Phoenix Flyer

Volumen 12, Edicion 13 - Febrero 5, 2019

Minutos de Mrs. Hutchins

Immersion Education – Teaching academic content in another language

Hello Fronteras Families!

Congratulations to our Elementary and Middle School Battle of the Books teams! See the message below from Heather Charton with all the results from last Friday’s & Saturday’s competitions. We are so proud of all the participants! And we are so grateful to our coaches! The time given to our students is very appreciated!

Reminder: Fronteras is closed Feb. 6th, 7th, & 8th while staff attends the 7th International Immersion Conference.

Upcoming events that students and families can look forward to, include:

· JNYO, Feb. 9th @ Wasilla Middle School

· 3rd – 8th grade English Spelling Bee, Feb. 12th @ 8:30am

· Parent Conferences, Feb. 18th time TBA

· JNYO State Competition, Feb. 22nd – 24th @ Wells Fargo Complex UAA campus

· Read Across America, Feb. 25th – Mar. 1st

· 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

Have a fabulous extra-long weekend! See you on Monday the 11th!

Most Sincerely,

Mrs. Hutchins

“Hugs and kisses are ways to express what cannot be said.” – Kacie Conroy

2019 Junior Native Youth Olympics (JNYO)

There will be two JNYO Tournaments in February. The first tournament will be held on February 9th at Wasilla Middle School and the second tournament will be held the weekend of February 22-24 at the UAA Campus in Anchorage! Mr. Neilson has been sending home JNYO permission slips with certain students. More detailed information is available on our website calendar at!

A Message From Our Student Ambassadors!

Let’s show our love for the Matsu Valley and donate to the Food Bank of Alaska! The Student Ambassadors of Fronteras are excited to present a food drive which will benefit the people in our community. This food drive will begin Tuesday, February 12th and end Tuesday, February 19th. To add some friendly competition to this event, we will be having a contest between these four teams; K/1, 2/3, 4/5, and middle school! We will count the number of items raised from each team and the winning team will get a popcorn party organized by the student ambassadors! But the real winners will be the people of the Matsu Valley! More information will be coming soon. If you have any questions about this exciting event please contact the Student Ambassadors.

Thank you,

Bronte Beck
Student Ambassador

Addie Charton
Student Ambassador

Scholastic Book Fair!

The Scholastic Book Fair starts today! The book fair will be from 2:30pm-4:00pm on school days February 5th to February 22nd! Ask your teacher if they have a wish list for the fair to add more books to their classroom! If you would like to volunteer to help at the book fair there is a sign-up sheet posted outside the library or contact Jody at

Meet the furry family members of our staff and students!

Congratulations to all the amazing Super readers who participated in the Battle of the Books competitions this past weekend. In each battle there were over 20 MSBSD schools participating and Fronteras did awesome! The middle school team of Bronte Beck, Porter Reynolds and Addie Charton placed 5th overall. The 3rd/4th grade team of Theo Stamoolis, Lucas Cook, Adam Cook and Gunnar Sides placed 3rd overall. The 5th grade team of Kai Beck, Meredith Goudey and Jackson Charton came in 2nd and will be representing our school at the State Battle, Feb. 26. Great Job to everyone who participated and worked hard reading and practicing!

Middle School Team!

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5th Grade Team!

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3rd/4th Grade Team!

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Saturday of Science Shirts For Sale!

We have extra Saturday of Science shirts for sale. There are two different prints, one is $10 and one is $5. The shirts are available for purchase on SchoolCash Online!

$10.00 Shirt

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$5.00 Shirt

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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?

Paraguay is a bilingual nation: Guaraní is its first language and Spanish, its second. It is also one of few South-American countries to retain its native tongue as an official language.