FPCS Tidbits

September 11, 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.

Tune in to the next APC Meeting

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. The APC consists of eleven members, all of whom serve on rotating three-year terms except the student members, who serve a one-year term. It is comprised of six parents who are elected by the parents, two teachers who are elected by the teachers, two students, who are elected by the students, and one staff member who is elected by the staff. The Chief Administrator is an ex-officio member.


Monday, September 14, 2020 @ 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 our Facebook page

Check out FPCS's Enrichment webpage - CLICK HERE!

Enrichment classes are a great way for your child to learn and have fun with other students - sign up soon, classes are filling up!

Mark your calendar

Important upcoming dates:
  • 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
  • 9/15 PSAT sign-up deadline @ 2:00 p.m. (info in this Tidbits)
  • 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

Passcode: homeschool


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

Passcode: homeschool


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

Passcode: homeschool

20/21 Senior Contest Flyer

Sponsor Teacher Spotlight


Our Sponsor Teacher Laurie Matthews:

I was raised in Fairbanks, and attended UAF, earning my Bachelors degree in education in 1999. My husband and I moved to Eagle River in 2000. I taught for the Anchorage School District for five years, first as a second-grade teacher at Tudor Elementary for one year, and then as a middle school language arts teacher at Gruening Middle School for four years.

During my time at Gruening, I focused my professional development on meeting the needs of writers where they are at, and helping them find their writing voice and confidence in their ability to express their ideas in a meaningful way. I have additional training in teaching gifted learners, and taught gifted language arts classes for two years.

I took a break from the classroom when our youngest was born, and started a business teaching homeschooled students math and writing. I also tutored public school students 4th through 12th grade. For the last 14 years, I have been working with homeschooled families. My personal homeschooling journey began when our son started 1st grade and asked to do "school at home". He is now entering 9th grade. It has been an absolute joy!

When people ask us why we homeschool, the answer is immediate; we just really like it. It is easy to incorporate social development, healthy activities, and to make sure that I am always choosing the best possible curricula for my son's academic strengths. Homeschooling through Family Partnership Charter School has given us not only the funding to cover curricula and the costs of the amazing extra-curricular activities such as gymnastic/parkour, music lessons, art lessons, etc..., but also a fantastic source of like-minded professional teachers to assist whenever there is a need. I am thrilled to be back with the school district, working as a sponsor teacher for FPCS.

What is Family Partnership?

Family Orientations are a great way for families to get an overview of updated information regarding all our school has to offer. It's also a forum for families wanting to ask specific questions and bring up needs.


Please join us on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 @ 5:30 p.m.


https://asdk12.zoom.us/j/2235273712?pwd=UW16MXZzZ3BSTEE0VWhtWWg4Z2ZHdz09

Meeting ID: 223 527 3712

Passcode: family

Vendor Highlight

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Safety Drill Videos for Students

Families can click the videos below to access school safety drill information.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZRlu-rcRlCFsRImGdgAUPEGAe_ksDKFD/view-Secondary


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tsiqwoGynLERVImrOcNHq9lzoDDnU50a/view-Elementary

New Technology Policy

Please see the new Technology Agreement form below to be filled out with any computer, ipad, or tablet purchase.


https://www.asdk12.org/cms/lib/AK02207157/Centricity/Domain/3879/20_21%20Tech%20Agreement.pdf

Before spending any allotment money

Be sure that your enrollment is complete! Please read the form below for all documents needed. Email any documents that need to be turned in to Roxann at goulet_roxann@asdk.12.org


Documents Needed to Complete Enrollment

Does your student qualify for IGNITE services?

Reach out to your neighborhood school to find out more about how to receive services.