FPCS TIDBITS

December 2, 2016

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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FPCS ADMINISTRATIVE/BUSINESS OFFICE CLOSURE

The office will be closed on Monday, December 5th.


We will be busy sorting, organizing, and preparing to process all the 1st semester reimbursement requests.


MAP Winter Screening is still on and occur in the conference room as usual.


Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience.


We will re-open and resume regular business hours on Tuesday, December 6th at 9:00 a.m.

WINTER MAP SCREENING

Parents it's time again for the winter Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) screening. Family Partnership will be testing Monday, December 5th - Friday, December 16th.


If you have not already done so, please sign your K-8 student(s) up for a test session with your sponsor teacher. Snacks will be provided however we encourage all students to eat a hearty breakfast or lunch prior to testing.

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Evergreen Centerpiece Activity

Still need to fulfill your certified teacher time (9 hrs)? Interested in an artistic expression that smells like the holidays? Join us for a fun social event. Cookies generously donated by Main Event Catering.


Date: Friday, December 16

Time: 3:00 - 4:30

Location: Dimond Greenhouse - 1050 W Dimond Blvd. If you're heading East on Dimond, it will be between Minnesota & C Street on the right.


Cost: $20.00 (requisitionable through your student's allotment)


How to sign up: Under Science or Art in your students ILP packet. Requisition a supply (search under evergreen centerpiece or Happy Chronister)


NOTE: Children 9 and under need to have an adult chaperone. Not appropriate for children 4 and under as the facility is particular about children roaming unsupervised.


For more information contact: Happy Chronister (240-7244).

STUDENT GOVT. FUNDRAISER

The Family Partnership Student Government is currently raising funds to attend trip the AASG (Alaska Association of Student Governments) Conference in Juneau this coming March. Student governments from all over the state come together to make big changes in Alaska's Schools!


We are currently selling Hot Snapz (reusable heat packets)! They make great gifts during the cold holiday season! Our goal is to raise $4,000 for expenses for this event!


They are $5, please email Advisor Teresa Kress for more information: Kress_Teresa@asdk12.org!

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The Science Ambassador Scholarship

A full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity.


The winner of the Science Ambassador Scholarship will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years.


The ideal candidate will be an ambassador for their field. We’re looking for someone passionate about discovery who shares their excitement with others.


To apply, submit a three–minute video of yourself explaining a topic in science you are passionate about.


  • Deliver a mini lecture, not a personal statement, as if you are teaching or lecturing an audience.
  • Don’t spend lots of time introducing yourself—just jump right into your topic.
  • Your video should be three minutes, no longer.
  • You can discuss any topic in science you like, not necessarily your field of study.
  • Upload the video to YouTube, and make sure the video is set to public.


Submit information here!

2017 BP Alaska Principal’s Scholarship Program

BP has partnered with the Alaska Principals Foundation (APF) to award 25 graduating seniors across Alaska each with a one-time $4,000 scholarship. Since the BP Principals Scholarship began 30 years ago, BP has contributed over $3.5 million to support the continuing education of deserving students.



Every high school Principal in Alaska may nominate one graduating senior from their school for the BP Alaska Principal’s Scholarship. The APF board of directors selects the 25 scholarship winners.


If interested, please provide the following information to Principal Carroll by the close of business (4:00 p.m.) Friday, January 13, 2017. Principal Carroll may nominate ONLY ONE student from FPCS and will need time to consider all candidate qualifications.


  • ACT/SAT Scores
  • Academic achievement,
  • Community/school involvement,
  • Leadership potential,
  • Financial need,
  • How the scholarship will assist the student in meeting personal goals and aspirations,
  • How the student excels compared to other students eligible for this scholarship,
  • One page (typed) letter, stating why you deserve the scholarship (PDF/Word only)
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ALASKA ENGINEERING EDUCATION FOUNDATION

AEEF, along with the generosity of individual and corporate donors, currently funds the AEEF Scholarship Program. AEEF administers scholarships on behalf of engineering societies and committees including the Alaska Society of Professional Engineers (ASPE), American Society of Civil Engineers, Mat-Su Branch, and Anchorage E-Week. The goal of AEEF is to consistently provide scholarships to support higher education in college engineering and math/sciences programs.


AEEF funds scholarships for high school seniors who wish to pursue a degree in engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program. Scholarships are funded by the local engineering societies and awarded statewide and at the regional level in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and the Mat-Su Borough. This one application will place a student in consideration for MULTIPLE scholarships.


To be considered for an award, the 2017 application must be used.


Submission Deadline: January 20, 2017


Winners will be announced during Engineers’ Week, February 19-25, 2017

2017 Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

The Society of Women Engineers Greatland Section is pleased to offer one $2,000 and two $1,500 scholarships to female high school seniors in Alaska planning to pursue a degree in engineering.


ELIGIBILITY Applicant must be a young woman who:


  • is a high school senior in Alaska
  • intends to enroll in an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university.


EVALUATION CRITERIA: Applications will be evaluated based on:


  • Essay
  • Activities and Honors/Awards
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Academic Performance
  • Work/Technical Experience
  • Application Presentation


An electronic copy of the application is available on the SWE Greatland Section website at www.swealaska.org. Application deadline is Wednesday, February 15, 2017.


For more information contact:

Rebecca Carroll

SWE-Greatland Section Scholarship Chair

akswescholarship@hotmail.com

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ANCHORAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Superintendent: Dr. Deena Paramo (742-4312)

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

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