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The Northshore Family Center staff gathered for a staff meeting last week in Bothell’s beautiful Blythe Park. Each staff member was given the assignment to bring an activity to share with the team that she has used with her groups or in the workplace this summer. Everyone rose to the challenge, sharing arts and crafts activities, photo collages, work samples and much, much more.

Jane Shumway, one of our Play & Learn facilitators, led the team in making pine cone bird feeders to hang up in the family center’s back yard.

Jennifer Gaudinier, our Out-of-School Time specialist, and Betsy Wade, our Teens in Public Service intern, shared a photo collage of the animal and habitat project from their first three weeks of summer camp.

Analilia Garcia, our Lead Children’s Programming Specialist, shared an art activity she uses with children in child care to encourage them to talk about their emotions.

We shared food and drink, reflected on the first half of a successful summer quarter, and relaxed together in the sun. Staff meetings don’t get much better than this!