What’s Happening 3-18-19

Dates To Remember:

· 03/19 – CENTRAL PEN: Gym Time at Kenai Rec Center 12-2pm NO ADVISORS
· 03/19 – HOMER: SPARC every Tuesday 1:30-2:30
· 03/21 & 03/22 – Mr. Parrett will be in the Seward Office
· 03/26 – Gym Time @ Soldotna Sports Complex: Skating from 1-2:30pm FREE for Connections students
· 03/26 – HOMER: SPARC every Tuesday 1:30-2:30
· 04/09 – HOMER: SPARC every Tuesday 1:30-2:30
· 04/10 – High School Eligibility Due
· 04/16 – CENTRAL PEN: Gym Time at Kenai Rec Center 12-2pm
· 04/16 – HOMER: SPARC every Tuesday 1:30-2:30
· 04/18 – Soldotna Office: Art Share from 3-4pm (more info below)
· 04/23 – CENTRAL PEN: GYM TIME: Earth Day clean up
· 04/23 – HOMER: SPARC every Tuesday 1:30-2:30
· 04/30 – 2019 Homeschool Talent Show (more info below)
· 04/30 – ENSTAR Call Before You Dig Contest Deadline (see attached flyer)
· 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)

Iditaread Started March 1st:

Our annual Iditaread program started March 1st, all Connections locations are encouraged to participate! 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 local Connections Office for your prize! If you have any questions, please call the office for more information and how to log onto the Iditarod Insider:

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

· 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 Carol at Homer Connections Office to sign up 226-1880

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.

PEAKS:

ALL CONNECTIONS FAMILES:

You can find, printable resources and additional information regarding the test here: https://education.alaska.gov/assessments/peaks/StudentPreparation

And Online Training Tools Practice Tests here:

https://wbte.drcedirect.com/AK/portals/ak

The above tests are not “scored” and will not show whether students got questions correct or incorrect. If you would like a practice test with answers to score, please use the printable resources to score your own student (the test booklets are the printable version of the online tests).

CENTRAL PENINSULA FAMILES:

The Soldotna office is in the process of scheduling the Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS), April 1thru April 12 at Soldotna Prep, for our Central Peninsula families. Letters with details will be sent out March 18, if you have any questions please call us at 714-8880.

HOMER FAMILES:

Available testing dates are March 28th & 29th and April 1st, 2nd, & 3rd.

Please follow this SignUpGenius Link for testing information and to sign up for testing sessions.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4ca9ab2ba1f85-homer2

If you are unable to use the link please give the office a call at 226-1880 to schedule your student’s testing sessions.

SEWARD FAMILES:

April 9th & 10th
Testing Times for both days:
• 8:30 am to 10:30am
• 10:30 am – 12:30pm
• 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Make up testing on the 11th with Julie Lindquist in the Seward office.

For more information or to schedule your testing time please call or email Julie @ 224-9035 or jlindquist@kpbsd.k12.ak.us

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