Many thanks to parent Ruth Hvidston for doing the data entry for this year's Seward Student Directory.
directories will be available shortly. PTSO is asking for an
optional donation of $2 per directory to help offset the $800 printing
cost. Order forms are being sent home and are also available in
the Main Office.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED Would
you be willing to come have lunch with your child at school? Please
consider joining your child for lunch, and helping out as needed in the
lunch room and/or playground. You simply sign in at the office, receive
a visitor badge, and then enjoy a few minutes together. This is a great
way to get to know your child's classmates, as well. You are welcome to
come at your convenience, and as frequently as you wish. Thank you. Lunch times:
10:05-10:40 am- Rooms 124, 113, 114
10:10-10:45 am- 111, 104, 118, 116, 110 (115 pm)
10:40-11:15 am- 101, 102,103,105,109,117
11:15-11:45 am- 203, 204, 205, 206 (6th graders)
11:40 am-12:15 pm- 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212
12:15-12:45 pm- All 7th and 8th graders
over winter break! Improve the heart of our school, by helping to
install sound tiles in the Multipurpose (lunch) Room.
What: Improve our kids’ lunchtime experience!
When: December 27, 9 am until it’s finished.
To sign up: send an email to Debora@deboramiller.com, or call Deb at 612-722-9946. Please tell her your name, phone number, and if you need child care.
This project brought to you by the Lunch/Recess Task Force.
How to subscribe to Seward PTSO email Updates: email@example.com.
ASK YOUR CHILD ABOUT “MIX IT UP” DAY!
Last Tuesday, Nov 14, Seward students participated in “Mix It Up” day. Mix It Up
day is a national project supporting student efforts to identify,
question and cross social boundaries within their schools and
communities. In simple terms, it was a structured event to help
students make new friends! During all the
lunch periods on Tuesday, students were encouraged to “mix it up” and
choose a new place to sit and eat their lunch. The Seward Student Council helped lead this event. It was a huge success!
The SewardWebSite: http://seward.mpls.k12.mn.us/
The MS Portions of the Seward WebSite:
Scozzari, from Media, is uploading the MS Update by the end of the
school day Friday. Please add the Seward WebSite to your favorites
(bookmarks), so that you can access it weekly.
Last Saturday afternoon, I watched my niece perform in the City Children's Nutcracker, at the State Theatre in Minneapolis. She is newly arrived from Princeton, NJ,
and was very excited to be performing on a large stage in a big
production. I gave the program a look before the lights went down, and
names started calling out to me; I was amazed and impressed that Seward School
was so largely and ably represented. From the first scene with Collin
Knopp-Schwyn and Nico Dregni crossing nimbly across the stage, to Ruth
Kendrick dancing in the party scene, to Annika Myers as a Toy Soldier,
to Audrey Jerome, Conner Keefe, Tamar Myers, and Anna Russell roller-
blading through the house tossing "cheese" into the audience, to
Clarasophia Gust, Iain Knopp-Schwyn, Katherine McGraw, and Shannon
McGraw as Harlequins, to Chia Suedel, Tajah Matanah, Sophia Negash, and
Jaime Suavez hip-hopping in the Fusion DNZ, Seward kids were
omnipresent. Congrats to all our Seward performers! The performance was
Thank you to Digigraphics (and Craig Davidson) of South Minneapolis for the “very clear” signs that are up in the E-2 and Middle School hallways. There’s no need to ever get lost again!
Free Young Dance Showing and Refreshments
Dec. 16, 2:00 p.m. at Barton School, 4237 Colfax Ave S, Minneapolis -
use doors on the north side of the building (come in from the Bryant
side). Come see what Young Dance is, support peers, and best of
all, find out how YOU can join this dynamic, creative, and fun
organization. The performance features dancers ages 7 - 17
performing modern, jazz, and stilt dancing with original live
percussion accompaniment. For more info about the showing or
about Young Dance, call 612-423-3064 or go to www.youngdance.org.
you to the following students and families who helped with the
Minneapolis Public Schools Information Fair: Julia Anderson and Conner
Keefe, Brad Turner, Mary Hanson, Julie Carr, Diane Forest, Nancy Moore,
Jane Greenberg, Claire Stenson, Sue Westrich, Grace Lindblad, Carol
Witte and Johan Cavert, Fariba Sanikhatam and Darya Pruitt, Rose Olson,
Miriam West, Jean Lee and Craig Davidson, Janet Madzen-Akale, Mukwelle
Akale, Robin Akale, Claire Brady Leighton and Felicia Johnson (South
High, Seward Alumni), Grace Lindblad, Seeley Davidson, Will and
FLU PREVENTION, by Janelle Holmvig, Seward School Nurse.
1. Cover your cough with your sleeve, not
2. Wash your hands after coughing into them
or blowing your nose.
3. Get a flu shot, and ask your health
practioner about flu shots for your children.
4. Keep your child home if they have vomited
or had a fever in the past 24 hours. Some of
our staff and students are immune-
suppressed, and susceptible to serious
5. Stay home if you’re sick, or getting sick!
5-minute video on flu prevention: http://www.coughsafe.com/media.html.
Loizeaux and Leslie Bowman, the author and illustrator of
the children's novel WINGS, will be at The Red Balloon Bookshop (891 Grand Ave., St. Paul) at 2 PM on Sat., Dec. 16. In reviews, WINGS has been
described as "thoughtful," "touching," "tender," "graceful," and
"compelling." Join Bill and Leslie for a reading, discussion, and
book-signing. All welcome.
National Children’s Dental Access Days:
February 2 and 3, 2007. Free dental care to children in need.
Coordinated by the Minnesota Dental Association, dental care will be
provided in many locations throughout Minnesota. Parents or legal guardians can call 211 or 800-543-7709 after January 1, 2007. Operators will have a list of participating dental offices, and will direct parents to a location in their area.
Minnesota Department of Education sent HIV education material to school
nurses and educators through out the state. Resources that may be
helpful to Seward families:
www.talkingwithkids.org provides guidelines for talking with kids about issues such as drugs, alcohol, sex, HIV, and violence.
www.mother’svoices.org is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to strengthen family communication about sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention.
www.pta.org/documents/hiv_eng.pdf provides information for talking with children and teens about sex and HIV.
You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They’d
Ask): The Secrets to Surviving Your Child’s Sexual Development from
Birth to Teens, by Justin Richardson and Mark A. Schuster.
Aids Hurt? Educating Young Children About AIDS: Suggestions for
Parents, Teachers, and Other Care Providers of Children to Age 10, by Martha Quakenbush and Sylvia Villarreal.
You Can Call Me Willy: A Story for Children about AIDS, by Joan C. Verniero.
www.scarleteen.com (sex education for the real world)
books: Safe Sex 101: An Overview for Teens, by Margaret O. Hyde and Elizabeth H. Forsyth.
101 Questions about Sex and Sexuality…With Answers for the Curious, Cautious, and Confused, by Faith Hickman Brynie.
about AIDS/HIV can be answered by contacting the MAP (Minnesota Aids
Project) at (metro) 612-373-AIDS, (statewide) 800-248-AIDS, or
---Janelle Holmvig, School Nurse
2309 28th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55406
Telephone: 612.668.4950 | Fax: 612.668.4960