What’s Happening 10-23-17

Dates To Remember:

· 10/20 – End of 1st Quarter, please contact your advisor if you haven’t had your monthly check in
· STARTS THIS WEEK IN HOMER: 10/23 to 10/27 – Homer Office: A no-carving pumpkin decorating contest (see attached flyer)
· 10/24 – TOMORROW: Homeschool Open Gym @ Kenai Rec Center 12-2
· 10/26 – DATE CHANGE, PLEASE NOTE: Hay Maze! 1-3pm @ Solid Rock Bible Camp (release form attached)
· 10/31 – NO HOMESCHOOL GYM: Soldotna Office: FALL FESTIVAL! 1-3pm (more info below)
· 11/01 – Seward Picture Retakes @ Seward Middle School – Time to be determined
· 11/01 – Seward: “Maker Lab w/ Carlyn Nichols” 3:00-4:00 pm. Contact Julie: jlindquist@kpbk.k12.ak.us for more info
· 11/01, 11/02, 11/06, 11/08 – Lifeguard Classes @ Nikiski Pool (see attached flyer)
· 11/03 – AVTEC Tour in Seward (more info below)
· 11/07 – Homeschool Gym @ Nikiski Pool 12-1:30pm. Free to all Connections Students!
· 11/09 – Central Peninsula Picture retakes @ Borough Building 3pm-5pm
· 11/15 – US Fish & Wildlife Conservative Coin Design Contest deadline (see attached flyer)
· 5/14 – Kenai Fjords Marine Science Explorer Tour Recommended for Grades 3-12 (Please See Attached Description) For More Information Please Contact Julie Lindquist at the Seward Connections Office (907) 224-9092 or email jlindquist@kpbsd.k12.ak.us

Battle of the Books:

Calling all readers to our annual Battle of the Books club! We will start meeting in November but students can get a jumpstart and begin reading the books now. Competitive teams are grades 3rd-12th. The list can be found at: https://www.akla.org/akasl/bb/2017-2018FinalList.pdf Books can be found at the library, Connections offices will have copies that can be checked out or you can purchase the books using allotment funds. Contact your advisor if interested in participating in Battle of the Books:

Derek Bynagle in Homer: 226-1880
Julie Lindquist in Seward: 224-9080
Wendi Dutcher 3/4 grade in Soldotna: 714-8880
Mark Wackler 5/6 grade in Soldotna: 714-8880

Hay Maze @ Solid Rock Bible Camp: PLEASE RSVP:

We need your RSVP to host this event! Please join us Thursday, Oct. 26th from 1-3:00pm. The cost is $6 per person (non-reimbursable). Please bundle up for this event; gloves, hats, warm layers and flashlights are encouraged. The Connections program will be providing snacks! We are looking forward to seeing all of you, and please feel free to bring a guest. If you have any questions contact the Soldotna office at 907-714-8880 or email Wendi Dutcher at wdutcher@kpbsd.k12.ak.us to RSVP or for more information. Attached is the Hay Maze Activity Release form, please fill this out prior to participating. We look forward to seeing you at this fun annual event!

NO HOMESCHOOL GYM THIS DAY: Soldotna Connections Annual Fall Festival:

There will be no homeschool gym this day instead come join the Soldotna office for our annual Fall Festival October 31st from 1-3pm! We will have food, activities, games and trick-or-treating for students. Costumes encouraged, all ages and all homeschool families welcome! This is always a fun and well attended event that students look forward to so we hope to see you here!


All Connections High School Students are invited to attend a free guided tour of AVTEC in Seward on Friday, November 3rd. AVTEC offers a variety of educational programs such as: Construction, Welding, Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Maritime Studies, Electronics, Culinary Arts and many other courses.

Please visit the AVTEC website at https://avtec.edu/ and take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the programs available. For more information or to RSVP, please email Reubin Payne a t rpayne@kpbsd.k12.ak.uS or call the Connections office at 907-714-8880.

WHEN: Friday, November 3rd @ 10:00am
WHERE: AVTEC – 519 4th Ave, in the auditorium on the 2nd floor

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at this exciting event!

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