Category Archive: General News

Feb
02

Monthly PTO Board meeting and Open Forum, February 13th

The monthly PTO board meeting will be held on Tuesday the 13th of February. Following the board meeting, at 6:30PM, will be an open forum for PTO members to ask questions about any topic they’re interested in. This month we’ll start off with discussions about the district’s new focus on fundraising equity among our diverse …

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Jan
05

Monthly PTO Board meeting and Open Forum, January 9th

Hi Silver Beach Parents! Come meet Dr. Baker – Next Tuesday (Jan 9th) we will hold our PTO board meeting at 5:30 in the Library, followed by a monthly open forum at 6:30. Anyone may attend the board meeting, but the exciting stuff happens at the open forum. Dr. Greg Baker, the Bellingham Schools Superintendent …

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Dec
15

December PTO Board meeting

This Tuesday we held our December PTO meeting.  Here’s the rundown: Auction Committee Report (Andrea Balzotti, Chairperson) So far, the auctions have paid for a new field which is holding up very nicely, a new swing, a sand play area, some much needed playground maintenance, and some stepping bollards called ‘pods’ which have been delayed …

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Nov
13

Nov 13, 2017 – PTO Board Meeting and Parent Education Night

Hello Silver Beach! Please join us on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30PM for a Parent Education Night meeting with Joe Fuller, a Whatcom County Health Department Program Specialist. He will offer a talk about the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) on behavioral health, homelessness, and related issues.  He will also talk about how hope …

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Aug
24

Aug 23, 2017 – Welcome Back!

It’s the first day of another amazing year at Silver Beach Elementary! The PTO board are all excited to kick off the year; the energy was high at the Meet & Greet on Tuesday, and at morning drop-off on Wednesday morning.  It’s obvious that Mrs. Talley, the staff and our amazing teachers have been hard …

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Jun
14

6/14/2017 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 6.14.17 Dear Families, The ending of a school year is filled with completing projects, celebrations, and mixed emotions.  Many students have shared with me that they are excited for summer but are sad to leave their teacher and friends.  Today I received two letters (from a kindergartener and second grader) asking …

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Jun
01

5/31/2017 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 5.31.17 Dear Families, Tomorrow is our first Leadership Day and we hope you will join us at our Student Led Open House tomorrow 6:00-7:00pm. Students are excited to share the academic progress they have made this year, celebrate their leadership, and tour you through the school.  The Book Fair will be …

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May
11

5/10/2017 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 5.10.17 Dear Families, It is so hard to believe that there are less than 30 days left in the school year! Please note all the upcoming events listed below.  This year we will have a “Fun in the Sun” picnic theme rather than a BBQ.  Our hope is that this change allows …

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May
07

5/5/17 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 5.5.17 Dear Families, The entire Silver Beach Staff extends a huge THANK YOU for spoiling us this week.   Extra thanks to Kristen Kiene, Laura Lawyer, room parents, and PTO for all the behind the scenes work. The taco bar lunch was amazing today! We all feel very loved and appreciated.  Picture …

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Apr
21

4/20/2017 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 4.20.17 Dear Families, Last Friday, we had our Habit 6: Synergize assembly.  This assembly was written and directed by Sydney Fuller and Carli Kiesau (2nd grade) and Eva Smith and Madison Nathanson (4th grade).  For the first time, a “Student Spotlight” component was added and highlighted fifth grade artist, Thad Speyer. …

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Apr
12

4/12/2017 Upate from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 4.12.17 Dear Families, Thank you to Dr. Putney for presenting on the topic of Navigating Adolescence last night at the PTO meeting.  The presentation and resources will be linked to our PTO website. Dr. Putney recommends visiting greatconversations.com for dates on upcoming local discussions. All PTO Executive Board position are open for …

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Mar
09

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. …

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Feb
17

2/16/2017 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 2.16.17 Dear Families, Congratulations to the following students who were selected to represent their classroom on our Junior Lighthouse Team.Take a look at the pictures  App1 App2.jpg App3.jpg of a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade application that exemplify  the caliber of the 35 applications received. The three main objectives for this team will be: 1) Further …

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Jan
20

1/18/2017 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 1.18.17 Dear Families, Last Friday, we had an assembly reviewing Habit 3: Put First Things First, and introducing Habit 4: Think Win-Win.  A summary of all Overview of the 7 Habits.docx .  There is also have a fabulous book called, 7 Habits of Happy Kids, in our library collection. This assembly was produced and …

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Jan
13

1/11/2017 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 1.11.17 Dear Families, Due to the fact that Friday the 27th is now a non-student day and the Reptile Man assembly is Friday, Feb. 3rd, we have postponed our next Friday Club session to start Friday, Feb. 17. This will be a five-week session 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31. We already …

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Jan
04

1/4/2017 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 1.4.17 Dear Families, Happy New Year! I have appreciated the return to routines and seeing the smiling faces of our kids and staff. All those little box tops add up! We were just notified that Silver Beach earned $1236.20 for the first half of the year; please keep sending them in!  …

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Dec
18

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 …

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Dec
01

12/1/2016 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 12.1.16 Dear Families, Welcome to December! This month is filled with opportunities for our students to be Leaders In Action.  New Leadership jobs have been posted and grades 1-5 have a variety of opportunities; Winter Leadership Jobs.pdf explaining the jobs and application process.   Also happening this month is our 5th grade Helping Hawks …

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Nov
28

11/23/2016 Update from Silver Beach

Silver Beach News for 11.23.16 Dear Families, Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks and being grateful… Thank you for sending us the greatest kids in the world to spend our days with!  I could not be more thankful to work in such a loving, supportive school where adults and students go above and beyond …

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Nov
16

11/16/2016 Update from Silver Beach

Dear Families, 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. Our district’s strategic plan, The Bellingham Promise, guides our work and emphasizes our collective commitment to our children. We believe that all children should be loved and …

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