Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017       

Family Night this Thursday – Book Fair and family acitivities in the gym

Snacks and treats will be for sale by the Boys & Girls Club

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

Student Announcements   





Popcorn Chicken with Roll

Green Beans

Fresh Apple



Fiesta Bowl with Tortilla

Refried Beans

Diced Peaches

Apple Juice



Egg Roll

Fried Rice

Fresh Broccoli

Hummus Dip




Vegetarian Chili with Pretzel

Romaine Salad with Dressing





Garlic Toast


Mixed Fruit

Baby Carrots



Lunch Workers for Feb. 27th-March 3rd:  Kyra Allen, Natalie Sieminski, Jack Waldron, Van Shank





Please congratulate the Forensics members on a great showing at Tustumena!  We got one 6th place, one 5th place, two 2nd places and five 1st place ribbons!  Way to go – we’re so very proud of you all!


Update! School will be in session Friday, March 10 As you are aware, Thursday February 16th was a Snow Day.  As per Board Policy, we are required to make up that day of missed instruction.  The staffs and administrators of all four impacted schools met and discussed the best option for make-up and overwhelmingly agreed on Friday, March 10th, which had initially been scheduled as an in-service day prior to the beginning of Spring Break.  The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has approved our plan.


Please send your child(ren) to school on Friday, March 10th.


We recognize that many of you may already have made plans with your families for Friday, March 10th.  The administrators are aware and sympathetic to your family needs.  If you are planning to take your child(ren) out of school of Friday, March 10th, then please contact the office directly and we will excuse their absence.




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.





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Seward Elementary Principal Interviews will be held on March 8th at 4PM in the PD ROOM.  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.


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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  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.





WORD OF THE DAY:  tender adj.

Definition: 1. soft or delicate in substance; not hard or tough: a tender steak. 2. weak or delicate in constitution; not strong or hardy. 3. delicate or gentle: the tender touch of her hand. 4. acutely or painfully sensitive.

Example: I have a tender bruise on my knee that hurts when I touch it.

Synonyms: sensitive, painful


INTERESTING FACT:  Many countries have an animal that represents them, but for Scotland, the choice may seem rather odd. The national animal of Scotland is in fact the unicorn, and the reason for the choice of this mythological creature has been firmly fixed in the history of the country.

Unicorns have been around since 3,500 B.C. and the time of the Babylonians. They were even written about and thought of as real animals by the ancient Greeks. In Celtic mythology, the unicorn was a symbol of purity, grace, joy, and innocence, as well as power and strength. It has been a Scottish symbol since the 12th century when it was on an early form of the Scottish Coat of Arms. In the 15th century, gold coins even appeared with the unicorn on them when King James III was in power. The unicorn had become an important symbol that represented the country of Scotland.

When Scotland and England unified under the reign of King James VI of Scotland in 1603, the Scottish Royal Arms had two unicorns supporting a shield. King James VI, who became King James I after the unification, replaced the unicorn on the left of the shield with the national animal of England, the lion, to show that the countries (which included Ireland) were indeed unified. This was known as the Union of the Crowns. More than a century later on January 16, 1707, Scotland and England joined in a political union and created the United Kingdom of Britain.

Today the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom still consists of the unicorn of Scotland and the lion of England. Each animal is in their original positions from the time of the Union of the Crowns, but the Scottish version has the animals reversed with the unicorn on the right and the lion on the left. The unicorn representing Scotland is always depicted with a chain around its neck as this symbolizes the medieval belief that the unicorn was a strong and dangerous animal that was untamed. The unicorn wasn’t thought of as gentle mythological animal in medieval times as it is thought of today. Ironically, the lion is considered to be the natural enemy of the unicorn.


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


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.

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




February 28        PTA meeting, 6:30 High School Library

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

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

March 10             End of quarter –students will attend school as make-up for snow day

March 13-17       Spring Break

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