tuesday, October 10, 2017

tuesday, October 10, 2017

Student Announcements   







Cheese Sticks w/ Dunker Sauce

Baby Carrots w/ Ranch Dip

Chilled Pears

Apple Juice


Popcorn Chicken w/ Roll

Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy

Steamed Broccoli

Fresh Orange Wedges


Taco Boat

Refried Beans

Golden Corn

Strawberry Cups


BBQ Pork Sandwich

Tater Tots

Chilled Mixed Fruit

Fresh Grapes


Lunch Workers for Oct. 9th-13th   Janessa Knox, Tyson Lyon, Alaina Zimmerman, Hunter Forshee-Kurtz



NEW NEWS:                                                                     









Open Library! Third-, fourth- and fifth-graders are invited to come to the library during recess on Wednesdays and Fridays if they have permission from their teachers. This is a place for fairly quiet and calm activities, like reading, drawing and coloring, games and puzzles, Legos, origami, computers, catching up on assignments, etc.






The 30 day grace period for Free & Reduced Lunch HAS ENDED.  All students are being charged 2.00 for breakfast and 3.00 for lunch who did turn in 2017/2018 Student Program application for meal benefits.  Applications take up to 10 days to be processed.


Find breakfast and lunch menus online at kpbsd.org under sub-title “Parents”


To pay sports fees and/or check balance on your child’s food service account:   Power School log-on info was in manila folder passed out at our Open House in August, or sent home with your child.

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





WORD OF THE DAY: precise adj.

Definition: 1. definitely or strictly stated, defined, or fixed. 2. being that one and no other: the precise dress I wanted. 3. exact in expressing oneself.

Example: The manager of the restaurant gave me precise directions.

Synonyms: exact, meticulous



A Sea Scum Bloom Off Australia Can Be Seen From Space  ALGAL OR BACTERIAL BLOOMS IN lakes and oceans—all too common these days—are known for being a bright, sickly green or maybe an alarming red, but right now off the coast of Australia, it looks more like sawdust is floating on the surface of the water. The “sea sawdust,” also called “sea scum,” is a microscopic cyanobacterium that can photosynthesize and convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia. Its long, filament-like blooms were spotted by NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite in early September.

Charles Darwin described passing through such a bloom off the western coast of Australia in The Voyage of the Beagle, published in 1839: “The whole surface of the water, as it appeared under a weak lens, seemed as if covered by chopped bits of hay, with their ends jagged. … Their numbers must be infinite: the ship passed through several bands of them, one of which was about ten yards wide, and, judging from the mud-like color of the water, at least two and a half miles long.” According to Darwin, a red-colored species is what earned the Red Sea its name, and Captain Cook’s sailors gave the Australian blooms the name “sea sawdust.” Some blooms can appear green, and when they wash up on shore, they tend to look a bit like an oil spill.

Population rapidly increases as the water gets warmer between August and December, the southern hemisphere’s summer. Large blooms can deplete the oxygen in the water, and kill fish in the area. But the microbes are a vital part of the global nitrogen cycle. Their ability to convert nitrogen gas to ammonia, called nitrogen fixation, makes the molecule available for other photosynthesizing microbes, such as algae and bacteria, and releases oxygen in the process. They fix an estimated150 billion pounds of nitrogen each year, a considerable fraction of the 200 to 400 billion pounds fixed annually in the ocean. That’s a big impact for something so smallTrichodesmium bloom near the Great Barrier Reef.” src=”file:///C:/Users/e11803/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image010.jpg” hspace=”12″ v:shapes=”Picture_x0020_1″>


October 10          Mind of Mazes Assembly 8:30-9:10, gym

October 11th            Muffins for Moms, Donuts for Dads Early Morning Reading Program, 7:30AM  Library

October 12th       Site Council Mtg. @6:30 SHS

October 20         Inservice Day, no school

October 25         Early Release Day, students excused at 1:30

October 26-27    Parent/Teacher Conferences-no school


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