First-graders from Christine MacDougall-Danielson’s class enjoy “Oliver the Cat” books, thanks a community education grant through Beta Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. Submitted photo

First-graders from Christine MacDougall-Danielson’s class enjoy “Oliver the Cat” books, thanks a community education grant through Beta Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. Submitted photo

@SequimSchools — Jan. 23, 2019

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019 1:30am
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The next school board meeting is 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the district boardroom, 503 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


First graders in Sarah Castell’s first-grade class had a wonderful winter break, but were eager to get back into class.

Here are some samples of what their favorite part of the holidays are:

My favorite part of the holidays are presents. I also like Santa. I want to hug him. I like the sparkles on the Christmas tree and decorations.

Deborah Loftus

My favorite part of the holidays are eating cookies. I am sneaky that I ate the whole cookie house. I will go to bed and I feel like I am sick.

Malon Alexander

My favorite part of the holidays are presents, finding my elf on the shelf, seeing my baby cousin for Christmas. I like it, it is fun.

Evie Judd

My favorite part of the holidays is that I get lots of calendars. I get a Lego & chocolate calendars. I also love that Mrs. Claus gives us treats to eat.

Lexie Lind

My favorite part of the holidays are opening presents because all of the toys you get. They are so fun!

Paco Struve

My favorite part of the holidays are the Christmas cookies I make. Also house cookies. Sometimes I love Christmas and also Santa.

Ethan Adams


First-graders from Christine MacDougall-Danielson’s class are enjoying the engaging “Oliver the Cat” books! Thanks to the generosity of the Beta Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a community education grant titled “Fluency Success with Early Readers” was awarded to the reading specialist Betsy Smith. First grade and kindergarten classrooms were given these wildly popular books. Thank you, Beta Nu!


Second semester begins Tuesday, Jan. 29. Second semester schedules can now be viewed in Skyward. Copies of new schedules will be available in the cafeteria before school on Jan. 29.

Change request forms are available in the Student Services office and need to be turned in by Jan. 31. These are requests and are not guaranteed. Schedule changes will be made to correct errors or omissions. Staff will not consider schedule changes to be with friends or to change teachers. Note: Schedules may change after the semester begins if a student needs to be put into a Content Remedy class because of failure in a first semester class.

Don’t forget to come to the Sequim School District’s Annual Family Reading Night, set for Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the middle school. Open to all ages, this is a very fun family event and every child leaves with a free book! See you there!

Girls basketball kicks off at SMS on Tuesday, Jan. 29.


Seniors: A reminder that the HIV/AIDS presentation, a graduation requirement, will be during DEN at 10:45 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4. If you are unable to attend DEN, be sure to pick up the make-up assignment in the main office.

Sequim High’s annual Jazz Dinner Dance is set for 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the cafeteria. The event features the SHS Jazz Band and the Stardust Big Band. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person, $45 per couple. Get tickets at Sequim Animal Hospital (202 N. Seventh Ave.), Full Moon Candle Co. (609 W. Washington St. #13), and the high school main office, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

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