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  • General Orientation 2:00-3:30pm

    General Orientation 2:00-3:30pm

    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    08/06/2018

    2157 Van Horn Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA

    2157 Van Horn Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA

    I encourage you to attend a General Orientation as soon as possible. I present the General Orientations. You will learn about ordering materials, filling out your Individual Learning Plan (ILP), Progress Reports (PR) and navigating the IDEA website. Plus a question and answer period. It is best if you attend without children however if you need to bring them I will have coloring and activity pages for them. They can sit quietly with you and enjoy doing some art work. Here are the dates and times for General Orientation. Please note that some of these are in the evening (no need to sign up – just come when you can) at the IDEA office:

    JULYMonday, July 9 from 2:00-3:30pm, Monday, July 23 from 7:00-8:30pm.

    AUGUSTMonday, August 6 from 2:00-3:30pm, Monday, August 20 from 7:00-8:30pm.

    SEPTEMBERFriday, Sept 7 from 2:00-3:30pm

    If you have a high schooler then we highly encourage you to also attend a High School Orientation. It is more advantageous to attend a General Orientation prior to attending a High School Orientation. These are presented by IDEA Contact Teachers for High School. The content is totally different and pertains to high school and includes:  How to prep and apply for some scholarships, what types of courses and what “track” to follow depending on your goals:  college, trade school or work force entry. You will learn how you can earn high school credit for doing volunteer work (Service Learning) or by working a part time job (Work Study). You will also learn how you can take college courses in high school and earn both high school and college credit for them. No need to sign up for these. Just come as soon as you can and bring your high schoolers with you if possible. Dates for these are on the following Wednesdays from 1-3pm at the IDEA office:

    JULYJuly 11, July 25.

    AUGUSTAug 8, Aug 22.

    SEPTEMBERSept 12, Sept 26.

    We hope to see you there. Please feel free to email me if you have questions sandy.blewett@ideafamilies.org or call 456-1368.

     

     

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  • High School Orientation 1:00-3:00pm

    High School Orientation 1:00-3:00pm

    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    08/08/2018

    2157 Van Horn Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA

    2157 Van Horn Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA

    I encourage you to attend a General Orientation as soon as possible. I present the General Orientations. You will learn about ordering materials, filling out your Individual Learning Plan (ILP), Progress Reports (PR) and navigating the IDEA website. Plus a question and answer period. It is best if you attend without children however if you need to bring them I will have coloring and activity pages for them. They can sit quietly with you and enjoy doing some art work. Here are the dates and times for General Orientation. Please note that some of these are in the evening (no need to sign up – just come when you can) at the IDEA office:

    JULYMonday, July 9 from 2:00-3:30pm, Monday, July 23 from 7:00-8:30pm.

    AUGUSTMonday, August 6 from 2:00-3:30pm, Monday, August 20 from 7:00-8:30pm.

    SEPTEMBERFriday, Sept 7 from 2:00-3:30pm

    If you have a high schooler then we highly encourage you to also attend a High School Orientation. It is more advantageous to attend a General Orientation prior to attending a High School Orientation. These are presented by IDEA Contact Teachers for High School. The content is totally different and pertains to high school and includes:  How to prep and apply for some scholarships, what types of courses and what “track” to follow depending on your goals:  college, trade school or work force entry. You will learn how you can earn high school credit for doing volunteer work (Service Learning) or by working a part time job (Work Study). You will also learn how you can take college courses in high school and earn both high school and college credit for them. No need to sign up for these. Just come as soon as you can and bring your high schoolers with you if possible. Dates for these are on the following Wednesdays from 1-3pm at the IDEA office:

    JULYJuly 11, July 25.

    AUGUSTAug 8, Aug 22.

    SEPTEMBERSept 12, Sept 26.

    We hope to see you there. Please feel free to email me if you have questions sandy.blewett@ideafamilies.org or call 456-1368.

     

     

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  • Quiet Day

    Quiet Day

    All day
    08/10/2018

    No on-site activities today

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  • PAC Meeting – 1st PAC meeting of the school year 3:00-4:30pm

    PAC Meeting – 1st PAC meeting of the school year 3:00-4:30pm

    3:00 PM-4:30 PM
    08/13/2018

    PAC (Parent Advisory Committee):  First meeting will be Monday, Aug 13. The PAC meets the 2nd Monday of the month from 3-4:30pm @ IDEA. This is a wonderful time to get together with other IDEA parents to talk about homeschooling issues which are important to you, ask questions, help plan activities and events for your children, and meet some really awesome folks. Whether you have been homeschooling for years or are just brand new to IDEA we welcome you. IDEA parent Jen Schutte is PAC Chairwoman. Thanks Sandy & Jen, and all our wonderful PAC officers and PAC members! Questions? Email staff advisor Sandy Blewett mailto:sandy.blewett@ideafamilies.org or call 456-1368

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  • Craft Club grades 7-12 from 1:00-3:00pm

    Craft Club grades 7-12 from 1:00-3:00pm

    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    08/17/2018

    CRAFT CLUB: For IDEA students in grades 7-12 only. Meets the 3rd Friday of each month at IDEA from 1-3pm.  Parent Coach is Danna Sapp and co-coach/student leader is her daughter Joyleen Sapp. This is a student lead club and includes a craft swap, create a craft activity and a snack. For more information please click the following link (you will need your IDEA username and password):    https://www.ideafamilies.org/families/region-f/?p=485     Thanks Danna and Joyleen!

