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Sept 18, 2022 Weekly Bulletin

Summary: Free/Reduced Lunch Application

Upcoming Dates:

Middle School Cookout September 23rd 5:30pm
Curriculum Night Coming up!

Hello!  We had a great first three days of school last week.  It was so wonderful to see everyone anxious to get back and started, and almost all settled in pretty quickly!

New Information

1.Electronic Devices – Hello Hazel Wolf Families!  This week Middle School students and students in grades 3 through 5 will be receiving their SPS laptops.  All families will need to complete a Device Agreement Form.  The form and information regarding internet and device usage and expectations can be found in English and several other languages at: 1st and 2nd grade students will be receiving their iPads for use in their classrooms in the coming weeks.

2.Lunch Updates – Yes, everyone is eating inside this year.  There is no recommendation from the CCC or central office to eat outside at this time.   This year lunch is not subsidized from the government so there is a charge.  We encourage everyone to submit a free lunch application, even if you plan to send lunch with your child.  If you qualify, it provides additional resources to the building whether you take advantage of the breakfast/lunch options or not.  The costs at a K-8 this year are $2.25 for breakfast, $3.25 for lunch, and .50 cents if you buy milk separately. 

Free Lunch Application Link and Pay Link for Lunches.

3.Student Drop Off & Pick Up – We have two student drop off areas.  The first is on northbound 12th Ave NE prior to reaching the circle, the second is from 117th eastbound, turning left at the circle and dropping along the sidewalk on 12th Ave NE.  There is no dropping off on 117th.    We also ask that you DO NOT park in the parking lot at Pinehurst and 117th as that belongs to a local daycare.

4.Label all Items – Our lost and found has already begun accumulating items.  Please label jackets, sweatshirts, lunchbox, water bottle, and anything else which might be left behind. 

5.Volunteers – Ms. Jackson will be getting information about volunteering out soon! 

6.Pinehurst Childcare is Hiring!  They are currently hiring and in need of teachers.  There is a $500 bonus as an incentive for new hires once the complete the paperwork.  If you are possibly interested and to get more information, please contact Adriel. 

7.K-5 Supply Donation – Here’s the link for the K-5 donations–23-Supply-Donation-K2nd-Gr-403rd–/SdtnKYb   This is a requested donation to cover the cost of basic materials your children will use in class.  We do this to make sure all students have access to the same types of materials, and because students use shared tubs of materials vs their own.

8.Middle School Cookout – All middle school families are invited to join us for the Middle School Cookout, scheduled for September 23rd at 5:30.   Food will be provided from 5:30-6:30pm (meat and vegetarian options will be available). Informational meeting begins at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria.  Hope to see you there!  There is a plan to reach out to families who are unable to come to disseminate the information as well.

9.Message from Ms. Allenton in Music and Drama – It has been such to privilege to meet all of our elementary students this week! I can’t wait to enjoy music and movement with everyone this year! In addition to regular classes, I also like to run clubs before and after school. Please keep an eye out for electronic and paper communication in the coming week for some special opportunities!

  • Show choir: grades 3-5. We will sing for assemblies, concerts, go caroling, and audition as a group for the National Anthem at a local sports event (Mariners or Storm), as well as hopefully participate in a parade in the spring. Permission slips coming. Behavior contract required. (Siblings grades 2 and 6 may be welcome on a case by case basis, only with a recommendation from their teacher). $35 to participate all year before school twice a week (includes show shirt). Scholarships available. October start.
  • Recorder: grades 3-5. I will have instruments at school for students to use which are assigned to them and sanitized regularly. A link is coming out in the next few days to purchase a recorder for home, which I highly recommend for practice. The link includes the option to pick your color and the option to donate to a fund so everyone who wants one can get a recorder. Order by October 3rd.  $6 each.
  • School musical: Students grades 4-8 can audition. The title of our spring show is still super top secret, but I can tell you that we will hold auditions and cast the show before winter break in December and likely perform end of April. Rehearsals will be after school.
  • Future clubs: Ukulele club, drum circle, and dance crew