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We are a Parent Partnership Program where parents of home schooled children and teachers from the Deer Park School District work together to define the educational goals and materials our parents and students use at home. The first session of Home Link started in September 2000 with 38 students. Today, we have over 500 students. We also provide core and supplemental classes at our Deer Park and Clayton campuses.

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Dance Pictures are April 17th in the Dance Studio. If your child is in Dance Team, Tap, Jazz or Ballet, group and individual pictures are available per your order.(Checks are preferred-they do not have change) Order Forms will be in your boxes. See picture schedule on Ms.B's Bulletin Board.

Please come to Nick Moeller's senior piano recital, on April 24; 6:30 pm at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, in Spokane.

DPHL Ensemble Spring Dance Concert, "Voyage d'Amite", is Saturday, April 25th at 12 noon and 3pm. Tickets are Free! Bring Everyone! We'd love to fill the High School's Theater

Go to www.discountdance.com for your dance supplies and use teacher code TP28688 for a 10% discount (1st timers) 5% discount (returning customers)


MEMO - April 13 through 17, 2015

Rested up and feelin fine as we start this first week after break? Good! Because busy, packed times are upon us-- if you tip your head up and squint--why, you can see the end of the school year out there!
Any lingering Home Link yearbook cover ideas are due this Wed, April 15th. Thanks for all the support and participation! Action shots of students? Get them to Penny Petrina!
BYU-Idaho’s choral workshop is at DPHS this Thurs, April 16th, at 10am, in the Ken Fisher auditorium. Interested Home Link students, 6 through 12th grade, are urged to participate...contact Molly, now!
Dance Pictures! If your child is in Dance Team, Tap, Jazz or Ballet your individual and group pictures are THIS Friday, April 17. Please remember to be there 30 min. before your scheduled photo time, to get dressed! If you have questions contact your dance instructor.
Our Ballet/Dance Performance is Saturday, April 25th. This is one of our bigger events of our year, you know! Show times are 12:00 and 3:00 pm. A "Voyage d'Amite" will be spotlighting our ballet and jazz classes - it’s one delight after another. The performance will be held at the Deer Park High School. Free tickets? You bet! Ask at the front desk.
Another delight is Nick Moeller's senior piano recital, on April 24; 6:30 pm at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, in Spokane. There's room on the pew for you! Another senior, Annie Cromer, is inviting all of us to support breast cancer research by walking enmass in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, on Sunday, April 26, at 9 am. Look for poster information on the ‘Firepinks’…YOU, YOU, and YOU are needed!
The computer lab at Deer Park will be open from 3 till 4:30 pm.on Tues, Wed, Thurs. for the next two weeks (the lab at Clayton will NOT be available). If your children need computer opportunities to take practice tests for the upcoming state testing; now's the time! The actual tests will encompass the weeks of April 27 - May 1 and May 4 - 8, for grades three through eight. Check the calendars we put in mailboxes for the when's and where's of each grade's testing. State testing for 10th and 11th graders, by the way, is June 2 and 3. The after-school practice opportunities are for any interested high school students as well. Come all! Relatedly, this year’s state testing has generated much interest in refusals, and program impact. I am very willing to discuss this, as well as how our out-of- district enrollment affects district, and program accountability. Come see me!
Biology EOC practice sessions are scheduled for these consecutive Tuesdays: May 12, 19, and 26, from 3:15 to 5:15 pm. at Deer Park. Biology EOC is June 4.
Two year-end events are in place: first; Kindergarten and Eighth Grade Graduation, May 28th, 7 pm. in the Gym. If you would like your child to participate in this joint graduation ceremony, please sign up on line (on the events calendar) or at the front office, by May 14th. Call Gina at 276-5511, with questions.
End of the year Fair, June 1st, 10-2 pm. IT'S COMING!!! Join us in celebrating the end of the year with games, face painting, class demonstrations, lunch, cotton candy, popcorn and soooo much more! But... we need you to make it happen. Over 40 volunteers are required to make this day a great success. If you are willing to donate one hour of your time, working a booth, please sign up now at the front office!
I’m remembering this cartoon of a hunched, older woman, asking a salesman about a stove. “Don’t you have one with a bigger back burner? I have a lot of things I really can’t handle right now.” Oh ya! All our plates are full, aren’t they? Remember the jugglers on the Ed Sullivan show who balanced four, five or six spinning plates on impossibly long poles perched on their chins or noses? And none of them were even Moms! You hang in there! Now's the time to roll up our sleeves and say, "spin it!" and take it on the chin (or nose!) with a flourish and a smile, sweet ones!!

Curriculum News!

April 23rd is the final day to check out books from the circulation Libraries!!!

Summer Check-out begins May 1st!!! Watch for information and DUE DATES in your boxes in April!

Scholastic Weekly Readers Grades 1st - 12th: Available in the Resource room and in the Mom's room at Clayton!

Scholastic Reading Club! Pick up catalogs in the Mom's room at both locations.

are now available in the Clayton library! Take a look for exciting K-12 stories!