A Note From Your  Middle School Teachers
Middle School Connections
November 3rd, 2016
Spotlight: Health & Wellness

The Sea Crest Health and Wellness learning area focuses on a holistic concept of health. By doing so, we aid students in recognizing the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of their own health. Our program examines the impact of interactions between the individual, the family, the wider community and the environment on the health of populations. Students plan, act and reflect in order to develop the essential knowledge and understandings, attitudes, values and skills which promote health practices, encourage participation in regular, physical activity and support the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. We teach health concepts through an integrated approach to ensure that students achieve a healthy, active lifestyle, including a sense of well-being.

We recognize that improving students’ knowledge about health issues and practices does not guarantee they will lead healthy lifestyles. However, students who are able to identify and develop their own attitudes and values associated with leading a healthy lifestyle are better equipped to make personally and socially responsible decisions. This healthy attitudes toolkit has the potential to enhance the quality of their life as well as the lives of others.  

This year students have been assigned to fitness families where they focus on improving each other’s fitness. Each month, the students are tested on planks, push up, sit ups, wall sits, and the mile run. Mondays are known as Fitness Mondays where all activity is geared around improving fitness. On all other days of the week, students have the first fifteen minutes of class for fitness. Each family shares the responsibility to come up with their own workouts. Some of the groups have become very creative in how they are approaching this new part of Health and Wellness. It really is a joy to see all of the students coming together to help one another improve. Not only has this student-agency approach created a new sense of self worth and accountability for each other, it has also rejuvenated the students’ view of fitness.

Health and Wellness Lab is held every Friday and some Tuesdays where we concentrate our time on thematic curriculum for each grade level. This part of our wellness curriculum immerses our student in relevant topics in kinesiology, including nutrition, hygiene, and the brain-body connection. Additionally,   this time in lab supports their emotional growth and social competency.

Sincerely,

Katie Moore
Director of Physical Education  

*** 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
Fall Sports Wrap

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.
This week, Sea Crest had two volleyball teams and our A flag football team in playoffs!
  • The A1 team finished as a first seed and played the A2 team who finished the season as a fourth seed and played each other on Tuesday, November 1st, 4:00 p.m. in Sea Crest's gym. A1 won this match and is playing Wornick for the S.S.I.L. girls championship on Tuesday, November 8th, 4:00 p.m. in Sea Crest's gym. 

  • The A flag football team finished as a fourth seed and is playing Gideon Hausner in the semi-final round. 

Our cross country runners will run in this year's championship on Monday, November 7th at Crystal Springs Cross Country Course.

Fall Athletics Recognition Assembly
Please join us as we recognize our student athletes and their coaches at our fall sports  athletic  recognition assembly on  Friday, November 18th  beginning at  8:20 a.m .  We are proud of all our players for their dedication and efforts this fall!

Winter Sports Season to Begin Next Week

 ** Please click below and register your child for the corresponding sports **

  • All 7th and 8th grade girls who sign up for soccer will be assigned to the I team.
  • All 5th and 6th grade girls who sign up for soccer will be assigned to the II team.
  • All 8th grade boys will be assigned to the 8th grade team.
  • Some 7th grade boys will be assigned to the 8th grade team and all others will be on the 7th grade team.
  • Some 6th grade boys will be assigned to the 7th grade team and all other 6th graders will be on one of the two 6th grade teams.
  • All 5th graders be on one of two 6th grade teams.

Girls Soccer

Now that the girls volleyball, and cross country runners rocked it this fall, it is time to begin girls soccer. This winter we will submitted two teams into the league for girls soccer. Click here to sign up.

First Practice:  Thursday, November 10th, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Regular Practice Days: 
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Fridays, 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Season Game Schedule: 
  • Games will begin after Thanksgiving break and run through the second week of January, 2017.
Boys Basketball

With flag football and cross country wrapped up our boys are ready for some basketball.  Click here to sign up.

First Practices Next Week: 
  • 8th Grade: Monday and Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and Friday, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.  
  • 7th Grade: Wednesday and Friday, 3:30 - 5:00 p m. next week only.   
  • 5th/6th Grade: Thursday 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. next week only.
Regular Practice Days:
  • 8th Grade: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and Fridays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.   
  • 7th Grade: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
  • 5th/6th Grade: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. 
Season Game Schedule: Individual schedules will be on TeamSnap when players are assigned to individual teams.
  • 8th Grade & 7th Grade: Mid-November to Mid-January.
  • 5th Grade & 6th Grade: Mid-November to Winter Break.

Outdoor Ed Week
6th Grade: Mt. Cross
7th Grade: Yosemite
8th Grade: Washington D.C.
Photo Galleries

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Please upload them here, or email them at communications@seacrestschool.org.
How to Reach Us
If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Patti, Director of Middle School, at jpatti@seacrestschool.org. If there is an emergency, please call Cathy at the front desk at 650.712.9892.
Thank You
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