Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017       


Student Announcements   



Chicken Nuggets

Romaine Salad

Ranch Dressing

Peach Cubes

Goldfish Pretzels




BB-Q Pork Hoagie

Green Beans

Fresh Apple



Egg Roll

Fried Rice

Fresh Broccoli

Hummus Dip






Applesauce Cup

Orange Juice



Lunch Workers for May 15th-19th:  Marty Fink, Ruth Christiansen, Bergen Davis, Nia Mulholland-Kim



Seward Community Library / Museum

Join us this Summer at the Seward Community Library & Museum for Family Movie Nights as part of our annual Summer Reading Program. Light refreshments provided.

Thursday, June 8th @ 5:00PM : MOANA Thursday, June 22nd @ 5:00PM: Queen of Katwe Thursday, July 13th @ 5:00PM: SING Thursday, July 27th @ 5:00PM: The Jungle Book



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.




Find breakfast and lunch menus online at



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: acrid adj.

Definition: harshly or bitterly pungent in taste or smell; irritating to the eyes, nose, etc.

Example: The acrid smell of smoke burned in the fireman’s nostrils.

Synonyms: pungent, biting, caustic


FACT OF THE DAY:  An endangered species, the adult sea otter is the smallest of the marine mammals. It’s a member of the weasel family, and the only marine mammal that doesn’t have blubber to keep it warm. Instead the sea otter relies on its thick fur to keep its body temperature around 100 degrees.

Sea otters have two layers of incredibly dense fur, more than a million fibers per square inch. Outer guard hairs are around 1 1/3 inches long and when properly groomed lay flat against the body.

Underneath the guard hair is another layer of fur that stays completely dry. The sea otter’s forepaws are very agile. They can rub, twist, and pull with a great amount of strength. The forepaws have retractable claws. The palms have tough pads that help with gripping.

Under each forearm are baggy pockets of loose skin. The sea otter uses these pockets to store food it has gathered. It also stores favorite rocks that it uses for cracking open mollusks and clams.

The forelegs are webbed and look sort of like flippers. The last digit is the longest, which makes swimming on its back easy, but walking on land awkward. The sea otter’s tail is very muscular, helping with steering and swimming. Sea urchins and crabs are easily cracked open with the four incisors on the sea otter’s lower jaw.

Molars are flattened and rounded used more for crushing food rather then cutting it.  Sea otters have good eyesight, above and below the water. The nostrils and ears close when underwater. Sea otters have a good sense of smell and can hear very well. Whiskers sense vibrations in the water. This comes in handy when hunting for prey.

The sea otter has a very buoyant body. This is due to all the air trapped in its fur, and also to its large lung capacity, two and a half times greater than other animals its size.

The sea otter can hold its breath up to five minutes underwater. All these parts working together make the sea otter one furry fantastic creature.


Seward Parks & Rec &TYC News


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.



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





May 22       Field Day and school picnic

May 24       Student’s last day

May 26       Teacher’s last day

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