What’s Happening 3-12-18

Spring Break Hours and Info:

Homer and Seward offices will be closed from 3/12 to 3/16. Soldotna office will be open but closed from noon to 1:00pm for lunch.

Dates To Remember:

· 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 – PLEASE RSVP ASAP: Gym Time Activity: Movie at the Orca Theater: A Wrinkle in Time (more info below)
· 03/20 – Peninsula Job Fair @ Soldotna Sports Complex from 10am-4pm (see attached flyer)
· 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)
· 04/01 – High School Civics Contest deadline (see attached flyer)
· 04/11 – High School Eligibility Due (form attached)
· 04/15 – Safe Prescription Video Contest deadline (see attached flyer)
· 04/17 – Connections Talent and Art Show @ SoHi Auditorium 5-6:30pm (more info below)
· 5/9 – Kenai River Clean Up (Volunteers Needed, 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

Spring Break Hours:

Homer and Seward offices will be closed from 3/12 to 3/16. Soldotna office will be open but closed from noon to 1:00pm for lunch.

Iditaread Started 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!

PLEASE RSVP ASAP: 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 Carole Nolden: cnolden@kpbsd.org

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

Kenai River Clean Up:

This event has become a hit with the community and Connections does our best to play our part to help the cause. We’re currently recruiting student and parent volunteers to help clean up the river bank and make a positive impact on our community. Volunteers will meet at the Soldotna Visitor’s Center parking lot on May 9th at 11am. We will clean for a minimum of 1 hour, and we will provide a lunch after the cleaning is complete. Bags & gloves will be provided, please wear waterproof shoes or boots and dress for the weather. If you have questions contact Mark Wackler at mwackler@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or 714-8880.

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