FPCS TIDBITS

Friday, October 9, 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Communications

Just a friendly reminder, State of Alaska Correspondence Program regulations require monthly contact between families and sponsor teachers.


Family Partnership views this as a great way to facilitate our partnership with you. We strive to provide our families with the highest level of support (curriculum, resources, and instructional assistance, and oportunities) needed for your students academic success.


We know that you are very busy and engaged in the wonderful work that you do at home with your students, however if you haven't already done so, please set a reminder on your calendar to contact your sponsor teacher to provide an update on how your student is progressing in his/her classes.


Your assistance is greatly appreciated.


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

REIMBURSEMENTS

The deadline for submitting 1st semester reimbursement requests is officially December 2nd. While this is still two months away, you do not have to wait to submit reimbursement requests. In fact, the business office highly suggests that you turn in your reimbursement requests as you go.


Here are a few things to keep in mind:


  1. Original Receipts and/or supporting documents (order confirmation, packing slips, proof of pymt.)
  2. Goods and services must be in the packet and related to a course in the ILP
  3. School Supplies, Computer Lease, and Internet are entered under the GENERAL EXPENSES tab (not under courses)
  4. Print and sign Reimbursement form
  5. Turn completed packets in to our Reimbursements A.A. - Debra Roehl. Debra will get the approval/signature from your sponsor teacher if not already signed.


If you have any additional questions, please contact your sponsor teacher.

Columbus Day

Did you know?


Columbus Discovered America in 1492. He originally set sail on August 3, 1492, but had trouble with the ships, stopping at the Canary Islands for a month. The ships left the Canary Islands on September 3, 1492.


When: Second Monday in October (This year: October 12, 2015)


For decades and decades, American history books and school teaching, told us Christopher Columbus discovered America. What those books and teachings did not give credit, to was the fact that Native Americans were already here. It also gave little mention, to the fact that Nordic explorers had travelled down the eastern coast of Canada thousands of years earlier.


Today, we celebrate Columbus Day for what it accurately is. Columbus did discover the existence of the New World for Europeans who until then, believed the world was flat and ended somewhere in the Atlantic.


https://www.teachervision.com/columbus-day/teacher-resources/6607.html

http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/columbus-day-grades-k-5.htm

http://educators.brainpop.com/bp-jr-topic/columbus-day/

School Business Partnership Class

Interested in starting a business or non-profit AND want to earn high school credit? Please join us for a fun and experiential based School Business Partnership Class H 8518


Where: 907 Boards AK 8225 Old Seward Hwy

When: Fridays beginning Oct 16- Dec 18 (a total of 10 meetings)


In this class students develop career, business, service learning, and leadership skills while working with the school business partners for their schools. Students will interact with the community by planning and directing fund-raisers, service learning projects, and board meetings. Resume and interview skills will be acquired. Selected students are also given the opportunity to sit on community boards and may be eligible to be nominated for various service awards.


Contact: Francine Reuter - reuter_francine@asdk12.org or (907) 360-0155

High School Study Skills Course

DO YOU OR YOUR STUDENT NEED A LITTLE EXTRA HELP GETTING THROUGH CLASSES OR CURRICULUM? WOULD YOU OR YOUR STUDENT BENEFIT FROM EXERCISING AT A LOCAL GYM?


Where: Alaska Fitness

When: Tues/Thurs., 1:15pm-3:45pm


Contact: Francine Reuter - reuter_francine@asdk12.org or (907) 360-0155

National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25 as National Missing Children’s Day. Each year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) commemorates Missing Children’s Day with a ceremony honoring the heroic and exemplary efforts of agencies, organizations, and individuals to protect children.


Missing Children’s Day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. It serves as a reminder to continue our efforts to reunite missing children with their families and an occasion to honor those dedicated to this noble cause.


Each year, there is a concerted effort to include all states and territories in the competition.


The process is simple and open to all students in 5th grade. Each state/territory holds its own poster competition, and the single state/territory winning poster is submitted to OJJDP for selection of the national winner. The winning child, his/her teacher, and parents are then invited to Washington, DC to participate in the National Missing Children’s Day ceremony.


http://mecptraining.org/poster-contest-home/

http://mecptraining.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/2016-Fact-Sheet.pdf

Your Opinions Count

Interscholastic Athletic Interest Survey – Grades 8 – 11 only


The survey window is open between October 5 and 23 of 2015.


The questions contained in the student questionnaire ask about student interest in athletic opportunities.


  • The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.


  • Other than the first three questions (school, gender or grade), if a student is uncomfortable with a question they are welcome to skip it and move on with the survey.


Take the Survey

Calling all 4th and 5th graders

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