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Chugiak Chatter 2016-2017 Edition #11 3.2.17

February Fun! Our School Business Partner, Golden Wheel Amusements, came to visit us to give safety presentations for Fur Rondy! Poley the Polar Bear even made an appearance too!! We are so thankful to our Golden Wheel friends for reaching out to our students and for helping to keep our community safe. While at Fur Rondy this weekend, make sure to say hi to Poley and to our Golden Amusement Partners! We look forward to more events soon!

$5 Book Fair, SUCCESS!! The $5 book fair during conference week raised more than $800 for new library books!!

February Family Dance Fun! Thank you, PTO!!

Golden Wheel Amusements, Our School Business Partner!

The Family Dance was an absolute HIT! Thank you to our fabulous PTO for hosting this roaring, twisting, and jiving family event! Kids, parents, families, and grandparents had a blast boogeying down on the dance floor! Also, thanks to DJ ReMax for an awesome playlist. He is a local sophomore at Eagle River High School. Looking forward to next year!

Chugiak/Eagle River Teacher Collaboration On Friday, February 24th, all Eagle River and Chugiak area elementary school teachers came together for the first ever area-wide in-service training. Our Superintendent Dr. Bishop shared her vision as our keynote speaker, then we attended three relevant breakout sessions with our local colleagues. It was a great day for professional learning!

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Friday, March 3rd: POPCORN FRIDAY! Friday, March 10th: In-Service – No School Monday, March 13th – Friday, March 17th: Spring Break! Monday, March 20th – Wednesday, March 22nd: Science Fair! Tuesday, March 21st: Evening Science Fair Showing Tuesday, March 28th – Friday, April 7th: PEAKS Testing, Grades 3 – 5


Second Step

Our counselor, Mrs. Hoffman, and all of our classroom teachers (plus others!) have been trained in the Second Step guidance program. Students in Grades K–5 continue developing their social-emotional skills— including making friends, managing emotions, and solving problems—to set them on the path for social success and academic readiness.



SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM Students Entering 1st-7th grade in fall of 2017

Writing to Share & Celebrate our Journey

Weeks of: June 12-30 & July 10-28 (Tuesday-Friday) 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. At Chugach Optional Elementary (lunch & busing provided)

Engaging Academic Enrichment Guests Artists throuGhout the ProGrAm! Featured Artists: Brett Dillingham & Bobbi Jo erb Performance Literacy: Children write and perform their own stories *Math Games *Dance *And More!

ReGisteR stuDents By FRiDAy, MARCh 30, 2017: students who are new to country or new to english will be the best fit for this program. Families of eLL students should see their classroom teacher, eLL teacher, or school principal to apply online for this program. FoR MoRe inFoRMAtion:

Clare Fulp, eLL summer school Principal at email: or the eLL Department at 907-742-4452 / this program is under the direction of Phil Farson, eLL Director

Art & Movement Connectedness Thematic Project-Based Learning

Elementary students and families are invited to the:

North Area Winter Jamboree Friday March 3rd from 4-6:30 pm Chugiak High School field Please note: An adult must stay on-site with children throughout the event. Parents will be required to sign a student participation waiver form at the event. We have skis, boots, snowshoes and sleds for students. For those who have their own gear, we encourage you to bring it. Absolutely no pets are allowed.

Stations include: cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and sled races.

Hot beverages and snacks will be provided Questions/volunteers: contact Caitlin Marine

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