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School board to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 6 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley Street in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted). For more information, call 907-714-8888 or visit kpbsd.k12.ak.us. The agenda and packet items are posted on Wednesday afternoon prior to the date of the Board meeting. Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to participate at the School Board meetings should contact Debbie Tressler at 907-714-8836 or email dtressler@kpbsd.k12.ak.us no later than three business days before the meeting date. The board will meet:

■ Nov. 2;

■ Dec. 7;

■ Dec. 8 (Worksession);

■ Jan. 11;

■ Feb. 1;

■ Feb. 2 (Worksession);

■ March 7;

■ March 21;

■ April 4;

■ April 5 (Worksession);

■ May 2 (Seward High School);

■ June 6;

■ June 7 (Planning Session);

Holidays and vacation days scheduled

■ Oct. 29-30 — Parent-teacher conferences, no school for students;

■ Nov. 26-27 — Thanksgiving;

■ Dec. 16 — End of second quarter, no school for students;

■ Dec. 21-Dec. 31 — Winter vacation;

■ Jan. 18 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day;

■ Feb. 4-5 — Parent-teacher conferences, no school for students;

■ March 11 — End of third quarter, no school for students;

■ March 14-18 — Spring Break;

■ May 18 — Last day of school.

Kenai Peninsula College and Career Fair

KPBSD will be hosting the sixth annual high school College and Career Fair at the Soldotna Sports Center on Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The College Fair is free and no appointments are needed. KPBSD juniors and seniors will attend with their schools, please see your school counselor to sign-up. Connections, IDEA and Cook Inlet Academy students can sign-in at the door. Students and parents can learn more about scholarships, loans, state and federal financial aid programs at the Financial Aid booth. More than 45 educational institutions have confirmed. For more information contact your school counselor, visit the OneStop Portal on the KPBSD website, or call Tiffany Eck, College Fair Coordinator at 714-8884.

Connections Home School Program

Dates To Remember:

■ Oct. 20 – KPBSD College Fair

■ Oct. 21 – Soldotna Office: First Battle of the Books practice/meeting from 3:30-4:25 p.m.

■ Oct. 22 – Solid Rock Annual Hay Maze 12:30-2:30 p.m.

■ Oct. 23 – Safe Sitter Class Registration Due – Class is Oct 29 and 30 (more info below)

■ Oct. 26 – Red Ribbon Tobacco Free Presentation at SoHi and Skyview Middle (more info below)

■ Oct. 27 – Red Ribbon Tobacco Free Presentation at KCHS and KMS (more info below)

■ Oct. 28 – Red Ribbon Tobacco Free Presentation at Seward High & Seward Middle (more info below)

■ Oct. 30 – Soldotna Office: Halloween Celebration! 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (more info below)

■ Oct. 05 – Homer Office: Picture Retakes: 1-3 p.m. at the Homer Connections Back Office

■ Nov. 10 and Nov. 11 – UAA President Visits Peninsula (itinerary and information below)

■ Nov. 19 – Soldotna Office: Picture Retakes: 3-5 p.m. at the Borough Building in the Assembly Room.

Soldotna Office: Homeschool Gym Time at Kenai Rec Center:

Every Tuesday we will have gym time from 12-2 p.m. at the Kenai Rec Center for organized games for all homeschool families.

— When: Every Tuesday from 12-2 p.m.

— Where: Kenai Rec Center

— What: Organized gym time with games, etc. for all ages and all homeschool families!

Please RSVP with Mark Wackler (mwackler@kpbsd.k12.ak.us) so we can get an idea of how many people are attending. We hope to see you there!

Homer Connections – MathCounts Team:

Have a student in grades sixth, seventh or eighth that Loves math? Loves competition? MathCounts just might be the thing for them! Participating in a MATHCOUNTS Competition is a unique and unforgettable experience that can nurture a student’s love of learning and set him or her on a path to success in math. Interested? Contact Derek Bynagle: dbynagle@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or call 226-1880.

Homer Connections – Engineering and Design Club:

Are you a student in grade fourth through eighth that is interested in creative engineering? Can you build the fastest car powered by a mousetrap? The strongest, tallest tower using straws? Then the Engineering and Design Club is for you! Use your imagination, design things that matter, and be creative! Interested? Contact Derek Bynagle or Jake Parrett: dbynagle@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or jparrett@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or call 226-1880.

