Grizzly Gazette: March 2021

News you can use from Dena'ina Elementary School

Principal Post

Dear Dena'ina Families,

As we enter the last quarter of school there are many things to look forward to. During March we always celebrate reading, so we will be closing out our Iditaread challenge and fundraiser at the end of the month as well as hosting a Title I Family Event called Bingo for Books. In the spring we have our penny drive, Camp Read A Lot, track & field, field day, promotions, and more!

Report cards will be coming home after spring break. Remember there is no school for students until Tuesday, March 16th. I hope you all are enjoying the weather and getting outside to play as well as recording lots of reading minutes!

From our Grizzly Family to yours, stay well!


Mrs. Everett

Pre School Registration Open!

Do you have a child who is ready for preschool? The online registration (Parent Request Form) for the 2021-2022 school year is open! Students must be 4 years old, and parents must be able to provide transportation to and from our program. Class times are from 9:15-11:45 or 1:15-3:45 Monday - Friday. For more information and to register for the 2021-2022 school year, please visit our website at and complete the "Parent Request Form." (Blue button about halfway down the page)

** COVID-Related Info & Updates **

Click here for the how students can return to school from travel if your family is planning on going out of state.

Click here for reminders about students being excluded from school for symptoms.

Click here for the household quarantine guide.

CLICK HERE to go directly to the district's coronavirus page that is resources/forms for families.


Students had the opportunity to go through Lost & Found items before spring break. We regularly have to wash and then donate items due to space/storage issues. Please remind your child to visit the lost and found if they are missing gear.

Boundary Exemptions for 2021-2022

Is your student on a boundary exemption? These forms must be filled out for your children each year they attend. Get your boundary exemption form in now for next year - go to this page to get your form. You can scan and email it to or bring a paper copy to the front office.

Family Engagement Opportunities

Bingo for Books Event on Thursday, March 25th - more details and a flyer will be sent home after spring break.

Upcoming Events...

  • Spring Forward one hour - Daylight Savings time 3/14
  • No school until Tuesday, March 16th
  • Happy St. Patrick's Day March 17th - wear green!
  • Bingo for Books 3/25
  • 3/26 - end of Iditaread challenge & fundraiser and the March Pep Rally
  • Thursday, 4/1 - Kindergarten Cap & Gown Pictures
  • Monday, 4/5 - Spring Pictures

Clubs & Activities

Going on now...

Girls Who Code, Math Club, Reading Club, Science O, Chess Club

Coming up soon...

Track & Field