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NOVEMBER 2019

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Important Dates

November 1
MELC - No Preschool

November 5
LO - Title Reading Night 5:30 pm
Community Life Drawing @ SHS 6:00 pm

November 6
SHS - Senior Panoramic Picture

November 7
NF - STEM Night & Book Fair 5:30 pm

November 8
LO - Veterans Day Assembly 10:00 am
WI - Veterans Day Assembly 2:00 pm

November 9
Fall Into Fitness 5K 8:30 am

November 11
No School - Professional Learning Day
SEC - Board Meeting 6:00 pm 

November 12
Community Conversation: Vaping @ SHS 6:00 pm

November 13
District Wellness Night @ SMS 6:30 pm

November 14
NH - Title Reading Night 6:00 pm
SHS Fall Play 7:00 pm

November 15
SHS Fall Play 7:00 pm

November 16
SHS Fall Play 7:00 pm

November 18
EL - Grandparents Day 1

November 19
EL - Grandparents Day 2
MELC - Family Night 5:30 pm

November 20
EL - Family Night 4:00 pm

November 27
No School - Thanksgiving Break

November 28
No School - Thanksgiving Break

November 29
No School - Thanksgiving Break


November Appreciation/Awareness Days

Follow us on social media as we show our appreciation for the following. 

Veterans Day: 11
American Education Week: 11-15
School Psychology Awareness Week: 11-15
Winter Weather Awareness Day: 15


Community Conversation - Vaping Prevention

November 12 from 6 PM – 8 PM at Seaman High School

The USD 345 Vaping Prevention Committee would like to invite all parents, students, and the Seaman community to this important discussion centered around the potential dangers of vaping, misconceptions about e-cigarettes, and how we can all help our kids and community prevent vaping.

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes, vapes, or vape pens) have become a new trend among children and teens and Seaman School District is working towards prevention. In the most recent Kansas Communities that Care (KCTC) survey, district leaders found e-cigarette use on the rise and a decline in traditional cigarettes.

Click here to view the agenda.

Click here for more information on prevention efforts in the Seaman School District.


New Bus Technology

We have an exciting safety and security measure that will be added to our bus services. On November 5, all Northern Hills bus riders and their routes will be added to our new tracking system called Bus Compass. Parents will have the ability to locate their student’s bus in real time through an app. They will also be able to set up alerts when the bus is a few stops away so they are aware of any pick-up delays. Parents will also be able to see when their student boards and exits the bus. Students will be given a key fob to swipe as they enter and exit the bus. Parents and guardians will be emailed instructions on how to set up the app.

Northern Hills Elementary will be the district's first school to implement this new technology. After our transportation department, parents, and riders have had time to become acclimated to this new system, other schools will be added. Parents of bus riders will be emailed instructions as their school is added.  
Bus Compass

Wifi Connection on SHS Activity Busses
Wifi was initially installed in all USD 345 busses as a student safety measure. The Wifi is used to transmit audio and video for the bus surveillance system. Wifi is also used for GPS services to track bus location. With Wifi already on busses, schools have the ability to turn on Wifi capabilities to allow students to connect their school issued laptops while traveling for school activities. This added benefit to students will begin with Seaman High School activity busses with the option to expand to other busses in the future. There is no additional cost to turn Wifi on for rider access. 

District Auction

Scoreboard
On Saturday, November 9 at 9:00 am, the district will be holding a public auction at 4303 NE Indian Creek Rd at the former Indian Creek Elementary School Building. 

