News and Events
News and Events
The garden program is off to a wonderful start this year. Emily Bishton from the Magnuson Nature Program is our dedicated Garden Teacher for the entire year! We’re so lucky to have her and the children are particularly fond of her knowledge and enthusiasm. We’ve completed lessons with K-3 on seed; decomposition and the soil food web; and this week we are doing plant parts and stems. We will be gardening and learning through the fall and taking a brief break over winter. We believe our work in the garden is a wonderful way to reinforce the science concepts and lessons that the kids learn about in the classroom. Plus, growing food is fun! We hope you hear from your kids about the program. New to the program this year is the Pre-K program. They too are able to take advantage of our garden curriculum and time with Emily as a result of additional support from the PTA. It’s wonderful to see all are littlest gardeners out there every day. Still needed in the garden program are volunteers for our Monday garden classes from ~1:30-3:30pm and a volunteer to coordinate Garden Recess on Fridays from ~10:30a.m.-11am. Please contact our Garden Chair Einas Farag at firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Character Day!In the spirit of fun and tradition, Sand Point celebrates Book Character Day each October 31st. Students may dress up as a character from their favorite book! Students will need to have a copy of the book with them throughout the school day. Please remind your child that ANY accessory that looks like a weapon, even a play weapon (regardless of size) is strictly prohibited. These items include: toy knives, spears, guns, swords, light sabers, ninja paraphernalia, etc.
What are Sand Point Citizen Awards? Each week, teachers award four students with Sand Point Citizen Awards. The purpose of the program is to catch and honor students who are demonstrating excellent citizenship. Once a student earns an award, they have the opportunity to drop the certificate off in the Sand Point Citizen Box located in the main office. Once per week, each Monday morning, I will draw 4 names. Those students will be invited to join me for lunch on the last Friday of each month.
A Sand Point Citizen is a student who…
· Speaks respectfully and treats others as they want to be treated.
· Gives their best effort.
· Works well with other students and welcomes new people into our community.
· Is a role model and helps create a positive learning environment.
· Helps keep Sand Point Elementary safe and clean!