Arctic Light K-5

Do Good Work, Be a Friend, Every Day - October 18th, 2022

Upcoming Events:

  • Oct 18th - School Board Meeting - New Members: Harty & Burnett

  • Oct 19th - PTA Meeting at 3pm in our Library

  • Oct 20th - Great Alaska Shake Out, Earthquake drill at 10:20am

  • Oct 21st - Check for finalized Report Cards

  • Oct 24th - Reading Contest Begins October 24th

  • Oct 31st & Nov 1st - Parent/ Teacher Conferences

  • Nov 2nd - Picture Retakes

  • Nov 4th - Arctic Light Multicultural Potluck: 4-5:30pm

Principal Corner - Fresh Start for Second Quarter

Welcome to the Second Quarter of the 2022-2023 School Year.

Report Cards are being finalized and should be available by Friday in PowerSchool. Thus, grades may change from what you have seen.

In two weeks we have Parent/ Teacher Conferences. These are important dates to review your child's progress, areas of success and areas of need. Teachers will share the Home/ School Compact. Please review this 'Best Practice' sheet and ask your child's teacher if you have questions. Classroom programs and procedures should also be reviewed. If additional time is needed, another conference can be scheduled.

Great Alaska Shake Out - 10:20am on 10/20 (Thursday). Students will practice an Earthquake Drill: go under desks, hold on the desk legs, wait after shaking stops before getting up. Fairbanks does have its fair share of earthquakes.

  • Kindergarteners and First Graders - enter the building at 7:45am and go to the Commons. With the colder temperatures and snow our youngest students will come in early.
  • Snow Gear - check your child's snow gear. Students will call if they are needing a snow gear item to be warm at recess. Check-out this guideline for what to wear.
  • PTA Meeting - Wednesday, October 19th at 3pm in our Library.

Thank you for everyone who helped with the PTA Fall Festival. We had over 600 people, a lot of costumes, a lot of FUN. As a school we are not having a school Halloween Parade, so check with your teachers about a possible classroom party with costumes for October 28th.

  • Door Contest Winner: Mrs. Humphrey's Kindergarten Class
  • Candy Corn Guess Winners: Josiah and Rosalee.
  • Silent Auction Classroom Gift Baskets: winners will be contacted this week.

If the weather conditions are looking difficult, consult the Inclement Weather Decision Making flowchart. This helps us all understand the process for delaying or canceling school.

  • Oct 31-Nov 1st - Parent/ Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL

  • Nov 4th - Arctic Light ELL Potluck 4-5:30pm in our Commons.

  • Nov 10th - 10:00am Veterans Day Celebration. Parade starts from the Commons.

  • Nov 11th - PD for Staff - NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS

Remember for your school menu and application for free/ reduced meals. These applications are what fund our Title I educational programs.

Keep in touch.

Do Good Work, Be a Friend, Every Day.

Principal Keener

Parent/ Teacher Conferences

October 31st and November 1st we have our Parent/ Teacher Conferences.

These are important days to review your child's educational successes and areas of need.

  • Review First Quarter Report Card
  • Review your child's areas of success and areas of need
  • Discuss the Home/ School Compact
  • Checkout your child's desk and classroom
  • Visit your child's specialists: PE (Sagers), Music (VanRyswood), and Library (Zaverl).
  • If you child receives special services connect with Mrs. Edsell and/ or Mrs. Adams.
  • Check-in with the office about current events, possible meal fees and other school administrative topics. Let us know if you are interested in working at Arctic Light.
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PTA Meeting - Oct 19th 3pm in Library

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

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

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Arctic Light Student Handbook 2022-2023

Save this link to search for useful school information.

Winter Gear

Hey parents! Now is a great time to work with your students on getting dressed in their winter gear on their own to include zippering their coats and putting their gloves and hats on. The more they can do independently, the quicker the teachers can get them dressed for recess and to go home.

Please ensure they have all their snow gear every morning moving forward. It is only going to get colder and snowier.

Please do not send students with the thin fuzzy gloves. Students require waterproof gloves/mittens so their hands stay dry and do not freeze.

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Fire Prevention Day

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

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Nutritional Services

Oct 17-21st - the Green Top Row : Oct 24-28th - the Purple Middle Row

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Laughter is Medicine

I always used to get small shocks when touching metal objects, but it recently stopped.

Needless to say, I'm ex-static.

Why do Norwegians build their own tables?

No Ikea!

How many ears does captain Kirk have?

Three: the left ear, the right ear, and the final frontier.

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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