February 28, 2014

Fourth in the world!

We recently learned that we have one of the best Pokemon TCG players in the world in our midst. Fifth grade Seabury student Sammy Battis, who joined our fifth grade class this school year, competed last summer in the 2013 Pokemon Trading Card Game World Championships - Junior Division.

This invitation-only event matched the top players from around the world in three divisions. Sammy was pitted against players from the U.S., Japan and the Czech Republic. He finished fourth, losing in the semi-finals to the eventual World Champion, Ondrej Kujal, of the Czech Republic.

Sammy's accomplishment earned him a $5,000 scholarship and an expenses-paid trip to this summer's world championships in Washington, D.C. He says Pokemon TCG (the card game) requires a combination of deck building, strategy, skill - and luck.

Recently his class, the Serpents, read about Julius Caesar and his decision to cross the Rubicon River, changing the course of world history and beginning the downfall of the Roman Empire. They discussed the phrase "crossing the Rubicon," making a decision that is potentially life altering. The Serpents wrote essays about their own personal Rubicons. Sammy chose to write about entering into the world of competitive Pokemon.

Here's his story:

Cultural education

Cultural education permeates the Seabury experience all year long at both the middle school and lower school campuses. Our multi-year curricular rotations have our students exploring past and present human experience around the globe. This year has been a rich one in terms of cultural education.

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An exciting opportunity

From Head of School Sandi Wollum:

In November, Seabury hosted a group of visitors from Korea Poly Schools, an English language immersion program in South Korea. They were extremely impressed with our program, the expertise of our teachers, the level of engagement of our students, and the ways in which we support the growth of creativity, critical thinking and problem solving.

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Experience Seabury

Play, learn and Experience Seabury: Our next Open House on Sunday, March 16, from 2 to 4 p.m., is specially geared toward families and focused on prekindergarten through second grade. Visitors can tour the school, talk with teachers and learn more about our individualized and exciting program tailored to highly capable learners. At 2:30, adults and kids can join us for hands-on fun to get a taste of what learning is like at Seabury.

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You're invited!

Please join us for Seabury's 2014 Annual Auction - NIGHT ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. It will be a grand evening. Click here for details and your invitation!

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Eat pasta for our kids

It has finally arrived: the week you can eat great Italian food and help out the students of Seabury middle school.

On Thursday, Seabury is hosting a restaurant takeover at Joeseppi's Italian Ristorante in Tacoma from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to help raise funds for a March trip to participate in the Model U.N. in New York City.

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In This Issue

Upcoming Events

February 28th
Annual Seabury Gifted Education Seminar

March 5th
School Day Open House - lower school

March 6th
School Day Open House – middle school

March 14th
Seabury Annual Science Fair

March 16th
Middle School Mash Up

April 13th
Junior Daffodil Parade!

April 27th
Seabury Auction

May 9th
Seabury Family STEAM Night

Seabury School



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1801 53rd Street NE
Tacoma, WA 98422
(253) 952-3111

Middle School Campus

925 Court C
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 604-0042

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