ORCA NEWS

Welcome to September

From the Principal

Hello Inlet View Families!

I hope you all enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. It's hard to believe that we have already completed almost two full weeks! Thank you to all parents/guardians who made it to this year's open house. We appreciate your understanding.

This initial newsletter is going to be stocked with lots of information and reminders for the upcoming school year. Please read carefully so that you can be 'in the know' for all things INLET VIEW!


On a different topic, I wanted to let you know that I have agreed to have class pictures this school year and that students will be wearing a mask. My thoughts behind this are

1. To have a class memory that students can look at when they graduate from high school

2. It is possible to do it in a safe manner in less than 15 minutes per class.

If you don't want your child to be on the class picture this school year, please let your child's teacher, the office, or myself know. We will honor your request.


I eagerly look forward to working with you this school year again. It is my honor and privilege to serve as your principal.


As always, if you need assistance with anything, please contact me via email ahrens_patricia@asdk12.org or phone (742-7630). We are here to help you.

Update on School Replacement Project

Inlet View Elementary School (1219 N Street) is being replaced with a new school on the same site. The project includes constructing a new elementary school facility (approx. 46k sf.) that will provide improved instructional, administrative, and education support, along with mechanical/utility spaces and features to meet ASD Districtwide Elementary School Education Specifications. The existing obsolete school building will be demolished once the new school is completed and occupied. The project scope also involves extensive site work, including new parking lots, pick-up/drop-off areas, and new playground spaces to meet ASD Standards. To learn more, please view the design presentation HERE and also HERE for a zoom reconding.

IB Learner Profile of the month : CARING

Students who are CARING want people around them to be happy and are sensitive to their needs. They think about the world and work to take care of their community and the environment. They remember to treat others how they themselves would like to be treated.

How can parents help to develop students who are Caring at home?


· Role model the caring behavior you would like to see in your child all the time. Your child has big eyes and ears and notices everything you do. Using kind words, helping people without being asked, being an active listener all show your child that you care about people. Even a simple thing, like holding a door for someone, shows your child that you are aware of others around you and want to help them.

· Think about how your family can get involved with community organizations.

· Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. Make the effort to establish these habits in your home. By developing children who care about the environment, you are helping the future of the globe.

· Smile.

· After reading a book, spend some time considering how the people in the book acted. Was someone in the book caring? All of the time or just some of the time? Were all of the characters in the book caring or just some of them?

From Mrs. McEvoy's desk

  • Fall Running Club and the North Jamboree have been postponed to the spring of 2022. We will partner with the Salmon Run and hope that you will join!


  • Healthy Futures Fall Challenge has begun for the month of September. The goal is to be physically active for 60 minutes a day for at least 15 days out of the month. Students can use words, pictures, stickers, or simply fill in the square for the days they are active. Logs will be completed in PE class for 2nd-6th Grade classes this year. Kindergarten and First grades are invited to do their logs with family at home. For these students, logs are due within the first few days of the following month. Students who complete a log will receive a small prize.

ORCA SINGERS NEEDED!!!!

Inlet View Choir

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30

Room 14

Do you love to sing fun songs? Join choir with Mr. Brosius!

The Inlet View Choir is looking for members in grades 4-6. We will be practicing on Thursdays at 3:30 in Room 14. No experience is necessary and there are no auditions. All you have to do is show up, try your best, and have fun!

We will use Remind to get information to parents/guardians about rehearsals and performances. Class code: @orcasing

Please don’t hesitate to use Remind or to email me with any questions: brosius_frederick@asdk12.org


Permission slips are available in the office, during classroom music, and from Ms. Honkola and Mr. Brosius.

Volunteers at school

Throughout my years at Inlet View, I have felt fortunate to have parents who want to volunteer at school and be part of what happens on a regular school day. There are many benefits of volunteerism, such as increasing family participation, increasing families’ awareness of school rules and processes, and creating opportunities for unexpected informal interactions with homes and schools.

Inlet View understands that parents are busy and have little to no spare time. Though we appreciate all the help we can get, no school is expecting a full-time volunteer commitment.

Volunteering doesn’t always have to be in the classroom or during school hours. There are a variety of things you can do, such as:

  • Helping set up for school events
  • Assisting teachers in building classroom kits at home
  • Cutting, pasting, organizing materials before class

Volunteer needs are based on current school needs and will change often, but the best way to learn about your school’s opportunities is to simply ask your teachers.


That being said, if you want to volunteer in your child's class please visit the ASD website, community resources page and fill out the volunteer forms HERE. Once you are vetted, you can schedule your times with the classroom teacher.

We look forward to seeing you helping in our school.

Inlet View Mission Statement

Inlet View Elementary focuses on the development of the whole child as a knowledgeable inquirer, both in the classroom and abroad. We aim to develop caring, respectful, and mindful people who recognize their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet.

We will empower students to successfully solve real world problems and strengthen their enjoyment of working towards a goal. We will facilitate learning and support all students so they become compassionate, engaged life-long learners, who help to create a more caring and peaceful world.

Mark your Calendars!

Sept 16: PTA meeting @ 7:00pm

Sept 17: Picture Day

Sept 24: PEAKS Results posted online for parent view

Oct 6-7: IB Certification visit to Inlet View

Oct 15: State Release Professional Development Day (No school)

Oct 17-21: Book Fair

Oct 20-21: Parent/Teacher Conferences, early release days

Oct 22: State Release Professional Development Day (No school)

Anchorage School Board

Margo Bellamy

Carl Jacobs

Andy Holleman

Dora Wilson

Pat Higgins

Kelly Lessens

Dave Donley