The Salem Public Library will once again be offering their summer reading program.
It is a great way to keep kids reading over the summer! Please see the attached flier for more information.
This year we had two amazing Exploravision teams! Both teams were recognized at a special assembly with one team named as Honorable Mention, and the other team winning 2nd place in the nation! The winning team won an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. and they each received a college scholarship.
We are so proud of these Cheetahs!
Here is a summary of their projects:
Feather Friendly Glass, Honorable Mention.
Team: Keira C., Cassidy O., Gavin E. and Kevin C.
Bird species all over the world are declining because of loss of habitat and hazards. Window crashes kill 365 million to 988 million birds yearly in the U.S. according to the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Reflections and transparent images from glass make birds see an extended habitat. Bird's Eye View is a new window using transparent electronics to create a bird-friendly glass. This triple pane window is controlled by a microprocessor using solar energy to power all the layers. Light from ultraviolet laser nano needles set in graphene shines outward, growing and shrinking in the shape of a hawk that will scare the birds away from a dangerous area. The final layer adds privacy and protection using Smart Glass that becomes transparent with electricity and frosted in many colors when there’s no power. We will save future generations of birds for future generations of people to enjoy.
Triple-E: Edible, Electrolyte Balanced, Eco-Friendly Water Bottle, 2nd place.
Team: Kate E. , Ave G., Megan E., and Reagan C.
Every person needs to drink water. In countries all over the world people are buying bottled water. Water in bottles cost a lot more and there is no evidence that this water is better for you. According to the Environmental Health Journal, a chemical called BPA in water bottles cause health problems. Bottled water also uses a lot of resources. Only one in five bottles are recycled. That means that plastic waste ends up in the water. When plastic starts to break down, animals eat it and get sick or die. Cleaning up the mess costs a lot. Our solution, is the Triple-E water bottle that uses an app to program a 3D printer to make your own personalized, edible water bottle with electrolytes that match what your body needs each day. Triple-E water bottle will make healthier people and a healthier planet, one water bottle at a time.
In an effort to better allow schools to serve students, balance class sizes, staff accurately and align transfer windows, we are changing the In-District Transfer process to include two distinct windows for transfers at the elementary level. A similar process and change occurred at the secondary level two years ago.
Elementary transfer requests will now be accepted March 1- March 30th for the transfer to occur at the beginning of the following school year, and November 1- November 30 for the transfer to occur after Winter Break.
Due to the shortened notice of the change we will extend the Spring transition window this year only from March 1 – May 30th. If you are considering a transfer to another Salem-Keizer school for next year, please submit your request to your home school before the May 30th deadline to be considered for approval.
Thank you for your partnership and for sharing your children with us every day.
Attached is the PE daily schedule. Please remember that your child needs appropriate gym shoes for PE class-it makes a difference!