Sehome High School Mariner Memo
Week of Nov. 9 - Nov. 13
The month of November always brings with it a feeling of gratitude and an opportunity to reflect on the many things we have to be thankful for, even during challenging times.
One group that I am particularly thankful for this week is our Sehome PTSA. This group of ladies worked tirelessly to find creative ways to raise money for our students. As you will see in the message below, they managed to raise over $11,000 through the giving campaign. Our PTSA has also consistently provided us with parent volunteers every single time we have put out a request. We could never have gotten all of the supplies ready and out to families without their help. I feel so incredibly blessed and thankful for each one of you have shown up to support our Sehome community in so many ways. This week Tuesday, our PTSA will have a general meeting. Please consider being a part of this group in whatever ways works best for you and your family.
Tuesday is the last day of our 5-8 period rotation. There is no school on Wednesday as we pause to honor our veterans. On Thursday, students will resume their 1-4 period classes. It is hard to believe that we have a quarter of the school year behind us. Progress report grades will be posted to Skyward on Thursday, November 19.
- Students pause their 5-8 classes with our first cycle on Tuesday, November 10th and their current grades in the classes will also pause until they return to those classes on December 16.
Students are encouraged to touch base with teachers this week if there are questions or concerns about what is reported in the grade book.
- The grades in the gradebook on November 19 will be an accurate indication of their current progress in their 5-8th period classes.
- Students are highly encouraged to focus on classes 1-4 only during the next cycle.
When students return to classes 5-8 on December 16, teaching and learning will resume. Depending on the nature/structure of each course, students may or may not be revisiting or revising work from the first session. Teachers will communicate with students about ways to improve and demonstrate growth to ensure a successful finish to the semester.
We are also continuing to bring more and more students into the building and on campus each week through our Internet Cafe, special programs, athletics, and for working on specific classes. It is SO good to have students back in the building. It brings such energy, life, laughter, and joy. We are hopeful that we will continue to increase the number of students as it is safe to do so.
I hope that each of you has an incredible week where you find new areas of gratitude and things that bring you deep joy.
In this edition:
- Technology Help
- Free Sehome Masks
- Student Update Information
- Student Community Service Opportunity
- Missing Library Books
- Meal box Pick Up
- Rotation Schedule
- Learning Center
- College Rep Visits
2 - Sehome Face Masks
3 - Annual Student Info Updates
4 - Student Community Service Opportunity
WECU is supporting, "Dear Friend, Pen Pal Project," a letter writing campaign where community members are invited to write letters to seniors that are facing high levels of isolation due to Covid-19.
All WECU Locations, with the exception of Bellis Fair, The Home Loan Center, and the Business Loan Center are participating as drop-off spots for letter writers. WECU is requesting letter writers to use the Night Drop. Letter writers are asked to put the card/letter in an envelope with “Dear Friend, Pen Pal Project” written on top. If you would like to participate, please do! Make a card, write a letter with a child, create art, or just say "hi." The Aging Well Whatcom website goes into further detail. https://www.agingwellwhatcom.org/pen-pal-project
5 - Missing Library Books
6 - Free Meal Boxes Every Tuesday in November
Every Tuesday in November, free meal boxes will be distributed from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 15 school locations and six community locations, including the Sehome bus loop.
For more information on locations, click the link below.
7 - High School Schedule
8 - Learning Center
Giving Campaign Update
Another HUGE thank you for supporting the Fall Back to Spring Giving Campaign. Your donations helped us exceed our goal – we raised $11,665!!!! PTSA is now able to fund some important programs for SHS.
Although this fundraiser is over, PTSA still needs your help. We are looking for people to fill important rolls this year and next. Your talent and experience will keep SHS PTSA strong. Please email us if you are interested at email@example.com, and check out our website by clicking here.
Don’t want to volunteer? You can still support PTSA by becoming a member. We need your voice and vote!
All members are invited to join us for the first General Membership Meeting of the year, THIS Tuesday, November 10th, at 6:00 PM, via Zoom. Meet with our 2020-2021 PTSA Board & Principal, and vote on important items. If you are a current member, check your inbox for the Zoom link. You can still sign up today, and email us to receive the link.
Sehome High School PTSA
10 - College Rep Visits
Multi-Language Message Line
Sehome Points of Contact
Sonia Cole, Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Couto, Assistant Principal: A - K email@example.com
Bethany Barrett, Assistant Principal: L - Z firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberly Kirk, Dean of Students: email@example.com
Jeff Smith, Counselor 9th Grade: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Hjelt, Counselor A - G: email@example.com
Hana Schutz, Counselor H - M: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Vandermolen, Counselor N - Z: email@example.com