Volumen 10, edicion 2 - 23 September 2016
Fronteras Spanish Immersion
Address: 2315 N. Seward Meridian Parkway, Wasilla, Alaska, 99654
Principal: Jennifer Hutchins
Fronteras Website: www.matsuk12.us/frc
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!
“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
If you have any questions or need more details, Please see Shawn or Kami at the front desk.
School Store! Yes, we have one!
Early Release Friday!
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: www.matsuk12.us/frc
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
- 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
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
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**