FPCS TIDBITS

February 10, 2017

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.

It's School Board Appreciation Month in Alaska

Family Partnership Charter School would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to our Academic Policy Committee board members for the dedication and service to our school.

In addition to being homeschooling parents and teachers with busy schedules, they serve as education advocates by providing vision and leadership for student achievement and academic success.


If you see our board members in the community, at school, or in a classroom, please give them a shout out for a job well done.


  • Mr. Ladd Parker (APC Chair)
  • Mrs. Kay Alley (APC Vice Chair)
  • Mrs. Teresa Kress (APC Secretary)
  • Mr. Dennis Taymen
  • Mrs. Melinda Demientieff
  • Mrs. Jewelene Utic
  • Mrs. Kimberly Fischer
  • Miss. Jorah Barber (student seat)
  • Mr. Carson Kress (student shadow seat)

It's National African American History Month

This annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

It's also National Library Lover’s Month!

The entire month of February is dedicated to the people who love whole buildings devoted to the reading, housing, organizing, categorizing, finding, studying and otherwise loving books. Libraries provide so much more than a place for us to enjoy great novels or to discover amazing adventures and untold history.

APC Board Elections

Are you interested in serving on the Academic Policy Committee for Family Partnership Charter School? There will be 2 parent seats; 2 student seats (one lead, one shadow seat) and one teacher seat available on the elections ballot in May. Please consider serving our school in this critical leadership position. For more information, contact the Elections Committee Chair, Teresa Kress, at: Kress_Teresa@asdk12.org

FPCS Science Fair (March 2nd)

Please be sure to send in an entry form for each student entering a project! They are available by emailing alley_kay@fpcs.net OR pick one up in the FPCS office.


The day of the Fair:

Students set up their projects beginning at 9:00 am (or upon arrival). Judges will interview students by grade level**:

6th and 7th grades 9:30 am - 10:45 am

5th and 8th grades 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

1st thru 4th grades 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


** Students may also schedule an alternate time for convenience. All enteries should be taken home at the end of the day unless arrangements are made with teachers.


Volunteers needed - for the following jobs, if interested please contact Kay Alley at (907) 830 2833.



  • Set up: 9:00 to 9:45 am - to help students place their projects
  • Snack management: 2:00 pm, 2 people to set out water, arrange snacks
  • Clean up: 3:50 to approx. 4:30 - take down projects, clean snack table, vacuum
  • Bring snacks for Open House
  • Judging projects - at least 3 people for each hour of judging. Judges interview students. Training provided!

Graduating Seniors

CAP AND GOWN: Please put your order in OLS under general expenses for your cap and gown NO later than March 6th. Be sure to enter the student's height and weight so the proper size can be ordered. This order includes the cap, gown, tassel and teal stole.


Game Night - Saturday March 4th 6:00 pm -9:00 pm. Bring a friend or parent, your favorite card or board game and a snack to share. We will also discuss future activities. If you have ideas for some group activities please come with the information and share them. If you want to host this event, contact Happy at 240-7244 with your address. If no one offers to host it will be held at Happy's church on O'Malley. Watch this newsletter for the final location.


Graduation is right around the corner mark your calendars for Tuesday May 23rd. Graduation will be held at the East High School Auditorium (6:40 pm - 9:00 pm).


If you plan to walk in the ceremony, please send Happy your name and e-mail address and phone numbers. Call or text in this information to her at 240-7244.

2017 FPCS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony & Dessert Auction Fundraiser

Please join us for this wonderful event. Monday March 27th from 6:30-8:00 pm at the BP Energy Center. The dessert auction will begin at 6:30 pm and the Ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!


If you have any questions please contact Kjirsten Langland at Langland_Kjirsten@asdk12.org

Parent Input

Each year the Family Partnership Academic Policy Committee (APC) conducts an annual survey of parents. Our mission is to foster high academic achievement through a partnership with all members of our school community, including our parents.


We know your time is valuable, so we kept the number of survey questions to a minimum (only 9 this year). Your input is valued and greatly appreciated.


Here's the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S5DVSMT

Student and Staff Survey

Students (Grades 3-12 only) and school based staff throughout the Anchorage School District will be taking an online survey during February 13-24, 2017.


The survey is voluntary, anonymous, confidential, and does not ask questions about students’ families.


Please follow the link below:


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ppX-EFukS6XvBOI7z7LdQIr1H4omYqRDIuOSn-0rOMI/edit


We hope that everyone will show their support and help Family Partnership put our best foot forward by taking a few minutes to participate in the survey. However, If you do not want your child to take the survey, please notify the school office in writing.


You may e-mail your sponsor teacher or Principal Carroll: carroll_deanne@asdk12.org

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February 20th - Presidents' Day - Office Closed

February 13 - ACP Board Meeting (6:30 p.m.) FPCS OFFICE

February 24th - Teacher & Staff In-Service - Office Closed

February 24 & 25 - APC Board Strategic Planning (Friday: 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm and Saturday: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

March 28- April 7 - PEAKS Testing - Grades 3-10

National Honor Society Meeting Monday, April 17th at 5pm - FPCS office

April 24-May 5 - MAP Testing - Grades K-8

ANCHORAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Superintendent: Dr. Deena Bishop (742-4312)

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

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