FPCS TIDBITS

March 23, 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.

PEAKS Test - Parent Information & Practice tests click below

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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March 30th Ski Day at Hilltop Ski area

Our Student Government is inviting you to a wonderful ski day at Hilltop Ski area on March 30th! The slopes will open early (9am-5pm) exclusively for our students families and their invited guests!


The discounted prices are fantastic: $20 for a lift ticket, $28 for Snowboard Rental, $20 for Ski Rental and $12 for a group lesson.


After 4pm Friday, March 9th, students will no longer be able to use their allotments for this event as the allocation deadline closes at that time. However, everyone is still welcome to come, you will just need to use your personal funds!


If you are planning on attending, you must notify Teresa Kress, Student Government Advisor, at Kress_Teresa@asdk12.org to get you and your guests names on the approved list. We hope to see you and your friends on the slopes!! Questions? Call Teresa Kress at 230-7938."

Applications available for scholarship below from your sponsor teacher or the office

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*Trailblazers Wanted - Apply by April 4!*

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is recruiting students age 15-19 for summer trail/environmental restoration projects. Students from all over Alaska convene to camp out, build trails, cookout, and share work skills and life skills. Teams of eight crew members are supervised by two adult crew leaders. In addition to community service hours, school credit, and skill-sharing, students get a $250 or $500 stipend at the successful completion of their two- or four-weeks of service. Outdoor gear, food, and transportation (if needed) are all provided.

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To apply, students must visit www.thesca.org/akcrew and complete the Basic, Program

(Regional/National Crew), and Final application. The deadline to apply is April 4. Candidates do not need to pay the $25 application fee. Enter application code PO-00724993 for a fee waiver.

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

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Be “super” respectful

Being respectful is one way your youngster can build strong relationships with teachers, classmates, and family members. Here are tips for helping your child understand and show respect.


Imagine your powers!

If your child were a respect “superhero,” what would their superpowers be? Let your child draw a picture of him/herself in this role. He/She might be carrying a backpack full of supplies for writing thank-you notes. Or perhaps he'll/she’ll be wearing a bracelet with a “grabber” that picks up litter to show respect for the environment.


Roll for respect

Have your youngster number a sheet of paper 1–6. Beside each number, he/she could list a person (custodian, bus driver, neighbor). Take turns rolling a die and naming a way to show respect for that person. If 2 is for bus driver, he/she might say, “Follow bus rules.” That demonstrates respect for the job he does.


Write a poem

Suggest that your child write the word RESPECT down the left side of a sheet of paper. He/She can make an acrostic poem by writing a way to show respect that begins with each letter in the word. Examples: “Really listen when others speak” for R, “Everyone’s equal—treat them that way” for E.♥

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March 18, 1837

Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) the 22nd and 24th U.S. president was born in Caldwell, New Jersey. He was the only president to serve two nonconsecutive terms and was also the only president to be married in the White House.

March 24, 1934

The Philippine Islands in the South Pacific were granted independence by President Franklin D. Roosevelt after nearly 50 years of American control.

March 24, 1989

One of the largest oil spills in U.S. history occurred as the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound off Alaska, resulting in 11 million gallons of oil leaking into the natural habitat over a stretch of 45 miles.
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Superintendent: Dr. Deena Bishop (742-4312)

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

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