February News!

Raven Homeschool, Wasilla Office~

Important Dates

Thursday, February 4th @ 2:00

Senior Graduation Meeting

Please RSVP with Monique at mratzlaff@yksd.com


Monday, February 15th

* Add/Drop Deadline- Final ILP/ Parent Design Course Changes Due


* Computer Purchase Deadline

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Area Wide PAC Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd @ 2:00pm

Wasilla Raven Office


Join us at 2:00 here in the office for an area wide Parent Advisory Committee meeting. We will be meeting with the other Raven sites via VTC and hearing from our director, Andrea Cottrell.

School Sponsored Activites~

Tsunami Warning Center

When:

Wednesday, Feb. 10th

10am


Where:

Tsunami Warning Center

1123 S Felton St, Palmer, AK 99645


Price: Free


This will be an educational tour of the Tsunami Warning Center. Come and see the instruments and system used to detect earthquakes and any tsunamis that were generated! Informative and fun activities. Know what to do! Meet at the location. Please RSVP with Monique at mratzlaff@yksd.com

Frost a Cookie!

Stop in between 11am and 4pm to frost a Valentine's cookie! You can even bring a Valentine's card to share with your teacher~
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Amazing Alaskan People and Cultures~ Wasilla Office

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd @ 1:30 pm

Introduction to Native Youth Olympics

"Have Book; Will Travel"


Thursday, Feb. 18th @ 1:30 pm

Native Storytelling & Authentic Food


Thursday, Feb. 25th @ 1:30 pm

Introduction to Native Crafts

Soap Carving


Please RSVP with Monique at mratzlaff@yksd.com

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Science Workshops with Mr. Bergey!

Monday, Feb. 15th: The Life of a Beaver (all grades)

Price: $60 for a two hour class

RSVP with Monique at mratzlaff@yksd.com

There's still room!


Monday, Feb. 22nd: Glow in the Dark Skulls parts 1 & 2 (3rd-12th grade)

12:15-2:15 pm

Price: $120 (includes both sessions- student needs to be at both sessions)

RSVP with Monique at mratzlaff@yksd.com

There's still room!

Community Events~

Chicken University!


When:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Where:

Big Lake Public Library


Price: Free



More and more people are discovering the fun and practicality of raising their own chickens for eggs and meat. Taste, quality and food security top many of the reasons why. If you are like many Alaskans, you are now faced with the dilemma of getting your birds through winter. This fun program will teach the fundamentals raising birds with a particular emphasis on getting them happily through the snowy months. Taught by Dr. Steve Brown, Cooperative Extension Service. Contact info: Roma Scougal @ the Big Lake Public Library 861-7635

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Alaska Reads 2016


When:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

6:00 PM

Where:

Dorothy G. Page Museum

Price: Free


*This event ties very nicely in with our emphasis on "Amazing Alaskan People & Cultures"!


Come celebrate the inaugural year of the Alaska Reads program with Wasilla Public Library! The biannual event, created by the Alaska Center for the Book and funded by a generous grant from the Alaska State Library, aims to bring Alaskan communities together across the state through a shared reading experience. Works selected for the program will center on some aspect of Alaskan life and culture written by a living Alaskan author.


The very first selection for the program is Blonde Indian: an Alaska Native Memoir by Ernestine Hayes. Born near Juneau, Hayes is a member of the Kaagwaataan clan of the Tlingit. She is an accomplished author and is currently associated with the MFA program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Hayes will be touring the state to discuss her book and her experiences as an Alaskan Native.


Copies of Hayes' book are available for checkout at Wasilla Public Library.


*** She will also be in Palmer ***



Ernestine Hayes, Book-signing, Readings, Q & A "Blonde Indian"

When:

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where:

Fireside Books

720 S Alaska St

Palmer, AK

Price: Free



READ Alaska 2016 presents Juneau writer and University of Alaska Southeast faculty member Ernestine Hayes. The author was one of five recipients of the 2014 Alaska Literary Awards and winner of the 2007 American Book Award and finalist for the PEN Nonfiction Award and Kiriyama Prize.


Blonde Indian tells the story of the author's journey back home after a twenty-five year absence. An Alaska Native woman is born in a time of transition and at the hem of two worlds. InBlonde Indian, an Alaska Native Memoir, that life is reflected in Southeast Alaska's rich rainforest and in the overwhelmed culture of the area's original people, the Tlingit. Stories of salmon, bear, and landscape expressed themselves in clan histories and personal memoir as the reciprocal relationship between people and the land emerges.

Contact Info:

Barbara Hecker, Event Coordinator





Fireside Books

barbara@goodbooksbadcoffee.com

907-745-2665
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Matanuska River Watershed Speaker Series


When:

Thursday, February 11, 2016




7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Where:

Sutton Library

N. Chickaloon Way, Sutton, AK

Price: Free


‘What’s trapped in the Matanuska Glacier’?


We know the Matanuska Glacier is retreating, but did you know that as it melts it releases minerals trapped in the ice for decades? Come hear what Birgit Hagedorn (UAA researcher) has discovered in her years of studying the Matanuska Glacier as it melts. Learn what is being released into the air, what meltwater is carrying down river, what microbial life exists, and more!


Contact Info

Pat Owens

Castle Mountain Coalition

pato@mtaonline.net

907-355-7714

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MDA Ice Fishing Derby For a Cure






When:

Saturday, February 13, 2016

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Where:

Best Western at Lake Lucille

1300 W Lake Lucille Dr,

Wasilla, AK

Price: $5.00 to $10.00 —Adults $10 , Children 6-12 $5, Children 5 and under are Free







MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) Alaska will be hosting their second annual Ice Fishing Derby For a Cure on Lake Lucille. There will be great raffle prizes, fishing prizes for adults and youth divisions, and multiple activities for the kids to do when they need a break from fishing. The funds raised at this event will support more than 140 Alaskan families fighting muscle disease. Come on out for a great day of ice fishing with your friends and family and help us find a cure!


Tickets will be available prior to the event at Sportman's Warehouse in Wasilla or you can call the MDA office at 907-276-2131.










Contact Info

Heather Johnson

MDA Alaska

hjohnson@mdausa.org

907-276-2131