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  • 12/5-12/9 Scholastic book Fair
  • 12/8 Book Fair Family Night: Cookies, Cocoa, and Craft Night 5-7pm
  • 12/9 Respect Awards
  • 12/10 - CHAMPS Holiday Bake Sale on Sharynne Lane
  • 12/12-16  Toy Drive: Girl Scout Troop 16185 will be collecting donations in the valet area before and after school.  All toys will be taken to a foster shelter.
  • 12/12  Dine Out All Day at Good Stuff Redondo Beach
  • 12/16  Kinder Holiday Show & 5th Grade Healthy Holiday Homes
  • 12/22 CHAMPS Holiday Bake Sale on Reese Road
  • 12/19-1/2 Winter Break
  • 1/3/17 School Resumes
  • 1/20/17 Career Day

Dec. 11, 2016

Principal’s Splash

Dec. 11, 2016

Greetings Seaside Community! 

Please join me in welcoming Tiffany Alberts as our new computer lab teacher.  Ms. Alberts is a newer teacher who earned her credential from Cal State Northridge in 2015 and her B.S. from the University of North Texas.  She has been subbing in our District and others for the past few months and occupied a math/science teacher position at the sixth grade level prior to that.  Tiffany’s classroom philosophy is to bring out the best in every student and help them reach their fullest potential.  She is committed to helping every student excel academically and guiding them to grow as a student and an individual.  Thank you, PTA for funding this very valuable position for our students and teachers!

Character Counts!  What a joy and privilege it is to be able to contribute to the growth and development of your children with you.  For the next few weeks, we will focus on the character trait of RESPONSIBILITY.

“Ingraining responsibility in children is not a trick,” according to Karen Ruskin, Psy.D., author of The 9 Key Techniques for Raising Respectful Children Who Make Responsible Choices. “It is simply teaching them life skills.  Kids who do not have responsibilities feel entitled and think the world will always do for them.”  People who are trustworthy and reliable are responsible.  Some things you can do to teach responsibility at home include the following:

1. Invite your child to help complete a chore (wash the car, cook, do the dishes, take out the garbage, etc. …) 2. Model Responsibility for them explaining why you are doing whatever it is that makes you a responsible adult. 3. Avoid rewards and provide praise when your child completes a task that builds responsible behavior.  This will help develop internal pride. 4. Provide structure and order that ends with a positive result.  For example, children should put their lunchbox away, do homework and straighten up their room and then be rewarded with television/screen time.

Gift Giving Season:  Below is a link to a video on the subject of gratitude.  I have shared it with the teachers and now all of you so we can grow great kids together. 

https://vimeo.com/184141957?from=outro-embed

Have a safe and relaxing vacation.  I look forward to seeing all in the New Year!  School resumes on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Sincerely,

Michele Bauer-Bean

Principal


Dear Parents and Students:

The Torrance Police Department cares about your safety. Traffic is a concern of schools nationwide,
particularly as parents pick up and drop off their children. Our goal is to make this process flow in a safe
and smooth manner. We can do it with your help. Please obey all traffic laws and parking restrictions!

To improve the situation, beginning in the 2006-07 school year, we started using video cameras to record
violations near our schools. The cameras will continue to be used for the 2015-16 school year. Citations will be
mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle. You don't want to become a star on our camera! Instead, help us
out by NOT picking up or dropping off in the following areas:

  • Driveways
  • Red Zones
  • No Stopping Zones
  • Double Parking
  • Crosswalks / Intersections
  • Handicapped Spaces

By following the suggestions above, we can work together to provide a safe environment for students while
avoiding citations. If you have any questions, please call us at (310) 618-5557. Remember, wear your seatbelt,
have a safe school year, and don't become a star on our camera!

Lieutenant Mark Underwood
Torrance Police Department
Traffic & Special Events Division

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