Around the District

Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Students of the Month

The following students were named Students of the Month at Skyview High School: English — Marquee Lucas and Camiel Eberline; Social Studies — Lindy Tikka and Michael Russell; Math — Laura McKenna and Ryan McMaster; Science — Alex Cox; Performing Arts — Taylor Karnikis; Fine Arts — Catherine Umstead; PE — Jennifer VanRaden and Brandon Jones; World Languages — Hannah West; Health — Molly Byrne; Culinary Arts — Jeff Nelson; Business Technology — Alex Janorschke; Vocational Education — Brady Jones; Work Co-op — Kelsey Skolnick; Aide — Jessica Berzanske; Rotary Student of the Month — David Blossom; Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month — Molly Lamborn; Teacher — David Schmidt; Staff Person — Carol Kier; and Community Guests — Beth Meier, Barbara Massey and Mark Larson.

Aurora Borealis Charter

The fourth-grade Medieval Festival will be held Friday in Mr. Severson’s room.

The Polar Bears junior high basketball schedule for the week is as follows:

Friday — Girls at 3 p.m., boys following against Ninilchik at ABCS;

Monday — Girls at 3:30 p.m., boys following against CIA at CIA; and

Tuesday — Girls at 3 p.m., boys following against Chapman at ABCS.

Thank you to parents who provided food for the staff during parent/teacher conferences. It was appreciated by all.

Cook Inlet Acdemy

Students of the week: Sarah Andrus for being a great listener; Ellie Nelson for excellence in spelling; Kateland Farrell for attentiveness in class; Ryan Boozer for having a good heart; Elizabeth Siemion for being an awesome friend; Johnny Smithwick for catching up on homework; Mariah Mattfield for excellent effort in school; Richele McGahan for efficiency in the classroom; Ariana Tieaskie for being kindhearted to others; Erica McGahan for having a good attitude; and Mac Wyncoop for good poetry.

Upcoming events:

Thursday — Junior high basketball 3 PM at CIA; volleyball, 5 p.m. at CIA;

Friday — Fall Banquet; junior high basketball, 3 p.m. at CIA;

Monday — Junior high basketball, 3 p.m. at CIA;

Friday-Sunday — Wrestling at Barrow;

Friday-Saturday — Volleyball in Seldovia;

Thursday-Saturday — All State Choir/Band in Anchorage; and

Monday — Fifth-grade pie baking contest.

The cross-country ski team is creatively practicing hard while waiting for the snow.

J.R. Dailey accepted the invitation to become a board member. Welcome.

Claire Rowley and Jake Zufelt represented the student council at the board meeting. The board was very pleased to see these leaders represent their peers so well.

Anyone interested in the full-time custodian position needs to contact the office.

The school calendar can be accessed at www.cookinletacademy.net.

Connections Home-school

The Nikiski Connections office will be open today from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. It is located in the gray portable behind Nikiski High School.

November book club flyers are available both in the office and on-line. Holiday book specials and flyers are only in the office. Please remember the deadline for ordering is Nov. 20. Call Tanya at Connections at 714-8880 for information.

The Connections office will be closed on Nov. 23-24 for Thanksgiving.

Connections highly recommends being prepared for the state’s Standards Based Assessments in April. One good source of preparation is the Alaska Department of Educations Web site. Go to http://www.eed.state.ak.us/tls/assessment/sba.html and look at the sample tests. The sample tests will help with planning and preparation for the assessments in April. Preparation includes being prepared academically and reducing test anxiety. While you’re at the Department of Education Web site be sure to check out Grade Level Expectations. Our students will have the best opportunity to reach their potential with adequate preparation. Feel free to call Connections at 714-8880 if you have any questions and we’ll be glad to assist you.

Grace Lutheran

In Christ Light this past week, Grace Lutheran students have been learning about the parable of the Sower and the Seed. A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. Through this parable told by Jesus, the students saw the importance of staying strong in God’s Word. The Holy Scriptures is the only thing that will strengthen the faith the Holy Spirit has given believers.

The first- through third-graders have been discovering why the earth has seasons. Besides their very true answer of “because God made it that way,” they discovered the reason for the seasons is because of the orbitting earth around the sun. The children also have been discovering the various layers of atmosphere around the earth.

