Friday, February 12, 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.


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Middle School Battle of the Books

On February 9, 2016 the Anchorage School District held its Middle School Battle of the Books tournament at Romig for all ASD middle school teams. The competition focused on 12 different books by 12 different authors and genres. Each student is required to read every book and the competition tests their knowledge and familiarity of the different books. Family Partnership Charter School’s three-person team of Wrangle Kruckenberg, Filamena Fischer, and Daden Fischer had been practicing, discussing and preparing like mad for the District competition since October. However, on the day of the Battle, they were unfortunately down one team member as Daden had come down with a nasty bout of the stomach flu the night before. Still excited and ready to go, Wrangle and Filamena took on the rest of the ASD teams with vigor and determination. Persevering through three, incredibly tense, rounds, Wrangle and Mena brilliantly represented Family Partnership and we are proud to have them in our school.

They all recommend the 12 books in the competition and challenge all of our school members to read them all!

Battle of the Books Middle School Reading List:

Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer

Call it Courage by Armstrong Sperry

The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick

Endangered by Eliot Schrefer

Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde

Heist Society by Ally Carter

Ungifted by Gordon Korman

The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

The Outcasts – Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

Bristol Bay Summer by Annie Boochever

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Early College Program "ORIENTATION"


FEBRUARY 16th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join us to learn about options for earning college/university credit at the same time you work toward earning your high school diploma. FPCS student allotments can utilized to cover tuition, books, and some fees for eligible courses.

UAA Advising Specialists and FPCS Teach-to-Lead Early College Program faculty will be on hand to answer questions.

WIN Wednesdays Started January 27 Come and Join In on this wonderful learning opportunity

"What I Need" (WIN) Wednesdays at the FPCS Office

Who: Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Time: 9:30a.m. -3:00 p.m. (North Conference Room, left side, second door)

This is an open computer lab time for students who would like to use Math Whizz, Lexia Core5 or Lexia Strategies with teacher support.

Parents are encouraged to come and learn how to use these programs at home and learn about resources to support your students unique needs in math or reading.

This service is free to our students.

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The last day to allocate goods and services for the 2015-16 school year is coming up.

Families are encouraged to fund expenses related to courses in your ILP only as needed for the current school year. Those students re-enrolling for the 2016-17 school year will have any unexpended allotments from this year rolled over and available for use once the re-enrollment process is completed starting June 1st.

It is highly recommended that you do not wait til the last minute to allocate funds as budgets will be locked as scheduled (4:00 p.m. AKT).

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Congratulations to the following students who have earned certificates for their work in the Lexia Challenge. Thank you parents and teachers for encouraging your students and providing them with the time to work with the Lexia Core 5 program.

Isaac Adams

Lynciemae Adams - Congratulations for completing ALL levels of the Lexia Core5

Bowaq Anowlic
Anthony Basargin

Aubrey Bialik

Isaro Brooks

Nigatu Daggett
Isabella Elliot

Kai Finch

Audra Grimm
Maximus Huffman - Congratulations for passing to the next level
Clayton Jackson

Noora Janjua

Zadok Land
Hope Marroquin

George Martinez

Erin Schrader
Hayden Unger

Alaska Measures of Progress

The AMP computer based assessment will take again place this spring and will have two subtests, English language arts and math. Students in grades 4, 8 and 10 will also take Science as an AMP subtest.

Although the assessment is not timed, each subtest will take most students between 90-150 minutes.

Your sponsor teacher will be contacting you regarding specifics regarding testing dates, times, and locations.

More information regarding practice tests to familiarize students with the test technology and testlets to familiarize students with the rigor of test questions will be forthcoming in future tidbits.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the tests 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


22nd Annual Statewide Poetry Contest


For full details follow the link below.


Divisions & Awards:

Adult 1st Place $150 | 2nd Place $100 | 3rd Place $50

High School 1st Place $100 | 2nd Place $50 | 3rd Place $25

Middle School 1st Place $75 | 2nd Place $40 | 3rd Place $20

Elementary 1st Place $50 | 2nd Place $30 | 3rd Place $15


• Open to Alaska residents only.
• No more than four poems per author may be entered.
• All poems must be original and not previously published.
• Each must be typed or formatted to an 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of
paper and may not exceed 100 lines in length.
• A separate cover page should include name, address, phone and
division, as well as the titles of all poems submitted. Author’s
name should not appear on any poems.

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The JBER Spouses’ Club is offering academic scholarships to graduating seniors. These scholarships will assist students in their first year of advanced education at an accredited university or college.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a graduating high school senior, the son or daughter of an active duty or retired active duty member. Rank is not a consideration. The active duty military member and/or family must live in the Anchorage area. The Anchorage area is considered to be from Wasilla/Palmer to Girdwood. This includes students whose parents are divorced. A student living with a parent who has married a military member, who provides support, even if not adopted by the service member, is also eligible.

Applicants must have a current military ID card, must be a US citizen, and must have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Selection Criteria: Selection of recipients is based upon scholarship, leadership, and citizenship. Our goal is to choose students who are recognized as well-rounded individuals. A scholarship criterion includes the essay portion of the application, GPA, SAT/ACT score, difficulty and variety of classes, as well as Honors and Advanced Placement classes. Activities in and out of school, such as offices held, honors, awards, work experience, etc. will be taken into consideration.

While need is not considered in the selection process, a recipient may not also accept a four year full tuition scholarship or an appointment to a service academy. This will forfeit the JSC scholarship and it will be awarded to a selected alternate.

Deadline: All applications must be postmarked by February 26, 2015 to be considered for selection. Late submissions will not be accepted.

All paperwork must be submitted together and sent to JSC as a complete package. Application form, scholarship guidelines, and checklist form are available online at www.jberspousesclub.com.


For the last 18 years, students ages 13 to 18, have been invited to spend their Spring Break at the Annual Youth Points of Light Leadership Institute. Students from schools across the state receive 40 hours of training in creating leadership skills. The week culminates with a volunteer service project and a graduation dinner. Graduates return to their communities to use their newly-gained skills to develop community service projects and leadership opportunities for others.

Deadline for application is February 28, 2016.

For information download the PYLI flyer, visit Friends of Alaska PYLI on Facebook or email Beau Bassett at friends.of.alaska.pyli@gmail.com. To apply download the PYLI application.


  • February 15, 2016 - President's Day (OFFICE CLOSED)
  • February 19, 2016 - Teacher Inservice (9:00 - 4:00)
  • March 3 - FPCS Science Fair (Crosspoint)
  • March 11, 2016 - 2015-16 BUDGET ALLOCATION DEADLINE (4:00 p.m.)


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