October 4, 2015
October is an exciting month for students. We started with PTA Movie Night, have the Great Shake earthquake drill on the 15th and end with Halloween on the 30th. The Halloween Parade will be held on Friday, Oct. 30 at approximately 9:30 on the yard. D.J. Dewey will join us to add to the festivities. Monster Mash will be held the same day in the early evening. Come join us in costume to make it fun!
Sketcher’s Pier to Pier Walk: Sign up to run/walk or be a virtual walker in the Sketcher’s annual walk. If we get 100 people signed up, the school will receive a bonus $1000.00 ! FREE MONEY is great. Funds will be dedicated toward a part time math intervention teacher.
Health Clerk: Accidents happen! Our health office is in need of boys and girls shorts (elastic waist preferred) and girls undies.
Weekend Visitors on Campus: Torrance Police Department can be reached at 310-328-3456. Smoking, alcohol use, skateboarding and dogs are prohibited on campus. Please do your best to help keep the campus free of these activities over the weekend. Together we can keep the campus clean and safe.
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Universal 3rd grade GATE screening will be conducted on Nov. 2, 1015 in the classrooms. A parent letter with more detailed information was sent home to families of 3rd grade students. The deadline for opting out of GATE testing is Oct. 6. If yo do not wish your child to be tested, give the classroom teacher the signed opt out letter by Oct. 6.
*More information concerning GATE testing for grades 4 and 5 will be coming soon.
Our GATE teacher leaders this year are Amy Jackson, 3rd grade, and Susan Park, 4th grade. They will conduct student workshops and provide professional development to our teachers. Teachers will continue to develop strategies to differentiate curriculum to support all learners at all levels.
Morning Drop-off: Remember, there is no passing in the parking lot. Please let your children out of the car after you pass the white line. Also, walking across the parking lot is dangerous at such a hectic time. It is better to cross at the start of the driveways, not in the middle. Students must exit on the passenger side and NOT the driver’s side of the car. Character Counts! Show your children you are trustworthy by following the school valet rules.
Thank you for all of your support in making Seaside a great place for kids and learning. Our efforts together make Seaside special!