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Tuesday,, February 12,, 2013 Tuesday February 12 2013
MOTTO: Inspire with our Hearts, Lead with Humility, Soar with Pride
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Bethune-Cookman College( Daytona, Florida)
Bethune-Cookman College is another historically black institution of higher learning. “B-CC" in Daytona Beach began in 1904 as a school for black girls under the leadership of a Mary McLeod Bethune. Mary McLeod Bethune rose from poverty to become one of the nation’s most distinguished African American leaders and the most prominent black woman of her time. Bethune-Cookman College gradually evolved and the state OK'd a four-year liberal arts and teaching program in 1941. Today B-CC offers degrees in 39 subjects.
“RIDE A BUS DAY”
Please Show Your School Spirit & Help Your School Wednesday, February 13, 2013
If you are a student & drive a vehicle to school, you will need to park your vehicle in the empty lot by the Franklin County Sheriff Department located at 270 State Road 65. A bus will shuttle you to school & back to your vehicle at the end of the school day.
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. ♥♥M/S Valentine’s Social: Thurs, Feb. 14, in elem. multi-purpose building, 2:30-5:00pm. Admission- $3.00. Concessions- .50 ♥♥Valentine Grams- Junior Class: Middle & High school students only- $1per Candy Gram Delivery on 2/14/13 during breakfast & lunch. Deadline to order- Wed, Feb. 13. ♥♥Long Stem Roses- Take Stock in Children: Orders will be delivered 2/14/13 during 6th period.
Pre-order your 2012-13 Yearbook NOW!
Elementary Yearbook- $25 or Monthly installments can be made: $10 due 2/22 - $10 due 3/22 - $5 due 4/12 Middle/High Yearbook- $55 or Monthly installments can be made: $20 due 2/22 - $20 due 3/22 - $15 due 4/12 See a Yearbook Staff member or Ms. Edwards.
**STUDENT REMINDER: Students may bring a breakfast/lunch to school with them in the morning, but may not have
meals delivered to the school during the school day.
**Prom Sign-up: Juniors & Seniors sign-up in room 1209 (Malcolm) during 1st – 3rd periods. Sign-up ends Feb. 22. **TSIC Applications for 2013-14: Applications for Take Stock In Children are available in Mr. Robinson’s office.
Students 6th – 9th may apply. Preference is focused on 8th & 9th graders. For more info on student requirements go to: http://takestockinchildren.org/ Put completed applications in Dr. Catlin’s box in the front office. DEADLINE is Feb. 28 by 2:30pm.
**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 also receive a dental gift including a redeemable coupon for whitening strips. Call for an appointment today- 697-4121.
4th Annual Franklin County School Miss Seahawk Pageant
Late Registration by Feb. 22 requires $15 late fee. NO APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER Feb. 22.
NO CULINARY CLASS CAFÉ THIS WEEK!
LUNCH FOR TUESDAY – 2/12/13 KG-5th Gr: Beef Cheese Nachos, Breaded Chicken Chef Salad, or Ham/Cheese Wrap Choice of Vegetable Choice of Fruit th th 6 -12 Gr: Same as above or ???
FCS WEEKLY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
**Tue, Feb 12: -9 Grade Officers meeting in room 802 (Nichols) during breakfast -M/S & H/S FCA meetings in the gym during lunches -Away JV/Vars Softball vs Wewa- JV CANCELLED Vars @ 7:00pm 6:00pm -NHS meeting in room 1220 (Duhart) during breakfast -Drama Club meeting in room 1003 (DeVaughn), 2:30-4:30pm -Brain Bowl meeting in room 1021 (Millender) during breakfast -H/S Math Club meeting in room 1210 (Weston) during lunch -M/S Valentine Social in elem. multi-purpose bldg, 2:30-5:00pm, Admission- $3.00- M/S Fundraiser -Junior Class meeting in room 1209 (Malcolm-H/S) during breakfast -Field Trip: KG to Apalach Art Museum, 8:30-11:30am -H/S Beta 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 -Away Vars Softball vs W. Gadsden @ 4:00pm -Away Vars Baseball vs W. Gadsden @ 6:00pm -Fundraiser: 8th Grade- Bagging for Bucks @ Apalach Piggly Wiggly, 10:00am-4:00pm -Boys Basketball- open gym, 3-6:00pm- M. Sweatt -Home Vars Baseball vs Aucilla @ 4:00pm -GED Test in library @ 6:00pm
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**Mon, Feb 18: -NO SCHOOL in Observance of Presidents’ Day
Mark Your Calendars
►T.O.Y. & S.R.E.Y Banquet: ►Spring Break :
Fri, Feb 22, 6:00pm
March 11 - 15
**Contract Ratification Voting: Today, Feb. 12, in the FCS cafeteria during breakfast & lunch. Faculty & Support Staff, members & non-members, are encouraged to vote. - Cathy Wood **DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE TOY/SREY BANQUET! The sign-up sheet is at Ms. Browning’s desk. The banquet is Friday, Feb. 22, in the FCS cafeteria, 6:00pm **School Leadership Meeting: Wed, Feb 13, in room 117 @ 2:30pm **Valentine Treats for Staff: Thurs, Feb 14, the Retired Teachers Association will bring treats! Come early & start your Valentine’s Day off with a smile! They will set up in the library at approx. 7:30am.
TEACHER/STAFF Info, continued **Mini-Grants: The last deadline for the Mini-Grant is Thurs, Feb 14, 2:00pm. Applications are on the school district website & can be placed in Dr. Catlin;s mailbox in the front office. **TLC School Store- FREE School Supplies for Your Students: Open 2:30-4:00pm on Thurs, Feb 14, TLC is located at 192 14th St in Apalach (old AHS). Must bring your roster & your school ID. **M/S Language Teachers/Prof. Devel.: Fri, Feb. 15, in room 1017 (Bray) & classrooms, 8am-3pm, “Springboard Cadre”
FACULTY MEETINGS- 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each Month SCHOOL BASED LEADERSHIP MEETINGS- 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each Month FCS STAFF BIRTHDAYS 2/11-2/17 Mike Emerson (2/15) Sherry Joyner (2/15)
Miscellaneous **FLA Severe Weather Awareness Week, Feb 11-15: Severe Weather Awareness Weed is an opportunity for Floridians to learn about the various weather hazards that frequently impact the state & how families & businesses can prepare for these natural events. Lightning is one of nature’s deadliest & most unpredictable weather phenomena. Florida averages seven fatalities per year due to lightning, with many more injuries. **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 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 www.esesurvey.com 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
www.franklincountyschools.org/schoolcodeofconduct.htm . 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 firstname.lastname@example.org indef.
**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! Page 3
Please turn your Box Tops in to Mrs. Laura King or Ms. Leigh Smith .
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
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, 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 www.franklinsheriff.com , on the top right of home page- click on “Franklin County Florida Emergency Notification System” emblem & complete required information.