Announcements & Upcoming Events
Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP)
AMP is computer-based and will be administered for the first time in spring 2015. Learn more about the new assessment and technology practice tests at the Alaska Assessments website.
STATEWIDE AMP TESTING COMING IN APRIL
Statewide AMP Tests Coming in April
In April, all 3rd-6th graders across the state of Alaska will be taking the Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) assessments. These standardized tests will, for the first time, be computer-based. To ensure that all students have access to a laptop to take these assessments, testing will be spread out over a 2-week period in April. Thank you for ensuring that your child is here at school for these mandated assessments. Here is Denali's testing schedule:
AMP TESTING SCHEDULE:
March 31: Language Arts Testing for Grades 3 & 5 and Mrs Hunter's & Mrs Van't Land's classes
April 1: Math Testing for Grades 3 & 5 and Mrs Hunter's & Mrs Van't Land's classes
April 2: Make-up Testing Day
April 3: Science Testing for 4th grades only.
April 7: Language Arts Testing for Grades 4 & 6
April 8: Math Testing for Grades 4 & 6
April 9: Make-up Testing Day
Budget Presentation: Thursday, Mar. 5
In cooperation with the Fairbanks Council of PTAs, the Fairbanks School District will provide an overview of the administration’s 2015-16 Proposed Budget to parents and families.
- Thursday, March 5, 6-7:30 p.m.
- North Pole Elementary
- 250 Snowman Lane, North Pole
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PARENTING PARTNERS IN FEBRUARY
Parenting Partner meetings on Wednesdays in February.. (February 4, 11, 18, & 25 .- from 5:00 - 7:30 PM.)
Parenting Partner meetings are funded by Title I and include teacher and parent led meetings to discuss positive parenting, creating confident kids, communication that works, deflecting arguments and setting boundaries...just to mention a few of the topics discussed.
GUYS READ PROGRAM
Beginning 1/20/15 at 12:00 and each Tuesday and Thursday for 4 weeks volunteers from the Guys Read Program will be at Denali to read to 4th grade boys during their lunch time in the library.
Guys Read is a way to attract nearly 100% of 4th grade boys to books and reading.
How does Guys Read motivate boys to read?
* The programs are led by med volunteers who enjoy reading;.
* Featured books are recent, boy-friendly, and heavily illustrated;
* The pages are projected onto the wall or screen;
* Readings happen during the boys' school lunchtimes;
* Multiple copies of the books are donated to the school libraries.
Safety Letter from Mrs. Hall
Dear Denali Parents and Families,
First of all, welcome back!! I am very excited to be Denali’s new principal and look forward to meeting and working with you this year.
Over the course of the summer, one of the things I did was to review the Parent Surveys that were completed last spring and returned. I noticed that one main concern of parents was the Parent Drop Off and Pick Up Areas for students. After reading your comments as well as comments from staff, I met with district facilities management personnel and discussed what we could do to not only assure your child’s safety, but the safety of all students here at Denali.
You will see on the link below, a map of the Parent Drop off and Pick Up Zones. We will continue to use the circular area and will send overflow to the large parking lot where you can use the long sidewalk to pick up or drop off your child. If you use the circular area at the end of the day, we ask that you pull completely forward (near the kindergarten playground) and leave the center lane open for moving cars. One important thing that we need all parents and visitors at Denali to remember is to not park in the circular area and leave your car to come into the building. This leaves blind spots for other drivers and is a safety hazard for all our children. If you need to come into the building at the end of the day, please park in the parking lot. Each day we have staff assigned to monitor drop off and pick up areas on both sides of the building to assure student safety, so please follow their directions.
Again, our highest priority is the safety for ALL Denali students and if we work together, we can make this happen. I appreciate your help and once again, welcome to a new school year.
Debbie Hall, Principal
PARENT DROP OFF/PICK UP ZONES
To keep our student safe and the traffic flowing here at Denali, we have a special parking lot plan for our cars and school buses. Please click on the link below to download the parking lot map and directions, so you know where to drop-off and pick-up your child each day. Thanks for driving safely and slowly here at Denali! Student safety is our #1 priority!
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