9/14/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 9.14.16

Thank you to our PTO Board and Activity Chairs for hosting our first Fall Social last Friday night.  It was wonderful to see so many families connecting.  Our next big event is next Friday, our ‘one-and-done’ fundraiser, the Jog-a-Thon.  Our school goal is $30,000 with funding approximately distributed by:
• 64% Classroom Basics: teacher stipends, library books, school garden lessons, science fair & van, 5th grade planners, assemblies, etc.
• 13% Building Community: family events, bike to school, 5th grade graduation, kindergarten tours, Family Support Network, after school enrichment scholarships, ski-to-sea parade
• 12% Arts: Allied Arts, art enrichment, Musicians (new 16-17), performing arts support
• 11% Technology: online math and reading resources, IXL RAZ Kids, math club
We welcome families to come cheer on their runners. Start times are: 4th 8:45, 1st 9:30, 5th 10:15, 2nd 12:30, 3rd 1:15, and Kinders 2:00.  The staff at Silver Beach is incredibly grateful for the resources and experiences that the Jog-A-Thon provides for our students.


Upcoming Dates:
Sept. 22: Open House 6-7:15pm
Sept. 23: Jog-A-Thon
Sept. 30: Kids Night Out- info coming home soon
Oct. 4: PTO Meeting 6:30-7:30pm
Oct. 11: Mobile Dental Van
Oct. 14: NO SCHOOL

After School Enrichment:
Classes started this week, and there is still time for late signup in some After-School Programs (ASPs).  For more information and to sign up for all After-School Programs (ASPs), go to:http://silverbeachelementarypto.digitalpto.com/enrichment/after-school-programs-asp/
• IMPROV and ART 3-5 — We are still under-enrolled in the Improv (grades 4-5) and Art II (grades 3-5) classes.  Improv is offered on Wednesdays, 3-4pm, and Art II is offered on Thursdays, 1:15-3pm.  These are both creative and fun opportunities for your child to expand their arts education, in a small group, in a safe and relaxed environment.  To signup, go to http://artsarebasic.org/registration/ .
• TENNIS (submitted by the tennis ASP provider) –Powered by the United States Tennis Association, Tennis Afterschool Zone (TAZ) helps students learn to play tennis, get moving and have fun. We provide the smaller sized rackets and low-compression balls which keep the students safe and our well trained instructors work to develop necessary motor skills. Our program is composed of eight one-hour session after school at a cost of $64 per student. You can learn more by visiting https://programs.rectennis.com/locations/silver-beach-elementary-taz

Other Community Events
Students in grades K-5 are invited to experience a unique and exciting after-school program at Western Washington University this fall. Through hands-on science and art activities, students will get to experience being on a college campus through participation in specialized labs. When: Thursdays, October 6 – November 17Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Where: Western Washington University. More info: http://www.wwu.edu/ee/youth/early-release/bham-early-fall.shtml

Free Developmental Screening Birth to Age 5, Sept. 26
A free developmental screening clinic for children ages birth to five is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway.
The clinic is an opportunity to speak with an early childhood specialist about your child’s development and to receive education information. The clinic is presented free of charge by Bellingham Public Schools and the Opportunity Council. For additional information about screening for ages 3 to 5, please call (360) 676-6470, ext.4408. For information about screening birth to 3, call (360) 715-7485.  For more information:  https://www.bellinghamschools.org/program/special-education/child-find-screenings/

Our Lost and Found is getting full!  Please label outerwear with your child’s name so that if something is left on the playground we can get it back to the rightful owner.

We’re asking all volunteers, including parents, guardians and grandparents who plan to volunteer in classrooms and on field trips, to please take a few moments to complete our new online volunteer application. You can find the application on our website: bellinghamschools.org (go to about, then volunteer program), or log in directly at bellinghamschoolsvolunteers.hrmplus.net.