Have A Great Summer – See You In August

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017       

 

Student Announcements   

 

HOT LUNCH MENU

WEDNESDAY

Pizza

Corn

Applesauce Cup

Orange Juice

Milk

 

Lunch Workers for May 23rd & 24th:  Rainy Henderson, TJ Smith, Angel Wagner, James Unrein

 

NEW NEWS:     Have a fabulous summer break! Be safe, play outside lots and we’ll see you back on August 22nd!

 

Seward Community Library / Museum

Join us this Summer at the Seward Community Library & Museum for Family Movie Nights as part of our annual Summer Reading Program. Light refreshments provided.

Thursday, June 8th @ 5:00PM : MOANA Thursday, June 22nd @ 5:00PM: Queen of Katwe Thursday, July 13th @ 5:00PM: SING Thursday, July 27th @ 5:00PM: The Jungle Book

 

OLDER NEWS:    

 

City of Seward Library Summer Reading Program

Join us at the Seward Community Library & Museum for the Summer Reading Program for preschool and elementary school students. This year’s theme is BUILD A BETTER WORLD. Families are invited to the annual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, May 27th from 1:00PM- 3:00PM for free food & fun! This program provides a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time, and helps children maintain and improve reading skills.

 

Other special youth programs at the Library Museum include:

  • The Sleeping Beauty performed by Stevens Puppets on Tuesday, June 13th, at 10:00 AM
  • Family Movie Nights at 5:00PM on Thursday, June 8th, June 22nd, July 13th, and July 27th
  • Lego Club Wednesdays at 4:00PM
  • Closing Celebration Saturday, August 5th at 2:00PM

 

All programs are free of charge.  Special thanks to the Seward Community Library Association for helping us sponsor the Summer Reading Program. For more information contact the Library at 224-4082.

 

PARENT NEWS:

 

Find breakfast and lunch menus online at http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=296

 

 

To pay sports fees and/or check balance on your child’s food service account:

Log into Powerschool

Click on lunch and fees

Click on “Lunch planner” for lunch or “fees” to pay for sports fees

 

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!  Anyone who wants to substitute for Seward area schools can use the following link to sign up and take the online sub training.         http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=21717

 

 

LEARNING CORNER

 

WORD OF THE DAY: adhere v.i.

Definition: 1. to stay attached; stick fast; cling, 2. (of two or more dissimilar substances) to be united by adhesion, 3. to hold closely or firmly: to adhere to a plan.

Example: The child adhered to her mother’s side.

Synonyms: stick, cling to, cohere

 

FACT OF THE DAY:   What connects Earth’s largest, hottest desert to its largest tropical rain forest?

The Sahara Desert is a near-uninterrupted brown band of sand and scrub across the northern third of Africa. The Amazon rain forest is a dense green mass of humid jungle that covers northeast South America. But after strong winds sweep across the Sahara, a tan cloud rises in the air, stretches between the continents, and ties together the desert and the jungle. It’s dust. And lots of it.

For the first time, a NASA satellite has quantified in three dimensions how much dust makes this trans-Atlantic journey. Scientists have not only measured the volume of dust, they have also calculated how much phosphorus – remnant in Saharan sands from part of the desert’s past as a lake bed – gets carried across the ocean from one of the planet’s most desolate places to one of its most fertile. The data show that wind and weather pick up on average 182 million tons of dust each year and carry it past the western edge of the Sahara at longitude 15W. This volume is the equivalent of 689,290 semi trucks filled with dust. The dust then travels 1,600 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, though some drops to the surface or is flushed from the sky by rain. Near the eastern coast of South America, at longitude 35W, 132 million tons remain in the air, and 27.7 million tons – enough to fill 104,908 semi trucks – fall to the surface over the Amazon basin. About 43 million tons of dust travel farther to settle out over the Caribbean Sea, past longitude 75W.

A new paper published Feb. 24 in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, provides the first satellite-based estimate of this phosphorus transport over multiple years, said lead author Hongbin Yu, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Maryland who works at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. A paper published online by Yu and colleagues Jan. 8 in Remote Sensing of the Environment provided the first multi-year satellite estimate of overall dust transport from the Sahara to the Amazon.

This trans-continental journey of dust is important because of what is in the dust, Yu said. Specifically the dust picked up from the Bodélé Depression in Chad, an ancient lake bed where rock minerals composed of dead microorganisms are loaded with phosphorus. Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for plant proteins and growth, which the Amazon rain forest depends on in order to flourish. The phosphorus that reaches Amazon soils from Saharan dust, an estimated 22,000 tons per year, is about the same amount as that lost from rain and flooding, Yu said. The finding is part of a bigger research effort to understand the role of dust and aerosols in the environment and on local and global climate.

Nutrients – the same ones found in commercial fertilizers – are in short supply in Amazonian soils. Instead they are locked up in the plants themselves. Fallen, decomposing leaves and organic matter provide the majority of nutrients, which are rapidly absorbed by plants and trees after entering the soil, but some nutrients, including phosphorus, are washed away by rainfall into streams and rivers, draining from the Amazon basin like a slowly leaking bathtub.

Yu and colleagues focused on the Saharan dust transport across the Atlantic Ocean to South America and then beyond to the Caribbean Sea because it is the largest transport of dust on the planet.

 

Seward Parks & Rec &TYC News

 

Seward Parks and Recreation Department

Bear’s Den B&B Bear Bell Run Fri, June 9th – One mile race just for kids along Waterfront Bike Path for ages 3 – 11. Check in at Branson Pavilion at 10:30  race starts at 11am. Register at S&R (519 4th Ave). Call 224-4054 or email aledford@cityofseward.net for more information.

 

Youth Soccer

The sun is shining, days are getting longer…..and SPRD is busy planning our upcoming soccer season.  We have the following spring & summer soccer events in the works!

 

  • Seward Youth Soccer League Soccer Play Day at the Elementary Soccer Field Wed, June 14th at 2pm. Kick off another great season of youth soccer at SPRD’s Soccer Play Day.  Kids ages 3-12 are invited to learn drills, go through skill stations and play games. Soccer play day is a great introduction to the sport and a great refresher for the soccer league veterans.

 

 DATES TO REMEMBER

April

May 24       Student’s last day

May 26       Teacher’s last day

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017       

 

Student Announcements   

HOT LUNCH MENU

TUESDAY

Egg Roll

Fried Rice

Fresh Broccoli

Hummus Dip

Pineapple

Milk

WEDNESDAY

Pizza

Corn

Applesauce Cup

Orange Juice

Milk

 

Lunch Workers for May 23rd & 24th:  Rainy Henderson, TJ Smith, Angel Wagner, James Unrein

 

NEW NEWS:    

 

 

Seward Community Library / Museum

Join us this Summer at the Seward Community Library & Museum for Family Movie Nights as part of our annual Summer Reading Program. Light refreshments provided.

