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Tuesday,, March 5,, 2013 Tuesday March 5 2013
MOTTO: Inspire with our Hearts, Lead with Humility, Soar with Pride

ELEMENTARY – DR. SEUSS READING DAYS Students will be reading in classrooms/hallways daily @ 1:00pm by buildingsTues, Mar 5- 500 Bldg Wed, Mar 6- 400 Bldg
Thur, Mar 7- 300 Bldg

Friday, March 8, Noon-1:45pm Between the 200 & 800 Buildings
Jump House & many games with prizes as well as a concession stand. Hand stamps will be $10 and will include unlimited games/jump house and two tickets for the concession stand. Additional tickets will be available for $.25 each. Fundraiser for 2nd & 4th Grade

**3rd Grade Assembly: Today, March 5, Joyce Durham will discuss hurricane/tornado safety in the multipurpose building @ 1:00pm. **Philaco Womens’ Club Scholarship: See Ms. Joyner for application. Due March 22 **Classrooms Testing: Ms. Mitchell’s & Ms. Weyrich’s students testing through March 22. Testing signs will be
on the classroom doors (rooms 817 & 1218) while testing. Please be quiet in the halls during this time. Thank You!


Pre-order your 2012-13 Yearbook NOW!
- $10 due 3/22 $5 due 4/12

Elementary Yearbook- $25 or Monthly installments can be made:
$10 due 2/22

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.

Culinary Class Café Presents The Grand Opening of . . .

Hosted by Lea Venable, Tristan Shiver, and Ryan Babb The following menu will be served from 10:30AM-1:00PM, Friday, March 8


Authentic Cuban Sandwiches Sopa de Frijol Negro (Black Bean Soup) Served Over Rice Honey Bun Cake $8.00 Tea or Lemonade
LUNCH FOR TUESDAY – 3/5/13 Beef & Cheese Nachos, Chicken Chef Salad, or Ham/Cheese Wrap Choice of Mixed Vegetables or Side Salad w/ Ranch Dressing Choice of Grape Juice or Fresh Apple Gr: Same as above or Personal Pepperoni Pizza

KG-5th Gr:


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-9th Grade Officers meeting in room 802 (Nichols) during breakfast -Field Trip: Biology classes (Montgomery & W eyrich) to Eastpoint Estuary, 9:20am-1:30pm -M/S & H/S FCA meetings in the gym during lunches -Dr. Seuss Reading Day in 500 Bldg @ 1:00pm rd -Hurricane/Tornado presentation for 3 Grades- in multipurpose bldg. @ 1:00pm- Joyce Durham -Away Track meet at E. Gadsden, Quinc y @ 4:30pm -Away JV/Vars Softball vs Port St. Joe- JV @ 5:00pm Vars @ 7:00pm -Away JV/Vars Baseball vs W ewa- JV @ 5:00pm Vars @ 7:00pm th -9 Grade Parent meeting in cafeteria @ 6:00pm th -4 Grade Parent meeting in room 315 (Barber) @ 7:00pm **Wed, Mar 6: -Field Trip: Biology classes (Montgomery & W eyrich) to Eastpoint Estuary, 9:20am-1:30pm -Dr. Seuss Reading Day in 400 Bldg @ 1:00pm -Drama Club meeting in room 1003 (DeVaughn), 2:30-4:30pm -Odyssey of the Mind in room 1007 (Countryman), 2:30-5:00pm **Thur, Mar 7: -Brain Bowl meeting in room 1021 (Millender) during breakfast th -5 Grade DARE Graduation in cafeteria, 9:45-10:20am -Senior Cap, Gown, Invitation delivery in library 9:00-10:00am- Herff Jones th -10 Grade Class Ring Orders in library10:00am-1:00pm- Herff Jones -H/S Math Club meeting in room 1210 (W eston) during lunch -Dr. Seuss Reading Day in 300 Bldg @ 1:00pm -Away Weightlifting Competition at W ewa @ 4:30pm -Band Trip: Concert MPA at Chipley H/S – Depart FCS: 4:00pm Return: approx. 11:30pm **Fri, Mar 8: -H/S Beta Club meeting in room 1105 (Edwards) during breakfast nd -Weyrich’s 2 period class- Guest Art Instructor Dolores Lowery -Field Trip: H/S Biology Students (Montgomery & W eyrich) to Eastpoint ANERR, 9:20-1:30pm -ELEMENTARY SPRING FESTIVAL between 200 & 800 bldgs, 12 Noon-1:45pm -Brain Bowl meeting in room 1021 (Millender), 2:15-3:00pm -Odyssey of the Mind in room 1007 (Countryman), 2:30-5:00pm -Away JV Baseball vs W ewa @ 5:00pm -Away Vars Softball vs S. W alton @ 6:00pm -Away Vars Baseball vs S. W alton @ 6:00pm th **Sat, Mar 9: -Fundraiser: 8 Grade Class- Bagging for Bucks @ Cbelle IGA, 10:00am-2:00pm -Fundraiser: in FCS cafeteria, 1:00 & 6:00pm- Fundraiser for PTO **Sun, Mar 10: -Boys Basketball- open gym, 3-6:00pm- M. Sweatt **Tue, Mar 5:

**Mon, Mar 11: -NO SCHOOL March 11-15 – SPRING BREAK
Mark Your Calendars

►Daylight Savings Time Begins:

Sunday, March 10

►Spring Break : March 11 - 15 ►No School – Easter Holiday : Students-April 1 & 2 Staff- April 1 only
TEACHER/STAFF Info **6-12 Teachers’ Workshop- VAM Score Calculations: Tues, March 5, in room 1106 @ 2:15pm **M/S Teachers Meeting: Tues, March 5, in room 1007 (Countryman) @ 2:20pm **K-12 Faculty Meeting: Wed, March 6, in cafeteria @ 2:20pm

FACULTY MEETINGS- 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each Month SCHOOL BASED LEADERSHIP MEETINGS- 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each Month FCS STAFF BIRTHDAYS 3/4-3/17
Carol Davis (3/4) Hilary Stanton (3/4) Melissa West (3/14)

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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. 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: Established in 2000 for 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

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 April 15 & 16, 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 , on the top right of home page- click on “Franklin County Florida Emergency Notification System” emblem & complete required information.

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