After the extreme winter weather and power outages this past week, we hope you are all staying warm and safe. Many of our staff and students were affected, closing Comprehensive Distance Learning for several days while we waited for crews to restore power. We are thankful to be back on-line this week and are thinking of those around the country that are still struggling to get running water and electricity.
In Resiliency Conversation #8 we get to hear from one of Serendipity’s Interventionists, Jason Lockhart. From food share deliveries to one-on-one connections with students, Jason shares with us how the Intervention Team is impacting students during Comprehensive Distance Learning.
2021, like its predecessor, is testing our resiliency as individuals and as a nation. We share these Resiliency Conversations with you to not only keep you informed about the logistics of running a school in CDL but more importantly… we need your generosity to help our students and staff continue to be resilient as we face unique and extraordinary challenges this school year. Please consider donating by clicking here.

In Resiliency Conversation #7 we get to talk with one of Serendipity’s Upper School Teachers, Kelly Robinson. Kelly shares with us what a typical day looks like for a student during Comprehensive Distance Learning as well as insight into how teachers are connecting with their students and each other despite being isolated by COVID.

We hope these Resiliency Conversations are giving you a better picture of how much care, intention, and energy Serendipity’s staff is pouring into our students, maintaining trust and connection in the midst of CDL.

Kelly stated, “we all have the same goal – to be there for our students as best we can.” Please join us in supporting Serendipity teachers by clicking here!

We want to thank our most recent 20/21 corporate donor ARCIFORM for their continuing commitment to our mission.

We also want to thank the Great American Insurance Group and their employees for their generous donations during the past two months while Serendipity was their chosen Holiday Giving charity.

In Resiliency Conversation #6, we speak with Serendipity’s Art Therapist Jolie Guillebeau about the importance of her art therapy practice in the midst of Comprehensive Distance Learning. We learn how she is able to customize her interactions and ultimately find ways to connect with and encourage each student she encounters.

Please take a moment to hear from Jolie about the incredible work she is doing to support our students and bring them connectivity, relationship, and joy during this incredibly hard time. Jolie expresses what we have been trying to communicate in all of our Resiliency Conversations – THIS WORK MATTERS! 

Please support our mission and our students by clicking here to donate because truly, YOUR DONATION MATTERS!

Today we want to introduce you to one of our staff members who is making a huge difference in our ability to serve our students throughout Comprehensive Distance Learning. 

In Resiliency Conversation #5, we talk with Serendipity’s Tier III Behavior Specialist Kim Forbes about her position and exactly what she does on a day to day basis during CDL. You’ll learn how this position has been crucial in increasing our mental health support capacity and most importantly, preventing any of our students from falling through the cracks.

We want to thank our most recent 20/21 corporate donor Durham and Bates Insurance for their continuing commitment to our mission. We also want to thank the employees of Great American Insurance Group for choosing Serendipity as their Holiday Giving charity.
This year, we wanted to take this moment to tell you how grateful we all are for the gifts you have given us throughout the year: your support, your generosity and your dedication to Serendipity. It means the world to our staff, and especially to the families and students, we serve.

Monica Thompson, a Serendipity parent wrote us just the other day-

“I found so much inspiration and hope for our daughter and our family …. We are in our first year at Serendipity for our 9-year-old daughter. We felt and still feel absolute hope as they have taken her in as one of their own after she had been rejected by programs that just were not able to meet her needs. So appreciative of the support they offer, and we can’t wait for the schools to open up so she can feel, smell and touch all of the awesomeness that is Serendipity!”

We hope this holiday season, although radically different from any we’ve experienced before,
brings you and your loved ones
joy and peace.

As we continue to focus on the priority of enhancing our mental health support capacity, we wanted to share with you more about the challenges of meeting the mental health needs of our students during Comprehensive Distance Learning.

In our fourth Resiliency Conversation, we get the chance to talk with one of Serendipity’s Clinical Case Managers, Ella Olson. We discuss the ways Case Managers and the entire Serendipity staff are responding to students’ increased need for skilled and individualized mental health supports.


We are incredibly grateful to everyone who donated in the first few weeks of our Holiday Giving Campaign! Your generosity enables us to continue to do the vital work of serving our students in this challenging time.

Today we’d also like to thank our corporate donors OnPoint, Lease Crutcher Lewis, and NW Natural who have partnered with Serendipity to enable us to meet our most critical priority- enhancing our mental health support capacity.


It has been an extraordinary year for everyone, and we are all ready for this year to end. I hope you will join me to remember 2020 in a positive and healthy way – by supporting our Holiday Giving Campaign. Because of your continued support we can provide enhanced critical mental heath treatment at a time when our children and families need it the most.
(To hear more from Executive Director Belinda Marier, please watch our Resiliency Conversation below)

This holiday season challenges all of us like no other.  Please help support the children who need the unique mental health and education that only Serendipity can provide!