Korey Apley, Kayden Disinski and Ryan Spelker — fourth-grade students in Patrick Caron’s class at Helen Haller Elementary School — check out their new dictionaries, courtesy of Rotary Club of Sequim. Submitted photo

Korey Apley, Kayden Disinski and Ryan Spelker — fourth-grade students in Patrick Caron’s class at Helen Haller Elementary School — check out their new dictionaries, courtesy of Rotary Club of Sequim. Submitted photo

@SequimSchools — March 7, 2018

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 1:30am
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GREYWOLF, HELEN HALLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

The Rotary Club of Sequim continued a long standing tradition (20 years) for the students of both private and public schools of Sequim. The project was originally started in Sequim by the late Harry Hughes a long-time Rotarian. Every fourth grade student in the Sequim community received a personalized dictionary labeled with their name from the Noon Rotary club during the last week of February.

The students, teachers and Rotarians all think the event is one of the highlights of the year.

“All of us fourth-grade teachers are so grateful to the Rotary Club for gifting the children with a treasure that is sure to last a lifetime,” said Greywolf Elementary teacher Maribeth Stewart.

Greywolf students were in awe of the pictures, illustrations and quality of the books. They immediately started calling out words as they paged through their very own dictionaries.

Fourth-grader Devin Aschim said, “I’m glad I got it. I am really into maps and it has maps in it. At home, I am always asking what words mean. Now I can look up the meanings myself.”

Students in Greywolf teacher Caryn Little’s classroom wrote thank-you notes:

Dear Sequim Rotary Club,

I absolutely love the dictionary you have given us! It is so useful, and I wish to pass it onto my kids someday. I will take care of and keep it safe at all times to protect it. Hopefully, it won’t get ruined for another 20 years so I can pass it on. This book means a lot to me. I am very excited to use it and care for it. I enjoy the pictures on it and reading, expanding, all those things to help me grow. I believe this dictionary will be a great boost in my life. In fact, I’ve already used it the past week about 100 times, reading, growing, and expanding on my schema. Thank you for the dictionaries!

Sincerely, Calleigh Thompson

Dear Rotary Club,

Thank you for the awesome dictionary you gave me and all of our class. Thank you for coming in our class and showing us what the Rotary Club was about. I had no idea what the club was about until now.

Sincerely, Max Stanford

Dear Rotary Club of Sequim,

Thank you for the children’s dictionary. I will use it for spelling and writing. What I like about it is the pictures. What I also like is the stickers in the front of the book In the back there is a pronunciation key and picture credits along with maps and measurements. It even has geography, phonics, and spelling. It is awesome!

Sincerely, Brennin Tuff

Thank you for the terrific dictionaries. We are all heart-warmed by your act of compassion. We will use them for years and years. We will treasure these greatly like a friend. You have made it so when we are in the middle school we will have a resource anywhere we are.

This dictionary will always be in my backpack at all times. It will be essential in ELA and classes in the future. This is one of the most treasured possessions I will ever have. It will help our future and generations after us.

Sincerely, Payton Williamson

SEQUIM MIDDLE SCHOOL

Sequim Middle School has several upcoming key dates for eighth-graders:

• Thursday, March 22 – Welcome Assembly for eighth-graders. Sequim High School Counselors meet with eighth-graders during Wolfpack at the SHS auditorium to review the registration packet; principal Shawn Langston will address the students

• Wednesday, March 28 — Sequim Middle School online registration (English class). Students will meet with Sequim High School counselors in the middle school library for course registration through Skyward Student Access. This Skyward registration window will be accessible to students for home use through Tuesday, April 10. (All students should have the draft of their Registration Planning Forms with them to transfer onto their official Registration Form)

• April 19-20 – Sequim Middle School Student-Led Conferences. Families will have the opportunity to review courses selected during student conferences with Wolfpack teacher. Melee Vander Velde (last names A-F), Erin Fox (last names G-N) and Steve Erickson (last names O-Z) from the SHS counseling department will be on hand at the middle school for scheduling questions and concerns.

SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL

Dance requests are available in the office for students who would like to bring an out of district guest to the Junior Prom. Guest forms are due back in the office by Thursday, March 15, at 3 p.m., and Junior Prom is Saturday, March 17, from 8-11 p.m.

Cheer tryouts are March 17-23, with a mandatory cheer tryout clinic on Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m.-noon, and continue on Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 23. All sports paperwork must be turned into the main office by Friday, March 16. Sports packets as well as a cheer packet are available in the office.

Sequim High School FFA members (from left) Makenzie Campbell, Natalie Thurston, Victoria Lelle, Brittany Jensen, Noah King, Abby Garcia, Evan King and Abel Lelle visit Leigh Ann Knudson’s second-grade class at Greywolf Elementary School in February. Photo by Darcy Lamb

Sequim High School FFA members (from left) Makenzie Campbell, Natalie Thurston, Victoria Lelle, Brittany Jensen, Noah King, Abby Garcia, Evan King and Abel Lelle visit Leigh Ann Knudson’s second-grade class at Greywolf Elementary School in February. Photo by Darcy Lamb

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