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Tuesday,, Octtober 30,, 2012 Tuesday Oc ober 30 2012
MOTTO: Inspire with our Hearts, Lead with Humility, Soar with Pride


Today, Oct. 30, in Multi-Purpose Building KG-2nd from 12-1pm ♦ 3rd-5th from 1-2pm

Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 12:00-1:30pm
Parents are invited to join in the fun outside the middle school building!

County Parks/ Recreation JR. Boys Basketball: The Parks/Recreation Junior Basketball League (boys 10-15) will
have their first home game at the FCS gym today, Oct. 30, at 5:00pm. The FCS middle school cheerleaders will be cheering for the home games.

**PINK SHIRTS on Wed, 10/31/12: In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students will be permitted to wear pink shirts on Wed, Oct. 31. If a student does not have a pink shirt, he/she MUST wear their regular school shirt. Pink shirts will have to adhere to dress code – NO sleeveless shirts! NO costumes! No Exceptions! **PERT Sign-up: 10th-12th grade students sign-up in the library. Deadline to sign-up is Mon, Nov. 5, by 9:15am. The test will be given on Tues, Nov. 6, in room 1106 @ 9:15am. FYI: ASVAB sign-up is over! The test will be given Wed, Oct. 31, @ 9:15am. **PERT Prep & Tutoring: High school students may attend tutoring for the PERT in room 1021 (Millender), 2:15-3:30pm. Tutoring will be available every Monday-Thursday (when school is open). Sponsored by Gulf Coast State College. **Tutoring for Elementary Students: Tutoring has started at the after-school programs. If you would like to sign-up your child for tutoring, contact Harolyn Walker. **Math Tutoring for M/S & H/S Students: Tutoring will be offered every Tuesday & Thursday from 2:15-3:00pm. M/S & H/S math teachers will be available in their classrooms.



Choice of Chicken Nuggets, Breaded Chicken Chef Salad, or Lite Meal Choice of Fresh Fruit or Apple Juice Choice of Side Salad or Refried Beans Gr: Choice of above or Nachos

**Tue, Oct. 30: -9 Grade Officers’ meeting in room 802 (Nichols) during lunch breakfast -M/S & H/S FCA meetings in the gym during lunches -Elementary Awards Day in multi-purpose bldg.- KG-2nd Gr.: 12-1:00pm 3rd-5th Gr.: 1-2:00pm -Vars Boys Basketball Tryouts in the gym, 4-6:00pm - Coach Michael Sweatt -GED Test in FCS library @ 6:00pm **Wed, Oct 31: -ASVAB Test @ 9:15am – location TBA -M/S Literacy on the Lawn & Honor Roll Celebration outside M/S bldg., 12-1:30pm -SGA meeting in the gym wrestling room during lunch -2nd & 3rd Grade Halloween Parties in classrooms, 12:30-2:00pm **Thur, Nov 1: -KG-12th Grades “Mock Election” on stage in cafeteria during school day- Duhart’s Gov’t Honors Class -11th Grade Class Officers’ meeting in cafeteria during breakfast -H/S Brain Bowl meeting in room 1021 (Millender) during lunch **Fri, Nov 2:

-FUNDRAISER: 4th Grade Class – Low Country Boil @ Seafood Festival -FUNDRAISER: 8th Grade Class – Boiled Peanuts & Apple Butter @ Seafood Festival -FUNDRAISER: Softball Team - Chicken Tenders & French Fry Plates @ Seafood Festival -FUNDRAISER: Baseball & Basketball Teams - Beverages @ Seafood Festival -No Football Game – OPEN

**Mon, Nov 5:

-10th Grade Officers’ meeting in room 1218 (Weyrich) during lunch

Mark Your Calendars ►No School – Seafood Festival: Fri, Nov. 2 ►Daylight Savings Time Ends: Sun, Nov. 4 ►No School – Veterans Day: Mon, Nov. 12 ►No School – Thanksgiving/Fall Break: Mon-Fri, Nov. 19-23


**Staff: School Board Workshop with employees -Thurs, Nov. 8, in the FCS lunchroom at 3:30pm. **Teachers: The TLC store will open again Wed, Nov. 8, from 3-5 p.m. It is located at 192 14th Street in Apalachicola (the old AHS). Please take advantage of this opportunity to offer your students FREE school supplies. There were several good ideas submitted on the ‘Teacher Wish List’ and we are making every effort to procure those items. This effort is powered through collaboration between the Franklin County Education Foundation, Progress Energy, TheTake Stock In Children Mentoring Program, and the Youth Advisory Council.
**Teacher Mini-Grants: Applications are now available on the school district website. The theme for this grant session is Energizing our Curriculum and priority will be given to programs that include math, science, technology, energy and are a collaboration between STEM and non-stem subjects. Dr. Catlin will be available Thurs, Nov. 1, in the library, from 11-2 to answer any questions. The deadline is Mon, Nov. 26. Applications are approved on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as it is completed. Applications should be scanned (with all required signatures) and e-mailed to attention to Dr. Lois Mendez Catlin. ONLY electronic applications will be accepted. Applications received after November 26 will be accepted as long as funding is available.

FACULTY MEETINGS- 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each Month SCHOOL BASED LEADERSHIP MEETINGS- 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each Month

Robert Revercomb (11/3)

**Haunted House: Wed, Oct. 31, @ 1581 West Hwy 98, C’belle, 7:30-11:00pm. Cost: $5.00
Lots of goodies, chills, frights, & screams! Proceeds will benefit the Take Stock In Children mentoring program which gives students in our county mentoring and a full college scholarship.

**Florida Inclusion Network’s First Fridays: Families are invited to join the Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) on the first Friday of each month from now until May 3, 2013. The Northwest Region of FIN will be hosting toll free calls from 10-11:00am EST. This time will be spent talking about the inclusion of your child, ideas or concerns you may have, & FIN resources that can support you & your family. Contact your FIN office at 850/863-6580 to reserve your place & receive the conference number. Visit the FIN website at

Nano Bits . . . Powered by Progress Energy and the Franklin County Education Foundation!
Households will save a lot of energy by turning off appliances when not using them. Did you know a leaky faucet can fill a soda bottle every 30 minutes? That amounts to wasting approximately 8,298 liters per year!! BOX TOPS for EDUCATION: 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

The Franklin County Adult Education Courses will be offering GED classes at the Franklin County School in the near future. The next GED Test will be given Oct. 30, 2012 at the Franklin County School library at 6:00pm. To register for the test or for classes, contact Maxine Creamer @ 670-4481. The Franklin County Adult Education Courses do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, National origin, age, handicap, or marital status. **The Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act states that children & youth who lack a fixed, regular, & adequate nighttime residence are considered homeless. If, due to a loss of housing, a child must live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, campground, on the street, in abandoned buildings, or doubled-up with relatives or friends, then he/she is eligible to receive services provided under the McKinney-Vento Act. For additional information contact Sandi Hengle, Homeless Liaison, at the Franklin County School District Office in Eastpoint, 670-2810 or cell number 323-0982.

**PARENTS – Register to receive automated emergency calls from the Franklin County Sheriff Dept. You will be notified of any emergency situations in Franklin County (for example; emergency school closings, road closings). Go to , on the top right of home page- click on “Franklin County Florida Emergency Notification System” emblem & complete required information.

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