Friday, November 6, 2015

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.


November is Alaska Native Heritage Month

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Just a friendly reminder that the reimbursement deadline for all 1st semester purchases (dated 6/1/15 - 12/1/15) of curriculum, non profit vendor services, school supplies, and internet services is December 2, 2015 at the close of business (4:00 p.m.).

We highly suggest that you do not wait til December 2nd to submit requests. In fact, families are encouraged to begin submitting your requests (with the proper documentation) as soon as possible to avoid the backlog and potential delays that come with the last minute submissions by our 400 + families.

If you have any questions, 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

Note: FPCS will not reimburse families for purchases and expenses incurred prior to your enrollment.

Join us in celebrating 25 years of Alaska trivia excellence

When: TUESDAY, November 10th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: Egan Center (downtown)

Join us in celebrating 25 years of Alaska trivia excellence. Since 1991, middle school students from the Anchorage School District have come together to compete at the Egan Center for the Big Wild Life (BWL) Trivia Contest. The event challenges students to do a deep dive about Anchorage through their Alaska Studies course. This year there is a special emphasis on Anchorage's Centennial.

Eight Schools are participating this year:

  • Begich Middle School
  • Central Middle School
  • Goldenview Middle School
  • Gruening Middle School
  • Family Partnership Charter School
  • Mirror Lake Middle School
  • Romig Middle School
  • Wendler Junior High School


Who: All juniors not registered to take the ACT

When: November 16th, or 17th, or 19th

Where: FPCS Board Room

Times: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Preparing for the WorkKeys

Applied Math Sample Questions

Reading for Information Sample Questions

Locating Information Sample Questions

Practice Tests

Full-length online WorkKeys practice tests are available to purchase. The practice test will look and feel like a real WorkKeys test—which includes two sample questions at the beginning. Individuals will receive an estimate of the level score achieved at the end of the practice test. Individuals may also review each question and see why the answer he or she chose was correct or not prior to selecting "Quit" to end your session.

Applied Mathematics, Applied Technology, Locating Information, and Reading for Information practice tests are available for $5.00 each.

"What I Need" (WIN) Wednesdays

Helping your child succeed has never been easier!

When: Wednesdays 9:30-1:00

Dates: November 11, 18 (2nd Semester dates TBA)

Where: FPCS Office (Board Room, left side, second door)

WIN stands for "What I Need," and is a highly individualized time in the day for students in grades K through 9 during which students get extra help, extensions or enrichment. FFPCS is launching a new program designed to provide specific and targeted individualized instructional support for students. Teachers will be available to provide enrichment, interventions, and extend curriculum utilizing an array of resources.

Parents can come to learn how to use these programs at home. Or, come and learn about resources to support students in math or reading. This service is FREE to our students and FULFILLS the 9 HR Certified Teacher Contact requirement.

We can accommodate up to 20 students at a time, so you may drop in anytime. Students may stay for up to one hour.

For More Information Contact: Kjerstin Thomas - thomas_kjerstin@asdk12.org or Kristin Jackson jackson_kristin@asdk12.org

NHS Meeting

Date: Monday, November 9th

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: APC Board Room

Agenda Items

  • Senior Scholarships
  • Roberts Rules of Order Training

ASD Budget Process begins soon. District seeks your input.

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Each year on November 15, millions of people across the United States take part in America Recycles Day, a day which was created to raise awareness about recycling and the purchasing of recycled products.

For more information see the America Recycles Day website at: http://americarecyclesday.org/

Calling all SENIORS

Are you planning on graduating next May?

The first quarter has flown by and it is time to start planning your graduation celebration. Join other FPCS seniors and their families as we plan for the big event. Graduation will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the East High School Auditorium.

We will have a planning meeting and potluck on Tuesday, Nov. 17th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Family Partnership Office (located at 401 E. Fireweed Ave, Suite 100).

Please plan on bringing a dish and ideas to share.

For more information contact Happy Chronister:

Phone or Text: (907) 240-7244 or

Email: chronister_happy@asdk12.org

Need Certified Teacher Contact Hours?


Fall Floral Centerpieces

When: Wednesday, November 25th

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Cedars Floral Wholesale (located at 615 B. Street)

Fee: $20.00 (requisition in goods and services under your already existing science or art classes in your student's ILP)

Note: Bring 2 vases (one large, one small)

Winter Evergreen Arrangements

When: Saturday, December 19th

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Where: Dimond Greenhouses (located at 1050 Dimond blvd.)

Fee: $20.00 (requisition in goods and services under your already existing science or art classes in your student's ILP)

Note: All materials are included in the $20.00 fee. Can we please get two or three volunteers to bring cookies to share?

To sign up contact: Happy Chronister (phone/text: 240-7244)

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