Tustumena Elementary

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2003

The breakfast program will begin Monday. Adult volunteers wishing to assist with the program are required to attend a training session. Two training sessions have been scheduled: one at 4 p.m. Thursday and the second at 9 a.m. Friday. Both will be held in the multipurpose room. For more information or to volunteer, call Ingrid Edgerly at 262-6633.

Despite the lack of a classroom laboratory, students in Mr. Cowan's class successfully dissected a frog. The students were able to accomplish this during the class's computer session last Thursday. The Web site was made available by Richard Frederic, who is serving as the district's science specialist this year.

Mr. Michael's fourth-grade class traveled to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge headquarters this week. The class is studying wetland ecosystems and habitats. The Fish and Wildlife personnel presented instruction linking the importance of the many species located in the immediate area. The visit culminated with a hike on the Keen Eye trail to Headquarter Lake, where biologists demonstrated how to conduct a pH test in order to monitor water quality in the watershed.

Tustumena still is seeking applicants for a playground aide for the remainder of the school year. The position is for one hour Monday through Friday during the noon hour. Applications are available at the district's human resources department in the Borough Building in Soldotna.

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