School briefs

All schools:

Dec. 22 – Jan. 7 — Student Winter Break, no school

Homer High School:

Monday, Dec. 18 — Homer High School Winter Concert in the theatre.

Homer Flex:

Thursday, Dec. 14 — Green Dot training

Friday, Dec. 22 — No school. Staff inservice: Student interventions, Professional Learning Community on “Blended Learning in Action” and Restorative Justice

Homer Middle School:

Tuesday and Thursday there is math tutoring with Mr. Seaton at 8 a.m. in room 204.

Monday through Friday tutoring takes place from 8-8:55 a.m. in the Library

Fireweed Academy:

Big Fireweed:

Thursday, Dec. 14 — Sheryl Sotelo-STEMS

Monday, Dec. 18 — Skating Fieldtrip

Tuesday, Dec. 19 — Gift Exchange

Thursday, Dec. 21 — Swimming Field Trip

Little Fireweed:

Sunday, Dec. 17 — Solstice Celebration with Homer Folk School, SPROUT and Fireweed.

Both Schools:

Saturday, Dec. 23 — “The Polar Express” will be shown at noon along with student short films at the Homer Theatre. This is open to the public. The cost is three cans of dry packages of food, or a cash donation.

Monday, Jan. 8 — First day back to school

Monday, Jan. 15 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No school

Paul Banks Elementary:

Thursday, Dec. 14 — Olson’s second-grade class field trip, Ice Skating

Tuesday, Dec. 19 — Mrs. Todd’s first-grade class field trip, Homer Middle School. PreK field trip, Homer Public Library

Wednesday, Dec. 20 — 1st Grade field trip, Ice Skating

Thursday, Dec. 21 — Student’s last day before Winter Break – wear your Holiday colors.

Friday, Dec. 22 — Staff Inservice/Workday – No school for students

West Homer Elementary:

Tuesday, Dec. 19: PTO meeting at 3:30 p.m. in the West Homer Elementary Library

Thursday, Dec. 21: Orca Olympics from 12:45–2:30 p.m. on the West Homer Elementary playground

Friday, Dec. 22: In Service – No School

McNeil Canyon Elementary:

The Student Council sponsors “The Helpful Holiday Tree,” collecting gloves and travel size toiletries for homeless kids.

Wednesday, Dec. 20: Mini workshops.

After School Cross Country Skiing: The school hopes to start the skiing program on Mondays after Winter Break. The school needs parent helpers every Monday once the ski program starts. To help, contact Joanna at or call the office.

There are currently have eight parent helpers so that means 40 students will be able to sign up for skiing. Permission slips should be returned to Laura in the office as soon as possible – first come, first served. The school needs a parent who can help with snack during skiing. This would be every Monday starting Jan. 8 and continuing until March 5 (weather dependent). Please contact Joanna at or call the school office if you can help with either of these things.