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  • General Orientation ~ evening 7:00-8:30pm

    General Orientation ~ evening 7:00-8:30pm

    7:00 PM-8:30 PM
    08/20/2018

    2157 Van Horn Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA

    2157 Van Horn Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA

    I encourage you to attend a General Orientation as soon as possible. I present the General Orientations. You will learn about ordering materials, filling out your Individual Learning Plan (ILP), Progress Reports (PR) and navigating the IDEA website. Plus a question and answer period. It is best if you attend without children however if you need to bring them I will have coloring and activity pages for them. They can sit quietly with you and enjoy doing some art work. Here are the dates and times for General Orientation. Please note that some of these are in the evening (no need to sign up – just come when you can) at the IDEA office:

    JULYMonday, July 9 from 2:00-3:30pm, Monday, July 23 from 7:00-8:30pm.

    AUGUSTMonday, August 6 from 2:00-3:30pm, Monday, August 20 from 7:00-8:30pm.

    SEPTEMBERFriday, Sept 7 from 2:00-3:30pm

    If you have a high schooler then we highly encourage you to also attend a High School Orientation. It is more advantageous to attend a General Orientation prior to attending a High School Orientation. These are presented by IDEA Contact Teachers for High School. The content is totally different and pertains to high school and includes:  How to prep and apply for some scholarships, what types of courses and what “track” to follow depending on your goals:  college, trade school or work force entry. You will learn how you can earn high school credit for doing volunteer work (Service Learning) or by working a part time job (Work Study). You will also learn how you can take college courses in high school and earn both high school and college credit for them. No need to sign up for these. Just come as soon as you can and bring your high schoolers with you if possible. Dates for these are on the following Wednesdays from 1-3pm at the IDEA office:

    JULYJuly 11, July 25.

    AUGUSTAug 8, Aug 22.

    SEPTEMBERSept 12, Sept 26.

    We hope to see you there. Please feel free to email me if you have questions sandy.blewett@ideafamilies.org or call 456-1368.

     

     

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  • High School Orientation 1:00-3:00pm

    High School Orientation 1:00-3:00pm

    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    08/22/2018

    2157 Van Horn Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA

    2157 Van Horn Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA

    I encourage you to attend a General Orientation as soon as possible. I present the General Orientations. You will learn about ordering materials, filling out your Individual Learning Plan (ILP), Progress Reports (PR) and navigating the IDEA website. Plus a question and answer period. It is best if you attend without children however if you need to bring them I will have coloring and activity pages for them. They can sit quietly with you and enjoy doing some art work. Here are the dates and times for General Orientation. Please note that some of these are in the evening (no need to sign up – just come when you can) at the IDEA office:

    JULYMonday, July 9 from 2:00-3:30pm, Monday, July 23 from 7:00-8:30pm.

    AUGUSTMonday, August 6 from 2:00-3:30pm, Monday, August 20 from 7:00-8:30pm.

    SEPTEMBERFriday, Sept 7 from 2:00-3:30pm

    If you have a high schooler then we highly encourage you to also attend a High School Orientation. It is more advantageous to attend a General Orientation prior to attending a High School Orientation. These are presented by IDEA Contact Teachers for High School. The content is totally different and pertains to high school and includes:  How to prep and apply for some scholarships, what types of courses and what “track” to follow depending on your goals:  college, trade school or work force entry. You will learn how you can earn high school credit for doing volunteer work (Service Learning) or by working a part time job (Work Study). You will also learn how you can take college courses in high school and earn both high school and college credit for them. No need to sign up for these. Just come as soon as you can and bring your high schoolers with you if possible. Dates for these are on the following Wednesdays from 1-3pm at the IDEA office:

    JULYJuly 11, July 25.

    AUGUSTAug 8, Aug 22.

    SEPTEMBERSept 12, Sept 26.

    We hope to see you there. Please feel free to email me if you have questions sandy.blewett@ideafamilies.org or call 456-1368.

     

     

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  • Annual IDEA Kick-Off BBQ/Potluck @ Pioneer Park noon

    Annual IDEA Kick-Off BBQ/Potluck @ Pioneer Park noon

    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    08/23/2018

    2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA

    2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA

    SPECIAL EVENT: ANNUAL IDEA KICK-OFF BBQ @ Pioneer Park Play Ground Pavilion. IDEA provides: Hamburgers and buns, Hot dogs and buns, Condiments, Drinks, Paper and plastic ware. Families please bring a side-dish or dessert to share. Thursday, AUGUST 23 from 12-3pm.