Battle of the Books: Connections is currently recruiting students that would like to participate in Battle of the Books. There is a team for all grades, so all students are eligible! Central Peninsula families please contact Mark Wackler (mwackler@kpbsd.k12.ak.us) and Homer families contact Derek Bynagle (dbynagle@kpbsd.k12.ak.us) for more information. The first Soldotna office Battle of the Books practice/meeting is Oct. 21 from 3:30-4:25 p.m.

Hay Maze Soldotna Solid Rock Camp: Oct 22 12:30-2:30 p.m.: Looking outside, you can tell fall is in the air and it’s time for the annual Hay Maze at Solid Rock Bible Camp! Please join us Thursday, Oct. 22 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. We encourage you to bundle up for this event: gloves, hats, warm layers and flashlights are welcome. Please feel free to bring a guest or invite other homeschool families to join us. If you have any questions or to RSVP, contact the Soldotna office at 714-8880 or email Wendi Dutcher at wdutcher@kpbsd.k12.ak.us for more information. We look forward to seeing you at this fun annual event!

There will be a Tobacco Free Presentation at various schools with the TATU (Teens Against Use Of Tobacco) doing assorted activities. In addition Michael Patterson will be presenting at the following locations. Please remember to check in at the office prior to attending these presentations:

■ Monday, Oct. 26:

— 10:30-11:20 a.m. at SoHi W/ Soldotna Prep students in attendance (homeschool grades 9-12 welcome)

— 1:40-1:30 p.m. at Skyview Middle (homeschool grades 7-8 welcome)

■ Tuesday, Oct. 27:

— 10:06 to 10:57 a.m. at KCHS (homeschool grades 9-12 welcome)

— 1:40 to 2:27 p.m. at Kenai Middle School (homeschool grades 6-8 welcome)

■ Wednesday, Oct. 28:

— 10:00-10:50 a.m. at Seward High School W/ Seward Middle in attendance (homeschool grades 6-12 welcome)

Soldotna Office – Halloween Celebration!

Fall is in the air and so is a ghoulish time at the Soldotna Connections office! Please join us at the Soldotna office Oct. 30. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. to 12 noon. We are going to make slime, have mystery box guessing games and then Tick-or-Treating to top it all off! Please RSVP- sfurlong@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or call 714-8880. Come join the Connections team for howling good time!

Book It – Pizza Hut Coupons:

We just received our Book It Pizza Hut coupons! The Book It program encourages students to earn Reading Award Certificates by meeting reading goals that you set. The certificates can be redeemed at Pizza Hut where they receive a one topping personal pan pizza to celebrate their reading accomplishments! Please stop by any of the Connections offices to pick up the certificates and start the Book It program. We hope to see you soon!

UAA President Visits Peninsula:

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen will be visiting the Peninsula for a two day tour Nov. 10 and 11. Below is a draft itinerary to visit SoHi, KCHS and Homer as well as many other stops. He will also join in the Kenai/Soldotna joint chamber lunch, luncheon in Homer and other receptions in the Soldotna and Homer area. We encourage you to participate and meet Dr. Jim Johnsen.

■ Nov. 10:

— 7:45 a.m.: Address tenth through twelfth graders in Renee Henderson Auditorium (Homeschoolers invited)

— 8:45 a.m.: KSRM Radio

■ Nov. 11:

— 7:40 a.m.: Address tenth through twelfth graders in auditorium (Homeschoolers invited)

— 9:55 a.m.: Address tenth through twelfth graders in Mariner Theater (Homeschoolers invited)

— 10:40 a.m. Depart for KBC (Kachemak Bay Campus)

Interior Distance Education of Alaska

IDEA Homeschool is now enrolling. You can apply online at www.ideafamilies.org or come by the IDEA office! Our office is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Come by and take a look at our Resource Room, filled with curriculum ideas! Or check out a book in our extensive library! Want homeschooling ideas or advice? Come in and speak with any of our experienced staff, all with homeschooling experience! We are here to serve you!

■ Oct. 23 – Parent Advisory Council Meeting at the IDEA office from 12 to 1 p.m. What is the PAC? This is a time to get together with other IDEA parents to help plan activities and events for your children, talk about homeschooling issues and more! Whether you have been homeschooling for years or are new to IDEA we welcome you! Come and be a part of what helps make us who we are- the leading homeschool program in the state of Alaska!

■ Oct. 30 – Hay Tunnel at Solid Rock Bible Camp! Come join us for an afternoon of from 2-4 p.m. Remember to dress warm! Remember that by October we may even have some snow! Remember to bring or wear gloves, boots, snow pants, long underwear and hats. This reminder applies to parents as well.