Thursday, June 8th @ 5:00PM : MOANA Thursday, June 22nd @ 5:00PM: Queen of Katwe Thursday, July 13th @ 5:00PM: SING Thursday, July 27th @ 5:00PM: The Jungle Book

 

 

 

 

OLDER NEWS:    

 

 

City of Seward Library Summer Reading Program

Join us at the Seward Community Library & Museum for the Summer Reading Program for preschool and elementary school students. This year’s theme is BUILD A BETTER WORLD. Families are invited to the annual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, May 27th from 1:00PM- 3:00PM for free food & fun! This program provides a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time, and helps children maintain and improve reading skills.

 

Other special youth programs at the Library Museum include:

  • The Sleeping Beauty performed by Stevens Puppets on Tuesday, June 13th, at 10:00 AM
  • Family Movie Nights at 5:00PM on Thursday, June 8th, June 22nd, July 13th, and July 27th
  • Lego Club Wednesdays at 4:00PM
  • Closing Celebration Saturday, August 5th at 2:00PM

 

All programs are free of charge.  Special thanks to the Seward Community Library Association for helping us sponsor the Summer Reading Program. For more information contact the Library at 224-4082.

 

PARENT NEWS:

 

Find breakfast and lunch menus online at http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=296

 

 

To pay sports fees and/or check balance on your child’s food service account:

Log into Powerschool

Click on lunch and fees

Click on “Lunch planner” for lunch or “fees” to pay for sports fees

 

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!  Anyone who wants to substitute for Seward area schools can use the following link to sign up and take the online sub training.         http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=21717

 

 

LEARNING CORNER

 

WORD OF THE DAY: decapod n.

Definition: any crustacean of the order Decapoda, having five pairs of limbs, including the crabs, lobsters, crayfish, prawns, and shrimps.

Example: Kathleen can’t eat decapods, she’s allergic to all shellfish..

Synonyms: shellfish

 

FACT OF THE DAY:   If you find an eagle feather, can you keep it? Ah, the bald eagle, our country’s national bird. One day you go bird watching, and as you watch a bald eager soar lazily through the sky, you see a feather fall off. You rush to find the feather where it lands. Do you want to pay thousands of dollars in fines and possibly face jail time? If not, then don’t touch the eagle feather! Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, passed in 1940, prohibits “pursuing, shooting, shooting at, poisoning, wounding, killing capturing, trapping, collecting, molesting, or disturbing” a bald or golden eagle. It’s is also illegal to “possess, sell, purchase, barter, offer to sell, offer to purchase or barter, transport … any bald eagle… alive, dead, or any part, nest or egg thereof.” This means you can’t take or even move any part of a bald eagle, not even a feather already on the ground. A single violation could result in up to one year in prison and a $5,000 fine. Migratory Bird Treaty Act In addition to bald and golden eagles, you could even get in trouble for picking up a migratory bird’s feather. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 also makes is illegal to kill, sell, buy, or possess any part of an alive or dead migratory bird. This law pretty much protects almost all birds except for house sparrows, starlings, and pigeons. Exception Because of the religious and cultural significance of eagle feathers, the law makes an exception that allows members of federally recognized tribes to own eagle feathers. Eligible Native Americans must first get a permit to own and receive eagle feathers. The law allows Native Americans to wear, use, inherit, or even give feathers to other Native Americans. However, they cannot give the feathers to non-Native Americans. So, if you ever see a bird feather, especially an eagle feather, leave it alone, unless you’re a Native American.

 

Seward Parks & Rec &TYC News

 

TYC ASP is in full swing. We offer recreational activities for kids in Elementary school Mon- Friday. Sports, Crafts, Games, Computer, Wii, Ping Pong and more. We use the AVTEC gym 1-2 days a week to play sports, games and the rock wall. Homework help is offered from 3:30-4pm daily. Please join us from 3:15- 5:30 for some afternoon fun. Contact Josie at jmcclain@cityofseward.net for more information.

 

Seward Parks and Recreation Department

Bear’s Den B&B Bear Bell Run Fri, June 9th – One mile race just for kids along Waterfront Bike Path for ages 3 – 11. Check in at Branson Pavilion at 10:30  race starts at 11am. Register at S&R (519 4th Ave). Call 224-4054 or email aledford@cityofseward.net for more information.

 

Youth Soccer

The sun is shining, days are getting longer…..and SPRD is busy planning our upcoming soccer season.  We have the following spring & summer soccer events in the works!

 

  • Seward Youth Soccer League Soccer Play Day at the Elementary Soccer Field Wed, June 14th at 2pm. Kick off another great season of youth soccer at SPRD’s Soccer Play Day.  Kids ages 3-12 are invited to learn drills, go through skill stations and play games. Soccer play day is a great introduction to the sport and a great refresher for the soccer league veterans.

 

 DATES TO REMEMBER

April

May 22       Field Day and school picnic

May 24       Student’s last day

May 26       Teacher’s last da

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Student Announcements   

HOT LUNCH MENU

MONDAY

Field Day Picnic!!

TUESDAY

Egg Roll

Fried Rice

Fresh Broccoli

Hummus Dip

Pineapple

Milk

WEDNESDAY

Pizza

Corn

Applesauce Cup

Orange Juice

Milk

 

Lunch Workers for May 23rd & 24th:  Rainy Henderson, TJ Smith, Angel Wagner, James Unrein

NEW NEWS:    

Seward Community Library / Museum

Join us this Summer at the Seward Community Library & Museum for Family Movie Nights as part of our annual Summer Reading Program. Light refreshments provided.

Thursday, June 8th @ 5:00PM : MOANA Thursday, June 22nd @ 5:00PM: Queen of Katwe Thursday, July 13th @ 5:00PM: SING Thursday, July 27th @ 5:00PM: The Jungle Book

 

OLDER NEWS:    

 

City of Seward Library Summer Reading Program

 

Join us at the Seward Community Library & Museum for the Summer Reading Program for preschool and elementary school students. This year’s theme is BUILD A BETTER WORLD. Families are invited to the annual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, May 27th from 1:00PM- 3:00PM for free food & fun! This program provides a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time, and helps children maintain and improve reading skills.

 

Other special youth programs at the Library Museum include:

  • The Sleeping Beauty performed by Stevens Puppets on Tuesday, June 13th, at 10:00 AM
  • Family Movie Nights at 5:00PM on Thursday, June 8th, June 22nd, July 13th, and July 27th
  • Lego Club Wednesdays at 4:00PM
  • Closing Celebration Saturday, August 5th at 2:00PM

 

All programs are free of charge.  Special thanks to the Seward Community Library Association for helping us sponsor the Summer Reading Program. For more information contact the Library at 224-4082.

