FPCS Tidbits

August 6, 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.

Annual Family Picnic

Monday, Aug. 16th, 5-7pm

4400 Business Park Boulevard

Anchorage, AK

Join the FUN between 5 & 7 p.m. on Monday 8/16.

Hot dogs! Chips! Salad! Bottled Water! Cookies! Cotton Candy! Popcorn! Games! Balloon Guy! Face Painting! Spirit Store! Vendors! Prize Drawings!

A huge Thank You to Club Sports Alaska for volunteering to provide games and face painting at our picnic. We are super appreciative!

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Mark your calendar

Important upcoming dates:
  • 8/2 Enrichment Class Registration begins
  • 8/9 @ 5:30pm APC Board Meeting
  • 8/10 @ 2:30pm Parent Workshop - Curriculum Demo: Unlock Math
  • 8/12 FPCS Office Closed Staff Meetings/Inservice
  • 8/16 Back to School Annual Family Picnic
  • 8/17 @ 2:30pm Parent Workshop - Curriculum Demo: Write at Home
  • 8/17 ASD Classes Begin
  • 8/20 @ 2:30pm Parent Workshop - Goal Setting - A Family Event! by Mr. D Math
  • 8/25 @ 9:00am Parent Workshop - Curriculum Demo: Build Your Library

APC Board Meeting 8/9

The Academic Policy Committee (APC) governs Family Partnership Charter School. The APC selects the Chief Administrator and oversees financial, legal and academic operations of the school to ensure the fulfillment of its mission.

Monday, August 9, 2021 @ 5:30 p.m. is your next chance to get involved - you're a stakeholder in Family Partnership Charter School! Public comment may be emailed to any APC Board Member.

The meeting will be streamed live on YouTube


Message from the APC's Chairman

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to reach out to all the parents of FPCS to let you know the APC had an unanticipated APC parent seat open up. There is one year remaining on this seat until it is up for re-election (May 31, 2022).

If you are interested in serving on the APC board and would like to be considered for this open seat, please fill out the application form below and email it to me as soon as possible at shad.schoppert@gmail.com. It will be reviewed and discussed at the meeting next Monday, August 9th at 5:30pm at FPCS. If you wish to apply, you are encouraged to attend so the APC board can meet you and ask any questions they may have.

This election process is a little different than the previous elections as it will be decided by a majority vote of the APC members.

Thank you for considering serving in this role. If you have any questions, please send me an email.

Shad Schoppert

FPCS APC Chairman

Upcoming August Parent Workshops

Tuesday, August 10 at 2:30 pm

Curriculum Demo: UnLock Math

Learn all about this virtual math curriculum for grades 6-12. It has the flexibility of Self-Paced and the support of live teachers.

Tuesday, August 17 at 2:30 pm

Curriculum Demo: Write at Home

An introduction to Write at Home’s online writing and literature courses for students in grades 5-12. Writing skills are important, but teaching writing is hard. WriteAtHome offers online writing courses that help teens write better. Our writing coaches will coach your student toward improvement no matter their ability. Let us teach writing so you don't have to, making homeschooling the fulfilling experience it's meant to be.

Write at home videos about writing and literature classes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbXJs-CCW2RFVEnB-bYHNv2jXgXosXO8B

Friday, August 20 at 2:30 pm

Goal Setting - A Family Event! by Mr D Math

Goal setting is often thought of as a great idea and something everyone needs to do but we rarely do it and when we do, we usually lose track of the goal along the way. In this workshop, goals are brought to life through creation and conversation. Everyone participating will create a goal and a visual display for that goal during the workshop. This process can be done with family members over and over again as well as with other homeschool groups as activities.

Wednesday, August 25 at 9:00 am

Curriculum Demo: Build Your Library

Learn about this secular, Charlotte Mason inspired literature-based homeschool curriculum that includes rich literature, history, art and science for grades K-12.

Meeting ID: 358 714 1535

Passcode: homeschool


Click on the title of any workshop you're interested in and you'll be directed to that Workshop's Zoom Room.

Ox Academy

Ox Academy is our in-house online program that offers a full catalog of challenging core and elective classes where 9th-12th grade students can earn .5 semester credit. Cost is $150 per semester class and are taught by ASD homeschool teachers.

Check out the Fall 2021 Course offerings and contact your Sponsor Teacher to sign up.

Sign up for an Enrichment Class!

Sign up for enrichment classes started Monday, August 2nd in the OLS.

  • Enrichments Webpage
  • If a student has the enrichment class added in their OLS, they have a spot. There is no confirmation email and you probably won't hear from our enrichment teacher, Bethany, until about a week before the class starts.
  • If you try to add an enrichment and the OLS won't allow it, the class is either:
    • full (you can see how many seats are left when adding an enrichment) or
    • they are in a higher or lower grade than the class is set up for. For example, if they are a 3rd grader and want to take a class for 4th-8th graders, they won't be able to add the class. In this case, you can contact Bethany to find out if she can make an exception. Her email is peters_bethany@asdk12.org

If an enrichment is full, here is a Google form to be placed on a waitlist: https://forms.gle/NRGLnSStFK3Vyddp8

Shout-out from Reimbursements

Dawn & Jenny, FPCS's Reimbursement team, want to say "Thank you!" for remembering to drop off your Reimbursement requests at the office, and ask you to please continue to do so until further notice. They're administering quality assurance/quality control measures while smoothing out the new and improved OLS Reimbursement system before launch.

You're doing a great job providing all necessary information required to process requests in a timely manner. Keep calm and RIP* on!

  • Reimbursement Form
  • Invoice/receipt
  • Proof of purchase
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Spread the Word

Do you know families interested in enrolling their student(s) in FPCS? They can turn in a paper enrollment packet for each student to the Front Desk. Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis.

Enrollment packet link

Documents needed for Current ASD students transferring schools:

  • Proof of residency, such as a utility bill (service address & mailing address must be shown) or a purchase/lease agreement with your residence address.
  • Anyone other than the legal guardian registering students should bring proof of temporary guardianship.

Documents needed for New–to-the-District students are:

  • Current immunization records
  • Birth certificate (copy)
  • Unofficial transcripts from former school
  • Proof of residency such as a utility bill, purchase or lease agreement.
  • Person other than the legal guardian who is registering children should bring proof of temporary guardianship
  • Current IEP and Eligibility Reports required if applicable

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