Hosts Needed for 2 Night Stay of Student Leaders for Conference in Yakima this Fall
AWSL – Association of Student Leaders conference is being hosted by Eisenhower and Davis from October 13-15th, 2017. Approximately 1000 students and advisors from across Washington will congregate in Yakima for this event. The students will take part in workshops to gain important information to help improve their schools. The students will also partake in a social at Davis that will include a DJ, rock climbing wall, laser tag, food, live bands, etc.
Homestays – Ike and Davis are both committed to finding 200 beds a piece for the students coming to Yakima for the AWSL conference. Here are the guidelines:
*The students will be picked up on October 13th (at Eisenhower)
*The families need to have open space in their vehicles to transport the students to and from the events.
*Each house takes at least 3 students; they can take more if they can accommodate them.
*Students are here for only two nights and do not need their “own room” or “own bed”. The students are instructed to bring sleeping bags. If a family has an open space on the family room to sleep 3 young men or 3 ladies, that is acceptable.
*The families are responsible for Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, and Sunday breakfast. All other meals will be provided at the conference.
To sign up as a host family, type the link http://awsleaders.org/hostfamily into your browser and select the 2017 homestay survey form. An AWSL steering committee member will follow up with you this summer.
Teytum’s Gifts – Students from across the state of WA will come together at Eisenhower on Saturday, October 14th, to pack approximately 1000 backpacks for the Teytum’s Gifts. Teytum’s Gifts was started by Jesse and Stacey Bendotti from East Valley. When they became foster parents they realized that these children were being sent to homes with absolutely nothing, not even a clean pair of socks. So they started a non-profit that is solely ran off the kindness of others. They pack backpacks for specific age groups 0 months to 18 years old. They pack these backpacks with diapers, bibs, books, socks, formula, etc. dependent upon the age of the child. They distribute these backpacks to DSHS and when a child is placed into a foster home they go with a enough supplies to help them for the next couple days until they child and the family have time to adjust to their new environment.
Davis is in charge of 0-6 month olds:
AGE 0-3 Mo
ESSENTIALS (Include All): baby blanket, pacifier, small stuffed animal, bottle, formula (travel packets), 4-6 size 1diapers baby wipes, burp rag, Johnson’s Tiny Traveler Set (shampoo, wash, lotion, powder, desitin), brush/comb, board/cloth book complete outfit: top and bottom, onesie, and socks
EXTRAS (Include Two or More): wash rag, play toys, bath toys, teething toys, shoes, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, etc.
AGE 3-6 Mo
ESSENTIALS (Include All): baby blanket, pacifier, teething ring/toy, small stuffed animal, bottle, formula (travel packets), 4-6 size two diapers, baby wipes, burp rag, Johnson’s Tiny Traveler Set (shampoo, wash, lotion, powder, desitin), brush/comb, board/cloth book, complete outfit: top and bottom, onesie, and socks
EXTRAS (Include Two or More): wash rag, play toys, bath toys, shoes, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, etc.
Eisenhower is in charge of 16-18 year olds:
ESSENTIALS (Include All): flashlight (batteries included), blanket, water bottle, chapter book, comb/brush, coloring/activity book, journal, drawing/sketch pad, underwear and socks, travel sized toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, feminine pads in a discrete case/makeup bag, school supplies: zipper pencil pouch, pencils, pens, block eraser, pencil sharpener, colored pencils, glue stick, 2-pocket folders, 1-college ruled spiral notebook, 1 college-ruled composition notebook, ruler
EXTRAS (Include Two or More): wash cloth, travel lotion, stickers, markers, puzzles, age appropriate toys, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, band aids, purse, watch, wallet, action figures, Legos, plastic animals, chap stick, lip gloss, make-up, playing cards, arts/crafts, friendship bracelet string, beads, calculator, compact mirror, nail file, nail polish, hand sanitizer, gum, mints, ear phones, gift cards, dental floss, mouthwash, etc.
Link Crew Coordinator
Davis High School