Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Ms. Ralston's first-grade students worked on creating a learning project where they combined art, writing and science. The students put together a hanging art piece which is displayed in the hallway. The students also learned about suffixes and prefixes, contraction, compound words and several other letter combinations. In math, the students worked on different types of graphs using Valentine's Day candy.

Thanks to all the parents and students who came to parent-teacher conferences.

Friday will be Storybook Character Dress-Up Day to celebrate Love of Reading Month. Students may come to school dressed up as their favorite storybook character.

Tentatively, interviews for a new administrator for Sears Elementary will be held Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Check with the office to confirm this date.


Jan, 25 was Thank Your Mentor Day, and Skyview thanks those who serve as Aspirations Advocate Program mentors: Ryan Nelson, Alex Zerbinos, Cindy Irmen, Marlys Verba, Thelma Antila and Scott Earsley. Emily Sims is the aspirations advocate program coordinator at Skyview. Thanks for all the help.

The remainder of Purple Pride Week includes 70s Day on Wednesday. Thursday is a chance to dress up like your favorite teacher, and Friday is Spirit Day with purple and panther paws.

There will be a Valentine's dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Skyview basketball teams will play Palmer at 3 p.m. Friday, and Saturday against Colony. C-team games start at 10 a.m.

After a presentation by the mayor of Soldotna concerning a request by former Presidents Bush and Clinton to respond to the tsumani in Southeast Asia, students decided to put on events Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school. To assist our community in preparation for emergencies, students will host a bake sale to support the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, a blood drive to support the Alaska Red Cross and a quilt sale to support Hospice of the Kenai Peninsula. Students also will host a communitywide garage sale with all proceeds going to the Rotary International Foundation.

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