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St. Paul's, Skookum Kids to Partner for Spring Concert

BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON — St. Paul's Academy announced they will partner with Bellingham nonprofit, Skookum Kids, to provide a spring concert for families featuring award-winning children’s music artist, DANA, which is open to the public. Forty family tickets will be free for foster families and available for pick up at the new Skookum's office.

DANA has performed interactive children’s music concerts across the U.S. for over 20 years, recorded six albums and won 22 national awards. She currently resides in Blaine, Washington and teaches music and movement classes for young children through her Music Playground program at Opus Performing Arts School in Bellingham. Her latest release, “Dana’s Best Jump & Jam Tunes” has been lauded by critics and families and inspires kids to get moving and healthy.  Visit to hear Dana’s tunes and learn more about her music and classes.

The lawn concert will be held Thursday, May 17 from 5 - 5:45 pm at St. Paul’s Academy. Foster families can pick up their donated (free of charge) tickets at Skookum’s office at 316 E. McLeod Road, Suite 108 until May 10. Tickets are limited. General admission is $10. More information can be found at St. Paul’s EventBrite page.

St. Paul’s Academy was founded as a nursery school in 1971 in Bellingham, Washington. Today, it serves as an independent preschool through middle school. St. Paul’s provides academically capable and willing students a rigorous course of instruction, emphasizing leadership, achievement, moral and spiritual development. More information can be found at

Skookum Kids was founded in 2014 by Ray Deck III in Bellingham, Washington. This non-profit organization exists to repair the foster care system by eliminating the pain points that cause unnecessary stress for foster parents. It is staffed by eight full-time, six part-time employees and over 130 volunteers. For more information, visit their website at