IFCSE Newsletter

October Issue


Congratulations on making it through almost 2 months of school! I'm sure everyone is getting back into the swing of things.

In this newsletter you will find:

  • IACTE Update
  • FCS Promotion Article
  • Classroom Ideas
  • FCS Resources
  • Smart Snack Approved Recipe
  • Marketing FCS
  • FCS Funny
  • IFCSE Contact Information

IACTE Update

IACTE is still in need of schools to represent FCS at the following conferences: Iowa School Counselor Conference November 1-3, Iowa School Board Conference, November 18-19, and a day at the Iowa Capital February 8. If you have students who would be great at presenting at these conferences, please let me know. We want FCS represented!!!

IACTE is also looking for 1st and 2nd Vice President. If you would like to learn more about these positions please contact Sandy Miller at sandymiller1414@gmail.com or myself, Julie Schreiber at jschreiber@fdschools.org.

ACTE Visions is November 19-22 in New Orleans.

FCS Ideas

FCS Resources

FCCLA Lessons

FCS Exploration Lessons

Integrating Movies into FCS

FCS Educators please send us your Bullying Prevention lesson plans! IFCSE is wanting to compile a list of these lessons.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins - Smart Snack Approved

Yields: 18 muffins (1 muffin per serving)


1¼ cups whole-wheat flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin for pie filling)

3-4 Tablespoons sucralose based non-nutritive sweetener

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

2 Tablespoons canola oil

Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375° F. 2. Mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda in a medium bowl. 3. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Slowly add dry ingredients to the large bowl and fold ingredients together until blended. Do not over mix. 4. Pour the batter into 18 non-stick muffin cups (or use paper liners) and bake for about 22 minutes, or until done. 5. Remove muffins from pan and let cool completely.

Market FCS

Be sure to use the FCS logo on your email signature! Let people know you are a Career and Technical Educator.
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FCS Funny

Sleeping Beauty Cake


Do you have something you'd like to see in the next newsletter? Do you have an awesome lesson you would be willing to share? Please send us your feedback!