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Posted: November 14, 2011 - 9:04am

School board to meet
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 148 *. Binkley Street in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted).
For more information, call 714-8888 or visit http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/school_board.aspx?id=13414. The agenda and packet items are posted on Wednesday afternoon prior to the date of the Board meeting.
Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to participate at School Board meetings should contact Sally Tachick at 907-714-8836, or e-mail stachick@kpbsd.k12.ak.us no later than three business days before the meeting date.
* December 5, 2011;
* January 9, 2012;
* February 6, 2012;
* March 5, 2012;
* April 2, 2012;
* May 7, 2012 (Meeting to be held at Seward High School);
* June 4, 2012;
* June 5, 2012 (Board Planning Session)
Email BoardComment@kpbsd.k12.ak.us to make a comment about any item on the current agenda (comments will be reviewed for appropriateness and length). Comments will be shared during the Board meeting by the Board president. Send a request message to stachick@kpbsd.k12.ak.us if you would like an email subscription to the School Board agendas as soon as they become available.

Workforce development offers academies
The Workforce Development Center is offering free after school academies.  High School students may attend any of the academies at any of the schools.
A Construction Academy will begin Jan. 5 2012 at Skyview High School with instructor Barry Hartman. The students will be constructing a gazebo. This class will run Tuesday's and Thursday's from 3:00-6:00 p.m. through March 8.
 The following academies will take place next semester, dates and times to be announced: Medical Terminology at Soldotna High School (during the day) with Bruce Rife, Employability Skills at Workforce Development Center with Justine Reese,   Personal Care Attendant at Skyview High School with Betty Miller and a Plumbing Academy at Soldotna High School with Tyson Cox..
If a student successfully completes any of the 60-hour academies they are eligible to receive a half practical art credit. Transportation may be provided if needed.
To sign up contact your counselor or call Debbie Pearson at 283-2145 or email her at dpearson@kpbsd.org .
Funding for the Alaska Construction Academies comes from a grant from the AK Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development, The AK Dept. of Commerce and Economic Development and The AK Youth First Program.

Connections
Connections Homeschool Program has open enrollment for all students at this time. All students not enrolled in public school are encouraged to contact the Connections office at 714-8880 to learn about all of the educational benefits that Connections Homeschool Program can provide for children.
The BOOK IT!  K-6 Program has begun and we are happy to be a part of it. Spend just 20 minutes each day focusing on raising a reader.  Set a monthly reading goal and when that goal is met, celebrate achievement by going to Pizza Hut and redeeming the BOOK IT! coupon for a personal pan pizza. Coupons are available at the Soldotna Connections office.  Please call Lennie Yoter with any questions. More information may be found at http://bookitprogram.com/Parents/index.asp.
School Picture retakes will be Wednesday from 1-4 pm at the Borough Building on Binkley Street, lower level - Assembly Chambers. Order forms are available at the office or may be picked up at picture time.
Connections Homeschool is enrolled with the National Spelling Bee. All Connections students in grades 3-8 are encouraged to participate to build confidence, increase vocabulary and improve spelling skills. The 2012 Alaska State spelling bee will be held on Thursday, March 8th in Anchorage. Local spelling bee will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17 in Soldotna. For word lists and more information, contact Lennie Yoter at 714-8880 or eyoter@kpbsd.k12.ak.us .
Connnections Homeschool is on Facebook, and we want to connect with you there. Find us at "Connections Homeschool  http://on.fb.me/FacebookConnectionsHomeschool. Please make sure you see this logo on the new official Connections Homeschool Facebook page.
 
