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    November 2017


    Rebecca Kramer, Principal, rkramer@usd345.com
    David Ralph, Assistant Principal, dralph@usd345.com
    Ginger Shelley
    , Secretary, gshelley@usd345.com
    Lisa Simmons, Secretary, lsimmons@usd345.com


    8:30 a.m. First bell - students may enter the building

    8:50 a.m. Class starts

    4:00 p.m. School dismissed

    Students achieve best when they attend school on a regular basis and are at school on time daily.

    Message from the Principal . . .


    Dear Parents and Guardians:

    Thank you to all of the families who came to parent/teacher conferences last month. We had a great turnout! Many of our classrooms conducted student led conferences and it was fun to watch the students share their progress this year with their parents. Staff and students are working hard to make progress toward the academic and behavior goals that were collaboratively set during the first quarter of the school. I can't wait to see our progress when we conduct our mid-year assessments as we are showing great gains already. 

    We will be hosting our annual Veteran's Day assembly on November 10th at 10:00 AM. We are excited to honor the veterans in our Logan community and show our appreciation for their service. We would love for the families of the veterans to join us for the assembly at 10 AM and hope to see a great crowd. 

    I hope all of our families have a great Thanksgiving and find several blessings to be thankful for this year. 

    Rebecca Kramer

    Important Dates

    November 6: No school- Staff Professional Development 

    November 9: Picture Retakes at 9 AM - 10 AM and PM preschool at 1 PM

    November 10: Veteran's Day Assembly at 10 AM- Breakfast for the Veterans at 9 AM

    November 14: PTO meeting at 5:30 PM  and Site Council at 6:30 PM 

    November 22-24: Thanksgiving Break

    November 29: 6th grade DARE Graduation at 9:10 AM

    District/Community Wellness Nights

    District Wellness Nights are a great way to get kids and families connected outside of school. They’re free to participate and always fun. From bouncy houses and organized games to walking laps--there’s always something for everyone.

    November 8 (Wednesday) @ Seaman Middle School (6:30-8:00 p.m.) Hosted by SMS

    November 11 (Saturday) @ Seaman High School (8:30 a.m.) “Fall Into Fitness” 5K Hosted by USD 345

    February 22 (Thursday) @ West Indianola Elem. School (6:30-8:00 p.m.) Hosted by WI & EL

    April 17 (Tuesday) @ Logan Elementary School (6:30-8:00 p.m.) Hosted by LO & NH 

    Important Boys & Girls Club November Dates

    11/3 - No PM Boys & Girls Club

    11/6 - SDO Boys & Girls Club 7am-6pm

    11/22 - SDO Boys & Girls Club 7am-6pm

    11/23 - Boys & Girls Club Closed

    11/24 - Boys & Girls Club Closed

    Sunrise Optimist Club Basketball 

    The registration deadline in the 3rd and 4th grade boys division, the 5th and 6th grade boys division and the 4th and 5th grade girls division is November 25th. Forms may be found in the main office. 

    Jr. Viking Wrestling Club

    The Jr. Viking Wrestling Club would like to invite anyone interested in learning more about the sport of wrestling to a FREE clinic series hosted by our club in the Seaman High School wrestling room on Thursday, November 9th and Thursday, November 16th from 6:00pm – 7:00pm!   These FREE clinics are designed for you to check what we are all about.   On Thursday, November 16th following the FREE clinic, you can get club information and registration paperwork at a NEW parent orientation session from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.   We are excited to kick off the 2017/18 folkstyle wrestling season. The club’s first regular practice is Monday, November 27th at 6:00pm.

    Practice will generally follow the following schedule.

    Monday 6:00pm-7:30pm – Fundamentals 101 (beginners)
    Tuesday 6:00pm-8:00pm – Advanced Technique (2+ years of experience)
    Thursday 6:00pm-8:00pm – Combined Groups

    The Tuesday night “Advanced Technique” sessions will begin on December 12th.

    The entrance to the wrestling room is from the north parking lot at the High School. The season runs from December through March and you may start or stop your season at your own discretion.   The club is chartered with USA Wrestling and is for kids between in Kindergarten and 12th grades.

    If you have any question, please call Mark Stanley at 224-5161. 

    Office Reminders

    Signing-in Students

    Students arriving after 8:50 AM to school or returning from an appointment during the day must be accompanied by an adult into the building. Students must be signed into the office upon arrival.  

    Changes in Transportation

    Please make sure you contact the school office before 3:15pm if plans have changed on how your child is to leave school. Likewise, please be advised that we do not allow students to call home to make different arrangements for going home with friends or staying for Boys and Girls Club. Plans must be made before they come to school. If your child will be doing something different than their normal routine at the end of the day, please be sure the teacher has a note or an email with the change and the office staff has also been made aware of the change. Again, thanks for helping us keep your child safe. 

