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Issue: #18 March 17, 2017 



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A Weekly News Publication for the Foxborough Regional Charter School Community.
  
The best source of news about FRCS events and activities.
School Wide Information, Program Updates & Upcoming Events
  • Volleyball Tryouts; 03/20
  • SEPAC Basic Rights Meeting; 03/21
  • Baseball and Softball Tryouts; 03/23
  • Pi Day Scavenger Hunt (Snow Date); 03/24
  • HS Multicultrual Festival; 03/24
Sibling Kindergarten & Grade One Registration
Enrollment Offers Have Been Extended 
Please check your email and mail.  The March 2017 Enrollment Lottery has been held and the results are posted on our website here  Lottery Wait List Standings.
All questions regarding the lottery process, applicant ID numbers, lottery results or Wait List should be addressed directly to the  Admissions Department via email an admissions department staff member will respond in the order in which your question was received. 
For Kindergarten - Grade 9 ONLY: If that column says 'Offer', your child will be extended an offer of enrollment.  If there is a 'WL number' in that column, that is the number your child holds on our current waitlist as of today.  There are no exceptions to enrollment requirements or extensions to enrollment offer deadlines.  If you are not offered a position during the 2017-2018 school year,  you must reapply each year.
Standardized Testing Season Begins
MCAS, PARCC, SATs, PSATs, AP Exams
Over the next four months, students in various grades will take MCAS, Next Generation MCAS (the new assessment model, essentially incorporating elements of MCAS and PARCC), SATs, PSATs, and/or AP exams. Beginning next week, 10th grade English Language Arts (ELA) MCAS.  This will be the only standardized assessment administered in March.   
  • March 21:  10th Grade MCAS ELA Composition A & B
  • March 22:  10th Grade MCAS ELA Reading Comprehension Sessions I & II
  • March 23:  10th Grade MCAS ELA Reading Comprehension Session III 
The Next Generation ELA MCAS will be administered to all students in grades 3-8 in April.  Next Generation Math and Science, Technology, and Engineering MCAS and AP exams begin in May.  Please click here for a list of exams by date and by grade.  
FRCS Yearbook 2016-2017
On Sale until Monday, April 3rd!
Did you know your child will be in our yearbook? It will include all FRCS student's grades K-12!  Did you know that there are great discounts offered for orders placed EARLY? SAVE NOW - ORDER NOW our yearbook will only be on sale for a limited time!   Click here to order - use password Falcons17 .   Deadline to place your yearbook order is Monday, April 3rd .

LOWER SCHOOL; GRADES K-4
Reading Buddies Program
Family Engagement Matters!
Ms. Zelano enjoys reading to her son Zucco's 2 nd grade class as part of the Reading Buddies Program. The Reading Buddies Program gives families of students in grades K-3 the opportunity to make a positive  impact on student learning by encouraging the love of reading, sharing a favorite story and supporting the importance of reading.

Click here to sign up for the Reading Buddies Program.



Character Education
February Falcon Pride Awards
Congratulations to the following classes awarded the most Falcon Pride tickets in February: 
  • Grade K: Mrs. Solivan
  • Grade 1: Ms. Fagan
  • Grade 2: Ms. Corrado
  • Grade 3: Ms. Foley
  • Grade 4: Mr. Teixeira
Enter to Learn. Exit to Lead. 

Educating students about character and behavior expectations is an integral part of our day.   FRCS Faculty and staff teach and model these expectations and we mirror and support these messages through signage and the FRCS Character Pledge.  Each month the winning classes are presented with the Falcon Pride Trophy in the Falcon Pride Awards Ceremony to recognize their best behaviors!

Spring Charter Clubs; K-12
Registration forms and payment are due by Friday, 3/31/17
Charter Clubs are fee based after school clubs for students in Grades K-8 offered onsite at our facility.  Registration forms are due by Friday, March 31, 2017. All clubs are filled on a first come first served basis. Get your forms in early!
MIDDLE SCHOOL; GRADES 5-8
National History Day  
Honors Achieved
Congratulations to the FRCS Middle and High School National History Day event competitors!  FRCS achieved quite a few honors! Recognized at the event were the following students and their projects:
 
