Weekly Reminders Oct 17-21

Raven Homeschool, Juneau Office

Note: It is a long newsletter, but it is worth scrolling all the way to the bottom. ;-)

A Note from Your Teacher...

I had fun on our police station tour this past week at Raven, our students produced some fantastic artwork after Theresa’s lesson on masks, and Holly said the Guardian Flight tour was a hit too. Next week is our Book Fair and Holly always makes it a magical experience. Please come by and purchase some books and materials. You will be impressed with how Holly transforms our Raven office, I guarantee you! ~Joan

Hi, Families! I did get my 2017 carrot crop harvested and washed. It was so much fun seeing all the different sizes and shapes. I'm especially proud of the Goliath sized carrot I grew. It was 3" across at the base! This weekend I am traveling to Washington and Oregon for a whirlwind tour of memory care assisted living homes. My husband and I will be making the hard decision of where to move his elderly parents. I will be back in the office on Monday and working through Friday, standard 8-4:30 hours with a lunch break from 11:30 -12:30. Have a wonderful weekend.~Theresa

In This Mini Newsletter...

This Week...

  • "Bookaneer" Book Fair - Oct 17-21

Looking Ahead...

  • October Activities Calendar & Descriptions
  • D.A.R.E Program for 5th/6th grades begins Oct 24
  • DIPAC Salmon Education Programs - Oct 25-27
  • Scholastic Reading Club Orders Due - Oct 26
  • BoxTops Fall Submission Deadline - Oct 28
  • Quarter 1 Progress Reports Due - Oct 31
  • Healthy Futures Logs Due - Oct 31


  • Library Event - Lights on Afterschool - Oct 17
  • Education Academy - Application Deadline Oct 21
  • AK State Museum Lecture - Oct 21
  • Paint the Plane Sweepstakes - Deadline Oct 28
  • Labels for Education - Grand Stand for Schools - Enter by Oct 31
  • Safe Grad Parent Meeting - Nov 16
  • 2017 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest


Get excited about the Book Fair - watch this commercial with your kids!

“Bookaneer” Book Fair: Where books are the treasure! - Oct 17-21

Don't forget to stop by our office this week to shop at the Scholastic Book Fair "Bookaneers: Where Books are the Treasure!"


Oct 17-21


Your purchases at our book fair will directly benefit your students - the proceeds will be added to the activities fund! Payment options include Passport to Reading coins, allotment, check, credit card, or cash. You can also shop online at www.scholastic.com/bf/ravenhomeschool. We hope to see you here!


October Activities Calendar

Check out our printable October Activities Calendar and Activity Descriptions for details about all the fun that is going on in October! It is going to be a busy month!

Interested in other activities going on in the community?

Looking for art/music/PE classes for your students? Check out our Vendor List!

D.A.R.E Program - Begins Mon, Oct 24 from 10:30-11:30am

We got enough interested students to be able to offer the D.A.R.E. Program at our office taught by Officer Hatch. This class will be 10 sessions long and is for 5th and 6th grade students. If you have not RSVP'd yet, please let us know if you would like to join the class. We would love to have more students get the benefit of these lessons about internet safety, bullying, drug abuse, etc.

Start: Mon, Oct 24

Time: weekly from 10:30-11:30am

Length: 10 classes (will have breaks for holidays) finishing by Jan 30

DIPAC Salmon Education Programs - Oct 25, 26, 27

Once again, Rich Mattson at DIPAC has some awesome activities planned for our students to learn about salmon and what they do at the hatchery. We have three age group time slots reserved and the activities will vary somewhat according to their ages. RSVP to juneau@yksd.com is required by Oct 17 so we can let them know how many students to expect.

Note: We want to have as many kids get to benefit from this as possible. Please RSVP if your student would like to attend. Here is how many students we have on the lists so far.

  • Oct 25 - K-2nd - 10 students
  • Oct 26 - 3rd-5th - 6 students
  • Oct 27 - 6th-8th - 3 students

Please help us fill up these activities because it is more fun with more kids to participate together!

DIPAC - K-2nd

Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 10:30am to Wednesday, Oct. 26th, 11:45am

2697 Channel Drive

Juneau, AK

Puppet Show, Dissection, Aquarium Activity, Touch Tanks

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

DIPAC - 3rd-5th

Wednesday, Oct. 26th, 10:30-11:45am

2697 Channel Drive

Juneau, AK

Salmon Survival Game, Life Cycle, Aquarium/Touch Tanks

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

DIPAC - 6th-8th

Thursday, Oct. 27th, 10:30-11:45am

2697 Channel Drive

Juneau, AK

Sampling Fish Weights Activity, Aquarium/Touch Tanks

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Scholastic Reading Club Orders - Due Oct 26

Even thought we have the Book Fair going on this month, if anyone wants to place a Scholastic Reading Club order, please submit it by Wed, Oct 26.

Because of the amazing amount of orders in September, we earned 10,000 bonus points and got a bunch of new books for our office library (see photos below). Stop by soon to check some out!

