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Apr
21

4/21/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 4.21.16

Congratulations to our teachers, students and families! Silver Beach has been awarded (3rd year in a row) a Washington State Achievement Award for exceptional progress in ELA: English Language Arts (reading and writing). Washington Achievement Award winners are selected using the Achievement Index and are based on being in the top 10% of state. This award is a tribute to the incredible dedication and collaboration between staff, families and students that have prioritized the importance of reading and writing both at school and at home!

HELP!! Tomorrow is our school Earth Day dance and we are still in need of volunteers to make this event a success. Please sign up for anything you can do to help. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45afa823a5fd0-spring/

Have a great week!  ~Nicole

Reminders:
Kindergarten Registration continues through April 28th.

Upcoming Dates:
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
May 11: MOTley Crew Assembly
May 12: 5th Graders tour Whatcom Middle School
May 13: 2nd and 3rd grades to MBT
Kulshan Middle School Counselor visit
PTO Kids’ Night Out 6:30-9:00

Volunteers Needed:
Jr. Ski to Sea Parade May 29th: We are looking for volunteers to coordinate parade plans. Mrs. Popp always does a great job leading us in cheers and songs and every year we are  hope to add a little more PIZZAZZ- theme? Noise makers?  Maybe a float highlighting our 1st grade musical? If interested please contact our volunteer coordinator, Jodi Haggen marcjodi26@comcast.net.

After-School Enrichment:
For current details on all Silver Beach classes, go to:  http://silverbeachelementarypto.digitalpto.com/enrichment/after-school-programs-asp/ or email sbea.enrich@gmail.com.  Please take a minute to complete the PTO enrichment survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ASP2016Spring .  We need to hear from give you the programs you want!

Community Opportunities:
Spring Parenting Classes: Bellingham Technical College is offering Spring parenting classes. PARENTING SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE! The BTC Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Bellingham, WECU, and former class participants have donated funds to provide up to half scholarships for people needing assistance with the fees for parenting classes. (Maximum of $85 per year per student).  Find the application at www.btc.edu, or pick one up in the Registration Office.

The Best of Bellingham 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21: Carl Cozier Elementary School and the Bellingham Public Schools Family Resource Center are hosting a community event called The Best of Bellingham at Carl Cozier to connect families with local organizations, resources and business.
All community members are welcome to attend this free event to view student artwork; explore a Bellingham Fire Department fire truck and a Washington State Patrol car; listen to the fabulous Sehome High School Orchestra; and visit with representatives from local businesses for employment opportunities.  Summer camp information will also be provided by different organizations and award-winning local author Phoebe Wahl will be reading her book Sonia’s Chickens, and her autographed book will be given to a recipient of a drawing. Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville will kick off the event. Participating organizations and businesses include Western Washington University and other local colleges; Bellingham Public Library, who will be providing fun activities for children; Boys and Girls Club; DVSAS; Goodwill; Cascade Radio Group, which will have a drawing for a family package; the Silver Reef Casino; Launching Success; Whatcom Youth Dispute Resolution Center; YMCA and many more.

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.