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Thursday,, February 7,, 2013 Thursday February 7 2013
MOTTO: Inspire with our Hearts, Lead with Humility, Soar with Pride

Eatonville, Florida: The First Black Town The time was Reconstruction. The Civil War was over, slavery was dead and blacks across the South were looking forward to prosperity and a better way of life. A number of blacks lived in the white community of Maitland. In 1882, businessman Joseph C. Clarke bought some land from Maitland Mayor Josiah C. Eaton. Clarke began selling lots to black families from Maitland and nearby Orlando and Winter Park. By 1887, though race relations were relatively harmonious, many blacks dreamed of having their own town. On Aug. 15 of that year, 27 registered voters, all black men, met and voted to incorporate. The new town consisted of 112 acres (the land Clarke bought, plus a 10-acre donated tract) and was called Eatonville in honor of the original owner. That vote made history: Eatonville was the first incorporated African-American community in the nation. PARENTS & STUDENTS . . . Just a friendly reminder, Franklin County School does not accept outside deliveries of Valentine Flowers/Gifts to students. However, there are school fundraisers available to students.

♥♥Elementary Valentine’s Dance:
Admission- $3.00 Admission- $3.00

Fri, Feb. 8, in cafeteria from 6-8:00pm. Concessions- .50 & $1.00 Thurs, Feb. 14, in elem. Multi-purpose building, 2:30-5:00pm. Concessions- .50

♥♥M/S Valentine’s Social:

♥♥Long Stem Roses- Take Stock in Children: ♥♥Valentine Grams- Junior Class:

All grade levels- $2/Rose or $22/ Dozen. Delivery to Student- $1 (no charge for staff delivery). Personalized card to go with rose- $1. Delivery on 2/14/13 during 6th period. Deadline to order- Fri, Feb 8. Middle & High school students only- $1per Candy Gram Delivery on 2/14/13 during breakfast & lunch. Deadline to order- Wed, Feb. 13.

**Track & Weight-lifting Practice: Track- immediately after school on Mondays through Thursdays.
Weight-lifting (change in days) - immediately after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays.

**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.

4th Annual Franklin County School Miss Seahawk Pageant
Registration & Entry Fee Date Extended: $60 due by tomorrow, 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.

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6th-12th Gr:

LUNCH FOR THURSDAY – 2/7/13 Mac ‘n Cheese, Turkey Chef Salad, or Yogurt Parfait Choice of Steamed Carrots or Celery Sticks w/ Dip Choice of Apple Juice or Pineapple Tidbits Same as above or Pizza

-Brain Bowl meeting in room 1021 (Millender) during breakfast -H/S Math Club meeting in room 1210 (Weston) during lunch -M/S & H/S SWAT meetings in room 800 (Croom/ISS)) during lunches -Away JV/Vars Softball vs Wakulla- JV @ 4:00pm Vars @ 6:00pm -Regular School Board meeting at Willie Speed Board Room, Eastpoint, @ 6:00pm and a Closed Executive Session Relative to Collective Bargaining will follow the regular meeting **Fri, Feb 8: -Field Trip: H/S STEM students to Zoo World, P.C., 7:30am-4:00pm- Robinson -Brain Bowl meeting in room 1021 (Millender), 2:15-3:00pm -Odyssey of the Mind in room 1007 (Countryman), 2:30-5:00pm -Home Vars Softball vs Monroe @ 6:00pm -Elementary Valentine’s Dance in cafeteria, 6-8:00pm- Fundraiser for 4th Grade **Sat, Feb 9: -ACT Exam in room 807 (Lee), 8:00am-12:00pm- Ms. B. Lee -CPI Initial Training for health aides & staff, in FCS cafeteria, 8:30am-5:00pm- offered by PAEC **Mon, Feb 11: -10th Grade Officers meeting in room 1218 (Weyrich) during lunch -Odyssey of the Mind in room 1007 (Countryman), 2:30-5:00pm -Home JV/Vars Softball vs Rickards- JV @ 4:30pm Vars @ 6:30pm **Tue, Feb 12: -9th Grade Officers meeting in room 802 (Nichols) during breakfast -M/S & H/S FCA meetings in the gym during lunches -Away JVVars Softball vs Wewa- JV @ 5:00pm Vars @ 7:00pm **Wed, Feb 13: -NHS meeting in room 1220 (Duhart) during breakfast -Drama Club meeting in room 1003 (DeVaughn), 2:30-4:30pm
**Thur, Feb 7:

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 **Teacher Certification: Fri, Feb 8, Jeanette Malone will be in the FCS library from 1-4:00pm to assist teachers with in-service, certifications, & certification renewals. **Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)- Initial Training: Sat, Feb 9, in FCS cafeteria from 8:30am-5:00pm. Register online on the ePDC at under “Crisis Prevention 2012-2013” or register at the workshop. You will need to bring your lunch. **School Leadership Meeting: Wed, Feb 13, in room 117 @ 2:30pm

FACULTY MEETINGS- 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each Month SCHOOL BASED LEADERSHIP MEETINGS- 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each Month FCS STAFF BIRTHDAYS 2/4-2/10 Nancy Sewell (2/5)

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Miscellaneous **Franklin Co. Dental Clinic: The new Dental Clinic in the Carrabelle Health Dept building is now offering comprehensive dental exams to patients 6 months to 20 years of age. Let them fix your smile! For appointment or more information, please call 697-4121. 5.31.13 **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 from 2/1/13 to 6/30/13 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, School Improvement 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 made available in Spanish upon request. Call 670-2810 x 4108 or email indef.

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- 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 are being offered again at Franklin County School on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays from 4-8:00pm. The next GED Test will be given Feb. 18 & 19, 2013 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,

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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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