The Weekly Howler

Shaw Sundog Newsletter

Virtue of the Week: April 11 - April 15

This week's virtue has been flexibility. Flexibility is being open to change and open to the opinions and feelings of others.

Track and Field Starts Monday

Permission slips for 4th and 5th graders are available in the office. Track will be meeting five days a week at 8:15 starting Monday, April 11 through May 13. The district track meet will be at Wasilla High School on Saturday, May 14.

MAP Testing

MAP testing will be taking place beginning next week and continuing through April 27. If you have a question about the schedule please contact your child's teacher.

Notes from the Nurse

If you have a student entering Preschool or Kindergarten next year I encourage you to take care of required immunizations sooner rather than later. I would be very happy to review your child’s shot records and let you know what is due. Those who wait until the last minute sometimes end up missing the first days of school in order to meet this State of Alaska mandated law. Feel free to contact the school nurse at #352-0503.

Kindergarten 2016-2017 - We are getting ready now!

If you know of any families that plan on attending Shaw next year with a kindergartner please have them contact the office at 352-0500 or stop by. Please be sure to get your orange intent forms back to the school as soon as possible as these help us plan for next year.

Boundary Exemptions

Boundary exemption forms must be submitted each year for each child attending Shaw. Please share this information with any families you may know who might like to attend Shaw. Boundary exemptions are due to the school by Friday, April 29th.

Click here for the form.

The Newest Math Masters

  • Bella Burley
  • Hailey Johnson
  • Wyatt Brown
  • Kiara Hoeldt - Advanced
  • Josie Wilmot - Advanced x2

Parents Got Talent

Here is your chance to participate in our Shaw Talent Show. The wonderful Paula Monroe is orchestrating a Super Shaw Teacher and Parent Band for the show. So...pull out your instrument, dust it off and join us! Contact Paula Monroe at

Welcome to Kindergarten Night

Save the date! The 4th annual welcome to kindergarten night will take place tonight from 5:30-7:30 7th at Larson Elementary School. The event is hosted by MSBSD and CCE Head Start. Please pass this information along to any family you may know who has an incoming kindergarten student.

Get Your Yearbook Soon!

Shaw Sundog yearbooks are now available to purchase for $20. You may purchase the yearbooks online at the School Cash link located here. Yearbooks will be distributed to students around mid April.

Online Academic Resources

Looking for some online assistance with your child's homework? Perhaps you're looking for an educational program to challenge your child at home. Take a look at our core academic programs as well as some supplemental programs such as Moby Math right here. Please note, some programs require your child to recall their username and login info.

School Report Card: 2014-2015


As a requirement of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, states and school districts must issue annual report cards to parents. The purpose of the report card is to provide parents with information about the district and their child’s school in terms of teacher qualifications, academic achievement, and school/district accountability. To access the report cards, please visit our website and select School Report Card to the Public at:

If you would like a written copy of your school’s report card, please contact the front office at 352-0500.

Mark Your Calendar


  • 4/9 Science Olympiad @ CTHS
  • 4/12 MAP Testing Begins
  • 4/16 Chess Tournament @ CMS
  • 4/20 Band and Choir Concert 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM
  • 4/26 Honor Music Festival Field Trip and Concert
  • 4/28 Colony Middle Parent Night at 6:30
  • 4/29 Archery Competition in Shaw Gym
  • 4/29 5th Graders Tour Colony Middle School
  • 4/29 Boundary Exemptions Due


  • 5/4 5th Graders Tour Teeland Middle School
  • 5/6 PD Day - No School
  • 5/13 Shaw Talent Show
  • 5/18 5th Grade to Whittier Field Trip
  • 5/19 Field Day
  • 5/20 Last Day for Students

MSBSD: Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Parent Meeting

Join us for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) parent advisory meeting on May 12, 2016 from 12:15-1:45 PM in the MSBSD Board Conference Room. Click here for the meeting's agenda.

Community Feedback Surveys

We always appreciate your feedback. Surveys can be accessed here so you may provide feedback and let us know how we're doing. Thank you!

Connect Ed Messages

You can control the ConnectEd messages you receive from Shaw. Follow the MyConnect link to access the simple step-by-step directions for personalizing your ConnectEd messages.