Arctic Light Elementary Newsletter

October 15th, 2018

Upcoming Events

October 15 Start of the Second Quarter

October 16 Online signup for Conferences Opens

October 18 UAF Volleyball Team Visit

October 18-19 District Art Specialists

October 18 PTA Meeting 3:30pm in Commons

October 24 Book Fair Kick-Off Night, Books and Movie 5:30-7:30pm

October 25 Parent Teacher Conferences (No School)

October 26 Parent Teacher Conferences (No School)

October 30 Project Glow for Primary Grades

November 9 Veterans' Day "Hot Dogs for Heroes"

November 10 PTA Barnes and Noble Book Fair

Principal Keener's Message...

End of First Quarter

How was your child's First Quarter of Learning and Growing?

Does the Arctic Light staff know your child?

Do we understand your child's strengths and areas needing support?

Our use of targeted lessons can make all the difference with your child's education. By this time of year our teachers have a clear understanding of student performance levels through district and classroom assessments. Targeted small group lessons are applied to your child's needed areas. This maximizes the impact and reduces learning time.

How is your child "doing" at Arctic Light?

The softer aspects of our educational programing can be just as important. Does your child like going to school? Is this a good environment for him/ her to learn and grow? Are we giving your child the skills to be successful at life?

Parent/ Teacher Conferences are Oct 25 & 26th. Bring your questions and concerns to your Parent/ Teacher Conferences and let us know how, as a team, we can do better.

Do Good Work, Be a Friend, Everyday

Parent Teacher Conferences

Arctic Light Conferences will be held

Thursday, October 25


Friday, October 26

Parent/ Teacher Conference Signup Information can be found 'linked' at the attached site. Scheduling opens 8am Tuesday Oct 16th for those wanting specific times.

Shout Out to Mrs. Davison's 2nd and 3rd Grade Class!

Mrs. Davison's 2nd and 3rd Grade class came in 6th for the Epic! Fall Challenge. This reading challenge took place between October 1st- 5th. Classes across the country were competing to see who could read the most books. Mrs. Davison's class read 3,873 books throughout the week. Great job Readers!


We are a K - 7th Grade School with Pre-K (SPED)

We have over 450 students that attend our school from all over the world

There are over 32 certified teachers here at Arctic Light

Our Attendance Rate is 95.6%, Second Highest for Elementary Schools

Quick Reminders from the Front Office

- You have 2 days to call in and excuse absences for your students to the front office.

- At the end of the day, Families with a "K Pass" can drive behind the school and park on the inside lane. As it gets colder these spots become more important. See directions below.

- Enter by our loading dock, be mindful of end of day recess kids and park on the inside lane.

Enter by front door and leave through Kindergarten Exit.

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Starting on October 16th follow your PTC Online Scheduling Link through powerschool for parent teacher conferences.

Mark Your Calendar for Veterans' Day

Celebrate with us: Hot Dogs for Heroes

November 9th, with lunch at Arctic Light