Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017       


Student Announcements   





Egg Roll

Fried Rice

Fresh Broccoli

Hummus Dip




Vegetarian Chili w/ pretzel

Romaine Salad





Garlic Toast


Fresh Baby Carrots

Mixed Fruit



Lunch Workers for March 27th-31st:  Ava Fabian, Ayden Lapinskas, Rider Allen, Jeremiah Beach








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   Your teacher will have a copy of the entry form!  Good luck!


Volleyball runs till Tuesday, April 4.  15   Your fee is past due.





Find breakfast and lunch menus online at


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  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.





WORD OF THE DAY:  pester v.t.

Definition: to bother persistently with petty annoyances; trouble

Example: Please do not pester me while am trying to do my homework.

Synonyms: annoy, bother




The spur of land between Gilbert Inlet and Lituya Bay that received the full force of the wave. Trees and soil were stripped away to an elevation of 1720 feet (524 meters) above the surface of Lituya Bay. Photo by D.J. Miller, United States Geological Survey.

During the night of July 9, 1958, the largest recorded wave in history occurred in Lituya Bay, Alaska. It reached an astonishing height of 1,720 feet. As a frame of reference, the Empire State Building is 1,250 feet tall..

The wave was caused by a massive earthquake along the Fairweather Fault which runs west of Juneau along the Alaska Panhandle. The earthquake measured 7.9 on the Richter scale. Rock that was 3,000 feet above the Gilbert Inlet of Lituya Bay loosened and fell down into the water. The estimated amount of rock was around 30.6 million cubic meters, or 1.08 billion cubic feet of material. That equals about 2.85 million dump truck loads of rock

When the impact occurred, it generated a tsunami that spread along Lituya Bay and even traveled over land that separated Gilbert Inlet from the bay. When the tsunami finally exited in the Gulf of Alaska over the La Chaussee Spit, the land had been scoured clean up to a height of 1,720 feet. The force of the wave removed all trees and vegetation from elevations as high as 1720’ above sea level. Millions of trees were uprooted and swept into the Gulf of Alaska.

The largest area of settlement at the time of the earthquake was Yakutat. The area saw only moderate damage from such a large earthquake. Damage was also noted in Juneau.. Three people died in Yakutat on Khantaak Island, about 105 miles north of Lituya Bay, when part of the island fell into the sea, and two other people on a fishing boat in Lituya Bay were swept away while it was anchored near the mouth of the bay. Eyewitness accounts from other boaters who survived the tsunami reported that the wave reached 100 feet by the time it got to the mouth of the bay.  Read more about this & see pictures at




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 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.


Please contact TYC for more information 224-5472.


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





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


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

April 5        Early Release

April 6         Budget update with Superintendent Dusek, Seward El Library 5-6PM

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

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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