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

IOWA TESTING FOR KG, 1st, & 2nd GRADES THROUGH APRIL 15
Testing will be from 8:30 10:00am. Parents, please have your child at school & on time each day.

CONGRATULATIONS TO GRACYN KIRVIN!


Gracyn Kirvin was awarded a 2014-2015 Gulf Coast State College Foundation High School Honors scholarship. Gracyn and 19 other recipients from Bay & Gulf Counties will be honored at a reception at GCSCs Advanced Technology Center on Fri, April 11.

**SAC Meeting Date Change: The April 15th SAC meeting has been rescheduled for Tues, April 22.
**Soccer Senior Day Rescheduled from April 12 to Saturday, April 19! **Cheerleading Try-out Packets: Packets are available from Ms. Leigh Smith (room413) or Ms. Lynn Clark (room 421).
Students must be in 5th through 11th grade, have a 2.2 GPA on current report card, & have no more than 3 discipline referrals for the school year. Packets must be completed & turned in by April 28. Try-out conditioning will be April 29-May 1 in the H/S gym, 2:30-5:00pm. Try-outs will be on May 2 in the H/S gym@ 4:00pm.

**Scholarships: NEW CFES (College for Every Student): Turn in to Mr. Robinson. DEADLINE: 4/30/14. Franklin-Gulf Retired Educators: For students going into teaching. Turn in to Mr. Robinson. DEADLINE: 4/30/14. Willie B. Speed: For FAMU, Junior or Community College, Vocational or Technical School. POSTMARKED BY: 5/1/14. NEW Rotary Club: Turn in to Mr. Robinson. DEADLINE: 5/9/14. Franklin Co. Sheriff: $500 scholarship. See Ms. Joyner for applications. DEADLINE: 5/15/14. Sussle: For more info visit http://sussle.org/scholarship - Awarded monthly

Friday, April 11 Last day to order yearbook for $60.

After April 11, cost will be $65.

There will be 240 total pages in the 2013-14 yearbook. The first 208 pages will be delivered around May 9. The final 32 pages will be delivered in July/August as an insert (will include graduation events, plays, class trips, & Freshman Fling). A Yearbook Signing Party has been approved for those who have purchased a 2013-14 yearbook: May 16 for grades 6-12 and May 23 for elementary. REMINDER TO STUDENTS & STAFF Students on Campus after School Dismissed Students are not to stay on campus once school is dismissed unless they are being supervised by a staff member. Students staying after school for tutoring/sports/club activities must stay with their teacher/coach until a parent or guardian pick the students up or until the students get on the Activity Bus. APRIL CHARACTER EDUCATION: INTEGRITY
Adhering steadfastly to a personal sense of honorable & ethical behavior. Sticking to what is right. Quote: The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort & convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge & controversy . Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MENU WEDNESDAY 4/9/14
BREAKFAST Pre-K: Honey Wheat Biscuit, Chicken Patty, Apple Slices, Milk KG-12th Gr: Above choices or Cocoa Puffs, Honey Nut Cheerios, Granola, Pop Tart, PBJ Graham, Chocolate Chip Mini Loaf, Strawberry Banana Yogurt, Strawberry Yogurt Parfait, Fresh Cantaloupe 6-12 Gr.: Also may choose Breakfast Pizza LUNCH Pre-K: PBJ Sandwich, Cheese Stick w/ Crackers, Potato Rounds, Fruit Cocktail, Milk KG-5th Gr: Above Ham Chef Salad, Mini Cheese Burgers, Carrot & Celery Dippers w/ Ranch, Fresh Grapes 6th-12th Gr: Above choices or Bid Daddys Cheese Pizza

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FCS WEEKLY CALENDAR OF EVENTS


