FPCS Tidbits

January 15, 2021

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.

MLK Jr. Day Office Closure

FPCS offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.

Mark your calendar

Important upcoming dates:
  • 1/18 Martin Luther King Jr Holiday - Offices Closed
  • 1/20 FPCS Spelling Bee school competition - look for results in next week's edition!
  • 1/22 @ 6 p.m. Parent Workshop Cultivating Kindergarten Writers
  • 1/25 Ox Academy Course Drop Deadline - no charge
  • 1/29 ILP Planning Deadline
  • 1/29 Vendor Billing Deadline for 1st Semester
  • 1/29 @ 6 p.m. Parent Workshop How to Make Social Studies Come Alive with History Unboxed
Library Sign-Up Link

Click here to sign up to visit our Library!

Class of 2021!

Congratulations, Seniors! We look forward to working with you as we get ready for graduation. It's time to submit some pictures, quotes, and bio information. Write up something that represents the essence of you!

All Seniors need to fill out the GRADUATION SIGN-UP form. Please contact Dr. Parker if you have trouble accessing the form or have questions. You can submit this document multiple times if you have more to add.

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Upcoming Parent Workshops

January 22 at 6 pm

Cultivating Kindergarten Writers

Our own sponsor teacher, Megan Schneider, who has many years of experience as a kindergarten teacher, will show us how to take our kindergarteners from the beginning stages of writing (ie drawing pictures to express an idea) to writing sentences on their own.

Zoom Meeting ID: 358 714 1535

Password: homeschool

January 29 at 6 pm

How to Make Social Studies Come Alive with History Unboxed

Stephanie Hanson, an Educational Outreach Specialist with History Unboxed, will be talking about the science behind the importance of hands on learning and will share how to use hands on learning to make social studies exciting.

Zoom Meeting ID: 358 714 1535

Password: homeschool

We'd love to have you attend the live zoom but as always, this workshop will be recorded and you can find it here (along with all the other recordings of past parent workshops!)

We want to hear from you!

As we plan for next school year, we want to hear from you. Tell us what needs you have as a homeschool family.

Writing Workshop for Parent-Teachers

FPCS has an exciting series of parent workshops to share with you: writing workshops that equip you to teach your child to write a strong paragraph! There are 5 videos in this series - the first two videos are lengthy, but definitely worth the time investment, with the final three videos taking less time to work through. The Workshop is designed to build as it progresses, following the order of videos starting with #1 and ending with #5 is highly recommended. (Step up to Writing documents referenced in the videos are downloadable PDF files below)

Paragraph Video #1: Paragraph Outline

Paragraph Video #2: Topic Sentences

Paragraph Video #3: Making Your Writing More Interesting With the 3 E's

Paragraph Video #4: Transitions

Paragraph Video #5: Conclusions

Reader's Theater Workshops

Anna Roys, FPCS Sponsor Teacher, will lead two Reader's Theater Workshops. You can attend with your children so they can participate in the Reader's Theater or by yourself to learn how to lead a reader's theater in your home. Contact Anna (roys_anna@asdk12.org) for more information on Reader's Theater. If you would like to observe or participate, please contact your Sponsor Teacher.

  • Reader's Theater Workshop Part A; February 18 at 1:00 pm
  • Reader's Theater Workshop Part B; February 25 at 1:00 pm

College & Career Readiness

College/Career workshop recordings

Click here to view workshop recordings!

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UA Scholars Program

The UA Scholars Award is a $12,000 scholarship awarded to Alaska high school students who are in the top 10% of their class at the end of their junior year as determined by their school.

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The APC needs you!

It's time for our annual school board elections and we need your help! FPCS is looking for two parents (3-year term), one teacher (3-year term), and two high-school students (1-year term) to serve on our Academic Policy Committee to be seated in June 2021. The APC regularly meets on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

More information regarding the purpose and responsibilities of the APC can be found in our Bylaws, Articles I-VI. If you are interested, you may apply by completing the APC candidate questionnaire. Applications may be submitted from January 1 - March 31, 2021.

Please email Jewelene Utic (jutic@icloud.com) with completed applications and/or questions.

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FPCS YouTube Channel

Did you know that Family Partnership has our own FPCS YouTube channel? Access our growing collection of videos to equip and support you as your child's teacher. We post all our recorded parent and college/career workshops. Check it out!!