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!
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
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.
There is a Box Tops collection box at the front desk to deposit Box Tops anytime!
2nd Quarter After School Enrichment Clubs
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