April 16, 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.

Reimbursement Deadline

Completed packages must be turned in no later than Friday, April 27th at 4 pm for all purchases made after December 1st 2017.

The only exception that will be made is for the May internet, please turn it in as soon as it is received.

Graduation 2018

Be sure to mark your calendars for the class of 2018 graduation Monday May 21st 7:00pm at East High School.


Is your family service oriented? If you are, we have a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to give back to the community.

Family Partnership is striking up a partnership with the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer. They need help preparing the grounds for the 2018 opening on Mother's Day.

Date: Saturday, May 5

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 p.m. (includes a 45 minute tour of the Farm)

Location: 12850 E. Archie Rd., Palmer, AK 99645

Note: Please bring a sack lunch, water bottle, rakes, shovels, garden gloves, and service oriented spirit.

Our business partner, BAC Transportation, is providing us with a bus for 35 people for this field trip. Contact Happy at 240-7244 if you want to reserve any of the seats on the bus for your family. We will meet under the sign of Totem Theater near the curve of Muldoon and Tudor at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 5. We will depart promptly at 10:00 and hopefully return by 3:00 to our cars.

Revision to APC Bylaws

On August 15, 2016, in regular meeting and in accordance with APC Bylaws, Article 10, the APC voted to revise its bylaws. These revisions, delineated below, are now available for public consideration and comment. If you would like to comment on any of these revisions contact me, Ladd Parker at ladd.parker@gmail.com or appear in person at the next regular meeting of the FPCS APC scheduled for May 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM.

Revision 1: change to election committee composition and procedures

Applies to Article III, Section 1

Action: revise (additions in bold, deletions are italic and underlined)

(Article III, Section 1 will be revised to read)

In November of each year, the APC shall elect an election committee. At a minimum, the committee shall have three APC members, preferably a parent, teacher and student. The committee need not be limited to APC members. of three (3) persons. The composition of the committee shall be two parents who are eligible to vote for a parent seat and one teacher who is eligible to vote for a teacher seat. Of these three, at least one person shall be a member of the APC.The election committee shall oversee the election process for positions on the APC. Elections shall culminate at the annual meeting of FPCS. The election committee shall do the following:

  1. Publicly announce (by electronic notification via email and on the FPCS web site) upcoming open seats on the APC, purpose and responsibilities of the board, timeline for election and election events to the entire FPCS population by December.
  2. Accept applications from and verify eligibility of candidates for membership to the APC. Nominations begin January 1 and close March 31.
  3. In its discretion, nominate individuals who have not submitted an application as candidates for positions on the APC. All individuals nominated must grant their permission.
  4. The committee will compile an information packet to be given to all candidates which will contain, but is not limited to, the following information; timeline for election and election events, explanation of how the candidate can participate in election events, list of resources for acquiring information pertinent to FPCS specifically and charter schools in general, list of questions and information needed to compile the voter’s election guide.
  5. 5. Organize a candidate open forum to be held on the third week of April at the principal office of FPCS or at another location to be determined by the election committee and announced in the December newsletter or bulletin.
  6. Prepare a voter’s election guide, which will include a brief statement not to exceed two typewritten pages from candidates. Copies shall be available at the principal office of FPCS and sent by mail to all parents, students, teachers, and staff members of the FPCS by mid April.
  7. Prepare a paper or electronic ballot listing the candidates. No write-in votes will be counted. (Revised 3/31/2014)
  8. Ensure that an up-to-date master list of qualified voters is compiled and verified by the FPCS registrar and Principal within one week preceding the election.
  9. Distribute the ballots according to accepted election procedures and oversee the election so that it is conducted in a fair manner.
  10. Advise the candidates and the APC of the election results in writing. Members who are elected through the FPCS APC Annual Elections will be seated by the Elections Committee in the following manner: The persons elected will be seated in their category (parent, teacher, or student) where the person with the most votes will be assigned to the APC seat with the longest available term, the person with the next highest number of votes will be assigned to the next longest available term, etc. In case of a tie a coin toss flip will decide who will get the longest term. (Revised 4/24/2014)
  11. Prepare a report stating the results of the election which report shall be kept at the principal office of FPCS and be made available for review by interested parents, students, teachers, or staff members of the FPCS.
  12. Announce the election results at the day after the Annual Meeting by contacting the new members personally and posting on the school website the second week of May.
  13. Newly elected APC members will be seated in the first meeting in June following the elections.
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April 11, 1970

Apollo 13 was launched from Cape Kennedy at 2:13 p.m. Fifty-six hours into the flight an oxygen tank exploded in the service module. Astronaut John L. Swigert saw a warning light that accompanied the bang and said, "Houston, we've had a problem here." Swigert, James A. Lovell and Fred W. Haise then transferred into the lunar module, using it as a "lifeboat" and began a perilous return trip to Earth, splashing down safely on April 17th.

April 14, 1828

The first dictionary of American-style English was published by Noah Webster as the American Dictionary of the English Language.

April 15, 1817

The first American school for the deaf was founded by Thomas H. Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc in Hartford, Connecticut.
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Fri. Apr. 27th 4:00 pm - Reimbursement Deadline

Mon. May 21st 7:00 pm - Graduation @ East H.S.


Superintendent: Dr. Deena Bishop (742-4312)

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