School fair to offer options

PORT ANGELES — Local education options will be presented at a Port Angeles School Fair planned by Olympic Christian School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The fair will be in the ballroom at the Red Lion Hotel at 221 N. Lincoln St. in Port Angeles, announced the school, a private Christian school in Port Angeles.

An array of educational institutions from across Port Angeles, Joyce and Sequim — which include public and private schools as well as homeschooling and online choices — will deck out tables showcasing their offerings at the fair.

The free fair also will offer face painting, a photo booth, a DJ, cornhole and other games, as well as refreshments.

“The goal of the event? To bring parents, educators and students together to celebrate the importance of school choice,” said Tiffany Gillespie, Olympic Christian School principal, in a press release.

This event is planned to coincide with the celebration of National School Choice Week (Jan. 22-28). Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed Jan. 22-28 to be School Choice Week in Washington state.

“When you factor in all of the amazing education options available to families today, public school, private school, home school, online school, and various hybrid options, education has never been so diverse and readily available to families as it is today,” Gillespie said.

“When parents are aware of all the educational options available to them, it empowers them to make the best choices for their children. Each child is unique, and so are their educational needs. Come to the fair and see what’s available.”

For more information, contact Gillespie at or 360-457-4640.