international trip the Pullman Senior Center is sponsoring. Participate in the many other fun activities along with Monday and Friday meals at the center.

The start of a new school year is an exciting and busy time for families. It is up to all of us to be safe and watch out for kids!

Give Monica a call at (509) 338-3307 for information or reach her by email at monica.



Great reads for lazy August days Childhood memories of August bring to mind long, lazy days beside the pool or on the beach, and hot summer nights on the back porch swing—two places that are perfect for reading a great book. Neill Library has the perfect book to help you relax and enjoy the last days of summer. Do you like fantasy? Try Nevernight or Godsgrave the first two books in the Nevernight Chronicles by Jay Kristoff. Do you prefer crime fiction? Try Redemption by David Baldacci, The 18th Abduction by James Patterson or Neon Prey by John Sandford. Looking for a little romance? Try The Cliff House by RaeAnnne Thayne or A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole. Stop in today for your perfect summer read!

Adult Library Programs • English Conversation Club meets every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. in the library’s Hecht meeting room. Join other adults to practice your English language skills through basic conversation. Contact Louise Davison (208) 310-0962 or for more information. • Grand Avenue Book Club meets Thursday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hecht meeting room to discuss The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen. For more information, contact Rezina Emmons at (509) 3343595. • The Good Yarns Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Hecht meeting room. Join fellow fiber enthusiasts to work on your projects, share tips, and get new ideas. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact the library at (509) 334-3595.

these free early literacy library programs, contact Youth Services Librarian Kathleen Ahern at or (509) 338-3258 or Library Technician Rachael Ritter at or (509) 3383175.

Come to Reaney Park for food, fun and great music. Food vendors begin serving at 5:30 p.m. and performances run from 6-7:30 p.m. • August 7 – Aaron Cerutti Band (country) Food vendor: Lumberyard Food Hall • August 14 – Soulstice (rock/blues/country) Food vendor: TBA

Thank you! Concerts in the Park 2019 Series sponsors: Avista Corp, WSECU, Pickard Orthodontics, P1FCU, Holiday Inn Express, Edwards Jones Investment – Greg Bloom, Pullman Chamber of Commerce, Pullman Heating & Electric.

Pullman Parks & Recreation and Resonate Church present Movies in the Park

Glenn A. Johnson...........Mayor

• Time for Two’s Story Time (2-3 years) meets every Wednesday from 10:30-11 a.m. Enjoy fun books, songs, rhymes, flannel board stories, movement activities and more.

Nathan Weller................Councilmember

• Preschool Story Time (3-5 years) meets every Thursday from 10:30-11 a.m. Enjoy wonderful books, stories, puppets, songs, rhymes, flannel board stories, movement activities and more.

Adam Lincoln.................City Administrator

• Family Story Time returns in September. Miss Rachael looks forward to welcoming young children (newborn-6 years) and their family members to Family Story Time. She will have great books, songs, movement activities and more to share every Tuesday starting September 3 in the library’s Edith Hecht meeting room from 6-6:30 p.m. Nutritious snacks will be provided for children after the story time.

Alan Davis......................Parks Manager

Library Hours Monday to Thursday • 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday & Saturday • noon-6 p.m. Neill Public Library • 210 N. Grand Avenue (509) 334-3595 •


Wednesday Concerts at Reaney Park

Elected Officials C. Brandon Chapman....Councilmember

Pre-registration is not required for any of our weekly Youth Service Programs. For more information about

The Pullman Parks & Recreation 3-on-3 Lentil Festival Hoop Classic basketball tournament for boys and girls entering grades 3-8 will be held in Reaney Park on Saturday, August 17. Entry forms are available at the Pioneer Center, 240 SE Dexter St. or online at PullmanParksand Registration deadline is Friday, August 9.

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• Mother Goose Time (newborns-24 months) meets Wednesdays OR Thursdays from 9:30-10 a.m. Enjoy this language enrichment program that features songs, rhymes, movement activities and great books. Call for weekly scheduling.

