Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Student Announcements   


Chicken taco

Refried beans

Fresh range

Snickerdoodle cookie



Lunch Workers for April 25th-29th: Emily Mitchell, Nick Ambrosiani, Tyler Croom, Alexi Walker




The Seward Arts Council is offering scholarships for those perusing arts over the summer

In the past, kids have used the scholarship to help pay  for private music lessons, dance class, bluegrass camp, summer arts camps, etc.  Deadline is Friday, May 6th.

Pick up you application in the school office.


Seward Elementary is looking for a representative for Seward Schools Site-Based Council! If you are the parent of a Seward El student and are interested, please stop by our office for a filing form! Elections will be held via e-mail ballots May 6th-12th.



***SCHOOL STORE!!  FRIDAYS  South Wing  12:30 until 12:55


Parents!  To check balance remaining on your child’s food service account:

Log into Powerschool

Click on lunch and fees

Click on Lunch planner



WORD OF THE DAY: flatter v. Definition: 1. to try to please by complimentary remarks or attention. 2. to praise or compliment insincerely, effusively, or excessively. 3. to show to advantage: a hairstyle that flatters the face. Example: His every comment seemed to flatter her. Synonyms: compliment, recognize


INTERESTING FACT: Crowdfunding seems like a fairly recent concept thanks to sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe which enable people to seek small donations from the international online community. Yet, in 1987, freshman Mike Hayes, an 18-year-old from Illinois, managed to use this method of raising funds to pay for his entire college education – by asking millions of people for a penny. After graduating from high school in 1987 and enrolling in a science program at the University of Illinois, Hayes found that his job at the local drugstore, that paid $2,500, would not cover the funds required to further his education. Despite offers of support from his parents, he refused to let his parents go into debt after they’d already put four of his older siblings through college. This led to him coming up with the ingenious idea of approaching a popular nationally-renowned columnist called Bob Greene, who wrote for the Chicago Tribune, to help him appeal to a wide audience of millions of people for just a penny each. With a letter outlining his plans and requesting his support, Hayes managed to woo Greene and gained his support, leading to the publication of an article on September 6, 1987, that called on his readers to send him their pennies. “‘Just one penny,’ Hayes said. ‘A penny doesn’t mean anything to anyone. If everyone who is reading your column looks around the room right now, there will be a penny under the couch cushion, or on the corner of the desk, or on the floor. That’s all I’m asking. A penny from each of your readers.’” Greene acknowledged that actually getting people to send pennies was going to be a challenge. In the article, he pushed hard the point that readers should support the cause by putting down their newspaper there and then and sending a letter with a penny in. To really put the point across, he even put Mike’s address twice within the article. The plan was a success, and Mike found piles of letters that contained pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and even checks and dollar bills coming through the mail every day. At its peak, the postmaster informed Greene that there was 26 feet of mail in one single day. As you can imagine, counting so many coins is almost unimaginable, so Hayes quantified them in feet rather than individually adding them up. In total, he received the equivalent of 2.8 million pennies, which more than covered the amount he needed for his college course. He graduated free from student loans in 1991 with a food science degree – See more at:


TYC/parks & rec NEWS

Challenger British Soccer Camp

On-line Registration is now available for the British Soccer Camp, to be held June 20 – 24th.  FREE Jersey if registered by 5/6!; or call Rob at 224-4054 or email


Terry’s Tires Bike Rodeo!!

WANTED! Kids ALWAYS to wear helmets Terry’s Tires Bike Safety RodeoFeaturing Shoreside Petroleum’s “Helmet Junction”Saturday, May 14th; 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 14th

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 ceremonybeginning at 6 pm at Branson Pavilion. For more information call SPRD @ 224-4011

Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Run                                                                                           

Seward Parks & Recreation is proud to bring you our 34th annual Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Race. The Exit Glacier Race is open to all ages and ability levels. The race consists of a 5K or 10K run on paved road with a gradual decline. Sign the whole family up for this popular Seward event!  Following the race, treat your team to a delicious lunch at the Resurrection Roadhouse and join us for the awards ceremony around 11:30 am. Register early to save money! See you at the starting line! For more info call Robert Perea at 224-4054, email or Melanie Hauze at 224-4011, email


Roller Skating at the AVTEC Gym

All ages are welcome to join us every Friday night from 5:30 – 7pm and Saturdays 2 to 3:30pm only $2 per person.


Teen & Youth Center

TYC Summer Day Camp & Adventure Camp Registration is now open! Visit our website at and download a registration form or stop by the TYC to register today. Questions? Contact Josie Mclain at 224-5472 or


TYC ASP- A recreation based After School Program that focuses on activities that promote physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of the elementary aged kids who attend. Crafts, computer, cooking, music, dancing, sports, playgrounds and outdoor play are all a part of our week. We assist kids in completing homework Monday – Thursday. Snack Shack is available as well. Check out our program calendar for the month of March.



April 28   Scrap Art Community Concert, high school 7PM

May 4      Early Release, students out at 1:30

May 6-12 Site-Based Council e-mail elections

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