What is MIR Parents?

MIR Parents is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the Mission of:

1.  assisting the teachers/staff of Turnagain Elementary School, Romig Middle School, and West Anchorage High School on matters relating to the partial Russian Immersion Program,

2.  fostering an understanding of the Russian Immersion Program within the school and community, and

3.  supporting the extra-curricular education and exchange opportunities of the Russian Immersion Program students.

What does MIR Parents support?

  •  -- Books, equipment and supplies
  •  -- Field Trip Buses
  •  -- After-school programs
  •  -- Certificates and O.W.L. awards
  •  -- K-4 summer Russian day camp
  •  -- Exchange trip to Russian Federation
  •  -- Host of visiting exchange students
  •  -- 6th/12th grade completion ceremonies
  •  -- Russian cultural events:
  •         Father Frost New Year Celebration
  •         Maslenitsa Farewell-to-Winter Festival
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Why MIR Parents?

The Russian Immersion Program needs your support in order to provide materials, supplies, and programs that are not paid for by the Anchorage School District.

How can I get involved?

Money and time are needed to make sure immersion programs, materials, and activities can continue. Here are some of the ways you can be a part of it:

  • Contribute financially. MIR Parents is a non-profit organization. See the link below for a form you can fill out and send in with your contribution. If you care about quality public education, support it with your donation.
  • Attend MIR Parents meetings, join the MIR board, or help with planning throughout the year. Membership meetings are typically every other month during the school year in the evening.  See our calendar here.
  • Help organize an event or volunteer your time at an event.
  • Find out about hosting a Russian exchange student in your home.  Our exchange partner school in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, has students visit Anchorage on an every other year basis for a two week stay.
  • Parents or Grandparents – be a classroom representative by contacting your child's Russian teacher.

MIR Parents Membership & Donation Form

Membership is open to anyone who believes in and supports the MIR Parents Mission (noted in the right sidebar).  We especially recommend every Russian Immersion Program parent joining MIR Parents ($10/person annual dues).  To become a member or to donate, please fill out the following MIR Membership / Contribution Paper Form.

After filling out the form, please mail the form and check to:

MIR Parents
c/o Turnagain Elementary
3500 W. Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99517

or drop it by the Turnagain Elementary School Office.

Or, in 2 Steps JOIN NOW

1.  Fill out an online membership form HERE.

2.  Make a secure online membership payment HERE.

MIR Parents is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with tax ID # 01-0829469.