Vol. 8, Issue 12
By Kailyn Hooley || Communications & Development
Fun in the snow! As you can see students are learning how to cross country ski from our PE Teacher Wendy Spencer!
I think all of us here at PNA can say we are overwhelmed, not by these trying times, but from the kindness and generosity showered on us by this community. This has been a difficult year with many doubts surrounding our ability to remain open, but we are proud to say that after ten long months “WE MADE IT!” This is the PNA way after-all, to creatively seek solutions for real world problems.
Moments from the classroom–holiday themed!
As we all begin to think about this New Year, we can all reflect on the perseverance and strength it has taken to get us through distance learning, summer camp, now our first semester of the 20/21 school year in-person. We want to say thank you to our families for helping us to successfully remain open for in-person learning; your commitment to safety is a sign of your commitment to exceptional education. We also want to say thank you to everyone else in our community for continuing to support and believe in our mission no matter what–PNA wouldn’t be the same without each and every one of you.
“Pictures were all chosen by Sarah and Megan who attended PNA from kindergarten through 8th grade. PNA was a big and wonderful part of their life.” -Alumni Parent
How can you give?
Contributions of check, credit card, and electronic fund transfers are greatly appreciated.
Pledges are welcome and make giving easy. You can submit a pledge early on and pay it over a period of time or schedule for a later date, such as monthly or quarterly.
Does your company match charitable gifts made by their employees? If yes, the impact of your gift may be doubled or even tripled! Contact your HR department to find out the necessary steps to submit a match request, then forward the appropriate forms or login info with your gift to PNA for completion.
Link your Fred Meyer rewards card:
Link your Rewards Card to Pacific Northern Academy by visiting
Whenever you use your Rewards card when shopping at Fred Meyer, you’ll be helping PNA earn a donation from Fred Meyer.
Rewards Customers still get the Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates
Shop with Amazon Smile:
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.
On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you need to select Pacific Northern Academy from the list of charitable organizations before you begin shopping.
Pick.Click.Give. allows Alaskans to donate a portion of their Permanent Fund Dividend to causes they care about statewide.
While applying for your PFD online, your can choose to Pick.Click.Give to Pacific Northern Academy. All donations are tax deductible and donors will receive tax documentation from the State once their donations have been processed. Permanent Fund Dividend applications are available from January 1 to March 31, though Alaskans may choose to add or adjust their pledges online through August 31.
John Hardwick and Ral West
As always, our continued success is shared with the people and companies that support us!