February 2, 2018

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.


Have you thanked a Academic Policy Committee member lately?

APC members exemplify local citizen control and decision making in education. Family Partnership APC members volunteer an immeasurable amount of time and energy to assure that our school is providing the best education possible for the children of our community.

Here are some reasons we are taking this time to show them our appreciation during School Board Recognition Month:

  • These are men and women elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for our public school.

  • They represent you, and they take this responsibility seriously by attending lengthy-and sometimes turbulent meetings, conferences, and institutes where they broaden their knowledge about education and state statues, correspondence regulations, municipal codes, and district policies.

Hats off to these dedicated men and women who make it possible for Family Partnership families to have a say about education in our school.

If you happen to see a board member please thank them for their time, vision and voice.

Congratulations 2017-18 FPCS NHS Inductees

Aletha Bennett, Richelle Buller, Maisy DeBerry, Wrangle Kruckenberg, Tia Gore, Emily Triggs, Grace Keen, Hannah Marcellus, Vagi Trotter, Ana Keyser, Hannah Utic, Caitlyn Wetzel

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Fake News February

This February let’s talk with our students about Fake News and its effect on our Democracy, First Amendment Rights, and the impact on governments around the world.

On Wednesday, February 7 at 3:00 pm The NEWSEUM will host a Fake News Webinar Workshop to jump-start the month.

Family Partnership will be hosting a viewing of the webinar in the board room at the FPCS Office on Fireweed Ln.



Resources and lessons


Battling Fake News in the Classroom (Edutopia)

See how one educator helps students develop media literacy—a critical 21st-century skill.


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Make goals high but attainable

If you’re not pushing your child to do more than the bare minimum, most won’t seek to push themselves on their own. Children like to be challenged and will work to achieve high expectations so long as they believe those goals to be within their reach, so don’t be afraid to push your child to get more out of them.

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January 28, 1915

The U.S. Coast Guard was created by an Act of Congress, combining the Life Saving Service and the Revenue Cutter Service.

January 30, 1882

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) the 32nd U.S. President was born in Hyde Park, New York. Despite crippling polio, he led America out of the Great Depression and through World War II and is widely considered to be one of America's three greatest presidents (along with Washington and Lincoln). "When peace has been broken anywhere, the peace of all countries is in danger," he stated in 1939.

February 3, 1870

The 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing the right of citizens to vote, regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
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😍 Teaching Coding Can Be Fun

Coding | Classroom | Emoji | Fun

Students Have Completed Millions Of Lines of Code

Students can learn how to code using many different websites and apps. Why use Codemoji? Educators use Codemoji because its built with educators in mind.

Students enjoy Codemoji because of our fun characters and engaging coding interface.

Start Coding

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FBI Offers Teen Academy

The Alaska FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association and the FBI-Alaska Division will host the 2018 FBI Teen Academy. This is an academic program for high school students ages 15-18. The academy will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. on February 21-22 and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 23. Space is limited to 30 students and acceptance is not guaranteed. Applications are currently accepted. Please share with interested students.

Speed Mentoring Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors

The Alaska World Affairs Council and the Anchorage School District have teamed up to offer a jump start to high school juniors and seniors though speed mentoring with successful industry executives on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in atrium of the ASD Education Center.

The day will begin with an informational presentation by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education guiding students through tools for identifying careers that connect with their interests and ways to fund their postsecondary learning. Following the presentation, students will rotate through 10-minute mentoring sessions with twenty-four mentors from a wide spectrum of industries with international scope. The day concludes with a free-form networking session for students and mentors to connect as well as for students to talk with various organizations with information and resources for follow-up.

Interested students should apply online. If you have questions, contact Chip Abolafia at 742-4839.

Essay and Video Contest for High School Students

The Federal Judges Association and the Federal Bar Association are sponsoring an essay and video contest for High School Students. The topic "What Does Equal Protection Mean to Students?" celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the 14th Amendment. Entries are due by Feb. 28. Learn more.

Google 4 Doodle Seeks Student Artists

Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2018 Doodle 4 Google contest and create an uplifting doodle that tells the world "What inspires me." The winner's artwork will be made into an interactive doodle on Google.com, as well as receive scholarships and prizes. The deadline is March 2.

Kasitsna Bay Field Trip

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Monday February 12th 6:30 pm - APC Board Meeting at 401 E. Fireweed Ln. Board Room

Monday February 19th - Office Closed, President's Day Observance

Thursday March 1st 2:30-4:00 pm - Science Fair Open House at Crosspoint Community Church


Superintendent: Dr. Deena Bishop (742-4312)

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