FPCS TIDBITS

Thursday, September 24, 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.

Dear Families,


I have decided to send this weeks FPCS TIdbits a day earlier than normal in order to share with you some wonderful opportunities that are coming up very soon. I wanted to give you enough advanced notice so that you could plan accordingly.


We try our best to keep you informed of about events and opportunities related to our school. In addition to the FPCS Tidbits being e-mailed weekly, (via smore) you can also find links to each week's FPCS Tidbits on our website.


Have a great rest of the week!


Sincerely,

Deanne Carroll - Principal

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Coats for Kids

Coats for Kids is a project to help prepare children from low-income households for winter and school. With your help, we plan to provide coats to 5,500 kids on Saturday, September 26, 2015.


Date: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Time: 9am until coats last

Location: The Salvation Army Community Center (1701 C Street)


More Information

Student Comedy Workshop this Saturday, Sept. 26th

Bartlett High Theatre and Alaska Laughs are offering this Saturday, September 26th. All ASD students are invited to participate.

The workshop will take place at Bartlett High School and there will be two sessions: 11am-1pm and 1:30-3:30pm. Workshop sessions will cover:


  • improv
  • sketch comedy
  • standup comedy
  • developing a sketch or standup routine
  • revising a sketch or standup routine.

This workshop is offered in an effort to support students who wish to audition for the first student comedy festival which Bartlett High will be hosting on October 30th. Auditions will take place on Oct. 2-3.

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Science Enrichment Field Trip

Date: Friday, October 2 - 3, 2015

Location: Alaska Sealife Center (Seward)

Cost: $50.00 + Teacher time

Deadline for signing up: Tuesday, September 30th


Enjoy an overnight adventure at the Alaska SeaLife Center! Students will spend the evening honing observation skills and participating in hands-on marine science programs. At night they'll fall asleep with the seabirds, Steller sea lions and harbor seals. Each Nocturne Sleepover includes dinner, a light breakfast, free time to tour the Alaska SeaLife Center.


More information:

Aimee Sims: (907) 223-8989 or sims_aimee@asdk12.org

SAVE THE DATE: October 6th

Who: National Honor Society members & families

What: National Honor Society Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 6

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Kaladi Brothers on Brayton Dr.


Why: All current members are expected to be in attendance at our first meeting of the year. We will be reviewing and approving our operating Bylaws, discussing service projects, addressing general membership topics, and having a great time.


For more information contact: Kjirsten Langland (advisor) at (907) 250-6943

Allotment Funding

Dear FPCS Families,


In order to receive a full allotment funding at your desired FTE for the 2015-16 school year, you must complete and sign your ILP packet in the OLS by October 2nd. Any student ILP packets signed after the following dates will be funded accordingly:


October 5 - October 9 - 75%

October 12 - October 16 - 50%

October 19 - October 23 - 25%

October 26 - beyond - 0% funding


Students who do not have an active/signed ILP by Monday, October 26 will not receive any allotment funds for the 2015-16 school year. Additionally, at this time, we do not anticipate accepting mid-year enrollees outside of special requests by the district for extenuating circumstances or verifiable medical emergencies.

APC Memorandum for FPCS Staff, Parents and Students

Subject: Revision to Bylaws, 7th Amendment dated 3/9/2015


On September 14, 2015, in regular meeting and in accordance with APC Bylaws, Article 10, the APC unanimously voted to revise its bylaws. These revisions, delineated on the FPCS website APC page, are now available for public consideration and comment. If you would like to comment on any of these revisions contact Ladd Parker at ladd.parker@gmail.com or appear in person at the next regular meeting of the FPCS APC scheduled for October 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

TEXT Message Updates

Parents and community members can now sign up to receive SMS text message notifications from the Anchorage School District. ASD will use this service to communicate school closure information and general district news. Family Partnership will also have the option to send out messages about information or events specific to our school.


The texting option is only available through an opt-in process. Users can opt-out at any time. This service is not intended to replace existing communications (District & FPCS Websites and S'more Newsletters), but rather help enhance them. Closure notifications will continue to be shared via the district’s website, customer service line 742-4000, ASD social media accounts, ASD-TV cable channel 14 and local news media.


Notice to parents

2015 Interscholastic Athletic Interest Survey – Grades 8 – 11 only


The 2015 Interscholastic Athletic Interest Student Survey is being administered to students to provide schools with information about student interests in athletics. This is an annual survey implemented and analyzed jointly by the ASD departments of Equal Employment Opportunity, Secondary Education and Assessment and Evaluation. This survey is a tool for understanding what interests our students have and how we can better serve their interests, while also meeting the federal requirements for Title IX. The survey window will be open between October 5 and 23 of 2015.


The questions contained in the student questionnaire ask about student interest in athletic opportunities. This message serves as a notice to parents about this upcoming survey.


  • 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.


Please follow or type this link to review the survey:


http://www.asdk12.org/ae/surveys/activityandathleticinterest/


This message serves as a notice to parents about this upcoming survey.