Olympic Peninsula Academy Aiyana Dennis, Surayah Dennis, Gianna Halo, Abram Yeater, Emily Nielsen, Cadence Puhrmann, Alyssa Alcaraz and Faith Amaya take part in the 2018 OPA Winter Fest. Submitted photo

Olympic Peninsula Academy Aiyana Dennis, Surayah Dennis, Gianna Halo, Abram Yeater, Emily Nielsen, Cadence Puhrmann, Alyssa Alcaraz and Faith Amaya take part in the 2018 OPA Winter Fest. Submitted photo

@SequimSchools — Jan. 2, 2019

  • Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:30am
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DISTRICT

The next school board meeting is 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Sequim High School library, 601 N. Sequim Ave. The public is invited to attend, and time is set aside for public comment.

To view the agenda and minutes of past meetings and click on “School Board,” “Regular Communication” and “Agendas” on the district’s website at www.sequimschools.org.

Welcome back! Sequim classes resume Monday, Jan. 7.

GREYWOLF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Students in Caryn Little’s fourth-grade ELA classes have been studying the Middle Ages. The unit text is titled “Knights, Castles, Chivalry.” Throughout the study, students covered many Washington state standards for fourth grade. Lessons and activities included reading complex text, writing informational paragraphs as well as a historical fiction story set during the Middle Ages, spelling, grammar, morphology and vocabulary development.

Little also encouraged students to expand their learning and increase their background knowledge with some fun at-home projects that included: research and build a castle (out of LEGOs or recycled items); research and build a catapult; read a book related to knights castles and/or the Middle Ages; create a poster, game and/or research, and cook a medieval dish.

Students were eager to take on this challenge and have dazzled their classmates with their creativity and ambition!

Students in Monique Brasher’s first-grade class have been working on their writing skills by crafting a letter to Santa. The class learned to write a greeting, the body and an ending to their letters. It comes as no surprise that her entire class has been very good this year and is expecting a variety of gifts from Santa.

The following is a sample of the letters:

Dear Santa,

How are you doing? I’ve been good. Can I have a tablet please?

Love,

Anderson

Dear Santa,

How are you? I hope I’ve been good. I want a big, big surprise for this year please.

Love,

Lia

Dear Santa,

I been good. I want a pony.

Love,

Emma

Dear Santa,

How are you doing? I hope I’ve been good. I hope I get a lot of books, please.

Love,

Chloe

Dear Santa,

I’ve been good for Miss Brasher. I want a Littlest Pet Shop and a short haired Comic Con Cat please.

Love,

Brinley

Dear Santa,

I have been good all year. Could I get whatever you give me? Thank you.

Love,

Tokgnar

Dear Santa,

I’ve been good this year. Can I have a train please? I believe in you Santa.

Love,

Tungsten

Dear Santa,

I been good and I love you Santa. I hope I get a puppy please.

Love,

Michael

Dear Santa,

How are you doing? I’ve been good. I would like a kitten for Christmas please.

Love,

Samantha

Dear Santa,

How are you doing? I hope I’ve been good. I hope I get a big Lego set and a Nintendo Switch too, please.

Love,

Tavin

Great job to the whole class for all their hard work!

Monique Brasher, teacher

On Dec. 11, Greywolf students and their families attended a special evening event focused on Kids at Hope. Kids at Hope helps students make plans for their future and set goals that will help them make their dreams reality.

Parents were invited to a presentation where they learned all about the Kids at Hope activities their children participate in at Greywolf and how they can support them at home.

Students spent time with staff members at the event playing games and working on holiday crafts. All families enjoyed a lasagna dinner and complimentary holiday photos provided by local photographer Marilyn Westman.

OLYMPIC PENINSULA ACADEMY

On Dec. 14, Olympic Peninsula Academy students and family enjoyed the program’s annual Winter Fest. This is a time for the families to join together to eat a potluck lunch, create winter crafts and decorate cookies.

SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL

Sequim High School Interact Officers from 2017-2019 recently gathered around a newly-installed water bottle-filling station to celebrate efforts to make a difference both locally and globally.

Last year, students raised several thousand dollars to raise money for cisterns in Kenya while also making efforts to reduce plastic water bottle waste a little closer to home. The club embodies Gandhi’s motto, “Be the change you wish to see,” and hopes that more students will not only appreciate the upgraded water fountain but also choose to live more conscientiously.

