Arctic Light Elementary Newsletter

November 5th, 2018

Upcoming Events

November 9 Veterans' Day "Hot Dogs for Heroes"

November 9 Early Out, 1:30pm students go home

November 10 PTA Barnes and Noble Book Fair

November 12 No School, Teacher Training

November 22-23 Thanksgiving Break

Principal Keener's Message...

Veterans' Day at Arctic Light

This Friday, your soldier is invited to our

school Veterans' Day Celebration: Hot Dogs for Heroes.

Come by Arctic Light starting at 11:30am for a hot dog lunch with your student. Most of our classrooms will have unique events and a special video is being made to honor our soldiers.

Don't forget cars with a "K Pass" can park in our back loop.

For many of us, we have generations of Veterans. This holiday provides us time to reflect on their lives and what their service means for us. Personally, I grew up with stories from my family members that went back years. These are important stories that reflect commitment, service and so much more.

Have you taken the time to share your experience with your child? There are too few moments when our children are open and ready to listen to our stories. Veterans' Day can provide that structure.

Do share your stories and

a picture for our Veterans' Wall.

See you soon.

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November 9th - Early Out & November 12 - No School

November 9th

is an Early-Out.

Students go home at 1:30pm.

November 12th

No School

Teachers have training.

November is time to reflect

This November

students are encouraged to share statements about what makes them thankful.

We will collect these in the office and read them over the announcements.

Student Perspective

I Live In a Different World - by Logan Shoemaker

Have you ever thought you lived in a different world than your parents? Or did they ever think that? These are questions many children ask themselves. Well today for your newsletter article I will be talking about this subject.

First off let's see what this actually means. So when we say this we actually mean that they're still stuck in the past. So when you think this you probably say to yourself, “Man they are just stuck in the past” or something like that. Well they might feel somewhat the same way. So invite each other to your different worlds and maybe you'll figure it out. That you all live in the same world.

Just different times.

Strategic Plan Survey

Share your thoughts about the School District's Priorities through this survey.

School District Budget Survey

Please share your thoughts on our School District Budget through our survey.

Check out all the amazing art work here at Arctic Light!

Meet our new MFLC Mrs. Leslie!

We welcome Mrs. Leslie to Arctic Light Elementary. She moved to Alaska in 1981 with her husband and family. She loves all that Alaska has to offer.

One of the many services our MFLC is trained to understand is the unique challenges faced by our military families, particularly during this time of war(s), the Department of Defense is providing professional licensed counseling staff for non-medical counseling service members and their families. MFLC services are ancillary services that work alongside and in conjunction with the school guidance counselor. Mrs. Leslie will be sending a form home with all students to be signed and returned if you would like your student to receive MFLC support in our school.

Quick Reminders from the Front Office

- You have 2 days to call in and excuse absences for your students to the front office.

- PTA meeting this Thursday November 8th at 3:30 pm.

- At the end of the day, Families with a "K Pass" can drive behind the school and park on the inside lane. As it gets colder these spots become more important. See directions below.

- Enter by our loading dock, be mindful of end of day recess kids and park on the inside lane.

Enter by front door and leave through Kindergarten Exit.

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Operation Glow

Thank you to the Safety Officers who came out to support our students and discuss Halloween!
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