 

PARENT NEWS:

 

Find breakfast and lunch menus online at http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=296

 

To pay sports fees and/or check balance on your child’s food service account:

Log into Powerschool

Click on lunch and fees

Click on “Lunch planner” for lunch or “fees” to pay for sports fees

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!  Anyone who wants to substitute for Seward area schools can use the following link to sign up and take the online sub training.         http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=21717

 

LEARNING CORNER

 

WORD OF THE DAY:

 

FACT OF THE DAY:  In 1500, a Portuguese sea captain named Pêro de Ataíde lost much of his fleet in a storm off the Southern Cape. Before returning to India, he wrote a message reporting the damage and warning of rough waters to the East. Ataíde tucked the message in a boot dangling from a milkwood tree near a spring where sailors often drew water.

Miraculously, the message was retrieved by its intended recipient, Joao de Nova, the very next year. The tree became a de facto post office box, where sailors would exchange letters protected in boots, iron pots, or beneath rocks. Seamen would leave their messages behind, trusting that their countrymen would pick them up and deliver them to their correct destination, albeit very slowly.

The tree, now believed to be approximately 600 years old, still continues to send and receive mail. A large post office box shaped like a giant boot has been constructed beneath the tree, where people can send letters anywhere in the world and receive a special stamp. Presumably, delivery now takes less than a year

 

Seward Parks & Rec &TYC News

 

TYC ASP– is in full swing. We offer recreational activities for kids in Elementary school Mon- Friday. Sports, Crafts, Games, Computer, Wii, Ping Pong and more. We use the AVTEC gym 1-2 days a week to play sports, games and the rock wall. Homework help is offered from 3:30-4pm daily. Please join us from 3:15- 5:30 for some afternoon fun. Contact Josie at jmcclain@cityofseward.net for more information.

 

Seward Parks and Recreation Department (SPRD) public recreation hours to the AVTEC Gym: the public is invited to drop-in every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am to 9 pm.  Each Wednesday, the public can attend 8 am to 2 pm and Saturdays from 10 to 6pm.

  • Free hall walking in the gym will be offered from 9:30a.m. to 11a.m.
  • Indoor Park will be offered Tues-Fri. from 11 am to 12 noon.
  • Roller skating is Saturdays from 2 to 3:30pm
  • The rock climbing wall will be open on Fridays, 5-7PM. Participants must have two signed waivers, if under 18 must be signed by a parent or guardian to participate.

TYC

After School Program

TYC After School Program is in full swing. Grades K-5 are welcome to join us for some activities and excitement after school Monday – Friday. We offer a wide variety of activities daily including crafts, sports, cooking and team challenges. We also offer “Schools Out” Day Camps, Programs on Early Release days and Winter/Spring Break Camps. Scholarships applications are available, just ask Josie. Call 224-5472 or email jmclain@cityofseward.net

 DATES TO REMEMBER

April

May 22       Field Day and school picnic

May 24       Student’s last day

May 26       Teacher’s last day

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017       

 

Student Announcements   

HOT LUNCH MENU

FRIDAY

Chicken Nuggets

Romaine Salad

Ranch Dressing

Peach Cubes

Goldfish Pretzels

Milk

MONDAY

 

BB-Q Pork Hoagie

Green Beans

Fresh Apple

Milk

TUESDAY

Egg Roll

Fried Rice

Fresh Broccoli

Hummus Dip

Pineapple

Milk

WEDNESDAY

Pizza

Corn

Applesauce Cup

Orange Juice

Milk

 

Lunch Workers for May 15th-19th:  Marty Fink, Ruth Christiansen, Bergen Davis, Nia Mulholland-Kim

 

NEW NEWS:    

Seward Community Library / Museum

Join us this Summer at the Seward Community Library & Museum for Family Movie Nights as part of our annual Summer Reading Program. Light refreshments provided.

Thursday, June 8th @ 5:00PM : MOANA Thursday, June 22nd @ 5:00PM: Queen of Katwe Thursday, July 13th @ 5:00PM: SING Thursday, July 27th @ 5:00PM: The Jungle Book

 

 

City of Seward Library Summer Reading Program

 

Join us at the Seward Community Library & Museum for the Summer Reading Program for preschool and elementary school students. This year’s theme is BUILD A BETTER WORLD. Families are invited to the annual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, May 27th from 1:00PM- 3:00PM for free food & fun! This program provides a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time, and helps children maintain and improve reading skills.

 

Other special youth programs at the Library Museum include:

  • The Sleeping Beauty performed by Stevens Puppets on Tuesday, June 13th, at 10:00 AM
  • Family Movie Nights at 5:00PM on Thursday, June 8th, June 22nd, July 13th, and July 27th
  • Lego Club Wednesdays at 4:00PM
  • Closing Celebration Saturday, August 5th at 2:00PM

 

All programs are free of charge.  Special thanks to the Seward Community Library Association for helping us sponsor the Summer Reading Program. For more information contact the Library at 224-4082.

 

PARENT NEWS:

 

Find breakfast and lunch menus online at http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=296

 

 

To pay sports fees and/or check balance on your child’s food service account:

Log into Powerschool

Click on lunch and fees

Click on “Lunch planner” for lunch or “fees” to pay for sports fees

 

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!  Anyone who wants to substitute for Seward area schools can use the following link to sign up and take the online sub training.         http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=21717

 

 

LEARNING CORNER

 

WORD OF THE DAY: acrid adj.

Definition: harshly or bitterly pungent in taste or smell; irritating to the eyes, nose, etc.

Example: The acrid smell of smoke burned in the fireman’s nostrils.

Synonyms: pungent, biting, caustic

 

FACT OF THE DAY:  An endangered species, the adult sea otter is the smallest of the marine mammals. It’s a member of the weasel family, and the only marine mammal that doesn’t have blubber to keep it warm. Instead the sea otter relies on its thick fur to keep its body temperature around 100 degrees.

Sea otters have two layers of incredibly dense fur, more than a million fibers per square inch. Outer guard hairs are around 1 1/3 inches long and when properly groomed lay flat against the body.

Underneath the guard hair is another layer of fur that stays completely dry. The sea otter’s forepaws are very agile. They can rub, twist, and pull with a great amount of strength. The forepaws have retractable claws. The palms have tough pads that help with gripping.

Under each forearm are baggy pockets of loose skin. The sea otter uses these pockets to store food it has gathered. It also stores favorite rocks that it uses for cracking open mollusks and clams.

