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Dear SEA Families,
I am giving SEA parents homework this weekend. Please watch this Ted Talk. I am sure there many more Ted Talks on the topic of parenting, but Mrs. Lythcott-Haims really brought it home for me when she states: “And so with our over-help, our overprotection and over-direction and hand-holding, we deprive our kids of the chance to build self-efficacy, which is a really fundamental tenet of the human psyche. So simply put, if our children are to develop self-efficacy, and they must, then they have to do a whole lot more of the thinking, planning, deciding, doing, hoping, coping, trial and error, dreaming and experiencing of life for themselves.” I think we can all agree that parenting is the hardest job in the world. Nobody has all the answers.  All we can do is our best, but sometimes ...  [Please click here to keep reading.]

'CLUB PHOTOS' THIS TUEDSAY (3/28)
Mrs. Downs & Mr. Johns will be taking group photos for our 2016-2017 Yearbook. We encourage your son to be on time or to delay any appointments you may have scheduled for this date. Please send your questions to either of the faculty moderators.
VOTE SEA in CLEAN STREAMS CONTEST
New Castle County's annual Great Schools, Clean Streams Pledge will run from THIS MONDAY March 27th to April 21st. Please spread the word to all SEA supporters to help us win cash prizes for supplies and educational projects that benefit our boys! Click here to watch a short video that explains what the campaign is all about! Here’s how it works: Visit the website, sign a simple online pledge (on the school’s behalf) to dispose of their used cooking oil and grease in the trash. The schools that collect the most pledges will win prizes. NCC sponsors this contest because keeping used cooking oil out of the county sewer system helps prevent water pollution!
STUDENT COUNCIL TOURNAMENT 

-Date: Tuesday, 3/28 (3:45pm)
-Rain Date: Tuesday, 4/4
-$5 to play (per person)
-10 teams for 5th & 6th grade
-10 teams for 7th & 8th Grade
-5 people per team but games will be 4-against-4
If more than 10 teams register, we will draw the teams out of a 'hat'. This is a fundraiser! The money will be used to purchase a mascot costume.Students without signed permission slips will not play. Mrs. Rottura will accept signed slips until 12pm on Monday. NO LATER
SPRING MUSICAL TICKETS & WORK CALL

Our spectacular spring musical, Godspell will be presented on Friday, 4/7 & Saturday, 4/8 (7:30pm both nights) and Sunday, 4/9 (2pm).
In preparation, we have a work call this Saturday from 1:30-4pm for painting and Saturday, April 1st at 10am for constructing the fence and for putting the final touches on our beautiful set. Hope we will see everyone at the show! Mark your calendars now. Tickets will be sold at the door only.   $10 students & seniors / $12 adults
SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITIES

NEXT Friday, March 31st
3-4pm- The SEA Spring Cleaning service opportunity has been pushed back (from 3/24) by a week due to the snowy campus! 
-if you are interested in the Easter Vacation service project, April 20th & 21st, from 9-12pm you MUST sign up here by Monday, 3/27.
SUMMER THEATRE AT ST. EDMOND'S
If you're already planning summer activities for your children, consider the theatre offerings here at SEA by Shoestring Productions of Brandywine Valley. There are a number of musical and dramatic programs for boys and girls from age 6-16. If your aspiring actor wishes to audition for the summer touring theatre program, please contact Ms. DeHart to arrange an audition. The programs are open to the community, so spread the word. For info, click here.
WARM WEATHER UNIFORM SEASON
Beginning on Tuesday, 4/4 students will wear their Warm Weather Uniform. The Lancer Closet coordinators (Denise Minuti & Niki Gravino) display the nicest of the gently-worn items, and they're ready for business. Please stop in any time the Main Office is open. We accept cash or check (payable to the SEA Parents' Guild). The uniform guidelines are listed in the Student Handbook provided each year. Click here for LF guidelines and here for MF| UF guidelines.
FROM THE THOS. P. SWEENEY LIBRARY
A flyer about our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair is being sent home with your son today. This information will provide the dates, hours, and a selection of the books that may be a part of the event. The library will also host a raffle table during the fair. Students, parents, and teachers can buy chances to win over 100 donated prizes. Please come take a look at this wonderful reading event starting next Friday, March 31st.Tickets for the Blue Rocks have been awarded to those students who participated in Rocky's Reading Challenge.  Please check with your son to make sure he received his tickets today.
 47th ANNUAL SEA B-BALL CAMP

