What RED, WHITE AND BLUE DAY means to NLABC
When the founders of Northern Lights ABC were envisioning our school, there was a consensus that parents wanted not only a strong academic program, but one that showcased our proud heritage of American citizenship.
Since the beginning of our program, the RWB assemblies have molded and shaped our school into our founding philosophy of building pride in our students and training them to be responsible and dedicated patriots who embody good citizenship. Character education, a strong emphasis on citizenship, values, discipline and patriotism make our school program unique.
Our school focuses on the character building blocks of friendship, work, respect, responsibility, perseverance, patriotism, generosity, compassion, tolerance, courage, honesty, loyalty, humility, self-confidence, self-discipline, independence, helpfulness, and sportsmanship.
We wear red, white, and blue on special days that not only honor our school's heritage and history, but to remember those who have sacrificed for our freedoms. We wear red, white, and blue to demonstrate our love of school, love of country, and national pride.
Continuing to celebrate our school RWB days has several benefits. It connects us to our past, it teaches our students about citizenship, patriotism, and offers fascinating stories about our country's history for all students to learn and discover. It also enables our students to practice public performance and public speaking skills. Musically, students benefit from learning new songs, working together to create a successful end product, and it requires students to follow a time line, to use self-discipline, and to accept feedback. All of these skills, which are taught by our fine teachers, enrich the lives of all our students.
This logo symbolizes what Northern Lights ABC represents:
Eagle = Patriotism Towards Our Country
Books = Anchorage Basic Curriculum and the year NLABC was founded
Lamp = Knowledge and learning
Pen and quill = Literacy, Penmanship and Writing
The Big Dipper = Alaska Pride and 8 Stars of Gold
Encouragement = Where Children Can Excel
Please join us in celebrating our next RED, WHITE AND BLUE ASSEMBLY!