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Hello Susitna Optional Families

Here is our regular news letter.

REMINDER TONIGHT: is Parent Math Night (6-8pm) @ ASD Education Center.

If you are having difficulty understanding Go-Math and how to helping your child in homework. ASD is have a math night to help parents out!

Thanksgiving Feast is this Friday. We are in need of cooked/preferable carved turkeys! Please send in your volunteer forms that were sent home last week so we can get a better count. For Printable form: Click Here

****I have updated the email list. If you are receiving this email and your child no longer attends Susitna Optional or you would rather not receive this please unsubscribe to these emails at the bottom.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thank you,

Sara Crewdson

SOPG Board Member

Upcoming Events!

NOV 17th - Parent Math Night (6-8pm) @ ASD Education Center - Click Here for Flyer

  • Nov 20th - Thanksgiving Feast (11am-1pm)- Sign up Here!
  • Nov 20th - K/1 Learning Lunch (12-1pm)

  • Nov 26 & 27 - Thanksgiving Holiday - NO SCHOOL
  • Nov 28th - Police Navidad Susitna Choir Performance @ Dena'ina Center (11:30 start)

  • Dec 11th - Project Day! (9am-12pm)- Sign up Here! (Need 9 more Parents Helpers)
  • Thanksgiving Feast Needs your Help: NEED MORE TURKEYS!!

    We are looking for Volunteers:

    This is a very enjoyable long running event but it does not happen without Volunteers.

    • Help Set Up (Please be at school by 9:30)
    • Bring in a Cooked & Carved Turkey at 10:45am (Need 3 per Class)
    • Help Serve (11:00-11:30)
    • Help Serve (11:30-12:00)
    • Help Serve (12:00-12:30)
    • Help Clean up (12:30pm)
    • I can Supply an Extension Cord

    Click HERE! to Sign up!

    For Flyer - CLICK HERE!

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    Thank you to the Families that have Logged their hours so far!

    For inquiries about your hours logged please email SOPGSUSITNA@GMAIL.COM.

    Emails will be going out over Christmas Break with your Total Hours Logged.

    Please Log your Hours!

    Susitna Optional Parent Group

    SOPG is specifically dedicated to supporting the Open Optional Program at Susitna Elementary. We perform functions similar to a PTA and we work closely with the teachers in the Optional Program, as well as Susitna's PTA. Key responsibilities include: assisting with PACT days (Parents and Children Together), Intensives, with Community Outreach projects, and with events like the Fall Ice Cream Social, The Spring Family Dance, spring/fall Bike Ride/Picnic, and the Year-End Barbecue.

    The Susitna Optional Parent Group, or SOPG, is a volunteer parent group comprised of parents or guardians of children in the Open Optional Program at Susitna Elementary. SOPG is led by a volunteer advisory board consisting of a Chair, Co-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Members at Large.

    The Current SOPG Board Members are

    (to email click on member name)

    Chair: Rhiannon Benedetti
    Co-chair: Sara Crewdson

    Secretary: Jessica Blackson
    Treasurer: Amber Epps & Kathy Hammon

    Members at Large: Ida and DJ Litteral

    Members at Large: Angel Solter

    Members at Large: Melanie Scallo

    Members at Large: Need Volunteers Please!

    Please Join: Facebook Group Page

    Welcome to Susitna Optional Parent Group! "A caring community of critical thinkers" This group page is hopefully another way to help us all keep connected throughout the year for information about meetings, events, volunteering, parent hours, etc.

    Check out our SOPG Website

    The purpose of this site is to provide information about the Susitna Optional Parent Group, as well as those just interested in learning more about the Open Optional Program at Susitna Elementary.


    Your involvement really does make a difference for the teachers and in your child’s development.