In math, the fourth grade is plowing through multiplication and division. Third grade is reviewing regrouping and subtraction.

Second grade has been reading “Corduroy” and learning how President Roosevelt was the reason for the naming of “teddy” bears.

The third grade has been working hard on studying for the weekly vocabulary tests for reading. A majority of the children are now mastering these tests with flying colors.

The whole first- through fourth-grade classroom has been preparing for Thanksgiving with various songs and art activities. They realize the true meaning of being thankful for all the blessings in their lives.

Finally, come cheer on the boys basketball team this Thursday at Wings!

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Sciences

Mrs. Bryson’s kindergarteners will tour Country Foods this morning to see first-hand how a grocery store is operated.

Mrs. Shelden’s and Mrs. Stroh’s classes have begun their unit on recycling. They will visit the Soldotna Landfill this afternoon to see how recycling is done there. On Friday at 2 p.m. they will travel to Sears Elementary where they will perform two plays for students. Parents will need to pick up their students at Sears that day, unless they normally ride the bus home.

Do you know what happens when you put vinegar and baking soda in a bottle with a balloon on top and shake it, why pancakes have bubbles in them, and what happens when you put a fork on dry ice? Ask your young scientists what they learned in science lab last week.

Mrs. Knudsen’s class is doing very well in reading. They read to Mrs. Lafferty’s class once or twice a week.

Edline codes were sent home or given out at conferences. Check Edline often for updates to class information and to the school calendar. If you are having a problem logging in, please call Linda at 283-0804.

The Annual Holiday concert will be held on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at the KCHS auditorium. All students in grades one and two at Sears and Kaleidoscope, and third-graders in Mrs. Boersma’s class, will be performing “The Littlest Tree’s Holiday Dream.”

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

Thanks to all who participated in the Veteran’s Day assembly last Friday. Additional thanks go to all who helped with the SIGS tie-dye project last week.

The school is still accepting donations for the annual auction and spaghetti feed until Friday. Those donating are asked to deliver goods to the school office, or call the school to have somebody pick them up. The auction will be held on Friday at 6 p.m. in the gym. All are invited; there are great deals available on a wide variety of items.

The first grade began their Community Workers unit. They will be learning about different workers from their Big Book and will be interviewing some school workers. Their Friday art lessons, watercolor paintings of bears, are displayed in the hall by their rooms. They are continuing in addition and subtraction and have added flashcards. The teachers ask that the cards are reviewed nightly, in addition to 15 minutes of reading every night.

Congratulations to P.E. Citizens of the week: Delanie Cyr, Micah Farrell, Makayla Derkevorkian, Tyler Hill, Luke Short, Johnathon Kreider, Kierstyn Mathews, Jacob Worsfold, Hannah Ellison, Matthew Davis, Kayla Musgrove, Archie Minkler,Violet Batt, River Calloway, Alex Kimple, and Bernice Hughes.

Kenai Central High

Today is the October Student of the Month Luncheon. The lunch begins at 11:53 a.m. in the library. All guests need to check in at the office before heading to the library.

All-State Music students will be leaving after school today for Anchorage. They will be performing Thursday through Saturday.

Attention Seniors and Parents of Seniors: Saturday is the last day to order caps and gowns for graduation. You can place orders online at Jostens.com. If you have any questions about this contact Kim Foley at 283-7524.

On Monday there will be a college application and scholarship workshop for all seniors and their parents. The workshop will be in the computer lab from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. If you have any questions you can call Kim Foley at 283-2123.

Also on Monday, the basketball booster club will have a meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the faculty lounge. KCHS is hosting the region basketball tournament this year on March 8-10. The booster club is looking for volunteers to help run the tournament. If you are interested in helping please contact Tim Delaney at 283-2104.

On Tuesday, during third period, Kenai Central High School will be having a practice Shelter in Place drill. This will allow our school to review our safety procedures in case of an actual emergency. During the Shelter in Place drill, you will not be able to come on campus, nor will your student be able to leave during this time. The Shelter in Place drill will be conducted and coordinated with the Kenai Police Department.

The volleyball banquet will be held on Tuesday. It will be in the cafeteria at 6 p.m.

