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The Silverdale Scoop: April 26th

April 26, 2017

Family Fun Night Is Coming!

 
The Class of 2018, under the leadership of its class officers, has taken the initiative to create this wonderful project for the K-12 Silverdale community. Our first annual Family Fun Night is coming up Friday, May 5th!

Gates at the athletic complex will open at 6:30pm with carnival games and concessions, followed by the Dreamworks movie Trolls on the football field at 8:30pm. We often talk about the benefits of a K-12 school that include the relationships built across schools, but we don't get as many opportunities as we would like to come together as one. The juniors thought initiating this school-wide fellowship would be a step in that direction, and we are thankful for their investment!

Admission is $5 per person, with a family cap of $25. Your admission includes 5 carnival game tickets, but you can pre-order bundles of 10 or purchase them at the event.
 

 

Upper School Fine Arts Concert


We hope to see you all at our Upper School Spring Concert on Thursday, April 27th at 6:30pm in the Silverdale Baptist Church sanctuary. Beginner Band, HS Band, HS Choir, MS Choir, our Dance Team, art students and our Praise Band as well as solo dancers and singers will entertain you. We will also feature select pieces from our recent musical, The Sound of Music. Please plan to attend to support our talented students and bring your friends and family - admission is free!

 

Summer Camps - Have You Registered?

Summer will be here before you know it, so we want to be sure you have a safe, engaging summer camp experience for your children here at Silverdale Baptist Academy! Whether you’re looking for camps in academic subjects, sports, art, and more, our complete camp offerings can be found online at www.silverdaleba.org/summercamps. Check out our brand new camp website, create an account, then register and pay online all in one place! Be sure and help us spread the word about the variety of camps being offered, many of which are open to the public.

 

Winnie-the-Pooh 5th Grade Play

Winnie-the-Pooh is Christopher Robin's sweet little "bear of very little brain" - drifting peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat a little honey. However, he finds himself involved in all sorts of adventures when his friend Piglet gets roped into Kanga and Roo’s household and has to take, of all things, a BATH! Rabbit, Owl and Eeyore want Pooh to fly to the rescue, but can he save Piglet in time? To find out you must make plans to see “Winnie the Pooh” presented by the SBA Fifth Grade on Thursday, May 11th for two shows, 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

 

2017-2018 School Supply Kit Information

Now is the time to order your child's school supply kit for next school year. Our Silverdale PTF has organized this time-saving opportunity for our upcoming K-8 families.

This is optional, however most families participate because of the convenience of having the school supplies waiting in the classroom when school begins in August.

Steps to Order: (orders accepted ONLINE ONLY) Last day to order is Friday, June 2nd.

  1. Visit: www.shopttkits.com
  2. Enter School Code: 61176
  3. Choose the grade level your child is entering
  4. Complete the order instructions and payment

For questions regarding school supply kits, please contact our PTF representative Mandy Greene.

 

Coke Sale Incentives

Thank you for another outstanding season of the Silverdale Coke Sale! Below are the incentives, if your child qualifies:
  • Those who sold 3 or more cases - dress down day - Monday, May 1st
  • Those who sold 20 or more - Lake Winnie Trip - Thursday, May 4th
  • Those who sold 10 or more - Elementary only - Superfly trip - Monday, May 8th
  • Those who sold 5 or more - dress down day - Wednesday, May 10th (no chapel that day)

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
LOST & FOUND: We will be putting out all lost & found items in both lobbies May 1st-5th. Be sure to stop by if your child has lost anything through the year!

UNIFORM RESALE: Mark your calendars now - this year's uniform resale will be the week of July 17th-21st 2017! To volunteer, email Lynn Hoover.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Check our website often for job postings for the upcoming school year! Currently, Before & Aftercare, Middle, and High School are all hiring!

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of a delay of school for any reason, there will be NO Early Birds services provided. Please make arrangements to arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before the designated start time, as indicated on your phone message, email, and social media outlets. The safety of students, parents, faculty, and staff is our top priority. For questions, contact Kelly Walden, Early Birds & Night Owls Director.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION: Tuition and lunch accounts need to be current by Friday, May 12th.  If the accounts are not current your RenWeb will be blocked.

Pay your 2017-2018 tuition in full by Wednesday, May 17th and receive a $200 discount per student

If you have questions contact Angie Howard at extension 2225 or by email or Pam Riley at extension 2226 or by email. Don’t miss a beat in the world of tuition and finance – check the Financial page on the Parent Portal for current information.

ACADEMY MASTER CALENDARS: Check Academy dates for vacation, holidays, etc – the school’s master calendar for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 are available on our website.

