— 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.

— News from the Health & Wellness Program

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Our 4th Annual All-School Hygiene Drive is underway. The Sixth Grade has been diligently working on posters, Sign-up Geniuses, and presenting to Lower School classes. All items will be donated to Coastside Hope to help our local community.

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Before the Winter Break, girls in the Eighth Grade had the opportunity to empower themselves by learning about self-defense through a workshop led by Kristin Lynn and George Miller. Our girls discovered how to use their voice in a powerful way, as well as several techniques in self-defense.

CPR Training CPR Workshop
The Eighth Grade had the opportunity to learn CPR. George Miller and Kristin Lynn guided the students through scenarios of when the use of CPR is necessary. Students learned how to perform CPR, as well as use automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

Touch Your Toes
The Middle School finished a unit on Flexibility. Students were taught static stretching and resistive stretching. The unit emphasized the importance of flexibility and how it can assist in living a healthy lifestyle and prevent injury.

Everybody Dance!
We have begun our dance unit. Students were introduced to the Electric Slide and were assigned the task of creating an updated version of the dance. This unit focuses on line dancing and choreography.

Food for Thought
The Seventh Grade watched the Morgan Spurlock documentary, Super Size Me, and reflected on how frequently food is wasted in our community. In the iLab, they are now utilizing the Design Thinking process to propose solutions for food waste here at Sea Crest. Seventh Graders will present their proposals to school administrators in the near future.

 

— Students build solar suitcases to power a school in Africa

Sixth-grade students are building Solar Suitcases to power a partner school in Kenya, Africa.

We Share Solar is an education program in Berkeley that links science and technology with international philanthropy and service. Through building the Solar Suitcase (a 12-volt DC stand-along solar system that can power lights, cell phones, and small electronic devices) students learn how solar electricity works.

After they’ve built the suitcases, students will write letters to the students in Kenya and deploy the solar units for immediate use.

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— Eighth graders volunteered at our Neighbor Senior Community

On November 16th, a group of enthusiastic eighth graders volunteered to serve a Thanksgiving dinner to our neighbors at Half Moon Bay Village. The students practiced their restaurant chops as they served the generous portions of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes smothered in gravy to the seniors before enjoying the feast as well. They had an opportunity to sit and converse with the residents and learn more about our next door neighbors. The residents were so pleased with our visit and gave our eighth graders a round of applause before leaving. #HappyThanksgiving

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— North Bay Fire Response

In conjunction with Kids 4 Change, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to all Sea Crest families for their help and generosity in the face of tragedy. The enormous number of items donated to the fire victims of Sonoma and Napa counties was put to good use and delivered to Finley Community Center in Santa Rosa on October 17th and 22nd. The American Red Cross accepted the donations for kids and families. The workers actually said, “Half Moon Bay gives the Best Donations!”

“We found several families who were completely wiped out and struggling to find clothing and bedding for their children. Your donations helped give them a new start.” ~Stephanie Hanepen, 1st Grade Teacher who spearheaded this initiative at Sea Crest.

On November 4th, another group of our families will be heading to Santa Rosa to deliver and sort donations for the fire victims.

 

Thank you to our wonderful families for the donations!


 

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