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September
ThuSep 0 1

I Love Paperwork (ILP) Day!

Save the Date!  ILP – I Love Paperwork Day

(Making it fun to get the paperwork done!) 

IDEA Staff will be on hand to help with writing ILPs!  More details to be posted soon!

ThuSep 0 1

Ages 9-18 Running Club

Would you like to visit with families who have students your age and enjoy the last bits of running trails before the snow?  Then come join IDEA’s Running Club.  Kids age 9 and up and adults may join the club which will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning August 23rd through September 8th. And then on Thursdays until September 29thth from 3:00pm – 4:00pm at Westchester Lagoon Playground.

Parents, you are welcome to participate in Running Club or stay at the Westchester Lagoon Playground area in case your student needs you. We will learn stretching techniques and begin training on the bike path.  Our goal is to learn a bit about running. You may want to participate in the Tuesday Night Races which begin on September 13th.  Click here or scan the QR Code

FriSep 0 2

High School Academic Decathlon Study Group

IDEA’s High School Academic Decathlon Study group has unique opportunity for scholarships and comradery. There is still time to join that group that meets weekly in person at the Anchorage IDEA office. Also some members log in via TEAMS and some study on their own at home and meet for fewer study sessions. See the flyer and consider joining.

See Academic Decathlon2022-23 info flyer

FriSep 0 2

Teen Night

IDEA Teen Night. First Friday of every month. This is a great time for teens to visit, play games and enjoy gathering.  Parents are welcome to hang out. For each Friday, at least two parents must commit to staying on site. (There will be sign-up sheet so that parents can take at least one turn assisting the Contact Teacher coordinating the event).  Click here to log on to the IDEA side of the website and see flyer for more details about meet up! 

MonSep 0 5

Labor Day Office Closed

We hope you enjoy your Labor Day holiday.  The Anchorage IDEA office is closed today and will be open on Tuesday, Sept 6, 2022.

TueSep 0 6

Ages 9-18 Running Club

Would you like to visit with families who have students your age and enjoy the last bits of running trails before the snow?  Then come join IDEA’s Running Club.  Kids age 9 and up and adults may join the club which will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning August 23rd through September 8th. And then on Thursdays until September 29thth from 3:00pm – 4:00pm at Westchester Lagoon Playground.

Parents, you are welcome to participate in Running Club or stay at the Westchester Lagoon Playground area in case your student needs you. We will learn stretching techniques and begin training on the bike path.  Our goal is to learn a bit about running. You may want to participate in the Tuesday Night Races which begin on September 13th.  Click here or scan the QR Code

TueSep 0 6

1st Tuesday PAC Meeting

Join us for encouragement and to share your IDEAs.  IDEA was developed and continues as a program “By Homeschoolers For Homeschoolers” because of our parent input.   On Tuesday, September 6th we invite you to come to the meeting @ 1:30 PM. Most meetings last one hour.

And please remember to plan to attend the Welcome and Welcome Back Great Start Potluck

Questions? Email Stephanie.Forester@ideafamilies.org or Sally.Javier@ideafamilies.org.

WedSep 0 7

High School Orientation

High School Orientation – September 7th 11:00 AM – Anchorage IDEA Office – 670 West Fireweed Lane, Suite 110

Parents of High Students will want to attend a General Orientation and a High School Orientation. High School Students are encouraged to attend the High School Orientation with their parent(s).  Please click here to sign up

General Orientations are scheduled for
Sept 7th @ 1PM
Sept 9th @ 10 AM
Sept 12th @ 1pm
Please click here to sign up

WedSep 0 7

General Orientation Meeting

  • General Orientations
    All meetings are at the Anchorage IDEA Office, 670 West Fireweed Lane.  New families  and families who have missed a General Orientation are encouraged to attend a General Orientation. You’ll meet other homeschoolers and we’ll cover how to use many of the resources available to you! This will $ave you time and money!  Some families enjoying attending a General Orientation as a refresher and you are always welcome!!
    Sign up here  and plan to attend a General Orientation at the IDEA Anchorage Office on one of the following days. –

    Sept 7th @ 1PM
    Sept 9th @ 10 AM
    Sept 12th @ 1pm
    Please click here to sign up.
     

