District School News

Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Mountain View Elementary

School pictures will be taken Sept. 4, and retakes are scheduled for Oct. 2.

Call the office with any changes in address or phone numbers. It is important to keep accurate emergency numbers on file for each child.

The PTA is selling T-shirts and sweatshirts. Order forms are in the office. Membership applications for the PTA also are being accepted. Forms were sent home with students last week.

Nikiski Elementary

The staff would like to thank everyone for a great start to a new school year, especially all of the new families. The staff is very excited to welcome its 29 new kindergartners.

The Morning Reading Program has started. This program is open to all students and runs from 8:10 to 8:40 a.m. Monday through Thursday. Students can be dropped off at the gym entrance to the school and meet in the kindergarten room. Contact Mrs. Morrow for more information.

The first meeting of the site-based council will be at 3:45 p.m. Sept. 16 in the library.

Sears Elementary

Remember, children should bring raincoats to school each day to be prepared for unpredictable fall weather.

School pictures will be taken Oct. 3 and retakes are scheduled for Nov. 12.

Mrs. Shelden, Mrs. Stroh and Mrs. Hurst's classes had their first field trip of the year Monday. They walked to Forest Street Park with the Kenai River Watershed expert, and he told them about the watershed.

They also participated in activities learning how humans affect the watershed.

Soldotna Elementary

Some 300 students and parents attended the open house last week at Soldotna Elementary School. Principal Carolyn Cannava welcomed the Soldotna Elementary community and introduced the 2002-03 school staff. After the assembly, the PTA, under president Lauri Lingafelt, provided hot dogs for everyone.

Picture day will be Tuesday and the school's annual fund-raiser -- selling Innisbrook gift wrap and gourmet items -- will begin that week.

In the past, this fund-raiser has provided monies for a playground aide, computer items and playground equipment. This year, Soldotna Elementary will try to fund a part-time playground aide position to increase safety.

Sterling Elementary

Sterling Elementary will host it's open house from 6 to 8 p.m. The PTA will be supply dinner and donations for the potluck will be accepted. Mary Daigle, the new PTA president, and her executive board will contact members to help. Dinner will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. and teachers will be in their classrooms to visit with parents from 7 to 8 p.m. Open house is an opportunity for parents to get to know their child's teacher and how teachers will operate their classrooms. Also during the open house, Dave Schmidt, the substitute band instructor, will meet with parents of fifth- and sixth-graders who are interested in band. He will have information about renting instruments and schedules for the 2003 school year. Mr. Schmidt will get the program started for Kent Peterson, the regular band teacher.

The Sterling staff would like to welcome Gail Frasher, the school's new resource teacher, and Kris Barnes, who is filling the fourth- and fifth-grade position until a permanent teacher is named. Also a big welcome to Carla Merrill, the new custodian.

Soldotna Middle School

The open house will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 12.

The first fortnightly of the year will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6.

Cross country running and soccer started Monday. It's not too late to join.

Parents, fill out a student programs eligibility request for waivers for student lunches and activities fees. By filling out this simple application, families may help the school receive additional teachers.

Thanks to the many volunteers who helped during registration.

Mr. Gustkey's seventh-grade class is learning to play cribbage. The class plans to teach elementary students later in the year.

Mrs. Wyatt's reading classes are doing a comparative literature study of "Captains Courageous," by Rudyard Kipling. They will dissect the plot, character and setting.

Skyview High School

The Skyview High activities for the upcoming Labor Day weekend have both the junior varsity and varsity football teams playing at home. JV plays at 3:30 p.m. against Kenai and the varsity plays Kodiak at 7 p.m.

The cross country running team will be at Homer Friday and in Seward Saturday.

The volleyball team goes to Anchorage for the Chugiak Invitational for games Friday and Saturday.

After the holiday break, the volleyball team will play at Soldotna High at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and the football C-team is at home against Nikiski at 4 p.m.

There will be a site council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Kalifonsky Christian School

Kalifonsky Christian School gives a warm welcome back to students and teachers, Adele Pribbenow, Lori Desormeaux and Kevin Toliver.

The school is accepting enrollment for grades kindergarten through eight. Cost starts at $199.

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