KUOW Newsroom Starting school can be hard, especially as a Ukrainian refugee who doesn't speak English Many newly arrived Ukrainian refugee children are starting American school this fall. Some of these children are not fluent in English when classes start. Sabrina is 12 years old. She is an artist who loves painting landscapes. Sabrina is among over 200 Ukrainians who settled in Washington State this year. They fled fled Russia's war. Sabrina and her family arrived in King County a few weeks before the last school year ended.