Phoenix Flyer

Volumen 12, Edicion 15 - Marzo 1, 2019

Minutos de Mrs. Hutchins

Immersion Education – Teaching academic content in another language

Hello Fronteras Families!

We are having a great time at Fronteras! Thank you to everyone who attended Student Conferences on Feb. 18th - we appreciate you making time on that snowy day to stop in and say Hi!

Some fun upcoming events that everyone can look forward to:

· 3rd-8th grade Spanish Spelling Bee, March 7th @ 8:30am

· Q3 Awards & Student Showcase Assembly, March 8th @ 9am and 1pm in our gym

· Spring Break Mar. 11th-15th

· March 18th - Work Day for district staff – no school for students!

Have a fabulous weekend and spring break 11th-15th!

Most Sincerely,

Mrs. Hutchins

“Spring’s greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it bring the children out.” - Anonymous

Lost & Found

Lost & Found will be taken to Good Will on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 3:00pm! We strongly encourage parents and students to go through it regularly.

Flu Season in Alaska-Hand Washing Campaign

Flu season has arrived in Alaska. Mid-January saw a sharp spike in influenza cases, and the absence rate in our District is high. Typically, we have about 7% of our students absent. The second week in February had an average of 17% absent, with rates over 20% in several schools. While absence rates seem a little better, we still need to be promoting washing your hands, covering your mouth and nose with a sleeve when coughing, and staying home when you feel sick. Teach kids to sing “Happy Clean Hands to Me” (tune of Birthday Song) while they wash to ensure they are spending adequate time. Stay well.

How sick is too sick

Click here for a link on more information on when your child is too sick to go to school!

When to Stay Home

Click here for a link on more information on when to keep your child home due to illness!

Need. More. Food.

There's another round of appetites and growth spurts going around resulting in another influx of students eating their entire lunch at snack time. To keep up with these growing kiddos, we ask that parents please pack a little extra in their lunches each day.

2019 Fronteras Talent Show!

Got talent? We want to see it!

The 2019 Fronteras talent show will be held on Wednesday, April 17th! Tryouts for the talent show will begin on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in the gym during lunch time. Two top performers from each class will be chosen for the talent show. For more information please contact Sr. Onfray at or Mr. Neilson at!

Our 7/8 Grade Fronteras Volleyball Team took 2nd place in the championship! Good work, lady Phoenixes!

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Parent, Cory Hughes, leads our entire school, class by class, through a fabulous Avalanche Awareness presentation. We are so grateful to Mr. Hughes for sharing his expertise with us and bringing awareness to a very real Alaskan occurrence!

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Fronteras participated in Read Across America Week, February 25th to March 1st. Students and staff dressed up all week and did a great job showing their support!

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Monday - "Fox in Socks" (Wear your crazy or mismatched socks)

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Tuesday - "Cat in the Hat" (Wear your favorite hat and stripes)

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Wednesday - "Wacky Wednesday" (Dress in mix-matched clothes and wear your wacky hair)

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Thursday - "Oh, the Places You'll Go" (Wear your college gear or dress like what you want to be when you grow up)

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Friday - "Green Eggs and Ham" (Wear green)

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The Furlong family welcomed a new family member, Radar, into their family this week!

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Our Student ambassadors delivered 280 pounds of food Fronteras students donated!

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NAEP News!

The links below are available for parents and students who have questions about the upcoming NAEP Testing.

The Nation's Report Card website has resources for all audiences.

Nation’s Report Card: Digitally Based Assessments

Learn how NAEP is using new technologies to assess students in a digital environment. Introduce this brief interactive tutorial to students selected for the tablet assessments, so that they can become familiar with how to use the on-screen interactive tools.

Nation’s Report Card: Student’s page

Students selected for NAEP can test themselves and answer real assessment questions for different subject areas.

Nation’s Report Card: Educator's page

Teachers can create their own tests using NAEP assessment items, and can also explore NAEP results.

Nation’s Report Card: Parent’s page

Parents can review what participation in NAEP means for their child and how results from assessments are used.

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Did You Know?

El Salvador is known as the Land of Volcanoes. It has frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity. El Salvador is the only country in Central America that does not have a coastline on the Caribbean Sea. Coffee, sugar, corn, rice, shrimp, and beef are the main agricultural products in El Salvador.