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May
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5/11/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 5.11.16

Yesterday, we had a great, student led Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw assembly. The script was written by 5th grader, Jessica Hill, actors were Zack Watt, Cade Morris, Faith Taddino and Ava Curnow. Faith and Ava created aPowerPoint Presentation to introduce the Habit 7. Zack and Cade also audio recorded 23 first and second graders whose voices brought to life the story, I’m Going to Like Me.  Thanks to Mr. Gilmore who oversees our Leaders in Action.

Thanks to our PTO for sponsoring WWU MOTley Crew assembly today!  Ask your kids to tell you all about it.
Have a great week!  ~Nicole

Reminders:
Please take the Student Led Open House Parent Survey– linked here

Thurs.: 5th Graders tour Whatcom Middle School
Fri.: 2nd and 3rd grades to MBT
Kulshan Middle School Counselor visit
PTO Kids’ Night Out 6:30-9:00pm

May 20th: Jr. Ski to Sea Parade 5:30pm  Come show your school spirit and march with us.  We line up with Lakeside Coop Preschool just north of Assumption church. Parade starts at 6:00.  Look for the blue balloons.

The parent input form for class placement is linked to our website and avaialble in the office. Due back by May 18th.

Volunteers Needed:
All School Play Day: Mrs. Gray is looking for a team of volunteers from 9:00-11:00am. Email Tonian.Gray@bellinghamschools.org if you would like to be a part of the fun!

The Silver Beach Auction is June 10th.  Flyer came home with students and is linked Auction invite.pdf. 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 17: Hayes Watershed Field Trip
May 18: Williams Watershed Field Trip
May 19: Kindergarten Open House 4-6pm
WMS 6th Grade Parent Night 6:30-8:00pm
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
June 1: 5th Grade Track Meet @ Civic Field 9:00-1:00pm
June 2: Kindergarten Concert 12:30pm
June 7: 3-5th Talent Show
PE Classes of the Year to North Coast Gym 9:45-11:30am
June 8: 2nd Grade Concert
June 9: 5th Grade Picnic-Blodel 10-1pm
June 10: Silver Beach Auction 5:30pm

Book Fair:
Wed.  June 1: Open 11:30- 1 & 3:00-6:00PM
Thurs.  June 2: 11:30 – 1, 1:15-2:15PM
Fri. June 3: 11:30- 1, 3:00-4:00PM

Community Activities:
Ray of Hope Summer Day Program  DATES: June 27th-August 5th, MONDAY-FRIDAY.  Applications at Silver Beach and Rebound (316 E. McLeod Rd, Suite 102). Ray of Hope  is a six-week program for children ages 5-12 with emotional, behavioral and/or economic challenges. Campers participate in arts & crafts, recreation, field trips and artistic enrichment. Ray of Hope strives to introduce empowering social skills and inspiring life principles through story and relationship. We are excited to announce that this year’s program will be at Silver Beach Elementary! If you have any questions please contact Rebound at 360-714-0700.

Community members are invited to a free presentation about “Getting to Calm: The Early Years,” by Dr. Laura Kastner at 7 p.m. on May 26 at the Syre Theater at Whatcom Community College. Dr. Kastner will present on cool-headed strategies for raising caring, happy and independent 3 to 7 year olds. She will discuss life after the baby years and how parenting can become complicated by balancing affection and discipline.

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.

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.