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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.

Connections Home School Program

Dates To Remember:

■ 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 and Seward Middle (more info below)

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

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

■ Nov. 10 – Anchorage Zoo Field Trip 11-11:45 a.m. (more info below)

■ New Date: 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!

— 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.

— 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 grades 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.

— Red Ribbon Week:

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 Soldotna High School 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:

— 10:06-10:57 a.m. at Kenai Central High School (homeschool grades 9-12 welcome)

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

Wednesday, Oct. 28:

— 10-10:50 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 p.m. 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!

Let’s Go To The Zoo!

Come to a Hands-On Animal Detectives session at the Anchorage Zoo! Students will have the opportunity to get hands-on with a variety of items from the animal bio-fact collection (feathers, whiskers, horns, furs, etc.) and visit an animal behind-the-scenes (tigers or wolves). This program lasts up to approximately 45 minutes. After the session families are welcome to enjoy a self-guided safari on their own. The activities are geared toward students in fifth grade and under, but students of all ages are welcome!

— Date: Nov. 10

— Time: 11-11:45 a.m.

— Cost: $9 per student (this fee may be able to be taken directly out of student’s allotment if it pertains to the ILP)

— $10 per adult (fee must be paid by Oct. 30)

— Minimum of 10 students needed to participate with a maximum of 45. (If we have more than 45, we may be able to do 2 sessions)

All Homeschool families invited! Please sign up/pay at the Connections office by Oct. 30. Any questions, please contact Wendi at wdutcher@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or call us at 907-714-8880

Interior Distance Learning of Alaska

We are looking forward to a great rest of October! We have had a great time planning all these events and have more coming up in November! Don’t forget to sign up for Battle of the Books. This is a reading competition for all students in third through twelfth grades. Did you see the new spelling bee practice list is out? Remember to check your IDEA webmail for signups.

■ 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. $5.00 each (for anyone who goes through the tunnel). Please pay and sign up in the office with Omie.

Scholastic Book Fair

When: Nov. 3-6, 2015

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

Where: IDEA office

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

■ 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 or email her at omie.murdoch@ideafamilies or just come in and get your slot spoken for.

Pictures may not come out of allotments.

■ Nov. 13- Homer Activity Day! We have two fun events for this day! Meet us at 1 p.m. at the Fire Station for a tour. Then at 3 p.m. for Presentation Day at the City Hall office. Come present your work samples!

■ Nov. 18- Alaska SeaLife Center trip! Come join us for an educational activity on Bioluminescence! What mysterious animals inhabit the ocean’s depths? Investigate the bizarre adaptions of light-producers in the midnight zone. There will also be some free time to roam the aquarium!

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. 26

— 4:15 p.m. APC Meeting

— Book Fair: 3:40-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

— Book Fair: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

■ Wednesday, 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.

— Book Fair: 2-7 p.m.

■ Thursday, Oct. 29

— No School

— Parent/Teacher Conferences- please check with your child’s teacher for your scheduled time.

— Book Fair: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

■ Friday, Oct. 30

— No School

— Parent/Teacher Conferences- please check with your child’s teacher for your scheduled time.

— Book Fair: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Reminders

— The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Creativity; to generate an idea; To create something original or redesign through imaginative skill.

— If your child arrives after 9:10 p.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.

Kenai Central High

Congratulations to the Kenai Kardinal football program for their performance on and off the field this season!

The Kenai Kardinals recognized Breast Cancer Awareness this month. Students and staff are wearing pink on Wednesdays in order to show their support for the fight against cancer.

Kenai High also recognized Blindness Awareness Month with a school scavenger hunt and the reading of facts related to global blindness during the morning announcements.

■ 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.

Activities for the Week:

■ Tuesday, Oct. 27

— Red Ribbon Assembly

■ Wednesday, Oct. 28

— Early release at assembly: KCHS will hold a school-wide assembly at 12:15 p.m. to recognize: Swimmers, Volleyball players, and All-Borough Honor Choir Members.

■ Thursday, Oct. 29

— No School

— Parent teacher conferences from 12-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.

■ Friday, Oct. 30

— No School

— Parent teacher conferences by appointment

— Wrestling at Seward King of the Hill Tourney

— Swim/Dive Regions at Valdez

— Volleyball at Soldotna High School 3:30, 4:30, 6 p.m.

■ Saturday, Oct. 31

— Wrestling at Seward King of the Hill Tourney

— Swim/Dive Regions at Valdez

Kenai Middle

It’s Red Ribbon Week! This is a national campaign against drug use. Plan to take a stand against drug use by dressing up in the theme of the day.

Monday’s theme will be “Red-y to live a drug free life”-wear red and take a stand against drugs; Tuesday is “Be a super hero, be tobacco free, join the fight against the evil big tobacco”- wear camo, a super hero or red; Wednesday is “ Drugs are scary”-wear an appropriate Halloween costume or red. So get your costumes ready for red ribbon week!

