FPCS Tidbits

October 2, 2020

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.

the next apc meeting is Monday 10/5

The Academic Policy Committee (APC) governs Family Partnership Charter School. The APC selects the Chief Administrator and oversees financial, legal and academic operations of the school to ensure the fulfillment of its mission. The APC consists of eleven members, all of whom serve on rotating three-year terms except the student members, who serve a one-year term. It is comprised of six parents who are elected by the parents, two teachers who are elected by the teachers, two students, who are elected by the students, and one staff member who is elected by the staff. The Chief Administrator is an ex-officio member.

Monday, October 5, 2020 @ 5:30 p.m. is your next chance to get involved - you're a stakeholder in Family Partnership Charter School! Public comment may be emailed to any APC Board Member.

The meeting will be streamed live on our Facebook page

Mark your calendar

Important upcoming dates:

  • 10/3 Student Government Meeting @ 1:00 p.m.
  • 10/5 APC Board Meeting @ 5:30 p.m.
  • 10/9 Parent Workshop @ 6:00 p.m. - "How to Create a Music Education Classroom in Your Home"
  • 10/14 College and Career Fair 12:00-3:45 p.m. - see flyer below
  • 10/16 Grades due in OLS
  • 10/23 Parent Workshop @ 6:00 p.m. - "Alaska Digital Library Resources for Homeschooling Families"

Building Update

Library bookshelves have been installed and books have arrived from storage. We are working hard on getting the shelves stocked and will let you know as soon as our library is open and ready for you!
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Upcoming Parent Workshop Topics

October 9 at 6 pm

ASD Music Teacher Julie Botero

"How to Create a Music Education Classroom in Your Home"

Julie Botero has been an elementary music classroom teacher for the past seven years. She holds a Bachelor's in Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master's in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Ball State University. Mrs. Botero is a certified K-12 music teacher in the state of Alaska. She also serves as a board member for the Alaska Orff Chapter which provides professional development for music educators. Julie will share the things that elementary kids usually learn in the traditional music classroom and show us how to teach elementary music to our kids at home.

Meeting ID: 358 714 1535

Passcode: homeschool

October 23 at 6 pm

State Library Representatives Daniel Cornwall and Julie Niederhauser

"Alaska Digital Library Resources for Homeschooling Families"

In this workshop, state library representatives will share all of the amazing, free resources offered to Alaska homeschoolers. Do your kids need homework help? Do you want them to learn a new language? Have you seen all the resources in the digital archives? Come and learn how to access all of these resources!

Meeting ID: 358 714 1535

Passcode: homeschool

College and career readiness

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easy read file below "Fall 2020 Flyer"

October is principal appreciation month!

This year more than ever has been an immense challenge for our school leadership. We would like to recognize the great work of our Principal who leads with compassion and care for the benefit of the FPCS staff, families, and students. Join us in celebrating and thanking Jessica Parker for her dedication to staff and student success.

Ideas for celebrating Principal Parker:

· Send her a handwritten thank you card.

· Bring her a coffee (her favorite!!)

· Remind her that she's doing great work.

Sponsor Teacher Spotlight

Our Sponsor Teacher Jennifer Ouelette ;

My life has been full with extensive opportunities to learn about family, community, and education. I taught in Thailand, Colorado, and Alaska. Traveling, raising a family, exploring the arts, taking time for hobbies and teaching shape my outlook.

Life must be approached with love and optimism. I am excited to be a part of this team in bringing your opportunities to engage and enrich your child's life with an optimistic approach. I am certified in Elementary Education and Special Education.

I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1998. I taught in a variety of elementary schools, stayed home to raise my children and also explored other career opportunities. In Colorado I worked as a preschool teacher and substitute teacher. I also taught English to children in Thailand. Locally, I worked as a general education teacher and also a special education teacher in ASD. Under the Nenana School District, I worked in a homeschool program as a teacher assistant, this position allowed me to support teachers and students in a variety of ways.

Tutoring high school students and supporting them with life and educational goals, taught me that homeschooling is not just another "option" but the "best option" for many students. Having the ability to work closely with your child and watch them grow is a beautiful opportunity and one I look forward to doing with you.

I enjoy camping, biking, hiking, rock climbing, gardening and making jewelry. I find these things, when I make time for them, bring me joy and balance in life. Finding what we love in life is a blessing. I hope you find homeschooling a blessing for you and your children!

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Safety Drill Videos for Students

Families can click the videos below to access school safety drill information.