3/2/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 3.2.16

HAPPY MARCH!  The Newsletter is attached !

Input Needed From Families of Students in Special Education
Bellingham Public Schools is taking steps to improve communications about our special education program. We are asking families with children in special education to please take this survey. Your feedback is important to us and will help influence how we communicate with you and others in the future. The survey will close at 5 p.m. on March 4. Thank you for your input! Mike Haberman and Bethany Verner

Bellingham Schools Foundation: ALL IN FOR SCHOOLS! We have a goal of raising $500,000 this year to support excellent education and enrichment for our community’s children. If every family made a $50 gift today, we would meet this goal!
The Promise Campaign funds the vision of the Bellingham Promise at every Bellingham school and runs through March 31st. Your tax deductible gift can be made easily on-line or by mail. To learn more visit,www.bellinghamschoolsfoundation.org
Your gift to the Foundation means:
• Expanding early childhood opportunities like Promise K
• Advancing STEM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) such as the Creators and Innovators program
• Supporting music and the arts by purchasing new instruments and providing music teacher stipends
• Fostering the “One Schoolhouse” approach so every child has the same opportunities, no matter what school they attend

Have a great week! ~ Nicole

Mt. School 5th Gr. Parent Information Night 6:00-6:45 PM

Upcoming Dates:
March 8: Science Fair all day and 6:00-7:30pm for family and friends
March 11: NO SCHOOL- Teacher Workday
March 18: First Grade musical 9:30am for school and 1:45pm for family and friends
Kids Night Out 6:30-9:00pm
Mar. 18: Ceramics classes start, Annex C classroom, 3-4pm
Mar. 20: 4th grade girls AAU tryouts at Sehome HS 10am-12pm
March 24-June: Girls on the Run grades 3rd-5th
March 30: Harvest of the Month-Frozen BERRIES are a delightful treat any time of year and reminds us of the long
summer days ahead. Look for Frozen Berries in school lunch on Wednesday, March 30th!

After-School Enrichment Update:
Fridays starting March 18th: NEW Ceramics class. In this program, kids will be creating interesting animals, name plates, and a unique gift with instructor, Scott MacGregor.  Watch for more information coming home in flyers and on the PTO website.  Register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ASPReg1516

For details on this class and other enrichment, go to:  http://silverbeachelementarypto.digitalpto.com/enrichment/after-school-programs-asp/  or email [email protected]

Community Events
We are a new AAU 4th Grade Girl Basketball organization and we want to make sure that every 4th grade girl who wants to play basketball has to opportunity to do so. Tryouts- March 20th 10am-12pm at Sehome High School 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. March 20th 10am-12pm.  For more info contact Keith Raymond at [email protected] or Vanessa Ohl at [email protected]

April 4-7 Spring Break: Advantage Basketball Camp at Fairhaven Middle School. Ages 6-18. [email protected] flyer attached

• 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.