Upcoming events:

November 24-25 — Thanksgiving vacation, no school;

November 27 — Boys and girls basketball starts; Academic Recognition Banquet at 6 p.m. in the Cafeteria.

You can access schedules for all activities at KCHS with the follow web address: http://highschoolsports.net.

Activities for the week:

Friday — Varsity hockey at Homer, 7 p.m.; wrestling at Soldotna, North/South Tourney;

Saturday — Wrestling at Soldotna, North/South Tourney; cross-country skiing at Homer;

Tuesday — Wrestling dual at Nikiski, 5 p.m.

Kenai Middle

Shaele Bryant is the KMS school winner for the 2007 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program. This unique program provides an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism and to recognize those students who havecompleted volunteer work. She is now eligible to compete at the state level for a chance at a cash award and a trip to Washington, D.C.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and Prudential Financial in 1995 to honor both middle school and high school students for their acts of community service. Since then, more than 70,000 young people have been honored at the local, state and national level.

Congratulations to the following students for being selected as a Character Counts Student last week: JD Perkins and Ken Targonsky. These students received a pizza for lunch last week. Again, congratulations to all our students and keep up the great work!

The eighth grade leadership class is collecting used cell phones and ink cartridges. We are raising money for the Kossack Korner and our Christmas family. If you have old cell phones or ink cartridges to donate, please turn them into the box at the office. We cannot accept toner cartridges. A good rule of thumb is that the cartridge should not be larger than the palm of your hand. Ink cartridges need to be in a plastic bag. All cell phones are accepted, working or not. Thank you!

Dates to remember:

Thursday — Site council at 5:30 p.m. in the library;

Friday — Dance/Lock In with the KCHS junior class (6-8 p.m./8 p.m.-7 a.m.);

Monday — Basketball at KMS “B,” 3 p.m.;

Tuesday — Basketball at Kenai, 3;

Nov. 23-24 — Holiday, happy Thanksgiving;

Nov. 28 — Basketball at CIA “B,” 3:30 p.m.

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Miss Maggie and Mr. Michael have been visiting the classrooms. The KIT Cultural Program staff members read the Mouse Story last week and are teaching the children Dena’ina songs and dances.

The Eagles and Ravens students are learning about the letter T and playing with tickets, turkeys, teeth, trains and toes. The children areplaying with toy microscopes in the science area. They also made turkeys with feathers made from the children’s hand cutouts.

The Central Emergency Services Fire Safety Puppet Show will be today at 11 a.m. in the Family House.

We appreciate all the parents who attended the pancake breakfast on Nov. 6. Last Friday parents made pies with Colleen Sonnevil, from the Cooperative Extension Service, and will be cooking a turkey on Nov. 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the Family House. Head Start classes are open to the public.

Nikiski Middle-High

This month’s site council meeting for Nikiski Middle-High and Nikiski North Star Elementary schools was held jointly at the Nikiski Middle-High library. Mrs. Manion and Mr. O’Brien meet monthly to discuss educational issues that affect Nikiski on a prekindergarten to 12th-grade level. Twice yearly, our site councils will meet together to work collaboratively. At this week’s meeting, class size at NNS was discussed, each school shared it’s goals and focus for the year, and officer Mitch Langseth from the Kenai Police Department presented on Internet safety for children and teenagers and things that parents can do to monitor internet usage. The next joint site council meeting will be held at Nikiski North Star on March 14.

Important dates:

For a full schedule of events please go to www.highschoolsports.net;

Thursday — Academic Lettering Banquet, 6 p.m. in the commons;

Thursday-Saturday — All-State Music;

Tuesday — Senior parent meeting, 6 p.m. in the library to discuss and form committees for graduation and after-grad activities; and

Nov. 23-24 — No school, Thanksgiving break.

Nikiski North Star Elementary

Mrs. Zimmerman’s fourth-graders are conducting their annual Pictures with Santa fundraiser on Dec. 2, 9 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kenai McDonalds Play Place. All money is being used for spring field trips. The cost is $3 for one picture and $5 for two pictures.

Ninilchik School

National Honor Society is sponsoring a food drive. Please bring your nonperishables to the office. There are separate boxes for elementary, grades 7-9, and 10-12. Donated food will be taken to the Food Bank.

