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Published by Michael Allen
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Published by: Michael Allen on Feb 07, 2013
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Inspire with our Hearts, Lead with Humility, Soar with Pride
Back during Florida's Colonial era, blacks fleeing enslavement in Charles Town - later Charleston, S.C.
 came south to St. Augustine. In 1738, the territory's governor, Manuel Montiano, gave them sanctuary andgranted land two miles north of St. Augustine for a settlement. Thus sanctioned by the government, FortMose (pronounced Mo-ZAY) became the first legal, free African community in what later became theUnited States. There was a catch, of course: the new Floridians had to pledge "to shed their last drop inblood in defense of the Spanish Crown." About 20 families - some 100 people in all - lived there.
PARENTS & STUDENTS . . . Just a friendly reminder,
Franklin County School does not accept outside deliveriesof Valentine Flowers/Gifts to students.
However, there are three school fundraisers available to students.
Elementary Valentine’s Dance
Today, Feb. 8
, in cafeteria from 6-8:00pm.Admission- $3.00. Concessions- .50 & $1.00
Thurs, Feb. 14
, in elem. multi-purpose building, 2:30-5:00pm.Admission- $3.00. Concessions- .50
Long Stem Roses- Take Stock in Children:
 Deadline to order is TODAY, Feb 8.
All grade levels- $2/Rose or $22/ Dozen.
on 2/14/13 during 6
Delivery to Student- $1 (no charge for staff delivery).
Personalized card to go with rose- $1.
Valentine Grams- Junior Class:
Middle & High school students only- $1per Candy GramDelivery on 2/14/13 during breakfast & lunch.
 Deadline to order- Wed, Feb. 13.
**Calling all H/S Seniors -
Are you happy with your smile?
 Franklin County Dental Clinic would like to help you get ready for prom, graduation & a career by tackling your smile!
H/S seniors will receive a free comprehensive exam and cleaning at the Carrabelle clinic and they will alsoreceive a dental gift including a redeemable coupon for whitening strips.
Call for an appointment today!
 FranklinCounty Dental Clinic 697-4121
**Animal Shelter Donations:
The third grade classes are collecting supplies for the Franklin County AnimalShelter. The following is a list of the supplies they need: dog treats, dog toys (hard rubber), kitty litter, cattoys, and cleaning supplies. Each class has a donation box setup in their room- Mr. Boyd, Mrs. CathyCreamer, Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Schaffer.
Annual Franklin County School Miss Seahawk Pageant
Registration & Entry Fee Date Extended: $60 due
TODAY, Feb. 8 
Late Registration by Feb. 22 requires $15 late fee.
Applications are available from Ms. Clark, Mrs. Howze-Jones, or the FCS front office.For more information contact Ms. Clark at 850-228-2661 or see the event created on Facebook.
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**Souper Book & Bread Sale
Saturday, Feb. 16,
10:00am-2:00pm at Sea Oats Gallery, 128 E. Pine Ave,St. George Island. Homemade soups & breads plus great used books of all kinds! Proceeds benefit the county
libraries in C’belle & Eastpoint.
 **Franklin Co. Dental Clinic
The new Dental Clinic in the Carrabelle Health Dept building is now offeringcomprehensive dental exams to patients 6 months to 20 years of age. Let them fix your smile! For appointmentor more information, please call 697-4121.
**Parent Survey For Students with IEP
Parents of children with disabilities & current IEP in gradespreschool to 12,
“Is your school supporting your involvement in your child’s education?” 
You may participate in a survey being offered by the Florida Dept. of Education. The responses to the surveyprovide important information for planning & monitoring improvement activities.
Complete the survey online at www.esesurvey.com  from 2/1/13 to 6/30/13
FYI Parents - Student Documents & Forms Online
: Parent documents of interest may be found at
. Documents include but are not limited to: Code of 
Conduct, Student Progression Plan, FC Academy Handbook, Athletic Handbook, Parent's Right to Know, SchoolImprovement Plans, Parent Involvement Plans, Student Records Manual, Supplemental Education Services(Tutoring), School Public Accountability Reports and the District Title I -5 Year Plan. All documents will be madeavailable in Spanish upon request. Call 670-2810 x 4108 or email
The McKay Scholarship was established in 2000. This program was designed toparents of students with disabilities to choose the best educational setting
public or private
for their child.
Who is eligible?
•Students who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Accommodation Plan (for more than 6 months) and
meet the following requirements:
•The student spent the prior school year in attendance at a Florida public school
during the preceding October andFebruary FTE surveys in Pre-K through grade 12, or 
•The student spent the prior school year in attendance at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind during the
preceding October and February FTE surveys in kindergarten through 12, or 
•The student received specialized instructional services under the Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Program
 during the previous school year, or 
•The student is a dependent child of a member of the U
nited States Armed Forces who transfers to Florida from out of 
state due to a parent’s permanent change of station orders
What are the options?
•Request a different public school that follows your district’s choice policy•Request a public
school in an adjacent school district that has space and provides the services contained in student’s
 IEP or 504 Plan
•Receive a scholarship for your child to attend a participating private school
Where do I go for more information?
Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice, Florida Department of Education-
www.floridaschoolchoice.org or 1 (800) 447-1636
**KidCare & Medicaid Application Assistance
There is a Community Health Worker,
Jo Ethridge
at the
Franklin County Health Department in Apalachicola
on every Thursday from 8:00 am
4:00 pm. She will beat the
Franklin County Annex (Carrabelle Clinic)
on Tuesday, January 15 & Wednesday, January 23. Ms.Etheridge is available to assist families with applying for KidCare as well as Medicaid. Come in to see her.You can also reach her at
. No appointment is necessary.
 Apalachicola Community Services Center 
also has someone to help with applying for services such asMedicaid, KidCare, and food & cash assistance.
James Rutherford
can assist you at the center. It is located at192 14
Street, Apalachicola, FL. They are open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday. Appointmentsare scheduled from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday. Please call
for an appointment
The Franklin County School PTO is collecting Box Tops!Please send all Box Tops to your child's teacher. Middle and High
parents can save them too!Please turn your Box Tops in to Mrs. Laura King or Ms. Leigh Smith

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