Houghtaling Elementary School

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  • Preschool

    Preschool Screening

    April 15-17

    2020-21 School Year

    Is your child turning 4 years old on or before September 1st, 2020?  

    You can download preschool screening paperwork here or stop by the front office. Acceptance is based on space availability and need. 

    Parents who would like their child considered for acceptance must turn in a completed screener packet and bring their child to preschool screening on their appointment day.  Completed consists of the screener form filled out, a copy of current immunizations and birth certificate.

    Space is limited. 


     

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  • DAILY SCHEDULE FAQ

    Phone: (907) 225-4128
    Fax: (907) 225-7925
     
    Office Hours 
    8:00am-4:00pm
     
    Playground Morning Supervision
    Supervised from 8:35am-8:55am
    ~ Please do not arrive before supervised time ~
     
    HTE Preschool
     8:45am - 12:45pm
     
    IEA Pioneer Home Preschool
    8:30am-12:30pm
     
    Kindergarten Times
     8:55am - 3:25pm
    *Wednesdays is 2:25pm dismissal 
     
    1st-6th Grade Times
     8:55am - 3:30pm
     *Wednesdays is 2:30pm dismissal
     
     
    Breakfast Prices
    Full Price Students = $1.15
    Reduced Price = .30 cents
    Adults = $2.00 
      
    Lunch Prices
    Full Price Students = $3.50
    Reduced Price = .40 cents
    Adults = $6.00
     
    *Needs to be ordered each
    morning by 9:30am **
     If your child wants a school
    lunch and you will be late, please
    call the office by 9:00am
     
    Recess/Lunch
    Grades K-3
    Lunch:  11:35 - 12:05
    Recess12:10 - 12:40
     
    Grades 4-6
    Lunch: 12:10 - 12:40
    Recess:  11:35 - 12:05
     
    Contact Teacher via Email:
    firstname.lastname@k21schools.org
     
    Houghtaling PTA Email:
    htepta@gmail.com
     
    First Student Bus Co
    907-225-3806

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  • Early Release Wednesdays

                       2:25PM Kindergarten

                       2:30PM Grades 1-6

            PARENTS ~ help spread the word!


     

     

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  • BUS SCHEDULE

    Click here https://www.kgbsd.org/Page/1040

    to see a list of schedules for Ketchikan Schools

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  • Delayed Start Information

    No Breakfast Program

    No Preschool

    Playground Is Open: not until 10:35am

    ~this is when students should arrive to school*

    School Begins 10:55am

    School Ends 3:25p/3:30p

    * unless its early release Wednesday!* 

    School Busses pick up 2 hours later


     

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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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FAQ

  • Medication at School

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    Parents: All medication that you would like to leave at school for your child MUST be signed in by a parent with our health clerk. All medication is stored in our locked medication cabinet. This included over the counter AND prescription medicines.

    ** Prescription medication paperwork must be signed by the doctor prescribing before we can take posession on site. The paperwork can be printed out by using the web address listed below. This needs to be facilitated by parents **

    https://www.kgbsd.org/Page/4445

    Thank You!

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  • BUILDING SECURITY

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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 ask you also visibly display a visitor sticker for all staff to see.
    We are strictly enforcing this new safety measure and ask for your cooperation. 
    Please do not be offended if you are not following this policy and get stopped by a staff member. We have been trained to stop people on premise not wearing a sticker. This is for ALL student and staff safety.
     
    Thank You.
     
     
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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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  • Dr Seuss Week

    The week of March 2-6, 2020 Houghtaling will be celebrating the amazing Dr Seuss all week long! Check out the Dates To Remember on the Houghtaling Website for a list of daily themes! Wednesday night we will have a Taco Feed for Families from 5:30pm-7:00pm along with a Seussical Scavenger Hunt! Friday we have invited many community business to come in and read to the kiddos! Happy Birthday Dr Seuss!

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  • Houghtaling Hot Feats Performance

    Houghtaling Hot Feats Final Performance March 3rd @ 5:30pm in the Houghtaling Gym ALL JUMPERS need to be in attendance at the Feb 25th and Feb 27th practice.