The forelegs are webbed and look sort of like flippers. The last digit is the longest, which makes swimming on its back easy, but walking on land awkward. The sea otter’s tail is very muscular, helping with steering and swimming. Sea urchins and crabs are easily cracked open with the four incisors on the sea otter’s lower jaw.

Molars are flattened and rounded used more for crushing food rather then cutting it.  Sea otters have good eyesight, above and below the water. The nostrils and ears close when underwater. Sea otters have a good sense of smell and can hear very well. Whiskers sense vibrations in the water. This comes in handy when hunting for prey.

The sea otter has a very buoyant body. This is due to all the air trapped in its fur, and also to its large lung capacity, two and a half times greater than other animals its size.

The sea otter can hold its breath up to five minutes underwater. All these parts working together make the sea otter one furry fantastic creature.

 

Seward Parks & Rec &TYC News

 

TYC ASP– is in full swing. We offer recreational activities for kids in Elementary school Mon- Friday. Sports, Crafts, Games, Computer, Wii, Ping Pong and more. We use the AVTEC gym 1-2 days a week to play sports, games and the rock wall. Homework help is offered from 3:30-4pm daily. Please join us from 3:15- 5:30 for some afternoon fun. Contact Josie at jmcclain@cityofseward.net for more information.

 

Seward Parks and Recreation Department (SPRD) public recreation hours to the AVTEC Gym: the public is invited to drop-in every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am to 9 pm.  Each Wednesday, the public can attend 8 am to 2 pm and Saturdays from 10 to 6pm.

  • Free hall walking in the gym will be offered from 9:30a.m. to 11a.m.
  • Indoor Park will be offered Tues-Fri. from 11 am to 12 noon.
  • Roller skating is Saturdays from 2 to 3:30pm
  • The rock climbing wall will be open on Fridays, 5-7PM. Participants must have two signed waivers, if under 18 must be signed by a parent or guardian to participate.

TYC

 

After School Program

TYC After School Program is in full swing. Grades K-5 are welcome to join us for some activities and excitement after school Monday – Friday. We offer a wide variety of activities daily including crafts, sports, cooking and team challenges. We also offer “Schools Out” Day Camps, Programs on Early Release days and Winter/Spring Break Camps. Scholarships applications are available, just ask Josie. Call 224-5472 or email jmclain@cityofseward.net

 

 

 DATES TO REMEMBER

April

May 22       Field Day and school picnic

May 24       Student’s last day

May 26       Teacher’s last day

Posted in School Bulletin | Comments Off on Friday, May 19, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017       

 

Student Announcements   

 

 

HOT LUNCH MENU

THURSDAY

Taco’s  Beef N Bean with Salsa

Carrot

Hummus Dip

Apple Juice

Milk

FRIDAY

Chicken Nuggets

Romaine Salad

Ranch Dressing

Peach Cubes

Goldfish Pretzels

Milk

 

Lunch Workers for May 15th-19th:  Marty Fink, Ruth Christiansen, Bergen Davis, Nia Mulholland-Kim

 

OLDER NEWS:    

City of Seward Library Summer Reading Program

Join us at the Seward Community Library & Museum for the Summer Reading Program for preschool and elementary school students. This year’s theme is BUILD A BETTER WORLD. Families are invited to the annual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, May 27th from 1:00PM- 3:00PM for free food & fun! This program provides a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time, and helps children maintain and improve reading skills.

Other special youth programs at the Library Museum include:

  • The Sleeping Beauty performed by Stevens Puppets on Tuesday, June 13th, at 10:00 AM
  • Family Movie Nights at 5:00PM on Thursday, June 8th, June 22nd, July 13th, and July 27th
  • Lego Club Wednesdays at 4:00PM
  • Closing Celebration Saturday, August 5th at 2:00PM

 

All programs are free of charge.  Special thanks to the Seward Community Library Association for helping us sponsor the Summer Reading Program. For more information contact the Library at 224-4082.

PARENT NEWS:

 

Find breakfast and lunch menus online at http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=296

 

To pay sports fees and/or check balance on your child’s food service account:

Log into Powerschool

Click on lunch and fees

Click on “Lunch planner” for lunch or “fees” to pay for sports fees

 

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!  Anyone who wants to substitute for Seward area schools can use the following link to sign up and take the online sub training.         http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=21717

 

LEARNING CORNER

WORD OF THE DAY: elite n.

Definition: the choice or best of a group, class, or the like, a group of persons exercising authority within a larger group.

Example: Her attempts to break into the elite group were unsuccessful.

Synonyms: privileged, aristocracy

 

FACT OF THE DAY:

Henderson Island lies in the South Pacific, halfway between New Zealand and Chile. No one lives there. It is about as far away from anywhere and anyone on Earth, yet, on Henderson’s white sandy beaches, you can find articles from Russia, the United States, Europe, South America, Japan, and China. All of it is trash, most of it plastic. It bobbed across global seas until it was swept into the South Pacific gyre, a circular ocean current that functions like a conveyor belt, collecting plastic trash and depositing it onto tiny Henderson’s shore at a rate of about 3,500 pieces a day.

Jennifer Lavers, co-author of a new study of this 38-million-piece accumulation, told the Associated Press she found the quantity “truly alarming.”

Much of the trash consists of fishing nets and floats, water bottles, helmets, and large, rectangular pieces. Two-thirds of it was invisible at first because it was buried about four inches (10 cm) deep on the beach. “Although alarming, these values underestimate the true amount of debris, because items buried 10 cm below the surface and particles less than 2 mm and debris along cliff areas and rocky coastlines could not be sampled.”

The accumulation is even more disturbing when considering that Henderson is also a United Nations World Heritage site and one of the world’s biggest marine reserves. The UNESCO website describes Henderson as “a gem” and “one of the world’s best remaining examples of a coral atoll,” that is “practically untouched by human presence.”

Henderson is one of the four-island Pitcairn Group, a cluster of small islands whose namesake is famed as the home to the descendants of the HMS Bounty’s mutineers. Pitcairn’s population, which has dwindled to 42 people, uses Henderson as an idyllic get-away from the day-to-day life on Pitcairn. But aside from the neighboring Pitcairners, the occasional scientist or boatload of tourists making the two-day sail from the Gambier Islands, Henderson supports only four kinds of land birds, ten kinds of plants, and a large colony of seabirds.

Lavers, a scientist at Australia’s University of Tasmania, and her co-author, Alexander Bond, a conservation biologist, arrived on Henderson in 2015 for a three-month stay. They measured the density of debris and collected nearly 55,000 pieces of trash, of which about 100 could be traced back to their country of origin. The duo’s analysis concluded that nearly 18 tons of plastic had piled up on the island—giving Henderson the highest density of plastic debris recorded anywhere in the world—at least so far.

