January 26, 2018

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.

Student Safety Reminder

As you meet with your sponsors and are now gearing up for the 2nd semester of the school year, we would like to once again mention the importance of vetting service providers (for quality of instruction and your student's personal safety) when contracting with them for services.

We highly encourage you have conversations with your students regarding their personal safety in all types of situations. Below are a few resources that might help guide conversations about digital citizenship, internet, and social media safety.

FPCS National Honor Society News

You are invited to join us for the 2018 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, January 30th at the BP Energy Center. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a Philipino Dinner for those who don't have time to eat before they come. Donations are greatly appreciated. It will be followed by a Silent Dessert Auction to raise funds for the Family Partnership chapter of the National Honors Society. The ceremony and a cookie reception will be from 7:00 until 8:00. Hope to see you there to support our new inductees.

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sign up asap! for our 1st poetry jam form below

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Teaching creatively, no matter the age , grade level, or subject matter, not only improves your child's creativity skills but also enhances their executive function networks.
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January 23, 1849

Elizabeth Blackwell was awarded her MD by the Medical Institute of Geneva, New York, thus becoming America's first woman doctor.

January 23, 1907

Charles Curtis of Kansas became the first person of Native American ancestry to serve in the U.S Senate. He later served as vice president under President Herbert Hoover from 1929-33.

January 25, 1961

President John F. Kennedy conducted the first live televised presidential news conference, five days after taking office.
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Encourage Your Students to Apply for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Now

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship application is due in less than a month. All applications are due on February 1, 2018. Encourage your students to apply at www.jackierobinson.org.

To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating, minority high school senior
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
  • Show leadership potential
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service
  • Present evidence of financial need
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship
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Google 4 Doodle Seeks Student Artists

Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2018 Doodle 4 Google contest and create an uplifting doodle that tells the world "What inspires me." The winner's artwork will be made into an interactive doodle on Google.com, as well as receive scholarships and prizes. The deadline is March 2.

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The prompt for the 2018 FJA and FBA Essay and Video Contests is “What does equal protection mean to students?”

Students should consider how the Equal Protection Clause applies in high schools, colleges and graduate schools, whether in admissions, classrooms or on athletic fields. Individual students can express their thoughts and ideas in an essay. Individuals and teams of up to three students can produce a 3-5 minute video on the theme. A student may submit both an essay and video. A student may submit only one essay and be involved in the production of only one video.

Entry Deadline: Entries accepted beginning December 1, 2017. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on February 28, 2018.

How to Enter: Enter the contest here.

Contact fba@fedbar.org with questions or for more information.

February can be dreary.... Give your students the excitment and challenge of using Legos to invigorate their learning!


Hurry and sign up - ONLY six spots left in each class!

Add this experience under your students math or science course. Add vendor service where you will find the FPCS field trip option and just look for Lego classes sponsored by Aimee Sims with Bricks for Kidz.

LOCATION: Aimee Sims home @ 7703 Eastbrook Drive, Anchorage

WHEN: February - 2/12, 2/13, 2/14, 2/15, 2/16/2018

COST: $110.00

TIME: 10:30-11:30am


THEME: Transportation

If you like planes and automobiles, then this unit is for you! Students will build motorized models of a dragster, an airplane and more. Explore the history of transportation, each lesson introduces terminology related to each mode of transportation, like “lift and propulsion” for the airplane, as well as describes how each “vehicle” works. And the best part is the models are so much fun to play with!

LOCATION: Aimee Sims home @ 7703 Eastbrook Drive, Anchorage

WHEN: February - 2/12, 2/13, 2/14, 2/15, 2/16/2018

COST: $140.00

TIME: 11:45am-12:45pm


THEME: Wedo 2.0

The WeDo 2.0 software provides an excellent platform for science learning, offering an innovative way for students to model reality, conduct investigations, and use design skills.

Programming is an important part of 21st century learning. With the WeDo 2.0 software we teach programming in an intuitive way – letting students bring their creations to life while sharpening computational thinking skills like logical reasoning, pattern recognition, and modeling simulations.

The Wedo 2.0 is a drag and drop icon-based software that introduces kids to the world of wireless computer programming and robotics.

Visit our website for information on Bricks 4 Kidz at: www.bricks4kidz.com/117

Please call Aimee Sims with any question you may have at: 223-8989

or Carmela Doney with Bricks 4 Kidz at: 223-5023.

The Anchorage School District does not endorse these materials or the viewpoints expressed in them.

Kasitsna Bay Field Trip

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FPCS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony - Jan. 30th 7:00-8:00 pm at the BP Center

Poetry Jam - February 1st - 5:30-7:30pm at the Wilda Marston Theatre


Superintendent: Dr. Deena Bishop (742-4312)

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