Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017       

 

Student Announcements   

 

HOT LUNCH MENU

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 27th-31st:  Ava Fabian, Ayden Lapinskas, Rider Allen, Jeremiah Beach

 

NEW NEWS:    

 

OLDER 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!

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:   remind v.t.

Definition: to cause (a person) to remember; cause (a person) to think (of someone or something).

Example: My dad always reminds me to turn lights off when I leave a room.

Synonyms: cue, suggest

 

INTERESTING FACT:

Mt. Tateyama rises 9,892 feet in Japan’s Hida Mountains and is considered one of the country’s Three Holy Mountains. It also may be one of the snowiest mountains in Japan, and perhaps one of the snowiest places on planet Earth.

The Hida Mountains are part of the Japanese Alps and meteorologists suspect that parts of the range receive as much as 1,500 inches of snow a year, or 125 feet. Piled continuously, that would be snow nearly half as high as the Statue of Liberty. The height of the canyon’s snow walls can reach a staggering 66 feet.

Amazingly, there is a highway that runs through a part of this epic snow country.

Every winter the western part of Japan, what has come to be known as Snow Country, experiences a winter monsoon. Frigid Siberian air streaming south and east across the relatively warm waters of the Sea of Japan generates snow clouds, which unleash their flakes as they approach land. The phenomenon is similar to lake-effect snow in the U.S. But while the Great Lakes can freeze over, effectively shutting off the snow machine, the Sea of Japan stays open all winter long. Coastal mountains such as Mt. Tateyama amplify the snow.

Syracuse, New York, often dubbed the snowiest city in the United States, receives, on average, 117 inches of snow a year. Japan’s snowiest city with a population over a million is Sapporo, on the northern island of Hokkaido, which checks in at 235 inches a year. Japan’s snowiest city with a population over 300,000 would be Aomori, on the northern tip of Japan’s main island of Honshu, coming in at 263 inches a year.

At the Snow Canyon, the non-human star of the show is the HTR608, a rotary snow blower made by the Nichijo company—the 608 refers to the 608-horsepower engine. The HTR608 can plow through snow up to six feet high. The rotating bar helps pull snow into the machine, and a powerful propeller ejects it out of an aerodynamic pipe that can spray the snow nearly 50 feet high and half a football field to the side. But before this monster can even begin its job on the Snow Canyon, a series of prior snow-clearing events must take place.

Mt. Tateyama receives too much snow and is too remote to receive continual snow plow treatment, thus for much of the winter snow is allowed to bury the pass. Sometime in early March, a bulldozer specially equipped with both a GPS and a mobile satellite phone is sent up the mountain and over the Snow Canyon. The GPS and sat phone work in tandem to provide the driver a detailed video screen image of the dozer’s location in relation to the center of the snow-buried highway. This driver’s job is not to clear snow, but simply to lay out an accurate track of the road itself. Following the GPS dozer is a team of dozers that will begin the clearing operations. The first bulldozers will push and carry the snow forward, to areas where depths are lower and it can be pushed aside or dumped. Backhoes are used to help widen the road. When the bulldozers have come within six feet or less of the road, the rotary blowers can begin their work, and help to at last reveal the long buried asphalt.

To plow the 14-mile section of road that runs from the edge of Toyama and through the Snow Canyon takes about a month. By mid-April the Snow Canyon is typically ready for tourists. Last year, 270,000 people visited. “Originally, removing the snow was just to be able to bring people and supplies to the Tateyama Kokusai Hotel,” says Tanikawa, “but then we realized that we have something fairly exceptional, and why not bring people to see the walls.”

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

March

March 28/April 28          State testing window, 3-5 grade

April

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

April 5        Early Release

April 12      Muffins for Moms April 24-28

April  20     Kinder Round-Up, Session 1 at 5:30pm and Session 2 at 6:30pm.

April 24      1:35 – 2:35 PTA music/drama group http://www.sewardakpta.com/shows

April 27      1st Grade Lowell Point Field Trip, 8:30 arrival

April 28      Kindergarten Lowell Point Field Trip, 9:00 arrival

April 28      Title 1 preschool screening – 9:00 – 3:00

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