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3/31/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 3.31.16

Mark your calendar for April 28th 6:00-7:00pm for a Student Led Open House.  An invitation will be coming home tomorrow. Have a GREAT spring break! ~ Nicole

Reminder:  Kindergarten Registration continues through April 28th

Upcoming Dates:
April 4-8: No School- Spring Break
April 13-15: 5th Grade Mt. School
April 13: 4th grade to Mt. Baker Theater
April 14: PTO Meeting 6:30pm childcare provided
April 15: Kids Night Out
April 20: 2nd-5th Grade Bike Rodeo
April 22: School Dance 6-8pm
April 27: K & 1 to Mt. Baker Theater
April 28: 6:00-7:00pm: Student Led Open House
April 29: No School-teacher collaboration day

PTO News:
For current details on all Silver Beach classes, go to:  http://silverbeachelementarypto.digitalpto.com/enrichment/after-school-programs-asp/ or email [email protected]

Calling all future 5th grade families… it is time to start planning for next year! If you are interested in being on the 5th grade activities/celebrations committee, please email Jodi Haggen at [email protected], subject line 2016/2017 5th graders. Even if you already have communicated with Jodi, please email her again with your interest. Please let Jodi know if you are willing to be the chairperson for this committee.

District News
Schools Serve Mariner Hot Dog on April 15. To celebrate opening day for the Seattle Mariners, Bellingham Public Schools is serving the official Mariner hot dog on Friday, April 15 for lunch in our school cafeterias. This all-beef frank is the same hot dog served at Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. Students who eat a school lunch on April 15 will automatically be entered to win four tickets to see the Mariners play in Seattle during the 2016 season. The raffle winner will be announced on April 22. For more information, please contact Food Services at 676-6504.

Community Opportunities
Free Swim Lessons for All First Graders in Whatcom County
The YMCA of Whatcom County is offering free swim classes to all first graders during spring break: April 4 to 8. Registration is required and now open for Safety Around Water, which teaches water safety and basic swimming skills that help reduce the risk of drowning and build confidence in and around water. There are 30-minute slots open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., April 4 to 8. Lessons will be given at the Bellingham YMCA Program Center at 1256 N. State Street. For more information, call 733-8630. Please note that the YMCA has scholarship for all students (not just first graders) who need introduction to water and/or swim lessons. Phillips 66 of Ferndale has given a grant to provide this program.

Reminders:
• 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.