September 4, 2020
Letter from the Principal
What a great start to the 20-21 school year! We have welcomed more than 900+ students to our school and what a journey it has been. We have doubled our staff and we are now the 3rd largest school in the District. We have many exciting opportunities in store for you, including a soon-to-be released Enrichment schedule, Club list, Parent workshops, and College & Career newsletters for our high schoolers. While our library isn't open yet, it will be ready soon. And we bought lots of new curriculum for you to look through. We're piloting Ox-Virtual, a set of online high school courses taught by our very own FPCS teachers. Reach out to your Sponsor Teacher for specific course lists and more information. We have so much in store for our awesome families to make this year of homeschooling the very best it can be! We look forward to continuing our strong communication and partnership. We are here to serve you.
Dr. Jessica Parker, Principal
Mark your calendar
- 9/7 Labor Day Holiday - FPCS Offices Closed
- 9/8 FPCS Orientation @ 12:00 p.m. - Zoom link in today's Tidbits
- 9/11 Parent Workshop @ 6:00 p.m. - "Using Educational Neuroscience to Increase Motivation, Attention, and Self-Monitoring"
- 9/14 Academic Policy Committee (APC) Meeting @ 5:30 - Parent involvement encouraged
- 9/17 Parent Workshop @ 2:00 p.m. - "Talkbox"
- 9/22 FPCS Orientation @ 5:30 p.m.
- 9/25 Parent Workshop @ 6:00 p.m. - "Teaching Kids with Dyslexia"
- 9/29 FPCS Orientation @ 5:30 p.m.
September Parent Workshop Topics
Friday, September 11 at 6 pm
ASD School Psychologist Ashley Doss
"Using Educational Neuroscience to Increase Motivation, Attention and Self- Monitoring"
Ashley Doss is a Provisionally Licensed Psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and holds a Type C Certificate in the state of Alaska. She earned her M.A. and PhD in School Psychology at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology through the University of Phoenix. Ashley has presented at local, state, and national conferences in relation to neurological functioning, school psychological practices, military families, and cultural awareness supporting people of color. She moved to Wasilla, Alaska in 2018 to complete her internship and fell in love with the state of Alaska. Raised in California and living and traveling through the country, Ashley enjoys camping, hiking, the mountain views, the ocean, fishing, cross-country skiing, and as many outdoor related activities she can find.
Meeting ID: 358 714 1535
Thursday, September 17 at 2 pm
Adelaide, CEO of Talkbox.mom
"Speaking a Foreign Language with your Kids"
Adelaide Olguin will help you create a homeschool experience that makes your heart beat with excitement, has your kids going on and on about what they’re learning, and silences the doubters, including that little voice in your head, whispering that you aren’t enough to homeschool your kids. She wants your homeschool to be better than any other option out there. Language immersion program. Check. Traveling the world while you homeschool. Check. Focusing on what will actually help your child to be a successful adult. Double check. She is the creator of TalkBox.Mom, which has families talking in a foreign language the same day they start, and the host of the podcast the Foreign Language and Travel Homeschool. But the most important part of her day is homeschooling her boys.
Meeting ID: 358 714 1535
Friday, September 25 at 6 pm
Homeschooling mama Liz Worman
"Homeschooling Dyslexic Kids"
Liz is a labor and delivery nurse and homeschooling mama to 4 girls. Two of her girls have dyslexia, which has given Liz lots of opportunities to learn everything she can about homeschooling dyslexic kids. In this workshop, Liz will share curriculum suggestions, teaching methods and answer questions about how to homeschool kids with dyslexia.
Meeting ID: 358 714 1535
What is Family Partnership?
Please join us on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 @ 12:00 p.m.
Meeting ID: 223 527 3712
New Technology Policy
Sponsor Teacher Spotlight
Our Sponsor Teacher Sarah Petersen:
I was born and raised in Montana, but now have called Alaska home for over 15 years. I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Montana State University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology through the University of Alaska Southeast.
I have worked for the Anchorage School District since 2005. In my time with ASD, I have worked as a classroom teacher, Educational Technology Specialist/IT Collaborator and as a Teacher Expert in STEM Science, and now a sponsor teacher for Family Partnership. I am also on the ASTE Board (Alaska Society for Technology in Education) Board and and Apple Distinguished Educator.
We have two children ages 8 & 9, and we are very excited to be homeschooling them with Family Partnership.
I love skiing, rock climbing, gardening and spending time with my precious family!
I am excited to team with you and assist in your homeschooling journey!
Safety Drill Videos for Students
Families can click the videos below to access school safety drill information.