ThuSep 0 8

Ages 9-18 Running Club

Would you like to visit with families who have students your age and enjoy the last bits of running trails before the snow?  Then come join IDEA’s Running Club.  Kids age 9 and up and adults may join the club which will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning August 23rd through September 8th. And then on Thursdays until September 29thth from 3:00pm – 4:00pm at Westchester Lagoon Playground.

Parents, you are welcome to participate in Running Club or stay at the Westchester Lagoon Playground area in case your student needs you. We will learn stretching techniques and begin training on the bike path.  Our goal is to learn a bit about running. You may want to participate in the Tuesday Night Races which begin on September 13th.  Click here or scan the QR Code

ThuSep 0 8

IDEA Office Closed @ 11:00 AM

The IDEA Office will be closed to foot traffic @ 11:00 AM as our staff heads out to Kincaid for the IDEA Potluck!  We hope to see you there.  Please sign up if you are an IDEA family.  Plan to bring a friend if you like!

Click here to let us know you plan to attend – https://bit.ly/IDEA090822 

ThuSep 0 8

Welcome & Welcome Back! Family Potluck

Save the date!  Meet other families and the IDEA staff.  Join in the fun and share a meal from your home.

Click here to sign up! 

FriSep 0 9

High School Academic Decathlon Study Group

IDEA’s High School Academic Decathlon Study group has unique opportunity for scholarships and comradery. There is still time to join that group that meets weekly in person at the Anchorage IDEA office. Also some members log in via TEAMS and some study on their own at home and meet for fewer study sessions. See the flyer and consider joining.

See Academic Decathlon2022-23 info flyer

FriSep 0 9

General Orientation Meeting

  • General Orientations
    All meetings are at the Anchorage IDEA Office, 670 West Fireweed Lane.  New families  and families who have missed a General Orientation are encouraged to attend a General Orientation. You’ll meet other homeschoolers and we’ll cover how to use many of the resources available to you! This will $ave you time and money!  Some families enjoying attending a General Orientation as a refresher and you are always welcome!!
    Sign up here  and plan to attend a General Orientation at the IDEA Anchorage Office on one of the following days. –
    Sept 7th @ 1PM
    Sept 9th @ 10 AM
    Sept 12th @ 1pm
    Please click here to sign up.
FriSep 0 9

Gr 6-8 Academic Pentathlon Study Group

Join us at the Anchorage IDEA office at 1:00 PM for the Gr 6-8 Academic Pentathlon Study Group.  The group is still getting started so you will enjoy participating. There are also ways to network in through TEAMS as well as participate if you study on your own. See flyer on the family side of the IDEA website.

To learn more about IDEA  Pentathlon, please click here to log on to the family side of the IDEA website.

 

MonSep 1 2

PreK-3 2nd Monday Book Worms

Book Worms  (Story Time and Literacy)  on the 2nd Monday of every month from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.  Click here to log on to the family side of the IDEA website to get all details and sign up! 

 

MonSep 1 2

General Orientation Meeting

  • General Orientations
    All meetings are at the Anchorage IDEA Office, 670 West Fireweed Lane.  New families  and families who have missed a General Orientation are encouraged to attend a General Orientation. You’ll meet other homeschoolers and we’ll cover how to use many of the resources available to you! This will $ave you time and money!  Some families enjoying attending a General Orientation as a refresher and you are always welcome!!
    Sign up here  and plan to attend a General Orientation at the IDEA Anchorage Office on one of the following days. –
    Sept 7th @ 1PM
    Sept 9th @ 10 AM
    Sept 12th @ 1pm
    Please click here to sign up.
MonSep 1 2

Gr. 9-12 Power of the Pen Club (Registrants Only)

Registration is open for IDEA High School Students.

Join the Power of the Pen Club. Mondays from 2:00 to 3:30 PM

Fall Session September 12th to November 21st.

Click here for more details  and sign up information by logging into the family side of the IDEA website. 

TueSep 1 3

K-6 Fireweed Club

Join IDEA Staff to learn about the Fireweed Club and their meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.

More details and sign up information in your Monday News or click here to log on to the family side of the IDEA Website and sign up!

TueSep 1 3

Sign-Up Deadline - Grades 8, 9, & 10 PSAT and PSAT / NMSQT (Gr.11)

PSAT Gr. 8 and 9 will be administered on Tuesday, October 11th
PSAT Gr. 10 and PSAT /NMSQT (Gr11) will be administered on Wednesday, October 12th

To be sure of having a test, please log on to the family side of the IDEA website and follow the procedures on the pages linked above . You can always check to see if there are still tests available by reaching out to your Contact Teacher or any of the staff at the office (562-4332).

