Phoenix Flyer

Volumen 12, Edicion 14 - Febrero 15, 2019

Minutos de Mrs. Hutchins

Immersion Education – Teaching academic content in another language

Hello Fronteras Families!

THANK YOU so much for all of the fun, beautiful, and delicious goodies the front office received for Valentine’s Day! We are truly spoiled!

Student-Led Conferences are this coming Monday from 7:30-2:45pm. Staff will take their lunch from 11:15-11:55am. The gym and certain classrooms will be used. Check the easels in the lobby as you grab a cup of coffee to locate the areas you may be visiting. In addition to the fabulous coffee stand, our middle school volleyball team is hosting a yummy bake sale. Please stop by and support our Lady Phoenixes!

CONGRATULATIONS to our top 3 finishers in Tuesday’s English Spelling Bee:

· 1st Place – Sophia Harper

· 2nd Place – Karina Elliott

· 3rd Place – Ruth Schweisthal

We are super proud of all 18 participants!

Upcoming events that students and families can look forward to, include:

· JNYO State Competition, Feb. 22nd – 24th @ Wells Fargo Complex UAA campus

· Read Across America, Feb. 25th – Mar. 1st

· 3rd-8th grade Spanish Spelling Bee, March 7th @ 8:30am

· Q3 Awards & Student Showcase Assembly, March 8th @ 9am and 1pm in our gym

· Spring Break Mar. 11th-15th

Have a wonderful weekend!

Most Sincerely,

Mrs. Hutchins

“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.”

– Robert Wagner

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent Conferences for Fronteras will be held Monday, February 18th from 7:30-2:45pm. Staff will take their lunch from 11:15-11:55am. Both gym and classrooms will be used for conferences. There will be signs in the entryway indicating the classrooms in use. Traditionally, students lead the February conferences, however, if your child is unable to attend, please still stop by to check in with their teachers.

We look forward to seeing everyone as you stop for a cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa!

Congratulations to Fronteras for taking 3rd overall in the JNYO Tournament!

2019 Junior Native Youth Olympics (JNYO)

The state JNYO tournament will be held the weekend of February 22-24 at the UAA Campus in Anchorage! More detailed information and schedule of events is available on our website calendar at!

A Message From Our Student Ambassadors!

Let’s show our love for the Matsu Valley and donate to the Food Bank of Alaska! The Student Ambassadors of Fronteras are excited to present a food drive which will benefit the people in our community. This food drive will begin Tuesday, February 12th and end Tuesday, February 19th. To add some friendly competition to this event, we will be having a contest between these four teams; K/1, 2/3, 4/5, and middle school! We will count the number of items raised from each team and the winning team will get a popcorn party organized by the student ambassadors! But the real winners will be the people of the Matsu Valley! More information will be coming soon. If you have any questions about this exciting event please contact the Student Ambassadors.

Thank you,

Bronte Beck
Student Ambassador

Addie Charton
Student Ambassador

Scholastic Book Fair!

The Scholastic Book Fair will be from 2:30pm-4:00pm on school days February 5th to February 22nd! Ask your teacher if they have a wish list for the fair to add more books to their classroom! If you would like to volunteer to help at the book fair there is a sign-up sheet posted outside the library or contact Jody at

Congratulations to our English Spelling Bee winners: 1st Place - Sophia Harper, 2nd Place - Karina Elliott and 3rd Place - Ruth Schweisthal!

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Meet the furry family members of our staff and students!


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The Fronteras Staff Attended the Language Immersion Conference in Charlotte, NC and Found A Phoenix!

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NAEP News!

The links below are available for parents and students who have questions about the upcoming NAEP Testing.

The Nation's Report Card website has resources for all audiences.

Nation’s Report Card: Digitally Based Assessments

Learn how NAEP is using new technologies to assess students in a digital environment. Introduce this brief interactive tutorial to students selected for the tablet assessments, so that they can become familiar with how to use the on-screen interactive tools.

Nation’s Report Card: Student’s page

Students selected for NAEP can test themselves and answer real assessment questions for different subject areas.

Nation’s Report Card: Educator's page

Teachers can create their own tests using NAEP assessment items, and can also explore NAEP results.

Nation’s Report Card: Parent’s page

Parents can review what participation in NAEP means for their child and how results from assessments are used.

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Did You Know?

It is well known that Ecuador is named after the equator which runs through the country. It is in fact the only country in the world officially named after a geographical feature. The official name, República del Ecuador, translates as “The Republic of the Equator”.