Coyote Howler

February 10, 2020

Family Survey

We value input from our families. You are an important partner as we work to continually improve our school environment. The Family Survey window is open between January 17 - March 20. If you have more than one child attending this school, you only need to fill out one survey. Everyone should go to surveys.panoramaed.com/aasb or https://goo.gl/Enqoi2 to take the survey and enter the appropriate access code. Our code is kincaidfamily

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Principal's Blog

Dear Kincaid Families,


Congratulations to Quynn Campbell in 4th grade and Mr. Popek, our 6th grade teacher, for their combined creativity that sparked the design for our new school logo. We are the "Home of the Kind Coyotes." Our school mascot, the coyote, and our clock tower are great symbols of our school. Click on the picture to get the full view of the new design.


I want to congratulate all students at Kincaid Elementary. Our overall attendance rate in January was 93%. Our two top grade levels were our 6th grade team, at 93.55% and our Kindergarten team at 94.86%! Our students have been very excited about earning incentives from their classroom teachers for attendance over 90% and it has been very successful.


Several of our classrooms are participating in a door/bulletin decorating contest during the month of February to celebrate Black History Month and diversity in our school. Check out the photos below for some of our creative designs.


This is Parent/Teacher Conference Week! We look forward to seeing all of our families. If you would like assistance on scheduling your conference, please call the front office at 245-5530.


Sincerely,


Wendy Zorea

Principal

Kincaid Black History Month Door/Bulletin Decorations

Kind Coyotes


Kincaid Coyotes & Kaladi Brothers

~ gLOVEuary ~


Our Kincaid Coyotes will join together with Jewel Lake Kaladi Brothers to demonstrate gLOVE this month. We have done such an amazing job helping our community this year, we thought, why stop now? After helping animals, heating feet and feeding bellies, why not help warm others hands.


From February 18 to 28, we will be taking donations of gloves and mittens of all kinds. Help us fill the coyote dresser in our school and the basket at Jewel Lake Kaladi Brothers!


From young to old, waterproof to knits, let’s spread the gLOVE to all who need mitts!

Important Dates


February 13: School Spirit Day! Dress in colors of LOVE. Red, white, and pink for Valentines Day.


February 12-13: Half Days for students/ Parent-Teacher Conferences Dismissal 12:30 pm


February 14: No school for students/ Teacher In-service Day


February 17: No School Presidents day


February 18 - 28: gLOVEuary


February 21: Spelling Bee 10 am


February 24-28: STEAM Week


March 6: No School for students/ Teacher In-Service Day


March 9-13: Spring Break


April 25: Barnes and Noble Book Fair

Visit Our Schools Month

Come Visit Our School This February!

Community members, parents, and prospective parents are invited to visit any ASD school during the month of February to learn more about our community and public schools. While schools welcome members of the public year-round, this coordinated effort provides parents and community members an opportunity to learn more about the many educational opportunities available.


Mrs. Zorea will be giving tours of Kincaid every Tuesday at 9:30 am.


Learn more about Visit Our Schools Month at www.asdk12.org/visit.

Thank You PTA

Our PTA is a strong supporter of our students and teachers here at Kincaid. They offer a number of additional opportunities that would not be available to our students without their efforts. We want to thank our PTA for a new addition of chromebook computers in our school library. The chromebook computers will be used in all classrooms during library instruction and available to classroom teachers to check out for special projects. Our teachers will receive a training this Friday on ways to use the chromebook for instructional purposes.


Our PTA is also a sponsor of our school Spelling Bee. Thank you for providing ribbons and trophies for our competitors.


Our next BIG PTA event is STEAM WEEK. See the detailed Information below for all STEAM WEEK events. .

STEAM WEEK

STEAM Week is coming up fast: Feb 24-28! Come explore the arts and sciences at the science fair, art show, community art project and STEM Night! STEM Night is a fun filled night of activities and exploring the sciences! Make a strand of DNA with licorice and marshmallows or try your hand at building the strongest aluminum boat! There will be a ton of opportunities for fun and to win prizes such as a drone boat, tickets to the Imaginarium, candy, and more! The class with the most participation will win an ice cream party and every student to complete a STEM night bingo card will earn a SLIME! Learn about Robotics, coding, animal sciences, the weather, and so much more! We will have members of the Dimond High School Engineering Academy there to help our students learn and enjoy the night!

What is STEAM Week? It is a week of events and activities designed to introduce our students and their families to the exciting world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!

  • Monday 2/24 (3:30-4:30pm)– Community Art Project – Come decorate your feather and be a part of soaring with STEAM!
  • Tuesday 2/25 (6pm-7pm) – Kincaid Science Fair – Come explore and learn from your fellow student’s Science Fair Projects!
  • Wednesday 2/26 (6-7pm) – Kincaid Art Show – Come view and be inspired by your fellow student’s Artwork!
  • Thursday 2/27 (6-8pm) – STEM Night!!!!
  • Friday 2/28 (School Day) – Spirit Day! Dress like and artist, scientist, or engineer!

How do I get involved?

  • Participate or Volunteer in the Community Art Project, Science Fair, Art Show, or STEM Night!
  • We need a lot of volunteers to make this week a reality. Please consider participating!

Top Kincaid Coyote

Mr. Akin is our Top Coyote for the month of February! Mr. Akin is an "Absolutely amazing P.E. teacher, coach and a wonderful human being. He holds the highest of standards when teaching different athletic skills to students. He truly cares about the students and has a great sense of humor." Thank you Tim for your dedication to our students.

School Counseling Week


We are celebrating our wonderful counselor, Mr. Burke, this week. Mr. Burke serves Kincaid students every other week. When he is not with us, he is at Campbell serving the students in that community. Mr. Burke teaches lessons in classrooms to promote positive social and emotional behaviors. Students often meet with Mr. Burke during recess or lunch for friendship groups. He does check-ins with students and responds to students who are having a tough day. We appreciate all that Mr. Burke does for Kincaid Elementary! Thank you Mr. Burke!

Rolling Boxcar

Kincaid Elementary is the first school in Alaska to sign up in support of bringing a Rolling Boxcar Museum to Alaska. The museum will help preserve the history of the military in Alaska and its impact on our local community.


"To celebrate the contributions of military personnel by honoring and supporting them using a highway-adapted vintage C-119 “Flying Boxcar” fuselage repurposed as a traveling Alaska and military art gallery, performance venue, and museum."


Students should return the Rolling Boxcar Banks by February 13, 2020.

Victoria the Furniture Lady interview

3rd Grade Ice Fishing

Library News

Learning in the Library Classes have been working with the new Chromebooks housed in the library! Students and teachers alike have been excited to utilize these innovative new learning tools. The Chromebooks will be used to explore digital reading resources, enhance research skills, provide real-time applications for digital citizenship lessons taught in the library, and support classroom learning.


Save the Date! Kincaid’s first Barnes & Noble Book Fair will be Saturday, April 25th! This will be a fun community event to raise money for our library and other teachers that participate! Volunteers will be needed. Please contact Ms. Heather if you are interested.

Kids Heart Challenge

During the month of January we had 78 students participate in the Kids Heart Challenge. Our school raised $3,547.96.


  • Henry H. $415.72


  • Marley S. $342.15


  • Quynn C. $317.08


  • Joseph H. $269.81


Several students earned additional prizes that will arrive within the next two weeks. These include t-shirts, balls and jump ropes.

School Business Partners

Anchorage School Board

Starr Marsett -President

Deena Mitchell -Vice President

Elisa Snelling -Treasurer


Alisha Hilde -Clerk

Mark Foster -Member


Andy Holleman -Member

Dave Donley -Member