January 22, 2016

General Shout Out…

Pizza Lunch Forms

Don’t forget to get your Pizza Lunch forms are due Monday, January 26th.  Find a for attached to this email if you don’t still have one.

Backpack Mail

In Backpack Mail there are two things to look out for.  One is our Sponsorship information for the Auction.  The other is details for Tera Nova testing.  So open the backpack this weekend!  Thanks!

Mr. T’s Take…

January 22, 2016

One of the things I have quickly learned about Silverwood School is how much we ask of parents and families.  I want you to know that everything you do for our school (both in monetary contributions and volunteer time) is greatly appreciated by me and the entire staff.  In fact, without your help, our school could not exist.

Now that the Annual Fund is coming to a close, a devoted group of parents and the staff are working diligently to put together a “Don’t Want to Miss” auction named The Beach Ball, and we are asking for your help again.  This doesn’t require a cash donation, but having families doing some legwork to assist our auction team.  In your child’s backpack today, you will receive a letter and brochure for getting sponsorships for our auction.  This is more about “Who you know” and asking them to sponsor our school.  For example, if you are in good terms with a local company and have given them a lot of business, you could ask them to sponsor our school.  Sponsorships start as low as $100 (see brochure for all levels of giving).  I called Kitsap Golf and Country Club (since we are using their club house as our auction venue) and they are willing to sponsor our school at the Silver Level.   Getting a sponsor for our school is a great way to help us financially, and all it takes is a question to a business owner or manager you know.

Another way you can help our school is with procurement – helping us secure quality items for our auction.  These contributions may come from you, for example helping The Barn, The Treehouse and The Lodge create a themed basket for the auction, or again asking a local business for a donation.  I know an artist on Bainbridge Island and I asked for a piece of his artwork.  Although he is still considering the request, I have a good shot at getting something from him.  We sent procurement forms home in December and an email reminder (with forms attached) this week.

 I can’t thank you enough for all you do to help Silverwood School.  I feel very fortunate to work with such a dedicated staff and group of parents who work so hard to give our students a meaningful education every day.

Out of the mouth of babes…

Check out our Facebook page.  We have some Barn kiddos who insisted to pose and take a picture specifically for Facebook.  “Miss Dawn, Miss Dawn! Put this picture on Facebook!”

Peek at Next Week…

Monday- Friday      Tera Nova Testing for Third through Sixth grade

Friday 1/29               Macaroni & Cheese Lunch

View of the near future…

Monday 2/1             Enrollment Contracts Mailed for 2016-17

Tuesday 2/2            School Admission Open House 6:00-8:00pm

Wednesday 2/3      Move-up Day 2nd & 4th grade

Thursday 2/4           Move-up Night 6:00pm

Friday 2/5                 Sweetheart Swirl

Monday- Thursday 2/8-2/11      Third & Fourth Grade to Islandwood

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