FPCS TIDBITS

March 2, 2018

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.

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APC Board Meeting

When: Monday March 5th - 6:30pm

Where: 401 E. Fireweed Lane, Board Room

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Congratulations and on to the State competition!

Congratulations to 5th grader Emma Catharine Lewis for winning the 1st annual FPCS Spelling Bee and 5th grader Thomas Owens our alternate! Now Emma will be on to the State Competition representing FPCS.


Thank you to all of the participants in our 1st annual Spelling Bee: Gael Ortega 4th grade, Luke Owens 3rd grade, Heidi Percy 7th grade, Levi Watson 5th grade and Sage Whitman 3rd grade. We hope to see you all back next year!

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Do you want your child's sibling to be at FPCS for the 2018-19 school year?

If you have siblings that you are planning to enroll for the 2018-19 school year,please make sure to apply for a slot in the online lottery. Due to our increasing enrollment we are fast approaching our charter enrollment cap (700). If you do not lottery your siblings they may not have a spot at our school, should we reach our cap.


Students already attending our school DO NOT need to lottery back in.


Please click on the link below for the lottery application for NEW students only, Lottery application deadline is Thursday March 22nd by 5:00 pm.

Are you looking for a way to be involved in our school?

APC Elections! Submit your Candidate Application by

March 31, 2018



The Academic Policy Committee (APC) is the governing body of FPCS, comprised of FPCS parents, teachers, and students. These members oversee and guide many aspects of the direction of our school.


There are two parent seats and two student seats that will be available in the upcoming elections in May. The election will close at our end of the year event on May 8, 2018.


If you would like to have a voice in our school’s decision making processes, please contact our APC Elections Committee Chair, Teresa Kress, at Kress_Teresa@asdk12.org - she will send you the application and answer any questions you may have regarding serving on the APC or the elections process. Thank you for considering serving on our APC!

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Governor's Choose Respect Poster Contest Seeking Student Entries

Students in grades K-12 are invited to submit their artwork for the Governor's Choose Respect poster contest. Entries should depict this year's theme, "Choose Respect: Alaskans Pulling Together For Each Other" with appropriate imagery and wording. Students may use a variety of media from finger paints to photography. Posters must be received electronically or via mail by Saturday, March 10.

This year's winner will receive a classroom ice cream party sponsored by Tastee Freez, a framed copy of their winning artwork, and a plaque. The winning poster will be emailed to communities across Alaska for schools to print and display, and will be featured in Building a Safer Alaska materials and social media.

For more information, visit the Governor's website or contact Suki Miller at 269-7450.

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Seniors Invited to Apply for Internship with Senator

All Alaska high school students in their senior year may apply for the opportunity to spend four weeks in Senator Murkowski's Washington, D.C. office. The Senator will select a total of 20 students from all areas of Alaska to participate in two, month-long sessions. Housing and transportation will be coordinated by the Senator's office, but interns will be responsible for the cost. High School interns will be paid a small stipend.

Interested students may apply online, the deadline is Thursday, March 15. If you have questions, please contact 202-224-5301 or email Krystal_Edens@murkowski.senate.gov.

The 2018 Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition is here!

Challenge your students to “Solve Climate Change”
Registration ends March 16th!

Win up to $10,000!

Don't miss out on this great Kasitsna Bay Field Trip

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4 Benefits to learning another language-Learning another language is your child’s passport to the world!

Increased academic performance… Experts say that studying a foreign language can improve reasoning and critical thinking abilities. Students gain stronger language skills in English as they learn the grammatical structure and vocabulary of another language. With advanced language instruction, language learners often benefit with higher scores on standardized tests.


Preparation for college… At least two years of the same foreign language are required for university admissions in many States. (Some colleges and universities ask for three, even four years!) What’s more, studies show that students with three or more years in a rigorous foreign language program are more likely to earn better grades in college and are less likely to drop out. Plus, high school foreign language classes prepare students for advanced instruction in college.


Competitive edge in the marketplace… In a global marketplace, knowing another language and being able to communicate with others around the world can open doors.


Personal satisfaction… Learning about other cultures helps students expand their personal horizons. Studying a new language and communicating with people in their own language— for travel, for business, or just for fun— can be enriching.

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March 1, 1781

Formal ratification of the Articles of Confederation was announced by Congress. Under the Articles, Congress was the sole governing body of the new American national government, consisting of the 13 original states. The Articles remained in effect through the Revolutionary War until 1789, when the current U.S. Constitution was adopted.

March 1, 1961

President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps, an organization sending young American volunteers to developing countries to assist with health care, education and other basic human needs.
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March 5th 6:30pm - APC Board Meeting in the Board Room

March 12th-16th - Spring Break

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Superintendent: Dr. Deena Bishop (742-4312)

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

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