Coyote Howler

March 26, 2021

Important Dates

Canned Food Drive Ends April 2

HOWL (Helping Ourselves With Literacy) April 5 -April 30. (more information on HOWL will be coming soon).

PEAKS 6th Grade: March 29-30

PEAKS 5th Grade: March 31-April 2

PEAKS 4th Grade: April 5-6

PEAKS 3rd Grade: April 7-8

Enrollment Opens: April 26

Dear Kincaid Families,

We are the Home of the Kind Coyotes. Kindness comes in many forms. Our community is known for practicing patience, empathy, tolerance, and random acts of good deeds. Kindness week was launched recently at Kincaid and faciliated by our school counselor, Alisa Drake, and our Migrant Ed Tutor, Fadwa Edais. We want to thank our staff and our families for supporting a positive school climate and encouraging kindness every day.

Enrollment at Kincaid has declined during the pandemic. It is in the spring that we begin to plan for fall. Online registration for the 2021-22 school year will open for returning students on April 26th. New to District students can register online starting July 1st. It is important that our Kincaid families register early to provide ASD leaders a clear picture of our enrollment. We currently have 459 students enrolled at Kincaid compared to 550 at this time last year.

Please make sure to register your child early, as enrollment drives our staffing allocation. If you need your Parent Connect information, please call the office for assistance at 245-5530.


Wendy Zorea

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Canned Food Drive

Kindness Matters! Our canned food drive has been AMAZING!! We had a goal to reach 1500 canned/boxed goods! Our community has collected 5734 to date!

Right now our top 3 classes are....

Ms. Randazzo's class with 1303

Mrs. Arnold's class with 907

Mr. Kach's class with 621

We have one more week of the food drive. The top 3 classes will earn prizes!

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School Resource Officers Visit our School

Students in Mrs. Elliott's 4th grade class wrote a petition to Mrs. Zorea to allow snowball fights at school. One of our School Resource Officers saw the petition and thought we should work together to allow a safe and fun snowball fight. After careful consideration, we came up with a compromise. Mr. Akin and Ms. Reale, our PE teachers, arranged a game called Yuki Ball to be played between our SROs and our students.

Our SROs joined in the "Snowball Fight." We had a great time! When students competed against the officers, they won 2 out of 3 rounds! Way to go 4th graders!

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Each spring, Alaskan students are provided an opportunity to show what they know. When students show what they know, teachers and parents can partner to promote student success.

The Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS) is Alaska’s summative assessment administered to students in Grades 3-9 (English language arts and mathematics) and grades 5, 8 and 10 (science) each spring. The purpose of a large-scale, summative assessment is to provide parents and schools an overall picture of a student’s progress in meeting the Alaska standards at his/her grade level. The assessment is taken on the computer and is not timed, but each content area takes approximately 100-180 minutes.

Parents can locate resources for the PEAKS assessment, including directions for PEAKS Practice tests, called Online Tools Training and PEAKS Tutorials on the ASD website at

Parents can also help by ensuring their children are well rested, eat a nutritious breakfast, and are at school on time for the days of testing. Please avoid scheduling appointments on your child’s testing days.

The ASD PEAKS testing window below allows for school assessment scheduling flexibility. Students! Get ready to show what you know during our school’s PEAKS testing dates:

6th Grade: March 29-30

5th Grade: March 31-April 2

4th Grade: April 5-6

3rd Grade: April 7-8

2021 PEAKS Testing Window

March 29-April 30

(Make-ups: March 30-April 30)

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Kindergarten Round Up

Is your child starting kindergarten in the Anchorage School District?

Join us!

ASD staff will share what to expect as your child begins kindergarten in the fall. These sessions will provide information on transitioning to kindergarten and how to enroll. Families are encouraged to ask questions and will be provided digital resources. Together, we will partner to help prepare your child for school success. Join us for one of the sessions below!

April 6, 11am-12pm

April 12, 6pm-7pm

April 22, 11am-12pm

April 26, 6pm-7pm

ZOOM link to join (all sessions)

Kindergarten Round Up Resources

Keep ASD Symptom Free

Return to School Options - COVID

Kindergarten Roadmap for Common Core State Standards

Sleep Matters

10 Ways to Get Ready for K

Kincaid PTA

This year all new memberships will be online, no need to fill out a form or wait for a check to cash!

If you would like to join the PTA please go to this website:

Kincaid PTA

Home of the Kind Coyotes

Mission Statement: Kincaid Elementary School is a neighborhood school that provides a safe, structured, positive learning environment to meet the unique needs of our students. We believe in a strong academic program that is centered on the child and their specific developmental needs. It is our mission to provide a solid educational program while at the same time nurturing our students to become kind humans in our larger community. We will facilitate a learning environment in-school and online to support ALL students to become kind, respectful, responsible and safe citizens.