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Notes from the principal
Dear Inlet View Families,
 
I hope all of you are doing well and are enjoying the time spent with the family, especially with your little ones (others not so little anymore). It is with a feeling of nostalgia that I write the newsletter this month. In a “normal” school year, May is the month where the school calendar fills out with field trips, talent show, concerts, assemblies, and such. It is the time of the year when kindys and 6th graders get together to practice the farewell song for the 6th-grade promotion ceremony, not to mention the excitement to see all families gather together for our end of year BBQ….

However, in looking at the positive side of things, I’ve enjoyed popping into zoom meetings and watching students and staff share their homes. Some bring their pets to the meeting; others show their talents from the comfort of their living room or kitchen. I’ve seen parents smiling, participating, and supporting their child with technology. Seeing the different ways that we’ve come together as a school community fills my heart and brings me joy. I have hope that once this is over, we’ll be together again under one roof that we call our school home. I miss you orcas. I really do.
 
Last, this edition contains important information regarding student item retrieval, online and in-person registration for the 2020-2021 school year, and more. I encourage you to read the newsletter and keep it handy for later reference.
 
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IB-PYP Corner
The Learner Profiles are Principled and Thinker
We will be focusing on two learner profiles this month (Principled and Thinker). Check out the following ideas you can discuss with your child at home.
Students who are thinkers work to solve problems independently. They can imagine many solutions to a question or challenge. Thinkers make good decisions and can predict the outcomes of their actions. They think creatively and critically. How can parents help to develop students who are Thinkers at home?
  •   Encourage your child to try to think of solutions to problems independently.
  •   Pose different real-life problems and questions to your child:
    • “I’m not sure how to arrange the glasses so they can all fit in the cupboard.”
    • “I wonder how much the groceries in the cart will cost… how can we make an estimate?”
    • “We need enough cookies for the 20 people in your class. What kind of change should we make to our recipe?”
  •   Ask your children questions when they are working on a problem:
                " Do you have any ideas about how we might begin?"
                " How can we do this differently?"
                " I had never thought of that. Tell me more about it."
                " What other ways can we show that?"
                " Why do you think that?"
                " How did you figure that out?"
The Learner Profile, Principled
Students who are principled have a sense of fairness and are honest with themselves and with others. They understand that sometimes there are rules and they follow them. They have an understanding of moral reasoning. How can parents help to develop students who are Principled at home?
  •   Involve your child in deciding on the rules for a game or activity and then ensure that they stick to the ones that have been decided upon.
  •   Encourage your child to play games that involve teams. Discuss with your child the qualities of a team player. What sort of person would they want on their team?
  •   When your child wins a game insist that he or she is a well-mannered winner. They might thank their opponent or shake hands with them if it’s appropriate.
  •   When playing a game, don’t change the rules or let your child win. Being a gracious loser is just as important as being a good winner.
Student Item Retrieval INFORMATION
All Inlet View families will have two opportunities to drive to school and receive a bag with your child’s belongings. Teachers did their best trying to collect students’ materials, workbooks, water bottles and such. Please understand that we will practice strict social distancing measures and this will not allow for “going to look for it”. There will be no access to classrooms during the retrieval process. If you have library books, we ask you to please bring them and drop them on the carts that will be available on the side-walk.
 
The following is the schedule for families to drive to school. Plan accordingly
Monday, May/4 
 
9:00am - 12:30pm       Students Last Name A-L
12:30pm - 3:30pm      Student Last Name M-Z
 
Tuesday, May /5 
 
9:00am - 12:30pm       Student Last Name M-Z
12:30pm - 3:30pm      Students Last Name A-L
 
This will be a curbside process. Help us by following the below guidelines
Follow the signage and park next to the traffic cones
A staff member will identify you or ask for your student’s name (let us know if you have more than one child)
Staff member radios personal inside the building
A staff member will bring a bag with your child’s belongings to the car (You can open the trunk and we will put the bag in it)
Leave the parking lot and drive safely.
 
ALL unclaimed items will be stored in school until the fall.
Thank you for helping us keeping everybody safe.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Online Registration dates for returning ASD students: • April 27th –August 21st
 
Although Online Registration will be open through August 21st, registering your student before August 14th is appreciated. Registering early helps our school get an estimate of how many classes we are having and therefore if new teachers are needed. Not getting enough student registered puts as at risk of losing a teacher. Please help us. Register early!
 
