School has started and to get you in the swing of things I'm highlighting some school activities.
Kalifornsky Beach Elementary received Adequate Yearly Progress. It's the Alaska state standard measurement which says they are doing a great job. Moms are invited to Mochas for Mom on Sept. 7 at 8:30 a.m. and Dads to Donuts for Dads on Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. Parents will have a chance without their kids to have an informal get together with the principal and ask questions. Kids who were busy reading this summer and participated in the Reading is Great in Summer program will be honored at an assembly Sept. 21 at 8 a.m. and receive a T-shirt.
Soldotna Elementary School's "After the Bell" begins Monday. It runs daily after school from 3:30 to 6 p.m. You may register your child at the school anytime after 3 p.m. The cost is $50 per month. The program includes tutoring, snacks and recreation after school.
The Soldotna Montessori Charter School offers a preschool program and it has space available. The school is located at 44875 Spruce. Children ages 3 through 5 may attend. The program includes Spanish and music. For more details and information on tuition call 262-2699.
The Redoubt Elementary School Parent Teacher Association has many areas for volunteer opportunities. Some are Fun Fest concessions, Santa Secret Shop, teacher and staff appreciation, Box Tops helper, forensics, e-scrip (a fundraising program), and the Holiday Kindness project. Yearly dues are $ 7. For more information, call Monica Frost at 260-5849.
Soldotna Middle School offers its students who want to learn a new sport or improve an old one an opportunity with soccer and cross-country running for boys and girls. Students who are interested may call the office at 262-4344. The annual free hot dog and chips open house will be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. It's for students and their families. Parents get to go to class and meet their child's teachers.
On Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Soldotna High School there will be an open house. Parents will be introduced to the school, notified of changes that have been made, receive their child's syllabus and academic plans and run through a modified simulated schedule.
Skyview High School's first site council meeting will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. School pictures will be held Wednesday. Parents don't be alarmed if you get a call from your child's teacher! The teachers will be contacting parents to confirm e-mail addresses and phone information. Look for a parent open house Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. There will be a general presentation and time for parents to visit student's classes.
Looks like the year is off to a great start!
Other Soldotna news
New Soldotna babies arrive
Grady David Adams
Katie and Travis Scott of Soldotna announce the birth of their son, Robert Paul, at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at Woman's Way Midwifery in Soldotna.
He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 19 inches.
He joins brother, Kenneth, 3. His grandparents are Joan Crow-Epps of Soldotna and Paul E. Epps of Valhalla, S.C.
Robert Paul Scott
Mindy and Seth Adams of Soldotna announce the birth of their son, Grady David, at 2:19 a.m. Tuesday, Aug.7, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.
He weighed 7 pounds, 7.5 ounces and measured 20.25 inches
His grandparents are Don and Jeanne Adams and Dave and Cheri Johnson, all of Soldotna.
Scouting information nights set
The Boys Scouts of America will hold cub scout information nights at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Soldotna Elementary School and Sept. 12 at Redoubt Elementary School. For more information, call Camille Sun Vega at 283-1699.
Caregiver support meetings slated
The National Family Caregiver Support Program will hold a peer support meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call 262-1280.
Book sale a real page turner
Volunteers at the Soldotna Public Library will hold a used book sale from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library at 235 Binkley Street. For more information, call 262-4227.
Hospice seeks volunteers
Hospice of the Central Peninsula is seeking volunteers who can commit two to three hours a week for two months at a time and attend a 20-hour training session. Fall training will start the third Monday of October. For more information, call hospice at 262-0453.
Recovery Rendezvous ready to go
Central Peninsula Hospital will hold a recovery rendezvous from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8. at the Soldotna Sports Center in honor of National Recovery Month. For more information or to arrange for a booth, call Christy at 714-4521.
Kids reading program continues
The Triumvirate Bookstore Frequent Reader Program continues. Upon signing up, kids can pick out one free book, a reading calendar and reading program rules at the bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Each time a reader returns their initialed calendar (weekly or monthly) to the bookstore, they can pick out another free book and get their calendar punched. Get up to four extra punches each month for special activities like reading to a younger sibling, attending a storytelling session, reading to a nonparent adult or filling out a "kid's pick" sheet on your favorite book. For more information, call 953-7262.
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