Houghtaling Elementary School

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  • Classroom Teachers 

    2019-2020 School Year

    Preschool: Mrs. Traci Garner & Mrs. Tory Shultz

    Kindergarten: Ms. Holly Filyaw & Mrs. Kathleen Varela

    1st Grade: Mrs. Mandy Buckingham & Ms. Karen Manabat

    2nd Grade: Mrs. Kristy Hamilton & Mrs. Kathy Smith

    3rd Grade: Ms. Chrystina Jacobson, Mrs. Colleen Smith, & New TBD Teacher

    4th Grade: Mrs. Starla Agoney & Ms. Jennifer Simpson

    5th Grade: Ms. Laura Kinunen, Mrs. Meredith Lundamo, & Mrs. Debbie Merle

    6th Grade: Mrs. Sharon Carson & Ms. Becca Doyle

    Teacher Requests may only be submitted on May 13th from 8am through May 17 at 4:00pm. Requests will need to be submitted in writing to Principal Sheila Klosterman, and only during the request week. Please know these are requests, and not a guarantee of placement in any particular class. 

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  • PTA Board Elections

    May 21st PTA Meeting we will be electing board members for the 2019-2020 school year.

    If you would like to submit your name for an officer position please attend the meeting @ 6:00pm in the Library. This is a fun group of people who are driven to enhance and support the Houghtaling career of all our students and staff. 


     

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  • DAILY SCHEDULE

    Phone: (907) 225-4128
    Fax: (907) 225-7925
     
    Office Hours 
    8:00am-4:00pm
     
    Preschool Times
     8:45am - 12:45pm
     
    Kindergarten Times
     8:55am - 3:25pm 
     
    1st-6th Grade Times
     8:55am - 3:30pm
     
    Extended School Day
    Grades 3rd - 6th only
    With permission form signed.
    Will begin sometime in
    Mid-Late September.
     
    Breakfast Prices
    Full Price Students = $1.00
    Reduced Price = .30 cents
    Adults = $2.00 
      
     
    *Lunch Prices
    Full Price Students = $3.35
    Reduced Price = .40 cents
    Adults = $5.00
     
    *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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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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  • Message From Our Principal

    Houghtaling Dolphin Families, The Superintendent elected not to renew my administrative contract, so I am being forced transferred to teach English at Schoenbar. It is with a heavy heart that I express my blessing to have led our Houghtaling Dolphin Family these past three years. I hope the motto of leading by example- Respect, Professionalism, Communication, was reflected in my leadership each day. My words and actions were to always put students first. Making the jump to Administration is challenging far beyond what one gets in a degree program, during an internship, or as you wait on the sidelines post degree. Thank you for helping me continue to learn the perils of this side of administration. We will finish this school year strong and positive, celebrating the successes of our students. I will continue to embrace our students, knowing we make a difference...one smile and warm greeting at a time. May you and your family and friends make great memories this summer! Gunalchéesh Respectfully, Sheila Klosterman

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  • Message From Our Assistant Principal

    Houghtaling Dolphin Families, It is with mixed emotions that I inform you all I will be transferred to Point Higgins Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year. I will be serving a dual role at Point Higgins as Vice Principal and I will instruct mandated Guidance Counselor units to the students. My year at Houghtaling Elementary School was amazing. There were challenges, personal and professional growth, and awesome times with the students and staff in this building. I appreciate the warmth and acceptance I received from every student, staff member, and family member I had the pleasure of working with this year. You will all be missed. My family truly felt welcomed and embraced by the Houghtaling community. As I continue my career as an administrator in the KGBSD, and as a resident in this tremendous community, I’m sure our paths will cross on numerous occasions in the future. Thank you all for what you do for the students at Houghtaling. Stay calm and dolphin on, Dan Olson

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  • New Online 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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  • Positive Behavior Support

    Positive Behavior Support at Houghtaling PBIS at Houghtaling is alive and active! If you would like to read more about our program please click SITE SHORTCUTS and choose PBIS http://www.pbisathoughtaling.com

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  • Summer Lunch Program

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  • Excessive Tardiness

    Hello Parents: We are noticing more and more students arriving to school tardy. Please plan accordingly the night before so that you are all ready for the morning chaos. With that being said, students should not arrive to school before 8:35am. ALL STUDENTS go to either breakfast or the playground at 8:35am. There is no hanging out in the front foyer waiting for the bell to ring. Teachers are getting their rooms ready for the day so kids may not go to the classroom unless plans have been made prior.

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What's Happening

  • Dolphions Houghtaling Dolphin Families,
     
    The Superintendent elected not to renew my administrative contract, so I am being forced transferred to teach English at Schoenbar. It is with a heavy heart that I express my blessing to have led our Houghtaling Dolphin Family these past three years. I hope the motto of leading by example- Respect, Professionalism, Communication, was reflected in my leadership each day. My words and actions were to always put students first. Making the jump to Administration is challenging far beyond what one gets in a degree program, during an internship, or as you wait on the sidelines post degree. Thank you for helping me continue to learn the perils of this side of administration. We will finish this school year strong and positive, celebrating the successes of our students. I will continue to embrace our students, knowing we make a difference...one smile and warm greeting at a time. May you and your family and friends make great memories this summer!
     
