Houghtaling Elementary School

Houghtaling Elementary School

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  • Snow! Snow! Snow!

    Its that time of year again. The weather report is calling for snow to start very soon. Please be proactive and get those snowpants, boots, hats, and/or gloves ready. Sweatshirts as coats do not work in the snowy weather! Since all students go outside everyday for at least a 30 minute recess, it is important they bundle up!  

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  • The Students of the Week were Kristall Bullock, Tim Workman, Kari Klinger, Gabby De Leon, Kaydee Forrester, Starla Sivertsen, and Amelia Calvin

    The Spirit Award went to Mrs. Hamilton's 2nd Grade!

    The Sunshine Awards went to Ayden Manabat, Adrianlee Charles, Korbyn Charles, and Jayden Greenfield
    thumbs up

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  • Student Absence

    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.

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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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  • Daily Schedule

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    Office Hours

    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 for must be signed
    by parent 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


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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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  • No Preschool ONLY Friday, December 9th

    There will be no preschool classes on Friday, December 9th. There is school for the rest of Houghtaling.

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  • BELIEVE goods have arrived!

    Most of the BELIEVE Kids fundraiser items have arrived! There are a few boxes trickling in but should be here by the end of the week. If you know your child had a large order please make plans to come pick up the boxes. There is a packing slip and a copy of the original order form included in with your child's order. Go through carefully and if there are any issues, there is a toll free number on the packing slip to contact the company directly. There is a window of 2 weeks to call them, so please do not delay. Thank you for another successful BELIEVE fundraiser!

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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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  • Phone messages for students

    PLEASE know it is VERY busy in the office at the end of the day. If you have a phone message for your child for after school instruction PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE call the office BEFORE 2:30pm. ALSO - VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE DO NOT leave phone messages on the voicemail for after school notes. Please call back to talk to a human.

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  • School Security

    For the security of our students and staff, we ask that all visitors enter and exit our building at the front office and wear a visitor sticker in plain sight. This includes being on the playground with your child. We are strictly enforcing this safety measure and ask for your cooperation. Thank You!

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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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  • Box Tops 4 Education

    Do you know how easy it is to get into clipping Box Tops 4 Education? It's SO easy! There are MANY participating products at your local grocery stores that carry boxtops. Almost every isle has products! Each boxtop is worth 10 cents for Houghtaling.

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What Happening

  • PTO Meetings

    5:30pm in the Houghtaling Library

    (2nd Monday of the Month) 

    October 10th,   November 14th,  December 12th,  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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  • art class offered at KETCHIKAN ARTS COUNCIL!

    Check out this awesome flyer for information on art classes available through the Ketchikan Arts Council 

     Click here to see Arts Council Flyer on amazing classes they offer for the community.

    Classes are offered Saturdays October 15, 22, 28

    November 5 & 12

    Celebration - November 19

    Open to 1st through 6th grade

    For more information contact CameoM@ketchikanarts.org for more information!


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    All medicine will need to have paperwork filled out before anything can be brought to school.

    Over the Counter Medicine -  Parents must sign this form before any medicine can be sent to school. This includes Cough Drops, Anbesol, etc.  All medicine will be locked up in the Houghtaling office and your child will come to the office as directed by parents on the medicine form.

    Prescription Medicine -  Parents and Doctors both must fill out paperwork before any medication can be brought to school. All medicine will be locked up in the medicine cabinet and taken per instructions on the paperwork.


    You may print out these forms here:



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