"Bulgarian Cultural Club in Seattle WA" operates under the name of "Bulgarian School of Seattle". Donating to the organization, you donate to the school.

 


NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS


 


The Bulgarian School of Seattle is offering to all Bulgarians of Seattle and their friends to purchase special Bulgarian bracelets in honor of March first - known as martenitsi - handmade by the skillful hands of the children at the school.

Orders can be placed on the following link https://squareup.com/market/bulgarian-cultural-club-in-seattle

 The celebration of Granny March in Bulgarian traditions, is a symbol of spring and brings wishes for health and fertility to nature's new life cycle. The tradition is associated with ancient pagan history of the Balkan Peninsula, with all agricultural cultivation in nature. Some of the most specific features of the First-of-March rituals and especially the tying of the twisted bracelet of red and white woolen threads, are fruit of centuries of tradition. The tradition dictates that the eldest woman of the household is to clean the house before sunrise, to lay out a red fabric - cover, mat, belt, or apron. It is believed that this will please Granny March and will bring prosperity to the household. The children, young men and women, as well as young brides, tie the red and white intertwined woolen thread - Martenitza - most often around their wrist. The young must go out to "see Granny March to be satisfied," while the older women should not go out "not to anger Granny March."


 

Bulgarian as a Second Language: Level 2

Posted by admin on February 4, 2015

Attending to the Needs of Bulgarian Language Learners - ages 12 & up.
This course follows the standards and requirements of the American and European framework for language learning. The students study the Bulgarian language that can be used in everyday communication through a communicative approach.

Students begin to communicate in the target language through interpersonal speaking and writing, presentational speaking and writing, and interpretive reading and listening. 

Class will be conducted primarily in Bulgarian with a goal of helping each student become a competent communicator. Vocabulary will focus on greetings, shopping, foods, clothes, travel and leisure time activities. Students will expand their understanding of culture by studying various aspects of the Slavic world.

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Financial Support

Posted by admin on November 19, 2014

Donations from Parents, Students and the Community are vital to keep our school’s funding at a viable level. Without your continuing support it is not possible to provide classes and services to the children of our community each year.
The Bulgarian School of Seattle is a registered 501(c)(3) charity so It's easy for you to help the school reach its fundraising goals and receive a tax deduction for helping. Here are a couple of tips to help.

• You can make a tax deductible cash donation directly to the Bulgarian School of Seattle 
- You will receive a receipt for tax deduction purposes

• Leverage a Corporate matching program to double the value of your donation 
- The Bulgarian School of Seattle is registered in the Microsoft Matching Gift 
- Boeing and Starbucks matching programs pending

• The next time you shop for something on Amazon use AmazonSmile 
- Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the School when you shop
- AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-3137466

• Donate using PayPal or a credit card simply visit our donation page on
www.bulgarianschoolofseattle.com


Thank you from all of us at the School!


Theatre Arts Class

Posted by admin on November 16, 2014

 

This acting class allows children to take a step up toward their spiritual growth and understand better the human values.

 The class will be held once a month for 1 hour.



Art Club "Visual Arts"

Posted by admin on November 16, 2014

Our goal is to introduce the traditional Bulgarian craft and the beauty of the creative handmade fantasy of the Bulgarians over the centuries to now days. This includes theory and observations, development of things from modern life, where there are gently squeezed Bulgarian symbols and elements from the creativity of the Bulgarian masters. Included is the art of the most popular Bulgarian Holidays as well. We are going to create post cards for the fall, “survachki” for Christmas, mummer’s masks, and “martenici”.


 


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