2/10/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 2.10.16

Happy Long Weekend and Valentine’s Day!  Tomorrow report cards will be coming home with students. The intention is that the report card, along with other communication throughout the year, gives you information about how your child is progressing toward meeting the state standards, which specify what we want all students to know and be able to do at the end of each grade level. Kindergarten families’ report cards will come home later this month. The teachers do a wonderful job summarizing the learning from first semester and highlighting individual strengths and learning goals. I enjoyed reading each one and hope that you will reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns.  Additional information regarding scoring and grade level standards can be found at https://bellinghamschools.org/reportingstudentprogress
Have a great week! ~ Nicole

Tonight: 6:30-8:30pm. Good Stuff For Parents meeting. Jen Mallet and Debbie Haney will be leading a discussion on “When should I be concerned about my child’s development? … And how do I get help?” Plaay Feb Parent Ed.pdf .www.pllay.org

Tomorrow: Report Cards come home
Friday: No school: professional development day for teachers
Monday: No School: President’s Day

Community Events
Saturday, Feb. 13:  1-3pm at BHS: Free event to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day.  Many local youth sports programs will be on site to host activities, local professional, Olympic and state championship athletes will be playing games with kids, youth sports movies will be playing, and a great raffle with lots of prizes.  Girl.Strong.CelebrationFlyer.pdf

Saturday, February 27th Free Sealant Day at 2200 Unity Street, Bellingham Sign-Up: 360-224-4698
Sealant Day is for children ages 0-18 who are not able to see a dentist every six-months to receive FREE dental care. Each child, depending on their need, will receive an oral health evaluation, free dental cleanings, free exams, free x-rays, free fluoride, free sealants.

Tuesday, Feb. 16th at 7:00pm-8:00pm at Northern Heights Library Refining the Parenting Toolbox-Understanding Child Behavior and Development Local Child Mental Health Specialists will discuss children’s behavior The discussion will address the following questions: What are typical child developmental stages? What are some parenting strategies for healthy responses to children’s behaviors? What are signs that behaviors are linked to an underlying problem?

Western Washington University Youth Programs registration is now open!  A Western tradition for more than 30 years, students in grades K-12 can sign up for a summer of fun and adventure while space is still available. For details and registration information, visit www.wwu.edu/youth, email [email protected] or call (360) 650-3308.  Assistance League Scholarship are available for summer enrichment for Whatcom County middle and high school students. Applications can be picked up in school Counseling Office or learn more here. Please feel free to contact me or [email protected] if you have any questions.

Upcoming Dates:
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
Feb. 19: Book Fair starts Open for sales:  Friday Feb 19 – Friday Feb 26th
10:30 AM – 12:45 PM and 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (on Thursday afternoon hours are 1:15 – 2:15 pm)

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 [email protected] .

• The Silver Beach PTO has a new website – please check it out! February Newsletter linked here.
• 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.