• What's Howling at Trailside?

  • From the Principal


    Dear Trailside families, 

    February is a month of giving. Trailside students are always practicing kindness through caring and sharing. Part of the sharing comes during visit your school’s tours. Every Tuesday we will be having tours provided to parents of prospective students at 9:30 am. On the last Tuesday of the month, the 25th, we have an evening tour that will begin at 6:00 pm. If you know a family that is interested in Trailside, please let them know about the tours.


    Parent-teacher conferences are also in February. This is a great time to visit with your child’s teacher and ask questions about their progress and ways you can help at home. Please be aware,  the week of conferences we have Wednesday and Thursday half days and then no school for students on Friday. Conferences are the week of February 10th.


    The PE department has been outside enjoying the winter weather. Cross country skiing and skating for the students. It has been fun to watch them outside and observe the progress they are making. Mr. Leiser does a great job with our students and teaching them a variety of activities.


    The bell choir has begun with Ms. Davenport. Students are making progress and learning new musical skills. Listening to them practice has been fun and enjoyable. Ms. Davenport offers a variety of opportunities for our students outside the school day.


    A big shout out to all the teachers at Trailside. We have a dedicated staff that works hard to ensure your children are learning and making progress. If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or the office.



    Heather Jones, Principal   Have a great day!

    Heather Jones, principal

Monthly Highlights



    Student Council Image


    Student Council Officers for 19/20 School 

    President- Linai Tuers

    Vice President- Sydney Norris 

    Secretary- Sophi Jenkins 

    Publicity- Carley Streumpler & Hailey Daniels

    Student at Arms- Keira Brandon


    Student Council News  

    December 2-13- Lend a Helping Hand 




Image MRs. Jones Sledding
  • Winter Family Fun Night

  • Valentines Grams Due: 2/10/20

  • Obstacle-Course A Thon 2020

  • PTA- After school Activities Link

  • News from the Library

  • Lost Alaska Airlines Wings- Please contact front office

  • Visit our Schools-2020

  • Papa Murphys Fundraiser

  • Conference Scheduler

  • Box Tops

Notes from the office

    • If you are headed out of town on vacation please remember to notify your student's teacher and the office via email (donaldson_karen@asdk12.org).
    • Late/Tardy/Sick Please call the office 742-5500 to let us know your student will be out 
    • Message from Mrs. Donaldson in the office
      A small change to the way we excuse vacations.
      You will see a "P" for excused Pre-Arranged Absence instead of "E", ignore any notes of unexcused when you see "P".
      The "P" lets us know the student was on vacation not sick.
      Also, please wait a few minutes to see if your children or teacher leave a message when calling you instead of calling the school right away.
      All phone calls out show the main office number and the office does not know why your child or teacher is calling and we are trying not to interrupt classrooms during the day. 


     Thank you!

Notes from Nurse Donna


    Flu Guide
    Flu Information

    More Health Information from the CDC


    It is COLD outside!

    Please make sure your student has all 5 points, so they can enjoy the snow outside! 

    If your student is in need of outside gear please call the nurse for assistance.  


    Stay Warm! 


Health News


    Health Class News with Mrs. Hallinan


    Beginning February 24th, Trailside students will have two weeks of health lessons on the following topics: Kindergarteners will be learning about keeping clean and healthy. First graders will discuss feeling happy, sad, and in-between. Second graders will discover how they grew from a baby into the special person they are now. Third graders will focus on heredity and traits. Fourth graders will explore hygiene and keeping clean. Fifth graders will learn about puberty and hygiene. Sixth graders will learn about the reproductive system. Please see the following links for more information and the corresponding parent bulletin.


    Kindergarten- I’m a Clean Cowboy  

    First grade- Happy, Sad and In-between


    Second grade- Babies, and How You Grew  


    Third grade- My Family, Your Family  

    Fourth grade- Be Cool, Keep Clean

    Fifth grade- Growing Up


    Sixth grade- The Reproductive System  


    Fifth and Sixth grade additional Human Growth Information  



    Personal Safety Lessons

    Trailside Elementary students will be completing their second personal safety lesson the week of March 2nd during health class times. The lesson content is part of the Anchorage School District’s plan to enact the Alaska Safe Children’s Act. If you have any questions about the content of the program or if you wish to inquire about opting out, please contact our Elem. Health Specialist, Amy Hallinan, hallinan_amy@asdk12.org. Thank you for partnering with us as we continue to provide learning opportunities to improve the safety and well-being of our students.


  • We have started cross country skiing and Ice skating.  If your students have their own Ski's, Skates, helmet we encourage them to bring them.  Make sure students are dressed in all five points hat, gloves, snow pants, coat, and boots.  We will be starting our Gymnastics unit at the end of February.  


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    Make sure and check out the PTA website ( link below)  for the 3rd quarter after school activities to include Gymnastics, Volleyball and cross country skiing.  

    PTA Website After School Activities


Music with Mrs. Davenport

  • Music News from Ms. D


    Bell Choir:

     Bell choir is underway – we have full ensembles and enrollment is complete. Rehearsals are 7:50am- 8:50am. Please make sure that your ringers are on time because everyone needs to help with set-up. They are such a musical bunch! They are going to wow you with their concert.


    Tuesdays: 5th and 6th graders

    Thursday: 3rd and 4th graders


    April 14th: Bell Choir Tour

    April 16th: Bell Choir Concerts

    9:30 School Assembly

    6:30 Evening Concert


    Music Class:

    This quarter in music class 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders are playing Ukuleles. Trailside won the lottery to get the ASD set of Ukuleles for the third quarter. Rhythm reading will also be a focus this quarter.

    In K, 1st and 2nd grade we are exploring movement, singing, and various percussion instruments.

Save the Date!

  • Trailside Elementary Contacts

    Main Office 742-5500 |  Heather Jones, Principal  |  Patricia Erickson, Admin. Assistant  |  Karen Donaldson, Secretary  |  24 hour Attendance Line  742-5500 |  Nurse –Donna Wilson 742-5501  |  Cafeteria Manager – Tiffany Kurani- 742-5533, café_Trialside@asdk12.org