Phoenix Flyer

Volumen 12, Edicion 5 - Octubre 12, 2018

Minutos de Mrs. Hutchins

Immersion Education – Teaching academic content in another language

Hello Fronteras Families!

What a fantastic Spanish Heritage Celebration! Thank you to everyone who attended the festivities and supported the school’s efforts! We are so grateful to the flag bearers for accepting that leadership role! Thank you to Fronteras staff for helping to prepare the incredible class presentations and performances! The students did an amazing job of representing their countries! And a BIG Thank You to all Fronteras parents for continuing to support your children and our school!

Quarter 1 ends next Wednesday the 17th. Please check iParent so you can support your student with completing any missing assignments. Parent Conferences are Thursday, November 1st in our school gym from 7:30-11:00am and 12:05-3:00pm. Parents will receive Quarter 1 report cards at the conference. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Most Sincerely,

Mrs. Hutchins

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” - Oscar Wilde

Spanish Heritage Celebration!

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Important Dates to Remember

  • October 15 - November 1- Scholastic Book Fair (Library 2:30pm-4:00pm)
  • October 17 - Quarter 2 After School Enrichment Club sign-ups
  • October 19 - Believe Kids Order Forms are due
  • October 19 - Last day for Quarter 1 After School Enrichment Clubs
  • October 22 - Quarter 2 After School Enrichment Clubs begin
  • October 25 - School Picture Re-Takes
  • November 1 - Parent-Teacher Conferences 7:30-11:00am & 12:05-3:00pm

You're Killin' Me, Smalls!

  • In order to keep everyone safe and sound it is imperative that posted speed limit signs on school property are followed.
  • The drop off and pick up lanes are not a designated parking area. Please park your vehicle in the designated parking area if you need more than 30 seconds to drop off or pick up your child.

School Picture Re-Takes!

School picture re-takes will be on Thursday, October 25th in the Fronteras gym! Re-take reminders will go home with students on Thursday, October 18th. Order online at, Picture Day ID is AK218022Q1 or paper order forms are available at the front desk!

Believe Kids Fundraiser News!

There is only one more week to hand in coupons for animals. We will continue to announce the animal of the day until Friday, October 19th. We will also continue daily prize drawings until Friday, October 19th.

Quarter 2 After School Enrichment Clubs!

It's that time again! Quarter 2 After School Enrichment Club forms went home with students on Wednesday, October 10th! Sign-ups will take place on Wednesday, October 17th at noon. Quarter 2 After School Enrichment Clubs will begin on Monday, October 22nd! Our After School Enrichment Club parent coordinator, Jen Manion, can be reached for more information at 907-229-4116 or

Baby, It's Getting Cold Outside!

Colder days are fast approaching! Please make sure your child has proper outdoor gear for recess, including a warm coat! District policy has students going outside for recess up to -10!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, November 1st, 7:30am to 11:00am and 12:00pm to 3:00pm. All conferences are held in the gym!

Lost & Found

Lost & Found is displayed on tables and located in between the two front doors of the school. We encourage parents and students to check it daily. During parent teacher-conferences Lost & Found will be displayed on tables in the middle of the gym giving parents and students an opportunity to check it thoroughly one last time. After parent-teacher conferences Lost & Found will be donated to Good Will.

Fall Scholastic Book Fair

The fall Scholastic Book Fair will be held October 15th to November 1st in the Fronteras Library from 2:30pm to 4:00pm!

You can also shop online October 7th to October 20th by clicking on the link below to our Scholastic Online Book Fair!

Would you like to volunteer to help with the book fair? Let the front desk staff know! We will need help setting up, running the register, and packing up!!

Library Corner

Fronteras parents have a unique opportunity to help in our library classes. We have a team of wonderful volunteers who run library class for students and teachers. Each class meets weekly for 30 minutes. If you can’t commit to a class each week, we always need help shelving books, labeling, entering new books into the computer, book fairs and more. If you are interested in volunteering please stop in the library and you will find a clip board on the desk or email Jody at for more information.

Thank you,

Library Volunteers

Recycling News

Fronteras Recycles!

There are tall blue bins in each classroom around our building to place office and mixed paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, stretched plastic, and more. This is a great opportunity for our 4th and 5th grade students to help out. We ask students to help one day each week during recess collecting materials and load them in the back of the school in our wonderful blue bins. This is where parents come in to take materials to our local recycling center!! This is a great way to get your volunteer hours, especially if you have a truck! If you are interested please let the front desk know or email Jody at More info for students coming soon.


Follow the link below to order your 2018-2019 Fronteras yearbook!

2018 High School Information Fair!

Families are invited to the annual High School Fair on Thursday, October 18th from 4:00pm to 7:30pm. The event will be held at the Administration Building located in Palmer at 501 N. Gulkana Street. At the High School Fair, parents and student(s) will be able to explore the many high school options offered in the MSBSD. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk to representatives of each high school about the following programs: traditional, alternative, career track, college prep, or a blend of programs that meets the needs and interests of students. The MSBSD offers the most comprehensive array of high school choices in Alaska. Come see what is available so that you can make the best choice for your student. Please see the attached flyer below for details.

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Congratulations to Sr. Onfray's class for winning this week's taco piñata in celebration for Spanish Heritage Month!

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Congratulations to the Lady Phoenix's Middle School Basketball Team who won BOTH games against Colony Middle School's C-Team on Monday! Great Job, Ladies!

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A beautiful lay-up by Kaija Backus!

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Middle School students are learning to play the ukulele in Mr. Desj's music class!

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Phoenix Writing Rock stars!

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Like mother like daughter!

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Did You Know?

The staples of the Costa Rican diet are rice and black beans, along with bread, chicken or meat, vegetables, salads, and fruits. Rice and beans mixed together for breakfast is called GALLO PINTO.