Weekly Reminders February 15-19

Raven Homeschool, Juneau Office

A Note from your Teacher

I hope you have a wonderful President's Day. I'm looking forward to seeing many of you at the Art Workshop on Tuesday at 12:30pm. We will be creating an animal mural based off of a book by one of my favorite authors/illustrators Eric Carle, "Where Are You Going? To See My Friend." ~Theresa

Congratulations to the 3rd/4th grade Raven Battle of the Books team, Reading Raptors (Elizabeth Djajalie, Lucas Thompson & Sierra Carroll), who won the YKSD district battles this week! They will move on and represent our school as they compete at the state level. My work days next week will be Tuesday-Friday. ~Joan

Coming up this week...

Feb 15 - Last day to make changes to ILP & Computer Purchase Program Deadline

If you need to add/drop anything from your student’s ILP or if you want to purchase a computer this school year through our Computer Purchase Program, Feb 15 is the deadline for both of those items.

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Art Activity K-5th - Eric Carle Mural

Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 12:30-1:30pm

8391 Airport Boulevard

Juneau, AK

After sharing the book Where are You Going? To See my Friend, students in grades K-5 will discuss real and abstract artwork. They will learn how to use texture rubbings to create torn paper animals and people. Students then assemble a collaborative work of art displaying characters from the book. RSVP to juneau@yksd.com or by submitting your info below.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

UAS Job Fair - Wed, Feb 17 from 11am-2pm

High School students, meet with prospective employers at the UAS Lakeside Grill (Mourant Cafeteria). To be prepared, be sure to bring copies of your resume, dress to impress, and be prepared to be interviewed. Job Fairs are great places to network for future jobs.

"Skating with the Schools" at Treadwell Ice Rink

Wednesday, Feb. 17th, 11am-12pm

105 Savikko Road


Join us at the Treadwell Ice Rink for a great time of open skating and dance under the disco ball. As a school group we get an excellent rate to rent the whole rink just for us and can have up to 50 participants, so let’s make this a fun-filled activity with many families joining in.

GEAR: Warm movable clothing, helmets, gloves, hat, tall socks - Skates and helmets are FREE and we encourage skaters to bring their own if they have them.

ARRIVAL TIME: Please try to get to the Arena about 15 minutes before your scheduled ice time. This will give the students plenty of time to get all geared up!

We ask that students do not get on the ice until staff gives them the okay. Attached are the guidelines for school groups & rink rules.

Please RSVP to juneau@yksd.com or through the form below.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Looking Ahead

Upcoming activities in February!

Click here for the February Activities Calendar and description of events to see what else you can be looking forward to in February:

~Tues, Feb 23 from 12:30-1:30pm - grades 6-12 - Art Activity "Creative Character Sculptures"

~Wed, Feb 24 from 10-11am - Girls' Tea

~Thurs, Feb 25 from 10-11am - grades 9-12 - AKCIS Webinar "Occupation Exploration"

~Thurs, Feb 25 - Parent Workshop TBD

~Fri, Feb 26 from 2:30-3:30pm - IditaRead Kickoff

Turn in your BoxTops by Feb 26

We have to get our next batch of BoxTops for this school year postmarked by March 1, so please drop off any that you have clipped for us by Feb 26. This will enable us to get them all packaged up and mailed on time. Every BoxTop you clip is worth $0.10 for our activities fund.

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.

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AVTEC - Alaska's Institute of Technology

Greetings from AVTEC, Alaska’s Institute of Technology!

At AVTEC we are continuing to train Alaska’s workforce, and provide information about technical, hands-on-training available right here, in Alaska, to high school graduates. As we all know, there is a large percentage of high school graduates, who can’t or don’t want to attend a traditional college. AVTEC may be a good fit for many of those students especially if they like to work with their hands and/or take things apart, and put them back together.

What can AVTEC do to assist you?

Attached is an informational sheet about AVTEC along with our website, www.avtec.edu for your information.

Training Programs Available:

Accounting Specialist ŸAdministrative Assistant

General Office Assistant ŸMedical Administrative Assistant

Diesel/Heavy Equipment Technologies ŸWelding

Industrial Electricity ŸConstruction Technology

Plumbing & Heating ŸRefrigeration

Professional Cooking & Baking ŸMaritime

Power Plant ŸNurse Assistant

Best Regards,

Patti Price

AVTEC Counseling Department Head



Photography Opportunity - Rebecca Friedlander

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Glacier Salt Cave Field Trip - Sat, Feb 13

Glacier Salt Cave would like to invite your family to a field trip Feb.13, @4:00.
It will include 30 minutes of education on Himalayan Salt, Negative Ions, handling and sampling Himalayan Salt.
Each family will go home with a chunk of Himalayan Salt.
After the educating part everyone will get a one hour Halo-Therapy session in the Salt Cave.

Price per person is:
adult and 12 and older $25.00
12 and under $15
For younger children there are sand toys to play with in the Salt Cave, while parents relax and enjoy the Halo-Therapy.

Please call 500-9001 to reserve your spot, there are only 20 openings.
Char Boehm
Glacier Salt Cave

eScrip - Fundraising Made Simple

Have you heard of eScrip? It is a simple way to earn money for a school or non-profit by just doing things you already do. They also have a free app and currently if you sign up to participate in the program, you are entered to win a $250 Amazon gift card. Click here for the info about the app.

From their website: eScrip is the longest running, most successful shop-to-fundraise “electronic scrip” program in the United States. We’ve helped schools and nonprofits in your communities to raise over $400 million, with your participation, of course!

Marie Drake Planetarium - Presentations by Astronomer Dennis Mammana

We hope you will join us for two presentations by visiting Astronomer Dennis Mammana.

Friday, Feb 19th at 7:00 pm
Celestial Myths: Busted

The universe is massive and mysterious, and astronomers are still trying to grasp its true nature, so it’s no wonder that many sky watchers tend to believe things that just aren’t true. Tonight we’ll look at several of the most common misunderstandings, and do some celestial myth-busting.

Saturday, Feb 20th at 7:00 p.m.

Colors of the Cosmos

The heavens are a colorful place. From the blue desert sky to an arching rainbow, from a surprising green flash after a spectacular sunset to the shimmering curtains of the northern lights, the sky offers us some of the most colorful displays on—or above—our planet.

Both presentations include time for Q&A.

$5 for adults. People under 18 FREE.

Planetarium shows are usually free, but cost covers Dennis's travel expenses. Any extra funds collected will go towards the cost of a new projector.

Call Steve at 500-2941 if you have any questions

Dennis will be interviewed on KTOO's Juneau Afternoon on Friday, Feb. 19th at 3:15 pm

Learn more about Dennis online: www.dennismammana.com, www.Facebook.com/DennisMammana or www.Twanight.org/Mammana.

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