Youth Library Programs

3-on-3 Lentil Festival Hoop Classic

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more than 65 rides and attractions. Youth entering grades 6-8 are welcome to register for this exciting day of fun. Bring a change of clothes, lots of sunscreen, and money for lunch and dinner, games, and souvenirs. Don’t forget to bring your great attitude! We will stop for food on our way home. We will leave Pioneer Center at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13 and will return to Pullman about 8:30 p.m. *Fee: $69, which includes admission, escort, supervision, and transportation to theme park.

Summer Adventure Camps Pullman Parks & Recreation Summer Adventure Camp is an action-packed summer of activities! These week-long, half-day camps are designed for campers ages 3-16 who like to have group fun and build new friendships. The camps run from 8 a.m.-noon, MondayFriday ending August 16. Daily themes are Masterpiece Mondays (art/music); Traveling Tuesday (field trip); Wednesday Wonder (science and sensory); Terrific Thursday (large motor/games); and Friday Fun Day (outdoor/water play). Each day, campers need to arrive sun-screened, dressed weather appropriately (with appropriate shoes for inside/outside play), and bring a water bottle labeled with their name. *Fee: $83 per week.

Eileen Macoll.................Councilmember Ann Parks.......................Councilmember Dan Records...................Councilmember Al Sorensen....................Councilmember Pat Wright......................Councilmember

Administration Joanna Bailey.................Library Services Dir. Wayne Brannock............IS Manager Kurt Dahmen.................Recreation Mgr. Pete Dickinson...............Planning Director Kevin Gardes..................Public Works Dir. Mike Heston...................Fire Chief Mike Urban........................... Finance & Admin. Svcs. Dir. Gary Jenkins...................Chief of Police Laura McAloon...............City Attorney Karen Sires.....................Human Res. Mgr.

Phone: (509) 338-3208 • Fax: (509) 334-2751 Police Nonemergency Services: (509) 334-0802 Web address:

Annual City Tour The annual tour of the city of Pullman will be held Thursday morning, August 8. The public is welcome and encouraged to participate. Learn more about how tax dollars are spent. The tour—a combination of walking and bus transportation—will start and end at city hall (325 SE Paradise St). Meet at 8 a.m. in Council Chambers on the main floor of city hall. No reservations are necessary for this informative, free tour. See below for tentative schedule. 8:00 - 8:15 a.m..............City Hall Council Chambers (Introduction and Overview) 8:15 - 8:25 a.m..............City Hall Tour* 8:30 - 8:55 a.m..............Police Tour* 9:00 - 9:10 a.m..............Library Tour* 9:10 - 9:15 a.m..............Board Bus at the Library and travel to City Yards 9:15 - 9:55 a.m..............ERD/Transit/M&O/WWTP 10:00–10:10 a.m...........Water Well on Ritchie Street 10:15 - 10:20 a.m..........Aquatic Center 10:20 - 10:30 a.m..........Terre View Park/ North Fire Station 10:30 - 10:40 a.m..........Oddfellows Cemetery and Sunnyside Park 10:40 - 10:55 a.m..........Main Fire Station*

Youth Sports

11:00– 11:10 a.m..........Pioneer Center 11:15 - 11:30 a.m..........Lawson Gardens/Kruegel Park/City Playfield/Reaney Park

Silverwood & Boulder Beach Water Park

Registration is open for youth soccer, volleyball and flag football programs. Practices begin the week of September 9. Register online at www. or call (509) 338-3227. *Fee: $45.

Come with us for a great day at Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park. Silverwood has

*All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2.

On Friday, August 2, come to Reaney Park for fun. Activities (games, snow cones, popcorn, and bouncy house) begin at 6 p.m. and Mary Poppins shows at dusk.

11:40 - 11:50 a.m..........Airport Tour* NOON............................End Tour at City Hall

*Restroom available.


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11th Annual

Stuff the Bus Thousands of local children need school supplies, and you can help!

For more than 10 years, the Kiwanis Clubs of Pullman and Moscow, in partnership with local school districts, have collected school supplies for children. The need is still great, so we’re asking everyone to help even more kids get ready to learn this fall.

