Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017       

Student Announcements   

HOT LUNCH MENU

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:    

NAME THE PARADE CONTEST   Seward Chamber of Commerce is having a contest for Seward Elementary students only & it’s to name the 4th of July parade, which should center around the ideas of “Independence Day” and “Seward”. The student who submits the winning name receives a free entry of a parade float or individual (bike, skateboard, or your choice of entry) and 2 movie passes for the movies at the Ray Bldg.  Contest runs through April 25th. Questions? Call Cindy Clock at 224-8051 or events@seward.com   Your teacher will have a copy of the entry form!  Good luck!

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:   refresh v.t.

Definition: 1. to renew the vigor or energy of (oneself or another), as with food, drink, or rest. 2. to stimulate (the memory). 3. to reinvigorate or cheer (the mind or spirits).

Example: Please refresh my memory because I do not remember him.

Synonyms: rejuvenate, replenish

 

INTERESTING FACT:   Why are school buses yellow?  Was it because yellow is a happy color, and kids just love going to school?  Afraid not.  The yellow color on a school bus came about for some practical reasons, the most of which was safety.

The official name of the color of a school bus is National School Bus Glossy Yellow.  It originated in 1939 after Dr. Frank W. Cyr, a university professor at Columbia in NY, held a conference that officially established the parameters and standards for school bus construction, including the paint color of the buses.  The original color was called National School Bus Chrome, but has since changed since school bus chrome contained lead in the pigment.  The color was adopted because black lettering was easy to see in the early morning hours and during the late afternoon.  Another reason it was chosen was because the color yellow is seen quickly in someone’s peripheral vision. Paint experts from Pittsburgh Pains and DuPont came up with the shade, along with school bus manufacturers who decided on standards of how buses were built.  They were funded by a $5,000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, . Each of the states (which numbered 48 at the time) were in attendance at the conference, and the National Bureau of Standards set the color as the standard for all school buses. A 42-page pamphlet eventually resulted from the conference that set all the standards on how school buses would be painted and manufactured from then on.

Before 1939, school buses were any range of colors, since there was no standard.  Kids were even being moved to school on horse-drawn wagons.  Interestingly, the first “school bus” was built in 1827, in London &  designed to carry 25 children.  School buses weren’t the first mode of public transportation to use the yellow color, however.  As early as 1914, the Yellow Cab Company, founded by John D. Hertz of rental car fame, used the color yellow on all his cars as a way to brand his business.  It is not known whether this had any influence on school buses eventually becoming yellow. So when you see a yellow school bus, first remember to stop, and be satisfied knowing why they’re painted that distinctive yellow color.  Then ponder the idea that you could have been staring at a pink and purple polka-dotted bus if this meeting would have never taken place.

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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