“People are always surprised to find trash in what’s supposed to be an uninhabited paradise island. It does not fit our mental paradigms, and this might be the reason why it continues to be shocking,” says Enric Sala, a marine scientist who led a National Geographic Pristine Seas expedition to the Pitcairn Islands, including Henderson, in 2012. “There are no remote islands anymore. We have turned the ocean into a plastic soup.”

 

Seward Parks & Rec &TYC News

 

TYC ASP– is in full swing. We offer recreational activities for kids in Elementary school Mon- Friday. Sports, Crafts, Games, Computer, Wii, Ping Pong and more. We use the AVTEC gym 1-2 days a week to play sports, games and the rock wall. Homework help is offered from 3:30-4pm daily. Please join us from 3:15- 5:30 for some afternoon fun. Contact Josie at jmcclain@cityofseward.net for more information.

 

Seward Parks and Recreation Department (SPRD) public recreation hours to the AVTEC Gym: the public is invited to drop-in every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am to 9 pm.  Each Wednesday, the public can attend 8 am to 2 pm and Saturdays from 10 to 6pm.

  • Free hall walking in the gym will be offered from 9:30a.m. to 11a.m.
  • Indoor Park will be offered Tues-Fri. from 11 am to 12 noon.
  • Roller skating is Saturdays from 2 to 3:30pm
  • The rock climbing wall will be open on Fridays, 5-7PM. Participants must have two signed waivers, if under 18 must be signed by a parent or guardian to participate.

TYC

 

After School Program

TYC After School Program is in full swing. Grades K-5 are welcome to join us for some activities and excitement after school Monday – Friday. We offer a wide variety of activities daily including crafts, sports, cooking and team challenges. We also offer “Schools Out” Day Camps, Programs on Early Release days and Winter/Spring Break Camps. Scholarships applications are available, just ask Josie. Call 224-5472 or email jmclain@cityofseward.net

 

 

 DATES TO REMEMBER

April

May 22       Field Day and school picnic

May 24       Student’s last day

May 26       Teacher’s last day

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Monday, May 15, 2017       

 

Student Announcements   

 

 

HOT LUNCH MENU

 

MONDAY

BB-Q Pork Hoagie

Green Beans

Fresh Apple

Milk

TUESDAY

Egg Roll

Fried Rice

Fresh Broccoli

Hummus Dip

Pineapple

Milk

WEDNESDAY

Pizza

Corn

Applesauce Cup

Orange Juice

Milk

 

Lunch Workers for May 15th-19th:  Marty Fink, Ruth Christiansen, Bergen Davis, Nia

OLDER NEWS:    

City of Seward Library Summer Reading Program

Join us at the Seward Community Library & Museum for the Summer Reading Program for preschool and elementary school students. This year’s theme is BUILD A BETTER WORLD. Families are invited to the annual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, May 27th from 1:00PM- 3:00PM for free food & fun! This program provides a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time, and helps children maintain and improve reading skills.

 

Other special youth programs at the Library Museum include:

  • The Sleeping Beauty performed by Stevens Puppets on Tuesday, June 13th, at 10:00 AM
  • Family Movie Nights at 5:00PM on Thursday, June 8th, June 22nd, July 13th, and July 27th
  • Lego Club Wednesdays at 4:00PM
  • Closing Celebration Saturday, August 5th at 2:00PM

 

All programs are free of charge.  Special thanks to the Seward Community Library Association for helping us sponsor the Summer Reading Program. For more information contact the Library at 224-4082.

 

PARENT NEWS:

Find breakfast and lunch menus online at http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=296

To pay sports fees and/or check balance on your child’s food service account:

Log into Powerschool

Click on lunch and fees

Click on “Lunch planner” for lunch or “fees” to pay for sports fees

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!  Anyone who wants to substitute for Seward area schools can use the following link to sign up and take the online sub training.         http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=21717

 

LEARNING CORNER

 

WORD OF THE DAY: enormous adj.

Definition: 1. greatly exceeding the common size, extent, amount, or degree; huge; immense: an enormous mansion, 2. outrageous or atrocious

Example: My meal is enormous! I can’t possibly eat the whole thing!

Synonyms: gigantic, tremendous, huge

FACT OF THE DAY:   Elephants! There are two kinds of elephant and it’s easy to tell them apart. The African elephant has bigger ears and a sloping forehead. It also has four toenails on its front foot. The Asian elephant has five toenails and a bulgy, rounded forehead. African elephants are larger and more fierce than elephants from Asia. The biggest elephants weigh about 14,000 pounds! Big male elephants eat about five hundred pounds of food every day! They like all sorts of fruits, vegetables, leaves & bark. The Asian elephant reaches up to break off tree branches, but the African elephant is more likely to knock over the whole tree.  When an elephant is 20 years old, it is grown up, and may live more than 70 years in the wild. A newborn elephant weighs about 200 pounds and, when born, it’s body is covered with fuzzy hair. As it grows up, the calf will grow long tusks and it will lose most of its hair. Elephants travel is herds with 10-50 in a herd; they are usually led by an old and wise female called a cow. As they travel through the jungle, they go in a single file. If they are angry or frightened, they can reach a speed of 25 mph. Elephants are called pachyderms, which means “having a thick skin”, but this thick skin doesn’t have a layer of fat under it to keep them warm. This is why they sometimes get stomachaches in cold weather.

Seward Parks & Rec &TYC News

 

TYC ASP– is in full swing. We offer recreational activities for kids in Elementary school Mon- Friday. Sports, Crafts, Games, Computer, Wii, Ping Pong and more. We use the AVTEC gym 1-2 days a week to play sports, games and the rock wall. Homework help is offered from 3:30-4pm daily. Please join us from 3:15- 5:30 for some afternoon fun. Contact Josie at jmcclain@cityofseward.net for more information.

 

Seward Parks and Recreation Department (SPRD) public recreation hours to the AVTEC Gym: the public is invited to drop-in every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am to 9 pm.  Each Wednesday, the public can attend 8 am to 2 pm and Saturdays from 10 to 6pm.

  • Free hall walking in the gym will be offered from 9:30a.m. to 11a.m.
  • Indoor Park will be offered Tues-Fri. from 11 am to 12 noon.
  • Roller skating is Saturdays from 2 to 3:30pm
  • The rock climbing wall will be open on Fridays, 5-7PM. Participants must have two signed waivers, if under 18 must be signed by a parent or guardian to participate.