    Watch your IDEA email for details. There will be games, door prizes and a few surprises.

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  • Quiet Day

    Quiet Day

    All day
    08/24/2018

    No on-site activities today

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  • LEGO Robotics Club PARENT MEETING 1:00-2:00pm (grades 4-8)

    LEGO Robotics Club PARENT MEETING 1:00-2:00pm (grades 4-8)

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    08/28/2018

    LEGO Robotics: For ages 9-14 (grades 4-8). IDEA students only. All meetings are on Thursdays from 1-3 pm at IDEA. This is a competitive team which meets from Sept thru Feb. You must be pre-registered. This is a meeting for parents. You can register at this meeting and find out all the information as well as meet your coaches.                                                                                     

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  • Staff In-Service (teachers/Field Rep/Admin) will not be available today)

    Staff In-Service (teachers/Field Rep/Admin) will not be available today)

    All day
    08/30/2018

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • Early Bird ILPs Due

    Early Bird ILPs Due

    All day
    08/31/2018

    Earn a $10.00 coupon to use in the resource room for each ILP turned in early

    Here’s how:

    1)  Turn in complete ILPs to your Contact Teacher or the Reception Desk on or before Friday,  August 31, 2018 at 5pm. Please note that the standard due date for ILPs is no later than September 15 every year.

    2)  If you turn in your ILP at the reception desk your teacher will review it to make sure it is complete and then send you a note letting you know when you can pick up your coupons at the reception desk or from them.  Most teachers will want to meet with parents to discuss their ILP, this will definitely be the case if you are a family new to IDEA.

    3)  There is a drop box in the IDEA parking lot (under the IDEA sign). It looks like a silver/gray mail box but it is a drop box for paperwork that you would like to turn in after hours.

    Individual Learning Plan (ILP)

    1. ILP’s may be turned in at any time before the September 15 due date. Your contact teacher will visit with you, either in person or on the phone, to develop and/or review your ILP. If the ILP conference has not taken place by the due date, your allotment will be “frozen.” The funds are released as soon as the ILP is received and signed by the contact teacher. The state will not allow us to claim funding for any students for which we do not have a current ILP. Therefore, in October, we must withdraw all students without ILP’s.
    2. Complete the information requested for each subject that you plan to teach this year. Information asked for varies, but basically includes what you will use to teach and what you plan to cover.
    3. Include only courses that you fully intend to complete this year; do not include classes that you are hoping you might have time to do. You can always complete an ILP Amendment to add a course later; you cannot remove any course after the November 15th (for fall semester) and March 15th (for spring semester) drop dates.
    4. Include all courses on the ILP.
    5. Your contact teacher is available to assist in filling out any forms, if needed, and he/she may ask for clarification or adaptations before it is signed and sent to the Student Records Department in Fairbanks.
    6. State standards are available on the IDEA website and in our offices to provide assistance in planning a course of study. They show what topics are included in the educational standards for Alaska in the four academic areas of math, language arts, science, and social studies.

    Below I’ve included some links to the IDEA website for your convenience.  You will need your IDEA username and password to access these links:

     ILP forms and Instructions on filling out an ILP for High School: https://www.ideafamilies.org/families/student-records-9-12/   

    Questions & Answers about ILPs:  https://www.ideafamilies.org/families/ilp-tips/

    ILP forms and Instructions on filling out an ILP for K-8 grade:  https://www.ideafamilies.org/families/student-records-k-8/

    For more information or if you have questions please give your contact teacher a call at the office 374-2200

  • High School Book Club 4:30-5:30 @ Barnes & Noble

    High School Book Club 4:30-5:30 @ Barnes & Noble

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    08/31/2018

    419 Merhar Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA

    419 Merhar Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA

    High School Book Club:   Meets the last Friday of every month (same as the Jr/Sr High social) from 4:30-5:30pm at Barnes & Noble. Coach is IDEA parent Melissa Mitchell. Please click on the following link for more information (you will need your IDEA username and password to login):   https://www.ideafamilies.org/families/region-f/?p=485   This group will continue based on the interest level of high schoolers. Thanks Melissa!

  • Jr/Sr High Social (grades 7-12) 6:00-9:00pm

    Jr/Sr High Social (grades 7-12) 6:00-9:00pm

    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    08/31/2018

    Jr. & Sr. Social: Usually meets the last Friday of the month at IDEA from 6-9pm. For IDEA students in grades 7-12. Watch your email for details! Group leader is IDEA parent Jessica Garcia. For more information please click the following link:   (you will need your IDEA username and password to login)   https://www.ideafamilies.org/families/region-f/?p=485  Thanks Jessica!

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