Volumen 11, Edicion 16 - Abril 6, 2018
Minutos de Mrs. Hutchins
Immersion Education – Teaching academic content in another language
Hello Fronteras Families!
Our awesome K-2 Spanish Spelling Bee this morning was another fabulous event for us all to watch! Thank you Sra. Francisco, Sr. Pantoja, and Fronteras staff for encouraging, supporting, and helping prepare the kiddos for this challenge! And a HUGE Thank You to our parents and guests for attending, supporting, and cheering everyone on!
Congratulations to our top 3 finishers:
1st – Lucas Cook
2nd – Brooke Thornton
3rd – Isabelle Bolinder
Congratulations to Fronteras for being recognized by the Flippen Group for the second year in a row, as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School for 2017-2018!
Upcoming Next Week:
Tuesday, April 10th, Fronteras will host the Middle School Archery Tournament in our gym. Good Luck to all participants, and Thank You Coach Neilson for your work to prepare our kiddos!
Wednesday, April 11th, LifeTouch Spring Pictures! Don’t forget to send in your child’s order form and payment prior to Wednesday!
Thursday, April 12th, annual Kids Don’t Float water safety assembly presented by Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources. Each year the students are treated to interactive activities to inform about water and boating safety.
Thank you to all of our school volunteers this week! We love seeing you in our school!
“Be humble in your confidence, yet courageous in your character.”
Important Dates to Remember
- April 11 - Spring School Pictures
- April 16 - April 20 - CPAA Testing (1st Grade)
- April 16 - April 20 - NWEA MAP Testing (2nd & 3rd Grade)
- April 23 - April 27 - CPAA Testing (Kindergarten)
- April 23 - April 27 - NWEA MAP Testing (4th & 5th Grade)
- April 30 - AIMS Testing (Kindergarten - 3rd Grade)
- April 30 - May 3 - NWEA MAP Testing (6th, 7th & 8th Grade)
Fronteras Safety and Security Information
Below are a couple important explanations should Fronteras experience an emergency or evacuation.
STAY PUT: If there is an interior emergency or 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. Transfer of students during a Stay Put is prohibited. 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. *Please note – if the interior emergency involves a student(s), parent(s) of the student(s) are notified immediately.*
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.
The order and customization date has been extended out to April 15th! When you order the yearbook by April 15th, it will be shipped directly to the school at no extra cost.
You will still be able to order the book after this date, but it will not be customizable, it will be shipped to your home and there will be a shipping and handling fee added to the cost of your book.
PURCHASE AND PERSONALIZE YOUR Fronteras Spanish Immersion YEARBOOK BY CLICKING HERE:
A few important facts:
* Your personalized yearbook only costs $20.00.
* You’ll need to purchase your copy and complete your free personal pages by April 15.
* Your 2 free custom pages are optional, if you don’t customize you’ll receive a standard yearbook.
If you need help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary track started Thursday, April 3rd. Practice will be every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 2:35 to 3:45. 3rd-5th graders can participate at practices but only 4th & 5th graders can compete in the district meet on Saturday, May 12th at Colony High School. The cost is $30 and permission slips went home with students on April 4th.
Thank you, coach Collison, for leading this group of runners!
Girls Who Code
The Offices of Instruction, CTE, and Federal Programs are hosting a free, Girls Who Code summer club for girls who are currently enrolled in grades 6 - 10. The club will take place June 4th – 8th at the District Administration Building; families will be responsible for transportation to and from the club.
Click on the link below for more information and/or to register for the Girls Who Code Camp:
Bus Driver Appreciation Week!
Bus Driver Appreciation week will be April 23-27, 2018. Please complete the survey below for any bus drivers you feel go above and beyond in their daily activities. Your responses will be collected and submitted for bus driver recognition. Thank you for taking a moment to recognize a group of hard working individuals who transport our students safely across our very large district.
Bus Driver Appreciation Survey> https://matsuk12.sharepoint.com/sites/Departments/Transportation/Lists/Bus%20Driver%20Recognition/NewForm.aspx?Source=https%3A%2F%2Fmatsuk12%2Esharepoint%2Ecom%2Fsites%2FDepartments%2FTransportation%2FLists%2FBus%2520Driver%2520Recognition%2FPersonal%2520View%2Easpx&RootFolder=
2018 Summer Programs
There is a new page on the District website that shows all MSBSD summer programs at a single glance. The page is designed to show parents, students, and staff the intended audience, site location, dates and times of each program.
Click on the link below for District Summer Programs: https://www.matsuk12.us/summerprograms.
As we prepare for the final field trips of the school year, teachers will reiterate appropriate behavior while representing Fronteras prior to departure. But to give a quick glimpse, please read below.
· Absolutely no running unless it is the purpose of the field trip
· No jumping off of stairs for any reason
· No climbing on railings
· No talking during any type of performance
· Remain with assigned chaperone or group at all times
· Say “Please” and “Thank You” with a smile
· Enjoy the experience and opportunity!
Staff & Chaperones:
· Remain with assigned students at all times
· Model positive social behaviors
· Enforce student behavior expectations at all times
· Enjoy the experience and opportunity!
Fronteras Academic Policy Committee (APC) 2018 Board Elections!
Our Academic Policy Committee board elections will take place at the end of April. There are currently two open staff seats and two open parent seats. Ballots will be available for pick up at the front desk April 17, 2018. Ballots not picked up will be sent home with your student on April 18, 2018. Voting closes at 3pm on April 24, 2018.
Please contact Solveig Eidsness if you have any questions.
6th Grade Field Trip to the Matanuska Glacier!
as told by Tucker