This year’s club will host their third-annual Walk for Water this march. For more information or to make donations, contact advisor Chelsea Reichner at creich ner@sequimschools.org or 360-582-3600.

High school freshmen, sophomores and juniors are invited to attend a College ROTC and Academy Night on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 6:45 p.m. in the Central Kitsap High School Theatre in Silverdale. For more information, see Mitzi Sanders in the counseling center or call Tyler Hunt at 360-662-2439.

Mia Buhrer and Matilda Woodbury enjoy some holiday treats at Olympic Peninsula Academy’s annual Winter Fest on Dec. 14. Submitted photo

Mia Buhrer and Matilda Woodbury enjoy some holiday treats at Olympic Peninsula Academy’s annual Winter Fest on Dec. 14. Submitted photo

Faith Amaya and Abram Yeater work on craft projects at the 2019 Olympic Peninsula Academy Winter Fest in mid-December. Submitted photo

Faith Amaya and Abram Yeater work on craft projects at the 2019 Olympic Peninsula Academy Winter Fest in mid-December. Submitted photo

Students in Monique Brasher’s first-grade class at Greywolf Elementary School celebrate the season with crafts and some letter-writing to Santa Claus. Submitted photo

Students in Monique Brasher’s first-grade class at Greywolf Elementary School celebrate the season with crafts and some letter-writing to Santa Claus. Submitted photo

Students in Caryn Little’s classes at Greywolf Elementary School show off their Middle Ages-inspired projects. They include (back row, from left): Kayhbree Henderson, with a cardboard/toilet paper rolls castle; Sariah Weller, with a LEGO castle; Myles Taylor, with a cardboard/duct tape castle; Elijah Chavez, with a LEGO castle; Lily Sparks, with an informational poster and flashcards, and Aidan Danielson, with a LEGO castle, with (front row, from left) Maisy French, with a cabbage pottage recipe; Stanley Baker, with a catapult; Kaitlyn Carpenter, with a LEGO castle (with help from classmate Areya Webb), and Lauren Cline, with a pottage recipe poster board. Photo by Darcy Lamb

Students in Caryn Little’s classes at Greywolf Elementary School show off their Middle Ages-inspired projects. They include (back row, from left): Kayhbree Henderson, with a cardboard/toilet paper rolls castle; Sariah Weller, with a LEGO castle; Myles Taylor, with a cardboard/duct tape castle; Elijah Chavez, with a LEGO castle; Lily Sparks, with an informational poster and flashcards, and Aidan Danielson, with a LEGO castle, with (front row, from left) Maisy French, with a cabbage pottage recipe; Stanley Baker, with a catapult; Kaitlyn Carpenter, with a LEGO castle (with help from classmate Areya Webb), and Lauren Cline, with a pottage recipe poster board. Photo by Darcy Lamb

Students in Caryn Little’s classes at Greywolf Elementary School show off their Middle Ages-inspired projects. They include (back row, from left): Kayhbree Henderson, with a cardboard/toilet paper rolls castle; Sariah Weller, with a LEGO castle; Myles Taylor, with a cardboard/duct tape castle; Elijah Chavez, with a LEGO castle; Lily Sparks, with an informational poster and flashcards, and Aidan Danielson, with a LEGO castle, with (front row, from left) Maisy French, with a cabbage pottage recipe; Stanley Baker, with a catapult; Kaitlyn Carpenter, with a LEGO castle (with help from classmate Areya Webb), and Lauren Cline, with a pottage recipe poster board. Photo by Darcy Lamb

Greywolf student Olianna Brailey and mom Karlena enjoy a special evening event focused on Kids at Hope on Dec. 11. Photo by Marilyn Westman

Greywolf student Olianna Brailey and mom Karlena enjoy a special evening event focused on Kids at Hope on Dec. 11. Photo by Marilyn Westman

Sequim High Interact Club officers congregate near the school’s new water bottle-filling station. They include (back row, from left) Devin Hibler, Liam Stevenson, Mathew Craig, Sean Weber, Brenden Jack and Raymond Lam, with (front row, from left) Kristina Mingoy, Ashley Rosales and Isabelle Hugoniot. Submitted photo

Sequim High Interact Club officers congregate near the school’s new water bottle-filling station. They include (back row, from left) Devin Hibler, Liam Stevenson, Mathew Craig, Sean Weber, Brenden Jack and Raymond Lam, with (front row, from left) Kristina Mingoy, Ashley Rosales and Isabelle Hugoniot. Submitted photo

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