WedSep 1 4

Family Math Support

IDEA Families are welcome to drop by the IDEA Anchorage office to discuss math work or share math work –  whether challenged or gifted in math!   Click here to log on to the family side of the IDEA website and learn more!

 

WedSep 1 4

K-12 Chess Club

The popular K-12 Informal Chess Club returns this year.  It’s a great family fun time!  Time to sign up!

Click here to log onto the family side of the website for more details and to sign up!

ThuSep 1 5

Ages 9-18 Running Club

Would you like to visit with families who have students your age and enjoy the last bits of running trails before the snow?  Then come join IDEA’s Running Club.  Kids age 9 and up and adults may join the club which will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning August 23rd through September 8th. And then on Thursdays until September 29thth from 3:00pm – 4:00pm at Westchester Lagoon Playground.

Parents, you are welcome to participate in Running Club or stay at the Westchester Lagoon Playground area in case your student needs you. We will learn stretching techniques and begin training on the bike path.  Our goal is to learn a bit about running. You may want to participate in the Tuesday Night Races which begin on September 13th.  Click here or scan the QR Code

ThuSep 1 5

ILP's Due

September 2022
  • 15 – Individual Learning Plans (ILP’s) due (allotments frozen for families without ILPs)
ThuSep 1 5

IDEA Family PE Fun @ Dimond Ctr.

Mark your calendar for 1-3pm!  Join other IDEA Homeschoolers and IDEA Staff for a Family PE Fun at the Dimond Center. Ice Skating & Bowling compliments of your Region A PAC & IDEA

Click here to log on to the your family side of the IDEA website to learn more and sign up! 

 

 

FriSep 1 6

High School Academic Decathlon Study Group

IDEA’s High School Academic Decathlon Study group has unique opportunity for scholarships and comradery. There is still time to join that group that meets weekly in person at the Anchorage IDEA office. Also some members log in via TEAMS and some study on their own at home and meet for fewer study sessions. See the flyer and consider joining.

See Academic Decathlon2022-23 info flyer

FriSep 1 6

Gr 6-8 Academic Pentathlon Study Group

Join us at the Anchorage IDEA office at 1:00 PM for the Gr 6-8 Academic Pentathlon Study Group.  The group is still getting started so you will enjoy participating. There are also ways to network in through TEAMS as well as participate if you study on your own. See flyer on the family side of the IDEA website.

To learn more about IDEA  Pentathlon, please click here to log on to the family side of the IDEA website.

 

MonSep 1 9

Gr. 9-12 Power of the Pen Club (Registrants Only)

Registration is open for IDEA High School Students.

Join the Power of the Pen Club. Mondays from 2:00 to 3:30 PM

Fall Session September 12th to November 21st.

Click here for more details  and sign up information by logging into the family side of the IDEA website. 

MonSep 1 9

Gr.6-8 Boys Public Speaking Workshops (Registration Full)

Save the dates! This is a 7-week session from 9/19 thru 10/31!  More details and sign up will be announced in IDEA News emails, the family website blog and this calendar closer to the event.  Enrollment will be limited.
2:00 to 3:30 PM

Sign up for this six week workshop series presented at no charge to IDEA families.  Gr. 6-8 Boys Youth Progressive Communication Workshop This is a 6-week commitment on Mondays, September 19 thru 10/24 from  2:00 to 3:30 PM

Click here to log on to the family side of the IDEA website to get more details and sign up.  

TueSep 2 0

K-5 Art Club (3rd Tuesday)

IDEA Art Club is back! Each month, we will open enrollment for a new class set for the third Tuesday of the month!)  Sign up for Septembers class now as seats are limited.

K-5 Art Club will meet from 10:30 to 11:45 am on the 3rd Tuesday of the month beginning Sept 20th and running thru April

High School Art Club will meet on 3rd Tuesday’s from 12:45-2:00 pm

Click here to log on to the family side of the IDEA website to learn more and sign up!

TueSep 2 0

Gr 6 to 12 Art Club (3rd Tuesday)

IDEA Art Club is back!  Each month, families will sign up for the class held on that month’s 3rd Tuesday.  Sign up now for the class on 9/20/22 as seats are limited!

