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Seahawks Super Bowl Champions!

Lake Stevens Journal, February 5, 2014

Downtown Everett was feeling the Seahawks spirit on Friday, Jan. 31 as hundreds gathered clad in Seahawks gear - everything from hats, scarves and t-shirts to tutus and event dogs were dressed in support of their favorite team

...Lake Stevens businesswoman Cindy Brengman was one of the initiators of the event and Kelly Charlton, Sea Gal and owner of PacWest Dance Studio in Lake Stevens did the choreography for a Fan Mob to Macklemore's "Can't Hold Us." read more >>


Hawks fans rally in Everett

Everett Herald, January 31, 2014

Everett's 12th man came out for a Super Bowl rally at Snohomish County Plaza on Friday afternoon. About 75 people briefly gathered at the same location on the Friday before the NFC Championship. This time, several hundred people danced and chanted to get fired up for Sunday.

The event was organized by Experience Everett in collaboration with Cindy Petosa Brengman, the owner and director of Sunnyside Preschool in Lake Stevens. read more >>


Santa's Cause is coming to town

Lake Stevens Journal, November 28, 2012

This Saturday, Dec. 1 from noon until 2:30 p.m. the public is invited to receive free Santa photos with a personalized letter from Santa, along with hot cocoa, compliments of local business sponsors Sunnyside Preschool & Kindergarent, Staples, Starbucks and Value Web Development. read more >>


Local kids need help collecting pajamas

Lake Stevens Journal, October 24, 2012

When it comes to making phonetic sense of the English language and the sound the letter P makes, it is difficult for children just learning to read to know how to make the words "pumpkin", "pajamas" and "philanthropy" relate.

Sunnyside Preschool & Kindergarten, Carleton Farms and Whidbey Island Bank do know. read more >>


Sunnyside students get a visit from police, firefighters

Lake Stevens Journal, May 16, 2012

Children at Sunnyside Preschool are learning compassion and empathy for others, along with the lesson that giving is very rewarding, said Cindy Petosa Brengman. The school's owner and director, Brengman has been educating 3- to 5-year-olds at the Lake Stevens preschool for more than 16 years. read more >>


LS Fire teaches kids about preventing falls

Lake Stevens Journal, February 15, 2012

What do playgrounds, furniture and unsecure windows have in common? They're all potential surfaces from which a child can fall resulting in minor to major injury. Falls are the number one cause of unintentional injury to children under age 14.

In January, Lake Stevens Fire taught falls prevention to elementary kids in all Lake Stevens elementary schools, Machias Elementary School and at Sunnyside Preschool read more >>


Santa's Cause is coming to town

Lake Stevens Journal, December 7, 2011

Junior police officers and firefighters at Sunnyside Preschool and Kindergarten recently joined the Lake Stevens Police Department officers and Lake Stevens Firefighters for a ride along to reinforce the Risk Watch Safety lessons taught at Sunnyside. read more >>


Vera's Generation project will benefit entire community

Lake Stevens Journal, June 30, 2010

Just one person can make a difference in the life of a child and Vera Johnson, a long time resident, spent countless hours making a difference in the lives of hundreds of children in Lake Stevens. Johnson passed away on March 1, 2010.

...The grant is designed to support those living within a community who want to make the world a better place, which is what Johnson consistent strived to do as she workded with children at Sunnyside Preschool throughout the years. read more >>


Sunnyside Preschool celebrates 10 years using Risk Watch program

Lake Stevens Journal, March 12, 2008

Ten years ago the BIC sponsored Risk Watch program began its journey into schools around the nation. They asked children to come up with the name of their Risk Watch mascot, a smiling and spotted Dalmation.

After receiving over 7,000 entries from all over the world, Lake Stevens' own Sunnyside Preschool came up with the winning name, "Hero." read more >>


Preschool kids get booster seat practice

Everett Herald, June 6, 2007

Students at Sunnyside Preschool in Lake Stevens recently practiced buckling up in booster seats with the help of Snohomish County Sheriff's Office bureau chief Tom Greene. read more >>


Bottom line: four foot nine

Lake Stevens Journal, June 6, 2007

Sit tall and buckle up for safety, especially if you're less than 4 feet, 9 inches.

...Preschoolers at Sunnyside Preschool in Marysville were given first-hand instructions on safety and the new car seat and booster seat law. read more >>


Preschoolers assist in KidsDream auction

Everett Herald, February 7, 2007

A half-dozen preschoolers had fun while helping to make a difference for foster kids in Snohomish County.

