September 7, 2015
Greetings Seaside Community!
WELCOME BACK! The first day of school is Thursday, September 10th. The beginning of the school year is one of my favorite times of year. Hopefully by now you have visited the stores and purchased supplies and new clothes in anticipation of the new beginning. The following announcements will help you along the way.
Classroom assignments: As usual, initial classroom assignments will be posted outside of the cafeteria on Wednesday, September 9 after 5:00 p.m. The PTA will be present to greet you and provide popsicles to the children. Spirit wear will also be sold at this time. Thanks to PTA for making this festivity!
I need to remind everyone that as much as we would like the initial classroom assignments to be set for the year, there is always the possibility that there will be a change.
Schools are required to accept all students that walk in the door during the first full week. Our enrollment is very tight in some grade levels, almost full. There is a mandatory cap on the number of students that can be placed in a classroom. If we exceed the cap, we are required to reorganize. There is no way to predict how many people will walk in the door at the last minute. I would rather have you fully understand and communicate this to your children to avoid any heartache should we have to move kids around after the first full week.
TK and Kinder ½ Days: TK and K attend school from 8:59 – 11:59 on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 10th and 11th. After that, they attend 8:59 – 1:59 daily.
News: Join me in welcoming our new teacher, Leeann McConnell. Mrs. McConnell will teach kindergarten this year in the K-4 portable. She spent many hours over the summer setting up her classroom with the help of her mother, and it looks terrific. You might recognize Mrs. McConnell, she was a student teacher here last year. She fit in so well, we decided to keep her!
More News: The District is making some MAJOR upgrades to our technology infrastructure. The implementation of new technology always comes with hiccups and things might take a little longer than usual. Be patient. In the end, we will all be happy with the upgrades. Know that Parent Connect is now called Parent IQ. Also, just to let you know, teachers will receive new laptops and docking stations. Wow, 21st century, here we come!
Electronic Waste Disposal: Seaside is no longer able to collect ink cartridges and batteries. Please look on-line for community waste disposal events close to you. We will keep you informed of any events that come our way.
Name Cards: Thanks to all who have posted last name cards in the passenger window of their cars. This way, I can call family names when you come to pick up your children at the end of the day.
Morning Supervision: We have supervision of students starting at 8:35. Please do not leave your children earlier than this; they will be unattended. If you need supervision in the morning, contact the YMCA located at the end of our campus by room 1. (310) 316-3411.
Back to School Night: Seaside Back to School Night tentative date is Thursday, September 24. Keep your eyes open for more information to come.
I look forward to seeing you throughout the year.
Seaside Elementary School