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  • BOON Supply

    BOON SUPPLY Fundraiser Packets will be going home on Friday February 21st. We have AWESOME Prizes this year! Whether you sell 1 item or 100 items you will have a chance at the prize drawings. Winners will get to choose their prize! Pizza party to the top earning classes. Teachers with the most class participation wins a coffee card and a set of Harry Potter Illustrated Books! Check out the packet on Friday! The more you sell the more chances you have! Fundraiser ends March 9th PLEASE CLICK THE HEADING ABOVE to see a breakdown of the prizes available!!

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  • Houghtaling Food Drive

    Houghtaling Food Drive We are collecting non-perishable food and household items to help our community thrive! Please bring items to the Houghtaling Office and we will get them to Mrs. Agoney's classroom. Thank you Mrs. Agoney's 4th grade class for organizing this wonderful event!! (ie: canned goods, cereal, rice, toilet paper, paper towels, socks, bathing supplies, etc.) LAST DAY is Wednesday, Feb. 26th

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  • Spring Break Activity

    Click the heading to see information on Youth Cedar Bark Weaving and Formline Design. Happening at the Totem Heritage Center March 16-20! Open to students grades 6th-12th.

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  • Geography Bee

    CONGRATULATIONS to CAYDEN HARNEY for winning the Houghtaling GEOGRAPHY BEE! He has taken a written test to see if he qualifies to travel to the State Geographic Bee in Anchorage! Good Luck to you Cayden! Houghtaling is proud of you for your efforts!

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  • Spelling Bee WINNER!

    THIERRY OYEDEJI is the DISTRICT CHAMPION SPELLING BEE WINNER He is now going to travel to Anchorage for the State Bee! Great Job, Thierry! Houghtaling is proud of you and excited to hear of your next adventure!

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  • GOTR

    Register for Girls On The Run! 10 week session starting March 2nd We will have 2 teams: M/F & T/TH 3:30-5:00pm Register online at www.GOTRgreateralaska.org or pick up a registration packet from Becca Doyle at Houghtaling. Contact Amy Montgomery for more information amy.m@wishak.org or 228-4090

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  • Hummingbird Festival

    Alaska Hummingbird Festival Juried Art Show The vision of this awesome event is to educate and promote awareness of the Spring Migratory Birds of Southeast Alaska through creative arts. The art show is open to artists of all ages. Entry deadline is Friday March 27th @ 5:00pm to the SE Discovery Center. Please see attached entry form with all pertinent details on what art is accepted into the show. Any questions please contact Leslie Swada @ 228-6290 or leslie.swada@usda.gov PLEASE CLICK THE HEADING ABOVE FOR ENTRY FORM AND ART SHOW GUIDELINES

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  • School Climate and Connectedness Survey

    The Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District is partnering with the Association of Alaska School Boards to conduct the School Climate and Connectedness Survey, a statewide survey for students, staff, and families. This survey measures their perceptions of each school’s climate including the engagement of students, staff, and families. We value input from our families. You are an important partner as we work to continually improve each school’s environment. Each parent/guardian is asked to complete one survey during the January 20th-March 20th window. If you have more than one child attending this school, you only need to fill out one survey. Please click the heading above to go to the link for the survey.

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What's Happening

    • THE PRIZES FOR THIS YEARS FUNDRAISER ARE:

    SELL ONE ITEM AND BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAWING FOR A CHANCE TO WIN EITHER A MEDIUM LEGO SET, GLOW IN THE DARK CAPTURE THE FLAG GAME, OR A COMPLETE ART SET.  WINNER WILL GET TO CHOOSE THE PRIZE THEY WANT.

    SELL 20 ITEMS AND BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAWING FOR A CHANCE TO WIN EITHER A LARGE LEGO SET, BLUE TOOTH DISCO LIGHT KARAOKE MACHINE, OR A METAL DETECTOR WITH ACCESSORIES.  WINNER WILL GET TO CHOOSE THE PRIZE THEY WANT.

    TOP PRIMARY WINNER (PK-3RD) SELLER WILL CHOOSE FROM AN UNDERWATER CAMERA, BIKE, OR A TENT MAKING KIT WITH A PLANETARIUM. 

    TOP INTERMEDIATE WINNER (4TH-6TH ) WILL CHOOSE FROM A DRONE, BIKE, OR AN ACTION BODY MOUNT CAMERA.

    THERE WILL BE A PIZZA PARTY FOR THE TOP EARNING CLASSES (ONE FOR PRIMARY AND ONE FOR INTERMEDIATE). 

