December at Anchorage Raven

Closures, Schedules, Deadlines, Testing Updates & More!

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Holiday Closures

December 22-26: We will be closed.

Wednesday, December 31: We will close at 12:30pm.

Thursday, January 1: We will be closed.

Teacher Schedules

The Advisory Teachers will be out of the office:


Carmen: December 5, 19, 22-31 & January 1-2

Danae: December 8, 15, 22-31 & January 1-2

Terri: December 16, 22-31 & January 1-2

Ongoing Team Activities

If you are a team member of the following activities, you will not meet the week of December 22nd and the week of December 29th.


Battle of the Books, Jr. LEGO, LEGO Robotics & Spanish Class

Upcoming Activities

If you would like to participate in any of the following activities, contact Valerie: vthurston@yksd.com.


H2Oasis: December 5, 3-8pm

Science Workshops: December 9, 10 & 11 {no space available}

Recess at 20 Below: Thursday, December 11 at 1pm

Research Skills & Library Tour: Friday, December 12 at 2pm

Upcoming Deadlines

Here are some important deadlines to put on your radar:


Friday, January 30

- Progress Report & Work Samples

- Reimbursement Deadline for all receipts dated July 1st -

December 31st, 2014.

- Internet Reimbursement Deadline for all statements from

July-December 2014.


Sunday, February 15

Be sure to turn these in by Monday, February 16 since this falls on a Sunday.

- Last day to make any changes to your ILP.

- Computer Purchase Deadline

Magnetic Calendars Available

Have you received your RCS Important Dates magnetic calendar?!

E-mail Valerie (vthurston@yksd.com) to have one mailed to you!

Required Spring Testing: AMP

Grades 3-10: Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP)

This testing will take place between April 13th and 24th, 2015.


Specific details will be posted on our website, in our newsletter, e-mailed, and mailed to all families! We appreciate your patience as we implement these new assessments.


AMP Practice Tests are now available! http://education.alaska.gov/akassessments/

Required Spring Testing: PMAP

Grades K-2: Primary Measures of Academic Progress (PMAP)

We will schedule individual testing appointments during April and May, 2015.


To prepare your student, we highly recommend that you take advantage of the Benchmark preparatory testing window in January 2015. Details TBA.

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