A Note From Your  Middle School Teachers
Middle School Connections
November 17th, 2016
Spotlight: Service Learning

Service learning is an important component to the eighth grade History curriculum. The theme this year is Hunger and Poverty. Students started out learning about causes of hunger, Federal poverty lines, state poverty lines and how that compares globally.

Eighth graders did their first service at the San Francisco Food Bank where they learned about the issues of food insecurities in San Francisco and how food banks help. Each year the food bank distributes over 48 million pounds of food to over 225,000 people in San Francisco and Marin. Our students worked for four hours separating oranges. In the end, we boxed 25,000 pounds of citrus. It was a wonderful feeling and we all had fun doing it. If you are interested in working at the San Francisco Food Bank, go to their website. Families with children as young as 5 can volunteer. 

The eighth graders are currently working on Coastside Hope, Adopt a Family program. This year Sea Crest is adopting 10 families that are in need of clothes, toys and household items for this upcoming holiday season. Each eighth grader is connected with a grade level class and an adopted family from the coastside. Students are responsible for setting up all the items being asked for, meeting with teachers and classes to explain the program and organizing the items to be taken to Coastside Hope. A Sign Up Genius is being sent out this week with the items for each classes' family so look for that in an email. All items are due December 6th and are to be new and unwrapped.

Each year it is wonderful to see the generosity and support of Sea Crest families for this local, charitable program. Thank you and have a wonderful holiday season. 


Sincerely,

Wendy Connolly
7th & 8th Grade History Teacher

*** Severe Food Allergies ***
During this time of the year when there are many classroom or school-wide events and celebrations it is important to remember the critical medical challenges food-borne allergies can pose to students. It is especially crucial to be mindful of the potentially life-threatening impact of peanuts and tree nuts. As you send food items to school for group consumption, please review our guidelines from our Family Handbook below.

Some students at Sea Crest have severe food allergies including dairy, gluten, soy, shellfish, tree nuts and peanuts. These allergies can be life threatening and many times can be triggered by contact alone and not only by ingestion of the food. By far the largest category of severe life threatening allergies comes from nuts.

We ask that the entire Sea Crest community become informed and sensitive to this issue. When preparing food for potlucks, bake sales, celebrations, or community gatherings, please avoid peanuts and tree nuts and clearly mark any dishes that may include them.

"We are each other's keepers"
Athletics News
Over 100 Sea Crest student athletes competed in over fifty  athletic  events this fall, some playing more than one sport. We are proud of all our athletes and their families. A special thanks to the families who were able to help this fall with carpooling to away events.
Sea Crest Girls Cross Country team finished second overall in the S.S.I.L. Championship Meet! 
Sea Crest A1 Volleyball team finished the season as undefeated champions with a 25-13, 27-25 victory over The Wornick Jewish Day School!
Fall Athletics Recognition Assembly
Please join us as we recognize our student athletes and their coaches at our fall sports  athletic  recognition assembly tomorrow Friday, November 18th  beginning at  8:20 a.m .  We are proud of all our players for their dedication and efforts this fall!

Go Seals!
International Trip to Iceland
April 8-13, 2017
If you have already signed-up for the Iceland trip, THANK YOU!  If necessary, please remember to make those final payments.  

FOR THOSE THAT HAVE NOT SIGNED UP: There is still time to sign up for the 2017 Sea Crest International Trip to Iceland! The sooner you sign up the better. WorldStrides has extended the last day to sign up to  January 6th, 2017. After this date, the price of the trip will increase.

Please contact WorldStrides Customer Service  800-468-5899 or click here for more information regarding registration and payments for the trip. Please refer to our trip ID number: 131118.  
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