Donate K-12 supplies at the yellow school bus at Dissmore’s IGA in Pullman

August 8-10, 2019

Other Dropoff Locations from August 5-10 Neill Public Library Washington State Employees Credit Union (Bishop Blvd. and WSU branches) P1FCU office inside Walmart

For locations in Moscow, Colton, Uniontown, and Colfax, visit our website. The Kiwanis Clubs would like to thank our generous sponsors and our school districts that provide buses and distribute the supplies. If you have a gently used musical instrument to donate, we’ll collect it at Dissmore’s, have it reconditioned, and give it to Pullman schools!

Platinum Partners • Furniture Center & Mattress • Inland Northwest Broadcasting • Pullman Radio / KQQQ • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories • Washington State Employees Credit Union Gold Partners • Banner Bank (Moscow) • Dissmore’s/IGA • Fiegel Chiropractic • Helene’s Property Place LLC • Mayor Glenn and Kathy Johnson • Barbara & Richard Petura • Staples Silver Partners • Dave Christy State Farm Insurance • Happy Day Restaurants/Arby’s • Latah Credit Union • R.B. Cattle/Janie Nirk (Potlatch)

Bronze Partners • Allegra Marketing & Printing (Moscow) • Anita’s Rentals • Culligan Water LLC • Gropp LLC • Hahn Rental Center • Hilliard’s Heating & Plumbing • Irwin, Myklebust, Savage and Brown • Jamie Knudson, State Farm (Moscow) • Myers Auto Rebuild & Towing • Stanke, Mann & Miner, CPAs • Superior Floors • Wil Ru Apartments

Everyone can help!

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Modeling Our Cultural Beliefs at Franklin Elementary

Required Annual Notifications

Stephanie Bray, Principal at Franklin Elementary School

Pullman Public Schools is required to provide the following notifications to parents each school year. They can be read in their entirety on the district webpage (http://www. or you can call the school district office (509.332.3581) to request that a packet of all notifications be mailed to you.

Whether you are part of the school district, your child attends one of our schools, or you are a community member, you have probably heard about Pullman Public School’s focus on “Cultural Beliefs” in each school and the district as a whole. In August of 2018, all staff attended a meeting with Vince Martinez, a speaker and consultant who focuses on organizational change and growth. He discussed what it means to be committed to change and how accountability plays a role in overall change. Vince then led us in essential, and at times tough, conversations which addressed the perceptions and realities of our culture at that time. We ended the day with what we would “want” our culture to look like. In October of 2018, Vince returned and we dove into what our cultural beliefs and values were. Each and every staff member had the opportunity to be heard, and vote on an area that they considered to be the highest priority. Breaking into groups, we were able to define our cultural beliefs as a district, and provide feedback on each other’s statements. At the end of the day, we had created 6 Cultural Beliefs that reflect the values of Pullman Public Schools.

of money for our school. Without the dedication of these, and many more community members and volunteers, we could not provide all the experiences our students are able to participate in each and every day throughout the year.

Mutual Respect: This past year, with changing discipline laws and new discipline and restorative justice practices at Franklin elementary, I want to recognize ALL staff members in our combined effort to provide our students with a safe place to learn. Using our experiences, guided by our beliefs, we were able to learn and grow in providing our students a learning environment that not only focused on their academic learning, but also social emotional learning. Using Second Step curriculum, DARE, and break spaces in the classroom, our students grew in their ability to regulate their emotions, learn about other’s emotions, be assertive, and learn strategies to cooperate with others. We will continue our growth and learning in this area as we are committed to continuing to provide social and emotional learning into our school’s classrooms, playground, and all areas at Franklin Elementary.

