May Newsletter

May 2019

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A Note from the Principal

Greetings Orion Families,

May is finally here and the end of the school year is quickly approaching! With the end of the school year upon us we ask for your help in maintaining your child’s daily routine at home. Proper rest,

completing homework, and a good focus on school will help your child keep academically strong as we finish out the year. Learning and working will occur right up until May 22rd so please help us by enforcing normal routine and an emphasis on school work at home!

This is our last newsletter for the school year and we want to say a big thank you for supporting your child this year and the school community! It takes a strong relationship between home and school to maintain high student academic success. We are so proud of the progress all students made this year.

For those students leaving us over the summer, we say a fond farewell! We will miss you greatly!

Thank you to everyone for making 2018/2019 a great year at Orion!

Principal Cheathon

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Notes from Nurse Wurm

Dear Orion families,

Happy Spring! The school year is flying by! I want to give you a few reminders for the end of the year:

  • Any meds here in my office need to be picked up by the last day of school, May 22. Medications cannot be kept here over the summer, please stop by and pick up your child's medication.
  • Students with asthma inhaler and/or Epi pens need a MD signed "action plan" for each school year. Getting that done during the summer prevents the last minute rush when school begins.
  • Please see the attached "Kids and Wheeled Sports Safety", helmet use can save a life.

Wishing you all a sunny Alaskan summer!

Mrs. Wurm RN,

Orion School Nurse

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Upcoming Concerts

Orion Band/Orchestra Concert

· When: Tuesday, May 14@3:00-3:30 p.m.

· Where: Orion gym

Suggested dress for all concerts: white dress shirt and black pants or skirt (ankle length). Please don't feel you must purchase new clothes; come as close as you can.

Summer Band Opportunities

Alaska Summer Band (Anchorage)

Sitka Fine Arts Camp (Sitka)

UAF Summer Music Academy (Fairbanks)

David Hagen

ASD Band Instructor

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Art in the Capitol

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Student art has been brightening the halls of the Capitol for our governors, legislators, Alaskans and tourists for many years. Originally a collaboration of the Alaska Alliance for the Arts in Education, the Alaska Department of Education and the Legislative Affairs Agency, Art in the Capitol displays work by Alaskan elementary, middle and high school students. The program began in 1988. Since that time, participating teachers from across the state have worked with students to submit quality artwork representing their diverse experiences and varied techniques. Congratulations to our Orion students who participated in this event!

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Important Dates to Remember

2 - Sonic Boom

3 - Kindy Performance

8 - Talent Show

9 - Ist Grade Performance

14 - 6th Grade Field Trip, Band & Orchestra Concert

15 - 5th Grade Bike Trip

17- SEL Assembly

22 - Field Day, 6th Grade Promotion, Last Day of School