Susitna Elementary News

The "New" Online Newsletter

April 10, 2014

Volume 1, Issue 4

Welcome to our online newsletter! Thank you to all of you who have taken the time to share how much you enjoy the new format. We just want to keep you current on what is happening at Susitna. The newsletter is sent directly to your email address(es) twice a month, so please make sure to keep the front office current on your preferred email contacts. Paper copies are available in the front office, or you can go to our school’s website to read this issue, or any others in the archive library.

Principal's Corner

Thanks to all of you who came out to our 4th Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Night. Science Fair projects, ExxonMobil geology booth, AK Corp of Engineers demos, Barnes and Noble Nooks, AK Zoo, estimation and measuring stations, AK Wildlife and Conservation Center featuring "Snickers" the Porcupine, and so much more - - to let students see how “STEM really helps us measure up!” It was definitely another STEMulating evening at Susitna!

Springtime at Susitna is a fun time indeed! Students are busy with a variety of special projects and learning activities. This is also a time when teachers plan very special field trips for their classes. The added daylight certainly increases everyone’s energy levels!

Even though there are a few breaks in our routine, students are still here to learn, and we appreciate your help insuring they continue to come to school on time and ready to do their best each of the remaining days. We know how challenging it can be to maintain home routines, but we really appreciate your support with this, so that we can maximize the learning until the very last day!

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance.

Kim Bautista


*April 11, PTA Domino’s Pizza Fundraiser – think Pizza for Dinner, and help our school!!

*Apr. 14 –All 4th and 5th graders attend "Shakespeare Rocks!" at Begich Middle School

*Apr. 14, 16, 21, and 23 - Dodgeball Club, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

*Apr. 15, 17, and 22 - Dance Club, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

*Apr. 17 and 18 - Optional Intensives

*Apr. 22 - Club Ki'L, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

*Apr. 24 - Musical/Dance Club Performance, and PTA Silent Auction, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Susitna Elementary is on a quest to grow a healthier community and we need your support/vote! Please visit and find our application by entering our school name or zip code, 99504. This school-wide Garden Project will support science and nutrition education along with building community.

You can vote once per day until April 21. After that, only the top 50 applications that receive the most votes move on to the final judging phase. On May 5, Seeds of Change® will announce which organizations will each receive one of the two $20,000 grants or the 15 $10,000 grants.

Please, please, please vote daily! Circulate this information widely via your networks, family and friends. Your votes will help us move to the next round!!!


Congratulations to the winners of the AK Wildlife and Conservation Family Day Passes:

Arianna Adams and Jonathan Green

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PTA News

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MCA Derby @ Creekside Park Elementary School

Saturday, April 12th, 11am-2pm

7500 E 6th Ave

Anchorage, AK

Students are encouraged to bring the derby race car they created at STEM Day/Night. This derby is provided free of any cost to the students of Creekside, Chester Valley and Susitna Elementary Schools. It will be held at Creekside Park Elementary. A hotdog lunch will be provided along with all the fixings to include cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones. This event is sponsored by MCA Church Kids Ministries.

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