The next school board meeting is 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 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 www.sequimschools.org.
The Highly Capable Referral window is open. The school district is accepting referrals through Nov. 30. Referral packets are available at each building’s front office, or online at www.sequimschools.org (click on “programs,” then “Highly Capable”). Return all completed referral packets to your student’s building secretary by close of business on Nov. 30. An informational meeting for families who are interested in having their child assessed for the Highly Capable program is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in room 809 at Sequim Middle School.
Health services staff with the Sequim School District will be performing school vision and hearing screening for students in grades kindergarten, first, second, third, fifth and seventh grades, from Nov. 27-Dec. 3. Contact the district nurse Sonja Bittner if you have questions or concerns at email@example.com.
The Greywolf Parent-Teacher Association meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the library. New members are welcome. Interested in volunteering for special activities? Find out how to how to help at www.greywolfpta.com.
HELEN HALLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
In kindergarten, we are in full swing for fall! Carrie Art has visited kindergarten and taught us new vocabulary and techniques on old approaches to painting pumpkins. Our uniqueness is shining through as we move farther in to the school year and it is a beautiful thing to see.
— Joseph Marcey, teacher
Veterans are invited to SMS’s Veteran’s Day Assembly, held at 8:20 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, in the gymnasium. Veterans will be recognized for their service. Contact Rick Miko at 360-582-3545 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Students will be released at 10:56 a.m. Nov. 15 and 16 for parent/teacher conferences. Sack lunches will be available to students before dismissal. The arena-style conferences are set for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, and noon-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. These are drop-in conferences where parents can meet with their child’s teacher. Teachers will be in their classrooms for these brief conferences. Those seeking more time with teachers are asked to make an appointment for another time.
SMS’s Scholastic Book Fair is Nov. 13-16. Special events during the fair include:
• 7:30-8:15 a.m., Nov. 14 — Breakfast with Books and Your Grandparents (treats provided).
• 4-7 p.m., Nov. 15 — Book Fair will be open 4-7 p.m. during parent/teacher conferences.
The Seniors-vs.-Staff volleyball game is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the gym.
2018-2019 Clallam County Fair Applications are now in the main office for students to pick up; deadline is Nov. 10.
There is no school on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day.
Winter sports tryouts begin on Monday, Nov. 12, but paperwork is due Wednesday, Nov. 7. All paperwork needs to be turned in before Nov. 12, or students risk not being able to try out.
Parent Teacher conferences are on Nov. 15-16. Conferences are held in the gym on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 4-7 p.m. and in the teacher’s classrooms on Friday, Nov. 16, from noon-3 p.m. Students will have early release on both days and are encouraged to attend the conference with their parent/guardian. Staff asks that students limit visits to no more than 10 minutes with any one teacher. If more time is needed, set up an appointment for another time.
The ASVAB Career Exploration Test is offered from 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the high school library. The cost is free, bust test-takers must sign-up in the Counseling Office. The test is for 10th-, 11th- and 12th-graders only. Space is limited, and sign-ups are happening now! Those with questions are asked to contact counselor Steve Erickson in the Counseling Center.
Calling all SHS girls of ages 14-18: Have you provided volunteer service to a nonprofit organization? You may qualify for a Soroptimist $250 cash award for you and your nonprofit group. See Mitzi Sanders in the Career Center for more information. Applications are due by Nov. 30.
The STAMP4s test is being offered on Dec. 5 year for $25. The STAMP4s is a language proficiency test used to earn credit for world language classes, bypass language classes or earn the state seal of bi-literacy. Pay in the office and take your receipt to teacher Sonja Miller to sign up. See Mrs. Miller in room 112 if you have questions.