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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:

■ 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

■ 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.

Connections Home School Program

Dates To Remember:

■ Nov. 24 – Kenai Rec Center Gym Time

■ Nov. 24 – Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Contest Entries Due

■ Nov. 25 – Soldotna BOB (Battle of the Books) at 3:30 p.m. for third through sixth graders

■ Nov. 28 – Entry Deadline for the Kenai Fine Arts Student Art Show

■ Dec. 1 – Senior T-Shirt contest entries due (more info below)

■ Dec. 2 – Homer Connections: Senior Meeting at 3:15 p.m.

■ Dec. 5 – SAT Testing — for more info go to www.collegeboard.org

■ Dec. 14 – Semester Reports Due

Soldotna Office: Homeschool Gym Time at Kenai Rec Center:

This Tuesday’s homeschool gym time is from 12-2 p.m. at the Kenai Rec. If you have any questions please email Mark Wackler: mwackler@kpbsd.k12.ak.us. We’ve had a wonderful turnout these past several weeks and hope to see you there!

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 Soldotna office Battle of the Books practice/meetings are on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:25 p.m.

Connections Talent Show:

The Connections Talent Show has become an event we look forward to each school year. We enjoy seeing the work and success our students are finding outside of the academic realm, and we love giving them a chance to put those talents on display each spring. If your student has a talent they may wish to share at out talent show this year, please contact our talent show coordinator, Mark Wackler, at mwackler@kpbsd.k12.ak.us. At this time we are gathering interest and helping students begin prepare for the show, so your response is not an obligation to have your student perform. Most of our acts are musical (i.e. singing, piano, dance, etc.) but we welcome and encourage a wide variety of different types of talents, so get creative! Please contact Mark with all your questions or to express interest. A date has not yet been set, but mid to late April is when the show is typically scheduled. We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Connections Talent Show!

Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Essay Contest:

Get involved in the fight against hunger! The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is sponsoring their first annual Essay contest. The essay contest is open to all elementary students in the KPBSD. All essays should be no longer than one page and should include the views in which the student sees hunger in our community as well as ideas on how to end the cycle of hunger not only here in our community but worldwide. All essays should be submitted to their teacher for pick up or faxed to the food bank at 262-6428 by Nov. 24. The essay contest will be divided in to three grade groups kindergarten through first grade, second throuh third and fourth through sixth with one winner per group. All essays will be reviewed by a committee put together by the KPFB Board of Directors, and the winning essays will be published in the Clarion Newspaper, KPFB Newsletter and a plaque will be presented to each winner at their end of the school year celebration.

Kenai Fine Arts Center – Student Art Show:

All Kids between 2-12-years-old are invited to bring (up to three) original works of art to the Kenai Fine Arts Center (816 Cook Street). The deadline for entries is Nov. 28. Parents must fill out a parent and child information sheet when dropping off works of art. We will be presenting “Recognition Awards” to all who enter. All entries must be original works, no tracings, no coloring books and artwork must be mounted on a background color. Framing is permitted, but not required. There is a $2 entry fee and the reception held on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Questions? Call Dee Dee at 394-6303 or missdeedeesplace@gmail.com

All high school students are eligible to enter — Senior T-Shirt Contest:

Help us design the Connections 2016 Senior T-Shirt and you could win a $20 Amazon Gift card and a free shirt! All entries must be on an 8.5-by-11 inch piece of paper or digital canvas and saved as a PDF. Designs cannot include trademarked logos, graphics, or copies. The words Connections and 2016 must be incorporated into the design and all artwork must be original. Only 2016 Connections high school students are eligible to win. For questions or more information see attached flyer or contact Mark Wackler mwackler@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or call the Soldotna office at 714-8880.

Homer Connections-Senior Meeting Dec. 2:

Dec. 2 at 3:15 p.m. in the Connections Office we will meet with all our graduating seniors in the Homer area. This meeting will prepare you for the final steps towards graduation. Advisors will provide students with their Graduation Packet. You will also have the opportunity to review your transcript and verify your credits towards graduation. Twelfth grade students and parents are encouraged to attend. We will provide coffee and cookies! Please email your advisor or call the office to RSVP: 226-1880

Homer Connections – MathCounts Team:

Have a student in grades sixth, seventh or eighth that loves math and 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 eight 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.

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 third through eighth are encouraged to participate in order to build confidence, increase vocabulary and improve spelling skills.

