School briefs

Homer High School:

Thursday, Feb. 1 — Grade check

Homer Flex:

Wednesday, Feb. 7 — End of third rotation, and early release

Wednesday – Friday, Feb. 7-9 — Student-led Parent/Teacher Conferences. Please call the office to schedule a time.

Feb. 12-16: Artist in the School: Taz Tally

Fireweed Academy:

Both Schools:

Friday, Feb 2 — Link Up Concert at the Mariner – Concert at 7 p.m./Kids arrival TBA

Wednesday, Feb 7 — Early Release Day- Prompt pick up at 12:50 p.m.

Thursday and Friday, Feb 8-9 — Student Led Parent-Teacher Conferences – no school

March 12-16 — Spring Break Week

Little Fireweed:

Jan. 29-Feb. 2 — Artist Residency with Kiki Abrahamson – Silk Painting

Big Fireweed:

Jan. 18-Mar. 1 — Math Homework Club with Jon on Thursdays

Paul Banks Elementary:

Wednesday, Feb. 7 — Early Release – dismissal at 12:50 p.m. Also, come to the Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Paul Banks Preludes. Join for dinner and live music from 5-7 p.m. $10-age 12 and up, $5-age 3-11, Free-age 3 and under. Performances by the Paul Banks Preludes, Homer Youth String Orchestra Club and Burnt Down House.

Feb. 8-9: Parent/Teacher Conferences and Book Fair

Monday, Feb. 12 — Iditarod themed Read-a-thon begins

McNeil Canyon Elementary:

Tuesday, Feb. 6 — Site council meeting at 3:30 p.m. in the library

Wednesday, Feb. 7 — Early release. McNeil Students will be released at 1:20 p.m. and buses will leave at 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 8-9 — Parent/Teacher conferences

Friday, Feb. 16 — Students in fourth through sixth grade are invited to participate in the Spelling Bee. Go to for information to help you study. The Spelling Bee will be held on Friday, Feb. 16.

You can go to students for study tips or for free online access to 2017 Spell It!

Nominations for exceptional teachers are now open. Nominate your favorite teacher at by Feb. 1.