Arctic Light K-5

Do Good Work, Be a Friend, Every Day - February 27th, 2023

Upcoming Events:

  • Feb 13th ~ March 10th - School Climate Surveys for Parents (link found in PowerSchool)

  • Feb 28th- Science Fair Projects are Due, bring to your classroom

  • March 2nd - Spring Picture Day

  • March 2nd - Family Literacy Night: 5-7pm

  • March 3rd - Kindergarten Graduation Pictures

  • March 3rd - UAF Arctic Innovation Projects Due (see below)

  • March 10th - Arty Award Applications Due

  • March 10th - EARLY-OUT Students go home at 1:00pm for end of 3rd Quarter

  • March 13-17th - NO SCHOOL: Spring Break

  • March 21st - Artwork for Art Contest is Due

Read Across America - Literacy Night

This is Read Across America Week - celebrating Reading and Dr. Seuss' Birthday (March 2nd). Each day we have a Fun Focus (see flyer below) and on Thursday we have our Family Literacy Night: 5-7pm.

Comprehending what you read sparks the part of your brain that would be doing the said drama. When you understand what you read - 'the shortstop caught the grounder and threw the runner out at first base' the part of your brain that would control those physical actions light up. Reading engages us in a fulfilling way when we comprehend - a great way to travel the world - our real world and those of fantasy.

Join us Thursday, March 2nd, for fun activities that promote Reading. We have a wonderful school library and, a mile off post - is the borough Noel Wien Library. You can spend hours in our libraries and books borrowed from one can be returned at another.

Science Fair - bring your projects into your classrooms on February 28th. Judging happens on March 2nd so they will be open for viewing during our Literacy Night and during the school day on Friday March 3rd.

Literacy Night - March 2nd: 5-7pm. Join us for family fun Thursday Night during Read Across America Week. See below for more information.

Reading Contest~Adults too - Read during the week of Parent/ Teacher Conferences and during the week of Read Across America. Winners receive lunch with the principal. Forms are due March 6th.

Arty Award Applications are due March 10th - These awards go the the Primary and Intermediate girls and boys that best represent our school motto: Do Good Work, Be a Friend, Every Day. They are due March 10th.

End of 3rd Quarter - March 10th. Students go home at 1:30pm so teachers can work on report cards.

Interested in becoming a teacher - see flyer below for a generous grant towards becoming a teacher at UAF.

Main Parking Lot 'Fire Lane' - The main parking lot has a 'Fire Lane' along the curb towards the school. We can have cars idle for only a few minutes and they must be ready to leave in case of emergency. Unless we can keep cars from idling for more than 10 minutes, we will need to make other plans for our front parking lot. Let us know your thoughts or if you're interested in more information.

Don't forget - parents submit Reading Contest Forms too - March 6th.

Principal Keener

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Principal Reading Contest: K-3, 4-5, and Adults

Win lunch with the principal. He likes to talk about what you are reading.

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Possible Changes to School Dismissal Traffic Flow

After discussions with MPs, unless we can keep vehicles from idling for more than 10 minutes, they suggest our front parking lot will be closed 1:15-2:10pm.

Additionally, the north-side, west-bound Neely Rd traffic is slated to be closed 1:15-3:00pm.

Let us know your thoughts about these proposals.

Thank you.

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PTA Corner

PTA Valentine Grams - order forms from classrooms or stop by the office; due Feb 10th.

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

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Interested in being a Teacher?

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Laughter is Medicine

What are the chances of an artist making a living?

Sketchy at best!!

Why did the plumber quit his job?

It was draining.

What do you call a lazy kangaroo?

A pouch potato

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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