FPCS TIDBITS

Friday, January 15, 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ONLINE SYSTEM (OLS) Update

We are experiencing some technical difficulties with the OLS Link on our website. You can temporarily access the OLS by going directly to:


fpcs.azurewebsites.net


We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Community Conversation About Bullying

Join Superintendent Ed Graff and other educators for a community conversation and information night about bullying. This meeting will share tips on how to have conversations at home, at school and in the community to prevent bullying and harassment, and how to build social and emotional skills.


Date: Thursday, Jan. 28

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: ASD Education Center.

WIN Wednesdays Starting January 27

"What I Need" (WIN) Wednesdays at the FPCS Office


Who: Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Time: 9:30a.m. -3:00 p.m. (North Conference Room, left side, second door)


This is an open computer lab time for students who would like to use Math Whizz, Lexia Core5 or Lexia Strategies with teacher support.


Parents are encouraged to come and learn how to use these programs at home and learn about resources to support your students unique needs in math or reading.


This service is free to our students.

Free Keyboarding Programs

GREAT NEWS! FPCS students now have access to software designed to facilitate their use of technology by building their confidence and keyboarding skills.


  • Keyboarding Without Tears for grades K-4
  • Typing Agent for grades 4-6


4th graders have the option of using either Keyboarding without Tears or Typing Agent


Please contact your sponsor teacher or Kjerstin Thomas: Thomas_Kjerstin@asdk12.org for more information (URL, Log-in, Password, and instructions).

OnTrack - Update

2nd Semester OnTrack


Monday: 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. (FPCS Office)

Tuesday: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (FPCS Office)

Wednesday, 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. (FPCS Office)

Friday: 1:30- 5:00 p.m. (Crosspoint Church)


(Note: No OnTrack on January 18, February 15 & 22, March 14-18, and April 22)


If you have any questions, please contact your Sponsor Teacher or one of the OnTrack Teachers


Kay Alley: armenta_alley@asdk12.org - (907) 830-2833

Elbertha Anker: anker_elbertha@asdk12.org - (907) 764-4270

Christian Eidem: eidem_christian@asdk12.org - (916) 205-8135

FREE ACT PREP

With the number of students taking the ACT up by almost 20% since 2010 and the ever-increasing competition to get into the best universities, the stakes are high for scoring well on the ACT test. We've scheduled a practice test session provided by Sylvan Learning at the Family Partnership Office for any FPCS high school student.


Date: Thursday, January 21st

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Includes a free online follow up program for students available for one month.

2016 Visit Our Schools Month

Spread the word: Invite your homeschooling friends to visit our school this February


Community members, businesses and parents are invited to visit any ASD school during the month of February to learn more about the community's public schools. Last year, ASD schools welcomed more than 2,100 visitors.


While Family Partnership Charter School welcomes members of the public year-round, this coordinated effort is designed to provide parents and community members an opportunity to learn more about FPCS and the amazing educational opportunities available.


As always the safety of our students will always remain our top priority. All people on tours will be checked in through normal procedures that visitors follow. School staff will be leading the tours and tour groups will never be unsupervised.


Learn more about Visit Our Schools Month at www.asdk12.org/visit.

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State Ferry Naming Contest

Sponsored by the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities and the Governor’s Office.


By state law, state ferries are named after Alaska glaciers. Students (in grades 6-12) are invited to submit a name for one of two new state ferries and provide supporting evidence in an essay of 400 to 800 words. The content should include scientific and historical information. One ferry will be named by a student from grades 6 to 8, and the other ferry will be named by a student from grades 9 to 12.


The two winning students will receive an award certificate in their classroom presented by the Governor, Lt. Governor, or Commissioner of DOT&PF. The winning essay will be framed and displayed on the ferry it names.


Essays are due March 15, 2016


A flyer, a learning guide from DOT&PF, and an outline of the contest are available at: http://FerryAlaska.com/contest.

CALLING ALL FPCS SCIENCE ENTHUSIASTS

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IMPORTANT DATES - EVENTS - DEADLINES

  • January 18, 2016 - Martin Luther King Day (Office Closed / No Classes)
  • January 29, 2016 - Vendor Billing Deadline 4:00 p.m. (1st Semester Invoices)

THANK YOU FPCS SCHOOL BUSINESS PARTNERS

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