Friday, February 19, 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.



Family Partnership will be participating in this year's: Anchorage's Promise & Kids Day

Calling all musicians, vocalists, athletes, and superstars. FPCS is in search of past and present FPCS students who wish to show off their talent and FPCS pride by performing at our booth. We are also looking for community service oriented parents who may be interested in sharing some of their amazing homeschooling experiences and help promote our program.

For more information contact Teresa Kress: Kress_Teresa@asdk12.org or (907) 230-7938

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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 (4:00 p.m. AKT).

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Keeping Your Child Safe

If you suspect any concerns, reach out to that person, let them know you care, or immediately contact someone who can help. Always feel free to contact your child's Sponsor Teacher, our school nurse (Kathy Bell) , or Principal Carroll.

Download the ASD pdf. (Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe).


  • NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 1-800--273-8255 (24 hrs a day)
  • Anchorage Emergency Crisis Hotline: 563-3200 (24 hours a day)
  • Anchorage Community Mental Health: 563-1000
  • Good Samaritan Counseling Center: 565-4000
  • Providence Psychiatric ER: 212-2800
  • Text 4help: 839863 3-11 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday

There is no simple answer to guarantee resilience in every situation. The ASD & FPCS strives helps our students to develop the ability to negotiate their own challenges, to adapt well to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress.

Through instruction in Health Education and SEL skill development, we can teach our students to manage stress and feelings of anxiety and uncertainty.

Note: Direct instruction in suicide awareness and prevention occurs in grades 6 and 8 in ASD brick and mortar buildings. It is highly recommended that FPCS families also include instruction in suicide awareness and prevention in middle school as well.

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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.

Isaro Brooks

Javion Deleon

Kai Finch

Levi Hopkins

Hope Marroquin

Erin Schrader

Chelsea Tadashi

Alaska Measures of Progress

The AMP computer based assessment will take again place this spring and will have two subtests, English language arts and math. Students in grades 4, 8 and 10 will also take Science as an AMP subtest. Although the assessment is not timed, each subtest will take most students between 90-150 minutes.

Your sponsor teacher will be contacting you with specifics regarding testing dates, times, and locations.

More information regarding practice tests to familiarize students with the test technology and testlets to familiarize students with the rigor of test questions will be forthcoming in future tidbits.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the tests please contact your sponsor teacher.

Valerie Burgess: burgess_valerie@asdk12.org - (907) 952-3317

Happy Chronister: chronister_happy@asdk12.org - (907) 240-7244

Teresa Hintze: hintze_teresa@asdk12.org - (907) 360-3446

Teresa Kress: kress_teresa@asdk12.org - (907) 230-7938

Lynnetta Marcellus: marcellus_lynnetta@asdk12.org - (907) 444-7366

Anna Roys: roys_anna@asdk12.org - (907) 317-2750



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.

June Nelson Memorial Scholarship

This 2015-2016 school year, AASB will award ten graduating seniors each with a $1,200 scholarship to apply toward their post-secondary education. The scholarship may be applied toward the student’s choice of a business, trade, or a college institution.

Deadline: March 8, 2016

Get all the details and the application here

2016 BP Alaska Principal’s Scholarship Program

BP has partnered with the Alaska Principals Foundation (APF) to award 25 graduating seniors across Alaska each with a one-time $4,000 scholarship. Since the BP Principals Scholarship began 30 years ago, BP has contributed over $3.5 million to support the continuing education of deserving students.

Every high school Principal in Alaska may nominate one graduating senior from their school for the BP Alaska Principal’s Scholarship. The APF board of directors selects the 25 scholarship winners.

If interested, please provide the following information to Principal Carroll by the close of business (4:00 p.m.) Friday, March 11, 2016. Principal Carroll may nominate ONLY ONE student from FPCS and will need time to consider all candidate qualifications.

  • ACT/SAT Scores
  • Academic achievement,
  • Community/school involvement,
  • Leadership potential,
  • Financial need,
  • How the scholarship will assist the student in meeting personal goals and aspirations,
  • How the student excels compared to other students eligible for this scholarship,
  • One page (typed) letter, stating why you deserve the scholarship (PDF/Word only)


  • February 19, 2016 - Teacher Inservice (9:00 - 4:00)
  • March 3 - FPCS Science Fair (Crosspoint)
  • March 11, 2016 - 2015-16 BUDGET ALLOCATION DEADLINE (4:00 p.m.)
  • March 14-18 - Spring Break


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