3-School Newsletter

Cooper Landing, Hope, and Moose Pass Schools

March 6, 2023

CASCIA Focus Group

Educators and families are asked to participate in the Coherence and Alignment among Science Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (CASCIA) Project! A focus group will take place in early May of 2023. The group will provide feedback regarding the quality and usefulness of initial prototypes of grade 5 and grade 8 End-of-Unit (EOU) and End-of-Year (EOY) science assessment score reports and instructional guidance and resources. The group will last 1 hour and there will be approximately 1 hour of preparation and pre-reading. District and school administrators, grade 5 and grade 8 science teachers, and parents and guardians of grade 5 or grade 8 students are encouraged to apply. Please complete this interest form if you are interested in applying or nominating someone else!

Moose Pass School: Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday 3/7 - Alyeska Ski Day

Thursday 3/9 - Early Release Day: Students released at 1:45

Friday 3/10 - No School for Students End of Quarter/In-Service Day

Monday 3/13-Friday 3/17 - Spring Break

Tuesday 3/21 - Alyeska Ski Day

Wednesday 3/22 - Collision of Rhythm Field Trip (see attachment at the bottom of the newsletter)

Monday 3/27 - Site Based Council Meeting 3:30PM

T-Shirt, Mug, Tote Bag Sale Still Open:

Check out this awesome design that the students made with Ms. Laura last Year: https://www.bonfire.com/store/moose-pass-school/

Share the link with friends and family!

Cooper Landing School Updates

State Testing

Dates will soon be announced for state testing. The window is March 27-April 21. If you have plans to be away during this time, please let your child's teacher know.

AK STAR ELA/Math: Grades 3-9

Alaska Science Assessment: Grades 5, 8, and 10


The remaining ski dates are March 7 and 21. On occasion, we may need help transporting students other than your own. If you are willing to help, a background check is required. Please go to https://kpbsd.org/departments/assistant-superintendent/instructional-services/hr/volunteer/ to complete the form. You will also need to complete a driver registration form, vehicle checklist form, and chaperone waiver, all of which are available in the school office. Thank you in advance!

Dates to Remember

March 9 - Early release. Students dismissed at 1:45

March 10 - No school. Teacher in-service and end of quarter

March 13-17 - Spring break

Donation Link

Many of you have been asking how 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

Hello Students and Parents,

We have had many visitors the in the last two weeks. Sarah Shuh of KMTA came and spoke to the children about avalanches. The children have spoken to Nurse Miller and they all measured up and had their vision and hearing screening. Our Student Counselor, Mrs. Druce came by to make sure our students are on task with their classes and credits. Hope is a happy and sunny day this Monday with lots of outside play and fun at recess.

Mrs. Peck's classroom where history is NO mystery. The students are learning about immigration in the American History class. Science is so full of color this week. Students are diving into electromagnetic spectrums. Its all about the waves and the light.

Mr. McKibben's class has been working on two step story problems in math. They continue to work hard each day. Changing around how we learn math with word problems is a great way to talk about math and think about how math applies to our every day lives and situations. The students are doing a wonderful job.

Please view the attached Report Card to the Public. You will find much information within the letter including a link which takes you directly to the report card. Please see attached document.

Important Dates:

March 8th, 2023: PTO Meeting at 3:45

March 9th, 2023: Early Release for students

March 10th, 2023: Inservice - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

March 13th through March 17th, 2023: SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Alyeska Information from Dawn Hammond-Sammet:

Alyeska Skiing Days:

February 7, 14, 21, 28, and March 7 and 21

Community Nights at Hope School: (EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH 9TH)

Please join us at the Hope School beginning January 19th, 2023 from 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM and each Thursday during January and February. Please see our flyer for full rules and details. All children under 5th grade are required to be accompanied at all times by an adult.

Tiny Tots Gym (Ages 0-5):

Tuesday and Thursday of each week through January and February from 9:00am - 11:00Bring your tot and play in the gym while you chat with other parents! This is a parent supervised activity. There will not be any school supervision. Please see flyer for further details.

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