There will be a bonfire and hot cocoa to warm you up. Also, please remember that it is very dark inside the tunnel so bring flashlights and parents should be prepared to go through the tunnel with young students. $5 each (for anyone who goes through the tunnel). Please pay and sign up in the office with Omie.

Scholastic Book Fair

When: Nov. 3 to Nov. 6

Time: Nov. 3, 4, 5 9 to 4 and Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: IDEA office

Items may be purchased from allotment if topics are reflected in your students learning plan (ILP).

See you there!

Nov. 10 -Tots –N- Teens Portraits from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Each fall we make available to our families the chance to have pictures taken here at the IDEA office. Marrian McNeil is the photographer and has set up a variety of packages which include Individual, Family or Holiday cards.

To get the time you prefer you can call Omie at the IDEA office, 260-7555. Email her at omie.murdoch@ideafamilies or just come in and get your slot spoken for.

Pictures may not come out of allotments. Don’t forget to check out our Region K Blog, Region K Community Blog and Region K Calendar for up to date information and events or pop by the office to chat!

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science

■ Monday, Oct. 19

— 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Running Club will meet for the second through fifth graders enrolled in this activity; your child will need to bring running shoes, sweatpants, shirt and possibly a jacket, hat and gloves weather permitting.

— Believe Fundraiser Packets are due

■ Wednesday, Oct. 21

— Picture Retakes; siblings are from 12-1 p.m.

■ Thursday, Oct. 22

— 9:45 a.m. fifth grade with be walking down to the creek.

— 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Running Club will meet for the second through fifth graders enrolled in this activity; your child will need to bring running shoes, sweatpants, shirt and possibly a jacket, hat and gloves weather permitting.

— 5:30-6:30 p.m. Family Fun Night for Kaleidoscope Families.

■ Friday, Oct. 23

— 1:30 Kindergarten is walking down to the creek.

Reminders:

■ Oct. 28 – Early Release – School ends at 2:10 p.m. Six days throughout the academic year, students will meet the minimum day requirement, leaving teachers with approximately ninety minutes of additional time for planning/training.

The length of the school day will be reduced by ninety minutes, for a total of nine hours during the 2015-2016 school year. On these early release dates, school will end ninety minutes (1.5 hours) earlier. Bus transportation will be adjusted by ninety minutes.

■ Oct. 29 and 30 No School for Students- Parent teacher conferences – please make contact your child’s teacher if you have not signed up for a time.

— The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Courage; To act according to one’s beliefs despite fear of adverse consequences.

— If your child arrives after 9:10 a.m., please come in and sign him / her in at the office.

— If you would like to be a volunteer, be sure to complete your background check and volunteer training. Go to http://kaleidoscope.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/volunteers and click the link to the background check. Please allow up to 2 weeks for this to clear.

The next link on the page will take you to the Online Volunteer Training. These 2 steps must be completed in order to volunteer at Kaleidoscope. Completed Volunteer Indemnification forms are needed 48 hours before all field trips.

Kenai Alternative

Kenai Alternative High School will be doing Parent/Guardian Teacher Conferences on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3-8 p.m. Please feel free to call the school at 335-2870 to schedule an appointment OR drop by the school during the conference hours.

Kenai Central High

KCHS School News Oct. 19 Edition

Wednesday Oct. 28 will be an early release day and there will be no school for students Oct. 29, or 30 for end of the quarter in-services and conferences. Start rummaging through the closets and the garage now! The annual Sports Swap sponsored by the KCHS Cross-Country Ski Booster Club is Saturday, Oct 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the KCHS auditorium

Oct. 19 JV Volleyball (Home) vs. Soldotna High School 5 p.m.

Wednesday – Thursday

Honor Choir at 6:30 p.m at Soldotna High School.

Friday – Saturday

■ Oct. 23 through Oct. 24 Volleyball at Service/Diamond Tournament

■ Oct. 23 through Oct. 24 Wrestling at Homer Rumble Tournament

Saturday

Ski/Sports Swap 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the auditorium

Kenai Middle

Wow! Oct. is flying by!

Congratulations to our Character Counts winners- Sydney Johnson and JZ Miller!

Boys Intramural Basketball will practice early this week. 2:30-4 p.m. Girls will practice late 4 through 5:30 p.m.

■ Oct. 20, the KMS and KCHS Concert Bands will perform at the KCHS Auditorium at 7 p.m.

■ Oct. 23 is National Bus Driver Day and the last day of Basketball Intramurals!

