Ski-Skate Next Week

Director's notes                                                                                   Feb 12, 2014

Hi all,

Time to start thinking about next year. I attached Re-enrollment Forms to the email; please fill out and return by Feb 26. Make sure you indicate if you have other children not currently enrolled you would like here next year.

We now have our beautiful donor board up in Office. Feel free to stop in and have a look.

At this Friday's community meeting we will be honoring Fall Semester's Distinguished Students (5th-8th graders who have all around outstanding progress reports) and HOWs100 students (all students with excellent Habit of Work scores). Would love to see you at the meeting. Distinguished Students' parents will be notified and HOWs100 students are those with all “4” or possible one “3” on their HOWs section of the progress reports.

Looking for some parent assistance with this block's knitting elective. Elizabeth Bell has a little over 10 students and was hoping someone could come in and help. Electives meet on Fridays from 12:45-2 for the next 5 weeks (not counting Ski/Skate Week). Please contact Elizabeth directly ( or just show up.

Girls On The Run starts soon; sessions held out of SELS every Monday/Wednesday from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. using the HS Track when weather is good and inside M-6 when the weather is not. The program is also looking for volunteer coaches to run the program each day.  Last year we had 4 parents (2 each day so commitment is 1x per week) who are responsible for running the sessions.  Training is available for all volunteers who sign up. Flyers are available in the Office or please contact Amanda Woodruff at

We have recently discovered our students are having some social media issues: inappropriate web site visits, text and chat messaging, and so on. Staff are working on better school management and we would encourage parents to regularly check their children's accounts and electronics. We had an assembly with middle school students and parents and are looking into another for others in the school. More info to follow after the break.


Sadly we had to cancel the sock hop on Friday due to weather. We are looking into possible rescheduling dates.


  • Feb 17-21, Ski/Skate Week – NO SCHOOL

  • March 3, Board Meeting, 6 pm, all are welcome

Notas del director                                                                              12 de febrero 2014

***Si tienes preguntas en Español puedes comunicarte con la nueva línea de Español de SELS al (530) 386-3273. Si no te contestan por favor deja un mensaje en Español con tu número de teléfono y se te devolverá el llamado.

Hola a todos,

Es hora de empezar a pensar en el próximo año. Os adjunto Formas reinscripción para el correo electrónico , por favor llene y devuelva antes del 26 de febrero. Asegúrese de indicar si usted tiene otros niños que no están matriculados en la actualidad que le gustaría aquí el próximo año .

Ahora tenemos nuestro hermoso tablero de donantes en Office. No dude en pasar y echar un vistazo.

En la reunión de la comunidad de este viernes estaremos honrando Fall Estudiantes Distinguidos del semestre ( niveladoras quinta-octava que tienen informes sobre la marcha todo en circulación) y HOWs100 estudiantes ( de todos los estudiantes con un excelente hábito de las puntuaciones de trabajo) . Me encantaría volver a verte en la reunión. Padres Estudiantes Distinguidos ' serán notificados y HOWs100 estudiantes son los que tienen todo "4" o posible un "3" en su sección de los cómo de los informes de progreso.

Buscando un poco de ayuda de los padres con tejido de elección de este bloque. Elizabeth Bell tiene un poco más de 10 estudiantes y se espera que alguien podría venir y ayudar. Electivas reúnen los viernes de 12:45-2 para las próximas 5 semanas (sin contar Esquí / Semana Skate ) . Por favor, póngase en contacto con Elizabeth directamente ( ) o simplemente aparecer.

Girls On The Run inicia pronto, las sesiones celebradas fuera de SELS todos los lunes / miércoles de 3:30-17:00 utilizando el SA Track cuando el tiempo es bueno y el interior de M- 6 , cuando el tiempo no lo es. El programa también está buscando entrenadores voluntarios para ejecutar el programa de cada día . El año pasado tuvimos 4 padres ( 2 cada día por lo que el compromiso es 1 vez por semana ) que son responsables del funcionamiento de las sesiones. La formación está disponible para todos los voluntarios que se inscriban . Flyers están disponibles en la Oficina o póngase en contacto con Amanda Woodruff en .

Recientemente hemos descubierto que nuestros estudiantes están teniendo algunos problemas de las redes sociales : visitas a los sitios web inapropiados , texto y mensajes de chat , etc . El personal está trabajando en una mejor gestión de la escuela y nos gustaría animar a los padres a revisar regularmente las cuentas y la electrónica de sus hijos. Tuvimos una asamblea con estudiantes de secundaria y padres de familia y estamos buscando a otro para los demás en la escuela. Más información a seguir después de la ruptura .
Por desgracia , tuvimos que cancelar el salto del calcetín el viernes debido al mal tiempo . Estamos investigando las posibles fechas de reprogramación .

17 hasta 21 feb , Esquí / Semana Skate - NO HAY CLASES
3 de marzo Reunión de la Junta , 6 pm , todos son bienvenidos

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