News from your North Beach PTA

March 25, 2022

Dates to Remember

  • April 11-15: Spring Break - No School.
  • Tuesday, April 19: 6:30pm PTA Meeting
  • Saturday, April 23: 10:00am NB Earth Day Garden Party

North Beach Multicultural calendar - March

During March the North Beach community celebrates the following multicultural groups. We will highlight resources and opportunities to learn more about these groups during the month.


March: Developmental Disabilities Month

March: Women's History Month

March 8: International Women's Day

March 9: Billy Frank Jr. Day

March 17: St. Patrick's Day

March 19: Holi

A Note From our Principal

March 25, 2022


Dear North Beach Families:


Exciting news! Due to recent changes in guidance for schools from Public Health, we are going to be able to have students eat lunch at our tables in the cafeteria. There are still social distancing requirements that we will be following in all areas of the school, including the cafeteria. Because of the size of our cafeteria and the number of students we have, we will continue to rotate grade levels between the cafeteria and the play court and on really nice days, out on the playground. One reason we can’t have all students inside is because we would have to have more lunch times and that runs into the time when the Boys and Girls Club sets up for their program. This plan will be a great combination of indoor/outdoor until social distancing goes away altogether. I want to thank you all at this time for your patience as we navigate through the changing guidelines we are living with. It is because of the diligence of staff and students that we never had to close the entire school down and go back to remote learning. Since the beginning of the year we have had four days of remote learning across all classrooms in the school. In a recent survey of all other elementary schools, most are still eating outside, some still have tents, with some eating indoors because they do not have any space to set up and eat outside.


Next week progress reports are being finished by staff and will be available on The Source around April 2nd. If you need a hard copy mailed to you, please contact the office. Finally, Fall 2021 SBA individual reports for 4th and 5th grade students will be sent home via kid mail before spring break


Have a wonderful weekend!


Kristine McLane, Principal

kemclane@seattleschools.org

From the Office

We have several students wearing smart watches as well as carrying phones in school. If your child has a smart phone or wears a smart watch, please talk with your students about making sure their devices are not a distraction in class.


Smart Phone and Smart Watch rules while in school

  • Phones must stay in the student's backpack in their locker/cubby.
  • Smart watches must have all alarms turned off.
  • Smart watches must have the camera/video feature turned off.
  • During testing, phones and smart watches are not permitted in the classroom.

March Spirit Month Success!

It was fantastic to see a rainbow of colors around our school today. Please note the last day for cereal box donations is this Monday, March 28th. Our 4/5 Leadership Team will have a special Spirit Month video presentation at our school assembly next week.


Thank You from our North Beach 4/5 Leadership Team!

North Beach Earth Day Garden Party

Saturday, April 23rd

10am - 1pm

Roll up your sleeves and join your fellow Seals for an Earth Day celebration! This family friendly event will restore our school's Sensory Garden, beautify the grounds, and has crafts, snacks, and fun for all ages!

Celebrating Women's History Month

Today in Women's History


Podcast celebrating Women's History

Inflection Point - nationally syndicated public radio show and podcast featuring conversations with women activists, entrepreneurs, professionals, performers, academics, and authors who have been using their expertise and voices to make a difference for women everywhere.


Exhibits celebrating Women's History

Rosa Parks Papers - This Library of Congress exhibition is the first major exhibition to showcase the Rosa Parks Collection. The collection includes thousands of pages of Parks' personal correspondence, letters from presidents, her writings from the time of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and about 2,500 photographs, as well as her Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal.

Because of Her Story - To create a more equitable America, the Smithsonian is researching, disseminating, and amplifying the histories of American women through its American Women’s History Initiative in preparation for the future Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum.

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Community News & Events

The programs below are not endorsed by either North Beach PTA or SPS, and are posted for informational purposes only.

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Parent Education Opportunities

Sensory Days at The Museum of Flight

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022

Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

FREE Admission; pre-registration required.

Sensory Days are for families of children, teenagers and young adults with disabilities including intellectual disabilities, autism, sensory processing disorders and other cognitive disabilities. Families will get early access to the Museum, before it opens to the public, where they can explore and self-guide through the galleries with adjusted light and sound for the best possible experience.

Ballard High School - live theater is back with Beauty and the Beast

This is Ballard’s first live musical theatre in two years! The show is based on Broadway’s modern classic with songs from the beloved animated film. Come enjoy the tale of a young selfish prince transformed into a Beast, and a young woman named Belle whom he imprisons in his castle. To become a prince again, the Beast must learn to love Belle and win her love before his 21st birthday.


The cast features 36 BHS students, and the play is directed by Shawn M Riley.


Performance Details

The performances will be March 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 with two matinees on March 20 and 27. All shows at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th Street, Seattle. All shows begin at 7:30 pm except for matinees, which start at 2 pm.

Tickets

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and $15 for seniors. Buy tickets at https://showtix4u.com.

Spring Break Activitites

April 12 & 15 Gymnastics - Intro classes - scheduling@waypointpediatric.com

April 15 Baseball skill workshop - scheduling@waypointpediatric.com

April 11-15 Leaps & Beeps Adaptive Dance Classes for adults and children age 5 & up - scheduling@waypointpediatric.com

Spring Break Camp

T.A. Training is offering a spring break basketball camp for 1st -7th graders. All skills are welcome!


Location: Webster Park

Time: 9am-12pm

Cost: $150


For more info and registration, please email t.a.seattletraining@gmail.com

Ballard Basketball Summer Camps

Ballard Basketball has been locally owned and operated by Sara Wetstone for over 10 years. Coach Sara and her staff are thrilled to keep kids active and happy all summer long with five weeks of camp- come to one or come to all! Camps are designed to improve player skill, decision-making and mindset through drills, games and prizes.



  • For all genders entering 4th-8th grade in Fall 2022
  • Most weeks for beginner to intermediate players. Some weeks for intermediate to advanced players.
  • Scholarships for any family in need.



For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ballardbasketball.org/camps

UW Youth & Teen Summer Programs

Registration is open for summer. We have several in-person and online enrichment courses for 4th and 5th grade students including:


>Debate

>Young Actors Workshop

>Mixed Media Art

>Coding


Please visit our website at youth-teen.uw.edu for course details and registration information.

After School Programs

Boys & Girls Club


Questions? 206-582-3512

Registration Information and enrollment paperwork is available at: http://positiveplace.org/locations/childcare/Pages/northbeachchildcare.aspx


Small Faces

The school-aged program at Small Faces serves kindergarten through fifth grade children. At the end of the school day, a school bus takes kids to Small Faces Center where they are greeted by teachers and offered a snack before the program activities begin. Doors close at 6pm. Contact Kathy Brockman with questions and to enroll: kbrockman@smallfaces.org

Washington Karate After School Program

Transportation is available up to five days per week from select Seattle Schools and the dojo is located conveniently near the Greenwood Fred Meyer. Students have snack and homework time and a one hour karate class, where they learn skills and discipline. For more details visit www.washingtonkarate.com or call (206)784-3171.


The Washington Karate program is an excellent way for children to develop physical, mental, and emotional well-being.” ~Dr. Thomas Staiger, Medical Director, UW Medical Center.

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