Our local Spelling Bee will be (tentatively) held on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at the Soldotna Public Library. The 2016 Alaska State Spelling Bee will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage (PAC).

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 fifth through eighth. For word lists and information, contact Carole Nolden at 714-8880 or cnolden@kpbsd,k12.ak.us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Interior Distance Education of Alaska

IDEA Homeschool has several activities, events and classes available for all students! Check out our new events for high school students. We add new events to our IDEA calendar and our blog during the week. Don’t forget to be checking our website and IDEA webmail weekly. You can find all this at IDEAfamilies.org.

We have good news! We will be closed this week, Nov. 23-27. What? Why is this good news? Many of you know that we are expanding the IDEA office. We will be moving right next door Monday-Wednesday. On Thursday-Friday we will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

If you have a high school student who needs a UA Authorization Form signed: and you weren’t able to make it into the office; Jan Waldron will be at Early Bird Registration at KPC today from 3-4:30 p.m. to help you.

Come celebrate the holiday season with us at our Winter Celebration on Dec. 3 at Solid Rock Bible Camp from 2-4 p.m. Our plan is to slide on the tubing hill. Tubes will be provided.

If due to low snow fall, we cannot tube, we will bounce on the inflatables! We will send out an email by December 1st when we know for sure! But, in any case, we will be having a party! The cost is $5 per person participating in the tubing or inflatables. We will have a sign up sheet in the office. We can take cash or checks made to Solid Rock. We will have permission slips to sign here too. Due to our office being closed next week (due to the Thanksgiving holiday and our move next door), the sooner you can sign up, the better. We will be able to collect money at Solid Rock.

Come join us and bring a snack to share! We have the dining area to use for snacks and games. If you have a favorite board game – bring it!

Close Up Washington D.C. Since its founding in 1970, the Close Up Foundation has provided a “close up” experience in our nation’s capital to help high school students understand the democratic process. The Close Up experience strengthens participants’ knowledge of how the political process works, increases their awareness of major national and international issues, and motivates them to become actively involved in the world around them. Each year, more than 20,000 students, teachers, and other adults take part in Close Up’s programs in Washington, D.C. Shouldn’t your high school student be one of them?

Carol Simpson will chaperone students from March 17-27. This is an action packed week that is filled with enough activities for a Parent-Designed Class in government, civics, or current events.

The trip includes three segments:

— A few days of educational touring in Washington DC

— Four and one-half days of the Close Up experience in Washington DC, where we visit monuments and museums, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, tour the Capitol Building, attend interesting seminars, and meet with our congressmen

— Two days in New York City where we visit Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park, ethnic neighborhoods, and see a Broadway play!

The 3rd Annual Health Academy is a two-week session in Galena and open to students in grades tenth through twelfth.

Participants will receive two half-credits for a high school degree and four free University credits.

Courses: ETT and Alaska Health and Nutrition

The course is going to be held from April 18-29, and applications are due by March 18.

Both classes need to be attended

This is a special course offered in Galena so there is no information on the IDEA Website. However, Please use the Courses in Galena page to learn about Galena, the GILA Campus, different courses in Galena and apply for the Health Academy.

— Emergency Trauma Training (with certification if students pass) (.5 credit High school elective) and (three University credits)

— Alaska Health and Nutrition Components are as follows: (.5 credit High school elective) (one University Credit) (fits with tribal management degree from UAF)

— “Store Outside Your Door” — focusing on wellness, medicinal/nutritional use of Alaska Native plants/animals, celebration of Native Cultures, highlight traditional foods, create recipes from food harvested locally, highlight the Culinary Program at the Galena Interior Learning Academy, collaboration/leadership/self esteem (This is the curriculum used in conjunction with Digital storytelling to receive the ½ high school credit)

— Digital Story Telling—“Webisode”—student produced (this is the one credit UAF class)

There are only 12 slots available to IDEA in this academy.

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

■ Nov. 23

— 1 p.m. PTA is providing each Kaleidoscope student with a free book.

— 4:15 p.m. APC Meeting

■ Nov. 25

— 1:30 p.m. Blue Ribbon Celebratory Ceremony

— 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.

■ Nov. 26

— Thanksgiving Holiday-No School

■ Nov. 27

— Thanksgiving Holiday-No School

Upcoming events:

■ Dec. 1 Yearbooks go on sale for $18.

■ Dec. 3 Holiday Concert at KCHS for first through fifth grade students at 7 p.m. Students will be bussed to KCHS in the morning for dress rehearsal. Permission slips will be required and were sent home in the Friday folders.

