Friday, January 8, 2016
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.
ONLINE SYSTEM (OLS) Update
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
A New Look
Administrative and Business offices are now located on the west side of the building (to the left as you enter from the front entrance).
Sponsor Teacher offices and OnTrack meeting areas are now located on the east side of the building (to the right as you enter from the front entrance)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
On the third Monday in January, people in the United States observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. It is a national holiday that honors an important leader of the Civil Rights movement in the United States. Many communities celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day with picnics, festivals, parades, and marches.
Dr. King worked hard for freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples. He used nonviolent actions to help bring about change. He gave speeches and led peaceful marches in many parts of the country. He gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial during the historic March on Washington on August 28,1963.
Dr. King’s work in the Civil Rights movement helped bring about the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This act made segregation in public places against the law. It also made it illegal for employers to refuse to hire people because of their race, religion, national origin, or gender. That same year, King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. He continued his civil rights work through the 1960s. On April 4, 1968, King was assassinated.
Soon after Dr. King’s death, a bill was introduced in Congress to make his birthday a national holiday. The bill did not become law for 15 years. Finally, in 1983, Congress voted to establish the holiday in King’s honor. President Ronald Reagan then signed it into law.
Pennies for Patients
Help your students learn how their small actions can make a difference in the lives of children all around the world. Family Partnership will once again be participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients campaign. We're hoping to surpass the amount collected last year ($103.00). Collection boxes will be available at Crosspoint and the main office during the weeks of January 18-22 and January 25-29.
FREE ACT PREP
Date: Thursday, January 21st
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Includes a free online follow up program for students available for one month.
2016 Visit Our Schools Month
Come visit our school this February
Community members, businesses and parents are invited to visit any ASD school during the month of February to learn more about the community's public schools. While schools welcome members of the public year-round, this coordinated effort provides parents and community members an opportunity to learn more about the many educational opportunities available. Last year, ASD schools welcomed more than 2,100 visitors.
The safety of our students will always remain our top priority. All people on tours will be checked in through normal procedures that visitors follow. Principals and school staff will be leading the tours and tour groups will never be unsupervised. Students will continue classroom activities during tours and the tours will not interfere with student learning.
Learn more about Visit Our Schools Month at www.asdk12.org/visit.
State Ferry Naming Contest
Sponsored by the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities and the Governor’s Office.
By state law, state ferries are named after Alaska glaciers. Students (in grades 6-12) are invited to submit a name for one of two new state ferries and provide supporting evidence in an essay of 400 to 800 words. The content should include scientific and historical information. One ferry will be named by a student from grades 6 to 8, and the other ferry will be named by a student from grades 9 to 12.
The two winning students will receive an award certificate in their classroom presented by the Governor, Lt. Governor, or Commissioner of DOT&PF. The winning essay will be framed and displayed on the ferry it names.
Essays are due March 15, 2016
A flyer, a learning guide from DOT&PF, and an outline of the contest are available at: http://FerryAlaska.com/contest.
CALLING ALL FPCS SCIENCE ENTHUSIASTS
IMPORTANT DATES - EVENTS - DEADLINES
- January 11, 2016 - Crosspoint small-group classes begin
- January 11, 2016 - APC Committee Work Sessions - 6:30 p.m. - FPCS Office
- January 15, 2016 - 2nd semester ILP's due
- January 18, 2016 - Martin Luther King Day (Office Closed / No Classes)
- January 29, 2016 - Vendor Billing Deadline 4:00 p.m. (1st Semester Invoices)
THANK YOU FPCS SCHOOL BUSINESS PARTNERS
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