12/7/2016 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 12.7.16

Dear Families,
It’s that wonderful time of year…
The 5th Grade Helping Hawks Food Drive runs through Tuesday, Dec. 13th. So far students have weighed in 350 pounds with the goal of 750 (
Pic 1 Pic 2 pic 3 ). If your family could benefit by receiving any collected food, please contact our school counselor, Brian Gilmore, at 676-6470 ext. 2328.

There is still time for students to apply for Leadership jobs- Winter Leadership Jobs.pdf  greatest needs are 3rd grade recess helpers and morning greeters.

Today Bus 30 was delayed by 10 minutes because it could not get up Academy St.  Please remember there is NO parking on right hand side going down the hill.
Have a great weekend,

From our Family Support Network

We are ready for your help to support some Silver Beach families!  I will be coordinating again this year with Mr. Gilmore and Laura Lawyer.  So far there are 5 families (Additional families will be updated as soon as possible)… If we get any additional families in, I will add them to the spreadsheet.

Below is the link to a google spreadsheet with all of the requests.  They are separated into sheets per family… There are “tabs” at the bottom of the document that allow you to move between families and see each family’s request.  Please type in your name to the right of any items that you are willing to contribute.

If you are willing, the items can be wrapped also.  Please label with the Family Number, Child (if applicable) and from FSN, to ensure it goes to the correct family.  The items can be left at the office.  Please try to have items at the Office by December 14th, to allow time for delivery and pick up from the families.

If you are having trouble viewing the google document… let me know and I will sign you up for whatever items you would like.  For those of you unfamiliar with google spreadsheets, if there is a name to the right of the item, it is taken.  If the box is grey, it was unrequested.  Thank you so much again for helping… last year the families were overwhelmed when they saw the support they received, and this year we have several new families who have never received support from the FSN holiday drive.  Some of the items are for families in transition, and I am working with Mr. Gilmore to see if we can get gently used housewares and furniture for some of the requests.


If you cannot access the google spreadsheet, or if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.  If you have friends, neighbors or family in the area who you think would want to contribute, please don’t hesitate to forward the link to them.  If items need arranging for pickup, please let me know.  Thank you for your generosity!

Heather Shepherd  (360) 920-6417

Upcoming Dates:
Dec. 7: Raising School Age Children Class 7:00-9:00pm
Dec. 16: Winter Sing-A-Long 9:15-Main Gym
Dec. 19-Jan. 2: Winter Break
Jan. 3: Classes Resume
PTO Meeting 6:30-7:30pm
Jan. 10: Mobile Dental Visit
Jan. 16: NO SCHOOL-Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan. 24: K, 2nd and 4th Grades to Mt. Baker Theater
Jan 25: NO SCHOOL-Teacher work day
Enrichment Opportunities
Kids Night Out @ Western (KNOW) WWU Youth Programs invites students in grades K-5 to explore science activities with Kids Night Out @ Western this winter! An hour of swimming at the Wade King Student Recreation Center is offered to participants. The winter program will be held from 7 to 9:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20. For more info, visit wwu.edu/youth or call (360)650-3308.
WWU Early Release Enrichment
WWU Youth Programs invites students in grades K-5 to explore science and art activities with Early Release Enrichment this winter! The program coincides with early release Thursdays, offering an alternative to traditional childcare while also providing an early introduction to campus life. Sessions are from 2 to 4:45 p.m. Thursdays, from Jan. 19 to Feb. 23. For more info, visit wwu.edu/youth or call (360)650-3308.

• For the next few weeks, Bellingham Public Schools will be surveying parents and guardians, along with students (grades 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11) and staff.. Please complete this survey by December 9, 2016 by visiting the website listed below and use your school’s access code. You may use a computer or a smartphone to access the online survey. Access code: silverbeach https://surveys.panoramaed.com/bellingham
• 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 come and look at our Lost and Found rack to see if you can claim any missing items. Some items that have been unclaimed since September are due to be donated on December 9 so please come and check before then! Please label outerwear with your child’s name so that if something is left on the playground we can get it back to the correct student.