■ Dec. 4 Yearbook cover submissions are due.

■ Dec. 7-11 Holiday Shop will be open.

■ Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. Band Concert.

■ Dec. — Date has been changed from Dec. 11 to Dec. 10 from 6-7 p.m. PTA’s Family Fun Night for Kaleidoscope families.

■ Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. is the Christmas Drive pickup.

Reminders

— The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Flexibility; To be willing to alter plans when necessary.

— If your child arrives after 9:10 a.m., please come in and sign him or 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 kaleidoscope.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/volunteers and click the link to the background check. Please allow up to two weeks for this to clear. The next link on the page will take you to the Online Volunteer Training. These two steps must be completed in order to volunteer at Kaleidoscope. Completed Volunteer Indemnification forms are needed 48 hours before all field trips.

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

Mrs. Klaben’s and Mr. Franchino’s class completed a huge math challenge simulation. A couple of students went above and beyond the challenge and completed an extra challenge. Congratulations to Brianna Ehret and Blaze Watson for taking math to the next level!

Mr. Daniels’s class has a life-size model of a human skeleton and a model of our vital organs to help them study the structures that allow “animals to support, move, and protect themselves”. They have some visitors that will stay for the duration of the study. They have two giant cockroaches, crickets, and super-worms, so they have live specimens to study.

■ Nov. 25 – Early Release; students dismiss at 12:55 p.m.

■ Nov. 26, 27 – No School due to Thanksgiving Break

■ Dec. 11 – Band Concert in K-Beach gym at 6:30 p.m.

■ Dec. 14 – Winter K-2 Musical, 6 p.m at the Sohi auditorium

Kenai Central High

■ Nov. 25 students will be released early at 12:45 p.m. for teacher in-service and training.

The end of the semester is rapidly approaching. If you are behind in your classes, please make plans to receive extra help and attend the afterschool study hall in the library. The study hall is open Monday through Thursday from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Kenai High School is putting on a canned food drive Nov. 2 – Nov. 25

Donations will be given to our local community food bank.

Kenai Central High School will be hosting its 2nd annual Silent Auction and Spaghetti Feed Dinner on Dec. 4 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

All proceeds will go directly to the Students in Transition program which provides services for homeless students. So support a great cause, have a good dinner and attend our spaghetti feed and silent auction dinner. If you are interested in donating items for the silent auction they would be greatly appreciated.

Please call 283-2119 if you have any questions.

■ Nov. 25 Early Release at 12:45 p.m.

Cross Country Skiing vs. Soldotna High School at Tsalteshi Trails 3:30 p.m.

■ Nov. 26 No School (Thanksgiving Holiday) and Craft Fair in Kenai Gymnasium

■ Nov. 27 No School and Craft Fair in Kenai Gymnasium

Kenai Middle

Thank you to our amazing leadership class and their fearless leader, Mrs. True as well as parents and Staff for the super fun and successful Activity Night and Dance this past Friday! KMS is better because of you!

Congratulations to our Character counts winners: Katie Stockton and Phoebe Thomas.

Both A and B, Boys and girls Basketball teams will play in Nikiski on Tuesday, Nov. 24. B Boys and A Girls will play at 3 p.m. B Girls and B Boys will play at 4:30 p.m.

Also, Tuesday is the only day we will have After School Tutoring this week.

■ Nov. 25 is an Early Release day. School will end at 12:57 p.m. Buses will accommodate the early release schedule.

There is no school on Thursday or Friday. We hope you enjoy the long weekend!

Mountain View Elementary

■ Nov. 25 is an early release day for students. Students being picked up will be dismissed at 1:50 p.m. and all other students will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m.

■ Nov. 26-27 due to the Thanksgiving holiday — no school

— Christmas Drive forms were sent home last week. If you are in need of a Christmas basket, applications must be returned by Dec. 2. If you would like to sponsor a child or a family please call the office at 283-8600.

— Second Grade Title 1 students are invited to attend the Mountain View “Bites for Birds” party on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 3:40 – 4:45 p.m. Students and parents will learn about backyard birds in Alaska and the types of food they eat.

Participants will then get to make their own bird feeders to bring home. Permission slips must be returned by Nov. 30. Enrollment is open to the first 25 students that return their permission slip. If you have any questions, please call 283-8600.

— The winter concert for fourth and fifth grade choir and band students will be on Monday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. in the gym at Mountain View.

— First, second, and third grade students will have a winter performance on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. in the KCHS Auditorium.