Congratulations to our Character Counts Winners: Amelia Mueller and Gabby Tews. They received mcflurries during lunch on Friday to celebrate!

Monsters have invaded the KMS Library! Yes, the KMS Book Fair is here. Students may purchase items before school, or during lunch beginning Monday, Oct. 26! As always thank you for supporting KMS!

■ Wednesday, Oct. 28 is an Early Release Day. Students will be released at 12:57 p.m. Buses will run to accommodate the earlier release time.

■ Thursday and Friday, Oct. 29 and 30 there is no school for students.

■ Thursday is a conference day. We will hold open-arena style conferences in the gym from 12-4 p.m., and 5-7 p.m. If you cannot attend, please contact your student’s teacher to arrange a scheduled conference time.

■ Saturday, Oct. 31, is a basketball jamboree in Nikiski. This is for both A and B teams. Boys will play from 9-1 p.m.; Girls will play from 1-5 p.m.

Save the Date: Nov. 1 – Clocks fall back 1 hour!

Mountain View Elementary

The Library will be holding a book fair Oct. 26-30 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.

■ Wednesday, 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 Oct. 29-30. There will be no school for students.

The annual Mountain View Carnival will be on Friday, Nov. 6 from 5–8 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

■ Monday, Oct. 26

— JV Volleyball at SoHi Tournament

Tuesday, Oct. 27

— C Team Volleyball at Homer – 4 p.m.

— JV Volleyball at Homer- 5 p.m.

— Varsity Volleyball at Homer – 6:30 p.m.

— Middle School Basketball at Aurora Borealis Charter School – 3:30 p.m.

■ Wednesday, Oct. 28 – Early Release. Students will be finished with the school day at 12:45 p.m.

■ Thursday, Oct. 29 – Parent Teacher Conferences – No School for Students

— 8-11 a.m.

— 12–4 p.m.

— 5–8 p.m.

■ Friday, Oct. 30 – Teacher Inservice – No School for Students

— Wrestling at Seward King of the Mountain

— C Team Volleyball at Nikiski vs. Seward – 3 p.m.

— JV Volleyball at Nikiski vs. Seward – 4 p.m.

— Varsity Volleyball at Nikiski vs. Seward – 5 p.m.

■ Saturday, Oct. 31

— Wrestling at Seward King of the Mountain

Congratulations to the Nikiski Football team! The Bulldogs are the small schools state runner up team.

The Fall 2015 Academic Awards Night dinner was held Thursday, Oct. 22 at the High School. National Honor Society also held their induction following the dinner. Congratulations and welcome to new inductees:

Dennis Anderson, Aubrey Coreson, Thomas Cox, Maiya Anderson, Emily Hensley, Avery Kornstad, Tirzah Young , Melanie Sexton, Donovan Smith and Jamie Yerke.

The following students were recognized for academic achievement of a 3.5 GPA or higher for two consecutive semesters.

Sophomores: Rylee Jackson, Ian Johnson, Deidra Lamping, Marah Meyers, Sarah Nash, Rykker Riddall, Melanie Sexton, Donovan Smith, Ashlee Tiner, Gavin Wallis, Jamie Yerkes.

Juniors: Brandon Hanifen, Delaina Mullins, Lochlan Quiner, Lauren Ryan, Anders Solmonson, Mark Weathers.

Seniors: Chloe Braun, Sarah England, Destiny Owens, Gracie Satterwhite.

These students achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher for 4 consecutive semesters:

Juniors: Crystal Epperheimer, Emily Hensley, Avery Kornstad, Matthew Minium, Savannah Rizzo, Tirzah Young.

These students achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher for all 6 consecutive semesters:

Seniors: Dennis Anderson, Nathan Carstens, Aubrey Coreson, Evangeline Cox, Marguerite Cox, Luke Johnson, Lauren O’Brien, Jeanelee Stock, Haley Wik.

Nikiski North Star Elementary

The Scholastic Book Fair is open this week in the library. The fair will be open during regular school hours and parent/teacher conferences on Thursday and Friday. If you have any questions, please call the school library at 776-2630.

■ Wednesday, Oct. 28 is early release day for students. NNS will dismiss at 2 p.m.

There will be no school for students on Thursday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Oct. 30 due to parent/teacher conferences.

Please be sure to send warm gear with your child for outside recess. This includes a warm hat, gloves or mittens and a coat. KPBSD policy states that all children will be outside for recess until the temperature reaches minus ten degrees.

The 2015-16 Reflections Art Program theme is “Let Your Imagination Fly”. A copy of the rules and student entry forms are located in the box near the front office. Completed forms and artwork are due no later than 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 17. All students Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade can participate.

Redoubt Elementary

Box Top Winners. Keep bring in those box tops. Funds raised will be used to help support technology and other equipment for our students.

Halloween Family Book Fair Night, Tuesday, Oct. 27 6-7:30 p.m. Costumes are optional, refreshments will be served. Open to all Redoubt Elementary students, staff and their families. All students must be accompanied by an adult.

