August 23rd, 2018
Dear Sea Cliff School Families,
We hope that you have enjoyed a peaceful and refreshing summer season!
We are excited to welcome you back to Sea Cliff School for the 2018-2019 school year!
Every new school year brings with it the power and inspiration of a fresh start. At the same time, it is important to build on the success of past efforts. As we reconvene our work with students, we will continue to explore our powerful question of focus from last year:
“How can we empower students to transfer their learning to new and challenging situations with mastery, independence and confidence?”
Not only does this question pertain to all areas of student growth (academic, artistic, athletic, social and emotional) but it also empowers students to reach their highest potential and to connect what they learn inside of school, to their lives outside of school.
As we began to focus on the question above, we discovered how students can develop and draw upon their communication and thinking Superpowers as learners and as citizens to work towards mastery, independence, confidence and transfer. We created new opportunities for students to voice their opinions and creative ideas in the school community and provided students with the opportunity to reflect on, discuss and examine their own ideas and new learning.
We are energized to keep the terrific momentum of last year’s work going and begin our journey on September 5th and continue along the path of relevant, inspiring, student-driven learning.
Please see the specific information below about our opening week and the upcoming school year.
We wish you a positive and fulfilling school year!
Dr. Zublionis, SCS Faculty and SCS Staff
As we approach the first week of school, please keep the following information in mind.
Birthday Celebrations and Food
Classroom Snacks and Food Restrictions for Snack
Calendar, Specials and Lunch
Please note that Friday, 9/7 will be our first full day of school and the first day in which school lunch will be served in the cafeteria for students in grades 1-5. Kindergarten students will begin purchasing lunch on Monday, 9/17. Lunch menus will be sent home but can also be found at: http://www.northshore.k12.ny.us/Menus/menus.htm .
Specials classes (Art, Music and PE) will begin on Friday, 9/7. A calendar with cycle days and color team schedules (color teams are for grades 3-5 only) can be found at: https://chriszublionis.wixsite.com/seacliffschool/calendars . Your child’s classroom teacher will send home a specials calendar during the first week of school.
Please make sure that your child brings the following forms to school (all included in the placement packet and attached to this email) filled out and/or signed.
Please feel free to contact Dr. Zublionis or the Sea Cliff School main office with questions at any time!
We are looking forward to an inspiring year of growth!
Dr. Z, SCS Faculty and SCS Staff