Point Higgins Elementary School

Point Higgins Elementary School

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  • Ketchikan Youth in Art Exhibit

    Main Street Gallery

    Dec 2-9



    Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest

    KGB Rec Center - Saturday, Dec. 7th

    Registration @ 9:30am

    Contest @ 10:00am



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  • preschool

    Preschool will not be in session the second Friday of every month due to preschool parent group activities.   


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School News

DECEMBER Theme of the Month:  GENEROSITY
Generosity is giving and sharing.  
It is giving freely because you want to, not with the idea of receiving a reward or a gift in return.  
Generosity is one of the best ways to show love and friendship.

Congratulations to our November Students of the Month!
November's theme was  Thankfulness
 Nov SOM
 James, Isaac, Evan, Lily, CB, Hunter, Riley, Caden, Dylan Audrey, Bristol, Kylie, Michael, Paula, Kegan, Allison, Bria

Radical Ropers performed during our Assembly!  They were awesome!  
(Thank you Mr. Hernandez and Mrs. Thompson)
Rad Ropers Ropers

A HUGE Thank You to everyone who sold (and bought) cookie dough!  
Our school sold $7,588.00 worth of cookie dough and Point Higgins School will receive approximately $3,850.00!!  Thank you for supporting our school!  You will LOVE these cookies!  
Silas Congratulations to Silas Brummett - Our Top Seller!
He sold a whopping $442.00 worth of cookie dough and wins a $50 Walmart gift card.
Students who sold two or more boxes of cookie dough were entered into a drawing for a $25 Walmart gift card. Congratulations to Miles Trudeau for being the lucky winner!
(Money raised goes directly into the Point Higgins Student Activity Fund to help purchase new computers for our lab, as well as help with Field Trips taken during the year, Kids Night Out, Whale Watch prizes, Battle of the Books, Running Club, and more!) 
Cookie dough is made locally by our town's very own Jaylyn Merrill (The Cookie Momster)!  She makes dozens of cookies each day for fisherman who stay at three local lodges.  They are so popular that she has been asked to provide them as a fundraiser for elementary schools as well as Schoenbar Middle School.
*Parents will be contacted during the weeks of Nov. 28 - Dec. 5 to arrange pickup at Cedars Lodge (or Point Higgins if you can't make it to town).  

Point Higgins Book Fair
Book Fair
December 5 - 12
During School Hours
If you can volunteer anytime during the week of the Dec. 5th-12th please contact our fabulous librarian, Lara Powers at lara.powers@k21schools.org or call 247-1500.  Thank you!
 Books make great gifts!  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/pointhiggins

Music Concert
You're Invited!
Point Higgins Winter Concert
Thursday, Dec. 8th @ 2pm, PH Gym
All Point Higgins students, preschool through sixth grade will be singing and the 5th and 6th grade bands will perform.  The students will return for a final all-school song, so please plan on staying for the duration of our approximately 60 minute concert. 
Our students, your children, are being taught much more than music.  As a part of their performance experience we hope to teach them the proper behavior expected at a formal event, such as a concert.  During the performance please stay seated and refrain from talking.  If it becomes necessary to leave the gym, please do so between performing groups and as quietly as possible.  We encourage applause at the appropriate times, but not to shout or whistle, as would be acceptable at a rock concert or sporting event.  Your help with these requests would be greatly appreciated and reinforce our teaching.  Thank you!! 


  • How do I contact the Bus Company?

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    First Student Bus: 907-205-5221.

    (This is a new number, no long distance fees apply.)

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  • What bus will my child ride?

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    Click Here to View Bus Routes

    (If your child has a change in his/his normal bus schedule, please write a note or call the office before 2:30pm to ensure the note is delivered on time.)


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  • School Start/End Times

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    8:45am - 3:15pm
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  • Breakfast

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    8:30am - 8:45am


    Breakfast Prices:

    Full price student - $1.00

    Reduced price student - .30¢

    Full price adult - $2.00


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  • Lunch/Recess (NEW times)

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    Grades Preschool-K
    Recess: 11:00 - 11:20
    Lunch: 11:25 - 11:45
    Grades 1-3
    Recess: 11:25 - 11:45
    Lunch: 11:50 - 12:10
    Grades 4-6
    Recess: 11:50 - 12:10
    Lunch: 12:15 - 12:35
    Lunch Prices:
    Full price student - $3.25
    Reduced price student - .40¢
    Full price adult - $4.75
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Swim Lesson Schedule

  • Swim lessons are part of the district educational program.  You may sign and return an OPT OUT form if you DO NOT want your child to participate.


    April 17-28

    9:30 - 10:15am, Allen

    10:15 - 11:00am, Carlson


    May 2-12

    9:30 - 10:15am, Elliot

    10:15 - 11:00am, Glover 

    11:00 - 11:45am, White


    May 15 - 26

    9:30 - 10:15am, Frey/Wood

    10:15 - 11:00am, McLaren

    11:00 - 11:45am, Smith

Parenting Tips/Tools

  • Be Specific when talking about respect

    The best way to get your child to show respect is not by talking about an abstract idea that may be hard for her to understand.  Instead, try talking about very specific actions she can take to show her respect.

    For example, when your child interrupts, you might say, "When someone else is talking, it's respectful to listen until the person is finished.  Then you can take your turn."

    You can also ask if your child can come up with specific behaviors that would show respect.  "What can you do to show your teacher respect?"

    Your child could raise her hand, complete homework on time and pay attention in class.

    Later, when your child has done something respecful, help her make the link.  "I loved the way you showed respect when Mr. Jones called.  You carefully wrote down the message so I knew when to call him back."

    Source: Paula Denton, "The Power of our Words," Education Leadership