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Sharing the Passing of a Beloved Friend  by Jaime Woodard Elsie Lucile “Lucy” Calhoun

It is with great sadness and fond memories that I am sharing  the sad news that of a wonderful person, friend and former FACSE member and leader,  Lucy Calhoun passed away on February 12, 2015 in Kelso, WA.  She was an energetic, caring and positive role model for many, including me.  I taught at R.A.Long and Lucy was at Kelso. She said “I’ll be secretary if you are the area chair for our region” and so we did  that. Lucy was like that…she was a tireless worker and encourager. She retired after more than 40 years of teaching in 1991, but continued to dedicate her life to many charities.  Her obituary is in the Longview Daily News (tdn.com/obits).  A memorial celebration is planned for 11 a.m. Feb. 28, 2015 at the Kelso First United Methodist Church.

 The mission of Family and Consumer Sciences Educators (FACSE) section of WA-ACTE is to provide leadership and services to the members through advocacy, education, networking and recognition.  Members are valued as professionals facing the challenges of empowering individuals and families in a diverse global society.
Check out our updated WA-FACSE website. Based on feedback from the WA-FACSE membership, our web masters decided to re-format our website. To find you way around, the black navigation bar provides links to each page. The homepage also includes the search box feature.Our website contains many links to lesson plans and teaching materials. Many of these items are stored in Google Drive. To access them, be sure to be logged into Google as a user. If you don’t currently have a Gmail account, sign up for one to access these materials.Additionally, several teachers have shared links to their teacher website. Here you will find lesson plans, activities, power points, and great ideas to improve your teaching. If you would like to make your teacher website available or have lessons to share with the WA-FACSE membership, please feel free to contact us.
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Dawn Boyden ~ wafacsewebmaster2@gmail.com
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