Sterling Elementary

Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2004

The spring carnival was a big event and had something fun for everyone.

The staff congratulates the following poster contest winners: kindergarten Mikaila Colton, Kenny Griffin and Rachel Shassetz; first grade Coltin Yancey, Ruthann Maaland and Shira Waldrip; second grade Madison White, Keylee Nelson and Dolan Drake; third grade Denali Goodwill, Cassie McKenzie and Maryah Showalter; fourth grade Carrol Larrow, Ashley Gerola and Maranda Merkes; fifth grade Nanette Daigle, Erin Twohy and Leah Garske; and sixth grade Shana Powell, Missy Mallett and Lexi Graybeal. Winners were awarded game tickets to use at the carnival.

The staff and students thank the PTA officers and parents who put in many hours to make the event a success.

Jazzmine Clock was the fifth-grade artist whose design was chosen for the Kenai River Festival T-shirts. She and all of her classmates will receive free T-shirts with her winning design on them. The staff thanks the Kenai Watershed Forum for the opportunity to show off the students' talents and help the River Festival this year.

The Quest students participating in the Seward Math Bowl last week came home with their heads held high. Caelin Elsey, Bailey and Trace Braxton won the Team Spirit Award.

Today is School Nurse Day and the staff thanks Nurse Martha for all that she does for the school.

Mr. Miller's class left for Otter Cove on Monday and will return today. Ms. Hoffman's class will leave for Otter Cove today and return Friday. The sixth-grade classes have been preparing for this field trip all year with fund-raising and studying the ecology of Kachemak Bay.

Ms. Wimmer's fifth-graders will leave today for a trip to Anchorage and the Matanuska Valley. They will visit the Anchorage Museum to culminate their study of the Shackleton Expedition and visit the Independence Mine as part of their Alaska studies. They also have been invited to visit Iditarod champion Martin Buser's kennels, the Imaginarium, H2Oasis and the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer.

The Hanshew Middle School choir and band from Anchorage will stop by for a special performance Friday.

Mr. Seims will take his class to the Nikiski pool Friday.

The Sterling SBDM Council will meet at 4 p.m. May 19.

The PTA meeting has been changed to 4 p.m. May 20 in the library.

The new principal for next year, Christine Ermold, will be in attendance at both the SBDM and PTA meetings. Parents are encouraged to come meet her.

Parents are asked to remember that parent-student feedback forms are due back to the school no later than May 21.

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