FPCS TIDBITS

Friday, February 5, 2016

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

FPCS Student artwork selected for MLP's 2016 Calendar

Municipal Light & Power sponsors an annual calendar contest. This year 4th and 5th graders from Anchorage were invited to submit artwork related to the theme of saving energy. FPCS student Kharis Demientieff's "Ways to Save" was one of 13 entries selected by MLP employees to be featured in the 2016 calendar. Congratulations Kharis!
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Early College Program "ORIENTATION"

UAA COMES TO FAMILY PARTNERSHIP CHARTER SCHOOL


FEBRUARY 16th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Join us to learn about options for earning college/university credit at the same time you work toward earning your high school diploma. FPCS student allotments can utilized to cover tuition, books, and some fees for eligible courses.


UAA Advising Specialists and FPCS Teach-to-Lead Early College Program faculty will be on hand to answer questions.

WIN Wednesdays Started January 27 Come and Join In on this wonderful learning opportunity


"What I Need" (WIN) Wednesdays at the FPCS Office


Who: Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Time: 9:30a.m. -3:00 p.m. (North Conference Room, left side, second door)



This is an open computer lab time for students who would like to use Math Whizz, Lexia Core5 or Lexia Strategies with teacher support.


Parents are encouraged to come and learn how to use these programs at home and learn about resources to support your students unique needs in math or reading.


This service is free to our students.

LEXIA CHALLENGE

Congratulations to the following students who have earned certificates for their work in the Lexia Challenge. Thank you parents and teachers for encouraging your students and providing them with the time to work with the Lexia Core 5 program.


Isaac Adams

Lynciemae Adams

Bowaq Anowlic
Anthony Basargin

Aubrey Bialik

Isaro Brooks

Nigatu Daggett
Isabella Elliot

Kai Finch

Audra Grimm
Maximus Huffman
Clayton Jackson

Noora Janjua

Zadok Land
Hope Marroquin

George Martinez

Erin Schrader
Hayden Unger

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The last day to allocate goods and services for the 2015-16 school year is coming up.


Families are encouraged to fund expenses related to courses in your ILP only as needed for the current school year. Those students re-enrolling for the 2016-17 school year will have any unexpended allotments from this year rolled over and available for use once the re-enrollment process is completed starting June 1st.


It is highly recommended that you do not wait til the last minute to allocate funds as budgets will be locked as scheduled.

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OPPORTUNITIES for STUDENTS

SCHOLARSHIP

The JBER Spouses’ Club is offering academic scholarships to graduating seniors. These scholarships will assist students in their first year of advanced education at an accredited university or college.


Eligibility: Applicants must be a graduating high school senior, the son or daughter of an active duty or retired active duty member. Rank is not a consideration. The active duty military member and/or family must live in the Anchorage area. The Anchorage area is considered to be from Wasilla/Palmer to Girdwood. This includes students whose parents are divorced. A student living with a parent who has married a military member, who provides support, even if not adopted by the service member, is also eligible.


Applicants must have a current military ID card, must be a US citizen, and must have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA.


Selection Criteria: Selection of recipients is based upon scholarship, leadership, and citizenship. Our goal is to choose students who are recognized as well-rounded individuals. A scholarship criterion includes the essay portion of the application, GPA, SAT/ACT score, difficulty and variety of classes, as well as Honors and Advanced Placement classes. Activities in and out of school, such as offices held, honors, awards, work experience, etc. will be taken into consideration.


While need is not considered in the selection process, a recipient may not also accept a four year full tuition scholarship or an appointment to a service academy. This will forfeit the JSC scholarship and it will be awarded to a selected alternate.


Deadline: All applications must be postmarked by February 26, 2015 to be considered for selection. Late submissions will not be accepted.


All paperwork must be submitted together and sent to JSC as a complete package. Application form, scholarship guidelines, and checklist form are available online at www.jberspousesclub.com.

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E-week Student Competitions are an event that is part of National Engineers Week, which has the purpose of getting students interested in careers in Science, Engineering and related fields. This is a free event open to students from grades 1-12.

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22nd Annual Statewide Poetry Contest

DEADLINE FEBRUARY 15, 2016

For full details follow the link below.

http://fairbanksarts.org/literary-arts/poetry-contest/


Divisions & Awards:


Adult 1st Place $150 | 2nd Place $100 | 3rd Place $50

High School 1st Place $100 | 2nd Place $50 | 3rd Place $25

Middle School 1st Place $75 | 2nd Place $40 | 3rd Place $20

Elementary 1st Place $50 | 2nd Place $30 | 3rd Place $15


GUIDELINES:


• Open to Alaska residents only.
• No more than four poems per author may be entered.
• All poems must be original and not previously published.
• Each must be typed or formatted to an 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of
paper and may not exceed 100 lines in length.
• A separate cover page should include name, address, phone and
division, as well as the titles of all poems submitted. Author’s
name should not appear on any poems.

POINTS OF LIGHT YOUTH LEADERSHIP SPRING BREAK MARCH 14-18, 2016

For the last 18 years, students ages 13 to 18, have been invited to spend their Spring Break at the Annual Youth Points of Light Leadership Institute. Students from schools across the state receive 40 hours of training in creating leadership skills. The week culminates with a volunteer service project and a graduation dinner. Graduates return to their communities to use their newly-gained skills to develop community service projects and leadership opportunities for others.


Deadline for application is February 28, 2016.


For information download the PYLI flyer, visit Friends of Alaska PYLI on Facebook or email Beau Bassett at friends.of.alaska.pyli@gmail.com. To apply download the PYLI application.

IMPORTANT DATES - EVENTS - DEADLINES

  • February 15, 2016 - President's Day (OFFICE CLOSED)
  • February 19, 2016 - Teacher Inservice (9:00 - 4:00)
  • March 11, 2016 - 2015-16 BUDGET ALLOCATION DEADLINE (4:00 p.m.)

THANK YOU FPCS SCHOOL BUSINESS PARTNERS

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