Anne Wien Announcements

School Newsletter for Week of October 5, 2020

Dear Anne Wien Elementary Families,

As you all now know, we remain in the "Red Operational Zone," which means Remote Learning continues this week. Our district's Medical Advisory Committee will make the determination on our school district's operational zone (Green, Yellow, or Red based on our community's COVID-19 case rate) each and every week at their 4:00pm weekly meeting. If it is determined we are in the Green or Yellow zone, then all students will return to the building in person the following week. If we are in the Red zone, though, students will remain at home learning remotely. So, we'll be paying close attention to these important Thursday meetings.

We're SO excited about Family Wellness Week, a whole week of activities intended to support and celebrate the academic growth, physical health, and mental health of our students and families. Thank you all for the wonderful photos from Masquerade Monday and for bringing your devices for technology support to Tech Tuesday! We invite you to send us more photos from your 30-minute family walk on Woods Walk Wednesday, where you can even come walk along our Noyes Slough Nature Trail located right behind the school. We'll send out a link to a free family yoga class on Thoughtful Thursday and then invite you all to join in our Virtual Family Fun Friday activities from 5:30-7:00pm on Friday evening!

Have an AWEsome Family Wellness Week!


Michael Angaiak

Principal, Anne Wien Elementary

AWE Monday Message - October 5, 2020
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We wish a very Happy Birthday to the following Anne Wien students and staff this week:

Evelyn - Kindergarten

Collin - 1st Grade

Jared - 2nd Grade

Cooper - 3rd Grade

Joshua - 5th Grade


Ms. Thompson - Alaska Room


Join us both virtually and in-person from October 5-9 for a whole week of activities devoted to family wellness! From the mind and the body, to exercise and mindfulness, we have a whole week of a fun family activities planned for you. Join us for as many as you'd like!
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October 5: Masquerade Monday

Thanks for sending in the marvelous Masquerade Monday photos! View more below:

October 6: Tech Tuesday

Thank you for bringing your iPads and Chromebooks to the school for technology support! View some of our photos below:

October 7: Woods Walk Wednesday

Take a 30-minute long walk outside with your family and send us a photo. From 4:30-6:30pm on Wednesday, we invite you to walk along the Noyes Slough Nature Trail, find your favorite quote hung up along the trail, and send us a family selfie!
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October 8: Thoughtful Thursday

Thanks to Kelly Barker of Heart Stream Yoga, we'll be sending out a link to a FREE FAMILY YOGA SESSION for your family to enjoy on Thoughtful Thursday! You'll have free access to the recording for a full month, so you'll be able to keep enjoying it as a family.

October 9: Family Fun Friday - 5:30-7:00pm

Join us VIRTUALLY for many fun family activities on Friday night! You'll be able to Zoom into a Class Cooking Zoom Room, watch and listen to UAF students read picture books, check in with our AWEsome PTA, and check off another TicTacToe Board including these activities:

•Find Mars - (the bright red tinted dot near the moon)

•Find Ursa Major (the Big Dipper)

•Use binoculars to observe the night sky

•Build a cozy indoor fort big enough for all of your family

•Read a book together

•Use a flashlight or lamp to light a wall for shadow puppets

•Take a night stroll (remember to wear something reflective)

•Challenge your family to a board game

•Enjoy the Peanuts gang in the movie "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown"

We'll send you the class Zoom & Google Meet links on Friday morning. Enjoy!


As a school receiving Title I funds to support our students, we are required to share our school improvement plans with our parents. Please click on the brief 3-question survey below to share your input. Thank you, families!
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Join PTA THIS WEEK and WIN one of 5 PRIZES!

Thanks to our AWEsome PTA, if you join PTA during this week of October 5-9, you will be entered to win one of five prizes: Anne Wien T-Shirt, Anne Wien Sweatshirt, or one of 3 Starbucks gift cards. Just click on the link below to sign up and let us know your prize preference:
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Register to Ride the Bus

When school returns in-person, any students wishing to ride the bus MUST first be registered with our Transportation Department and the First Student bus company. Just click on the link below to register your child:

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Vegetable of the Week: Mini Sweet Peppers!

Anne Wien is lucky to be part of our district's Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program. Every Wednesday, your child will get to try a new fruit or vegetable right here at school! You can read more about this grant-funded program here.

Sign Up for "Leslie's Children"

Would your child like a free snack bag to take home every weekend? Learn more about our program here and then contact our office to sign up!
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Watch past AWE Videos & Messages:

AWE Monday Message - September 28, 2020
AWE Monday Message - September 21, 2020
AWE Monday Message - September 14, 2020
AWE Morning Message - September 8, 2020
AWE Morning Message - August 31, 2020
Anne Wien Morning Message 8/24/2020
Anne Wien Morning Message 8/17/2020
AWE News - August 10, 2020