ServSafe Preconference Workshop – Great Wolf Lodge 2018

Washington State University Extension is offering the ServSafe Manager Certification training for teachers, food service managers, culinary instructors, students and other individuals who have responsibility for teaching, learning or implementing best practices in food safety and food preparation.

Food safety training is a commitment, a mindset and a smart business practice for everyone involved in food preparation or food service operations. Trained people in the food business support safe food handling practice.         

  • Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Location: Washington Annual FCS Conference
  • Great Wolf Lodge – Centralia, WA
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (includes testing)

ServSafe is a nationally recognized, comprehensive food safety training and certification program for anyone involved in food preparation or the food service industry.  The training includes the latest updates in food safety and best practices used in the industry to implement critical food safety procedures. It is the highest standard in food safety training and certification to keep food safe and protect the public from foodborne illness. In addition to learning about preventive measures to keep food safe, the course also includes crisis management and handling emergency situations. ServSafe training is an opportunity to obtain nationally accredited food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association.

The cost for this course is $130 and includes the textbook and test.  Each participant needs his/her own textbook.  Pre-study is highly recommended.  Upon receipt of registration money, the textbook will be mailed to you.  Successful completion of the course includes a ServSafe certificate for 5 years.

Please fill out the registration form below and mail to WSU Extension with your payment. Registration should be received by October 1 to assure a textbook and ample study time. Class size is limited to 25 people.
If you have any questions about the class, please contact Margaret at 509.745.8531 or

Registration Form

“E-Cigarettes: The Truth Among Vapors.”

“E-Cigarettes: The Truth Among Vapors.”
FREE educational event that would be be great for yourselves (if you can get away from your classrooms), other school administration, and for parents.
Date: Thursday, March 15th, 2018 Date:
Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Time:
Cancer Pathways (formerly Gilda’s Club)
1400 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
Registration: Call 206-709-1400 or
Sign up online sign up online

National FCS Educator Day Feb 13!

Make Plans to Celebrate on Feb. 13!

You are invited to participate in the second annual National Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educator Day on Tuesday, Feb. 13! The purpose of this Day is to promote FCS Education careers and to recognize and show appreciation for FCS educators and the difference they make in the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

Here is one way you can promote and celebrate National FCS Educator Day:
1. Use the Educator Day Graphic on materials you create.
Include #FCSedDay on all your related social media posts!


FREE Training at Conference!!!

When:  Sunday October 23, 2016, 8 AM – 5 PM
Where: Great Wolf Lodge, Centralia
Fee:  FREE for attendees at Washington FCS Conference Attendees
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Annual WAFACSE Conference Information

Registration Now Open for the Washington Annual FCS Conference!

Dates: October 23rd-25th

Registration Link         Tentative Conference Schedule           Lodging Information


Conference Rates – No charge for preconference sessions to registered attendees, except ServSafe.
AAFCS/WA-FACSE Members $325.00 Non-Member $450.00
Student Member $100.00 Student non-member $150.00
Retired member $150.00 Retired Non-members$200.00
*Includes all sessions, events, 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts and 1 no-host social with hearty appetizers
Dinner Social Only $45.00 Opening Luncheon ONLY $30.00
Closing Luncheon ONLY $30.00 Breakfast ONLY $25.00
Early Bird accepted until September 23, 2016. After that date $50 will be added to above registration prices. Online registration will close October 7, two weeks before the conference begins.
For information about lodging at the Great Wolf Lodge see the flyer below!

Coming this August

Master Financial Educators Conference Version 3.0!

The Financial Education Public Private Partnership would like to invite you to attend the 2015 Master Financial Educators Conference.

When: August 17th and 18th, 2016

Where: Embassy Suites (its off I-90), Bellevue, WA

Time: 9:00 to 3:00 daily

Topics include (but are not limited to) teaching personal finance to diverse populations, entrepreneurship, new payments methods, student loans, and a sneak preview of Washington’s new personal finance standards! You can see our tentative agenda at:

All Accepted participants will receive:

  • Hotel accommodations (for those who live more than 50 miles away).  Breakfast and an evening reception is included with your room. We do not ask you to share a room, but if you want to, please let us know.
  • Morning snack and lunch both days
  • Complimentary clock hours
  • Materials
  • Mileage? (We are working to obtain funds for us to be able to reimburse you for your mileage, but we cannot guarantee it at this time).