Calling all Library Books!

Greetings from the Seward Elementary Library! It’s that time of year when all library books need to come home to the bookshelves for their summer break! Please ask your student about any library books they may still have checked out, and have a look around for any that may have gone missing over the school year. All library books are due back this week, and you will receive a notice if your student has any overdue books. Thank you!

Jessica Bamford

Library Aide

Seward Middle School (907) 224-9013

Seward Elementary School (907) 224-7573

Book Fair Support – Thanks!

Thank you for supporting our Spring Scholastic Book Fair! It was great to see the students’ excitement and enthusiasm!

While the in-person fair has closed, you can still shop the online version of the fair through May 15 at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/seward
All online purchases will benefit our school library program.

Thank you!

Jessica Bamford
Library Aide
Seward Middle School (907) 224-9013
Seward Elementary School (907) 224-7573

National Parks Program

This year Seward Elementary was fortunate enough to be able to participate in a grant funded program facilitated by one of our local (and favorite) National Parks Rangers – Ranger CJ Rea. This is the second year of participation for Tara Swanson’s 5th grade class. The programs and curriculum are rooted in scientific observation and inquiry based on the nature journal curriculum, “John Muir’s Laws”.  The 5th graders were able to collaborate and share about their experiences with a 5th grade classroom in Florida led by retired KPBSD teacher Terri Carter. 

In addition to the many activities in this unique program, this year 3rd grade instructors, Elizabeth Jones and Erin Flowers, along with Tara Swanson and Ranger CJ, were able to coordinate a field trip to one of our local beaches, Afognak Beach, for further exploration and group journaling. This program is instrumental to student growth and learning, engaging authentically with the world around them through a lens of observation and thoughtful questioning techniques.

Ranger CJ with kids with journals
Ranger Joe with hands raised student

Nurse Appreciation Week!

Nurse Appreciation Week! We love our Nurse Ro!

Today is National School Nurse Day! Our school nurses have been on the front line during the last two years of the global pandemic, and they have shouldered great responsibility and a huge amount of stress as we kept our schools open for students. Without our school nurses, we would not have been able to move forward this school year and provide the opportunities we have been able to provide our students. Please join me to thank our school nurses for all their dedication to our students, staff, parents, and our community. You are valued and appreciated by all of us!

Clayton Holland
Superintendent
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Yearbooks are here!

The Seward Elementary Yearbooks are here! If you pre-ordered, your student should be bringing theirs home sometime this week. If you have not ordered and would like one, send your student in with a check made out to ‘Seward Elementary’ or an envelope with $18 cash, while supplies last!

Return Your Library Books!

Greetings from the Seward Elementary Library! It’s that time of year when all library books need to come home to the bookshelves for their summer break! Please ask your student about any library books they may still have checked out, and have a look around for any that may have gone missing over the school year. All library books are due back this week, and you will receive a notice if your student has any overdue books. Thank you!

Jessica BamfordLibrary Aide

Seward Middle School (907) 224-9013

Seward Elementary School (907) 224-7573