Phoenix Flyer

Volumen 13, Edicion 14 - Febrero 21, 2020

Minutos de Mrs. Hutchins

Immersion Education – Teaching academic content in another language

Hello Fronteras Families!

Thank you to everyone who braved the snowy weather on Tuesday and attended Student-Led conferences! We love seeing you in our school and appreciate all of your support!

The kiddos came through the front doors Thursday morning with wonderful stories of how they spent Wednesday’s surprise Snow Day! Activities ranged from building snowmen, to sledding, to thrift store shopping, to being total couch potatoes! Sounded like a day well spent!

Next Thursday is our 3rd – 8th grade English Spelling Bee. The competition will be held in our gym and start at 8:30am. Please join us if you can!

Looking ahead to March:

· March 4th is our 3rd – 8th grade Spanish Spelling Bee at 8:30am in our gym. We hope you can join us to support all of the participants!

· March 2nd-6th, I will be soaking up Vitamin D and practicing my Spanish in beautiful Cabo San Lucas. I will miss seeing everyone that week; but am wishing our families a wonderful spring break!

· No school for students Monday, March 16th!

· Friday, March 20th, our Q3 Awards Assembly & Student Showcase will be held in our gym at 8:30am and 1:00pm

Have a fantastic weekend!

Most Sincerely,

Mrs. Hutchins

Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.

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Annual Mandated Climate and Culture Surveys

The parent climate and culture surveys are ready for deployment. The survey window will close on Friday, March 6th, 2020. This climate survey is a primary mechanism to monitor our work to create a positive, welcoming, and equitable school. Results help us identify areas of strengths, as well as areas that require improvement. All surveys can be completed in less than 10 minutes. At the beginning of each survey, participants will be prompted to select their school. This will allow site specific data to be disaggregated.

NOTE:The hyperlink for the Parent survey below may not work on all devices. If the link below does not work, please go to the main school district website at and click on Parent Quick Links. Parent Survey is located at the bottom left of the Parent Quick Link's screen.

APC News!

Hello fellow parents!

Have you ever wondered what the Academic Policy Committee does at Fronteras?

Well, let me tell you! :)

The APC has had the pleasure to award money to middle school students to help fund their immersion trip to Puerto Rico by way of the raffle tickets sold and other fundraisers that you awesome parents participate in and support.

We have also been instrumental in starting and continuing the Student Ambassador program at Fronteras in where 2 middle school students are selected (after an application and interview process) and represent our school in the community and at Fronteras to help others understand what it truly means to be a Phoenix and the benefits of language immersion.

If you are the parent of a middle school student and think your student would be an excellent Student Ambassador, please contact me and we can give them the details on how to apply.

Also, APC Board elections are approaching and we need you amazing parents to join us!

If you can commit to an hour and a half every other month during school months for a 2 year period, please fill out an application at the front desk.

We would love to have parents on our Board who want to continue to see Fronteras grow in a positive direction and who can bring their energy and enthusiasm to our meetings.

We hope to see you there!

Jen Manion, APC Board Chair

Lost & Found

Lost & Found will be taken to Goodwill on Friday, March 6th at 3:30pm! Parents and students are encouraged to check it daily for misplaced items!

Want to Coach Track?

Fronteras is seeking a coach for the middle school boys and girls track season! Practices are held every day after school from April 6 - May 15. Please contact Shawn at the front desk by Friday, February 28th if you are interested. This is a great way to get those required volunteer hours in!

Quarter 4 After School Enrichment Clubs!

It's that time again! Volunteers are needed for Quarter 4 After School Enrichment Clubs! Quarter 4 starts on March 17th and ends on May 15th. It's a one day a week commitment and a great way to get those required volunteers hours in! If you are interested, please contact club coordinator Carrie Roushar at 907-301-0773 or email at

Yearbook Request!

Please email pictures from sporting events, concerts, After School Enrichment Clubs, etc. to Lynda Denny at to be included in this years yearbook!

Testing Dates!

The following testing dates are taking place at Fronteras:

  • PEAKS Testing (3rd-8th Grade) - March 30th to April 3rd via computer
  • NWEA MAP Testing (K-8th Grade) - April 20th to May 6th
  • AIMS Testing (K-3rd Grade) - May 4th & 5th

Communication is Key!

If you are not receiving communications such as Amigos messages or the bi-weekly Phoenix Flyer newsletter, please let Kami or Shawn know at the front desk and we'll get you added! The newsletter is also posted on the Fronteras website and the private Parents Page on Facebook. For active Facebook users there is a private Parents Page that is kept up to date daily with current information. Please also check with your child's teacher about being connected with Class DoJo!
Private Parents Page on Facebook

Click here if you would like to be added to the Private Parents Page on Facebook!

4/5 Grade Alaska studies and quilt unit presentations!

Valentine Adventures!

February Birthdays!

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Mellow Yellow Phoenix Twins!

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