What’s Happening 9-24-18

Welcome to the 2018-2019 Connections School year! Once a week we like to email our families with updates, information and activities happening in our Connections program. The emails will also be available on our website for reference (http://connections.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/ ) and/or our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Connections-Homeschool-120592904712890/ ).  Please feel free to contact us for more information and we look forward to the school year!

Homer: 226-1880
Seward: 224-9035
Soldotna: 714-8880

Dates To Remember:

  • 09/25 – TOMORROW: KPBSD Walk to School Day (more info below)
  • 9/25 – Sign-up Deadline for Homer Connections Mini Film Festival for Homer Connections high school students (see more info below)
  • 09/26 – Seward Office Closed
  • 09/27 & 09/28 – Seward Office: Mr. Parrett in Office; AIMS Assessments – Grades K-4, please call Julie to schedule your student or get additional information
  • 10/01 – Seward Office Closed
  • DATE CHANGE: 10/02 – Gym Time @ Kenai Rec Center 12-2
  • 10/03 – Seward Office: Bear Lake Weir in Seward – Egg Take and Activities 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Call Julie to sign up and get additional info.
  • 10/03 – Seward Middle School:  Lifetouch School Photos – Details to Come
  • 10/03 – Gold Panning on the Kenai Beach 1-3pm – Outdoor Club First Activity!
  • 10/04 – Egg Take @ Anchor River (more info below)
  • 10/04 – Soldotna & Homer Offices: Art Show 3-4pm
  • 10/04  – Central Peninsula: School Pics @ Borough Bldg 3-5pm
  • 10/10 – PSAT @ Soldotna and Homer Offices – check in at 8:00am
  • 10/15 – Homer Office: Safe Sitter Course Registration.  Class on Friday October 19th 9:00am – 4:30pm (see attachment for more info)
  • 10/17 – High School Eligibility Due
  • 10/25 – Homer Office: Lifetouch School Photos/RETAKES 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • 10/31 – Soldotna Office: Annual Fall Festival form 1-3pm (more info below)
  • 11/14 – High School Eligibility Due
  • 11/16 – Central Peninsula: School Pic Retakes @ Borough Bldg 3-5pm

KPBSD Walk to School Day:

Come join KPBSD students, staff and families tomorrow morning for walk to school day! The annual event will take place tomorrow, September 25. Families interested in participating in the walk should meet at the Catholic Church parking lot (222 W Redoubt Ave in Soldotna) at 8:00 a.m., and the walk will begin @ 8:15. When we arrive at the Soldotna office we will have doughnuts for all the participants. Come join us for this annual event, we hope to see you there!

Homer Connections Mini Film Festival at the Homer Family Theater Documentary Film Festival:

Students currently in high school at Homer Connections may receive free admission to films.

Please contact Derek or Linda no later than 3:30 TOMORROW: Tuesday, September 25 to put your name on our list.

We will be attending these two films with students and offering a discussion following each film at KBay Coffee from 3:40 – 4:15.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor
2:00 pm on Wednesday September 26th
RBG – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
2:00 pm on Thursday, September 27th

For more information or to sign up contact Derek or Linda at 226-1880 or email Linda at lrourke@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or Derek at dbynagle@kpbsd.k12.ak.us http://homertheatre.com/specialevents

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. Here is the K-12 grade list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vHri02A6uAknuA1cQYTWvmIGIiJqaPMAOX3hFS8osTk/edit#gid=1407783728

Books can be found at the public 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: 224-9035
Wendi Dutcher 3rd/4th grade in Soldotna: 714-8880
Mark Wackler 5th-12th (teams depending on grade) in Soldotna: 714-8880

Central Peninsula Gym Time:

Central Peninsula families are invited to come to gym time every Tuesday from 12-2pm at the Kenai Rec Center starting OCTOBER 2ND (NEW START DATE). We have organized activities, games and also free time for students of all ages to participate. Other homeschool families are invited and encouraged to participate. Please note: all students must have an adult present. Come check it out!

Outdoor Club First Activity – Gold Panning on the Kenai Beach:

Connections Homeschool Program’s new “Outdoor Club” will meet twice per month to explore a variety of fun outdoor & educational activities for all homeschool students. Students are welcome to attend as many of the meetings/activities they wish. Contact Mark Wackler at mwackler@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or 714-8880 for more info!

FIRST ACTIVITY: Let’s meet at the Kenai City Beach parking lot (at the end of S. Spruce Street) at 1pm to do some gold panning!  Please bring warm clothes + waterproof footwear.  Cost is $25 per student which can be pulled from their allotment. Parents are welcome to watch free of charge or pay $25 (cash or check) when they arrive if they wish to participate.  Space may be limited so please RSVP with Mark Wackler: mwackler@kpbsd.k12.ak.us

Soldotna & Homer Offices: Thursday Art Show:

The Soldotna & Homer offices are celebrating student art, grades K-12, every month! Paintings, drawings, ceramics, photography, digital art, etc… all are welcome and encouraged! This month’s theme is Outdoors and all artists will receive a small treat for participating.

Our gallery show in October will be Thursday, October 4th from 3-4pm and the theme is Fall into Pumpkin Harvest!
November: Thankful theme! Thursday, Nov. 8th from 3-4pm
December: Winter theme! Thursday, Dec 13th from 1-3pm. We also have ornament craft stations and a dessert potluck!

**please note: any and all submissions are welcome regardless of theme**

Silver Salmon Egg Take at the Anchor River:

As part of the “Salmon in the Classroom” program, ADF&G invites students to participate in the silver salmon egg take at the Anchor River.  The short presentation will be on October 4th from 12:25-1pm, and students will meet at the first parking lot to the right off of Anchor River Road.  Directions:  turn on to the Old Sterling Highway (next to the Anchor River Inn), cross the wooden bridge, take a right on Anchor River Road, first parking lot to the right. For more information please contact Mark Wackler: mwackler@kpbsd.org

Soldotna Connections Annual Fall Festival:

Come join the Soldotna Connections 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!

Free Shelf Overflowing!

The Soldotna office has a free shelf with quite a few items. Please stop by during office hours to check out all the treasures!

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