TYC

After School Program

TYC After School Program is in full swing. Grades K-5 are welcome to join us for some activities and excitement after school Monday – Friday. We offer a wide variety of activities daily including crafts, sports, cooking and team challenges. We also offer “Schools Out” Day Camps, Programs on Early Release days and Winter/Spring Break Camps. Scholarships applications are available, just ask Josie. Call 224-5472 or email jmclain@cityofseward.net

 

 DATES TO REMEMBER

April

May 22       Field Day and school picnic

May 24       Student’s last day

May 26       Teacher’s last day

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Friday, May 12, 2017       

A.L.I.C.E. emergency drill started at 8:35 and completed at 8:55.

Thank you Seward Fire Department for your assistance.

Student Announcements   

 

 

HOT LUNCH MENU

 

FRIDAY

Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Romaine Salad w/ Dressing

Diced Peaches

Milk

MONDAY


BB-Q Pork Hoagie

Green Beans

Fresh Apple

Milk

TUESDAY

Egg Roll

Fried Rice

Fresh Broccoli

Hummus Dip

Pineapple

Milk

WEDNESDAY

Pizza

Corn

Applesauce Cup

Orange Juice

Milk

 

Lunch Workers for May 8th-12th:  Emerson Lorring, Kyana Hutchinson, Tanner Henderson, Tyler Lands

 

OLDER NEWS:    

 

City of Seward Library Summer Reading Program

Join us at the Seward Community Library & Museum for the Summer Reading Program for preschool and elementary school students. This year’s theme is BUILD A BETTER WORLD. Families are invited to the annual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, May 27th from 1:00PM- 3:00PM for free food & fun! This program provides a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time, and helps children maintain and improve reading skills.

 

Other special youth programs at the Library Museum include:

  • The Sleeping Beauty performed by Stevens Puppets on Tuesday, June 13th, at 10:00 AM
  • Family Movie Nights at 5:00PM on Thursday, June 8th, June 22nd, July 13th, and July 27th
  • Lego Club Wednesdays at 4:00PM
  • Closing Celebration Saturday, August 5th at 2:00PM

 

All programs are free of charge.  Special thanks to the Seward Community Library Association for helping us sponsor the Summer Reading Program. For more information contact the Library at 224-4082.

 

PARENT NEWS:

 

Find breakfast and lunch menus online at http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=296

 

To pay sports fees and/or check balance on your child’s food service account:

Log into Powerschool

Click on lunch and fees

Click on “Lunch planner” for lunch or “fees” to pay for sports fees

 

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!  Anyone who wants to substitute for Seward area schools can use the following link to sign up and take the online sub training.         http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=21717

 

LEARNING CORNER

 

WORD OF THE DAY: jovial adj.

Definition: endowed with or characterized by hearty, joyous humor or a spirit of good-fellowship.

Example: He’s a jovial fellow, he reminds me of Santa Claus.

Synonyms: friendly, happy, jocular

 

FACT OF THE DAY:  The Building with a Highway Running Through It

The Gate Tower Building in Osaka, Japan is a 16-story building that has a unique characteristic unlike other buildings. It has an express highway running right through the middle of it. The highway runs between the fifth and seventh floors of the building, and the highway is the tenant on those floors. The highway tunnels through the building and comes out the other side. On the building’s floor information board on the ground floor, the tenants for the three floors are listed as the Hanshin Expressway. You can’t alight there though as the elevator skips from the 4th floor straight to the 8th

The property owners originally wanted to redevelop the land when approval for such a thing had been granted by the government in 1983. The problem was the government refused to issue building permits because a highway had already been planned to run through the area. The owners of the land negotiated with the Hanshin Expressway corporation for five years until they came up with the solution to run the highway directly through the building. It was eventually completed in 1992. The highway doesn’t touch the building in any way, but the highway department still has to pay rent on the floors it occupies.

Aside from the intrusive highway, business at the Gate Tower Building is almost normal. The highway does not make contact with the building, and a structure surrounding the highway keeps noise and vibration out.

To see more pictures, go to http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/01/gate-tower-building-with-highway.html

Seward Parks & Rec &TYC News

Terry’s Tires Bike Rodeo!!

WANTED! Kids ALWAYS to wear helmets Terry’s Tires Bike Safety Rodeo Featuring Shoreside Petroleum’s “Helmet Junction” Saturday, May 13th; 10am to High Noon at City Hall. Bike Inspections, Bike Education, Shoreside’s Helmet Junction,  Barrel Racing, Obstacle Course, Pump It Up ! Prizes and the SPD Chuckwagon! T-shirts to the first 75 participants.

 

Super Saturday Cleanup Sat, May 13th

Pick up bags at Sports and Rec from 10 am to 4 pm. We need your help to clean up the town! Join the annual community litter and trash clean-up day! Prizes for those who collect the most trash! Hotdog feed and awards ceremony beginning at 6 pm at Branson Pavilion. For more information call SPRD @ 224-4054

 

TYC ASP– is in full swing. We offer recreational activities for kids in Elementary school Mon- Friday. Sports, Crafts, Games, Computer, Wii, Ping Pong and more. We use the AVTEC gym 1-2 days a week to play sports, games and the rock wall. Homework help is offered from 3:30-4pm daily. Please join us from 3:15- 5:30 for some afternoon fun. Contact Josie at jmcclain@cityofseward.net for more information.

 

Seward Parks and Recreation Department (SPRD) public recreation hours to the AVTEC Gym: the public is invited to drop-in every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am to 9 pm.  Each Wednesday, the public can attend 8 am to 2 pm and Saturdays from 10 to 6pm.

  • Free hall walking in the gym will be offered from 9:30a.m. to 11a.m.
  • Indoor Park will be offered Tues-Fri. from 11 am to 12 noon.
  • Roller skating is Saturdays from 2 to 3:30pm
  • The rock climbing wall will be open on Fridays, 5-7PM. Participants must have two signed waivers, if under 18 must be signed by a parent or guardian to participate.

TYC

 

After School Program

TYC After School Program is in full swing. Grades K-5 are welcome to join us for some activities and excitement after school Monday – Friday. We offer a wide variety of activities daily including crafts, sports, cooking and team challenges. We also offer “Schools Out” Day Camps, Programs on Early Release days and Winter/Spring Break Camps. Scholarships applications are available, just ask Josie. Call 224-5472 or email jmclain@cityofseward.net

 

 DATES TO REMEMBER

April

May 22       Field Day and school picnic

May 24       Student’s last day

May 26       Teacher’s last day

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017       

HOT LUNCH MENU

THURSDAY

Taco’s Beef N Bean with Salsa

Corn

Applesauce Cup

Milk

FRIDAY

Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Romaine Salad w/ Dressing

Diced Peaches

Milk

 

Lunch Workers for May 8th-12th:  Emerson Lorring, Kyana Hutchinson, Tanner Henderson, Tyler Lands

OLDER NEWS:    

 

City of Seward Library Summer Reading Program

 

Join us at the Seward Community Library & Museum for the Summer Reading Program for preschool and elementary school students. This year’s theme is BUILD A BETTER WORLD. Families are invited to the annual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, May 27th from 1:00PM- 3:00PM for free food & fun! This program provides a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time, and helps children maintain and improve reading skills.

