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September 1, 2022

Happy September, Rogers Park Community!

It is hard to believe August is behind us, already. Our staff and students are settling in to their new routines. Teachers are reviewing processes and expectations and there is a lot of incredible learning already taking place. I have enjoyed visiting classrooms and seeing our Running Wolves problem solving and working in their classroom communities!

Assessment season is upon us. We completed our FastBridge benchmark testing today at Rogers Park, and have been MAPGrowth testing this week, as well. Please click the buttons below to read the newsletters for each of these assessments.

Please find, below, the Pick-Up & Drop-Off Protocol for Rogers Park. It is imperative that we all work together to ensure our students' safety when entering and exiting the building. I would like to thank you for your patience as we have adjusted to the larger volume of cars in the car loop. We have cut our time down from 17 minutes on the first day down to 7 minutes this week. It is so nice to see your smiles as you pass by each morning and afternoon.

I know you want the very best for your child. All of the educators in the Anchorage School District join me in wanting to make sure every child succeeds in school. We look forward to working with you to make sure all students get the quality education they deserve and all schools are successful.


Mary Wood

School Principal

FastBridge Assessment Newsletter

MAPGrowth Assessment Newsletter

Safety Requirements for Drop-off & Pick-up - Please Follow for the Safety of Our Students

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September Lunch Menu

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Nurse's Notes

COVID/Illnesses - Always subject to change, as we've learned over the past few years, but at this point the Anchorage School District is going back to the old way of doing things in regards to illness.

· If a student is a bit sick (think stuffy nose, sore throat, etc.), they can remain at school and do not have to test for Covid.

· If a student has a fever over 101 or is vomiting due to illness (not due to someone being gross in the lunchroom, etc.), they do have to go home and stay home for 24 hours once their fever has subsided or vomiting has ended. They also do not have to COVID test for return.

· If, however, someone does take a COVID test and the result is positive, they will have to follow CDC guidelines of 5 day isolation plus 5 days of masking.

There is no more COVID testing on site, but test kits can be purchased at most grocery stores and pharmacies, and can be mailed to you for free from

ASD guidelines for keeping your child home from school when sick and answers to any Covid questions:

Counselor’s Corner

Hello! I’m Julie Streubel and I am the part time counselor at Rogers Park. I’m very excited to be working with our students again this year. I do work with all students! Students will get to know me in several ways.

  • First, I will be teaching in all the classes about topics such as mental health and coping skills, identifying and expressing feelings, friendships, mindfulness and many other topics.

  • Second, I also offer small groups about friendship, family stress, stress management, school success and grief/loss. Parents, staff and students can also refer individuals to me who might need a little one on one time, problem solving a situation, or simply a listening ear.

Please be aware that I do not always contact parents when I see a student. But I will always contact parents if I have any concerns regarding your students. My main goal is to help students be successful in school.

If your student requires therapy or more intensive counseling services, I can provide some community resources to help meet those needs. Please let me know if your student is struggling or could use some support from me or if you have any questions regarding counseling services. You can reach me by email or call my direct number 742-4811 and leave a private message.
Migrant Education at Rogers Park

Mrs. Keil is our Student Success Coach for Migrant Education at Rogers Park. Email is the best way to ask any questions or get any information about Migrant Education, you can reach her at

A Letter from the Health Teacher

The Health Safe Child Act

The above letter is to let you know that your child’s class will be receiving age-appropriate lessons about the Alaska Safe Children's Act.

If you have any questions or would like more information contact Ms. Witthus at:

School Spirit Wear

Spirit wear Fridays are back!! You can order spirit wear online and have it shipped directly to you at home with the link above or email the PTA at: to see what we have on hand at the school.

PTA News

Welcome back to school Rogers Park Families!

It was so good to see and meet many of oy at the Ice Cream Social. We hope your first days of school were as stress free as possible.

Our first PTA meeting of the year is scheduled for: Thursday September 15, 2022, at 06:00 PM. This meeting will be held via Zoom. The agenda will be sent to PTA members the week of the meeting. To join the meeting, use the following link:

Please consider joining or renewing your PTA membership for the 2022-2023 school year. Every year, we renew our commitment to support teachers, staff, students and families. Your participation in the PTA continues to make a difference. Please visit to review membership options and pay your dues.

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Visit our website to stay up to date:

2022/2023 PTA Board
President: Jamie Shearer
Secretary: Melissa Nelson
Treasurer: Melissa McCarty
VP, Membership: Anna Spilker
VP, Volunteer Coordinator: Lara Stone
VP, Communications: Maria Capezio Crookes
VP, Legislative Liaison: Jennifer Collins

Thank you,
Rogers Park PTA
Rogers Park Elementary- Where awesome meets education!

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Run Wild: Jog-a-thon 2022

This year’s Jog-a-thon is on September 30th.

This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Money raised during the Jog-a-thon supports hands-on materials, grants to every teacher in the school, clubs and after school events.

Please look for fliers to come home around September 8th, and check for details on the Facebook and the PTA website as the date gets closer.

This is an excellent opportunity for parents to volunteer, too!

Scan the QR Code below to make donations online.

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2022 Doodle for Google Contest Winner

We are excited and proud to share that Jaesong Yu (Jason), a sixth grader last year at Rogers Park, was the Alaska State winner for the 2022 Doodle for Google contest.

Jason competed with other 6th and 7th grade students and the winners were announced this summer. Several Rogers Park students submitted doodles as part of Mrs. Streubel’s counseling class lesson. The theme of the contest was “I care for myself by…” which went right along with our discussion of mental health being just as important as physical health.

Congratulations Jason!

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Upcoming Dates

August 29th- September 9th - MAPGrowth Assessment Window

September 1st - Fast Bridge Testing @ Rogers Park

September 2nd - K/1 (Hale & Jigglioti) Community Walking Field Trip to Pick Apples

September 5th - Labor Day No School

  • September 8th - HG Math Night 5-6 p.m. & Open House 6-7 p.m.
  • September 15th - PTA Meeting on Zoom 6:00 - 7:30
  • September 23rd - Picture Day
  • September 28th-29th - 4th grade Field Trip to Exit Glacier & Seward Sea Life Center
  • September 30th - Jog-a-Thon