Thursday — Volleyball vs. Kenny Lake, 4 p.m.;

Friday — Middle school basketball at Kenai Rec Center vs Aurora, 2:45 p.m., and High School wrestling at Barrow.

Also Friday, the freshmen are holding a fun night for elementary students from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Admission is $4, which includes a movie, swimming, popcorn, and drink. Sweet treats are available for $1.

Saturday — High school wrestling at Barrow continues

Monday-Tuesday — High school volleyball at Barrow.

On Monday, Parent to Parent, a powerful class designed to help families raise children through adolescence without engaging in drugs, alcohol, or dangerous behavior, will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Paul Banks Elementary in Homer. It is video-based and augmented with discussion. To register contact Paul Story at 235-3260.

Tuesday — Middle school basketball at Nikolaevsk, 3 p.m., and Project Grad family night.

Contact Tammy Bear at 567-3716 to get yearbooks dating from 1968 to 2005 for a reduced cost. Current yearbooks can be reserved for $50.

Brianna Goins, Sam Bennett and Eric Skjold, eighth-grade Future Problem Solvers, are currently working on Charity Giving and Fundraising, Protection of National Monuments, and Cultural Bias. Brianna gave an impromptuspeech at the mayor’s conference at Alyeska on global warming recently and did a great job.

Please contact Lisa Nissly if you are interested in the upcoming Christmas Bazaar band fundraiser, at 567-3301. Reserve your table early.

READS Primary

Students of the week at READS Primary School are Mya Spinka and Molly Shears. Congratulations to these students.

All parents are reminded that each student must have a pair of mittens at school by Thursday. Please be sure your child’s name is inside the mittens. Mittens will be returned following the Christmas Program on Dec. 7.

Each year READS sponsors a child from the community “angel tree.” This is a time that students do odd jobs and donate the money earned to purchase a gift for a child in need. Students are encouraged to begin earning money immediately in order to meet the due date of Dec. 11.

Parents are reminded that Show and Tell has been cancelled until January.

Redoubt Elementary

Terry Inokuma, Redoubt’s visiting Artist in School, will host a free Open Clay Studio Workshop on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. All parents and children are welcome. Those attending will complete a clay art project. Children attending must be accompanied by an adult. Artist in Schools is a program of the Alaska State Council on the Arts, with support from the state Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The school recognized and thanked its veterans last Friday: John Mills, Gary Ennis, Boyuk Dotomain, Scott Tomaso, and Travis Kidder.

Redoubt’s holiday kindness program will provide holiday help to families in need this year. Families are asked to contact the school office by Dec. 4. Donations may also be dropped off at the school office.

Redoubt’s current holiday food drive count is 250. The school goal is to collect 500 food items for the local food bank and Redoubt families by Nov. 30. All non-perishable food items will be appreciated. Collection boxes are in front of the school office.

Parents are asked to complete a student programs/free and reduced lunch program application. All completed applications benefit the school whether or not families qualify for benefits or plan to participate in the lunch program.

Intramural basketball games began this week.

The first-, second-, and third-grade holiday musical, “The Snow Party,” will be Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the SoHi Auditorium.

The Elf Shelf Holiday Store is coming Dec. 4-8. Students will have an opportunity to shop for family and friends. Complete information will be sent home.

Ridgeway Montessori Preschool

The students are enjoying the colder weather as we begin our studies of the continent of Antarctica. We are exploring the wonders of life on the ice and in the sea through various projects. In art, the children are creating detailed dioramas showing penguins, whales and leopard seals — complete with an iceberg! In science, we have created mini ice sculptures, then placed them in water to discover what the phrase “tip of the iceberg” means. At music time, one of our music teachers shared photos and stories of a friend’s recent visit to Antarctica. Each month we will study a new continent across the curriculum in this manner.

The school was pleased to offer vision and hearing screenings recently, and would remind parents that if your child missed this opportunity, another screening can be arranged. Please call the school for more information.

Our students are proud to report their completion of the Scholastic Book Club’s program “Classrooms Care.” We read 100 books so that 100 books could be donated to a school in need. We are in the process of directing this gift to the Hooper Bay School which burned earlier this year. The students enjoyed this project so much, that we have requested a second kit!