Cook Inlet Academy
Yearbooks: You can order your yearbook by coming to the office and paying $35. Seniors get free yearbooks so you don't have to pay.  
Senior yearbook ads: The Annual staff is giving Senior Ads priority in the yearbook. Senior Ads are an excellent way for parents, grandparents and friends to express congratulations to their graduating student. Prices are as follows: business card $50, quarter page $75, half page $125, and whole page $175. Space is limited, so please, if you're interested in a Senior Ad, please contact Elizabeth Dailey at nd1930@gmail.com ASAP.
Erica McGahan is a sophomore at CIA who will be offering free tutoring to elementary students from 3-4 p.m. on Wednesdays. If your elementary student needs some extra help in a subject area, please have them show up at Miss Becky's room at 3 p.m. with their homework. The cost will be $5 for each session to pay the responsible adult during this time. Erica is offering the tutoring as a free service. If you have questions, please call Erica at 283-9495.
For an up to date athletic schedule, please go to cookinletacademy.net and click on the link for "sports schedule".
If you have a 7th through 12th grader who needs extra help in Math, it is available with Miss Leiter on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday  after school from 3-4:30 p.m. Come any days you want. You don't have to sign up. Individual help provided. Cost is: $7 from 3-4 p.m.; $10 from 3-4:30 p.m.
Help needed for the Christmas Program: As Christmas approaches, Mrs. Glaves and I are preparing for the annual CIA Christmas concert. This year the concert will be on December 4th at 3pm in the CIA gymnasium. It is going to be a wonderful production that celebrates our Savior, Jesus Christ! Mrs. Glaves has asked me to communicate with you a few of the items she needs to gather for the concert. The 3rd-6th graders are performing a short play in the Christmas concert, so Mrs. Glaves is in need of the following: 6 angel costumes, Nativity costumes (Mary, Joseph, etc.), sheep costumes, donkey costumes, dog costumes, cow costumes. If you would be willing to donate any of these items for the day of the concert, please contact Melissa Glaves at melissakayinak@yahoo.com or leave a message for her in the office. Hoops for the Holidays: The high school basketball teams will be hosting our 2nd Annual "Hoops for the Holidays" elementary basketball camp at CIA this December 19-22 (Mon-Thurs), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily, for Kindergarteners through 6th graders. Last year we had over 70 kids come out, and it was a blast. More information on cost and registration will come in the following weeks, but for now, spread the word on the dates. Also, if your family has a portable, adjustable hoop we could borrow, please let Justin Franchino know ASAP (252-8854 or justinfranchino@gmail.com). In the meantime, try and keep them from freezing to the ground.
Upcoming dates:
* Nov. 20 All-School Band Concert
* Nov. 23-25 Thanksgiving Break
* Dec. 4, 3 p.m. Christmas Program
* Dec. 16 School dismisses at noon for Christmas Break, No Sequel

IDEA Homeschool
It is the end of the first quarter and time for work samples. Parents and students can submit work samples at the office by demonstrating knowledge to their teacher or by submitting examples via email. This is the opportunity for your children to show off their accomplishments and have their work displayed in the office. The office is open from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for your convenience.
The National GeoBee  competition will be held for all Kenai Peninsula students in grades 4-8 in December. This is a wonderful opportunity for your students to have fun with geography concepts and interact with other students.
To experience GeoBee type questions go to www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee and play the game. This is a fun event for the whole family.

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary
Our Veteran's Day assembly was a huge success. We were given the great opportunity to hear stories from a WWII veteran, some Vietnam veterans and from some that served in Iraq and Afghanistan.  We are so thankful for all that our Veteran's do to keep us safe.
The Auction and Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser is coming up on Nov. 18. We are looking for donations of items to be auctioned.  If you can help, please call the office or you may bring your donation directly to the school.
The nurse's office is in need of some gloves and some spare pants (especially sweatpants and jeans). Please bring your donations to the nurse's office.
Nurses Evie, Gayle and Martha will begin TB skin testing today (Monday) at approximately 8:30 a.m. If your child is scheduled for a TB test, you are welcome to come and be with your child during the test. Call if you would like to set up a specific time.
Thanksgiving is coming up soon. If you need help this holiday, please call Mrs. Tressler in the office.

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science
After School Activities continue to meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays for 3rd through 6th graders.  Pick up time is 4:45 p.m.
The PTA currently has a board position open. If you are interested in serving as Vice President please contact the PTA at ksaspta@gmail.com. The new Vice President will be voted in at the November 17th meeting. The yearbook committee is in need of your help. They are looking for pictures of classroom action, field trips and any other fun shots you might have. If you own a business, or know someone that might want to purchase an ad in the yearbook please contact the PTA.  The Lil' Shoppers Shoppe will be held at the school December 6-9. This is a great opportunity for students to shop for family members and friends. Please watch your Friday Folders for more information on this and many other PTA activities.
If your family needs assistance this holiday season, please complete a Christmas Drive form and return it to Miss Linda in the office by November 18. This will be kept totally confidential. If you would like to help provide any gifts or funding for the Drive, please make sure to turn your form in to Miss Linda by Friday. We do not solicit our community for help but rely completely on our Kaleidoscope families.
There will be New Parent Informational Meetings November 15th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and November 21st from 6:30-7:30 p.m. These mandatory meetings are for all new families to Kaleidoscope, those on the wait list and all families going through the spring lottery. Please let the office know which date you plan to attend; you only need to go to one meeting.
Upcoming Dates to remember:
* PTA Meeting- November 17 at 4 p.m.
* Christmas Drive Forms are due- November 18
* November 24 and 25 - Thanksgiving holiday, no school

