Phoenix Flyer

Volumen 12, Edicion 16 - Marzo 22, 2019

Minutos de Mrs. Hutchins

Immersion Education – Teaching academic content in another language

Hello Fronteras Families!

Another fabulous week at Fronteras! The weather is warm, the daylight is long, and the kiddos are loving recess! J

I will be traveling to Juneau with district leadership this Saturday through Wednesday to attend the Legislative Fly-In. I am excited to have this opportunity to meet with our Senators, Representatives, Committee Members, and Education Commissioner Johnson. I will see everyone at the front door on Thursday the 28th!

Some fun upcoming events that everyone can look forward to:

· April 1st – Kindergarten welcomes Josh the Otter @ 1pm

· April 12th – Kids Don’t Float annual assembly @ 1pm

· April 16th – K-2 Spanish Spelling Bee @ 8:30am & Miss Kami’s Birthday!

· April 17th – Fronteras Talent Show - TBD

· April 29th – May 7th – Eighth grade Puerto Rico trip

· April 30th – Annual Lottery @ 5pm

· May 1st & 2nd – Fourth & 5th grade Challenger field trip

· May 13th – Q4 Assembly & Student Showcase @ 9am & 1pm

· May 18th – Fronteras Drama Community performance @ 3:30pm

· May 20th – Fronteras Drama School performance @ 9:30am

· May 21st – Kindergarten Graduation @ 1pm

· May 22nd – 8th Grade Promotion @ 1pm


Wishing everyone a fabulously fun weekend!

Most Sincerely,

Mrs. Hutchins

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” - Hal Borland

Flu Season in Alaska-Hand Washing Campaign

Flu season has arrived in Alaska. Mid-January saw a sharp spike in influenza cases, and the absence rate in our District is high. Typically, we have about 7% of our students absent. The second week in February had an average of 17% absent, with rates over 20% in several schools. While absence rates seem a little better, we still need to be promoting washing your hands, covering your mouth and nose with a sleeve when coughing, and staying home when you feel sick. Teach kids to sing “Happy Clean Hands to Me” (tune of Birthday Song) while they wash to ensure they are spending adequate time. Stay well.

How sick is too sick

Click here for a link on more information on when your child is too sick to go to school!

When to Stay Home

Click here for a link on more information on when to keep your child home due to illness!

Jump Rope for Heart

Jump Rope for Heart begins Monday, March 25th to Tuesday, April 5th! The gym will be open to jumpers from 7:30 to 8:00am, Monday through Friday. Mr. Neilson needs volunteers to chaperone all of these morning jumpers! This is a great opportunity to get those volunteer hours in! Please see the front desk if you can volunteer or need more information!

2019 Fronteras Talent Show!

Got talent? We want to see it!

The 2019 Fronteras talent show will be held on Wednesday, April 17th! Tryouts for the talent show will begin on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in the gym during lunch time. Two top performers from each class will be chosen for the talent show. For more information please contact Sr. Onfray at or Mr. Neilson at!

Spanish Spelling Bee Winners!

The Spanish Spelling Bee 2019 winners are:

1st place - Dominic Marban 5th grade Government Hill

2nd place – Durrell Vaaia 6th grade Government Hill

3rd place – Roberto Escamilla 6th grade Fronteras


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Happy Birthday to Claire and Anavera!

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They finally showed up for their Birthday Crowns!

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Come out and enjoy some Fronteras students play junior roller derby on March 31st! View the flyer below for more information!

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Lost & Found

Lost & Found will be donated to Good Will on Friday, May 24th!

NAEP News!

The links below are available for parents and students who have questions about the upcoming NAEP Testing.

The Nation's Report Card website has resources for all audiences.

Nation’s Report Card: Digitally Based Assessments

Learn how NAEP is using new technologies to assess students in a digital environment. Introduce this brief interactive tutorial to students selected for the tablet assessments, so that they can become familiar with how to use the on-screen interactive tools.

Nation’s Report Card: Student’s page

Students selected for NAEP can test themselves and answer real assessment questions for different subject areas.

Nation’s Report Card: Educator's page

Teachers can create their own tests using NAEP assessment items, and can also explore NAEP results.

Nation’s Report Card: Parent’s page

Parents can review what participation in NAEP means for their child and how results from assessments are used.

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Did You Know?

There are 3 official languages in Peru: Spanish, Quechua and Aymara, but east of the Andes in Amazon jungle regions it is thought that natives speak 13 different indigenous languages.