Arctic Light K-5

Do Good Work, Be a Friend, Every Day - February 13th, 2023

Upcoming Events:

  • Feb 13th - School Climate Surveys emailed to Parents

  • Feb 20th - NO SCHOOL: Professional Development for Educators

  • Feb 21st-22nd - NO SCHOOL: Parent/ Teacher Conferences

  • Feb 28th- Science Fair Projects are Due, bring to your classroom

  • March 2nd - Spring Picture Day

  • March 2nd - Family Literacy Night: 5-7pm

  • March 3rd - UAF Arctic Innovation Projects Due (see below)

  • March 10th - Arty Award Applications Due

  • March 13-17th - NO SCHOOL: Spring Break

  • March 21st - Artwork for Art Contest is Due

Principal's Corner - Parent/ Teacher Conferences

In a week, we have two days of Parent/ Teacher Conferences. These days are important to clarify your questions, review classroom policies, and get on track for a successful Spring. Also, stop by the office with questions and any updates to your PowerSchool Contact information.

Parent/ Teacher Conferences:

  • Bring Your Questions
  • Share and learn what is going well for your child
  • Discuss what area needs support for your child to be successful
  • Review classroom routines - clear and consistent communication from home and school has the best impact on student learning
  • Meet with the school specialists: PE, Music, SPED, Counselor, Librarian
  • Check PowerSchool Information so we can contact you in an emergency
  • Complete Title One Spring Survey linked here

Arty Award Applications are available. These awards go the the Primary and Intermediate girls and boys that best represent our school motto: Do Good Work, Be a Friend, Every Day. They are due March 10th.

Reading Contest~Adults too - Read during the week of Parent/ Teacher Conferences and during the week of Read Across America. Winners receive lunch with the principal. I hear he likes to talk about books.

Science Fair - pick a category that excites you. Projects are brought into classrooms on February 28th. Judging happens on March 2nd so they will be open for viewing during our Literacy Night and Friday March 3rd.

Literacy Night - March 2nd: 5-7pm. Join us for family fun that Thursday night during Read Across America Week. See below for more.

No Crossing Guard - Durham is struggling to obtain a crossing guard at the front entrance and Neely Rd. Please remind your walking children to be careful at this crossing. Drivers, please be careful: we get staff out when we can for dismissal.

Sunglasses - your child may need them for recess when the sun is out.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Principal Keener

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Principal Reading Contest: K-3, 4-5, and Adults

Win lunch with the principal. He likes to talk about what you are reading.

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PTA Corner

PTA Valentine Grams - order forms from classrooms or stop by the office; due Feb 10th.

Arctic Light PTA Store - This is where staff members and families can purchase their PTA Memberships:

Arctic Light PTA Facebook Book - We post updates on events and links for volunteer signups:

K12 Northstar Volunteer Packet - This is for parents who would like to volunteer at the school. Completed packets must be turned in to the front office or emailed to and more information at -

Here is the direct link for you to shop from for the Amazon Smiles fundraiser

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Arctic Light Student Handbook 2022-2023

Save this link to search for useful school information.

STEM Club Free/ Reduced Meal Application

Takes a few minutes - can save you a bundle and support our school's academic programs

Laughter is Medicine

What are the chances of an artist making a living?

Sketchy at best!!

Why did the plumber quit his job?

It was draining.

What do you call a lazy kangaroo?

A pouch potato

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Parents Guide to the Curriculum

One of the best guides to our grade level teaching expectations.

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Alaska Report Card for Arctic Light K-8

This link goes to the State Report Card for Arctic Light

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