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FROM THE PRINCIPAL--APRIL 13th 2018

Dear SEA Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Vacation. Mine was a little different this year. First, I turned 50. After I got over the shock that I now have an AARP card, I became reflective of where I have been, where I am now, and what are my ‘bucket list’ items might be. It was a little unsettling in a way. I realize I have a lot to celebrate every day-- I have a wonderful husband, amazing children and ‘one of a kind’ family and friends. I should have no complaints about my first 50. Turning 50 was always so far away yet now it is here. Now, if one more person tells me that "50 is the new 40"…

In addition to the half -century milestone, I spent my first Easter Vacation without children. Drew is in the thick of college life, and Haley was playing soccer for Padua in Alabama. I realized I need a hobby…preferably something beyond running for 30 minutes! I found that I am not ready to be an empty nester but yet it is right around the corner.

Shifting from my spring break reflections, let me remind you  that we are down to less than 35 days of school (even fewer for the graduating class). We have much to accomplish before summer. The boys must keep their heads in the game. Grades 4-7 will be taking the ERB achievement tests next week. Starting this Monday (4/16), they will be taking the test for 80 minutes for five days. Grade 7 will have a sixth day.

Below is the outline of tests that comprise the CTP portion of the ERB standardized tests:

• Monday: Verbal Reasoning and Vocabulary
Tuesday: Reading Comprehension
Wednesday: Writing Skills and Grammar
Thursday: Quantitative Reasoning
Friday: Math I and Math II
Monday, 4/23: 7th Grade Only [Algebra I]

Homework will be limited for grades 4-7 so the boys can get some extra rest. Sleep is critical this week, and we hope you can help! Please avoid late arrivals this week.

One last thought on our shift--It is private/independent schools which most often administer the ERB. This means our students will be compared to a competitive population of students. Several private schools have recommended that we prepare our families for the percentage scores. Hang in there with us since we can be certain there will be some growing pains.

I am hoping you find the time to get outdoors to enjoy this wonderful, warm weather!   Take Care,  Tricia

THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER  

Beauty and the Beasty, Jr. will be presented in the Rollins Center for the Performing Arts in just two weeks. Shows are Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 at 7:30pm as well as Sunday, April 29 at 2pm. All tickets are $10 at the door. Come support our amazing cast and enjoy a timeless tale for the whole family!  It is a not-to-be-missed event!

YEARBOOK SALES END THURSDAY

All SEA yearbook sales are through Barksdale. You must order online and pay online.
We're not selling any at SEA so please be sure to order by the firm deadline Thursday, 4/19. We don't have any flexibility with this date.  Please note--  Once you get to the site, you have to follow the specific directions outlined here

JOIN US AT THE DONOR DASH SUNDAY
Head to the 23rd Annual Gift of Life Donor Dash this Sunday, April 15th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Friends and family of Rob & Mel Penna and Bill & Mena D'Amato will be there!
Team Penna was just identified as the largest community team for the Dash and is being recognized with their own tent!  Click here to donate in Anthony's memory or to join Team Penna.
SIGN UP OR SPONSOR GOLF OUTING
SEA ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP RETURNS
After a hugely successful inaugural year, SEA Academic Boot Camp returns again this summer. There are week-long sessions this August open to both boys and girls in rising 3rd through rising 9th grade. Sign up your son or daughter now and spread the word! Click here for the dates   
SEA PERFORMING ARTS NEWS

ACADEMY SINGERS TO TEAM WITH ARCHMERE MASTERSINGERS

Congrats to the SEA Singers who have been invited to sing the treble choir portion of Sanctus from Mass by Leonard Berstein with the Mastersingers of Archmere Academy on Friday, May 18th. Kudos to Rocco Abbesinio, Colin Arcari, Stone Davis, Christian Ebeid, Chas Egoville, Lincoln Illingworth, Mason Layman, John Lovett, Reid Maas, Jack Maister, Cole Marshall, Adrian Martin, Eli Martin, Braeden Massett, Josh Massett, Andrew Matej, Lorne McDonnell, Luke Middleton and Nicholas Mowbray.
We are very proud!  Good luck!

