Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017       

 

Student Announcements   

HOT LUNCH MENU

MONDAY

Teriyaki Beef Nuggets

Rice

Green Beans

Fresh Apple

Chocolate Chip Cookie

TUESDAY

Cheese burger

JoJo’s

Baked Beans

Fresh Pear

Milk

WEDNESDAY

French Toast w/ sausage

Tater Tots

Fresh Orange wedges

Milk

THURSDAY

Italian Sauce w/ noodles

Garlic Toast

Spinach Salad

Apple Juice

Milk

FRIDAY

Baja Fish Sticks

Fresh Broccoli

Baby carrots w/ hummus dip

Peach cubes

Gold Fish Pretzels

Milk

 

Lunch Workers for March 20th-24th: Nora Andrews, Sam McLain, Eli Higbee, Donna Hinders

 

NEW NEWS:    

 

OLDER NEWS:    

Volleyball runs till Tuesday, April 4.  Practices are Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, and Thursday’s from 3:15 to 4:15

 

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: customary adj.

Definition: 1. according to or depending on custom; usual; habitual. 2. of or established by custom rather than law.

Example: It is customary to eat dinner with a fork and knife.

Synonyms: frequent, normal

INTERESTING FACT:  The limpet (we call them Chinaman’s cap”)is not a terribly interesting organism on the surface. This group of aquatic snails live their lives inching along rocks, scraping off algae for food. The way they scrape those rocks clean is actually getting a lot of interest in scientific circles, though. Limpet teeth have recently been tested by researchers at the University of Portsmouth and found to be the hardest biological material in the world.

These teeth aren’t like the teeth we humans have. They are protein-mineral composites that cover the snail’s tongue (called a radula). These structures have to be sturdy because they are essentially being raked across rocks all day as the snail uses them to free up algae to eat. The key to its strength, according to the researchers, is the tightly packed mineral fibers consisting of an iron-based substance called goethite. These goethite fibers are interlaced with a protein scaffolding in the same way carbon fiber can be combined with plastics to increase their strength.

To test the strength of limpet teeth, the team started with tiny fragments and shaved them down to a microscopic dog-bone shape. These fragments were then glued to an atomic force microscope that could gauge how strong the material was. The calculated strength of limpet tooth material was five gigapascals, about five times better than the previous front runner, spider silk. Even the outliers among spiders fall short of limpet teeth.

Compared to man-made materials, limpet teeth are better than kevlar and almost as good as the strongest carbon fiber composites. Taking what they’ve learned from the structure of limpet teeth could help make the composites used in body armor and aircraft hulls more durable and lighter. It may also be easier to replicate than spider silk, which has been notoriously tricky.

This could be a big deal in materials science, and we have an unassuming little mollusk to thank for it.

TYC & SEWARD PARKS & REC NEWS:

Sports & Rec     SPORTS & REC

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

 

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.

 

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

April

April 5                  Grades 1&2 Science Fair  12:15-1:15

 

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