We are excited about two new offerings within the 2017 SEA Basketball Camp. Our incoming 1st & 2nd Grade Group will be CO-ED. Our incoming 1st & 2nd Grade Group will be a full day camp (8:30-3pm).The 2017 SEA Basketball Camp will be for boys AND girls entering 1st and 2nd Grades and for BOYS entering 3rd to 8th Grades. For more info or to register, please click here.
SUMMER CAMP EXCITEMENT 2017

The 2nd Annual Summer at St. Ed's Camp will be run for rising K-6 students from June 12th-August 11th. We will offer day camp and extended care. Don't miss out. Our offerings include art, music, theatre, engineering, robotics, Minecraft, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, baseball and rugby. Boys and Girls will certainly enjoy their summer at SEA SIgnups are now live!  VIsit this page for all the details and to sign up!
Pass it along!
CENTREVILLE SCHOOL APRIL 18th 9-12pm

Centreville invites you to their community-wide speech, language, reading and handwriting screenings which are appropriate for children who may benefit from support with Reading, Occupational Therapy or Speech & Language Therapy. Screenings are about 30 minutes each.To reserve, click here.
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LETTER DAYS

● MONDAY-27th
'd' day

● TUESDAY-28th
'e' day


● WEDNESDAY-29th
'f' day

● THURSDAY-30th
'a' day

● FRIDAY-31st
'b' day


COMING UP

FRIDAY, 3/31
Last Day of Winter Uniform

MONDAY, 4/3
Free Tag Day

TUESDAY, 4/4
Start of Warm Weather Uniform 

WEEKEND-4/7-4/9
SEA Spring Musical
Godspell

WEDNESDAY, 4/12
Easter Prayer Service 8:15am

THURSDAY, 4/13
No School-
Holy Thursday

FRIDAY, 4/14
No School-
Good Friday

WEEK of 4/17-4-21
No School-
Easter Vacation


TONIGHT

Middle School Dance at All Saints Catholic School 7-10pm


DON'T FORGET

Report cases of Strep to Nurse Kaddy Turner. Thank you!


CLASS of 2018

Please note these dates for Spring 2017 Grade 7 High School Entrance Exam Practice Tests: St. Elizabeth (4/1), Malvern Prep (4/1 & 5/6), Archmere Academy (4/8), St. Joe's Prep (4/8). Visit their websites!


LAX CAMP

Lax Camp for ages 6-16; Sessions held at SEA in July:
+10th-14th, (Boys)
+17th -21st (Coed)
2-week COMBO fee available!
Register here.
To receive 10% off: Code: LancersLax


CAFETERIA VOLUNTEER
NEEDS   :)

-4 for Monday, 3/27
-0 for Tuesday,3/28
-4 for Wednesday 
-4 for Thursday 3/30
-3 for Friday, 3/31

Sign up by clicking here or email Jill.
You do not need a clearance to volunteer. 


LUNCH MENU

MONDAY, 3/27
Crispy Chicken
Sandwich 
($3.50)
Rice ($1.25)

TUESDAY, 3/28
Hot Dog ($1.75)
Fries ($1.50)

WEDNESDAY, 3/29
Pasta with Meat Sauce ($3.50)

THURSDAY, 3/30
Taco ($1.75)

FRIDAY, 3/31
Pizza ($2.00)($2.50)


BASEBALL CAMP
Please click here for info for the Ryan Holsten Baseball Academy camp.

BAND PRACTICES

Monday, 3/27:
Cancelled

Tuesday, 3/28: Beginner Band
(Percussion)

Wednesday, 3/29:
Lancer Band
(Percussion)

Thursday, 3/30:
Jazz Band

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