FPCS TIDBITS

October 27, 2017

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.

NO ONTRACK ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3

OnTrack Students and Parents there will be NO OnTrack next Friday, due to an in-service day for the teachers. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Pictures are ready for viewing

If you took pictures last week during the conferences at Crosspoint, the pictures are ready!

Click on the link below to see the pictures. You will see all the pictures that Jocelyn Finch has taken for our school just go the 2nd row last ones on the far right then click on them.


http://www.joselynnfinchphotography.com/event/FPCS-Photo-Gallery/SRjKsb

Crosspoint Parents please click on the link below to read this important letter.

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Halloween Safety Tips

Walk Safely


  1. Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  2. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
  3. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  4. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  5. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
    the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  6. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.


Trick or Treat With an Adult


  1. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.


Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe


  1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  2. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  3. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  4. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.


Treats


  1. Always check our child/ren's candy and treats before they are allowed to enjoy.



Drive Extra Safely on Halloween


  1. Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  2. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  3. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  4. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  5. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
  6. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
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October 26, 1825 - The Erie Canal opened as the first major man-made waterway in America, linking Lake Erie with the Hudson River, bypassing the British-controlled lower St. Lawrence. The canal cost over $7 million and took eight years to complete.

October 27, 1978 - The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to Menachem Begin of Israel and Anwar Sadat of Egypt.
October 28, 1636 - Harvard University, the oldest institution of higher learning in America, was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was named after John Harvard, a Puritan who donated his library and half of his estate. Distinguished alumni include; Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Henry James, and NAACP founder W.E.B. Du Bois.
October 28, 1886 - The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor. The statue was a gift from the people of France commemorating the French-American alliance during the American Revolutionary War. Designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, the entire structure stands 300 feet (92.9 meters) tall. The pedestal contains the words: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
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ANSEP Middle School Academy

ASD and the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) are offering the opportunity for students to attend the Middle School Academy at UAA this January.

WHO: Students currently in grade 6, 7 or 8, who:

  • Are interested in science and mathematics
  • Are on track (or have the ability to get on-track) to complete Algebra 1 before entering high school
  • Have passing scores on the state’s standardized science and mathematics tests
  • Have at least a B average in science and mathematics courses


WHEN: January 16-27, 2018

WHERE: The Academy will be held on the UAA campus and hosted by the ANSEP. Students will be housed on the UAA campus; it is mandatory for all participants to stay in the provided housing for the duration of the Academy.

HOW: Students must complete an application and return it to the Title VI Indian Education office by 5:00 p.m. on November 17, 2017. The applications are available at the FPCS office on Fireweed.

Eleven days left to apply for youth volunteer awards


The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors young people in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Applications for 2018 awards are open through November 7, 2017 at http://spirit.prudential.com.

Top honorees earn monetary awards and all-expense-paid trips with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for the program's national recognition events. Qualifying honorees also receive the President's Volunteer Service Award.

Applications can be certified for state-level judging by school principals or the head of a local Girl Scouts, 4-H, Red Cross, YMCA or Affiliate of Points of Light’s HandsOn Network.

Since 1995, the program, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), has honored more than 120,000 young volunteers on the local, state and national level.



2018 BP Alaska Principal’s Scholarship


BP partners with the APF 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. Last year one of Family Partnership's graduating seniors was the recipient of this prestigious award.


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 your application materials to Principal Carroll is January 12, 2018.

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

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Superintendent: Dr. Deena Bishop (742-4312)

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

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