Phoenix Flyer

Volumen 12, Edicion 3 - Septiembre 14, 2018

Minutos de Mrs. Hutchins

Immersion Education – Teaching academic content in another language


Hello Fronteras Families!

Well we’ve completed the first full week of school; and it was a fabulous time together!

We are moving full speed ahead with preparations for our Spanish Heritage Celebration this month and next. Mark your calendars for October 12th – that is the date for flag and class presentations and traditional dances. We hope you will be able to join us! More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Progress reports for grades 4th-8th will go home on Monday. Be sure to ask your student about it! If there are missing assignments, encourage your child to get that work in, as report cards go home November 1st!

September 27th is picture day. Student photos will begin at approximately 8:05am. Thank you to the folks who have volunteered their time to help make this day run smoothly!

Our request to adjust our school calendar to allow staff to attend the 7th Annual International Immersion Conference in February, was unanimously approved by the MSBSD School Board last week. Please see our website for the new calendar. Be sure to replace your current Fronteras calendar with the newly posted calendar, as there are several significant changes with regard to student contact days.


Most Sincerely,

Mrs. Hutchins


“Life doesn’t require that we be the best; only that we try our best.” -Anonymous

Student, Rayna, shares her bull calf, Casper, with fellow classmates!

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Important Dates to Remember

  • September 18 - Pyrah's Farm Field Trip (1st Grade)
  • September 19 - Pyrah's Farm Field Trip (Kindergarten)
  • September 21 - Reflections Lake Field Trip (2/3 Grade)
  • October 5 - Early Release (students dismissed at 12:30)

Library Corner

Fronteras parents have a unique opportunity to help in our library classes. We have a team of wonderful volunteers who run library class for students and teachers. Each class meets weekly for 30 minutes. If you can’t commit to a class each week, we always need help shelving books, labeling, entering new books into the computer, book fairs and more. If you are interested in volunteering please stop in the library and you will find a clip board on the desk or email Jody at babybird@mtaonline.net for more information.


Thank you,

Library Volunteers

Recycling News!

Fronteras Recycles!

There are tall blue bins in each classroom around our building to place office and mixed paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, stretched plastic, and more. This is a great opportunity for our 4th and 5th grade students to help out. We ask students to help one day each week during recess collecting materials and load them in the back of the school in our wonderful blue bins. This is where parents come in to take materials to our local recycling center!! This is a great way to get your volunteer hours, especially if you have a truck! If you are interested please let the front desk know or email Jody at babybird@mtaonline.net. More info for students coming soon.

Wasilla Bus Schedule Change!

Starting on Tuesday, September 4th, the Wasilla morning bus will be arriving at the morning bus stops 5 minutes earlier. These new times are also listed on the website!

The new times are as follows:


  • 3 Bears Trunk (old time - 6:57am) new time - 6:52am
  • 3 Bears KGB (old time - 7:18am) new time - 7:13am
  • Target (old time - 7:32am) new time - 7:27am
  • Boys and Girls Club (old time - 7:40am) new time - 7:35am

Yearbook News

The 2018-19 Fronteras Yearbook is available to custom order online. Orders will be online only!

If you ordered a yearbook online last year, then you can use the same passwords.


Please click on the link below to order your yearbook!

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

CELEBRACION DE LA HERENCIA HISPANA

September 17- October 12


· One day celebration

· One country per teacher gives us 14 countries.

· One country per Special teachers (Art, music, and PE- “play Hispanic games jumping rope, etc ”) 3 countries

· One country per office (front office, SPED office, Spanish office, Math tutor office) 4 countries – Decoration only.

Total 21 countries

· Traditional country animal representing each class to decorate hallways

· School wide daily activity (Sabias que—Did you know…) fun facts!

· Staff dance


In order for students to have fun learning, Fronteras will start a school wide daily activity:

Sabias que…. Did you know that.....

Following steps:

· Start Monday September 17, one of the Spanish tutors and Mrs. Bang will announce two fun facts about a specific animal in a Hispanic country in the morning.

· During the day, classes will search and discuss which country those facts may belong to.

· At the end of the day, each class will leave their answer of the daily “SABIAS QUE”; inside of our mundo (world) by the Spanish tutor’s office.

· The next day tutors will announce the correct answer and the classes with the correct answer will be into a drawing on Friday.

· The class who wins the drawing will get an empty piñata to use at any time during the month. ( Teachers will ask parents for donations to help fill the piñata)

Note: * By Monday October 12, Fronteras would have covered the 21 Hispanic countries.

Classrooms Celebrations! (During the month)

To keep students immersed in the culture, teachers will choose one afternoon per week during this month to celebrate their country by creating crafts, watching videos, listening music, potluck, doing piñatas, decorating hallways, doors, doing poster, practicing dancing, creating traditional dress, etc to present to the school on the final day, Friday, October 13. (Inviting parents to volunteer)

It's On The Website!

Forgot a field trip date, permission slip, Subway form, or bus times and it's midnight? All of these and more are available at the Fronteras website at www.matsuk12.us/frc. The website is regularly updated to keep Fronteras families informed and up to date on current events. Everyone is encouraged to check the website first!

iParent

iParent is Parent/guardian web based access to student information including registration, attendance, scheduling, discipline and grades. All enrolled student's information will be accessible with one account and you will keep the same account throughout your family’s time with the district. iParent is also recommended for registration, although you don't have to have an account to register your student!


**CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR IPARENT**

SchoolCash Online

Not sure if your check or cash made it to the school to pay for that important field trip or activity? Who lost it? The school? you? your child? Funds weren't received, therefore, your child can't participate?

Have no fear, SchoolCash Online is here! For safety, efficiency and the reduction of cash and checks coming into our schools, the MSBSD has implemented SchoolCash Online! It takes less than 5 minutes to register to start enjoying the convenience of paying online and fast!


**CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR SCHOOLCASH ONLINE**

Blackboard Connect

Don't miss those important messages! Blackboard Connect enables you to manage your contact information and subscriptions for ConnectEd messages!


**CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR BLACKBOARD CONNECT**

School Dismissal Manager

What is School Dismissal Manager aka SDM? SDM utilizes web based technology (desktop or mobile), allowing parents to communicate to schools their child’s dismissal/bus plans for the day making it safer, easier, and quicker. No more notes or phone calls!

SDM sent families an email on Friday, August 17th with necessary information to access SDM. Parents/guardians of Fronteras students no longer need to call the front office to make changes to their child’s afternoon dismissal plans. You will do it all at your convenience!

Visit www.schooldismissalmanager.com today to download the app or visit Kami at the front desk for a personal demonstration!


Thank you for being Fronteras SDM rockstars!

Get the App!

DOWNLOAD THE NEW MSBSD APP!

Stay connected with your students' schools all in one place! The app also gives you access to Tip Line to report information directly to your child's Principal.

Click the image below to learn more about all the app's new features!

New MSBSD App!

Triplet Monitors

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Did You Know?

Like Eskimos with their 57 words for snow, Costa Ricans have at least a dozen terms for rain—from drizzly pelo de gato (cat hair) to a baldazo or aguacero (downpour) and a temporal (heavy rain falling for several days without letting up during the rainy season). The heavy amounts of rain give Costa Rica more rivers and a higher volume of water for a country of its size than any other nation except for New Zealand.