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MOTTO: Inspire with our Hearts, Lead with Humility, Soar with Pride

ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL FCAT FAMILY NIGHT
Today, March 19, in the cafeteria @ 6:00pm Parents & students come out for an evening of FCAT activities, door prizes (gift cards) & dinner (hot dogs chips, drinks, & dessert)!

**REMINDER: NO STUDENT PASSES TO THE GYM!
**SAPP- Students Against Plastic Pollution: SAPP is collecting used t-shirts that are fun colors or fun logos as a fund-raiser. The t-shirts will be turned into reusable shopping bags. If anyone wants a special t-shirt made into a bag...we can do that! Please look in your drawer and see if there's anything that you don't wear. Turn in to Ms. Montgomery . . . Thanks! **Philaco Womens’ Club Scholarship: See Ms. Joyner for application. Due Fri, March 22 **Classrooms Testing: Ms. Mitchell’s (817) & Ms. Weyrich’s (1218) students testing through Fri, March 22.
Testing signs will be on the classroom doors while testing. Please be quiet in the halls during this time. Thank You!

YEARBOOKS ORDERS:

Pre-order your 2012-13 Yearbook NOW!
- Next pymt. of $5 due 4/12

Elementary Yearbook- $25 or Monthly installments can be made:
Second Installment of $10 due Fri, 3/22/13

Middle/High Yearbook- $55 or Monthly installments can be made:
Second Installment of $20 due Fri, 3/22/13 - Next pymt. of $15 due 4/12 See a Yearbook Staff member or Ms. Edwards.

Culinary Class Café Presents The Grand Opening of . . .

“SANDFLATS PUB”
Hosted by Christian Jones, Faith Harrell, Tressie Buffkin, Tyler Rowell, Kayne Pitts-Sullivan, Chamaiya Williams, & Trinity Henderson
The following menu will be served from 10:30AM-1:00PM, Friday, March 22

Homemade Chicken, Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo Marinated Cabbage Slaw French Bread Dirt Cake Tea or Lemonade

Donation- $8.00

KG-5th Gr:

6th-12th

LUNCH FOR TUESDAY – 3/19/13 BBQ Rib Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Chef Salad, or Ham/Cheese Wrap Choice of Tomato/Red Pepper Strips w/ Dip or Black Beans Choice of Apple Juice or Dried Fruit Mix Gr: Same as above or Hamburger

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FCS WEEKLY CALENDAR O F EVENTS
**Tue, Mar 19: -Field Trip: Half of 5th Grade to Eastpoint Estuary, 8:45am-1:15pm (Ms. Gay/Humble) -9th 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 Liberty- JV @ 5:00pm Vars @ 7:00pm Vars @ 7:00pm -Away JV/Vars Baseball vs Blountstown- JV @ 5:00pm -Elem. & M/S FCAT Family Night in cafeteria @ 6:00pm -SAC meeting in FCS library @ 6:00pm
**Wed, Mar 20: -Field Trip: Other half of 5th Grade to Eastpoint Estuary, 8:45am-1:15pm (Ms. Gay/Humble)

-SGA meetings in gym during M/S & H/S lunches -M/S & H/S Activity: Student vs Faculty Kick Ball game in gym during 6th period- Sponsored by SWAT -Drama Club in room 1003 (DeVaughn), 2:30-4:30pm -H/S Odyssey of the Mind in room 1007 (Countryman), 2:30-5:00pm -Away Track meet @ Liberty Co. – 4:30pm
**Thur, Mar 21: -Brain Bowl meeting in room 1021 (Millender) during breakfast

-H/S Math Club meeting in room 1210 (Weston) during lunch -Away Weightlifting Competition at Port St. Joe- 4:30pm -School Board meeting at Willie Speed Board Room, Eastpoint @ 6:00pm **Fri, Mar 22: -Field Trip: STEM students to Zoo World, Panama City for Scholars Project, 7:30am-4:00pm- Robinson -Weyrich’s 2nd period class- Guest Art Instructor Dolores Lowery -Brain Bowl meeting in room 1021 (Millender), 2:15-3:00pm -Odyssey of the Mind in room 1007 (Countryman), 2:30-5:00pm -Home JV/Vars Softball vs Port St. Joe- JV @ 5:00pm Vars @ 7:00pm

**Sat, Mar 23: -Secondary Math Teachers Dept meeting in room 1021 (Millender), 8:00am-3:00pm -Fundraiser: Parking Assistance & Hotdogs @ Apalach Art Walk, 10am-4pm- Odyssey of the Mind -Freshman Spring Fling @ Apalachicola Armory, 7:00-11:00pm- Callie Nichols, Class Sponsor **Sun, Mar 24: -Boys Basketball- open gym, 3-6:00pm- M. Sweatt

Mark Your Calendars

►No School – Easter Holiday : Students-April 1 & 2 Staff- April 1 only ►Spring Pictures: Thursday, April 4 ►FCAT Re-Takes for JR’s & SR’s : April 9-11 ►FCAT/Sat 10 – Grades 2 thru 10 : April 15 – 26

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TEACHER/STAFF Info **SCHOOL EMPLOYEES: Thurs, March 21, Jean Christie, with AXA Tax Annuities, will be at the District Office: 8:30am-12:00 noon FCS library: 12:30-4:00pm. **M/S Teachers’ Meeting: Tues, March 19, in room 1007 (Countryman) @ 2:20pm **Grade Level Faculty Meetings: Wed, March 20, TBA by Deans **6,7,9,10 Gr. Teachers-Mandatory FCAT Administration Meeting: Thurs, March 21, room 1106 @ 2:15pm- Robinson **Teacher Assistant Auction: Fri, March 22, teachers may email an amount for donation for the use of student assistant for one class period. For more info, see 3/8/13 email from Kassi Malcolm- Jr. Class Sponsor **FCAT Computer Based Practice: Tues, March 26, for more info see/email Roderick Robinson **End of 3
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Nine Weeks- Grade Entry: Fri, March 28, f begin entering grades- must be in by midnight April 7- for more info see/email Roderick Robinson

FACULTY MEETINGS- 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each Month SCHOOL BASED LEADERSHIP MEETINGS- 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each Month FCS STAFF BIRTHDAYS 3/18-3/24
Pam Schaffer (3/20)

Miscellaneous
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HOMELESS YOUTH AVAILABLE: The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is a federally funded information and technical assistance center at SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). NCHE hosts the Homeless Education Listserv to help administrators, educators, advocates, and service providers share information and ideas on meeting the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The ideas on this listserv do not reflect the views of NCHE, SERVE, or UNCG. The application for 2013 LeTendre scholars is posted. Applications must be received by June 14, 2013 at 5 pm Eastern. The application can be downloaded by visiting:
http://www.naehcy.org/letendre-scholarship-fund/scholarship-application

**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 info, 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 jmalone@franklin.k12.fl.us 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

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•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
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 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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