Monday, September 22, 2017
HOT LUNCH MENU
Breaded Chicken Sandwich
Fresh Baby Carrots w/ Hummus Dip
Chilled Diced Pears
Mashed Potato Gravy
Macaroni and Cheese
Beef Chili with
Chilled Mixed Fruit
Chocolate Chunk Cookie
French Toast with Sausage
Lunch Workers for Sept. 18th-22nd: Kameron Raines, Olivia Jones, Jacob Brown, Ava Pullins
SOCCER BEGINS OCTOBER 3RD! IF YOU HAVEN’T FILLED OUT A REGISTRATION PACKET THIS YEAR, BE SURE AND STOP BY THE OFFICE AND PICK ONE UP. TURN YOUR PACKET AND FEE IN BY THE FIRST PRACTICE.
Don’t forget about your September Healthy Futures Challenge! Only 1 more week to go. Remember to mark off any days that you have spent at least 60 minutes during the day engaging in physical activity (PE and Recess count!) Logs are due in the folders by Mrs. Lyon’s or Mrs. Jones’ rooms by October 4th. Get out and Play!!
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: (you will get your child’s Power School log on at our Open House/Chili Feed this Thursday, August 31st, 5:30 PM.)
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: diminish v.t.
Definition: 1. to make or cause to seem smaller, less, or less important; lessen; reduce. 2. to reduce (a musical interval) by a half step less than a perfect or minor interval. 3. to detract from the authority, honor, stature, or reputation of; disparage.
Example: Your dreams will diminish if you do not act on them.
Synonyms: depreciate, lesson, weaken
FACT OF THE DAY:
Geckos are known for their incredible ability to hang onto almost any surface. From glass to wet paint, these small lizards can keep themselves firmly in place, that is with the exception of one surface; Teflon.
Teflon is the nonstick coating most often found in cookware though it has many other applications. Researchers at the University of Akron found that it’s the one surface that a gecko cannot stick to. There is one caveat to this, however. The surface coated with Teflon must be dry. When the researchers placed the Teflon surface underwater, a gecko had no problem staying put using its amazing adhesive ability. But how do geckos stick to almost any surface where another animal would simply slide off?
The answer lies in the incredible properties of the gecko foot. A gecko has five toes on each foot, and on each of these toes are thousands of microhairs. These microhairs don’t actually stick or press down to the surface a gecko is walking on. They drag against the surface instead. The hair is at an angle coming from the gecko’s toe which allows it to stay in position, but when it needs to move, the gecko simply moves in the opposite direction to free the toe from the surface. The researchers at the University of Akron also found that when a gecko is faced with a wet surface, tiny air pockets are created by the geckos’ toes which allow them to stay dry and safely planted to whatever material they are on. In addition, the footpads on a gecko are self-cleaning which enables the lizard to walk over a dirty surface and not slip off.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Sept. 26 PICTURE DAY
Sept 26 PTA meeting 6:30 Seward El Library
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: