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

MONDAY

Popcorn Chicken

Roll

Green Beans

Fresh Apple

Orange Juice

Milk

TUESDAY

Fiesta Bowl w/ tortilla

Refried Beans

Apple Juice

Milk

WEDNESDAY

Egg Roll

Fried Rice

Fresh Broccoli

Hummus Dip

Pineapple

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:

JOBS – Kenai Fjords Tours has some open front desk positions, call 224-8068 for more info.

 

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:   export v., adj.

Definition: 1. to ship (commodities) to other countries. 2. of or pertaining to the exportation of goods: export duties.

Example: The United States exports computers to other countries.

Synonyms: dispatch, send

 

INTERESTING FACT:    Grimsey Island – far away in the north: Home of one hundred people – and one million seabirds. The island stands alone far out on the horizon, a blue cliff, surrounded by the wide Arctic Ocean, about 40 km off the north coast of Iceland; it is about 5 square kilometers in area. It is said to have been settled by a farmer named Grímur, who came to the island from Norway. According to legend, the island was populated by giants and trolls when Grímur arrived, and he slew them all and took the daughter of one of them as his bride. The hardiness of Grímsey fisherman is traced back to this legend.Iit is a popular destination for those who wish to visit the Arctic Circle, which can be done very easily on the island. Arctic Circle visitors get a certificate commemorating their crossing into it, and there is a pole with street signs saying how far major cities around the world are from that point. Cliffs along the coastline, which are home to thousands of birds, including auks and puffins, also attract tourists. Whales are often visible from these cliffs. A cave, called Prestaskvompa (Priest’s Hollow) runs under the whole length of Grímsey, and the surface of the island is mostly green, though it has no trees, only grasses, mosses, and marshland.

The Grímsey church was built from driftwood in 1867 and renovated in 1932. Other fascinating sites include the 1937 lighthouse, the remains of a windmill built in 1973 with the intention that it would become an electricity source, and a monument to American chess enthusiast Daniel Willard Fiske, who became a patron of the isolated island when he learned that chess was an important part of the Grímsey lifestyle. Among his acts of patronage was to give a chess set to every Grímsey home.

Fishing is the dominant industry on the island, and most of the men are involved with it. Women are, too, but with fewer than a hundred people on the island, women also have to take on most of the other roles. The local souvenir shop carries crafts made by women and a local women’s association takes care of accommodations for visitors spending one or more nights in the Community Hall. Both guesthouses on the island are also run by women. Grímsey children go to school on the island through eighth grade, after which point they continue their education in Akureyri on the mainland.

A ferry makes trips to the island from the mainland throughout the week, and regular flights are also available from Air Iceland. Since some tourists only stay a few hours, planes have been known to sit and wait as long as their passengers are still enjoying the sights.

The fishermen of Grimsey harvest the rich fishing banks all around the island but often venture in their small motorboats much further north on the Arctic Ocean. An endless ocean which often turns wild, with storms and frost, the waves even 15 m high. Or the polar ice may drift from the north and keep the ocean frozen all around the island. – At other times, such as during summer, the same ocean may be a shining mirror.

The islanders live in a small village by the harbor – a prosperous and fertile community with many children. The chorus of seabirds, never stops during the 24 hour long summer day. The birds nest in the high cliffs that surround the whole island, except by the harbor.

During winter, when daylight is very short (just like here),  most of the sea birds stay far away, out on the open sea. In the village, the families live a modern kind of life today. They are well off, have a good school for their children, the harbor has been improved. A church has been there for eight hundred years. There are two guesthouses as well. A ferry serves the island three times a week. Even an airport has been built  for regular flights.

 

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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