Monthly Archives: January 2013

Update 1/23/2013

Important Updates:

  • Guest Speaker Kevin Glackin-Coley from St. Leo’s Food Connection will be here Thursday to talk with the kids about the issue of hunger in Tacoma. The kids will begin a community service program helping to pack backpacks for the school backpack program. http://www.foodconnection.org/pages/backpack.htm
  • The annual Seabury Update is Jan. 24 at 7 PM. This will include important information about the Seabury consolidated campus. A few middle school students will share their Sketch-Up computer designs for a dream campus. 
  • End of semester- Jan. 25
  •  The Lower School will have an Open House Sunday Jan 27 from 1-3. 
  •  The Middle School will have an Open House Tuesday Jan. 29 from 6:30-8. This is a great opportunity for any prospective families you know to learn more about the MS program. Help spread the word! 
  • Report Cards home- Feb. 1
  • No school Feb. 15- teacher in-service and Feb. 18 Presidents’ Day.
  •  Author Susan Daniels will  speak at the Tacoma Convention Center  Feb. 20. She is an expert on gifted education so this is sure to be informative.

Meanwhile- Back at Seabury Middle School, it’s been a busy few weeks since we’ve been back from break. We were busy preparing for interviews with residents of Franke Tobey Jones retirement community. We partnered with Tacoma Public Library and Story Corps. Students interviewed residents this Tuesday. The recorded stories will become part of the Story Corps archive. http://storycorps.org/

Special thanks to Adam Brock and Kristi Gale of the Tacoma Public Library and Emily Happy, activities coordinator with Franke Tobey Jones.

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We also had a guest speaker this week, Mark Pendras, a Seabury Parent and an Urban Studies professor at UWT. He helped support our study of architecture and Tacoma history by analyzing the problem of downtown desertion.

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