Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017       

Student Announcements   

HOT LUNCH MENU

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

 Your fee is past due.

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:   impatient adj.

Definition: 1. not readily accepting interference; intolerant. 2. indicating lack of patience: an impatient answer. 3. restless in desire or expectation; eagerly desirous.

Example: I become very impatient when I have to wait for my sister after school.

Synonyms: eager, restless

 

INTERESTING FACT:   A National Hockey League game can be an exciting event, but something is done to the hockey pucks that keep the games from becoming a little too exciting.

A hockey puck is made of vulcanized rubber, and rubber, as you know, is bouncy, especially at room temperature or warm. That is why the NHL uses frozen hockey pucks for all its games so the pucks aren’t too bouncy, and the pucks (or biscuits as they are sometimes known) are kept in a freezer in the penalty box. The pucks are kept at a temperature between 14 degrees Fahrenheit and 20 degrees Fahrenheit to make sure they are frozen before they are put into play. NHL rules state that the home team will be responsible for keeping game pucks frozen and that they should be kept in the penalty box under the watchful eye of an official or other attendant. A home team does this by transporting fifteen pucks from a freezer of the home team to the penalty box cooler. They even transport them in another cooler. At the beginning of the second and the third period of the game, fifteen more pucks are transported from the home team’s freezer to the penalty box cooler.

Things get even more specific when a puck is in play. After a puck has been used for more than two minutes, it gets replaced with a new frozen puck so that consistency is guaranteed no matter at one point a player gets in the game. It’s up to a linesman (a referee official) to make the exchange from a used puck to a new frozen puck, and they usually do that before the next face-off. If a used puck is returned to the penalty box freezer attendant, it is not used again and is returned to the home team’s freezer after the period ends. Pucks are also exchanged during commercial time-outs in the same way. About 25-30 pucks are used on average in a typical NHL game. Look for the exchange the next time you happen to watch a hockey game.

The fastest ice hockey slapshot in competition was done by Denis Kulyash in the Russian Continental Hockey League in 2011 and was clocked at a speed of 110.3 mph . The previous record was 105.4 mph by Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins during the All-Star skills competition of the National Hockey League in 2009.

There was one time when a different sort of hockey puck was used in NHL games. It was called the FoxTrax puck, and it was used in the 1995-1996 season. The Fox Network developed the puck that was supposed to make viewing its movement easier. It was composed of a battery and small computer at its center along with infrared emitters that pulsed and these pulses were picked up by sensors around the rink. The movement was processed by a computer which put a blue halo around the puck. When the puck speed went above 50 mph it had a red trail, when it went over 75 mph it changed to green. The pucks only lasted about 10 minutes on battery power and each one cost around $400. The glowing puck experiment came to an end when the Fox Network didn’t renew their NHL contract after the 1998-99 NHL season.

TYC & SEWARD PARKS & REC NEWS:

Egg Hunt NEW Location!

Dr. Moriarty, DDS Egg Hunt Sat, Apr 15th @ 3pm at the Alaska SeaLife Center. After the hunt enjoy refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny! This is a FREE event for ages 11 & under sponsored by: Dr. Moriarty, DDS, Alaska SeaLife Center, American Legion, TYC & SPRD.

 

Terry’s Tires Bike Rodeo!!

WANTED! Kids ALWAYS to wear helmets Terry’s Tires Bike Safety Rodeo Featuring Shoreside Petroleum’s “Helmet Junction” Saturday, May 13th; 10am to High Noon at City Hall. Bike Inspections, Bike Education, Shoreside’s Helmet Junction,  Barrel Racing, Obstacle Course, Pump It Up ! Prizes and the SPD Chuckwagon! T-shirts to the first 75 participants.

 

Super Saturday Cleanup Sat, May 13th

Pick up bags at Sports and Rec from 10 am to 4 pm. We need your help to clean up the town! Join the annual community litter and trash clean-up day! Prizes for those who collect the most trash! Hotdog feed and awards ceremony beginning at 6 pm at Branson Pavilion. For more information call SPRD @ 224-4054

 

TYC ASP– is in full swing. We offer recreational activities for kids in Elementary school Mon- Friday. Sports, Crafts, Games, Computer, Wii, Ping Pong and more. We use the AVTEC gym 1-2 days a week to play sports, games and the rock wall. Homework help is offered from 3:30-4pm daily. Please join us from 3:15- 5:30 for some afternoon fun. Contact Josie at jmcclain@cityofseward.net for more information.

 

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 9:30a.m. to 11a.m.
  • Indoor Park will be offered Tues-Fri. from 11 am to 12 noon.
  • Roller skating is Saturdays from 2 to 3:30pm
  • The rock climbing wall will be open on Fridays, 5-7PM. Participants must have two signed waivers, if under 18 must be signed by a parent or guardian to participate.

TYC

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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