Phoenix Flyer

Volumen 12, Edicion 9 - Diciembre 7, 2018

Minutos de Mrs. Hutchins

Immersion Education – Teaching academic content in another language

Hello Fronteras Families!

What a fabulous couple of weeks at Fronteras! Thank you so much to our Tuesday open gym volunteers! You are truly appreciated!

Fronteras Staff would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all of you during last Friday’s earthquake. When an emergency occurs, there are protocols that must be followed to ensure the safety of everyone. As you came to Fronteras to collect your children and those of friends and family, your understanding and patience allowed us to follow our emergency operations procedures. We were able to account for and reunite every student with a parent/guardian. This was and is, much appreciated! Thank you for your trust in us. An important goal during an emergency is that information to families is sent out as quickly as possible. Please know that as soon as systems allow for mass messaging, you will be notified and kept updated. While you may hear from your child’s teacher(s) initially, please do not rely on or expect that communication to continue. The information to follow will come from myself (or designee) via Blackboard. This eliminates mixed messages and potential for rumors. Please email me any suggestions you have for how we could have made the reunification process smoother, more clear, quicker, etc. Our goal is to reunite you and your children as safely and as quickly as possible. Thank you again for putting your faith and trust in us. And thank you to those who have written a note of Thanks. Your kind words mean the world to us!

Looking ahead:

· Dec. 14th – Christmas Concert K-8 @ Wasilla Bible Church 6pm

· Dec. 17th – 3rd, 4th, 5th grade Archery competition @ Shaw Elementary - time TBD

· Dec. 20th – PAJAMA DAY! Please join us in your comfy jammies for all the festivities!

· Dec. 21st – Work Day for teachers – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Have a wonderful weekend!

Most Sincerely,

Mrs. Hutchins

“Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.”

- Bethany Hamilton

Important Dates to Remember

  • December 14 - Christmas Concert @ Wasilla Bible Church
  • December 21 to January 7 - Winter Break

Adjusted School Calendar

The Fronteras School Calendar has been adjusted. Adjusted calendars are available at the front desk, the website and is attached below.
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Christmas Concert!

The Christmas Concert for all grades will be held on Friday, December 14th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the Wasilla Bible Church (1651 Nicola Avenue, Wasilla 99654). Bring your holiday spirit and enjoy!

Lost & Found

Lost & Found will be taken to Good Will on 12/20/18 at 3:00pm! We strongly encourage parents and students to go through it regularly.


Fronteras has signed up for Quarter 3 swimming! The first session will be January 8, 2019 - January 31, 2019, 3:15-4:00pm. The second session will be February 12, 2019 - March 7, 2019, 3:15-4:00pm.

If you would like to sign your child up for swimming, please contact the Palmer Pool at 861-7676!

Just keep swimming.............just keep swimming...........just keep swimming.............

After School Enrichment Clubs

Volunteers are needed to lead After School Enrichment Clubs for Quarter 3 and Quarter 4! If you are interested please contact the After School Enrichment Club coordinator, Jen Manion, at 907-229-4116 or Get those volunteer hours in!

Santa Tree Program

Thank you to our Middle School Student Government for leading this important community service!
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Mat-Su Special Santa Program 2018

The Mat-Su Special Santa is the largest gift giving program in the Valley. It started in 1997 with 90 children receiving gifts. Last Christmas the program brought toys, winter wear, books, sporting equipment and blankets to over 3,760 Valley children from 1,279 families. Now in its 22nd year the program has given gifts to over 31,000 children in the Valley. Special Santa is under the umbrella of Alaska Family Services, a 501c3 Non-Profit Charity.

The magic of this program is that every donation makes a huge difference and 100% of it goes to help families. For more information you can email or visit the website at Forms are on the white board and at the front desk!

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Each class is making ornaments to hang on the Christmas Tree!

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Did You Know?

Christopher Columbus discovered Honduras. And when he set foot on ground his first words were: “Thank God we got out these great depths!” Honduras’ literal meaning is: Great Depths.