Arctic Light K-5

Do Good Work, Be a Friend, Every Day - April 17th, 2023

Upcoming Events:

  • April 18-20th - AK STAR State Testing: 3rd-5th Grades

  • April 18th - School Board Meeting starting at 6pm

  • April 18th - BUG Club Ice Cream Party at 1:30pm

  • April 21st - Intent to Return Forms Due

  • April 26th - Fifth Graders Tour Tanana Middle School

  • May 1st-12th - Canned Food Drive

  • May 2nd & 4th - all-day Kindergarten Round-Up at Arctic Light

  • May 3rd - Kindergarten Round-Up at Anne Wien Elem 6-8pm

AK STAR Assessment

This week, Third, Fourth, and Fifth graders have the AK STAR Testing on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (fifth grade only).

During testing we ask that primary classrooms to limit their use of the internet Tuesday - Thursday. Please be quiet in the hallways during testing. Late arriving 3rd-5th grade students will take their tests in another room. As a school we need 95% of our students testing.

The AK STAR is a criterion-referenced test (MAP is norm-referenced). State educators created proficiency cut-offs during several days of meetings in Anchorage. The test uses the MAP assessment system which fluctuates the questions to best attain the student's score.

  • We need nearly Perfect Attendance - for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students during State Testing: April 18th-20th. Please plan accordingly.
  • Intent to Return Forms - Please complete and return your Intent-to-Return forms by Friday, April 21st. We use these forms to create classrooms for next year.
  • Kindergarten Round-Up - we need all Incoming Kindergarteners to register for school. Spread the word, Kindergarten Round-Up is the first week of May.
  • May Canned Food Drive - our local letter carriers union will provide 'ice cream truck' ice cream for students who bring-in (2) items for the Food Bank during the May 'Canned Food Drive.'

Students need to wear - their winter gear or waterproof pants and boots until the grounds are dry.

Do Good Work, Be a Friend, Every Day

Principal Keener

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Intent to Return Form: 2023-2024

Thursday, students will bring home their Intent to Return Form for 2023-2024. Please complete these forms and return them by April 21st. These forms help us create classrooms for the next school year. See below for an example as

the final version is on red paper.

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Purple-Up Day: April 14th

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Kindergarten Round-Up for 2023-2024

Calling All Incoming Kindergarteners..!!!!

We need all Incoming Kindergarteners to register for next school year. Help us spread the word and get the incoming Kindergarteners to sign-up for school May 1st-5th. On May 2nd and May 4th we will have all-day Round-Up with staff providing tours and personalized discussions. On May 3rd, we will have a table at the district Kindergarten Round-Up at Anne Wien Elem, 6-8pm.

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Art Winners and their art going up in our Commons

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Arctic Foxes speaking at the Borough's - Day in the Life Celebration for Military Connected Kids

PTA Corner

Arctic Light PTA Store - This is where staff members and families can purchase their PTA Memberships:

Arctic Light PTA Facebook Book - We post updates on events and links for volunteer signups:

K12 Northstar Volunteer Packet - This is for parents who would like to volunteer at the school. Completed packets must be turned in to the front office or emailed to and more information at -

Here is the direct link for you to shop from for the Amazon Smiles fundraiser

Purple-Up Volunteer Soldiers showing up at 6:45am on their day-off

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Laughter is Medicine

What is Camelot?

A place where people park their camels

What is a scientist's favorite dog?

A Lab

How does a wig introduce itself?

Hair I am

Arctic Light Student Handbook 2022-2023

Save this link to search for useful school information.

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Takes a few minutes - can save you a bundle and support our school's academic programs

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Parents Guide to the Curriculum

One of the best guides to our grade level teaching expectations.

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Alaska Report Card for Arctic Light K-8

This link goes to the State Report Card for Arctic Light

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