Seahawk Scoop Seahawk Scoop

Wednesday,, JJanuary 30,, 2013 Wednesday anuary 30 2013
MOTTO: Inspire with our Hearts, Lead with Humility, Soar with Pride

**PERT SIGN-UP: 10th, 11th, & 12 Graders interested in taking the PERT test (scheduled for Feb. 5) must pre-register n the library by Fri, Feb.1. **Animal Shelter Donations: The third grade classes are collecting supplies for the Franklin County Animal
Shelter. The following is a list of the supplies they need: dog treats, dog toys (hard rubber), kitty litter, cat toys, and cleaning supplies. Each class has a donation box setup in their room- Mr. Boyd, Mrs. Cathy Creamer, Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Schaffer.

**LOST & FOUND: If you have lost any clothing items, please check in room 303 (300 building). There are numerous jackets, sweat shirts, & tee-shirts which need to find their rightful owner. **ACT Practice Exam: Dr. Lois Catlin will be giving an ACT Practice Exam on Saturday, Feb. 2, in the FCS library, 9:00am-2:00pm. STUDENTS MUST PRE-REGISTER with Dr. Catlin in the library on Thurs, Jan. 31, from 12:00-2:15pm. OR, pre-register at FC-EF@hotmail.com .

4th Annual Franklin County School Miss Seahawk Pageant
The FCS Miss Seahawk Pageant will be held March 2 in the FCS auditorium. To be eligible, young ladies must be enrolled in Franklin County School, grades PK – 11th grade. Registration & Entry Fee: $60 due by Feb. 8. Late Registration by Feb. 22 requires $15 late fee. NO APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER Feb. 22. 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.

The Culinary Class would like to introduce a new project. The class has been divided into 14 teams. Each team will come up with a new restaurant concept and study all of the relevant elements of having a successful business. During the Friday Class Café, you will now be hosted by one of out teams for their “Grand Opening!” We will announce members of each team & menu in the Seahawk Scoop. Thank you so much for the support of the students. –Debra Fletcher, Culinary Arts Teacher

This Week the Culinary Class Presents the Grand Opening of –

“SISTER’S SOUL FOOD WITH BROTHER SETH”
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1
10:30AM-1:00PM DONATION: $8.00

Celebrity Senior Chef Chase Golden and his team members, Myesha Campbell, Yvonne Mitchell, Robyn Segree, Seth Rogers, and D.D. Key are offering the following menu:

Country Fried Pork Chop, Black-Eyed Peas, Stewed Tomatoes, Rice, Turnip Greens, Corn Bread, Red Velvet Cake, Banana Pudding
LUNCH FOR WEDNESDAY - 1/30/13 KG-5th Gr: Sliced Turkey, Taco Chef Salad, or PB Jamwich Choice of Grape Juice, Mixed Fruit, or Dried Fruit Mix Choice of Mashed Potatoes or Carrot Sticks w/ Ranch Same as above or Hamburger

6th-12th Gr:

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FCS WEEKLY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
**Wed, Jan 30:

-FAIR Testing in 1106 computer lab all day -M/S Honor Roll Social in cafeteria during lunch -Drama Club meeting- CANCELLED -Girls Basketball District Tournament at South Walton High School: Teams/Times TBA -H/S students pre-register in library for Practice ACT, 12-2:15pm (exam will be 2/2/13)- Dr. Catlin -M/S & H/S SWAT meeting in room 801 (Croom) during lunch -Math Club meeting in room 1210 (Weston) during lunch -Home Boys Basketball vs John Paul @ 7:00pm – SENIOR NIGHT -Girls Basketball District Tournament at South Walton High School: Teams/Times TBA -H/S Beta Club meeting in room 1105 (Edwards) during breakfast -Brain Bowl meeting in room 1021 (Millender), 2:15-3:00pm -Odyssey of the Mind in room 1007 (Countryman), 2:30-5:00pm -Girls Basketball District Tournament at South Walton High School: Teams/Times TBA -ACT Practice Exam in FCS library, 9:00am-2:00pm- Dr. Catlin -10th Grade Officers meeting in room 1218 (Weyrich) during lunch -Odyssey of the Mind in room 1007 (Countryman), 2:30-5:00pm -GED Test in FCS library @ 6:00pm in room 1218 (Weyrich) during lunch -PERT testing in 1106 computer lab @ 9:15am -9th Grade Officers meeting in room 802 (Nichols) during breakfast -M/S & H/S FCA meetings in the gym during lunches -GED Test in FCS library @ 6:00pm in room 1218 (Weyrich) during lunch -District Vars. Boys Basketball Tournament at S. Walton

**Thur, Jan 31: -Brain Bowl meeting in room 1021 (Millender) during breakfast

**Fri, Feb 1:

**Sat, Feb 2: **Mon, Feb 4:

**Tue, Feb 5:

Mark Your Calendars

►No School- Presidents’ Day : ►T.O.Y. & S.R.E.Y Banquet: ►Spring Break :

Mon, Feb. 18

Fri, Feb 22, 6:00pm

March 11 - 15

TEACHER/STAFF Info **M/S & H/S Faculty Meeting: Wed, Jan. 30, in room 1106 (computer lab). **Employee Birthday Celebration: Wed, Jan. 30, at Tamara’s Café, Apalach, 6:00pm – Free Appetizers! In celebration of ALL school board employees whose birthday is in the month of January. RSVP to: lsweatt@franklin.k12.fl.us The plan is to have a monthly birthday celebration at various restaurants. **M/S Teachers Meeting: Tues, Feb. 5, in room 1007 (Countryman) @ 2:20pm

FACULTY MEETINGS- 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each Month SCHOOL BASED LEADERSHIP MEETINGS- 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each Month FCS STAFF BIRTHDAYS 1/28-2/3 Dale Millender (1/29) Stephanie Howze-Jones (2/2) Karl Lester (2/2) Christine Mathes-cafeteria (2/3)
Stephanie Sanders-cafeteria (2/3)

Miscellaneous **Benefit for Blanche Cameron: Saturday, Feb. 2- Grilled Chicken Dinners starting 11:00am at the Riverfront Park, Apalach. Menu- Grilled Chicken, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw & Dessert. Cost: $8.00 Water/Drinks: $1.00 (FYI: This is Connie Sawyer’s mother.) Page 2

**Parent Survey For Students with IEP’s: Parents of children with disabilities & current IEP in grades preschool 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 survey provide 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
www.franklincountyschools.org/schoolcodeofconduct.htm. Documents include but are not limited to: Code of Conduct, Student Progression Plan, Parent's Right to Know, School Improvement Plans, Parent Involvement Plans, Student Records Manual, Supplemental Education Services (Tutoring), FCA Handbook, and the Athletic Handbook. All documents will be made available in Spanish upon request. Call 670-2810 x 4108 or email jmalone@franklin.k12.fl.us .

MCKAY SCHOLARSHIP: The McKay Scholarship was established in 2000. This program was designed to
parents 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 and February 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 United 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 be at 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 (850)624-3640. No appointment is necessary. Apalachicola Community Services Center also has someone to help with applying for services such as Medicaid, KidCare, and food & cash assistance. James Rutherford can assist you at the center. It is located at 192 14th Street, Apalachicola, FL. They are open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday. Appointments are scheduled from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday. Please call (850)653-3930 for an appointment 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 .
GED CLASSES
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 Feb. 4 & 5, 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.

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**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 www.franklinsheriff.com , on the top right of home page- click on “Franklin County Florida Emergency Notification System” emblem & complete required information.

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