Arctic Light K-8
Do Good Work, Be a Friend, Every Day - March 22nd, 2022
March 22nd - after school STEM Club starts
March 22nd - School Board Meeting
March 25th - Report Cards available through PowerSchool
March 29th - AIMs and MAP Testing begin
April 12th - AK STAR Testing begins
April 26th - STEAM Night and Open House
Principal's Message - Sunshine
March - the Sun has returned.
We live in two different towns. One is dark, cold, and can be filled with real Arctic challenges. The other is bright, almost too bright, and can make one think the other town doesn't exist. The good news is we are moving further into the sunny side of Fairbanks.
After two years of Covid, school is slowly getting back to normal. We are experiencing less cases of Covid and are now able to have school assemblies and socials. The next weeks will be filled with many events including some surprises that we did not think would happen. Also during the next month, the State Testing will assess our older students' learning. More information is coming about the AK STAR test.
- April is the Month of the Military Child. It is a month we celebrate the success of our students as they live the life of military dependent children. We have a special visit from the Alaska Commissioner of Education, Dr. Michael Johnson, as part of month of celebrations.
- Families should have received the district newsletter about Free-Reduced Meals - https://www.smore.com/w7yn9. If you have any questions about school meals, paying for school meals, and federal funding for our school give us a call at (907) 356-2038.
- Full snow gear is still needed. Students need to wear all of their snow gear while the snows still cover the grounds.
- Next year we are having less grade level and a larger school boundary. Tanana Trails will join our school boundary as we become a K-5 school.
- Check out the below important links about our school and school district as reported by the State of Alaska.
Do Good Work, Be a Friend, Every Day.
Coaching Corner - Hannah Wright
Preparing Your Child for Testing
Testing is used in schools for two main purposes. One is to find out how well an individual student is learning in the classroom. For instance, teachers can test how well a child is responding to instruction by using assessments that measure the specific skills necessary for specific learning standards.
The other purpose is to find out how well the school is meeting local and national benchmarks for student achievement. For this purpose schools use standardized tests.
How to help
Take a deep breath. As a parent, the most important way you can help your child do well on tests is to read with your child regularly, talk with her about her experiences, and provide a quiet work space at home.
- -Provide a variety of books, children's magazines, and enriching experiences to spark your child's curiosity and build vocabulary
- -Make sure your child gets enough rest and a well-balanced diet
- -Consult with your child's teacher to find out if there are specific skills you can practice at home
- -Respond to any concerns your child has with encouragement and support. Emphasize that there are lots of ways to express what you know, and that these tests are just one measure
What did the pirate say when he turned 80?
Why are Saturday and Sunday the strongest days?
Because the rest of the days are week-days.
I accidently drank a bottle of invisible ink.
I'm in the ER waiting to be seen.
Exciting Stories through Guys and Gals Read
Explore this link for exciting stories read by local citizens. You can check-out these books from our Arctic Light Library.
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