February is I Love Reading Month! Please download the Read-a-Thon packet and begin logging those minutes. Students can earn prizes by getting sponsors for their reading. All money raised through this event directly benefits Sand Lake students through field trips, classroom supplies, before and after school programs, and more. Our school will be using the Read-a-Thon log sheet school-wide this month. No need to complete a classroom reading log! Download the Read-a-Thon packet here.
If you'd like to place an order for Sand Lake clothing, please download the Sand Lake T-Shirt Order Form and return it to school with payment. These are the last of these items. A new shipment of t-shirts will arrive this spring.
Flyers for third quarter Before and After School Activities are now available! We currently have Yoga, Japanese Calligraphy, Origami, Cross Country Skiing, Valentine's Day Crafts, Parent Shop/Date Night on February 13th, Discover Skiing and Riding, and Jewelry Making available. Please open up the file to print off the permission slip and turn it into the office ASAP! If you have any questions about the activities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
Please download the 2nd Quarter Before & After School Activities by using the link below. These are available on a first come, first served basis. Turn in completed forms and payment to the office.
Please download First Quarter fliers for Before and After School Activities by clicking below. We're offering the following:
School Supply Lists are available to download. You can also pick up a copy in the office. Class lists will be posted at our Back to School Open House on August 18 from 5:30-7:30pm.
Opportunity allows students to read year-round
The Anchorage School District announces the launch of its new digital library for students. The library currently has more than 400 titles ranging from books for early readers to high school level. Included are books on drawing and origami; the Ivy and Bean and Beautiful Darkness book series; graphic novels for elementary; fiction; nonfiction; and more. There is also a selection of 2015 Battle of the Books titles.
“This is a great and innovative opportunity to keep students reading throughout the year and helps instill that love of reading,” said Superintendent Ed Graff. “The digital library will bring reading to students in a way that’s fun and exciting to them.”
Students can access the ASD digital library at http://asdk12.lib.overdrive.com. The student’s 14-digit library number is the username, available from the school librarian. Students have the option to download a book or read it in a browser which will bookmark the last-read page until the book is returned. Students may check out two books at a time for up to two weeks each.
“While I still believe print books are critically important, we’re responsible to meet the changing needs of our library patrons,” said Ann Morgester, supervisor of ASD Library Resources. “Offering digital books is a fabulous way to give students the opportunity to continue reading while using 21st century skills.”
Morgester said older students have told her they like the anonymity of checking out what they want without their peers seeing which books they chose, while younger students are excited they can continue reading over the summer without making as many trips to the library.
The district is actively working to greatly expand its new digital library.