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First day of school September 2nd , 2020


What an adventure we have had in our first year as Ancient Lakes Elementary School.   We enjoyed a great open house,  Super Silly Fun Run, October Trunk or Treat, Homecoming Spirit Week, Veterans Day program, winter music program, Family STEAM night, and Read Across America week. Students that showed positive behavior at school enjoyed monthly reward recesses and we celebrated our Students of the Month each month as well.   We made some great memories during this inaugural year together and we thank all of the staff, students, and families that were a part of it!

We look forward to seeing our Ancient Lakes students back with us for school year 2020-2021.  At this time we are still planning on a September 2nd first day of school.  Our office should reopen on August 18th.  Our district has a team in place that is working with other districts in the area as well as health officials to plan for a reopening that will meet safety guidelines.   We know that all versions of the reopening plans will include all staff and most students wearing masks or face coverings that cover the mouth and nose.  We encourage you to plan on providing a mask and school backpack for your child.  We will have some reusable and disposable face masks available for distribution as well, but we realize many students might prefer to bring their own mask from home.   Please watch this website as well as our regular school and district social media sites for more updates as they become available.   In the meantime, enjoy your summer.  The article below has some great ideas for things you can explore online.   

Warm regards, 

Mrs. Frerks, Principal


Primer dia de clases 2 Septiembre, 2020 

Quéaventurahemostenido en nuestro primer añocomo Ancient Lakes Elementary School. Disfrutamos de una gran jornada de Casa Abierta, Super Silly Fun Run, Trunk or Treat de Octubre, Homecoming Spirit Week, programa del Día de los Veteranosprograma de música de inviernoNoche familiar STEAM y semana de Read Across America. Los estudiantes que mostraron un comportamientopositivo en la escueladisfrutaron de recesosmensuales de recompensas y celebramos a nuestrosEstudiantes del Mescadamestambién. ¡Hicimosgrandesrecuerdosduranteesteaño inaugural juntos y agradecemos a todo el personal, los estudiantes y las familias que formaronparte de él!

Esperamosver a nuestrosestudiantes de Ancient Lakes de regreso con nosotros para el año escolar 2020-2021. En estemomentotodavíaestamosplaneando un primer día de escuela el 2 de septiembre. Nuestra oficinadeberíareabrir el 18 de agostoNuestrodistritocuenta con un equipo que estátrabajando con otrosdistritos en el áreaasícomo con funcionarios de salud para planificar una reapertura que cumpla con las pautas de seguridadSabemos que todas las versiones de los planes de reaperturaincluirán a todo el personal y la mayoría de los estudiantes con máscaras o cubiertasfaciales que cubren la boca y la nariz. Lo alentamos a que planeeproporcionar una máscara y una mochila escolar para suhijoTendremosalgunasmáscarasfacialesreutilizables y desechablesdisponiblestambién para distribuciónperonosdamoscuenta de que muchosestudiantespodríanpreferirtraersupropiamáscara de casa. Mire este sitio web, asícomonuestros sitios de redes socialesregulares (Facebook) de la escuela y el distrito para obtenermásactualizaciones a medida que esténdisponiblesMientras tanto, disfrutensuverano. El siguienteartículotienealgunas ideas genialessobrecosas que puedeexplorar en línea.


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Check out these resources for some sites to visit during summer break.


Summer STEAM Challenges


Virtual Amusement Park Tours and Rides 

  • Tour Disney Theme Parks and Universal Studios and see what it’s like to ride on their rollercoasters and go onother adventures. 


Universal OrlandoTour 


Walt Disney World in FloridaTour 


Disneyland Park in CaliforniaTour 


Tour collections and learn about the history of art and artifacts with these online museum experiences. 

  • American Museum of Natural History: Brian Selznick, author of Wonderstruck, leads a virtual tour of the museum, meeting field experts along the way. 

  • British Museum: This cool, interactive site lets kids browse the museum collection by time period, not by room, so kids can focus in on the era they're most interested in. 

  • Historic Hudson Valley: This site offers many history-themed online experiences for kids, from "Traders and Raiders," which looks at the history of pirates in the greater New York Area, to "People Not Property," which teaches kids about slavery. There are also lots of ideas for at-home historical activities, like cooking with cornmeal or "tinsmithing" at home with aluminum foil. 

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art: The #MetKids site is geared for little ones, and lets them explore a cute, illustrated map to find treasures in the museum's collection. 

