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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Seahawks, Service, Support-January 6, 2015

Dear Sexton Mt. Families:

Students were certainly excited to share about their winter break adventures when they returned to school Monday morning.  We had some very excited Seahawk and Duck fans,  several new pets, stories about playing in the snow and a first ferris wheel ride.  Many students talked about how much they enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  Most seemed recharged and ready to go.  When I visited classrooms during the first half-hour of the day, students were calm and focused.  It’s good to be  back!

Mrs. Bartlett’s students were talking about the service project they did during November and December.  The intended culmination of the project was the distribution of supply bags on December 20.  Families met downtown and gave the food, gloves, socks, and other supplies, all neatly bagged, to the Portland Rescue Mission and to people nearby. Today students reflected on the experience and how they found other ways to positively influence others beyond the project.  This group of students seemed on fire to change the world with one small act of kindness at a time.  I wonder what they will do next as this seems to be just the start of their generosity!



In several of the classrooms I visited Monday, students were talking about an event that happened over the break and what they could do to support a family during a time of need.  One of our students was injured by a log that was moved by a sneaker wave on the coast, so kids were talking about how to be encouragers.  We have some pretty special, action oriented students.  Their caring reflects the values you’ve instilled.  Thank you for sending us such wonderful children.

Sincerely,


Dr. Teresa Clemens-Brower
a.k.a.  Mrs. C.-B.
Principal


Thanks!
·      Thanks to the Neely and Camou families for organizing the efforts to support a family in need.  Check out the PTC Sparky Spirit Facebook page for more information.

·      Wish List-These are things or jobs that make a difference to our kids, teachers or school. Send in items or let Mrs. CB know if you can volunteer.
·      Donations of kids’ magazines will be put to good use in the cafeteria.
·      Volunteers are needed to do several “hands on” projects in preparation for upcoming events.  The jobs can be done at home and materials can be sent home with students via backpack mail.  Please email Mrs. CB if you can do a project for us.
 

Upcoming Events

January 13-PTC Meeting at 9:00am
January 18-Martin Luther King Jr. Day-No School
January 22 Talent Show Dress Rehearsal at 3:10pm
January 23 Talent Show at 6:30pm
January 26-Staff Development Day-No School
February 10-PTC Meeting at 6:30pm
February 16-Presidents’ Day-No School
February 18-PTC Art Fair 6:30-8:00
February 19-20 Parent-Teacher Conferences-No School
March 7-PTC Learn and Play Auction
March 9-12 Book Fair
March 10-PTC Meeting at 9:00am
March 12 Kindergarten Orientation at 4:00pm
March13 Grading Day - No School
March 23-27-Spring Break-No School
April 9- One School One Book Literacy Night-6:30-7:30pm
April 14-PTC Meeting at 6:30pm
April 23-Jog-a-thon
April 23-PTC Science Fair
April 24 Staff Development Day-No School
May 12-PTC Meeting at 9:00am
May 15-PTC Carnival
May 21-Volunteer Appreciation Day
May 22 Staff Development Day- No School
May 25 Memorial Day-No School
June 5 Field Day
June 9-PTC Meeting at 6:30pm
June 12 Last Day of School


  

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