Phoenix Flyer

Special Thanksgiving Edition - Noviembre 22, 2017

Minutos de Mrs. Hutchins

Hello Fronteras Families and Friends,

As we head in to the long holiday weekend, I want to thank you for the trust and support you show us each day as you share your children with us. We are honored to play a part in their educational journey.

It has been a few years since I’ve shared the lyrics to my favorite Josh Groban song, “Thankful”. Reading the words in this newsletter is great, but hearing Josh’s incredible voice sing the lyrics is even better. Please look him up on YouTube to get the full effect of his beautiful message.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

I wish you joy, relaxation, and lots of super delicious desserts!


Sincerely,

Sra. Hutchins

"Thankful" by Josh Groban

Somedays, we forget to look around us,

Somedays, we can't see the joy that surrounds us,

So caught up inside ourselves,

We take when we should give,

So for tonight we pray for,

What we know can be,

And on this day we hope for,

What we still can't see,

It's up to us, to be the change,

And even though we all can still do more,

There's so much to be thankful for,

Look beyond ourselves,

There's so much sorrow,

It's way too late to say, I'll cry tomorrow

Each of us must find our truth,

It's so long overdue,

So for tonight we pray for,

What we know can be,

And everyday, we hope for,

What we still can't see,

It's up to us, to be the change,

And even though we all can still do more,

There's so much to be thankful for,

Even with our differences,

There is a place we're all connected,

Each of us can find each others light,

So for tonight, we pray for

What we know can be,

And on this day, we hope for,

What we still can't see,

It's up to us, to be the change,

And even though this world needs so much more

There's so much to be thankful for.

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Important Dates to Remember

  • December 1 - Early Release (students dismissed at 12:30)
  • December 8 - Christmas Concert (K-5 Grade) at 5:30pm
  • December 11 - Band/Choir Concert (Middle School) at 5:30pm
  • December 21 - Last day for students
  • December 22 to January 8 - Winter Vacation (No school)
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Emergency Preparedness Point of Dispensing

Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 10am-3pm

800 North Seward Meridian Parkway

Wasilla, AK

The Mat-Su Borough Emergency Preparedness team, including State of Alaska Public Health Nurses, will be holding a Point of Dispensing (POD) event where FREE flu vaccines will be offered for the first 300 people ages 6 months and up. Three youth sized snow machine helmets will be given away by random drawing!

Call Mat-Su Public Health at 352-6600 with any questions!

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Did You Know?

Although Thanksgiving is not celebrated in Latin American countries, immigrants to the United States from Spanish-speaking countries tend to quickly embrace the holiday once they have a better understanding of it.

For many Latinos, the religious tone of the holiday is something that they can relate to. The importance of family among Hispanics also plays a key role in the acceptance of the date – due to the idea of having the entire family come together for a feast.

When it comes to food, Hispanic families tend to prepare many of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes, but with a Latino twist. Stuffing made with jalapeño peppers, chorizo and adobo, or the addition of tamales, tortillas or other foods from their homelands also sometimes make the dinner table.

Some of the sounds and smells may be different when Hispanics celebrate Thanksgiving, but the essence of the holiday remains the same.