Communications & Community Outreach
Singing into Spring
Tuesday, April 25
Huffman Elementary took part in a grant opportunity this year called Northern Journeys which is supported by the Margaret Cargill Foundation. This grant supported the collaboration between student teachers, local artists, and our teaching staff. The artists shared strategies for integrating the arts into students' academic experiences. We were also lucky enough to have an artist in residence, Janet Carr-Campbell, join our school for two weeks. Working with our primary grades, she developed a program called, Singing into Spring. The culminating performance will take place at 2:15 p.m. on April 25.
Contact: Huffman Principal Chris Opitz
Stand Against Racism
Friday, April 28
ASD Education Center
Stand Against Racism
The 2017 Stand Against Racism campaign is April 27-30, with a special event taking place at the Ed Center from 9-10 a.m. on Friday, April 28. Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities.
Join the Ed Center and other business partners by participating in Orange Friday on Friday, April 28. All you have to do is wear Orange and sign the Stand Against Racism pledge.
Attend the Ed Center’s Stand Against Racism event scheduled for 9-10 a.m. on Friday, April 28.
Prom dresses for students in need
ASD Education Center
Becca's Closet is an organization which collects formal dresses for high school students who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend prom or homecoming. Items accepted include semi-formal or formal gowns, shawls, shoes or accessories that are appropriate for a high school prom or homecoming.
Teens in need of dresses can browse Becca's Closet's inventory from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Education Center on the following dates: March 25 and April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the group's Facebook page.
ASD Grad Competes in World Culinary Competition
Now - May 5
Anchorage School District graduate Jordyn Baker has been selected to compete in the SkillsUSA World Culinary Championships in Abu Dhabi in October! Jordyn won the national SkillsUSA baking championship last summer after her high school graduation. She attends college in California but is in town through May 5 and is practicing for the world championships at the King Career Center with her former teacher Kellie Puff, who is the school’s Culinary Arts instructor. Jordyn is open to giving an interview while she’s in town. If you are interested, please contact Kellie Puff at email@example.com.
Project SEARCH End of Year Celebration
Wednesday, May 3
Providence Alaska Medical Center, 3200 Providence Drive, East Auditorium (Lower level)
Meet the student interns, hear stories about the interns’ experience with staff, learn about the program impacts.
Project SEARCH in Anchorage is a collaboration between PH&SA, the Anchorage School
District, the Arc of Anchorage, and the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education. For more information on Project SEARCH, please visit: http://www.projectsearch.us/.
For more information, please contact:
Laarni Power, Community Partnerships Coordinator, PH&SA, 212-2976 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Campbell Elementary School 50th anniversary celebration
Saturday, May 6
All are welcome. Proceeds of the silent auction will benefit the STEM Lab.
Tyson Elementary Reading Carnival
Thursday, May 18
Tyson Elementary School
Students receive a ticket every day for completing their reading homework. That is: reading 20 minutes a day and getting a parent to sign their reading homework slip. At the Carnival, students check in at the door and receive a baggie full of tickets for every day they completed their reading homework. Only students with these tickets can participate. Parents cannot purchase tickets at the event. The Reading Carnival is amazing! It is a good incentive for the kids to do their reading homework each night.
William Tyson Elementary
Family School Services Coordinator