Week at a Glance

Hope, Moose Pass, and Cooper Landing Schools

Ski Lessons Have Started

Ski lessons at Alyeska have started for all three schools. Some important things for parents to know now that ski season has started:

If you want to be a chaperone on ski trips, you need to have a volunteer application and background check on file. If you haven't already done so, now is the time to get online at www.kpbsd.org and fill out an application. The application process only takes about 5 minutes, but it can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks for background checks to clear, so the sooner you get this done the more likely you will be cleared in time to chaperone.

Staff at all three schools are talking to students about rules and responsibilities for ski days and making sure that students know that it is a privilege to go on these trips; it would be great for parents to reinforce these ideas at home. Click on the file at the bottom of the newsletter entitled 'Alyeska Ski and Snowboard Lessons' for some good information from Moose Pass School that you can share with your children.

Students should be sent to school on ski days with a cold lunch. There are no microwaves available at the lodge. Students should also have appropriate gear for being outside all day in weather which could include snow pants, gloves, hats, coats, a change of clothes for if they get wet, and goggles or sunglasses. Gear should be packed in such a way that students can carry it in and out of the lodge, and students should understand that they are responsible for all of their personal belongings.

Dates for ski days are: January 29, February 12,19 &26, and March 19, 2019

As always, contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.

Hope School: jhogan@kpbsd.org (907) 782-3202

Moose Pass School: mschilling@kpbsd.org (907) 288-3183

Cooper Landing School: slarock@kpbsd.org (907) 595-1244

A Note from the School Nurse

Lice Among Us

Lice has been in existence for thousands of years and I suspect will continue to thrive for many more years.

Lice are actually a lot harder to transmit than most people think. They can’t hop, jump or fly. Almost all lice transmission occurs through CLOSE HAIR TO HAIR CONTACT. This occurs when kids touch heads, share hats, hairbrushes, have sleepovers or share beds.

Lice is a major nuisance and they are common to school-age children. However, they are not a public hazard, do not carry disease and does not represent uncleanliness. Every weekend, the schools are lice free as lice cannot survive more than 48 hrs. away from the scalp. It is a good idea to check your child’s hair every weekend and to treat them with over the counter pediculocides that kill lice and nits. Please see your medical provider if the OTC pediculocide do not work. Studies show that by the time the nurse finds lice in the classroom, the students have had them already for 30 days!

Many of us remember the days when the nurse went from room to room checking kid’s heads for lice. We don’t do that anymore because current studies found that classroom checks are not effective in finding kids with lice. Instead, teachers can discreetly send children to the nurse when they are noted to be scratching their heads excessively.

Today when a child is identified with lice, the parent is called and requested to pick their child up from school at the end of the school day. The student may return when there are no live lice. Students must check in with the nurse or designee upon arriving back at school to verify the absence of live lice before going to class.

For at least two to three weeks after live lice are found, please continue to check heads daily. Removing nits (eggs)

Every day with a nit comb is one of the most effective step in preventing more live lice. The nurse will also remove nits at school when available.

Nurse Yoly

Cooper Landing School January 28-February 1

Monday-Friday - Lap Walk/Independent Workout in Gym 7:30-8:45am

Monday 1/28 - Tot Time 11-noon & Chess Club 3:15-4:00pm

Tuesday 1/29 - Ski Day at Alyeska! Leaving School at 10:45am

Tuesday 1/29 - Preschool 10am-Noon & Volleyball for adults 6pm

Wednesday 1/30 - Tot Time 11-noon

Thursday 1/31 - Preschool 10am-noon & Volleyball for adults 6pm

Thursday 1/31 - 5th 6th Battle of the Books

Cooper Landing School Upcoming Events

Monday-Wednesday - Lap Walk/Independent Workout in Gym 7:30-8:45am

Monday 2/4 - Tot Time 11-noon & Chess Club 3:15-4:00pm

Tuesday 2/5 - High School Battle of the Books & Volleyball for adults 6pm

Wednesday 2/6 - Tot Time 11-noon Early Release 1:45pm

Thursday 2/7 - No School/Parent Teacher Conferences & Preschool 10-noon & Volleyball 6pm

Friday 2/8 - No School/Parent Teacher Conferences

Hope School January 28-February 1

Monday 1/28 – ASL club meeting @3:45 pm- CANCELLED

Tuesday 1/29 – Move More Program 1 – Lap walking (see flyer) – 7:30-8:30 am

Tuesday 1/29 – Skiing

Wednesday 1/30 – Battle of the Books – 5th & 6th grade

Thursday 1/31 – Lego Robotics @3:45 pm

Thursday 1/31 – Open Gym 6-7:30 pm

Friday 2/1 – Battle of the Books – Middle school

Friday 2/1 - Move More Program 1 – Lap walking (see flyer) – 7:30-8:30 am

Hope School Upcoming Events

Monday 2/4 – ASL club meeting @3:45 pm

Wednesday 2/6 – Early Release @2:00 pm

Wednesday 2/6 – Hope School Community Meeting with Principal Hayman 2:00-3:00 pm

Thursday 2/7 - Open Gym 6-7:30 pm

Thursday 2/7 – No School / Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday 2/8 – No School / Parent Teacher Conferences

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Moose Pass School January 28-February 1

Tuesday 1/29 - Alyeska Skiing

Wednesday 1/30 - 3rd/4th Battle of the Books, Afternoon Bus Evacuation

& Girl Scouts 3:15-4:15/ Snacks-Maddy

Thursday 1/31 - 3-7 Library 5th & 6th Battle of the Books

Moose Pass School Upcoming Events

Wednesday 2/6 - Early Release 1:45pm & SBMC Meeting 5pm

Thursday 2/7 - No School/Parent Teacher Conferences 9am-3pm

Friday 2/8 - No School/Inservice