Anne Wien Announcements

School Newsletter for August 31, 2020

An AWEsome Start!

Dear Anne Wien Elementary Families,

Thank you for your incredible support as we successfully completed our first full week of school last week. What a fascinating new world of learning this is. Remote Learning certainly has its challenges but thanks to the combined efforts of you and our Anne Wien teachers and staff, we have gotten off to a surprisingly AWEsome start. As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher. As educators here at Anne Wien, we respect your role and look forward to working with you to help meet the learning needs of your unique and wonderful child. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any technical difficulties at home or whenever observations, questions, or concerns arise this school year. Our ongoing goal is to be a true school community, and Remote Learning can sometimes make connecting, both technologically and personally, especially challenging. Together, though, we will overcome any obstacles and will help all of our students learn. Thank you, Anne Wien families. Enjoy a wonderful upcoming 3-day Labor Day weekend!


Michael Angaiak

Principal, Anne Wien Elementary

Watch this week's Video Morning Message:

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We wish a very Happy Birthday to the following Anne Wien students and staff this week:

Tobias - Early Learning

Jayden - 2nd Grade

Leah - 4th Grade

Ms. Norum-Bonar - Occupational Therapist

Mrs. Withers - Special Education Clerk

Mrs. Houlton - Alaska Room Cultural Expert

Mr. Brenner - Physical Education Teacher

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Remote Learning Schedule:

Our school office is open from 7:30am - 3:00pm, Monday - Friday. In both our Remote Learning Phase and during In-School Learning, our students' learning day is 8:10am - 1:10pm.

Click here to view or to print our Live Attendance Remote Learning schedule.

In addition to these live sessions, teachers will also have office hours and are available for questions and support through the links associated with their SeeSaw or Google Classroom instructional tools.

Eye Fatigue from Too Much Screen Time?

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PTA's Family Photo Friday!

Our PTA does something special for our Anne Wien community on the first Friday of every new month. Since we can't yet gather together in the gym, we'll be hosting a "Family Photo First Friday" each month and our first theme is "Mask Masquerade!" Take two family photos: one with everyone properly wearing your favorite mask, and then a second "reveal" photo showing who is under the mask! Then send us your photos by hitting "REPLY" to this email and attaching your pictures. You can also email them to Mr. Angaiak at Please turn in your photos by this Friday, September 4, and we'll share them with our Anne Wien community next week. Thank you, PTA!
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Click here for Back-to-School Parent Parade photos!

Take a look at AWEsome photos from our Back-to-School Parent Parade!

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Click here for First Day of School photos!

Thanks for sending in so many wonderful photos of our River Otters on the first day of school!

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Breakfast & Lunch served Daily from 9:00am-1:00pm

Our school breakfast and lunch program is served daily from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Meal pick-up occurs at the gym doors near our “Stop and Drop” car loop. If you have any questions regarding your child’s breakfast or lunch account, please contact our Kitchen Manager, Eva Maines, at 451-7500 ext. 27060. You can also learn more about Meal Services from the district's Nutrition Services at

Now Hiring: Break Aides

We are looking to hire more Break Aides to supervise classrooms during lunch times here at Anne Wien. Lunch times will last from 11:00-12:30 each day and the position pays $12/hour. Give our office a call at (907) 451-7500 if you’d like to join Team Anne Wien!

Earn $458 per child for meals through COVID-19 Aid!

The deadline for applying has been moved to SEPTEMBER 30! Apply now and let us know if you have any questions.
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Fresh Fruits & Vegetables delivered every Wednesday!

Anne Wien is lucky to be part of our district's Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program. Every Wednesday, your child will get to try a new fruit or vegetable right here at school! You can read more about this grant-funded program here.

Sign Up for "Leslie's Children"

Would your child like a free snack bag to take home every weekend? Learn more about our program here and then contact our office to sign up!
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Watch past AWE Videos & Messages:

Anne Wien Morning Message 8/24/2020
AWE News - August 10, 2020