Save the Date:

■ Oct.29- Teacher Conferences. Open arena style conferences from 12 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. If you need to pre-arrange a conference on a day or at a time other than those mentioned here, please contact the school at 283-1700.

Mountain View Elementary

Congratulations to our Soaring Eagles for the month of September. They are Evelyn Ambrose, Isabella Bond, Alaira Doherty, Brody Ferguson, Aaliyah Fitzpatrick, Kiah Gibson, Kaelynn Hensley, Chad Hernandez, Mariah Hernandez, Vincent Logston, Peyton Malmquist, Malerie Nunn, Lyna Percival, Ashlyn Potton, Aliah Schouweiler, Emma Torrence, Genesis Trevino, Shelby Wong, & Kyle Wynn.

Cindy Lou Aillaud, author of “Recess at 20 Below” is coming to visit Mountain View on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

■ Oct. 23 is Bus Driver Appreciation Day.

The Library will be holding a book fair Oct. 26 to Oct. 30 during school hours and parent-teacher conferences. If you would like to volunteer to help with the book fair please call the office at 283-8600.

Picture retakes are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28 for students needing to have their pictures retaken or students that missed the first picture day.

■ Oct. 28 is an early release day for students. Students will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m.

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday & Friday, Oct. 29 and 30. There will be no school for students. The annual Mountain View Carnival will be on Friday, Nov. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. and is open to the public.

All funds earned will go towards student field trips or student activities, such as artists in schools, for all students. Proceeds may also be used for grade level equipment and supplies.

There will be lots of food, games & prizes. Tickets are $0.25 each and most games cost 2-4 tickets to play. Parents are asked to sign up to help run a booth or to donate a cake or cookies for the cake walk and/or a prize for the prize walk.

Parents need to have a background check through the school district to volunteer. Please call the office at 283-8600 if you need help with this process.

Nikiski Middle-High

Congratulations to the “Mind A-Mazes district meet members: Trista Apted, Adrienne Stynsberg, Alyssa Nunley, and Dianne Nasibog – junior division members. Jakobee Anderson and Joe Yourkoski placed 4th in the intermediate division. Boden Quiner, Brenden Boehme and Lochlan Quiner placed 2nd in the Spontaneous Challenge. America Jeffreys, Jordyn Stock, Cecily Quiner and Kaycee Bostic were awarded the “Judges Choice” award.

■ Oct. 19

— JV Volleyball Tournament at Kenai

■ Oct. 20

— C Team Volleyball at SoHi at 3:30 p.m.

— JV Volleyball at SoHi at 4:30 p.m.

— Varsity Volleyball at SoHi at 6 p.m.

— College and Career Fair at 10-1 p.m. – Sign up in the counseling office.

■ Oct. 22

— National Honor Society Induction/Awards Night – 6 p.m.

■ Oct. 23

— Wrestling at Homer Rumble

— Volleyball at Dimond/Service Tournament

■ Oct. 24

— Wrestling at Homer Rumble

— Volleyball at Dimond/Service Tournament

— Fundraiser – Nikiski Boys Basketball Taco Feed and Gun Raffle. 12-3 p.m. at the Nikiski Rec Center. $5 admission.

■ Oct. 29 Parent — teacher conferences

— 8-11 a.m., 12- 4:p.m., 5 -8 p.m.

There will be no school for students on Thursday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Oct. 30.

Nikiski North Star Elementary

Congratulations to the following teams of students who represented Nikiski North Star at this year’s annual ‘Mind A-Mazes” meet on Oct. 10 in Soldotna: “The Whovians” – Braedan Porter, Brady Bostic, and Liam Quiner. Out of 30 junior teams registered for the meet, the “Whovians” were 1 of 5 teams considered for the ‘Judges Choice’ award for the most creative, inventive device design. Team “Duct Tape Freaks” – Lilly Anderson, Celina Martinez, Savanna Stock, and Jessica Perry.

These girls scored the highest of any Nikiski junior team in the Spontaneous Problem Solving Challenge. Team “Mind Destroyers” – Julia Smith and Kailey Stynsberg.

These 3rd and 4th grade girls were the highest scoring Nikiski junior team overall at the meet and finished 6th overall in the long term challenge out of 40 teams registered. Congratulations to each of you and your coach, Mr. Brian Bailey!

This coming Saturday, Oct. 24 is the annual NNS PTA Fall carnival. The carnival will be open from 2 through 5 p.m. There will be lots of games, food, prizes, face painting, costume contest, cupcake walk, basket auction and lots more.

