Phoenix Flyer

Volumen 10, edicion 2 - 23 September 2016

Fronteras Spanish Immersion

Address: 2315 N. Seward Meridian Parkway, Wasilla, Alaska, 99654

Phone: 907-376-2223

Fax: 907-376-2227

Principal: Jennifer Hutchins


Fronteras Website:

Minutos de Mrs. Hutchins

Immersion Education – Teaching academic content in another language

Hello Fronteras Families!

It’s great to be celebrating another fantastic week at Fronteras! Thank you to our morning drivers for pulling all the way forward when dropping off their precious cargo! This prevents a back-up of traffic entering our parking lot. Thank you to everyone for logging volunteer hours! The book is filling quickly! Your time is a treasure to us!

A BIG THANK YOU to all the folks helping prepare our library and school store! The students are so excited to start checking out books. Thank you for the time you’ve dedicated to Fronteras!

Another BIG THANK YOU to the Sliwinski and Beatriz families for taking such great care of our new grass! Our campus looks beautiful because of the generous amount of time you gave!

Yes, another BIG THANK YOU to ALL of the parents, staff, and friends who helped chaperon the Middle School overnighter! Your support and enthusiasm is greatly appreciated!

We cannot forget to thank the Bode and Fink families for hauling all the moving-in cardboard to recycling! This was a lot of work and is very, very appreciated!

And lastly, I would like to thank parent, Jonathan Page, for spending his Monday mornings helping with morning drop-off! His presence in the parking lot has been a huge help and we are very grateful for his assistance!

School pictures are scheduled for the week of October 3rd. If you did not receive a flyer, please contact the front office.

We feel so fortunate to be in our beautiful new building! Not only is it perfect in every way, but it is extremely secure! We have auto lock front doors, magnetic lock doors on each of the Yellow hallway (4/5 and Art) doors, and at the entrance of both the Orange (6-8 and Music) and Green (K-3 and Special Ed) hallways. We have an abundance of security cameras inside and out of the building, and we have both Lockdown and Duress buttons. The Lockdown button secures our school from anyone entering exterior doors and hallways. Our staff is ALICE trained every year as well. ALICE is the district safety initiative and stands for: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.

All MSBSD schools must perform several safety drills throughout the school year. These include:

· Monthly fire drills

· Semester earthquake drills

· Semester bomb threat drills

· Semester ALICE (formerly Lockdown) drills

Fronteras’ evacuation site is Career and Tech High School. Fronteras staff, students, and guests would evacuate to Career Tech if our campus were to be deemed unsafe for any reason.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Most Sincerely,

Mrs. Hutchins

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” – Lauren DeStefano

Volunteer Opportunities

Not sure where to start with volunteering? Aside from emailing your child's homeroom teacher, we are always in need of volunteers for After School Enrichment Clubs (2:35 to 3:45 M-F), planning school socials, fundraising for the 7th & 8th grade trip to Puerto Rico, and the school store.

If you have any questions or need more details, Please see Shawn or Kami at the front desk.

School Store! Yes, we have one!

Sra. Torres would like to get the school store up and running! She is looking for parent volunteers that are able to work at the school store supervising students during lunch. Lunch runs from 11:25-1:10. We need volunteers from 11:15-1:30. If Sra. Torres can get at least 10 parents to sign up to help, each parent would only have to work twice monthly. The school will provide training to volunteers the first week of October AND it's another great way to get in your volunteer hours! You can contact Sra. Torres at or you can stop in and talk to her before or after school.

Early Release Friday!

October 7th is our first Early Release Friday. Students are dismissed at 12:30!

Our school calendar shows "ER" on five Fridays throughout the school year. The "ER" stands for Early Release. Students are dismissed at 12:30. At this time teachers and staff participate in various professional development activities and trainings. Our calendar can be found on our website:

After School Enrichment Clubs do not take place on Early Release Fridays.

