FPCS Tidbits

October 16, 2020

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.

Hey Seniors!

2021 is sure to be a fun & creative graduating year. Our Principal wants to connect with you, celebrate your Senior year, and prepare for your graduation.

Email Dr. Parker and let her know how to best reach you by sending her your preferred contact information. An online invitation will go out soon. Parents are welcome, too!

Mark your calendar

Important upcoming dates:
  • 10/16 Grades due in OLS
  • 10/17 **cancelled**PSAT Exam @ 7:45 a.m. Don't forget your ID!**cancelled**
  • 10/23 Parent Workshop @ 6:00 p.m. - "Alaska Digital Library Resources for Homeschooling Families"
  • 10/29 Tentative PSAT Exam Date...more info soon
  • 11/6 Parent Workshop @ 6:00 p.m. - "Homeschooling Resources from the Anchorage Museum"
  • 11/6 ILP planning deadline (1st Semester)
  • 11/20 Parent Workshop @ 6:00 p.m. - "Virtual Field Trips and Global Learning"
  • 12/4 Reimbursement Deadline for purchases made dated 6/1/20-12/4/20
10/17 PSAT exam reschedule info

Milo the Muskox is an avid reader

Unlike other members of his Bovidae family, Milo is a bookworm and we're looking for interesting material to keep his curiosity piqued! Do you have curriculum or books to add to our lending library?

Drop them off at the front desk and we'll add them to our collection for our families!

Upcoming Parent Workshop Topics

October 23 at 6 pm

State Library Representatives Daniel Cornwall and Julie Niederhauser

"Alaska Digital Library Resources for Homeschooling Families"

In this workshop, state library representatives will share all of the amazing, free resources offered to Alaska homeschoolers. Do your kids need homework help? Do you want them to learn a new language? Have you seen all the resources in the digital archives? Come and learn how to access all of these resources!

Meeting ID: 358 714 1535

Passcode: homeschool

November 6th at 6PM

Anchorage Museum Education Department Coordinator Missy Gaulke

"Homeschooling Resources from the Anchorage Museum"

Missy will share TONS of resources with us, including community supported education boxes, virtual field trips, family classes and teaching resources. Come learn how to visit the museum and learn with them from home!

Meeting ID: 358 714 1535

Passcode: homeschool

November 20th at 6PM

ASD Teacher & Global Education Alaska founder Michelle Carton

"Virtual Field Trips & Global Learning"

Michelle, also known as MC the Global Librarian, is the founder of Global Education Alaska and an advocate for Global Citizenship for students and educators. She develops global projects and curriculum, contributes to journals and publications, and travels around the world both physically and virtually, writing a global learning blog, working with libraries, educational leaders, students, and parents to maximize learning potential for individuals and communities. In this workshop, Michelle will introduce us to her virtual field trips, give us tools to foster global citizenship and help our kids explore the world from home.

Meeting ID: 358 714 1535

Passcode: homeschool

College and career readiness

Upcoming Zoom sessions for education planning after high school

Please download the Career & Education Planning After High School PDF below to peruse the many informative Zoom seminar options available.

Family Partnership Charter School believes in helping students plan their next step after high school. Mari Jo Parks, College and Career Coach, will host Zoom sessions to help students and parents get started on finding career pathways, educational opportunities including college, vocational schools, apprentice programs, information about financial aid and much more. There will be time for questions and answers.

Zoom Meeting ID: 960 9977 8687

Passcode: MariJo

October is principal appreciation month!

This year more than ever has been an immense challenge for our school leadership. We would like to recognize the great work of our Principal who leads with compassion and care for the benefit of the FPCS staff, families, and students. Join us in celebrating and thanking Jessica Parker for her dedication to staff and student success.

Ideas for celebrating Principal Parker:

· Send her a handwritten thank you card.

· Bring her a coffee (her favorite!!)

· Remind her that she's doing great work.

Sponsor Teacher Spotlight

Our Sponsor Teacher Kjirsten Langland;

Alaska is home and I am homegrown! Born and educated in Anchorage, I graduated from West Anchorage High School. I attended the University of San Diego and graduated with a degree in Diversified Liberal Arts and my teaching credential. I am "Highly Qualified" to teach K-8th grades and have taught with the Anchorage School District since 1997.

I am a mom of 3 kids that I adore and we, along with my hubby, love to ski, hike, fly, travel and enjoy all that is Alaska.

I am honored to be a part of the Family Partnership Charter School Family. I love working with our FPCS families to help them determine the best ways to educate their children while discovering how fun learning can be. Welcome to FPCS!

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