April 13, 2014
Hip, hip hooray! Jog-a-thon was a blast, as usual. It was terrific to see all the students outside having fun running around the track and being healthy. Great job to those parents who were able to muster up the strength to participate right along with them. Actions speak louder than words and we are sending the right message to our children: being healthy is fun!
Common Core Parent Information Night: Now that spring break is over, it’s time to get back to work and focus on the next few weeks before summer. Remember that our Common Core Parent Information Night will take place on Thursday, April 24 from 6:00 to 7:30. Ben Egan, Director of State and Federal Projects, will join us.
El Retiro Library now offers Homework Help! Volunteers are available Mondays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30, to assist elementary and middle school students with their assignments. Please call El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for details!
Service Learning: A note from McKenna Taylor and Tanner Thompson who ran our donation campaign a few weeks ago:
Thank you for supporting our service project, "It's In the Bag." We feel it was a huge success and we were overwhelmed with the response from the Seaside students and parents.
We were able to stuff 194 bags for the needy with 15 different items ranging from toothbrushes, soap, combs, shampoo and conditioner (graciously donated by Doubletree) and a snack, but most importantly, a note of encouragement from a student. We also want to thank the students and parents who showed up to help stuff the bags.
We hope the students discovered, like we did, that when you help other people, it feels good. We will be delivering all of the bags in the next few weeks and we will report back with the details.
Thank you again for your support.
I congratulate Tanner and McKenna for their efforts to help others. These kinds of actions help keep our community strong. By conducting their project at Seaside, they provide a positive role model. They are ‘way cooler’ than any adult!
TEF Raffle Sales: Good work! The sale of the raffle tickets generated $1,530.00 for our school. Purchasers chose the recipient of their $20.00 at the time the ticket was bought. We appreciate your generosity and will enjoy spending your donations on things that will benefit the classroom directly.
Be ready for Blue Ribbon week tomorrow. Make sure your crazy socks are clean! Enjoy the week.
With warm regards,