 

Other special youth programs at the Library Museum include:

  • The Sleeping Beauty performed by Stevens Puppets on Tuesday, June 13th, at 10:00 AM
  • Family Movie Nights at 5:00PM on Thursday, June 8th, June 22nd, July 13th, and July 27th
  • Lego Club Wednesdays at 4:00PM
  • Closing Celebration Saturday, August 5th at 2:00PM

 

All programs are free of charge.  Special thanks to the Seward Community Library Association for helping us sponsor the Summer Reading Program. For more information contact the Library at 224-4082.

 

PARENT NEWS:

Find breakfast and lunch menus online at http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=296

 

To pay sports fees and/or check balance on your child’s food service account:

Log into Powerschool

Click on lunch and fees

Click on “Lunch planner” for lunch or “fees” to pay for sports fees

 

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!  Anyone who wants to substitute for Seward area schools can use the following link to sign up and take the online sub training.         http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=21717

 

LEARNING CORNER

 

WORD OF THE DAY: fatigue n.,adj.,v.

Definition: weariness from bodily or mental exertion.

Example: She was tired all the time but could find no reason for her fatigue.

Synonyms: exhaustion, weariness

 

FACT OF THE DAY:  A cat called Larry is an official employee of the UK government- appointed by none other than British Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Officially Larry’s full title is “Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” and his duties mainly involve keeping the residence of the Prime Minister free of pests such as mice and rats. Larry is one of only a handful of cats in British history to officially assume the role of Chief Mouser, though there have been many other cats that have served essentially the same role over the years who did so without the need for a fancy title or taxpayer money.

The role of mouser supposedly dates back to the reign of King Henry the 8th in the 16th century.

Initially, Cameron resisted the idea of hiring a Chief Mouser until rats were noticed scurrying around outside of 10 Downing Street in early 2011, so despite his reservations, he and his family went to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and adopted Larry, who began his tenure as Chief Mouser.

Despite high praise of his ninja-like killer instinct, Larry failed to make a kill until two months into his tenure, when he killed a small mouse and dropped it at the feet of one of Cameron’s secretaries. His work ethic & skill came under further scrutiny when anonymous sources revealed that Larry had been caught sleeping on the job on multiple occasions and even took a swing at a journalist. A year into his tenure, a press officer urged people to remember that Larry’s job doesn’t just involve hunting mice and rats, adding that his responsibilities also include “greeting guests to the house, inspecting security defenses and testing antique furniture for napping quality”.

Though he’s not a particularly effective Chief Mouser, it has been noted that Larry is exceptionally talented at greeting and entertaining guests, particularly children who seem to prefer his company to that of David Cameron.   Despite his lackluster work ethic , Larry captured the hearts of the people of Britain and has received many letters, treats and gifts from admirers over the years. A few years ago, Larry’s position as Chief Mouser was put in jeopardy when a new, younger female cat called Freya was brought into 10 Downing Street. She immediately began giving Larry a run for his money. Along with being more proficient at killing mice than Larry, Freya preferred to spend her time in the restricted areas where secret military missions and other classified matters are discussed. Larry, on the other hand, mostly just sleeps on David Cameron’s suits in his personal bedroom.

It was noted in one instance that Larry even refused to move when David Cameron saw a mouse run across the floor of his study. Cameron attempted to wake Larry to do his job, but Larry just lay there, uninterested in chasing the rodent. This led to rumors that the Prime Minister and Larry did not see eye to eye. As to the former accusation, a spokesman for the Prime Minister denied there was any rift between Larry and David, releasing an official statement that the pair got along well.  Nevertheless, Freya’s results could not be ignored forever and, shortly after her introduction to the household in 2012, reports were issued stating that the two cats would “share” the job of Chief Mouser. This did not sit well with Larry and the cats came to blows over the decision later that year forcing the police to step in and separate them. According to eyewitness accounts, Freya was the clear winner of the fight.

Larry once again became the sole Chief Mouser in 2014 when Freya was hit by a car.  She survived, at the cost of one of her nine lives, her owner decided to send her to the countryside, claiming she wasn’t cut out for city life.

Seward Parks & Rec &TYC News

Terry’s Tires Bike Rodeo!!

WANTED! Kids ALWAYS to wear helmets Terry’s Tires Bike Safety Rodeo Featuring Shoreside Petroleum’s “Helmet Junction” Saturday, May 13th; 10am to High Noon at City Hall. Bike Inspections, Bike Education, Shoreside’s Helmet Junction,  Barrel Racing, Obstacle Course, Pump It Up ! Prizes and the SPD Chuckwagon! T-shirts to the first 75 participants.

 

Super Saturday Cleanup Sat, May 13th

Pick up bags at Sports and Rec from 10 am to 4 pm. We need your help to clean up the town! Join the annual community litter and trash clean-up day! Prizes for those who collect the most trash! Hotdog feed and awards ceremony beginning at 6 pm at Branson Pavilion. For more information call SPRD @ 224-4054

 

TYC ASP– is in full swing. We offer recreational activities for kids in Elementary school Mon- Friday. Sports, Crafts, Games, Computer, Wii, Ping Pong and more. We use the AVTEC gym 1-2 days a week to play sports, games and the rock wall. Homework help is offered from 3:30-4pm daily. Please join us from 3:15- 5:30 for some afternoon fun. Contact Josie at jmcclain@cityofseward.net for more information.

 

Seward Parks and Recreation Department (SPRD) public recreation hours to the AVTEC Gym: the public is invited to drop-in every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am to 9 pm.  Each Wednesday, the public can attend 8 am to 2 pm and Saturdays from 10 to 6pm.

  • Free hall walking in the gym will be offered from 9:30a.m. to 11a.m.
  • Indoor Park will be offered Tues-Fri. from 11 am to 12 noon.
  • Roller skating is Saturdays from 2 to 3:30pm
  • The rock climbing wall will be open on Fridays, 5-7PM. Participants must have two signed waivers, if under 18 must be signed by a parent or guardian to participate.

