Cooper Landing, Hope, and Moose Pass Schools
October 23, 2023
Moose Pass School: Mark Your Calendar
Monday 10/23: Basketball Clinic 3:15-4:15 in Moose Pass School Gym
Thursday 10/26: No School Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences
Friday 10/27: No School Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences
Friday 10/27: Moose Pass Halloween Carnival 5-7pm (see attached flyer at the bottom of the newsletter)
Tuesday 10/31: Walking Field Trip Trick or Treating
Thursday 11/9: Early Release students released at 1:45, afternoon bus runs on 90 minute early release schedule
Friday 11/10: No School in observation of Veterans Day
Monday 11/13: Picture Re-take Day
Thursday and Friday 11/23 and 11/24: No School in observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday
Any questions or concerns?
Please reach out to our Principal, Mr. Doug Hayman: DHayman@kpbsd.k12.ak.us
or our school secretary Susanna Litwiniak: SLitwiniak@kpbsd.k12.ak.us
Cooper Landing School Updates
Parent Engagement Meeting
Next Thursday, October 26, Principal McKibben will be hosting the federally mandated semester 1 Parent Engagement meeting. This is part of the requirements for our Title 1 designation this year. The purpose of the meeting is to come up with fun academic activities that families and students can participate in together here at the school. Examples would be Bingo for Books or Camp Read a Lot. The meeting will be via Zoom at 5:00. We hope to see you there!
At the meeting last Thursday evening, we only had 2 families participate. We can change dates and/or times of meetings if it would better accommodate your schedule.
In addition, we are in need of a PAC president, secretary, and treasurer. It sometimes becomes difficult to conduct the business of the PAC without officers. Please consider volunteering.
Dates to Remember
- Thursday, October 26 @ 5:00 pm - Parent Engagement Meeting via Zoom
- Thursday, October 26 - Parent-Teacher Conferences - No School
- Friday, October 27 - Parent-Teacher Conferences - No School
- Monday, November 6 - Picture Re-Take Day
Cooper Landing School is in need of substitutes for all positions: teacher, instructional aide, special education aide, secretary, and custodian. If you are interested, please go to the KPBSD website to apply: https://kpbsd.org/departments/assistant-superintendent/instructional-services/hr/substitute-information/
Teachers need only to have a high school diploma or GED. A teaching certificate is not required.
Please make sure your child has a warm jacket, hat, gloves, and when the snow falls, snow pants and boots. If it is convenient for you, and your child has extras, these things can be kept at the school. Please make sure to label each item with your child's name.
Community School Activities Up & Running
Volleyball - Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm - Canceled this week
Walking/Work-out - Monday through Thursday, 7:15 - 8:15 am
Tot Time - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
District Office has informed us that since there is no student contact for Community School activities, background checks are no longer needed unless you are issued a key to the school.
Parents who wish to accompany their child on field trips (whether or not you are driving a student other than your own), must complete a background check. To complete the process, please click here: https://kpbsd.org/departments/assistant-superintendent/instructional-services/hr/volunteer/
Winter Library Hours
If you would like to make an online donation to our school with your credit card, here is a link: https://kpbsd.revtrak.net/k-12-schools/Cooper-Landing/cooper-landing-fundraiser/ Please note that a fee of 3.6% will be added to the total. Thank you for your support!
Hope School Happenings
Its beginning to look a lot like cold temps. Alaska is letting us know the beautiful snow covered peaks are soon to bring trips to Alyeska, fun sled days on the playground, and warm holiday seasons. Thank you so much to the parents who have sent their students to school with the appropriate gear to be warm on the playground.
Mr. McKibben is busy with the tank out front. The little salmon eggs may have hatched. Have you taken time to view from 3:30 to 3:40? On their trip to Bear Creek, they gathered what they needed to hatch their salmon in an indoor controlled environment. The students have been very curious through the process. This is another great learning experience for them. What will happen when the salmon begin to grow and become more mature? The salmon will be released back into the waterways as determined by regulatory agencies when the time is right.
Mrs. Peck is working with the students on studies about Ancient History studies. Students are learning about Egyptian papyrus scrolls. Some ancient scrolls were as long as 16 meters. Differences in the language during that time. Geography and dialect very throughout Egypt even then. The students seemed to be very curious about this history lesson.
TOT TIME IS BACK TUESDAY AND THURSDAY EACH WEEK
October 26th & 27th: No School for students/Parent Teacher Conferences
November 9th: Early release for students at 2:00
November 10th: No School - Veterans Day
November 23 - 24th: No School - Holiday
Volunteers and Substitute Teachers: Hope School is always happy to have substitute teachers and volunteers. Opportunity is available for both positions currently. Please consider one or both positions https://www.applitrack.com/kpbsd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteer+Screening+Process
Here is a link to your new school calendar for this school year.
Symptom-Free Protocol: Covid information available on district website: https://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/content.aspx?id=42180
Hope School Staff