2016-2017 Early Release Fridays

October 7, 2016

November 4, 2016

December 2, 2016

February 3, 2017

April 7, 2017

Early Release Fridays Bus Schedule (Drop-off)


Colony Middle School - 12:45

Colony High School - 12:50

Palmer Library - 1:00


Target - 12:45

3 Bears KGB - 1:05

3 Bears Trunk - 1:30

School Pictures

School pictures will take place on October 4th and 5th. One digital image per student includes print release and personal online gallery. The cost is $35.00 for a student photo and $5.00 for a class photo. Forms went home with students on September 16th to be turned in to the front desk with checks payable to Fronteras or you can pay with

  • October 4, 2016 Kindergarten/1st grade pictures
  • October 5, 2016 2nd grade - 8th grade pictures

**all payments and orders must be placed by October 3rd. We will not accept orders or money the day of pictures**

Jennifer Avery with Awaken Soul Portraits will be the Fronteras picture photographer this year. 30% of proceeds will go to Fronteras. You can visit Awaken Soul Portraits at the link below.

Extra forms are available at the front desk or on our website.

Go For The Gravy T-Shirt Contest

It's that time again! We are looking for a drawing that best represents Fronteras and The Go For The Gravy Fun Run to print on t-shirts! Forms went home with students on September 16th. Each student can choose to draw a picture to enter the contest. Contest forms are to be turned in to the front desk and are due by September 23, 2016. Extra forms are available at the front desk.

Go for the Gravy Silent Auction Donations

As part of the auction's primary purpose to raise funds and provide financial relief for community non-profits and the school. Fronteras will host a silent auction during the Go For The Gravy event. We are in need of donations of all types! It can be something you knitted, a themed gift basket, homemade goods, fishing charters, train tickets, Alaska Air miles, or a gift card. Please drop off donations to the front office over the next three weeks. Do you know a local business that could help? All donations will receive a Tax Donation receipt and entry into our drawing for three different prizes.

Contact Ursula @ 301-2004 or Sara @775-5590 for more details/questions!

Middle School Minutes

Middle School Wilderness Lodge Camping Trip

by the Middle School Newsletter Team

The Fronteras middle school took an amazing camping trip two weeks ago. We went to the Wilderness Lodge on September 7th and stayed for three days. We did many of the activities that the camp offers, such as jumping into the icy waters of Neklason Lake, kayaking, being launched off of the blob (an inflatable water toy that people jump onto and launch off of), playing Gaga ball and other fun games.

This is the 4th year in a row that middle school students have taken a camping trip and it's been amazing every time. We had a fiesta the first night with invited families and friends speaking only Spanish. I'm sure I speak for all of middle school when I say I hope there will be many more camping trips like this in the future!

El gran fiesta una exito grande. Fue divertido para todos con comida y baile. Todas de las participantes de la Macarena y Swing dancing necesita que ser en Dancing with the Stars. Fue maravillosa para todos de los estudiantes para con todos de los invitados que hablan Espanol. Muchisimos gracias a todos los invitados que vienen. Tambien a todos que ayudar por la fiesta

Paperless Pizza!

Starting in November, Pizza Friday will go paperless! Order pizza for the whole quarter or by the week without having to turn in a form. Orders are due every Monday! No exceptions can be made. You can pay through www.schoolcashonline or cash/check at the front desk! Checks made payable to Fronteras.


With options such as gluten free and grade appropriate portions, Subway is a great alternative once a week to get a break from the usual "sack lunch". Subway orders are due every Tuesday at 3:00. No exceptions can be made. Subway forms are to be turned in to the front desk with cash or check. Checks made payable to Subway. Extra forms are available on our website or at the front desk. Eat Fresh!

Annual Fronteras Bazaar

Fronteras Spanish Immersion Charter School Holiday Bazaar

November 19, 2016


Door Prizes, Bake Sale, Free Admission, Homemade Crafts, Favorite Home-Based Businesses, and a Fun Family Friendly Event!

Join us at our NEW LOCATION…we are very excited to share our new school gym with you!!!

The School is located at 2315 N. Seward Meridian Parkway, Wasilla 99654

Just down from Career Tech High School and Teeland Middle School.

**vendor registration forms can be found on our website**