Weekly Update for 8-10-18
Trailside Elementary Back to School Night!
Trailside Elementary families, mark your calendars for next Thursday’s Back to School Night! Families will all meet in the Trailside multipurpose room at 5:00pm to hear from Principal Mary Ellison, and then you and your students an tour classrooms, meet teachers and chat with the amazing PTA!
The PTA is asking that families consider bringing a side dish to accompany hot dogs and hamburgers:
A-M please provide sides and salads
N-Z please provide desserts and drinks
There will be a PTA table for membership registration (but feel free to sign up online prior) and new Trailside gear. Good luck in the coming school year!
Seward Highway Project Update
Here is a weekly update from the Department of Transportation:
ROAD CLOSURE: Homer Drive is CLOSED from 71st Avenue to 76th Avenue. Drivers please plan to use Briarwood Street as a DETOUR route. Also, Brayton Drive is CLOSED from Lore Road to 68th Avenue. Please plan to use Meadow Street as a DETOUR route.
RAMP CLOSURE: The northbound Seward Highway On-Ramp from Lore Road is CLOSED. Residents between Dowling Road and Abbott Road should plan to use the newly opened northbound Seward Highway On-Ramp from Abbott Road as a DETOUR route.
Speed limits have been reduced within the project corridor to 55 MPH and traffic patterns will be modified as necessary to accommodate work. Please follow construction signs and be aware of future notifications.
Median and shoulder work are being done along the New Seward Highway near the Dowling Road Exit in order to accommodate 6 lanes of through traffic in the final configuration.
Work is being done in sections along the frontage roads, going from the south end to the north end along Brayton Drive and the north end to the south end on Homer Drive from Dimond Boulevard to Dowling Road; sections of the roads will be CLOSED as work progresses.
Girls on the Run!
Girls on the Run of Greater a Alaska is an amazing organization dedicated to engendering and encouraging confidence in young women. Through running and other fun physical activities, they inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.
Currently, they are looking for volunteer coaches to help with their program. To find out more, visit https://www.gotrgreateralaska.org
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our newsletter! Have a wonderful weekend.