Kenai Central High School
Tuesday, November 15th KCHS' world history students will be video conferencing with students from the Middle East (Jordan), South Dakota, and Louisiana. During the conference, students will be primarily discussing will be the democratization movements throughout the Middle East collectively called the Arab Spring. If you have any questions in regards to this exciting opportunity, please contact Mr. Zorbas- 283-2153
The volleyball program is having its end of the year banquet on Tuesday at 6:00 in the cafeteria. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Kennedy- 283-2139.
On Wednesday, the swim team will celebrate its season with their end of the year banquet. The banquet will be held in the cafeteria and starts at 6:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Hubler.
Parents and students: The next eligibility check is Friday, November 18th. Please check your grades and make sure that you are eligible to participate in school activities.
Weekly Events
* Saturday- The Luke Spruill Memorial Wrestling Tournament starts at 10:00 a.m.

Kenai Middle School
Swag and bowmakers are needed! The sixth grade staff needs bows made and volunteers to help for their annual Christmas swag fundraiser. If you are willing to make bows at home before the Thanksgiving break, or come to KMS on Monday Nov. 21st to assemble swags, please call the school at 283-1700. We will provide you with ribbon and a bow maker. We will also teach you how to make a bow. We will be selling our beautiful swags for $20.00 all month and they will be available for pick up November 22nd and the 23rd. We cannot guarantee their freshness after November the 23rd.  As always, we cannot succeed without our awesome parent volunteers - thank you for your help.
ABATE has generously donated Thanksgiving Baskets to KMS this year. If you and your family would like to receive a basket please call our school nurse, Pam Howard, at 283-1723.  
Congratulations to the following students for being selected as Students of the Month for October:
Sydney Helms, Eric Kempf, Caliegh Jensen, Brett Brown, Sydnee Wyckoff, Dakota Streiff, Abe Bartlett, Elsa Prince, Shanna Goff, Logan Everitt, and Garrett McConnell. These students received pizza for lunch last week. Congratulations again and keep up the great work.
Dates To Remember:
* 11/17         Swimming: Boys 7th & 8th grade periods 1-4
* 11/18         Celebration - 1-2:27 p.m. Swimming: Girls 7th & 8th grade periods 1-4
* 11/24 & 25    Holiday - No School

Mt. View Elementary
Our Scholastic online book fair will be open through November 17. Log on to the Mountain View home page and click on the Library page to find the book fair link.
There will be a PTA Meeting on Monday, Nov. 21 at 4:00 p.m. in the Library.
There will be no school on Thursday & Friday, November 24-25 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Young Shoppers Club will be open Monday, December 5th through Friday, Dec. 9 in the Library. If you would like to volunteer to help students shop please call the office at 283-8600 to schedule a time.

Nikiski Middle/High School
The Nikiski students are doing a Food Drive to benefit the Nikiski Food Pantry which provides food baskets for families within our community who have need.  Donations are being accepted at the school.
Upcoming Dates:
* Tuesday, Nov. 15 - Middle School Basketball vs. ABCS @ Nikiski
* Friday, Nov. 18 - Middle School Basketball @ Skyview
* Friday, Nov. 18 - Wrestling @ Skyview
* Saturday, Nov. 19 - Middle School Basketball vs. Seward @ Nikiski
* Saturday, Nov. 19 -Wrestling @ Kenai
 
Nikiski North Star Elementary
Thank you to the Nikiski families for supporting our school fundraiser this year. The students sold over $18,000.00 worth of merchandise. The top three sellers who get to be "Principal for the Day" are McKenna Leighton (overall top seller), Cadence Bitterich and Celina Martinez. The two top selling classes who will be treated to a pizza party are Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Burnett's classes. The top selling student from each class got a chance to "Pie Principal Callahan" at a recent assembly. These students are: Cadence Bitterich, Levi Kimbell, Kaiden Grimshaw, Rylee Howell, Shelby O'Brien, Celina Martinez, Jordyn Flynn, Caleb Griffith, Danni Langseth, Karley Harden, Gavin White, Jakobee Anderson, Tika Zimmerman, Michael Eiter, Kelsey Clark and McKenna Leighton.
November 15th is the deadline to submit applications for the Noel Tree Program and also the Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets. Applications are available at the office window at NNS, NMHS and the Nikiski Post Office. Please call the school at 776-2600 for more information about the programs.