Have you moved? Will your children be attending a different school?  Do you have an incoming kindergarten?
Please complete the following survey and let us know. The survey has 5 questions only and should take no more than 3 minutes
 
Here is a link to place your responses:
 
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=AeZsA1rpRk6jvWt0LtS7NUSMtE7QTzNKjfSYY1R_keVURFpJNlhYRE5WN1JGVEFGR1lTMUZLVzRJNC4u
 
Transferring to a different school?
You may register online, but please notify your new school as, you will need to provide Proof of Residency to your new school.
 
 
ASD Elementary school offices will reopen the week of July 22nd. The schedule for, In-person Registration will be held as currently planned, but subject to change.
 
New-to-District students and all Kindergarteners on the following dates: • Tuesday, July 28 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM • Wednesday, July 29 - 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM & 5:00 to 7:00 PM • Thursday, July 30 - 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM If you are out of town on the dates listed above, please visit your school as soon as you return.
2020 Census
Creatives for the Count
If you have not responded, it is easier than ever to respond online at my2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 to make sure you are counted. Responding today on the internet, by phone, or sending the questionnaire in the mail will avoid a future visit from a Census taker.

Filling out the Census takes less than 10 minutes, is only 10 questions, and impacts 10 years of future federal funding for our schools, health care and public infrastructure projects.

Meme-social media gallery and Video Contest (to post on your school's Facebook/social media pages): https://creativesforthecount.org/
Physical Education

Physical Education On The Run! 

Since the beginning of the school closure, Mr. Meinen challenged the students and the staff to a 3,000 mile challenge.  The goal is to see whether the students or the staff can reach 3,000 miles by the end of the school year.  Each week students and staff members are encouraged to log their miles on the pe website and Mr. Meinen tallies up the miles earned.  It is a friendly competition meant to encourage physical activity and promote wellness of our school community.  

Results as of April 25th are; 

Students: 1,535 miles
Staff: 1,181 miles

Congratulations to both teams in their pursuit of staying strong and balanced!  

: )   Mr. Meinen 

pe webiste: 
https://sites.google.com/asdk12.net/iv-physicaleducation/home
Time to order your yearbook
If you would like to help Inlet View PTA purchase a yearbook for a child in need please mail a check to  the PTA treasurer Juli Lucky.  Checks can be made payable to Inlet View PTA.  In the notes section of your checks please put Inlet View yearbook or you can use PayPal.me/InletViewPTA  Yearbooks cost $15 each. 

You can mail your check to: 
Juli Lucky
2065 Belair Drive
Anchorage AK 99517
TreeRing
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Inlet View Elementary

Hi Inlet View,

The final day to purchase your yearbook is this upcoming Thursday. All families can customize two of their own pages for free!! Treering plants a tree for every yearbook sold. All yearbooks will be shipped to your homes. If you haven't updated your address with Treering, please make sure you do so before Thursday night. If you have any great pictures of our CO-VID19 Distance Learning, please add those photos to the COVID-10 Distance Learning folder soon. Also, if any parents have fun pictures of Ms. Park's class activities, please help by putting them in her folder before Wednesday. Wishing you all good health, happiness and sunshine!
~Mrs. Kemp

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Less scrolling, more fun photos of kids.
Box Tops Are Going Digital

Instead of cutting out little cardboard squares, download the Box Tops app and scan your grocery receipts: Carrs, Freds, Costco, etc.  Every little bit of support helps.

www.boxtops4education.com

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If you would like to be on the PTA email list, please email inletviewpta@gmail.com.  

This email list is not the same as the Inlet View emails and newsletters you may get from the principal.

The PTA email list will keep you updated and in the loop on what is happening with the PTA and at the school, this includes any PTA run club registration info, volunteer opportunities and information about upcoming events.

If you have any questions, please email us: inletviewpta@gmail.com

Parental involvement matters!

Thank you for being part of our school community,

Petra Wilm
PTA President
Inlet View Elementary

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Allie Shepherd, Vice President
Heather Dongoski, Secretary
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