Seaborg/Minczeski Crew 5.19.14

Expedition Express

Play Ball!  Case Study #3 is winding down as we begin to prepare for Celebration of Learning.  Students enjoyed fieldwork to the Reno Aces vs. Salt Lake City Bees baseball game last Thursday.  The game was followed up by our Spring overnight adventure trip.  Students continued to learn the principles of physical science by completing science experiments in the campground.  A huge THANK YOU to the parents that helped organize and chaperone this trip to make it a huge success:  Kim Bradley, Field Work Coordinator, Steve Anderson, Camp Chef, Mike Presseau, Jenna Shropshire, Seamus Gallagher, Aaron and Melissa Breitbard, and Chris Stone.  Without the help and dedication of ALL parents, our Adventure program would not be possible.

We look forward to hosting all our families on June 5th at 6:00pm for SELS Celebration of Learning to our Science Lab (the 2/3 classrooms) to participate in some of the science experiments we have completed this spring.

Crew News:

Harvest of the Month:  This week will conclude our monthly tastings of locally grown produce sponsored by Tahoe Forest Health Systems.  A huge THANK YOU to Jenna Shropshire for preparing delicious dishes each month for the students to taste and try new foods.  This week, students will be tasting Greens and Radishes.

Scholastic Book Orders:  The final Scholastic Book order of the year will be coming home in the weekly folders on Tuesday and are due the following week on Tuesday, May 27.  This is your last opportunity to stock up on summer reading books for your child.  It is important to keep them reading during their summer break to avoid the “summer slide” where students lose ground due to lack of continued practice.  

Nevada County Library:  Our final visit to the Nevada County Library will be on Thursday, May 29.  Please start looking for books in your house that need to be returned.  All library fines are due by this date.  If your child has any outstanding fines, I will send home a notice.  I will also be sending home all Library Cards so your child may continue to visit the library over the summer and participate in the Summer Reading Program. Anna Demm and Kerri Flaherty thanks for joining us on each of our trips to the library, rain or shine, and everything in between.

Third Grade Math: To help the third graders transition to nightly homework in fourth grade, they will begin to have nightly math homework.  Please help them find time to complete their work. 


Celebration of Learning:  Come enjoy the learning of all SELS students on Thursday, June 5 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in this Open House style event.  Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to learn what each crew has been studying all spring.  This is a great way to introduce new families to our school community and show them what SELS is all about.

Passages:  All 3rd grade students will participate in our annual Passage Panels on June 10-11.  Students will share their learning from their Portfolios over the last two years in the Welch crew.  Each Friday leading up to their Passage Presentation, 3rd graders will be working on their presentation in the Passage Elective.  They are expected to practice at home as well to make sure they are prepared and ready for this event.  I will send home the Passage schedule by email.

The Great Skate/Rolling into Summer:  On June 6th from 4:00 – 9:00pm, come join the SELS community for a fun event to celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer at Northstar’s Skating Rink.  This is an All-TTUSD event, hosted by SELS and we welcome all families from around the area to come out and enjoy.  See attached flier for more details:

Dates to Remember:

  • Friday, May 23: Harvest of the Month
  • Monday, May 26:  NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 27:  Scholastic Book Orders due (last one for this year)
  • Thursday, May 29:  Walk to Nevada County Library (last visit for this year)
  • Thursday, June 5:  Celebration of Learning 6:00 – 7:30
  • Friday, June 6:  The Great Skate/Rolling into Summer 4:00 – 9:00 at Northstar
  • Tuesday-Wednesday, June 10-11:  Passages
  • Thursday, June 12:  8th grade Graduation 5:30 pm at Regional Park
  • Friday, June 13:  Passages Ceremony and Last Day of School

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