Arctic Light Elementary School

May 10, 2019

Upcoming Events

May 10th - Teacher Appreciation

May 13th - Field Day for First-Seventh Grades

May 16th - Kindergarten Celebration 10:30am

May 16th - BUG Club Celebration 12:00noon

May 17th - Volunteer Breakfast: 8:15-9:00am

May 17th - Honor Awards Assembly: 9:00am (Intermediate)

May 17th - 6th Grade Graduation 10:00am

Principal Keener's Message...

Safe Place to Learn and Grow

The other day, I had 4 youngsters in my office. They were in for playing rough during recess. One was quite upset, another was still glowering, and the other two were fairly non-plussed. They had been playing Dragons -v- Tigers. A dragon boy was upset about being clawed by a tiger boy: makes sense.

While students know such play is not allowed at school, many games start-off with good intentions and then something happens, things go sideways. It is never fun having your play time interrupted by something negative. Then again, school is a place to learn and grow and I do believe all students in my office grew a bit that day.

There is so much our students are learning during this time of their lives. Summer is a wonderful time to explore all there is to be a successful family member. While you and your family are learning and exploring this summer, don’t forget to read, write, and engage math. These months become crucial for catching up to grade-level expectation if not getting a bit ahead. Doing this with a friend is always easier. Whether it is visiting the library, writing a letter, or measuring for a baking activity doing so with others makes it that much richer learning experience.

Soon it will be August and we'll be sharing our experiences, showing how much we’ve grown. Until then be safe and enjoy all there is to explore in our great world. It has been a fruitful year. I hope all are proud to be Arctic Foxes and can rejoice in how much they’ve grown and learned.

Be safe.

STEM - Camp Invention

When: (3) 4-day camps starting July 8th.

Who: Arctic Light students entering 4-8th

Cost: $25 each week

Where: Arctic Light Elementary and Tanana Middle School

More information below.

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Kindergarten Jump Start

What is Kindergarten Jump Start?

Kindergarten Jump Start is a 22-day intensive, literacy-focused, FUN opportunity for children who will enroll in kindergarten this fall

  • Free
  • Mid-morning snack provided
  • School district program
  • Certified teachers


May 29 - June 28, 2019 | Monday - Friday | 8 AM - Noon

Hunter Elementary | 1630 Gillam Way | Fairbanks

Midnight Sun Elementary | 2301 Bradway Road | North Pole


  • Child must be five years of age on or before September 1st, 2019
  • Submit Kindergarten Jump Start lottery application
  • Pre-Register for kindergarten in the fall
  • Attend KJS Parent Orientation Tuesday, May 28th at 6 PM
  • Provide daily transportation Monday - Friday, May 29 - June 28
  • Commit to 100% student attendance


More Information:

Intermediate Encore Sign-Up

Thursday, May 9th, 8:30am to Friday, May 17th, 1:30pm

This is an online event.

Intermediate students will be signing up for their afternoon Encore classes this week. Earlier, students will receive our Encore class listing, this includes 3rd graders.

Update Your Contact Information!

- Please remember to update your Family Care Plans and emergency contacts!
With trainings and deployments, it is especially important that the school has current contact information regarding your children. This information should include local emergency contacts (other than you) as well as contact info for whoever will be taking care of your child in your absence and or POA’s that need to be put on file.

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Learn how to complete your free and reduced lunch application through nutrition services!