Scholastic Book Fair – Oct. 29 and 30 during parent teacher conferences in the Redoubt Library.

■ 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).

Halloween Parade – Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. in the school gym! Due to the early release for students on this day, students may wear their costumes to school (masks and costume props should be kept in backpacks until the parade).

Parents are invited to attend. Please remember that costumes must be in good taste and appropriate for school. They may contain no blood, gore, or weapons of any kind. Appropriateness for school will be at the discretion of Mr. Withrow. Please ask if you have a question about appropriate costumes.

Redoubt’s fall fundraiser “Believe in Kids” was a huge success. Catalog sales exceeded $20,000. Redoubt Elementary will receive $8,300. Proceeds will be used to help support technology and other equipment for our students. Thank you to all of our students, parents and community members who supported our fundraiser.

Redoubt PTA will be selling school t-shirts and sweat shirts during parent teacher conferences Oct. 29 and 30.

The PTA will be holding a Winter Carnival planning meeting on Monday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. in Mrs. Belger’s classroom. We will be going over each committee’s responsibilities and duties, signing people up for the positions that are open, and setting dates for individual committee meetings.

Please join us! If you are not interested in helping on a Planning Committee, but interested in volunteering time to help with preparations, please contact Amy Burton at 420-7993 or email sraburton@hotmail.com. Thank you!

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

Skyview Middle

Basketball Competitive play begins today! Sports Schedule this week:

■ Saturday, Oct. 31 – Boys A Team and Boys B Team Scrimmages at Nikiski – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

■ Saturday, Oct. 31 – Girls A Team and Girls B Team Scrimmages at Nikiski – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

■ Wednesday, Oct. 28 – Early Release Day – Students at Skyview Middle School will end the school day at 1 p.m. Bus schedules have been adjusted to accommodate this time change.

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 today. 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 12-8 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 fourth 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 today and tomorrow from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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.

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 1:55 p.m. 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 on Nov, 2-6.

School News:

Soldotna Elementary is introducing a few changes to our drop off and release of students. Students should not be dropped off earlier than 8:15 a.m. Starting Nov. 1, students being picked up at the end of the school day will be dismissed at 3:20 p.m. Those riding the bus will be released at 3:25 p.m.

Gymnastics is postponed until further notice.

Colder weather is here! Please be sure to send students with appropriate cold weather attire.

Soldotna High

Soldotna Stars Letterman Jackets are available to order at www.neffco.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, 260-7022. Makes a great Christmas gift!

Soldotna Prep

Soldotna Prep is hosting a book fair/bake sale to help generate revenue for new books for the library.

The online fair is available 24/7 through Nov. 4. Anyone in the community can shop from home, enjoy free shipping and pick up your order at SoPrep when it arrives. See everything that Scholastic has available for preschool through adult, get some Christmas shopping done and help support your school library. Just follow the link: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/ soldotnaprep. Stop by the library during school hours (till 2:45 p.m.)through Wednesday or during the Parent- teacher conferences noon through 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, to shop the fair in person as well.

We are still in need of bake sale items for Wednesday lunch (10:40-11:45 a.m.) and all day Thursday. Please contact the Librarian, Donna Spence, at dspence3@kpbsd.k12.ak.us if you would like to donate a bake sale item and she will get back with you.

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

— Early Release Day Wednesday, Oct. 28

— No School Oct. 29 and 30

— Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday, Oct. 29 – 12-3 p.m., and 4-7 p.m.

Sterling Elementary

Our Fall PTA Fundraiser is underway! If we meet our goal of $5,000, students will duct tape Mrs. Kelly to the wall! Stay tuned to see if we made our goal! If you know a Sterling Elementary School student, please ask them for our BelieveKids fundraising catalog or go to shopbelieve.com. Orders are all due by Nov. 4!

■ Oct. is Bullying Prevention Month – Stomp Out bullying! Let’s teach our children how to not be a bystander and to stand up to bullying! Stomp Out Bullying Now!!

■ Oct. 26-30 Red Ribbon Week

■ Oct. 26-29 Book Fair in the library.

■ Oct. 27 Picture Retakes, Sibling Pictures at 11 a.m.

■ Oct. 27 PTA Meeting and 4 p.m. in the Library.

■ Oct. 28 Early Release – students out at 2:05 p.m.

■ Oct. 28 and 29 Parent Conferences at Sterling

■ Oct. 29 and 30 No School for Students

■ Oct. 31 Trunk, Trail and Treat with a Chili Cook Off! Starts at 4:30 p.m.

■ Nov. 11 Veterans’ Day assembly and musical – all Sterling Community veterans are cordially invited to our assembly in honor of Veterans’ Day!

Please remember to drive the speed limit in our school zone when the lights are flashing! It is a really quick change from 55 to 20 miles per hour on the highway during those times of the day, so be extra vigilant and don’t miss it!

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 & 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

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