Donations of candy is always appreciated and can be dropped off at the school office anytime. Volunteers are always needed to help decorate, run a booth and clean up. If you would like to help in any way, please contact a PTA board member.

The Scholastic book fair will be held in the library beginning on Saturday, October 24th during the carnival. The book fair will run the following week during school hours and parent/teacher conferences. If you have any questions, please call the school library at 776-2630.

Redoubt Elementary

Mark your calendar:

Box Top Winners – Hayden Howard, Lydia Fidi & Whitney Jones. Keep bring in those box tops. Funds raised will be used to help support technology and other equipment for our students.

Thank you to everyone who supported Redoubt’s Family Fun Run fundraiser. Raised funds will be used to support Redoubt’s sixth grade field trip to Peterson Bay in May.

■ Oct. 21 – Visiting Author – Cindy Lou Aillaud author of “Recess at 20 Below” will be visiting our school.

■ Oct. 23 – Fun Fest – 3:30-5 p.m. – Open only to Redoubt students.

■ Oct. 27 – Picture Retakes – 9 a.m.

■ Oct. 28 – Halloween Parade – 1 p.m. (Parents are welcome to attend)

■ Oct. 28- Early Release – 1:45 p.m.

■ Oct. 29 and 30 – Parent Teacher Conferences – Please make sure to return a completed form to your child’s teacher as soon as possible.

Nov. 1 – Daylight Savings (Fall Back one hour).

School Hours – 8:45-3:18 – Front doors are unlocked at 8:15 a.m.

Skyview Middle

Today is the first day of the Second Quarter!

Last week of Intramural Basketball! This week boys will have early practice and girls will have mandatory study hall and late practice. Competitive play begins on Monday, Oct. 26.

Attention Student Council Members: Any member interested in helping with October events should sign up on the lists posted outside Mrs. Pothast’s classroom. Help is needed for the Book Fair, Parent Teacher Conferences, and the Staff Veterans Appreciation Project. The lists will be posted through Tuesday, Oct. 20 so sign up soon! Please see Mrs. Pothast with questions.

Mark your Calendar! – Parent/Teacher Conferences at Skyview Middle School will be ONE DAY only: Thursday, Oct. 29. Conference times are scheduled online. To find the link to schedule online and additional Parent/Teacher Conference information, please go to: KPBSD district web page > Schools > Skyview Middle School Blog > Student/Parent Information > Parent/Teacher Conferences. There will be no school for students on Thursday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Oct. 30.

Skyview Scholastic Book Fair Oct. 26 – 29! Skyview Middle School will host a Scholastic Book Fair starting Monday, Oct. 26. Families, faculty, and the community are invited to attend this fun event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers. The fair will be open during students’ school hours Monday – Wednesday and Noon – 8 p.m. Thursday during parent teacher conferences. The Book Fair offers specially priced books and educational products, including popular series, award-winning titles, new releases, adult bestsellers, and other great reads from more than 100 publishers. This year’s Book Fair will feature the 4th annual Cake Decorating Contest with entries given away as door prizes during Parent Teacher Conferences. Participants with winning entries will receive Scholastic Book Fair gift certificates. Entries will be accepted in the library Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 26 and 27 from 7:30 – 2:30. Contest is open to the public. For a printable contest entry form, please visit online: Skyview Middle School Blog > Skyview Library> Printable Contest Form. For additional information, contact Anne McCabe in the library.

Skyview Middle School is now accepting online payments for Class Fees, Athletic Fees and Lunch Fees! Parents have two options available to do this: Option 1 – sign on to Power School – click on the “Lunch and Fees Folder” then choose “Lunch Planner” or “Student Fees” OR Option 2 – visit the KPBSD website > Students/Parents> Online Payments> Skyview Middle School> Class/Activity Fees> sign in to Power School. Please note that online payments will take approximately 24 hours to process. If you need assistance, please call the office at 260-2500 and ask for Mrs. Kircher. Kitchen Volunteers Needed – Skyview Middle School is looking for volunteers to help with serving lunches to students from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Kenai Peninsula Borough School District volunteer paperwork must be completed and approved. If interested, please contact the office.

Soldotna Elementary

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

■ Oct. 26-30- The Soldotna Elementary Book Fair will be held in the library.

■ Oct. 28- Students will be released at 1:55pm. Students riding the bus will be dropped off 90 minutes earlier than their regular scheduled time.

■ Oct. 29-30- Soldotna Elementary will hold Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Students will not attend school on these days.