Auction items include: Gymnasium Lighting, Library Tables and Others, TV’s, Lateral File Cabinets, Office Chairs, Student/Teachers Desks, Stack Chairs, Book Shelves, Folding Tables, Oak Chairs, Toss Back Trainer, Rochester Elementary Gym Score Board (image above), Stools, Round Work Tables & Others, Buffet Serving Station, Charging Carts, Power Tools, Scroll Saws, Drill Press, Stack Tool Box, Card Catalogs, Tricycles, Piano, Lunch Table, Air Compressor, Cubbie/Shelf Units, Hobart Commercial Mixers, Stoves, Hot Boxes, Stainless Steel Serving Pans & Access., Serving Trays, Tray Carts, Misc. Dishes, Shelving, Hobart Meat Slicer, Milk Coolers, Tilt Braising Pan, Bunn Dbl. Coffee Maker, Stainless Steel Work Table/Racks, Hot Carts, Taylor Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine, Copiers, Food Service Equip., Sink, Paper Cutter, Misc. Preschool Toys & Misc., Metal Screens, Floor Polishers, Exercise Bike, Elliptical Machine, Carnival Games, Pedestal Grinder, Magna Tek GPD506 AC Drive, Claw Foot Cast Iron Bath Tub, AC Filters, Dehumidifiers, Aquarium, Dry Erase Boards, Bulletin Boards, Audio Visual Carts, VCR’s. OTHER SCHOOL RELATED ITEMS….

Inspection Sale Day Only, Above List Subject to Change....All Merchandise Must Be Paid for Before Loading...Items MUST Be Removed from Premises Day of Sale. Nothing Sold Prior to the Auction

TERMS: Cash or GOOD Check. Not Responsible for Theft or Accidents. Show I.D. for Number to Bid. Everything Sells “As Is”, Anything Stated Sale Day Takes Precedence Over Any Printed Material.

Logan Community Resource Room

If your family could benefit from the Logan Community Resource Room, or if you would like to donate, please email khegarty@usd345.com. We have school supplies, hygiene items, food, clothing, etc for families in our community. 

Open the Following Dates (or email for appointment)
November 5: 4-6:30 pm
November 18: 4-6:30 pm
December 12: 4-6:30 pm
December 19: 4-6:30 pm

Days and times are subject to change. Follow the Logan Facebook page for more information.


Fall Plays

The Beverly Hillbillies
Seaman High School presents "The Beverly Hillbillies" on Nov. 14, 15, 16 at 7:00 pm. The lovable Clampett family rides onto the stage for an evening of hillbilly hilarity. Starting in the Clampett's mountain cabin, the play follows them through the discovery of oil, their improbably invasion of hi-falutin' Beverly Hills society and the absurd adventures and ridiculous romances they encounter there. They and the people they meet in "Californy" provide twists and turns, mistaken identity, wrestling, a couple of proposals and a big plate of muskrat shanks and hand slung chitlins.

Fall Into Fitness 5K - Nov. 9

Fall Into Fitness
Join our Seaman family at the annual Fall into Fitness 5K! Proceeds benefit the Dr. Carolyn Orozco Fitness Trail and community wellness events. Register by October 18 to receive a shirt!
www.seamanschools.org/fallintofitness


District Wellness Night - Nov. 13

SMS District Wellness Night
Join us for an evening of activity and fun at the Seaman Middle School for our District Wellness Night from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. District wellness nights are free events and open to the public. All ages welcome!

Parents as Teachers (PAT)

The PAT room at Mathes Early Learning Center will be open from 9-11 am every Tuesday (when school is in session) for parents and children to enjoy, play and meet other families with children birth to five.

Click here to learn more about Parents as Teachers


Board Digest

Discovery Award
Following each board of education meeting, the Director of Communications recaps the board meeting in the Board Digest. Click here to review the latest board meeting. 

November Lunch Menu

Click here to view a PDF of this month's lunch menu.

Elementary Lunch: $2.65
Secondary Lunch: $2.90
Adult Lunch: $3.90
Breakfast K-12: $1.85
Adult Breakfast: $2.35
Extra Milk: $0.55

School lunch calendars can be added to your calendar feed using this URL: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/usd345.com_bu02c6o8qdtcfqsoqo9p8q9lks%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Fundraisers

SHS History Day will be having a fundraising night at The Pad Tuesday, November 19th from 4-8 pm.

We’re hiring!

We are always looking for qualified substitutes, bus drivers and various support positions. Take a look at our current job openings, and help spread the word!