What’s Happening 10-30-17

Dates To Remember:

· STARTS THIS WEEK IN HOMER: 10/23 to 10/31 – Homer Office: A no-carving pumpkin decorating contest (see attached flyer)
· 10/31 – Soldotna Office: FALL FESTIVAL! 1-3pm (more info below)
· 11/01 & 11/02 – Jake Parrett will be in Seward
· 11/01 – Seward Picture Retakes @ Seward Middle School @ 11:30am
· 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 – HOMER OFFICE: Discovery Lab – Our Changing Tides @ Islands and Ocean from 3-5pm, drop in program open to all!
· 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
· 11/13 & 11/14 – Safe Sitter Course (see flyer)
· 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

Parents – we have two hats at our Soldotna office from the Hay Maze event. If you are missing a hat please call the office at 714-8880.

Central Peninsula: Homeschool Gym Time:

Here is the calendar of events for our Central Peninsula Homeschool Gym time:

· 10/30 – No Gym, instead we have our annual Fall Carnival from 1-3
· 11/07 – Nikiski Pool: FREE for Connections Students 12-1:30
· 11/14 – Gym Time @ Kenai Rec Center 12-2
· 11/21 – Soldotna Sports Center Ice Skating: FREE for Connections Students 12-2
· 11/28 – Gym Time @ Kenai Rec Center 12-2
· 12/05 – Nikiski Pool: FREE for Connections Students 12-1:30
· 12/12 – Gym Time @ Kenai Rec Center 12-2

· 12/18 DATE CHANGE TO MONDAY – PLEASE NOTE! Jumpin’ Junction: FREE for Connections Students 12-2 (please see rules below)

Come join Connections for a fun filled afternoon on Monday, Dec 18th from 12:00-2:00pm (this will take place Tuesday gym time). Included in this activity will be:

• Mini Golf
• Jump Zone (socks required & 250lb weight limit)
• Cosmic Cannon Room
• Please bring your own snacks and beverages or you can purchase them at the snack bar.

Jumping Junction is located at 42115 Kalifornsky Beach Rd, Soldotna. RSVP required, questions – please call us at 714-8880.

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

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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