— Congratulations to the Class of 2018

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

~Henry David Thoreau

Congratulations to this year’s graduating class as they leave our K-8 community and embark on their high school careers and beyond!

Thirty four amazing students joining our alumni.
Fourteen of them at Sea Crest since Kindergarten.
Eleven highly respected high schools, including one international school.

Half Moon Bay High School
Lick-Wilmerding High School
Mercy High School Burlingame
Notre Dame High School Belmont
Sacred Heart Prep Atherton
Serra High School
St. Francis High School
Stevenson School
The Wheeler School
Woodside Priory School
Yago School (Spain)

We look forward to remaining a part of their lives and being here for them.
They are a part of Sea Crest and Sea Crest is a part of them.


— Call to Conserve Project

Sixth graders presented their Call to Conserve projects at the Marine Mammal Center to students from schools all over the Bay Area, the Marine Mammal Center staff, and the visiting public. It was a fun and educational event emphasizing the understanding that for every harmful human interaction, there is a way that people can help. Sea Crest students shared their creative and thoughtful ideas about how we can make small changes to make a big difference in ocean conservation.


— Middle School Kindness Challenge

This 30-day kindness challenge took place during students’ advisories and they participated in one or two kindness activities every week.

The kindness curriculum was created by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. Through this program, the school received access to outstanding kindness-building lesson plans following the successful completion of the Challenge.

There were numerous activities from which to choose in four categories:

  • Promoting Cyber-Kindness: Students learned practical skills to create a more positive online presence (social media, apps and video games) and the habits of heart and mind to be kind online.
  • Strengthening Peer Relationships: Students practiced activities to develop empathy, active listening, and conflict resolution. This pathway focused on building constructive interactions for a positive classroom and school culture.
  • Developing Positive Mindsets: Students practiced self-management and self-care strategies (gratitude, goal setting and positive framing of situations) to monitor their own feelings and be kind to others.
  • Fostering Empathy: Activities such as shared identity and fostering civic discourse help students beyond individual relationships to tackle larger issues and trends such as stereotypes and bullying based on identity.

We believe that teaching our children how to practice kindness, be more empathetic, and manage their own emotions and actions, will cultivate their character and help them navigate our complex world.


— Middle School Student Council Making Waves

“I am honored and grateful to serve on Student Council because it allows me to organize fun activities for my peers, changing Sea Crest by leaving it better than I found it!”
~ Olivia Cevasco, President

“As part of Student Council, I am someone who people come to for help. I’ve learned how incredible the feeling of leadership is and Student Council brought me closer to Sea Crest and its community.”
~ Jess Kammeyer, Vice-President

The Student Council has spearheaded a number of initiatives this school year and is truly making a difference:

Middle School Dances:
Middle School dances happen three times each school year and the Student Council is responsible for finding a DJ and organizing the event. Our next Middle School Dance will be on June 1st and we have a new DJ for the event! DJ Zak Kowal will be spinning tunes for our last dance of the year!

Advisory Competitions:
This year, the Student Council hosted several advisory competitions including pumpkin and door decorating contests, a basketball shoot-off, a gingerbread house contest and an Amazing Race scavenger hunt. We plan to have a few more events before the end of the school year!

Middle School Night Out:
In February, students enjoyed watching Jurassic Park on the big screen in our Kohrs Family Center. Our next Middle School Night Out will be on Friday night, May 18th at the Sky High Sports. Details and a permission slip will be emailed to families soon!

Pennies for Patients:
On Monday, the Student Council will kick off Pennies for Patients, a fundraiser to raise money and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Please bring your spare change to school for this three-week fundraiser! There will be a collection jar at Cathy’s desk.

Student Council Elections:
On the 1st of June, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Graders will have the opportunity to elect a new Student Council for the 2018-2019 school year! Students will learn more about the election process in the coming weeks.


— Sixth Grade collected hygiene items for Coastside Hope

Hygiene Drive Coastside HopeOn April 24th, the Sixth Graders brought the hygiene items they collected to Coastside Hope. They sorted all the products and created hygiene kits with 1-gallon Ziploc bags. Students were able to create over 150 hygiene kits for neighbors in need.

The Sixth Graders also learned about all the good work Coastside Hope does to serve individuals living in our coastal communities. The Drive was another way for our students to experience what it means to be “each other’s keepers,” which is one of our school’s guiding principles.

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