FPCS TIDBITS

Friday, October 2, 2015

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

Celebrating Important Milestones

Congratulations to the following teachers who have reached the following milestones in their service to the Anchorage School District:


Lynnetta Marcellus: 5 years

Teresa Kress: 10 years


They both received a service pin and a letter from our Superintendent, Mr. Ed Graff.


Family Partnership is fortunate to have you onboard. THANK YOU for your dedication to ASD, FPCS, and our students.

National Honor Society Meeting

Who: National Honor Society members & families

What: National Honor Society Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 6

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Kaladi Brothers on Brayton Dr.


Why: All current members are expected to be in attendance at our first meeting of the year. We will be reviewing and approving our operating Bylaws, discussing service projects, addressing general membership topics, and having a great time.


For more information contact: Kjirsten Langland (advisor) at (907) 250-6943

FPCS BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Come join the FPCS team as we flex our reading muscles and prepare to compete against our fellow schools right here in Anchorage. With a list of 15 books, Battle of the books will test the reading prowess of our awesome students and show everyone in the district, and maybe even the state, what we can do.


Orientation Meeting: Thursday, October 8th - 4:00 p.m. at the FPCS Office

For more information: Teresa Hintze - Hintze_Teresa@asdk12.org or (907) 360-3446

Fire Prevention Week

Did you know?


October 9th is Fire Prevention Day and Fire Prevention Week is always during the week in which October 9th falls.


According to legend, on October 8, 1871, Mrs. O'Leary was in her barn, milking her cow. The cow kicked over a lamp, which started the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The fire burned for over 27 hours. When it was over, more than 300 people were killed, 100,000 people were left homeless, and over 17,000 structures were destroyed.


The Great Chicago fire sparked major efforts in fire prevention. Forty years later, the Fire Marshall's Association of North America (FMANA) held the first Fire Prevention Day. Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Fire Prevention Week In 1920.


http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fire-prevention-week

http://www.sparky.org/

Allotment Funding

Dear FPCS Families,


In order to receive a full allotment funding at your desired FTE for the 2015-16 school year, you must complete and sign your ILP packet in the OLS by October 2nd. Any student ILP packets signed after the following dates will be funded accordingly:


October 5 - October 9 - 75%

October 12 - October 16 - 50%

October 19 - October 23 - 25%

October 26 - beyond - 0% funding


Students who do not have an active/signed ILP by Monday, October 26 will not receive any allotment funds for the 2015-16 school year. Additionally, at this time, we do not anticipate accepting mid-year enrollees outside of special requests by the district for extenuating circumstances or verifiable medical emergencies.

GREAT ALASKA SHAKEOUT

Alaska is the most seismically active state in the U.S., home of three of the seven largest earthquakes in the 20th century, including the 9.2 magnitude 1964 Good Friday Earthquake, the second-largest ever recorded.


Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On on Thursday October 15th during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills!


FPCS, along with all ASD schools will be participating in this year's ShakeOut at our Crosspoint location during small group classes on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 10:00 a.m. This will also count as part of our annual earthquake drill requirement for our school wide emergency plan. To help familiarize students with the process, our small group class teachers will be reviewing drill procedures with students in class several days in advance of the drill.


ShakeOut_Recommended_Earthquake_Safety_Actions.pdf

Reading and Math Support Lab

FPCS is happy to announce the availability of an open computer lab time for students who want to use Math Whizz, Lexia Core5 or Lexia Strategies with teacher support. This lab time is for students in grades K-8. A teacher will be available to help the student use either program. Parents can come to learn how to use these programs at home. Or, come and learn about resources to support students struggling in math or reading. This service is free to our students. We can accommodate up to 20 students at a time, so you may drop in anytime. Students may stay for up to one hour.


Dates: October 14, 21, and 28 & November 4, 11, and 18

Time: Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: FPCS office (North Conference Room, left side, second door)


For more information contact: Kjerstin Thomas thomas_kjerstin@asdk12.org or Kristin Jackson jackson_kristin@asdk12.org

APC Memorandum for FPCS Staff, Parents and Students

Subject: Revision to Bylaws, 7th Amendment dated 3/9/2015


On September 14, 2015, in the regular meeting and in accordance with APC Bylaws, Article 10, the APC unanimously voted to revise its bylaws. These revisions, delineated on the FPCS website APC page, are now available for public consideration and comment. If you would like to comment on any of these revisions contact Ladd Parker at ladd.parker@gmail.com or appear in person at the next regular meeting of the FPCS APC scheduled for October 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

President's Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA)

Since 1971 the PEYA program has been recognizing student excellence and achievement. The program has two components: the regional certificate program and the national awards competition. Regional certificates from the President of the United States are awarded by each of the ten Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regions. One outstanding project from each region is presented with a Presidential plaque at an EPA sponsored award ceremony.


Youth of any age - from kindergarten through high school - can enter as individuals, or as a group. Young people from around the country are invited annually to participate in the awards program which is aimed at encouraging individuals, school classes, summer camps, public interest groups, and youth organizations to promote environmental awareness and positive community involvement.


For more information on the program, past winning projects and application procedures, please visit our website: http://www2.epa.gov/education/presidents-environmental-youth-award


Applications for the Environmental Protection Agency's national awards competition, President's Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA), are due on December 31, 2015.

2015 Interscholastic Athletic Interest Survey – Grades 8 – 11 only

  • The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
  • Other than the first three questions (school, gender or grade), if a student is uncomfortable with a question they are welcome to skip it and move on with the survey.


Parents can follow or type this link to review the survey:

http://www.asdk12.org/ae/surveys/activityandathleticinterest/


The survey window for students will be open between October 5 and 23 of 2015:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Activity15-16