Houghtaling Elementary School

Houghtaling Elementary School

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    First Student Bus Co is requesting that all students with any bus route or stop changes need to hand a transportation note to the bus driver. This means parents must contact the school office before 2:00pm to have the note written.  No note = no change in stops  Thank you for your help in this incredibly huge safety issue.

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  • Library Looking for family activities? Check out the Ketchikan Public Library. There is literally something going on all the time! Their calendar is full of children & whole family activities! The February calendar is on the main page. Have fun!library worm

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  • Student Absence and 

    Leaving Early

    If your child is going to be absent from school for any reason, please contact the school office (907) 225-4128 first thing in the morning. All absences are unexcused until a parent/guardian contacts the office to excuse their student.

    We are noticing many parents showing up at 3:00pm to pick up their child early. Our school day does not get over until 3:25 Kindergarten and 3:30 1st through 6th, with a lot of learning still happening right up until the dismissal bell. If you could contact the office first thing in the morning so the classroom teacher can plan for the early dismissal, that would be very helpful and appreciated. It will avoid having so many classroom interruptions. Thank you!

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  • Playground Supervision

    For student safety, PLEASE remember that the playground will not have adult supervision until 8:35am. It is very important that students are not dropped off prior to that time. If your child walks to school, please talk to them about this topic so they do not arrive before supervision is available. There will also be no adult supervision on any playgrounds after 3:30pm.

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  • The Students of the Week were Oliver Wutzke, Alyssa Phillips, Edwin Armey, Lena Hurt, Aiden Jones, Arabella Buendia, and Emily Hepler.

    The Spirit Award went to Mrs. Hamilton's 2nd Grade!

    The Sunshine Awards went to Ezrah Harney, Brooklyn Williams, Clayton Wright and Johanna Werth!
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  • Daily Schedule

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    Office Hours
    Phone: (907) 225-4128
    Fax: (907) 225-7925

    Preschool Times

     8:45am - 12:45pm

    Kindergarten Times
     8:55am - 3:25am
    1st - 6th Grade Times
     8:55am - 3:30pm
    Extended School Day
    Grades 3rd - 6th
    **permission form must be signed
    by parents prior to attending **
    3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Breakfast Prices
    Full Price Students = $1.00
    Full Price Adults = $2.00
    Reduced Price = .30 cents
    Grades K-3
    Lunch:  11:35 - 12:05
    Recess: 12:10 - 12:40
    Grades 4-6
    Lunch: 12:10 - 12:40
    Recess11:35 - 12:05
    *Lunch Prices:
    Full Price Students = $3.25
    Full Price Adults = $4.75
    Reduced Price = .40 cents
    *Needs to be ordered each
    morning by 9:30am **
     If you will want a lunch
    but are running late, please
    call the office by 9:00am
    First Student Bus Co


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  • Parking Lot Locked

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      Parking Lot Safety
    Lots are locked every day 
    Our parking lot is for staff parking only, unless you need to access the handicap parking.
    If you get locked in, you will need to wait, as it is for the safety of all students that the lot gets locked.
    Locked Times
    8:20am - 8:55am
    3:15pm - 3:35pm
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  • Lost & Found

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    Lost & Found is located in the wooden box by the office. Please check regularly for your missing treasures! Periodically, as the bin gets overloaded, we will take items to Goodwill. So please do not delay in checking for missing items.
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    For the security of our students and staff, all visitors must enter and exit our building at the front office. We are strictly enforcing this new safety measure and ask for your cooperation. 
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  • Mixed Bag Fundraiser

    Please be watching in your child's backpack this Friday February 17th! Parent packets are coming home with your child for our MIXED BAG FUNDRAISER! It will be happening from Feb. 18th - March 9th. All money raised will go towards building a cover over our Clifford playground. So be watching for the catalogs ~ there are some really amazing items this year! LET"S GET CLIFFORD PLAYGROUND COVERED!

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  • Volunteers Needed

    Looking for parents to volunteer to bring in treats for the BOXTOPS winning class! Please call the office to volunteer for a day. We can let you know what dates are available. Thank you in advance! Houghtaling volunteers are AMAZING!

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  • District Spelling Bee

    CONGRATULATIONS FRANCHEZCA CORREA! WINNER OF THE DISTRICT SPELLING BEE! You will now travel to Anchorage for the Alaska State Spelling Bee! We are so proud of you!

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  • PBIS at Houghtaling

    What does PBIS stand for? How can parents get involved? Please check out the PBIS website link under SITE SHORTCUTS. Lots of great information included!

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  • Box Tops 4 Education

    Do you know how easy it is to get into clipping Box Tops 4 Education? It's SO easy! There are MANY participating products at your local grocery stores that carry boxtops. Almost every isle has products! Each boxtop is worth 10 cents for Houghtaling.

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  • Nutritional Nuggets

    The District Wellness Committee each month will publish fun nutritional information to share with families. It's called Nutritional Nuggets! Please click here to read all about it!

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  • Preschool Screening for 2017-2018 school year

    If you are interested in registering your preschooler for the 2017-2018 school year, please stop by the Houghtaling Office for a screening/registration packet. Once your packet is received with a copy of a birth certificate and immunization records it will be considered complete. We will accept packets starting Feb 1, 2017. To enroll in preschool students have to be age four on or before September 1, 2017.

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What Happening

  • no parking

    We have 2 big requests...

    PLEASE do not park in the upper lot by the flag pole - it is marked with yellow cross hatch lines. This is an access aisle used for our delivery trucks for mail, freight and lunches. 

    Many times parents are visiting to quickly drop something off but it creates a big problem for our delivery trucks who come throughout the day. This is their parking area and many times it is blocked by a vehicle. There is extra parking now at the end of the upper parking lot down by the Kindergarten doors, and all along the street on Baranof Avenue.

    PLEASE do not park in the HANDICAP parking by the office, unless you are licensed to do so. By all means if you are licensed to use the handicap parking there are two available for your use. We are obligated to contact the Police Department if there is a car parked in a handicap spot without a handicap sticker visible. It is a $250.00 fine and the Ketchikan Police Department will ticket you.

    Thank You Houghtaling Parents for helping our school day run smoothly!

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  • eval Hello Houghtaling Parents,  Attached you will find forms regarding Staff and Principal performance at Houghtaling.  Filling out the forms is strictly optional.  Please read the top of each form as to where to take it once it is complete.  Thank you for your time!

    Staff and Principal Performance Forms

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  • news Hello Houghtaling Families

    Please click below to take a look at the proposal for the Houghtaling Driveway/Parking remodel

    If you have any questions, feedback, etc. please direct them to Principal Jones via email



    Houghtaling Proposal

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  • PTO Meetings

    5:30pm in the Houghtaling Library

    (2nd Monday of the Month) 

      January 9th,   February 13th,  

    March 13th,  April 10th,  May 8th

    President:  Liz Jones

    Vice President:  Holly Filyaw

    Secretary: Jackie Kimball

    Treasurer: Renee Oyedeji




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