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February 3, 2022

2021-22 Calendar at a Glance

Feb. 1: Lottery for School Year 22-23 Opens

Feb. 16: Sportswear Day for Wacky Wed!

Feb. 16-17: Half-days, school ends at 12:30 p.m. for conferences

Feb. 18: Teacher in-service day, no school for students

Feb. 19: ASD Alternative Schools Fair, 12 - 4 @ ASD Ed Center

Feb. 21: School closed: Presidents Day holiday

Feb. 22: STAMP Assessment for 2nd - 5th Grade Spanish students begins

Feb. 23: All-Pro Dads (details TBD)

Feb. 23: Immersion Parent Info Night, 6-7:30, Rilke Schule

Feb. 26: Chugiak-ER School Fair, 1- 4 pm @ Chugiak-ER Library

Mar. 2: Dr. Seuss Day/Red Cross Day for Wacky Wed!

Mar. 2: NAEP Testing for Fourth Grade Students

Mar. 4: Teacher in-service day, no school for students

Mar. 7 - 11: School closed: Spring Vacation

Mar. 15- MLMS Parent/Student Information Night, 6:30-8 @MLMS

Mar. 18: STAMP Assessment window for Spanish students closes

Conference Info


We look forward to seeing parents and guardians at school for February conferences on Wednesday and Thursday, the 16th and 17th. Wednesday conferences will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursday conferences will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The conference scheduler will be available Tuesday, Feb. 1 - Tuesday, Feb. 15 for parents to sign up for their conference time. Parents may access the scheduler in several ways:

Due to time limitations, Immersion conferences are set at fifteen minutes and Natiya conferences at twenty minutes. Students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. both days, with no school for students on Friday, Feb. 18th.

A Special Note From Your Chugiak PTO

Staff Appreciation Week is NEXT WEEK! Please help us show your support for our awesome Chugiak Elementary staff by donating food items or your time to brighten the days of our staff members in the still-dark days of February.

Sign up for an item or time slot here:

Our next PTO meeting will be Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 6 p.m. in the Library and on Zoom.

6th grade MLMS Music Elective process

Fifth grade families:

It's that time of year when incoming 6th graders need to complete their Music Request in Q for next year. The Districtwide dates set for entering these requests are 1/31-2/11.

Students will be bringing Music Selection forms home this week (forms attached below) along with Student Connect info. Please discuss with your students, then follow the step by step instructions (also attached below) to enter your request in Q. You may also follow this video link for instructions.

Please return the completed Music Selection forms to teachers by Tuesday, February 8.

MLMS Parent / New Student Information Night

Tuesday, March 15th, 6:30-8pm

Mirror Lake Middle School, Lake Hill Drive, Chugiak, AK

Join Counselors, Teachers, and Administrators

Introduction to MLMS

What to Expect in Middle School

How to Stay Connected

Coyote Pride - Get Involved!

Enrollment Packets

will be Available

Upcoming School Info Fairs

Feb. 19: ASD Alternative Fair, 12-4, ASD Ed Center

Feb. 23: Immersion Parent Info Night, 6-7:30, Rilke Schule

Feb. 26, Chugiak/ER School Fair, 1-4, Chugiak/ER Library

Do you have friends and neighbors interested in Chugiak's Spanish Immersion Program? Share the 2022 lottery information! Gracias!

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Reminder: students currently enrolled in Spanish Immersion need not re-apply.