6/10/2016 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 6.10.16

I can’t believe we are down to the last few days… Please, please, please keep reading with your child(ren) this summer. This is especially critical for those students who are striving to be at standard. Here are three ways to prevent “summer slide”:
1. Six books to summer success: Research shows that reading just six books during the summer may keep a struggling reader from regressing.
2. Read something every day: Encourage your child to take advantage of every opportunity to read.
3. Keep reading aloud: Reading aloud benefits all children and teens, especially those who struggle.

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Have a wonderful summer!

Upcoming Dates:
June 13: All school Play Day 9:00-11:00am
June 14: 2nd grade Play Day 8:40-10:00am & 3rd grade to Blodel 11:00-2:00
June 15: Year End Assembly 9:00am & Last day for students- dismissal 1:15
June29: Report Cards mailed home
Mid Aug: Class assignments mailed home
Aug. 11: Office reopens
Aug. 23: Meet and Greet 11:00-12:00pm
Aug. 24: First Day of School (no Kindergarten)
Aug. 24-25: Half days for Kindergarten

From Mrs. Cleary
All summer reading materials and a link to a great summer reading video by Dav Pilkey on the school website.  SB Home>Families>Summer Reading.  https://silverbeach.bellinghamschools.org/summer-reading-2016. Last week, all students received the Public Library’s program and this week I will be giving all students the Village Books and Barnes & Noble summer reading programs.

Lunch Fees: We still have a high balance ($345.00) of outstanding charges. Payments can be made online or with cash and checks.   Remaining balances on student accounts will roll over to next year. If you need assistance paying lunch fees, please contact our counselor, Mr. Gilmore, at 676-6470 ext. 2328.

Medications: Please stop by the office and pick up your student’s medication. We are not able to send medications home with your student. If you are unavailable to pick them up, please make arrangements for another adult family member to do so. Medications not picked up by June 21st will have to be disposed. New authorization forms are required for each new school year. We will no longer be mailing these forms out to your home.  The medication forms are now located on your school’s website. To access please go to families/health information and open medication at schools.  The forms can also be obtained at your school, the district office and your doctor’s office.

Lost & Found: Please check the Lost & Found before the last day of school.  It is over-flowing!  Any coats, clothes, hats, etc. will be donated after the last day of school.  Smaller items like glasses, can be found in the office.
Community Events/Summer Enrichment Opportunites
Storm Basketball Camps for boys are taking place June 20 through 23.  You’ll learn skills and fundamentals of basketball while having fun, you’ll learn to play as a member of team, and you’ll learn valuable life lessons along the way.   Hall of Fame Coach Dave Dickson, his coaching staff, and high school players will be the instructors.  Brochure attached.

Co-Parenting Communication Workshop. When: Saturday, June 25th 9am-12pm. Where: Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, 13 Prospect St, Ste 201, Bellingham, WA 98225. Contact: Leah at (360) 676-0122 or [email protected]
Cost: $10 – please call to register. This course is designed for individuals who are divorced, separated, and never married parents and custodians. The workshop will help participants build skills to manage emotions, be heard, communicate effectively, and reduce co-parenting conflicts. Parents may participate in this workshop alone, or with the other parent.
The class will be offered again on Saturday, September 17th.