    • 5K Run/Walk

      • $20 Adult entry fee (late registration $30.00)
      • $15 Kids (under 18) entry fee (late registration $20.00)
      • Registration Fee includes t-shirt (not guaranteed for late registration)
      • Race begins at 8:30 am, starting and finishing at Seaman High School
      • Medals will be awarded to top three finishers in each age group

      Half Mile Fun Run

      • $20 Adult entry fee (late registration $30.00)
      • $15 Kids (under 18) entry fee (late registration $20.00)
      • Registration Fee includes t-shirt (not guaranteed for late registration)
      • Race begins at 9:30 am; will be held at the Seaman Track
      • Medals will be awarded to top three finishers in each age group

    Staying Connected

    We are excited to offer two new ways to stay connected with the school throughout the year. We recently rolled out new Facebook and Twitter accounts which will be be updated frequently to highlight all of the important things we are doing at Logan. Give us a like and follow!

    Facebook: LoganUSD345
    Twitter: @LoganUSD345 

     Box Tops

    Box Tops

    Please continue to send in your Box Tops for Education. We will submit Box Top labels to earn money for our school. Please trim your box tops before sending them to school. 

    This is such an easy way to raise money for your school. Just clip, put in a ziploc bag, and send to school with your student.

    Thank you to the 6th grade class for volunteering to collect, organize and submit the Box tops for Logan. We will be hosting an incentive for the class who brings the most Box tops to school. For the month of October the winning class will earn a pizza party. Thanks for remembering to cut off those Box tops and send them to school!!!

    Seaman Parents as Teachers

    Do you have a child under the age of three? Or are you expecting a baby? Parents as Teachers is a FREE early learning program for families in Seaman. You are your child's first and most important teacher, let us support you in that role through: free home visits, developmental screenings and playgroups.  Call Jen for more information: 785-221-6416 or email babyvikes@gmail.com

    Become a Substitute Teacher or Para Educator

    Are you interested in a job where you can choose the days and places you work during the hours your child is in school? Then being a teacher substitute is the job for YOU! If you have a minimum of 60 college credit hours, then you can apply for an emergency substitute license and fill in for a teacher who is absent. You can choose the days you work and even the school and grade levels in which you would like to sub. Please call Kathy Johnson (785-575-8600) at the Seaman Education Center for more information on how to apply for the emergency substitute license and for district substitute training sessions. If you do not want to be a teacher substitute, then being a substitute paraeducator is an option for you. Email Kathy Johnson for these job possibilities, as well.

    Bus Drivers Needed

    Become a bus driver for Seaman Schools. We offer competitive pay and no experience required. Part-time, competitive pay and training provided. Call the Seaman Transportation Department at 785-286-8440 to join a staff of outstanding and award winning drivers and make a difference in the lives of Shawnee County Children.

     Useful Links

    Lunch Menus

    Food Service Substitutes Needed

    Looking for an opportunity to get out and make some extra money? General hours are between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm, depending on the school. Call the Seaman Food Service Department at 785-575-8650.

    Elementary Meal Prices

    Do you know your student’s meal account balance? Have you signed up for the free email low balance notification? Meal accounts are debit accounts. Positive meal balances are required. Automatic recurring deposits are accepted online anytime.

    Sign up for low balance email notifications and make online payments www.myschoolbucks.com (you will need your student ID number) Thank you for supporting healthy school meals!

    Elementary Lunch: $2.60
    Secondary Lunch: $2.85
    Adult Lunch: $3.85
    Student Breakfast: $1.80
    Adult Breakfast: $2.30
    Reduced Lunch: $0.40
    Reduced Breakfast: $0.30
    Extra Milk: $0.50

    All meal related questions may be handled via Kaye Kabus, Director of Food Services at 575-8650. 

    Free Preschool Screenings

    Have you ever had a concern about the way your child is walking, talking, or playing?  Maybe you have wondered about your child’s development. If so, please be informed that the Seaman School District Special Services Department offers free monthly screenings for children ages 3-5.  Areas to be screened are speech/language, motor, cognition, vision, hearing, and social/behavioral skills.  If you would like to have your child screened please call 575-8670. 

     Important Information Regarding Volunteers

    In an effort to keep our students and staff safe, the District will run a back-ground check on all school volunteers. Please complete the form on the next page, if you plan on volunteering or going on any field trips this year. It is a simple form and a simple process. The form will be kept confidential and on file, so you will only need to complete it once this year. 

    While everyone’s safety is number one, we also do not want to discourage our number of volunteers.  We greatly value our classroom volunteers.

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