We welcome everyone to our Fall Open House on Nov. 29 from 5-6:30 p.m. The children would love to share their projects and show you around. We would like to remind you of our open enrollment policy, and welcome prospective students to come explore the possibilities at Ridgeway. We are now accepting child care assistance for families who qualify. For more information, please call 262-2699.

Sears Elementary

The Sears Title I program will hold its monthly Coffee and Conversation parent activity on Friday from 8:30-9 a.m. in the Sears Elementary library. Title I parents are invited to enjoy coffee and watch the morning club readers perform.

Volunteers are needed to help with set up on Dec. 1, and running of the “Young Shoppers Club” the week of Dec. 4. Please call the office if you are interested.

Mrs. Anderson’s first-graders have been learning about pumpkins. They weighed and measured pumpkins, and painted observational drawings of the pumpkins.

Mrs. Thomas’ class made homemade pumpkin pie play dough this week. They also will be constructing turkey centerpieces out of pinecones from Americus, Georgia.

Mrs. Fischer’s class read a variety of versions of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” this week as they worked on graphing, sequencing words, opposites and describing words.

Ms. Ralston’s first-graders are learning about harvest time. In math the students are working on addition and subtraction, and telling time to the quarter hour.

Mrs. Davidson’s and Ms. Ralston’s first-graders read a book called “The Secret Code.” After reading the story the students created their own secret codes and mystery words.

Mrs. Miller’s second grade has been learning about Native Americans and exploring their food, shelter, and way of life. They watercolored a picture of the Mayflower. In reading, students are enjoying fables and trying to figure out the moral of each story.

Art specialist Debbie Harris will be visiting second-grade and working with the students to create their own works of art!

Please be sure to turn in Box Tops For Education! Write your child’s name on the back and turn them in to the office.

Skyview High

Skyview is conducting a canned food drive as part of a local challenge between high schools. Please send in as many nonperishable items that you can. Items may be given to any teacher, or Mr. Fischer.

Government students conducted a mock election on Nov. 7. The results reflected similarities to the actual state voting process. Sarah Palin won as governor with 58 votes to Tony Knowles’ 34 and Andrew Halcro’s 12. David Massie polled two votes. Don Young polled 67 votes for U.S. Representative to Diane Benson’s 18, Bill Ratigan had 10, Alex Crawford had six and Eva Ince polled five. The state representative poll for District 33 was Kurt Olson with 55, Pete Sprague with 31 votes and Ozzie Osborne polled 20 votes. Ballot Measure 1 received 49 yes votes and 40 no votes. Ballot Measure 2 received 65 no votes and 32 yes votes.

The Skyview National Honor Society and the girls basketball team will be hosting the Winter Ball on Dec. 2. This will be a semiformal dance from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The theme will be an ice palace and a Snow King and Queen will be crowned in addition to a junior Ice Prince and Princess and a sophomore/freshman Ice Prince and Princess.

The student of the month luncheon is on Thursday.

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to attend the All-State Music Festival in Anchorage Thursday through Saturday: Tashina Wortham Turnbull for All-State Band and Jason Kincaid and Lucas Thein for All-State Choir.

Skyview’s pool is looking for adult lifeguards. Please call Sabrina at 262-3905 for more information.

Soldotna High

The district-wide canned food drive concludes on Friday. Prizes will be awarded to the winning advisories and winning schools.

The All-State Music Festival runs Thursday through Saturday.

Senior parents will meet Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. in the teachers lounge to discuss after graduation activities.

Junior parents will meet next on Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the teachers lounge to discuss after-prom activities.

Financial aid night is Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the library.

Seniors are reminded to begin their scholarship folders in time to be eligible for the numerous scholarship offers available to them. Incomplete scholarship folders cannot be considered.

The drama department presents the play “A Piece of my Heart” on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. in the SoHi theatre. Admission is $5 per person. Seating is in-the-round.

Soldotna Middle

The Soldotna Middle School newsletter can be accessed at https://www.edline.net/pages/Soldotna_Middle/News/Newsletter.

If you or someone you know could use some assistance during the holiday season please contact the school counselor at 262-4344.

