Houghtaling Elementary School

Houghtaling Elementary School

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    Bring in to school anytime before 

    MAY 24TH, 2017

    PRESCHOOL (plates & napkins)



    KINDERGARTEN (individual packages of chips)




    FIRST GRADE (veggies / fruit)



    SECOND GRADE (pre-cut dessert)




    THIRD GRADE (1 - 12 pack of water from each student)




    FOURTH GRADE (ketchup, mustard, relish)



    FIFTH GRADE (veggies & fruit)



    SIXTH GRADE (pre-cut dessert)



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  • Houghtaling Parents:

    When the afternoon dismissal bell rings, all students need to go home. Our playground is not supervised after 3:30pm. If you choose to allow your child to stay and play after school, you are doing so knowing that there will not be school district supervision.

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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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  • 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 Erlinda Volpi, Vianca Zulueta, David McCaskill, Violet Williams, Leo James

    The Spirit Award went to Ms. Doyle's 6th Grade

    The Box Top Award went to Mrs. Smith's 3rd Grade

    The Sunshine Awards went to Emily and James in Mrs. Buckingham's Kindergarten, Iris Bondoc in Mrs. Agoney's 4th grade, and Cheyenne Graff in s. SImpson's 4th grade.
    thumbs up

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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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    Our Lost and Found is massive!! Please stop by and look for your lost treasures. We have 9 pairs of prescription eyeglasses! SOMEONE must be missing them.... ALL items will go to goodwill the first week of June.

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  • Moving? Not attending Houghtaling?

    If you are planning on moving over the summer and will not be attending Houghtaling for the 2017-2018 school year, please contact the Houghtaling office ASAP. We are gearing up for student placements for next year and need this information. Thank you!

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  • Houghtaling PTA Officer Board

    The Houghtaling PTA needs YOU! We are looking for an individual who would be our Secretary at the meetings. You take notes, type them up and email them to the PTA board. You need to commit to one meeting a month - usually about and hour. Then typing the minutes and emailing them. It's a great way to stay in tune with your child's happening at school and have your voice be heard! If this is something you feel you would like to do please contact Liz Jones at lizj@ssraa.org.

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  • Summer Lunch Program

    FREE summer meals are no hassle! Parents don’t need to apply to get a free summer meal for their kids and teens. They can simply bring their child to Schoenbar Middle School starting June 5th from 11:30am to 1:00pm, Monday through Friday. Summer Lunch ends August 18, 2017. Adults meals are $5.00

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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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  • 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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  • Lemonade Day

    Houghtaling students - You are all encouraged to pick up a Lemonade Day kit at any Wells Fargo location or at the Ketchikan Chamber office on the second floor of the Plaza. There will be a Lemonade Day orientation session at the Public Library on May 27th from 10 a.m. until noon. Families are encouraged to attend. Alaska Lemonade day is June 10th. You can also choose to designate another day within the school year as your classroom's Lemonade Day. Please let us know if you choose a different day so we can promote your efforts. Information and a downloadable packet also available at www.alaska.lemonadeday.org

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What Happening

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    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) takes the place of  No Child Left Behind.
    ESSA lets states develop an education plan to best provide public education for their students.

    The ESSA plan needs to address three components: Standards and Assessments; School, District, and State Accountability Systems; and School Support and Improvement. 

    The Alaska Department of Education is accepting comments on their draft plan until May 28. Please share your comments with the Alaska Department of Education.

    You can learn more about ESSA at the upcoming Community Forum on May 22, 7:00pm, at the Ketchikan Public Library, presented by the Ketchikan Education Association. Let your voice be heard!


    This link is to a document on the DEED site that explains ESSA

    This link takes you to the page containing links for specific comments on ESSA sections.


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  • Revilla's Drama Club is hosting our second annual interactive comedy/murder mystery.  Crazy characters abound- a disgruntled heiress, art forgers, and an aging film star to name a few.  Subway sandwiches, salads, and Mrs. Boatwright's cookies will be served along with a does of murder and mayhem.   Friday, May 12 in the Schoenbar Commons.  Tickets are $5 if reserved in advance and may be reserved by calling Revilla's office- 225-6681. 

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  • 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



    Revised Driveway Sketch 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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