Redoubt Elementary
Site Council meets Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. in the staff lounge.
The school is collecting non-perishable food items for the Peninsula Food Bank through November 18. Students who bring an item by Friday will be able to participate in Friday's Great Grocery Grab.
A.B.A.T.E. (Alaska Bikers Advocating Training and Education) is again generously donating
Thanksgiving meals to the food bank on behalf of our school.  Redoubt families who need
help with Thanksgiving should contact the Peninsula Food Bank.  
PTA is sponsoring the annual Holiday Kindness program. Redoubt families who need help with
Christmas should let the school know as soon as possible and no later than December 2. Volunteers
who would like to help may also contact the school office at 260-4300.  
Students will have an opportunity to shop for holiday gifts at the annual Holiday Store December 7 - 9. PTA sponsors this popular event. Volunteers are needed and are asked to call the school.
Grades 1 - 3 will present their musical on Thursday, Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m., at the Soldotna High School auditorium.
Innisbrook fundraiser orders were distributed to students last week. Mrs. Hale can be contacted with questions about orders at 260-4341 or shale@kpbsd.k12.ak.us  
Students are reminded that they must have funds in their lunch accounts in order to purchase a school lunch. Charges are not allowed.  Parents can check their child's lunch account any time through Powerschool. Click "Balance" on the left side of the screen. Parents may also call the school to check account balances.  
There is a correction on the November lunch menu. Two entree choices are listed for November 14 - 30. Only the first entree listed will be available.  
Cold weather is here and students go outdoors daily unless the temperature or chill factor falls below minus 10 degrees. All students should bring winter gear to school, including a winter-weight coat, snow pants, hats, gloves, and boots. Parents who need help acquiring these items for their children are asked to contact Nurse Donna.  
 
Skyview High School
Thursday is a Super Activity Day and involves some schedule changes. There will be no 2nd period class, so the schedule will be 1st, 4th, 3rd (extended activity) 5th, lunch, 6th and 7th.  Students, please plan accordingly.
On November 15 the Classroom Without Walls students from SoHi, KCHS and Skyview have the exciting opportunity to participate in an interactive video conference with students in North Dakota, Louisiana and an Arab nation. They will be discussing the events of Arab Spring 2011, the causes and outcomes of the revolution, and how they have affected the U.S. and foreign relations. The event will take place at 4 am Alaska Time, with the students meeting at each of their respective schools.
Juniors will be involved in WorkKeys testing the mornings of November 15-17.
 
Soldotna Elementary
As winter comes upon us we are in search of items to help keep our students stay warm and dry. Nurse Tammy is currently accepting donations of sweatpants of varying sizes in size 5/6 and 5/7 shirts. Thanks to all who have donated thus far. In addition, we are also hosting a winter gear drive. Any gently used items are gladly accepted.
Our school also participates in the great Aluminum Round-up. We are currently accepting aluminum cans. They can be dropped at the school. Please crush and bag them, and drop them off. Help us turn aluminum cans into cash.
Mark your calendar for November 17, Book Bingo. This is a family fun event! We will be giving away books and families can sign up for pizza if they wish. Come and spend a great night together to encourage reading and helping your child start their very own library. We look forward to seeing you there.
Our Site Council meeting will be held November 8 at 4:00 p.m. in the conference room. This month's PTA meeting is November 10, at 3:45 p.m. in the library. All are welcome.
Thanksgiving holiday is Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25. There will be no school for students on these days.
We want to say Good Luck to our Robotics team. Mrs. Schlung and Mr. Shook have done an excellent job in preparing students for their November 19 competition. The team has worked hard, and we look forward to seeing the end result.
Congratulations to Katie Creglow for being the Box Top winner last week, and to Emily Nicholson for being chosen out staff member of the week.

