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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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MEMO - May 22 through 26, 2017

This was overheard as one young charmer was talking to another: “These dandy-lions are my very favorite flower; they’re beautiful, beautiful! So you know what my Mom did? She planted them ALL over our yard!” You just can’t script what comes from the mouth of (our) babes!
OK, me darlins…have you put in next year’s Learning Plans? Oh good – that can lead to yummy stuff!
You’re planning on picking up your Fair tickets this week from Connie, and signing any remaining paperwork? Truly excellent!
You already have your Silverwood tickets from the DP Library? I say, let the shrieking screams begin!
You’re all signed up as a Fair volunteer? You are a perfect human being!
You even FOUND the LOST clothes items of your children?? Too much!
And the Progress reports for May (and June)???! Gimme a break, you say?? Oh, but that I could!

ADDITIONAL REMINDERS: (And check the flip side for information about the End-of-year Fair.)
The Vocal Performance class is having a spring recital THIS Tuesday, May 23, at Mt. Lamb, at 4pm. GO!
Gymnastics Mock Meets, May 24th and 25th at 6 pm in the gym. Our K-2nd grade gymnasts will be demonstrating their skills on Wednesday, the 24th. On Thursday, the 25th, the 3rd-12th graders will be showcasing all they’ve learned this year. Come and encourage our nimble, ever-talented kids!
H.S. ORIENTATION FOR THIS YEAR’S EIGHTH GRADERS: next Tue, May 30, or Wed, May 31, both starting at 3:15 pm at Deer Park. PLEASE students and parents attend for information about state changes in H.S. requirements, and Home Link procedures. It will last 30 mins.
SPIRIT WEEK! Is May 30th- June 1. During the FINAL week of classes, there will be an opportunity to celebrate the closing of the school year in this way: Tuesday- Storybook Day (your favorite storybook character); Wednesday- Hawaiian Day; Thursday- Crazy Hair Day. Prizes will be awarded each day at lunch time to the students who show the most spirit! Hey – that could be YOU!
Kindergarten and Eighth Grade Graduation is NEXT Thursday, June 1st, at 7pm in the Deer Park Home Link Gym. If you would like your child to be a part of this special evening, please sign them up! There is a clipboard under the Events Board or you can sign them up online under Events.
JUNE 2: EOC ALGEBRA, GEOMETRY, AND BIOLOGY TESTING; AT DEER PARK, 9 AM. This involves a good number of our high schoolers…check with your consultant.
On that same morning, June 2, at 9 am, there will be a Math placement assessment for those students desiring to take Algebra 1, or Pre-Algebra through the Academic Track next year. Please contact your consultant if you have questions about pre-assessments.
A mighty THANK YOU, Mary Basta, Autumn Makert, Kathy Starr, Amy Vogel and Gina Levering for all the delightful performances we were treated at last Friday’s ‘Evening with the Arts’! We couldn’t have been more charmed…there were kindergarteners through high schoolers on stage together; talent in big and little packages! Many thanks for the end-of-year fun.
One final heads-up: Kelly Irish Dancers are performing THIS Friday, May 26, at 4 pm and 7 pm.at Deer Park HS Theater. Home Link students Olivia, Joshua and Esther Griffin, Braelee Wagner, Julie Sprague, as well as Josh Wood and Sidny Stewart (alum) are all performing! There's a poster in the Parent's room. Tickets are $12 and can be gotten through any dancer, or people can call Margaret at 509.220.3479. These performances are always so special; don’t miss out!