Uqautchim Uglua

American Indian College Fund, Wakanyeja “Sacred Little Ones” Early Childhood Education Initiative.

Weekly Newsletters

February 26, 2016 Newsletter

Aniiqsuaq

Play Out

The sun is back and the weather is warming up! It is almost spring time! Earlier this week, it was warm enough that the students we able to go play out on the back porch for a bit. They had such a good time playing with the snow. Please bring your student to school with their warm clothes so that the next nice day, they can play out again

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January 22, 2016 Newsletter

This week, Iḷisaurri Aaglu and Iḷisaurri Saumik talked about the animals that are trapped to collect as fur to keep us warm throughout the winter months. We have been talking about and looking at each of the animals footprints. We learned Amaġuq, Tiġiganniaq, and Qavvik tumi (footprints). We also distinguished them as small, medium, and large. The students used their Iriġruak to look out for the animals while hunting.

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December 18, 2015 Newsletter

The staff of Uqautchim Uglua would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We have had an enjoyable semester with your children and look forward to seeing them on January 7th when school resumes.

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December 11, 2015 Newsletter

During this time of year, we are reminded to give thanks for all that our community has been blessed with. As you walk in the door of Uqautchim Uglua, you may have noticed the blue bulletin board, our “Quyanaqpak” board. This board is our reminder to give thanks to those that helped us, given to the program, or even just a way to say thank you to somebody who deserves that “Quyanaqpak!” Please feel free to jot down a quick thanks for anything you are thankful for!

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December 7, 2015 Newsletter

This week we have been making napaaqtut (Christmas Trees.) The kids colored and cut out paper ornaments to decorate our paper napaaqtut. We also had them make cards with felt and decorated them with painted popsicle sticks and glitter.

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October 30, 2015 Newsletter

The staff of Uqautchim Uglua would like to invite the parents and siblings of the students to our annual “Welcome to School” Potluck on November 6th at 6pm located at the Iñupiat Heritage Center! During the potluck, we will have a brief presentation about the program and can take any questions you have. Please bring a dish and join us for an evening to relax and enjoy each other’s company!

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October 23, 2015 Newsletter

Welcoming Iḷisaurri Saumik Paġlagivsi! Uvaŋa Saumik. I am the new teachers assistant, although I have worked with Uqautchim Uglua before. I am glad to be working with Uqautchim Uglua again because I enjoy working with children and helping them further their education; as I am pursuing a career in Early Childhood Education. My goal is to observe the lead teacher and gain more experience in teaching. I support the Uqautchim Uglua’s goal of teaching the younger generation the importance of the Iñupiaq language and culture because they are our cultures future.

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October 16, 2015 Newsletter

Welcoming Iḷisaurri Saumik Paġlagivsi! Uvaŋa Saumik. I am the new teachers assistant, although I have worked with Uqautchim Uglua before. I am glad to be working with Uqautchim Uglua again because I enjoy working with children and helping them further their education; as I am pursuing a career in Early Childhood Education. My goal is to observe the lead teacher and gain more experience in teaching. I support the Uqautchim Uglua’s goal of teaching the younger generation the importance of the Iñupiaq language and culture because they are our cultures future.

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