FPCS TIDBITS

Thursday, October 22, 2015

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FPCS - Influenza Vaccine Clinic (Tomorrow - This Friday)

The Anchorage School district is offering free Influenza Vaccine for all school age children again this year. The Influenza Clinic for both Family Partnership School and Frontier Charter School students only.


Where: Family Partnership Building: 401 E. Fireweed Ln

When: October 23th from 1:30 – 3:30.


The clinic is a walk in clinic no scheduling is required. I will have the Information fliers as well as the consent forms available at the clinic.


The influenza Vaccine will be offered in both the injection and the intranasal form this year.


Hope to see you there,

Kathy Bell, School Nurse

Keyboarding Without Tears

ASD is providing licenses for grades K-4 this year. Families can also purchase it on their own! It's very affordable (under $10 per student) and get their own username/password.


STUDENT & TEACHER LOG IN:


http://clever.com/in/asd


Follow these steps to login:

1. Select the Log in with Active Directory button
2. Enter student or teacher credentials (must be a valid student AD account)
3. Click on the Keyboarding Without Tears link

This will take the student/teacher directly into the individualized application.


For more information contact: Kjerstin Thomas: thomas_kjerstin@asdk12.org

Open MATH & READING Lab

When: Wednesdays 9:30-1:00

Dates: October 14, 21, 28, and November 4, 11, 18

Where: FPCS Office (Board Room, left side, second door)


This is an open computer lab time for students who want to use Math Whizz, Lexia Core5 or Lexia Strategies with teacher support. This lab time is for students in grades K-8. A teacher will be available to help the student use either program. Parents can come to learn how to use these programs at home. Or, come and learn about resources to support students struggling in math or reading. This service is free to our students. We can accommodate up to 20 students at a time, so you may drop in anytime. Students may stay for up to one hour.


For More Information Contact: Kjerstin Thomas - thomas_kjerstin@asdk12.org or Kristin Jackson jackson_kristin@asdk12.org

Make a Difference Day

Did you know?


Each year on Make a Difference Day, ex-President Jimmie Carter gets out his hammer and saw, and helps to build or rebuild housing in underprivileged areas.


Saturday October 24th


Initiated in 1990, this is a national day that is devoted to helping others by doing volunteer work in the community. The activity can be almost anything. On this day, millions of Americans participate in community improvement projects. It takes the form of cleanup, fixup, painting, and repair in poorer neighborhoods, parks and municipal facilities. It doesn't matter what project you take on. It doesn't matter whether you help a non-profit organization, the community, your town, nursing home, a church, a food kitchen, or any other group in need. What matters is that you participate.


Make a commitment to help others for just one day. Make a difference on Make a Difference Day!


http://makeadifferenceday.com/documents/Make_A_Difference_Day_Brochure.pdf

Field Trip to see the F22 Jets

Where: Joint Base Elmendorf / Richardson (JBER)

When: November 16


Security Clearance is needed. If interested, contact Aimee Sims for more information.


Email: sims_aimee@asdk12.org
Phone: 223-8989 or 258-1352

REIMBURSEMENT REQUESTS

Just a friendly reminder that the reimbursement deadline for all 1st semester purchases (dated 6/1/15 - 12/1/15) of curriculum, non profit vendor services, school supplies, and internet services is December 2, 2015 at the close of business (4:00 p.m.).


You don't need to wait til December 2nd to submit requests. In fact, families are encouraged to begin submitting your requests (with the proper documentation) as soon as possible to avoid a backlog and potential delays that come with the last minute submissions by our 400 + families.


If you have any questions, please contact your sponsor teacher:


Valerie Burgess: burgess_valerie@asdk12.org - (907) 952-3317

Happy Chronister: chronister_happy@asdk12.org - (907) 240-7244

Teresa Hintze: hintze_teresa@asdk12.org - (907) 360-3446

Teresa Kress: kress_teresa@asdk12.org - (907) 230-7938

Lynnetta Marcellus: marcellus_lynnetta@asdk12.org - (907) 444-7366

Anna Roys: roys_anna@asdk12.org - (907) 317-2750


Note: FPCS will not reimburse families for purchases and expenses incurred prior to your enrollment.

Honor Band Auditions

Each year outstanding students enrolled in the Anchorage School District sixth-grade band program join together to form the Honor Band. Selection of members will be based on auditions to be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Begich Middle School and Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Romig Middle School from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Students may audition either day. Auditions generally take 10 minutes and are heard on a first-come, first-served basis.


Only students who are 6th graders and are enrolled in their school's band program may audition.


Honor Band auditions are:

Wednesday, December 9th - Begich Middle School - 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 10th - Romig Middle School - 4:30-6:00 p.m.


Audition Application forms and Music info. is available upon request from Debbie at the front office.

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