10/12/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 10.12.16

Dear Families,
We are in the process of hiring for our first round of Student Leadership Jobs. Ask your child(ren) to share with you what jobs are available (1st-5th).  These opportunities will increase as the year progresses and all students are encouraged to fill out an application and serve on a ‘Leaders In Action’ team. As a staff, we are midway through our training of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This translates into the classroom through the 7 Habits of Happy Kids 7 Habits Tree.jpg .  We are currently focusing on teaching Habit 1: Be Proactive- doing the right thing even when no one is looking and Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind- have a plan.

Begin with the End in Mind means to think about how you would like something to turn out before you get started.  As a family, you can talk about how planning ahead- whether it be with money, in school, or in life always leads to good things including being better positioned to help others.  Here are some activities students can do at home:
1. Lay out your clothes for tomorrow before going to bed.
2. Write down a goal you want to accomplish then make a list of specific steps to accomplish this goal.
3. Think about something you want to buy then make a plan for saving the money.
4. Talk about what you want to do when you grow up.
5. Celebrate accomplishments.

There is a great book called, 7 Habits for Happy Kids, and also a book collection that contains one storybook for each of The 7 Habits.  Our Parent Advisory Council suggested we do a bulk order of these books.  If you are interested in purchasing a copy, an order form is Book Order PTO.docx . Order forms are due back by 10/21 and please make checks payable to SBEA.

Have a great week!

Don’t Forget: Box Tops- Please turn in your box tops by October 21-our goal is $1,000!
Raising School Age Children Fall 2016.pdf  We are excited to partner with Bellingham Technical College in hosting this class. The content and presenter, Ann Marie Read, get rave reviews. This class is online with two in-person classroom sessions 10/19 & 12/7 from 7-9pm.  Course is $96.53 per family and scholarships available. Class will be in the Silver Beach library YMCA Childcare is also available – $15 total for both in-person sessions & $10 for additional siblings. Childcare pre-registration and payment required. The childcare form is attached and also available in the office.

Upcoming Dates:
Oct. 14: NO SCHOOL-Teacher work day
Oct. 18: Picture Day
Oct. 21: Box Tops due
Kids’ Night Out 6:30-9pm
Oct. 28: Fall Festival 6-8:30pm
Nov. 1: PTO Meeting 6:30pm
Nov. 2: Book Fair 5:30-7:30pm (see full schedule below)
Nov. 4: NO SCHOOL-Teacher work day
Nov. 11: NO SCHOOL-Veteran’s Day
Nov. 15: Mobile Dental Van
Nov. 16: Hearing and Vision Checks
Nov. 17: Hearing and Vision Checks
Nov. 18: PTO Kids’ Night Out 6:30-9:00pm

After School Enrichment:
Bricks and Beyond
Sign up for Session 2: Level 1.2 of our popular Bricks and Beyond program, starting October 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15 Robotics for Beginners 1.2: Working in teams of two, students use what they have learned in Robotics 1.1 and take their skills to the next level.  Using LEGO® WeDo Bricks and software students will build more complex models and programs.  Students will use their own creativity to complete the task presented.  The facilitator coaches the student to problem solve and develop a deeper understand of the construction and programming of their model. Students must have completed Robotics for Beginners 1.1.For more information and to sign up for all After-School Programs (ASPs).
Wednesday, Nov. 2 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday, Nov. 3 11am-2:15pm
Monday, Nov. 7 11am-1pm 3-4pm
Tuesday, Nov. 8 11am-1pm 3-4pm
Wednesday, Nov. 9 11am-1pm 3-4pm
Thursday, Nov. 10 11am-2:15pm

• If you need to pick your child up early for any reason other than illness or injury, so as not to interrupt quality instruction time by the teacher, please allow yourself enough time to come to the classroom or other location where he/she is, and help him/her get packed up and ready to go.
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• 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 (click on the blue Community tab at the top of the website, then select the Volunteer Program from the dropdown menu), or log in directly at https://bellinghamschoolsvolunteers.hrmplus.net/Home.aspx