1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 6th Grade Swim Lessons May 14-25
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 6th Grade Swim Lessons May 14-25
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Conflict Mediator End of Year Celebration
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM FINAL DAY for Extended School
Bringing items from Home
If your child is going to be riding their bike to school, please have them bring a bike lock to lock it up during the day. We have a bike rack on the playground for them.
Students should refrain from bringing baseballs or softballs to school. While we understand the season is here, hard balls are not allowed on the playground. Umbrellas are not to be taken on the playgroundby students either. Students are running around during recess and umbrellas tend to be a hazard.
We ask that your child not bring their special treasures from home unless they are doing a special show and tell in their classroom. Treausres rarely have names on them and sometimes get misplaced or lost. It is best to keep special items like that home.
Houghtaling PE Update
from Mr. Johnson
Box Top Sign Up
If you would like to volunteer to bring in a snack for our boxtop winners, please sign up at the office!
THANK YOU to Sarah Huerta, Aubree Kline, Tamra King, Leah Klinger, Tiffany Brown and Bridget Bock for signing up so far this year
May 23st, 2018 Tongass Highway Road Construction: 3rd Avenue to White Cliff Secon has notified First Student that they will be resurfacing the pavement on Tongass Highway starting from 3rd Avenue down to White Cliff May 24th, 2018. The 1st Avenue and Adams bus stop will not be available due to the road construction. Those students that meet the bus at 1st and Adams will be able to catch the bus at 2525 4th Avenue or at the Ocean View stop
Houghtaling PTA May 15, 2018 - last meeting of the year 5:30PM in the Houghtaling Library Meetings are always open to parents and staff and we encourage involvement. For it is working together that we can make wonderful things happen! May is election time! In order to keep our PTA status we need to have a complete board. Currently looking for President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary for the 2018-2019 school year. This is an intergral group that works directly with the school to enhance students elementary career. Please consider volunteering your time once a month and step in for the good of all students and families. Contact Liz Jones @ email@example.com with any questions.
Hello Parents - if you are cleaning out dresser drawers or closets, please keep in mind we are looking for gently used clothing for the office. We are in need of rain pants, coats, sweatpants, socks, boots, etc. Also, children may want to place an extra set of clothing in their backpack for changing into on wet recess days. All students go out to recess for 30 minutes a day.
Outdoor Soccer Registration Outdoor soccer registration is happening now through May 31st for kids entering Kindergarten through 3rd grade this fall. Registration is available online www.ketchikanyouthsoccer.net. If you have any questions, please email our office firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Contact the office if you still have questions. staff parking Handicap The STAFF ONLY and HANDICAP Accessible parking is the upper lot. Please refrain from parking here as we have many staff members and need all these spaces. 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.
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. Houghtaling Parents r o c k !!
Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District
May 23st, 2018
Field Day & Student BBQ
May 30th is our SUMMERTIME FUN Filed Day & Student BBQ
WE need volunteers! Fill out the form that is going home this week and send back to the office.
Preschool - 3rd Grade Activities 9:00 - 11:30am
Grades 4-6 Activities 12:45 - 2:45
Luncheon Help needed 10:30am - 12:45pm
We are asking all grade levels to assist in bringing supplies for the BBQ. Students please bring in the following:
Preschool - Ketchup, mustard, relish
Kindergarten - Individual packages of chips
1st Grade - Veggies and fruit cut up in bite size pieces
2nd Grade - Napkins and plates
3rd Grade - Individual packages of chips
4th Grade - Desserts in bite size pieces
5th Grade - Veggies and fruit cut up in bite size pieces
6th Grade - Desserts in bite size pieces
If everyone pitches in and helps out this should be the best FIEDL DAY in HISTORY!
The Houghtaling Spring, Joy, and Awesome Concert was absolutely amazing! Thank you Ms Jillian for all your efforts and helping showcase all the wonderful talent we have here at Houghtaling!
If you are going to be moving and not attending Houghtaling for the 2018-2019 school year, please make sure to contact the Houghtaling office to let us know. Very soon our classroom teachers will be starting the placement process for next year.
SPRING FLING ~ 5th/6th Grade
This unique physical fitness event is for all 5th/6th grade students created as an opportunity for our students to actively participate with fellow students who attend Fawn Mountain Elementary. The theme is Track and Field! Many different events will take place at Fawn Mountain on May 18th from 10:00am - 1:00pm Many volunteers will be required so if you are interested please email email@example.com. This event is to promote healthy lifestyles so no ribbons, medals, or prizes will be handed out to place holders. If you want to be a part of this exciting ground breaking event, please email Mr. Johnson and sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teacher Requests 2018-2019 School Year
Spring has sprung! School personnel are beginning the initial planning for the upcoming school year. A letter explaining the request process will be going home soon. We will send the letter home April 23rd and May 1st. The request week will be May 7 @ 8:00am through May 11th @ 4:00pm. All requests will need to be in writing to Mrs. Klosterman. Parent input will be considered, but not a guaranteed class placement.
Teacher Line Up for 2018-2019
Preschool ~ Mrs. Traci Garner and Ms. 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, Ms. Leslie Roussan
3rd Grade ~ Mrs. Larissa Sivertsen & Mrs. Colleen Smith
4th Grade ~ Mrs. Starla Agoney, Ms. Chrystina Jacobson, Ms. Jennifer Simpson
5th Grade ~ Mrs. Sharon Carson & Mrs. Debbie Merle
6th Grade ~ Ms. Becca Doyle, Mrs. Meredith Lundamo, & TBD Teacher
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
We are continuing to raise funds online and we are hoping you can take a moment to help us. Shop for yourself or gifts for someone special. It's a win-win; you purchase beautiful products and Houghtaling Elementary meets our fundraising goal.
Every order counts, and supporting us is easy. Click here to shop online.
On a computer:
~Once on the MIXED BAG website hover over FUNDRAISE on the top of the screen
~ Choose Shop to support a fundraiser
~Enter zip code 99901 and choose HOUGHTLALING ELEMENTARY
On a Smartphone or iPhone:
~ Click the icon on the upper left of the screen with the 3 lines
~ Choose FUNDRAISE
~ Click Shop to Support a Fundraiser
~Enter zip code 99901 and choose HOUGHTLALING ELEMENTARY
BoxTop Program at Houghtaling
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.
You can download the Box Tops Bonus App from the Apple Store or Google Play!
Buy products, scan the receipt, and earn money for your school!
PARKING LOTS ~ Where to Park at Houghtaling
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. Contact the office if you still have questions.
The STAFF ONLY and HANDICAP Accessible parking is the upper lot. Please refrain from parking here as we have many staff members and need all these spaces. 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.
Outdoor Soccer Registration
Outdoor soccer registration is happening now through May 31st for kids entering Kindergarten through 3rd grade this fall. Registration is available online www.ketchikanyouthsoccer.net. If you have any questions, please email our office email@example.com.
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.