Box Tops Fall Submission Deadline - Oct 28

Jump in on our “Box Tops Scramble” game during the month of October! Students have been grouped into teams based on their grade level, and will get to move their team’s marker to the next space on our game board for every 10 box tops they bring in. Whichever team reaches the end first (200 box tops) will receive a Grand Prize. (Students must participate by bringing in at least one box top to win the prize with their team.) There are also two intermediate prize checkpoints along the route, so start clipping and bringing them in. We will be packaging them all up on the 28th to send in by the fall submission deadline. Who will be the big winners?

Quarter 1 Progress Reports Due! - Oct 31

Let us know if you need any help meeting this deadline. (You are welcome to submit your reports early before Oct 31 if you have them ready.) We are here to help with your submission so that this is not a daunting process.

~Extras...But Wait, There's More~

Library Event - Oct 17 - Lights on Afterschool

The Mendenhall Valley Library is hosting an event on Monday, Oct 17 from 3-6pm were local organizations who provide activities to school-aged kids will host tables and visit with families about their opportunities. And of course we'll have snacks and activities. Please join us!

Education Academy - Application Deadline Oct 21

Good Afternoon Raven Folks,

I am pleased to share the application for the Education Academy. The Education Academy is a 9 day camp for students interested in a career in education/teaching. Please get this great opportunity out to interested students!

Who: 10th - 12th grade students

When: November 13-23, 2016

Where: Fairbanks

What: A 9 day camp to help students learn more about a career in education through the Introduction to Education I course and field trips to a variety of types of schools.

Cost: None - Tuition, room, and board are free


Application Deadline: Friday, October 21 at noon. Return applications to cte@yksd.com

Questions: Contact Patty Woody at pwoody@yksd.com or 907-374-9435


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Alaska Airlines - Paint the Plane Sweepstakes

Deadline October 28, 2016

Enter your art and you could win a prize!

Enter: We need your art to make a cool, new design for a cargo plane. Print off a form, follow the directions and submit here or mail it in.

Prizes: We will be randomly selecting winners of five (5) prize packages of four (4) tickets anywhere we fly, and five (5) $1000 scholarship prizes to UAA, between October 12 and October 31. It’s our way of saying thanks for choosing Alaska Airlines and helping us Paint the Plane. Keep an eye on our Club 49 Facebook page to see the winners as they are announced!

Seeing Alaska through new eyes.

People are the heart of Alaska. Our heritage, our every day, our tomorrow. When we think about tomorrow, we think about you, the next generation of Alaskans. Your imaginations become our vision. Your ideas become our goals. Through your eyes, minds, and hands we celebrate the state of Alaska with your drawings on one of our newest Alaska Airlines cargo airplanes

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Safe Grad Parent Meeting - Nov 16

Safe Grad is a non-profit parent group putting on a party for Juneau graduates & friends on graduation night at Centennial Hall. We would love to see junior and senior parents take part in planning this super fun, drug & alcohol-free celebration.

The next meeting takes place at Juneau-Douglas High School on November 16th, beginning at 5:30. We have split off into groups & would appreciate your time & talents on the committee of your choice!

The committees are:
Volunteer coordination
Day-of coordination
Public relations/Communications

If you have questions, call Carolyn Minor at 209-1539. Hope to see you then!

2017 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

Announcing the 2017 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

We encourage you and your art students to participate in the 2017 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest.

The contest is a special feature of the annual international Endangered Species Day. Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day (May 19, 2017) is a celebration of the nation’s wildlife and wild places. The Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest provides students from kindergarten to high school with an opportunity to learn about endangered species and express their knowledge and support through artwork. Young artists who are home schooled and members of youth groups are also eligible to submit their art.

Here are a few important highlights that must be followed so that your students’ entries are eligible:

  • Contest entries will be submitted electronically, rather than mailed. That will enable your students to keep their original artwork. Please follow artwork submission directions (below) carefully.
  • The contest is open to young artists (K-12) residing in the United States. Their artwork must depict threatened/endangered species within the U.S. (from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service list). In addition, artists can illustrate a previously listed species that is now considered recovered. (Please note: the contest guidelines include links to the current threatened/endangered species and the delisted/recovered species.)
  • Entries must be submitted by March 1, 2017.
  • The contest’s grand prize winner will be honored at a reception in Washington, D.C. in May, 2016. He or she will also receive an award plaque, art supplies, and an art lesson from a professional artist. The winners of the four grade categories—K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12—will be recognized with an award plaque and art supplies

The guidelines are also posted on the Endangered Species Day website (www.endangeredspeciesday.org), which also includes an Art Contest Lesson Plan. In addition, you can see the semi-finalists from this year’s contest.

Please let me know if you have any initial questions (drobinson@endangered.org).

We look forward to your participation in the 2017 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest.

David Robinson
Education Director
Endangered Species Coalition


For the complete contest guidelines click here.

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