UPCOMING DATES:

  • April 27th: Upper School Fine Arts Program (sanctuary, 6:30pm)
  • April 27th-28th: Bullfrogs and Butterflies Preschool Program
  • May 2nd: High School Awards Night
  • May 3rd: Middle School Awards Program
  • May 5th: Spirit Day
  • May 8th: Senior Scholarship Day
  • May 16th: Kindergarten Graduation
  • May 16th: Preschool Graduation
  • May 17th: Elementary Awards Program
  • May 17th: Last Day of School
  • May 18th: Baccalaureate (details via email)
  • May 19th: Commencement
  • May 22nd-26th: Academy Closed (summer hours begin May 29th)

PRESCHOOL

  • Critter Corral and Kona Ice:  Thursday, May 4th and Friday, May 5th -  ALL students will visit the Critter Corral Petting Zoo and Kona Ice - Cost: $6.00 (in an envelope labeled with your child's name and Field Day.) Cash only and no loose change please.

  • Spring Semester Field Trips: Please see your child's teacher for details. All students MUST have at least one adult chaperone to transport and accompany them off campus. Cash payments only for Field Trips.

  • Preschool Parent Portal: CLICK HERE

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • Poetry Recitals: Poetry recitations are quickly approaching for our elementary students. There are so many benefits for our students in this simple process of poetry recitation. Poetry is one the oldest art and literary forms. It captures emotion and the student’s voice becomes the voice of the poet. Experts say, “if children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they’re four years old, they’re usually among the best readers by the time they’re eight. (http:/timbuktu.cme/blog/why-do-children-love-poems)

    Poetry and rhymes help to develop phonemic awareness, memorization skills, and the development of self-expressions. In poetry recitations, it is not just the meaning of the words but the voice, volume, inflection, pitch, and pauses that make a recitation experience one of meaning. Poetry improves critical thinking by forcing the reader to ponder deeper thoughts and make important connections. AND…. since the fear of speaking in front of a crowd is man’s number one fear, we make sure we have the children up in front of others at a very early age.

    Make plans to come and support your child at our Poetry Recital. I bet you have already memorized the poem yourself!!

    Tuesday, May 2nd
    Kindergarten - 8:15 - 9:00
    2nd Grade - 9:15 - 10:00
    3rd Grade - 10:15 - 11:00

    Tuesday, May 9th
    1st Grade - 8:15 - 9:00
    4th Grade - 9:15 - 10:00

    5th Grade will be presenting a drama production on Thursday, May 11th in place of a poetry recital.

  • Tutoring: If you are interested in tutoring for your elementary child this summer, please contact Mrs. Robin Williams.

  • BOOST Summer Camp Deadline Extended: The May 5 deadline for BOOST Summer Camp (June 12-14) registration has been extended until May 12. Please register your child at www.silverdaleba.org/summercamps so that we can plan a fun time for them and get their t-shirts ordered! 

  • Calendar:
    Tuesday, May 2nd - Poetry Recitals (Kindergarten, 2nd & 3rd Grades)
    Friday, May 5th - Spirit Day
    Tuesday, May 9th - Poetry Recitals (1st and 4th Grades)
    Thursday, May 11th - 5th Grade Play - Winnie the Pooh
    Tuesday, May 16th - Kindergarten Graduation @ 8:30 in the Sanctuary
    Wednesday, May 17th - Elementary Awards Day @ 8:30 in the Sanctuary
    Wednesday, May 17th - 5th Grade Tribute @ 10:00 in the Sanctuary
    Wednesday, May 17th - 1/2 Day - Last Day of School

  • Elementary Parent Portal: CLICK HERE

MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Help Needed! The middle school yearbook editor is looking for some pictures for the yearbook. If you have any pictures in the categories listed below, please email them. Thank you! NEEDED: Middle School Boys Basketball, Middle School Boys Soccer, Baseball, Golf, Tennis.

  • April 28th - MS goes to Dollywood

  • May 3rd - MS Awards at 8:30am in the sanctuary. Parents will receive an E-Vite invitation if their student is being recognized 

  • May 3rd - MS Talent Show at 1:00pm in the chapel

  • May 5th - Spirit Day. MS is responsible for snacks and volunteers (details to follow)

  • Middle School Parent Portal: CLICK HERE

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Thursday, April 27th: Upper School Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary

  • Friday, April 28th: Senior boys to Mrs. Hansards for food, fun and fellowship 11:00 - 3:30.

  • Monday, May 1st: AP Psychology Exam 12:00 - 3:00.

  • Monday, May 1st: Student Council speeches during Activity Period  at the SMB

  • Tuesday, May 2nd: High School Awards Night - letters to those receiving an award were mailed last week.

  • Thursday, May 4th: AP Government Exam 8:00 - 12:00

  • Friday, May 5th: HS Talent Show after lunch

  • Friday, May 5th: Reservations for Baccalaureate due on google form.

  • Friday, May 5th: Family Fun Night at 6:30 p.m. (see article above)

  • High School Parent Portal: CLICK HERE

ATHLETICS:

  • High School Volleyball Honors: Congratulations to our Seahawk representatives on this year's (October) All District Team: Falyn Blalock, Gracie Pierce and Emma Dale, and the All District Tournament Team consisting of Falyn Blalock, Gracie Pierce and Kayleigh Page!
  • Physical Form: TSSAA Physical Form

  • Check out our new website! www.silverdaleba.org/sbaseahawks
  • BOOSTER MEMBERSHIP: Sign up to be a booster member here. For questions or more information about becoming a booster, email Tiffany Givens.

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