NANUQ NEWS: Weekly Parent Update
August 28th, 2022
Labor Day September 5th-No School
REPEAT: Volunteer Form
Please Fill out the Volunteer for found on the ASD website if you are planning on volunteering throughout the school year. It takes at least 2 weeks for the district to process the applications:
Form more information about volunteering with the district and requirements go to:
Thank you to all teachers and staff for a great first full week of school!
Thank you to 6th and 5th grade teachers for their Open House Presentations.
2nd-6th grade Supervision on the Big Playground is available starting at 8:30. Students get to the big playground through the Art/Health doors. We have someone monitoring the doors at that time. I have noticed students being dropped off earlier than 8:30 AM, we do not have supervision available prior to 8:30. 2nd - 6th grade students are able to play on the big playground or wait in line until the 8:50 bell when teachers pick them up. From 8:50-9:00 students can go directly to their class after entering through the Art/Health doors. At 9:00 that door will close and your child will have to go through the main doors and will be marked tardy.
It has been a busy start to the new school year for PTA. Just this past week we opened four after school activities that will start soon. Anaya Dance 3-6th grade, Cross country running 1st-6th, Chess Club k-6th grade, and Harry Potter Book Club 3rd-6th. Thank you to the volunteers and staff that work to make these events possible. Spots do fill quickly and we are working to streamline the communication of when activities are coming up. Activities will be posted via facebook and emailed to members. All sign ups will be on our member hub store: https://governmenthill.memberhub.com/store.
Information regarding Run to the Future will be coming up soon.
The first PTA General meeting will be September 13th at 4pm in the Library and on Zoom: Meeting ID: 91470101635 Passcode: PTA
There will be a drawing for a lucky member to receive four Alaska Railroad tickets to Denali, valued at almost $1500 thank you to the Alaska Railroad.
*Must be a current member for the drawing
All PTA meetings provide food, sponsored by Subway, and childcare for those in attendance. Please join us and be part of all that PTA does for Government Hill Elementary. You can sign up at https://governmenthill.memberhub.com/store
The Executive Board for the 2022-2023 School Year
VP Membership- Kim Elliott
Treasurer- Jeannie Carey
Secretary- Ashley McCabe
Communications- Melanie Dowling
Questions, ideas, or interested in volunteering? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have Picture Day on September 15th. Flyers have gone out. I will post a picture of the codes and other information on my next newsletter.
UPDATE: OPEN HOUSE
We will continue with Open House events this week. They all start at 5:00 PM in the library:
4th grade August 29th
3rd grade August 30th
2nd grade August 31st
1st grade September 1st
REPEAT: Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15th)
I would like for all of our families of Hispanic Heritage to "host a table" and share information about their heritage/culture (you can share a recipe with samples, share a song or dance, share your family journey to the US/Alaska, you can share historical information, share information about your favorite artist or author, the possibilities are endless. I would love for it to be in Spanish. If you are not of Hispanic Heritage and speak English, never fear, you can still participate. I would love for an English-Speaking Family and a Spanish Speaking Family to collaborate to host the table together. We can even possibly have multiple families with the same heritage join together to host one table. We have 10 families signed up for the event.
I am also excited to announce that I have Indra Arriaga, Anchorage artist, coming to show her Film, Sabor Ártico, in the library that evening. We will have two presentations on the hour, since the film is 20 minutes long.
If you are interested in participating please fill out the google form:
Due to OPEN HOUSE, I am moving the next planning meeting to September 9th at 5:00 PM.
I will provide the table, table cloth. If you need a cardboard information board please let me know and I will get that to you as well.
Fire Drills are conducted monthly.
REPEAT: 6th Grade Leadership Academy
I have a training on the 27th of August and then we have all of the Hispanic Heritage events and 6th grade Immersion field trip.
I will most likely have the next 6th grade Leadership Academies in October.
Our potatoes won first place at the Alaska Fair
Mr. Price, Ms. Tompkins and Mr. Naber helped to care for our garden this summer.
Ms. Tompkins entered our vegetables into the AK Fair.
Once a Nanuq Always a Nanuq
i-Ready Diagnostic (K-6)
We have already begun this assessment.
The i-Ready Diagnostic assesses student learning needs and provides reports for teachers to determine how to meet those needs. Personalized Lessons are provided for students based on the result of the i-Ready Diagnostic assessment. The i-Ready Diagnostic also provides a starting point to measure how much students grow during the year.
MAP (Grades 3-6)
The MAP window Monday, August 29th-Friday, September 9th.
MAP Growth is adaptive, which means that it adjusts question selection level based on student performance in order to provide a precise snapshot of student strengths and needs. For more information go to: https://www.asdk12.org/Page/4320
MAP Growth is adaptive, which means that it adjusts question selection level based on student performance in order to provide a precise snapshot of student strengths and needs.
For more information go to: https://www.asdk12.org/Page/4320
Fast Bridge (grades K-3)
Sept 9th and 12th
The assessment data is used to support identification of students who are at-risk and in need of interventions and/or enrichment or acceleration. FastBridge can also be used for Progress Monitoring, the purpose of which is to measure the impact of an intervention or instructional modification in Math or Reading. For more information visit: https://www.asdk12.org/Page/4320
The assessment data is used to support identification of students who are at-risk and in need of interventions and/or enrichment or acceleration.
FastBridge can also be used for Progress Monitoring, the purpose of which is to measure the impact of an intervention or instructional modification in Math or Reading.
For more information visit: https://www.asdk12.org/Page/4320
5th/6th Grade Lunch Group
Dobbins, Dau, Hernandez, Liranzo and Price all have lunch at the same time. They are the first group to earn 5 paw prints for showcasing outstanding behavior. They received popsicles during recess last week for earning 5 paw prints. Keep up the great work!
REPEAT: HEALTHCARE SERVICES
2022-23 School Year COVID Testing
Enforcing State Immunization Requirements
ASD will be enforcing the state requirement for SY2022/23 of "No Shots, No School. For more information visit: https://www.asdk12.org/healthservices/immunizations.
REPEAT: Student Accident & Sickness Coverage
This is a reminder that Anchorage School District does not provide medical coverage for student injuries. However, ASD has made available an option for families to purchase a low-cost student accident insurance program. Information is available at your school's front office, online at www.myers-stevens.com, or by calling 800-827-4695. Bilingual services are available.