FPCS TIDBITS

December 8, 2017

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.

Office closed for winter break

The office will be closed for winter break starting Monday December 25th and will re-open on Monday January 8th at 9am. Everyone have a wonderful holiday season and winter break.

student government fundraiser

See’s Candies Stocking Stuffers!

~ Support FPCS Student Government ~

FPCS High School Student Government is raising funds for their Statewide Conference in Healy this coming April! They are selling See’s Candies on the Cross Point Campus on December 13th and 14th (last day of class for small group classes!) at 9am and at the FPCS offices on December 15 from 9-noon! Only $7.50 a box – Fresh from California, shipped the week of sale!!

Great Stocking Stuffers!!

Please contact Student Government Advisor Teresa Kress at 230-7938 or Kress_Teresa@asdk12.org

Limited Supply – will take early orders!

Emergency School Closures

As winter approaches, if you aren't sure if there is a school closure due to bad weather please check the following:



This applies to all small group classes taught. If your student attends a small group class taught by a vendor, please contact the vendor directly.

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December 7, 1941 - The U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was attacked by nearly 200 Japanese aircraft in a raid that lasted just over one hour and left nearly 3,000 Americans dead.
December 8, 1987 - President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Russia's General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev signed the INF Treaty eliminating all intermediate-range and shorter-range nuclear missiles.
December 9, 1993 - A five-day repair job in space on the $3 billion Hubble Space Telescope was finished by U.S. astronauts.
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Scholarships available for seniors pursuing an engineering degree Application Deadline January 19, 2018 click link below for the application.

The George S. & Stella M.Knight Essay Contest submissions due by 12/31/17 - click link below

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APC Board meeting

When: Thursday, December 14th 6:30 pm

Where: 401 E. Fireweed Lane, Board Room

Evergreen Centerpiece Field Trip and Activity for Grades K-12

Join us for our annual visit to Dimond Greenhouses.


Happy Chronister will lead a learning activity to help students understand how the availability of sunlight, water and minerals in the soil impacts the growth of trees. We will make an evergreen centerpiece with greenery and red roses.


Grades K - 12 welcome. Students under 10 should have parent supervision and please leave younger, non-participating siblings at home.


When: Thursday, December 14, 2:00-3:00 pm or 3:00-4:00 pm


Where: Dimond Greenhouses - 1050 West Dimond Blvd., Anch. 99515

(Access by going east on Dimond, between Minnesota and C Street. It is up on a hill with the driveway just before a coffee shack. Shoot for arriving at 2:50 so we start on time.)


Cost: $25 for suppplies - Requisitions only to be put under a science or art class in the OLS. Find the "field trip" tab to the far right after the supplies/vendor services/non-profits tabs.


Text Happy at 240-7244 to let her know you are signing up for the class. We need 3 volunteers who would bring cookies to share to make the event more fun!

Bricks 4 Kidz Field Trips

Bricks 4 Kidz are hands-on class where children learn the fundamentals of S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) using Lego® bricks. Students may register for these classes through the OLS. This is under field trips and is requisition only.

Meet Aimee Sims at 7703 Eastbrook Drive, Anchorage

WHEN: January - 1/16, 1/17, 1/18, 1/19/2018

COST: $175.00

TIME: 10:30am-12:30pm

GRADES: 4+ ONE WEEK ONLY

THEME: NXT & EV3 Robotics

Experience the cutting edge of technology with the introduction of LEGO® MINDSTORMS NXT & EV3 Robotics. Students will be captivated as they incorporate the newest generation of motors, sensors and software by programming their commands directly into the intelligent brick. Test their capabilities by moving an object with a robotic claw, or a creating a mousetrap. Our endless list of builds is sure to provide the complete fundamental components of robotics at best!

WHEN: February - 2/12, 2/13, 2/14, 2/15, 2/16/2018

COST: $110.00

TIME: 10:30-11:30am

GRADES: K-2 ONE WEEK ONLY

THEME: Transportation

If you like planes and automobiles, then this unit is for you! Students will build motorized models of a dragster, an airplane and more. Explore the history of transportation, each lesson introduces terminology related to each mode of transportation, like “lift and propulsion” for the airplane, as well as describes how each “vehicle” works. And the best part is the models are so much fun to play with!

WHEN: February - 2/12, 2/13, 2/14, 2/15, 2/16/2018

COST: $140.00

TIME: 11:45am-12:45pm

GRADES: 3-4 ONE WEEK ONLY

THEME: Wedo 2.0

The WeDo 2.0 software provides an excellent platform for science learning, offering an innovative way for students to model reality, conduct investigations, and use design skills.

Programming is an important part of 21st century learning. With the WeDo 2.0 software we teach programming in an intuitive way – letting students bring their creations to life while sharpening computational thinking skills like logical reasoning, pattern recognition, and modeling simulations.

The Wedo 2.0 is a drag and drop icon-based software that introduces kids to the world of wireless computer programming and robotics.

Visit our website for information on Bricks 4 Kidz at: www.bricks4kidz.com/117

Please call Aimee Sims with any question you may have at: 223-8989

or Carmela Doney with Bricks 4 Kidz at: 223-5023.

The Anchorage School District does not endorse these materials or the viewpoints expressed in them.

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Superintendent: Dr. Deena Bishop (742-4312)

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

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