Friday, October 16, 2015

Working together with families in a partnership of teachers, staff and community members to provide an individualized learning environment that fosters high achievement in core and elective areas; preparing students for life-long success.


ASD - Influenza Vaccine Clinic

The Anchorage School district is offering free Influenza Vaccine for all school age children again this year. The Influenza Clinic for both Family Partnership School and Frontier Charter School students only.

Where: Family Partnership Building: 401 E. Fireweed Ln

When: October 23th from 1:30 – 3:30.

The clinic is a walk in clinic no scheduling is required. I will have the Information fliers as well as the consent forms available at the clinic.

The influenza Vaccine will be offered in both the injection and the intranasal form this year.

Hope to see you there,

Kathy Bell, School Nurse

Make a Difference Day

Did you know?

Each year on Make a Difference Day, ex-President Jimmie Carter gets out his hammer and saw, and helps to build or rebuild housing in underprivileged areas.

Saturday October 24th

Initiated in 1990, this is a national day that is devoted to helping others by doing volunteer work in the community. The activity can be almost anything. On this day, millions of Americans participate in community improvement projects. It takes the form of cleanup, fixup, painting, and repair in poorer neighborhoods, parks and municipal facilities. It doesn't matter what project you take on. It doesn't matter whether you help a non-profit organization, the community, your town, nursing home, a church, a food kitchen, or any other group in need. What matters is that you participate.

Make a commitment to help others for just one day. Make a difference on Make a Difference Day!


Calling all 4th and 5th Graders

Help others learn about being POWERSMART by entering ML&P's Calendar Art Contest.

13 winners artwork will be featured in the 2016 ML&P POWERSMART calendar and will receive a certificate and two day-passes to the Anchorage Museum.

A Grand Prize winner's art will be featured on the cover of the calendar. He or she will also receive two-day passes to the Anchorage Museum and an iPod shuffle!

Entry forms are available on the ML&P website at www.mlandp.com


Honor Band Auditions

Each year outstanding students enrolled in the Anchorage School District sixth-grade band program join together to form the Honor Band. Selection of members will be based on auditions to be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Begich Middle School and Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Romig Middle School from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Students may audition either day. Auditions generally take 10 minutes and are heard on a first-come, first-served basis.

Only students who are 6th graders and are enrolled in their school's band program may audition.

Honor Band auditions are:

Wednesday, December 9th - Begich Middle School - 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 10th - Romig Middle School - 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Audition Application forms and Music info. is available upon request from Debbie at the front office.

Calling all 5th grade students

The 2016 National Missing Children’s Day poster contest is an opportunity for schools, law enforcement, and other child advocates to discuss the issue of missing and/or exploited children with youth, parents, and guardians and to promote child safety.

Informational Flyer

January 13, 2016 – All Posters Due to APOA State Office

Posters can be mailed or delivered to the APOA Business Office

Mail: APOA
PO Box 240106
Anchorage, AK 99524

Office physical address: (use mail slot in door if locked)

327 E. Fireweed Ln. Ste. 101 (street level office)

Anchorage, AK 99503

February 2016 – Alaska Poster Winner Announced

April 2016 – National Winner notified (The winning child, his/her teacher, and parents are then invited to Washington, DC to participate in the National Missing Children’s Day ceremony.)

Please feel free to email apoa@gci.net or call 277-0515 with your questions or concerns regarding the state and/or national level competition. I look forward to working with you.