FLE Falcon Family Focus (No. 13)

April 22nd, 2022

reminder: there is no school for students on Friday, April 29th!

Interested in serving on FLE's Title I Team for the FY22-23 school year?

We will have a Title I Planning meeting on Wednesday, April 27th, in the FLE Library at 5:00 PM. Any FLE families who are interested in being a part of the Title I Team are encouraged to attend to find out more!

What is Title I?

Title I is a program that provides federal funds to schools serving students in low-income households. The money we receive from Title I is used for family engagement activities and improving academic outcomes for all students.

At this meeting we will discuss:

-Family Engagement Events for FY23

-Our current FLE Parent Compact

-Ways we plan on addressing academic needs in FY23

If you would like to be a part of the team but cannot attend this meeting, no worries! Please fill out the Title I Google Form below so we can begin building a team. Thank you!

Kindergarten Night will be on Thursday, April 28th at 5:30 pm at Larson Elementary! Families with incoming Kindergarteners are encouraged to attend!

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Each year at Finger Lake we have a talent show movie, which will be shown to classes the last week of school.

What is a talent? Something you can do that is awesome! In past years some students have submitted videos of: ice skating, basketball, skiing, art, playing the piano, singing, telling jokes, magic tricks, hockey, martial arts, dance, gymnastics, skits, wrestling, things they have built etc.

All talents need to be appropriate for school!

1. Get your parent or guardian’s permission to participate

2. Demonstrate your talent

Practice and prepare before you record

Record your talent (video needs to be 10GB or less to submit)

Submit a video or picture of your talent

3. Special guidelines for singing

Sing only one verse and the chorus once

Sing with an instrument, or with a backing track

No lip-sync or singing with a recording

Song lyrics need to be appropriate for school

4. Videos may be edited for length or content

Submissions are due: Monday, May 2nd. You will need a gmail account to upload your video.

This form will collect your email so you can upload to my school Google Drive. It also allows me to contact you if there is a problem with the video.

Questions? Email Mr. H at garth.hangartner@matsuk12.us or students can ask me at school.

Bikes for Books runs April 8th through May 6th!

Finger Lake Elementary’s Bikes for Books reading competition starts Monday, April 11th and continues through Friday, May 6th! There are a few different ways for students to earn some prizes, as outlined below:

  • All classrooms who have at least 75% of student participation will earn a classwide celebration!

  • Students who complete at least 320 minutes will earn a popsicle or ice cream sandwich AND be entered to win a new book!

  • Students who read 400 minutes earn a popsicle or ice cream sandwich, will be entered to win a new book, AND will be entered for a chance to win one of four bikes! There will be 2 winners at Pre-K-2nd and 2 winners at 3rd-5th!

If you lose your reading log, no problem! You can find both documents attached in the electronic newsletter sent out on April 8th or have your student stop by the office for a new copy.

Students should bring their reading logs to school once they are completed or as requested by their classroom teacher. Please make sure your student's first & last name and their teacher's name is on their reading log. Some teachers may ask that the logs be returned each week, while others may ask the logs stay home until they are complete. ALL reading logs are due on Friday, May 6th to ensure all names are entered correctly for the drawing if they have met the 400 minute mark. We will have a PreK-2nd grade assembly and a 3rd-5th grade assembly on Thursday, May 12th, to celebrate our students and draw names for the bikes! If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher or call the office, (907) 864-2200. Thank you for participating in this fun reading challenge!


Your Finger Lake Staff

Boundary Exemptions for 2022-2023

If your student is currently attending FLE on a boundary exemption, please note that a new form must be filled out each year for the upcoming school year. Boundary exemption forms are available online through ParentVUE.

Go to matsuk12.us > Parent Quick Links > ParentVUE and login using your credentials. For login support, please contact the Call Center at (907) 761-HELP.

Once logged in:

1. In the top right corner click on: Online Registration

2: On the bottom select: Boundary Exempt Request

3: Click on: Begin New Registration and input the necessary information

4: When you reach the STUDENTS section, select APPLY for the student you are submitting an exemption for and/or Add New Student

5: Input necessary information

6: On the School Selection tab: input the school you are requesting an exemption for-up to 2 selections can be made

7: If there are any additional students who are submitting an exemption for, select APPLY next to their name and/or click: Add New Student and repeat the process as needed

8: REVIEW/SUBMIT all necessary information and click: REVIEW and then SUBMIT

9: Once the information is processed by the front office of the school, you will be notified

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Falcon Feathers!

Students can earn Falcon Feathers from any staff member or classmate in the building! These serve as recognition of students showing H.E.A.R.T., and they are proudly displayed in our front lobby for the entire month! Encourage your student to recognize when they are showing H.E.A.R.T. and when they see it in others!

Respectfully, Team FLE


We communicate with families in a number of ways!

-Friends of Finger Lake Facebook Page (click here to join!)

-Calls and notes homes


-Event flyers

-E-mail and text messages

Our physical and mailing address is:

Finger Lake Elementary School

5981 E. Eek Street

Wasilla, AK 99654

Please feel free to give us a call!

(907) 864-2200

Email Ms. Hardy: juliana.hardy@matsuk12.us