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Mountain View Elementary

Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2003

The Future Problem Solving team will be participating in fund-raising activities and seeking sponsorships and donations to help pay for travel and registration expenses for their participation in the national competition in Connecticut next month.

The fifth-grade classes have returned from their annual field trip to the Kenai Fjords. Each year the fifth-grade students participate in the Marine Science Explorers Program offered by the Kenai Fjords Tours Corporation, and each year it is a great experience. This year proved to be one of the best yet. The ocean was clam, and the wildlife cooperative. Over the two days of the trip, different groups sighted orcas, porpoises, sea lions, sea otters, mountain goats, oyster catchers, kittiwakes, cormorants and many other species of birds. All the students rotated through four learning stations, where they learned about water analysis, the ocean food web, adaptations of various organisms and the interconnectedness of all parts of the ecosystem.

Sears second-grade visitation will be Thursday. The PTA will host a lunch for all parents of second-graders at noon.

Mr. and Mrs. Wensley's classes will visit KTUU and the Anchorage Daily News in Anchorage on Thursday.

Mrs. Cramer and Mrs. Wannamaker's classes will go to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward on Friday.

The Student of the Month luncheon will be at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Mrs. Keating and Mrs. Steward's classes will go on a camp-out to the Swanson River on Thursday and Friday.

The outdoor climbing wall is up, and the students are enjoying it. Donations still are needed to help defray the cost of the wall. There is a donation box in the office. Thanks to all who already have contributed.

Mrs. Gustkey's class will visit Phillips Petroleum from 1 to 3:30 p.m. today.



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