Cooper Landing, Hope, and Moose Pass Schools
September 5, 2023
Moose Pass School: Mark Your Calendar
Friday 9/8: Early Release- students released at 1:45, afternoon bus on 90 minute early release schedule as well.
Tuesday 9/19: Back to School Open House and 1st Site Based Council Meeting of the school year 3:30 pm. Parents- come see all the cool stuff that your students are doing at Moose Pass School! See attached flyer at the bottom of the newsletter
Friday 9/29: Early Release- students released at 1:45, afternoon bus on 90 minute early release schedule as well.
Thursday 10/12: Early Release- students released at 1:45, afternoon bus on 90 minute early release schedule as well.
Friday 10/13: In-Service Day- No School for Students
Friday 10/20: Fire Prevention Presentation at Moose Pass Fire Hall
Thursday 10/26: No School Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences
Friday 10/27: No School Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences
Note to Parents about Hot Lunch:
We are so excited to welcome Dani Koschak as our new Food Service Manager.
Lunches are $3.50 for full pay students. Parents can add money to their students accounts through Power School. Please feel free to call the school if you need ant help navigating that system.
Cooper Landing School Updates
We are so happy to welcome our new K-3 teacher, Sherry Dillon! You may have seen the email last week from Principal McKibben introducing her. She comes with many years of substitute teaching in the KPBSD. If you have a chance, stop in after school and say Hi!
Dates to Remember
- Friday, September 8 - Early Release at 1:45
- Friday, September 29 - Early Release at 1:45
- Monday, October 2 - Picture Day
District Office has instructed us that since there is no student contact, background checks are no longer needed for Community School activities. So when we get it up and running, you will not need to complete the check for walking/work-out, tot time, or volleyball!
However, if you are a parent and wish to accompany your child on a field trip (whether or not you are driving a student other than your own), you must complete a background check. To complete the process, please click here: https://kpbsd.org/departments/assistant-superintendent/instructional-services/hr/volunteer/
Cooper Landing Chamber 2023 Summer Raffle
Enter for your chance to be the lucky grand prize winner of $1,000 when you purchase a raffle ticket in our Summer Cash Raffle. All participants have a chance to win one of twenty-two prizes, each with a value of at least $100 or more. Winner need not be present to win.
• 1 for $20
• 3 for $50
• 15 for $100
Visit our website for more information: https://cooperlandingchamber.com/summer-raffle/
To Purchase Tickets:
This fundraiser is presented by the Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce with proceeds from the raffle benefiting the Cooper Landing Youth Group Program.
If you would like to make an online donation to our school with your credit card, here is a link: https://kpbsd.revtrak.net/k-12-schools/Cooper-Landing/cooper-landing-fundraiser/ Please note that a fee of 3.6% will be added to the total. Thank you for your support!
Hope School Happenings
It has been a great start to this school year. Our students are taking their MAPS testing this week and doing a great job. I would like to share something with each of you. Our elementary school students have done such a wonderful job of welcoming our new kindergarten students. Most people do not realize how grown up children can be as they set good examples for the younger students. However, it is such a heart filled thing to watch as they lead the way for the little ones. We are not short on kindness in Mr. McKibben's room at all this year.
We do have some parents that are in processing line to become volunteers. It takes to complete all of the necessary steps at our central office for approval. I encourage each of you to take the time to sign up online. The link is included below to the volunteer/employment page. If you are ever in need of a computer to use to complete your online application, please see me at the front desk and I will happy to provide you with a laptop to use. We definitely want you here. Also, please consider being a substitute teacher, custodian or secretary.
Thank you all for making sure the children have proper winter gear. I realize there are students who still do not quite have what they need. The rainboots really are needed this time of year. Honestly, this year has been a bit on the wet side all summer.
We are still discussing the field trip. Ms. Dawn has been emailing all of you. Ms. Dawn and our teachers would like you to all attend the Field Trip Meeting coming up. It is tentatively scheduled for September 11th, right after school lets out at 3:30. If you have questions, this is an opportunity for you to ask them. Please come and make sure you get all of your questions answered.
A PTO meeting may be in the works soon. We encourage all parents to become new members and join in.
September 5-7: MAPS Testing
September 8th: Early Release-students leave at 2:00
September 11th: Field Trip Meeting after school at 3:30 (tentative)
September 27th - September 29th: Field Trip to Kasitsna Bay Ecology Laboratory
Friday 9-29: Early Release- students released at 2:00
Volunteers and Substitute Teachers
Hope School is always happy to have substitute teachers and volunteers. Opportunity is available for both positions currently. Please consider one or both positions https://www.applitrack.com/kpbsd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteer+Screening+Process
Here is a link to your new school calendar for this school year.
COVID POLICY: Covid information available on district website: https://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/content.aspx?id=42180
Hope School Staff