Lake Hood ELementary

Newsletter - November 1, 2012

Ms. Hemry, Acting Principal

While Ms. Nunley is on medical leave, Ms. Hemry has stepped in and is helping provide administrative support for our school. She has been with ASD for 17 years in the Anchorage School District and most recently is the assistant principal at Tyson Elementary & Williwaw Elementary. While here at Lake Hood she is becoming familiar with practices and procedures of the Lake Hood community, visiting classrooms and the lunchroom, and getting to know the students, parents, teachers and staff.

ASD is field testing new Math programs on the ASD Website

Parents, and other interested community members can review the materials in person at the Education Center on Boniface, in the Orange room.
Saturday, November 3rd from noon – 3 pm
Monday, November 5th from 3 – 7 pm

All vendor presentations are on ASD TV.

All students need to come dressed for the cold weather! Students may not enter the building until 8:40 a.m. and enjoy outdoor recess all winter long! Stay safe and warm!

In this issue...

Principal's Message - 6th Grade - 5th Grade - Running Club - Calendar Events - PTA

Running Club Participants

First Ryan Coker Paige Cutting Juniper Flanagan Anthony Hickel Destinee Olson Logan Osborn Elsie Whalen Telena-Martha Woods Second Mary Coker Ethan Osborn Davarian Amira Wollrich Sandia Whalen Third Hadley Andrew Thomas Atkins Denzelle Centeno Chad Clarito Gavin Cooke Julianna Cutting Reginald Davis Jr. Patrick De Leon Elizabeth Hoak Phoenix McChesney-Williams Maggie Nevala Kate Remsen Miles Roberts Hanah Shin Hannah Siaulaiga Tyler Strawn Denali Whalen Fourth Morgan Buwalda Eden Chase Kaleb Coker Nathaniel Coker Jadyn Cooke Taryn Devall Trevor Hinds Nicole Ihde Erin Lee Davarian Lewis Marissa Mitchell Jolee Osborn Owen Parduhn Olivia Susuico Elias Williams Fifth Bailey Clary Isaiah Cruz Bishop Cutting Colleen De Leon Enzo Licera Cody Martinson Julie Quinones Stephanie Rea-Villa Erin Rodgers** Isaac Schwartz Maztunique Wilson Sixth Daphne Ang Audrey Castaneda Zarinah Cruz Natasha Cutting Shay-La Jones Briana Lee Hannah Nurmi Ashley Valdivia Kaelani Washington John Weckerle Olivia Yeager Volunteers Holly Cutting - Parent Mark Olson - Parent Mrs. Amphay Ms. Funk Mrs. Wollrich Mrs. Teekell-O Ms. Teekell Mrs. Hodson Ms. Mac Ms. Haskell Ms. Toso Mr. Baldwin Mrs. Chaitoff Mrs. Hacker Mr. Povolo Michelle Ward - Parent Mr. Larsen

Ms. Henry, Administrative Assistant

Ms. Henry is a familiar face at Lake Hood, previously working as our Special Education IEP expert, now working as the Administrative Assistant to the Principal.

Calendar Events

  • Oct. 31 - Battle of the Books practice begins for grades 3/4 & 5/6. Ms. Hacker (742-8406) is the coach. Practice time is 3:30 - 4:30 on M/W. Here is the ASD Battle of the Books website:
  • Sunday, Nov. 4 - Daylight Saving Time. Turn clock back one hour.

  • Nov. 6 - Student Council speeches and elections
  • Nov. 13 - PTA Meeting in Library at 6:00
  • Dec. 1 - Holiday Craft Bazaar, 10-4, Come and see Alaskan crafters, including home party representatives and Lake Hood students. Contact for more information.


Your Lake Hood PTA is asking every family to give a fabulous 4 hours this school year to help you child get the most out of school. Whether it’s helping in your child’s classroom, volunteering at a PTA event, or running some errands for an up-coming event, WE NEED YOU!!! Come to the PTA meeting on Tuesday, November 13th from 6:00-8:00pm to find out how you can make a difference. See you there.

Thank you Lake Hood Community for pulling together during our two fundraisers. The money raised is used to purchase buses for field trips, food for students, classroom supplies through teacher grants, quarterly movie nights, cross-country skiing, yearbook and more. Believe Kids/Cookie Dough will be delivered the week of December 10th. Stay tuned for more information!

Upcoming Events
General Meeting 11/13 from 6:00-8:00 in the Lake Hood Library
Holiday Bazaar 12/1 from 10-4 @ Lake Hood
Cookie Dough Delivery 12/10 (the week of) @ Lake Hood
Movie Night and Dinner 12/20 from 5:30-7:30 @ Lake Hood

PTA President, Rachel Atkinson,, 632-9215