Junior Individual Exhibit
  • Daniel Currier/Grade 8, Third Place, Ronald Reagan
Junior Group Exhibit
  • Megan Sharma/Gr. 8, Honorable Mention, Joan of Arc Saint & Military Leader
  • Gurleen Kainth/Gr. 8, Honorable Mention, Joan of Arc Saint & Military Leader
Junior Group Website
  • Abigail Bayog/Gr. 7, First Place, Ruby Bridges Changed America
  • Pranaya Srinivasan/Gr. 7, First Place Ruby, Bridges Changed America
  • Tyhisia Desir/Gr. 7, First Place, Ruby Bridges Changed America
  • Nia John/Gr. 7, First Place, Ruby Bridges Changed America   
 Senior Individual Exhibit
  • Emily Shaheen/Gr. 11, Honorable Mention, Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Taking a Stand for Equality 
Senior Group Exhibit
  • Katya Lammey/Gr. 9, Honorable Mention, The Anti-Slavery Riot of 1836 in Mansfield MA
  • Catherine Fandel/Gr. 9, Honorable Mention, The Anti-Slavery Riot of 1836 in Mansfield MA  
Foxborough Regional Charter School will have two projects at the state level competition - fantastic work History scholars!  A special thank you to FRCS History Teacher, Ms. Kim DiRodi who took the lead and coordinated the FRCS district level competition and the off site competition. For more information about this competition visit the website National History Day.

Holocaust Stamps Project  
WOW - Just WOW!
Seventh Grader Hadiya Ahmad stops work on a Holocaust Stamps collage to look at the giant pile of boxes received in the past two weeks.  

Each box contains hundreds if not thousands of stamps.  

Hadiya became interested in the Holocaust when she read the diary of Anne Frank.  

She has begun work on assembling and completing the "I am the Last Witness" collage.
  
HIGH SCHOOL; GRADES 9-12
HS Regional Science Fair Results
FRCS Science Scholars Earn Awards!
After a record turnout for total number of projects completed this year for the FRCS district level high school science fair, FRCS sent (14) award winning students to the Regional III Science Fair held at Bristol Community College in Fall River MA on Saturday March 4th.  Our highly talented scientific minds impressed the judges with their thorough research, ingenuity and application.
 
Awards night was held at BCC on Thursday March 9th and FRCS students were among the top winners. Several students won special awards, certificates and even cash prizes. (5) students received a third place award, (3) students received a Second Place award and there was a FRCS First Place award winner for the second straight year.
 
All (9) of these students have earned their place at the MA State Science Fair held at MIT in Boston on May 5-6th. Congratulations to all of those who participated in science fair this year. Each year our projects continue to improve which only elevates the quality of research and promotes positive competition among our students. 
 
The following students will represent FRCS at the MA State Science Fair in May:
  • 1st Place: Jared Etienne, Grade 9
  • 2nd Place: Sumit De, Grade 11
  • 2nd Place: Mitchell Green, Grade 11
  • 2nd Place: Isabel Koran, Grade 11
  • 3rd Place: Saatvik Garhwal, Grade 11
  • 3rd Place: Judy Kariuki, Grade 10
  • 3rd Place: Priti Patel, Grade 10
These students deserve a tremendous amount of recognition and praise for their hard work and dedication to science and for representing FRCS at these amazing competitions. 

Regional College Fair ~ Save the Date!
Thursday, April 13th ~ 6pm-8pm
Explore options for your future with 100 college, university, military and vocational programs represented right here in the FRCS gymasium! 


PARENT ORGANIZATIONS
Partners in Education (PIE)
News and Updates
Thank you to everyone who came out to our March 9th meeting!  And, special thanks to FRCS Family Engagement Coordinator, Karen Harris who spoke about bringing the Watch D.O.G.S  program to FRCS. If you're not familiar with that program, you'll be hearing more about it in the coming months.  Click here to check out their website.
  
Feeling left out because everyone else in your house is going to the dance? Volunteer!  Join us on Friday night, March 31, as we host Once Upon a Starry Night for young ladies and their special someone.   We need plenty of volunteers for this event (and it's a fun one!).  Sign up here to volunteer!  You'll see the flyers coming home this week, but if you can't wait to get your tickets to the dance, get the ticket order form here.

We're working on Field Day for the lower school, and we're looking for as many volunteers as we can get.   You don't need to be there for the full day - an hour or two or three would be great.  Are you an early bird?  Come on down and help set up.  We need you!  

We're looking for a few folks who would like to organize and run the annual staff luncheon.  If you're one of them, drop us an email at frcspartnersineducation@gmail.com.

As always, keep sending in those unexpired box tops - put them in an envelope or baggie with your student's name and grade!
SEPAC News
Click on the Event Flyer to download and print.

  
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Foxborough, MA 02035