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Schools briefs for the week of May 20, 2019

What’s happening this week

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science

The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Friendship — To make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring.

— Monday, May 20: Field Day

— Tuesday, May 21: Science Day

— Wednesday, May 22: Last Day Of School! No lunch provided today, please make sure to send a sack lunch with your student. Beach Day all classes will go to the beach, check with you students teacher for times.

Upcoming Events

— August 8: Save the Date, kindergarten assessments

— August 9: Save the Date, kindergarten assessments


Volunteers are welcome any time at Kaleidoscope! Background checks and volunteer training are required for each school year to be an approved volunteer. Go to http://kaleidoscope.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/volunteers for the links. Background checks may take up to two weeks to be processed. Volunteer Indemnification forms are to be completed two days before each study trip.

Soldotna High School

SoHi Graduation is May 22 at 7 p.m. at the Sports Center.

Soldotna Stars Letterman Jackets are available to order at http://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. Makes a great Christmas gift!

There are two ways to order a transcript. Each way serves a different purpose: If you need a transcript sent to a college or NCAA or a similar agency, then you will need to log on to: http://www.parchment.com to order transcripts to be sent. The request is then forwarded to SoHi. After processing, it then goes through cyberspace… rather than the US mail… to get to its destination, which is much faster! ALL transcripts that are headed for NCAA, colleges, etc. have to be processed this way!

FINAL TRANSCRIPTS! A final transcript is one that shows your second semester grades. If you order your transcript when we are in second semester, you will need to make sure you choose “next grading period” when you go on to Parchment — that way your transcript request will wait until the grades are in at the end of the year before it is sent.

SoHi Pool Schedule

— Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Morning Lap 6:30-7:30 a.m.

— Sport Calendar: http://www.arbiterlive.com/Teams?entityId=21192 or http://www.asaa365.com/

Redoubt Elementary

As the school year is rapidly coming to an end, please make sure your child turns in any library books back to our school. Thank you for helping us keep our books on our shelf!

There will be no Boys & Girls Club May 20, 21, and 22. The final day for Boys & Girls Club for the school year is Friday, May 17.

May 22 we will be having an award ceremony in the gym, parents are welcome to attend. Intermediate awards will be held 9:00-10:00 am. Primary awards will be held 10:15-11:15 a.m.

On the last day of school we will be having our field day. Students will end with field day from 1-3 p.m. If your background check has been approved by the District we would love to have you volunteer!

Student Nutrition will not be serving lunch on Wednesday, May 22. Our students will have hot dogs, chips, and water for lunch, the cost of the picnic is $3. Picnic money can be turned into the office or your child’s teacher.

Save the Date! Fall Registration will be held August 8 and 9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. each day.

Soldotna Prep School

Summer School will be offered June 3-21 at SoHi, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. to students in grades 9-12 with a failing grade in either Semester 1 or Semester 2. Letters will be mailed home to parents/guardians offering the summer school option. Busing will not be provided so transportation will need to be arranged. Please contact the counseling office with any questions.

This Week’s Events:

May 20 — Finals for periods 1, 3 and 5

May 21 — Finals for periods 2, 4 and 6

May 21 — Awards Assembly during Advisory (1:30-2:20 p.m.)

May 22 — Last day of school

May 22 — SOHI Graduation Ceremony, 7 p.m. at the Sports Center

May 23 — 25, Baseball Conference Tournament (Redington)

May 23 — 25, Soccer Division II State Tournament

May 24 — 25, Track and Field Division I State Meet (Palmer)

Dates to Remember:

August 8 — Current 8th graders and new to district student registration at SoHi, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

August 20 — First day of school

Fall Sports First Practice:

July 31 — Cross Country Running

July 31 — Football

Aug. 7 — Swim/Dive

Aug. 7 — Volleyball

Students and parents are reminded to check Soldotna Prep’s and SoHi’s Facebook page for school news and updated information:

Soldotna Prep Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SoldotnaPrep/

Soldotna Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/SoldotnaHighSchool

Soldotna Prep Web Page: http://soldotnaprep.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/

Mountain View Elementary

Wednesday, May 22 is the last day of school. The new school year will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Our lost and found is overflowing. Please stop by and look for any lost items. If your child owes lunch money please try to pay this back before the end of the school year. If your student has any Library books checked out please turn them in as soon as possible.

Nikiski North Star Elementary

Today is the fifth grade promotion ceremony beginning at 9:15 a.m. in the school gym. Good luck to our fifth graders as they will be leaving NNS to attend NMHS in the Fall!

Tuesday, May 21 is the annual NNS Talent Show to be held in the gym. There will be two shows with the first one beginning at 10 a.m. and the second show beginning at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. If you need more information, please call the school office at 776-2600.

Wednesday, May 22 is the last day of school and the pre-kindergarten graduation. This ceremony will be held in the school library beginning at 9:15 a.m. Also, all families are invited to join NNS students and staff for lunch at our all school picnic. There will be hot dogs, chips and a drink available for $2. If paying by check, please make your check out to the NNS/PTA. This will be a good time to check the lost and found. Items not claimed by the end of school will be donated to charity.

The NNS Cosmic Book Challenge will run from May 23 to Aug. 23. Our goal is for students, staff and parents to read 1,200 minutes. Prizes will be awarded to student participants with the top readers receiving a gift card to River City Books. All readers will receive a T-shirt, book and ice cream party. NNS will have a booth at the Fun in the Midnight Sun event on June 15 at the North Peninsula Recreation Center. Stop by our booth and sign up to win a free book. There are lots of new books to giveaway, so make sure to enter the drawing. NNS will also be marching in the Fourth of July parade in Kenai. Please follow our Facebook page for more information about this event. We are inviting all families and students to walk in the parade and show your NNS spirit!

NNS will have registration for new students on Aug. 8 and 9. We are excited to meet with our new students and welcome them to NNS. If you know of families who have moved to the area, please let them know about these important dates.

The staff at NNS wishes each of our students and families a safe, fun and relaxing summer break. See you in August!

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