Weekly Reminders May 14-20

Raven Homeschool, Juneau Office

A Note from your Teacher

A big thank you to Gary Thompson, Raven parent, who led us on a float plane field trip this week at the airport. Our office also had a presentation from BookShark curriculum this week. It's a literature-based homeschool program and I was very impressed with their offerings. If you think you might be interested in it, please ask when you come in for your ILP meetings this summer. ~Joan

The forecast looks favorable for the Community Day events at UAS on Saturday. Stop by the Raven table between 11am-2pm at the University. We will have crafts and other fun activities for the kids. I also hope to see many of you at the Alaska Arbor Day tree planting at 1:30pm on Monday at the Juneau Pioneer Home. We will be planting a Prairie Fire Crabapple to beautify their garden. ~Theresa

Teacher Schedules This Week

  • Joan - in office May 16-19
  • Theresa - in office May 17-20

In This Mini Newsletter...

  • 2016-17 Enrollment update & Vendor Lists
  • Community Day at UAS - Sat, May 14
  • Alaska Arbor Day tree planting - Mon, May 16
  • Art Activity "Trees and Beyond" - Tues, May 17
  • AKCIS Workshop "Employment" - Thurs, May 19
  • Spring Planting - Fri, May 20
  • May Activities Calendar & Descriptions

Coming up this week...

Enrollment Update & Vendor Lists for Planning 16-17

Get a head start on planning for next school year by re-enrolling online now through Brightways. Ready to start looking at curriculum and planning your students' ILPs for next year? Don't forget to check out our Juneau Vendor Lists to help you with this process.

Here's an update on our enrollment progress for our office:

~Currently enrolled students 15-16: 209

~Enrolled students for 16-17: 129 (up 9 from last week)

Community Day at UAS - Sat, May 14 from 11am-2pm

A JAHC annual collaboration with Juneau Jazz & Classics and University of Alaska SE celebrating the arts through live music, Juneau School District Elementary Art Program Student Art Exhibit, local artists, crafters, food, and more.

We will have a table set up to promote our school along with a fun kids' craft, books, and snacks. We would love to have you stop by on Saturday to visit the booth and share with other families why you have chosen to homeschool with Raven.

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Alaska Arbor Day 50th Celebration - Plant a Tree with us!

Monday, May 16th, 1:30-2:30pm

4675 Glacier Highway

Juneau, AK

Join us at the Juneau Pioneer Home to help plant a new tree in honor of Arbor Day, visit with the residents, and have some snacks. Please RSVP to juneau@yksd.com so that we know how many families to expect.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Art Activity for K-5th "Trees and Beyond"

Tuesday, May 17th, 2-3pm

8391 Airport Boulevard

Juneau, AK

Students in grades K-5 will examine Van Gogh paintings of landscapes paying particular attention to near and far. They will learn that size and placement of trees are important to show perspective. After learning to draw basic tree forms, students create a landscape that shows perspective using markers and oil pastels. Please RSVP to juneau@yksd.com so we can have enough materials ready.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

AKCIS Workshop "Employment Resources"

Thursday, May 19th, 10-11am

8391 Airport Boulevard

Juneau, AK

Attention job seekers! You’re invited to join our Employment Resources in AKCIS Webinar on Thursday, May 19th from 10:00-11:00 AM to learn about the employment-related tools and resources in AKCIS, including the Resume Creator tool and information on job search and success. Even if you’re not currently seeking a job, learn how to use the Resume Creator to keep track of your accomplishments, work (paid and volunteer), skills, and references.

You can attend the webinar in person at your nearest Raven Homeschool 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. You will need to join the WebEx meeting online and by phone.

Emily Haag

AKCIS Training & Development Specialist

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

907-269-7974 | emily.haag@alaska.gov

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Spring Planting

Friday, May 20th, 2:30pm

8391 Airport Boulevard

Juneau, AK

Join us at the office for a fun outdoors activity to plant flowers in the pots along the front of the office. Help us beautify our school and have fun in the process. RSVP to juneau@yksd.com if you would like to help us with this project. If we don't hear back from anyone by Monday that they will be attending, we will postpone this project.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Looking Ahead

Upcoming activities in May!

We have a lot of activities going on this spring. Click here for the May Activities Calendar and the May Activities Descriptions to see what you can be looking forward to this month.

  • Scholastic Reading Club orders due - Mon, May 23
  • Graduation Rehearsal (office closed) - Tues, May 24 from 10:30am-12pm
  • Graduation at ABBC - Thurs, May 26 at 6:30pm
  • AIMSweb Early Literacy testing window closes - Fri, May 27
  • Office Closed for Memorial Day - Mon, May 30
  • Quarter 4 Progress Reports Due - Tues, May 31

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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