January 13, 2017

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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The office will be closed on Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

We will re-open and resume regular business hours on Tuesday, January 17th at 9:00 a.m.

Parent Input

Each year the Family Partnership Academic Policy Committee (APC) conducts an annual survey of parents. Our mission is to foster high academic achievement through a partnership with all members of our school community, including our parents.

We know your time is valuable, so we kept the number of survey questions to a minimum (only 9 this year). Your input is valued and greatly appreciated.

Here's the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S5DVSMT

Small Group Class Advisory Group Meeting

A second meeting is being held to continue exploring the formation of a

Parent/Teacher Advisory Group that could plan and support FPCS small group classes.

Thursday, Jan 26 at 7:00 PM

At Crosspoint, room 111.

If you are interested in having a voice in planning and implementing changes for small group classes for FPCS students—Kindergarten thru 12th grade, please come!

If you have questions OR cannot attend the meeting but would like to know more,

please contact: Kay Alley (830-2833) or Teresa Kress (230-7938)


Monday: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. @ Crosspoint

Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. @ FPCS Office

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. @ Crosspoint

Thursday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. @ FPCS Office

Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. @ FPCS Office


  • Monday, January 16 (Martin Luther King Day)
  • Thursday, February 16 (President's Day)
  • Monday, February 20
  • Friday, February 24 (Teacher Inservice)
  • Monday - Friday, March 13 - 17 (Spring Break)

More Information: Kay Alley: alley_armenta@asdk12.org or (907) 830-2833

Did you know?

Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Our school is participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Student Series fundraising campaign. We hope to help change that number. Please consider supporting our efforts in the fight against blood cancers by donating: http://events.lls.org/pages/wa/FamilyPartnershipCharterSchool-2017.
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1908 - Grand Canyon becomes a National Monument

On January 11, 1908, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt declares the massive Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona a national monument.

Though Native Americans lived in the area as early as the 13th century, the first European sighting of the canyon wasn’t until 1540, by members of an expedition headed by the Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado. Because of its remote and inaccessible location, several centuries passed before North American settlers really explored the canyon. In 1869, geologist John Wesley Powell led a group of 10 men in the first difficult journey down the rapids of the Colorado River and along the length of the 277-mile gorge in four rowboats.


1935 - Earhart flies from Hawaii to California

In the first flight of its kind, American aviator Amelia Earhart departs Wheeler Field in Honolulu, Hawaii, on a solo flight to North America. Hawaiian commercial interests offered a $10,000 award to whoever accomplished the flight first. The next day, after traveling 2,400 miles in 18 hours, she safely landed at Oakland Airport in Oakland, California.


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2017 9th Circuit Civics Contest

Not to be Forgotten: Legal Lessons of Japanese Internment

Consider and describe the relevance of the Japanese internment today as our nation combats terrorism.

The contest has two components: 1) Individual students can express their thoughts and ideas in an essay of between 500 and 1,000 words; and 2) 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 a video. A student may submit only one essay and be involved in the production of only one video.

Essays and videos should: 1) Demonstrate an understanding of the history of the internment and its aftermath; 2) Explain what Constitutional powers and rights were brought into conflict by the Hirabayashi, Korematsu, and Endo cases; and 3) Discuss the important role of the Judicial Branch - then and now - in resolving constitutional conflicts involving national security and individual rights.

Open to all high school students from public, private, parochial, and charter schools.

For more information, contact the Ninth Circuit Office of the Circuit Executive, (415) 355-8973 / civicscontest@ce9.uscourts.gov

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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


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Superintendent: Dr. Deena Paramo (742-4312)

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