What’s Happening 11-5-18

Dates To Remember:

  • 11/06 – Soldotna Office: Gym time @ Nikiski Pool 12-1:30pm
  • 11/07 – LOCATION CHANGE: Kenai Beach Day Fun 11-1pm (more info below)
  • 11/08 – Homer & Soldotna offices Art Show 3-4pm
  • 11/08 – NEW: Soldotna Office – Free Tutoring every Thursday from 11-2 (call to make an appointment)
  • 11/ 08 & 11/09 – Seward Office : Mr. Parrett @ Office
  • 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
  • 11/19 – Seward Office: Gathering for “Tasty Fares From the World Around Us”. Time TBD Contact Julie for More Details jlindquist@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or 224-9035
  • 11/19 & 11/20 – Seward Office: Mr. Parrett @ Office
  • 12/07 – Challenger learning Center: Expedition Mars Homeschool Mission (more info below)
  • 12/13 – Homer & Soldotna office Art Show 1-3pm (ornament craft stations and a dessert potluck @ the Soldotna office)
  • 12/14 – High School Eligibility Due
  • 05/06 – Kenai Fjords Marine Science Explorer Tour – Please Contact Julie Lindquist for More Details jlindquist@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or (907) 224-9035 see attached flyers for details

Regional Representative from Universal Technical Institute:

The next few days, the school district is fortunate enough to have David Pearce, the Regional Representative from Universal Technical Institute. UTI is the Nation’s leader in Automotive Technology Training. Mr. Pearce will be presenting during the following dates and times below.

https://www.uti.edu/ For more information call Matt Widaman at 283-2166

Tuesday 7:40- 9:05 and 9:10-10:35 Periods 1 and 3
Wednesday 7:40- 9:05 and 9:10-10:35 Periods 2 and 4

Thursday Periods 3 and 4
9:21- 10:05
10:10- 10:54

NEW: Soldotna Office – Free Tutoring:

We are very excited to have Rebecca Weaver, Assistant Professor from the Kenai Peninsula College, at the Soldotna office every Thursday from 11:00am to 2:00pm to tutor students and parents in math, physics, chemistry and science for free! If you are a parent or a student that needs help in any of these areas, please call us at 714-8880 to make an appointment.

Central Peninsula Gym Time:

Central Peninsula families are invited to come to gym time every Tuesday from 12-2pm at the Kenai Rec Center. Tomorrow we are going to the Nikiski pool form 12-1:30pm. 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 – Kenai Beach Day:

Join the Connections Outdoor Club on a fun day exploring the beach at Kenai beach from 11-1pm on Wednesday. Nov 7th. All ages are welcome. Warm up with a bonfire, enjoy a s’mores treat and 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 Kenai 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.


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!

Challenger learning Center: Expedition Mars Homeschool Mission:

This is a special opportunity for homeschool students in grades 5th-9th to experience a mission to Mars at the Challenger Learning Center. Our Flight Directors will provide four hours of pre-mission instruction along with the two hour simulation. There will be great STEM infused lessons that will engage your child in group work to solve the mission goals! The cost per student is $100 and may be reimbursable, please check with your advisor. We need a minimum of 14 participants, sign up deadline is November 26th! Call us today to sign up 283-2000!

Connections Spelling Bee:

We are pleased to announce that Connections Homeschool is enrolled in the National Spelling Bee this year, continuing with a great tradition. All Connections students in grades 3-8 are encouraged to participate in order to build confidence, increase vocabulary and improve spelling skills.

Our local Spelling Bee date is Thursday, January 24th from 1-4pm. The 2019 Alaska State Spelling Bee is still to be determined.

A great way to prepare for the Spelling Bee is to work through the grade specific word lists, please see the attached spelling list. You can begin with the list at your grade level. Once you have mastered the 100 words on that list, move on to the next. The word list for the school Spelling Bee will include words that appear on the lists for grades 5-8.

The National Spelling Bee offers parents and students a season pass in Word Club for $24.99.

Word Club: THE Bee’s Online Study resource for spellers With a Word Club season pass, a speller can:

  • Learn at their own pace with more than 120 spelling and vocabulary tests covering more than 1,600 words from the Scripps National Spelling Bee s official study resources.
  • Study official Scripps National Spelling Bee definitions and word information.
  • Receive instant feedback on spelling and vocabulary knowledge.
  • Track progress in working to master the English language.
  • Website: http://www.spellingbee.com/wordclub

For word lists and information, contact Carole Nolden at 714-8880 or cnolden@kpbsd.org . We look forward to hearing from you!

Alaska Sports Hall of Fame 13th Annual Public Vote:

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame is conducting its 13th annual public vote in. Public voting is open through the month of November.  Use the interactive ballot and help select the people, moments and events to be inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019. We encourage students and families to participate in the interactive voting page. This is a great classroom activity, especially for high school aged students.

Sports are part of the fabric of our culture and history in our crazily diverse state and we like helping educate Alaskans on some of the people, moments and events that help define who we are. Every year the public plays an important role in determining who goes up on the wall of our gallery at the Anchorage Airport.  Thanks for voting! http://alaskasportshall.org/election/candidates/

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