...The preschool's owner Cindy Brengman, accepted the donations, and the stuffed animals will be auctioned as part of a Valentine Gala event, "That's Amore: Give your Heart to a Child," set for Saturday at the Everett Events Center. read more >>


Preschoolers learn about giving and compassion during holidays

Lake Stevens Journal, December 20, 2006

"Children who attend Sunnyside Preschool are learning some of life's greatest lessons; how to have compassion and empathy for others, namely other children, and that giving is very rewarding," said Cindy Petosa Brengman, the school's owner and director that has been educating 3-5 year olds at the Lake Stevens area preschool for over 16 years. read more >>


Preschoolers, 'Santa's helpers,' learn to give

Everett Herald, December 13, 2006

Children at Sunnyside Preschool are learning compassion and empathy for others, along with the lesson that giving is very rewarding, said Cindy Petosa Brengman. The school's owner and director, Brengman has been educating 3- to 5-year-olds at the Lake Stevens preschool for more than 16 years. read more >>


Four-year-old firefighters

Lake Stevens Journal, February 2, 2005

Sunnyside Preschool students Benjamin Barnett (left) and Kody Giaudrone got their first experience as firefighters Jan. 20 when they rode in a fire truck from their preschool to Fire District 8 Lake Stevens Station 2. The four-year-old junior firefighters won the rides through a school raffle held earlier this month. read more >>


Safety program reaches more kids

June 10, 2002

Keeping kids safe is a basic necessity of life. So why aren't more children taught more about safety in schools?

They soon will be. Cindy Brengman, director of Sunnyside Preschool in Lake Stevens, and Robert Marshall, fire prevention specialist with Snohomish County Fire District 8, have been working for four years with a children's safety program called Risk Watch. read more >>


Preventing childhood injuries makes a difference

Lake Stevens Journal, June 5, 2002

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) awarded the prestigious Rolf H. Jensen Partners in Public Education Award to Snohomish County Fire District 8 and Sunnyside Preschool in Lake Stevens at an awards ceremony held on May 20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. read more >>


Grant will expand Risk Watch program

Lake Stevens Journal, February 28, 2001

The preschoolers watched the fireman with caution as he pulled on the heavy protective suit and hat. Was this the same friendly man they had grown to trust?

...Sunnyside Preschool teacher Cindy Brengman won the Fred Meyer grant, one of three selected from more than 500 entries. Her preschool class visited fire prevention specialist Robert Marshall at the Chapel Hill fire station last Thursday as part of the Risk Watch program. read more >>


Sunnyside Preschoolers keep volunteer young

January 26, 2000

In a recent interview with long time East Sunnyside resident Vera Johnson, it soon became apparent that she is a virtual living and walking history book; and that she is making important contributions toward the young lives she touches at a local preschool on a weekly basis.

At the same time, Johnson is reaping a variety of benefits while interacting with the pre-kindergarten children who attend Sunnyside Preschool. read more >>


Honors given to safety classes, girl who learned lessons well

Everett Herald, February 26, 1999

A safety curriculum taught in local schools has won honors for the firest district that brought it to student.

...Courtney remembered the Heimlich maneuver her preschool teacher, Cindy Brengman had shown in class about a month before, and put her arms around her brother's tummy. read more >>


Sunnywide Preschool celebrates with "Hero"

BIC Bulletin, Summer 1998

Teacher Cindy Brengman and her 25 preschool children - the winners of the play safe! be safe! Name the Puppy Contest - were treated to an awards ceremony at the Lake Stevens Fire District 8 firehouse on April 16, 1998, along with parents and firefighter Robert Marshall. KOMO Channel 4, a local television news station, filmed the awards ceremony as the children practice two fire safety activities. read more >>


Lake Stevens preschool wins fire safety contest

Everett Herald, April 17, 1998

Everybody's a hero when they know fire safety rules. Children celebrated their own fire safety "Hero" Thursday at the Snohomish County Fire District 8 headquarters.

Hero is the name of the Dalmation puppy mascot for the BIC Corp.'s "Play Safe, Be Safe" children's fire safety program. The puppy's name was suggested by a group of children at Sunnyside Preschool in Lake Stevens in a nationwide contest. read more >>


Sunnyside preschoolers' big day at the firehouse

Lake Stevens Journal, April 15, 1998

When Sunnyside Preschool's kids came up with the name "Hero" as their submission in the BIC "Name the Puppy" contest, little did they know what a big deal that was going to be. But when you win the contest in which more than 7,000 children sent in entries for the contest - including a third grade class from Japan - it is a major event. read more >>