FPCS TIDBITS

Friday, April 1, 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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Statewide AMP assessments OFFICIALLY CANCELED!

Concerned that repeated technical disruptions to computer-based testing this week have rendered the affected tests invalid, the Department of Education & Early Development canceled all AMP E/LA and Math as well as the Science standards based assessment for this school year.


Our scheduled MAP (Measures of Academic Progress universal screener) assessment sessions will begin as scheduled on Monday, April 11th. Contact your Sponsor Teacher to schedule your student(s) sessions.


We appreciate your cooperation, understanding and flexibility. You are Amazing!

Looking for Photos of Kids in Action

Family Partnership is sponsoring a booth at this year's Kids Day: April 16th at the Denaina Center.


We are putting together a slide show presentation and need your help.


  • Do you have photos that highlight some of the great accomplishments and achievements of our former and present students?
  • Do you have great action shots of students participating in performances, sporting events, or recitals?
  • Do you have photos of students receiving awards?
  • Do you have photos of students that illustrate a love of learning or thirst for knowledge?


If so, (and you are willing to grant FPCS permission to use the photos in a slide show that will be presented to the public at our booth) please send them in .jpg or .png form to Teresa Kress: Kress_Teresa@asdk12.org or Principal Carroll: Carroll_Deanne@asdk12.org by 4:00 p.m. Friday April 8th.

SPRING HIRING EVENT

On Wednesday April 6, the King Career Center (KCC) will be hosting more than 70 businesses providing opportunities for students to pursue summer seasonal employment, full time jobs, military enlistment, apprenticeship, and continuing education.


All ASD students, including those from Family Partnership are invited to participate.


The event will run from 8:00 -10:00 with a break from 10:00-11:00 and then resume from 11:15-1:15.


  • To participate, students or staff representatives should contact me at 742-8947 or Julie Vincek at 742-8986 to learn the standards students are expected to meet.


  • All participating students are expected to be job-ready and professional which means professional dress and a positive attitude.


  • Having a resume would also be very helpful.
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CALLING FOR CANDIDATES

FPCS will hold it's annual election for the Academic Policy Committee at our End of Year Celebration on May 10, 2016. There are five APC seats set to expire at the end of the 2015-16 school year.


Parent Seat A (currently held by Pete Johnson)

Parent Seat D (Curently held by Robert Barton)

Parent Seat F (Currently vacant)

Teacher Seat B (Currently held by Happy Chronister)

Student Seat (Curently vacant)

Student Shadow Seat (Currently vancant)


To declare your candidacy, please fill out the Candidate Questionnaire form and return it to the APC Elections Committee Chair, Robert Barton no later than April 30, 2016.


For more information: 2016 APC Election Information and APC Candidate Questionnaire

Spring Reimbursement Deadline

Friday, April 29th at 4:00 p.m.


The last date to submit your receipts for reimbursement of educationally related expenses for the 2nd semester of this school year (dated: December 3, 2015 - April 29, 2016).

ESSENTIAL INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

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Get As Close As You Can

A Math Race to Reach Target Number

Keeping math skills sharp is a top priority. That's why "Get As Close As You Can" is a great sponge activities. Pick a random number — in the thousands or greater for upper grades, lower numbers for earlier grades — and write it on the board. Call it the target number. Then, write down five other random numbers and invite your student(s) to use any of the five numbers and any combination of math operations


(addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) to write an equation that gets them as close as possible to the target number. The student with the equation that comes closest to the target number wins!


Here's an example:


Target number: 1,050

Random Numbers: 5, 87, 24, 13, 9

Sample answer: (87 x 13) - (24 x 5) = 1,011.



This activity was found at: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/classroom-activities-quick-fillers-grades-68

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMMM...

OPPORTUNITIES for STUDENTS

COOK INLET TRIBAL COUNCIL SUMMER CAMP 2016

SOLAR & MUSIC CAMP


Students will learn about solar energy and music production


Who: Middle School students (must be Alaska Native or American Indian)

When: Monday, June 6th - Thursday, June 9th

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


KAYAK CAMP


Students will build kayaks and learn water safety during camp.


Who: Middle School students (must be Alaska Native or American Indian)

When: Tuesday, June 28th - Friday, July 1st

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


For more information: schoolyard@citci.org


  • Sandy Bair: 793-3478
  • Sally Jackson: 793-3289
  • Bob Harty: 793-3261

IMPORTANT DATES - EVENTS - DEADLINES

  • April 11th - April 22nd: MAP (Measures of Academic Progress - our universal screener) assessments for students in grades K-8.
  • April 29th: Spring Reimbursement Deadline (4:00 p.m.)
  • May 2: Final grades and work samples due for graduating seniors
  • May 10: Year End Celebration (6:00) Crosspoint Church
  • May 17: Graduation (7:00 p.m.) East High School Auditorium

THANK YOU FPCS SCHOOL BUSINESS PARTNERS

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