“What is going around school? “ This is a question frequently heard by our office staff this time of year when parents call in to excuse their child’s absence due to illness. Colds, flu, and various illnesses are quite common when everyone is stuck inside sharing close quarters.
On November 1, we held our first "Community Conversation" this year about substance use. Thank you to our panel Coroner Gary Warnock, Sheriff John Snaza and Lt. Tim Rudloff (County Drug Task Force) for participating along with our own Shannon Gubser (SEL Coach) and Skylar Cole (Social Worker). This a serious issue in Thurston County, and Yelm is not immune to the impact. The one hour event was recorded and is available on our website.
We are excited to partner with the Yelm Chamber and City of Yelm to coordinate the Christmas in the Park event. On December 2, Friday night, the city will light the park, host Santa pictures and have a cocoa trail. On Saturday, December 3, the all day event starts with a parade down Yelm Ave starting from Yelm Theater to the City Park. The event is completely FREE.