News and Notes from Principal Goetz

Principal Tammy Goetz

October 11, 2013

Dear Seward Families:

One thing I need you to do with your child(ren) is set aside time to read at home every day. You can read to your child or have him/her read independently. The new MCA reading test places an emphasis on non-fiction reading—biographies, autobiographies, essays, journals, memoirs, diaries, documentaries, histories, scientific papers, photographs, biographies, textbooks, travel books, blueprints, technical documentation, user manuals and diagrams are examples of non-fiction that students can be reading. Our media center has a wide variety of non-fiction books for students to check out during school hours. This is not to say that reading fiction isn’t important! I hope you can make time for reading a habit for your child(ren).

I received this from Bertrand Weber, Director of Food Services:

I am happy to let you know of a new initiative with our department. We have teamed up with 25 local restaurants and chefs to form “MPS True Food Council” to help promote good foods and healthy eating habits, develop recipes and engage students in the cafeteria from time to time. One of the first initiatives that the Council is doing for us is raising awareness within the community about the changes we’re making to our school food and conducting a fundraiser for our Salad Bar Initiative.

Your school is one of four schools that will be the recipient of the True Food Council’s generosity toward a salad bar! The following restaurants will be conducting fundraising efforts during the month of October to benefit your school.

Seward Montessori
Birchwood Café, Good Life Catering, Salty Tart, Kitchen in the Market, Muddy Waters.

This is great news for us as our students want a salad bar at Seward. Please spread the word to family and friends, thanks!

There is a lot of excitement for the Great Gathering, hosted by our PTA. I hope your family can join us at The Midtown Market on Saturday, October 12 from 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.


Tammy Goetz
Seward Principal