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Invent Washington

Roots Community recently traveled to Spokane to take part in Invent Washington. Invent Washington is an organization that gives students the opportunity to become an inventor and entrepreneur while allowing creativity to guide each child. All students had to think of a problem in someone’s life and then come up with a solution. It was exciting to watch the students problem solve and then build prototypes of their actual inventions . They also had to create a display board showing their entire process all while journaling and keeping a log of their progress.  Invent Washington allowed each student to be an inventor, a problem solver and a writer!  7 out of our 15 students who entered placed either first, second or third in their respective categories.CONGRATULATIONS to everyone on your planning, hardwork, and innovativeness!! A huge thanks to Sherry Palmiter of “Just Make Stuff” in Chelan for all of her time, creativity, knowledge and energy in making this event possible for our students!

Annual Fund

Rave Reviews for A Year With Frog and Toad the musical!

Roots students proudly performed A Year With Frog and Toad the musical in May. All students worked hard and it showed with the amazing performance by all.  The musical was a smashing success! A very special thank you to CherylAnn Crego for directing our students and putting on a performance with our students they will never forget. Please stay tuned to find out more on next year’s production.

Annual Fund

Roots School held its first Annual Fund on 4/28. It was a great success. So far we have raised over $14,000! This “Day of Giving” offers financial support for scholarships, investments in new equipment, and special educational programs.  The event was held at Tunnel Hill Winery and featured musical and academic performances by Roots students as well as addresses from the Roots leadership team.  Thank you so much to all of our donors and fundraising team for making this day possible!

Missed the day, but still want to give? Click on the donate now button below or contact us for more information on how you can help!

Roots Community School Participates in the ChelanMan Multisport Weekend

Lake Chelan Multisport Foundation is a nonprofit organization in the Chelan Valley that hosts a weekend of triathlons and running events each summer. All the profits from the weekend are donated to local youth programs and Roots Community School was one recipient of grant money from the Multisport Foundation. Roots will use this grant money to purchase equipment for a physical education program, promote  health/wellness in our student body and promote a lifelong love of sport/activity. As a grant recipient, Roots was invited to volunteer at the ChelanMan. Volunteer Coordinator Tara had the idea to place the Roots kids and parents at the finish line on Saturday to award medallions to race finishers. It was an early morning, but the kids had a great time, and from the look on many athletes faces, they  enjoyed the smiling kids at the finish line as well.