April 19, 2015
Greeting Seaside Community!
Thank you Kristen Hoffman for making Blue Ribbon Week another success. It is true that Seaside has the best Blue Ribbon assembly in all of Torrance. Not only do we have parents who work for the police department, but we get the benefit of the Redondo force as well. Thank you to all who came to make it special!
At this time, we are addressing the character trait of citizenship at school. Being a good citizen means following rules, helping one another and participating in our government by voting and conversing productively about issues. Take some time to connect the theme at school with Blue Ribbon week and events at home. In this way, we strengthen the home/school connection working together to raise great kids.
APEX Fun Run: The Fun Run was not just FUN, it was an enormous success. This last minute effort to organize and use the APEX service met our needs. Younger students absolutely loved the shorter course. It made them feel able and accomplished. The prizes were exciting and motivated kids to get sponsors for their laps. So far, we have surpassed the amount of donations made last year ($14,000.00) and continue to count pledge money that is coming in from you and your extended family members. Thank you and your family members for their support!
Double Tree: Thank you to the Double Tree employees for providing our kids with ‘icees’ after the run. The staff at the Double Tree donates their own personal time and resources for our students. This is not a corporate sponsorship. We are touched by their partnership for the good of our kids!
Carnival: Chere Altilio and Mona Fort have been working very hard to organize for the carnival on Saturday. This will be a really fun event for families with traditional games costing one ticket and sports games costing two tickets. There will be local vendors selling items and food. We look forward to seeing everyone there. I recommend that you buy your tickets early to avoid long lines. Tickets are on sale before and after school by the front and back gates through Thursday April 23rd. You can pay $25.00 for 30 tickets and it takes 28 tickets to do all games once.
Crossing Guard: The City is in the process of shifting crossing guard assignments. Seaside has requested and preliminarily granted an additional crossing guard to be placed at the corner of Dennis Road and Sharynne Ln. This grant is dependent upon a review of the changes by the Traffic Commission on May 6. Please contact the City to learn more about the meeting location and time. Your attendance could be helpful in securing this much needed service.
May 4th – 8th STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK Take a moment to let a particular staff member know how much you or your child appreciate their presence, care and/or effort. Bring a small note and a flower from the garden on Monday. These will mean a great deal to staff members who have dedicated their lives to the lives of our youngsters.
Have a great week!