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Published: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Around Snohomish County

Edmonds: Officers take Polar Plunge
A group of police officers from the Edmonds Police Department took the Polar Plunge at Seattle's South Lake Union with about 500 other participants Feb. 11. The event brought together police from all over the state in an effort to raise support and funding for Special Olympics Washington. The event raised more than $122,000.
Participants from Edmonds includes Sgt. Mark Marsh, detective Brian McIntyre, officer Earl Yamane and officer Ross Sutton. The temperature outside was a chilly 43 degrees and participants jumped into the frigid 45 degree lake.
Everett: New science and math curriculum
New high school science, technology, engineering and math classroom materials for high school elective classes in the Everett School District will be available to the public during events on Thursday and Friday.
Both events are scheduled from 3: 30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday's review will take place at Lively Environmental Learning Center, 1819 Seattle Hill Road in Mill Creek. Friday's review will take place at 3700 Federal Way in Everett.
Those who attend will be asked to share their comments about the materials being considered for use in the school district next year.
Marysville: Stay Out of Drug Area formed
The Marysville City Council recently adopted a "Stay Out of Drug Area" or SODA zone.
The area designates an anti-drug activity zone that is based on complaints, crime data and police observations. Defendants charged or convicted on drug-related offenses in Marysville Municipal Court can be barred for two years or more from the area, and are subject to arrest if they ignore the court order.
The city's SODA zone encompasses First Street north to Ninth Street and from Ash Avenue along I-5 east to Alder Avenue, an area that accounts for more than 20 percent of drug-related crime in Marysville.
Monroe: Intro to kindergarten program
Families with children ready to start kindergarten are invited to attend kindergarten information night at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at each elementary school in the Monroe School District.
Each meeting will provide information about the registration process and curriculum. Registrations will also be accepted Thursday and the following weekdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. People also are invited to learn about the kindergarten dual language program that is starting in September at Frank Wagner Elementary School. A meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., March 13 at the school, 115 Dickinson St.
More info: Contact your neighborhood's elementary school or Monroe Public Schools' Instructional Services Department at 360-804-2550. You can also go to www.monroe. wednet.edu.
Snohomish: Nonprofit plans party
Sherwood Community Services is planning a cocktail party to commemorate its 55th year providing services to children and adults with disabilities in Snohomish County.
The free event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 10 at Swans Trail Farms, 7301 Rivershore Road in Snohomish.
Sherwood was established in 1957 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1963. It is based in Lake Stevens.
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