Monday, February 6, 2017

 

Student Announcements   

 

 

HOT LUNCH MENU

MONDAY

Chicken Nuggets w/ Rice

Steamed Broccoli

Applesauce

Milk

TUESDAY

BBQ Pork Hoagie

Mixed Fruit

Sweet Potato Lattice Fries

Milk

WEDNESDAY

Chicken Taquitos w/ Salsa

Refried Beans

Baby Carrots w/ Ranch

Apple

Milk

Lunch Workers for Feb. 6th-8th:    Abigail Doepken, Josie Horn, John VanBuskirk, Clayton Morris

NEW NEWS:     

Wednesday is an Early Release Day – students excused at 1:30PM. No school Thursday & Friday – Student Conferences.

 

Please bring in your Campbells Labels for Education your parents might have been collecting.  We are going to do one last mailing in the next couple weeks before the program ends.  Thanks!

 

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

 

OLDER NEWS:    

Museum Drop In Craft Time

Stop by the Seward Community Library & Museum on Friday, February 17th and Saturday, February 18th between noon and 4:00PM for a craft at the museum kitchen table. Learn your name in Morse Code and make a cool Morse Code Bracelet. For more information, contact libmus@cityofseward.net or (907) 224-4082.

Forensics!

Our after school practices will be held on Tues. Wed. and Thurs.  The Forensics season will go from Jan. 17 until Sat. Feb. 25th.

See you there! Coaches Glaser, Ryan and Lunardi

PARENT NEWS:

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

 

Reapplying for Meal Benefits

Due to the reduced 2016 PFD, KPBSD Student Nutrition Services would like to encourage families that may have applied and were denied for Free lunches or qualified for reduced lunches but think they may qualify for free lunches to reapply.

If you have not applied for Free or reduced meal benefits for this school year and would like to know if you qualify, please fill out the application and submit.

Meal benefits applications may be applied for online at kpbsd.k12.ak.us the application is located on the Students/Parents page then scroll down to online meal application or you may pick up an application at any of the KPBSD schools or the Student Nutrition office at 139 E. Park Ave. Soldotna.

 

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:  prediction n.

Definition: 1. the act of predicting. 2. an instance of this; something predicted; prophecy.

Example: I hope the prediction of rain is wrong because I want to go to the beach.

Synonyms: forecast, prophecy

 

INTERESTING FACT:   La Rinconada, Peru is the highest elevated human habitation on earth at 16,732 feet above sea level (about 3 miles).  The city, that has no trees and sits on the edge of a glacier, has swelled to over 50,000 people for one reason; it has a productive goldmine.  The mining company that operates it is Corporacion Ananea, and they use what they call the “cachorreo system” to pay the workers.  They refer to it as an “informal” system, but if you read between the lines, it is in fact illegal.  Under this system, miners work for 30 days without pay. On the 31st day, they are allowed to take as much ore as they can carry on their shoulders. It’s just a guess if there is any gold in the ore they carry home.  The damage done by the mine on the town is apparent, and the Peruvian government, along with the mining company, have no plans to fix it. It was also temporary, with no designs for permanent infrastructure or city services. As such, “La Rinco” (as it’s known) has no plumbing, sanitation, or heating services, and the ground is heavily contaminated with mercury from the mining operations. There is no trash service. Disposal of waste is the responsibility of each individual resident; many just leave trash where they last used it. Those that bother to dispose of their trash either bury it outside of town or burn it in the street.The city was built, and continues to expand, haphazardly on a permanently-frozen glacier. It is accessible only by truck, the several-day journey made via treacherous winding mountain roads.

The town sits higher than any point in England, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and the contiguous United States. The tip of the highest peak in the Alps range – Mont Blanc – is 1,000 feet lower than La Rinconada, Peru. The only place in Europe higher than La Rinconada is approaching Eurasia: Shkhara in Georgia (only 100m higher), and Mount Ararat in Turkey (37m higher).

TYC & SEWARD PARKS & REC NEWS:

 

  • Sports & Rec

 

  • 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 10 am to 11 am, as open gym activities occur for a fee.
  • Indoor Park will be offered Tue, Wed and Thursday from 11 am to 12 noon.
  • Roller skating is Saturdays from 2 to 3:30pm
  • The rock climbing wall will be open on Tuesdays, 13, and 20th from 4 – 5:30 open to everyone. Participants must have two signed waivers, if under 18 must be signed by a parent or guardian to participate.
  • SPRD is still seeking certified basketball and volleyball referees. Contact Austin Ledford email aledford@cityofseward.net.

TYC

Register now for Winter Break Camps. Fun filled days with adventure and activity for kids in grades K-5. 224-5472

TYC is proud to offer Bugs in your Backyard Free to kids in grades 5-8 on Monday’s from 3:30-5pm. This is a fun filled STEM program designed to help your youth think and act like a scientist. Please contact TYC for more information 224-5472.    Jmcclain@cityofseward.net.

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

February

Feb 8          Muffins for Moms/Donuts for Dads

Feb 8          Early release, 1:30

Feb 9-10    No school, Student Conferences – pass out progress reports

Feb 14        KPBSD Public Budget Forum 5:30-7PM, HS Library

Feb 17        Jump Rope for Heart – 3:10-4:15, gym

Feb 23        NAEP Test, 4th grade

Feb 25        Districtwide Forensics – Tustumena

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