Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017       

 

Student Announcements   

 

HOT LUNCH MENU

WEDNESDAY

Teriyaki Chicken

Rice

Roll

Winter Mix

Mandarin Oranges

Milk

THURSDAY

Taco’s Beef N Bean with Salsa

Corn

Applesauce Cup

Milk

FRIDAY

Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Romaine Salad w/ Dressing

Diced Peaches

Milk

Lunch Workers for May 8th-12th:  Emerson Lorring, Kyana Hutchinson, Tanner Henderson, Tyler Lands

NEW NEWS:     NO NURSE TODAY. IF YOU ARE FEELING SICK, PLEASE CALL HOME. THANK YOU!

 

OLDER NEWS:    

 

City of Seward Library Summer Reading Program

Join us at the Seward Community Library & Museum for the Summer Reading Program for preschool and elementary school students. This year’s theme is BUILD A BETTER WORLD. Families are invited to the annual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, May 27th from 1:00PM- 3:00PM for free food & fun! This program provides a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time, and helps children maintain and improve reading skills.

 

Other special youth programs at the Library Museum include:

  • The Sleeping Beauty performed by Stevens Puppets on Tuesday, June 13th, at 10:00 AM
  • Family Movie Nights at 5:00PM on Thursday, June 8th, June 22nd, July 13th, and July 27th
  • Lego Club Wednesdays at 4:00PM
  • Closing Celebration Saturday, August 5th at 2:00PM

 

All programs are free of charge.  Special thanks to the Seward Community Library Association for helping us sponsor the Summer Reading Program. For more information contact the Library at 224-4082.

 

PARENT NEWS:

Find breakfast and lunch menus online at http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=296

 

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: vaporize v.

Definition: to cause to change into vapor.

Example: The aliens used an odd looking device to vaporize the tree.

Synonyms: evaporate, gasify

 

FACT OF THE DAY: When doves and pigeons collide with glass, they leave haunting images behind…

Every day, all over the world, lots of birds hit windows. Although some survive these crashes, most do not—a 2014 study calculated that in the United States alone, collisions with man-made structures kill between 365 and 988 million birds per year, which averages to over a million birds per day. (This makes buildings the country’s second-most-prolific bird killers, behind cats.) Many of these birds die without anyone noticing—they just tumble down to the nearest curb or group of bushes, and are lost.

As a last act, though, some leave ghostly imprints—and thus, brief reminders of how they departed the earth.

“Birds tend to hit windows for a couple of reasons,” says Tania Homayoun, who manages the urban conservation team for Audubon Texas. The first has to do with light—at night, strong beams from searchlights or LED uplighting can dazzle birds into flying into buildings.Soon after, he started contributing to the Flickr group “Bird Imprints on Glass,” which contains hundreds of such photos, submitted by people around the world. Some reflect the state of our infrastructure, which, Homayoun says, is getting increasingly bird-unfriendly. “This particular bird must have hit the glass at a pretty high rate of speed,” says the photographer, Tom Shearer. “If there was such a thing, feather prints could have been taken.”

“Most are factual representations of what occurred—some with more detail than others,” says Snyder, who is now the group’s administrator. As Homayoun explains, that level of detail generally has to do with the birds’ species. Imprints are made of dust from “powder down”—a type of feather that, rather than growing to a certain size and then falling out, disintegrates from the tip downwards.

“They form this oily powder,” says Homayoun. Only certain bird families produce powder down, which explains why, despite the diversity of birds who meet their deaths via window, pigeons and doves tend to be the ones that leave a mark.

 

Seward Parks & Rec &TYC News

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

 

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

May 22       Field Day and school picnic

May 24       Student’s last day

May 26       Teacher’s last day

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