Whats Happening 10-22-18

Dates To Remember:

  • 10/23 – Soldotna Office: Gym time @ Kenai Rec Center 12-2pm
  • 10/25 – Homer Office: Lifetouch School Photos/RETAKES 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • 10/25 – Soldotna Office: Hay Maze from 1-3pm (more info below)
  • 10/30 – Rotary Youth Exchange Deadline (see attached application)
  • 10/30 –  KPBSD Budget Development Meeting (more info below)
  • 10/31 – Soldotna Office: Annual Fall Festival from 1-3pm (more info below)
  • 11/06 – Soldotna Office: Gym time @ Kenai Rec Center 12-2pm
  • 11/07 – Clam Gulch Beach Day Fun 11-1pm (more info below)
  • 11/08 – Homer & Soldotna offices Art Show 3-4pm
  • 11/09 – AVTEC Tour (more info below)
  • 11/13 – Seward Picture Retakes – Seward Middle School Time TBD
  • 11/14 – High School Eligibility Due
  • 11/16 – Central Peninsula: School Pic Retakes @ Borough Bldg 3-5pm
  • 12/13 – Homer & Soldotna office Art Show 1-3pm (ornament craft stations and a dessert potluck @ the Soldotna office)
  • 05/06 – Kenai Fjords Marine Science Explorer Tour – Please Contact Julie Lindquist for More Details  jlindquist@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or (907) 224-9035

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

KPBSD Budget Development Meeting:
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District requests input from staff, parents, and community members at the districtwide KPBSD budget development meeting, scheduled at various locations throughout the district on Tuesday, October 30th at 6:00 PM. Please check here: http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/calendars.aspx for specific locations.
As new budget information becomes available, it will be posted here: http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=38. If you have questions, please call Natalie Bates at 714-8888.

Central Peninsula Gym Time:
Central Peninsula families are invited to come to gym time every Tuesday from 12-2pm at the Kenai Rec Center. 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!
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 November will be Thursday, Nov. 8th from 3-4pm and the theme is: Thankful theme!
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**

Outdoor Club – Clam Gulch Beach Day:
Join the Connections Outdoor Club on a fun day exploring the beach at Clam Gulch from 12-2pm. All ages are welcome. Warm up with a bonfire, enjoy a s’mores treat, try out one of the Fat Tire bikes we’ve rented, check out the tidal area, fly a kite, take photographs, and enjoy games and fun times with other homeschool families. Meet at the Clam Gulch beach parking lot at 11am, and please dress for the weather. Contact advisor Mark Wackler at mwackler@kpbsd.k12.ak.us for directions and to RSVP.

Hay Maze @ Solid Rock Bible Camp: PLEASE RSVP:
We need your RSVP to host this event! Please join us Thursday, Oct. 25th 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 Carole Nolden at cnolden@kpbsd.org 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!

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!

All Connections High School Students are invited to attend a free guided tour, lunch included, of AVTEC in Seward on Friday, November 9th. 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. Lunch will be provided so please RSVP Reubin Payne at rpayne@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or call the Connections office at 907-714-8880.
WHEN: Friday, November 9th @ 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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