Weekly Reminders April 11-15

Raven Homeschool, Juneau Office

A Note from your Teacher

Even though the state cancelled the AMP testing this year, our K-2 students still need to come in to Raven and do a quick literacy readiness screening, which will only take about 10-15 minutes. If you have a student in that age range, please call or email me to set up an appointment time this month for the AIMSweb Early Literacy assessment. Thanks in advance and have a wonderful weekend. We might have a sunny one :-) ~Joan

Thank you to everyone who has submitted their Q3 Progress Reports. I am enjoying reviewing all of them. This weekend I am traveling to Anchorage to become a certified Schwinn cycling instructor. Next week I will be in the office Tues-Fri. ~Theresa

Coming up this week...

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Enrollment Incentives

Get a head start on planning for next school year by re-enrolling online now through Brightways. It only takes a few clicks from your parent dashboard. There are great incentive prizes that can be won for early enrollment, so be sure to increase your probability of winning by enrolling now. Our goal is to have all currently enrolled families re-enrolled by June 30 or ready to be exited if they are moving, changing schools, etc.

Here's an update on our progress for our office:

~Currently enrolled students 15-16: 209

~Enrolled students for 16-17: 75

Let's see how much we can increase that number by next week! :)

DIPAC Sea Week Mollusk Program

Friday, April 15th, 10:15-11:45am

2697 Channel Drive

Juneau, AK

Students K–3rd grade are invited to join us at DIPAC for some awesome hands-on learning activities about mollusks. Please RSVP below or to juneau@yksd.com by April 11 since Rich Mattson needs to know how many students to expect. (We currently only have one family on the list to attend.)

Below is a note from Rich Mattson about a number of resources that he has shared with us to help families who are teaching about Sea Week. Click here to get access to all the excellent bolded items he mentions in the note below.

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Hi All,

Welcome - we look forward to your upcoming visit to DIPAC for our annual Sea Week program that we host. To assist in your planning for our visit and for other Sea Week related activities, I am attaching several files that I hope you’ll find helpful in preparation. The welcome sheet and teaching outline lays out the scope of our program for your visit and I’ve also included a copy of the mollusk song that we sing at the end of the session to reinforce the lesson on mollusk feeding. Also included are a couple of mollusk fact sheets and an activities sheet, which provides pre- and post-visit activity ideas. A beach walk brochure and a life on the beach guide from Alaska Sea Grant program is included to assist planning for your Sea Week beach trip. A teacher resource sheet lists various internet sites and links that provide information on mollusks, marine ecology and beach walks, and general marine education resource sites.

Thanks so much and we look forward to your visit.

Yours in science,

Rich Mattson

Aquarium manager/education coordinator

Ladd Macaulay Visitor Center

Douglas Island Pink & Chum Inc.

2697 Channel Drive

Juneau, AK 99801

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Looking Ahead

Upcoming activities in April!

We have a lot of activities going on this spring. Click here for the April Activities Calendar and the April Description of Events to see what you can be looking forward to.


Pillars of America Speaker Series

Earth Day Litter Pickup

AKCIS Webinar "Seeking Summer Jobs"

"Arbor Day - Celebrating Our Trees" Library Activity

*Share Night (start preparing for this early!) "Raven's Got Talent"

Usborne Book Fair

April 30th Deadlines

Reimbursements due for Jan-Apr receipts (including Jan-Apr internet)

Encumbered Funds Deadline (May-June lessons/tutoring)

Share Night & Book Fair

Sign up now to participate in our Share Night program on Tues, April 26. The more kids who show their skills through performances and displays, the more fun the event will be!

Check out past programs here so you can see what students have done the past few years.

Activities Survey to Help with 16-17 Planning

Our Activities Survey that we sent out on Monday has gotten a lot of views, but only 3 responses so far. We would really like your input to help with planning activities for next school year. Please take just a few minutes to give us your feedback: Click Me!

We did have a good turnout of parents at our PAC meeting today and we are looking for parents (or other available adults) who would be interested in helping to organize/lead some of the following activities:

  • Skits
  • History/Geography Fair
  • Science Fair
  • Track/Field Day
  • Student Council
  • Presidential Election Activities

Sign up for the Zipline Adventure

We currently have 17 of the 36 spaces filled for the Zipline Adventure on Fri, May 13. RSVP soon to reserve your slot for this activity. The cost is $50/person. Click here for full details.

Juneau Community Calendar

Interested in finding out what other activities are happening around our community? Check out the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council's Community Calendar for detailed info about what is going on around town each day.

Extras - But Wait, There's More!

April Box Tops Buzz

Thank you to everyone who has brought in Box Tops this school year. This makes a big difference for adding funds to our activities. Click here for a fun spring collection sheet to attach your Box Tops to.

Call for Artwork for Bartlett Hospital

The Bartlett Foundation is Needing Kid’s Art!

Please Submit No More Than One Piece of Artwork That Can Be Framed.

Submit Your Artwork by Friday, April 22nd to Your School.

Please Put Your Name, Grade, Address and Phone Number

On the Back of Your Artwork.

NOT ALL Artwork Will Be Chosen To Hang At Bartlett Hospital.

You Will be Notified by the First Week of May.

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