February 27th, 2023
Dear STrEaM Families,
We’re down to the last two weeks of the third quarter. Let’s FINISH STRONG! The final deadline for Mastery Assessments is this Friday, 3/3.
Our next FULL DAY WEDNESDAY IS MARCH 8TH (Next week).
2/27 Monday: Full Day P. 1-7
2/28 Tuesday: A day Advisory, P. 1-4
Tour 10:00 am start in lobby
Boxing 3:00 pm Auditorium
Ski Race at Bartlett HS @6:00. Skiers stay at STrEaM after school for bus.
3/1 Wednesday: Projects & Early Release
No ski practice. Time to rest between races.
3/2 Thursday: B day Advisory, P. 5-8
Championship Ski Races at Kincaid @6:00. Skiers stay at STrEaM after school for bus.
3/3 Friday: Full day P. 1-7
End-of-Season Ski Team Gear Organization, Awards and PARTY! Potluck foods 3-4:30 Rm 6
PA Deadline for 6th graders
Lottery & Recruitment
The Spring Lottery is open! Please help us recruit: word of mouth is the most powerful referral. Refer us to your friends and family, review us on Facebook and Google, share our posts and information. Posters are available for anyone with a public bulletin board! See Mrs. Biondich.
We are hosting school tours on Tuesdays at 10 am throughout the month of February and our student ambassador leaders are traveling to our feeder elementary schools to present to 5th graders. If you know someone who is interested in sending their kids to STrEaM next year, please pass on the school tour invite or have them contact us directly for more information.
6th Grade TREK to Downtown Anchorage
6th Grade parents: please complete the field trip permission form (LINKED HERE) for our upcoming 6th grade Downtown Memorial Tour/TREK on Wed, March 8! This is happening on a “full Wednesday.” School is 8:00-3:00 that day. During the TREK, students will investigate connections to Social Studies and Language Arts projects with the questions: What impact do monuments have on the way we think about history? What impact do these monuments have on the physical landscape?
Also, WE NEED PARENT CHAPERONES! Please email email@example.com if you are interested/available. Thank you so much! :)
Ms. Wesley’s 8th Grade Social Studies students win First Place!!
From October to December 2022, 8th graders at STrEaM Academy studied Native American and Alaska Native history and culture in both Social Studies and English Language Arts. Students studied various tribes from the lower 48 before learning about the Indian Removal Act, the Dawes Act and other legislation that contributed to the creation of the reservation system. Students created maps and diagrams to study geography and movement of Indigenous peoples across North America. Students then studied Alaska history and the passage of the Alaska Native Settlement Claims Act of 1971. In Language Arts, students read a contemporary young adult novel called, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” to pair with Social Studies content. Our 8th graders submitted an entry into AEA’s National Indigenous People’s Month Heritage Month project and won first place! With the prize money, students are planning a cultural banquet toward the end of the year.
ASTE 2023 TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Anchorage STrEaM Academy is excited to announce our awesome 6th grade ELA and Social Studies teacher Emily Smith has been named the ASTE 2023 Teacher of the Year! ASTE is the Alaska Society for Technology in Education
Ski Team Update
Ski practice every day this week. (See schedule above). Check out Ski Season Calendar for practice and Race information. (Hard copies available.) Please pick up your child promptly at 4:30. Coaches must stay with skiers until they have been picked up by parents.
Transportation: WE NEED VOLUNTEER DRIVERS! Questions/ concerns? Contact Coach Mozen via e-mail @ firstname.lastname@example.org, or text @ 907-302-0475
Health Spotlight: Nurse Bethany
The American Dental Association celebrates February as National Children’s Dental Health Month. This observance reinforces the importance of oral health in children as well as helping parents with tips to keep their child’s smile on track!
Parents, Did You Know? Early childhood tooth decay has become the most common chronic childhood disease, impacting more children than asthma. Kids who suffer from poor oral health are three times more likely to miss school as a result of dental pain. If you need a list of great local pediatric dentist, please reach out.
Social-Emotional Learning in Advisory this week:
No SEL - Students will be completing the School Climate and Connectedness Survey this week
APC (Academic Policy Committee)
Next APC Meeting Wednesday, March 8th at 5:30 PM.
Parents and community members welcome. Please contact us prior to the meeting and sign up if you wish to speak or provide comment. Agendas and minutes posted on https://www.asdk12.org/stream
STrEaM Lunch Program:
Wednesday Break Snacks
Please be sure your child packs their snack of choice. Friends of STrEaM and our donors for the Pantry Program have been seeing a huge increase in the number of students requesting snacks during Wednesday morning breaks.
Lunch at STrEaM supported by our Pantry Program & Friends of Stream
Please be sure your child packs a cold lunch. This week we need SHELF STABLE FRUIT. 45% of our students (76 students) come from economically disadvantaged homes and we hope to help them with free lunches when necessary. We served an average of 20 lunches each day last week. To put that in perspective, that is 8 loaves of bread, 48 oz of peanut butter and 4 pounds of lunch meat every week. Donations of Bread, Peanut Butter, Cheese & Turkey lunch meat are always welcome.
Snow day make-up & Emergency Closures
“Emergency” Project Packets went home to ALL students! Please ensure you have this manilla envelope. Thes packets contain grade-level projects designed specifically for snow days and emergency closures.
In case of an emergency school closure, students will open these packets and do the Projects enclosed. These projects do not require technology. However, instructions will also be posted in Canvas, and teachers will host zoom sessions to offer support.
STrEaM is making up missed days due to emergency closure by extending three Wednesdays (on short weeks) to full days in addition to other district calendar adjustments (2/24 is now a school day).
The following Wednesdays will be full school days (no early release):
Wednesday 2/22 (No school Monday 2/20 Presidents’ Day)
Wednesday 3/8 (No school Friday 3/10 End Q3/Spring Break)
Wednesday 4/19 (No school Friday 4/21 WBU Spring Graduation)
Online Gear Store
Our online store is open! Visit Anchorage STrEaM Academy Sideline Store. We still have baseball caps and winter knit pullover hats for sale in the front office.
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