Soldotna Elementary
Soldotna Elementary recently held its school contest for the annual Elks Hoop Shoot. The students competed in three age categories. One boy and one girl in each category will advance to the district competition. The school winners in the 8-9 year old category are Colton Sorhus and Courtney Coates.  In the 10-11 year old category the winners are Landen DeWitt and Clara Moore. Jerrik Carlstrom and Emily Pieh will represent Soldotna El in the 12-13 year old category.  Great job to all the participants.
Pajama Day will be Friday, Nov. 18; come to school in your PJ's. Congratulations to our "paws"itively wonderful students last month, they are: Emma Rock, winner of a 2-topping pizza donated by Bub's Pizza; Brett Spence, winner of the Jumpin' Junction pass donated by Laurie Kapp; and to Brandon Crowder and Micheal Gagnon, winners of an Orca movie pass donated by Shelley Endsley. Thanksgiving break is soon approaching and there will be no school on November 24-25.
Our PTA is hosting a winter gear drive. Please bring in any gently used winter gear in good condition and deposit the items in the bin in the foyer. Nurse Tammy would welcome clothing donations of sweatpants in varying sizes and shirts in sizes 5-6 and 7-8. Thank you to all who have donated. Mark your calendars. Book Bingo is Thursday, Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the school library.

Soldotna High School
Congratulations to our girls swim team that was awarded the ASAA Academic Award (with the highest GPA) this weekend during the State championship meet.  They were also awarded the ASAA Sportsmanship Award for this year.
The Drama Department will present the comedy The Count of Monte Cristo High at 7 PM on November 17-18-19.  Admission is $5 per person. The cast features Michael Hill, Cole Aaronson, Darien Green, Lizzie McDermid, Chrissy Smith, Chris Works, Michaela Bower, Swan Brooner, Spencer Norris, Janice Scritchfield, Logan Parks, Riley Thompson, Eli Graham, Molly Steffy, Kyra McCabe, Rebecca Holt, Sarah Gibbons, Ila Cobb, Courtney VinZant, Savannah Smith, and Jonas Vikstroem.
Soldotna High School is once again working on their canned food drive "Battle of the Cans". In order to provide holiday meals for our families we are collecting items to put together a traditional turkey dinner. We are looking for donations of turkeys, potatoes and ingredients for pumpkin pie. Students are also collecting all types of food items through their advisories to donate to the Food Bank.
Same yearbook sale info and  senior ad space is available in the yearbook. The flyer is available on Edline and it was e-mailed to all seniors. Questions?  Call 260-7000 Mrs. Bartman
Student council held a pumpkin  carving contest and the winners are as follows: Most creative - Nicholas Truesdell, Funniest - Hannah Campos, Most Intricate - Tristan Wright and Ryan Kimball, Scariest - Hailey Whitney. Advisories also decorated their doorway in the holiday spirit.  Winning advisories were Mr. Hanson and Ms. Bos. They were awarded with treats on Halloween Day.  
Public Comment Invited: KPBSD revises "Goals For Student Learning" BP 0210(a)
Soldotna, October 28, 2011-- What is your vision for student learning? The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is revising "Goals for Student Learning" BP 0210(a). The KPBSD school board invites your comments and thoughts about the proposed revised policy. The current Board Policy 0210, Goals for Student Learning, was adopted in 1996. This is a broad policy that serves to guide district level curriculum decisions. Please take a few minutes to review the new draft "Vision for Student Learning," the current policy, then offer your thoughts via an online comment box.  To respond, go to the KPBSD website, and follow the link in the Community Interest section, www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us. Please respond by December 1.
1st Annual "What Women Want - A Local Shopping Expo and Craft Fair" will be held in the Soldotna High Commons, Saturday, Nov. 19th 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Vendors and businesses interested in having a booth should contact Margaret Griffin, margaret_ak@yahoo.com
Yearbooks can be ordered online at ybpay.lifetouch.com for $55.  