Grade 6 to 12 Art Club will meet on 3rd Tuesday’s from 1:00 to 2:15 PM except October.  On Tuesday, October 18th,  the IDEA High School Specialist will be holding workshops.

K-5 Art Club will meet from 10:30 to 11:45 am on the 3rd Tuesday of the month beginning Sept 20th and running thru April

Click here to log on to the family side of the IDEA website to learn more and sign up! 

TueSep 2 0

K-12 Parents &Gr. 6-12 Students - ASEF Workshop

For K-12 Parents &Gr. 6-12 Students – ASEF Workshop: How To Use the Science Fair for your Daily Program!

Stephanie Forester and Mary Helms from the Alaska Science and Engineering Fair will share resources with K-12 parents and their Gr. 6-12 students! Join us at the IDEA Office from 2:00 to 3:00 pm or 6:00 to 7:00 PM.  Click here to log on to the family side of the IDEA website and sign up to let us know you plan to attend this workshop!

Note the Science & Engineering Fair is for all ages. Mary and Stephanie’s workshop will be focused on getting information to the home teacher and mature students. 

 

 

TueSep 2 0

K-12 Parents &Gr. 6-12 Students - ASEF Workshop

For K-12 Parents &Gr. 6-12 Students – ASEF Workshop: How To Use the Science Fair for your Daily Program!

Stephanie Forester and Mary Helms from the Alaska Science and Engineering Fair will share resources with K-12 parents and their Gr. 6-12 students! Join us at the IDEA Office from 2:00 to 3:00 pm or 6:00 to 7:00 PM.  Click here to log on to the family side of the IDEA website and sign up to let us know you plan to attend this workshop!

Note the Science & Engineering Fair is for all ages. Mary and Stephanie’s workshop will be focused on getting information to the home teacher and mature students. 

 

WedSep 2 1

Family Math Support

IDEA Families are welcome to drop by the IDEA Anchorage office to discuss math work or share math work –  whether challenged or gifted in math!   Click here to log on to the family side of the IDEA website and learn more!

 

WedSep 2 1

K-12 Chess Club

The popular K-12 Informal Chess Club returns this year.  It’s a great family fun time!  Time to sign up!

Click here to log onto the family side of the website for more details and to sign up!

WedSep 2 1

Family: Wandering Wednesdays Hiking Club

Families will meet with IDEA and iGrad Staff at various trailheads in the Anchorage Area on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Every month except December. Please watch your Monday email or log in and sign up so that you get the latest details for each month!

Check your IDEA email or click here to visit the family side of the IDEA website to read more and sign up.

ThuSep 2 2

Ages 9-18 Running Club

Would you like to visit with families who have students your age and enjoy the last bits of running trails before the snow?  Then come join IDEA’s Running Club.  Kids age 9 and up and adults may join the club which will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning August 23rd through September 8th. And then on Thursdays until September 29thth from 3:00pm – 4:00pm at Westchester Lagoon Playground.

Parents, you are welcome to participate in Running Club or stay at the Westchester Lagoon Playground area in case your student needs you. We will learn stretching techniques and begin training on the bike path.  Our goal is to learn a bit about running. You may want to participate in the Tuesday Night Races which begin on September 13th.  Click here or scan the QR Code

ThuSep 2 2

Family Field Trip to Ak Botanical Gardens

Family Field Trip to Ak Botanical Gardens – Thursday, September 22

Families are invited to arrive at the AK Botanical Gardens from noon to 3 o’clock to enjoy a self-tour of the gardens. Bring a lunch and enjoy it in the picnic area!

While at the Botanical Gardens, students in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in a Plants as Medicine Workshop from 1-2:15.

Sign-ups are required.

Please click here to log on to the family side of the IDEA website for more details and to sign up! 

ThuSep 2 2

Gr 7-12 Plants as Medicine

Thursday, September 22 – Students in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in a

Plants as Medicine workshop AT Alaska Botanical Gardens 

from 1-2:15.

Please click here to log on to the family side of the IDEA website for more details and to sign up! 

FriSep 2 3

High School Academic Decathlon Study Group

IDEA’s High School Academic Decathlon Study group has unique opportunity for scholarships and comradery. There is still time to join that group that meets weekly in person at the Anchorage IDEA office. Also some members log in via TEAMS and some study on their own at home and meet for fewer study sessions. See the flyer and consider joining.

