What’s Happening 2-26-18

Dates To Remember:

· 02/27 – GYM TIME TOMORROW: Central Peninsula: Solid Rock Tubing 12:00-2:00pm (free for Connections students, more info below)
· 2/27 & 2/28 – Jake Parrett will be in the Seward Office
· 02/28 – Homer Area: Fish and Game Ice Fishing: 10:00-11:30 @ Johnson Lake
· 03/01 – Iditaread Starts! (more info below)
· 03/02 – Seward: US Forest Service, Ice Fishing Day at Grouse Lake  10am – 1pm (Provided: Fishing Gear, Hot Dogs, Snacks etc., Warming Fire and Fun)  Contact Julie Lindquist for more details… jlindquist@kpbsd.k12.ak.us
· 03/02 – HOMER: Fish and Game Salmon Anatomy and Dissections 10-12 with Biologist Tim Blackmon. Please contact Derek: dbynagle@kpbsd.org to RSVP
· 03/06 – Gym Time: Nikiski Pool – FREE for Connections Students 12-1:30
· 03/07 – High School Eligibility Due (form attached)
· 03/16 – South Peninsula Hospital SAFE SITTER CLASS for students in grades 6th, 7th, 8th. Friday March 16th 9:00am – 4:00pm. Cost is $50 and there are scholarships available by request. Parents can pre-register by calling Maggie Wyatt at (907) 235-0970 or email at wellness@sphosp.org
· 03/20 – Gym Time Activity: Movie at the Orca Theater: A Wrinkle in Time (more info below)
· 03/27 & 03/28 – Seward Office: PEAKS Assessments; ELA/Math Grades 3-9; Science Grades 4,8 & 10
· 03/30 – HEA Youth Rally Application Deadline (see attachment for more info)
· 03/30 – HEA Safety Poster Contest Deadline (see attachment for more info)
· 04/11 – High School Eligibility Due (form attached)
· 04/17 – Connections Talent and Art Show @ SoHi Auditorium 5-6:30pm (more info below)
· 05/14 – 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

Fish and Game Ice Fishing @ Johnson Lake 02/28:

Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game is inviting our central peninsula and Homer students to learn more about salmon by spending time on the ice, fishing at Sports Lake and Johnson Lake. Students learn proper fishing techniques, catch and release etiquette, ice fishing regulations, and safety on the ice.

What to bring: Thawed cocktail shrimp or other types of bait you can get at the store, zip lock bags or plastic grocery bags to transport fish that you would like to keep. Parent volunteers or anyone 18 and older that may be helping/fishing, please make sure you have a 2018 sport fishing license. And lastly, students will need to be dressed appropriately for winter weather.


Johnson Lake: Travel to approximately milepost 110 on the Sterling Highway to Johnson Lake Road, turn left on Tustumena Lake Road and take the first right at the Johnson Lake Campground. After pulling into the campground turn right (look for signs) to access the west loop of the campground. Parking will be in campsites throughout this loop. We will meet in the large parking area at the boat launch.

Homer Area: Johnson Lake 02/28 from 10:00-11:30

GYM TIME for Central Peninsula: Solid Rock Tubing 02/27 (FREE for Connections students):

Solid Rock Tubing Hill is open and ready for all Connections students and parents! We will be enjoying the snow at Solid Rock Tuesday, February 27th at 12 noon until 2 PM and is FREE for Connections students. All home school families are invited, the cost is $5 (cash only) per person for non-Connections students/families. Solid Rock will have the tubes but in the past they have allowed students to bring their snow boards and ride the hill. Please RSVP or direct questions to Reubin Payne at rpayne@kpbsd.k12.ak.us

Iditaread Starts March 1st:

Our annual Iditaread program starts March 1st! So get out your favorite books or those you haven’t read yet and start keeping track of your reading minutes. When you’ve read your way to Nome and crossed the finish line, see your Connections Office for your prize! If you have any questions, please call the Connections office (714-8880) or email: cnolden@kpbsd.k12.ak.us for more information and how to log onto the Iditarod Insider. Happy reading and MUSH ON!

New Activity For Gym Time: Movie Day: A Wrinkle In Time:

Come join Connections for movie day on Tuesday, March 20th at 12:00! The Orca Theater has “A Wrinkle In Time” playing and all homeschool families are welcome to join us! Tickets can be pre-purchased at the theater and may be reimbursable if using the movie as part of your language arts curriculum, but please check with your advisor. *PLEASE NOTE: This movie is rated PG and an RSVP is requested.

When: Tuesday, March 20th at 12:00
Where: Orca Theater
What: Movie “A Wrinkle In Time”

RSVP: call 714-8880 or email Wendi Dutcher: wdutcher@kpbsd.k12.ak.us

Here are links to study guides to assist with your planning:



2018 Connections Talent Show:

The 2018 Connections Talent Show will be on Tuesday, April 17th from 5-6:30pm at the Soldotna High School Auditorium. Connections is looking for talented homeschool students to join the show and display their talents (singing, instrumental, skits, etc.). We encourage talents of all kinds, and also have an art display at the entrance to show off our student’s artistic abilities as well. Please contact Mark Wackler at the Soldotna Connections office if you are interested in performing in the talent show – mwackler@kpbsd.k12.ak.us

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