FPCS TIDBITS

February 23, 2018

Working together with families in a partnership of teachers, staff and community members to provide an individualized learning environment that fosters high achievement in core and elective areas; preparing students for life-long success.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 9TH

BUDGET ALLOCATION DEADLINE all money that is going to be spent for the 2017-18 school year must be allocated in the OLS. Budgets will be locked at 4 pm. 2nd semester receipts are due no later than Friday April 27th.
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Do you want your child's sibling to be at FPCS for the 2018-19 school year?

If you have siblings that you are planning to enroll for the 2018-19 school year,please make sure to apply for a slot in the online lottery. Due to our increasing enrollment we are fast approaching our charter enrollment cap (700). If you do not lottery your siblings they may not have a spot at our school, should we reach our cap.


Students already attending our school DO NOT need to lottery back in.


Please click on the link below for the lottery application for NEW students only, Lottery application deadline is Thursday March 22nd by 5:00 pm.

Are you looking for a way to be involved in our school?

APC Elections! Submit your Candidate Application by

March 31, 2018



The Academic Policy Committee (APC) is the governing body of FPCS, comprised of FPCS parents, teachers, and students. These members oversee and guide many aspects of the direction of our school.


There are two parent seats and two student seats that will be available in the upcoming elections in May. The election will close at our end of the year event on May 8, 2018.


If you would like to have a voice in our school’s decision making processes, please contact our APC Elections Committee Chair, Teresa Kress, at Kress_Teresa@asdk12.org - she will send you the application and answer any questions you may have regarding serving on the APC or the elections process. Thank you for considering serving on our APC!

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Leadership Training for Teens

The Alaska Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute is an innovative service and leadership training for young people in grades 8-12 preparing them for higher education, careers, employment, community involvement and life. This dynamic community leadership training is offered to interested youth from across Alaska and includes five days of skill development and instruction in self and community assessment, diversity, goal setting, team building, project planning and decision-making, plus hands on field exercises, a community service project and a graduation ceremony.

Up to 50 students can participate in this opportunity, which occurs over sprint break. The application deadline is Feb. 28. Please share with interested students.

Speed Mentoring Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors

The Alaska World Affairs Council and the Anchorage School District have teamed up to offer a jump start to high school juniors and seniors though speed mentoring with successful industry executives on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in atrium of the ASD Education Center.


The day will begin with an informational presentation by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education guiding students through tools for identifying careers that connect with their interests and ways to fund their postsecondary learning. Following the presentation, students will rotate through 10-minute mentoring sessions with twenty-four mentors from a wide spectrum of industries with international scope. The day concludes with a free-form networking session for students and mentors to connect as well as for students to talk with various organizations with information and resources for follow-up.


Interested students should apply online. If you have questions, contact Chip Abolafia at 742-4839.

Essay and Video Contest for High School Students

The Federal Judges Association and the Federal Bar Association are sponsoring an essay and video contest for High School Students. The topic "What Does Equal Protection Mean to Students?" celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the 14th Amendment. Entries are due by Feb. 28. Learn more.

Participate in the Science Fair Download Registration Form Below

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Seniors Invited to Apply for Internship with Senator

All Alaska high school students in their senior year may apply for the opportunity to spend four weeks in Senator Murkowski's Washington, D.C. office. The Senator will select a total of 20 students from all areas of Alaska to participate in two, month-long sessions. Housing and transportation will be coordinated by the Senator's office, but interns will be responsible for the cost. High School interns will be paid a small stipend.

Interested students may apply online, the deadline is Thursday, March 15. If you have questions, please contact 202-224-5301 or email Krystal_Edens@murkowski.senate.gov.

The 2018 Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition is here!

Challenge your students to “Solve Climate Change”
Registration ends March 16th!

Win up to $10,000!

Don't miss out on this great Kasitsna Bay Field Trip

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February 20, 1962

Astronaut John Glenn became the first American launched into orbit. Traveling aboard the "Friendship 7" spacecraft, Glenn reached an altitude of 162 miles (260 kilometers) and completed three orbits in a flight lasting just under five hours. Glenn was the third American in space, preceded by Alan Shepard and Virgil “Gus” Grissom who had each completed short sub-orbital flights. All of them had been preceded by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin who was the first human in space, completing one orbit on April 12, 1961 - a feat that intensified the already ongoing Space Race between the Russians and Americans. Glenn’s successful flight showed the Americans had caught up and was followed in September 1962 by President John F. Kennedy’s open call to land an American on the moon before the decade’s end.

February 22, 1732

George Washington (1732-1799) was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He served as commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and became the first U.S. President.
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Give positive attention

Try to set aside a little uninterrupted time with your child each day, and let your child take the lead in deciding how to spend it. He/She might want to have a special story time with you or take a walk around the neighborhood to talk about the day. They will feel more important and secure— and be less apt to misbehave in an effort to make you notice them. Tip: While you’re enjoying each other’s company, be sure to give your child your total attention. Turn off distractions like your cell phone or the television.
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Thursday March 1st 2:30-4:00 pm - Science Fair Open House at Crosspoint Community Church

ANCHORAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Superintendent: Dr. Deena Bishop (742-4312)

Board President: Tam Agosti-Gisler‌‌ (742-1101 ext. 4)

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