ORCA NEWS

New Day, New Chapter, New Wishes, Welcome December!

From the Principal

Hello Inlet View Families!

With the holidays rapidly approaching, let us be the first to extend to you and your family a warm Season’s Greetings! As we all navigate through these atypical times, may the Holiday Season bring only happiness and joy to you and your loved ones.

Your Inlet View family would like to make the most of these short weeks and still be able to celebrate the season in a safe and fun way.

We would love for you to join us for the following activities,


  • Thursday, Dec 9 IB Quarterly Assembly (see specific grades and times in the calendar section below)
  • Thursday, Dec 9 at 4:15 Choir Concert


All guests are required to wear a mask. If your child is receiving an award, we encourage that only two guests per family attend the in-person assembly. There will be a Zoom link available to parents who prefer the virtual assembly or are unable to attend in person.


Topic: IB Quarterly Assembly

Time: Dec 9, 2021, 09:15 AM Alaska


Join Zoom Meeting

https://asdk12.zoom.us/j/9920107703?pwd=M2x6cHdBWHZ4eVRxZFlvTkQwQWk3Zz09


Meeting ID: 992 010 7703

Passcode: Go-Orcas!



Wishing you the best,


Patricia Ahrens

ahrens_patricia@asdk12.org or phone (742-7630)

IB Learner Profile of the month : KNOWLEDGEABLE

Students who are knowledgeable have explored relevant and significant concepts and can remember what they have learned. They can draw on this knowledge and apply it in new situations.

How can parents help to develop students who are knowledgeable at home?

· Encourage your child to read books at home that correspond with the topics being covered in school. In particular, books in their mother tongue will help your child make more meaningful, lasting connections to what is being taught in their classroom in English.

· Ask your child about what they are learning in school and engage them in conversations about it:

· “Why do you think that is an important thing to know about?”

· “Can you think of anything happening in the world today that might be similar to that aspect of History?”

· Foster any area that your child expresses an interest in with books and activities, but also be sure to encourage them to explore other areas.

· Encourage your child to become familiar with current events and to read the newspaper and watch the news when appropriate

News from the school nurse

Just wanted everyone to be aware that even during a pandemic lice have found a way to survive and thrive.

The following article talks about lice spreading in schools. Click HERE to read the article.
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El Rincón de Español, from Señora Bundtzen

Students are making great progress in Spanish this year! They are curious and thoughtful about our exploration of Spanish in the world, how to use it ourselves, and what linguistic similarities or differences there are between English and Spanish. I am grateful for their dedication and focus! I am also grateful for how blessed we are with great community connections.


The wider community has already donated over $900 across three Donors Choose projects to support the World Language Program at Inlet View. We have begun to receive our supplies from our fully funded cooking project. Soon we will have additional books, flexible seating, a listening station and more once the other two projects are fully funded. Here is a link to check those out:

https://www.donorschoose.org/classroom/8165344


We are also blessed in the international community! We have connected with a school in Bogota Colombia, Mrs. Ahrens's country of origin. Last month many students from 4th and 5th grade were able to make direct connections to our 'pen pals' via an international Zoom call! This month we will be finishing up some Alaskan-themed postcards to send down to Colombia over winter break. Our contact Profesora Maria is an English teacher at Colegio Calima with a passion for cultural exchange. What a wonderful connection!


Thank you for your continued support as we grow our World Language Program! Remember I love to hear from you; send an email, review what's new on our Spanish at IV website, or attend my office hours on Wednesday afternoons. The website has all those details: https://sites.google.com/asdk12.net/inletviewespanol/home

From the Inlet View PTA

Do you want to support families in need?


When the holidays are around the corner, we are reminded that some families may be in need of support. Inlet View PTA and parents have always stepped up to help and provide winter gear items and in some cases inexpensive toys so the kids get some presents during winter celebrations. This year, we have partnered with one ASD title I school and we would like to support some of their families too. If you would like to contribute, please let nurse Kelly or any PTA member and we'll be more than happy to give you more details.

smith_kelly@asdk12.org

inletviewpta@gmail.com


Thank you again for sharing and caring.

Inlet View Mission Statement

Inlet View Elementary focuses on the development of the whole child as a knowledgeable inquirer, both in the classroom and abroad. We aim to develop caring, respectful, and mindful people who recognize their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet.

We will empower students to successfully solve real world problems and strengthen their enjoyment of working towards a goal. We will facilitate learning and support all students so they become compassionate, engaged life-long learners, who help to create a more caring and peaceful world.

Mark your Calendars!

  • Dec 8: PTA Potluck for staff (ask PTA if you want to help- donate)
  • Dec 9: IB-Assemblies (4-5-6 @ 9:15 AM, K-1 @ 10:00 AM, & 2,2/3,3 @10:45 AM, Choir Concert 4:15)
  • Dec 11-16: Spirit Week
  • Dec 17: End of second quarter- grading day (No School)
  • Dec 18- Jan 2: Winter Break
  • Jan 3: Classes Resume

Anchorage School Board

Margo Bellamy

Carl Jacobs

Andy Holleman

Dora Wilson

Pat Higgins

Kelly Lessens

Dave Donley