Nov. 7- The Great Aluminum Can Collection Day is being held at the Soldotna Landfill. A Volunteer will be taking the cans from our school to the Landfill. To participate, please bag your aluminum cans and drop them off Nov. 2-6.

School News: Gymnastics is being offered to all 5th and 6th grade students beginning on November 3rd. Watch for participation packets to be sent home soon. Soldotna Elementary would like to thank the Soldotna Lions Club for their generous donation of hats, gloves, socks and sweatpants. Their thoughtful donation is a good reminder to send our “wolves” to school dressed for our Alaska weather.

Soldotna High

Congratulations to the following students who were selected to the All-State choir and band:

— Choir: Jillissa Caligan, soprano I (Treble Choir), Rachel Nill, soprano I (Mixed Choir), Jocelyn Riske, soprano I (Mixed Choir), Ashley Martin, Soprano II (Mixed Choir), Brady Swanson, Bass II (alternate 1)

— Band

Brian Dusek, Tenor Sax, Kiana Steadman, Alto Sax, Eli Stoll, Trombone, Joel Sisson, Alto Sax (alternate), Tannen Holland, Percussion (alternate).

Soldotna Prep

After school Tutoring Monday through Thursday 2:30-3:30 p.m. Check SOPREP school blog for important information and updates soldotnaprep.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/. The sophomores will be hosting the Halloween Dance. It will be the “Monster Movie Mash” on Friday, Oct. 23 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at SoHi. The cost is $10.

Soldotna Prep is hosting a book fair to help generate revenue for new books for the library. There will be an online fair available Oct. 21-Nov 4. We will also have an in person fair the week of Oct 26. The fair will be open during the Parent- teacher conferences held on Oct. 29 as well. We are looking for volunteers to serve during this week and also bake goodies for the bake sale. Please contact the Librarian, Donna Spence, at dspence3@kpbsd.k12.ak.us if you would like to volunteer and or donate a bake sale item and she will get back with you.

■ Oct. 28 Early Release day Wednesday,

■ Oct. 29 and 30 No School

■ Oct. 29 Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday, Noon to 3 and 4 to 7 p.m.

The Study

Remember those box tops at the back of your junk drawer? Don’t know what to do with them? Bring them on down to The Study for our Box Tops Race! The Study is excited to announce that it’s expansion in the 2015-16 school year has been an absolute success! Not only are they offering Academic Pre-K and Kindergarten, but have also added first through third grade! If your little one is not receiving highly academic, direct instruction, call The Study to inquire about how to enroll in their year-long programs.

For the older students, The Study offers the following:

— Homework Club on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m.

— High School Courses for Credit: Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Alaska Studies, Government, Art Exploration, Spanish, ASL

— Private & Group Tutoring in all subjects

— Piano, Voice, and Guitar Lessons

— SAT Prep

— A wide variety of workshops, such as Jr. High Math, Mastery of Multiplication, Excellence in Writing, Ground School, Study Skills, and even Summer School. As an accredited private school and learning center, The Study is committed to meeting the educational needs of the Kenai Peninsula.

Mark your calendars on the following days:

— Oct. 30 – Parent Teacher Conferences

— Nov. 2 – Box Tops Due Date

Tustumena Elementary

A BIG Thank You to Walmart for giving our school twenty $50 gift cards for teachers to purchase necessary items for school.

■ Oct. 15 – Site Council Meeting, 5:30 p.m. school library

■ Oct. 16 – Inservice Day/No School for Students

■ Oct. 19 – Book Fair Begins through Oct. 30

■ Oct. 19 – Lynx Track to Ninilchik Pool for Kindergarten

■ Oct. 19 – 23 Red Ribbon Week

■ Oct. 20 – PTO Meeting, 4 p.m.

■ Oct. 20 – Lynx Track to Ninilchik Pool for First Grade / Hay Tunnel for Second/Third Grade

■ Oct. 21 – Lynx Track to Hay Tunnel for Fourth/Fifth/Sixth Grade

■ Oct. 22 – Author Visit, Cindy Lou Aillaud, author/photographer of Recess at 20 Below

■ Oct. 22 – Title I Family Night, 3:40-4:30 p.m.

■ Oct. 26 – Site Council Meeting, 4 p.m.

■ Oct. 28 – Picture Retakes in our Music Room

■ Oct. 29 – Parent Teacher Conferences

■ Oct. 30 – Parent Teacher Conferences / Winter Carnival 6-8 p.m.

■ Oct. 31 – Trunk or Treat (time TBA)

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