FPCS TIDBITS

January 19, 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.

Friendly Reminder

It is important for you and your sponsor teacher to sign your student/s OLS packet for the 2nd semester. If you have put in requisitions to be paid or ordered that can't happen until your packet is signed by both you and your sponsor teacher.

Student Safety Reminder

As you meet with your sponsors and are now gearing up for the 2nd semester of the school year, we would like to once again mention the importance of vetting service providers (for quality of instruction and your student's personal safety) when contracting with them for services.


We highly encourage you have conversations with your students regarding their personal safety in all types of situations. Below are a few resources that might help guide conversations about digital citizenship, internet, and social media safety.


FPCS National Honor Society News

You are invited to join us for the 2018 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, January 30th at the BP Energy Center. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a Philipino Dinner for those who don't have time to eat before they come. Donations are greatly appreciated. It will be followed by a Silent Dessert Auction to raise funds for the Family Partnership chapter of the National Honors Society. The ceremony and a cookie reception will be from 7:00 until 8:00. Hope to see you there to support our new inductees.

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Welcome to our new Instructional Teacher

We would like to welcome Bethany Peters to our FPCS instructional teaching staff Bethany is teaching English for grades 4-8 at Crosspoint. For Bethany's complete bio please see our website under FPCS Staff/teaching staff.
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Stop and reassess

About once a month, stop and reassess action plans with your student. Sometimes circumstances and variables change, and those changes can affect students’ goals. Make both you and your student ask questions like, “Are you still going down the right path?” “Have any variables changed that will affect your plan?”


It’s also important for your student to regularly check in with their action plans. Tell your student to keep their action plans in the front of their binders so they could see them and think about them often. Encourage your student to keep their plans in the Notes section of their iPads or smartphones where they can be reminded of them frequently.


Sometimes improvement takes time. Your student may not be able to accomplish all the action items on their action plans. Aiming for progress—rather for than for perfection—will allow students to maintain perspective, celebrate achievements, and continue persevering towards their goals.

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January 17, 1773 - The ship Resolution, sailing under Captain James Cook, became the first vessel to cross the Antarctic Circle.
January 18, 1966 - Robert Clifton Weaver was sworn in as the first African American cabinet member in U.S. history, becoming President Lyndon B. Johnson's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
January 20, 1945 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated to an unprecedented fourth term as president of the United States. He had served since 1933.
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Cybersecurity Awareness Poster Contest


Students in grades K-12 are invited to participate for a chance to have their artwork displayed on the 2019 Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center posters and calendar. Entries should feature original artwork illustrating the safe use of the internet or mobile devices. The deadline to submit artwork is Jan. 26, 2018.

Encourage Your Students to Apply for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Now

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship application is due in less than a month. All applications are due on February 1, 2018. Encourage your students to apply at www.jackierobinson.org.


To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating, minority high school senior
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
  • Show leadership potential
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service
  • Present evidence of financial need
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship
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The prompt for the 2018 FJA and FBA Essay and Video Contests is “What does equal protection mean to students?”


Students should consider how the Equal Protection Clause applies in high schools, colleges and graduate schools, whether in admissions, classrooms or on athletic fields. Individual students can express their thoughts and ideas in an essay. Individuals and teams of up to three students can produce a 3-5 minute video on the theme. A student may submit both an essay and video. A student may submit only one essay and be involved in the production of only one video.


Entry Deadline: Entries accepted beginning December 1, 2017. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on February 28, 2018.


How to Enter: Enter the contest here.


Contact fba@fedbar.org with questions or for more information.

February can be dreary.... Give your students the excitment and challenge of using Legos to invigorate their learning!

STEM Learning OPPORTUNITY

Hurry and sign up - ONLY six spots left in each class!


Add this experience under your students math or science course. Add vendor service where you will find the FPCS field trip option and just look for Lego classes sponsored by Aimee Sims with Bricks for Kidz.


LOCATION: Aimee Sims home @ 7703 Eastbrook Drive, Anchorage

WHEN: February - 2/12, 2/13, 2/14, 2/15, 2/16/2018

COST: $110.00

TIME: 10:30-11:30am

GRADES: K-2 ONE WEEK ONLY

THEME: Transportation


If you like planes and automobiles, then this unit is for you! Students will build motorized models of a dragster, an airplane and more. Explore the history of transportation, each lesson introduces terminology related to each mode of transportation, like “lift and propulsion” for the airplane, as well as describes how each “vehicle” works. And the best part is the models are so much fun to play with!


LOCATION: Aimee Sims home @ 7703 Eastbrook Drive, Anchorage

WHEN: February - 2/12, 2/13, 2/14, 2/15, 2/16/2018

COST: $140.00

TIME: 11:45am-12:45pm

GRADES: 3-4 ONE WEEK ONLY

THEME: Wedo 2.0


The WeDo 2.0 software provides an excellent platform for science learning, offering an innovative way for students to model reality, conduct investigations, and use design skills.


Programming is an important part of 21st century learning. With the WeDo 2.0 software we teach programming in an intuitive way – letting students bring their creations to life while sharpening computational thinking skills like logical reasoning, pattern recognition, and modeling simulations.


The Wedo 2.0 is a drag and drop icon-based software that introduces kids to the world of wireless computer programming and robotics.


Visit our website for information on Bricks 4 Kidz at: www.bricks4kidz.com/117


Please call Aimee Sims with any question you may have at: 223-8989

or Carmela Doney with Bricks 4 Kidz at: 223-5023.


The Anchorage School District does not endorse these materials or the viewpoints expressed in them.

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