Category Archive: General News

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
24

Update: Volunteer Online Application for Bellingham Public Schools

A Message from the Department of Human Resources Dear Families and Community Members, Thank you to the nearly 2,000 people who have completed and been approved to volunteer in our schools!  We appreciate your help in transitioning from paper to our online application system. We hope this email will provide you with the information and …

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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
27

Family Support Network

Dear Silver Beach Families, We are excited to announce the second year of the Family Support Network (FSN). Last year, over 75 Silver Beach families participated, providing food, clothing, bedding, cleaning supplies, holiday gifts, and more to families in our school community facing challenges and struggles. Our goal is to continue and expand our assistance …

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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
07

PTO Social this Friday!

The PTO Social is this Friday at 6:00 pm! Order your food and then come inside to eat and check out all the volunteering opportunities this year and amazing events at Silver Beach then go enjoy the movie in the covered area. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets! This event is a fundraiser that …

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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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Aug
10

Volunteer Registration now ONLINE!

A Message from the Department of Human Resources Dear families and community members, Volunteers are an integral part of student success in our schools. Parents, guardians, family members, grandparents and community members alike are part of The Bellingham Promise and committed to providing a variety of tasks, skills and time to support student growth and …

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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
20

Common Threads Fundraiser

Help support Common Threads and encourage our students’ advocacy for nutrition and our local food system by purchasing some healthy local products made by local artisans! All proceeds will go to Common Threads to support their amazing programming at our school. Pick up at the end of the school day on June 9th (don’t forget it’s …

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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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