Nikiski Middle-High

Nikiski hosted the Peninsula Duals last weekend facilitating 42 dual meets! Nikiski wrestlers did a great job placing sixth overall. Congratulations to Nathan Carstens who was selected as Outstanding Wrestler for the weekend.

■ Nov. 24

— A Team and B Team Middle School Basketball at Nikiski vs. Kenai Middle School-3 p.m.

■ Nov. 25

— Early Release. Students dismissed from school at 12:45 p.m.

— High School Cross Country Skiing at SoHi Turkey Skate

— High School Wrestling at SoHi – 6 p.m.

■ Nov. 26-27 – Thanksgiving Holiday. No school!

■ Dec. High School Basketball begins

Nikiski North Star Elementary

NNS is providing a baby gift bag to all Nikiski North Star siblings who are born during the year. Included in the bag are baby books, a handbook with suggestions for reading aloud and an adorable NNS onesie.

Thank you to Gina Ellis for making the onesie design for us. We are pleased to offer these gifts as a means of promoting literacy, family and community.

The holiday food drive is asking for non-perishable food items to help those in need this holiday season. Items needed are: canned meats, peanut butter, rice, spaghetti sauce, soups, jelly, dried beans, pasta, canned goods, and infant formula. If you can donate, please bring the items to NNS and put them in the boxes in the front lobby by the office. The boxes will be available through Dec. 11. Thank you! Early release day is Nov. 25. NNS will dismiss at 2 p.m.

There will not be school on Nov. 26-27 because of the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish each of our families a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Redoubt Elementary

■ Nov. 25 – Early Release Day for students at 1:45 p.m.

■ Nov. 26 – No School – Thanksgiving

■ Nov. 27 – No School

Box Tops/Labels for Education Winners last week were Emerson Kapp and Sam Gomes.

Keep those Box Tops for education and Labels for education coming, weekly drawings are held so don’t forget to have your child put their name on the back of each Box Top and turn them in at school.

Redoubt Holiday Kindness Program Assisting Redoubt families in need this holiday season is underway. Please help this year if you can, purchase a gift or gifts from our angel tree for a Redoubt family. All gifts need to be brought to the school by Monday, Dec. 7. Volunteer your time, we need people to assemble the angel tree and much more.

Helping Redoubt Families – Does your family need help this holiday season? Please let us know! Complete the form on the back of Redoubt’s weekly newsletter and return it to Mr. Withrow by Dec. 4. Please call the school office if you have questions regarding this program.

Clothing, cold weather and outdoor recess: Students should come to school dressed for the weather and prepared to go outside. All children go outside for recess until the chill factor temperature is minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Generally any child well enough to come to school is well enough to go outside for recess. Even shortened recesses give the children a much needed break in routine and fresh air.

A child too ill to go out-side should be recuperating at home. When special circumstances exist, students may be allowed to remain indoors for recess with a doctor’s note. Please contact the school nurse to make arrangements. Boots are essential for outdoor recess. A pair of shoes should be kept at school to wear inside the building. Sitting with boots on all day is not healthy for feet. Students also need a heavy, winter weight coat, snow pants or a snowsuit, warm hat or hood, and gloves or mittens. Contact the school nurse if you need help securing these items for your child.

Please make sure your child has an after school plan in place every day. Students are released at 3:18 p.m. If your child it being picked up at the end of the day, please make sure to be on time to pick them up on time as many of our staff have their own families and other obligations after school.

Skyview Middle

There is only 16 days left in Quarter 2! Please check your student’s progress on Power School!

Mollee Verba was chosen as the Nov. 8 Grade Chamber Student of the Month. Mollee will be honored at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Froso’s Restaurant at noon. Congratulations Mollee!

Events this week:

■ Nov. 24 – Skyview A 8th vs. Seward at Skyview – 3 p.m. – Girls play first

■ Nov. 25 – Early Release Day – Students at Skyview Middle School end the school day at 1 p.m.

■ Nov. 26-27 – No School for students and staff – Thanksgiving Holiday

The Skyview Angel Tree is located in the school commons. If you would like to help a Skyview Middle School student in need, please stop by to select a card from the tree. All items purchased need to be returned to the front office by Friday, Dec. 4.

Yearbooks may be purchased at the front office or on the Skyview Middle School blog for a price of $30 until Dec. 17.

Soldotna Elementary

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

■ Nov. 25 Students are welcome to wear pajamas for a school-wide pajama day!

