FPCS Tidbits

October 9, 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.
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Mark your calendar

Important upcoming dates:


  • 10/9 Parent Workshop @ 6:00 p.m. - "How to Create a Music Education Classroom in Your Home" Zoom info: Meeting ID: 358 714 1535 Passcode: homeschool
  • 10/12-10/16 PSAT Practice Booklet Pick-Up for Pre-Registered Students (we have a list of names, if you're unsure)
  • 10/13-14 UAA College and Career Fair - see flyer below for registration info
  • 10/16 Grades due in OLS
  • 10/17 PSAT Exam @ 7:45 a.m. Don't forget your ID!
  • 10/23 Parent Workshop @ 6:00 p.m. - "Alaska Digital Library Resources for Homeschooling Families"
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and now a word from Milo the Muskox...

Milo the Muskox has noticed that there is still quite a bit of confusion between a Requisition and a Reimbursement in the OLS. This is how he taught the herd:


When you input a Requistion in the OLS, you are requesting that Debbie purchase your items/supplies using the money you allocate toward that retail vendor. This keeps you out of the purchasing picture - all you need to do is allocate money for said Requisition. The parcel will be delivered directly to your home/mailing address.


When you input a Reimbursement allocation in the OLS, you are requesting that Jenny and/or Dawn pay you back for an allowable purchase you've already made. You also provide receipts of each purchase as back-up for your reimbursement request.


When an item is requisitioned, we order without contacting you unless there is a question.


If you decide to purchase that item yourself after it has been entered as a requisition, the funds remain used in your student account until such time that we receive a refund from the vendor.

Upcoming Parent Workshop Topics


October 9 at 6 pm

ASD Music Teacher Julie Botero

"How to Create a Music Education Classroom in Your Home"

Julie Botero has been an elementary music classroom teacher for the past seven years. She holds a Bachelor's in Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master's in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Ball State University. Mrs. Botero is a certified K-12 music teacher in the state of Alaska. She also serves as a board member for the Alaska Orff Chapter which provides professional development for music educators. Julie will share the things that elementary kids usually learn in the traditional music classroom and show us how to teach elementary music to our kids at home.

Meeting ID: 358 714 1535

Passcode: homeschool


October 23 at 6 pm

State Library Representatives Daniel Cornwall and Julie Niederhauser

"Alaska Digital Library Resources for Homeschooling Families"

In this workshop, state library representatives will share all of the amazing, free resources offered to Alaska homeschoolers. Do your kids need homework help? Do you want them to learn a new language? Have you seen all the resources in the digital archives? Come and learn how to access all of these resources!

Meeting ID: 358 714 1535

Passcode: homeschool

It's beginning to look a lot like a Library

Many boxes of books have been categorized and shelved this past week. There's still a large amount to go through, but just look at the progress that's been made! We can't wait to share this space with you when it's complete.
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College and career readiness

Steps to Future Vol. 4

October is principal appreciation month!

This year more than ever has been an immense challenge for our school leadership. We would like to recognize the great work of our Principal who leads with compassion and care for the benefit of the FPCS staff, families, and students. Join us in celebrating and thanking Jessica Parker for her dedication to staff and student success.


Ideas for celebrating Principal Parker:

· Send her a handwritten thank you card.

· Bring her a coffee (her favorite!!)

· Remind her that she's doing great work.

Sponsor Teacher Spotlight

Our Sponsor Teacher Megan Schneider ;

I was born and raised in Homer Alaska, where I was raised by my parents and by the words. I struggled with Dyslexia in my early years, but my parents used homeschool to make education meet me where I was. This blessed me with an enthusiasm for reading and learning, and a desire to pass on my love of learning to others.

I pursued a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and have been here in Anchorage ever since. I have experienced teaching in many settings, including internationally, and love the way that learning can be a bridge between cultures and truly be made to meet any student.

I have taught several years of elementary grades (the "littles") in the Anchorage School District and am so happy to merge my professional training with my personal connection to homeschooling as a Sponsor Teacher.

My husband and I have two children (ages 6 and 4), and we are so excited to be homeschooling them! As a family, we love getting out into nature; hiking, foraging, and gardening. Our home looks a little like a zoo, with our many pets (including backyard chickens). I also find restoration in literature (both personally, and sharing it with my friends and family).

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