FPCS TIDBITS

Friday, March 11, 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

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The FPCS Office will be closed March 14th through 18th for Spring Break. There will be no Crosspoint small group classes or OnTrack during the break. We will re-open for business on Monday March 21st (the official start of the 4th quarter).
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FPCS Student Mikayla Gyfteas Places 1st in San Francisco

Mikayla Gyfteas has been dancing with the Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy since the age of 3. Classical Ballet is a traditional, formal style of ballet know for its aesthetics and rigorous technique, flowing, precise movements, and ethereal quality.


Mikayla recently returned from a trip to San Francisco where she competed in the Youth America Grand Prix semi-finals and took 1st place out of 60 students in her division for Classical Ballet with the solo variation 'La Esmeralda' performed in pointe shoes. Mikayla will be traveling to New York City at the end of April, where she will compete against finalists from all over the world who also placed within the top 3 in each of the semi-finals held throughout 6 different international countries and 17 US cities.


CONGRATULATIONS Mikayla and we wish you all the best during your travels to the finals in New York!

CLASS OF 2016 GAME NIGHT

Graduates and a guest (friend, sibling or parent) are invited to join with other graduates from 7 - 9 p.m. for a snack and game social hosted by families of seniors.


Bring your favorite table game and a snack to share.


Mark your calendars:

  • Friday, March 18 at the Taymans: 12031 Foreland Circle, 522-0051 (Off Klatt)
  • Friday, April 15 at the Urcels: 6910 Burlwood, 99507 (off Lake Otis)


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Annual ASD Spring Lottery is here

The Application window is now open for the 2016-2017 lottery. Applications will be accepted until March 24, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.


  • Have you registered your incoming Kindergarten or 1st grader for the lottery?
  • Do you know a high school student who is interested in taking college/university classes while earning credits toward graduation? Did you know, FPCS allotments can be used to pay for qualifying 100 level or higher classes at UAA and APU?
  • If you have a current student at FPCS you DO NOT need to fill out the lottery application.
  • Do you know a homeschooling family interested in enrolling at Family Partnership for the 2016-17 school year? We hope that you will proudly recommend FPCS to your friends and family.


Click here to apply online

WIN Wednesday

WIN Wednesday will be on Spring Break and won't return until Wednesday March 30th. Hope to see you then!

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.


Bowaq Anowlic

Anthony Basargin

Christopher Basargin

Solomon Crowley

Axel Tibbe

CALLING FOR CANDIDATES

FPCS will hold it's annual election for the Academic Policy Committee at our End of Year Celebration on May 10, 2016. There are five APC seats set to expire at the end of the 2015-16 school year.


Parent Seat A (currently held by Pete Johnson)

Parent Seat D (Curently held by Robert Barton)

Teacher Seat B (Currently held by Happy Chronister)

Student Seat (Curently vacant)

Student Shadow Seat (Currently vancant)


To declare your candidacy, please fill out the Candidate Questionnaire form and return it to the APC Elections Committee Chair, Robert Barton no later than April 30, 2016.


For more information: 2016 APC Election Information and APC Candidate Questionnaire

ESSENTIAL INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

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OPPORTUNITIES for STUDENTS

Young Women in Pubic Affairs Award

Recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and dedication to empowering women worldwide.


Application Requirements:

Women, ages 16-19 on April 1st each year living in a Zonta district/region, or a citizen of a Zonta country, who demonstrate evidence of the following are eligible to apply.


  • Active commitment to volunteerism,
  • Experience in local or student government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid),
  • Volunteer leadership achievements,
  • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs,
  • Support for Zonta International's mission of empowering women worldwide through servie and advocacy.


Application Deadline: March 25, 2016

More information & Applications can be found at:

David Warren Cuddy Scholarship

Two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and student leadership


  • The award must be used for the school year immediately following graduation,
  • Applicants must plan to attend a four-year college or university,
  • Applicants must submit a letter of application detailing his or her academic achievement and evidence of leadership. The letter should be addressed to the superintendent and be no longer than three pages,
  • Applicants should also attach two letters of recommendation from individuals (not family members) who know the student well and can speak to their academic and leadership attainment,
  • Applications must be submitted to the school principal by March 28, 2016.

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMMM...

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IMPORTANT DATES - EVENTS - DEADLINES

  • March 14-18 - Spring Break
  • March 24 - Online Lottery Application Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • March 28 - NHS Induction Ceremony (6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the BP Energy Center)
  • Mach 29 - April 8th AMP testing at the ASD Ed Center (for more information check your AMP Smore sent on March 4th).

THANK YOU FPCS SCHOOL BUSINESS PARTNERS

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