A Note From Your Teachers
Classroom Connections
October 6th, 2016
Dear Families,

This is a very special week!  We are tremendously excited to welcome you to campus this  Thursday, October 6th and Friday, October 7th for  Mid-Trimester Conferences . This is also a very busy time for teachers as we carefully prepare to meet with each of you and provide you with insightful feedback to set individual learning goals for your child. As you know, it's our goal to keep you informed of what's happening at our school at all times, and no doubt you will hear from us this week, but this newsletter is special. We came together as a team and created a Classroom Connections, just for this week, that includes everything you need to know beside conferences. Fall has also arrived, so you will start noticing orange taking over!


Your Teachers

Upcoming Events
HMB Pumpkin Festival - Volunteers needed!
We are looking forward to having a tremendous entry in the  Pumpkin Festival Parade this year! We are creating an Ocean themed entry and are looking for volunteers to help build the float, create costumes and participate in the parade. The float will be constructed after school on  Tuesday, October 11th through Thursday, October 13th and during the day of  Friday, October 14th.  Sign up here to help out. If you have any questions, please email  Tina Lourenco .

The Parade is  Saturday, October 15th at noon. Please meet us in front of 515 Church Street at 11:00 a.m. We will march together and show our school spirit! Wear Halloween costumes, or Sea Crest gear, and bring the whole family!

We provide our parking lot during Pumpkin Fest as a valuable fundraiser and also need volunteers to help out on  Sunday, October 16th . Click here to sign up. Thank you for your support!
Earthquake Drill
We will be hosting our next Earthquake Drill on Tuesday, October 18th, 8:45 a.m. You will receive an email and a call or text from our system on this day, and it will likely come from a Portland, OR phone number. The system will attempt to reach all home and mobile numbers listed and will leave voicemails if no one answers. If you have any questions after the drill, please contact us at  communications@seacrestschool.org .
Halloween Celebration

We will begin our Halloween Celebration on Monday, October 31st with a K-8 Assembly in the gym at 8:30 a.m., followed by a Costume Parade across the blacktop and around the field. Parents are welcome to attend. This will be a great opportunity for students to showcase their costumes and for parents to take photos! 

All students should come to school in their costumes. Please make sure to pack a labeled bag and extra clothes for them to change and participate in regular school activities after the festivities.

As a reminder, we are a K-8 community and students are asked to wear dress code appropriate costumes. Please remember to leave weapons and/or other costume props that violate school rules at home. We will be sending out more details in the Currents next week.

Parent Education Series
Sea Crest School Parent Association is pleased to announce a new parent education series.  We are planning informative events designed to support parents in helping each child thrive academically, socially and behaviorally.

Our first annual theme is "Parenting in a Digital Age."  Based on many parents' input, we're selecting topics and speakers, along with formats and times that appeal to many families.

Aligned to the school's work with Common Sense Education on digital citizenship, this parent education series is designed to help Sea Crest families tackle some of the most challenging issues in raising happy and health and successful kids.

Watch the Currents email for more details.  We hope to see you at these events and are eager to hear your feedback!


Heidi  Gilman Bennett
Volunteer Chair, Sea Crest Parent Education Series
Parent Like You
Fall Speaker & Coffee
Parenting in the Digital Age Speaker
Expert Dana Blum from Common Sense Media
Thursday, November 17th, 6:30 p.m., Kohrs Family Center.
Follow-up Coffee
Parent coffee and informal discussion
Friday, November 18th, 8:30 a.m, Extended Day Room.
Winter Workshops
Managing Screen Time
Friday, January 20th, 8:30 a.m., Think Tank.

Distraction, Multitasking & Time Management
Friday, March 17th, 8:30 a.m., Think Tank.
Spring Workshops
Social Media
Friday, April 28th, 8:30 a.m., Extended Day Room.

School Calendar
Click here to view or subscribe to our Online C alendar. This is a dynamic calendar where you will find detailed information about school events.
Click here to download our PDF Calendar. Please keep in mind this is a static overview of the school year 2016-17 and dates are subject to change.
Community News
  • Sunday, October 9th, HMB Shakespeare Company, Coastal Repertory Theatre, 6:00 p.m.

The HEAL Project, Fall Camps, San Mateo County School Farm, El Granada.

  • Explorers Camp, October 7th, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., children ages 5-7.
  • Harvest Camp, November 21st & 22nd, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., children ages 6-11.
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