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Feb
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2/3/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 2.3.16

Happy February! The school newsletter is attached– big thanks to our publisher, Katie Kavulla!

Ask your student to share with you about the lockdown drill we had this afternoon. Our goal is to practice in such a proactive way that it does not cause stress upon students.  Schools are required by State law to practice the following drills: fire/evacuation, earthquake and lockdowns. Managing a school emergency requires planning in advance, training staff and practicing procedures with students, staff and families. It is a team effort. As with any unforeseen event, the school must be prepared to care for students and staff until the danger subsides. Natural disasters may disable transportation, communication, water and other services/systems. Practicing a variety of emergency scenarios helps make our responses automatic. For more information on student, staff, and parent responsibilities please see the linked Emergency Procedures for Parents.doc .
Have a great week! ~ Nicole

Tomorrow: Feb. 4: Choir 2-5 starts in annex, 1:15-3pm
PTO Open Forum 6:30-7:30pm. We will be hosting an open forum; this is your chance to ask questions, voice concerns and share ideas to help improve the Silver Beach community. Childcare provided.

Friday: Feb. 5: Science Center Assembly 8:45am

Reading Tutors Needed
We are looking for volunteers willing to be trained to assist a small group Kinders. and 1st graders with an online reading program called HeadSprout. If you are interested, please contact our reading teacher Ally AlexanderAllyson.Alexander@bellinghamschools.org  or our volunteer coordinator, Jodi Haggen marcjodi26@comcast.net

Foster Parents Desperately Needed
Would you like to help by becoming a foster parent? You can contact Megan Ostermick-Durkee with Service Alternatives at mostermick@servalt-cfs.com or 425-923-0451. More information attached.

Upcoming Dates:
Feb. 9: Hostetler WWU Planetarium Fieldtrip 9:10am
Feb. 11: Offutt WWU Planetarium Fieldtrip 9:10, Zigulus 10:25am
Feb. 12: No School: Teacher Professional Development Day
Feb. 15 No School: Presidents Day
Feb. 16: Class Pictures, 5th Grade to Mt. Baker Theater

After-School Enrichment Update:
– For more information on all 2016 After-School Programs (ASPs), go to the PTO website:  http://silverbeachelementarypto.digitalpto.com/enrichment/after-school-programs-asp/ or email sbea.enrich@gmail.com .
Reminders:
• The Silver Beach PTO has a new website – please check it out!
• Stay connected by liking us on FaceBook.
• All numbered parking spots are reserved for staff. The drop off lane is available for parking 9:00am-2:00pm.
• Box Tops: Send to school in an envelope or bag labeled with your child’s name and teacher.
• It is important that your child(ren)  is(are) at school on time, every day. Playground supervision and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m. Students are expected to arrive prior to the bell at 8:25.