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Notifications: • 2018 Annual Summary of Pesticide Use • Admission Requirements • ASB Financial Reports • Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Inspection Report • Assessment Plan for 2019-2020 • Child Find • Education of Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 • Excused and Unexcused Attendance Policy • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) • FERPA Directory Notification • Home Language Survey • Homeless Students – Information for Parents, Guardians and Caregivers • Immunizations Required for School Attendance • Maintenance of Grounds and Integrated Pest Management (Pesticides applied on a regular basis) • Media opt-out information • Nondiscrimination Policy • Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying policy • Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) • Right to Request Teacher Qualifications • Sexual Harassment Policy • Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy • Title I – Parental Involvement Policy • Tobacco Free Environment – Policy Related to Use of Tobacco and Nicotine Products and Delivery Devices

Franklin Elementary has worked hard this past year to not only provide an engaging education for our students, but also to recognize Cultivate Trust: and demonstrate actions in alignment with our cultural beliefs. Focusing Cultivating trust is an on-going journey at Franklin Elementary. on these beliefs, Franklin Elementary was able to make positive gains Trust is all about building relationships and creating an environment with new staff members while being over capacity. In preparation for were there is respect for all. We understand and respect that the another wonderful school year, I reflected on some of the many ways Franklin Elementary demonstrated our school district’s cultural beliefs. actions of others are based on their beliefs which are guided by their own individual experiences. Viewing the actions and thoughts of Students First: others under the “umbrella” of positive intent is essential. As we grow Creating classroom spaces out of rooms not necessarily designed for and change, cultivating trust will continue to be necessary to build a positive, nurturing, and productive culture and community at our a traditional classroom is difficult! Even more difficult is “rolling” your school. We will continue to have open discussions and be transparent classroom around on a cart to provide students with all the learning they need to have in order to thrive. This past year, we had Mrs. Nelson in our practice. Creating and building connections with each other will grow our trust in one another. We ultimately support each other at teaching second grade in the music room, Mrs. Kellie teaching Franklin Elementary, and we will continue our journey as we grow and kindergarten in a technology lab, Ms. Escobedo teaching second grade in the art room, Mrs. Davis providing Core+ services in a library change. classroom. Though these rooms were not designed for a traditional Take Action: classroom setting, with the help of our maintenance crew and custodial In the spring, decisions were beginning to be made regarding crew, these teachers were able to create a classroom where students the completion of Kamiak. These changes included moving teachers, felt safe and able to learn. Our specialist teachers Mr. Johnson, Mrs. Harbour, and Mrs. Moler literally had their classrooms on carts! They moving students, and new section numbers. In addition, Pullman Public Schools wanted to provide Open Houses at each of our elementary either traveled to classrooms or held class in our multi-purpose room. Teachers willingly shared their classrooms, and these teachers were able schools. The Franklin staff was instrumental in opening our doors to to provide engaging instruction. Ms. Fishback and Mrs. Hendrickson provide a welcoming and exciting night for new students who would become part of our family in the coming year. Under the guidance continually shared the gym and library throughout the year to provide If you have any questions regarding any a space for meetings, assemblies, and instruction as well. I am so lucky of our Fox Council teachers, Mrs. Sontgerath and Mrs. Lippay, we of these notifications, please contact your created a guided tour, complete with Fox Council student tour guides. to be part of this school and a wonderful collaborative staff who put student’s school office, or the district office at students first, and does what is needed for the success of every student! All Franklin Elementary students signed a welcome board. Teachers 509.332.3581. and staff members were present to welcome all of our new families. Shared Decisions: The tour ended with our new “foxes” adding their own names to our Board of Directors welcome board so they would be recognized as joining our family. Earlier in the year, all staff members in the Pullman School District Everyone was then treated to refreshments, a slide show, a photo were offered the opportunity to provide feedback on numerous topics President Allison Jim Evermann station, and more friendly staff faces. Our staff actively addressed the by participating in a survey created by the Center for Educational Munch-Rotolo Director, District 3 Director, District 2 Effectiveness (CEE). Administrators met with a consultant from the CEE welcome night, sought out solutions, and provided feedback in order Amunch-rotolo@ Nathan Roberts to create a memorable experience for the new members of our Franklin to review not only the district’s results, but also the individual results Director, District 4 community. from our schools. Bringing back the results, the Franklin staff spent 5 Susan Weed weeks “digging in” to the data. Together we defined our strengths and Director, District 1 Recognizing the contribution and efforts of everyone throughout Amanda Tanner areas for opportunity. In the end, we were able to create a goal for the entire year, allows us to celebrate all the positives of the previous Director, District 5 Franklin Elementary staff and students for the coming year and include year, and look ahead to an even better year. Our outlook for the coming the goal into our School Improvement Plan for the 2019-2020 school school year will be centered on year. A big thank you goes to all staff who provided and accepted input focusing on the positive, not to guide our decisions and influence the goals for our school. the negative, looking ahead, Let’s be social!

