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          Snowshoe Trailblazers!

          • Parent Resources for School Closure due to COVID19
            We're "Blazing a Trail into the Future"!
            A full newsletter is posted at the bottom of our webpage
             SNOWSHOE PRINCIPAL - Mr. Jason Moore
            Front Office:
            Administrative Secretary - Mrs. Hardy
            Secretary 1 - Mrs. Cooper
            Eli, our Snowshoe therapy dog, gets plenty of loving during the school day!  And, our students learn a valuable lesson on caring and compassion for people and animals.  It's a win win for all of us!  "Be kind"
            "Guidelines for Success"
            I will respect myself and others
            I will come to school prepared to learn
            I will be responsible for my choices and actions
            I will have the courage to do my best today


             Yearbook On Sale Now!  

            Lifetouch Yearbooks for Snowshoe! 


            Click the link above to order your students yearbook!  You can view packages and pricing or customize your book right from Lifetouch.  Ordering is that easy!  If you need our yearbook id code it is:  8624420 


            Order today!  We have a very limited amount for sale at the end of the year.





            School Dismissal Manager - click the link to take you directly to the webpage

            Parents - please download the school dismissal application on your mobile phone or access it on your laptop.  Our staff is extremely focused on getting over 375 students a day to their right destination.  Parents are now able to make the appropriate changes to afternoon bus and/or pickup changes by 3:00 p.m.  This allows us to focus our attention on safely loading our busses, concentrating on who is picking a student up and releasing on time so that parents are not stuck waiting for late busses to arrive at stops. 

            If you arrive after our busses are loaded and ready to leave, you will be asked to meet your child's bus at their regular stop.  Using school dismissal manager is a fantastic tool which puts the control of how your students travels in the afternoon back in your hand while allowing us to focus on the safety of your student. 

            Note:  Changes MUST be made by 3:00 p.m. in order for them to reach Snowshoe's end of the day reports. 




            Box Tops

            NO MORE CLIPPING!  No more sending Box Tops to school.  All you need is your phone.  With the Box Tops for Education app, you can turn your everyday receipts into cash for Snowshoe!  Here's how:
            *  BUY the Box Tops products you already know and love
            *  SCAN your receipt so that your Box Tops purchases are recognized
            *EARN cash for your school!
            Spirit Days  
            Friday's are spirit days!  Wear your blue and green or Snowshoe logowear!

            JNYO - Mrs. Westcott
            2nd-5th Grade 
            PARENT MEETING:  January 6 from 5-7 p.m. in the Gym
            Practice Schedule:  January 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30, February 4-6, 11-13
            Practice Times are:  7:45-9 a.m.
            January 31-February 1:  MSBSD JNYO Competition, Houston Jr/Sr School
            February 14-16:  JNYO State Competition, UAA Wells Fargo Center
            GIRLS WHO CODE
            Ms. McDonald (coach)
            Open to 3rd thru 5th Graders
            January 22nd - April 15th
            Meeting dates: 1/22, 1/27, 1/29, 2/3, 2/5, 2/10, 2/12, 2/19, 2/24, 2/26, 
            3/2, 3/4, 3/18, 3/23, 3/25, 3/30, 4/6, 4/8, 4/13, and 4/15
            3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Room 12
            Monday's & Wednesday's
            Mr. Gelatt (coach)
            Open to 4th & 5th Graders ONLY
            Students will meet during their lunch period except on Wednesday's in Room 17
            WEDNESDAY'S meeting are afterschool from:  3:45 - 5:30 p.m.
            Meeting dates:  1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4 3/18, 3/25
            The District meet is Saturday, March 28th at CTHS from 9-4 
            Mrs. Campbell & Mrs. Neuman (coaches)
             Open to 4th & 5th Grade Students ONLY
            Practices are Monday thru Thursday from 8:00-9:00 a.m.
            District Track Meet is May 16th at Palmer High School - more information TBD later

            Go to matsuk12.us for information on how to register for the 2019-20 school year.

            Matanuska Susitna Borough Student Recess Policy
            (posted in the 2019-2020 Student Handbook)
            Regular exposure to fresh air and vigorous exercise is essential to a child's physical well-being, daily periods of outdoor activity are strongly encouraged.  Inclement weather is an obvious deterrent to maintenance of a daily schedule.  As general criteria, the District recommends:
            • Down to -10 regularly scheduled recesses
            • Below -10 shortened and/or cancelled recesses at the discretion of the Principal

            The weather conditions will carefully be monitored and recess may be limited or cancelled at the discretion of the Principal


            Students go outside everyday for 30 minutes of recess.  Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. 



          • School Dismissal

            Snowshoe Elementary uses an on-line dismissal management system.  It is dependable, easy-to-use, and it can be updated by parents and guardians from their smart phones, tablets, and PCs.

            All transportation changes for afternoon pick-up and bus changes must be made by 3:00 p.m. through School Dismissal Manager.

            Click below to access School Dismissal Manager:

            School Dismissal Manager

            If you have questions, contact the Front Office at 352-9500 for help with registering or logging into the app.

          SCHOOL NURSE

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            Mrs. Brauneis will be posting up to date information with regard to the COVID19 virus and mandates that come out on her staff webpage at the link below:

            Mrs. Brauneis


            She's posting community resources that are available to help parents strugging to find gas, mental health, dental, groceries or other connections you might need. 

            You can leave a voicemail on 352-9533 and these will be sent directly to her email to answer any questions that come up.  You can of course always email her too at melissa.brauneis@matsuk12.us.  If you have any questions or concerns, please give her a call.  Her hours are 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

          Migrant Education

          • Do you Qualify for Migrant Ed?  Click the link below for more information and register.

            Federal Programs

            Migrant Education

            Alaska Native / American Indian Education Information:

            Contact Barbara Bodnar (761-4037) or Isha Twitchell (746-9216)

            Swimming Lessons 2019-20



          • PTA  


            2019-20 BOARD MEMBERS:

            President - Kristin Shields

            Vice - President - Dominique Shaw

            Treasurer - Rebecca Hardy

            Secretary - Sarah Dutton


            POPCORN FRIDAYS have returned!


            Fred Meyer Community Rewards

            Want to help us earn FREE money?  All you have to do is choose Snowshoe Elementary on your Fred Meyer reward card so do it today! 



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