    PIZZA PARTIES ARE BEING SPONSORED BY DAVIES BARRY INSURANCE

    THE TEACHER WITH THE MOST PARTICIPATION IN THEIR CLASSROOM WILL WIN A $25 COFFEE CARD AND A SET OF HARRY POTTER ILLUSTRATED BOOK S FOR THEIR CLASSROOM!

    • As you sell items have your parents fill out the Space Team coupons and send them in. Space Team members are plush key chains!  You can earn a total of 5 plush key Chains and a glow-in-the-dark wall star set.
    • All prizes from the catalog sales are cumulative – meaning the more you sell the more you earn. There is a flyer in each student packet showing all the prizes you can win!
    • Tell your parents to look through the packet, read the parent memo, and start selling! Don’t forget to go online and send emails to family and friends out of town. 
    • Our fundraiser will run from Friday, February 21st – Monday, March 9th

     ** Remember to collect $1.00/item for shipping costs - add to each persons order. Collect as you go.**

     (If customer orders 3 items, collect $3.00 extra from them...  If they order 12 items collect $12.00 extra from them, etc.)

    THIS YEAR OUR GOAL IS TO EARN $4,000 FOR OUR SCHOOL!  WE GOT THIS DOLPHINS!!!


     

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  • National Geographic Bee

    Houghtaling Geography Bee will be happening on Friday, January 31st in the Houghtaling Gym. The winner of the Bee will take a test to see if they qualify for the National Geographic Bee held in Anchorage in April. Go Dolphins!


     

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  • How excited are we? VERY EXCITED!

    OMSI ~ Oregon Museum Science Institute is coming to Houghtaling!

    Thanks to our Houghtaling PTA who has funded the trip and event, represetatives from OMSI are heading to Ketchikan next week with a portable planetarium! It is a portable museum quality planetarium that will bring the night sky inside with live presentations, hands on experiences, and films. Students will get to engage in hands on activity where students learn about things like the rotation of the earth, its orbit around the sun, constellations, gravity, phases of the moon, and so much more.

    Each grade level will get to have individual times with OMSI between Monday, January 27 and Thursday, January 30

    There will be an Evening Family Event on Wednesday, January 29th from 5:30pm-7:30pm with the Portable Planetarium. It will be a first come first serve type of event where as you sign in you will get a ticket and 30 people at a time will get to engage in the 30 minute show. There will be other informational kiosks available during this time as well. 


     

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  • TO Congratulations to our Houghtaling Spelling Bee Champion, THIERRY OYEDEJI! 2nd year in a row!!

    He will now go to the District Bee on February 7th @ the Discovery Center. Event starts at 5:30pm


     

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  • Register for Girls On The Run!

    10 week session starting March 2nd

    We will have 2 teams: M/F & T/TH 3:30-5:00pm

    Register online at www.GOTRgreateralaska.org or pick up a registration packet from Becca Doyle at Houghtaling.

    Contact Amy Montgomery for more information

    amy.m@wishak.org or 228-4090

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  • Alaska Hummingbird Festival Juried Art Show

    The vision of this awesome event is to educate and promote awareness of the Spring Migratory Birds of Southeast Alaska through creative arts. The art show is open to artists of all ages. Entry deadline is Friday March 27th @ 5:00pm to the SE Discovery Center.

    Please see attached entry form with all pertinant details on what art is accepted into the show. All art is judged and there are many awards! 

    Any questions please contact Leslie Swada @ 228-6290 or leslie.swada@usda.gov

    Click here for guidelines and entry form for the ALASKA HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL JURIED ART SHOW


     

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  • The Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District is partnering with the Association of Alaska School Boards to conduct the School Climate and Connectedness Survey, a statewide survey for students, staff, and families. This survey measures their perceptions of each school’s climate including the engagement of students, staff, and families. 

     

    Family Survey: We value input from our families. You are an important partner as we work to continually improve each school’s environment. Each parent/guardian is asked to complete one survey during the January 20th-March 20th window. If you have more than one child attending this school, you only need to fill out one survey.  The survey is available in English, Spanish, Tagalog, Hmong, and Samoan. Families can toggle to their target language in the upper left-hand corner. The link for the family survey for Houghtaling Elementary is:

     

    https://surveys.panoramaed.com/aasb/250010family

     

    If you are unable to take the survey at home, please stop on by the office to take the survey on one of our computers in the front office.


