Airport Heights will host its first Dream Big Saturday this weekend, Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 10 am – 2 pm. Buses will be available on our regular routes.

 

This is a family event, so we need to ask that all children are accompanied by an adult.

Bring a lunch if you are planning to stay all day.

Here are some of the activities that we have planned:

10 am -12 pm

  • Touch Math for Parents and kids— Do you want to learn a fun and easy way to do math facts? Join Mrs. G. for this Math workshop. The workshop will be geared for parents, but kids can come too.
  • Origami Cranes-– Ms. Childers will be making cranes with kids in the main Hallway. We’ll also have some art supplies available for drawing and painting.
  • English in a Flash/ Open Computer Lab— Ms. Therriault will be in the computer lab to help our parents with a program that will help them with their English Language skills.
  • Board Games- There will be a variety of board games to play in the main hallway.
  • Project K’il Paths and Maps– Miss Jessica and Mrs. Jasper will be conducting Maps and Paths for invited Prject K’il families.
  • Open gym/ basketball
  • Soccer — With Miss Christy on the playground field (weather permitting)

12-2 pm

  • Community Cafe on Parent Involvement– Parents and community members are invited to join us in the library for tea and snacks and a discussion on how Airport Heights can better serve our families.
  • Origami Cranes-– Ms. Childers will be making cranes with kids in the main Hallway. We’ll also have some art supplies available for drawing and painting.
  • English in a Flash/ Open Computer Lab— Ms. Therriault will be in the computer lab to help our parents with a program that will help them with their English Language skills.
  • Board Games- There will be a variety of board games to play in the main hallway.
  • Project K’il Paths and Maps– Miss Jessica and Mrs. Jasper will be conducting Maps and Paths for invited Prject K’il families.
  • Open gym/ basketball
  • Soccer — With Miss Christy on the playground field (weather permitting)

Airport Heights is pleased to offer a variety of After School Enrichment Activities this Fall.

The Program runs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from September 18 –27 from 3:45-4:45. We will have buses available.

Sessions are limited—slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

Download the permission slip here–> Dream Big After School Permission

Here is what’s happening:

Title Teacher Days Description
Soccer Ms. Christy T, W, TH Soccer practice, sportsmanship & skill building.
Mask Making w/ Miss Childers

Miss Childers T, W, ThNo session on 9/20 (Grades 3-6) In this class we will create masks using a mold and plaster of paris! Once our masks dry, we will paint them and then you’ll have an opportunity to decorate them using beads, feathers and whatever other interesting objects we can find. Our final step will be writing a story about the mask.
Battle of the Books Mrs. G T, W, Th Grades 3 & 4 Battle of the Books Practice
Super Star Soccer Players  Mrs. McMullent T, W, Th (Grades K-2)  Students in grades K-2 will play soccer, read soccer stories and write about soccer. Students will learn about team work and being positive!
Airport Heights Can Dance Mrs. Babcock/ Mrs. Draper T, W, Th Students will connect Music and Exercise to the Brain and Feelings.
Airport Heights Garden Club Ms. Becker and Ms. Jasper  T, W, Th (Grades 2-6) Students will do a community service project weeding and maintaining the little green spaces around our school.

Helping Hands in the Community

Ms. Moser T, W, Th (Grades K-2)  Students will complete service projects for our community partners.

 

Our SEL After School Program continues this week with a lot of engaging activities designed to help kids connect Social Emotional Skills with careers, culture and the community.

 

The Hospital Friends group has been making trinkets and favors to be donated to our School Business Partners at Alaska Regional Hospital. The idea is to have Airport Heights students create some cheerful, “get well” messages that can be delivered to hospital patients on their food trays. Alaska Regional has done a lot for the school over the years, especially as a partner in our Red Ribbon Week Activities. This project is a chance for our students to do something positive for our partners and the community.

It’s good because we’re helping kids from the hospital. We want everybody to be safe. I like helping people so they can feel better. I want to make them happy so they won’t be lonely.

–Sarah Grade 3

The SEL Standard addressed in the activity is that:

Students demonstrate consideration for others and a desire to positively contribute to their community.

The project also addresses  Alaska Developmental Assets 8 & 9.

Asset 8: Child has useful roles in the community.

Asset 9: Child serves others in the community.

The SEL After School Program at Airport Heights runs through May 3, 2012. Please give us a call if you have any questions about our efforts to develop good citizens and contributing members of the community. (907-742-4550)

What kind of after-school activities do you want to see at Airport Heights Elementary?

We’ve got all kinds of after school opportunities at Airport Heights. In March we finished about 12 weeks of academic tutoring through Title 1 Supplemental Education Services (SES). In September, our Title 1 Program sponsored two weeks of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) activities like soccer, a writing club, and a camera club. (We’ll have two more weeks at the end of April.) We currently have Club K’il every other week for our Project K’il Students and a Native Dance Group that meets on Fridays.

What kinds of activities (if any) would you like to see at the school?
Does the after school bus help your student participate in these events?
Do you think we should stick to academics like Reading, Writing and Math or do you think the SEL activities are good for our kids and the community?
How important are these activities to you and your family?

Please let us know what you think.

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