Larson Elementary

News You Can Use on September 8, 2021

Join us for our Title I Open House and Annual Meeting!

WHERE: Larson Elementary

WHEN: September 10th

TIME: 5:30pm -7:00pm


Parents are invited to see their student’s classrooms, meet the teachers, and hear about our Title 1 Funding.


Due to COVID Protocols, this will be a WALK-THROUGH EVENT. There will not be a schedule to follow, so parents with siblings are free to visit multiple classrooms at their leisure. We are asking that you do not spend more than 15 minutes in the classroom. Masks remain optional for parents and students. Staff may be masked, so please respect their choice.

This is not a conference time. If you need to chat with the teacher, please make an appointment for another time.


Title One information will be presented in the gym. Door Prize Tickets will be handed out in classrooms and winners will be posted on our website and Facebook page Monday, September 13th.

Hope to see you there!

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Let's Welcome our New School Counselor!

We are excited to announce that we have a school counselor this year! Aleah Hall is a Mental and Behavioral Health Coordinator for MSBSD. She has been working with children and adolescents since 2008 in schools and non-profit agencies. Aleah will be at Larson Elementary on Wednesdays and Thursdays assisting teachers in their classrooms, having ‘lunch-bunch’ groups, and working with students on building social and emotional skills to use throughout their lifetime. She is a lifelong Alaskan and has lived in the MatSu for over ten years! She loves the Valley and is looking forward to working with your student(s) this year. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or would like to chat about how she can better support your student. Her office line is 907-352-2312 and her email is aleah.hall@matsuk12.us.

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Say Cheese! Picture Day is Coming!

Lifetouch Photography will be at Larson on Thursday, September 23rd to take fall pictures. Order forms were sent home with your student(s). If you need another order form(s), please contact the main office at 907-352-2300.


You can order before picture day on http://www.mylifetouch.com with your student's school ID or picture day ID: EVT3QBVNG.

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Rolling Transportation Cancellations Continue. Larson's Regular Education Busses are Cancelled on Friday, September 10th.

The MSBSD Transportation Department confirmed that school bus driver shortages will require continued rolling transportation cancellations this week, Tuesday, September 7th-Friday, September 10th. The schedule for regular education transportation cancellations can be found at https://www.matsuk12.us/buscancellations. The following Larson routes are cancelled on Friday (morning and afternoon routes):


Bus 47

Bus 48

Bus 49

Bus 51


Masks are required to be worn on the school bus for the schools that are in the Yellow/Medium Risk Operational Zone.


At this time, all MSBSD schools in Green/Low Risk and Yellow/Medium Risk will remain open for in-person learning, including the schools that will not have regular education bus service. All absences will be excused for students in the schools who are unable to attend in-person without bus service.


The Larson carline will be longer than usual on Friday, September 10th due to the bus cancellations. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.

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Little Free Library Now located Near Bike Rack!

Larson is pleased to offer a Little Free Library this year! It is is located near our handicapped parking area, near the bike rack. A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. For more information visit: https://littlefreelibrary.org/
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Attention X-Country Runners!

Larson x-country is underway! Larson runners have the opportunity to compete in three different races this year:


September 17th: Meet at Larson against Shaw Elementary – start time 4:30pm


September 23rd: Knight Invite at Colony High School – 5:00pm


September 29th: District Wide Meet at Palmer High School - racing starts at 3:00pm at the Palmer High X-Country Course

(bus transportation will be provided from Larson Elementary to the event – students depart Larson at 1:00pm - parents are responsible for pick-up)



Please contact Coach Foster at (907) 352-2329 or via email at henry.foster@matsuk12.us for more information.

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Join us for the 1st Family Teacher Association (FTA) Meeting of the Year!

Are you interested in joining our Family Teacher Association? Join us this Thursday, September 9th at 4:15pm. We will meet in the Larson gymnasium. Have fun, meet new people, and GET INVOLVED!
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Popcorn Friday, September 10th!

The Family Teacher Association will host the first Popcorn Friday of the school year this Friday, September 10th! Don't forget to send you student(s) with fifty cents for this delicious treat!
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Download the ParentVUE APP today!

The ParentVUE app lets you report absences, view report cards, email teachers, and so much more! Download the App from the App Store today.
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