Lake Hood Elementary

April 2013 is National Poetry Month

Principal's Message

Happy Spring, Lake Hood families!

Please bring your child to school on time but no earlier that 8:30 - this is a safety issue!

Please pick-up your child on time also - students are dismissed at 3:30!

Thank you to all of you parents who worked so hard to get your child to school on time and ready to test the last few weeks. Testing is an enormous task, and we couldn’t be successful without your help.

Now that testing is over, our last month of school is going to absolutely fly by. I think that everyone is feeling the spring fever, students and staff as well. However, we do still have a LOT of time to be working on curriculum before we break for the summer. Please continue to help and support your child’s learning as you have been all year. With the increased daylight, it’s harder to get them to bed at a normal time (I know…I have three children of my own). Children still need a good night’s sleep every night in order to work at their best during the day. Also, help support their continued success by checking nightly for homework and emphasizing the importance of finishing the school year on a positive note.

You, as parents, are key to your child’s success in school. Thank you for all that you do!

Parking Lot Safety

Please be safe and patient during the 10-15 minutes it takes for all students to meet their rides after school.

First, please get out of your car and come and get your child if you park in the lot. That way, the teacher knows that you are here, and we know that you will help the child get to the car safely.

Next, use the crosswalk when crossing during these busy times. I know it isn’t always the fastest route, but it is definitely the safest.

Finally, please look very carefully behind and around your car to see if there are any adults or children in the parking lot if you do park, and are leaving.

Remember, the staff that are out there on duty are there to help your children stay safe. So, when you see them, please give them a friendly wave!

Calendar Events

April 18 - Talent Show tryouts after school
April 18 - 6th Graders tour Romig Middle School
April 18 - Family Photo Night 5:30-9:00 pm (contact Rachel Atkins 632-9215)
April 22, 25, 29, May 2, 6 - Talent Show Practice (Mondays / Thursdays)
April 26 - Explorations Day for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
April 27 - Clean-up Day 10-2 & BBQ (Food donations welcome!)
May 6-10 - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 9 - REQUIRED Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
May 10 - Last day to check-out library books
May 14 - Talent Show 1:45 pm
May 16 - Band/Orchestra Concert
Lost books are $20.00 each. (Call Ms. Hacker 742-8406)
May 17 - Field Day (If raining, moved to May 20)
Call Mr. Povolo to volunteer 742-8428
May 23 - Last day of school for students

IGNITE Passion Projects

Mr. Larsen, IGNITE teacher, has worked for five years at Lake Hood Elementary and is proud of this year's crop of students! The 5th and 6th grade students from Lake Hood who attend IGNITE have been working hard to complete and present their Passion Projects. In October they chose a topic to study that fascinates them. They did research and produced a physical product to help communicate their topic. Some students connected with an expert in their field of interest who helped them gain more understanding of their topic.
Featured are three sixth graders and their topics:
Mikale Llaneza- Orchestra
Gavin Thaggard- Navy Seals
Natasha Cutting- Spies

Anchorage School Board

Jeannie Mackie, president

Tam Agosti-Gisler

Pat Higgins

Kameron Perez-Verdia

Natasha Von Imhof

Kathleen Plunkett

Don Smith

ASD Superintendent

Ed Graff