Mrs. Church’s seventh-grade leadership classes wrote letters to the soldiers this week for Veterans Day. The letters highlighted the leadership traits such as courage, self-discipline, honesty, respect, responsibility, confidence, loyalty and integrity. The students realized that our veterans needed these qualities and our current soldiers will need these traits every day for their missions.

Mrs. Pillifant’s homeroom is collecting inactive cell phones to recycle to raise money for a needy family. Bring them to the office or to Mrs. Pillifant’s classroom. Thanks.

Library news from Mrs. Laber: Thank you to all the awesome students, and parent volunteer, Kim Senn, that have been participating in the Battle of the Books this year! Carol Clonan, Katie Clonan, Amandra Cobb, Olivia Fair, Madeline Fox, Mary Hauptman, Mackenzie Senn, and Bud Sparks have worked very hard putting in their extra efforts.

Turkey Trot Day is always the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Parents are invited to attend. The fun starts at approximately 12:30 p.m. Parents, please check in at the office on your way down to the gym.

Mark your calendars:

Friday — SMS boys and girls Silver basketball Teams at CIA, 3 p.m.; boys and girls Maroon basketball teams at SMS play Homer, 3 p.m.;

Monday — Site-Base meeting in the library, 4:30 p.m.;

Tuesday — SMS boys and girls Silver basketball teams at SMS boys and girls Maroon basketball, 3 p.m.; and

Nov. 23-24 — Thanksgiving vacation, no school.

Soldotna Montessori Charter

The SMCS Winter Multi-Cultural Music Program will be at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 in the school gym. All classrooms will be singing for the program.

There will be a combined band program on Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. It will be with both the Beginning and Intermediate Bands from both schools. Dress rehearsals will occur during regular band time from Nov. 27 to Nov. 30. Students must be present for the dress rehearsals.

Primary students from all classes enjoyed the puppet presentation by the firefighters last week. However, the kindergarten class had an unexpected experience this past week while visiting the fire station. They were both excited and sad when the firefighters had to leave for a fire. The students were sad to see that the firefighters didn’t go down a pole, but they were pleased to have the opportunity to see the ladder truck before the alarm sounded.

Students in Mrs. Atchley’s class studied the artwork of VanGogh this past week. They then tried their own hands at this genre of artwork by painting their own versions of “The Starry Night.” Those masterpieces will be hanging soon in the hallway for all to enjoy. Students were also able to finally taste their hemisphere pumpkins. With the work completed, the pumpkins were baked and enjoyed plain and with honey and syrup. The class is beginning their study of North America by researching and working with maps of the United States.

Sterling Elementary

The recent Scholastic Book Fair was a great success. The library earned more than $770 that will be spent on new books. In addition, through the One for Books program, an additional $140 was donated by local businesses and community members. This not only provides additional money for our library to purchase books, but Scholastic donates a free book to an underprivileged school for every dollar raised.

On Thursday, Title I students in the morning program would like to invite their parents to join them from 7:50-8:30 a.m. to see what their students are learning in the program. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.

If your child is involved in this program, feel free to call the school for more information.

Sterling school is once again proud to be a drop off point for the Share in the Giving canned food drive. You may drop off nonperishable food at the school from now until Thanksgiving. The food will be assembled into baskets for local families.

AmeriCorps continues to host many after school activities that are open for the whole community. Adult basketball is held on Tuesday from 67:30 p.m. and on Thursday from 5:307:30 p.m. You can also join the hall walkers during that same time and get some good exercise in a warm dry environment.

The PTA will be hosting a craft fair on Dec. 9 and 10. If you are interested in having a booth in the fair, please call Chris Thorne at 262-4944 to receive an application.

Tustumena Elementary

Tustumena Elementary Students have begun the St. Jude’s Math-A-Thon. The students are raising money for St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital through their participation in this activity. The activity includes answering between 200 and 250 math problems selected for them by grade. The completion of the problems earns pledged money which will be sent to St. Jude’s.

The final deadline for problem completion was Tuesday and the deadline for pledge collections and returns is Friday. Pledge collection envelops need to be turned into the school office as soon as possible and all checks need to be made out to SJCRH. The booklets and certificates of accomplishment also need to be turned into the school office so they can be tallied and prizes determined.

The PTO will be meeting Tuesday at 4 p.m.



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