FPCS TIDBITS

September 2, 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.

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL

Greetings Everyone,


Although we officially start our school year on June 1st, we have two other events that signify a start to the new year for us.


One is our annual back to school picnic at Kincaid Park. We had an amazing turn out this year. It was great to see so many familiar faces as well as new ones in the crowd. If you weren't able to make it this year, we hope that you can find the time in your schedule to join us next August. It really is a lot of fun.


FPCS would like to thank our amazing business partner: McDonalds on Lake Otis & Dimond for their generous donation of hamburgers, cheese, buns, and condiments.


The other is the start of our Small Group classes at Crosspoint in south Anchorage. Classes began this past week with High School students attending on Monday & Wednesdays and K-8 students attending on Tuesdays & Thursdays.


As we head into the 3 day weekend, I want to wish everyone a fun filled and safe time with family and friends. I'm holding out hope that the sun will stick around for a while.


Your Principal,

Deanne Carroll

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DID YOU KNOW?

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.


Labor Day Legislation

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.


Founder of Labor Day


More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.


Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold."


But Peter McGuire's place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.


Who do you think is the real Father of Labor Day?

Letter from APC Chair

Subject: Revision to Bylaws, 8th Amendment dated 10/14/2015


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 Ladd Parker at ladd.parker@gmail.com or appear in person at the next regular meeting of the FPCS APC scheduled for September 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM.


Ladd Parker ~ APC Chair


Click here to review proposed revisions

Letter from APC Chair

Subject: Revision to Independent Academic Policy (IAP), July 1st 2012 – June 30th 2022


On August 15, 2016, in regular meeting and in accordance with APC decision, the APC voted to revise its IAP. These revisions, delineated below, are now available for public consideration and comment. If you would like to comment on any of these revisions contact Ladd Parker at ladd.parker@gmail.com or appear in person at the next regular meeting of the FPCS APC scheduled for September 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM.‌


Ladd G. Parker ~ APC Chairman


Click here to view proposed revisions

FALL MAP SCREENER

Measures of Academic Progress


The fall universal screener assessments will take place September 12th to 23rd for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Please look for e-mails from your sponsor teacher regarding test session schedules and sign up.

Anchorage Police Department Youth Academy

Now Accepting Applications from High School Students for the Fall Youth Academy!


The Anchorage Police Department is accepting applications for the Fall APD Youth Academy scheduled for Wednesday, October 26 through Friday, October 28, 2016.


The 20-hour Academy provides juniors and seniors in high school with a glimpse of how police work and operate in their community, and the variety of career opportunities within law enforcement.


The Fall Academy is being held during half days and on an in-service day so students will not be missing classes. Please note that two days of the academy will be held at the ASD Education Center and Friday classes will be held at the APD Training Center. Students must be able to provide their own transportation.


The academy will hold up to 30 students and will be provided to applicants on a first come, first serve basis.


Applications are due by Monday, September 19, 2016. The application is available in the image attachment of this message. Or you can visit www.muni.org/APD and download the application from the homepage.


Contact Information: Jennifer Castro

Public Affairs Unit

907-786-8571

jcastro@muni.org

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BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

The Battle of the Books is a statewide Alaskan reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Alaska Association of School Librarians. The goals of the program are to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote academic excellence.


If you are interested in participating as part of the FPCS Battle of the Books team please contact our BB Advisor: Teresa Hintze - hintze_teresa@asdk12.org or (907) 360-3446


2016-2017 Final Bookmarks


K/2 bookmarks
3/4 bookmarks
5/6 bookmarks
MS bookmarks
HS bookmarks

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ANCHORAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Superintendent: Dr. Deena Paramo (742-4312)

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

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