TYC

 

After School Program

TYC After School Program is in full swing. Grades K-5 are welcome to join us for some activities and excitement after school Monday – Friday. We offer a wide variety of activities daily including crafts, sports, cooking and team challenges. We also offer “Schools Out” Day Camps, Programs on Early Release days and Winter/Spring Break Camps. Scholarships applications are available, just ask Josie. Call 224-5472 or email jmclain@cityofseward.net

 

 

 DATES TO REMEMBER

April

May 22       Field Day and school picnic

May 24       Student’s last day

May 26       Teacher’s last day

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017       

 

Student Announcements   

 

HOT LUNCH MENU

WEDNESDAY

Teriyaki Chicken

Rice

Roll

Winter Mix

Mandarin Oranges

Milk

THURSDAY

Taco’s Beef N Bean with Salsa

Corn

Applesauce Cup

Milk

FRIDAY

Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Romaine Salad w/ Dressing

Diced Peaches

Milk

Lunch Workers for May 8th-12th:  Emerson Lorring, Kyana Hutchinson, Tanner Henderson, Tyler Lands

NEW NEWS:     NO NURSE TODAY. IF YOU ARE FEELING SICK, PLEASE CALL HOME. THANK YOU!

 

OLDER NEWS:    

 

City of Seward Library Summer Reading Program

Join us at the Seward Community Library & Museum for the Summer Reading Program for preschool and elementary school students. This year’s theme is BUILD A BETTER WORLD. Families are invited to the annual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, May 27th from 1:00PM- 3:00PM for free food & fun! This program provides a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time, and helps children maintain and improve reading skills.

 

Other special youth programs at the Library Museum include:

  • The Sleeping Beauty performed by Stevens Puppets on Tuesday, June 13th, at 10:00 AM
  • Family Movie Nights at 5:00PM on Thursday, June 8th, June 22nd, July 13th, and July 27th
  • Lego Club Wednesdays at 4:00PM
  • Closing Celebration Saturday, August 5th at 2:00PM

 

All programs are free of charge.  Special thanks to the Seward Community Library Association for helping us sponsor the Summer Reading Program. For more information contact the Library at 224-4082.

 

PARENT NEWS:

Find breakfast and lunch menus online at http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=296

 

To pay sports fees and/or check balance on your child’s food service account:

Log into Powerschool

Click on lunch and fees

Click on “Lunch planner” for lunch or “fees” to pay for sports fees

 

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!  Anyone who wants to substitute for Seward area schools can use the following link to sign up and take the online sub training.         http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=21717

 

LEARNING CORNER

 

WORD OF THE DAY: vaporize v.

Definition: to cause to change into vapor.

Example: The aliens used an odd looking device to vaporize the tree.

Synonyms: evaporate, gasify

 

FACT OF THE DAY: When doves and pigeons collide with glass, they leave haunting images behind…

Every day, all over the world, lots of birds hit windows. Although some survive these crashes, most do not—a 2014 study calculated that in the United States alone, collisions with man-made structures kill between 365 and 988 million birds per year, which averages to over a million birds per day. (This makes buildings the country’s second-most-prolific bird killers, behind cats.) Many of these birds die without anyone noticing—they just tumble down to the nearest curb or group of bushes, and are lost.

As a last act, though, some leave ghostly imprints—and thus, brief reminders of how they departed the earth.

“Birds tend to hit windows for a couple of reasons,” says Tania Homayoun, who manages the urban conservation team for Audubon Texas. The first has to do with light—at night, strong beams from searchlights or LED uplighting can dazzle birds into flying into buildings.Soon after, he started contributing to the Flickr group “Bird Imprints on Glass,” which contains hundreds of such photos, submitted by people around the world. Some reflect the state of our infrastructure, which, Homayoun says, is getting increasingly bird-unfriendly. “This particular bird must have hit the glass at a pretty high rate of speed,” says the photographer, Tom Shearer. “If there was such a thing, feather prints could have been taken.”

“Most are factual representations of what occurred—some with more detail than others,” says Snyder, who is now the group’s administrator. As Homayoun explains, that level of detail generally has to do with the birds’ species. Imprints are made of dust from “powder down”—a type of feather that, rather than growing to a certain size and then falling out, disintegrates from the tip downwards.

“They form this oily powder,” says Homayoun. Only certain bird families produce powder down, which explains why, despite the diversity of birds who meet their deaths via window, pigeons and doves tend to be the ones that leave a mark.

 

Seward Parks & Rec &TYC News

Terry’s Tires Bike Rodeo!!

WANTED! Kids ALWAYS to wear helmets Terry’s Tires Bike Safety Rodeo Featuring Shoreside Petroleum’s “Helmet Junction” Saturday, May 13th; 10am to High Noon at City Hall. Bike Inspections, Bike Education, Shoreside’s Helmet Junction,  Barrel Racing, Obstacle Course, Pump It Up ! Prizes and the SPD Chuckwagon! T-shirts to the first 75 participants.

 

Super Saturday Cleanup Sat, May 13th

Pick up bags at Sports and Rec from 10 am to 4 pm. We need your help to clean up the town! Join the annual community litter and trash clean-up day! Prizes for those who collect the most trash! Hotdog feed and awards ceremony beginning at 6 pm at Branson Pavilion. For more information call SPRD @ 224-4054

 

TYC ASP– is in full swing. We offer recreational activities for kids in Elementary school Mon- Friday. Sports, Crafts, Games, Computer, Wii, Ping Pong and more. We use the AVTEC gym 1-2 days a week to play sports, games and the rock wall. Homework help is offered from 3:30-4pm daily. Please join us from 3:15- 5:30 for some afternoon fun. Contact Josie at jmcclain@cityofseward.net for more information.

 

Seward Parks and Recreation Department (SPRD) public recreation hours to the AVTEC Gym: the public is invited to drop-in every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am to 9 pm.  Each Wednesday, the public can attend 8 am to 2 pm and Saturdays from 10 to 6pm.

  • Free hall walking in the gym will be offered from 9:30a.m. to 11a.m.
  • Indoor Park will be offered Tues-Fri. from 11 am to 12 noon.
  • Roller skating is Saturdays from 2 to 3:30pm
  • The rock climbing wall will be open on Fridays, 5-7PM. Participants must have two signed waivers, if under 18 must be signed by a parent or guardian to participate.

TYC

 

After School Program

TYC After School Program is in full swing. Grades K-5 are welcome to join us for some activities and excitement after school Monday – Friday. We offer a wide variety of activities daily including crafts, sports, cooking and team challenges. We also offer “Schools Out” Day Camps, Programs on Early Release days and Winter/Spring Break Camps. Scholarships applications are available, just ask Josie. Call 224-5472 or email jmclain@cityofseward.net

 DATES TO REMEMBER

April

May 22       Field Day and school picnic

May 24       Student’s last day

May 26       Teacher’s last day

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