3/8/2017 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 3.8.17

Dear Families,
Yesterday, before school, we hosted the Bellingham School Board, Dr. Baker, and the Executive Team. The presentation was 100% planned, prepped, and orchestrated by our Junior Lighthouse Team.  Our kids did an exceptional job and felt like rockstars!  Here are links to their presentation PowerPoint  one highlighting their planning  and the video (thanks Mrs. Cleary!). As a staff, our goal is to extend similar leadership opportunies to all our kids.

Have a wonderful week!
Silver Beach teams did great at the Whatcom County Math Competition that took place February 25. A special thank you to Kristen Mason for organizing all of the lessons, getting the t-shirts, handling registrations and keeping us on track! Additional thank you to Ms. Cleary for letting us use the library.
4th Grade:
Team 1: 18th place
Ty Hoffman
Tycho Weiche
Aadi Prabhu
Elliott Probst

Team 2: 7th place
Makenna Sheedy
Jacob Kuhn
Samuel Donner
Jaxon Hofer

5th Grade 
Team 1:  9th place
Tegan Daughters
Hazel Gleckman
Hannah Milnes
Aryn Top

Team 2: 2nd place
Zoe Bates
Rostislav Gofman
Ethan Rockwell
Brandon Swiackey

Individual places for 5th grade:
Ethan Rockwell 5th
Brandon Swiackey 8th

Upcoming Dates:
Mar. 10: Early Dismissal
Mar. 17: Science Fair Family and Friends Event 6:00
Mar. 24: 1st Grade Musical-Family Performance 1:45
Kids’ Night Out 6:30-9:00 PM
Mar. 27: 5th Gr. To Mt. Baker Theater 10:00
Mar. 28: 4th Gr. Sasquatch 1:45
Mar. 29: 5th Gr. Sasquatch 9:30

Spring session of After School Programs (ASP) will start after Spring Break. Look for more information coming soon!

At the Bellingham Public Schools Foundation, we believe. We believe the future is brighter when our local public schools have the resources to help all children succeed. See attached flyer

From our Counselor, Mr. Gilmore
Free Counseling Opportunity: Individual and Child/Adolescent Counseling is offered through the Psychology Department at Western Washington University. The clinic is open from January until June on the WWU campus. For more information, please call 360-650-3184

Gift Certificates Available for Little Bugs Consignment: If you have a need for clothing assistance for your children, please contact our school counselor, Brian Gilmore, at 676-6470 ext.2328

Spring Garden Lessons set to launch with Common Threads
Common Threads Food Educators enjoyed cooking in the classroom this winter with students as we collectively prepared and tasted kale salad, beet hummus, applesauce, and butternut squash noodles “squoodles”. As we transition back outside, spring garden lessons at Silver Beach will start on March 14th and run through June 12th. Did you know that Common Threads offers spring break and summer camps for kids?  For more information and registration, check out www.commonthreadsfarm.org.

Please mark your calendars for Dirt Fest on Monday 4/17 at Sunnyland Elementary School from 3:00-5:30pm. And, if you are interested in volunteering to support the Silver Beach garden education program,  please talk to your Food Educator, Samantha ([email protected]), or contact [email protected] See you in the garden!
Community Enrichment Activities
WWU Summer Youth Programs-See attached flyer
National Alliance on Mental Illness-See attached flyer
What is Girls on the Run?-See attached flyer

• 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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