The Weekly Howler

Shaw Sundog Newsletter

Virtue of the Week: May 9 -13

Next weeks week's virtue is friendliness. Friendliness begins with liking yourself and believing you have something to share with others. Be kind to people you don't know. You can be friendly just by walking down the hall, looking into people's faces and smiling.

No School Tomorrow May 6th

Tomorrow is a Professional Development day for teachers and staff. There is no school for students. See you Monday May 9th.

Field Day Donations

We would appreciate your donations of the following items to make our schoolwide Field Day a huge success!

Kindergarten - GoGurts: 1 box of 8 count

1st Grade - Individual Bags of Chips: 20 count

2nd Grade - Bottled Water: 24 count

3rd Grade - String Cheese: 20 count

4th Grade - Cuties Mandarin Oranges: 1 bag

5th Grade - Cookies: 24 count

All food donations are due Tuesday, May 17th at 9:00 a.m.

Please join us for Field Day the fun begins on May 19th at 11:00 a.m.

Terrific Test Taker Movie Reward

This week we celebrated the younger grades and all of their hard work. Next week on May 13th, the Third grade, Fourth grade, and Fifth grade will be watching Tarzan which is rated G.

Field Trips

It is that time of year and classes are planning field trips. Please see the calendar below for scheduled field trips for your student. Field trips are a wonderful extension of learning outside the classroom. A signed permission slip is required for your child to attend field trips. If you have any questions please contact your students teacher.

Hyper Typers

New Hyper Typers:

Connor Green 20

Corey Dearborn 21

Zalah Robert 22

New Hyper Typer Records:

Jasmine Hill 27

Michaela Musgrove 44

Xander Lewis 18

Celebrating Math Masters!

  • Vicky Palko First Grade
  • Tony Somahkawahoo First Grade
  • Carson Oakley First Grade
  • Robert Moscrip First Grade
  • Morgan Grisham Second Grade

Time is running out to buy a yearbook.

Shaw Sundog yearbooks are now available to purchase for $20. You may purchase the yearbooks online at the School Cash link located here. There is only a limited number of yearbooks left!

Online Academic Resources

Looking for some online assistance with your child's homework? Perhaps you're looking for an educational program to challenge your child at home. Take a look at our core academic programs as well as some supplemental programs such as Moby Math right here. Please note, some programs require your child to recall their username and login info.

School Report Card: 2014-2015


As a requirement of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, states and school districts must issue annual report cards to parents. The purpose of the report card is to provide parents with information about the district and their child’s school in terms of teacher qualifications, academic achievement, and school/district accountability. To access the report cards, please visit our website and select School Report Card to the Public at:

If you would like a written copy of your school’s report card, please contact the front office at 352-0500.

Mark Your Calendar


  • 5/6 PD Day - No School
  • 5/11 Collum and Mayse to the Anchorage Museum of History and Art
  • 5/11 Miller to Wonderland Park
  • 5/12 Porcello and Anders to the Musk Ox Farm and Reflections Lake
  • 5/13 Shaw Talent Show @2:00
  • 5/13 Moyer and Mr. C to the Transportation Musuem
  • 5/13 Blake, Lund, Strode to the Musk Ox Farm
  • 5/17 Porcello to Crevasse Moraine Park
  • 5/17 Hanson, Fritts, Artz to the Alaska Zoo
  • 5/18 Report Cards Home K through 4.
  • 5/18 Blake and Hamman to Rock On Climbing
  • 5/18 5th Grade to Whittier Field Trip
  • 5/19 Field Day
  • 5/20 Last Day for Students

MSBSD: Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Parent Meeting

Join us for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) parent advisory meeting on May 12, 2016 from 12:15-1:45 PM in the MSBSD Board Conference Room. Click here for the meeting's agenda.

Community Feedback Surveys

We always appreciate your feedback. Surveys can be accessed here so you may provide feedback and let us know how we're doing. Thank you!

Connect Ed Messages

You can control the ConnectEd messages you receive from Shaw. Follow the MyConnect link to access the simple step-by-step directions for personalizing your ConnectEd messages.