Kids get ready to learn on first day of school

HOMER TRIBUNE/Sean Pearson - Students fill their water bottles as the first order of business, although teacher Wendy Todd warned them that she would only make an exception this one time by letting them fill up after the bell.

HOMER TRIBUNE/Sean Pearson - Students fill their water bottles as the first order of business, although teacher Wendy Todd warned them that she would only make an exception this one time by letting them fill up after the bell.

Homer Middle School
Homer Middle School hired new staff this year, including Kathy Kysar for language arts and reading, Ingrid McKinstry as interventionist/math, Jennifer Booz in science, Zachary Zimny, art, Amy Christianson, band and Gwenn Dailey-Gee in special education. In addition, Principal Lisa Nissly’s name has changed to Lisa Callahan.
• The first bell rings at 8:30 a.m. and classes start promptly at 8:35 a.m. School is dismissed at 3:10pm each day. If you have questions about bus times and stops, please call First Student at 235-7513. Supply lists for seventh and eight graders is listed on the school Web site.
• Cross-country running and soccer practices will begin the second day of school, August 25th. All students are invited to participate, and make sure you complete the green permission slip that was included in the first day of school packet.

Chapman School
• Sept. 10. Open House and Harvest Fair, 6-7 p.m.

Homer High School
• Homer High School’s Drama, Debate and Forensics Club will host a clinic for incoming eighth, ninth, and tenth graders on Sept. 12-13 at Homer High. The clinic runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration fee is $75, and includes lunch. Registration forms are available online, or for more information, contact Kathy Kysar at KKysar@KPBSD.k12.ak.us

Paul Banks Elementary
School hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
• School pictures will be taken by Life Touch on Tuesday, Sept. 22. A picture packet will be sent home with your child closer to picture day. Re-takes will be on Oct. 22. A portrait program will also be
offered in the spring.
• Paul Banks provides a hot lunch program. We ask everyone to please fill out the lunch application and return it to school. This form is included in the “Back to School” folder or you may pick one up from the school office. These confidential forms help determine how much funding PBE receives for the Title I program. Your attention to this matter is appreciated.
Pick-up and Dismissal Procedures
• Parents need to send a note with their child in the morning if there has been a change for the child going home at the end of the day. The note must contain the new bus number and physical location where the child will be dropped off. If you will be picking your child up at the end of the day, the school needs a note stating this. It is the school’s policy that if we have not been contacted by a parent of any changes the child will get on their regular bus to go home.
• The school will not take bus changes or “going home” changes after 2:45 p.m. each day, unless it is a true emergency. We cannot hold buses for last minute changes.
• If you are picking your child up at the end of the day, please wait in the main hall by the front office and when the bell rings at 3 p.m., you may then walk down the hall to pick your child up. Please exit out the doors at the west end of the building. This helps with the congestion at the front doors with our students in their bus lines.
• If you need to pick your child up early, please come to the office and we will call the classroom and have the teacher send your child down to the office to meet you. Dismissal time at PBE can be very hectic, and we need everyone’s help with this.

Susan B. English School, Seldovia
• 9-24-09 School pictures

West Homer Elementary
• 9-3-09 2:30 p.m. Cookie Dough Assembly
• 9-30-09 School pictures

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