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Just a reminder that we’ll be hosting a Dream Big Saturday at Airport Heights School today (5.11.13 from 12-2pm). There will be several activities– you can see the list here.
Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day. Thank you to teachers everywhere!
We’ve done a lot on our Saturdays this year: School planning through Community Cafe’s, community service projects, Science Fair support workshops, Project K’il Maps, Touch Math for families, SEL activities like family portraits, communication at meals, or a family journal, the Turkey Shoot, and much, much more.
Please join us this Saturday. We’re planning:
- Airport Heights Building Design activity: Creating a Learning Signature for Airport Heights. The architects that are working on the design for our new/renewed school will be on hand to get your input on the project. We’re trying to come up with a simple way to say what is best about our school. What is our Learning Signature?
- Kid’s Cafe on Bullying- We’re teaming up with Campfire again. This time we’re planning on a cafe for kids to talk about bullying at our school and ways that we can stand up against it. Our Community Cafes have been a great success this year. In this version, we are planning on giving our students a voice as we continue to make Airport Heights a great school.
- Kindergarten Round-Up (12:30) Ms. Moser & Mrs. Haak will be on hand to visit with our incoming Kindergarten families and answer questions about what to expect from Airport Heights for next year. If you know any families that have 5 year olds, please send them our way, we’d love to meet them.
- Project K’il Paths and Maps The Title VII team will be on hand to conduct MAPS for our Project K’il boys.
- Plant Sale: Ms. Becker’s 6th graders have been growing tomato starts and will have them on sale for your garden!
This Thursday at 10 am, Airport Heights is welcoming next year’s Kindergarten families to join us and learn about our programs, meet our teachers, and visit the Kindergarten classrooms.
The visit will start with a presentation in our Library and end with a tour of the classrooms and a chance to see our current students in action. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and learn what Airport Heights has to offer our youngest students.
If you, or someone you know is planning on sending a student to Kindergarten next year, please join us.
If you can’t make it on Thursday, we will repeat the presentation during our Dream Big Saturday event on May 11. Dream Big Saturday is schedule from 12- 2pm, the round-up presentation will start at approximately 12:30.
Mrs. Babcock’s 3rd graders and Ms. Hannam’s 6th graders are working on the project.
We’re hoping to make some Birch Syrup and learn about our local environment.
We’ll keep you posted on the project.
Sweet things are happening at Airport Heights.
Tomato Starts for Sale!
Ms. Becker’s 6th grade class is selling tomato starts we have grown from seed. Varieties include Northern Delight, Subarctic-25, Grower’s Gold, Glacier, and the heirloom Abe Lincoln. $5 each. Stop by the school and check out our selection.
You will need a south-facing exposure or a greenhouse to raise tomatoes in Alaska.
The 6th grade health classes have enjoyed two special Zumba lessons with guest instructor, Debra Blouin! Zumba is a Latin-infused dance-fitness program developed just over 10 years ago by Beto Perez, a Colombian dancer, choreographer, and fitness instructor. Ms. Childers, our health teacher, wanted to give the 6th graders a new exercise experience to send them off thinking about the possibilities for their new middle school adventure! Being fit, and making exercise a regular part of our lives, will lead to healthier, happier experiences in school and life.
Submitted by C. Childers