Grizzly Gazette: February 2021

News you can use from Dena'ina Elementary School

Principal Post

Dear Dena'ina Families,


Each year the state puts together a 'Report Card to the Public' for all schools. The Report Card shares demographic, financial, and academic data along with much more. CLICK HERE to check out Dena'ina and you can look at any other school as well. Our letter home regarding the Report Card is here as well.


This month we are focused on kindness. Students have the opportunity to spread kindness in multiple ways including taking part in a Guinness Book of World Records paper chain project.


February is also time for parent/teacher conferences. These conferences are generally as needed and we don't schedule all families, however, you are always welcome to request a conference even if the teacher doesn't. Letters regarding conferences will be coming home soon.


I hope you are able to take advantage of our upcoming outdoor event on 2/16 (more details will be coming out separately) - we will even have a bathroom this time :)

From our Grizzly Family to yours, stay active and stay well!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Everett

andrea.everett@matsuk12.us

Kindness Grams for Sale!

Ms. Priscella’s classroom is selling Kindness grams February 1st-10th. The Kindness grams will be delivered on February 12th to classrooms. Kindness grams with temporary tattoos are 50 cents, Kindness grams with pencils are 50 cents, or Kindness grams with animal keychains are $1.00.

** COVID-Related Info & Updates **

Click here for the how students can return to school from travel if your family is planning on going out of state.


Click here for reminders about students being excluded from school for symptoms.


Click here for the household quarantine guide.


CLICK HERE to go directly to the district's coronavirus page that is resources/forms for families.

Family Engagement Opportunity!

10:00am - 2:00pm on Tuesday, February 16th families are invited to join us for a fun outdoor winter event (weather permitting) to try out skis, snowshoes and fat tire bikes! Look for a flyer to come home soon with all the details!
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Upcoming Events...

  • February is our Great Kindness Challenge Month!
  • February 8 & 9: 3rd & 4th Grade Battle of the Books Competition 4pm-6pm via zoom (at school)
  • February 10 & 11: 5th Grade Battle of the Books Competition 4pm-6pm via zoom (at school)
  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS (PD & Parent Conferences by request)
  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS (Parent Conferences by request)
  • Tuesday, February 23rd School Spelling Bee (invitation only)
  • Pep Rally Friday, February 26th