See Academic Decathlon2022-23 info flyer

FriSep 2 3

Gr 6-8 Academic Pentathlon Study Group

Join us at the Anchorage IDEA office at 1:00 PM for the Gr 6-8 Academic Pentathlon Study Group.  The group is still getting started so you will enjoy participating. There are also ways to network in through TEAMS as well as participate if you study on your own. See flyer on the family side of the IDEA website.

To learn more about IDEA  Pentathlon, please click here to log on to the family side of the IDEA website.

 

MonSep 2 6

Gr. 9-12 Power of the Pen Club (Registrants Only)

Registration is open for IDEA High School Students.

Join the Power of the Pen Club. Mondays from 2:00 to 3:30 PM

Fall Session September 12th to November 21st.

Click here for more details  and sign up information by logging into the family side of the IDEA website. 

MonSep 2 6

Gr.6-8 Boys Public Speaking Workshops (Registration Full)

Save the dates! This is a 7-week session from 9/19 thru 10/31!  More details and sign up will be announced in IDEA News emails, the family website blog and this calendar closer to the event.  Enrollment will be limited.
2:00 to 3:30 PM

Sign up for this six week workshop series presented at no charge to IDEA families.  Gr. 6-8 Boys Youth Progressive Communication Workshop This is a 6-week commitment on Mondays, September 19 thru 10/24 from  2:00 to 3:30 PM

Click here to log on to the family side of the IDEA website to get more details and sign up.  

TueSep 2 7

K-6 Fireweed Club

Join IDEA Staff to learn about the Fireweed Club and their meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.

More details and sign up information in your Monday News or click here to log on to the family side of the IDEA Website and sign up!

WedSep 2 8

Family Math Support

IDEA Families are welcome to drop by the IDEA Anchorage office to discuss math work or share math work –  whether challenged or gifted in math!   Click here to log on to the family side of the IDEA website and learn more!

 

WedSep 2 8

K-12 Chess Club

The popular K-12 Informal Chess Club returns this year.  It’s a great family fun time!  Time to sign up!

Click here to log onto the family side of the website for more details and to sign up!

ThuSep 2 9

Ages 9-18 Running Club

Would you like to visit with families who have students your age and enjoy the last bits of running trails before the snow?  Then come join IDEA’s Running Club.  Kids age 9 and up and adults may join the club which will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning August 23rd through September 8th. And then on Thursdays until September 29thth from 3:00pm – 4:00pm at Westchester Lagoon Playground.

Parents, you are welcome to participate in Running Club or stay at the Westchester Lagoon Playground area in case your student needs you. We will learn stretching techniques and begin training on the bike path.  Our goal is to learn a bit about running. You may want to participate in the Tuesday Night Races which begin on September 13th.  Click here or scan the QR Code

ThuSep 2 9

K-12 Worlds Fair

The IDEA Region A Worlds Fair is an exhibition, not a competition!  Each booth represents a country or small region of the world.  Families create displays that showcase the heritage, culture, history, politics, art, geography, food, games and crafts specific to their chosen place. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes or clothing from their chosen locale. Be festive!

Explore the World….IDEA Worlds Fair 2022
Thursday, September 29th
Anchorage IDEA Office
670 W. Fireweed Ln, Anchorage, AK

Set-up – 12:30-1:00 p.m.
Participants Only – 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
General Public – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Clean-up and take down: 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Click here for more details and to sign up!

FriSep 3 0

High School Academic Decathlon Study Group

IDEA’s High School Academic Decathlon Study group has unique opportunity for scholarships and comradery. There is still time to join that group that meets weekly in person at the Anchorage IDEA office. Also some members log in via TEAMS and some study on their own at home and meet for fewer study sessions. See the flyer and consider joining.

See Academic Decathlon2022-23 info flyer

FriSep 3 0

Gr 6-8 Academic Pentathlon Study Group

Join us at the Anchorage IDEA office at 1:00 PM for the Gr 6-8 Academic Pentathlon Study Group.  The group is still getting started so you will enjoy participating. There are also ways to network in through TEAMS as well as participate if you study on your own. See flyer on the family side of the IDEA website.

To learn more about IDEA  Pentathlon, please click here to log on to the family side of the IDEA website.