  • Musée du Louvre: The world-famous museum offers virtual tours by subject, from the body in art to Egyptian antiquities. 

  • Museum of the American Revolution: Lauren Tarshis, author of the I Survived book series, hosts a tour of this history-themed museum and talks about the Revolutionary War. 

  • Museum of Science: The #MOSatHome page offers virtual looks at the Boston museum's exhibits and hosts daily livestreams and webinars. 

  • National Gallery of Art: The National Gallery has 50 video tours specifically geared towards kids, focusing on a work and the people, places, and scenes surrounding its creation. 

  • SFMOMA: The #MuseumFromHome series takes visitors around the museum and beyond, offering looks at where artists make their works. 

  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: You can bookmark this one to visit over and over, since it offers virtual version of every exhibition in the museum. 

  • The Vatican Museum: You can get 360 looks at nine rooms in the Vatican — including the magnificent Sistine Chapel.  


See how food grows, is harvested, and gets to your table with these farm tours. 

  • American Egg Board: The Egg Board has virtual tours of different egg farms, and many of them let you choose different videos for elementary and middle school students. 

  • Bright Farms: A farm grower in Irvington, NY shows kids how food goes from the field (in this case, an indoor grower) to the grocery store. There's even a quiz at the end! 

  • Farm Food 360: Kids can see 11 different sorts of farm and food plants, including dairy cow farms, egg processing facilities, and an apple orchard. 


You might not be able to go on your sightseeing vacation at the moment, but these virtual landmark tours are the next best thing. 

  • Buckingham Palace: Go room-by-room and see all of the amazing historical objects in the palace. 

  • Ellis Island: See the island the way the 12 million immigrants did between 1892 and 1954 through a virtual tour with lots of first-hand stories. 

  • Mount Rushmore: The virtual tour of Mount Rushmore was created through 3D scans of the mountain. 

  • Mount Vernon:Take a look inside George Washington's home the same way you would click through Street View on a Google Map. 

  • Plimoth Plantation: Take a tour of the site of the first Thanksgiving, and learn the history behind the event. 

  • The White House: President Obama narrates a tour of "The People's House," and you can scroll around and click on points of interest. 


Zoos and Aquariums 

These zoos and aquariums have live cams where kid can check in with the animals. 

Library and Read Aloud Websites 

See what is in the library for you to experience online or have a book read aloud to you. 


Even More Fun 

From a candy factory to the surface of Mars, these tours take kids to places that aren't available to them even in normal times. 

  • Discovery Education: The site hosts virtual field trips for kids, from engineering plants that make the cars of the future to a lab that researches nuclear energy. 

  • M&Ms Factory Tour: The Food Network hosts a virtual tour of the M&Ms factory and shows how the delicious candy gets made. 

  • Outer Space Tours: Kids can see the real surface of Mars, courtesy of the Curiosity rover. NASA also does virtual tours of the Moon, along with the International Space Station. 

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Last Day of School
We miss you all and appreciate all of your hard work and persistence in finishing up this school year.  The last official day for school is June 19th.  Your teacher for this school year can now tell you who your teacher for next year will be.  You can meet your teacher for next year on a Zoom meeting Wednesday, June 17th.  Your teacher from this year will give you the Zoom link information.  Please log in so you can see who is in your classroom. 

Library Book Return Drive

Help, we have about 1/3 of our library books still checked out. In order to have lots of great books to choose from when we come back to school next year, please bring back any books you still have!  Staff will be outside at the parent pickup driveway area June 15th-June 18th from 5:30-7:30 so you can drive up to drop off your books.  You can also pick up your bag of items from your teacher if you haven't already done so.

What will school look like next fall?

We hope to hear from state officials within the next few weeks what our school reopening situation will look like.  We will share that information with you as soon as we get it.  In the meantime, Quincy School District has decided to let students keep their Chromebooks checked out over the summer.  Only students not returning to Quincy schools next year need to return their Chromebook by the end of the year.

Remember, you can ask your teacher questions or call our main ALE office and leave a message. 

Have a great summer and we hope to see you one more time  June 14th-June 17th when you bring back your library books and pick up the items your teacher bagged up for you!



