Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017       


Student Announcements   

Family Night and Book Fair March 2nd, 5:30 – 7:00 pm.




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


February Healthy Futures Logs due to Mrs. Lyon or Mrs. Fabian by March 3rd!!


Volleyball Starts Today, 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.


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.





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





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.


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:  sweet adj., n.

Definition: 1. having the taste or flavor of sugar, honey, or the like. 2. pleasing to the ear; making an agreeable sound. 3. fragrant; perfumed.

Example: I like sweet baked goods like cookies and cake.

Synonyms: delicious, rich






On Minnesota’s southern border (hundreds of miles west of the far more famous “Niagara”) is a geological spectacle known as Niagara Cave. The grotto is among the largest in the Midwest, and is home to a 60-foot subterranean waterfall, 100-foot-high ceilings, ancient fossils, unusual limestone rock formations, calcite flowstone, an echo chamber, and even a wedding chapel for the adventurous affianced.

The cave was discovered in 1924, when legend has it that three pigs disappeared from a nearby farm and ended up in a sinkhole. When their owner went looking for the wayward swine, he not only found his livestock—alive and well, 75 feet underground—he also discovered the underground chamber and its many wonders. Public tours started about 10 years later.

While the cavern itself is likely millions of years old, Niagara Cave has a 21st-century claim to fame. In 2015 it became the first commercial cave in the world whose energy use is 100 percent offset by solar energy—its large  photovoltaic solar panel array produces around 45,000 kilowatts of energy per year.

Visitors to the cave can embark on hour-long guided tours, consisting of a mile-long hike around the underground marvel. Outside the cave, visitors can also pan for gemstones in a manmade trough, play mini golf, picnic, and of course, shop.


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





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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