ORCA NEWS

Welcome to 2022! - ¡Bienvenido al año 2022!

From the Principal

Hello Inlet View Families!

Welcome back from Winter Break! I hope that you all had a restful and relaxing time off.

It is amazing to note that we are in the second semester of the school year already!!

We finished 2021 with our winter assessment period and it is exciting to report that our students are making great gains in the areas of Reading and Math. These tests help us to determine if our instructional program is working for each individual student and, if not, we look at how we can make changes for success. Our teachers will be meeting within the next couple of weeks to review every child's data and instructional program to make decisions for the rest of the year. It's pretty exciting to be able to support ALL of our students!!

Report cards for the second quarter will go home this Friday. Although we don’t meet with teachers and parents this time, conferences are coming up in mid-February. If you have any questions or comments regarding grades at this time, please contact your child’s teacher. There's no need to wait for the conference period-we are here to answer questions and provide any support needed.


I’m excited for the rest of the year as we continue to support student achievement here at

Inlet View! This is such a wonderful place to be for students and I can tell you that our

staff enjoys being here as well. We are constantly complimented by visitors for our stellar

student body. Thank you for sharing your children with us!!!

Wishing you the best,


Patricia Ahrens

ahrens_patricia@asdk12.org or phone (742-7630)

IB Learner Profile of the month : OPEN MINDED

Students who are OPEN-MINDED critically appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. They seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

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

·• Encourage your child to try new things – new foods, new games, and new activities.

• Expose your child to different festivals, celebrations, and traditions, and be sure to present them in a non-judgmental way.

• Encourage your child to really listen to others when they speak.

• Introduce literature about many different cultures into your home library. Be sure that it is appropriate and reflects the culture in an appropriate way.

• When you observe your child being Open-Minded, reinforce this positive behavior and use the PYP Learner Profile terms.

Campfire News!

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Camp Fire is so happy to announce that Inlet View Camp Fire will reopen on Tues February 1st. We are looking at both morning and afternoon programs being opened.

Timeline from today-

  • Registration IS OPEN for parents and will stay open through the break. Parents will pay a registration fee of $35 deposit at that time.
  • Mon Jan 31- staff will be on the site with Camp Fire registration information to talk with any parents and answer questions.
  • Tues. Feb 1st- Reopening Day.
  • We are planning to run the program for the half days on Feb 16 and 17 as well, and we will be communicating this to families!


We are excited to return to Inlet View.


Regards,

Theresa Rinehart

School Age Program Director/Operations


907-257-8813

Rincón de Español

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

In this new year, we will be diving into cultural appreciation by learning more about our pen pal home countries and their favorite foods! Might you be interested in volunteering for one of our cooking days? Please contact Señora Bundtzen for more information. bundtzen_meghan@asdk12.org.


Also, keep a lookout for pictures of our Spanish class fun on our World Language Program webpage. Use this link to jump right there: Español en Inlet View.

Online Lottery Opens Later For Spring 2022

The lottery will open for parents to submit applications on February 1, 2022, instead of January 1, 2022, as in past years.

Here are the important dates for the spring lottery 2022-2023 school year.

  • Spring lottery opens for parents on February 1, 2022, for the 2022-2023 school year
  • Spring lottery closes for applications on March 17, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.
  • Spring lottery runs March 18, 2022
  • Parent notifications will be released on March 25, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

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!


  • Jan 3: Classes Resume
  • Jan 17: MLK Holiday- NO SCHOOL
  • Feb 1: Online Lottery Opens

Anchorage School Board

Margo Bellamy

Carl Jacobs

Andy Holleman

Dora Wilson

Pat Higgins

Kelly Lessens

Dave Donley