Último día de Clases

Los extrañamos a todos y apreciamos todo su arduo trabajo y persistencia para terminar este año escolar. El último día oficial para la escuela es el 19 de Junio. Su maestro/a de este año escolar ya puede decirle quién será su maestro/a para el próximo año. Puede reunirse con su maestro/a para el próximo año en una reunión de Zoom el Miércoles 17 de Junio. Su maestro/a de este año le dará la información del enlace Zoom. Inicie sesión para poder ver quién estará en su clase.


Campaña de Devolución de libros de la biblioteca

¡Auxilio! Tenemos alrededor de 1/3 de los libros de nuestra biblioteca aún prestados. Para poder tener muchos libros excelentes para elegir cuando regresemos a la escuela el próximo año, ¡traiga de vuelta los libros que aún tenga! Nuestro personal estará afuera en el área de recogida de estudiantes “parent pick up” del 15 al 18 de Junio de 5: 30-7: 30 PM para que pueda pasar y dejar sus libros. También puede recoger su bolsa de artículos de su maestro/a si aún no lo ha hecho.

¿Cómo será la escuela el próximo otoño?

Esperamos escuchar de los funcionarios estatales en las próximas semanas cómo será la situación de reapertura de nuestra escuela. Compartiremos esa información con usted tan pronto como la obtengamos. Mientras tanto, el Distrito Escolar de Quincy ha decidido dejar que los estudiantes guarden sus Chromebooks en casa durante el verano. Solo los estudiantes que no regresaran a las escuelas de Quincy el próximo año deben devolver su Chromebook antes de fin de año.

Recuerde, puede hacer preguntas a su maestro o llamar a nuestra oficina de Ancient Lakes y dejar un mensaje.

¡Que tengan un gran verano y esperamos verlos una vez más del 15 de Junio al 18 de Junio cuando traigan sus libros de la biblioteca y recojan los artículos que su maestro/a empacó para ustedes!

ALE Families, our teachers have been working to gather your child’s items that were left in the classroom. They have bagged them & put their name on the items left in their cubbies or desks, this includes any workbooks or items they can use at home for distance learning. While this is very bittersweet, we’d like to get these items back to your student.
We have scheduled 4 pick up times for you to come to the school to get their things:
Monday, May 18 from 10:30-12:30 and 5:30 -7:30 PM
Tuesday May 19 10:30-12:30 and 5:30 -7:30 PM
Please drive up to the parent pick up area. We will have signs with grades posted on them, starting with kindergarten classes, at the corner of C Street SE & 6th Ave, so you can drive through and stop where you need to pick up your child’s bag. Please stay in your vehicle.
We highly encourage you to come during these times as it will be difficult to get these items after this time. Thank you!


Familias, nuestros maestros han estado trabajando para juntar los artículos de su hijo/a que se dejaron en el salón. Han embolsado los artículos que quedaron en sus cubículos o escritorios con su nombre, esto incluye cualquier libro de trabajo o artículos que puedan usar en casa para el aprendizaje a distancia. Esto es agridulce, pero nos gustaría devolverle estos artículos a su estudiante.
Hemos programado 4 horarios para que vengan a la escuela a levantar sus cosas:
Lunes 18 de Mayo de 10: 30-12: 30 y 5:30 -7: 30 PM
Martes 19 de Mayo 10: 30-12: 30 y 5:30 -7: 30 PM
Pueden empezar a hacer fila en el área de recogida de estudiantes “parent pick up”. Tendremos letreros con los grados, comenzando con las clases de Kinder en la esquina de la C Street SE y 6th Avenue, para que pueda pasar y parar donde necesite recoger la bolsa de su hijo/a. Por favor, quédese en su vehículo.
Es altamente recomendado que venga durante estos tiempos, ya que será difícil obtener estos artículos después de este tiempo. ¡Gracias!

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It’s not too late to register for kindergarten!

You can download and complete the kindergarten registration packet on our website.
Click on our link below for more information and to download the packet.

¡No es demasiado tarde para registrarse para el kinder!

Puede descargar y completar el paquete de registro de Kinder en nuestro sitio web. Haga clic en el enlace abajo para obtener más información y descargar el paquete.

Kinder Registration

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Ancient Lakes Elementary

417 C St SE
Quincy, WA 98848

Phone: (509) 787-8950
Fax: (509) 787-8952

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Principal: Colleen Frerks

Admin Assistant: Analee Calvillo

Attendance: Gabby Valenzuela

Parent Liaison: Amey Trujillo

Counselor: Janice Harmon

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