Volumen 11, Edicion 3 - Septiembre 15, 2017

Minutos de Mrs. Hutchins

Immersion Education – Teaching academic content in another language

Hello Fronteras Families!

We have many THANK YOU’s to send out to some fabulous Fronteras folks! In preparation of all the activities being developed to celebrate Spanish Heritage, we are super grateful to the following families and staff members:

· Mr. John Bang for designing the flag bases

· Mr. Michael Hutchins for constructing the flag bases and designing/welding the flag poles

· Mr. and Mrs. Hughes for painting flag bases

· Mr. Chris Moller for painting flag bases

· Sra. MaryCarmen for lots and lots of unique artistry and prop design

Thank you to ALL of our parents who have been helping with classroom projects, presentations, and decorations! You are priceless and very, very appreciated!

Thank you to the Heritage committee: Sra. Francisco, Sr. Pantoja, Sra. Carranza, Sra. Zamora-Just, Sr. Burns, Sra. Bang, Sra. Mead

Thank you to Fronteras staff for supporting the numerous Spanish Heritage activities!

Celebracion de la Herencia Hispana! During the month of September and first two weeks of October, all Fronteras students and staff members are participating in researching and celebrating the 21 Spanish speaking countries. Each classroom, Specials room, and office spaces are involved in and excited about learning the fascinating and unique cultural aspects of each country such as, traditional dress, food, currency, politics, and history. On October 13th, you will receive an invitation from your child(ren) to attend their class country presentation. In addition, classroom teachers may be inviting you to participate in specific activities each week.

Thank you for another fantastic week with your children! We hope you are looking forward to a fabulous weekend!

Most Sincerely,

Mrs. Hutchins

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

Dr. Seuss

Important Dates to Remember

  • September 25 - School Pictures

Additional Fronteras Safety and Security Information

Below are a couple important explanations should Fronteras experience an emergency/evacuation.

STAY PUT: If there is an unknown exterior threat, a school may go into Stay Put mode. This means all individuals on campus will remain indoors with exterior doors and windows locked. MSBSD Emergency Preparedness Director will be notified and all instructions from the Director will be followed if necessary. A Stay Put is cancelled when an All-Clear is made via the School Administrator, Emergency Director, or AK State Troopers.

LOCKDOWN: If there is an interior and/or exterior threat, a school will go into Lockdown. To initiate a Lockdown, the Duress button is activated by either school administrator or office staff. AK State Troopers and emergency services are immediately notified. MSBSD Emergency Preparedness Director is called and either heads to Fronteras to assist or communicates via telephone or emergency radio.

It is important to note that a STAY PUT may turn into a LOCKDOWN and depending on the circumstances, a LOCKDOWN may turn into a full EVACUATION to our emergency site; Career Tech High School. Should a full evacuation take place, Fronteras’ Emergency Operations Plan will be put in motion.

Friendly Reminder


Please share the newsletter with your children. Frequently there are student celebrations and recognitions that the kiddos should see!

Box Tops

We just received an announcement that our recent Box Tops' shipment was received and Fronteras will get a check in December for $359.50! Thank you to everyone who continues to save those Box Tops! It's literally paying off!

There is a Box Tops collection box at the front desk to deposit Box Tops anytime!

Volunteer Opportunities

We are seeking parents to help supervise classrooms for every grade from 7:45am to 8:00am during Tuesday morning staff meetings. You would get 30 minutes of volunteer time. A background check is required. Receipts are to be turned in to the front desk for reimbursement. Please let the front desk know if you are interested. Get those volunteer hours in!

2nd Quarter After School Enrichment Clubs

2nd Quarter is approaching quickly and we are seeking parent volunteers to lead After School Enrichment Clubs. 2nd Quarter runs from October 16th to December 21st. Clubs run from 2:35 to 3:45. Potential Club leaders will need to have a current background check on file at the front office and will be reimbursed if one is needed. For more information, please contact Jen Manion at 907-229-4116.

Need. More. Food.

There has been an influx of students eating their entire lunch at snack time. To keep up with these growing kiddos, we ask that parents please pack a little extra in their lunches.

Library Corner

The wait is over, the library will start library classes next week!! Thank you for your patience as the volunteers have been working hard to organize and get everything ready. Thank you to all the parents that have been helping and to all our classroom volunteers who will be coming in each week. We encourage students to be responsible for their books and find a safe consistent place to keep them, black bags work great for our younger students. Help your children keep track and give reminders if needed. Here are some of the rules:

  • Books can be checked out for 2 weeks, and renewed once.
  • New books go out for one week only!
  • First graders and younger readers and asked to have books out for one week
  • # of Books students can check out:
      • First grade 1 English Book, 1 Spanish Book
      • 2-3 2 English Books, 2 Spanish Books
      • 4-8 3 English Books, 3 Spanish Books

Here is the schedule:


1:35-2:00 - Renee - 1 Grade

2:00-2:30 - Pierson - 4-5 Grade


8:30-9:00 - Burns - 2-3 Grade

9:00-9:30 - Rivera - 2-3 Grade

9:30-10:00 - Cabret - 2-3 Grade

12:30-1:30 - 6-8 Grade

1:35-2:00 - Martinez - 1 Grade

2:00-2:30 - Carranza-Page - 4-5 Grade


1:35-2:00 - Onfray - 1 Grade

2:00-2:30 - Torres - 4-5 Grade

Look at these adorable twins we saw walking the halls of Fronteras!

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Kudos to the Fronteras Cross Country team who finished strong at the their meet on August 31st!

CONGRATULATIONS to Leo, Dasha, Violet, Aedan, Finnin and Kora for reading 100 Spanish words correctly! Keep up the good work!

In honor of Spanish Heritage Month, classes are participating in a contest called "Sabes Que?" which is Spanish for "Did You Know?" The winners for this week's drawing was Sra. Zamora-Just's class! Enjoy your piñata and congratulations!

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Did You Know?

Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic!