SLS 2014 Christmas Party

On 12/31/2014, in News, by Martin Berzin

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IMG_1569_Eglite SantaOn December 20th, SLS held their annual Christmas celebration, following the Candlelight Service. The celebration, popular as usual, had well over 100 attendees. The SLS children performed a short musical program and also sang the popular song from the “Frozen” movie, karaoke style, in Latvian. Santa made his appearance after the children’s performance and gave each child a Christmas present. The SLS parents and other guests prepared delicious traditional Latvian snacks (piragi, little sandwiches, etc.) for everyone to enjoy. As in past years, the SLS wine bar, which helps support SLS, was a hit with the crowd.

The party went on until after 10 pm – it’s always hard to leave a good party. SLS classes resume on January 10th. Happy New Year!


This year’s joint Christmas celebration, held by the Seattle Latvian School (SLS) and the Seattle Latvian Ev. Lutheran Church, will be on Saturday, December 20th around 6 PM, following the candlelight service that begins at 5 PM. We’re expecting Santa to make an appearance with gifts for the children (or perhaps switches….). There will be performances by the SLS children and SLS will host a wine bar as well as offer free snacks. Please contact Sonja on if your child will attend the event, if you aren’t part of the SLS community, to ensure Santa knows to bring your child a gift as well. A big thanks to the SLS parents who setup and decorated the Christmas trees in the church as well as banquet hall!

2014 Eglite setup


SLS media center

On 11/09/2014, in News, by Martin Berzin

Media Center logosWith support made possible through the PBLA (Pasaules Brivo Latviesu Apvieniba or World Federation of Free Latvians), the Seattle Latvian School (SLS) children now have access to a media center that includes a 55 inch TV and a region-free BluRay/DVD player. The SLS children, and their parents, were very excited to watch Latvian cartoons, Youtube music videos in Latvian and other Latvian programming.

The funding is financed from the Latvian government’s language agency from the budget of the Education and Science Ministry, under the “State Language Policy and Management” program.


First day of the 2014/15 school year

On 10/02/2014, in News, by Martin Berzin

September 27 was the first day of Seattle Latvian School this year, and the kids had noticably grown over the summer. Pastor Gija Galins provided a short service to mark the new school year. The students placed flowers on the altar and sang songs. After the service, the kids were divided into three groups: the 10 youngest joined the Kumelini group, 11 joined the kindergarten / first grade group and the oldest 5 joined the 2nd and 3rd grade classes. The total student count has slightly increased over last year’s count. Parents of the youngest children were thankful to welcome „new” teacher Maira Rusis this year, who will teach the Kumelinu group, which includes the children of her former students from years past. After a long summer break, the school was happy to welcome back teachers Ann-Marie Petersons, Indra Ekmanis and Marcis Racenis. We wish everyone a fun school year full of new experiences!


SLS seeking teachers

On 09/16/2014, in News, by Martin Berzin

Seattle’s Latvian School needs teachers! We need a teacher and 1-2 assistants each of the 20 Saturdays we are in session this year for the 3-4 yr olds class – we have a curriculum that will be all set and available to use. If you’d want to come teach all twenty classes, or even just once or twice to teach or be an assistant on a Saturday morning, please contact Sonja Olson Feuerborn. At this point, the parents are sharing the duties but would appreciate help from the Latvian community. We also would appreciate help from anyone to teach an hour of Latvian language to the older children, or tautas dejas to all ages, again either every session or just a few times. Finally, if you have a special area of knowledge that you’d like to come and teach to the children, we welcome special guests anytime! Come and get your fill of Latvian cuteness! Please contact Sonja Olson Feuerborn, or call/text 206-419-9570.


Parent Planning Meeting for 2014/15

On 09/05/2014, in News, by Martin Berzin

AnnMarie and Sonja invite you to attend a parent meeting to help get this year’s Latvian School off to a great start!

Sunday September 14th @10 am. We can do a BBQ afterwards for those that want to hang out and stick around.

AnnMarie / Aldis / Lilja / Teika’s home

Please let Sonja ( or AnnMarie ( know if you know of anyone who is wanting to join!


Latvian School 2014/15 school year begins on Sept 27

On 09/02/2014, in News, by Martin Berzin

Now that the summer break has come to an end, we’d like to welcome last year’s students as well as any new children with Latvian heritage to attend Seattle Latvian School (SLS). Our students learn about their Latvian heritage, learn or improve their Latvian language skills, sing, dance and have lots of fun along the way.

If interested, please email us at:


Graduation 5/12

On 11/03/2011, in Events, by ZintaS

10:30am start time, lunch to follow. Parent assignments tba.


The kids will be painting mugs with Latvian symbols that they have been discussing in school this year. The shop will fire the mugs and kids will receive their own mug a week or so later. The cost per kid is $20. A parent should accompany their kid(s) to the store.
Paint the Town is located in the University Village shopping center in Seattle.
Informaton and Directions:

*** For those of you who are NOT attending, please let Inta B know in advance.


Christmas Event

On 09/21/2011, in Events, by admin

Candle-light service begins at 5pm.  Community social in the main hall, following the service.
Potluck buffet.  Each family brings two plates to share – one savory, one sweet.


(c)2011 Seattle Latvian School