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SPECIAL EDITION - NOVIEMBRE 9, 2017

Parents, please periodically check the school district's facebook page to view Fronteras' special event photos

Important Dates to Remember

  • November 10 - Professional Development (No School)
  • November 23 & 24 - Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)
  • December 1 - Early Release (Students dismissed at 12:30pm)
  • December 1 - Christmas Concert starts at 5:30pm

Friendly Reminders


  • All students grades K-8 MUST have full winter gear EVERY DAY while at school. Winter gear is required for daily recess. We want ALL students prepared should we have an emergency that requires us to be outside for any period of time. Please help your child learn a routine for bringing winter gear EVERY DAY, regardless of their grade level.
  • If students do not have proper winter gear for recess, they will borrow winter items from Lost and Found.
  • NO STUDENT CELL PHONE USE during school hours. The parent may pick up the phone from the front office should a student choose to violate that school policy. Phones will not be returned directly to students.
  • Sleds are not allowed during recess yet. We will let all students know when we feel there is enough snow to protect both the grass on the hill and bodies, should students tumble off the sleds on the way down the hill.
  • Please remind your children to not lick the various metal poles on the playground.

WHEN FRONTERAS PRACTICES THEIR EMERGENCY DRILLS THAT REQUIRE EXITING THE BUILDING, STUDENTS, STAFF AND ALL GUESTS MUST MOVE WITH PURPOSE! THERE CAN BE NO LOLLYGAGGING, AS WE MUST PRACTICE THE WAY WE INTEND TO BEHAVE!

Basketball News!

Attention parents of 5th and 6th grade girls and boys! 6th grade basketball season starts soon! All 6th graders and 5th graders (unless they are currently playing 4th/5th grade basketball) are welcome. We will start practice on Thursday, November 16th and will practice daily 2:45pm to 4:00pm in the gym. If you are interested please email or text Amanda Cabo-Settle at Amanda.cabo-settle@matsuk12.us or 907-841-9379. Please include the following information: name of student, grade of student, gender, name of parent, best phone number to contact parent, what experience the student has in regards to playing basketball. Beginners are welcome! This will help the coach plan practices.


Thank you!

Amanda Cabo-Settle

Nacho Monday is here!

Looking for another hot lunch option at school? Every Monday nachos will be available during lunch! The cost is $3.00 for chips with chili or cheese or $4.00 for chips, chili & cheese. Prepayment is available through SchoolCash Online or students can pay with cash on Monday morning. If you prepay for nachos for your student, please let them know, to avoid any confusion at lunch time.

Thank you for supporting the middle school trip to Puerto Rico!

A Message from the APC Board!

Hola Fronteras families! Thanks so much to all the families who participated in the first week of our Parent Spanish classes and Spanish Chat. This is something that parents have been requesting for years and we are so happy to help make that happen! From my personal perspective I can say that it was one of the most joyful moments I have had at our school thus far. Both with Olga Nariño’s Spanish conversation time and Sr. McBride’s Spanish class, it was so awesome to sit down with other families, all with the desire for knowledge, growth and support of our children. Some of the reasons expressed for wanting to learn Spanish were; travel, love of the language, love of learning, want to help younger children with school work, and many agreed that we don’t want our kids making diabolical plans in Spanish that we don’t understand! I loved the honesty and willingness of families to let down their guard, not feel embarrassed and just jump right in. Wether you are a beginner, or maybe a little further down that learning path, we are all in this together and the APC Board is happy to support you in these efforts! Thank you to Sra. Nariño, Sr. McBride and Sr. Neilson for giving of their time and effort to support our school and language learning. ¡Que Bien!

Heather Charton

APC Board Chair

2017 Fronteras Holiday Bazaar

Fronteras is hosting its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November, 18th from 10:00am-4:00pm! There will be door prizes, a bake sale, homemade crafts, home-based businesses and free admission!

For more information or to find out how to rent a vendor table please contact Becka Lopez at 715-7337 or visit our website at www.matsuk12.us/frc. Informational forms are also available at the front desk!

Mat-Su Special Santa Program

The Mat-Su Special Santa is the largest gift giving program in the Valley. It started in 1997 with 90 children receiving gifts. Last Christmas the program brought toys, winter wear, books, sporting equipment and blankets to over 3,760 Valley children from 1,279 families. Now in its 21st year the program has given gifts to over 31,000 children in the Valley. Special Santa is under the umbrella of Alaska Family Services, a 501c3 Non-Profit Charity.

The magic of this program is that every donation makes a huge difference and 100% of it goes to help the families. For more information you can email to matsu_santa@yahoo.com or visit the website at www.specialsanta.net. Forms are hanging on the white board in the school lobby.

Yearbook News

This year, Fronteras Spanish Immersion is providing a TreeRing yearbook! Here are three reasons we chose TreeRing:

* Custom Yearbooks: Every student gets a one of a kind printed copy containing two free pages to customize with personal photos.

* Green Yearbooks: TreeRing plants a tree in our school’s name when you purchase a book and prints on recycled paper.

* Beautiful Yearbooks: All yearbooks are gorgeously printed in full color using the highest end print production available.

YOU CAN PURCHASE AND PERSONALIZE YOUR Fronteras Spanish Immersion YEARBOOK BY CLICKING HERE:

http://www.treering.com/purchase?Passcode=1014981488732281

A few important facts:

* Your personalized yearbook only costs $20.00.

* You’ll need to purchase your copy and complete your free personal pages by March 27.

* Your 2 free custom pages are optional, if you don’t customize you’ll receive a standard yearbook.

Get started by clicking on this link:

http://www.treering.com/purchase?Passcode=1014981488732281

If you need help, please contact support@treering.com

After School Enrichment Clubs

Want to lead an After-School enrichment Club but can't commit to the entire quarter? Trying to get those volunteer hours in? Contact Jen Manion at 229-4116 about co-leading a club with another volunteer!

November 16: Great American Smoke-Out

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smoke-Out event. Encourage someone you know to use the date to make a plan to quit, OR plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. By quitting-even for 1 day-smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.

MIDDLE SCHOOL LOVES SERVING UP NACHOS!

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Did You Know?

Equatorial Guinea was a Spanish colony on 2 separate occasions: between 1778 and 1810 and from 1844 to 1968. Because of its long influence over the country, Spanish has remained an important language. In fact, Equatorial Guinea is the only country in Africa where Spanish is an official language. Approximately 67.6% of the population can speak it. Spanish is the language used for public administration and education.