    Gunalchéesh
     
    Respectfully,
     
    Sheila Klosterman

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  • Houghtaling Dolphin Families,

    It is with mixed emotions that I inform you all I will be transferred to Point Higgins Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year. I will be serving a dual role at Point Higgins as Vice Principal and I will instruct mandated Guidance Counselor units to the students. My year at Houghtaling Elementary School was amazing. There were challenges, personal and professional growth, and awesome times with the students and staff in this building. I appreciate the warmth and acceptance I received from every student, staff member, and family member I had the pleasure of working with this year. You will all be missed. My family truly felt welcomed and embraced by the Houghtaling community. As I continue my career as an administrator in the KGBSD, and as a resident in this tremendous community, I’m sure our paths will cross on numerous occasions in the future. Thank you all for what you do for the students at Houghtaling.

     

    Stay calm and dolphin on,

    Dan Olson


     

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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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  • Houghtaling PTA Logo Contest!

    Paperwork is coming home soon with all the details and rules for the contest. The Houghtaling PTA will use the new logo on their website, on printed materials, apparel, and other merchandise. Get your artistic juices flowing and submit your entry to the office. Deadline is May 17th


     

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  • If your child is not going to be attending Houghtaling for the 2019-2020 school year please notify the office ASAP at 225-4128


     

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  • There is about a month and a half left in the school year and MANY grades are planning field trips. PLEASE check your child's backpacks regularly for permission slips coming home. 


     

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  • 2019 Registration is now OPEN for Baseball and Softball. Please use the following link.

    http://bit.ly/KetchikanLittleLeague2019

    Early registration ends March 10th and closes March 26th

    Any questions email ketchikanlittleleague@gmail.com


     

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  • PTA Board 2018-2019 PTA

    General PTA Email Address:   htepta@gmail.com

     

    President

    Petrina Calvin                          brianpetrina.calvin@gmail.com        

    Jackie Yates                            jackiey0123@gmail.com

     

    Vice-President

    Aubree Kline                           Aubree.Kline@gmail.com

    Karen Taylor                           shaytt@hotmail.com

     

    Secretary

    Hilary Robbins                         hilary@coastalak.com

     

    Treasurer

    Shayla Simons                        shaylsimons@gmail.com

     

    A&P Receipt Volunteer

    Theresa Kimmel                     theresa@kpunet.net

     

    BoxTop Volunteer

    Karen Taylor                            shaytt@hotmail.com

     

    Primary Teacher Rep

    Kristy Hamilton                       kristy.hamilton@k21schools.org

     

    Intermediate Teacher Rep

    Starla Agoney                         starla.agoney@k21schools.org

     

    Houghtaling Principal

    Sheila Klosterman                  sheila.klosterman@k21schools.org

     

    Houghtaling Assistant Principal

    Dan Olson                               dan.olson@k21schools.org

     
     
     
    We are so pleased and fortunate to have amazing parent and staff volunteers that are willing to donate their time to Houghtaling. 
    Thank You! 

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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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  • tardy Excessive Tardiness

    Hello Parents: We are noticing more and more students arriving to school tardy. Please plan accordingly the night before so that you are all ready for the morning chaos. With that being said, students should not arrive to school before 8:35am. ALL STUDENTS go to either breakfast or the playground at 8:35am. There is no hanging out in the front foyer waiting for the bell to ring. Teachers are getting their rooms ready for the day so kids may not go to the classroom unless plans have been made prior.


     

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  • Free and Reduced Meal Plan

    Anytime a change happens in the financial situation for your family you can apply for the free reduced meal plan.

    Please go online to https://www.kgbsd.org/domain/94 or come into the Houghtaling office to fill out an application.

    It does take a a few days to process the application.


     

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  • Positive Behavior Support at Houghtaling

    PBIS at Houghtaling is alive and active! If you would like to read more about our program please click SITE SHORTCUTS and choose PBIS

    http://www.pbisathoughtaling.com


     

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  • The KGBSD School Board requests your input! Please take a moment to click the link below and fill out the survey.

    KGBSD School Board Pre Strategic Planning Survey Link


     

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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.

    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 beginning/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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  • 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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  • KGBSD Text Alerts

    Text Alerts, Announcements, and Reminders

    Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District is excited to announce that this year we will be activating texting capabilities through, SchoolMessenger, the same system that sends out the district’s automated phone calls and emails.  This service is not intended to replace our existing means of communication- rather it will enhance them.


    The district will only use the service to provide information that is timely and relevant.


    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 67587: subscribe, optin, yes


    You’ll know you were successful if you receive the following reply message:
You are registered 4 SchoolMessenger notifications. Reply STOP to quit, HELP for help.


    In addition to performing the opt-in process above you’ll want to insure that the district has your wireless number(s) in our student information database. If you haven’t already provided that information to your school, do so.


     

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