Phoenix Flyer

Volumen 12, Edicion 1 - Agosto 17, 2018

Minutos de Mrs. Hutchins

Immersion Education – Teaching academic content in another language

Welcome Back Fronteras Families!

We had another incredible start to the school year! We hope you all enjoyed a fantastic summer! Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Open House! Please remember, we are here to assist you with settling in, so please do not hesitate to email your child’s teachers or call the front office with questions you may have. All staff emails are on our website.

A couple helpful housekeeping items:

Morning drop off:

· Please pull as far forward along the sidewalk as possible – walking is good for the heart!

· Ensure your child(ren) have their items ready to go and can exit the vehicle quickly

· Do not leave your vehicle – if you want to walk your child to the door, please park in the designated parking lot

· Be patient and extra attentive when driving through the parking lot

Picking up in the afternoon:

· Enter our parking lot ONLY through the entrance, and exit our parking lot ONLY through the exit

· Please be patient, courteous, and aware at all times while driving through our parking lot

· Do not leave your vehicle in the drive-thru lane alongside the sidewalk. This is NOT a parking zone. If you need to leave your vehicle, please park in a designated spot.

When your child forgets an item for school:

· Please bring the item(s) to the front desk. We will deliver to your child at an appropriate time.

Volunteering in the school:

· New MSBSD Policy AR 1240 requires all volunteers to complete the District Volunteer Application form SSE03. Volunteers will be allowed to be in district schools after being positively identified, checked against the Sex Offender Registry, and cleared

· Please make sure to sign in at the front office prior to going to any area of the school

· All volunteers and guests are required to follow staff direction during any emergency drills that may occur (scheduled and unscheduled)

· Non-Fronteras siblings are discouraged when volunteering at school. As a volunteer, attention must be on our students at all times

Thank you for sharing your children with us! We are looking forward to a phenomenal year together!

Most Sincerely,

Mrs. Hutchins

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” – Margaret Mead

Important Dates to Remember

  • August 21-23 - Wilderness Lodge Camping Field Trip (Middle School)
  • August 24 - Professional Development (no school)
  • August 29 - Alaska Native Program Salmon Presentation Field Trip (4/5 Grade)
  • August 30 - Puerto Rico Trip Meeting (8th Grade)
  • August 31- Fair Day (no school)

APC Board News!

Hello Fronteras Families,

We hope you have had a wonderful summer! APC Board Meetings are typically held the 2nd Tuesday, bi-monthly. Our first scheduled Board meeting for the academic year will be on Tuesday, September 11, 6:00pm. We will meet in one of the Middle School classrooms, TBD.

All families are welcome and encouraged to attend APC meetings. The APC Board works in partnership with our school administrator, Mrs. Hutchins, to uphold the intention and direction of the Charter. The Board is comprised of parents and staff, though we also have positions available for several community members as well. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email,

Welcome back!

Heather Charton

APC Board Chair

Subway is back!

Subway forms were sent home with students today, August 17th. With options such as gluten free and grade appropriate portions, Subway is a great alternative once a week to get a break from the usual "sack lunch". Subway orders are due every Tuesday at 3:00. No exceptions can be made. Subway forms are to be turned in to the front desk with cash or check. Checks made payable to Subway. Extra forms are available on our website or at the front desk. Eat Fresh!


iParent is Parent/guardian web based access to student information including registration, attendance, scheduling, discipline and grades. All enrolled student's information will be accessible with one account and you will keep the same account throughout your family’s time with the district. iParent is also recommended for registration, although you don't have to have an account to register your student!


SchoolCash Online

Not sure if your check or cash made it to the school to pay for that important field trip or activity? Who lost it? The school? you? your child? Funds weren't received, therefore, your child can't participate?

Have no fear, SchoolCash Online is here! For safety, efficiency and the reduction of cash and checks coming into our schools, the MSBSD has implemented SchoolCash Online! It takes less than 5 minutes to register to start enjoying the convenience of paying online and fast!


Blackboard Connect

Don't miss those important messages! Blackboard Connect enables you to manage your contact information and subscriptions for ConnectEd messages!


School Dismissal Manager

What is School Dismissal Manager aka SDM? SDM utilizes web based technology (desktop or mobile), allowing parents to communicate to schools their child’s dismissal/bus plans for the day making it safer, easier, and quicker. No more notes or phone calls!

SDM sent families an email earlier this week with necessary information to access SDM. Parents/guardians of Fronteras students no longer need to call the front office to make changes to their child’s afternoon dismissal plans. You will do it all at your convenience!

Visit today to download the app or visit Kami at the front desk for a personal demonstration!

Thank you for being Fronteras SDM rockstars!

Get the App!


Stay connected with your students' schools all in one place! The app also gives you access to Tip Line to report information directly to your child's Principal.

Click the image below to learn more about all the app's new features!

New MSBSD App!

Volunteer Begin Date!

Volunteering in Fronteras classrooms will begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018! Please contact the front desk if you have any questions or concerns!

Volunteer Log Book

Fronteras families are required to volunteer 36 hours during the school year. The Volunteer Log Book is located at the front desk and is ready for you to start recording your volunteer hours! The pages are in alphabetical order under family student last names. Look for your highlighted name label at the top of the page.

Box Tops!

Yes, we collect and regularly send in Box Tops! You can deposit Box Tops (except expired ones) anytime in the collection container located at the front desk! Start collecting!

Cross Country

Due to the lack of a volunteer coach for cross country, Fronteras will not be able to have a middle school or a 4/5 grade team. If your child wants to participate in cross country then you'll need to register them at their regular boundary school. Please contact the front desk if you have any questions!

Puerto Rico Meeting (8th Grade)

It's time for the first meeting to start planning the 8th grade trip to Puerto Rico! ALL 8th grade parents are invited and encouraged to join us on Thursday, August 30th at 6:00pm in Ms. Pierce's classroom (first room on the left in the middle school hallway).

Puerto Rico........HERE WE COME!

Did You Know?

The large biologically diverse area of Amazon in Peru is home to the most bird species in the world, the third largest number of mammals and a very high number of species of butterflies and orchids.
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