Welcome to Blended Learning!
Upcoming Class Events
Check the PPE calendar below for additional information regarding lunches, sports, and club meetings.
March 1: UAA Career Day panel guests
March 1: Box tops due
March 5: Jump Rope for Heart assembly
March 5: PTA meeting @ 4:00
March 5: School Board meeting @ 6:00
March 7: Tech Expo field trip/presentations
March 8: Quarter 3 ends
March 8: Yearbook orders due
March 11 - 15: Spring Break
March 18: No School: Work Day
March 19 - 22: Mystery Festival week
March 20: Kids Don't Float assembly
March 20: School Board meeting @ 6:00
March 21: Spring pictures
March 22: 3-5 student store
March 22: 3-5 Movie Club @ 4:00 - 5:50
March 22: 3rd quarter report cards go home.
March 26: Science Fair projects due on FlipGrid
March 28: Science Fair projects due in class
March 28: PPE Science Fair 6:00 - 7:30
April 2 - 5: PEAKS
April 3: School Board meeting @ 6:00
April 5: UAA field trip to Mat Su College
April 10: PTA meeting @ 4:00
April 12: Family Movie Night @ 6:00 - 8:30
April 16: Talent Show Tryouts
April 17: School Board meeting @ 6:00
April 18: Band/Choir concert @ 7:00
April 19: 3-5 Student Store
April 19: Family BINGO night@ 6:00 - 8:00
April 24: Talent Show @ 2:00 and 7:00
April 27: PPE Garage Sale @ 9:00 - 4:00
May 1: School Board meeting @ 6:00
May 8: PTA meeting @ 4:00
May 10: No School - Inservice
May 15: Museum of History/Imaginarium field trip
May 17: Box tops due
May 21: Field Day
May 22: 5th graders only to Palmer Pool/Park @ 9:15 - 12:45; 4th graders will stay at PPE
May 22: Awards assembly @ 2:00
May 22: School evening BBQ @ 5:30 - 7:30
May 23: Last Day of school, 4th quarter report cards go home
9:00 - 10:15: Online Learning
10:15 - 11:00: Specials
11:00 - 12:10: Concept Learning
12:10 - 12:45: Lunch
12:45 - 1:15: Recess
1:15 - 1:45: WEIRD
1:45 - 3:00: Project Time
3:00 - 3:40: Online Learning
Specials Schedule Rotation
Day 1: Music
Day 2: Media
Day 3: PE
Hello Pioneer Peak Families!! I am excited to have the opportunity to work with you this year. As you are aware, we are a unique class at our school. So, what makes us unique?
- First, we are a mix of 4th and 5th grade students where we learn together; therefore, we are a multiage learning classroom.
- Secondly, for half the school day, students engage in personalized learning using an adaptive online learning platform for literacy and math. This means that students are learning at their "achievement level", not necessarily their "grade level". Personalized student learning is coupled with small group and/or 1:1 direct instruction with Dr. Durbin.
- During half the school day, students engage in project based learning with a focus on cross curricular and service learning connections. All learning develops skills in cooperative learning, problem solving, and critical thinking.
- Finally, students are issued a chromebook that can go home each night; however, students must also bring the chromebook back to school for learning everyday.
While our learning may look a little different, students are still held to high academic expectations and must meet or exceed grade level standards.
Together in education,
Dr. Annette Durbin, Ed. D.
National Board Certified Teacher
DonorsChoose and Civil Air Patrol STEM project materials
The students have been learning and creating with our STEM DonorsChoose projects this year! Thank you for your financial and sharing support.
Through DonorsChoose, our students have been able to obtain a variety of STEM related items, a 3D printer (and have learned how to design using Tinkercad), lots of filament, 3Doodle pens with filament and building accessories, and art materials.
Additionally, through the Civil Air Patrol STEM program, students have obtained 2 Spheros to use for learning in the classroom.
THANK YOU for your support with our Donors Choose projects. Student learning is inspired when they have learning opportunities that promote creativity.
Student Online Learning Account Access
Students use Odysseyware for the online learning platform. Odysseyware is a yearlong learning curriculum that meets the Alaska State Standards. Students work at their own pace; however, students must be up to date on all assignments, according to the due dates listed. Students are welcome to work ahead of their assignment due dates to advance their learning and skills. However, in order to complete the program on time, any work not completed by the due date becomes homework.
Parents may also access your student's account. Please contact Dr. Durbin for access.
Students, click on this link to access your account.
Please read this MSBSD 1:1 Technology Device handbook and let Dr. Durbin know if you have any questions.
Print off (or request a hard copy) of this agreement. Be sure to review the expectations with your student before signing and returning this form to school.
Once the form is turned in to Dr. Durbin, the chromebook, bag, and charger will be issued to the student to go home. Remember, Dr. Durbin does not have extra chromebooks IF a chromebook is left at home.
This website is maintained by Annette Durbin.
2004 - 2018