Weekly Reminders January 11-15

Raven Homeschool, Juneau Office

A Note from your Teacher

The winter break was wonderful. One highlight of the season was a run with my younger son David across the frozen wetlands on New Years Day. I also made 180 pieces of sushi for a massive sushi feast with my family, had lunch with a former Raven graduate Nathel Sims and my son Ori. This week I will be in the office Tues – Wed then I will be travelling to visit family in Portland, Oregon. Afterwards, I will be attending a Children’s Pastors Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee. My first day back in the office will be Tuesday January 26th. ~Theresa

The winter break was busy but fun for me and my family. I hope it was the same for all our Raven families. I learned a lot on our UAS Tech Prep field trip this week. There are so many opportunities for our students here in Juneau. Please stop by or call me if you’d like to know more about UAS. ~Joan

Coming up this week...

Project ARTiculate K-5th Art Activity “Henry Moore Sculpture”

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 2-3:30pm

8391 Airport Boulevard

Juneau, AK

During this activity lead by Theresa, students in grades K-5 will study the artist Henry Moore who made sculptures of people. They will create a simple figure out of paper and clay. These figures include “holes” or negative space in the style of Henry Moore’s sculptures. Please RSVP to juneau@yksd.com.

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Senior Meeting Videoconference with Ryan

Thursday, Jan. 14th, 9-10am

8391 Airport Boulevard

Juneau, AK

Seniors, please join us for an important videoconference check-in with our high school counselor Ryan to talk about graduation and make sure everyone is on track. We will have muffins to enjoy as well. Please RSVP to juneau@yksd.com.

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Looking Ahead

Don't forget to RSVP for other upcoming activities!

Don't get caught off guard by the Jan 31 deadlines!

*Sun, Jan 31 (will be accepted Mon, Feb 1)Reimbursement Deadline for July-Dec Expenditures – Please submit all receipts dated July 1-Dec 31 by Feb 1 at the latest so they can be reimbursed. Remember, if you have at least one full-time enrolled student, you may be reimbursed for up to $50/month for internet usage separate from your regular family allotment. (Tip: If you turn your reimbursements in sooner rather than waiting until the very last day along with everyone else, they will be processed more quickly.) Let us know if you have any questions about this.

*Sun, Jan 31Quarter 2 Progress Reports due – Please submit your work samples, grades, and summaries for Quarter 2 (Nov 1-Jan 30) by January 31. Let us know if you need any assistance with this task.

Video tutorials for both of these tasks can also be found on our website.

Extras - Don't miss these great opportunities!

Photography Classes - Learning the Technical, but Finding the Artful

Monday, Jan. 18th, 1-3pm

8391 Airport Boulevard

Juneau, AK

Students ages 12-18 are invited to come get inspired about the art of photography. This 6-week class will be taught by Kent Chastain who has been a photographer for over 30 years and homeschooled his own children. The class will combine classroom instruction at the Raven Office and on-location photography outdoors. The cost is $200/student for the session and additional students from the same family are only $150. For a full description, check out the class flyer.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Culinary Arts Classes at Chez Alaska Cooking School

Monday, Jan. 25th, 10am

2092 Jordan Avenue

Juneau, AK

An exciting new class will be offered for students ages 13-16 to learn beginning culinary arts. Students will be able to earn 1/4 of a high school credit and the class will include topics such as food and workplace safety, communication and knife skills, methods of cooking, and career pathways in the food industry. Grab your friends, and let's get cooking! Check out this flyer for all the details about times, cost, and contact info.

Name the Ferry Contest - Deadline March 15

DEED is spreading the word about an unusual essay contest for students in grades 6 through 12. It is sponsored by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and the Governor’s Office.

By state law, state ferries are named after Alaska glaciers. Students are invited to submit a name for one of two new state ferries and provide supporting evidence in an essay of 400 to 800 words. The content should include scientific and historical information. One ferry will be named by a student from grades 6 to 8, and the other ferry will be named by a student from grades 9 to 12.

The two winning students will receive an award certificate in their classroom presented by the Governor, Lt. Governor, or Commissioner of DOT&PF. The winning essay will be framed and displayed on the ferry it names. Essays are due March 15.

Details and additional information can be found here.

Camps and Academies - Application Details - Deadline Jan 29

Looking for an exciting opportunity during this spring semester? Check out these Camps and Academies including EXCEL Alaska's Camp Kick Ash, YKSD’s Health Academy, and EXCEL Alaska’s Summer Bridge Camp.
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