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May
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5/4/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 5.4.16

Our first Student-Led Open House was a great success!  Thank you to everyone that attended; we had 80% of our primary students and 62% of intermediate student leaders proudly share their learning.  We hope you enjoyed the night as much as we did. We would love to have your feedback by answering the three question survey linked here.

BIG thanks to the PTO and families who have shared in appreciating our wonderful staff this week.  The Starbuck’s drinks were lovely refreshment this afternoon.  This is a very special place to work!

Have a great week!  ~Nicole

Reminders:
Thursday: Offutt to NSEA Stream field trip

Volunteers Needed:
Jr. Ski to Sea Parade May 20th: 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.
The Silver Beach Auction is June 10th. An Auction invite.pdf came home with student . At this time we are seeking help with soliciting businesses and individuals for donations. To help with this process, we have attached the following documents:  1. 2016 Donor Letter.pdf to give businesses with our tax ID number. 2. 2016 Procurement form.pdf to be filled out for each donation item and turned in with the donation. Most items can be left in a black bin in the front hall (or front office if it’s a gift certificate). NOTE: Alcohol donations cannot be left at the school or sent with your child. Please contact Andrea Balzotti directly at andreabalzotti@gmail.com for pick up of these items. **Before and after contacting a business for donation, please visit the following link. This spreadsheet can be edited by all to show which businesses have already been asked for donation. This is important to prevent repeat requests!**https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Fu7E1AsTOdBmd0sJ3WD4LZTuEnFdRcc3atXL-zQ4Mv4/edit?pref=2&pli=1#gid=0
Upcoming Dates:
May 6: Ceramics/Gift-Making starts in the annex, 3-4pm
May 10: Habit 7- Sharpen the Saw Assembly 8:45am
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 6:30-9:00pm
May 17: Hayes Watershed Field Trip
May 18: Williams Watershed Field Trip
May 19: Kindergarten Open House 4-6pm
May 20: Bike to School Day
Perigo Watershed Field Trip
Jr. Ski to Sea Parade
May 24: Offutt & Hostetler Stream Restoration Field Trip
May 25: Zigulis Stream Restoration Field Trip
May 27: All School BBQ

After-School Enrichment:
CANCELLED – CERAMICS and GIFT-MAKING classes starting this week, have been cancelled due to low enrollment.  If your child is still interested in this or other programs like this, please email the enrichment coordinator atsbea.enrich@gmail.com.
We want to hear more from you about our ASPs (After School Programs)!  Please take a minute to fill out the spring survey at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ASP2016Spring  For current details on all Silver Beach ASP classes, go to:  http://silverbeachelementarypto.digitalpto.com/enrichment/after-school-programs-asp/ or email sbea.enrich@gmail.com.

Community Activities:
The City of Bellingham Public Works Fair will be at the Depot Market Square on Thursday, May 19 (early dismissal day) from 2-6 p.m. Kids with their families will see street sweepers and giant vacuum trucks, watch a robotic camera that can drive through underground pipes, try catching fake fish in a trap, become an inspector that tries to find teeny tiny shells on a boat, toss fake dog poop into a garbage target, and many more fun activities with prizes. There will be free root beer floats to the first 100 people! Staff from every division of Public Works will be there to answer questions from kids and parents alike. Families will find out just how many things Public Works does to keep our community healthy, safe and moving.

Whatcom Community Kids College Summer Programs. Come to WCC this summer for a fun and enriching college experience. Courses range from traditional to high tech and are designed for a variety of age levels (see descriptions for details). Students are supervised at all times during scheduled class hours. Flyer Attached.

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.