     

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  • New Student Registration New Student Online Registration

    If you have a student you would like to enroll for the 2019-2020 school year, please scroll down to the heading "REGISTRATION" on the website and you may follow the screens. You will be walked through step by step and asked to upload any pertinent documents. Due to class size limits, your child is not automatically guaranteed a spot at Houghtaling and may be placed on a wait list. Contact the office at 225-4128 with any questions.


     

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  • Early Release Wednesdays


     

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  • safety Our staff outside are working everyday as quickly as possible to help children get safely to their waiting vehicles. If your child is a pick up in the drive through lane, please remind them to go directly outside to your car and not dilly dally. We are trying to keep the pick up lane flowing. Thank you Parents for your patience! As the weather is changing and it is getting darker we are asking our pick up parents to please use caution and drive slowly. Also, please use the crosswalk in front of the building anytime you are crossing the street. The crosswalk is a huge safety feature put in place to keep everyone safe. Thank You!

     

    Remember - PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE UPPER LOT anywhere at the end of the day UNLESS you use the front handicap spots. Not even for a couple minutes.

    This is a HUGE safety issue for kiddos!


     

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  • PARKING LOTS ~ Where to Park at Houghtaling

    visitor parking The VISITOR parking is located on the north end of the building. Anytime Parents, Grandparents, Community Members, etc are visiting Houghtaling please park in this parking lot.  The upper STAFF parking is for Staff or Handicap Accessible visitors only. 

    staff parking Handicap

    The STAFF ONLY and HANDICAP Accessible parking is the upper lot. The Handicap spaces are up close to the building entrace location. Handicap spaces are reserved for those with Handicap accessible eligibility status. Please refrain from parking in these spots even for a few minutes unless you are eligible.

     


     

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  • Hello Houghtaling Parents!
    Our teachers at Houghtaling strive to give as much instructional time to our students as possible. For this reason, we are asking for your help with keeping classroom interruptions limited. If you need to bring something to school for you child, please leave items at the front office and our staff will see that it gets to your child's classroom.  If you are wanting to visit your child, we ask that you come during their lunch/recess time only. Please sign in at the office and have a visitor sticker visible at all times.
     
    If you need to speak to your child's teacher... no problem! Just call our front office at 225-4128, and we will transfer you over to your child's teacher's voicemail and they will call you back to set up an appointment. You may also email your child's teacher at firstname.lastname@k21schools.org
     
    Houghtaling Parents r o c k !!

     
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  • The PowerSchool App makes it easy for parents to check lunch balance and attendance.
     
    To download, parents just go to the app store and download the app.  Our district code is SFWC.
     
    Full parent directions can be found at https://www.kgbsd.org/domain/97

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  • Girls On The Run 2020

    10 Week Season starting March 2nd

    Houghtaling Teams will meet Mon/Fri and Tues/Thurs

    3:30-5:00pm

    Register online at www.GOTRgreateralaska.org or pick up a registration packet from the office.

    Contact Amy Montgomery @ amy.m@wishak.org or Becca Doyle @ becca.doyle@k21schools.org


     

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  • goodie Goodies With GrownUps

    When:   Wednesday, January 22nd

    Time:    8:15am - 8:45am

    Where:   In the Houghtaling Gym

    Every student can choose one adult to being and enjoy a gooies while engaging in funn literacy activities.


     

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  • delays

    PARENTS: Please contact the school office at 907-225-4128 to update your contact information.

    We need a working home number and/or cell number and email address.

    With changing weather conditions we want to keep you informed on schedule changes.

    Do not delay, contact us today!

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  • Extended School Day

    We are once again offering an Extended School Day 3 days a week.

    It will be offered Monday, Tuesday and/or Thursday

    From 3:30pm-4:30pm for students in grades 3-6

    Title 1 tutors will be available to students who will benefit from homework assistance. It will be located downstairs in the Title 1 area behind the library.

    Space is limited. If you choose to have your child participate, please fill out the permission slip and return to school ASAP. There must be a signed permission slip at school prior to students starting.

    Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Cron, Houghtaling Principal @ 225-4128.


     

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  • Houghtaling Text Alerts/Weather Alerts/School Delays

    We will be using email and text messages to get pertinent information to parents this year.
    In order to participate in the new service you must indicate your willingness to receive text messages to your phone. The process is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete.
    Simply text any one of the following words to the number 68453: subscribe, optin, yes


     

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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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