The Grizzly Gazette

Muldoon Newsletter - April 2022

A Note From Mr. Grant πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ«

Dear Muldoon Families 🐻,


Welcome to Spring! April is here and that brings with it AK STAR state testing and sunshine. Please ensure that your children have plenty of rest and appropriate clothing for the changing weather outside.


The last quarter of the school year can be difficult for students. The weather makes being indoors hard. Please encourage your children to finish the school year strong! All the knowledge gained by students in the final quarter will be directly relevant to the next grade the student is entering.


Parent feedback is critical to our success here at Muldoon. There are several upcoming opportunities for parents to have an active role in the vision-setting process at school.


Β· Parent representative on the interview team πŸ“β€“ hiring the professionals that serve your children is one of the most important acts. Please notify the school if you are interested in this important work

Β· Evaluation of School-Wide Plan πŸ“‹ – Parents are invited to join the Title I leadership team in the evaluation of the school-wide plan. Contact the office for more info.

Upcoming Events πŸ—“οΈ

Β· Spring Fling Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 2nd @ 9:30 AM

Β· Kindergarten Roundup – April 21st, 22nd & 25th - see below for more info

Β· Bike to School Day – May 4th

Β· Super Sweepers – May 7th


Thank you for your continued support and here’s to a great month!


Take care,

Leroy Grant

Principal

Help us - Help you! πŸ“

Every spring, the Anchorage School District provides a survey to families, staff, and students (grades 3-12) regarding the climate of their school community. This survey information is very important, as it helps us learn how people feel about learning and working in our schools. This survey helps us to grow as a school and as a part of this community. We thank you in advance for your time!

Survey Link πŸ’¬

Congrats to Our New Principal πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ«

March 31, 2022

Greetings, Muldoon Elementary Community,

It's my pleasure to share with you, pending final School Board approval, that Ms. Julie Sery will be Muldoon Elementary School's principal starting in the 2022-23 school year.

Ms. Sery comes to Muldoon Elementary after teaching elementary in both Oregon and the Anchorage School District. She was the Assistant Principal at Fairview Elementary. Most recently, she has served as the Principal of North Star Elementary. She has an extensive background in instruction and trauma-informed practices.

Ms. Sery is excited to be working with the Muldoon community as the next leader of Muldoon Elementary School. Please join me in officially welcoming Ms. Julie Sery as the new principal at Muldoon Elementary School.

Sincerely,
Mandy Clark
Director, Elementary Education

Grizzly Leadership Team πŸ“‹

Parents, are you interested in joining a leadership team to review our school-wide and family engagement plans? Are you interested in helping us revise our home-school compact?

Contact the office and speak with Mr. Grant for more information! We also have room on the interview team if you would like to be a part of the process of hiring great educators for Muldoon!

Important Dates/Events πŸ“…

Countdown to Kindergarten

You can learn more and/or register through the ASD website. These fun interactive events share skills and information to help prepare preschool-age child for blasting off to kindergarten.

Kindergarten Roundup

  • Friday, April 22, 6-7:30 pm @ Wendler Middle School
  • Thursday, April 21 @ 9:30-10:30 am - CLICK HERE to join the 4/21 webinar
  • Monday, April 25 @ 6-7 pm - CLICK HERE to join the 4/25 webinar

Family Resources

Parenting the Love ❀️ and Logic 🧠 Way - Virtual Workshop

Hosted by: Anchorage School District, Title I

Led by: ASD's Love and Logic, Trained Facilitator - Meg’n Gall.

Dates: Tuesday evenings (3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19)

Time: Tuesdays @ 5:00-7:00pm

Location: Zoom Link will be provided weekly.

How to Register: Email the following info to Meg’n Gall, gall_megn@asdk12.org

  1. Name
  2. Child’s school
  3. Email address
  4. Mailing address
  5. Phone number

Questions and to Register: Meg’n Gall, gall_megn@asdk12.org

Cost: Free

****Limited seats available****

****This is a class series - Registration is for all six weeks****


You will find answers to:

Β· How do I get them out of bed in time for school?

Β· How can I get my children to help with chores without arguing?

Β· Is there a way to discipline my toddler in public without creating a scene?

Β· How can I get my teenage daughter to come home at the agreed time?

Β· How do I get him to eat his dinner without complaining?

Β· And many more day to day parenting challenges.

i-READY AT HOME

Students who have access to personal devices at home can log in and use i-Ready from home! i-Ready is a great way for your children to practice their math and reading skills while at home! Students can access i-Ready by logging into the Student Portal - found on the district website under "Student Login". You can click here to see if your device is compatible with i-Ready.


And here are some other links that you might find helpful!

iReady Overview for Families

iReady Technical and Troubleshooting Guide for families

iReady Help Portal for Educators and Parents

Fridge Tips: for iReady Lessons at Home

Day Light and Sleep - Help for Parents in Considering Their Kids Needs

As daylight increases kids sleep might be adjusting as well. Here is an article from the American Academy of Pediatrics you can share with families about the amount of sleep kids need at different ages and the need for sleep routines. This short video is in the article and could easily be shared through remind or social media. Every child is different sometimes it's helpful to remind parents these types of tools are only a guideline and to watch for signs of how their kid is doing.

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Helping to Prevent the "Summer Slide"

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The Grizzly PTA Corner

BoxTops

Box Tops have gone digital. Physical tops have been phased out. Download the app today and scan your receipts to earn money for our school! ~ iPhone App ~ Android App

Nurse's Corner πŸ₯

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COVID 😷 testing at Muldoon

Hello Muldoon~

I'm so excited to let you know that ASD has new free COVID testing options IN MULDOON Elementary. This is perfect timing, as many of our community testing sites are very busy with fewer hours and days they are open.


This test is easy (nose swab or spit cup) and fast (results are texted that night, sometimes 24 hours). It is also accurate if you are sick or asymptomatic, which means we can test as often as you like to keep our community and schools healthy.


Call us in the office if you are interested in getting a test!

Free Glasses πŸ‘“

Do any of your kids at Muldoon need glasses? If so contact the office and ask to talk to Nurse Bethany about getting them free glasses!

πŸ”¬STEM Corner

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FUN IN STEM!

Muldoon students in grades 2-5 have access to a wonderful program called Flocabulary! It has been a very popular activity in STEM. Students learn important vocabulary words while participating in fun lessons in all subjects, including science, math, reading and writing. Here are the class codes if students need help logging in. They do not need a username or password. Simply choose β€œLog in with Google” and they can use their regular school log in. Please contact Ms. Foust with any questions or difficulties! Foust_Ann-Marie@asdk12.org

https://www.flocabulary.com


Choose: LOG IN

STEP 1. Enter Class Code

STEP 2. Choose: β€œAlready have a Flocabulary Account”

STEP 3. Scroll to the bottom. Choose: β€œLOG IN WITH GOOGLE” (Blue button)

STEP 4. (Student’s) lastname.firstname@asdk12.net

STEP 4. Use school log in.

STEP 5. Have fun!


Flocabulary Class Codes:

Mrs. Kinder JTTH3X

Ms. Wieland 5CKSBG

Mrs. Reynolds 6F569P

Mrs. McDonald M8J5VZ

Mrs. Arturo Y386VC

Ms. Poggas 6N3MDG

Ms. Cole 8NJDVQ

Mrs. Shelton HH6JFT

Mr. Medina RJ5FQ2

Mrs. Johns W3RPWY

Ms. Wilson 48Q3JG

Ms. Martinson 7NNRDC

Mr. Eckmann 6N8ZVY

Ms. Fetchko 6NHPYJ

Ms. Palmer 7YZXSK