FPCS Tidbits

October 30, 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.

Mark your calendar

Important upcoming dates:


  • 10/31 Student Government Meeting
  • 11/3 It's time to Vote!
  • 11/5 College & Scholarship Essay Writing w/ Mari Jo @ 6:00 p.m. Meeting ID: 960 9977 8687, Passcode: MariJo
  • 11/6 AP Test sign-up deadline - contact your sponsor teacher
  • 11/6 Parent Workshop @ 6:00 p.m. - "Homeschooling Resources from the Anchorage Museum"
  • 11/6 ILP planning deadline @ 6:00 p.m. (1st Semester)
  • 11/9 Spelling Bee Study Groups
  • 11/11 Veterans Day
  • 11/20 Parent Workshop @ 6:00 p.m. - "Virtual Field Trips and Global Learning"
  • 11/23-27 Thanksgiving Break - Offices Closed
  • 12/4 Reimbursement Deadline for purchases made dated 6/1/20-12/4/20

Do you need to take an AP test in the Spring?

Contact your Sponsor Teacher to register today! Deadline for signing up is Fri, Nov. 6th!

Spelling Bee study groups

Signed up for the Spelling Bee? Bee amazing by joining Ms. Ouellette's Spelling Bee study groups, via Zoom, on November 9 and on December 14.




"My friend said I was bad at spelling. I disagreed, so he challenged me to a spelling bee.

I excepted!"

Our School Library is opening up to families by appointment on Nov. 16th

Check next week's Tidbits for a sign-up link to schedule a time to visit! Library visits will be by appointment only.

It's time to Vote!

Several ASD schools are serving as general election locations. Click here for a list of school voting locations. A Covid mitigation plan is in place. Please read the Election Day Checklist for more information.

Upcoming Parent Workshop Topics

November 6th at 6PM

Anchorage Museum Education Department Coordinator Missy Gaulke

"Homeschooling Resources from the Anchorage Museum"

Missy will share TONS of resources with us, including community supported education boxes, virtual field trips, family classes and teaching resources. Come learn how to visit the museum and learn with them from home!

Meeting ID: 358 714 1535

Passcode: homeschool


November 20th at 6PM

ASD Teacher & Global Education Alaska founder Michelle Carton

"Virtual Field Trips & Global Learning"

Michelle, also known as MC the Global Librarian, is the founder of Global Education Alaska and an advocate for Global Citizenship for students and educators. She develops global projects and curriculum, contributes to journals and publications, and travels around the world both physically and virtually, writing a global learning blog, working with libraries, educational leaders, students, and parents to maximize learning potential for individuals and communities. In this workshop, Michelle will introduce us to her virtual field trips, give us tools to foster global citizenship and help our kids explore the world from home.

Meeting ID: 358 714 1535

Passcode: homeschool

Upcoming Zoom sessions for education planning after high school

Please download the Career & Education Planning After High School PDF below to peruse the many informative Zoom seminar options available.


Family Partnership Charter School believes in helping students plan their next step after high school. Mari Jo Parks, College and Career Coach, will host Zoom sessions to help students and parents get started on finding career pathways, educational opportunities including college, vocational schools, apprentice programs, information about financial aid and much more. There will be time for questions and answers.

Zoom Meeting ID: 960 9977 8687

Passcode: MariJo

FPCS StudGov Prez

Sponsor Teacher Spotlight

Our Sponsor Teacher Shelby Theriault:

I am super excited to be back at Family Partnership! Here's a little about me..... I am a life-long Alaskan. I graduated from UAA with honors and served as Vice President of the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society. I have also taught classes and was a sponsor teacher for Family Partnership for a few years, grades K-12.


As a family, we love the outdoors! We love to camp, fish and hike. We also love baseball! Our sons plays on several teams, including a traveling team, which makes the flexibility of the program a perfect fit for us. I'm also a horse person. I grew up showing horses and continue my love of equines.


I am passionate about homeschooling and all of the options parents have to guide their children's education. We have a son that is going into 8th grade this year, and he is dual enrolled, which means he has some classes online through Goldenview Middle School and some classes through Family Partnership. Even he is excited about having so many choices! I look forward to serving the families of Family Partnership and getting all of the 'new to the program' parents up and running!

vendor spotlight

music & fine arts vendor: songbird studios