AUGUST 25, 2022
It was a great week to be a Homestead Husky! We welcomed our Kindergarteners on Thursday, so we are whole again! This edition of the Husky Update will cover the following topics:
- Tears and Cheers
- Book Fair
- Join PTO
- Happenings around Homestead
- Erin's Law
- Mr. Keith, our Cafe Manager, is out of the kitchen and shelf-stable lunches will be served for the next few weeks. Shelf-stable lunches and milk are free until hot lunch is served. Pictured below are two shelf-stable options currently being served.
- Before and after school care is available for displaced bus riders. Please sign up here.
- Please call in absences to the attendance line at 907-742-3550.
TEARS AND CHEERS
Tears and Cheers was a success thanks to Mrs. Kosin and Mrs. Abbott who welcomed our Kindergarten Parents to the Homestead Family on Thursday morning after drop off.
Thank you to PTO for sponsoring the event, providing donuts, and light refreshments.
The fall Book Fair is upon us and generously hosted by PTO. The Book Fair will start Monday, August 29th and will run thru Friday, September 2nd. This is a fund raiser for PTO and all proceeds are donated back to teachers to fill wish lists.
Book Fair flyers went home this afternoon! Students will enjoy Book Fair preview during the school day on Monday and Tuesday. Wish lists will come home after the kids have a chance to preview, and then the store will be open for business Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM.
Homestead PTO puts on a bunch of special events through the year and supports numerous activities at Homestead. The first big fundraiser is the Fall Carnival which is coming up in October. The Fall Carnival last year was a huge hit and we hope to double the fun this year.
MESSAGE FROM MRS. LENOIR ON SLC
JOIN THE FUN AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR SCHOOL AND IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
Permission slips are due 9/6
First meeting is 9/8 at 8:00am
All meetings are on THURSDAY mornings!
Who: 4th-6th grade students. Anyone who wants to join in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade is welcome!
When/where: Thursday mornings from 8:00-8:45 am in Mrs. Lenoir’s Classroom (RM 22).
**students also come in during lunch and/or recess to work on projects.
**Some events, such as movie night, are held after school. SLC students have the OPTION to sign up to volunteer at these events.
What/Why: SLC gives students opportunities to realize their full potential, gives them ownership of what we do at school, and helps them to find their voice.
Our collective goal is to complete at least one spirit activity and one community service project each month. In the last few years, we’ve worked on some projects over the course of 2-3 months as needed. We also hold fundraisers, with the proceeds going towards buying materials for our future service projects.
SLC students brainstorm and vote on what they want to do each year! Some things we’ve done in the past include:
Class color days and spirit days
Ghost and pumpkin pops fundraiser
Costume parade @ Halloween
Red Ribbon Week
Elf-Grams, Gingerbread house contest, school-wide secret santa
Snack packs for an Eagle River area school in need
Book gifts for an ASD school in need
Make beds and blankets for dogs and cats
Leprechaun trap contest
Earth Appreciation scavenger hunt
Canned food drive
HAPPENINGS AT HOMESTEAD
HEALTH WITH MS. TROUP
This letter is to let you know that your child’s class will be receiving age-appropriate lessons on child sexual abuse and assault prevention education as required under the state’s Alaska Safe Children’s Act (Erin’s Law).
Erin’s Law Education is comprised of quarterly grade level lessons will be taught during the Health classes. Combined, these lessons meet the full requirements for student training under the Alaska Safe Children’s Act, Erin’s Law, and are designed to help prevent childhood sexual abuse. These lessons will be presented in a non-threatening way, along with the skills needed for self-protection and will be handled in a sensitive, respectful manner.
Information about the quarterly lessons can be viewed HERE.
If you have any questions about the content of the program or if you wish to inquire about opting out, please contact our Elementary Health Specialist: Jeanette Troup Troup_Jeanette@asdk12.org Thank you for partnering with us as we continue to provide learning opportunities to improve the safety and well-being of our students.
Sincerely, Ms. Troup
BIKING TO SCHOOL
We have seen an increase of fall bike riders to and from school, which we love to see! Please make sure your student has a helmet. If you do not have a helmet for your student please see the flyer below. Anchorage Fire Departments are happy to provide helmets to families who otherwise wouldn't be able to procure their own.
Please also make sure your student is wearing reflective gear and brightly colored clothing as the light in the morning is fading away.