What’s Happening 2-12-19

SPRING BREAK: MARCH 11-15: Homer & Seward office closed. Soldotna office will be open with no advisors available and closed for lunch 12:00-1:00pm.

Dates To Remember:

· 02/12 – Homeschool Open Gym @ Kenai Rec Center 12-2pm
· 02/13 – Salmon Dissection @ Soldotna Office at 1:30 (more info below)
· 02/15- Science Fair Registration Due
· 02/19 – GYM TIME for Central Peninsula: Solid Rock Tubing 02/19 (FREE for Connections students)
· 02/20 – Salmon Dissection @ Homer Office 1 – 2:30pm ADFG Biologists will lead a salmon anatomy lesson with dissection at the Homer office. Please contact Derek Bynagle dbynagle@kpbsd.org to sign up.
· 02/20 & 02/21 – Mr. Parrett will be in the Seward Office
· 02/25- Soldotna Office: Science Fair Projects Due
· 02/25 – 03/01 – Soldotna Office: Science Fair Projects Displayed
· 02/26 – Homeschool Open Gym @ Kenai Rec Center 12-2pm
· 03/01 – Iditaread Starts (more info below)
· 03/01 – Seward: Kids Ice Fishing Day – More Info to Come….
· 03/01 – HEA Safety Poster Contest Deadline (see flyer for detail)
· 03/05 – Soldotna Office: Nikiski Pool – FREE for Connections Students 12-1:30
· 03/06 – High School Eligibility Due
· 03/06 – Homer Office: Registration DEADLINE March 6th for HOMER SAFE SITTER CLASS on Friday March 8, 2019 9:00am – 4:30pm at South Peninsula Hospital for students in grades 6th – 8th. See attached flyer for more information.
· 03/07 – Soldotna Office: Art Share from 3-4pm (more info below)
· 03/07 – Homer: “Salmon in the Classroom” Ice Fishing Day – 11:30-1pm at the Homer Reservoir with ADFG. Please contact Derek Bynagle dbynagle@kpbsd.org to sign up
· 04/10 – High School Eligibility Due
· 04/18 – Soldotna Office: Art Share from 3-4pm (more info below)
· 04/23 – GYM TIME: Earth Day clean up
· 04/30 – 2019 Homeschool Talent Show (more info below)
· 05/03 & 05/04 – FULL: Overnight Trip to Kasitsna Bay Laboratory with Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies contact Derek Bynagle for more info
· 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)

NEW: Soldotna Office – Free Tutoring:

We are very excited to have Sara Hadfield and Rebecca Weaver, from the Kenai Peninsula College, at the Soldotna office every week to offer free tutoring to our families.

Sara specializes in English as a Second Language (ESL) and language arts. Her schedule will be Wednesdays from 1:30-3:00pm starting Wednesday, February 13th.

Rebecca specializes in a variety of subjects: math, physics, chemistry and science. Her schedule is Thursdays from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

If you are a parent or a student that needs help in any of these areas, please call our office at 714-8880 to schedule an appointment.

Soldotna Office: Salmon Dissection :

February 13th @ 1:30pm ADF&G will be leading a salmon dissection for our homeschool students at the Soldotna Connections office. All ages are welcome to participate. Please RSVP for this by emailing Mark Wackler at mwackler@kpbsd.k12.ak.us

Soldotna Office: Connections Science Fair:

The Connections Science Fair is open to all Connections students, and is a non-competitive opportunity for students to explore a science related topic, create a display, and show off their display in the Connections office. See the attached registration form and rules/guidelines for more info, and please contact Mark Wackler (mwackler@kpbsd.org) for more resources to help with your project.

GYM TIME for Central Peninsula: Solid Rock Tubing 02/19 (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 19th: 11:00 – 1:00 and is FREE for Connections students. All home school families are invited, the cost is $6 (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.org

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.org us for more information and how to log onto the Iditarod Insider. Happy reading and MUSH ON!

Soldotna Office: Thursday Art Share:

The Soldotna office is celebrating student art, grades K-12, every month! Paintings, drawings, ceramics, photography, digital art, etc… all are welcome and encouraged! Submissions can be dropped off anytime during the month, an art activity will start promptly at 3:15 on the Art Share day, see below for dates.

· March: Spring theme! Thursday, March 7th from 3-4pm
· April: Green Earth theme! Thursday, April 18th from 3-4pm.
**please note: any and all submissions are welcome regardless of theme**

2019 Homeschool Talent Show:

The 2019 Homeschool Talent Show will be on Tuesday, April 30th from 5-6:30pm at the Soldotna High School Auditorium. Connections is looking for homeschool students to join the show and display their talents (singing, instrumental, art, skits, whatever!). We encourage talents of all types and ability levels, 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 participating in the talent show, or to get more info – mwackler@kpbsd.org

HOMER Students: Community Service Opportunity:

Volunteer at the Homer Food Pantry
Monday Mornings from 9:30 – 11:00
Students from 5th Grade to 12th Grade
Contact Linda at Homer Connections Office to sign up 226-1880

South Peninsula Child Find Screenings:

(Ninilchik, Homer, Anchor Point, Nikolaevsk, Razdolna, Voznesenka, K-Selo)

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Child Find Program will be offering free screenings for preschoolers (3 to 5 years old). We will screen your child’s motor skills, speech, early learning concepts, vision & hearing. There are three screening dates to choose from:

· Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the McNeil Canyon School. To make an appointment for your child, please call the McNeil Canyon School @ 235-8181.
· Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 at the Chapman School. To make an appointment for your child, please call the Chapman School @ 235-8671.
· Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 at the Ninilchik School. To make an appointment for your child, please call the Ninilchik School @ 714-0300.

For more information about the screenings, contact Robin @260-5148.

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