Soldotna Middle School
Congratulations to the Students of the Month for October.
Language Arts - Trinity Ames, Leah McCabe, Haylee Vroman, Gage Norman, Molly Eriksson, McKenna Holly;  Reading - Al Maal, Riley Kruse, Jesse Meier, Krista Cornelius;  Algebra - Lindsey Wong, Shayla Hardcastle;  Math  - Robin Johnson; Riley Kruse, Max Demello, Delaney Crosby-Schneider, Claire McElroy, Brittany Junkert, Violet Murphy;  Study Skills - Latha So, Brady Lindley, Levi Hensley, Skyler Dreyer, Marshal Cameron, Alyssa Baldwin, Myles Ashley;  Homeroom - Riley Kruse, Meghan Ussing;  Health - Macylea Elsey, Dalton Antila, Taylor Earll, Cora Flake, Jenna Helminski, Ronald Meehan, Richard Topp, Brian Dusek, Selena Stem, Madison Whittenberg, Madison Willets;  Career Paths - Brianna Shackleton, Dylan Kuntz;  Physical Education - Kayla Bauter, Kelsie Overway, Michael Lewis, Robin Johnson, Max Miller, Isaac Larson;  Band - Kayla Haeg;  Choir - Kayla Bauter;  Drumline - Sarah Federle;  Science - Jesse Meier, Kianna Steadman, Rachel Shassetz, Meghan Ussing, Griffin Casey, Lavender Burns, Jonathan Tanape, Brian Dusek, Sara Faris;  World Geography History - Natalee Johnson, Alexis Osborn, Natalia Steadman, Arend Turner, Brenna Belluomini, Jackson Blackwell, Jayce Kemp, Brandon McCormick, Trevor Witthus, Hannah Selden;  Spanish I - Melissa Bower, Jayce Kemp, Taylor Gilmore;  Yearbook - Jessica Ramirez;  Teacher Aide - Lindsey Wong;  Art Intro - Melinda Anderson;  Graphic Design - Sloan Stenga;  Ceramics - Julia Fields-Jones;  Sculpture - Robert Urenda;  Wood Shop - Yazmhine Bahr, Joshua Cochran, Brice Peters.    
Events This Week:
* Tuesday - Basketball - Soldotna (Maroon) vs. Kenai @ Soldotna - 3:00 p.m.
* Friday - Basketball - Seward vs. Soldotna (White) @ Seward - 3:00 p.m.
* Saturday - Basketball - Homer vs. Soldotna (Maroon) @ Homer - 11:00 a.m.
Events Next Week:
* Monday, November 21 - Site Council Meeting in SMS Library - 4:30 p.m.

Soldotna Montessori
On November 23 students in first through third grades will participate in the annual Stone Soup Play and family lunch.  Students will dramatize the story of Stone Soup and then host a Stone Soup lunch for their parents.
Kindergarteners are beginning a unit on the amazing pumpkin. Study will involve math, science and nutrition topics.   The kindergarten class is also in need of a parent to help compile a scrapbook for their class.
Upper elementary students in the Adopt-a-Stream Project at Soldotna Creek each month. The students conduct several experiments at the creek to monitor the status of the water and the local stream habitat. Classrooms rotate this activity throughout the year. Parents are welcome to join in this walking field trip.
 
Sterling Elementary
Every Friday at Sterling Elementary is Family Friday. Families are invited to come to school to have lunch with their students. There is one lunch at 11:40 a.m. and one recess at 12:10 p.m. for the whole school so that families can all eat together. The online Volunteer registration must be completed for anyone who wishes to stay past lunch and join the students out at recess.
PTA is sponsoring gum day on November 18. Students who require special gum because of dental work should bring their own gum in the morning. Falcon Fun Night will also be on Nov. 18 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.  The cost is $3.00 per student.  If a parent attends with their student, he or she gets in free. Fun Night activities will include the Sports Jump from Jumpin' Junction, a cookie walk, rock wall climbing, face painting, and much more. The concession stand and school store will both be open, so students can bring money for snacks or purchases if they have permission to do so from their parents or guardians.
Students in 3rd - 6th grade have started meeting for the Battle of the Books competition that will be held in February. 3rd and 4th graders meet during lunch on Wednesday and the 5th and 6th graders meet on Thursdays, and participation is optional.
Sterling Elementary is a collection site for the Sterling Community Share in the Giving Program.  Donations of non-perishable food items and cash are being accepted now through Nov. 18.  

Tustumena Elementary
PTO Meeting, 4 p.m. November 15
Thanksgiving Break, No school November 24 & 25
Site Council Meeting, 4 p.m. November 28
$2500.00 Cash Raffle tickets on sale now... cash drawing is on December 2. Stop by the school to purchase a ticket.

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