Friday, September 29, 2017
HOT LUNCH MENU
French Toast with Sausage
Chicken Fried Beef Stick w/ Roll
Mashed Potato w/ Gravy
Gold Rush Fruitable Juice
Sugar Snap Peas w/ Ranch
Chilled Mandarin Oranges
Lunch Workers for Sept. 18th-22nd: Kameron Raines, Olivia Jones, Jacob Brown, Ava Pullins
Announcing the return of 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.
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: irrigate v.t.
Definition: 1. to supply (land) with water by artificial means, as by diverting streams, flooding, or spraying. 2. to supply or wash (an orifice, wound, etc.) with a spray or a flow of some liquid. 3. to moisten; wet.
Example: The nurse must irrigate the wound so it does not become infected.
Synonyms: saturate, soak
FACT OF THE DAY:
Continuing Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro, Arkansas is the only diamond mine in the world that’s open to the public, and you can keep what you find.
Since Huddleston, hundreds of diamonds have been found in the crater. In 1999, officials reported the count at 471 of the precious stones. Many historical diamond discoveries have also come from the site: The 1.09-carat Strawn-Wagner diamond that received the highest, Triple Zero grade (a stone that has perfect symmetry, polish, and proportions), the 4.25-carat Kahn Canary diamond worn by Hillary Clinton during her husband’s presidential inaugural gala, and the 40.23-carat white Uncle Sam Diamond, the largest diamond ever found in the United States.
(Most recently, the park was the site where the 8.53-carat Esperanza diamond was found in June 2015. After it was cut into a 4.6-carat triolette shape, the Esperanza was valued at approximately $500,000.)
The land has been handed over to many different owners, until it was purchased by the state for $750,000 in 1972 and turned into the 911-acre Crater of Diamonds State Park. About 37 of those acres are open to the public to dig for diamonds.
On average, two diamonds are found per day at the park. It’s common to see children digging for diamonds and visitors sifting through the soil. But there are a number of diamonds that go unaccounted for. Among the kids and tourists, there is a group of regular, local diamond hunters that don’t report their findings. They can be spotted digging deep holes and donning neoprene gloves and boots.
As for Huddleston, unfortunately, his luck quickly ran dry. He spent most all of his money on bad investments and he died very poor around 1936. Today, the farmer’s discovery is honored by the state park, which marked off the site where he found the crater’s very first diamond.
DATES TO REMEMBER