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and not behind. Beginning the year, we have the opportunity Collaborating this year with our community members, community to re-focus on our cultural organizations, staff, and Parent Teacher Association (PTA) have been beliefs, doing this will be vital to Franklin Elementary as we strive to accomplish our shared goals. With the help of Schweitzer Engineering we were able to provide essential for an even better 2019-2020 school year! Thank Ozobots for our students and coding in our classrooms. The Pullman Education Foundation and PTA provided our teachers with grant monies you to everyone who made the past school year fantastic, and for their classrooms, and worked together to assist in providing a we look forward to welcoming wonderful camp experience for our 5th grade students. The Center for all students to Pullman Civic Engagement, in collaboration with WSU, provided our students Public Schools and Franklin the opportunity to participate in Homework Club, STEAM Club, and STEAM night, as well as many other events and clubs. Our police and fire Elementary School on August department participated in classrooms and events throughout the year, 28th, 2019. providing educational experiences for our students. Our PTA provided funding for event nights, school events, time and effort for our food pantry, and coordinated donations which raised an amazing amount

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Pullman Community Update 25 Dear Families, This year we are changing how we share teacher assignments with families. To better protect the privacy of our families and students, we will no longer post class lists on school doors prior to the start of the school year. We know that posting class lists has been a long-standing Pullman tradition and understand that this new notification of teacher assignments is a change and we appreciate your support. Starting this year, we will send students a postcard to let them know who their teacher will be. Postcards will be mailed on Friday, August 23rd – have your student check the mail for their special postcard! If you have any questions about this new process, please contact the district office at 509-332-3581. The Pullman School District Board of Directors and the Pullman School District shall provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities programs without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression or identity), marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, participation in the Boy Scouts of America or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Roberta Kramer, Assistant Superintendent, Pullman School District Administrative Offices, 240 SE Dexter Street, Pullman, WA 99163, 509.332.3144. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in the application process by contacting the Personnel Coordinator at (509) 332-3584.

2019 Back to School Events: • August 12: PHS Greyhound Gear-Up (Registration) – 10th-12th Grade, 8am-4pm

• August 21: PHS First Day of Football and Cheer

• August 12: LMS Spartan Start-Up

• August 23: Elementary School Teacher Assignments Mailed Out

• August 13: PHS Greyhound Gear-Up (Registration) – 9th Grade, 9am-3:30pm

• August 26: PHS First Day of Girls Soccer, Volleyball, Girls Swim, and Cross Country

• August 13: LMS Spartan Start-Up

• August 28: First Day of School

• August 15: Kamiak Dedication and Open House, 6-7pm

• September 2: No School – Labor Day

• August 16-17: Pullman’s National Lentil Festival

• September 4: First Day of School for Developmental Preschool and Kindergarten


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Tyler Sykes

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Tyler Sykes moved here with his wife, Dillan, and their three children upon graduating from Midwestern Dental School in Illinois. Dr. Sykes seriously considered culinary school before deciding to go to dental school, and still loves cooking! Positive interactions with local dentists at a young age in Napa, California gave him the push he needed to choose dentistry instead. Dr. Sykes is excited to be in Pullman to raise his family and partner with patients to provide ideal dental treatment. Jordan Sanger graduated from the University of Utah Dental School as the first medical professional in his family. Dr. Sanger grew up hunting and fishing in Meridian, Idaho and loves the outdoors. He also likes to fix cars, bikes and work on houses. His first love is dirt biking and is excited to explore what the Palouse has to offer! Dr. Sanger feels very blessed to have found his way into dentistry and is excited to give back to the community so others can have that same opportunity.

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