Weekly Reminders January 18-22

Raven Homeschool, Juneau Office

A Note from your Teacher

This week I saw my son Ori off for his final semester of school. This mama’s heart is a wee bit sad : ( Next week I will be traveling to a Children’s Pastors Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I’m excited to visit a part of the country I’ve never seen. While there, I will have the pleasure of connecting with a former Juneau and Raven family! Though I will be out of the office until Jan 26, I will be checking email. If you have an urgent need, give Joan or Holly a call. ~Theresa

It was fun meeting with our seniors on Thursday morning to plan for their graduation ceremony in May. Good luck to our Lego League Mindstorm Masters team who will be competing at the state level this weekend in Anchorage! January is flying by. Don’t forget Quarter 2 grades are due at the end of the month. ~Joan

Coming up this week...

OWL Program “Cotton: From the Field to your Family”

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 10:30-11:30am

3025 Riverside Drive

Juneau, AK

Join us at the Valley Library for a presentation by Farm Academy Live (through the Online With Libraries -OWL- program) where students will be introduced to a local cotton farmer and his role as a cotton producer. Students will travel through the lesson from the day the cotton seed is planted to the day the cotton is harvested, is processed by the gin, is turned into items at the mill, and ultimately is made into the clothes they wear. Students will be taught about the parts of a cotton plant, the pests both good and bad, and cotton harvesting methods. They will also get a sample of real cotton to take home with them. RSVP to juneau@yksd.com.

You can find more information about Farm Academy Live and this program on their website here: http://farm-academy.org/programs-offered/

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

AKCIS Workshop: Career & Occupation Exploration

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 10-11am

8391 Airport Boulevard

Juneau, AK

Students and Parents,

Please join our Occupations Webinar on Thursday January 21st from 10:00-11:00 AM to learn about how you can use AKCIS to research and explore occupations. This session will help you improve your answer to that tough frequently asked question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. AKCIS can help you explore your career options and determine whether a particular occupation will be a good fit for you and the lifestyle that you want. This is the second session of a 4-part AKCIS webinar series.

You can attend the webinar in person at your nearest Raven Correspondence School location, or you can log in from any location with internet and phone connection. To log in separately, you must register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to the webinar and the phone number/access code you will need to join the webinar. Note – you will need to join the WebEx meeting online and by phone.

Before the webinar, please log into your AKCIS Portfolio at www.akcis.org and complete the five Assessments (Interest Profiler Short Form, Career Cluster Inventory, SKILLS Inventory, Work Importance Locator, and Reality Check), which can be located under the Assessments tab (see below). If you don’t have a Portfolio, ask one of your counselors or teachers for help in creating one. You may also contact the AKCIS Helpline at 1-800-441-2962, option #3, or via email at akcis@alaska.gov.

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Looking Ahead

Don't forget to RSVP for other upcoming activities!

Check out our January Activities Calendar.

View the January Activities' Descriptions here.

~Tuesday, January 26th 2-3:30pm – grades 6-12th – Art “Creative Character Sculptures”

~Wednesday, January 27th 10-11am – Waste Water Treatment Plant Tour

~Friday, January 29th 11am-12pm - Bowling

~Date/time TBD – Newspaper Tour

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. 25th, 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.
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