**Wed, Apr 9: -FCAT RE-TAKES: SENIORS, report to room 1106 after breakfast, testing begins @ 8:30am -IOWA TESTING: KG-2nd GRADES, 8:30-10:00am -Field Trip: Duharts 11th Grade US History students to Camp Gordon Johnston, 9:00am-1:30pm -Chess Club in room 1009 (Collins), 2:10-3:10pm -Hairspray play practice in library, 2:15-3:30pm -Drama Club/Play Practice in cafeteria, 2:30-3:30pm -H/S Brain Bowl meeting in room 1020 (DeVaughn), 2:20-3:00pm -Odyssey of the Mind meeting in room 1007 (Countryman), 2:30pm-5:00pm -FCAT RE-TAKES: SENIORS, report to room 1106 after breakfast, testing begins @ 8:30am -IOWA TESTING: KG-2nd GRADES, 8:30-10:00am -Brain Bowl Team to Commissioners Academic Challenge in Orlando, Depart 3:00pm, Return on April 13 -Freshman Spring Fling Committee meeting in room 1220 (Duhart) during breakfast -After School Tutoring, Gr 3-12: Snacks in cafeteria, 2:10-3:00pm; Tutoring in classrooms, 3:00-5:00pm -Boys Basketball practice (travel team) in gym, 3:00-5:00pm -Home Varsity Baseball game vs E. Gadsden @ 6:00pm SENIOR NIGHT- 5:45pm -School Board meeting at the Willie Speed Boardroom, Eastpoint, at 6:00pm -IOWA TESTING: Make-Ups -Odyssey of the Mind students to State competition in Orlando, Depart 9:00am, Return on April 13 -SGA meeting in room 1105 (Edwards) during lunch -Special Music Class- 4th & 5th Grade ESE students in room 331 (Parish), 1-2:00pm -Guitar Club in room 1003 (Solomon), 2:10-3:00pm -Away Varsity Baseball game vs S. Walton @ 6:00pm -Home Varsity Softball game vs Wewa @ 7:00pm -ACT testing in room 807 (Lee), 8:00am-12:00 noon -Fundraiser: FCS Band- Bagging for Bucks @ Cbelle IGA, 10:00am-2:00pm -Boys Basketball Open Gym- Coach Sweatt -Brain Bowl Team returns from Orlando, approx. 1:00pm -Odyssey of the Mind students return from Orlando, approx. 8:00pm -FCAT: 9th & 10th Grade Reading (computer based testing in room 1106) -IOWA TESTING: KG-2nd GRADES, 8:30-10:00am -Bayside Lab: Tolberts 3rd period class (10:13-11:00am) - weather permitting -SAPP meeting in room 1202 (Montgomery) during lunch -Chess Club in room 1009 (Collins), 2:10-3:10pm -Hairspray play practice in library, 2:15-3:30pm -Drama Club/Play Practice in cafeteria, 2:30-3:30pm -Odyssey of the Mind meeting in room 1007 (Countryman), 2:30pm-5:00pm Pending results -Boys Basketball practice (travel team) in gym, 3:00-5:00pm -Varsity Softball District Tournament @ Liberty County- Time/Teams: TBA - FCAT: 9th & 10th Grade Reading (computer based testing in room 1106) -IOWA TESTING: KG-2nd GRADES, 8:30-10:00am -Elementary- Pictures with Easter Bunny in library starting @ 11:00am Fundraiser for 4th Grade Trip -Freshman Spring Fling Committee meeting in room 1220 (Duhart) during breakfast no meeting due to FCAT -FCA meetings in gym during MS and HS lunches -After School Tutoring, Gr 3-12: Snacks in cafeteria, 2:10-3:00pm; Tutoring in classrooms, 3:00-5:00pm -Boys Basketball practice (travel team) in gym, 3:00-5:00pm -Away Varsity Baseball games vs FAMU @ 3:00/5:30pm- Double Header -Varsity Softball District Tournament @ Liberty County- Time/Teams: TBA -SAC Meeting room 117 @ 6:00pm Rescheduled for next Tues, April 22
Mark Your Calendars

**Thu, Apr 10:

**Fri, Apr 11:

**Sat, Apr 12: **Sun, Apr 13:

**Mon, Apr 14:

**Tue, Apr 15:

FCAT Grades 3 10: April 14- May 2 No School: April 18 Good Friday/ Easter Holiday
TEACHER/STAFF Info

STAFF- Supplemental Health Care News Meeting: Thurs, April 10, in FCS library @ 1:15 & 2:15pm. Jerry Alford from AFLAC will give an update on supplemental insurance options & open enrollment info. M/S Teachers Meeting: Tues, April 15, in room 10074 (Countryman) @ 2:20pm

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FCS STAFF BIRTHDAYS 4/7-4/13 MaryJo Housholder (4/11) Willie Mary Joseph-cafeteria (4/13)

Miscellaneous
**3 AnnuAl PAtriots DAy: Saturday, April 26, at the Apalachicola Veterans Memorial Plaza, 11:00am-2:00pm.
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Program begins at 11:00am. Cajun Cookout at Noon - $7.00 Donation. Kids Eat Free. Sponsored by the Southern Builders Association. Proceeds to Benefit Veterans Memorial Plaza.

VPK Registration: April 10, 17, and 24 at the Learning Center, 85 School Road, Eastpoint.
Items needed: Childs Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Recent Physical, Shot record, proof of residency, pa rent identification. All documents must be submitted to be registered for the 2014-2015 VPK program. You will need to obtain a VPK certificate of eligibility from the Coalition. This can be obtained the third Thursday of every month. Mr. Noc Hardee completes the eligibility forms for all students. You must have a completed form to qualify for VPK/8:00 -11:00. School Readiness is a program from 11:00-2:00. You must qualify for this program, working 20 hours a week, and or going to school. The fee for the afternoon session from 11:00 2:00 is $9.00 a day or $45.00 a week. Rules and regulations must be followed for this program. ** For more information please call 670-2810, ext. 4117.
**FLA.

2013-14 ESE PARENT SURVEY: The Florida Department of Education is conducting a survey for parents of students who have an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), receive Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services and are currently attending a Florida Public School. The survey is open now through May 31, 2014. Please answer this survey at: http://www.esesurvey.com/Login.php

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! Staff, please turn your Box Tops in to Mrs. Laura King or Lydia Countryman.

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GED INFO
The GED Test will not administered by the Franklin County School District until further notice. For alternative testing locations, contact Maxine Creamer at the Literacy Center at 670-4481. Franklin County School District is no longer required by the FL. Dept. of Education to keep GED records. Individuals interested in obtaining their GED diploma/transcripts must contact FLDOE at 850-245-0449 or at their website: ged.fldoe.org

**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 Hengle Student & Family Assistance LLC., Sandi Hengle, Franklin County Schools Homeless Liaison, anytime at cell number (850) 323-0982 or email shengle@franklin.k12.fl.us 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.

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