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MOTTO: Inspire with our Hearts, Lead with Humility, Soar with Pride.
See the dates & grade levels that will be testing under “FCS Calendar of Events “below. Parents, please be sure your children get a good night’s sleep and are at school everyday. Testing through April 23!
**Today there will be a list of the middle & high school students’ testing rooms posted on the windows outside the 1000 & 1200 buildings, as well as on the doors of teachers who will be administering the tests. **11th & 12th Grade students will not be required to come to school on Mon. & Tues., April 15 & 16.
FCAT & SAT-10 TESTING STARTS NEXT WEEK!
**TEACHERS: The Traveling Trailer from the ANERR (Estuary) will be in the middle school parking lot through
the 1st week of May. It is full of environmental, hands on units for teachers to use in the classroom. Please see Ms. Countryman if interested in checking out materials from the trailer. Lisa Bailey, from the Estuary, encourages teachers to use the educational materials and to fill out evaluation forms for feedback.
**Yearbook Payments: The 3rd payment for Yearbooks is due Today, April 12- Elem- $5 M/S & H/S- $15 **JV/Varsity Cheer Try Outs: Students in current grades 6 – 11, who are interested in trying out, may pick up a packet from either Leigh Smith or Lynn Clark. Packets must be completed & returned by April 22. Try outs will be April 24-27. **H/S EOC Math Tutoring: H/S math teachers will resume EOC tutoring the week of April 22 to high school students from 5 P.M. to 6 P.M. in the locations of Apalachicola on Mondays and Carrabelle & Eastpoint on Wednesdays. To sign your child up for the free tutoring sessions, please call 670-2800. H/S students may also sign up with their math teachers or in the front office. – Dale Millender, Math Coach SCHOLARSHIPS: See Ms. Joyner in room 811 for Applications -FairPoint Communications: Due April 26 -CFES: Due April 30 -Seafood Festival: Due April 30 -Centennial Bank: Due May 3 -Deputy Quinnaland Rhodes: Due May 3 -Donnie Wilson: Due May 3 -Loretta Taylor: Due May 10 CULINARY CLASS CAFÉ Friday, April 12 ♦ 10:30am-1:00pm Donation- $8.00
Pre-order your 2012-13 Yearbook NOW!
Elementary Yearbook- $25 Middle/High Yearbook- $55
See a Yearbook Staff member or Ms. Edwards.
Delicious Chicken Casserole Served over Rice ♦ Spinach Gratin Apple Crisp ♦ Tea or Lemonade
LUNCH FOR FRIDAY – 4/12/13 KG-5th Gr: Chili Con Carne, SW Chicken Chef Salad, or Chicken Caesar Wrap Choice of Baked Potato or Seasoned Green Beans Choice of Sliced Peaches or Fresh Bartlett Pear 6th-12th Gr: Same as above or Personal Cheese Pizza
FCS WEEKLY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
**Fri, Apr 12: -District Track Meet at Florida High @ 9:00am rd -3 Grade Kite Flying to be rescheduled! nd -Guest Art Instructor, Dolores Lowery, in W eyrich’s 2 period class -Brain Bowl meeting in room 1021 (Millender), 2:15-3:00pm -Away Varsity Softball vs Rickards @ 6:30pm **Sat, Apr 13: -ACT in room 807 (Lee) , 8:00am-12 noon th -Fundraiser: 4 Grade- Car W ash & Bale Sale at C’belle IGA & Eastpoint Big Top, 9:00am until ??? **Sun, Apr 14: -Boys Basketball Open Gym, 3-6:00pm- Coach M. Sweatt th th **Mon, Apr 15: -FCAT: 3-5 Grades- Reading 6-8 Grades- Math 10 Grade- Reading nd -SAT10: 2 Grade -Field Trip: KG Classes to Gulf Specimen Marine Lab, Panacea, 9:00am-1:45pm th -10 Gr. Class Officers’ meeting in room 1218 (W eyrich) during lunch -District Varsity Softball Playoffs in Port St. Joe- FCS vs Bozeman @ 4:00pm -GED Test in library @ 6:00pm th th **Tue, Apr 16: -FCAT: 3-5 Grades- Reading 7-8 Grades- Reading 10 Grade- Reading nd -SAT10: 2 Grade st -Field Trip: 1 Grade (Childress, Ham. Vause) to Eastpoint Estuary, 8:45am-1:00pm -M/S & H/S FCA meetings in gym during lunches -SAC meeting in the front office conference room @ 6:00pm -GED Test in library @ 6:00pm th th **Wed, Apr 17: -FCAT: 3-4 Grades- Math 5 Grade- Science 7-8 Grades- Reading nd -SAT10: 2 Grade st -Field Trip: 1 Grade (Brown, Smith, Cumbie) to Eastpoint Estuary, 8:45am-1:00pm -SGA Executive Officers’ meeting in library during lunch -H/S Brain Bowl to CAC Competition in Orlando; Depart – 3:00pm Return-4/21/13 @ approx 3pm th th **Thu , Apr 18: -FCAT: 3-4 Grades- Math 5 Grade- Science 8 Grades- Science nd -SAT10: 2 Grade -H/S Math Club meeting in room 1210 (W eston) during lunch -Away Varsity Baseball vs Altha @ 7:00pm -School Board meeting at W illie Speed Board Room, Eastpoint, @ 6:00pm
Mark Your Calendars ►FCS Band Spring Concert: May 9 @ 7:00pm-cafeteria
►Elem. & M/S Muffins for Moms:
May 10, 7:30-8:30am-library
♥ Congratulations to this week’s winners for a free dinner to the Culinary Class Café ♥ ♥♥ Gwen Creamer & Connie Sawyer ♥♥
►Teacher Certification Renewal: Jeanette Malone will be in the FCS library Monday, April 15, from 1:00-4:00pm to assist teachers with certification renewals and & in-service points. ►Teacher Needed: Any teacher interested in teaching night classes at the Franklin County Jail (on HWY 65) contact/email Nick O’Grady at the District office. **Grade Level Faculty Meetings: Wed, April 17 - TBA
FACULTY MEETINGS- 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each Month SCHOOL BASED LEADERSHIP MEETINGS- 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each Month FCS STAFF BIRTHDAYS 4/8-4/14
Mary Jo Housholder (4/11) Willie Mary Joseph (4/13)
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:
**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.
**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.
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- 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 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.
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