■ Nov. 25 Students will be released at 1:55 p.m. Mrs. Cannava’s afternoon pre-K class is cancelled. Students riding the bus will be dropped off 90 minutes earlier than their regular scheduled time.

■ Nov. 26-27 Thanksgiving Break!

■ Dec. 1 Soldotna Elementary and Montessori grades first through third will perform a Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. Participating students should arrive no later than 6 p.m. at the Soldotna High School Auditorium.

School News:

There is a “Toys for Tots” donation box in the school lobby for new and unwrapped toys for kids of all ages.

Soldotna High

Soldotna High School PTSA is looking for parents, students, school staff, and community members who want to make a positive difference! Being involved in PTSA provides an opportunity for networking with others who want to support our school, as well as opportunities to be informed about all the great things happening at our school.

SoHi PTSA annually provides scholarships to graduating seniors, supports school staff with appreciation luncheons twice a year, and supports parent driven events including After Prom and After Grad. Membership is $10 per year and membership forms can be picked up/dropped off at the school office. If you are interested in joining PTSA, contact Sheilah-Margaret Pothast at agr8fulmom@hotmail.com or attend our next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 5:30pm in the SoHi Staff Lounge!

Soldotna High School PTSA’s primary fundraiser is the Fred Meyer Rewards Program. It’s easy to sign up and makes a BIG difference for our PTSA and our school. Visit fredmeyer.com with your Rewards Program number and select Soldotna High School PTSA. It’s quick and simple and you’ll make a positive impact just by doing your everyday shopping! Thank you!

Soldotna Stars Letterman Jackets are available to order atneffco.com. Click on Varsity Jackets, find our school by State, select Soldotna High School, starting at $149 you can personalize it anyway you would like. Any questions contact Heather Parkki, 907-260-7022. Makes a great Christmas gift!

Soldotna Prep

Our librarian aide, would like to give a huge thank you to the awesome volunteers who made the first ever Soldotna Prep Book Fair possible. Thank you Melissa Bever, Michaleen Gross, Mickey Sopkowiak, Eva Knutson, Cleta Elfritz, Cyndy Denna, and Drasanna Edelman. With you help and with both students and parents shopping the selection, we were able to earn both Scholastic Books and cash that will be used to purchase books from the ever growing student and staff requested list. Thank you all!

Soldotna High School PTSA is looking for parents, students, school staff, and community members who want to make a positive difference! Being involved in PTSA provides an opportunity for networking with others who want to support our school, as well as opportunities to be informed about all the great things happening at our school.

SoHi PTSA annually provides scholarships to graduating seniors, supports school staff with appreciation luncheons twice a year, and supports parent driven events including After Prom and After Grad. Membership is $10 per year and membership forms can be picked up/dropped off at the school office. If you are interested in joining PTSA, contact Sheilah-Margaret Pothast at agr8fulmom@hotmail.com or attend our next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the SoHi Staff Lounge! Soldotna High School PTSA’s primary fundraiser is the Fred Meyer Rewards Program. It’s easy to sign up and makes a BIG difference for our PTSA and our school. Visit fredmeyer.com with your Rewards Program number and select Soldotna High School PTSA. It’s quick and simple and you’ll make a positive impact just by doing your everyday shopping! Thank you!

Check SOPREP school blog for important information and updates http://soldotnaprep.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/

The Study

“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 dates:

■ Nov. 23-5 – No Homework Club

■ Nov. 26-27 – No School, Happy Thanksgiving!

Tustumena Elementary

■ Nov. 20 6-8 p.m. PTO BINGO,

■ Nov. 25 Early Release, 2:05 p.m.

■ Nov. 26-7 no school

■ Nov. 30 Site Council

■ Dec. 4 Cash Raffle

■ Dec. 10 Winter Concert

■ Dec. 16 Geography Bee, 1:30 p.m.

■ Dec. 17 Reindeer Games

■ Dec. 18 No school for students

■ Dec. 18 End of second Quarter

■ Dec. 18 Teacher Inservice

■ Dec. 19 to Jan. 3, Winter Break

Wings Christian Academy

A Look At Last Week:

■ Nov. 18 Mr. McCoy taught chapel on what you believe, after there was Beanie Weenie Casserole.

A Look At This Week:

■ Nov. 25,2015 Mr. Cinereski will be teaching for chapel, after there will be Potato Soup for lunch, there will also be Picture Day the same day.

■ Nov. 26-27 Thanksgiving Day Break, no school!

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