Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017       

Student Announcements   





Baked Beans


Fresh Pear



French Toast with Sausage

Tater Tots

Fresh Orange




Italian Sauce with Noodles

Garlic Toast

Spinach Salad

Strawberry Cup

Apple Juice



Lunch Workers for Feb. 2OTH-24THMia Nappi,  Jacob Brown, Denver Newman, Hunter Forshee-Kurtz




Volleyball Starts Tuesday, February 28th & runs till Tuesday, April 4.

The team will meet in the gym Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, and Thursday’s from 3:15 to 4:15

Coaches: Mr. Fraad & Mrs. Deboard. If you have not signed up for any other sport this school year, then you will need to fill out a registration packet.  None is required if you have participated in a sport activity already.  Your fee is due by the first day of practice.




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



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



Seward Elementary Principal Interviews will be held on March 8th at 4PM in our library.  Everyone who is present will have the opportunity to provide written comments to the Superintendent after the interview. For more information, call Seward El at 224-3356 or Laurie Wood, Recruitment Specialist at (907) 714-98888.


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



WORD OF THE DAY:  thermal adj.

Definition: 1. pertaining to, or caused by heat or temperature: thermal energy. 2. designed to aid in or promote the retention of body heat: a thermal blanket. 3. a rising air current caused by heating from the underlying surface.

Example: I wear thermal underwear during the winter to keep me warm.

Synonyms: warm, updraft

INTERESTING FACT:   Liquid Paper is the magical stuff that can cover over mistakes, but if it weren’t for one woman and her difficulty using an electric typewriter, it might never had been invented.

In 1951, Bette Nesmith Graham, the inventor of Liquid paper, was a single mother with one young son working as an executive secretary at Texas Bank & Trust in Dallas, Texas. Problems arose for her as a secretary when the bank switched from mechanical typewriters to electric ones. Nesmith found that she had difficulty correcting her mistakes on the new machines as the new type of ink from the ribbons didn’t erase well. She came up with an idea to paint over her mistakes instead. She mixed a water-based, white tempera paint (which is a fast drying painting medium) at home and used a brush to paint over her mistakes at the office. She discovered that when the paint dried she could type over it. Other secretaries got wind of Graham’s concoction and began asking her for some of their own. She began to share the corrective paint and named it Mistake Out.

At this point Graham must have realized she had something special because she began to refine her mixture in her kitchen using a blender. In 1956, she sold her first real bottle of Mistake Out. She next enlisted the help of a chemistry teacher, a paint manufacturing employee, and an office supply dealer to further refine the product. She got a patent on it and renamed it Liquid Paper. But it still wasn’t enough to pay all the bills, and Graham and her son continued to produce it in their garage. A big break for Graham came in 1958 when a trade magazine mentioned her new corrective paint, Liquid Paper, and she soon had an order for 500 bottles. But Graham still had to work at her job at the Texas Bank & Trust. One day, through a simple twist of fate, she accidentally put her new company’s name on some paperwork instead of the bank’s name. She got fired for that, but by 1964 she was producing 5,000 bottles a week. Only four years later, her company moved into its own factory based in Dallas and was producing 10,000 bottles a day. In 1979, Graham sold Liquid Paper to the Gillette Corporation for $48 million. Unfortunately, she died only a few months later in 1980 at the age of 56, and she left half of her fortune to her son, Michael Nesmith. Some of you may recognize the name Michael Nesmith. He already had a claim to fame that was independent of anything to do with Liquid Paper. He was one of the members of The Monkees, the popular pop rock band of the late 60s and early 70s who also had their own television show.


The word “bankrupt” is from the Italian banca rotta, literally “broken bench.” In the years of early banking, people who exchanged, stored, and lent money did their business in the public marketplace at a bench. If the manTTYC & SEWARD PARKS & REC NEWS:


Sports & Rec


Urbach’s Youth Basketball Picture Day Sat, Mar 4th

  • We ask that all players and coaches attend for the team photo.
  • Players wear full uniform, team jersey and BLACK shorts for Rookies and Juniors, Royal Blue shorts for Lil’ D’s…..Purple shorts for Pre-D’s  (if wearing a t-shirt under jersey, white only)
  • Please be ready 10 minutes prior to photo time.


Team Photo Time Game


Lil’ Dribblers 9:30 10:00
Pre-Dribblers 9:50 9:15
GCI 10:05 10:45
Seward Plumbing 10:20 10:45 & 11:30
KFT 10:35 11:30
UYBL Referees 10:50 All
Seward Real Estate 11:05 12:30 & 1:15
Shoreside 11:20 12:30
Harmon Construction 11:35 1:15

Parent / Player reminders:

  • You do not need to purchase photos, but players need to attend for the team photo.
  • Players wear full uniform, team jersey and BLACK shorts for Rookies and Juniors, Royal Blue shorts for Lil’ D’s…..Purple shorts for Pre-D’s  (if wearing a t-shirt under jersey, white only)
  • Please be ready 10 minutes prior to photo time. 
  • Additional questions please call Austin at 224-4054.

Challenger British Soccer Camp June 19th – 23rd Online Registration Now Open!

Challenger British Soccer Camp is planned for June 19 – 23rd at the Elementary Soccer Field. Free jersey if registered by 5/5!


First Kicks                               ages 3 to 4                   $90

Mini Soccer                             ages 5 to 6                   $106

Player Development                ages 6 to 9                   $111

Player Development                ages10-13                    $111

  • 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.


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



Feb 23                  NAEP Test, 4th grade

Feb 25                 Districtwide Forensics – Tustumena

March 2               Family Night/Book Fair  5:30-7PM

March 8               Seward Elementary Principal Interviews, 4PM, Seward El Library

March 10             End of quarter inservice

March 13-17       Spring Break

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