FPCS TIDBITS

January 12, 2018

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 Closure

Monday January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will re-open for business on Tuesday, January 16th at 9:00 am.

Friendly Reminder

It is important for you and your sponsor teacher to sign your student/s OLS packet for the 2nd semester. If you have put in requisitions to be paid or ordered that can't happen until your packet is signed by both you and your sponsor teacher.
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Student's perception of magnitude and manageability

The extent and complexity of expectations and situations—can affect how they’ll respond, if and when they’ll tackle something, and whether they’ll put imagination and creativity into their efforts. Help your child/ren understand what a particular experience or challenge entails, and appreciate that they already have some knowledge so they can get started. Plus, encourage them to remember that they always “carry” creativity with them. And, they can adopt a positive attitude! Let them know, too, that you’re available to assist with finding resources, and by talking with them about their concerns.
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January 4, 1790 - President George Washington delivered the first State of the Union address.
January 7, 1782 - The first U.S. commercial bank opened as the Bank of North America in Philadelphia.
January 10, 1912 - The flying boat airplane, invented by Glenn Curtiss, made its first flight at Hammondsport, New York.
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H&R Block Budget Challenge

Help Your Students Win a $20,000 College Scholarship!


Studies show that money is one of the biggest stressors for Americans, and 75% of teens say learning more about money management is one of their top priorities.


The H&R Block Budget Challenge helps teens get real-world ready from the safety of a classroom. Through the free online game, students pay bills, manage expenses, save money, invest in retirement and pay taxes as if they were recent college graduates. The best part? Just for playing, your students could win ONE OF TEN $20,000 college scholarships!


Contact your sponsor teacher if you are interested. If we have enough interest, we will try to set up a group at the FPCS Office for students to learn personal finance and budgeting skills–the free H&R Block Budget Challenge.

Scholarships available for seniors pursuing an engineering degree Application Deadline January 19, 2018 click link below for the application.

2018 BP Alaska Principal's Scholarship

BP partners with the Alaska Principals Foundation to award 20 graduating seniors across Alaska each with a one-time, $5,000 scholarship. Any high school Principal in Alaska may nominate one graduating senior from their school. Students enrolling in STEM and Education based degree programs will receive priority consideration.


All BP APF scholarship recipients are automatically qualified for review for our Commissioner’s Scholarship. Out of the 20 participants, the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Commissioner will select a nominee to receive an additional $10,000.00 towards their college education.


The deadline to submit information to Principal Carroll for consideration is January 16, 2018.


Follow this link for more information: http://www.alaskaprincipal.org/scholarships/bp/


Contact apfscholarship@alaskaacsa.org with any questions.

Cybersecurity Awareness Poster Contest


Students in grades K-12 are invited to participate for a chance to have their artwork displayed on the 2019 Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center posters and calendar. Entries should feature original artwork illustrating the safe use of the internet or mobile devices. The deadline to submit artwork is Jan. 26, 2018.

Encourage Your Students to Apply for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Now

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship application is due in less than a month. All applications are due on February 1, 2018. Encourage your students to apply at www.jackierobinson.org.


To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating, minority high school senior
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
  • Show leadership potential
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service
  • Present evidence of financial need
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship
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The prompt for the 2018 FJA and FBA Essay and Video Contests is “What does equal protection mean to students?”


Students should consider how the Equal Protection Clause applies in high schools, colleges and graduate schools, whether in admissions, classrooms or on athletic fields. Individual students can express their thoughts and ideas in an essay. Individuals and teams of up to three students can produce a 3-5 minute video on the theme. A student may submit both an essay and video. A student may submit only one essay and be involved in the production of only one video.


Entry Deadline: Entries accepted beginning December 1, 2017. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on February 28, 2018.


How to Enter: Enter the contest here.


Contact fba@fedbar.org with questions or for more information.

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.


LOCATION: Aimee Sims home @ 7703 Eastbrook Drive, Anchorage

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!


LOCATION: Aimee Sims home @ 7703 Eastbrook Drive, Anchorage

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.

Kasitsna Bay Field Trip

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APC Monthly Meeting

Location: FPCS Office on 401 E. Fireweed Ln.

Date: January 15, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm

ANCHORAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Superintendent: Dr. Deena Bishop (742-4312)

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

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