Monday, November 21, 2016

Awesome Shoparoo Opportunity for this weekend!

The holidays are officially upon us, with #BlackFriday madness kicking off this week. On top of all the big discounts that stores are offering, how about a nice Roo Point bonus from Shoparoo?

Submit your receipts this week within 2 HOURS of purchase for chances to win one of three BIG giveaway prizes for your school! (As always, all qualifying receipts count: grocery, electronics, clothing, hardware, restaurant, fast food, café, convenience, beauty, you name it.)

** 1st Prize: 5,000 Roo Points **
** 2nd Prize: 2,500 Roo Points **
** 3rd Prize: 1,000 Roo Points **

Our #BlackFridayGiveaway runs all the way through Sunday 11/27, so don't forget to snap 'em quick this week!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Give to the Max Day!

SEA Families and Staff,

Tomorrow is Give to the Max Day with Give to the Max day is Minnesota's annual charitable giving event. In its seventh year and is a fantastic way for schools and non-profit organizations to raise lots of money for their causes. Last year the SEA PTA received just over $1000 in donations from donors! 

If you are looking for a simple way to support SEA, click on the link below to get more information about Give to the Max Day.

Giving is EASY! Go to the SEA PTA Give to the Max Day webpage listed below and enter the amount you wish to donate. Minimum donation is $10.00. If you think you will forget to give tomorrow, click on the link today and plan your donation.

If you have any questions regarding Give to the Max Day please contact the SEA PTA via email at

By working together we can raise the extra funds that allow SEA to continue to be the best school for our children!

Thank you,

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Easy Fundraising for SEA

Are you an Amazon online shopper?  Did you know you can support SEA with every Amazon purchase made?  Just choose SEA as a benefactor for your purchases and use the website and SEA receives a small percentage of each purchase.  Easy peasy!  Follow the link below to sign up!
#StartWithaSmile at for your holiday gifts and Amazon donates to School of Engineering and Arts PTA

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Construction at SEA

Currently, SEA is under construction as we are adding two classrooms and two mechanical rooms in the north east corner of the building.

We can expect the following:

  • The construction will be fenced off and secured for safety.
  • Construction work will happen during the school hours and evenings from September through March.
It is never ideal to have construction happening during the school hours but we will make the best of it.  Thank you in advance for your patience and acceptance of the work happening.  The end result will be worth it.

As always, should you have any questions, please contact me.  
Principal Hanson

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Ask a Parent Educator!

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School Age
How can I encourage learning in everyday life?
·      Read to your child daily, even when they’re fluent.
·      Talk about the stories you read together.  What do you think will happen next?  How does the character feel?
·      Play “I Spy” during car rides.
·      Create special quiet reading times and places.
·      Visit the library every two weeks. 
·      Share ideas for books and magazines your children might  enjoy, but let them make their own choices.
·      Declare a family game night.  Include pizza!
Birth to Preschool
What can I do to prepare my child for kindergarten?
Babies:   Read, sing, cuddle, dance, read some more. Daily.
1 year:    Talk about what you’re doing together. And read.
2 years:  Provide washable markers for scribbling.  And don’t forget to read.
3 years:  Catch them doing it right. “Thank you for waiting.” Read books about feelings.
4 years:  Provide structured peer group experiences with adults other than yourself. Keep reading.  Every day.
5 years:  Write out stories your child dictates to you.  Have  your child write his/her name on the story. Tell your child fun stories about when you were 5.  READ!