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL CAMP

RHBA presents two Summer 2018 camps--geared for players entering grades 1-8. Students will learn
the fundamentals.
Individual needs can be addressed through differentiated instruction.
Click here for info about the softball camp and here for info regarding baseball camp.

SUMMER THEATRE OPPORTUNITIES
Shoestring Productions of Brandywine Valley will conduct their annual theatre workshops during June and July at SEA. There are programs in musical theatre and acting experiences for the novice through the very experienced performer. For details, dates, and further information, click here. To set up an audition for the Showcase tour or Musical Theatre Audition Skills class or register directly, contact Ms. DeHart. These programs are for boys and girls age 6-16 and are open to the public.
48th ANNUAL SEA BASKETBALL CAMP
This year's camp is for
BOYS and GIRLS entering Grades 1 & 2 in the Fall
(This Group will be co-ed full day camp (8:30am-3pm)
and/or  ♦ for BOYS entering Grades 3-8 in Fall 2018.  For more information or to register, click here.
RIPPIN' ROPE LACROSSE CAMP AT SEA
Rippin' Rope Lacrosse Camp directed by Mr. Pete Duncan (also head boy's lacrosse coach at Archmere Academy), is in its 16th year! SEA Sessions-  ♦July 23-27 (9am-1pm) |  Co-Ed for Ages 6-16   ♦July 30 - August 3 (9am-1pm)  | Boys Ages 6 -16  Register here using code (LancersLax) for 10% off.
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MOREAU REFLECTION
Week of April 16th

"Do nothing out of contentiousness and vanity; but in humility, look not to your own interests but to those of others."

Blessed Father
Basil Moreau, CSC
Letters


SEA FOOTBALL CAMP ADDED
Our newest camp is directed by Sallies' WR & LB Coach Dave Willard and  takes place 7/30-8/2.
Get details here.

RE ENROLLING
Please be reminded that we need your son's 2018-2019 contract. Contact us with questions.

NO AFTERCARE
Please recall that there is no aftercare on Wednesday, 6/6
or Thursday, 6/7

CLASS of 2019

Please click here for info re: High School Entrance Exam Practice Tests being held for grade 7 students this Spring at each high school.

CALENDAR
Please click here to view SEA's important 2018-2019 calendar dates.

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CAFE HELPERS

Please sign up to volunteer for a few hours in the cafeteria by clicking here.

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◊ T 4/17 0 signed up
◊ W 4/18  need 1
◊ T 4/19 1 signed up
◊ F 4/20 0 signed up

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COMING UP

NEXT WEEK
Scholastic Book Fair

NEXT WEEK
ERB Testing
[Grades 4-7]

SATURDAY, 4/21
Lancer LaxFest +
Lacrosse Clinic

4/27 - 4/29
SEA Spring Musical

FRIDAY, 5/4
No School

FRIDAY, 5/11
♥ Mother's Day Mass
♥ K-1 Tea with Mom

WEDNESDAY, 5/16
Evening of the Arts
(Grades 4-8)

FRIDAY, 5/18
Field Day after 9am Athletic Awards Assembly

5/25 & 5/28
No School


LETTER DAYS

MONDAY, 4/16
'e' day

TUESDAY, 4/17
'f' day

WEDNESDAY, 4/18
'a' day

THURSDAY, 4/19
'b' day

FRIDAY, 4/20
'c' day


SERVICE HOURS

On-Campus
Opportunities


♥ Saturday, 4/21
   Lacrosse Festival
   9am -6pm

♥ Friday, 5/4
   9am-12pm

♥ Friday, 5/11
   Art Show Set Up
   3-3:30pm

♥ Each Wednesday
   SEA Helpers
   3-3:30pm

Students must complete their
service hours
by mid-May.

Please contact
Mr. Broelmann 
with questions. 

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