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Director's notes                                                                                          Feb 26, 2014

Hi all,

Re-enrollment forms are due today (Wednesday). These are needed so we can plan on what to share at our Informational Meetings starting soon.

** Recruitment time is here. Please let any interested families know we are holding Info Meetings on March 13, 20 and April 8 for an April 10 lottery. If they have attended a meeting, have them contact me directly for an application.

** Also, we are need of helpers for all meetings: 1) signing people in / assisting with applications; and 2) childcare supervision: will use M-6 and the playground. Please mark your calendars; I will be sending a Google Docs link soon.

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) who were absent Friday, Feb 14. Parents encouraged to attend.

Continuing to work on our technology program and some issues on student use. We will soon be rolling out a new student/parent contract on tech use, and are looking at dates to schedule an info meeting on social media sites, issues, and legalities. Will let you know when this is set.


PTC Meeting is March 10th at 5:30pm in M6. Our meetings are the second Monday of the month. Please join us, we need new ideas and input from you. 

SELS Sock Hop is re-scheduled for Friday, March 21st. Mark your calendars and invite family friends. Cost is $5 per person or $20 for a family. 6-9pm in the old middle school gym.


  • Feb 28, Middle School Dance, SELS Gym 7-9 pm

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

  • March 12, Minimum Day

  • March 21, SELS Sock Hop, SELS Gym, 6-9 pm

  • March 26, Middle School Minimum Day (Elementary is still full day)

  • March 31 – April 4, Spring Break, NO SCHOOL

Notas del director                                                                            26 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,

Formularios de reinscripción se deben hoy (miércoles) . Estos cambios son necesarios para que podamos planear en qué compartir en nuestras reuniones informativas a partir pronto.

** Tiempo de reclutamiento es aquí . Por favor, deje que las familias interesadas sepan que estamos celebrando Info reuniones el 13 de marzo , 20 y 08 de abril para una lotería de 10 de abril. Si han asistido a una reunión , haga que ponerse en contacto conmigo directamente para una aplicación.

** También , estamos necesitamos de ayudantes para todas las reuniones : 1 ) personas que han firmado en / asistencia con las aplicaciones , y 2) la supervisión de cuidado de niños: Utilizaremos M -6 y el parque infantil. Por favor, marque su calendario ; estaré enviando un enlace de Google Docs pronto.

En la reunión de la comunidad de este viernes estaremos honrando Fall Estudiantes Distinguidos del semestre ( quinta-octava niveladoras que tienen informes sobre la marcha todo en circulación) que estuvieron ausentes Viernes, 14 de febrero . Los padres les anima a asistir .

Seguir trabajando en nuestro programa de tecnología y algunas cuestiones sobre el uso de los estudiantes. Pronto estaremos lanzando un nuevo contrato de estudiante / padres sobre el uso de tecnología, y estamos mirando fechas para programar una reunión de información sobre los sitios de medios sociales , los problemas y aspectos legales . Le permitirá saber si está ajustado .
PTC reunión es el 10 de marzo a las 5:30 pm en M6 . Nuestras reuniones son el segundo lunes de cada mes . Por favor , únase a nosotros , necesitamos nuevas ideas y aportaciones de usted.

SELS Sock Hop es re- programado para el viernes, 21 de marzo. Marquen sus calendarios e invitar a amigos de la familia . El costo es de $ 5 por persona o $ 20 por una familia. 6 a 9 pm en el antiguo gimnasio de la escuela media.

Feb 28, la Escuela Intermedia Dance, SELS Gimnasio 7-9 pm
3 de marzo Reunión de la Junta , 6 pm , todos son bienvenidos
12 de marzo Día Mínimo
21 de marzo de SELS Sock Hop , SELS Gimnasio, 6-9 pm
26 de marzo de la Escuela Intermedia Día Mínimo (educación primaria todavía es de día completo)
31 marzo-4 abril , Spring Break, NO HAY CLASES

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