Category Archive: A Note From the Principal

Nov
09

11/9/2016 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 11.9.16 Dear Families, Thanks to our amazing Family Support Network (FSN) there will be a limited number of Thanksgiving meals available for families who receive Free or Reduced Meals. Our FSN is a group of Silver Beach Families helping other Silver Beach Families with basic need support. If your family could …

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Nov
03

11/2/2016 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 11.2.16 Dear Families, I have been working with the Facilities & Transportation Department on ways to improve the safety and efficiency of our parent pick-up and drop-off areas.  1) No parking in the lane where busses come in and out- this is currently marked by orange cones.  2) The crosswalk in …

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Oct
20

10/19/2016 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 10.19.16 Dear Families, Thank you to all the volunteers that helped picture day run smoothly, especially Stacy Milewski for all the coordination.  Its no small feat to get 460 sweet faces photographed! Our Lost and Found is getting full! Please come and look at our Lost and Found rack to see …

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Oct
12

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 …

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Oct
05

10/5/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 10.5.16 Dear Families, Welcome to October! Here is the link to our October Newsletter. We are excited to partner with Bellingham Technical College in hosting a class titled, Raising School Age Children Fall 2016.pdf .  The content and presenter, Ann Marie Read, get rave reviews. This class is online with two in-person classroom sessions …

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Sep
28

9/28/16 Update From Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 9.28.16 Dear Families, Last week was an exciting week with our Student Led Open House and the Jog-A-Thon. Since this was our first fall Open House, we are very interested in parent feedback about Student-ledOpen House vs Curriculum Night (parents & teachers only).  I’d love an email from you sharing your …

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Sep
21

9/21/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 9.21.16 You are invited… to a Student Led Open House When: Thursday, September 22nd, 6:00-7:15 pm At Silver Beach we are working hard to create a school culture that fosters student ownership of learning. We believe that every child is a leader and a student led open house is a great …

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Sep
15

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% …

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Sep
08

9/7/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 9.7.16 It’s hard to believe we are already 10 days into our school year! I spend the majority of my day on the playground, in the lunchroom and visiting classrooms.  We have the BEST kids ever! Mr. Gilmore and I had lunch with our new students this week (2nd-5th grade) and …

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Sep
06

8/31/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 8.31.16 It has been an amazing start!  Parents are always welcome to join us on the playground and in the lunchroom.  Our first PTO Food Truck Dinner and Ice Cream Social is next Friday night. Come meet your new PTO Board, learn about volunteering at Silver Beach, upcoming events, and meet …

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Aug
30

8/24/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 8.24.16 Welcome to a new school year!  In my 6 years here, it was by far the BEST first day!  It was so exciting to see all our 1st-5th grade kids and families.  This year we have 32 new students joining our community. We are welcoming 85 kindergartners, another record number for us!  …

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Jun
10

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 …

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Jun
02

6/1/2016 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 6.1.16 It is hard to believe it is June! School events, links to summer enrichment opportunities and community events are listed below. Our 5th graders did an oustanding job representing Silver Beach at the 5th grade track meet today. Congratulations to Mr. Perigo’s fifth graders  and Mrs. Tice’s second graders for …

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May
31

5/26/2016 Update From Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 5.26.16 We hope you will join us tomorrow at our Annual School BBQ, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” theme. The eating schedule is: K-10:45, 1st-11:15, 2nd/3rd-11:45, 4th/5th-12:15 Enjoy the long weekend!  ~Nicole Reminders: Silverhawk gear is open for ordering again! https://silverbeachgear.itemorder.com/ The Silver Beach Auction is June 10th.  Reservation forms are available …

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May
18

5/18/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 5.18.16 Friday will be a very exciting day with Bike to School and the Jr. Ski to Sea Parade.  All families are invited to share in the Silver Beach spirit as we sing, dance, and chant our way through the parade route.  We line up behind LakeSide Coop Preschool just north …

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May
18

5/11/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 5.11.16 Yesterday, we had a great, student led Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw assembly. The script was written by 5th grader, Jessica Hill, actors were Zack Watt, Cade Morris, Faith Taddino and Ava Curnow. Faith and Ava created aPowerPoint Presentation to introduce the Habit 7. Zack and Cade also audio recorded 23 first …

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May
05

5/4/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 5.4.16 Our first Student-Led Open House was a great success!  Thank you to everyone that attended; we had 80% of our primary students and 62% of intermediate student leaders proudly share their learning.  We hope you enjoyed the night as much as we did. We would love to have your feedback …

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Apr
27

4/27/16 Update From Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 4.27.16 Tomorrow night is our Student Led Open House 6-7pm.Here at Silver Beach we are working hard to create a school culture that fosters student ownership of learning.  We believe that every child is a leader and a student led open house is a great way to let them shine.  Students …

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Apr
21

4/21/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 4.21.16 Congratulations to our teachers, students and families! Silver Beach has been awarded (3rd year in a row) a Washington State Achievement Award for exceptional progress in ELA: English Language Arts (reading and writing). Washington Achievement Award winners are selected using the Achievement Index and are based on being in the top …

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Apr
14

4/13/16 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 4.13.16 I hope you had an enjoyable spring break!  It is hard to believe that we are nearing the last fourth of the school year.  Each day, while visiting classrooms,  it is amazing to see how engaged our students are in high levels of learning.  We are excited to have the kids …

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