KSKA reporter Anne Hillman stopped by Airport Heights Elementary last week to tour the new facility and ask questions about the ASD Lottery.

Here’s her report: http://www.alaskapublic.org/2016/03/02/in-anchorage-education-lottery-lots-of-winners/

Hey Airport Heights!

Screen Shot 2013-01-22 at 5.10.03 AMThe Airport Heights PTA is hosting the annual Winter Family Fun Night this Friday.

This is a great family event and a lot of fun for kids of all ages.

So, what’s happening at the Winter Family Fun Night?

  • Family Dinner– $10 feeds the entire family ($5 for individuals)
  • Silent Auction– We’ll have great gift baskets with a wide range of items. Come and see for yourself.
  • Cake Auction– Every year we auction of delicious and beautiful treats to the highest bidder.
  • Winter Bon Fire– It may be cold outside, but we can warm our hands (and hearts) be the outdoor fire pit.
  • Skating– bring your skates or borrow some from the school. The lights are on and the ice is ready.
  • Sledding on the hill.

Come and spend some time with family and friends. All for a good cause to help kids at Airport Heights through the efforts of the PTA.

Screen Shot 2013-01-07 at 6.00.48 AMSchool is back in session and we are excited about all of the great things that will be happening at Airport Heights Elementary in 2013. Not the least of which is maintaining a safe environment where kids can learn and grow.

Happy New Year everyone!

 

There’s been something missing here at Airport Heights. The teachers have been meeting, planning, training, and setting up there rooms but, the school just did not seem right. The maintenance crew has been waxing floors, and shampooing the carpets, the office staff have been working with parents and getting papers updated, the kitchen staff has been planning meals and stacking the shelves, the nurse has been helping families and checking health information.

Finally, on Wednesday, things got back to normal when the kids started showing up. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with all of the children and families at Airport Heights Elementary this year.

There first few days have been going well. Kids and teachers are smiling, sharing, and most importantly learning!

It’s going to be a great year.

The Anchorage School District is intent on making this the best place for kids to get an education in the United States.

To this end, Superintendent Jim Browder, has set us on a path to Destination 2020. As we move forward in the coming years, all of our efforts will be dedicated to attaining:

  • 90% Proficiency in Reading, Writing, & Math
  • 90% Graduation Rate
  • 90% Attendance

Airport Heights Elementary is dedicated to the success of all our students, and so, is thrilled with the this aggressive goal. We will continue to focus our efforts on student achievement and do whatever it takes to help our students learn and grow.

Stay tuned for more developments on this plan. To be successful, we need the help of all our families and the community.

As always, please let us know if you have comments, questions, or concerns. We are here to serve you.

On Tuesday, Airport Heights Elementary started our Spring SEL (Social Emotional Learning) After School Program. This is an opportunity for students and teachers to participate in fun and creative activities while developing Social Emotional Learning competencies.
In one class, Nurse Brown and Ms. Becker have teamed up to teach An Introduction to Tap Dancing. Students in this activity will:

  1. demonstrate awareness of personal traits
  2. use positive communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.

 Here’s some of the work from the first day.

 

 
Over the next two weeks, airportheights.org will be highlighting some of the work from this program. Look for Super Hero Art, Polar Bear Press, Math Derby, and more.
The program is in session for the next two weeks on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.There are still some spots available– contact the school office for more information 742-4550.
The program is funded through Title I.

 

What do bikes and books have in common?

Well, for starters, you can win a bike and take home a book, just by coming to our Family Literacy Night.

Other things that bikes and books have in common:

  1. You can ride your bike to a quiet place to read a book.
  2. You can read a book about a boy and a bike. (Mick Hart was Here is and excellent choice.)
  3. You can ride a bike to the library to check out books this summer.
  4. Bikes can take you places that you really want to visit. Books can take you places that you really want to learn about.
  5. Books are fun. Bikes are fun.

Airport Heights Family Literacy is this Thursday, April 19 from 6 pm to 8:30. There will be many literacy related activities, FREE Pizza for the family, books to take home, and drawings for many prizes including the bikes you see in the picture.

We hope to see you there!

It’s really turning into a banner year for the staff at Airport Heights. We are pleased to announce that our Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Dickey has been chosen as the Denali Award winner for classified staff of the entire Anchorage School District.

Mrs. Dickey is an invaluable part of Airport Heights. In her time at the school, she has been a parent, a PTA member, a Teacher Assistant, and now an Administrative Assistant.

She helps everyone.

Aside from doing an excellent job with her regular duties, she coordinates picture day, she recruits volunteers for the PTA, she organizes the Halloween Carnival, she makes sure that all of our kids get home safe every day, she helps in the hallways, she helps on the playground, she helps in the nurses office, she helps teachers get materials, she helps the Principal in more ways than I can list here, she helps parents with anything from registration to missing homework, to calls about things that are happening at school. If something is happening at Airport Heights, you can be sure that Mrs. Dickey is there to help the operation run smoothly and safely for everyone involved.

Airport Heights is extremely fortunate to have Mrs. Dickey as a member of the community. We are so glad that Mrs. Dickey has been chosen for this award because we want her to know how much we love her.

 

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