A Note From Your First Grade Teachers
First Grade Connections
February 9th, 2017
Dear First Grade Families, 

We are headed towards the culmination of our neighborhood study. This week former HMB planning commisioner Steve Flint joined the first grade classes to give them tips on city planning. The students learned about the different types of space in a city like residential, commercial, industrial, green space and mixed use space. As a group Steve led the students in a hands on activity where they mapped out a town according to his tips and advice. We will put all the wonderful knowledge to work beginning Monday and we can't wait to see you on Friday, February 17th at 8:30am for our ribbon cutting ceremony/academic celebration.


Your First Grade Team
Stephanie Hanepen, Lesley Stevens and Vienna Klingele 
What We Have Been Learning
Ask Your Child About

Talking with your child is the best way to support classroom learning. The following questions can help you get started.

  • Discuss patterns: shapes, colors, size or all 3!  
  • What do these patterns look like: AB, ABC, AA BB CC?
  • What decoding strategies can you use to figure out challenging words?
  • What is a consonant blend? Give me an example? Let's brainstorm some words!
  • What is a fair test?
  • What are some rules and laws that keep our community safe?
  • What do MOST neighborhoods have? What does OUR neighborhood have that makes it so special?

Optional Homework Package links are listed below. The most current link is listed first. 
Upcoming Events
K-8 Assembly & Learning Buddies
Friday, February 10th8:20 a.m.Kohrs Family Center. 

Sweetheart Dance
Saturday, February 11th 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Kohrs Family Center. 
A special evening for all Sea Crest daughters and a parent, or other important role model! Tickets are $40 per pair with $20 for each additional person. A sign-up sheet and payment box is located near the front desk until Wednesday, February 8th. Please email  Tanya Gulesserian with any questions.

Neighborhood Build
Monday, February 13th - Friday, February 17th.

Valentine's Day Celebration
Tuesday, February 14th.
Pizza Lunch/Card Delivery (No Class Party).

Academic Celebration
Friday, February 17th, 8:30 a.m.

Presidents' Break -No School
Monday, February 20th - Friday, February 24th.

K-1 Parent Education: Healthy Relationships and Communication at Sea Crest 
Monday, February 27th, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Think Tank.  
As the final session of the Raising Healthy Kids workshop series for Kindergarten and First Grade parents, Dr. Keely Sikes Rollings will talk about how parent-teacher partnerships are both valued and supported at Sea Crest, as well as discuss tips and tools to navigate the school.
All-School Musical
Thursday, March 9th – Friday, March 10th
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Kohrs Family Center
Sea Crest School
Reserve Your Tickets
Tickets will be on sale in the Kohrs Family Center lobby for $25 each on  Friday, February 10th and Monday, February 13th, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.  Click here for more information
Costume Requirements
The first grade students are cast as  whimsical animals.  Your child is asked to wear a  brightly colored shirt and pants or dress and leggings  with  a contrasting brightly colored pair of sneakers  (Converse, Vans, etc.) on the evening of the performance. 

Children may choose which color to wear but  please avoid neutral colors, such as black, brown, gray, white or tan. Other costume items will be provided by the school. 

From start to finish,  Seussical promises to be a fun journey for the whole family through the imaginative world of Dr. Seuss!
Thanks to our Mystery Readers
Additional Photos & Videos
Do you have photos or videos you'd be willing to share with the school? 

Please click here to upload them to SmugMug, or email us at communications@seacrestschool.org.
How to Reach Us
If questions ever arise, please do not hesitate to reach out! We are available by email at:  shanepen@seacrestschool.org lstevens@seacrestschool.org  and  vklingele@seacrestschool.org . Email is our preferred method of communication. We will check our email after school daily. If there is an emergency, please call Cathy at the front desk, at  650.712.9892 .
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